Be it computer or console, FPS or First Person Shooters have always been my favorite genre of games, second to RPGs. I love the thrill of using tactful weapons and gadgets to wipe out enemies and win the battle. Sure, gone are the days when we used a mouse or a controller to move our scope and aim at the enemies. Things have now changed to accelerometers and on-screen touch controls.
Therefore, to bring the same thrill and excitement to your iPhone and iPads, here are my top recommendations of FPS games you should try. Let’s have a look at them.
1. Modern Combat 5: Blackout (Free)
Modern Combat 5: Blackout is the latest addition to the Modern Combat series, but unlike its predecessors, this version is free to install and play. Modern Combat 5 can be played in a single player mission mode and has amazing graphics with a good story line. But the real action of the game lies in its multiplayer mode.
In the multiplayer mode, you can create a squad with your friends and choose your player type. You can pick any one from Assault, Heavy, Recon, Sniper, or Support. You gain experience along with your team to get new items and skill sets.
The only issue is that, as the game is free it has certain limitations and you cannot play the game continuously unless you pay for it. But all in all, a perfect FPS multiplayer game to play with your friends
2. Sniper 3D Assassin: Shoot to Kill (Free)
If you just love sniping and want an easy go-to game where you can just sit, relax, and snipe a few villains, Sniper 3D Assassin is the ideal game for you. No running around in alleys and running to cover. You will be given contracts to kill individuals.
There are hundreds of missions you can play and as you level up, you can buy new rifles and upgrade your existing ones. Following the trend of all new games, you have coins and diamonds you need to collect throughout the missions and use it to upgrade your guns. The game comes with energy bars and each game takes a few energy bars. Depending on the mission and your level you can play a few games at a given time and wait for the bar to fill again. You have the option of in-app purchase to make things easy, but then it takes away the challenge from the game.
The graphics are great, but there is a lot of blood involved and headshots are messy. I would not recommend it to anyone below 16 years of age.
3. Dead Trigger 2 (Free)
Dead Trigger 2 is a typical zombie game and you have to shoot anything that is not human. The game will start with easy missions and you will find everything easy because of the self-shooting game play. All you need to do is aim at the zombie and the gun will auto fire. But as you proceed with the game, you will find yourself surrounded by hungry flesh-eating zombies all around you.
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The game is tough and full of blood, but then you will have engineers and helps making new gadgets for you to fight the hordes of zombies. The chicken bomb is really funny and is my personal favorite.
You also have online play and tournaments with exciting prizes. The weapons are brutal, but for flash hungry zombies that’s necessary. Try out the game, it’s free to play, but of course has optional in-app purchases.
4. N.O.V.A. 3 – Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance (Paid: $6.99)
If you are looking for a perfect sci-fi game to play on your iOS, I am sure you will not need to look further. Nova 3, from the house of Gameloft, is an awesome FPS game with futuristic game play. Truly speaking, this was my very FPS game I played on Android and after completing the amazing 10 levels there, I still played it on my iPhone after the switch.
NOVA 3 is an action-packed game with an amazing story line. There are a lot of weapons that you will collect in the course of gameplay including rocket launchers and a bazooka. You also have some special powers like stun along with the weapons. That’s not all, you can drive vehicles and heavy mechanical robots to the enemy area.
NOVA is a paid app, but you get offers and discounts from Gameloft from time to time. Don’t forget to keep an eye on offers and see if you get a deal.
5. Call of Duty: Strike Team (Paid: $6.99)
Call of Duty, also known as COD among gamers, is my favorite FPS game when it comes to computers and consoles. Call of Duty: Strike Team is a combination of first person and tactical third person shooting. The developer has tried to capture the best of both the worlds and you can choose between them.
This means you can play as an individual and shoot your enemies to make your way, or play as a commander and manage your squad in a drone eye view. You can switch anytime in between the game, but few missions are limited to just one mode.
The controls are awesome and you won’t feel anything is missing just because it’s on a touch screen. The assisted aim is a great addition which makes playing on handhelds easy, but some gamers might see it as cheating. The weapons are like any other COD game and the story line is also strong. The price tag of $6.99 might look a bit too much, but that’s the one-time payment you need to make and you can play the game for hours without any additional purchases.
These were 5 of my favorite FPS games. There are many more games available apart from these 5, but I would recommend you start your journey from one in the list. If you would like to recommend any of your favorite games, don’t forget to comment.