Classic Marathon 12+

29 Years of Carnage

Dustin Wenz

    • 4.4 • 537 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Somewhere in the heavens... they are waiting.

Classic Marathon® is the first in the original epic trilogy of first person shooter games that defined the genre. Experience the pulse-pounding action as you defend the Marathon from the alien Pfhor.

Play with your friends and enemies on WIFI in Every Man for Himself, Capture the Flag, King of the Hill, Cooperative, or Kill the Man With the Ball.

• 27 levels divided into six chapters.
• LAN-based multiplayer with up to 8 players.
• Missions include exploration, puzzles and extermination.
• Console-quality gameplay.
• MFi controller support.
• 3D Touch and haptic feedback.
• Dynamic reticle and High-resolution textures.
• 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."

• 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."

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

BUNGIE™, MARATHON® and the Bungie and Marathon logos are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Bungie, Inc., used with permission.

What’s New

Version 5.10

• Renamed project to Classic Marathon
• Adds difficulty selector to Load Game screen
• Visual bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
537 Ratings

537 Ratings

Langston Watson ,

Thank you!

Thank you so much for reading my review! It’s hard to find a developer who does read reviews. This series is awesome, and I’ve recommended it to all my friends. There are only two things I would change. One, like this game, both Marathon Durandal and Marathon Infinity do not deserve a 17+ age rating. I would recommend changing those to 12+ like this one, as more people would have access to play them. The other thing would be an invisible joystick of sorts. The joystick is a little twitch on these games, though it isn’t AT ALL overbearing. Thanks for reading and I hope you consider my suggestions!

Developer Response ,

Great catch! You are the first person to spot that mistake. Version 4.7 changes the rating to 12+.

Apaull622 ,

Major issue

Maybe it's only my iPad, but there's a... Game breaking glitch. I'm very new to the series, but I had heard multiple rave reviews, especially for the Mac. I opened the app, heard the little whoosh, but then, when it was supposed to show the quote, it only showed it for about half a second, so not even a reader of the highest calibre could read the text in that time. Not game breaking so far. I decided new game would be the best option, and I was pretty excited! Then, as I went to pick easy mode, the option highlighted, but nothing happened. I tapped back, but that was in vain. Doing so crashed it, and I was pretty upset. I, not being one to give up easily, bravely opened the app again, but alas, I found the same result. I proceeded to try each difficulty (results hardly varying), and each of the other options. Those other options had a slightly strange affect on the main menu. When I had attempted to select 'info', I did succeed, however, when I chose yet another option, the page that tapping info brought up was identical. Of course, I tested this some more, and I got the same results. I'd LOVE to play this game, and I'm sure this is a very enjoyable and immersive experience. I look forward to the day I can play this game!

Ski00001 ,

A classic worth playing

Most older games don’t hold up well, especially some shooters, but this one still feels great. Weapons in this game are satisfying, especially the duel pistols and later duel shotguns in the sequel. It honestly feels like a game that was made at a time when technology wasn’t good enough to tell its story, that still holds up amazingly well. It has levels that always have a fun gimmick of some kind to it’s layout that keeps things fun and interactive. The amazing story stays interesting throughout and keeps the engagement high throughout, and despite having mostly text based story, you can still feel the tension. All enemy designs are unique and well explored and the alien weapon is fun to use. every enemy is well distinguished over what class it is, what attacks it uses, and what rank it is. And for a game this old, I still love it’s soundtrack and shares a similar feeling to the early’s halo’s soundtrack. Overall a game [and series] worth playing.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the mini review - It’s amazing to think this game is over a quarter century old, and people are still loving it!

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