Call of Duty: Heroes

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Paul Semel, Common Sense Media
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Popular shooter emphasizes strategy over hands-on gunfire.

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age 12+
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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Ease of Play

Game uses simple touch controls but gets somewhat complicated.

Violence

While players use guns, other weapons to kill people, there's no blood, gore, dismemberment.

Sex

Your "Advisor" is a woman in a cleavage- and midriff-bearing vest/shirt combo.

Language
Consumerism

Players use real-world money to buy base-improving items.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Call of Duty: Heroes is a strategy game that combines typical real-time strategic gameplay with elements from the Call of Duty games. While you're commanding your troops to shoot people, the aerial perspective means there's no blood or gore. There's also no cursing, drug use, or smoking, though you do get instructions from a woman in a low-cut, midriff-bearing outfit that seems inappropriate for combat. Players can use real-world money to purchase in-game items that will cut down on the amount of time it takes to build structures and defenses for your base. Read the app's privacy policy in the "Help" section of the game's "Options" menu or on the game's website to find out about the information collected and shared.

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Adult Written byPhillyD August 25, 2018

Better than Clash Of Clans

This is technically clash of clans but call of duty thrown into the mix. The violence is mild if not tame compared to console call of duties. You can buy consum... Continue reading

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What's it about?

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?

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