12 Best FPS Games for iPhone & iPad

First-person shooting games are usually high-octane titles that are fast-paced, action-packed, and full of violence. This is the type of game that makes you in the zone in order to avoid getting shot in the head or losing a battle because you miss a shot. Think of games that make you cuss or just throw some random offensive words at your smartphone.

On major gaming consoles, these games could be Call of Duty, Counter-Strike, Overwatch, Destiny, and many more. But on your iPhone, there are actually some pretty good titles available on the App Store that will give you the same experience. Whether you’re looking for massive explosions, crisp shooting graphics, or any acts of violence right in the palm of your hands, your options are endless.

We’ve listed some of the best shooting games for your iPhone. Have a look below:

1. Sniper 3D: Assassin

Price: Free [Download]

Sniper 3D: Assassin is one of the top-rated first-person shooters on the App Store. The game mechanics are addictive in every sense of the word, plus the beautiful 3D graphics and cool animations. In this game, your goal is to help the authorities purge cities from terrorists and fight the global war against crime in over 100 missions. You can choose your weapon to take down robots, zombies, and your enemies.

But as stellar as this game could be, Sniper 3D: Assassin has been the subject of criticisms recently among long-time users. The developers have found ridiculous ways to cash in on it. For instance, ads appear here and there more often as you’d like them to be. Additionally, the cost in diamonds to get good guns is pretty crazy, that you really need to buy diamonds if you want to get at least one of them because there’s no other rational way to acquire it. You don’t want watching hundreds of video ads to earn diamonds, do you? Overall, Sniper 3D: Assassin is a great game, but it’s just becoming a money pit now.


2. Modern Combat 5: Blackout

Price: Free [Download]

After the massive success of its previous installments, Modern Combat 5: Blackout continues the winning streak for Gameloft as it’s one of the best first-person shooters the App Store has to offer. Whether you want to embark on a solo mission or team up with friends, there are 9 customizable classes for you to choose from according to your playstyle. Whether you want to engage in raids or watch other players in battle, you have more options than you think.

Just as any other first-person shooters played on mobile devices, precision in aiming in Modern Combat 5: Blackout can be a huge disappointment. It’s also one of a few games that have truly unlockable content without being blocked by a paywall. Overall, Modern Combat 5: Blackout is a pretty fantastic game.


3. Sniper Shooter

Price: Free [Download]

Sniper Shooter is a fun yet very challenging first-person shooter where a stick figures are the characters. Because it’s cartoonish, Sniper Shooter has been suggested safe for children to play. However, kids need the supervision of the parents since the game still has frequent intense realistic violence. For instance, shooting in the head and splattering blood might make an impression to the kids that it’s not something serious.

Your goal in the game is to shoot and kill the bad guys. You have tons of missions in 13 chapters to fulfill for you to become the master hitman. Play mini sniper puzzles to hone your shooting skills.


4. Pixel Gun 3D: Battle Royale

Price: Free [Download]

Pixel Gun 3D is another game based on the pixelated blocks inspired by Minecraft. It had been hovering around the top spot for paid apps but now available to download for free. With the retro pixel look, Pixel Gun 3D proves that not all FPS games need spectacular graphics to be fun.

The game comes with two modes: a single-player Survival Mode, where you must defend yourself against monsters by running around and shooting them down; and the Multiplayer Mode, where you try to destroy other opponents and get to a set number of kills. The Multiplayer Mode is where most fun and exciting comes from. You can play both locally with your friends or globally over the Internet connection.

There are a ton of different weapons and additional ammo to choose from. You can purchase some special weapons in the store, or collect them while playing as they are placed randomly in different spots on the map. Old school FPS fans will definitely get a kick out of this game!


See also: Best Tower Defense Games for iPhone & iPad 


5. WarFriends

Price: Free [Download]

Fast-paced and action-packed, WarFriends is an army shooting game blended from mobile gaming past and present. The developer rolled multiple concepts into one game, from tower-defense, cover-shooting, upgradeable units, energy mechanics, and even card management. The result? A fun, addictive shooter with some really cool graphics.

It has a couple of interesting modes to choose from. Whether you’re playing in single-player or multiplayer mode, your primary goal in WarFriends is to win each battle and just level up. You need to build your own army to back you, from snipers and exo-mechanics to helicopters and tanks. Use a variety of weapons and upgrade them to help you in your battles, including pistols, sniper rifles, shotguns, anti-tank bazookas, darts, grenades, and more.


