05
Feb
guns4hire

Against all odds, Rebellion's first title – Judge Dredd vs. Zombies – was actually a solid game. Its top-down shoot-em-up style is always a fun choice, and, let's be honest, it's hard to go wrong with zombies. So, take note game devs: if you have a good idea that's missing that special something, it's zombies. Just add zombies.

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But, back to Rebellion. These guys just released a new game to the Play Store called Guns 4 Hire, and while it doesn't have anything to do with zombies, there's no shortage of bullet-blasting action. Like Dredd vs. Zombies, Guns 4 Hire is a top-down shooter (stick with what works, ya know?) with guns, guns, and more guns. The gist is pretty simple: you're part of a band of mercenaries in charge of saving the world  from... bad guys. You can pretty much call it from there: shoot 'em, blast 'em, blow 'em up – whatever it takes. Just kill them.

Guns 4 Hire is a free to play game, but does include in-app purchases for those who don't mind spending a little real-world money to get some in-game advantages. If that doesn't bother you too much, you'll find all that merc action by hitting the widget below.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • defred34

    Just a warning. I like the style, concept and graphics...but the in-apps here go too far, which is a shame really for the game seems REALLY good. Don't bother. Honest advice.

    • HopelesslyFaithful

      is it like Blood and glory or every other game? If it is like every other game than there is nothing to complain about. I suck at games but i still find all android games fairly easy to beat without IGPs...blood in glory was a pain...had to grind forever and get every counter perfect but somehow i got really good lol. As long as games are not ahrd like in the 90s i am good...mario commander keen and so on....so stinkin hard! Tried playing that on steam and was a epic fail at that game.

      • http://tablified.com Ayman Suleiman

        People just like to bitch when they see IAPs in games. I've never had to actually purchase anything (aside from the game itself) to play any game I've downloaded. IAPs never bothered me.

        • HopelesslyFaithful

          i know and people give me shit for constantly calling them out for bitching -_-

        • defred34

          Did you even read what I said? There are games that do IAP/freemium right (Wind Up Knight, Rise of Blobs, Major Mayhem & Megatroid among others) but this one is the devious kind of IAPs. Anyway, each to his own. I was merely sounding the alarm bells that the IAPs here are not to facilitate progress...they are rather very much abused by the devs.

          • HopelesslyFaithful

            he was saying in general BTW (at least thats how i see it). He was not directly saying it to you. But you seem to be far about your view of IAPs...at least on how you talk. I haven't played the game though. I do agree if the game was bought it should not have IAPs but whatever. It is hard to give games shit when they go for 1 dollar or so. Though i can still get mainstream desktop games from 1-5 bucks after two years so it is hard to say

      • defred34

        Yeah closer to Blood and Glory. Unfairly abused and all odds are stacked against you. It is in no way "difficult" dude...the right word is "unfair". You want difficult premium mobile games, go download Polara and Super Hexagon!!!

  • Quik

    Can anyone tell me are these permissions normal look a bit much for a game....

    READ PHONE STATUS AND IDENTITY
    Allows the app to access the phone features of the device. This permission allows the app to determine the phone number and device IDs, whether a call is active, and the remote number connected by a call.
    SYSTEM TOOLS
    RUN AT STARTUP
    Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the tablet and allow the app to slow down the overall tablet by always running. Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.
    SEND STICKY BROADCAST
    Allows the app to send sticky broadcasts, which remain after the broadcast ends. Excessive use may make the tablet slow or unstable by causing it to use too much memory. Allows the app to send sticky broadcasts, which remain after the broadcast ends. Excessive use may make the phone slow or unstable by causing it to use too much memory.
    DEFAULT
    TEST ACCESS TO PROTECTED STORAGE TEST ACCESS TO PROTECTED STORAGE
    Allows the app to test a permission for USB storage that will be available on future devices. Allows the app to test a permission for the SD card that will be available on future devices.

    Why do they need all this?

    • defred34

      Ever heard of data mining my friend? Get yourself LuckyPatcher and remove all of these permissions. Show 'em who's the boss.

      • froze

        lucky patcher can do that ?
        wow I learn something new here

        too bad I'm not rooted :(

        • defred34

          Yeap. I personally use it to remove the permission which allows apps/games to start at bootup. Really hate it when games in particular do that.

      • HopelesslyFaithful

        news to me thanks! Second what froze said! Learn something new everyday!

        Now if my evo3d would just root -_-

        I'll just wait til i get a new phone and start over and get one that isn't a nightmare with support.

      • flosserelli

        Thanks for the tip :)

    • Pallav

      Also,
      YOUR LOCATION
      APPROXIMATE LOCATION (NETWORK-BASED)
      Allows the app to get your approximate location. This location is derived by location services using network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to your device for the app to use them. Apps may use this to determine approximately where you are.

  • http://www.twitter.com/Genjinaro Genjinaro

    I like this game, I have it on my Windows 8 HP TM2. The faster you get through the mission, the more money/diamonds you'll get for equipment for your squad, I doubt you'll ever need to buy anything with real $$.

  • Misha

    could anyone help me out with installing the game 'Guns 4 Hire" in tabs.iv downloaded both the game apps and the data packet in my pc.