In the crime drama film “Live by Night,” Ben Affleck plays Joe Coughlin, a bootlegger turned gangster in Prohibition-era Florida. In the movie’s official iOS game, Live by Night - The Chase, you get to play as Coughlin and his associates as they rob banks and evade or take out the police.
Evasive action. After robbing banks, you and your gangster associates must now make your getaway. Evade anyone or anything that gets in your way and take out the police. Your characters automatically shoot the closer you get to their targets, but you have to tap and swipe to steer your vehicle toward safety and escape.
Drive-by shooting. Live by Night - The Chase includes a drive-by shooting mode where you have to open fire at your pursuers yourself as the vehicle automatically moves onward. Just swipe to aim and tap to shoot.
Road to perdition. Live by Night - The Chase features two remarkably rendered environments based on actual locations from the movie: the town and its fringes.
Speakeasy. With your hard-earned cash, you can upgrade the health, damage, and reload speed of your vehicle and squad. Upgrading helps you on your way toward taking down the final bank across the game’s three difficulty modes.
What is it about?
Live by Night - The Chase is essentially a blend of behind-the-back runner and third-person shooter. In one mode of the game, you automatically shoot at enemies but you have to steer your vehicle. In another, your vehicle automatically moves as you manually aim and shoot at your pursuers. In both, your objective is one and the same: escape.
For those who...
- you like playing movie tie-in games
- you want simple tap-and-swipe controls
Not for those who...
- you’d rather go with wholly original ideas
- you’re looking for games with higher levels of complexity
Why we love it
Live by Night - The Chase is admittedly far from the best behind-the-back runner or third-person shooter. But as a combination of the two gaming genres, it’s more than a passable option. And as movie tie-in mobile games go, Live by Night - The Chase does a satisfactory job of capturing the mood and setting of the film it’s based on.
App Store Description
Live By Night puts you in the shoes of Joe Coughlin and his gangster associates. Your job is to rob multiple banks throughout the Florida area and escape with cash in hand. Evade or take out the police or anyone else who gets in your way. Upgrade your vehicles and increase the damage of your squad with your hard earned cash. Players can take control of a single character using their machine gun at pivotal combat points. Visit the amazing locations from the Live By Night movie and get taken back to a time when gangsters ruled the streets.
CHASE OR BE CHASED
Joe and his gang are tasked with evading the police while at the same time taking out anyone in their way. They will need to be smart and take shortcuts down hidden alleys in order to completely lose the cops on their tail. Or be a wrecking ball of destruction, smashing and shooting everything in sight.
DRIVE BY SHOOTING
The vehicles in Live By Night shoot automatically the closer they get to their targets. There is also a drive by shooting mode that allows the player to control a single player while AI drives the vehicle for them. In this mode the player must blow up all other vehicles trying to take them down.
ROB A BIGGER BANK
The players job in Live By Night is to successfully rob a bank. There are 3 difficulty modes, all resulting in a bigger score with more and more police on their tail each time. Players can upgrade their vehicle and squad with hard earned cash. Upgrading health and damage to take down the final bank.
- Explore 2 Beautiful Environments From The Movie
- Play Through 3 Difficulties
- Upgrade Your Vehicle and Gangsters
- Make Cash and Gain The Highest Score Possible