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Best Android, iPhone and iPad apps of 2012: best shooters and combat games

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Best Android, iPhone and iPad apps of 2012: best shooters and combat games
2012 was a great year for apps. Apple’s App Store accumulated more than 775,000 apps and Android’s Google Play was on par with similar numbers, but in that deep forest of applications, it’s sometimes hard to find your way.

That’s why we are hand-picking the best software of the year, the best games and the best apps. After bringing you the best Android and iOS puzzle games, we continue with something a bit more lively, something for the adrenaline-seeking, the aggressive kind - ladies and gents, the best shooters and combat games of the year.

If last year we were still not convinced we’ve reached console quality on our mobile devices, this year it’s clear that devices have finally grown to a level of maturity that allows for no-compromise graphics and gameplay. We’ve seen some amazing titles hit both Android and iOS, and we’ve made sure to only pick the best right below. Stretch those hands as you’d need the best of your reactions here.


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posted on 21 Jan 2013, 16:49

1. SleepingOz (unregistered)


George Clooney as Jack Griffin, who else?

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 17:15 1

2. nwright94 (unregistered)


I love Dead Space, the mobile version is a great tie in to Dead Space 2. Can't wait for the 3rd one on Feb 5th.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 22:41

4. jsdechavez (Posts: 708; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Agree. Got Dead Space bundled with the Xperia Play. Didn't know it cost that much.

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 17:26

3. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Victor, what device(s) do you use to test/review these games?

posted on 21 Jan 2013, 22:46

5. jsdechavez (Posts: 708; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Nothing beats playing these games in my XPERIA PLAY.. Yeah, yeah, it doesn't have top specs and it's bigger and weighs as much as the Lumia 920 but the GPU and optimizations and controls more than make up for it. You have most of the screen state (for your eyes, not your fingers) most of the time when playing because you have all the PS buttons for your hands.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 02:49

7. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Moga controller with high end phone absolutely beats it. Sorry :)

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 02:47 1

6. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Why PA, you listened to me! And gave N.O.V.A.3 the credit it deserves :)
Aww, love you guys haha.

Great chart!

Btw, i just wish people on IOS weren't buying into Activitysion's crap such as COD black ops zombies instead. (Not to mention the Declassified on Vita..If that thing hits smartphones it will sell hugely even while being a complete s**t compared to Gameloft' titles )

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 09:05

8. Cardiger (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


I like to watch movies, That is why I use ArkMC application to watch movies from my Home PC.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 20:54 2

9. petersk2 (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


What about Batman from Gameloft? That was a great game too.

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 02:43 1

10. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Yep, a great game it is.
But it's more of a role playing genre.. plus it's a movie tie-in. For a franchise that just ended.
Not really a game of its own. If that made any sense :p

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 10:42

11. legend1 (Posts: 102; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


what about best fighting games??

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