6. Sniper Fury

Price: Free [Download]

Sniper Fury, another first-person shooter developed by Gameloft, operates on the same concept with other games from the company. It is set in the future where global terrorism is at its height. As a sniper, you must safeguard public hot zones, shoot targets, secure allies, and survive waves of terrorists. Sniper Fury is lauded for its incredibly impressive 3D graphics that fare well with video games in major platforms. You can even take a look at your kills in slow motion with view on flying bullet.

There are over 130 missions to take on, set in various beautiful locations around the world, complete with rich atmospheric effects to make the experience more realistic. Get those sniper rifles, assault rifles, railguns, and more weapons, and customize them if you want. Join clans to engage in clan wars and meet other members.


7. N.O.V.A 3: Freedom Edition

Price: Free [Download]

N.O.V.A 3 is by far one of the most graphically appealing FPS games you can find for mobile devices. It’s an action-packed shooter game where you play the role of an army man who comes back to the planet and finds out that it is invaded by aliens. Seeing that, you have to kill all the enemies and save our planet by overcoming a wide range of missions.

The graphics and visual effects look so dope. And the sounds, including many tunes that will excite you while killing enemies, cannot be waved off as well. Apart from the extensive campaign mode, you also can play against players from all over the world in the multiplayer mode. The game allows you to select six different online modes with settings that support up to 12 players simultaneously. For those who love FPS games, this is the one you don’t want to miss.


8. Clear Vision 3

Price: Free [Download]

Clear Vision is an assassin game that is created by the stick figure concept. The graphic may seem simple, but it’s still one of the most addictive and engrossing shooting games ever. Depending on the client’s request, players have to destroy their target by using a sniper rifle. This game is not only about moving the scope into position and shoot quickly but players also have to take wind power and distance into account.

The minimal stick figure concept is always great, the animations are very clean. I have to say that Clear Vision 3 is a great addition to this fantastic series.


See also: 10 Best Two-Player Games for iPhone


9. Dead Trigger 2

Price: Free [Download]

The original zombie-shooting Dead Trigger became an instant hit that the developer, Madfinger Games, released the second installment immediately a year after. And Dead Trigger 2 didn’t disappoint either as both new and old players had the same rave for the sequel owing to its improvements. Among other new features in Dead Trigger 2, the coolest one that everyone has been talking about is the auto-firing.

Aiming at zombies will automatically shoot them, without you tapping controls or anything. This is set by default, so you can still switch to the normal shooting scheme if you want to. It has 33 unique environments, 50 types of weapons, and over 600 gameplay scenarios. Overall, Dead Trigger 2 is a huge upgrade; not to mention, it’s free to play.


10. Overkill 3

Price: Free [Download]

Overkill 3 is an action shooter game with the implementation of third-person shooter gameplay. Unlike other games in the same realm like Shadowngun, Respawnables, Overkill 3 doesn’t allow players to move freely. Each level in Overkill 3 involves sheltering behind some rubble, popping up to shoot enemies, reloading, and repeats until the mission is over.

Accomplishing more side objectives (like doing multiple headshots or kill a number of enemies in a row) will earn you more score, and more money & medal at the end of the game.


11. Into the Dead 2

Price: Free [Download]

For the most part, Into the Dead 2 is a simple level-based auto-runner with some progression to the gun gameplay. It’s your job to return home with your wife and daughter while being swarmed by zombies. You have to shoot zombies or simply dodge the ones who get in your way. Otherwise, you will be crunched and eaten alive.


12. Blitz Brigade

Price: Free [Download]

Blitz Brigade is a team-based first-person shooter that comes with cartoony visuals by Gameloft. It’s multiplayer only and players are matched up into games with a maximum of 6 v 6. You can choose two different types of game modes: Domination and Deathmatch. In Domination, you and your team have to keep control of territories, while Deathmatch requires teams to destroy the opponent to win.



Tons of quality shooting games are available on mobile platforms as oppose to what many say as cheap. Considering the limitations of a mobile device, these first-person shooting games are, in fact, the best out there.

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Great list right here. Thanks a lot!