SHADOWGUN: DeadZone

SHADOWGUN: DeadZone 2.1.1

Above average free First Person Shooter

There are tons of First Person Shooter (FPS) games now available on Mac but SHADOWGUN: Deadzone is one of the better free offerings. Although like many games, it's enhanced by In-App purchases, the free version is good enough to keep you coming back for more. View full description

PROS

  • Good for a free FPS game
  • Decent graphics and sound
  • Fun to see where you rank on global leaderboard
  • Death Match and Zone Control mode

CONS

  • Many features require Premium upgrade
  • Death Match scenarios get a bit boring

Is it a long game?

Very good
8

There are tons of First Person Shooter (FPS) games now available on Mac but SHADOWGUN: Deadzone is one of the better free offerings. Although like many games, it's enhanced by In-App purchases, the free version is good enough to keep you coming back for more.

Death-match and Zone Control modes

There's a tutorial at the beginning of the game which gives you the basic controls - i.e. WASD to move around and use the mouse button to shoot. Press R to reload. You can select to join an online game and you will be "Spawned" into a World within less than 5-10 seconds.

In Death-match mode, it's just a simple case of shoot-to-kill or be killed. Depending on how many you kill in 5 minutes, you will be ranked in the SHADOWGUN: DeadZone leaderboard. At first, you'll get shot to bits very quickly unless you're a natural at FPS games. However, once you've got the hang of hiding behind things and blowing other online opponents away, the game becomes quite addictive. The weapons you have are very limited.

There is one grenade if you need it but annoyingly you can only upgrade weapons by upgrading to the Premium version. You can buy Gold via a Casino - you basically play on a one-armed bandit machine and depending on what you win, you can increase weaponry by adding real cash to your winnings and purchasing weaponry online. Zone Control mode sees you and a team protect your zone from enemy invasion but isn't as fun as Death-Match.

Decent graphics, sound and soundtrack

The overall sound effects and graphics in SHADOWGUN: DeadZone are pretty good considering it is free to play. The movement of players is realistic although the Death Match scenario gets a bit boring after a while - it would be nice to see more battlegrounds added.

A good introduction to FPS games

Overall, SHADOWGUN: DeadZone is a respectable FPS for Mac that will appeal to anyone that's played Halo or those that want a simple FPS game.

SHADOWGUN: DeadZone

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SHADOWGUN: DeadZone 2.1.1

— User reviews — about SHADOWGUN: DeadZone

  • firdaus.farhanao

    by firdaus.farhanao

    "cool and bored"

    cool game but,when play DM is bored.BTW, can u make more map?. More.

    reviewed on October 16, 2014