Tom Clancy's Elite Squad is a real-time strategy game that takes many of the characters from across the series and places them in a 5v5 shootout.
Characters to collect
Tom Clancy's Elite Squad places characters from the series into one small five-person team that you or your opponent controls. Similarly to Assassin's Creed Rebellion, a great alternative title, you're spoiled for choice when building your team. New units unlock as you progress through the game's story. While this is great for the end game, if you're only a fan of one of the entries in the series, you likely won't see any of your favourite characters early on.
Tom Clancy's Elite Squad gameplay is mainly strategic and requires careful thought if you want to win a battle against another player. As each team fires against the other, you can issue various commands, changing how you attack and swaying the tide of battle. Knowing the right moment to issue an order or how to counter an opponent's tactics are a learning curve that you can quickly overcome.
The game requires a constant internet connection as it keeps all of your data synced to the cloud, updating after every mission or battle. This can quickly eat away at your mobile data, especially when you only want to play the story campaign that's based on a real event, without versing any other player's team in a 5v5 shootout.
While Tom Clancy games have a high reputation as a series from Ubisoft, they are not without their performance issues. One you'll see shortly after the Elite Squad downloads is it's poor performance on many mobile devices, frequently crashing during a battle or mission.
Elite Squad features many maps from other titles that you can play if you enjoy the Tom Clancy series. With classic maps and characters from your favourite games, you'll hardly notice the application's poor performance during a strategic battle. Just ensure you have a constant internet connection.