Eliminate Pro: iPhone/iPod Touch’s first free online FPS
Do you want a free online FPS game (Halo 3, Call of Duty 4) for your iPhone/iPod Touch? Eliminate Pro heard your call. While Eliminate Pro isn’t as complex and detailed as Halo 3 or Call of Duty 4 (it’s running on an mp3 player for crying out loud), it is the first of its kind to provide “multiplayer first-person combat against real players from around the world.” The best part of it all is this game is FREE. It was number 1 in the app store a while ago (now #2 as of this writing).
It is a fast paced FPS played over Wi-Fi or 3G networks. The general gist is you do well in matches, you earn credits. You can use these credits to buy/upgrade weapons/armor. The game comes with 5 maps. Since it’s online, you will need a Plus+ account (free), which gives you access to a friends list, awards, and leader boards (just like the xbox counterparts). The controls are pretty good (so far), pretty intuitive, and you can even change sensitivity or turn on/off auto fire and other settings that can increase playability. Play with your friends anytime, anywhere and it fits in your pocket. With online FPS gaming really popular today and this is the first of it’s kind on the iPhone/iPod Touch, this game is definitely worth the download if you are a fan of FPS or just want a good game for your mp3 player. Since I’m fairly new to this game (downloaded it yesterday), I am going to play it for a while and then maybe add another article (a review or a strategy guide for this game) on Eliminate Pro.
Also you may be wondering how many people are playing at the moment. A factor in the success of any online multiplayer game is the size of the community. More people playing, more people to showcase your skills, right? As of this writing 2838 players online and 383 games in progress. Not bad. Now if they can only add a capture the flag, ball, etc. game types, matchmaking playlists, 5 or more new maps, and voice communication then you have yourself a winner. I’ll gladly pay for a version that has these capabilities.
Here is the free download to the game: Eliminate Pro.
iPhone 3G or better
iPod Touch 2nd generation or better
*Not recommended for 1st generation iPhone/iPod touch
*Network connection required
Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later