Available On: Android
Download: Google Play
If you didn’t think there were really any great games on Android, you obviously haven’t checked out Predators just yet. If you haven’t heard of the game, it was created by Angry Mob Games, the guys who developed Guerrilla Bob and Muffin Knight, both of which are great games. Predators is one of the most fun and coolest games I have ever played on the Android platform. While it does have its own shortcomings, a lot of the game is very well designed and is just an overall fun game. There’s a lot of depth to the combat, and the graphics look stunningly amazing, but not as amazing as you would find in Horn or The Dark Knight Rises.
Predators is optimized for both Tegra and Xperia Play devices, which will obviously make the game a bit more smooth than it would be on a regular device.
Now, the gameplay is fantastic. Although, you are going to need a little bit of patience when playing, as some attacks are going to require that you wait for the exact perfect timing. It’s not a bad thing, but can be a little frustrating for people who want to get right in the middle of action. Predators has a lot of stealth aspects to it, so you’ll find yourself waiting to strike certain targets instead of jumping right in the middle of things. It is important to note that the stealth aspects of Predators are well implemented, so you shouldn’t have to struggle with lackluster features.
One of the best things about Predators is how well done the sounds were. While a lot of this depends on the speakers in your tablet/smartphone, the overall clarity of the sounds were really well done. I did notice that it sounded a little flaky on the smartphone compared to the tablet, but it was barely noticeable.
The gameplay is extremely fun, but also extremely gruesome. That’s not a bad thing per-say, but something important to note in case you’re looking to let a child play the game or even someone that is sensitive to that type of stuff. If you’ve ever played Hitman: Blood Money or Assassin’s Creed, you’ll notice a lot of similarities to that in Predators. While the combat itself isn’t exactly unique, it is still fun to play. Although, I do wish that they would have taken a different approach to it. Games that have essentially identical combat features get pretty dull fast.
Overall Predators is a great game. Although it does cost $2.99, it is entirely worth it if you are a huge gamer on the Android platform. I doubt this game is something that a lot of people are going to be playing addictevely, but you will get a few good hours of gameplay out of this game before becoming bored with it. It’s definitely not one of those lasting games, unfortunately.
I recommend picking this title up if you have $2.99 to spend on an Android game.