Call of Duty: Strike Team hits iOS

$7 first- and third-person entry in the shooter series released for iOS devices; set in year 2020; no word on release for Android or Windows devices.

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Activision Publishing today released an all-new Call of Duty game for mobile and tablet devices titled Call of Duty: Strike Team. Available on iOS for $7, Strike Team is a first- and third-person game "built from the ground up" for handheld devices.

According to the game's description, Call of Duty: Strike Team allows players to "fully" customize their squad's loadouts and abilities before entering into combat in "diverse gameplay environments."

Call of Duty: Strike Team will also allow players to switch between the traditional first-person perspective and a top-down third-person option that allows players to tactically coordinate actions for their squads.

Regarding the game's story, Call of Duty: Strike Team is set in the year 2020. "Tensions run high amongst the world's superpowers," reads a line from the game's description. After a surprise attack, the United States becomes embroiled in a war with an "unknown enemy."

Players must lead a Joint Special Operations team in a "global effort" to track down those responsible for the attack.

Call of Duty: Strike Team features a Campaign mode, which takes players around the world, as well as Survival mode, where players can fight off waves of increasingly difficult enemies. Users can compete against friends and track their achievements through leaderboards.

Call of Duty: Strike Team is compatible with and optimized for iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad mini, iPad 2, iPad (3rd generation), iPad (4th generation), and iPod Touch (5th generation). iPhone 4 and iPod Touch (4th generation) are not supported.

The game also requires iOS 6.0 or newer. No mention was made of a release for Android or Windows devices.

The most recent Call of Duty mobile game was 2011's Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies. The next entry in the mainline series is Call of Duty: Ghosts, which launches for current- and next-generation consoles in November.

Discussion

67 comments
nirmalbalaji
nirmalbalaji

So the Americans will be bored on their iPhones and iPads too. iOS users brace yourself for the recycled game on every year.

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

Looks fun enough.  I'll check out some gameplay vids first and see how it seems to handle.  Might get it.  The screens looked cool, even though the graphics are DEFINITELY NOT the best I've seen on my ipad.  Either way, I'd rather have a goofy looking game that plays great than a turd that looks awesome.

blademill
blademill

Search AppsGoer to get a full review. 

Fighting40
Fighting40

Maybe another yearly release title?

RiotRing
RiotRing

Unless you can connect a controller to it...I dont care.


rasterror
rasterror

Hopefully it's better than the Vita CoD.  Then again what can be worse than the Vita CoD?

bluntguys
bluntguys

I just picked this up a few hours ago and I like it :)

Canon100
Canon100

"$7 first- and third-person entry in the shooter series released for iOS devices"

Pfft $7?

F*ck that.

quidditch3
quidditch3

Who cares! android doesn't need to be poisoned by that garbage

BurgowichLV
BurgowichLV

This definetly will have a hard time going up against likes of Modern Combat 4 & 5, which while beeing complete rip-offs, have mastered the FPS genre on handheld.

mtait01
mtait01

Really surprise huh is isn't free to play. I bet my house that it is full of micro transactions nonetheless.

If it was free, I would mabe download it for my iPad out of curiosity even though I don't play COD anyway, but at $7, no chance

meatz666
meatz666

As exciting as a Wii U game release.

CriticalCritic
CriticalCritic

If it's anything like the Black Ops: Zombies app, they'll probably overprice it and only update it 2 or 3 times before giving up on it and asking for more money. Give it a few weeks and it will go on sale for 99 cents.

Also, you have to upgrade to iOS 6 which takes away YouTube. Horrible deal.

arqe
arqe

Lets spend 7$ 1 hour 45 min later. And see what this is about.

Twozerotwo
Twozerotwo

I bought a nexus 10 !!  Why isn't android getting any love ??

helldragonzer
helldragonzer

@BurgowichLV MC 4 is by far the best fps on IOS, though NOVA isn't far behind, maybe if it had a better story it would be right next to it.

yearssomuch
yearssomuch

@BurgowichLV Nope, it's all about name recognition and nothing more. Call of Duty inspired those games into existence, and the majority of people who bought 'Modern Combat' bought it under the premise that it looked and sounded like CoD.

I get what you're saying, but this is Call of Duty we're talking about. It will do fine.

helldragonzer
helldragonzer

@paranjapesameer that's actually standard for most new games, but still it is mobile so anything beyond 3 or 4 for just an fps isn't worth it.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@-Zelmor- Oh, yeah and with 15 dollar map packs and 2 dollar weapon skins :P! They'll put the OD in COD with all of their DLC.

Rage638
Rage638

@Twozerotwo because apple pays other companies millions for them to release games on IOS fist and android 2nd

BurgowichLV
BurgowichLV

@helldragonzer @BurgowichLV I can say exactly the same, only for Android. :)

I started with MC3 and my mind was blown by the campaign - it was just that good, cliche as hell, but I could not care less.

MC4 offers the best mutliplayer around for mobile FPS. It's a damn shame the campaign was disjointed and to cheezy. :(

BurgowichLV
BurgowichLV

@yearssomuch @BurgowichLV I agree that it will sell, my argument was made gameplay wise - to few tablet games have such fluent controls, options to customize HUD and solid community.

