Our Rating: 90 /100 ( )
Overkill iPad App
Those looking to satisfy First Person Shooter needs in iPad gaming should spend some time with the Overkill app created by Craneballs Studio. With its great graphics and easy to learn game play, Overkill can be fun for many users.
The gameplay is very similar to that of arcade-style shooters like Time Crisis or Virtua Cop (for you old gamers). Enemies will pop out in the screen, ready to shoot at you. A circular countdown timer will surround each enemy giving you identification of when the enemy will shoot. The best goal would be to shoot that enemy, by tapping on the screen, before they shoot you. Reloading is as easy as tapping a well-placed button or giving your iPad a quick shake.
Difficulty increases as you progress with enemies that fire faster and also carry more firepower. Weapon upgrades can be purchased through the in-game shop. There are many different weapons, ranging from rifles and machine guns. Users can also customize each weapon, enhancing things like accuracy, power and clip size.
Like many free games out there, Overkill allows for in-game item purchases to further enhance the experience. Most of these in-app purchases are to buy better weapons to help you advance through the levels. The good news is it is still possible to procure these weapons without having to spend money – it is just an option to do so and speed up your progress.
The game is integrated with Apple’s Game Center. Players can see themselves on leaderboards as well as play for over 50 achievements. There are 4 different maps to choose from which make for a good variety and replay.