When I saw John Carmack show off Rage on the iPhone a few months back, I was rather excited. The promise of real console-like graphics were in our grasp. Then, the game finally came out and I was initially blown away, but then...
Rage HD on iPad is set in a post-apocalyptic future. Typical of these types of games where you play a contestant out to earn money by defeating mutants. The game is set in a first-person shooter (FPS) perspective, but it is on rails. This means the game "moves" for you and you are only allowed to maneuver the cursor on screen at any given time. This is okay, as the games visuals are amazing and this style of game worked really well for Doom Resurrection on iPhone.
DOOOOOOOOOM! [$9.99 - iTunes link] That's right, the mother of all Martian first person shooters (FPS) is in the App Store now:
-Advanced graphics engine designed from the ground up to take full advantage of the power found in Apple’s mobile devices
-Wield an arsenal of heavy-hitting weapons to defeat a variety of hideous monsters and bosses
-Innovative controls for fast-paced and accessible first-person action
-An all-new chapter of the DOOM saga that new players and long-time DOOM fans can enjoy
"We wanted to do something for the iPhone, but we just didn't have the scheduling or the resources available. I really regret not having something at launch. We have a title we want to develop exclusively for iPhone. I'm not announcing anything specifically, but it would be a graphical tour de force."