Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Dec 14, 2012
    Featuring graphics, sound, and gameplay that continue to push the envelope for mobile gaming, Modern Combat 4 is an engaging and immersive juggernaut that absolutely blows us away.
  2. Dec 6, 2012
    Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour may still fall short of its console brethren, but it still remains a predictably solid series for the iOS platform and one that only gets more gorgeous with each generation.
  3. Dec 5, 2012
    Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour is the closest they've come yet to recreating a recent Call of Duty game on iOS.
  4. 90
    The single-player campaign is completely generic, but multiplayer shines, and we can't help but be impressed with what Gamefly are able to squeeze out of the hardware. This is the kind of shooter we were hoping to see on Vita.
  5. Dec 5, 2012
    What Gameloft have created here is almost the complete package. It is truly AAA in scope and presentation. It's just a shame that it is still lacking decent AI routines for enemies and the voice acting it deserves. Of course, take things out of the campaign mode and into multiplayer, and MC4 really shines.
  6. Dec 6, 2012
    Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour is a solid FPS, with a blockbuster direction and stunning graphics. The touch controls work fine and are fully customizable, but they lack of an auto-fire option.
  7. Feb 14, 2013
    MC4 is a fun, action-packed FPS with some interesting gameplay elements. Some elements don’t really work as well, but they do make MC4 that little bit more interesting than your average run-of-the-mill FPS.
  8. Dec 19, 2012
    Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour is an important step for Gameloft's franchise. If you are truly in love with FPS and mobile playing does not scare you, you shouldn't miss it.
  9. Dec 7, 2012
    We have nothing but positive things to say about the spectacle. Having such a graphically-rich title on iPhone and iPad screens is remarkable. At the same time, and if we expect video games to grow up, publishers need to invest the same effort into the other components, especially when dealing with the fourth entry of a popular franchise.
  10. Dec 6, 2012
    The multiplayer is the real star here: there's a whole bevy of modes to check out with players form around the world.
  11. Dec 5, 2012
    While some may complain about the lack of significant improvements, I'm willing to be satisfied with the fact that Gameloft has taken a successful series and preserved the single player campaign with small changes and improvements to an otherwise well-done formula.
  12. Dec 6, 2012
    Modern Combat 4 might be a small step backwards but it's still an impressive, action-packed adventure. At its best, the game offers up real moments of intense gunplay.
  13. Feb 10, 2013
    One of the most gorgeous games we've yet seen on mobile. [March 2013, p.93]
  14. Jan 7, 2013
    Modern Combat 4 is another good production for Gameloft that will surely convince the tablet and smartphone owners who do not identify sharply in the category of gamer.
  15. Dec 6, 2012
    Occasionally messy, often offensive, but sometimes brilliant, Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour is a blend of entertainment and frustration unlike anything else.
  16. Dec 12, 2012
    Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour is a really cheap alternative to the real Call of Dutys, but don't expect the same amount of content and polish.
  17. Jan 27, 2013
    Despite improved graphics and Havok-powered physics, Zero Hour is nowhere near as spectacular as Modern Combat 3. Scripted on-rails sequences where you control drones is the only thing that breaks 4 hours of monotonous shooting at numb-brained enemies.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Mar 17, 2013
    modern combat 4 is the best shooter i played on smartphone.for me it was better from n.o.v.a 3 and n.o.v.a 3 was realy good.this game have some of the best graphics for smartphone games.the story is damm good and the multiplayer is awsome.just buy it Full Review »
  2. Jan 6, 2013
    awesom. I love it . Multiplayer is awesome and the graphics are great and it is fun game.definitly a buy for mc ers. The story is ok though it is not as long as mc3 Full Review »
  3. Dec 31, 2012
    For a moment thought that i was playing on the computer. Pretty good graphics, nice story. And multipayer is quite good(i haven't play so much multi). Sometimes the game crashes but Gameloft the gradually improving. Full Review »