Harnessing the intensity of classic arcade shoot-’em-ups combined with the hottest smartphone technology, Sky Force 2014 offers a stunning scrolling shooter experience with an incredible new social gameplay element.
Without a doubt, the graphics (although they're inspired in the SHMUPs of the 90s) and the combat effects are the strongest points. The frenetic rhythm of the game along with the increasing difficulty will hook you in from the first moment. Sky Force 2014 includes different models of ships, upgrades, power-ups, and, of course, final bosses. There aren't many missions, and the game can end up feeling somewhat short - although you can beat all the missions on one difficulty level, then go back and try it on a harder one. The ads can be somewhat intrusive.
Despite being drawn to Sky Force 2014 mostly for its audiovisual appeal, once I complete a few runs, it’s admittedly hard to put down. In hopes of topping the global leaderboards, or at least the local one, I play until my phone can play no more… or my fingers; whichever comes first and I believe that’s what makes a great mobile game.
Allan Curtis — Jul 24, 2014
Sky Force 2014 has a fair few levels and the game is quite difficult, but it is hard to tell if this is by design, or due to the in app purchase system deliberately weakening the player. Sky Force 2014 is a tolerable shooter, but its lack of interesting weapons and annoying, grindy freemium system dooms it to take a backseat to many other shooters on the platform.
Harry Slater — Jun 05, 2014
Sky Force 2014 is a middle of the road shooter in a world where bombast and spectacle rule the roost. A game that sparks occasionally but never manages to catch fire, Sky Force 2014 is a pretty average shooter in a world where that's not good enough.