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Top 10 Free First Person Shooter Games for iPhone & iPad

There’s no denying that one of the most popular genres in the realm of gaming are first person shooters. Whether you are neutralizing terrorists or mowing down hordes of the undead, playing FPS games is always a fun and immersive experience. Fortunately, the iPhone and iPad have excellent hardware that can easily run first person shooters which are generally graphically intensive. Today, we will give you a list of the best free first person shooter games for iPhone and iPad.

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Modern Combat 5: Blackout

Here’s another good looking first person shooter from one of the best developers in mobile gaming. For many iOS gaming fans, the Modern Combat series from Gameloft needs no introduction. These games are essentially the Call of Duty for portable devices. Modern Combat 5: Blackout retains the graphics and gameplay quality of the previous games and multiplayer is always fun.

Dead Effect

First person shooting and zombies is like a match made in heaven. Dead Effect is a great way to test the graphical capabilities of your iPhone or iPad since it’s one of the best looking games for the iOS. Dead Effect is a glorious mix of FPS gameplay, zombies and science fiction, it kind of like playing Dead Space. It’s free with in-app purchases.

N.O.V.A. 3

Halo is undoubtedly one of the finest first person shooters of all time. So what’s the mobile equivalent of Halo? Well, it’s safe to say that it is the N.O.V.A. series by none other than Gameloft. You can call this game a Halo clone all you want, but you can’t deny that it’s one of the best games on the iOS. Console quality graphics, tight gameplay, and meaty multiplayer – what more can you ask for?

Sniper 3D Assassin: Shoot to Kill

For first person shooters, many gamers will agree that the sniper is one of the best guns there is. Nothing is more satisfying than stalking your targets and taking them out from a great distance. Sniper 3D brings that top quality action to the iPhone and iPad. The in-app purchases are ridiculous, but you can play normally for free and still have access to upgrades.

Dead Trigger 2

Just in case you want another zombie-based FPS, you can’t go wrong with Dead Trigger 2. It’s touted as the “best zombie shooter” for the iOS and it definitely shows. Gorgeous, console-like graphics with addictive upgrade-centric gameplay, you’ll be hooked at no time. Even though it has in-app purchases, I never felt the need to buy since I can get nice upgrades by playing normally.

Pixel Gun 3D

If you love both Minecraft and FPS games, then Pixel Gun 3D is a must download for you. While the game has certainly took quite a bit of inspiration from Minecraft, the gameplay is highly different as you are out to blow up enemies like skeletons and ghosts. However, the main draw of the game is definitely the multiplayer.

Fields of Battle

If you’re a fan of the extreme sport of paintball, then Fields of Battle is the quintessential iPhone / iPad game for you. One thing to note is that this game doesn’t have auto-aim like most FPS games, so a good deal of skill is required if you wish to compete. You can customize your character and upgrade your gear, and play in more than 60 maps.

Overkill 2

Gun fanatics will have a lot to love when it comes to Overkill 2. This game has no freedom of movement which keeps things simple and is similar to classic arcade shooters like the House of the Dead and Time Crisis. It’s just you, your guns and your targets. Overkill 2 features about 50 guns and all of them can be upgraded to your heart’s content. Check out the original Overkill as well.

Clear Vision 3

Clear Vision 3 is more of a lighthearted take in the first person shooter genre because the realistic graphics are replaced with stick figure drawings. While it’s not the best looking game out there (especially when compared to others in this list), Clear Vision 3 makes up for it with absurd humor and great animations.

Blitz Brigade

One look at Blitz Brigade and the gameplay and art style will immediately remind you of Team Fortress or the now defunct Battlefied Heroes. This team-based FPS mayhem will have you playing with 11 other people online and have access to 5 fun classes: Soldier, Gunner, Medic, Sniper, and Stealth. Again, it’s Gameloft so you are assured of its quality.

So what do you think of this list of the best free first person shooter games for iPhone or iPad? What other FPS games on iPhone / iPad have we missed? Sound off in the comments!

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