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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.

Glidefire Review

Glidefire Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Even with its carefully crafted levels, Glidefire still feels like something made by a machine.

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Dead Trigger 2 Summer Update Adds Daily Challenges, Daily Missions, and a New Region

Posted by on September 5th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

An update has arrived for Madfinger Games‘ Dead Trigger 2, adding a new region, weapons, and daily things to do.

The new Power-T10 region within Siberia is set to provide players with their toughest challenge thus far, with a unique hideout skin and the two new weapons hidden within – the Winchester 94 and the KSG. New Daily Missions, meanwhile, will reward players with double earnings if they take the call to arms, whilst Daily Challenges will provide players with a new special challenge to complete every day, with gold awaiting those who succeed.

Dead Trigger 2 is available to download from the App Store now for free.

via: Our Review

Modern Combat 5 Gets a Major Multiplayer Update

Posted by on September 2nd, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

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.

via: Our Review
Ace Ferrara and the Dino Menace Review

Ace Ferrara and the Dino Menace Review

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Ace Ferrara and the Dino Menace combines space combat and weird humor into a fun game that shouldn't be missed.

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Bioshock Review

Bioshock Review

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Do you love Bioshock? Have you always wanted to be able to play it on the go? Well then your prayers have been answered. More or less.

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Spooklands Review

Spooklands Review

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One-touch simultaneously controls your direction and your weapon in this unique arena shooter.

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Hello Cadets:
Want to know what we thought about this hectic space combat/roguelike? Check out our Space Colors review!

Space Colors is a cool shooter/roguelike from Team Chaos. You travel from planet to planet across a huge galaxy and complete a variety of missions. One day, you may pick up a benign space crate. On another day, you may be asked to get serious about roasting alien slime.

Space is cold, harsh, and unfriendly (regardless of how colorful it is), so here are a few tips for keeping yourself alive for as long as possible.

Continue reading Space Colors – Tips, Tricks, Strategies, and Cheats for the Rookie Pilot »

Space Colors Review

Space Colors Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Space Colors is a well-crafted space shooting game that carries plenty of challenge and a twisted sense of humor.

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2K Games has officially announced that Bioshock is coming to mobile. The announcement is an exciting one, although there’s also this pervading sense of worry – even anger – that some seem to have about it. So I’d like to take a few moments to try and explain why being able to play Bioshock on your iOS device ain’t so bad.

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1 – Rapture in Your Pocket

Some people have asked me why I’d even want to buy a graphically inferior version of a game I probably already own for as much (or possibly more) than I could buy a “better” version for, and the answer is simple: portability. Of course it looks better on the systems that have high-end specs and lack a 2GB install cap, but I’m not about to drag my console of choice and a TV around with me everywhere I go.

Being able to play Bioshock on my phone – even if it’s not graphically up to par with the other versions – means I can return to Rapture any time I want. If I’m traveling, waiting in line, have downtime and no PC/console handy, and so on, I can simply pull out my phone and start throwing plasmids around.

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2 – No In-App Purchases

This is another concern/assumption I’ve seen a lot of and it makes me sad. There’s this automatic (and severely biased/unfair) notion that mobile games must include in-app purchases. This is simply not true. There are a number of premium games on mobile that don’t offer any sort of in-app purchases, a couple of which have even come from 2K Games.

Remember XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Civilization Revolution 2? No in-app purchases. So when 2K says Bioshock won’t feature any in-app purchases there’s little reason to doubt them.

Splicers

3 – More Games Means More Games

Mobile ports of big-name, AAA games tell us one very important thing: mobile ports of big-name, AAA games are possible.

Just about anyone who doesn’t immediately write-off mobile as a gaming platform (perhaps they were bitten as a child?) will admit to thinking things like “I wish this was on iPhone/iPad, then I could play it whenever I want!” With each successive port of a big-name game, the more likely we are to see more of them. It doesn’t have to be big AAA games, either. There have already been ports of other less ‘mass-appeal’ favorites like The World Ends With You and Dragon Quest VIII, and in the case of the former the port is even arguably (not really arguably) better than the original.

Super Scrapped Robot Review

Super Scrapped Robot Review

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Super Scrapped Robot would feel right at home on a certain classic handheld.

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Angels in the Sky Review

Angels in the Sky Review

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Angels in the Sky is a technically impressive, but rigid and creatively soulless shooting gallery.

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Angry Henry And The Escape From The Helicopter Lords: Part 17: The Re-Reckoning Review

Angry Henry And The Escape From The Helicopter Lords: Part 17: The Re-Reckoning Review

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Angry Henry And The Escape From The Helicopter Lords: Part 17: The Re-Reckoning lives up to its name.

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Dead Trigger 2 Slaughter Master Tournament Set to Reward for Masterful Murdering

Posted by on August 1st, 2014
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A tournament has begun for Dead Trigger 2, challenging players to slaughter better than the rest of the world. Dubbed the ‘Slaughter Master Tournament’, the winner will receive an iPad Mini, with positions up to 10,000th set to receive varying amounts of in-game Gold.

In order to take part, players will need to be Tech-Level 5 and pay up 20 Gold. In the challenge itself, boosters and second chances aren’t allowed, but players can pick any weapon and equipment they like. Players get three attempts, with their best being the only one that will count.

Dead Trigger 2 is available now and is free to download. The tournament should be available to play in-game now, and ends at 11:59 PM PDT on Monday, August 4.

