It’s as popular as it is simple. What can be simpler and easier than the idea of two teams hunting and shooting each other, imitation of a real battle without any political, religious or territorial reason? We just fight because we fight, and that’s it. Not going deep into philosophy, we can assume that online team shooters are among most
Pixel Gun 3D (Pocket Edition)
It’s as popular as it is simple. What can be simpler and easier than the idea of two teams hunting and shooting each other, imitation of a real battle without any political, religious or territorial reason? We just fight because we fight, and that’s it.
Not going deep into philosophy, we can assume that online team shooters are among most popular games. No time to explain, here we are, here they are. Pixel Gun 3D is just that sort of game, and it has its distinguishing feature: 3D graphics made in that old school “pixel” style. If you remember the games of 80’s and early 90’s, you will recognize that low-resolution style.
Today even a low-budget phone can offer better display resolution than a PC monitor of those times, but pixel style is still popular. Not that it was easier to recreate; on the contrary, it takes more designer’s efforts to make the graphics attractive.
You either love pixel style or hate it, tertium non datur. Pixel graphics of Pixel Gun 3D will make some of us feel nostalgic, and for some, it will remind Minecraft, the defining game of the 2010s. The developers even highlight that their world is not a Minecraft one, and Pixel Gun 3D has nothing to do with Mojang, the Minecraft developers. But still, 3D space is recreated carefully. Whether you’re on a polygon, in the street, on the beach or in the spaceship. These levels are obviously inspired by Star Wars, and you can recognize AT-AT figures or notes from The Imperial March in the soundtrack.
The locations are quite various. There are Heaven Garden, Toy Factory, Walking Fortresses, Area 52 labs, Paradise Resort, Space Station, Nuclear City, Destroyed Megapolis and many more. They are all highly detailed, elaborately drawn, and the topology of the places gives much freedom for your tactical thinking.
Though your appearance is just as pixel as the environment, you can customize it by selecting clothes and accessories.
It’s also about the genre: you can like or dislike it. But if you’re into FPS, it’s worth trying anyway. The game features 3D spaces you use as your polygons for shooting. You look. Move and shoot from the first person view. In the beginning, it seems hard to distinguish the enemies from your mates or environment elements, but you get used to it sooner than you expect.
Walk around. Locate enemies. Shoot them and don’t let them shoot you. That’s the essentials. If you get killed during the game, you will respawn by a special button hit or automatically in 15 seconds.
Your armory can be very different. You can use both realistic and fantastic weapons, shoot or stab your opponents. Want to feel like a maniac? Take a knife. Attracted by the role of a soldier? Take a rifle. Maybe you dream of medieval adventures? There’s a bow for you. Ever wanted to be a Jedi from a galaxy far, far away? Yes, young padawan, the lightsaber the designers for you have prepared.
When you select your armor, you should mind that it all works like “rock, scissors, stone.” The armor that protects you from bullets can turn almost useless against a knife, and on the contrary.
You choose your weapon, armor, wear, which is rather a design feature to select the right look, and your gadgets.
Besides all, you can have an animal ally you hatch from an egg. Your pets are also selectable in the same Armory section. When you have hatched your egg, you can get another one. It takes some achievements like, 50 won trophies to hatch that one.
The game offers different modes: Deathmatch, which is available immediately, Co-Cop Survival, Flag Capture, Deadly Games, Point Capture and Duel. You can play both against live opponents or against zombies controlled by AI.
The developers update the game constantly. In addition to the given maps sometimes they add new ones on some occasion or without it. For example, Christmas is celebrated by adding a new Christmas map and some new gadgets.
Of course, there is an inner currency: coins and gems you use to purchase new stuff. You can get it for your victories or buy for real money. Each 4 hours you can receive a gift with some unpredictable prize. Yes, donating a certain sum will accelerate your promotion, but is it worth that fun of pumping up your character?
Your stats are available in your profile. By connecting your Facebook or Twitter accounts, you can see which of your friends are already here or invite others. You can as well create your independent friend list here.
Like in most 3D shooters for mobile devices, Pixel Gun 3D for smartphone offers you a virtual joystick to control your moves, a virtual trigger to pull and turning around by swipe. As the game is 3D, you can turn left and right up to 360 degrees as well as up and down.
It takes a little time to get used to its sensibility or to adjust it as you like in Control section.
Settings section also lets you select your language (not connected to system defaults). There are Chinese, Japanese, Russian, plus six European languages.
Replay Value 5/5
Online shooters are always different and new. There are so many combinations of game modes, equipment, weapons and pets that you simply won’t have enough time for trying them all. Plus the developers always add new features and roll out updates. So the app seems almost inexhaustible. You can replay it until you get completely tired of it.
Online FPS is a kind of game that requires full involvement, and it has to be entirely “yours.” Pixel Gun 3D game has its charm to make you want to enter it. It’s a good nostalgic-style game available for Android and iOS devices.Collapse
There’s no reason not to download Pixel Gun 3D if you’re a fan of online FPS and no hater of pixel graphics.
Pros : Easy to enter and master;
Different game modes;
Interface available in multiple languages;
Pixel graphics, if you like it.
Cons : Very specific genre;
Pixel graphics, if you don't like it.
Replay Value 5.0
Average : 4.6