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

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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11 Comments

1. SleepingOz unregistered

George Clooney as Jack Griffin, who else?

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.

4. jsdechavez

Posts: 799; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

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

3. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

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

5. jsdechavez

Posts: 799; Member since: Jul 20, 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.

7. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

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

6. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 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 )

8. Cardiger

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

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

9. petersk2

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

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

10. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 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

11. legend1

Posts: 104; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

what about best fighting games??

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