Fight in the modern war theaters in Call to Arms, and equip yourself with weapons of today.
Either command your troops in 3rd person, or fight by yourself in first person, giving you two gaming experiences in one package.
Play the free version of Call to Arms and treat yourself to the multiplayer version of the game.
Call to Arms is on early access and if you are a budget gamer like I am, you can experience the multiplayer element of the game. Of course, you will need to purchase the full game to have access to the single player and campaign modes. Nevertheless, it’s definitely a game you would want to try out. With outstanding graphics and a one-of-a-kind gaming experience, even the free version is a must try. That being said, what exactly can the free version of Call to Arms offer you? Here’s what you need to know:
In a nutshell, Call to Arms is a mix between real-time strategy and a first-person game. Though this may seem rather difficult to comprehend, let’s just say that it’s a mix between games like XCom and Battlefield. In the RTS element, you can command your troops, vehicles, and aerial units on the field to take out some enemy targets and advance to the next objective. However, you can also drop into the thick of battle and directly take over one of your units. The game then transforms into a first-person shooter. Here, you will personally be arming yourself with your trusty assault rifle to take out enemies as opposed to controlling a unit that will be. This is an entirely new dimension and switching between modes is pretty awesome.
In the free version, there are only a few factions available: the US Army, GRM, Russia, and the German Armed Forces. The vehicles and equipment correspond with the factions. For example, Russian soldiers are armed with AK-looking rifles, while the US Army is equipped with rifles that resemble the M4. The same can be said of the vehicles: you can recognize the fearsome M1 Abrams tank and Apache attack helicopter when playing as or against the US faction.
Speaking of vehicles you can take control of them, just like in Battlefield. Apart from tanks and helicopters, there are also speedy personnel carriers like the Humvee and the BTR-80. Intense tank battles are part of the fray, and you can even customize which ammunition they will use to take out specific targets with efficiency. As said earlier, helicopters are also part of the fray, and if you master the controls (which are rather tricky), you can be a devastating force on the field.
One of the best elements of Call to Arms is its outstanding presentation. Take note that the sound effects and graphics seamlessly change when you switch between FPS and RTS. Although its physics and bullet drop elements are behind compared to other modern shooters, it possesses a decent range of realism.
Unfortunately, single player modes and to some extent, some multiplayer elements are limited in the Call to Arms’ free version. Nevertheless, it’s a game that is a must-play for any gamer, whether they are an FPS or an RTS fan. It is a perfect blend of the two genres, creating a cup of tea anyone is raring to drink. Though the full version of the game is quite pricey, it is worth the cash. If you want to stay in the free version though, no worries: you’ll be able to fully enjoy it.