Call of Duty Mobile – Review

Mobile games don’t always live up to their expectations. This one does!

  • Publisher: Activision
  • Website: www.callofduty.com/mobile
  • Price: Free
  • Compatibility: iOS 9 or later

The Call of Duty franchise has made somewhere in the region of $15 billion. $15 BILLION! That’s simply an unbelievable amount, and it’s testament to just how popular, whether you like it or not, the games have been for the PC and consoles. Now, though, we’re playing it on the mobile platform.

Let’s get the inevitable comparison with PUBG Mobile out of the way first. Call of Duty: Mobile is better. Much better. It ‘feels’ better, despite it being, more or less, a similar experience. The elements that combine to make it better are many. Better realism, more game modes, fluid combat experience, better graphics, and far better gameplay. PUBG Mobile fans won’t be pleased with those assessments, but there you go. Call of Duty: Mobile is the better game.

On a platform where first-person shooters are generally dire, Activision and Tencent have done a magnificent job of bringing the PC and console version to life on the smaller screens. Choose between Battle Royale, Free for all, Frontline, Team Deathmatch, Hardpoint and Domination, and you’re in for a spectacular treat. The terrain is realistic, the damage is well balanced, and even the controls work well.

Speaking of controls, Call of Duty: Mobile offers two types, depending on the experience level of the gamer. The simple control option allows your left thumb to control movement, while the right aims. There’s no fire button, as soon as the crosshairs target an enemy, the gun fires. Advanced adds a button that lets you look down your sights for more precise hits and control.

However, Call of Duty: Mobile is a team effort, with no single-player option available. The maps are throwbacks to CoD favourites, and there’s more on the horizon. You can customise your player to the nth degree; and yes, there are micro-transactions, but it doesn’t feel pay-to-win. All in all, it’s the best PC/console to mobile game we’ve ever played. Now where’s the zombie mode, Activision?

Call of Duty Mobile
  • Overall
4

Summary

Activision and Tencent have wrought together the best multiplayer shooter for the mobile platform. CoD fans will love it, PUBG fans will probably too. Simply, a great game.

+ Superb graphics, controls, and atmosphere.
+ Loads of game modes.
– Micro-transactions, but not a hassle.
– Some connection issues.

Russ Ware

Russ has been testing, reviewing and writing guides for tech since the heady days of Windows 95 and the Sega Saturn. Working for international publications in both print and online, if it has LED's, a screen, beeps or has source code, Russ will want to master it (and very likely take it apart to see how it works...)

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