Last week, we saw a teaser for Glu Mobile's newest game that plays off the horrors of war, Frontline Commando: D-Day. Today, it's landed on Android as a free-to-play cover-based shooter. Touting 145 missions "based on the actual beach landings," the game promises plenty of playtime for your money. What's that you say? The game is free? Well, about that.

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In our last article, we mentioned (by way of an overly complicated Nazi analogy wrapped in a ridiculous satirized mockery of Eisenhower's speech to D-Day troops) that Glu said you could turn off in-app purchases. Well, as it turns out, the developer apparently meant via iOS's built-in restrictions. The Android version has no such ability to disable IAP in settings. Typical Naz-err, Glu Mobile trickery!

Still, in-app purchases aren't inherently evil (even if this dev doesn't have a squeaky clean reputation), and it's hard to say without a lengthy play through if you'll be able to finish the game without buying credits. Worst case scenario, it costs nothing but time to find out.

If you want to try your hand at one of the most intense battles of history, and don't mind that you might be charged a few bucks to upgrade weapons (which sucks but, to be fair, this war cost a heck of a lot more the first time around), then Uncle Sam wants you to hit the widget below.

Eric Ravenscraft
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  • DeadSOL

    I actually like Glu Mobile and their IAP system. I easily finished Samurai vs. Zombies Defense 2 without having to worry about IAP (thank goodness for free Glu credits within the game which can be shared across your Glu games). I think Glu Mobile games are the perfect blend of free and finish-the-game-faster-with-optional-IAP.

    Nothing is lower than Real Racing 3 in terms of IAP, though.

    • John Peach

      Never worry about IAP with Glu Mobile games? You must be kiddin', they are the Deathstar of IAP.

    • Mix

      Are you the owner of Glu mobile or are you just mocking us?

    • tegra sucks

      nice try. go back to your desk, glu employee

  • ChainsawCharlie

    No thanks Glu Mobile

  • Myke

    Glu mobile is the worst kind and total rip off. For a few hundred credits you can spend 100 EUR in a second. The only fair IAP has Madfinger games in my opinion.

  • brutalpanther

    No gamepad option.game looks pretty good.But playing on a phone with touchscreen.sucks.playing a shooter on any size touchscreen.sucks

  • http://www.facebook.com/pappu.baggath Pappu Baggath

    Does any one installed this game (frontline commando d-day) in htc desire x?

  • tegra sucks

    ppl need to stop supporting this shitty dev and their pay to win bulshit apps. fuck glu mobile