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Here are the best recommend shooters of 2012 for iPhone iPad and iPod touch.

10. Star Warfare:Alien Invasion

Star Warfare: Alien Invasion is a first-person arena-shooter from Freyr Games, which features wave after wave of relentless attacking alien creatures. The aliens emerge from holes in the wall and from underground, or come flying, bounding or waddling straight towards you from all sides. And once you've shot them, the next wave arrives immediately. It's almost as if you don't even need to explore, as the aliens will come straight for you.

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Console-quality boss battles, 36 single player levels, multiplayer supported, tons of gear and unique avatars to collect!!

9. SHADOWGUN: Dead Zone

Without a doubt, DeadZone is a gorgeous-looking shooter. As with the first game, the Unity engine shines on iOS, with sharp, detailed visuals and stunning use of lighting and other special effects. Animation is smooth, the action is fast-paced, and without a doubt, DeadZone is-- much like Shadowgun before it-- is one of the best looking mobile games available. The audio is good as well, with excellent weapon and ambient effects to heighten the atmosphere.

Prove your courage and challenge your friends. Experience heroic multiplayer battles that have never been seen on mobile device before. Enjoy console quality multiplayer game with awesome graphics on your phone and tablet.


Dead Trigger is the latest title from Madfinger Games, the visual gurus behind Shadowgun and the Samurai franchise. It was announced late last week, and will be appearing on the usual Madfinger platforms -- iPad, iPhone and Android devices with beefy NVIDIA hardware -- at some point in the near future. And it looks like it'll definitely require some hardcore innards. Seriously, check it out:

App Store - Best of 2012, Apple's Hall Of Fame, Unity 2012 Awards, more than 11 million downloads !!!

7. ARC Squadron

The Unreal Engine has long since been used to exploit the graphical potential of gaming hardware, and Arc Squadron is no exception. It's gorgeous, but to its credit it also managed to avoid the tropes of the engine like overly dark, gritty, and shiny visuals. Arc Squadron is colorful and expansive, and makes you feel like you're really out their in the vastness of space. Beyond visuals, it offered a fun 3rd-person on-rails shooting experience full of action, huge enemies, and tons of explosions. Its unique gesture control system also felt very natural for the touchscreen and gave you a very hands-on feeling between you and your craft.

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An evil race known as the Guardians is taking over the universe, ravaging planets, and killing all peaceful life forms. You are the galaxy's only hope for salvation. As an elite pilot serving in the ARC Squadron, you are tasked to take on the Guardians in head-to-head combat and bring down their empire.

6. Minigore 2: Zombies

We've waited three long years for a sequel to 2009's Minigore, and this year we finally got it. While not fundamentally different than the first title gameplay-wise, I don't think it set out to be. Minigore 2 added layer after layer of upgradeable items to buy, unlockable characters, a host of cool power-ups, and a variety of different maps to play on. On top of all that was a huge cast of new enemies as well as the ability to display a staggering amount of them onscreen at the same time. The result was the Minigore we know and love turned up to 11, and with visuals that took advantage of all the latest hardware as icing on the cake.

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Minigore 2: Zombies is an instant classic. The endless list of unlockable weapons, characters, and items is more than enough to keep you going.

5. Sky Gamblers: Air Supremacy

Like racing games, flight combat games are a staple of video games. They let you take control of a vehicle you typically would never be able to in real life, and experience death defying moves and gunfights right through the safety of your screen. Air Supremacy epitomized that, giving you free reign over a ton of awesome jets and arcade-y action that's faster and furiouser than any Vin Diesel flick. It strays from reality, but that's part of the appeal. It's a graphical showpiece for iOS devices and also offers a ton of incredible online multiplayer options, along with a huge community behind it. Its follow-up title recently hit the App Store and appears to maybe take things to the next level, but prior to that Air Supremacy was the de facto flight combat game on the iOS platform this year.

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FORGET EVERYTHING ELSE! THIS IS THE ULTIMATE AIR COMBAT GAME! With an extensive single player campaign and revolutionary multiplayer modes, the non-stop action will keep you at the edge of your seat!

4. Critical Missions: SWAT

Ask just about any PC gamer what their favorite multiplayer first-person shooter is and they’re most likely to respond with Counterstrike. This Halflife mod quickly snowballed into an outright phenomenon, and as far as I know there haven’t been any attempts to truly emulate the experience on iOS devices. Until Critical Missions: SWAT, that is.

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FPS fans, the moment you have been waiting for has finally arrived! Highly addictive multiplayer Critical Missions: SWAT is overall just plain amazing.

4. N.O.V.A. 3 - Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance

The third game in the company’s perennial FPS series is one such title. Capitalizing on the success of the previous two titles, as well as offering full support for the latest and greatest in Apple hardware, N.O.V.A. 3 offers a great action-packed single player experience complete with some very impressive visuals.

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The most immersive and impressive sci-fi FPS franchise on smartphones is back! Fight for mankind's survival in the greatest space shooter on mobile devices!

2. Trigger Fist

While Modern Combat tries to fit the full console experience onto mobile, Trigger Fist tried to re-imagine what a 3rd-person shooter would be like built with mobile and touchscreens in mind. They totally nailed it by limiting your aiming to a single horizontal plane, like shooters used to do back in their infancy a couple of decades ago. It proved a brilliant move too as now rather than fumbling around with full-range aiming you could focus more on the action. And Trigger Fist delivered action in spades with a fleshed-out multiplayer offering as well as hands down the best AI anywhere, meaning you could have just as much fun offline playing solo too.

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Forged in the minds of battle-hardened gamers, Trigger Fist delivers precisely what you want in the shooter experience. Fluid controls coupled with exceptional gameplay.

1. Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour

Gameloft's Modern Combat series has long since strived to be the Call of Duty of the iPhone, and in this year's installment they get as close as ever to delivering that same type of experience to a device that fits in your pocket. The single player campaign was entertaining enough, though derivative and full of over-the-top stereotypes, but the online multiplayer side of things is far and away the most stellar offering on iOS or practically any handheld. Not to be forgotten, the visuals in Modern Combat 4 are nothing short of jaw dropping.

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The #1 FPS is back on smartphone with a new chapter to push the boundaries of mobile gaming even further. In the wake of a nuclear disaster, the only chance to avoid global devastation is in the hands of the few elite soldiers who must track down and rescue the world’s leaders from a frighteningly familiar terrorist group.
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