Shooting Showdown 2
This iOS and Android game misses the mark.
Mobile fans love shooting games, be it blasting paper targets, zombies or mafia hit men. Shooting Showdown 2 tries to out-gun the pack and become the best marksmen of the bunch.
Shooting Showdown 2 gives you the experience of being out on the shooting range without having to leave the comfort of your home. It uses a gyroscope, as you move your phone up and down to aim your weapon. There are a lot of different targets and levels for you to choose from with differing objectives in each stage, which helps increase the appeal.
The game lets you practice by yourself or with a buddy using friend codes. If you don't have any friends around, you can instantly match up with an opponent. This means you can constantly play with different people and test your skills.
On top of that, there are a bunch of different weapons for you to purchase. All the guns can be upgraded to increase their ammo capacity and rate of fire. The different weapons give you many ways to play, as you test all the pistols and rifles to see which suit your tastes.
Some of the levels have different objectives, like shoot a toy car faster than your opponent to get it across the finish line, but most are the same thing, but with different items (balloons instead of cars, for example).
You receive gold bars for each game you play, even practicing. The weapons are fairly expensive, though. You need to grind a lot to be able to purchase the weapons and upgrade them to become competitive online. Naturally, there are in-app purchases to buy more gold.
Shooting Showdown 2 has a very solid system in place. The gyroscope controls work well, but it can be very repetitive at times. It helps if you play with friends, but the game still becomes dull after a few play throughs.