by Tommy Ly
April 25, 2012
Shadowgun ($2.99) has just received its first update since January. In addition to various bug fixes, Shadowgun's v1.1.3 update brings support for the new iPad's Retina display. If you haven't played Shadowgun before, our very own Christine Chan had this to say about it in our original review of the game:
It’s the year 2350, and the law is overrun by corrupted intergalactic corporations. These corporations hire bounty hunters for missions, and the best of these bounty hunters are simply known as “Shadowguns.” You play the role of John Slade, who is the galaxy’s most infamous bounty hunter. An important mission is assigned to you, where you must find Dr. Edgar Simon, who is an evil genius and leads his own mutant army, and defeat him. Along the way, you’ll have to fight through cyborgs, battle droids, and mutated humanoids through tactical duck-and-cover third person shooting.Are you up for the job? In terms of gameplay and graphics, imagine Gears of War, but on your iDevice. This game is a third-person shooter with an over-the-shoulder view of your character. You'll be gunning down baddies, while taking cover behind walls and other objects. As you progress through the game, you'll gain more weapons to use while you complete your mission. In addition to Shadowgun's immersive gameplay, the same high-quality graphics that pushed the iPad 2 now look even better on the new iPad. This means those already stunning graphics will shine even more on the new iPad's 2,048 x 1,536 resolution screen. Shadowgun is available in the App Store for $2.99 (down from $4.99). Do you think games on iOS will ever look as good as the PS3's, or the Xbox 360's?