Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation Review – More fun than actually shooting people

On November 8, 2011

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Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation Review – More fun than actually shooting people

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By: Gameloft

Version #: 1.0.0

Date Released: 2011-10-26

Developer: Gameloft

Price: 6.99

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Gameloft does it again. Not only does Modern Combat 3 have some of the best 3D graphics available for the iPad/iPhone, you actually get a single game you can play on either for the same price as the previous versions.

The plot of the game continues from the previous versions. A terrorist group called KPR associated with various Eastern countries have invaded various Western countries (Mission1, for example, takes place in an invaded Los Angeles) and you and your platoon have to stop them.

I cannot possible praise the graphics on this game enough. It has to be seen to be believed. Even better, the controls are customizable. Literally, you can place them anywhere on the screen that is comfortable for you in the settings. I had a little difficulty using the controls at first, but once I learned I could customize them, that issued died like an enemy soldier. You can also customize other aspects like using your audio library as background music.

Naturally, being Gameloft, they try to take your money whenever possible. There are a myriad of add-ons that you can purchase with real money to make your soldier tougher. In fact, the closest thing to a downside of this game is probably the price which is fair but higher than most other App Store games.

There are several different kinds of war stories (shoot-up, chase, etc.) and many different levels. It’s as close to a real war as I actually want to get. The Modern Combat series proves that the iPhone and iPad should be taken seriously as a gaming console. Now that MC3 proves that serious gaming can be done on an iPad, I want Batman: Arkham Asylum to be in the App Store.  Are you listening, Warner Brothers?

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:Quite possibly.

Learning Curve:Medium.

Who Is It For:War enthusiasts and console gamers wanting to switch to something more portable.

What I Like:A lot. The graphics. The story. The customization capabilities.

What I Don't Like:Probably the price, but that's stretching it.

Final Statement:Modern Combat 3: it has to be seen to be believed.

Read the Developer's Notes:
When war hits home, abandon all fear.

**IGN: “Modern Combat 3 is the best FPS on mobile devices, especially if you're a multiplayer-minded gamer.”

The best, most realistic smartphone FPS series returns with even higher intensity and an apocalyptic battle for the freedom of the United States, for one or more players.

• Fight through a 13-mission campaign from Los Angeles to Pakistan.
• Witness multiple memorable moments thanks to AAA scenario-scripting.
• Experience different types of gameplay: escort, destroy, helicopter, 4x4 chase…

• The deepest and most intuitive FPS gameplay on smartphones improved once again, now with a sprint and slide feature.
• Gaze-upon next-gen GFX that allow for an unprecedented rendering of environments.
• Improved SFX and voice acting will immerse you in an apocalyptic scenario.

• Enter battles for up to 12 players in 6 exclusive maps and 7 different modes.
• Use your customized weapons to move up an addictive leaderboard with more than just ranks.

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