Reviewed by Jennifer – GEV.com
Whenever a known game gets a version for iPhone, we cant help but doubt if it will really stand up to the same quality and production values of the original. There have been a lot of games that have been ported to iPhone by different developers, but only few of these are actually good.
With Mass Effect: Infiltrator, the developers IronMonkey have once again proven that iPhone can be a good platform for known games. The developers were responsible for Dead Space edition for the iPhone and now they are back to bring Bioware’s epic Mass Effect series to iPhone. I have finally completed the game and here is its review.
Unlike Mass Effect Galaxy which appeared on the iPhone in 2009, Mass Effect: Infiltrator is a much better game. IronMonkey has been successful in pulling up the gameplay mechanics of the original game and bringing them to the mobile platform.
The combat mechanics will be immediately familiar when you start playing the game. In this version, you play as Randall Ezno, an operative working for Cerberus. Just like the main game, he realizes that the Illusive Man is a dodgy person, so he decides to go against him and his team.
Unlike Mass Effect 3, Mass Effect: Infiltrator has a very linear and non interesting plot. You will never get to meet anyone from the main game; this is a spin off title based in the same universe. Instead of meeting Illusive Man, you will be fighting against someone called the Director. The game rarely focuses on the story and most of the time you’ll be fighting Cerberus goons.
Mass Effect: Infiltrator is controlled using both the touchscreen and the on screen analog controls. You move around using the touchscreen and aim with the analog controls. This perfectly blends the controls together to help you fight your way through the game. But I often came across some combat sequences where it became really hard for me to fight back my opponents using the standard controls.
Your biotic powers will add a lot of fun to the game, but mostly the combat is a little toned down version of the real game. I wouldn’t say that this is a bad game only that it doesn’t stand up to the original but if you compare it to other games available on the iPhone, this is definitely a try out.