Truth be told, there aren’t too many major games being released on the Windows Store by important developers, but this is slowly changing. Activision Publishing has made available recently Call of Duty: Heroes as a free download from the Windows Store.
Activision has launched Call of Duty: Heroes on all major mobile platforms and has decided to please Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 owners, as well. Available as a free download, the 3D combat strategy game lets you command an ‘army of legendary heroes, elite soldiers, and devastating drones straight from the Call of Duty franchise’.
In the game, you will take command of a small outpost and you will have to build it up into an impenetrable base. After that, you can go on the offensive, launching attacks against your enemies. You will be able to control heroes such as Price, Soap, and Harper but it will also be possible to create deadly alliances with your friends, trying to win in-game rewards.
Here’s a breakdown of the main features of the game:
Take control of and level up iconic heroes from the Call of Duty franchise. Each hero has their own progression system and unique Killstreaks.
Train and specialize your army using units directly from Call of Duty, such as Juggernauts, Dragonfires, and CLAWs.
Unleash Killstreaks such as the drone strike, UAV, care package, and chopper gunner to devastate opponents.
Build and upgrade your base into a fortress with sentry guns, Guardians, SAM turrets, howitzers, mines, and over 30 other upgradable structures.
Defend your base against attackers and go on the offensive in three unique modes: PvP, Campaign, and Survival
Team up with your friends to form alliances, donate troops, and dominate your enemies.
While the game description says that it won’t work with a mouse and keyboard, I tried it on my Windows 8.1 non-touch laptop and it worked just fine. Unfortunately, if you have a Windows RT-powered device, it won’t work on it.