What sadness me, that while iOS and Anroid has great titles, but is disregarded by the gamer crowd because of the negative image created by movie cash-in titles and freemium junk

paranjapesameer
paranjapesameer

@helldragonzer @paranjapesameer Exactly my point. Even though I own an iPhone I know that there are more gullible iOS user compared to Android. Which is why, in my experience many Android games are free or cheaper than the iPhone equivalent. Chances of people buying a $7 game on iOS are higher than Android.

arqe
arqe

@Rage638 Also no beside Piracy , Android is working like Computer.

Android doesnt release "Versions" for all phones that are avaliable.

All of the Android Smartphones got different like PC. :%90 of the Smartphones doesnt even powerfull enough to play decent games.

shengwei
shengwei

@Rage638 @Twozerotwo  Because there's less piracy on apple, and apple users tend to actually pay for their apps.

A $7 bucks app on the google play store? HAH. 1 hour later, you'll get it for free on some other pirated store.


helldragonzer
helldragonzer

@mtait01 what creators, 90% of youtube videos are animals doing stupid things or people being more stupid than animals.

mtait01
mtait01

Adds on YouTube do suck, but at the end of the day those ads are supporting the creators of the videos you watch

CriticalCritic
CriticalCritic

@Doomsday_Horror What part of "on the go" didn't you get? Ad block does block those ads, that's the whole point of blocking ads is that I don't have to sit through them at all. 

Watching YouTube on my phone IS different seeing as how the ads are 30 seconds to a minute long.

Doomsday_Horror
Doomsday_Horror

@CriticalCritic Then use wifi on your iOS device since you apparently have Internet at home. The YouTube app has very few ads and most of them are the ones you can skip anyway. Adblock doesn't block those ads anyway so if you're willing to put up with them on your computer, your phone is no different. Matter of fact, you wont be wasting data since it's a 5 second clip that MIGHT use 2 MB.

CriticalCritic
CriticalCritic

@Joshuavil I use Adblock Plus on the desktop version. Additionally, I don't have to pay to watch ads on the desktop version. 4G costs a shit ton and I have to sit through Bed Bath and Beyond commercials so I can hear egoraptor talk about butts.

CriticalCritic
CriticalCritic

@arqe @CriticalCritic I guess you're really lucky or you're not watching any videos from youtube partners, because I've had to waste my 4g bandwidth on ads just so I can watch some GameGrumps on the go.

arqe
arqe

@CriticalCritic @arqe My Device is 6.1.3 iPad New Gen. And i got the app from store. that new Red icon thing and i dont see any ads around ?


CriticalCritic
CriticalCritic

@arqe @CriticalCritic I'm talking about the YouTube app on the app store. The default YouTube app that was on every device before 6.0 didn't have ads.

BurgowichLV
BurgowichLV

@danteswart @shengwei @Rage638 @Twozerotwo Maybe be it is said someplace in this big chain of comments, but rooting is not needed to install apk. And as an Android user, I pay for my apps, because not doing so lends a hand to the raise of freemium crap. 

danteswart
danteswart

@Doomsday_Horror

MMM, if it is as you say, then yes I was wrong since I misunderstood, but I read it as, "Android is easier to pirate" than Apple, and Apple has just as any pirates as any other system. But again if I read wrong then my argument is void.

Doomsday_Horror
Doomsday_Horror

@danteswart @arqe You misunderstood his comment. He meant on Android you don't have to root, you can just go to a website hosting the app and download it.

arqe
arqe

@danteswart Btw yeah i got time at work. 1 monitor for gamespot / twitch , 1 monitor for archive and 1 for software.

danteswart
danteswart

@arqe @danteswart www.up.ac.za

You can call them and ask for me "Johan Swart" and they will confirm whatever. Again point of my argument stays, Android is not easier than jailbreaking

arqe
arqe

@danteswart www.aymeet.com.tr

Just take a look the site is in Turkish yet you can call and ask my name "Sercan"

danteswart
danteswart

@CriticalCritic @arqe Could care less whose round it is, point stays that Jailbreak is as easy or even easier than rooting an android device and pirating games.

danteswart
danteswart

@arqe @danteswart Wow wonder how you got your job. And no I do not believe you, since anyone can say that, as I am an android developer, DBA at my real job and also do offsite Blackberry developing etc.

Still, I could just lie when I say that.I stand at my point seeing that you believe so much in the xbox Azure and online server stuff with no downside to them.

Again read my full comment, it also states an IPA is easier to install than an apk with its cache.Which it is, since you use something like itools and click install where android you need to copy the cache in the correct folder, and then install the apk after putting it on your phone.


Enough said... I can see you have way too much time on your hand commenting on so many topics.


time to return to the adult world with my kid and actually have a life.

arqe
arqe

@danteswart  yes i dont have any idea tech yet im working at a software company that is authorized to make softwares for govenments , universities and hospitals.

yes i do not know anything about tech.

And yeah downloading Application and its all patches and just pressing "install app" is harder than jailbreak.


danteswart
danteswart

@arqe @danteswart Go dl evasion, click button and your damn Idevice is rooted dumbass. And please, dont call people kids when they are most probably older than you. I see your comments all over the place, you clearly have no idea about tech etc so please go troll somewhere else

arqe
arqe

@danteswart ROOT WHAT ? 

You made me laugh kid. just go apkmania or any website that works like that. Download the APP and just install to your phone.

How is this easier than Jailbreak ?

danteswart
danteswart

@shengwei @Rage638 @TwozerotwoWhat.It is way easier to jailbreak an idevice and install fake ipas than to root a android device and install an apk with its cache....

Please...