Frontline Commando



Bloody combat game targets your wallet.

What parents need to know

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. 

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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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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.

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
Pricing structure:Free
Release date:December 14, 2011
Category:Action Games
Size:98.00 MB
Publisher:Glu Games Inc.
Minimum software requirements:iOS 4.0 or later

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Kid, 11 years old November 22, 2013


Great game. Has frequent blood, non-stop violence. Not too bad, just you spend too much money.
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Too much violence
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 for kids. Also game goes right to earning and getting money.
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Too much violence
Too much consumerism
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 smoking or drugs or anything else. The only reason I didn't give this game 5 stars is because you have to BUY WITH REAL MONEY gold in the game to buy lots of the guns available. Great game though!
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Too much consumerism


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