Parents' Guide to

Call of Duty: Strike Team

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Violent shooter with flexible gameplay, a bit of strategy.

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Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+


5pm on Tuesday

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 12+

Great Mobile FPS Game

Despite the condemning Call of Duty label on it, this game isn't nearly as bad as the console versions. There is as far as I can see no blood, no sexual content, and no drinking/drugs/smoking. The violence is limited to guns, grenades, and knives. The only reasons I would not let younger children play it is for the language and violence. All in all, its a pretty good game.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (3 ):

CALL OF DUTY: STRIKE TEAM has a big legacy to live up to. Call of Duty fans are passionate about their game -- and very particular about any changes made to it. That makes judging this mobile version difficult, since it is in many ways a departure from the series but still has much in common with it. The plot and sense of play -- especially in the first-person perspective -- is straightforward Call of Duty. Although the controls suffer from the same limitations any FPS on a mobile device does (and, to be clear, this is a game that should be played on a tablet, rather than on a phone), the action is well-paced and deftly blends stealth and the chaos of a major firefight. (Missing, though, is the very popular multiplayer mode.) The bird's-eye-view method of playing is something different, though. It turns Strike Team into more of a strategy title, which is an unexpected twist for the franchise. It also adds some flexibility to gameplay, which eases the transition to a new hardware system. Better still, it makes CoD accessible for players who don't enjoy first-person shooters (or who lack the reflexes to do well in them).

The price is a bit high -- and the fact that there are in-app purchases is a bit strange. But the game is generous in rewarding players with the tokens they need to buy new weapons and health kits, which dampens any feeling that this is a cash grab. Overall, Strike Team is a terrific addition to the CoD universe.

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