A Tower Defence game, that actually allows you to sit inside the turret and come face-to-face with the enemies! Addictive strategy - action game, with loads of shooting and explosions! Nearing 2 MILLION DOWNLOADS!
User reviews: Mixed (203 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 22, 2014
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****Award Winning Game****

A Tower Defence game, that actually allows you to sit inside the turret and come face-to-face with the enemies!

You are Commando Jack, the baddest, meanest, toughest soldier planet Earth has to offer, and it's up to you to save the world from alien invasion. Build a maze of towers to deal damage to the Aliens, and if that's not enough, jump into your turret and take those suckers down yourself!

"...unlike anything we've ever played before on our mobiles" — GameTrailers

"...deserve[s] attention." — GameZebo, 4/5

"It is just so satisfying to actually shoot at the enemies..." — 148 Apps, 4/5

Killer Features
• 46 Levels
• Campaign, Endless, Elemental, Mixed Game Modes
• 38 Upgrades
• 21 Weapons
• 3 Powers
• Multi-tier levels
• 21 Enemies
• 2 Mega Bosses
• UAV - Fly around the battlefield dropping grenades!
• Deploy HUGE nuke damage!
• Turret Ranking System
• Battle Technology upgrading system
• Tower defense with first-person-shooter gameplay. Totally unique.
• Stunning graphics, in full 3D.
• Create your own strategic tower maze formations.
• Tons of levels, hours of gameplay.
• Three stars to collect per level.

For more information or support, please visit www.colossalgames.eu

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • Processor: Less than 6 years old
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 133 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Processor: Less than 3 years old
    • Hard Drive: 133 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: Less than 6 years old
Helpful customer reviews
66 of 83 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
It is a nice little mobile game. Nothing wrong with that. Porting for PC without proper controls, now this what wrong. Give us some keyboard shortcuts! Preferably changeable ones.
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25 of 38 people (66%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 18
Another mobile port hits steam!
And that with a ridiculous price! 10 euro?
Please...
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77 of 135 people (57%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 17
It was free..
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
Game for mobile, crossed over to Steam to put things simply. Not the kind of game you'd play on PC. Could be great on a phone however. This is not the place for it, nor is it the place for any mobile game.

Pros
* Fun in First person, haven't seen that in a Tower Defense game before.
* Lost of upgrade options for turrets.
* Instead of In-app purchases it has a GIANT Free Coins! Banner across the top you can get free coins daily.

Cons
* Giant banner across the top.
* In-game only achievements, no Steam Achievements nor cards.
* Poor graphics, as it was not designed for PC.
* Music is repetitive.
* Unable to customize many keybindings, some things don't even have keybindings.
* Overpriced, I wouldn't pay $9.99 for it on mobile let alone on Steam.
* Not to mention I can find better Tower Defense games on kongregate. For Free.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
I have this game on my phone and I like it there. But the game just doesn't work here, controls are simply bad.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
Android game

Commando Jack is an android port of the same game now on steam.

There is barely any story at all. Basically, aliens have invaded earth and it's up to Commando Jack to stop them.

Gameplay is a mix of tower defence and first person shooting. Each level starts you off on one side of the map with a turret, trying to defend against the alien invasion. You have limited time at the start to build towers and set traps for defences before the waves begin. Besides building defences you can also switch to your main turret and shoot the aliens via first-person. Enemy waves get more numerous and stronger as the level progresses. The aliens will move towards you main turret and try to destroy it, which results in a gameover should it happen. After each level, you will earn up to 3 stars depending on whether the enemy was able to attack your main turret or not. You also earn credits, which are used to buy/upgrade turrets at the store before each level. There are variety of aliens including snipers, tanks standards and elemental which all have certain strengths and weaknesses. A variety of turrets are also available including machine gun, rockets, mines, lasers and sand bags. One of the problems I found was that when you upgrade turrets' you don't know how the turret was improved as you don't get to see any statistics.

Graphics aren't great. The android history, shows off on the low detailed models for guns, environment, turrets (everything really).

Sound effects are quite poor. Weapons sounds are basic. Background music is forgettable. There is not voice acting in the game.

Unless this game is highly discounted, I recommend that you stay clear of this game. It's not that this game is terrible, its just that there are dozens of games which do a better job at representing the 'tower defence genre' and cheaper too.
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13 of 26 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
I think the Game is a bit Overpriced, it should be 2€ at least.

The Game itself is a little bit like Plants vs Zombies, just that you can also go into first person mode.

The Controls are really easy to handle. The Graphics are really cute and cartoony. Its a nice game for killing some time whilst you download something.

Thumbs up because its not so bad & I got it for free.
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14 of 28 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
I got this game for free, and I can honestly say it was worth the price.
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265 of 332 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2014
Mobile port. If I wanted a mobile game, I would install it on my mobile device. Don't sell mobile ports on Steam, okay?
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98 of 126 people (78%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2014
It is a rare occasion when a mobile game translates well to pc. This is not one of those occasions. This is proabably great on a mobile device when being used as a time=killer. When you are sitting at your pc, you expect a bit more depth. Also, there are NO Steam achievements. The achievements being mentioned in the above picture are in-game.
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43 of 63 people (68%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 16, 2014
Not a *bad* game, but also not as good as the competition. Kingdom Rush, Defense Grid: The Awakening, Fieldrunners 2, and Defender's Quest: Valley of the Forgotten are all significantly better. If you're super into tower defense games, than probably worth it on sale, but not at full price and not in place of any of the other options.
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35 of 61 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 28, 2014
The tower defense game Commando Jack originally made its way to iPhones way back in 2012, but just recently its developer Colossal Games released this on Steam. So the question on everyone’s mind right now is: is this a ‘quick’ cash-in or this is a port that all PC gamers can be content with ?

