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  • Summary: In the wake of a nuclear disaster, the only chance to avoid global devastation is in the hands of the few elite soldiers who must track down and rescue the world’s leaders from a frighteningly familiar terrorist group.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Dec 14, 2012
    100
    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 5, 2012
    100
    Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour is the closest they've come yet to recreating a recent Call of Duty game on iOS.
  3. Dec 5, 2012
    90
    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.
  4. Dec 5, 2012
    80
    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.
  5. Dec 7, 2012
    80
    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.
  6. Feb 10, 2013
    75
    One of the most gorgeous games we've yet seen on mobile. [March 2013, p.93]
  7. Jan 27, 2013
    55
    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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Nov 17, 2013
    10
    I like this game because of the gameplay, weapons, and visuals. The graphics, it doesn't matter, because all mobile games are meant to be like that all the time. I really like first person shooters. Expand
  2. Jan 6, 2013
    10
    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 Expand
  3. Mar 17, 2013
    10
    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 Expand
  4. Dec 31, 2012
    8
    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. Expand
  5. Nov 17, 2013
    7
    Modern Combat 4 is fun, fluid and looks great considering it's a iPad/iPhone game. However the voice acting is not as good as MC3. The graphic look better. The Engine is 10x better then MC3. There is a problem it's about 1.7GB so it fills up everything REALLY quickly. The gameplay is fun and the cut sciences are full of action.
    I recommend this game.
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  6. Feb 9, 2013
    4
    Why? Why Gameloft thinks that every its project is obliged to become great? Obligated to obtain dozens of leading publications, the critically acclaimed players and critics from around the world to fit in golden letters in the history of mobile gaming, thousands of gold held in the office once the main innovator in the market? Enough. I am tired from year to year to watch one and the same. Tired of getting regular project that is not too much of some relevant and authoritative or too mobile media immediately gets the proud title of "Shooter of the Year." Tired of watching from the sidelines as the once beloved studio pumps out tons of money, and you become one of the most commercial companies in the industry. So it was with Modern Combat 3. And so, of course, happened to Modern Combat 4. Its gray. Absolutely. Nothing new, interesting, or anything that would move the industry forward. All that makes Gameloft last two years it raises its rating higher and higher. And, as a rule, this same rating not matching. Otherwise they would not have to destroy in an instant once terrific lineup NOVA, the third part of which was a kind of spit in the direction of "old school" fans of the company. Like, we have now learned how to properly make and we have thousands of hamsters. But for you, we certainly do not care. From the high tower. Undoubtedly, the copy-known gaming titles, spicing it all gorgeous graphics and lots of lag a tactic successful. But normally, when I can really something fit. First NOVA, as we know, just blew the world iOS-games, showing that for smartphones can make good shooters. And recently released MC2 and generally changed our understanding of the term "mobile FPS», still remains a classic mobile game history. In this case, the first, the second was arrogant parodies of famous franchise with older consoles. And then it all went wrong. Gameloft has decided to stop the progress and development of fully concentrating on profits. As a result, we have two years, two damn years we are getting games "for the hamster." Games that can be played by anyone, and it is in them, and annoying. Fully massive projects identified at the general public to any consumer who is willing to give up their hard-earned dollars, or even download game tracker, sending with developers and their work under the But that's another conversation. MC4 is not an exception. The same boring gameplay consisting of "go and shoot, but sometimes throw grenades." The same boring QTE instead even simple puzzles. The same linear and wacky plot, is not carrying in itself is nothing but hundreds of inspirational words. Something's going on, some characters and events, but none of this player is not interested. As always, any information about the player, his partner, and the general idea is to put it mildly, ridiculous and overwritten to the holes. But who needs a story when there SUCH graphics? The plot is for suckers. Who needs a plot? What a rip-off the public, of course, on the spot. Guess the first attempt, which was the latest victim of Gameloft? I do not know about you, but I have had the first scene, in which a group of flying over the ocean drones caused ironic laughter. But no, it's not what you think! In lohovskih drone of Black Ops II four blades, and MC4 only two, and it is much cooler, trust me! The same two, not four! In both! The only thing that frankly pleased a new physics engine Havok, familiar to many projects such as Assassin's Creed, Dead Space, Uncharted, Medal of Honor, Portal Only here in the new creation the French, as I understand it, Havok only affects the physics of bodies enemies. No crumbling walls or objects are, of course, we do not see. But the body is fair, fall nicely. Especially with the protrusions. What's that? Who's there screaming "multiplayer"? Oh yeah, right, I forgot about the amazing revolutionary multiplayer, different from that in MC3, NOVA and hundreds of MMO-shooter exactly nothing. Bravo. Really incredible. Now time to finish. In fact, the conclusions of the majority of readers have long since understood. MC4 once proves that miracles do not happen. Once the most innovative company in the gaming industry found itself in the money, flatly refusing to put your heart into your projects. Projects, completely devoid of originality and new ideas. What all can talk, that many of gamers still hang in the Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Shadow Vanguard, looking with disgust towards all new games Gameloft. Stuck in the game, which, incidentally, came just two years ago. And that, according to those standards, a breakthrough was not, but it was really good, "not ordinary", as they say, a game. And that is now rightly regarded as a classic on par with Modern Combat 2 and NOVA 2. And all the new forgotten. And very quickly. Expand
  7. Sep 17, 2013
    0
    Totally Pathetic, a stupid cod clone which is the exactly the same pathetic also, why does gameloft always think that, ohhh, our games are all the best in the world, I am serious, everytime you turn on the game there is a video insinuating that this game is the masterpiece of the century or what, also, there is nothing new, gameloft always simply make pathetic copy of console games, gamgstar, wasnt there gta? mc4, wasnt there cod, nova, wasnt there halo? Expand

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