Posted by Andrew Stevens on May 9th, 2013 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Blitz Brigade – Online multiplayer shooting action! released today on iOS bringing forth first-person shooter action. Players choose between 5 classes with over 100 different weapons to use in an online battle of up to 12 players. There are also 120 training missions to complete offline, should you choose.
√ 5 classes: Soldier, Gunner, Medic, Sniper, Stealth
√ Control the battlefield in Domination mode
√ Frag everyone in sight in Deathmatch
√ Use 3 different vehicles for a tactical advantage
√ Unique taunts and kill phrases for each character
√ Voice Chat to plan in real time with teammates
Posted December 6th, 2012 by Carter Dotson Our Rating: :: THOROUGHLY MODERN...AND FAMILIAR
Modern Combat 4 is a military FPS built for mobile devices, and while Gameloft definitely brings exceptional production values to the table, it still is held back by the nature of touchscreen controls.
Gameloft has a history of making the best first person shooters on iOS. Modern Combat and N.O.V.A. are two amazing console quality shooter franchises. This week we get to tell you about a hands-on we had with the latest FPS from Gameloft, the next version in the Modern Combat series, Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour. First up, here’s the intro sequence to MC4.
While on one level you could say that Modern Combat 4 is just more Modern Combat, is that all bad? I don’t think so. Modern Combat is one of the best franchises available on iOS. And in this version Gameloft have truly taken everything in the game to the next level. With amazing Retina graphics, great single player campaign, multiple vehicles, great voice acting, and a deep multiplayer system that has to be seen to be believed.
You’ll likely spend as many as 14 hours working through the single player campaign. The multiplayer is where this game really shines. The number of hours that can be spent there is pretty much endless. An amazing array of unlockables, customizations, power up, vehicles, weapons, and multiple play modes seem to go on forever.
Gameloft plans on releasing Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour before the end of the year. If I were a guessing man, I’d guess they will get it out just before Christmas. It’s not to be missed.
Creators of Hitman, Roto-Moto, has launched a closed beta of their game, Heroes & Generals. The game is a massively multiplayer first-person shooter involving online fighting between the Axis and Allied forces in Europe.
The game involves both strategic elements and first-person shooter (FPS) elements. Each side sends reinforcements, tanks, and other support to battles going on in various cities. The FPS fights don’t necessarily have to be even, hence the need for support being sent to each side.
The game is actually a PC game but it will be offering a free companion app to the game called Heroes & Generals: Mobile Command. The app lets users access and view the campaign their playing in the PC version of the game. This includes viewing things like battlefields and supply lines on the map. It also allows players to chat with other players on their team when they aren’t even on the PC game – allowing constant communication to continue for a constant online war. A future update to the app will allow users to move and manage assault teams in the game and most other strategy elements (the non-FPS part).
To apply for a key to the closed beta, visit the Heroes & Generals website here.
Wolfenstein 3D, the hit classic first-person shooter, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. In celebration of the 20th anniversary, there are all kinds of perks and free stuff for fans.
Most important of the awesome offers for the anniversary is a price drop for the iOS version of the game, Wolfenstein 3D Classic Platinum. As of May 9th, the game dropped from $1.99 to free. The game won’t be free permanently. It’s only on sale for a limited time.
An addition, there’s now a browser version of the game launched at Bethesda’s website and on the Wolfenstein Facebook page. Upon writing that last sentence, I was immediately distracted by about a half hour of playing Wolfenstein in my browser.
I immediately downloaded the iOS version of Wolfenstein when I heard it was free. I grew up with the game. It was the first first-person shooter I ever played. It may have been the first computer game I ever played. Those looking for some nolstagia over the weekend are in for a treat.
On a regular basis, I’m wowed by the impressive graphics we’re seeing on the latest iOS games. None more so than in the case of Battlefield 3 Aftershock from EA. It’s only in an early alpha state but already it’s looking pretty amazing for an iPhone or iPad game.
Scant details have been released so far but there will be a single player mode as well as multiplayer fun to be had. EA promises ragdoll physics and a combat engine built around facing up against hordes of enemies in wave formations, hopefully providing an experience ideal for the brief game sessions many get with their iOS devices.
Intriguingly there will also be connectivity with Battlefield 3 on other platforms with achievements and weapon unlocks suggested to be the result of this. As a fan of the BattleLog available for PC and console gamers, I’ve got my fingers crossed that the iOS version has some kind of connection to this.
No release date has been announced other than sometime this Winter. For now, take in the delights of these screenshots that look darn impressive for any iOS device.
