App Review: Terminator Salvation by Gameloft
Terminator Salvation by Gameloft is one of the best third person shooter games on the app store. This game is modeled off the new movie coming out this week. Set in L.A. in the year 2018, the world has become a mess. You are playing as John Connor and Marcus Wright throughout the game. As the leader of the Resistance, you must lead your men into direct combat against enemies sent by Skynet. There are eleven types of enemies including T-600s and T-1s.
You begin the game in Los Angeles with an assault rifle and a few men. There are four controls to this game. The first control style is Virtual Pad. In this control mode, you swipe your finger across the screen to look around, and you use a joystick to move. On the bottom right of the screen is the fire button. To shoot an enemy, you must be in range, and press this button when it is highlighted in red. On the top right of the screen is your gun, informing you on the amount of ammo left, and which gun you are using. Once you have earned a new type of gun, tap on this icon to switch between the guns you have in your inventory. The next control mode is Wheel Pad. In this mode, there is a joystick on the right side of the screen to view the level and aim your weapon, rather than swipe your finger. The last two control modes are similar, Accelerometer and Reversed Accelerometer. In these modes, you tilt your device to aim your weapon.
There are a total of 8 missions in this game. Throughout these levels you can take charge of turrets, fight head to head against T-600s, Drive motorcycles, and take out monstrous robots. There are 6 weapons including: Assault Rifles, Rocket Launchers, and Surge Cannons. During the game you must occasionally hack the system. This game also includes mini-games and other great features. Once you beat all of the missions on the extreme difficulty, you can play as a T-600. Terminator is one of the first fully accessible 3D games for the iPhone/iPod Touch. This game doesn’t take too long to complete on easy, but has a great replay value and two harder difficulties to shake it up.
Terminator Salvation is a great game for anybody that loves sci-fi, action, robot destroying, fun. This game is definitely worth the money. Recommended for anyone with a few extra dollars and an iPhone.
Terminator is $5.99 in the iTunes App Store.
Developer’s Website: http://www.gameloft.com/iphone-games/terminator-salvation/