Mass Effect Infiltrator

4/13/2012 5:10:45 PM

Description: Description: Mass Effect Infiltrator

Mass Effect 3 was one of the most anticipated games of 2012 and increasingly these days, no blockbuster game goes without its own blockbuster app. Mass Effect Infiltrator is the side story accompaniment to Mass Effect 3, deviating from the main plot and even the RPG elements that make the series so great.

It seems a risk considering the deep story and the RPG gameplay are the two major strengths Mass Effect has going for it. But as we know, lOS is not a console so Infiltrator strives to be a straight shooter surrounded by a simpler story. It’s not as deep an experience but it’s a very good mobile game.

Infiltrator is a third-person shooter where you take the role of Randall Ezno as he fights against Cerberus, an organization determined to protect humanity at all costs. However, it’s their methods that are highly questionable.

While most of the RPG elements are removed, Randall is still able to acquire new weapons, biotics, and other upgrades through in-game credits that can be accrued through searching safes, computers or at the end of each battle.

The combat system is a good one and players are rewarded using various methods to attack enemies while taking as little damage as possible and finishing the fight within a timeframe. At the end of the fight you receive a ranking and some shiny stars in three categories: style, time and health. The higher the ranking the more credits become available to you.

Combat is also made up by a cover system obviously derived from Mass Effect 3, as Randall will snap to take cover and you can swipe the screen to roll from point to point. Enemies within the attack range are indicated with a blue rectangle around their body and tapping this allows you to begin an attack. By adjusting the right side of the screen, you can tweak your aim and, once the enemy is defeated, you can chain attacks together with another enemy by tapping them as long as they are within range. As you unlock more weapons and biotics, chains can be put together in impressive styles.

You’ll find that as you defeat enemies, you’ll be able to collect intel that has been dropped on the map. This can be used by uploading to the Galaxy at War servers to assist the Alliance in the fight to free Earth or you can trade it in for credits to be used in-game with each piece of intel earning you 50 credits. Credits sound good, but it’s much better, uploaded to the servers to give you a better shot at surviving the final battle in the parent game, Mass Effect 3.

Infiltrator is a fantastic looking game, it sounds awesome and the implementation of intel to assist in Mass Effect 3 is genius. It’s a familiar Mass Effect experience but Infiltrator does a good job of providing something unique and separate, yet connected, to the blockbuster series. At the same time it’s a good take on the third-person shooter for iOS and although not as deep as what hardcore fans have come to expect from the franchise, Infiltrator is still a highly satisfying title.


4 stars

435 Ratings

Compatible with iPhone (3G5, 4 e 45), iPod touch (3rd e 4th generation) and iPad.

Requires 105 3.0 or later

Price: $6.99

Category: Games

Released: Mar 06, 2012

Version: 1.0.1

Size: 630 MB

Languages: English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish

Seller: Electronic Arts Inc.
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