Warner Bros’ upcoming summer tentpole Suicide Squad has its work cut out for it. Not only is the flick the follow-up to the critically maligned Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but it’s also been tasked with introducing audiences to a new live action Joker (played by Jared Leto) in the wake of Heath Ledger’s Oscar-winning turn as the character/tragic death.
I’m looking forward to Suicide Squad, though. In no small part due to how cool its Bohemian Rhapsody-scored trailer and other pre-release promotional stuff has been. As part of this ongoing marketing blitz, Warner Bros. recently launched a tie-in game for iOS, Suicide Squad: Special Ops. I tried it over the weekend and it’s very cool too.
Suicide Squad: Special Ops is a wave-based first-person shooter that lets you play as a trio of characters from the movie — Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn, Will Smith’s Deadshot, and Jay Hernandez’ El Diablo — as they run and gun their way through a battletorn cityscape. The gameplay is slick and frenetic, the graphics are surprisingly top notch, and best of all, it’s free! I mean properly free. There are no IAPs or ads whatsoever to be found here.
I’m actually genuinely taken aback by the quality of this promotional tie-in game (let’s be honest, they’re usually hastily thrown together and pretty lousy). It’s a fun, well-made FPS in its own right, and it should particularly appeal to anyone who’s excited about the Squad making their silver screen debut next month. Sound good to you? Hit the link below to check it out.