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    Published: 2013-10-17, by Peter Warrior.

    A space shoot'em-up

    8.1
    • Great epic space opera atmosphere
    • Free to play (IAPs everywhere, though)
    • Instinctive and thrilling gameplay
    • It could have even more features and a deeper storyline

    "Red leader, standing by"

    This will be the easiest review today: download it, download it, download it right now.

    For those of you who have disobeyed me, well, let me tell that ARC might not be the best game ever, but heck, it's so fun, addictive and, at the same time, so familiar, that it would be a crime if you consider yourself a gamer and aren't downloading it. It's like a space version of Afterburner, or a mobile port of Star Fox, an old school shoot'em-up with a simple goal: have fun and beat alien arses (sounds more elegant in British, doesn't it?)

    This game has two faces indeed. The good one, with more than epic and spectacular boss battles in deep space at unsound speed; and the other, with in-app purchases and that awful interface asking for Facebook connect and so. Tolerable as long as you keep on mind that guys at Psyonix must do something for a living.

    Did you watch to the Last Starfighter? This is rather like it.

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    by Peter , Appszoom

    Oct 17, 2013

    Description

    TouchArcade - ***** (5 stars)
    "With a ton of content, smooth controls and visuals worth talking about, there's little to not enjoy about ARC Squadron. Do yourself a favor and give it a try."

    G4TV - Game of the Week

    Slide to Play
    "There are no two ways about this. Everyone needs to play Arc Squadron, and they need to play it now."

    Kotaku - Gaming App Of The Day
    "ARC Squadron is a delight."

    Digital Spy
    "In many ways Arc Squadron is a better sequel to Star Fox 64 than the official games that followed it, making it a must-have for mobile space combat fans."

    148Apps.com
    "Not very often does a newcomer impress, quite to the level that ARC Squadron has"

    Gamezebo
    "Gorgeous graphics, upbeat music, and fantastic level design"

    Modojo
    "You should definitely play and enjoy this impressively polished shooter"

    An evil race known as the Guardians is taking over the universe, ravaging planets, and killing all peaceful life forms. You are the galaxy's only hope for salvation. As an elite pilot serving in the ARC Squadron, you are tasked to take on the Guardians in head-to-head combat and bring down their empire.

    With simple one-touch controls, you can shoot, blast, and annihilate enemy forces to hunt down each of the nine Guardian lords and destroy them once and for all. The ultimate battle for the galaxy is nigh. Are you on board?

    * Stunning graphics, optimized for high resolution displays
    * Massive sixty level campaign
    * More than twenty unique environments
    * Fifteen challenge levels
    * Nine boss battles
    * Six upgradeable ships, with unlockable ship skins
    * Eight upgradeable weapons
    * Game Services leaderboards and achievements

    Users review

    from 13.332 reviews

    "Great"

    7.6