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7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 22 Ratings

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  • Summary: Modern Combat 5: Blackout is an FPS game with 4 customizable classes that you can level up across single- and multiplayer.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Jul 27, 2014
    100
    Modern Combat 5: Blackout is an absolute must that sets the new standard for iOS gaming.
  2. Aug 8, 2014
    90
    You may keep looking at it as a mere Call of Duty rip-off, but truth is Modern Combat 5: Blackout is the absolute best FPS you can play on a mobile device right now.
  3. Aug 22, 2014
    85
    The game has wonderful graphics and an intuitive gameplay. In the app there are many missions and many game modes. There are no in-app purchases and the game requires a persistent internet connection. The controls are very simple and the game offers many hours of gameplay.
  4. Jul 24, 2014
    80
    A big explosion of guns, grunts, and buzz cuts. You know exactly what you're getting with Modern Combat 5: Blackout.
  5. Aug 1, 2014
    80
    A must have for action fans.
  6. Aug 6, 2014
    70
    Blackout is as linear as first-person shooters get, and the control method is poor to say the least, but as a casual title it provides surprisingly epic shooting action.
  7. Aug 27, 2014
    40
    Modern Combat 5 delivers a shocking blow right after you launch the campaign as it turns out to be a hack job. Instead of traditional levels peppered with checkpoints and scripted cinematics as in previous MC games, you’re treated to a poor man’s version of Dead Trigger.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 6 out of 11
  1. Jul 25, 2014
    10
    i am sorry i am dark vita 95 with my new account i was just jelous of modern combat 5 thats why i gave a bad review but when i played the game it was awsome Expand
  2. Jul 25, 2014
    10
    hey i konw darkvita and faisalktk they are my cousins and they are just jelous of modern combat 5 and faisal ktk even didnt write a review this game is awsome and darkvita is lying he did not buy this game nor faisalktk i did and its the best game i love it awsome graphics awsome story and its just awsome Expand
  3. Jul 25, 2014
    10
    great game great love it love itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt Expand
  4. Jul 25, 2014
    8
    An excellent fps for mobile. I was afraid that that modern combat 5 would be not able to live up to the hype.Boy was i wrong the graphics are absolutely stunning and are starting to resemble console graphics. Even though you have a been there done that moment you still have alot of fun with the campaign and spec ops missions. As for the multiplayer the game has been altered for a slower style of combat which i really appreciate but dislike at the same time.Having the game running on 30 fps is actually a great move for a mobile game since it is very hard to control the game but you will learn the controls after some time . The Best part of the game is the character customization. There are 4 classes which include Sniper, Assault, Heavy and Recon .Each class has its own benefits and negatives. Having the experience points distributed from single player and multiplayer was a move that i had been waiting for. The reason is in previous modern combat games i was disappointed with not receiving any money for beating the story . Another excellent feature is that the game has absolutely no inapp purchases which is very welcoming as mobile games have been turned into a addictive slot machine that relies on your frustration to triggering you to put your hands in your wallet. The only negatives i have about this game is that the game is always online. This was a terrible decision because mobile games are meant to be played offline and everywhere hence the word "mobile" games, another drawbacks are the frequent crashes and server disconnects. Once Gameloft rectifies this ; this will reach perfection Expand
  5. Jul 28, 2014
    3
    Let me first say - shame on the reviewers for letting this game slide because it's an IOS first person shooter. If this was a console game, it would have been 3'd, which is what I gave the score.

    I'm not much of a multiplayer guy but I usually enjoy the cheap but fun missions in the modern combat franzhize. Mondern Combat 3 and 4 having the best campaign. Mediocore but fun. I'd always undo auto aim and use the tilt feature on the iPad instead.

    Now we get to MC5 - this "game" gd joke. The story is stupid, that's to be expected, but the game play is one huge step backwards! There is really no coherent single player campaign, just a bunch of really short mini levels that feel like an arcade game. Half the playtime is taken up by annoying in game cut scenes. The AI is absolutely horrible, worst in the series! It was an enemy AI you would expect in a free online game. The second worst part about this game, besides the single player, is the fact that the dev's totally took out the tilt option in the game, which makes aiming more difficult since the button lay out forces you to misfire often. The graphics are average.

    DONT BUY THIS GAME!
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  6. Aug 17, 2014
    3
    If this was a console or PC game it would have gotten a 4. Which is the score I'm giving it. Shame on the reviewers for giving this game a pass. It's 2014, first person shooters on the iPad is no longer a spectacular concept like it was in 2009 or so. Now for the review

    CONS - a horrible, simplistic, and generic storyline to the point of hilarity coupled with bad and fragmented level designs, poor AI, brain dead characters. Always online required with each level having to be loaded which can take a while. You also have you complete tutorial like "black ops" missions that has nothing to do with the storyline whatsoever in order to advance. This is truly a backwards step for the already cheapened MC franchise.

    PROS - something to do.
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  7. Sep 11, 2014
    0
    Not even good. Don't waste your money. Play MC4/3. Horrible...so many people waiting for it. Took so long, I was simply expecting something decent. Sooooo didn't live up to expectations..... ;( Expand

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