What's New

* New Weapon! Use the Electro-gun to shock your enemies into submission.
* Reengineered weapons fire ensures balanced play across all device types.
* Additional anti-cheat and performance tweaks.

App Description

Archetype is celebrating its first anniversary with nearly 1.5 MILLION unique players and 100 MILLION frags—we thank all our players for making our game so successful!

Version 1.6 of Villain’s popular and critically acclaimed online FPS delivers new security measures to make the game fairer plus gameplay fixes, new game art, and new support tools.

The best fragging deal on iPhone includes 3 GAME MODES (Team Deathmatch, Free for All, Capture the Flag), a WHOPPING 19 LEVELS, new anti-cheating measures.


The reviews are in and critics agree: Archetype rules!

“Too often, I'm told that the iPhone cannot play hardcore games. The next time I hear this untruth, I am going to wave Archetype in front of the offender's face… Archetype is a great little multiplayer shooter.”
– IGN, 8.4/“Impressive” game score

“Archetype delivers one of the most robust, beautiful, and most importantly fun FPS experiences that can be had on the iPhone.” Touch Arcade

“The deathmatches are exciting, the controls are brilliant, and the graphics are excellent (they’re even optimized for iPhone 4)... Any way you slice it, if you like deathmatch-style first-person shooters, you’ll love Archetype.” – Slide To Play

“Keeps the 5-on-5 multiplayer action fast, frenzied, and remarkably good” –GamesRadar

“Archetype lives up to the hype.” – TUAW


Archetype delivers a high quality console-style FPS experience on iPhone or iPod touch. No gimmicks, just pure iPwnage.

• OPTIMIZED for iPHONE 4: Takes full advantage of Retina Display with HIGHER RESOLUTION weapons, textures, and crisper on-screen HUD. Headshots never looked so good!


• TEAM BATTLES ACROSS 19 MAPS with 7 WEAPONS (including the Battle and Precision Rifles, rapid-fire AutoMag, shotgun, missile launcher, brutal melee axe, and CTF flag weapon) plus 2 grenade types

• FULL GAME CENTER support with multiplayer matching, Achievements, and Leaderboards

• FREE FOR ALL (FFA) Mode and 6 FFA Levels including Gula FFA, Aqualock FFA, Vault FFA, Cobalt FFA, Orion FFA, Viridian FFA

• CAPTURE THE FLAG (CTF) Mode with 3 CTF levels including Crimson CTF, Avarice CTF, Aqualock CTF

• SHOTGUN ARENA and Missile Launcher Arena provide fun single-weapon blast zones

• NUMEROUS UPDATES Including IMPROVED FAIR PLAY Measures to Block Cheaters, New App Icon, and Bug Fixes

• PRECISE DUAL JOYSTICK-STYLE CONTROLS: Master the tight controls in seconds

• RANK UP IN SEASON 2: Start a new Archetype leaderboard season by earning EXP for winning games, and gaining medals—work your way to the top!

• TRACK ENEMIES via on-screen RADAR

• MELEE WITH ANY GUN by tapping the on-screen radar

• CUSTOMIZE your gameplay: Invert aim axis, set aim sensitivity, hide on-screen joysticks, even turn off auto-fire

• Hone your skills with two OFFLINE TUTORIAL modes

• iPWNAGE via Wi-Fi, 3G, or even Edge—take a console-style FPS experience on the go

Hardware requirements:
Network Connection Required. A 3G or WiFi connection is recommended for best gameplay experience.

iPhone Screenshots

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App Changes

  • May 03, 2011 New version 1.5.1
  • March 10, 2011 New version 1.5
  • October 24, 2010 New version 1.4.1
  • October 23, 2010 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $0.99
  • October 08, 2010 Price increase: $0.99 -> $2.99
  • September 29, 2010 Price decrease: $2.99 -> $0.99
  • August 24, 2010 New version 1.3.4
  • August 11, 2010 New version 1.3.2
  • August 03, 2010 New version 1.3.1
  • July 23, 2010 New version 1.3.0
  • July 07, 2010 New version 1.0.5
  • July 13, 2011 New version 1.6
  • October 07, 2011 New version 1.6.1
  • September 11, 2012 New version 1.6.2

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