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Pacific Rim comes to theaters tomorrow, and I'm already planning my route. Giant robots, Godzilla-style monsters, and a complete absence of Shia LaBeouf - what more could you want from a summer blockbuster? How about an official Android game... or two? The "full" Pacific Rim game comes from Reliance Games, a developer that tends to specialize in licensed titles. It's not to be confused with the other official game, which is more of an AR gimmick. Their current game library doesn't really inspire much confidence, but come on! Giant robots!

Unfortunately, the game takes the incredibly stale approach of copying Infinity Blade and Rage of the Gladiator, with swipes and taps replacing real fighting in a reaction-based environment. This seems to be the direction of pretty much every movie tie-in (or at least, every one that isn't an endless runner). At least there's plenty of content: 30 story missions and a survival mode, plus graphics that look pretty decent by mobile game standards.

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Mech fans will be glad to know that you can pilot five different Jaeger machines from the movie, with the typical upgrades and customizations tacked on. There's no mention of in-app purchases in the description, but it wouldn't surprise me if they were present, even in this $5 game. Maybe that AR version isn't looking so bad after all.

P.S. The kick-ass Pacific Rim soundtrack is available on Google Play, and it's free for All Access Music subscribers.

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.

    Someone vote 5/5 ... ? I guess it's the developer... who else?

    • Breno

      The developer's mom.

  • jake044

    Games now a days are either Infinity Blade clones or Temple Run clones.

    • Himmat Singh

      You forgot the Angry Birds clones lol!

  • http://www.youtube.com/crisr82 Kristian Ivanov

    Just another highly uninspired "move left or move right, then go crazy swiping the screen" game...I'm so excited to give it a try! *is asleep*

    • Sir_Brizz

      I don't have a problem with IB clones as long as they are good. Unfortunately, 99.99999999999999% of them are really awful and don't stand up to IB at all.

    • mann

      Dont forget it's $5 game.
      Might be more worthy if free.
      but at least no iap here..
      I just hope its really good, deliver up to its price.

  • Jeremiah Rice

    For the record: Shia LaBeouf is about 60% of the reason that I hate the Transformers movies. Maybe 70%.

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    • ackerman

      I hate him also.
      must replace him with Matt Damon on future Transformers :D

      • Samsung Fanboy

        Matt Damon is too old for the part.

        • HopelesslyFaithful

          yea that would be very odd to have matt damon...he doesn't hit the part at all.

    • HopelesslyFaithful

      i don't like him but he at least didn't ruin the movies for me. I will say he does look like a gigantic tool though

      • TornZero

        There's no such thing as "looking" like a gigantic tool. He's at least three tools in one.

        • HopelesslyFaithful

          he is the "swiss army" knife of tools ^^

  • Sir_Brizz

    Soundtracks on Google Play All Access is possibly the best thing ever. I've gotten at least $50 worth of value out of my subscription so far.

  • miken

    ughh, this game is buggy.
    got stuck in either level 4 or 5, when start battling multiple kaiju.
    I can't no longer progress.

    sometimes when execute special attack, it stops responding to input, the only option is return to main menu...

    I see on play store other galaxy s4 user also experiencing same issue.
    waste $5.. :(

  • Vio

    umm.. the game is pay-for-install on google play. You can download the game FREE on free app center at http://fac.macrobile.com/?r=002