6 games like Counter-Strike for iPhone and Android


Ah, good old Counter Strike — the FPS that will never die. It's a game that started off as a Half-Life mod way back in 1999 and is so ingrained in gamer culture that won itself multiple full game remakes, and is still going strong with its own eSports segment.

If you are addicted to Counter Strike, we feel you. Having to spend a long time away from your home PC might get that unscratchable itch going, and you just might commit the ultimate PC gamer sin — reach for your smartphone and download an FPS game.

Well, as long as you are doing it, you might want to make sure you're downloading a good title, right? If you happen to be a CS-aholic, or a shooter fan in general, we would suggest grabbing one (or all) of the games we picked out for you below. If you don't mind to try out other styles of FPS games, do check out our pick of Battlefield-like shooters as well!

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9 Comments

1. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

FPS game on a smartphone? no thanks... I'll stick to keyboard+mouse for FPS games

2. sgodsell

Posts: 7380; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Don't knock it. Some are pretty good. However fps with VR, beat anything else out there. That is where the future of gaming lies. Nothing beats the immersion of VR gaming. Even crappy looking VR games beat the 2D displayed games, even if they are 3D games, they are still on a 2D display. With VR users can move their head to look around, and get a feeling of being there. You just can't get that from a 2D display. I love driving games as well. So once I played Need for speed VR, then I cannot go back to a 2D version on a PC or mobile.

6. paul.k

Posts: 294; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

True, but sometimes you just have no choice. What's a guy to do but get some headshots on mobile... Critical Ops even has a "pro" scene with people crabbing their hands to play with 3 or 4 fingers on the display.

3. AmashAziz

Posts: 2930; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

How did you forget Trigger Fist, Paul K? Literally, very few people know about this game yet its one of the best fps shooters on ios. I don't know why its developer left supporting it, but they did leave it in the form of the best! You really need to try out trigger fist, as it supports multiplayer and bluetooth connections.

5. paul.k

Posts: 294; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

It looks great but it's a 3rd person shooter. Maybe it's time for an over-the-shoulder shooters pick? :)

8. AmashAziz

Posts: 2930; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Oh yeah, sorry, I forgot it's a TPS. Regardless, its very close to counter strike and playing in TPS is a different experience on its own. Plus it gives you a wider field-of-view. Btw thanks for replying Sir.

4. AlikMalix unregistered

Already tried half of these. Still prefer the graphics and gameplay of Afterpulse.

7. LRSousa

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

After Pulse is the best.

9. blue_griffen

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 09, 2018

I found Forward Assault to be a good game but the graphics are bad and the chat text box is broken after the latest update

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