» 12 best free shooting game for android
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You really can’t get much more action than you get with shooting games. Whether they’re third person shooters, first person shooters, or somewhere between, you’re usually in for tons of bullets, explosions, and mayhem. It’s been one of the more difficult genres to get going on mobile since shooting games depend so heavily on precision which is difficult to do on a touch screen. Some have managed to put together a decent experience, though, and here are the best shooting games for Android!
Galaxy on Fire 2™ HD
A spaceship shooter with a 20-hour campaign and some of the best visuals Android has to offer, Galaxy On Fire 2 is about as close to Elite as you can get in a modern mobile game. Yes, there are ads and in-app purchases, but neither spoils the experience of making your way through this grand space opera.
Unkilled is another zombie shooter out of MADFINGER Games, but this one was released a little more recently than Dead Trigger 2. This one comes packed with 300 missions, ridiuclously good graphics, boss fights, 50 weapons to collect, and additional optimizations for Tegra X1 devices. There isn’t any online multiplayer, but the plethora of single player missions and upgrade-able weapons should keep you going for quite some time.
We’ll forever be grateful to Geometry Wars for bringing back the magic of twin-stick classic Robotron and dressing it in neon. And, indeed, the superb Geometry Wars 3 is available for Android.
But if you’re determined to spend no money whatsoever, PewPew is excellent for scratching your SHOOT ALL OF THE THINGS itch. Your little ship is plonked in tiny arenas, fending off all manner of vector nasties. You dodge with your left thumb, aim with your right, and blame them both when inevitably getting killed.
Stick Squad 3
Stick Squad 3 is the latest in the Stick Squad franchise. It’s a goofy little shooter where you play as a stick figure and you must take out other stick figures. It continues the story of Ron and Damien so you may have to play the prior titles to get an idea of what’s going on. The game itself contains 20 missions, 60 objectives, plenty of weapons, a shooting range, and some fun mechanics like having to compensate for wind and distance. It’s a lot of fun, even if they are just sticks.
Having reinvented Frogger and Pac-Man for mobile, the Crossy Road developers take on 1980s blasters in Shooty Skies.
This vertically scrolling shoot ’em up echoes the likes of 1942 and Xevious, but has the same oddball sensibilities that were infused into Crossy Road. So rather than downing an endless stream of boring jets, you’re mostly attacking crazed memes and deranged technology, such as joystick-spewing arcade cabinets and laptops running LOLcat loops.
The big surprise is how tough Shooty Skies is. The game takes no prisoners, and although you can shoot sky-based gifts to acquire temporary wingmen (which have great names like Rocket Pug), getting past the colossal bosses requires seriously deft finger work.
Shadowgun: Deadzone is a variant of the popular Shadowgun shooter by MADFINGER Games. This one doesn’t have a campaign mode but chooses instead to focus solely on multiplayer. Each match can have up to 12 participants and you can choose between two game types and one of ten playable characters. There will be stuff to unlock, a ton of guns to use, and various items strewn about that can give you an advantage in battle. It’s a solid online multiplayer experience from a developer that knows how to make a shooter.
Hopeless 2: Cave Escape
Our cute hopeless blobs must escape the limbo dark cave using their fast minecart! Challenge your skills as you join the ride, shooting monsters and saving blobs along the way. Enjoy dynamic movements, full-range shooting, and thrilling, fast-paced action in this sequel to the highly popular Hopeless: The Dark Cave.
Test your reflexes with multiple levels and a variety of weapons to beat the scary monsters in this cute and funny horror game!
N.O.V.A. 3: Freedom Edition
NOVA 3 Freedom Edition is a variant of NOVA 3 that is entirely free. It comes with above average graphics, an actual story line that uses sci-fi elements, and seven multiplayer modes that can have up to 12 total participants. You can also find various weapons, drive various vehicles, and even pilot a mech. It’s been one of the better shooting games for a long time and the free version is a cherry on top of a very attractive sundae. It’s definitely worth picking up.
Critical Ops is an up and coming shooter that’s inspired by games like Modern Combat, Call of Duty, and the like. It features pretty decent graphics, online multiplayer, tons of various weapons to pick up, and weapon skins to add a bit of customization. The control mechanics are fairly typical for a first person shooter and aside from the inherent learning curve of playing a shooter on a touch screen, nobody should have any trouble figuring out how to play the game.
DEAD TRIGGER 2
Dead Trigger 2 is a zombie shooter that has been around for a while, but MADFINGER Games has done an exemplary job keeping the game fresh and updated. It comes with a ridiculously long campaign with over 600 missions, 37 weapons to collect and upgrade, and tournaments that you can compete in to earn in-game currency. The graphics are far above average and the control mechanics seem to work pretty well, even for a touch screen game. It’s the title that set the bar for what a shooter should be on mobile and it’s definitely worth a shot.
Fields of Battle
Fields of Battle has been around for a while and it’s still one of the better shooting games out there. It’s unique in that you’ll be shooting paintballs instead of bullets and the game mechanics revolve around that premise. You’ll have extra controls like sliding, diving, leaning, and more that gives it an extra dimension that you don’t always get with shooters on mobile. You can create your own character, engage with online multiplayer, and even change the weather to make things easier or more difficult. It’s a fun little game and it’s worth playing.
Into the Dead
Into the Dead is a different kind of shooting game. This one is actually an endless runner with FPS elements rather than a standalone shooter. You’ll be running forever through fields upon fields of zombies and your goal is to get as far as possible with the weapons you are given and pick up along the way. The game also features challenges and missions to complete while you’re running for additional bonuses. It’s been around for a while, but the developers have been good about keeping the updates coming which is good.
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