Shooter-type games – or in other words, shooting games – involve dynamics that in principle may not be very suitable for playing on mobile devices, since they require a high level of precision. Fortunately, the developers have managed to transfer the genre quite correctly, modifying the gameplay but maintaining the spectacular, fun and adrenaline typical of the action style.
In today’s post, we review some of the best first-person shooting games for Android (FPS), third-person shooters and, in short, all those titles where running out of resources is a sign of impending game over.
The 10 best shooting games for Android
To make this list a little more interesting we have omitted some well-known bombs more than enough from all over the world, such as Call of Duty Mobile, Fortnite, and PUBG, to make room for other shooters that are also very worthwhile and that the typical top rankings of the genre are not talked about as much.
SHADOWGUN LEGENDS – FPS PvP and Coop Shooting Game
Shadowgun Legends is one of the best shooting games for Android. It is a competitive PvP shooter that also offers cooperative multiplayer and a campaign mode with more than 200 missions where we must save humanity from an alien attack. The game is loaded with equipment, with over 600 weapons (pistols, assault rifles, machine guns, sniper rifles, rocket launchers, and more), 1000 pieces of armor, and a multitude of cosmetic items.
A title full of quality that has undoubtedly stood out from the crowd, and proof of this is that it is one of the winners of the 2019 Google Play Awards. Excellent graphics and particle system with the most successful animations that are close to what we could see on a desktop console, although that does require that we have a powerful smartphone that can move it.
Gods of Boom – Online PvP Action
Gods of Boom is a first-person shooter with a colorful and fun cartoon-like design that is visually reminiscent of Fortnite. This competitive online shooter for Android has a wide community of players, well-designed maps, a good variety of weapons and clear and customizable controls.
As for the game itself, it consists of 4-on-4 matches, with scenarios that allow both close-range combat and sniper attacks from afar. Many people complain that at a certain point the game becomes a pay to win, although up to level 30 or so the title offers a fairly balanced experience. In any case, one of the best shooters we can try for Android in 2020.
Ailment is a game with pixel-art graphics that travels halfway between the shooter and the RPG games in Android. Here we will have to explore the maps to collect ammunition, weapons, and objects, and incidentally defeat our enemies in quite intense action battles.
We are facing a most enjoyable title, both for its refined controls (something essential in this type of game) and its mechanics. Also, it includes a good number of Easter eggs, a good soundtrack with ambient music and a well-worked science-fiction story.
First-person shooter (FPS) game with cyberpunk aesthetics where we must save humanity from the dark mechanoids that have taken control of our space base. We are facing a shooter with a wide variety of powerful weapons, each with its own abilities and gameplay that resembles classic Doom-like FPS.
Neon Shadow offers compatibility with MOGA, HID and Nvidia Shield controllers. Its features include the possibility of playing in local multiplayer mode, with the screen divided into 2 (perfect for Android tablets). It also includes online multiplayer.
Critical Ops: Multiplayer FPS
One of the best first-person shooters for Android, with more than 50 million installations behind it and a million active daily players. Critical Ops offers 3 game modes: team deathmatches, bomb defusing, and a mode in which we change weapons each time we eliminate an opponent.
The game is free, and although it includes in-game purchases (microtransactions) the developers have promised that it will never become a pay-to-win. A title is reminiscent of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Counter-Strike, with very good graphics and controls to match.
Dead Effect 2
The successor to Dead Effect is a sci-fi space shooter with RPG elements that give a layer of depth to the game that we don’t find in other similar titles. It has spectacular graphics to be a mobile game, with a lot of weapons to collect and a wide variety of enemies.
As an interesting point, mention that it has a campaign mode that lasts up to 20 hours of play (+10 extra hours of side missions), something that is not usually very common in mobile games, where the multiplayer predominates with an iron fist. It offers compatibility with gamepads and is optimized for the Nvidia Shield TV, so if you have one of these devices and you like shooters, you should definitely give it a try.
Battle Prime Online: Critical Shooter CS FPS PvP
This time we find a third-person shooting game. In Battle Prime, we will discover 8 Prime Agents that we will have to unlock and play with them, each with unique powers that give us certain advantages on the battlefield.
Although the game has a limited number of maps, they are quite large and help foster strategy and teamwork. Now, while the game is free, it requires a premium subscription to unlock more characters, and this is not exactly cheap. For a mobile game, it has some pretty spectacular graphics.
Gunstar Heroes Classic
We look back to go back to the 90s when Sega introduced this Gunstar Heroes for the Mega Drive, a side-scrolling shooter that has nothing to envy the Megaman and other shooting games and platforms of the time.
This shoot’em’up which has now received a free port for Android within the Sega Forever initiative, includes optimized graphics, touch control, local and multiplayer mode, support for gamepads and more. A whole classic.
CONTRACT KILLER: SNIPER
In Contract Killer, we put ourselves in the shoes of a master sniper hired to infiltrate and eliminate long-range targets. The game features campaign mode and over 250 missions, plus a diverse number of weapons ranging from assault rifles, knives, heavy artillery, and more.
It also has some very interesting visuals, such as slow-motion when we are going to give the final blow to an enemy, or the coverage system that allows us to jump from one object to another with ease. The game is free, although it includes in-app purchases, which unfortunately end up being necessary if we want to play at a competitive level. In any case, if the only thing we want is to have a good time, we are facing one of the most fun sniper shooters that we can find on Android.
Overkill 3 is a third-person shooter in which the game guides us through each level while we take care of aiming and shooting at everything that moves. Throughout each screen, we will be unlocking new weapons and accessories, as well as collecting stars that they give us for fulfilling certain objectives and that serve to unlock new missions.
Although the graphics are not stunning they are quite eye-catching and do their job very well. It also has a cooperative multiplayer mode so we can play games with friends and other players online. It is free and does not have many ads, which is appreciated.
And what do you say, which are your favorite shooters for Android?