Dead Trigger 2 Tournament

via: Our Review

Super Crossfire Re-Release Super Crossfighter Coming Soon, Other Radiangames Titles Go 50% Off

Posted by on July 31st, 2014
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Back in March, Radiangames had to take down its neon-tinted arcade shooter Super Crossfire from iTunes, due to a trademark clash with an online F2P FPS. For those to you who missed out on the game, don’t despair, as an updated version will be making a welcome return to iTunes soon with a new name - Super Crossfighter.

Alognside various minor fixes, this updated version of the game has rebalanced victory points and upgrades, with enemy shots designed to be more visible. The game now also supports iOS7, MOGA, and Bluetooth controllers during gameplay, with iCade support also improved. Alongside this release, all of Radiangames’ iOS library will on sale from now through Sunday evening, cutting the price of each game down to $0.99.

Super Crossfighter is set to fire its way onto the App Store sometime soon at the time of writing, where it will be free for a couple of days so owners of Super Crossfire can get their hands on it. After this period, the game will go up to its usual price of $1.99.

Ballistic SE – $0.99
CRUSH! – $0.99
Fireball SE – $0.99
Fluid SE – $0.99
Inferno+ – $0.99
JoyJoy – $0.99
SideSwype – $0.99
Slydris – $0.99

Z Hunter Review

Z Hunter Review

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While it might not necessarily break new ground, Z Hunter has enough tricks up its sleeve to ensure that zombie head-shots have never looked so cool.

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Modern Combat 5: Blackout Review

Modern Combat 5: Blackout Review

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The fifth entry into the blockbuster Modern Combat series is what mobile shooters should aspire to.

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Tanks vs Aliens Review

Tanks vs Aliens Review

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Tanks vs Aliens provides plenty of retro shooter thrills.

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Dead Trigger 2 Now Offers Weekly Tournaments, New Weapons, and Plenty More

Posted by on July 16th, 2014
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There’s a huge new update for popular zombie shooter, Dead Trigger 2, and it’s bound to excite fans.

It brings with it substantial content additions including tournaments, a continuation to the story based campaign, new weapons, and new environments to explore.

The tournaments side of things allows you to participate in a different challenge each week to show just who the best fighter out there is. Starting with the Purgatory Arena, you can expect new environments as well as new traps such as the Impaling Spikes and Gallows Ropes.

With a plethora of new regions, environments, and weapons to check out, it’s the ideal time to try Dead Trigger 2.

The game is free to download from the App Store now.

via: Our Review
Super Pixelander Review

Super Pixelander Review

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This arcade twist on the Lunar Lander formula is colorful, arcade-y, and chaotic.

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Release Review

Release Review

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Despite a rough edge here and there (so to speak), Release is a unique, challenging, and addictive shooting game.

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World of Tanks Blitz Review

World of Tanks Blitz Review

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It's been a bit of a wait for World of Tanks Blitz, but it's here - and it steamrolls its way to the top tier of mobile tank battling games.

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Linkin Park Recharge – Wastelands Crawls onto the App Store

Posted by on June 16th, 2014
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Linkin Park Recharge – Wastelands, a third-person action shooter that features members of Linkin Park fighting off androids, is now available on the App Store.

From Swiss developer Kuuluu, the game takes place in a not-too-distant future where the Earth has become a barren desert due to exhaustion of the planet’s resources. The little remaining resources are controlled by an elite minority and ‘Hybrids,’ a race of genetically engineered bio-mechanical androids. It is your role to travel through hostile wastelands and fight these Hybrids, taking their resources, equipment, and crystals (the currency of the Resistance).

In the end, Linkin Park Recharge – Wastelands is available for the iPad now for $2.99.

Antigen Review

Antigen Review

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Antigen has some control issues to work through, but on the whole, it's anything but an antiseptic experience.

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Edge of Tomorrow: Live. Die. Repeat Review

Edge of Tomorrow: Live. Die. Repeat Review

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Repetition might work for the movie, but it's not a hit when it comes to the game.

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Linkin Park Recharge – Wastelands Review

Linkin Park Recharge – Wastelands Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Combine one popular rock band with a Diablo-style shooter, and what do you get? Well, this.

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The Overkill games have been pretty darn popular, so a third official release (not counting Overkill Mafia because it’s not really a part of the main series) isn’t too much of a shock. What is a bit of a shock is the fact that Craneballs is dropping the first-person perspective in favor of an all-new third-person approach.

A new perspective isn’t the only big change, either. It’s also going to be a cover shooter with interactive cutscenes and “a greater level of variability.” With ten environments, 50+ levels, and all those guns it certainly seems possible.

Overkill 3 will be releasing in the Summer/Fall of this year and will be free-to-play.

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First bits of game info:

* Change to TPS to showcase the character and armor/gun upgrades directly in the game
* Boss battles – against drones, robots & vehicles
* Machine gun nest missions for pure “letting of steam”
* Night missions – they look great thanks to Unity with its lighting possibilites
* Plenty of guns and sophisticated gun upgrading (not entirely unexpected from an Overkill title)

source: Overkill 3 website
Gunfinger Review

Gunfinger Review

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Like most zombie shooters, Gunfinger is fun for a while - and, like most zombie shooters, the fun runs its course pretty quickly.

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Galaxy Defense Force Review

Galaxy Defense Force Review

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Galaxy Defense Force's unique shoot 'em up style runs circles around the competition.

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Final Flight of the Perseus Review

Final Flight of the Perseus Review

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Final Flight of the Perseus is a simple but entertaining space shooter. However, the dark ships on the dark backgrounds make the action difficult to see at times.

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