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CNET Editors' review
Contract Killer puts you in the shoes of a master sniper for hire. Work your contacts, look for missions, and complete hits in order to gain new weapons, experience points, and money. Become a good enough killer, and you might be able to climb your way to the top of the underworld ladder.
Sniping is simple. Just tap and drag around the scene to find your target. Once you find him, tap the scope button to zoom in, drag around to adjust your crosshairs, and fire away. Aim for the head for an instant kill. But watch out, because crime bosses don't usually travel alone, so you may have to zoom out and recalibrate your crosshairs on some henchmen. You may even have to switch to a handgun for shorter-range targets.
As addictive as it is to snipe away at the city's baddest baddies, a big part of the fun comes by way of earning upgrades. As you earn money and experience points, you slowly unlock new informants, weapons, and missions. When you've saved enough, you can cruise over to what is apparently a hitman convenience store to purchase new rifles, shotguns, handguns, and even body armor. There's also a social element to the game, as you can connect to Facebook for special gifts and unique missions against your friends.
One thing users should be aware of is the app's size. Tipping the scales at around 365MB, Contract Killer is a heavyweight, for sure.
If you've ever wondered what it would be like to be a skilled assassin, or if you're just into sniper rifles and shotguns, this might be the game for you. Overall, we found Contract Killer to be an addicting download that's easy to pick up and play, even in your shorter pockets of free time.
From Glu Mobile:
They might call you an enforcer, or an assassin. Call it what you like - you're a CONTRACT KILLER.Pulled into a world of bounty hunters, mobsters and criminals, you must check in with your contacts and accept SECRET MISSIONS that only you can handle. Select your WEAPON OF CHOICE from an inventory of sniper rifles, assault rifles and machine guns. Locate your target, zoom in, take aim and GO FOR THE HEADSHOT to earn cold hard cash. You might eliminate a crime boss and escape without being spotted, or you might walk straight into an AMBUSH...WELCOME TO CENTRAL CITYPrepare for your mission and then jump into one of many vantage points within 5 gritty 3D locations UNLIMITED MISSIONS17 Story Missions and unlimited Random Missions provide cash, XP and lots of actionDEADLY WEAPONS20 distinct weapons including handguns, sniper rifles, machine guns and assault riflesALIVE OR DEADUse the Tranquilizer Gun to capture your target or put them down... permanently FOLLOW US atTwitter @glumobilefacebook.com/ContractKillerGluSearch Keywords: 3D, Shooter, FPS, Sniper, Guns, Fighting, Shooting, Weapons, Armor, Rifle, Gun, Killer, Contract, Free, Glu Games, Glu MobileRecent changes:The story continues Find out who's back and looking for revenge!!***FREE ROCKET LAUNCHER***NEW CO-OP CHALLENGE MISSIONS NEW LEVEL: The Rooftop Nightclub: Club SkyNEW WEAPON CHALLENGE MISSIONSNEW WEAPONS: The Nail Gun and the Swat ShotgunSUB CONTRACTS: Increase your rewards for each missionBLOW STUFF UP! Check out the new interactive environments where you can shoot and blow up objects to create massive damage to surrounding enemiesContent rating: Medium Maturity
What's new in this version: The story continues Find out who's back and looking for revenge!!***FREE ROCKET LAUNCHER***NEW CO-OP CHALLENGE MISSIONS NEW LEVEL: The Rooftop Nightclub: Club SkyNEW WEAPON CHALLENGE MISSIONSNEW WEAPONS: The Nail Gun and the Swat ShotgunSUB CONTRACTS: Increase your rewards for each missionBLOW STUFF UP! Check out the new interactive environments where you can shoot and blow up objects to create massive damage to surrounding enemies
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