Nexon Mobile, developers of Maple Story Cygnus Knights Edition, has announced a new first person shooter for iOS, Combat Arms: Zombies. The game will be based off Combat Arms, a free to play game for PC. Specifically, this game is based off of the Fireteam mode of the original, which puts players against oncoming enemy hordes, trying to survive and advance from checkpoint to checkpoint. As the title insinuates, the iOS version features that latest cultural craze, zombies, as the foe of choice. Nexon Mobile plans to release the game later this November after debuting the game at South Korea’s G-Star gaming expo on November 10th. The game will be available for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, amd while there has been no confirmation, it will likely be a free to play title like the PC version. The game will be running on Unreal Engine 3, and according to Nexon Mobile CEO, Albert Rim, it “will set a new standard for graphics…on mobile devices.” Check out a teaser trailer for the game below.
Archetype, the online multiplayer-focused first-person shooter from Villain, is getting a major content update with the now available 1.5 update. Not only have 12 new maps been added, but a new free for all mode is available as well, with 6 levels of its own to play. As well, the Capture the Flag mode and other maps that were previously only available through the “Frontier” DLC now are available to all players, in an attempt to get more people playing the mode. As well, the game’s menus have been redesigned to be more streamlined, and new anti-cheating measures have been implemented, because wanting to exact fictional violence on your opponents is far better than wanting to exact real violence because they’re cheating. Archetype HD is getting the exact same updates as well, so iPad shooter fans won’t be left out of the new content fun. The game updates are now available in the App Store.
Gameloft gave us a chance to get hands on with their latest shooter, Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus — and it’s a good one.
I’ll be the first to admit that when the earliest first person shooters came out for the iPhone, I was very critical and just didn’t think they would work. But Gameloft has, with each of their FPS releases, gotten better and better. To the point that I now think we can say that they work fairly well. I do, at times, still miss the hardware buttons, but the progress is amazing. Throw in the excellent screen on the iPhone 4, gyro controls (optional), and faster and faster processors helps too.
Gameloft has loaded MC2 with 12 missions in 3 environments utilizing 15 different weapons. But the thing that has me most interested is the 6 player multiplayer — even over the Internet. Multiple modes too — deathmatch, team deathmatch, and capture the flag too. The game is shaping up to be a pretty good one. Take a look at this video from Gameloft for a quick look.
We can expect to see Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus in the App Store sometime in October. Hit the jump for some more screenshots.
To most people, QuakeCon is an event that is custom built for showing off the latest and greatest in big gaming software. John Carmack, the genius behind id Software, usually gets up on stage and wows the crowd with his new FPS, but this year, it was a bit different.
In his keynote he whiped out his iPhone 4 and said, “iPhone. Rage. 60 frames per second”. Rage, his newest FPS, was only expected to be released on the current generation mega machines, so when his iPhone came out, the crowd let out a pretty hearty cheer. What Carmack showed was only a tech demo, but it had all of the textures, lighting effects, and speed that you would expect a solid FPS to have.
The demonstration was built on the id Tech 5 engine, the same engine used for the XBox 360, the PS3, and the PC, which is so advanced that it can run the game at an acceptable speed on a first gen iPhone.
Carmack says in the speech, after explaining how cool the app looks on the iPad, says that the Tech 5 engine could “kill anything done on a previous generation console, like the Xbox or PlayStation 2.”.
He does mention the lack of tactile feedback, but I fully expect John Carmack to fix that too. I’ll be waiting, Carmack.
Unfortunately for us, id will not be licensing Tech 5 like they do with the majority of their other tech. In an interview with Eurogamer, id’s Software boss Todd Hollenshead said that “It’s going to be used within ZeniMax, so we’re not going to license it to external parties. It’s like, look, this is a competitive advantage and we want to keep it within games we publish – not necessarily exclusively to id or id titles, but if you’re going to make a game with id Tech 5 then it needs to be published by Bethesda, which I think is a fair thing.”
Here’s hoping that there will be a slew of great Bethesda titles for the iPhone in 2011.
Archetype 1.3.1 is out now, and it brings even more online shooter madness to your iPhone. In the update, there is a new level, a “Rocket Arena” game mode that makes the Pride level “rockets only”, and “gyroscopic aim assist”, which is the precursor to full gyroscopic controls that will be in a future update.
“Other gameplay improvements include a fix for spawning too close to enemies, a change in the default equipment that starts players with two grenades rather than three to make grenade usage more strategic, and info button that provides information and updates, user controls for inverting yaw and disabling blood effects, automatic screen rotation (iOS4 only), a memory fix for second gen iPod touch owners, and a graphical fix for player who appeared to be holding a melee axe when they had the default rifle.”
Be sure to download the latest update for free in the App Store, and prepare for some rocket attacks!
Posted July 21st, 2010 by Jason Fanguy Our Rating: :: FURIOUS FURRY FIGHTING
Despite its flaws, Battle Bears - 1 is a successful, improved prequel to the original. Its game play, saturated with intense action, colorful graphics and humor, is fun and satisfying. Regardless of whether or not you played the first version, this game is the pot of gold at the end of SkyVu’s rainbow.