I'm a big old-school first-person shooter fan, but the problem is that there is a finite supply of old-school shooters. I've played Doom and Duke Nukem 3D dozens of times over the years, so as fun as those games still can be the surprises are all but gone.

That's why I find Gun Commando from Abstraction Games so interesting. It's essentially an old-school shooter in spirit, but it's brand new, originally made for PlayStation Mobile devices back in January of this year. Now Gaming Blend reports that the throwback shooter is making its way to iOS devices this month. Here's the original trailer for Gun Commando.

You can expect typical retro-FPS tropes in Gun Commando, like an alien invasion storyline and mindless blasting of bad guys, but they've also built a clever weapon upgrading system into the game that feels like a modern touch. Each weapon will morph into an upgraded version based on you landing consecutive shots on foes. So you'll actually be rewarded for careful aim and consistency.

No firm price or release date beyond the vague April has been announced, but I'll be looking forward to getting my frag on in Gun Commando at some point this month.

[Gaming Blend]

  • dariusjr98

    Cool, it looks very interesting. I wasn't born around the time the mentioned old school shooters came out, but I still very much enjoy them, with games like Shadow Warrior and Duke Nukem 3D on my phone as proof.

    • dariusjr98

      The graphics look pretty sweet too.

  • sleb

    Looks like this could be a winner. All depends on how the controls work.

  • m0nster

    Looks cool

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      • saansilt

        Go away spambot.
        On topic, heres to hoping for a dpad move option mates.

      • http://twitter.com/SquaredApe Robert Cummings

        Shall I volunteer to help them? *gets his coat*

  • oldschool gamer

    Cant wait

  • http://www.tap-start.com/ Mirkwood

    My interest is piqued, but I'll have to see how it controls

  • Eidaven

    This looks cool. Added to the watch list.

  • MadPoulet

    Looks like Doom !

  • http://www.frivmini.com/ friv

    I think that would be a game loved by many

  • Xylone

    I hope there's a separate button for shooting. I always find the feeling awkward when I have the double tap the screen. Oh well, we'll just see I guess. :P

  • Bob

    This looks like it could be great. The only issue I have from watching the vid is that it looks to me like the perspective is off. Looks like the gun is shooting at a point close to the ceiling instead of at the crosshair. That's the sort of thing that might really big me after a while...

  • Smartbomb

    For once its a case of buying a game on my iPad that I had on my PS vita and not the other way round. It's a fun game, the levels are short and sweet but its a good little retro blast.

  • MrPricklePants

    When are you guys going to start using an HTML5 video player already?

  • http://yepi-games.kizifriv1.com/ yepi

    video very kool. i like it.

  • http://www.yepi-1.org/ yepi1

    I like adventure games and fun. thank you for letting me know about it

  • http://www.fri-v.com/ Friv

    Cool, it looks very interesting