Why do we like to shoot at things? We shoot rubber bands, rolled up papers, spit wads, sticks, rocks, arrows, bb guns, and real guns. We love to aim at something and fire away. There is some instinctive hunger to eye a target, estimate the distance, prepare the shot, and release the projectile. The need transcends culture and is the basis for most sports; put the ball in the hoop, pitch over the plate, kick the ball in the goal, pass the ball to the target.
In its most current derivation, that need can be met on the screens of our phones and mobile devices. Games that challenge us in our ability to shoot targets, game or even people are insanely popular. We still can purchase a rifle legally, equip it with a powerful optic device, buy ammunition, find a range or go hunting, and shoot things to smithereens. We can also do many of the same things, albeit with much less sensory input, sitting comfortably on our couches. Right or wrong, you decide. Here are 5 Apps for iOs you should give a shot:
A supremely simple, yet darkly fascinating game that is best played on a newer Ipad. Vibrant graphics and as necessary scenery draw you into a very basic story with a simple purpose. Your job is to dust people from far away and as secretly as possible. The game provides a very singular and predictable storyline for you to operate in, yet the ever increasing challenges call for an intriguing use of guile in the reduction of staff and socialites. The graphics are just enough but not overly gory and the rifles and situations productive but challenging. Hitman Sniper is a game with a low initial entry cost, good short-term involvement, and long lasting appeal.
Deer Hunter et al
Glu games have a wide variety of shooter “freemium” games, see Deer Hunter. Most are based on the scenario of a first-person shooter, and you are given a basic amount of cash and helped to get started. Fundamentally these games are all the same. You accomplish missions that earn you just enough to keep moving forward, all the while being tempted to buy some part or bit that will “boost” your ability just enough. The games are good to look at, yet predictable. If you have one, you don’t need the rest. They tend to occupy your time obsessively for a short period, but the sameness of the missions eventually causes you to lose interest. But, hey, for a little while you can be blasting the tar out of deer, elk, bears, wolves, sheep, and pretty much anything on legs.
This is an insanely popular game with incredibly high reviews on the App store. An easy to follow tutorial sets you up to enter the first person shooter. Dark and hard to follow on an iPhone, the game comes alive on an iPad. A simple and fun multiplayer with lots of action and competition. Any time you log in, you can quickly enter the fray and in my case be summarily eliminated. You can play with friends, random matchups, or alone. You have free for alls, King of the hill, team deathmatch, or sacred goat game selections. All in all a great game.
These three app styles represent a sampling of the shooting style apps available. Additionally, there are thousands that offer more arcade style or that simplify either of these styles. Most can be had for the freemium level or at the dollar ninety-nine price point. So get loaded and fill that need to get shooting.