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Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour For Android (Review)

modern-combat-4Available On: Android, iOS

Price: $6.99

Download: Google Play Store | iOS App Store

Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour is the sequel to its predecessor, Modern Combat 3 and was created by Gameloft. The game released about a month ago soon after its iOS release due to delays during the development for the Android version. The game costs $6.99 on both the Google Play Store and the iOS App Store.

Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour is essentially a dumbed down Call of Duty for mobile platforms. In fact, it is very similar in relation to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 in a lot of areas. Aside from that, it is your standard first-person shooter game. You have a variety of guns, you kill the terrorists and proceed to save the president. If you are looking for something new to play, Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour is something that you should more than likely skip over.

If you’ve ever played Call of Duty and own one of Power A’s MOGA controller’s, you will have an extremely easy time grasping the controls of Modern Combat 4. That could be proclaimed as a good thing, but the game is so identical to Call of Duty I often wonder why Gameloft hasn’t had a lawsuit on their hands yet. If you don’t know a MOGA controller or some sort of controller that will work with Modern Combat 4, you are in for quite an experience, as the touch controls are horrendous. The screen looks so cluttered it’s almost madness trying to control everything at once. Most of Gameloft’s games have a horrendous UI, which is why I’m so thankful various types of controller’s are around to fix the issue.

As for the graphics and visual aesthetics, the game is not near console quality graphics as many people — and the developers — have previously claimed. Character models and their textures look absolutely horrendous. Facial textures look even worse than the models themselves. Screenshots and videos released prior to the game actually made it look better than it actually was.

On a more positive note, the gameplay is fun. It’s definitely Call of Duty-esque and nothing unique, but it’s still a fun experience. The question is though, is it worth $6.99? No, not at all. It would be best to wait for Gameloft to run a sale (which they do quite often) and grab the game for $0.99. The game feels like a copy of Call of Duty, and some would argue that it is. The majority of the environments in Modern Combat 4 are identical to missions in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, specifically the Airport Massacre. While the same actions are not going on, the level design looks extremely similar.

If you have money to waste, by all means grab Modern Combat 4. It’s definitely an interesting game, but feels more like a money maker than anything, which is really disappointing, as Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour was a very anticipated title. If you don’t have money to waste, it’s best to wait until a sale surfaces. It’s not worth the $6.99 they are asking for.

Gameloft’s Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour Now Available On The Play Store

Update 2: It appears that Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour is now back up on the Play Store.

Update: It seems that Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour has been taken off of the Play Store due to download issues. A Gameloft spokesperson has said, “”Until the download conditions are back to normal we have decided to temporarily deactivate Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour from Google Play.”

We’ll make sure to let everyone know when the game is available again.

Thanks, Josh!

Original Article: If you remember a little while ago we reported that Gameloft’s first-person shooter, Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour, was delayed but was said that the game would release soon after its launch on iOS. Good news though folks, Gameloft has released the game on the Play Store making Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour the fourth installment in the Modern Combat franchise.

Gameloft has declared Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour to be “the most memorable action shooter ever.” While Call of Duty followers may highly disagree with the statement, Modern Combat 4 continues to stay true to their origins of terrorist-killing, but Gameloft has brought something new to the table as well. The game is powered by the Havok Engine, which Gameloft said produces some seamless ragdoll effects and more realism within the game world. One of the other new things that players will notice in Modern Combat 4 is that Gameloft has completely overhauled the multiplayer mode. There are now over 20,000 different arrangements for weapons along with a new ranking system integrated in the game. This will allow you to keep track of your progress.

You can grab Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour from the Play Store link below. It’ll cost consumers $6.99. I haven’t grabbed the game just yet. I kind of am holding back until I can get one of the MOGA controllers, as I’m really not a fan of controlling first-person shooters with touch controls. They tend to feel a bit clunky to me.

Have you downloaded the game yet? How do you like it thus far? Was it worth the delay?

Play Store

Modern Combat 4 To Release On iOS On December 6th, Android Counterpart Delayed

Modern Combat players will be ecstatic to hear that Gameloft has finally revealed when Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour would hit the Play Store. Sort of. Gameloft has plans to launch the first-person shooter, tomorrow, December 6th on iOS with plans to launch the Android version shortly after. This news comes from a spokesperson from Gameloft. Unfortunately, the spokersperson did not say what resulted in the Android version of the game getting a delay. Regardless of the delay though, it shouldn’t be too much longer of a wait before the game drops on the Play Store.

Players have been waiting for quite some time, and now we’ll finally be seeing the launch of the game shortly here. While the delayed launch for Android may be a bit disappointing, there is no doubt that Gameloft has a very good reason as to why the launch was delayed for the Android platform. We can guarantee that this does not have to deal with exclusivity, as Gameloft always launches their titles on both platforms simultaneously. Players who can’t wait for the game to launch can wet their appetite watching hand-to-hand combat, explosions and betrayal in the extended reveal trailer below.

I just got the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, and I’ll be excited to take this game for a spin on the monster when the game drops on the Play Store. Are you a mobile gamer? Have you stuck with the Modern Combat series up to Zero Hour now? Are you excited to finally see the game launch this month? Let us know in the comments below!