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Marathon 1

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"somewhere in the heavens... they are waiting"

UESCTerm 802.11 (remote override)
-=Message to All Marathon Terminals=-
Marathon Emergency Systems Broadcast
Today at 0820 hours, the Marathon came under surprise attack from unknown hostile forces. The Marathon has sustained serious damage.

At 0830 hours, alien forces boarded the Marathon. The current situation is dire. All personnel are required to arm themselves and fight for their lives.
-=Posted 2794.

So begins the Marathon, the first in the epic trilogy of first person shooter games that re-defined the genre. Experience the pulse-pounding action as you defend the Marathon from the alien Pfhor.

"Move fast, seize the initiative, wield superior firepower, dive into the melee, anticipate enemy movements, slaughter the defenseless, endure." ~Marathon Manual

- 27 levels divided into six chapters
- missions include exploration, puzzles and extermination
- smooth game play experience
- "Carnage is as easy as point and shoot." ~Marathon Manual
- 7 unique weapons including:
.45 Magnum Mega Class pistol
M.75 Assault Rifle/Grenade Launcher
Zeus Class Fusion Pistol
TOZT-7 flamethrower
... and the devastating SPNKR-X17 rocket launcher

"Being naked in space stinks. Lucky for you, Mr. Security officer, you are dressed in active military uniform, complete with a Cyberheadª helmet. Your Cyberhead device is your interface to your surrounding environment." ~Marathon Manual

- defend the UESC Marathon colony ship against the aggressive Pfhor
- play the role of the cyborg security officer
- witness the rampancy of Durandal, the ship-board A.I.
- uncover the surprising secrets of the Pfhor and the UESC Marathon

"Carnage is as easy as point and shoot. Different weapons are characterized with different dynamics. It is unwise, for example, to use the rocket launcher in close combat." ~Marathon Manual

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Source code for this app is licensed under the GNU General Public License v2 ( and is available upon request (see for details).

What's New in Version 2.10

oops, fixed iPhone rendering bug


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Customer Reviews

Perfect Port Just a Few Changes

This is definitely the Marathon I remember playing on my old Macintosh. The port is great but the textures on the weapons should be changed when buying the HD version. The walls and liquids look great but the weapons should be improved. The other thing is there needs to be the ability to change frame rates. 60fps is way too fast. Maybe I just had a super slow computer but back in the day the game played at a comfortable speed. On the iPad all movements seem rushed and it's hard at times to keep up with your movements. Other than that perfect port.


Don't get me wrong, I love this game. The Marathon Trilogy is not only the best set of games made by Bungie, but the best games made for the Macintosh itself! I have enjoyed them for years, and I'm 13 with my birthday tomorrow on May 19. The only thing I Hate, and I mean HATE, about this game is the control mechanism. I don't know what kind of sick, cruel joke they are trying to pull, but this is horrifying. I even tried to contact them via email, and, surprise surprise, NOTHING. They need to wake up and smell the roses and change the controls! Other than that, it's a great game. I never thought I would be turned away from the best games I have ever played because of the control mechanism.

Loving it

As a big fan of Bungie since Halo, it is good to play the games they made previous to Halo, especially in preparation for their new upcoming title, Destiny. I have a few issues with it like freezing, music stuttering, audio stuttering, and crashes, but that doesn't keep this app from being rated highly, just not five stars. I might change my mind if there were an update to improve this though.

Marathon 1
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: Apr 10, 2013
  • Version: 2.10
  • Size: 95.8 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Daniel Blezek
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
  • Frequent/Intense Realistic Violence
  • Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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