May 23, 2012 | by Andrew Kameka
Mass Effect has gone mobile in the new Mass Effect Infiltrator from Electronic Arts. Available now in Google Play for $6.99, fans of the action game can get another chance at shooting things and saving the galaxy in the process.
Infiltrator is a tie-in game to Mass Effect 3 that’s takes place before the events of ME3. Players assume the role of a Randall Enzo, a rogue Cerberus agent who pushes back after discovering something heinous. Enzo then has to fight his way through a Cerberus base and share critical information with the Alliance.
The style of play in Infiltrator follows Mass Effect’s model of cover-based shooting. There’s also lots of action, stealth, biotic powers, and fights against bosses. Players earn credits for quick and efficient kills that provide upgrades. The game has a uniquely mobile aspect thanks to the “Swipe & Tap” combat system described by EA:
Featuring both manual and assisted aiming, use intuitive tap controls and for fast-paced fighting. Fluidly dive and roll for cover with a simple swipe. Engage in epic boss battles against Cerberus Mechs and twisted experiment victims. Simply disable the “tap-to-aim” function in the Options section to try it.
Mass Effect Infiltrator can influence a player’s Galactic Readiness Rating in Mass Effect 3, which improves their abilities in the final of the console game. Sadly this game arrives too late to matter to the millions of people who have already completed ME3, but latecomers or people who just can’t get enough can download the game now.