A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation is a violent, mature game that is entirely inappropriate for young players. The game features nonstop, realistic violence and glorifies kill shots. The language is harsh, and the plot line -- which shows battles in familiar places and talks about a nuclear explosion in Chicago -- is intense. The Gameloft Live! opt-in feature allows players to connect to strangers, including the ability to text chat online with others. This review is based on the iOS version of the app; the Android version may have differences in functionality.
Is it any good?
Gameloft's latest homage (or, if you prefer, blatant rip-off) of the Call of Duty series might lack originality, but it has some impressive gameplay. MODERN COMBAT 3 is definitely inappropriate for children, due to its realistic and frequent violence and overly harsh language, but adults who enjoy combat games set in the modern era will quickly embrace the game. The artwork is incredible -- detailed and vibrant -- and competes well with the most visually impressive apps. And the action is well-paced.
The single player mode is pretty straightforward -- walk, crouch, shoot, repeat. Fun, but not something you'll likely return to once you finish. The multiplayer mode, though, is very well done, with six maps and seven modes, supporting both online and local wi-fi. This gives the game legs and could keep it alive for some time. Even with its high price tag, this is a game that adult action fans will consider a bargain.