Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation is simply put, amazing. It’s mind boggling that a game this detailed can run on a cell phone. Gameloft has a history of taking very popular games from larger platforms, and turning them into cell phone games like Order and Chaos. One thing is for sure, the games they create are nothing short of spectacular. Modern Combat 3 is no different, it is a cell phone version of Modern Warfare, the hit console game that involves not only campaign but online play. Shockingly enough so does this game. This game is a lot of fun. It’s a little tough to get used to at first, because incorporating all the different controls of a “modern” first person shooter is difficult. The controls are fairly seamless however, and the game offers a brief tutorial for the first level. There are obviously multiple reasons this game is doing quite well in the app store. If you are a Modern Warfare fan, this one is a must.
Modern Combat 3 Walkthrough / Guide
This guide is for beginners, if you bought this game knowing how to play first person shooters already, then then stop reading and skip to the next paragraph. If you haven’t played the First Person Shooter genre of game before, it is fairly difficult with a touch screen. I recommend putting the game settings on easy and when the game asks you if you want to play with the gyroscope, say NO. The game starts off showing you different pointers as you go along. Pay attention as they are going to help you learn to navigate the controls. You can pretty much touch the screen anywhere on the left side of your phone as a directional pad. This will move you back and forth and side to side. It will help you immensely if you learn to move sideways while shooting during online play. I would highly recommend playing some of the campaign levels prior to starting online play. If you really want to be discouraged, start online play first, and watch some teenager who plays on a regular basis ruin your day.
Graphics: Amazing. Although I already stated that, let me elaborate. The graphics are almost as amazing as the real game, on a smaller screen. The detail involved is extremely in depth, and the combat is intense. When I first played I was sure that there was no way the phone could keep up, but after closing a few other programs, this game ran seamlessly. What’s even more amazing, is that you can play it on your TV in 720P, the graphics are that good.
Sound/Music: Amazing. All the sounds are extremely similar to, you guessed it, Modern Warfare. I’m not sure how they pack so much game into such a small package.
Pros: Clean, finished, product.
Cons: Very few, but here goes nothing. Older generation of phones may have problems keeping up with this game. Simply close some of your open programs to free up some space for the game to run. Secondly, the tips during the beginning are a bit small. The developer is obviously trying to keep them small on purpose to let you see the gorgeous gameplay, but unfortunately you can barely read the text at the bottom of the screen, which makes navigating some of the controls a bit difficult.
Reviewed on: iPhone
Addiction level: High. This one tops the first person shooter list.
Developer: Gameloft S.A.