Boy, there's nothing quite like a surprise release of a totally new Call of Duty iOS game to start your morning. It's called Call of Duty: Strike Team [$6.99] and it's been totally built with mobile devices in mind. Featuring both traditional first person mode as well as a third-person view to manage your entire squad, Call of Duty: Strike Team seems like it's ticking all the checkboxes that makes for an awesome Call of Duty game.

Set in the year 2020, it sounds like the game follows a very typical Call of Duty plot arc with the US suddenly finding themselves at war with an "unknown enemy." This setting will have you fighting through both a campaign mode which boasts the same cinematic moments that you're used to in CoD games on the console as well as a leaderboard-based survival mode that pits you against wave upon wave of increasingly difficult bad guys.

Something to note is that Call of Duty: Strike Team requires somewhat recent devices. You're going to need iOS 6.0, and an iPhone 4S/iPad 2 or newer. We're going to dig into this game more today, so stay tuned. In the meantime, our forums are blowing up, so swing in there for some first hand impressions from our community.

  • jonthan2012

    Screw that!!!

    • JJE McManus

      I agree. I don't like CoD generally.
      That said, this is exciting news for every person wanting AAA FPS on their mobile device.
      When I get home this evening I expect to see a TA Plays of this. I ever so want this to be good.
      This is excellent news that should bring a smile to every fan of iOS gaming.
      This has been a wicked cool fortnight for the App Store. I can't wait for next week.

      • marc0313

        Well if you really want a great FPS, just get Modern Combat 4. This looks good though.

      • JJE McManus

        No comparison yet. CoD has the Big Time Name. MC4 has the multiplayer.
        Playing guns with total strangers is where it's at.

  • marc0313

    And 2k drive??? This week got better quick.

  • iOSPeace

    CoD fanboys, CoD fanboys everywhere. Beware today If iTunes crashes because of this.

    • Th3R3n3gad3


      • Th3R3n3gad3

        I can't believe the first comment...

    • B3nlok

      Even though this is not a full console COD will be interesting to see how the Gameloft fanbase will react to this.

      • marc0313

        Not bad. Mostly cuz I haven't played it yet...

  • toxiccheese

    Picked up the game. It's ok so far.

  • Jaylewl

    Upload some gameplay vids. Hehehe

  • marc0313


  • Game.PN

    If this have a multiplayer it would be better but beware of CAMPERS!!

  • lepke

    Looking forward to the review. But I doubt anything at this point could make me buy a shooter for iOS gaming, I have yet to see evidence that it would work even conceptually.

    • iammane

      Maybe with ios 7 announcement though it'll pick up controller support. That would rule! This is first and third person tactical, pretty cool... I might have to bite

      • lepke

        To me iOS gaming does or could do almost any genre equally or better, at the very least unique, compared to the PC and consoles. So far 1 genre fail at that to me even as a concept, shooters no matter how you do it, will always be better on a computer or console. It just can't be done better or even different enough., even with a controller it would be subpar.

        But I guess for those whom do not have a computer or console, at least they got an option, still, at least wait until they release the controller, my 2 cents.

      • PresidentZer0

        Cool story, bro.

      • lepke

        I'll send you my bill.

  • PresidentZer0

    Cod without multiplayer... Weird.

  • speedyph


    • Utfan


      • NickyNichols


    • NOEN

      Are yelling because your mad that the (period) button on your keyboard is broken? That would make me want to yell too. "LOUD NOISES!"

      • yaboyrasp

        Yes because we can all hear how loudly he's hitting his keys

    • ptdshiznit818

      so much lol from this,

    • evilelvis


    • andrew9oh7

      Why you always yelling

    • marc0313

      Guys, I think it's trying to communicate...

    • StarViruZ

      Virtual silent yelling. Don't mess with this

  • J0n072295

    To buy or not to buy, that is the question. Maybe I'll get this later.

  • Mekklesack

    Well, well, well... Surprise, surprise, surprise!

  • SoyGreen

    Well holy crap! I saw this alert pop up on my phone and I judged it before I looked. Why has no one mentioned what appears to be the complete lack of ANY IAPs WHATSOEVER!!!!!

    I've been skipping some games like these that have been full of IAPs hoping for a game that won't beat me to death with them... but - even more suprising is that what we have is a full single player CoD experience!!!

    Interesting - I look forward to the review and will likely pick this one up for a change!

    • KillerSpecialK

      If you look on the App Store page, it says it offers IAP. Maybe not in this vanilla release, but it will. Come on, it's COD and Activision.

      • SoyGreen

        Bah - I included a link in my first reply to you - has to be moderated. I just looked on both my phone and on the link above - and neither mentioned any IAPs.

      • KillerSpecialK

        Hmm, that's odd. Still shows up on the App Store for me under the title. But has yet to have a section at the bottom with the Top In App Purchases.

