Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus Review

Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus Review

Jun 21, 2011

If you had to describe modern videogames in one phrase, you wouldn’t be too far off if you said “big, burly men shooting each other”. Sure, there are sports games and puzzle games and a billion other types of games, but a lot of the so-called big games all revolve around weapons, muscles and corridors. Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus is no exception. Make no mistake, it might be on your phone, but this is a game with triple-A written all over it. A first person shooter with multiplayer modes, startling graphics and a bombastic soundtrack, Black Pegasus wouldn’t feel out of place on a home console.

The game sees you trotting around the globe, shooting terrorists and assorted “bad men”, either on your own or as part of a group of other soldiers. There’s a vague plot going on somewhere behind the action, but to describe it as nonsensical would be a disservice to nonsense. Just shoot everything that moves, that’s really all it tells you to do anyway.

You move your soldier around with an on-screen d-pad, changing the direction you’re looking by swiping anywhere on the screen and firing your weapon with a tap of the “shoot” button. Unfortunately, the shoot button sits exactly where the thumb that does the looking around would naturally settle, meaning quite often when you’re trying to sneakily peak around a corner, you let out a hail of bullets, announcing your presence to all and sundry.

Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus is brash, loud, stupid and about as subtle as a stick of dynamite taped to a baseball bat. Still, if you don’t mind a bit of thumb-based discomfort, it’s an awful lot of fun as well. It may be a copy of a certain, hugely successful videogame series, but when there are things to explode, men to shoot and plots to thwart, who cares?