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Contract Killer

by Glu Mobile Inc.
Rated: Mature
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,002 customer reviews)

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Latest Updates

What's new in version 1.6.0
  • Get health and ammo on the fly with the NEW IN MISSION STORE
  • Easy headshots with the aim assisted NANOTECH SNIPER
  • Add SILENCERS and the ASSAULT CROSSBOW for silent kills
  • Unleash explosive hell NEW 4 BARREL ROCKET LAUNCHER
  • Take out everything with explosions at the GAS STATION
  • Vantage points include a moving HELICOPTER, TRAIN and BOAT
  • NEW Mission Type: Test Out The Best Weapons
  • NEW Mission Objectives: KILL BOSSES SILENTLY
  • NEW Daily Co Op Challenges To Complete
  • NEW Weapons: Dual Wield & The Machine Gun!
  • NEW GEAR: Cybernetic Scope & Ultrasound Emitter
  • NEW Daily Deals: Save big on the best weapons!
  • MORE GAMES! You can now spend Glu Credits in other supported Glu games such as Lil' Kingdom, Blood & Glory, Contract Killer: Zombies and Frontline Commando! For a full list of supported games, visit help

Product Details

  • ASIN: B00599ZRSC
  • Release Date: July 1, 2011
  • Rated: Mature This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,002 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,583 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Features highly realistic 3D graphics
  • Explore 17 "story missions" and unlimited random assignments
  • Track the number of enemies killed/captured
  • Choose from 20 distinct weapons
  • Record high scores and achievements on OpenFeint

Product Description
Check the map to find your next assignment
Check the map to find your next assignment
Zero in on your target
Zero in on your target

Some might call you an enforcer, or perhaps an assassin. Your employers call you Agent. Call it what you like, but when you come right down to it you're just one thing: a contract killer. And you've got plenty of work these days.

No Job Too Dangerous

Some criminals are never meant to see the inside of a courtroom. That's where you come in. Immersed in a sketchy world of mobsters and hardened criminals, you must check in with your contacts and accept secret missions. Informants will feed you information (often for a price). You might be asked to take out a drug kingpin or a rival agent or even capture a target alive.

Once you have your objective, it's time to select the appropriate weapon. Choose from a large inventory of rifles, submachine guns, and sidearms. Then track down the target, zoom in on the scope, take aim, and pull the trigger. Watch out for bodyguards, however--they have guns too. Collect experience points and make sure to keep your health and energy levels up.

Shop for guns at the Store
Shop for guns at the Store
The Mean Streets

A graphically rich app, Contract Killer features five extremely life-like environments and 17 different mission stories (a large file download is required for this app). The 3D effects and first-person-shooter viewpoint enhance the experience; you'll feel as if you are actually there on the rooftops, scanning the streets and dodging bullets. Dark alleys, gritty buildings, and blaring sirens in the background add to the realism.

It's All About the Benjamins

Your services do not come cheap, but as an independent contractor you've got expenses to cover. The more missions you complete, the bigger your bank account gets. Those big guns and their ammo can get expensive, but you have to have the right tools for the job. You'll also need food and drinks as well as medical supplies to patch yourself up when you take a bullet. Visit the game's Store to stock up on these items, and if you're running low on credits you can go online and purchase more (using real money).

Complete missions to unlock more weapons, informants, and other goodies. Record your high scores and achievements on OpenFeint. And remember to keep your head down--or the killer could become the victim.

PLEASE NOTE: This app lets you purchase digital content using actual money. On Kindle Fire, you can configure parental controls from the device Settings menu, and then selecting Parental Controls. On Android devices, you can configure in-app purchasing parental controls from the settings menu within the Amazon Appstore.

Technical Details

  • Size: 3.7MB
  • Version: 1.6.0
  • Developed By: Glu Mobile Inc.
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Read only access to device state
    • Get notified that the operating system has finished booting
    • Allows sending in-app billing requests and managing in-app billing transactions
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Access the vibration feature
    • Access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service
    • Access information about networks
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.0
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 30 seconds

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
335 of 392 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good, but only if you're willing to spend real $ July 5, 2011
Verified Purchase
Test device: Samsung Epic, Android 2.2 official

I've installed and played several Glu titles, and I've been rather happy with each of them. Contract Killer is mostly no exception to this. Great graphics, sound effects, soundtrack, and gameplay. All very fun. Open Feint is running, enabling you to compare against others and compete to be the best. One thing that bugged me though is the heavy about of in game item purchasing. As in, a good amount of in items that can only be purchased with game credits. Admittedly, Glu does allow for earning credit by completing offers, but there is no way to get enough credits together for purchasing large weapons. While you can convert credits to game cash, you can't convert the other way around. To give you an idea, the largest weapon in the will set you back ~$30 if you purchase enough credits for it. The second issue I had with Contract Killer is that it really messed with my phone. The first time I played, the whole phone locked up and needed a battery pull. After that, it ran ok for 5-6 sessions, and then did it all over again. To date, Contract Killer is the only game that has done this to my phone on a consistent basis.

