The Top Five Explosive Mobile Shooters

Shooters are strange to play on mobile devices. That's nothing new, since it's to be expected that, without the input of a mouse or at the very least a controller that things are going to be a little wonky. So it's surprising to see an abundance of shooters on iOS and Android that go a long way toward making mobile platforms a viable option for running and gunning. Here are five awesome shooters that demonstrate this very fact.

1. Dead Trigger 2

Out of the hundreds of zombie-slaying apps out there, Dead Trigger 2 leads the charge -- er, horde. It's zombie after zombie shambling toward you as you mow them down with the greatest of ease. An abundance of silliness and wide variety of weapons make Dead Trigger 2 a no-brainer -- or would that be "multi-brainer?" Since, you know, that's a zombie's favorite food and all.

Download Dead Trigger 2 for iPhone, iPad, and Android.

2. Ready Steady Bang

Don't let the look of Ready Steady Bang fool you: Though it's sporting a minimalistic aesthetic, it's every bit of an excellent shooter, channeling some Wild Gunman vibes. And it's an unorthodox game in that you won't be aiming and tottering around to find enemies. The "bang" is completely random. You need only tap the screen as soon as the countdown reaches zero, and hope that you drew before the other cowboy.

Download Ready Steady Bang for iPhone, iPad, and Android.

3. Pew Pew 2

For console owners who had a taste of Geometry Wars, Pew Pew 2 should be extremely familiar. It's neon wireframe aesthetic is colorful and funky, and as a twin stick shooter without IAPs or ads, you can't go wrong. There's a single-player campaign or plenty of endless challenges to play through, so even if you exhaust solo levels there are still plenty of things to do.

Download Pew Pew 2 for iPhone, iPad, and Android.

4. Call of Duty: Strike Team

Call of Duty: Strike Team is about as close as you can come right now to a proper miniaturization of the blockbuster franchise. It's completely devoid of multiplayer, but what's here is a richly-featured, faithful adaptation of the best-selling hits that continue to dominate the FPS market. You'll be getting an authentic Call of Duty experience for a fraction of the price.

Download Call of Duty: Strike Team for iPhone, iPad, and Android.

5. Modern Combat 4

Until Modern Combat 5, at least (stay tuned for our review), we're left with Modern Combat 4, a comfortable amalgam of the very same "modern" sensibilities foudn on consoles as far as Battlefield and Call of Duty go. If you were weaned on these

Download Modern Combat 4 for iPhone, iPad, and Android.