And while I’m definitely going to explain more about the game in just a minute I can already answer the question I just brought up: it’s absolutely a game made to make some extra money. No, this isn’t a bad game per se, it’s just not optimized for us PC gamers: the game starts instantly with the first mission, no menus or anything, video options aren’t there and it forces a low resolution game into fullscreen, making the whole thing look blurry as a result (Alt+Enter does work, mind you). Which to me, looks like a really bad start, wouldn’t you agree ?
Thankfully Commando Jack is one of the better tower defense titles out there, and this one gives you the opportunity to shoot some aliens yourself, in first person view. It doesn’t use in-app purchases like the iOS version does, but it does have things like ‘Free coins’ banners at the top of the screen when you’re not killing enemies. It’s not even subtle. Unfortunately, these coins have to be used to buy and upgrade turrets, buy power-ups and also to upgrade your stationary gun, so there’s no way to just not click on it. You’ll get coins by finishing missions, clicking on a Free Coins button every day or by hacking into aliens’ accounts (which can also be done once a day). I never seemed to run out of cash during my game sessions; the game hands out large amounts of coins at the same time. So why does it have to be so in-your-face then ? I honestly have no idea.
There are 45 campaign missions to finish, and then there’s also Endless mode, Mixed mode (normal enemies mixed with fire and ice enemies) and Elemental mode, which throws only ice and fire enemies at you. There are special towers for both these ice and fire enemies, and special ammo can be bought for your stationary gun. Levels aren’t just squares, they have all kind of different shapes and because of that It’s not always easy to create a long, difficult maze for enemies to walk through.
If an enemy gets through you can always go to your stationary gun with the press of a button and kill them yourself. However, your gun can also overheat so it’s necessary to use it with caution. Snipers can also spawn on the battlefield, out of view, and they can only be killed in first person view. It’s fun, but the first few times you might not notice them quickly enough and you’ll probably see your base’s health drop within seconds. After that you’ll most likely pay more attention to your surroundings.
Other than all of things I just mentioned this is your basic tower defense game. That’s not meant as a negative argument, but it’s the same thing as, let’s say, point-and-click adventures. They’re usually the same as far as gameplay is concerned, but sometimes they have a little bit more variety. The same goes for Commando Jack.

So, apart from the cluttered user interface and the non-existent video options, what’s there to say about this game technically ? Well, the models use some sharp textures, which is good, but the models on the other hand are blocky. Some of it seems intentional, some of it doesn’t. The game does a nice job at showing you landmarks and other country related objects in each of the different locations. London has a Big Ben tower and Japan has cherry trees, for example.
The music seems to change whenever you change cities, so if you’re fighting in Japan you’ll hear music with Japanese influences. The sound effects overall are also very good and clear.
Game length also seems to be good; this could take you several hours to tens of hours if you want to 100% the entire game. I personally think it’s best played in smaller sessions.

Commando Jack doesn’t completely reinvent the genre but the gameplay is fun enough as long as you can ignore the things that clearly show we’re dealing with an iOS port here. From a technical viewpoint I would not recommend it, but as a game I think I would. But just barely. And that’s mainly the reason why this gets a below average rating in my book.

[Rating: 63/100]
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10 of 21 people (48%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
This game needs a complete interface overhaul for playing on a computer.

It has clearly too many design remants of the mobile version that makes it ackward and uncofmrotable to play on PC.
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7 of 15 people (47%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
It is not a bad game per se, but sending a mobile game straight to pc without making some adjustments doesn't make a game appealling.
There are way better tower defense games to find out there, to be honest.
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6 of 13 people (46%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2014
Played the game for a while and have so far really enjoyed the experience. It is a tower defense game with a few twists which set it apart from many of the other games in the genre. I wouldn't say it was the best of the bunch but, at the price it sells for, is definitely good value.

For those people who complain because it was a mobile game and believe that it should stay that way, I highly disagree. I have two young children and am happy for them to use the computer to play these kind of games as it only costs a small amount of money to replace a mouse it they break it. I am certainly not going to give them several hundred pounds worth of moile technology to play it on so, in my opinion, there is absolutely nothing wrong with these kind of games being released on Steam also.
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6 of 13 people (46%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 17
A F-ing mobile port. If I wanted a mobile game i would get it on mobile. Plus the game itself is a terrible tower defense game. Just don't buy it. Ever.

2/10
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5 of 11 people (45%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 18
maybe it's good for mobile devices or as a facebook app game, maybe it's a little bit fun and a middle-good tower defense game; BUT it's a very bad marketing strategy , and i would never pay for that. i get it for free, and for free it's ok.
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5 of 11 people (45%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
no
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
I get this game for free and i think i paid too much for the game !

11/10 - IGN
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3 of 8 people (38%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
124 Mb of loading screen!

Its a good loading screen...just let the loading screen run for 11 minutes...have lots of fun looking to the loading screen.
sometimes you almost have the sensation that this is a real game...but no...just a loading screen!

I recommend to everyone that as nothing better to do than look to a loading screen...I had nothing better to do so i stare for the loading screen for 11 mins!
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