Hands-on with Frontline Commando: D-Day

We swung by the Glu offices while prepping for GDC 2013 today to check out their next Frontline Commando game, due to launch this Thursday. You'll find a lot of the same third-person, duck-and-cover action of the franchise, along with a few new elements that really sets it apart.

Obviously since this Frontline is all D-Day themed, you'll have to blow up plenty of tanks, as well as play wave defense stages where you man an anti-air flak gun and shoot down enemy aircraft. While on foot, there's a new sprinting mechanic. If you don't time your leaps right, you may trip and take a hit to your health. Players explore a variety of different locales across Europe, and are ranked out of three stars for each mission's performance. Over time, they earn cash and currency to acquire and upgrade new equipment. The primary consumable you'll be relying on are grenades; they're scarce, but handy.

For a free-to-play title, the graphics are great, and the authentic World War 2 weapons and history tidbits between levels really set the mood. Since the Call of Duty games have long since left the World War 2 theme behind, it's nice to have something new in the genre. To keep an eye on what's happening with FrontLine Commando: D-Day, hit up Glu's Facebook page.

Simon Sage

Editor-at-very-large at Mobile Nations, gamer, giant.

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R1cki97 says:

Well , at least is free, i'm downloading right now

shinuyuki says:

I love playing games that have a history to them. This is an extremely fun looking game and I'm downloading it right now. Can't wait to try it!

asuperstarr says:

This is free so I guess I can give it try. I wonder if the world war themes are a thing of the past and can hold an interest.

BrianTufo says:

I think a lot of people still enjoy them and as long as its done well it can be a hit.

wscotchmer says:

The video reminds me of an old game I used to play on the Amiga. I can't remember what it was called but I remember that you were in a warehouse and bad guys would pop up. You had to shoot them quick or they would start shooting back. Don't know why but this game reminded me of that.

thatguykc says:

You can't argue with free. I just finished Modern Combat 4 a few weeks ago and it was awesome. The gyroscope controls and storyline make the iOS platform the future if 1st person shooters. Will give D-Day a try.

Andrew Lima says:

Wow, if the video didnt convince you to try this app, let me do the honors! What an amazing app. It looks just as good on my Non-Retina iPad Mini!

nicholas1313 says:

Looks pretty awesome. Should download it since I just finished learning about WW2 and all the battles. This app might give me a filling of how d-day was. Thank imore for the info

kremsku says:

I wouldn't count on it as a teacher. Games tend to display the battles from a very narrow perspective.

As with the game? Looks awesome, gotta try it!