Angry Birds and Subway Surfers are good for kids and senior citizens. If you're a gamer, you definitely want more than these "cute" titles that barely require any skills. Thanks to powerful hardware and modern day operating systems, today's smartphones can deliver console-grade graphics. However, a good game isn't all about the visuals and sound. Gameplay is what makes or breaks a game. So after months of long gaming sessions, here are some of our favourite shooter games available on smartphone and tablets:
Dead Trigger 2 Publisher: MADFINGER Games Price: Free Dead Trigger to smartphones is what Left4Dead for PC gamers. This first person shooter is all about zombie killing, with very few distractions. The game features three regions and 15 environments. As the game progresses, you get up to 30 types of weapons. There are also some non-traditional weapons such as a boat Motor and Machete. However, nothing beats the Grenade Chickens. There's a lot of variety in zombies too — Kamikaze, Vomitron, and a few giants. The graphics very good considering it's a free title.
Judge Dredd Vs Zombies Publisher: Rebellion Price: Free Dredd and Zombies might have not met in the original comic book. However, that's the theme of Rebellion's new arcade shooter. Why? Well, wasting the undead is more acceptable than killing unruly goons.In Story mode, you clear the zombie infested multi-level buildings. The game has a very appropriate dark look, enhanced by the superb 3D graphics. The gameplay is tailored to satiate the needs of trigger happy gamers. One of the must-have top down shooters in the market.
Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour Publisher: Gameloft Price: Rs 360 - 390. Since Activision's Call of Duty: Strike Team has horrible controls, Modern Combat 4 is the closest you get to the Call Of Duty experience on mobile phones. The story-line is typical, terrorists, nuclear weapons, and soldiers mash-up. The game offers intense fire fights. The battlefield varies from from Antarctica to Barcelona. The graphics are great. Moreover, Havok Engine delivers impressive ragdoll effects.
Halo: Spartan Assault Publisher: Microsoft Studios Price: Rs 360 Microsoft's Halo is probably the most polished and addictive game shooter you can get on handheld devices. It's the only game in the Halo franchise to feature top-down perspective. The graphics are gorgeous, and the texture detail is breathtaking. Apart from variety of guns, you can also get to be a part of vehicular skirmishes. The game is Windows Phone exclusive, but we really hope it makes it to Android and iOS platforms.
Mass Effect: Infiltrator Publisher:Electronic Arts Inc Price: Rs 360 - 434 EA has done an excellent job in bringing the popular shooter Mass Effect to mobile platform. This sci-fi game offers stunning visuals. The controls are tailored for touch devices. Be it cover mechanism or targeting system, everything is fluid. Throw high-tech weapons and bionic powers in the mix, and you're in for hell of a ride.