Category Archives: First Person Shooter

French iPhone blog iPhon.fr recently managed to snag a hands-on of Gameloft's upcoming Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Shadow Vanguard. Yesterday we posted the game's trailer, along with the announcement of the release date which just so happens to be next Thursday...

While I personally am more than a little tired of modern trends in first person shooters, there seems to be a pool of millions of people who can't get enough of 'em. If you're looking for another modern military themed first person shooter, you're going to be in for a treat on March 17th when Gameloft's Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Shadow Vanguard hits the App Store...

Hopefully everybody has been grabbing the free game we posted earlier today SpikeDislike [Free], but there's another freebie deal on a great game that slipped by us until just now. Puppet War FPS [Free] is an arena style first-person shooter that is currently free for today as well. It originally launched in June of last year, and we really liked it when we reviewed it. You play as a hapless janitor who gets locked inside the studio of a popular children's puppet show. The puppets have decided to turn homicidal on humanity, and it's up to you to blast the stuffing out of endless waves of them using all sorts of interesting weapons...

As part of a recent promotion, Gameloft left it up to the people to decide what game it would offer up for less than a dollar in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Those people have since spoken, indicating that it wanted the FPS, Halo-clone NOVA 2 [.99 / HD] to be sold at .99 cents. It is now available for that price on the App Store, but be weary of the one-click purchase, as the iPad version of the game is still sitting at a juicier $6.99...

Gameloft Reveals 'Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Shadow Vanguard' via Teaser Trailer

Today Gameloft revealed another upcoming game via their YouTube channel. Not much is known yet about Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Shadow Vanguard other than it's a tactical FPS, but that much was safe to assume given the rest of the Rainbow Six series. The original Rainbow Six game was released all the way back in 1998 and has since spawned tons of sequels all generally revolving around rescuing hostages, thwarting terrorists, and doing other special operations kind of things. Shadow Vanguard will likely feature similar gameplay, and controls similar to that of other Gameloft FPS games...

Last month Ngmoco launched its first person shooter Star Wars: Imperial Academy [free], but in Canada only. Last night the game finally arrived in most other markets around the world (with the apparent exception of Japan, right now)...

Ever since it was announced that Battlefield Bad Company 2 would be coming to iOS, our forums have run rampant with speculation and anticipation. While the Halos and Call of Dutys of the world get most of the spotlight, the Battlefield franchise has had its own dedicated following of hardcore players for years. This same group of players is very keen on not having their beloved franchise butchered in the transition to iOS. At a recent EA Mobile event, I finally got the chance to actually play Battlefield Bad Company 2. While my overall impression of the game is positive, the good news also comes with some bad...

Exclusive 'Mutant Bash TV' Hands-On Preview - Id Software's 'RAGE'-based Shooter Looks Awesome

Late last month we covered John Carmack's announcement on the Bethesda Blog regarding his plans with future iPhone development. It turned out that he wasn't planning on making a full-blown RAGE port like we originally suspected when he demonstrated RAGE on the iPhone 4 at Quakecon, but instead is bringing a more iPhone-friendly game that takes place in the RAGE universe...

Villain and Munkyfun's online first-person shooter Archetype [99¢] received a massive new update over the weekend, adding some new features to the original game for free and and even more new stuff through an available in-app purchase. The game has once again dropped to 99¢, and it sounds like that may be the new permanent price for the “base model” of Archetype, which is now referred to as Chapter 1. This new update adds a new arena for multiplayer called Shotgun Arena and a new advanced training level...

Gameloft Releases 'N.O.V.A. 2' Teaser Trailer

Earlier today Gameloft released a teaser trailer for the sequel to their hit Halo-esque first person shooter, N.O.V.A. - Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance [$4.99 / HD]. N.O.V.A. 2 seems to feature the return of Kal Wardin continuing the adventures of the formerly retired space marine, and judging by the trailer is packed with all kinds of scripted events:..

Back when Gameloft's Modern Combat: Sandstorm [$4.99 / Lite / HD] was first released, in our review we called it one of the most impressive gaming experiences we've seen so far on the platform, but it wasn't long before it was inevitably bested by other first person shooters (some even released by Gameloft themselves) on the fast paced market of the App Store. Gameloft ups the ante once again with Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus [$6.99], a game that is by far their most blatant carbon copy yet, but is executed so masterfully that it hardly seems to matter...

Gameloft's Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus [$6.99] hit the US App Store mere moments ago. I spent most of the day today playing through the single player game, but need to wait for the multiplayer community to pick up a little bit to get a feel for the seemingly extensive online multiplayer before posting our full review. What I can say right now is that if you're willing to disregard the fact that Modern Combat 2 plays like every other modern military-centric first person shooter, you're going to be in for a treat. Much like Modern Warfare 2, Modern Combat 2 hops around between characters and combat scenarios, and while it all feels a little disjointed, it is a lot of fun. Quick time events have been implemented, you often play with AI-controlled team mates, and the Retina Display-friendly graphics look great in action...

Today EA Mobile has announced that one of their flagship franchises, Battlefield, would be arriving in the App Store in the form of Battlefield Bad Company 2 for iPhone and iPod touch. Battlefield Bad Company 2 is a squad-based first-person shooter that was released on consoles and PCs earlier this year to some fairly positive reviews...

John Carmack Asks the TouchArcade Forums, "What things do you commonly see apps screw up?"

John Carmack, technical director of Id Software and founder of Armadillo Aerospace, has a lot on his hands these days. Aside from building rockets, he's also been hard at work on Rage, an upcoming first person shooter. Not much is known about Rage yet, aside from a few details that have leaked out along side the various game trailers over the years it has been in the works...

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