- Intense action oriented beat'em-up system.
- Unique soldier AI behaviors.
- Challenging mission variants.
- Excellent 3D graphics and native iPad support.
- Some missions border on hair-pulling territory.
- No power regen with thermal vision adds excess control complexity.
Fans of the Predators mythos might be a bit put off by some of the gameplay, but for most action fans PREDATORS is an intense and absorbing title well worth picking up.
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Movie-to-game tie-ins have had a spotted history and often the end result is a rather half-baked title that feels ok, but never really gets to shine. So it's refreshing to not only have PREDATORS for iDevices before its movie comes out, but more importantly this latest release from Chillingo manages to stand on its own feet as an excellent action title.
PREDATORS plays like a fine-tuned beat'em-up set in two relatively large areas where you have to complete various tasks to prove your prowess as a hunter. Movement is handled with a virtual stick and two attack buttons provide access to various combos to inflict damage or finishing moves such as ripping soldiers in half or claiming a skull trophy. Cloaking and thermal vision are available along with a couple melee and several ranged options, though keeping a ranged weapon equipped or leaving thermal vision up prevents your energy (needed for ranged weapons and cloaking) from regenerating.
The detail is amazing, with each unit having a distinct identifiable appearance and behavior when dealing with Predators that are cloaked or running around freely. Watching the AI go berserk when a soldier is killed in front of them while cloaked is a great touch as well. There are 23 missions with an extra endless mode available at the end, but reaching the end can be challenging as a couple missions go beyond difficult and straight on to frustrating.
For action fans, this is a no brainer and a must have; well worth checking out.
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Slice and dice human prey with razor sharp Retina display graphics for the iPhone 4/4s & the new iPad! Defend yourself against 3 powerful and distinct Berserker Predators determined to exterminate your clan
Play as the Predator in this officially licensed game based on the latest chapter of the hit franchise PREDATORS™! Hone your hunting techniques to lethal precision as you earn full membership in the Predators clan by tracking down and eliminating packs of human killers, and defending yourself against even deadlier enemies...
“The Predator is just a badass.” – IGN; Editor’s Choice Award
“… all-around excellent human-slaying action.” – Gizmodo; This Week’s Best Apps
“…check[s] off all the gory boxes to satisfy even the headiest of cult followers.” – TouchArcade
“…good game that makes great use of its license…” – 148Apps
"Predators is a classic..." - GameRating UK
“…Predators may be the best game available for the iPhone and iPad.” – AppAdvice
YOU ARE THE PREDATOR
These humans are the most dangerous killers on the planet…but it’s not their planet. This planet is a game preserve and they are the prey. Pit your incredible Predator strength, stealth, and alien technology against the killer instincts of the nine deadliest human beings alive; mercenaries, assassins, death-squad soldiers, cartel enforcers, black ops snipers, and more… Prove you are the ultimate Predator. Begin the hunt and end their lives.
No enemy is more dangerous than your own kind. Defend yourself against 3 powerful and distinct Berserker Predators determined to exterminate your clan. Fend off the dangerous Tracker Predator with his ferocious dogs, the Falconer Predator and his vicious hawks, before facing off against your ultimate nemesis--the Super Black Predator.
COLLECT YOUR TROPHIES
Take out your targets and claim your trophies – the heads of your human prey – while unlocking new alien technologies and weaponry to complete the hunt. Strike your targets swiftly and silently, separating them from their group and eliminating them one-by-one. Turn your kills into Achievements, utilizing the new fully-integrated Game Center to brag about your gruesome victories.
Use your Stealth Generator and vanish with chameleon-like transparency, then turn on your Thermal Vision while you pull out the big guns. Use long-range cannons, lethal Smart Discs, Razor Whip, the sadistic Net Gun, and of course your deadly wrist-blade and spears. These nasty blades give new meaning to the phrase, “Get to the chopper!”
The new razor whip is sure to become a Predators best friend; visceral and varied in its applications, the innovative controls make it a breeze to slice, lacerate and entangle your enemies with its serrated blades. New combo attacks mean there are a myriad of gory ways to butcher your enemies, whether they be human or Predator.
Use the elements and your surroundings to gain the “upper claw” in a campaign mode of 31 intense and hostile alien environments ranging from eerie killing grounds to dense jungle. Environments come to life with the Retina display available for the iPhone 4/4s and the new iPad.
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