Nov 15 AT 5:16 PM Taylor Wimberly 23 Comments

Shadowgun: Deadzone now available, includes a new multiplayer voice chat


After a solid month of beta testing Madfinger Games has released the final version of their highly anticipated multiplayer shooter Shadowgun: Deadzone. The game is free to play, but you will need a newish Android device to experience the console quality graphics.

I spent a couple hours playing the beta and it was the best multiplayer shooter I have ever played on a mobile device. Up to 12 players can battle on various maps with 10 different playable characters. Gamepads are fully supported and Madfinger worked with Ericsson to develope an exclusive voice chat feature.

Like previous titles from Madfinger games, the developer plans to support the game long after it is released. “We plan to add new items, gadgets, maps and game modes,” confirmed Marek Rabas, CEO at Madfinger Games.

Even though the game is free to play, users can take advantage of in-app purchases (IAP) to speed up their progress in the game. “It has nothing to do with a ‘Pay to Win’ system. We’ve been very careful about spending money in the game. Neither IAP nor the premium account gives you any advantages in gameplay,” pointed out Marek Rabas.

Highlights of Shadowgun: Deadzone include:

  • Experience intense tactical multiplayer combat with up to 12 players connected online.
  • Choose from two popular game modes — Deathmatch and Zone Control, various maps and from 10 playable characters
  • As a character’s ranking increases, new elements will be unlocked and available during gameplay
  • New control elements such as sprint and roll have been implemented into gameplay
  • A wide ranging arsenal offers Assault Rifles, Machine guns, Plasma Rifles, Shotguns, Sniper Rifles, Rocket Launcher and many more, all of which are upgradable
  • Various items including Medi Kit, Ammo Kit, Flash Grenades, EMP Grenades, Frag Grenades, Sentry Guns and Mines
  • Talk to your friends in real time! Enjoy entirely new service — multiplayer voice chat — exclusively developed and provided by Ericsson.

The full game requires Android 3.0 and at least 512 MB RAM, so be sure to visit the Google Play Store and see if your device is supported.


Via: Madfinger Games

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  • NexusNYC

    Ive played the beta since day one on my Nexus 7 and whatever they have done to make it come out of beta is a disaster. The IAP are ridiculously priced. They even have the cajones to have a $99.99 price point for fake “gold”. They also changed the pricing of the weapons to the point that you would have to play for years to buy them or pay out the ass for fake “gold”. This was such a fun game. Unfortunately Madfinger had to mess with something good and turn it into another Android crApp.

    • Paul Atreides

      Yes these developers are asking way too much for these in-app purchases. If they were a lot less I’m sure they would see more purchases and less uninstalls. I’m not going over $5 with any IAP, so I hold off for special deals if none come then that bloodsucking game goes bye-bye.

      • NexusNYC

        I totally agree. I would $2 for all the guns, $2 for all the items, $2 for all the perks, etc…. I just want to blow shit up.

      • honourbound68

        pretty nuts to ask for that much. i’d rather pay $5 for a premium game and not have to worry about getting all the goodies than to have a “freemium” game that will cost me 2-10x more in upgrades.

    • grlbb

      hablas de un punto pirata que te importa muy poco el apoyar este proyecto lo unico es disfrutar todo gratis no es asi a estos proyectos hay que apoyarlos seguro trabajarias para alguien solo para obtener nada … Te repito no juegues si no quieres y ya hay que apoyar esto que años atras solo se podia en xbox play etc… Tengo xbox no tengo la plata pero he comprado titulos originales para apoyar esto para que mañana pueda jugar un mejor titulo que el de hoy …

  • meandroid belly jean

    black ops 2 smokes this shit game

    • DroidRocka

      lol you just picked up the game huh

    • barnik

      lulz dont compare xbox and android games man :P I personally love deadzone. I’m SGS3 user for 2 weeks now and found it just when I thought every good graphics app is only on tegra 3 ^^

  • Nathan D.

    Awesomeness a waits :-)

  • NoLifeWithoutMusic

    Maybe this a stupid question but… Once you add a friend..what can you do? Is there anyway to like fight with or against them??

    • Darren

      I am also trying to find this out! Seems pointless adding friends as there doesn’t seem to be any way to invite or join them?! Anyone know how to do this?!

      • Ziad touma

        Any idea aout how ?

  • FreeCelt

    I’ve purchased the premium subscription…but apart from getting extra £ for kills its no different.
    I was looking forward to voice chat but as soon as I press the calibration button, two seconds later I’m back at my Nexus 7 home screen, can anyone help me with this??? Oh and add me if you like, FreeCelt.

    • CrazyHecticLife

      The same thing happens to me! I think they just wanna steal your money. The creators just want money! It’s all they care about. And also if you wanna add me as a friend my name is crazyhectic.

  • Ziad touma

    Is there any way to play with friends after adding them ?

  • mason

    shadowgun deadzone best game in the wolrd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • gavinb

    Other than the IAP issue, is the game worth investigating? The original shadowgun is really good and a multiplayer version should be awesome.

    I’d quite like to try it but don’t want to waste my time if you have to go for IAPs to make it playable. I’d much rather just pay for the game than have inconsistencies in game play due to some people having different weapons etc.

  • mario_1603

    I like this game

  • kookeetree

    I never played it, saw reviews on it though. I’ll have to try it out.

  • Rob

    Can someone tell me when playing with friends, how can I change from Deathmatch to Zone control so we can play as teams?????

    • javster

      beside the word ready there is a scroll like thing click
      zone control

  • Dylan

    With the new update when you can play with freinds it won’t let me scroll down to play zone control so we only can play death match so how do I scroll down.

  • eexxoo