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Six shooters to give you a Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 fix on iOS

Posted by Campbell Bird on November 6th, 2015

Black Ops 3 just hit every major console imagineable and, if you don't have one, you're probably feeling pretty jealous right now.

Well, not to worry because you have an iOS device and, while you can't get the new CoD on there, there are plenty of decent alternatives in the App Store.

148Apps has scoured it to bring you this list of the very best shooters that can give you your Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 fix on iOS.

iOS 8 Brings Metal Updates, Bundles, and Widgets from Gameloft

Posted by Ellis Spice on September 19th, 2014

A whole host of newness has arrived on the App Store today, courtesy of Gameloft.

Modern Combat 5: Blackout now contains Metal graphics, allowing the game to have over five times the particles on screen at any one time - thus resulting in improved heat rays, denser explosions, and richer weather effects. Asphalt 8: Airborne also contains new Metal support, with a new season devoted to Metal that allows players to take on 23 cars at the same time rather than the usual eight.

App Bundles are another new feature for iOS 8, and two Gameloft bundles are already available to purchase. Fans of the Modern Combat series can grab the Modern Combat Pack, which contains the third, fourth, and fifth installments in the series for a total of $9.99. Action fans, meanwhile, can grab the Action Pack, which contains Modern Combat 5 and Gangstar Vegas for $7.99.

Speaking of Gangstar Vegas, it has also received an update that adds a widget for the game. As a result, players are now able to see and enter events, as well as claim rewards from them, directly from their notifications screen. These events have also been boosted by the addition of a new gangs system, allowing groups to go for exclusive rewards in weekly events.

Modern Combat 5 Gets a Major Multiplayer Update

Posted by Jessica Fisher on September 2nd, 2014
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Gameloft has been listening to their fans' concerns about the multiplayer mode for Modern Combat 5: Blackout, and has released a big update that enhances matchmaking as well as social functions.

Now matchmaking for squad battle will only start when there are at least 2 players available on each squad. Also, the spawning system and social media interactivity have been improved. You can now change your profile name, and can delete friends and event reward messages as well.

Check out Modern Combat 5: Blackout on the App Store for $6.99, if you haven't already.

Modern Combat 5: Blackout Review

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By Brittany Vincent on July 25th, 2014
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The fifth entry into the blockbuster Modern Combat series is what mobile shooters should aspire to.
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This is Why Modern Combat 5: Blackout Will be the Prettiest Modern Combat

Posted by Jennifer Allen on June 30th, 2014

New details have been revealed about Modern Combat 5: Blackout's graphical prowess.

The game is set to use a feature rarely seen on mobile titles. It's called Screen Space Ambient Occlusion (or SSAO for short) and is a rendering technique that results in more realistic shadows. What that means for us is that the game looks better and particularly impressive for an iOS title!

Check out the GIF below that highlights just what to expect.

The game is also set to include many other graphical enhancements such as:

• Eye adaptation & Bloom - exposure adjusts in a more realistic manner when moving between light and dark areas
• Soft particles – improved interactions of particles with surrounding geometry
• Underwater distort and caustics – reproduces realistic water effects
• Real-time character shadows – characters cast shadows on geometry in real time
• Heat-haze – air distortion due to muzzle heating after shooting
• Depth of Field – cinematic effect that makes the background appear out of focus so that certain characters or objects in the foreground step more into focus

Modern Combat 5: Blackout is set for release later this Summer.

Gameloft Lets Slip New Modern Combat 5 Multiplayer Details

Posted by Blake Grundman on May 30th, 2014

At this point, everyone is more than familiar with Gameloft's extremely successful Modern Combat series of first person shooters. That's why it's huge news to hear that the next installment will be renewing the focus on multiplayer.

According to a battle-hardened birdie that just whispered in our ear, the core four multiplayer modes of Capture The Flag, VIP, Free for All, and Team Battle will all be returning. Each mode will allow for up to twelve players on a map at any given time. Along with the use of leaderboards and special in-game events, there will be a new persistent squad system in place. These glorified "clans" will allow players to group up with friends to share in the Team Battle action. There will even be squad chat functionality baked in on day one.

And to whet your whistle that much more, here are a couple of screenshots of what can be expected when the Modern Combat 5 launches, later this summer.

Modern Combat 5: Blackout - Classes and Unified Progression Detailed

Posted by Ellis Spice on May 9th, 2014

Gameloft has announced further details for Modern Combat 5: Blackout, the latest installment in the popular first-person shooter series.

Like previous games in the franchise, the game will feature both a singleplayer and a multiplayer mode. In a first for the series however, progression in both modes will have an impact on each other. Experience points gained will carry over to both modes, unifying progression through the game. Every mission or multiplayer match played will also increase your weapon score, ultimately ending up in the mastery of individual weapons. Better weapons will also unlock as you play and will be available to use in both modes.

Both modes will feature four different solider classes. These classes each have unique augments that can be unlocked using Skill Points earned whenever you level-up. Each class is defined by what weapons they can equip, which can be seen in this short breakdown of each class:

Assault – Aggressive fighter that is effective at medium range combat. Equips assault rifles and pistols.
Heavy – Resilience is the main advantage of this class. Equips shotguns and RPGs and feels comfortable in close to medium combat.
Recon – Focuses on fast action and exposing enemies. Equips SMGs and pistols. Efficient in close range combat.
Sniper – Obviously, focuses on sharpshooting with a stealth approach. Equips sniper rifles and pistols. Efficient in long distance combat.

Details on Modern Combat 5: Blackout are scarce, but we'll be sure to share more when we receive them.

Now Might Be a Good Time to Buy Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour

Posted by Rob Rich on May 1st, 2014
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Gameloft's Modern Combat series is one of the biggest names in first-person shooters on the App Store. And with a fifth game on the way (seriously, five games already!) it's really no surprise. What is a little bit of a surprise is that the developer has just dropped the price of Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour.

All this rootin' tootin' shootin' would normally set you back a few bucks, but for the time being you can grab it for a mere $0.99. The way I hear it, the mutiplayer alone is worth more than that. So if you haven't bought Gameloft's most recent military shooter, there's no time like the present.

Gameloft's Upcoming Military FPS Modern Combat 5: Blackout Has a Title and New Story Details Confirmed

Posted by Carter Dotson on April 29th, 2014

Gameloft has announced some new details for the upcoming Modern Combat 5: Blackout, the latest in their long-running military FPS series. Players will begin in Venice, Italy as protagonist Phoenix, travelling around the globe to Tokyo and other locales. While few other details are known, we do have this concept art, the trailer from E3 2013, and the promise that more will be announced in the coming weeks.

Hands-On Video Preview of Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour from Gameloft

Posted by Jeff Scott on November 14th, 2012

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.

Modern Combat: Sandstorm Looks Like A Must Play

Posted by Chris Hall on August 21st, 2009

Fresh off the success of the Gang$tar trailer a few weeks back, Gameloft has come up with another high budget cinematic for its upcoming game, Modern Combat: Sandstorm. I'm not going to lie, I'm a sucker for high quality videos.

They also put out an initial trailer on August 4th that has some gameplay in it. It looks really really good.