Roll out and go hunt for heroes in Hero Hunters, a team-based shooter available on mobile platforms.
Engage in exciting 5v5 fights using your army heroes with different weapons from cannons, snipers, and assault rifles.
Give it a shot and play with your friends and on the global stage.
Action-packed mobile shooters have always been lackluster. After all, a smartphone or a tablet computer isn’t the best way to show off your shooting prowess. Plus, technological limitations limit what these games can do and they are always limited to rather dull and repetitive experiences, even if you play with your friends. Hero Hunters, a new third-person shooter, tries to up the ante and bring life to the shooting genre by infusing an element games like Overwatch popularized: the hero aspect. It’s not just a plain shooter: the characters you pick have abilities of their own and the core gameplay surprisingly immersive and fun. Beyond that, there’s a lot under the hood but the thing is, would it be something you’d want to open?
Hero Hunters has a huge roster of 40 characters which are divided into three classes: Science, Mechanical, and Radioactive. Science characters are green, and are strong over the orange mechanical units. In turn, the blue radioactive ones are weak vs mechanical units, but are strong over science units. Also note that these characters aren’t just bland, subpar digital creations but are well-made ones complete with their respective backstories and special abilities. Unlocking them requires you to go through special events, the story campaign, boss raids, and of course, the PvP mode. Although their acquisition can be expedited using real money.
The core gameplay formula is simple and straightforward: assemble a team of up to five characters and bring them to battle. Note that depending on the size and variety of your roster, you can have a melting pot of various abilities or an overwhelming force that relies on a single attribute. This is where the exciting part kicks in: you can switch characters smoothly and swiftly during battle. If you’re tired of using a shotgun wielder, you can always switch to the one shooting from afar using a sniper rifle. It’s important to note that the characters you don’t end up using are CPU-controlled. If you’re worried about bad AI, don’t worry: the AI is surprisingly smart, and some are even better than human players. They act naturally, not like dumb robots standing in the middle of an open field, waiting to be picked off. However, this means that the enemy AI is pretty good as well, making every game you join a challenge.
The game’s controls are relatively simple and it follows how other third-person shooters do things. You aim and fire using your thumb, while movement and getting behind cover is done through taps and swipes. Note that you can’t just run around and dodge while letting loose a hail of bullets. Enemies are smart, and they would simply flank or hit you from afar using a sniper rifle. In addition, you also need to take your special abilities and those of your enemies, when fighting in pitched battles.
Unfortunately though, Hero Hunters does have its own gripes. The new characters you will end up unlocking in the story mode that will come on board may end up being next to useless. A great deal of grinding is needed to make them fit for battle to the point of absurdity. This seems like a paywall, but it’s more like a stumbling block in progression. With that said, free players will always be at a disadvantage vs paying players in the PvP arena.
Overall, Hero Hunters is a well-made game that is worth a playthrough. Although the slow grind is absolutely terrible, the shooting mechanics are a notch above other games and the character ability aspect sets it apart. The presentation elements are more than decent, but require newer devices to fully enjoy and appreciate. What stands out though, is the intelligent AI. You will have dependable allies and challenging enemies whether regardless of the mode you’re in.