Shadowgun is a third person shooter that combines impressive graphics with solid gameplay.
The game sets players into the role of John Slade, bounty hunter, who is after Dr. Edgar Simon, who is a crazy genius and leader of his own army. While the plot of the game creates the setting and overall theme of the game, Shadowgun focuses on action. Players will be moving from cover to cover, peeking out long enough to annihilate everything in Slade's way.
With a claim of six hours of gameplay, Shadowgun could have a lot to offer players. Mixing the cover system with a variety of weapons creates an addictive experience that can also be slightly frustrating.
Shadowgun’s main emphasis on action is tempered with the impressive visuals. Using the Unity Engine, character and environment models are detailed. Add the lighting effects into Shadowgun and the game is one of the best looking mobile games.
Controls in Shadowgun use an on-screen movement pad and separate fire/reload/weapon switch buttons. While it feels strange at first, the close proximity of the buttons becomes second nature quickly. It is a little difficult to precisely aim in Shadowgun, but the game is forgiving enough not to kill players from the start.
Shadowgun is still one of the best shooters for mobile devices and plays well on phones and tablets. Prepare for battery drains with all the action happening on screen, though.
Shadowgun is a solid shooter for mobile devices.