New iPhone apps worth downloading: Frequency update, Modern Combat 4, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Dec 6, 2012

Today, find all the best videos on the Internet with the updated Frequency app. Following that, we’ve got a couple of really big games in the form of Gameloft’s Modern Combat 4, a mobile game very similar to the exceedingly popular console and PC Call of Duty franchise, and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, a classic and controversial title in which players take on the role of a gangster in a digital version of 80’s Miami.

Frequency – Tune In, Watch Videos update (Free)

What’s it about? Frequency aggregates video channels and websites, allowing you to watch all the best videos on the Internet.

What’s cool? There are literally thousands of channels to explore. You can easily search through them by keyword, check through category by category, or find videos on individual sites and through feeds like Facebook and Twitter. The app also makes it easy to share videos with others and supports features like full-screen viewing. Frequency’s latest update brings iPhone support and social sharing through Facebook and Twitter.

Who’s it for? If Internet videos are your thing, Frequency is for you. It makes it easy to keep up with current events and the latest viral videos.

What’s it like? Searching through videos is also made easier by Squrl and Vodio.

Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour ($6.99)

What’s it about? Gameloft’s first-person shooter series brings a lengthy campaign, multiplayer capabilities, and a serious console gaming feel to iOS devices.

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What’s cool? Modern Combat 4 has some serious production values behind it, with great graphics and controls. If you’re a fan of the Call of Duty series on PC and console, Modern Combat 4 is a seriously close approximation to the millions-selling franchise. In addition to a fairly deep and lengthy single-player campaign that takes place after a nuclear disaster, Modern Combat 4 also includes online multiplayer.

Who’s it for? First-person shooter fans, those into the Call of Duty series and anyone who enjoys console-quality games ought to be in the market for Modern Combat 4.

What’s it like? Gameloft’s other first-person shooters, Modern Combat 3 and N.O.V.A. 3, are also serious contenders in terms of graphics and multiplayer.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City ($4.99)

What’s it about? A classic of modern gaming, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City was originally released for the Playstation 2, and is now available in all its glory for iOS players 10 years later.

What’s cool? Vice City features some great voice work (including a main character voiced by actor Ray Liotta), and classic gameplay first popularized in Grand Theft Auto III. It takes place in the titular Vice City, which stands in for Miami, and marks the first time the series included the ability for players to ride motorcycles and bikes. With a ton of things to do throughout the huge open world, Vice City is a huge game that’s worth your attention.

Who’s it for? Fans of the Grand Theft Auto series should take advantage of this one, as well as anyone who wants to check out a piece of modern gaming history.

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What’s it like? Try also Grand Theft Auto 3 and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars.

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Phil Hornshaw is a freelance writer, editor and author living in Los Angeles, dividing his time between playing video games, playing video games on his cell phone, and writing about playing video games. He’s also the co-author of So You Created a Wormhole: The Time Traveler’s Guide to Time Travel, which attempts to mix time travel pop culture with some semblance of science, as well as tips on the appropriate means of riding dinosaurs. Check out his profile.

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