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It Came From Canada: Overkill 3

Overkill 3 is like every trope of big modern gaming rolled into one. It’s a sequel to an action-packed military shooter. It’s flashy and scripted and flaunts its sophisticated graphics. And it’s a mobile game with a heavy emphasis on in-app purchases. But does it still manage to forge its own identity within that sea of marketing points? We find out in this edition of It Came From Canada!

In its biggest break from past Overkill games, Overkill 3 is a third-person shooting gallery rather than a first-person one. Movement is automatic, so players just aim and decide when to pop in and out of cover. But now they can see their vulgar, macho, soldier hero with his scarred Mohawk head instead of just imagining him. The shift also provides a slew of new tactical options. Firing down the sights, from the hip, or from behind cover each has its own balance of safety and effectiveness. More indirect assaults, like grenades and explosive barrels, also take on new dimensions for players and their enemies alike.

overkill 3 2But the real benefit of the pulled out camera is the wider variety of moments it’s able to present. Players get a better look at the game’s graphically detailed and impressively lit environments from desert Shanty Towns with secret Windows 95 jokes to vaguely futuristic cities. Calling in airstrikes or firing off rocket launchers also becomes more exciting when seen in their full glory. The game’s levels bounce between standard missions, wave-based survival modes, and even turret sequences for those that miss the first-person feel. But nothing justifies the new perspective more than the occasional quick-time events where players swipe the screen, causing their hero to dramatically leap out of the way of sniper fire. It’s bombastic and ridiculous in the same blockbuster action movie way other AAA games are. And given its content and fall release, Overkill 3 definitely wants to be in that company.

overkill 3 3Developer Craneballs says the limited number of levels in this soft launch version will be expanded during later releases, but players can still get more from the experience by buying and experimenting with different tools. Equipping new armor, lovingly rendered guns, and side weapons can really change a fight, and players can level-up via repeated playthroughs to give them access to even more goodies.

The past generation of games proved people can’t get enough of modern military shooters, but will this generation prove that players have now had their fill even on mobile? Overkill 3 will have to find that out for itself when it fully launches later this year.

Great Little War Game 2 Review

Great Little War Game 2 Review

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How does 60 more missions of Rubicon's turn-based strategy formula sound? Good? Then check this game out.

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Civil War II: 1862 Review

Civil War II: 1862 Review

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Hunted Cow puts out yet another turn based combat strategy game. While it plays almost exactly like other games they've done, this one uses the backdrop of one of the most important moments of United States history.

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Black Operations Review

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A stellar art style and nuanced control scheme elevate this real-time strategy game.

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Block Ops Review

Block Ops Review

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There are tons of diamonds in the rough sprinkled throughout the App Store. Unfortunately, Block Ops is no diamond.

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WarCorps: Genesis Review

WarCorps: Genesis Review

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WarCorps: Genesis brings some much needed style to the military shooter.

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Trigger Fist Review

Trigger Fist Review

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Featuring intense action, excellent graphics and fantastic controls, Trigger Fist is a third-person shooter done right.

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Mini Empires Review

Mini Empires Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Mini Empires merges classic strategy with a more modern freemium model with much better results than anyone would expect.

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Platoonz Review

Platoonz Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Lead a unit of elite soldiers on a one way march through enemy ranks.

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Strikefleet Omega Review

Strikefleet Omega Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Guide the remaining elements of humanity's military in an attempt to destroy the alien forces bent on the destruction of the race.

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Starbunker: Guardians 2 Review

Starbunker: Guardians 2 Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Command futuristic soldiers to defend from the further onslaught of various enemy alien species.

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Tower defense games on the App Store are nothing new and neither are games featuring modern military equipment. However, has there ever been a game that combines these two elements? Probably, but no one should let that stop them from at least giving Battleground Defense from Evelyn Software Labs a look.

Staying true to its promise of combining “classic tower defense gameplay” with “the intense action of modern warfare,” Battleground Defense’s collection of 18 towers includes missile launchers, heavy canons and flame throwers. These are the kinds of weapons one needs to take on tanks, jets, armored cars and the rest of the game’s 15 different enemy types. Among the nine maps are some where the enemy path is pre-determined and others where players must use strategic tower placement to redirect foes themselves like in Fieldrunners.

Available now for $2.99, iPhone and iPad owners alike can experience this tower defense game for the 21st century.


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+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-11-30 :: Category: Games

We all know what a fantastic job the U.S Military does but how useful would it be to get up to date information from deployed service members straight to your iOS device? That’s what Military 24/7 offers its users.

A free app, it delivers all the latest news from each branch of the Military featuring all the top news stories, photo galleries as well as on demand content. Users will be able to keep on top of the latest information coming from the U.S Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy, Air Force and Reserves. As the content is continuously updated, breaking news is consistently relevant.

Stunning military photography is also offered along with numerous military newscasts. In each case, it’s possible to share stories and photos via email, Facebook or Twitter.

Never failing to offer something of interest, Military 24/7 is an ideal app to offer information on all things new with the U.S Military.

It’s out now.

FREE!
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2011-09-06 :: Category: News

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