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Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
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  1. Sep 17, 2013
    100
    Call of Duty: Strike Team defines itself with new ideas and takes risks that pay off in a big way.
  2. Sep 9, 2013
    100
    Call of Duty: Strike Team stands out on iOS for all the right reasons, which really elevates the platform to a new level.
  3. Sep 23, 2013
    90
    Call of Duty Strike Team is the final demonstration touch games grew up: combining FPS and simple touch strategy, it deserves to be installed on your iPad.
  4. Sep 18, 2013
    90
    Noteworthy for its cool mechanic that instantly swaps first-person and top-down viewpoints whenever the mood hits, Strike Team has our full attention.
  5. Sep 10, 2013
    90
    Call of Duty: Strike Team is an amazing hybrid of two great gaming styles that just works on the mobile format. It may not fully capture the experience one gets from a console Call of Duty game, but it does pretty damn well on its own.
  6. Sep 6, 2013
    90
    There's a lot to love with Strike Team, but I think the most important thing it nails is that simple feeling of playing a Call of Duty game.
  7. Sep 16, 2013
    80
    A seamless mixture of FPS and RTS with great visuals and depth.
  8. Sep 10, 2013
    80
    The aiming controls are a little finicky in first-person mode, and the tactical view is limited in the types of commands you can give, so neither option would have really been strong enough to carry the game alone. But when combined and given the option to switch between them at will, Call of Duty: Strike Team finds a balance that offers the spectacle you'd expect from the series in a way that feels natural on a smartphone or tablet.
  9. Sep 10, 2013
    80
    The blend of FPS and RTS mechanics in a single game is a nice experiment, and even if both sides have some issues, switching between them in real time is definitely a fun and satisfying experience.
  10. Sep 9, 2013
    80
    Call of Duty: Strike Team's unique blend of FPS and 3rd-person strategy makes it one of the most interesting entries in the franchise. It doesn't quite nail the balance, however, and probably won't completely satisfy fans of either genre.
  11. Sep 9, 2013
    80
    Call of Duty: Strike Team comes up short compared to its Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 counterparts, but it's easily the best mobile release to date, and paves the way for even better ones down the line. Let the tour of Duty continue.
  12. Sep 9, 2013
    78
    It is a step in a different, more strategic direction of the franchise, that works quite well and may catch not only the regular player, but also the casual one.
  13. Sep 25, 2013
    75
    Call of Duty: Strike Team is overall a decent title, but considering the price of almost €6, the absence of a multiplayer mode and the lack of customization and choice of weapons, the shortcomings are certainly considerable.
  14. Sep 22, 2013
    74
    Being able to switch back and forth on the fly from classic first-person action to a top-down third-person perspective made for a decent and varied mobile CoD experience.
  15. Sep 9, 2013
    70
    Rest assured, Call of Duty: Strike Team can actually hold its own, not only in the iOS gaming ecosystem, but in the world of handheld FPS titles as well.
  16. Sep 6, 2013
    70
    Call of Duty: Strike Team is one-part clumsy FPS, and one-part satisfying top-down strategy game. Spend most of your time with the latter and you'll be guaranteed a pretty good time.
  17. Sep 12, 2013
    60
    Strike Team proves that more isn’t always preferable. In this case, first-person isn’t really an alternative or even complementary way to play – it’s just glue for when the better mode starts to fall apart.
  18. Sep 10, 2013
    60
    Call of Duty: Strike Team mixes familiar Call of Duty action with new third-person strategy gameplay that lets players control their squad from overhead.
  19. Games Master UK
    Oct 20, 2013
    56
    An interesting attempt to appease both FPS and TBS fans which fails on both counts. [Dec 2013, p.74]
  20. Sep 23, 2013
    50
    Call of Duty: Strike Team is another example of how shooters don't work on a smartphone. Shooting is sluggish and slow, which has you relying on auto-aiming throughout the entire game. The uninspired story is just as boring as the gameplay, which won't have you clamoring for more. The RTS-elements could offer some form of redemption, but these hardly work because of the average controls.
  21. Sep 19, 2013
    50
    Call of Duty: Strike Team is an compelling experiment but held back by the touch controls. If this was made for a controller it could be more impressive. They packed a console-like game into Strike Team with leaderboards and challenge maps but it ultimately feels held back by its lackluster controls.
  22. Sep 10, 2013
    50
    There’s effort and ambition here but nothing can overcome the limitations of a touchscreen or the doomed efforts to replicate the first person console experience.
  23. Sep 10, 2013
    50
    When directing death from above, Strike Team offers a glimpse at what might have been, but when it’s time to go loud, the whole thing collapses as limply as the enemies you’ve dropped.
  24. Sep 9, 2013
    50
    Outside of the campaign levels, players can also test their endurance on challenge maps or strive to reach the top of challenge leaderboards. I appreciate the attempt to make a feature-packed mobile title, but control and AI issues keep Strike Team from being the polished experience that’s typically associated with the Call of Duty name.
User Score
4.5

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 10 out of 20
  1. Aug 19, 2014
    9
    Call of Duty Strike Team has tons of cool features such as twos ways to play, either overtop tactical views or traditional FPS, Unlock andCall of Duty Strike Team has tons of cool features such as twos ways to play, either overtop tactical views or traditional FPS, Unlock and upgrade your guns and gear as you progress through the campaign storyline, One of the best FPS storylines for a mobile fps. Performs silky smooth as any FPS should,Play in both the campaign or survival mode. Check out the full review here: http://goo.gl/qEBvkj Full Review »
  2. Nov 27, 2013
    9
    The game works very well on the iPad air and is buttery smooth. The game has nice graphics and the controls work well for a first personThe game works very well on the iPad air and is buttery smooth. The game has nice graphics and the controls work well for a first person shooter title (they often don't). The strategic top down mode adds a ton to the gameplay and strategy to the missions which is really fun to use. The survival missions add a lot of replay value and are really fun. The game does lack multiplayer which a lot of people will be surprised by considering this is COD but the game wouldn't really be suited to multiplayer anyway and is very focused on the single player experience which is excels at. Full Review »
  3. Nov 20, 2013
    10
    Anyone who was expecting CoD on their iPad is just unrealistic it's a touchscreen device! I LOVE this game, with the third-person perspectiveAnyone who was expecting CoD on their iPad is just unrealistic it's a touchscreen device! I LOVE this game, with the third-person perspective and extra strategy elements. I think it perfectly fits the platform. Yes, multiplayer would be nice, but in and of itself, this game is great! Full Review »