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Call of Duty: Strike Team | Hands-On

By , on September 6, 2013
Last modified 4 years, 8 months ago

So we got a bit of a surprise when we signed into the App Store this morning.

Rather than the usual landslide of free-to-play endless-runners, what should pop up on our screens but a brand new - and hitherto unannounced - Call of Duty game.

I know right.

It's called Call of Duty: Strike Team, and it's a CoD game with a difference. Rather than plumping for another 15 levels of military-themed first-person mayhem, Leeds-based studio Blast Furnace has created a game which is part FPS, part third-person strategy game.

What does such a game look like, you ask? Well, just check out the video below to see me talk you through the first 15 minutes of Call of Duty: Strike Team. It's Call of Duty, but not as you know it. I'll leave it to you to determine whether that's a good thing or not.

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App Store link: Call of Duty: Strike Team. (£4.99 / $6.99)


DarkScience 4 years, 6 months ago

Just got controller support!!! Surprised that you guys have not written a piece on the controllers coming out now? The Moga Ace power and the logitech are now available on the apple store, for crazy money admittedly, but they are coming. If your interested in these as much as I am you might also want to check our the Bladepad and the Gamecase both of which should be out any day now. There is also one from iFrogs too though o forget its name. Each is a little different so it really depends what you are looking for.

Now that COD has controller support in its latest update, proper FPS is now possible on IOS. I think thats a big deal!! Just need MC4 and MC5 to support it then online multiplayer will play as it was meant to be!!

Very exciting times!

TheAspieFox 4 years, 8 months ago

Hmm.. It looks kind of interesting. At least the controls see a bit nice, though I'm not really one for FPS on iOS. Though, for $6.99, I'll say this is a hold until the price drops a bit. Either that, or I guess I'll wait to seen how Oceanhorn turns up and compare the two (I only have $10.32 on my iTunes account left, and I'm picky as hell by nature, so...).

TheAspieFox 4 years, 8 months ago

I actually forgot which game it was from Call of Duty, but it was similar to this in the fashion of switching through first-person and overview 3rd person. This may be 'ambitious', but it isn't the first time they tried something like this. Being a strategy nut, I like the implementation of overhead RTS in a shooter game. :3

DarkScience 4 years, 8 months ago

I'm a massive fan of FPS and strat games so this really does lookinteresting. Controls are always a little odd at first but I find that you have to keep at it and you eventually know where each button is.

Only problem is MC 5 is due to come out soon, and it will have multiplayer, no strat element though! Have to wait for the reviews!