Call of Duty Heroes – The Call of Clash of Clans

1.5 Overall Score
Gameplay: 1.5/5
Design: 3/5
Duration: 1/5

It plays a lot like Clash of Clans | Has a Call of Duty theme | A lot included

Almost identical to Clash of Clans | Rather bland clone in its own right | Adds nothing to the style


They say that imitation is the greatest form of flattery. I don’t know if that’s true, but I do know it’s a way to make a quick buck. Call of Duty Heroes is a new game from Activision that brings the namesake of their console hit to iOS devices. We got Call of Duty: Strike Team last year, which offered a mix of first person shooter, and top down strategy combined into a highly engaging mobile experience. Call of Duty Heroes is nothing like Strike Team, but it sure is familiar if you have ever played Clash of Clans.
At first glance it seems that you have Clash of Clans on your hands with building up your base, gathering resources, attacking other bases, and protecting your own base from enemy attacks. It turns out that the first glance isn’t deceiving, and this is in fact a book you can judge by its cover. Activision might as well have called this Call of Duty: Clash of Clans, because that’s what you’re given, simply trading in cartoon graphics for more of Call of Duty realism. Every single gameplay mechanic from Clash of Clans is in Heroes as you gather two resources from your base which you then use for upgrades, and generating troops. Once you have troops, you can send them on single player campaign missions, or fight PvP battles against anyone else online. As you advance, you get to level up your base with new structures, and defense units, while unlocking more powerful troops to send out on missions. You even have the ability to join alliances with other players for boosts, troop donation, and retaliations.

In Clash of Clans, you have gold, elixir, gems, clans, barbarians, archers, giants, goblins, wizards, canons, air defense, mortars, mines, drills, and storage. In Call of Duty Heroes, you have all the same things, but they go by gold, oil, celerium, alliances, assault troops, snipers, juggernauts, special ops, RPG troopers, sentry guns, SAM turrets, howitzers, miners, pumps, and depots. It’s extraordinary how much of an alignment there is between the two games that you would have think the games come from the same developers, akin to Boom Beach from the makers of Clash of Clans. Call of Duty Heroes is from a completely different developer, but they also maintain that 3D strategy combat offering of tapping in select spots to send units into battle against an enemy base. Call of Duty: Heroes does give you heroes sourced from the Call of Duty franchise as well as one time attack boosts, and a survival move, which is more from Boom Beach than Clash of Clans.

Call of Duty Heroes (Free, Universal) is an uninspired offering with a popular theme that should be avoided even by the biggest Call of Duty, or Clash of Clans fans.

Free, Universal


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