Antivirus - Computer viruses are the nightmare of any computer user. Clearly worse than aliens or enemy combatants. So why are there so many games where you battle the latter instead of the real enemy you face on a daily basis?
iPhone and iPad apps tagged "action games."
Sway's Finger Controls Make For Swinging Good Time
Illusion Labs, the same group behind the excellent Labyrinth and the debatable Touchgrind, is at it again. Their newest game to hit the App Store is Sway, which succeeds in creating a gaming experience that is uniquely tailored to the iPhone/iPod touch.
First Contact: Missile Defense iPhone Style
First Contact is like a three-dimensional version of Missile Command. It requires blasting enemy invaders that are seeking to destroy your colonies. A quick game of swiping and tapping to destroy the aliens awaits. It provides a good experience and great game play for anyone looking for another game to add to their iPhone/iPod Touch.
Wild West Guns Earns a Perfect Mark
Ladies and gentlemen, Gameloft has delivered another extraordinary iPhone game yet again. Wild West Guns is a rail shooter similar to what you may have seen in the arcade scene back in the early nineties.
Blast Evil Creatures with Addicting iDracula-Undead Awakening
New game iDracula - Undead Awakening is an addicting foray into the world of action gaming for the iPhone/iPod touch. You will likely lose hours to blasting werewolves and Dracula himself with a combination of weapons that will barely keep you from falling to your predators.
Hellfire: Cold War Helicopter Gunship is Action on Your iPhone
Hellfire brings back the days of the Cold War as you guide a helicopter gunship through enemy territory on a clandestine mission.
Hellfire begins with your choice of either an American or Soviet helicopter to take into battle.
Ultimate Thumb Fighter is a Bloody Battle for Domination
Ultimate Thumb Fighter iPhone app by SWN Software falls short of the ultimate thumbs up. I really wanted to love this game. I play thumb wars with my favorite 12 year old quite often. When this app popped up on my radar, I was ready for action.
Orion's Belt Delivers Space Drama In Spades
Orion's Belt - Most games on the iPhone put a premium on delivering quick-hitting 5- to 10-minute engagements rather than the longevity of a traditional, console-style game. Considering that most iPhone gaming is typically done in short bursts, that approach it is completely understandable.
i Sniper: First Person Shooter Misses The Mark
While I Sniper can be fun at times it is way too rough and unpolished to be recommended. The controls are a bit awkward, the graphics are not great, and the storyline narrative needs a grammar check.
The premise of I Sniper is that you are, of course, a sniper who must take out some terrorist enemies.
SpaceX is a Great Start With More Features to Come
SpaceX has the shell of what could be a great game. It excels where some other action games fall short. While in its current form it is not as stron as the excellent Sentry Alpha, it has some great features and promises to get better.
Brothers In Arms: Hour of Heroes (BIA)
As the iPhone continues to impress with it’s capacity to provide meaningful gameplay experiences, Gameloft has delivered a very ambitious game in Brothers In Arms: Hour of Heroes (BIA) that provides a trip back to World War II.
Battle in Space with Cosmo Hero
The latest version of Cosmo Hero offers up some excellent game play and is vastly improved over the original. This version is the newest game from DAVA Consulting, the same group behind iDicto and the underwhelming Zoom Zoom.
Sometimes Payback Can Be a Great Thing
Sandbox gaming has officially come to the iPhone. Payback, developed by Apex Designs, is a shameless clone of the experience found in the GTA (Grand Theft Auto) franchise. The GTA franchise is known for pushing the envelope with crazy dialog, violent missions and delving into all kinds of taboo subject matter.
Aeterius: Contact Wars - Fight For Your Home Planet
Aeterius: Contact Wars is a unique idea that works well for the iPhone. The object of the game is to hold the iPhone parallel to the ground and tilt the device in the direction that you want your ship to go.
Airfight Puts You In The Cockpit of a Flight Simulator
Airfight is a good attempt at delivering a dogfight sim for the iPhone/iPod Touch. Developing an app with the complexities involved is no minor feat, and most of the game play turns out quite well. But there is some room to grow and other features that would make this even more compelling.