  • NickyNichols

    Over 2GB installed is a complete deal breaker. I have a tough enough time clearing up 200mb.

    • marc0313


    • daftman

      Exactly. I have an 8 gig iPhone. No way am I ever gonna have 2 gigs free.

  • KillerSpecialK

    Was kinda excited when I saw the headline. Then I read and found out this is a RTS, had no multiplayer, offers or will offer IAP, clocks in at around 2 gigs, and is 7 bucks. May pick this up after some updates and a price drop to 99 cents. Consider it watch listed.

    Trying to take away from some Breach and Clear, are we?

  • YoungSinatra

    It's good so far ... 3 weapons each class though kinda sucks ... Can't even add attachments .. And most of all no multiplayer

  • SandmanSandlin

    2k drive and a friggin call of duty release! I just SHIPPED MY PANTS!

    • evilelvis

      I wouldn't get too excited, 2K drive is utter crap.

  • TheGrimCreeper

    The game is alright.. Kinda like Breach & Clear. Has a crashing issue that needs to be fixed. Sensitivity is TOO high. I like how they put time into it, though. Black Ops Zombies was horrible, and this tops any of their iOS games (Activision Publishing). Only thing I wish is you could customize your weapons & they had ALL the weapons. They don't even have SMG guns, but overall it's decent. Has a lot of potential to be an actual CoD port.

  • acidbrn

    Does the game at least have some GameCenter achievements?

    • swisssk8er1

      It does.

    • TheGrimCreeper

      GameCenter achievements & CoD achievements from the console counterpart.

      • acidbrn

        Thanks for the info!

  • Cortez1985

    If you are interested in a cod type of game with all the perks or the console version and no iap why not just play modern combat 3 or 4. It's like a complete rip off of cod for mobile and has everything a shooter should have right down to the campers

  • Jhrisado

    Hmm,should I pick up a iTunes card for this,is it really worth it?

    • lepke


    • StarViruZ

      Just buy it and buy MC4

  • evilelvis

    Another monumentally disappointing game.

    • Jake7905

      EA had a release this week?

  • Mekklesack

    It's a first person / real time strategy game where you can switch modes at will. (I meant to express) uncontrollable excitement. Like Fry when he became rich. It's shock and awe!!!

  • CalebHall1

    I woke up to this...then fell back to sleep

    • thecool111


  • Thil29

    They need to make a fully functioning COD FPS iOS purely so that gameloft can be put to shame with modern combat. But MC is still an awesome game series no doubt.

    • Holcman

      Is it sad that I read MC as Minecraft? :/

      • YMCMBRules

        Hell yea it is.

  • SandmanSandlin

    If you thought the vita version was a piece of crap, your in for a big surprise. For the love of God, do not download. Wait for the reviews to come in. The Cod fanboys might even be tearing this one apart. Yes, I have played it and it sucks. Terrible controls, Cod zombies graphics, very few weapons, bad controls (you can only reposition the fire button), lackluster campaign( although the top down can be cool), bad survival mode, no multiplayer, and for $7 it still has a lot of iap. I guess the only thing good I can say is that there are worse ios shooters out there, but this is not Cod.

  • apolloa

    I say Activision have missed a trick here, because they should have launched it on Android too and then made cross platform multiplayer, just like Shadowgun Deadzone is.
    Hmm will it be truly better than Modern Combat 5?

    • marc0313

      Lol nope

      • apolloa

        To both my comments or one? Also don't like the fact it switches to an overhead view in this COD game. It may fit a mobile device gameplay but it's not COD's style.

  • Naraka

    Better be compatible on day 1 with apple controllers! (That I hope will be announced in 5 days)

  • EscortGamer

    Not another Angry Birds

  • brydude111

    A lot better than I expected! I recommend it

  • bigjack66

    It's a good game so far. I've played MC4 it was good and so is this. This tho has the added bonus of the drone to plan ahead which is good. I was never into these games on consoles but these portable ones are pretty good!

  • StarViruZ

    The only game really worth it's WaW zombies, despite stoped developing it's really stable:

    -Just 50mb installed
    -No IAP
    -Runs good on any iDevice (obviously more on newer ones, i5 idk)
    -Fairly stable multiplayer although many guys doesn't play it anymore
    -All maps for free including most important easter eggs
    -No bugs
    -$4.99 but that's your decision for a 1.99 or .99 drop

  • YMCMBRules

    This is sh*t! Why doesn't anybody make the best games for iPod 4 anymore?!? I can't afford a new device, so I'll just wait a couple of years and maybe just get a simple job.

  • daftman

    Wouldn't that be something if the multiplayer came as its own free-to-play, IAP-laden app...

  • Super Blue

    Come on ppl . Online will come with a surprise there will never be a call of duty with out online. That is there bread and butter,when they here online hit the app market ppl will go nuts! That's part of there boom!