Suicide Squad: Special Ops
- Last update: 2 years ago
- Version: 1.1.3
- Size: 127.16M
- Compatibility: 4.0 and up
- Author: Warner Bros. International Enterprises
- Content rating: Rated for 16+
- Package name: com.wb.goog.suicidesquad.so
- Last update: 2 years ago
- Version: 1.1.2
- Size: 363 MB
- Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Author: Warner Bros.
- Content rating: Rated 12+ for the following:
- Languages: English
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Suicide Squad: Special Ops Review
Suicide Squad: Special Ops is a fast paced action game where players take control of a member of the Suicide Squad as they fight their way through hordes of enemies; there are three unique playable characters to play in this FPS survival game.
Players can control Harley Quinn, Deadshot or Diablo who each have their own weapon and playstyle. While this is a single player game, it features plenty of ways to share the gameplay experience with other gamers.
Suicide Squad: Special Ops is an FPS game from Warner Bros where players take control of a member of the popular DC created Suicide Squad; the game has been released as a movie tie-in and is loosely based on the movie. Most games created like this gain negative reviews and are seen as 'cash cows' but this game is poles apart from the stereotypical expectations.
The game is available for Android and iOS devices as a completely free to play the game without any in-game purchases.
The game features amazing graphics which makes this one of the best-looking games currently available on mobile devices; free to play games aren't known for having graphics of this high quality, they are typically seen in purchasable games. It's surprising to see a game that looks so good without having any in-app purchases to cover the server costs or costs of creating the game.
It lacks menu's and a detailed UI which means the developer has been able to place their full attention on the in-game graphics. The UI and menu in the game is simple to understand while remaining well-designed and following the theme of the Suicide Squad movie.
Unfortunately, the game does lag and can freeze which may be quite distracting while playing the game and such lags may potentially result in the character getting killed.
Suicide Squad: Special Ops has 3 different playable characters which are all played in FPS; the three characters are from the DC Suicide Squad movie. Players can switch between Harley Quinn, Deadshot and Diablo who also wield different weapons and play styles.
Like with other games, it features a tutorial to teach players the gameplay mechanics for the game; the gameplay mechanics in this FPS game are restrained and the lack of variation can become monotonous. Despite this, each character is extremely varied and gamers can expect to be kept entertained by the different playstyles which can add hours of extra time to the game.
Deadshot is the first playable character introduced to the player with the tutorial; he uses a rifle to kill the enemies that appear and is the only character wit a gun as his main weapon. Harley uses a baseball bat as her main weapon and Diablo shoots fire from his hands for his main attack. Each character has a secondary weapon which can allow them to attack with melee or with a firearm. Switching between weapons is simple but it can drastically change the flow of battle.
While the weapon may change, players still attack in the exact same way; once an enemy enters the crosshair and is within range, the weapon will automatically attack that enemy. There is no special way to attack with melee weapons which can make switching to a melee weapon feel pointless at times. Each character also has a unique skill ability to attack with but the energy for this needs to be generated first by killing enemies.
The entire focus of the game is to survive against endless waves of enemies; as the player progresses through the different arenas, new and more difficult enemies will appear. Enemies come in various types in according to the weapon they use; some enemies will fight with axes and others will use firearms which deal more damage.
Players are alerted to where more difficult enemies are in the arena by a unique icon alert which tells the player where the enemy is and what type; this prevents axe-wielding enemies from sneaking up from behind and can save the player health points. It's possible to regain health, pick up ammo and upgrade weapons by locating the different pick-up points found around the city.
The game falls victim to the classic awkward control system seen in so many mobile games; action and FPS games especially struggle with this so it's not surprising that the controls are the weakest aspect of the game.
Players have two on-screen control sticks that need to be used at the same time; one control stick allows the player to move around the area while the other directs the camera and the weapon's crosshair. This can feel like having two left hands at the start of the game but with practice, this control method becomes significantly easier, it is also possible to move at a slower pace by pushing the control stick in the desired direction slowly.
While players can pause the game, it's not possible to pause in the middle of an attack wave which means the player needs to pause before the next wave of enemies; saving the game, however, isn't possible. The game automatically saves checkpoints if the app is left open while the player is away, this is handy for short gameplay breaks but isn't ideal for long periods away from the game. Saving the game long-term is not possible and closing the app will require the player to start the game again.
Replay Value 4,5/5
Suicide Squad: Special Ops has a lot of content in the game for players to complete; there are a large number of areas to defeat with various types of enemies in the game. While this is good for most players, the lack of a save feature makes playing the game tedious when returning to the game after several days.
Players looking for a hardcore game to dedicate themselves will need to keep looking; the lack of a save function makes this game more suited towards casual gamers looking for a game to play every so often.
The Bottom Line
Suicide Squad: Special Ops is a strong mobile FPS game where players fight to survive against waves of enemies across the city; the idea for the game is nothing unique but good games in this genre are rare for mobile platforms.
Players are able to select between three characters from the popular DC Suicide Squad franchise; while this provides players with several unique playstyles, it does mean that gamers have a limited number of playable characters to select from. The three characters in the game are in the movie but there are also many other characters in DC's Suicide Squad franchise.Collapse
Anyone looking for a good free to play FPS will find that Suicide Squad: Special Ops suits their needs with strong FPS gameplay; it does lack diversity in the gameplay which can make the game quite repetitive over time.
Pros : Unique playable characters;
Easy gameplay which becomes more difficult as the game progresses;
Responsive combat system with smooth graphics and animation.
Cons : Repetitive gameplay;
Heavy graphics can cause lag;
Limited number of playable characters.
Replay Value 4.5