After a few days of playing, I think I see the issue with Contract Killer. Even with notifications turned off, it runs a process called AirMailService in the background, which I've seen grow from a measly 3.7MB of memory to over 90MB. Yikes!!!

:EDIT 2:
After a good amount of play, I've given up on this title. When the contacts started asking for credits to give you jobs, as well as the requirement to purchase game credits to get access to better weapons sealed this game's fate. I've also dropped my rating a few notches for this.

Hopefully you have found this review helpful. If not, please feel free to leave comments/questions.
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221 of 288 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars spam is out of control September 18, 2011
love always-on apps eating your battery?
love constant notifications from game spam?
love ads even if you paid for it?
love cookie-cutter missions?
love blah graphics?
love uninstalling things?
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190 of 249 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Want to be nickled and dimed? October 5, 2011
By D. N.
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Then download this game. If, on the other hand, you prefer your "free" game to NOT require spending money to advance through the contracts and acquire better weapons, avoid this one.

And if you don't have high speed wireless, be prepared to wait a long time... this requires a ~260MB download.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AWSOME January 3, 2013
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I thought this would be like meh.... but I got used to it any got to a level that is awesome
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19 of 24 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The "credit" system is a scam August 26, 2011
By Alex
Verified Purchase
I've had this game for nearly a month now and while it started out entertaining, it quickly became apparent you won't really be able to get the best weapons w/out installing their advertised games. Since the games took nothing cept time I figured I'd give that a shot. I also went through the Netflix sign up process but I was never credited for signing up. Their advertisement company Tapjoy gave me over a week of nonsense run around where I corresponded with more than four different people (all asking for the same stuff I had already sent in) and then they say that I abandoned the sign up process and never finished it. Well now, how in the heck was I going to get an email from Netflix saying "thank you for signing up with Netflix" if I didn't follow through the process from start to end? Total load of crap from their ad company Tapjoy and Glu Mobile doesn't do anything to help, they just send you right over to Tapjoy again. I'd avoid this game and their other one Eternity Warriors since they're built to be massive time sinks unless you spend real cash to get gems / credits.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
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this is just like the photos so if you liked the photos try it out most of the people you kill are drudge dealers or cartels their are all sorts of guns my personal favorate is the rocket launcher all you need to do is downlaod the game and you will get the rocket launcher.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars too much memory September 17, 2013
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So I started up the game for the first time and BOOM, it tells me I need to download 500,000 mega bytes. That is half a giga byte! Way too much memory
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely worth it. June 24, 2012
By Nate R.
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This is a great sniper game. It has decent graphics, and new interesting stories (updated often) as well as a vast array of different weapons. A must-get for all Glu fans.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars ?#!@*a
Good game.shame it forces you to buy glu credits for the most part,the thieving bastards.still love this game stuff
Published 7 days ago by :p good game
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice
Published 14 days ago by Dave
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
love it
Published 14 days ago by rodney carr
2.0 out of 5 stars Nah...It could be better
It's an okay game, never cared for it. It's a little on the boring side because you sit still and aim at targets. Read more
Published 27 days ago by El Gato
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
waste of time
Published 1 month ago by Dr. Méndez
2.0 out of 5 stars I suggest creating a diamond savings account so you can save up for...
The gold is to hard to get and to hard to get diamonds stored in your bank without being taken each day. Read more
Published 1 month ago by F
3.0 out of 5 stars Costs too much to play. I just keep playing ...
Costs too much to play. I just keep playing the free version to build up free upgrades.... which takes for ever!
Published 2 months ago by lula
1.0 out of 5 stars stinks
stinks. its stupid you have to answer your id card. do not buy this game! this is not goooooood. my name is David Cole Warren. thank you for reading my letter
Published 2 months ago by David
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good game.
Published 3 months ago by Stephen
2.0 out of 5 stars Needs work.
There are a lot of problems with this app starting with the fact that the fire button is sticky and does not work properly. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Zachary William Rausch
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