Activision surprises gamers with Call of Duty for iOS

When call-of-duty-strike-teamyou’re dealing with a multibillion dollar franchise, new releases tend to be well-telegraphed affairs.

Activision, though, surprised everyone Thursday by releasing an iOS version of Call of Duty without pomp or circumstance. And, in another surprise, it’s being made by a team led by a pair of Rockstar Games veterans.

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App Review: Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies

Activision has made billions of dollars off the¬†Call of Duty¬†franchise, but if more games were like Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies, this is a series that would have died off long ago. The game is average, at best, blending the series’ shooter roots with a sci-fi/horror themed zombie mode. And while that’s a fun mix on consoles, it falls flat here, with less-than-inspiring gameplay, complicated controls, and no real sense of originality.

Diehard fans of the series might enjoy it, especially the multiplayer modes, but newcomers will wonder what all the hype is about.

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