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Inspired by the first-person shooter series, CALL OF DUTY: HEROES is a real-time strategy game where players have to build bases while also attacking enemy strongholds in the Middle East, Africa, and other hot spots. Played from an aerial perspective, you have to build a base and train soldiers, whom you then send out to attack other bases. Along with the numerous single-player missions, the game also lets you skirmish against other players, as well as get into fights with zombies.
Is it any good?
By combining the gameplay of strategy games with elements from the titular series of shooters, this strategy game may appeal to fans of both. In Call of Duty: Heroes, you not only get to build bases, train soldiers, and attack other bases and soldiers, but you also get to do so with some of your favorite characters and attack vehicles from such Call of Duty installments as the Modern Warfare trilogy, Black Ops II, and Infinite Warfare series. But while this game is strategic, and thus your time is largely spent telling your troops what to do, there are some elements of action games, such as briefly controlling the gun on a helicopter gunship. Along with a series of single-player missions, the game also lets you battle other people online, as well as engage in a series of challenge missions or, if you're up for it, fight for survival in a zombie apocalypse.
Being eaten by the living-impaired isn't the only bummer about this game, though. Fans of such similar games as Clash of Clans might feel this doesn't offer anything new. Conversely, fans of the shooters may not enjoy the lack of hands-on action or how you sometimes have to wait for structures to be built or troops to be trained. But if you love the Call of Duty series and Clash of Clans-esque strategy games, Call of Duty: Heroes could be your next strategic obsession.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about violence in video games. While you do kill people in this game, the game's aerial perspective means there's no blood or gore, but does this make you feel different about killing people in it?
Talk about using strategy. What has playing this game taught you about making plans and thinking things through?
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
- Price: free with microtransactions
- Pricing structure: Free
- Release date: March 31, 2017
- Category: Strategy Games
- Topics: Adventures
- Size: 167.00 MB
- Publisher: Activision Publishing, Inc.
- Version: 3.2.1
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 7.0 or later; Android 2.3.3 and up
- Last updated: June 19, 2020
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