A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Ease of Play
Controls straightforward but slightly laggy and occasionally unresponsive. Long tutorial. On a third-generation iPad, it took a very long time to load.
Violence & Scariness
Action fighting game with cartoon violence, missions to kill humanoid and alien animal enemies, explosions, and one-on-one duels. No real gore, and slugs as ammunition rather than bullets.
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Products & Purchases
As a freemium game, you'll find the usual options to watch video advertisements or pay real-world money for in-game currency. Losing all your health requires you to spend currency or watch advertisements to retry a mission, and the tutorial forces you to spend lots of coins before introducing you to the shop.
Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
Overall, this is a successful action game, but it's not as exciting or innovative as other options. The game's story is fleshed out enough to drive the missions, but it ultimately feels pretty shallow and a bit self-contradictory: Eli's fighting to keep the slugs from being weaponized, all while using weaponized slugs himself. Combat doesn't take much skill, which makes the game pretty accessible but doesn't give the same satisfaction as something more complex. The game's art and environments are well done, but everything feels a bit like we've seen it before. In short, it's solid enough and no doubt will delight fans of the series, but newcomers might get bored quickly.
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