Evolve: Hunters Quest boils down first-person shooter to match-3

The fantastic upcoming first-person shooter Evolve is being reimagined for mobile as a match-3 Android game called Hunters Quest, available for free today in the Google Play Store. As in the original, players are hunting a big, bad alien and have to work together to make sure they don't become the prey. Over time you earn ability mastery points in the mobile title which carry over to the full-fledged console game.

The freemium Android game also provides simplified replays of your latest console or PC matches for strategic review. The open beta weekend not long ago saw a whooping 2.2 million matches played, and looking at the latest single-player gameplay video, it's easy to see why Evolve is going to be really popular.

Here's a quick run-down of the features in Hunters Quest.

  • Battle through over 100 exciting missions
  • Unleash devastating attacks using a variety of hunters
  • Match 3 tokens of the same color to attack enemies and activate hunters' skills
  • Earn Mastery Points to rank up your character in the console game
  • Collect unique wildlife in the Bestiary

Evolve comes out on PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on February 10. Having put lots of time into the alpha and beta periods, I can't help but be really excited. How many of you guys have tried Evolve? Anyone preorder?

Simon Sage
Simon has been covering mobile since before the first iPhone came out. After producing news articles, podcasts, review videos, and everything in between, he's now helping industry partners get the word about their latest products. Get in touch with him at simon@futurenet.com.