Frontline Commando

App review by
Chris Morris, Common Sense Media
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Bloody combat game targets your wallet.

Parents say

age 18+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 11+
Based on 2 reviews

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Ease of Play

Health doesn't regenerate in this game, so if you're out of health kits, you won't last long. The enemies always vastly outnumber the player and winning battles is a challenge. 


Players engage in a non-stop series of battles, shooting enemies with shotguns, automatic weapons, sniper rifles, and other weapons, such as hand grenades. There is a shower of blood when enemy soldiers are shot -- and the screen turns red when players are hit. 


In order to obtain higher-grade weapons (or, more importantly, health kits), you'll need to purchase them using in-game cash. The game is stingy in handing that out, but offers a high-profile opportunity to spend real-world dollars to buy it. 

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Frontline Commando is a freemium action game that contains a fair bit of violence. Blood flows when you take aim at enemies and the frequent use of the sniper rifle lets you see that close up. The game is also set up to prompt players to purchase in-game currency to advance. While it's not impossible to move deep into the game without spending cash, it's extraordinarily difficult. Users can share high scores via the Game Center social network, but participation is optional.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent Written by5kmomKar April 16, 2014


This game is bloody just watching it for a couple minutes I saw enough. Human form characters shooting at other human form characters with bloody wounds. Not fo... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old November 22, 2013


Great game. Has frequent blood, non-stop violence. Not too bad, just you spend too much money.
Kid, 11 years old July 23, 2012

Awesome Game

This game is super fun, and FREE! But not for kids under 10 because it is really violent and bloody, but that's it. Nothing sexual, no swearing, and no smo... Continue reading

Is it any good?

FRONTLINE COMMANDO doesn't skimp on the action genre cliches, but it's still not a bad game on its merits. However, its over-reliance on the freemium model saps a good deal of the fun. The game is weighted in the company's favor and it's extremely difficult to advance too far without having to purchase in-game cash. That's fine if you're prepared for it going in, but it's something parents of teens might not realize. 

The game, while difficult, is a fun arcade shooter, though. The controls are a bit over-complicated, but not impossible to figure out. And as long as you've got cash and the right weapon in hand, you'll have a blast. But it's only when you have to decide whether to tap your credit card that you'll really know how much fun you're having. 

App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Price: Free
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: December 14, 2011
  • Category: Action Games
  • Size: 98.00 MB
  • Publisher: Glu Games Inc.
  • Version: 1.0.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 4.0 or later
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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