Silent Ops by Gameloft
Silent Ops is a fun third person shooter that resembles James Bond, 24’s Jack Bauer and Splinter Cell. It captures action-stealth on iOS at its best.
In Silent Ops you play as a spy’s from the secret organization Ubiquity which is try to stop a terrorist group, Patriarch, from releasing a virus that would annihilate the human population.
The first cut scene is great, not only does it get you into the game but its graphics are also amazing. I enjoyed the different environments in each level. Having three different main playable characters kept the game interesting. I would have liked more depth to the three main characters. I liked that even though we don’t get to play as the main villain character, it feels like we do get to know him via cut scenes. I would like to have seen more background on the female villain Natalia.
The game play was good even though limited by the number of weapons and abilities you can use. The “run and hide” behind an object and shoot aspect was entertaining. I would’ve liked to been able to use more than two weapons during the regular game play however, I understand that as a silent op you probably don’t need that many weapons to kill or disable an enemy. The time when we got to use Snapshot was good. I enjoyed using the gun with the silencer; it brought the stealth theme alive. I would have liked stealth to have been involved more since it is an action-stealth game. Another area that could use some improvement is the responsiveness of the enemy soldier. More than one type of soldier would have been good to increase difficulty.
Multiplayer is fun. It feels very much like the single player mode except with smarter and more responsive player/soldiers per say. I liked the layout of the multiplayer maps. Multiplayer does get ruined when someone who purchased the “Golden Gun with Ammo” enters the match because then he is able to kill you with one-shot. The Golden Gun doesn’t work out as great as It seems because that person kills many players just to have them go back to the same position where they died in the first place which then becomes a never ending cycle in which you can’t kill the player with the Golden Gun causing some player to leave the match.
The “Shop” (in-app purchases) within the game could have been better if it included new weapons. I don’t think what is currently is available to purchase is going to attract many people.
Overall I did enjoy Silent Ops. The movie sequences and secret agent (action-stealth) theme make the game worth your time. I do recommend this game to everybody.
My Rating of Silent Ops: 3/5
To The Point: Silent Ops is a good game with room for improvement.
Pro’s: Fantastic cut scenes, action-stealth sequences, varied game play and many environments.
Con’s: Repetitive NPC (soldier) action and “Golden Gun with Ammo”.
Reviewed on a iPod Touch (iOS version 4.3.5)
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