We’ve been excited for Crescent Moon and Invulse Games’ Deadlock [Free] ever since we first heard about it back in May, and at long last the game has finally gone live in the US App Store. Just to recap, Deadlock is a dual-stick shooter with competitive online multiplayer over Game Center for up to 8 players. There is a fairly deep weapon and equipment system that has you earning new items as you rank up through playing online. Deadlock is completely free to download and play and doesn’t contain any ads. There is an in-app purchase system that will allow you to accelerate unlocking items in the game, but all of these same items can be earned for free just through playing as well.

Have a look at the brand new launch trailer for Deadlock to get an idea of the gameplay:

We’ve been playing beta builds of Deadlock for weeks now, and while it’s been a pretty fantastic time playing with the select group of people who had access to the game, it really isn’t possible to fully review an online-centric game like this before it’s available to the masses. We’ll be playing Deadlock over the following days as the servers fill up with players and then come back with a more in-depth look at the game after we’ve fully gotten a feel for how the online community shakes out.

But really, you don’t need to wait around to find out our opinion as Deadlock is completely free anyway. There’s no reason not to grab the game right now and actually try it out for yourself. There’s a link below for downoading the game and you can check out the thread in our forums for early impressions of the game or the Deadlock code sharing thread to link up with your fellow gamers to get some matches going online. See you on the servers!

  • Joseph

    One of the best free iOS games available. Get it now!

    • http://www.facebook.com/lilpips Amy Hartman

      As a counterpoint, one of the worst dual stick shooters I've ever played on iOS.  Try it while it's free I guess.  Buyer beware if it starts asking for money up front!

      • FPS hk

        It certainly is NOT the worst dual stick shooter on IOS for sure, it feels pretty solid, but i do agree that the connection is terrible I have to wait like 20 mins to get into one game but i trust the developer will change it in future updates. Get it while its free guys its worth it!

      • Anonymous

        Are we playing the same game?!?

    • Shainsaw

      Use my SHARE CODE to get 2 unlock points!  4E277AE06CD15

    • Edog760

      my code is4e29c0955de57

  • shmup fan

    I would love to add a comment in regards to the games quality, but after 3 failed attempts to join a multiplayer game, I got bored and deleted it.  Well, it did connect to a game one time, but the connection dropped instantly.  

  • Agris Kancans

    will it be available in EU also??

  • Anonymous

    Thanks to share!http://www.kevils.com

  • Aaa

    i was realy excited about this game and it didnt deliver i must say, the connections are dodgy and the controls are not that good

  • Aaa

    add my code ingame to get 2 points and unlock weapons

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=58217899 Axel Hernandez


  • Anonymous

    it's not very responsive, and loses connection completely with no chance to com back if you close the app. Fix these please...

  • TimH

    pretty avergae dual stick shooter... feels very beta-ish... This game COULD be good with a patch but for now it quite sucks to be honest..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=58217899 Axel Hernandez

    Add my code to earn points!!!! Thanks!  4e27a70675622  I'll you guys in this game! Pretty addictive!

  • trnZ

    Add my code and you'll get 2 points for new weapons:


  • http://www.centercode.com Luke Freiler

    Nothing tells me to steer clear of a game faster than "Add my code" forum posts.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=58217899 Axel Hernandez

      good for you...

  • ss33

    cool online game with alot of weapons to unlock i got it last night and got 25 points already by the add code system wich is fantastic, basicly you add someones code and they both get 2 points to buy gear, here is mine 4e276a32d54e9

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=58217899 Axel Hernandez

      isn't a one time deal?

  • Paus Akid

    was looking forward to this but wound up underwhelmed. 

    joining a game takes forever but i'm not aware of any other games that do synchronous online play better. maybe casual/ios gameplay is just better off being asynchronous. 

    controls feel lousy like auto-aim is on. the grenade mechanic could have been like mushi bug panic. 

    you can say it's free but it wasted my time 😉

    • guest

      its free!

  • guest

    how does code redemption work, I tried entering more than one code, but only the first one worked

  • http://www.facebook.com/snyder.paul Paul Snyder

    Use mine 4E289F2121E41  to get 2 more points!

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  • Thorazin

    my code 4e2f8adb8a1e8

  • TheGr8Ox


  • Scarlock

    Here's another unlock code if anybody is interested in using it & getting free points:


  • dualblade

    add me 4E54980490E5D

  • Meeee

    Free Deadlock Online points on this unlock code