Posted July 20, 2010 12:01pm


5 of 5 bars
  • PRICE: $2.99
  • SOUND: 5
  • CONTROL: 5
  • FUN: 5
  • VALUE: 5
SUMMARY: A smooth arena shooter for the iPhone

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Shooters have never been anything too special on the iPhone. Numerous companies have tried to make the genre work and a few came pretty close to offering a nice experience, but usually those games ended up getting deleted after a few hours due to poor online experience.

Archetype is a brand new shooter for the iPhone and iPod Touch that offers a full online shooter experience. The game is very similar to games like Quake or Unreal Tournament with its large arenas and preset weapon drops. One thing that makes this game stand out immensely is the amazing controls. The game plays extremely smooth and definitely gives the feeling of control. Another awesome feature is that it takes full advantage of the iPhone 4’s display which makes it look amazing.

Complete with an excellent menu system and online rankings, this game is addicting. It has a matchmaking system very similar to console shooters and definitely makes it feel much more like a team game. If there is one shooter you buy this season, check out Archetype. It has a great feel, plenty of multiplayer mayhem, and is offered for a decent price considering the experience you are getting. Check it out.