Very much like old classics like Operation Wolf and Time Crisis, Lawless belongs to the shooter-on-rails-genre, in which you have to tap on an enemy to shoot him down (no, no bulky guns sold separately yet). When you're not shooting, you're reloading behind some cover.
This game is backed up by two main pillars: first, it has state-of-the-art graphics, supported by smooth animations and pretty artwork. Secondly, its gameplay is violently easy to learn (it might well be compared to a sophisticated bug-smasher game), but the overall result is challenging and thrilling. Stages last roughly for a minute (add to the list of things we like of native mobile games) and social options not only are smartly integrated so they bother as much as you want or need, but also are reflected on screen, so if you call your buddy for help or hire an ally, he or she will be shown next to you and helping you the best they can.
In addition, the freemium formula isn't annoying at all, as the feeling is that you can endlessly play for free. Meanwhile, destructible and blow-off-able scenery, plus some innocent civilians panicking and running away can keep you entertained for days as you spread your realm of chaos all over the city and forge a name as the most wanted criminal ever from the safety of your chest-high couch.
We may only ask for some kind of storyline, because as far as we know it's all about a series of quests without any connecting thread among them. A wifi multiplayer would be awesome, too.
Absolutely recommended, one of the most fun games this year 2013 we're about to say goodbye.
by Peter , Appszoom
Dec 09, 2013