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Archetype HD

Archetype HD
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Archetype is celebrating its first anniversary with nearly 1.5 MILLION unique players and 100 MILLION frags—we thank all our players for making our game so successful!

Version 1.6 of Villain’s popular and critically acclaimed online FPS delivers new security measures to make the game fairer plus new high-res textures, gameplay fixes, new game art, and new support tools.

The best fragging deal on iPad includes 3 GAME MODES (Team Deathmatch, Free for All, Capture the Flag), a WHOPPING 19 LEVELS, new anti-cheating measures.


The reviews are in and critics agree: Archetype rules!

“Too often, I'm told that the iPhone cannot play hardcore games. The next time I hear this untruth, I am going to wave Archetype in front of the offender's face… Archetype is a great little multiplayer shooter.” – IGN, 8.4/“Impressive” game score

“Archetype delivers one of the most robust, beautiful, and most importantly fun FPS experiences that can be had on the iPhone.” - Touch Arcade

“The deathmatches are exciting, the controls are brilliant, and the graphics are excellent (they’re even optimized for iPhone 4)... Any way you slice it, if you like deathmatch-style first-person shooters, you’ll love Archetype.” – Slide To Play

“Keeps the 5-on-5 multiplayer action fast, frenzied, and remarkably good” – GamesRadar

“Archetype lives up to the hype.” – TUAW


Archetype delivers a high quality console-style FPS experience on iPad or iPad 2. No gimmicks, just pure iPwnage now with more content than ever before.

• OPTIMIZED for iPad/iPad 2: Takes full advantage of iPad and iPad 2 with HIGHER RESOLUTION weapons, textures, and crisper on-screen HUD. Headshots never looked so good!


• TEAM BATTLES ACROSS 13 MAPS and 20 LEVELS with 7 WEAPONS (including the Battle and Precision Rifles, rapid-fire AutoMag, shotgun, missile launcher, brutal melee axe, and CTF flag weapon) plus 2 grenade types

• FULL GAME CENTER support with multiplayer matching, Achievements, and Leaderboards

• NEW FREE FOR ALL (FFA) Mode and 6 NEW FFA Levels including Obsidian Skirmish FFA, Aqualock FFA, Vault FFA, Cobalt FFA, Orion FFA, Viridian FFA!

• 3 ADDITIONAL CTF LEVELS and 3 ADDITIONAL TEAM DEATHMATCH MAPS for All Players (Previously only available through the Frontier DLC; now unlocked for everyone to keep fun CTF matches stocked with lots of players)

• NEW UNIFIED LOBBY with Streamlined Matchmaking and Access to ALL 20 LEVELS

• SHOTGUN ARENA and Missile Launcher Arena provide fun single-weapon blast zones

• NUMEROUS UPDATES Including NEW FAIR PLAY Measures to Block Cheaters, Improved Menu Interface, and Bug Fixes

• PRECISE DUAL JOYSTICK-STYLE CONTROLS: Master the tight controls in seconds

• RANK UP by earning EXP for winning games, earning any one of dozens of medals, and more!

• TRACK ENEMIES via on-screen RADAR

• MELEE WITH ANY GUN by tapping the on-screen radar

• CUSTOMIZE your gameplay: Invert aim axis, set aim sensitivity, hide on-screen joysticks, even turn off auto-fire

• Hone your skills with two OFFLINE TUTORIAL modes

• iPWNAGE via Wi-Fi, 3G, or even Edge—take a console-style FPS experience on the go

Hardware requirements:
Network Connection Required. A 3G or WiFi connection is recommended for best gameplay experience.

What's New in Version 1.6.2

* New Weapon! Use the Electro-gun to shock your enemies into submission.
* 3D action rendered to full iPad Retina resolution!
* Reengineered weapons fire ensures balanced play across all device types.
* Additional anti-cheat and performance tweaks.


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