For Android gamers that also have an affinity for the Call of Duty series, today’s the day you’ve been waiting for. Call of Duty: Strike Team has arrived to Android!
Strike Team isn’t your typical CoD shooter, and instead focuses on a mobile-friendly top-view down mode that allows you to command your team with ease. Because this is a CoD game, there’s also a way to switch to 1st person mode, though most reviews agree that the controls here are more than a little wonky.
If you can get past somewhat frustrating controls, the game itself is actually pretty good and is said to stay mostly true to the “CoD spirit”.
As for the price, the game comes in at $7 and – oddly enough – is filled with in-app purchases as well. The IAP are mostly for things like grenades and inventory upgrades. It’s easy enough to play the game without spending an extra dime beyond the initial cost, but it still seems more than a little strange that Activision felt the need to litter the game with in-app purchases and a premium price tag.
CoD: Strike Team is available now in most regions via Google Play, but it’s important to note that it may or may not work with your device.
While the Nexus 7, GS4 and several other devices are listed as compatible, the Nexus 4 and several other reasonably high-end devices are not supported. In other words, your mileage may vary.
What do you think, still interested in picking this one up – flaws and all? For those that have already bought the game, what do you think so far, was it worth the $7?