Clear Vision (17+) review

AwfulPoorAverageGreatPerfect
Loading ...
Zoom
User Reviews
FEATURED APP
Clear Vision (17+)

Clear Vision (17+) by FDG Entertainment is a sniper-themed first person shooter (FPS) app for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. We conducted this review using an Apple iPhone 4S. It’s worth noting that there is also an application called Clear Vision (12+). The 17+ version reviewed here is bloody and uncut. The 12+ version of Clear Vision is essentially the same program but intended for a younger audience. This application is also optimized for iPad playback using the same gameplay and graphics.

The Clear Vision story is a bit absurd and centers on Mercy Tyler, a supermarket employee who becomes a professional hitman after being fired. In addition to the paid assignments Mercy accepts, there are jobs that involve his personal story and the ongoing unraveling of his life. Some users may find the subject matter unsettling, and parents may want to try both versions before letting the kids play.

Clear Vision (17+) iPhone app review

If you can look past the unsettling subject matter, Clear Vision is a superb sniper-style game. In fact, we’ll go as far as to say that it’s the best one we’ve ever played on a mobile device or even any handheld platform. What may surprise you is that the graphics are not particularly stunning. People are essentially stick figures and the backgrounds are basic in a South Park way.

After a cartoon introduction that shows Mercy Tyler’s story so far, it all begins with a tutorial at a shooting range. There you’ll learn to target, fire and reload as you practice on cans that that are as far as 1,500m away. The tutorial also introduces the concept of adjusting for wind. The tutorial is well done and succinct, and within less than a minute, it teaches you all of the essentials.

Clear Vision (17+) iPhone app review

Once past the tutorial, Clear Vision feels a lot like a Grand Theft Auto. Your house is your base of operations. It’s here that you’ll receive notifications, accept assignments, organize your weapon collection and so forth. When you exit the house, the game presents you with a top-down street map, and you use the map to drive to hit sites as well as locations like Big Ben’s Weapons and Underground Boxing, where you can fight and even bet on yourself to earn some additional cash.

Although the GTA elements make the app engrossing, the sniper mode is what makes it worth playing. When we started the review of this application, we had some doubts about how they could make the sniping aspect interesting over the long term. They pull it off by making the missions diverse and creative. For instance, some hits need to look like accidents, and those missions are essentially puzzle boards where you’ll have to figure out how to kill without a direct hit. Clear Vision is a blast, only $0.99, and we’re certain that we’ll be playing this iPhone app for a long time to come.

Here is a video demo of the Clear Vision (17+) 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 Clear Vision (17+) at iTunes App Store
Price: $0.99
Version: 1.0
Size: 31.66 MB

App Review By Joe Seifi Posted on April 6th, 2012 and filed under Adventure, App Store, Arcade, Featured, First Person Shooter, Free, Games, iPad apps, Universal (Viewed 2522 times, 2 so far today). Need help on using these apps? Please read the Help Page.

Write a Review

About AppSafari

Looking for the best iPhone, iPad & iPod touch apps? Reviews of the best new iPhone apps daily since 2007. The App Store is a jungle. Go on a safari of over 7,025 iPhone, iPod touch & iPad apps & discover new iOS apps.

Enter your email address:

New Apps Sent to your Mailbox

Discover AppSafari

Welcome to AppSafari. Our team loves apps and is dedicated to writing iPhone app reviews to help you find the best new & free iPhone apps in the App Store. For the latest App Store buzz check out the Trending iPhone apps updated daily with free games worth downloading. Enter our giveaway contest to win free apps every day. You can browse the site in either gallery or list layout.

Where to go from here

More from AppSafari

Got mail? Subscribe to AppSafari by Email. Watch funny and interesting iPhone Videos gathered from around the web. Pimp your iDevice! Shop for Accessories in the AppSafari Store

© 2007-2012 appsafari.com All Rights Reserved. Terms and Conditions | Privacy Policy.
This site is not associated with Apple Inc. or its partners. iPod, iPhone, and Safari are trademarks of Apple Inc.
App Screenshot loading
AppStore Read Review
X