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Modern War

Modern War is a new iOS game from Funzio, with gameplay similar to Crime City but this time with a military war theme and a few new additions. Just as with other iPhone apps in the turn-based social crime game genre, you build an army, join forces with other users online, invade enemy territories, add your friends, build a base and army and expand your virtual military empire. Although the games have a lot in common, Modern War differentiates from Crime City and Grand Theft Auto III, in that now you are less of a city criminal and more of a military personality. There are now even missions for taking down terrorists and joining forces with others to defend your territory.

Modern War iPhone app review

The load time after launching the app is short. Before you start playing, you can choose from several avatars. There is a good selection of male or female avatars to choose from. I like having these options even though the simple, old school graphics are harder to see and you can’t really see your avatar anyway. There is a small tutorial before you start playing Modern War that helps your figure out what you need to do and how to control the game, which is pretty user friendly.

The concept in Modern War is simple. You are a soldier fulfilling various missions. It is entertaining and simple enough to play while you’re waiting, taking the bus, or stuck at a train station. The combat is also easy. You don’t have to actually fight your enemies; you just tap the enemy and the app tells you whether you’ve won or not. This may seem boring, but it is a good combat style for an iPhone game.

Modern War iPhone game review

The controls are really user friendly and efficient. Most of the time, you engage people and items by tapping the screen, much like with other iPhone apps. In order to move your character, you tap the screen where you want him or her to go. To move and place buildings, you just drag and drop. The controls are easy and the response time is good. The app does not lag in regards to movement and control. One problem I have noticed when attempting to move the screen around is that the app is pretty sensitive to touch. Sometimes when trying to zoom in and out, the app thinks you are trying to move a building or talk to someone instead. This then brings up a prompt to move the building or talk to someone, thus ruining your attempt to zoom in or out.

The app does not include audio. I think it would add to the experience if there were at least some sound effects. I am not a big fan of repetitive music in applications, but I would like some effects when I move, fight, attack, and interact with other characters.

The graphics in Modern War are decent for a social game. During my play through, I did not see any noticeable glitches or problems with the graphics. However, when you zoom in as far as the app will let you (which is not very far), the graphics do get a little grainy.

Modern War is completely free which is a great value, and is better than some other paid games in this genre. If you are impatient, you can spend in-app purchase money on bags of cash and gold, just the same way as you did in Crime City. Modern War is a game you can play for weeks, if not months, on end, join forces with other users while you build an empire. Modern War is a universal app download and works on both the iPhone/iPod touch and the iPad.

Here is a video demo of the Modern War app on the iPhone

AppSafari Rating: 4.5/5

This 3rd Party App is available at the Apple iTunes AppStore. Browse the full list of all AppStore apps filed under the AppStore category.

Download Modern War at iTunes App Store
Price: Free
Developer: Funzio, Inc
Version: 1.2.6
Size: 18.83 MB

App Review By Joe Seifi Posted on December 29th, 2011 and filed under App Store, Featured, Free, Games, iPad apps, RPG, Strategy, Universal (Viewed 3308 times, 1 so far today). Need help on using these apps? Please read the Help Page.

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19 Reviews on “Modern War”

  1. 1
    Rob says:

    Very good game!
    Easy to play & accumulate items needed to defeat foes!
    Recommend for all war game players.

  2. 2
    Ben Dover says:

    Boring game.
    Makers try to get u to buy ‘gold’ to enhance your strength.

    Not worth the download.
    Go play a fun game instead!

  3. 3
    Chang Xuan Ni says:

    Currently i am boycotting Modern War as Gree is very unfair, unreasonable and cheated me of my GOLD i paid for !!!

  4. 4
    Chang Xuan Ni says:

    Currently all the top players including me are boycotting Modern War. Gree cheated us of our GOLD bonus and all units are not working.
    My advise is please do not play Modern War otherwise you’ll regret later and cheated by GREE of your REAL money to make purchases, cheers to all

  5. 5
    pops says:

    what is plus 1 concrete

  6. 6
    Mike G says:

    My game just quit opening
    I spent money on gold and can’t even play the game????

  7. 7
    andyv says:

    dont spend you own real money…IDIOTS!!!! its only a game, you dont win anything ITS A GAME…lol idiots

  8. 8
    Stan Jennings says:

    The game won’t open. Am leader of a “faction” and now I don’t have access. Maybe they other members will figure it out, but I was having fun. Now I am finding it impossible to get help or back into the game. Us your time on something else or be prepared to just stop playing without warning. Don’t spend money on it.

  9. 9
    Charles Queffenne says:

    Modern War is very good you to stay onit a lot to get ahead. Christmas day the app will not bring up the game to now. When is this going to be fixed?

  10. 10
    Matty says:

    This games was fun until Gree took over. I do NOTrecommend this game. Spend your game time somewhere else.

  11. 11
    Anon says:

    The thing is, no matter how much time you put into the game to get stronger, weaker people (less alliance attack AND defense) can still raid you for all your money-making buildings. Not rewarding. They also try to get you to spend money for stupidly strong units. 1/5

  12. 12
    pissed says:

    The game freezes…crashes… i sent reports every time it crashed for over a month and nothing!!! Daily scratch off lotto are lost because it crashes so often. This game is a piece of shit because of that!!!!

  13. 13
    Jimjo says:

    You guys are high, it’s fun. The more people who play and quit the more weak ass basses there are to raid. Rock it.

  14. 14
    Marissa says:

    I’ve been trying to log in on the game since this morning but It won’t let me

  15. 15
    ExModernW says:

    The game was a great past time activity until Gree decided to change the rules on a whim leaving players losing everything they accumulated over time. Their system glitches are “hair pulling” frustrating and never spend real money on anything to do with the game.

  16. 16
    Matt says:

    This game just locked me out this sucks doing so good and making big money .

  17. 17
    Pirate United Nation says:

    Ally code is 377 080 227. add me

  18. 18
    charbel says:

    this a very nice game but if they can give us some gold because they are useful

  19. 19
    charbel says:

    please add me 357-048-191
    i am a general

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