2XL Fleet Defense Review

By , on December 11, 2009

2XL Fleet Defense
Download on the AppStore
3 out of 5


  • Good looking 2D visuals.
  • The game features some strong game sound as well as iPod access.
  • Achievements available to keep players interested.


  • The gameplay is very repetitive and can become stale.
  • Online leaderboard access is available through 2XL Games' website, not the game.
  • Switching between radar and normal view can get a bit annoying after a while.


If you’re looking for a decent time killer then 2XL Fleet Defense is a good choice but don’t expect too much out of it.

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2XL Fleet Defense puts you in the middle of an international crisis fuelled by illegal weapons trading as you must protect a large allied aircraft carrier from incoming enemy attacks. Fortunately your impressive F-35 jet fighter plane will make short work of the enemy ships and planes; that is of course if you can pilot it effectively.

You’ll need to identify and find targets using your long range radar by tapping on the radar icon. Once you find an enemy vehicle, tap on the red blip to switch back to normal view and tap on the enemy to engage them. You’ll need to plan your attacks as you can only fire upon them from a limited distance and will also need to watch over the large carrier ship you are protecting.

The game’s presented in a top down 2D fashion and is quite detailed. The sound is epic and matches the severity of the game’s story, but players can lighten things up with iPod access. There is only one main game mode available, but players are free to chase down achievements or sign up to leaderboard access via the 2XL Games website.

2XL Fleet Defense is a solid game but it might not be one that you’ll play over and over again. There are a number of achievements to unlock but these are more for your personal reference than bragging rights. The gameplay is enjoyable but very repetitive with the only perk being the Phalanx special attack which destroys all enemies when charged up, but if you enjoy simple arcade games then this may still be worth a look at.


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