Category Archives: Shooter

When Deus Ex: The Fall [$6.99] released last month, it blew the minds of a lot of people by offering a very Deus Ex experience in a very mobile package. It also tied into the world and story of the critically acclaimed Deus Ex: Human Revolution on consoles and PC as well as that game's prequel novel 'Deus Ex: Icarus Effect', making it a real treat for fans of the series who were really engrossed in the universe. Also, it was just a damn fun shooter in its own right, though a bit short. We really enjoyed The Fall in our review and are very much looking forward to more content...

Kerosene Games knows how to make a visually-gorgeous game; Bounty Arms [$4.99] is proof of it. But graphics never make up for the rest of a game’s short-comings, and when the shine of the polygons wear-off so does the hypnosis. Sure, Bounty Arms is gorgeous and resides with a charming art-direction, but not much more than that...

As a child I remember playing Galaxian several times. Each time I think I reached as far as a few levels in and then failed. It was a fun distraction but the arcade formula never struck a chord with me.  Understandably I approached Chillaxian [$1.99], by Madgarden, with caution. Can this part spiritual successor/part parody win me over on this classic genre?..

Hey, you! Are you pumped to play another game about mowing down hordes of the undead? No? Well, how about if we change it to undead vegetables? Still no? Well, that's the pickle Bloody Harry [Free], a new side-scrolling shoot/beat-em-up from FDG Entertainment, finds itself in. We've seen countless games of this type already, from the popular Zombieville USA [$0.99] to the Russian-flavored Moscow Dash [$0.99]. Bloody Harry doesn't really put anything new on the menu, but it sure knows how to arrange the old ingredients in a very satisfying way...

Freebie Alert: 'Minigore 2: Zombies' Goes Free to Celebrate 4-year Anniversary of the Original 'Minigore'

Last December, Mountain Sheep took everything good about their cult-classic dual-stick shooter Minigore [Free / $1.99 (HD)] and expanded on it for a sequel. The result was the familiar arena-based shooting we all knew and loved spiced up with more enemies, more crazy weaponry, more playable characters, more... of just everything...

One of the best recent surprises was when an iOS port of Digital Reality's visually impressive shooter Sine Mora [$5.99] popped up on the App Store earlier this month. Critically acclaimed when it launched early last year on XBLA and later on Steam and PSN, the iOS version retained just about everything that the original did, earning it a high mark in our own review...

As a hobbyist Unity3D developer myself, I often frequent the forums over there and have been keeping a close eye on Futuridium EP [$1.99]. From the screen grabs that the developers uploaded from WIP versions of the game, I knew that this title was going to be something a little bit special...

'Sine Mora' Review - An Excellent Time Jumping Port

Originally released in 2012 on XBLA, Sine Mora [$5.99] was an excellent, well-received shoot 'em up that combined impressive visuals, enjoyable gameplay, and a narrative that weaved a story far above the standards of the genre. Fast forward to today and the folks at Digital Reality have seen fit to port their masterpiece over to iOS. Despite some possible issues with its controls, Sine Mora is an excellent port and really shouldn't be missed...

Gun and Mighty Rabbit Studios’ latest iOS turn-based tactical-strategy game - Breach & Clear [$3.99] - could be so much more than what it is, and promises to be, when... it’s actually finished. With loads of content dangling in your face, locked-aside with a note that simply reads "coming soon," Breach & Clear quickly dipped into the depths of disappointment with me the more I played of it...

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. ..

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