The Drowning iOS

Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 19
  2. Negative: 4 out of 19
  1. Aug 7, 2013
    80
    While other mobile FPS games might still be drowning in a sea of shoddy touchscreen controls, The Drowning offers just enough moments of ingenuity and potential insights to these traditional issues that gamers will always be able to keep coming up for refreshing breaths of air.
  2. Aug 2, 2013
    80
    While The Drowning could've used more variety - and maybe even a multiplayer mode to keep things interesting - it sets a benchmark for mobile first-person shooters.
User Score
5.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 3
  2. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. Nov 13, 2014
    4
    I wanted to like this game so much more than I actually did — it looked good, had good atmosphere and I really loved that the developer wasI wanted to like this game so much more than I actually did — it looked good, had good atmosphere and I really loved that the developer was taking a risk by re-thinking and re-imagining shooter controls for a touch interface. I'd forgive relatively shallow shooter gameplay for that last point. But I can't forgive forcing a business model that is so disrespectful for gamers. This should have been a premium title, not another micro-transaction filled game designed only to separate gamers from their money. Full Review »
  2. Oct 26, 2013
    5
    Not a bad game, it looks good (gotta say that).
    But damn am I annoyed with the freemium model it tries to push so hard on you.
    That's a
    Not a bad game, it looks good (gotta say that).
    But damn am I annoyed with the freemium model it tries to push so hard on you.
    That's a shame, it could be quite decent if it had a premium price point attached!
    Full Review »
  3. Aug 16, 2013
    1
    What a let down the game is the same as all the other IOS games. It just wants your money and won't stop until it gets it from you (you needWhat a let down the game is the same as all the other IOS games. It just wants your money and won't stop until it gets it from you (you need to get gas but the only way is to buy it). The plot and graphics are decent but it's just a mask for this money steeling game. In conclusion buy a game that you pay for once. Full Review »