Tiger Force is a massive $10 million hit in mainland China, according to a report by Chinese state-run media.
The game, which is expected to hit the App Store in the next few weeks, has been a big hit in Chinese markets, which have been a popular source of games and apps for the military since its release in 2014.
The game has been rated 4.5 out of 5 stars on China’s App Store, and is one of the top 10 free games in China for 2018.
“Tiger Force is one game that has become popular in China,” said Zhang Zong, an analyst with Chinese-language game analytics firm Cogeco.
“The Chinese military has long been a fan of free-to-play games.”
Zhang said the game has sold more than 2.4 million copies since its launch, with its market share in China reaching nearly 75%.
It is also one of only a few free-play mobile games in the country, according ToonGames, which also reports on China.
TigerForce, developed by Lion Games, is a free-roaming multiplayer online-role-playing game (RPG) in which players fight each other in online battles.
Players can explore a large open world in which they can choose from dozens of different playable characters.
Players can customize their characters to suit their playstyle, including having them take on a variety of roles, from hunters to mercenaries, Zhang said.
Tigers Force has been downloaded more than 5 million times since it was launched on March 1, 2018.
Zhang added that the game is now the third-most downloaded game in China, with about 4 million downloads.