Modern Combat: Sandstorm Review
- Fantastic control scheme.
- Solid presentation.
- Lengthy campaign.
- Busy user interface.
- It's easy to get overwhelmed in some areas.
- Multiplayer would have been a nice addition.
Gameloft often takes flak for creating clones of popular games, but if you're a fan of FPS gaming, this belongs in your iphone collection.
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Gameloft is at it again! Following the enormous success of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare in 2007, They have decided to create their own desert combat FPS for the iPhone. Here's the thing though, unlike almost every other FPS on Apple's handheld device, this one actually controls decently. You play as a returning soldier undergoing an operation in the middle east, and what follows is nothing spectacular, but enough action and variety to get you through the next 10 missions.
Unlike other iPhone FPSs, this game utilizes the touch screen to look around instead of delegating look controls to on screen joysticks, d-pads, or tilt functionality. Shooting, ducking, using your sights, reloading, and changing weapons is all done with the touch of an appropriate button on screen. This is the only control fault. There are a lot of buttons, and with your finger travelling around the screen to aim, the view can be obscured.
Visually the game looks fantastic. The models and textures make the desert areas come alive, and the game never suffered from framerate problems while playing. The sound effects and music were decent, with the voice acting being competent.
Modern Combat: Sandstorm is the mold from which all future FPSs on the iphone should be cast from. The game is not without its issues, but by offering a very workable control scheme, superb presentation, and a solid play length, you couldn't ask for a better title to satisfy your iPhone FPS cravings.
DescriptionNEWLY UPGRADED FOR iPHONE 4 with optimized graphics for the Retina display & gyroscope support for innovative controlling and aiming precision.
If you have customized the game interface in the previous version, please reset it to be able to play with gyroscope.
During a game session, go to Pause > Controls > Customize > Reset
You asked for it... We listened! Local and Online MULTIPLAYER are now available in a FREE update.
War is hell. Step inside.
Modern Combat: Sandstorm, Gameloft’s new action-thriller will plunge you into the heart of modern war. Assigned to Mission Sandstorm, your duty is to locate and annihilate a new terrorist cell setting up shop and recruiting foreign insurgents in a remote desert hot spot. This jarring first person shooter will equip you with the most sophisticated and powerful modern-day weapons.
§ 10 missions featuring varied and highly polished Middle Eastern environments (city, hospital, sewers, port, lab, training camp etc...)
§ Local multiplayer (through Wi-Fi and Bluetooth) and online multiplayer (through Wi-Fi connection): Up to 4 players competing in Deathmatch or Team Deathmatch in 3 Multiplayer maps
§ Intuitive iPhone controls offer unprecedented game fluidity. Choose among 3 different control systems: Default Controls, Screen Tap and Virtual Sticks
§ Use a wide range of authentic, advanced weapons (2 assault rifles, sniper rifle, RPG, shotgun, submachine gun, light machine gun, heavy machine gun mounted on a moving 4X4, explosive grenades, flashbang grenades, radiation detector) enriched with a leveling system that allows the player to progressively unlock weapons and use munitions from fallen foes
§ Aim and shoot with extra precision in Sniper and Ironsight mode
§ Highly polished 3D graphics provide full immersion into the military experience and high intensity combat
§ Cinematic snippets, military voice-overs and true-to-life situations increase game realism
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Brace yourself for war like you’ve never experienced it before.
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