It has a weird name, but this is a typical example of don’t judge a game by its name — not sure that phrase exists, but:
Meet FZ9, a timeshift game that has earned a space on my top android games list. It gives off this Max Payne and Matrix-like bullet time slowdown effect.
In the game, you will transform into Mak – an American warrior lost in the Cold War. When he wakes up, Mak discovers that he has a special ability and that he can make time slower by not moving. In other words, bullets/ people move incredibly slowly when he is still, but when Mak walks, time passes normally. With this, Mak gets the ability to see the red trails from enemy bullets in the slowed down view and move accordingly to dodge them.
You begin with one gun that has a limited amount of shots and when the gun runs out, you need to pick up a new one, usually either dropped by an enemy or found in a given level’s environment, now the constant need to pick up new guns when yours runs out adds some strategy to the game because it means you need to strategically pick your shots well.
You also get about eight chapters with 5-6 missions each, then there is the cycle mode that randomly chooses a mission type for the player to overcome.
I think the only thing that might not make you like this game is the fact that it’s an online game, so you need an internet connection to play FZ9.
Now, this isn’t the best first person shooter game I’ve played, but FZ9 has taken what would ordinarily be a difficult genre (Timeshift) to implement on mobile and made it work! Hence the reason it has become one of my favorites.
You can download using these links: iOS / Android.
Meanwhile, heading back to the game to see how I can get past this stage —Chapter 2, Episode 3.