by Simon Sage
Call of Duty: Strike Team is a smart mix of first-person-shooter and tactical strategy. In the heat of battle, players can zoom out and coordinate a full squad through precarious missions. There’s an over-arching single-player campaign full of political intrigue, and though there isn’t any live multiplayer, you can work climb your way up leaderboards among your friends. Players earn perks and gear as they progress and level up, allowing you to tweak your team to your play style. Though the standard dual-stick control layout is here, an easily accessible snap-to target system keeps things moving, plus gyroscopic controls help with slight adjustments while looking down the crosshairs.
For players that are looking for something more than just run and gun, Call of Duty: Strike Team offers a refreshing mix.