Available today on iOS and coming soon to Android, The Respawnables is Zynga's first mobile multiplayer online shooter, bearing a striking resemblance to a pair of popular PC games.

Developer Digital Legends worked on the mobile version of Battlefield: Bad Company 2, so drawing a little inspiration from the cartoony free-to-play PC entry in the franchise is understandable. Teams of up to eight players can battle against each other in maps that bring to mind Valve's Team Fortress 2 or go crazy in an online free-for-all match. Online play earns experience points and cash, the latter invested in hundreds of pieces of equipment, decorative and functional alike. It's derivative, but in a welcome sort of way.

It also plays quite well, even if I keep getting killed by an asshole with dual pistols.


The Respawnables [iTunes]