Category Archives: First Person Shooter

'Call of Duty: Strike Team' Review - A Precision Single-Player Strike

Considering it's been nearly two years since we've seen a Call of Duty game hit iOS, we were pretty surprised when the folks at Activision seemed to conjure up Call of Duty: Strike Team [$6.99] out of thin air. Even more interesting was Strike Team being billed as a whole new Call of Duty adventure, and not just a port of a gameplay mode from a console game. While this alone would make most gamers hyped to check it out, I'm happy to report that Strike Team is simply an incredible game in its own right. Successfully taking the essence of Call of Duty and infusing it into a mobile package, Strike Team is a must-own...

Late last year DeNA and Scattered Entertainment announced that they had a free-to-play first-person shooter in the works called The Drowning [Free], and following its soft launch in New Zealand back in April the game has graduated to a full release and is now available in App Stores worldwide...

When it was announced that the next entry in the beloved Deus Ex series was going to be a mobile title, people got upset. Then when Deus Ex: The Fall [$6.99] launched last week, some of those people changed their minds, as it was actually a pretty awesome game. (Some people were still very upset, it should be noted.)..

'Deus Ex: The Fall' Review - Console Gaming Stuffed into a Mobile Package

When Square Enix announced that the next entry in the highly regarded Deus Ex series would be a mobile-only title, there was a lot of blowback. The original Deus Ex was a landmark PC title back in 2000, both for its immersive atmosphere and game world as well as its emphasis on player choice and branching dialogue paths that could affect how the game played out. Having such a darling in video game's history be relegated to "just a mobile title" left a lot of people pretty darn miffed...

Hey mobile shooter fans, Gameloft's first-person shooting opus Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour [$6.99] has just received a major update to its already robust multiplayer offering. Dubbed the Meltdown update, it brings three brand new multiplayer maps into the mix. Fracture, set in a Barcelona train station; Extraction set in an Antarctic research facility; and Backfire which is in the streets of Barcelona...

It feels like every discussion with Gameloft inevitably devolves into a discussion about their tendency to make games that are greatly inspired by others. While originality is obviously an important element, I care less about that and more about whether the game is simply fun. Such is the case with Blitz Brigade [Free], a game that takes its cues heavily from a certain Valve game. While Blitz Brigade won't win any points for innovation, the team-based FPS gameplay works well enough to overcome its freemium shell be enjoyable on iOS...

Ripstone Ltd. would like to sell you a time machine. For only a buck, you can download Gun Commando [$2.99] and travel way back to 1993, a year when Bill Clinton was president, Sega and Nintendo went 15 rounds in the 16-bit console prize fight, and first-person shooters didn't bother with radical ideas like aiming up and down...

Wii FPS 'The Conduit' is On Its Way to iOS

Regardless of the fact that The Conduit's reviews couldn't be more split, it's still really neat to see a console game this recent heading to iOS devices. Originally released in 2009, I think it's reasonably fair to say that The Conduit was High Voltage Software's attempt at bringing a Halo-like Perfect Dark-ish to the Wii, a console which lacked those kind of "hardcore" games that were exploding on other consoles at the time...

'Block Fortress' Review - An Awesome Melding of Genres

There's been a lot of talk lately about Block Fortress [$1.99] and for good reason. Rare have we  ever witnessed a game that manages to combine tower-defense, first-person shooters and creative sandboxing genres all in one game. Foursaken Media's Block Fortress not only successfully accomplishes such a feat, but manages to do it in such a way that truly makes its sum greater than its (individual genre) parts. There's a lot of love about Block Fortress, making it a game that really needs to be checked out...

Unsurprisingly, like anything with even a hint of Minecraft mixed in, Foursaken Media's Block Fortress [$1.99] is absolutely ripping up the iTunes charts. Brad and I bumbled around a bit in game for a TA Plays, there's a stupid-huge thread in our forums, and we've even had the developers share some tips. Well, TouchArcade reader and apparent Block Fortress pro-level player who goes by "Giggles Grimm" sent us some of his tips, and we figured we had to share them with the rest of our community. Keep in mind, these tips are a little more advanced with some assumed knowledge that you as a player have spent some time with the game. Trust me, it'll all make sense once you do...

Foursaken Media's recently released Block Fortress [$1.99] has proven once again that the development studio comprised of four brothers are masterful at blending different genre elements into one cohesive package. Their previous releases like Bug Heroes [Free] and Heroes and Castles [$1.99] made a similar point, but Block Fortress takes it to another level...

'Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour' Multiplayer Review - Still the Gold Standard for iOS Multiplayer

Recently we reviewed and enjoyed Gameloft's Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour's [$6.99] single player offerings. While the game's campaign continued the trend of offering a pretty great single player experience, there were a few perpetual nagging issues that seemed to hold it back. Of course, like its console brethren, most folks don't play Modern Combat for its story. Rather, they play it for its multiplayer options, which were introduced with Black Pegasus and greatly refined in Fallen Nation. With Zero Hour, Gameloft has again delivered an awesome FPS multiplayer experience on iOS that really can't be beat...

Another year, another entry in Gameloft's Modern Combat series. As was the case with Fallen Nation [$6.99], Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour [$6.99] continues the trend of a decent single player campaign with an established formula made successful with the previous Modern Combat games. While players won't find anything particularly innovative or substantially new to the series, they'll still find a campaign with all the pros (and cons) we've come to know from Modern Combat...

Dead Trigger [Free] has gone free-to-play on iPhone and iPad as of this morning. This appears to be a permanent design shift for the mindless first-person shooter, which always felt like a free-to-play game hiding behind a premium price. No reason has been given so far as to the sudden change, but it makes sense: Dead Trigger's in-game financial model was far too demanding considering its initial upfront cost...

There's an element of reality lacking from even the most atmospheric video games. As a survival horror buff, I take masochistic pleasure in waiting until the sun slinks away for the night before turning off all the lights, drawing the blinds, slipping on headphones, and creeping through old mansions and other haunted grounds...

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