by Mike Lata
September 28, 2011
If you enjoy iOS games with gorgeous graphics, console-like presentation, and action oriented gameplay, you are in for a treat. That is because Madfinger Games has released the long anticipated, third person shooter, Shadowgun. The title is available as a universal app so all iDevice owners can enjoy it. What makes this game truly stand out, and this should be clear just by looking at screenshots, is how visually stunning the game is. It almost looks like a modern console game. The camera is over the shoulder or right behind the main character who you control, hence being a third person shooter. It wasn't even created using the Unreal 3 engine, but instead with the Unity engine. Gameplay has been described as similar to the Gears of War series on PC and Xbox 360. You can duck and cover behind walls to avoid enemy fire while shooting down bad guys. According to the app description, the story revolves around a bounty hunter named John Slade. You must help him hunt down Dr. Edgar Simon and restore order to the galaxy. As you may have noticed, this game has a very sci-fi feel to it. You can currently grab Shadowgun on the App Store for $7.99.