Best FPS games for iPhone and iPad

On July 19, 2013

Thanks to powerful chips and awesome iOS platform, iPhone and iPad have undoubtedly replaced portable game consoles. Today we’ll be taking a tour on the best first person shooter games available for iOS.

Modern Combat 4 – Zero Hour

Modern Combat 4 is arguably the best FPS game on iOS, so far. It is not just about the stunning graphics, this one does everything really well. The strong story line, variety of gameplays, awesome controls and support of multiplayer modes makes it one of the best executed games. Despite the short gameplay and a higher price tag, we think Modern Combat 4 is a worthy winner.
Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour
Read our review and get Modern Combat 4 : Zero Hour from the App Store


N.O.V.A 3 – Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance

This is a sort of Sci fi FPS. Again with superb animations and an epic storyline. Humans are returning to a frozen Earth after years of exile and its time to win our homeland back. Though not as convincing as MC4, Nova 3 has an upper hand in a thing or two. Better multiplayer, voice chat and support for third party controller app needs special mention.
N.O.V.A. 3 - Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance
Read our review and get N.O.V.A 3 – Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance from the App Store



Though not a typical FPS game, this post will be incomplete without mentioning Shadowgun. This game is about jaw dropping visuals more than anything. Since its release in 2011, it has been used many times to show off the GPU on iOS devices and as a benchmark game. Boss fights and a unique story of the galaxy’s most famous bounty hunter are other things to look out for.
Read our review and get SHADOWGUN from the App Store


Deus Ex: The Fall

This is the latest and one of the unique games in the lot. Keeping aside the common elements, we have a global conspiracy and a huge environment to play with. Different styles of killing and strategy based gaming are awesome. But lack of support for iPad 2 and jailbroken devices is widely criticised.
Deus Ex: The Fall
Get Deus Ex: The Fall from the App Store



Though not as awesome as many of the other games here, Dead Trigger has its own virtues. First things first, its free! And on the other end of the cross hair, we have zombies. The graphics is more of 3D animation type rather than realistic while all other FPS elements are in place. But being free has its own caveats. The slow progress of game, levels rather than a continuous storyline and in app purchases are some.
Get DEAD TRIGGER from the App Store


N.O.V.A 2 – Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance
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Dead Space