A-33 Studio is a "game development company founded by the key developers from Counter-Strike Online" and they're hoping to put that experience to use in the mobile realm with a project they've been working on since 2014 called Combat Squad: Project Wednesday. First-person shooters on touchscreen have always been pretty hit or miss, but A-33 is trying to solve that by creating one with enough options that it should please most FPS fans. They do this with a simplified control scheme and the ability to turn auto-fire on and off at will. The other interesting thing that stands out to me about Combat Squad is that you play on a squad of 5 different characters, but you can switch and control any of them at any time while the ones you aren't controlling are handled by the AI. Check out a couple of videos of Combat Squad, the first a more general trailer and the second a lengthier straight gameplay video.

Combat Squad has just soft-launched in Singapore on both iOS and Android, and I've spent a few minutes checking it out and really like what I've seen so far. The controls are really good with quite a few options to tweak them to your liking, and the ability to switch between any of your 5 squad members at will adds a cool twist to normal FPS gameplay. There are also a ton of options in terms of graphics and framerate settings so you can find something that suits whatever device you're on. It's a free to play game, but I haven't really come across anything that feels like it would break the balance, though like I said I've only played around with it for a little while. I'm encouraged though, and if you've got access to a Singapore iTunes account you can give Combat Squad a spin for yourself using the links below, and be sure to drop by the forum thread to share your impressions.

Singapore iOS App Store Link: Combat Squad (By A-33 Studio), Free

Singapore Google Play Link: Combat Squad (By A-33 Studio), Free

  • Bloodangel

    Reminds me of them games on pc... you controlled characters in a tactical game and could go to first person and take over, while AI controlled your other characters.
    Can't remember what they was called. They was set in WW2

    • FPSFTW

      Can you let me know when you remember the name of the game? The game looks pretty awesome by the way.

      • Devil41

        If it wasn't for the ''WW2'', i would have said something like SWAT 4 or even SWAT 3

    • Duy Khanh Nguyen

      Clive Barker's Jericho :3 it's an great game ๐Ÿ˜€

    • MetaGonzo

      Hidden and Dangerous?

    • boydstr

      That description applies to a lot of games๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Sanket Kambli

      tom clancy ghost recon ?

  • taiga97

    Looks really good, I'm hoping it comes out soon though. Can't play MCVS cause of a bug, and there aren't any other fps's worth playing. This looks like the next big mobile fps.

    • Gluskap

      There is -> Critical Ops

      • taiga97

        C-ops isn't out where I'm at (Japan). Of course I have it, but it doesn't feel like the best. It feels average? In my opinion ๐Ÿ˜…

      • Gluskap

        Tight controls, beautiful maps, dedicated servers and only thing you can buy is just a case for skins. Ranked play is on the way. Hope they sort that out quickly. I don't know anything better (shooter) than this on mobile.

      • Rain1dog

        Agreed 150%

      • Sanket Kambli

        c-ops is perfect, it feels real enough to be engrossed but not hyper real. love the guns on it and the detail on recoil , bullet sound is best

  • Kimchisoju

    If it was one character, then I'd understand but playing as a bunch at once, I'm a simple man, an I get confused easy. Not my cup of tea

    • taiga97

      It probably won't be complicated as you think, all the others are going to be AI so you only have to worry about controlling one. Choosing which character to control, and when to control them is the main strategy. That's how I see it at least.

    • Devil41

      I play this game and nope, it's not like this.
      It has 3 modes, which are Practice, Shadow League and Multiplayer.
      In Practice and Shadow League, you fight against bots in the first mode and in the latter instead, against other players squads controlled by the AI.
      On Multiplayer instead, you just have one soldier, the rest are other players playing with you, not your squad.

      • FPSFTW

        There are game modes (1 vs 1) in multiplayer where you get to switch between 5 characters in real time as well.

    • FPSFTW

      You can just choose to control one character and play like any other FPS.

  • boydstr

    Why are there so little story driven single player games on mobile most of the time they are multiplayer in small levels but besides my preferences this looks real nice and that's why I am very curious about the upcoming Shadow Gun: Legends because it has a lot of gameplay elements that I like in a shooter.

    • Reaganomics

      Because the golden age of the mobile single player fps is over, you might get the occasional single player fps, but it's not like before. As a matter of fact, I haven't really checked TA all week. Is there anything worth getting excited over these days?

      • boydstr

        I agree with you the AppStore is no place for the serious gamer I am satisfy my gaming needs on my PSpro but there is one game that I am excited about and that's "Morphite"but Apple does not much to deliver a great gaming environment see pic. more games that are on the chopping block. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1287f85a87e3cc048c79748448d94d115bc564824e9f637b2bc1152862598186.png

      • boydstr

        Nope!!! the small indie developer can't take the risk to bring premium games on Android the piracy is huge look at the Vshare bulls**t I don't understand that the people behind this can do this without any consequences.

  • John Ahron Balocating Mendoza

    The Combat Squad Possible to ipad 4

  • FPSFTW

    It's now available for South East Asian regions for both iOS and Android.
    https://www.facebook.com/a33studio/