Shadowgun Legends is the third part of the Shadowgun series by Madfinger Games. If you are not familiar with the story, it is pretty much the same as in the previous parts Shadowgun and Shadowgun Deadzone – a group of mercenaries killing aliens to save mankind. But not everything is the same because there’s a difference in gameplay. Shadowgun Legends is not just third-person shooter game like his predecessors, it is now both first-person shooter and third-person shooter game. That modification came out as a great thing because the FPS experience is extraordinary and the game has N.O.V.A., Halo, and Destiny vibe to it. As in most shooter games, you are using your left hand to move and right hand to aim and shoot. If you have had enough of games where you’re just shooting anything that appears in front of you, continue reading this because this is an MMO, RPG and FPS game all in one.
As the beginning of the game says – humanity is in desperate need of legends who will keep on fighting aliens and put an end to their invasion. That’s where you step up and begin your journey. For a start, you can customize your character – gender and physical appearance and after that, you’re good to go. You’ll find yourself in a hub and this place is basically the center of the game. You’ll begin every task from the HUB and appear over here again after you’re done with it. The HUB contains a bar, a casino, a weapon shop, an armor shop and you’ll start off your campaign missions, side missions, co-op quests, PvP and many more multiplayer versus contest from this magnificent place. Whether you want to team up with other players or just kill them, you will have a wonderful time playing this MMO game. Going on a quest with other mercenaries or on your own over and over again will not feel boring because every quest comes with new creatures to kill and puzzles and riddles to solve. Also, missions are very short so even though you just have a short spare time to play the game, you’ll probably manage to accomplish few of them. Completing missions is the fastest way to level up and get to a legendary status. A road to legend won’t be easy at all, but being a legend has its own advantages. While you progress on your fame path, you will obtain a better gear and equipment to put on and learn skills which will let you experience this game’s RPG components. I really like the way RPG and FPS features come together and I think they are a fatal duo. Last but not least, fame gets you a lot more sponsors that will offer you more profitable contracts because you can’t be a poor legend, daaah! Yes, you’ve understood me well, you are starting from the bottom and your goal is the very top – to be a legend.
Having something for everyone and one of the best graphics you can get on a mobile phone, this game is nearly perfect. Not to mention there is no lag while playing although it is such a high-performance game. There are only two things I didn’t like about this game: long loading screens and lack of story. Loading screens appear many times throughout the game and there’s always a couple of them in a row so you may find this annoying. And speaking about the storyline, I really can’t tell much because I simply don’t know. There are no cutscenes which will show you what’s behind the alien invasion and get you closer to the plot. And guess where they show you a glimpse of the story – on the long loading screens, of course. Maybe they have intentionally done this to make gamers concentrate more on the gaming aspect and not spend time on understanding the story. Despite these few flaws, overall it is easily one of the best games I’ve played on my mobile phone and I would highly recommend it to everyone.
Shadowgun Legends is available for both IOS and Android devices and it is free of charge.