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Shadowgun War Games Closed Beta Impressions

Posted by Campbell Bird on January 23rd, 2020
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Shadowgun: War Games is an upcoming free-to-play multiplayer shooter that’s essentially just an Overwatch knock-off. There are hero characters with special abilities, and you compete in 5-v-5 game modes where the goal is to use superior team tactics to win the day.

Depending on who you are, this might sound exciting, but given my time with the closed beta for the game, I wouldn’t get your hopes up. Although War Games looks nice and pretty, it doesn’t feel that different from other mobile shooters that have already tried the same thing (i.e. Modern Combat Versus).

Enjoy old favourite Sierra 7 available now on mobile

Posted by Stephen Gregson on October 31st, 2019
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Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: TACTLESS TACTICS :: Read Review »

Sierra 7 is a game with a pretty storied history. Not only was it was the winner of the Big Indie Pitch at a Pocket Gamer Connects Seattle 2019, but it also started life as an extremely popular Flash game that's been played over 40 million times. You can jump in now on iOS and Android.

Sierra 7 itself is a tactical on-rails shooter with a distinctive minimalist look that would make it easy to spot in a games line up. It promises to deliver both arcade and realistic action and I was keen to see how it combines those two things. The on-rails aspect of the game was chosen because it meant that it would allow mobile players to focus on aiming and shooting rather than having too many on-screen controls to contend with.

Armajet review

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By Campbell Bird on October 15th, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: WEAPONS FREE
Armajet’s multiplayer shooting is appealing mostly because of its surprisingly fair free-to-play model.
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Lovecraftian shooter Z War 1: The Great War of the Dead targets Kickstarter success

Posted by Luke Frater on September 25th, 2019

Set at the tail end of WWI, ZWar 1: The Great War of the Dead, is an award-winning alt-history shooter like no other. The Great War has ended; the Allies and Central Powers have now united against a common foe. An army of weaponized undead and worse, is sweeping across the former battlegrounds of Europe. And in the fog of the shattered battlefields of lurks something altogether more troubling: Giant, tentacled, Lovecraftian monstrosities, summoned by the games ‘big bad’ – the ‘Black Reverend’.

The game’s Kickstarter campaign has now begun, and so we thought we’d run through what to expect from Ether Games’ promising new title.

Sierra 7 review

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By Campbell Bird on September 12th, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: TACTLESS TACTICS
Sierra 7 is an interesting on-rails shooter that is marred by annoying free-to-play design.
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Gigantic X guide - What you need to know about the 1.1.0 update

Posted by Campbell Bird on August 9th, 2019
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Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: TOP-DOWN SHLOOTER :: Read Review »

Gigantic X continues to inspire loot lust over here at 148Apps, particularly because the game has already been updated just in its second week of release.

Unfortunately, this 1.1.0 patch doesn’t bring a whole ton of new goodies with it, but it does bring some changes to the game itself, most of which are pretty welcome. See below for details:

Log-in event

One thing that’s in most live games, but has been missing from Gigantic X, is finally here. Daily log-ins are now a thing, and the rewards for them are nothing to sneeze at.

Until August 9, logging in daily can get you some weapon crates that drop tier 4 or 5 weapons, plus credits and crona. These rewards are surprisingly generous given that all you have to do to get them is open the game.

Galerider: Free to Fly review

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By Campbell Bird on July 16th, 2019
Our rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar :: PANZER DRAG
Galerider: Free to Fly is an uninspired take on Panzer Dragoon
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Planet Automata review

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By Campbell Bird on July 15th, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: ACCESS
Planet Automata is a barebones shooter, but it has an interesting method for splitting the difference between challenge and accessibility.
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Wild Bullets guide - Tips and tricks for gutsy gunslingers

Posted by Campbell Bird on June 7th, 2019

Wild Bullets offers up fast and fun wild west action, but it has a good amount of strange mechanics to navigate. Between the game’s unique movement and all of its unlocks, there’s quite a bit to take in.

With that said, we put in a good amount of time into Wild Bullets for our review, so we’ve got some tips to help out anyone that’s new to the game. See below for some of our best advice:

Wild Bullets review

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By Campbell Bird on June 6th, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: GRIDS N GUNS
Wild Bullets is a great arcade-y roguelite.
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The best shooters on iOS

Posted by Campbell Bird on March 19th, 2019

In case you missed it yesterday, Tencent and Activision announced they are putting out a new Call of Duty game for mobile. While details are pretty scant, they did put out a trailer (see above) and have a page where you can pre-register for the game, which might give you in-game rewards when the game actually launches.

Based on what's shown in the trailer, it looks to be a no-nonsense attempt to shoehorn every facet of mainline CoD games into a mobile package, which could be good. Though personally, I have my doubts. There are already precious few first-person shooters on mobile that are any good at all. Many of the best ones, like Call of Duty: Strike Force, have disappeared off the App Store completely. Meanwhile, things like Modern Combat 5 persist, which is a prime example of how to faithfully recreate the feeling of a big budget shooter on mobile while also leaning heavily into every worst tendency of free-to-play mobile design.

In light of all this news and speculation, I decided to dig back into our archives here and pull up a list of the best shooters on mobile. Many of these are not first-person shooters, mind you (as most of the good ones of those are gone), but they can still scratch your shooter fix while we all wait and see if Call of Duty Mobile is any good or not.


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Tacticool review

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By Campbell Bird on January 31st, 2019
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: FLEETING FUN
Tacticool is fun enough as long as you don’t take it too seriously.
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Ambitious base builder Fleets of Heroes has arrived on Google Play

Posted by 148Apps Staff on January 7th, 2019
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Fans of base builders rejoice! The hugely ambitious Fleets of Heroes has landed on Google Play to shake up the competition with its revised take on the popular genre, and developer Inner Hero also has an all-new mode in the works.

The game, first released on the App Store, has made quite the splash recently. For those not in the know, Fleets of Heroes offers all of the base building mechanics and ideas that we know and love while also bringing intense PvP, cross-platform battle and trading, and a unique approach to combat where players can assume direct control of hero ships.

What sets the combat apart really is those hero ships. These massively powerful units offer their own unique skills and abilities, allowing you to get the edge over any opponent if you’re smart about it. Of course, the AI units can also be directed, but the hero ships grant the game a more tactical edge.

Brawl Stars review

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By Campbell Bird on December 18th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: SHALLOW STARS
Supercell is very good at making their derivative games look good and original, but they need to start doing more than that.
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Black Paradox review

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By Campbell Bird on November 15th, 2018
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN
Black Paradox is essentially a retrowave version of Steredenn. It's fine, but definitely familiar.
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