I feel like over the years I've lost count of the number of promising Counter-Strike-likes we've seen in development on mobile. If you're unfamiliar with the Counter-Strike phenomenon the tl;dr basically amounts to it started its life as a mod for the PC game Half-Life back in 1999 and quickly turned into the game to play at LAN parties. Since then, it's turned into a global phenomenon with the most recent iteration, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is played as an eSport and has a huge real-money in-game economy for skins. (Don't even ask me how much I paid for my dumb knife skin, holy sh*t, I am an idiot.) Anyway, it feels like every once in a while a cool looking beta will pop up that looks a lot like Counter-Strike then for whatever reason it just fizzles out. Hopefully that's not the case with Forward Assault, a game that's being constantly teased on Twitter and currently available in its "unreleased" form on Google Play.

So far, it seems surprisingly full featured with all the weapons you'd expect a game like this to have (including my own personal favorite, the Desert Eagle) as well as a ranked mode. Better yet, usually games like this only pop up on Android, but the developer of Forward Assault just kicked off a iOS beta test which you can sign up for. YouTube is filled with a bunch of different videos on the game and I must say I'm... cautiously optimistic in it being pretty awesome.

  • speedyph

    Just signed up 😃

  • sinanayurt

    Looks like shit.

  • 김지 킫밸

    Slowly but surley we will be swamped with games wanting to be the next THIS and THAT. Right bow, let's just bask in its glory

  • Kefo

    Gave me an error when I tried signing up with that password. Oh well

  • Lightjolly

    Critical Ops anyone?

    • Carletto

      Here ! 😉

  • rezn

    This filled up quickly.

    • ZeeMonkeyMan

      Yep, people love their crappy generic shooters! Every other game that has a free beta has heaps of spare positions

      • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

        For whatever reason this game is getting a ton of traction on social media. *shrug*

      • Lucas Wilde


  • jForsythe

    God i so wanted to play this but beta is full so i guess I'll just have to wait till release.

  • AlexMilo

    Forward Assault, Critical Ops, Bullet Force, many great iOS FPS out these days! Looking at this trailer it still seems like Bullet Force remains on top imo 🙂

    • Lucas Wilde


      • Lakshay Tyagi

        Yo how is Lucas here?

  • 『Icyman』

    Does work anymore