Category Archives: Shooter

IGN Exclusively Announces 'Epoch 2,' Sequel to the Amazing 2011 Cover-Based Shooter

Heads up: Uppercut Games is indeed working on a sequel to its hit cover-based shooter, Epoch. Unsurprisingly, it'll be called Epoch 2 and will follow the events of the first game. IGN secured the exclusive on this intel and the site notes that Epoch 2 will see numerous improvements, as well as a handful of fresh mechanics. This list includes: an active reload system similar to Gears of Wars' and a melee system...

Everyone loves killing zombies, right? The thrill of some Rick Grimes or Daryl Dixon-like action never gets old. There’s nothing better than that post-apocalyptic feel you get when you hatchet off a zombie’s head or score a headshot...

The tale of the official iOS Contra game is a weird one. First, we discovered that a remake of the original game with new visuals, new playable characters, and the "bonus" addition of in-app purchases surfaced on the Chinese App Store back in January, called Contra: Evolution. It looked pretty cool, and a few months later it seemed like the game would see a release outside of China. Sure enough, at the end of May, Contra: Evolution did end up hitting the US App Store...

E3 2013: Square Enix's 'Deus Ex: The Fall' Shows a Lot of Promise

If you read any kind of non-iOS gaming site, you'd more than likely have noticed the incredible excitement that came from the potential of a new Deus Ex game, and then the massive outcry that came when everyone discovered it was going to be an iOS game. Understandably, a bit of hesitation when you take a game that's traditionally is played on a PC or console makes the jump to virtual controls, but, as seen in this video, it's actually not that bad...

Brothers in Arms isn't dead! Earlier today, Gameloft announced Brothers in Arms 3, a new follow-up to the studio's long-running WWII-themed franchise. Details are few at the moment, but we do know this: it's an on-rails, cover-based shooter that tasks users with swiping between pieces of cover. You know, sorta like Epoch [$2.99], except without robots. And lasers. Probably...

The return of Commander Mode to Battlefield 4 was a pretty cool reveal the other day at EA's E3 2013 press briefing. The part of the feature that's getting us revved up is the fact that players will be able to offload their duties as Commander to a mobile device. Just as if you were in-game, Commanders with a tablet or phone can gather intel, order air strikes, and coordinate positions. ..

Freebie Alert: 'Towelfight 2: The Monocle of Destiny' Free Until Apple Approves 'Quadropus Rampage'

The silly and eccentric developers at Butterscotch Shenanigans are just about ready to unleash their latest iOS effort Quadropus Rampage, which we took an early hands-on look at last month and were quite pleased with, but unfortunately have hit a snag in the Apple approval process. As they spelled out on their blog, Quadropus Rampage was rejected on Monday for some minor issues, and while those were immediately fixed and a new build resubmitted, it's still hanging around in the approval queue...

Gameloft Reveals 'Modern Combat 5' in New E3 Trailer

Hold on a second. I left my notes by the coffee maker. OK, got them. So, Modern Combat 5 is a video game. It features the following: explosions, a red bicycle, explosions, guns, explosions, busted up statues, crows, and standard first-person action. That's what I've gathered so far from watching the game's first trailer, which debuted this morning while I was still in the thick of my breakfast. ..

Square Enix Announces 'Deus Ex: The Fall' For iPad And iPhone

Deus Ex: The Fall is a third-person, cover-based shooter set during the events of Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Coming to iPad and iPhone "soon," Fall puts players in the boots of Ben Saxon on a quest to expose the truth behind "a drug conspiracy." Much like Human Revolution's protagonist Jenson, Saxon is equipped with all sorts of insane augmentations that give him the power to bust through walls and choke a dude, hack terminals, and bust through walls and choke a dude. These bad guys are going to wish they never conspired, surely...

Earlier this year in January, we spotted a curious release in the Chinese App Store for a game called Contra: Evolution, which appeared to be a remake of the classic side-scrolling shooter with greatly improved visuals and touchscreen controls. And, despite Contra being one of the most cloned games in the App Store, this version appeared to be legit. It looked cool, but the only problem was that it was only available in China, and I wanted it. Badly...

Fans of bullet-hell shooters simply don’t see enough of the genre these days. Outside of Cave’s wonderful shoot ‘em ups – or annoyingly “Shmups” to some - the selection for these kinds of experiences fall short of what I’d expect; especially with how well they tend to play on touch devices. I was both excited and a bit cynical when I spotted Inheritage: Boundary of Existence [Free / $1.99] on the app store this week. Not only because it was a shoot ‘em up, but because Tinker Games - its developer - doesn’t seem to be another app store hack, pumping out cash-in-games with hopes of striking gold. As for the game: it’s unfortunately not  a Cave quality experience but…it’s also not as bad as I was expecting...

I accidently recommended the endearingly terrible World Of Aircraft , [Free] to a very good friend, and I kinda feel okay about it. I was...blinded by ambition. In an effort to make a good impression here at TouchArcade, I gobbled up World of Aircraft with gusto and told my friends about it sight-unseen. I should have figured something was fishy when noticing the release notes’ less than familiar association with spelling, grammar and punctuation marks. However, it is safe to say that World of Aircraft’s tutorial level is the most unintentionally hilarious use of the English language in a video game since “All your base are belong to us”. The icing on the cake? The Tommy Wiseau level enthusiasm for its misappropriated text...

We recently mentioned how having a Minecraft style game, or even just sticking the word Minecraft into your title or search terms, is the flavor of the moment to try and snatch some downloads from mobile Minecraft fans. Sometimes, though, the block-building formula is actually used in a unique way that complements the game. Naquatic's recently-released Guncrafter [Free] is one of those games...

Blitz Brigade [Free] is a class-based, competitive shooter that takes a lot of cues from other class-based, competitive shooters like, say, Team Fortress 2 and Battlefield 1943. It's a Gameloft joint, so it's more copycat than original and it's loaded with a ton of free-to-play features, including the ability to buy gems to respawn instantly in battle. I'm guessing the free-to-play part specifically is going to turn folks off. I get that. But, I've gotta say, this isn't a terrible shooter as far as touch device shooters go. Also, the matchmaking and network functionality actually works consistently, which is pretty rare for these types of games...

Rail shooters are one of my guilty pleasures as a gamer. They're mindless fun, like climbing into a rollercoaster car that happens to rumble and weave through a shooting gallery. I'm especially fond of The House of the Dead, the first on-rails shooter I had the pleasure of touring from inside the cool darkness of a video arcade. The House of the Dead: Overkill - The Lost Reels [Free] is arguably the best entry yet, but an aggravating pay model and IAP leaves some divots in an otherwise smooth and flowing track...

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