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5 of the Best Shooters on Android: Get your guns loaded

There are many types of shooter games out there, and because of the sheer volume of shooter games on Android, this list is limited to first and third person shooters. In no particular order, These are 5 of the best shooters on Android.

Guns of Boom

Guns of Boom is a surprisingly simple yet fun multiplayer first person shooter. Unlike traditional FPS titles, players don’t have control of their gun’s trigger in this game. As soon as you aim at your opponent, Guns of Boom’s autofire feature kicks in. That leaves players free to aim and move freely, creating a very intuitive control scheme. Aside from the use of autofire, this game plays very much like what you would expect a good first person shooter to play like. You have lots of guns, lots of customization options, and maps that have their own strategies. If you’re looking for a multiplayer mobile FPS, this is a good place to start. Here is a trailer for the game’s control points mode to give you a glimpse into the Guns of Boom experience:

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Coverfire is primarily a single player, on-rails third person shooter. You spend a large portion of the game sitting behind a wall waiting for the right time to pop up and take out your enemies. There are diversions mixed in, like sniper missions, boss fights, and missions where you take out your opponents with a rocket launcher. The missions are all short enough to play on the go, with many taking less than a minute to complete. But there’s enough content here to keep your interest, with guns, skills, and new characters to unlock. Coverfire’s single-player mode is thankfully playable offline. If you’re interested in Coverfire, check out this trailer:

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Dead Trigger 2

Madfinger Games has made some of the best shooters on Android, so it’s not easy to pick one for this list. Dead Trigger 2 may be an order title, but it’s still a great deal of zombie killing fun. Dead Trigger 2 has great controller support, above average graphics, lots of guns, and a lot of content. It may be bumped from this list by Madfinger Game’s next big hit, Shadowgun Legends, but for now it is absolutely one of the best mobile shooters. Not convinced? Check out a trailer from back in 2014:

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Hitman: Sniper

The lone paid game on this list, Hitman: Sniper, is definitely worth the price of admission. For a mere $0.99 (this game is perpetually 80% off), you get a ton on of cleverly designed levels to solve with your sniper rifle. Solve is the key word here, as this is as much of a puzzle game as it is a shooter. Your goal is to take out your targets, and to do that in the most spectacular fashion you may need to figure out the target’s routine, how to isolate them, and how to take out other targets without anyone noticing. While many of the best shooters on Android focus on quick reaction times, Hitman: Sniper focuses on planning and execution. Once you figure out what to do, completing a level in this game can be a wonderfully satisifing. Check out the Hitman: Sniper launch trailer below:

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N.O.V.A. Legacy

The first thing you might notice about the latest title in the N.O.V.A. is that it boasts a small install size. The graphics are only slightly better than what you might expect from a game of that size. Legacy delivers what you might expect from this Halo inspired franchise. The graphics are simple, the gameplay and AI aren’t fantastic but they’re far from bad, and there’s plenty of content to play through. The main reason this game is on a list of the best shooters on Android is the fact that it takes up almost no memory, runs well on lower-end devices, and the single player mode is playable offline. What makes it a game that just about anyone can pick up and play. If you have a newer device and storage space is not an issue, take a look at the other games on this list first. Check out this update trailer for a bit of taste of N.O.V.A. Legacy:

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