Android App Video Review: Contract Killer

May 23, 2011
Video Review

Contract Killer is another freemium app from developer Glu Games. It’s a pretty decent game with good graphics and gameplay in which you play as, what else, a contract killer. The game has you taking jobs from random contacts. After completing a hit, you have to wait for the contact to become available again.

You also have an energy meter which keeps your actions limited. I can’t stand games that make you wait to play them just to create a temptation to buy extra energy or money. Like other games from Glu, you can also download other apps to get credits in this one.

The gameplay puts you up on a sniper perch outside various locations. You are fixed to a limited view port of 180 degrees or so. You have to find your contract and take them out, hopefully in one shot. Should you fail to kill them in one shot, you will be swarmed by the target’s goons. Some missions have you kill the goons anyway. You can look through a scope, control the zoom, and steady your shots. The controls were difficult to get used to, and I missed pretty often. The buttons don’t seem to be as responsive as they should be.

The gameplay is adequate, but it’s nothing special. I couldn’t really get into it, but I’m sure there are tons of people out there who will love it. The soundtrack and art style of the menus and maps definitely set the tone and make you feel like some uber-assassin running around a city. It’s all pretty good for a totally free game. Check it out.

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Andrew Koziara

Andrew Koziara is a lifelong gamer and metal head. When he isn’t playing or reviewing games, he’s making them at Tribeca Flashpoint Academy. Check out his Twitter page here.

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