Modern Combat 5 Review (OnePlus One): Game of the Year for Sure, Perfect FPS for Mobile (Video)

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  • 31 Jul 2014
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  • Modern Combat 5 is easily the most anticipated game of the year for mobile and tablet and the hype was well deserved. It’s truly a hit and it deserves every good word said about it. Modern Combat 5 Blackout comes from Gameloft Bucharest and it’s priced at $7. We played it on the OnePlus One’s 5.5 inch screen.

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    This FPS debuted on July 23rd on Android, one day ahead of schedule and it does offer the occasional crash, but that has greatly improved over the past few days. Gameloft takes you to Venice, San Marco square, Tokyo and several other locations during your missions and you alternate between Single Player, Multiplayer and Spec Ops. You’re basically forced to try all 3 of these modes in each chapter, so you won’t miss any of the fun activities.

    You play as Phoenix, your typical action hero who has to storm through various locations all over the globe and fight bad guys. The story goes like this: there’s a Blackout in Tokyo and a terrorist organization is taking advantage of that. There are 4 character classes you can use: heavy (shotgun plus heavy armor), assault (big bad machine guns, medium armor), sniper and recon (light on the armor and weapons).

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    You can also add attachments to each weapon and unlock new guns and attachments as you play. The multiplayer includes classic modes like VIP, Free for All, Squad Battle, Capture the Flag and Team Battle, with the gameplay being very fast paced. The graphics in MC5 are superb, with dynamic lighting, nice shadows, very nice architecture in Italy and bullet holes available as you shoot all over the place.

    Enemies’ limbs fly off, there’s blood splatter and even the vehicles’ movements look nice. There’s a console vibe here and we’ve also got quick action sequences, just like console games, where you swipe the screen or tap certain combinations to be part of a crazy cutscene. The multiplayer maps are large, dialog is well written and the story isn’t that bad. Spec Ops missions are mostly static and repetitive, but they’re quite difficult.

    Drones, all sorts of tiny robots and highest end technology, they’re all used in this modern warfare action. What’s not to like about Modern Combat 5? We give it a 10 out of 10 and it’s a must download here. Game of the year right here folks!

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