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Top 5 Third-Person Shooters on iPad

Best ways to shoot from the shoulder on iPad

The third-person shooter is one of the defining genres of the modern console era. Nothing screams big-budget, high-definition, couch-based entertainment like a stunning over-the-shoulder action game.

And yet in recent years we've seen some phenomenal examples of this on the (relatively) tiddly iPad. It's a testament to how much power Apple has managed to cram into that 10-inch form factor, as well as to the excellent work of iOS game developers.

So, let's hunker down behind cover, take a breather, and consider the Top 5 third-person shooters on iPad.

Then, let's spring out and pop some caps in some asses.

Few believed that EA and its in-house developer IronMonkey would be able to match the cinematic majesty of console horror-shooter Dead Space on iPad, but do you know what? They did. Dead Space on iPad is claustrophobic, atmospheric, and a bit of a blast.
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One of two multiplayer-focused third-person shooters on this list, Trigger Fist manages to nail the essence of what makes online console shooters so compelling, without crippling the game through fiddly controls. The idea is to bomb around tight levels blasting human opponents - some of which have goats on their backs. You'll have to play it to see what we mean.
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Frontline Commando is a little deceptive. How come? Well, while it looks like a full-blown third-person shooter, it's actually more like an advanced shooting gallery. But, WHAT a shooting gallery. Blast away at gloriously rendered enemies while tapping to swap between cover.
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Madfinger's Shadowgun: Deadzone follows on from the original Shadowgun (itself a decent iPad third-person shoot-'em'up), but this time it comes with a multiplayer focus. It retains the first game's gorgeous Unreal Engine looks, while providing speedy deathmatch and zone control match-ups for up to 10 players.
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With EA wisely cutting the lengthy RPG elements from the console original in Mass Effect Infiltrator, you are presented with an impressive third-person shooter set in the same universe. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it's from the same team that produced Dead Space further up this list, and it nails this crossover with a similar degree of flair.
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