FPS games (first person shooters) are among the most exciting game genres out there since their first appearance in the late 1980s. Additionally, a variety of high-value games have come from it, including Doom, Quake, Unreal, Halo, Call of Duty, Battlefield, Destiny, and many others. Believe it or not, there is actually a formidable library of FPS games on mobile that you can dig into. If you’ve got your trigger finger ready, here are five of the best FPS games on Android right now. Be warned though, most of these games require at least decent devices to play, since they tend to have rich graphics, high internet usage and a generally high resource-consuming nature.
Critical Ops is one of the newer FPS games. It’s technically still in public beta without a full release yet. In
this one, you can choose to be part of an anti-terrorism unit and stop destruction, or play as a terrorist and cause destruction. It features online multiplayer modes, leaderboards, and decent graphics to create a pretty complete overall experience. Once you start the game, you have a few seconds to pick your equipment for the game, so you should hurry. This reminds a lot of legendary Counter-Strike with the addition of MMO elements. You will need to purchase weapons and other equipment in the match for normal games, but for death matches, the weapon you pick stays with you and you can’t change it. You will be able to choose colors for your weapons and equipment in the game. The game is similar to Red Crucible: Firestorm, however, there are no tanks, no copters and armored vehicles in Critical Ops.
Dead Effect 2
Dead Effect 2 is a sci-fi FPS game with elements of horror, survival, and RPG. You’ll play as the main character and you can choose one of three protagonists. Additionally, you’ll have tons of gear, weapons, and body implants to find and level up over the course of the game. It features more than 20 hours of campaign, and tons of options for upgrading. Dead Effect 2 is actually quite a fun game, even if it is a little different to see a single-player, story-based free-to-play shooter on the App Store. Voice acting may be bad, and character models don’t look the best for a game that’s not even a year old yet, but the
overall gameplay is fun. Plus, the idea to make use of special abilities, just like in Mass Effect, is an idea that has and will serve them well for their game. Microtransactions aren’t really needed in Dead Effect 2, but since the developers at no point ever really ask for any money, it can be excused. If you’re a fan of first-person shooters, even more so if you love a bit of horror or sci-fi, then you can’t go wrong with at least giving the game a chance since it’s free anyway.
Into the Dead 2
In the sequel to developer PikPok’s 2012’s original autorun survival game, the premise remains the same: make your way through a shadowy post-apocalypse, shooting zombies when you have the bullets, or if not, frantically dodging them with swipes as you look for the rising electric green smoke that signals an ammo dump. It is gameplay that generates a tense switching between aggression and fear, although, given the scarcity of ammunition, you’re more often dodging than firing. Your tactics do change in the game’s different modes, however. There’s an energy-gated Story mode in which you have to survive a set distance to unlock the next mission and progress the narrative. Daily and Survival, the other two modes are endless affairs, which means you keep going until the zombies crunch and munch your body.
Into The Dead 2 offers pretty much everything you could want in a zombie shooter. Graphical pop-ups aside, it’s atmospheric and looks great, it’s very gory, it’s got plenty of guns, solid gameplay, and the F2P monetization is well judged.
Modern Combat 5: Blackout
Modern Combat 5: Blackout is the latest sequel from Gameloft’s popular first-person shooter franchise, and it’s among the best FPS games for mobile. Featuring both a single-player campaign and multiplayer game modes, it’s closely modeled after the Battlefield and Call of Duty games on consoles and PCs, but while it looks great and plays well, it still doesn’t live up to the games it emulates. The other thing you need to know about Modern Combat 5: Blackout is that you can’t play offline, so if you don’t have Internet connectivity, you can’t even play the single-player missions. Modern Combat 5: Blackout sports amazing graphics and a new class system that gives you much more flexibility. The single-player campaign is exciting, and you get varied gameplay with the different challenges in each chapter. For all that is good about Modern Combat 5, it still has some problems. Some are fixable, like overpowered weapons in multiplayer, and we’ll probably see a fix sooner rather than later. But others, such as the inherent disadvantage of touchscreen controls, make the game much more frustrating than its console or desktop counterparts. The inability to play offline is probably the most frustrating of all. But if you can tolerate these flaws, you’re in for the ultimate FPS experience on the mobile.
In the latest global patch, 0.6.0, PUBG added FPS mode, so we can put it in this list too. Is there anything else to say about the most popular mobile game ever? FPS mode has its own gameplay mechanics which differ from the usual third-person perspective. The field of vision is much more limited, so your aiming and hiding work different. Also, it’s much harder to spot and pick up items and weapons. That is probably the reason why PUBG has dedicated FPS servers. Anyway, this is the best FPS game for mobile and it will be one of the most popular mobile shooting games for a long time.
The FPS genre is one of the most popular in gaming, with thousands of games under its belt. The mobile market isn’t different, although the different type of gameplay mechanics makes FPS games on mobile a different kind of gaming experience. Most of the mobile games are inspired by some other, bigger title for consoles or PC, or are direct ports of them. Nonetheless, these are great games which can provide you hours of fun on the move.