Turf Wars is an interesting synthesis between the video game world and our own existence. This app uses a standard GPS interface to offer interactions with various mafia cronies. All of the in-game locations are pulled from your real life neighborhood, and are represented on-screen as controllable turf. You can pick any local spot as the epicenter of your criminal organization–be it a grocery store or your grandmother’s house–and then invite nearby players to join your gang to defend and attack local establishments. Since you can also drive to another state and claim turf there, there’s really no limit to what can be yours.
Of course, the real attraction here is the creative use of Google Maps and the ability to manage your virtual mafia, both of which are handled well. Turf Wars is currently available as a free download, an offer that clearly can’t be refused.
|Our Rating for Turf Wars
A potent, pocket-sized piece of criminality that does some clever things with Google Maps