Call of Duty: Game of the Year Edition - PC
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- Play as part of a well-trained squad in this first-person, action game
- Delivers the gritty realism and cinematic intensity of WW II's epic battlefield
- Experienced through the eyes of citizen soldiers and unsung heroes
- Authentic squad movements and tactics
- Each soldier's distinct personality and training comes out on the battlefield
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Call of Duty delivers the gritty realism and cinematic intensity of World War II's epic battlefield moments like never before--through the eyes of citizen soldiers and unsung heroes from an alliance of countries who together helped shape the course of modern history. Play through the chaos of battle as part of a well-trained squad, that lays down covering fire and pulls its wounded to safety. In addition to authentic squad movements and tactics, each soldier's distinct personality and training comes out on the battlefield.
Platform: PC | Edition: Game of the Year
Top Customer Reviews
There are 3 campaigns in CoD though you don't get to choose which to start first. You start as Private Martin (USA) and play through a few levels.. the most exciting for me is to hold a particular bridge from invasion. Later you play as Evans a British SAS. The 3rd campaign, the best I have seen by far, is playing as a Russian soldier.
The Russian campaign is an exact depiction of one part from the movie "Enemy of the Gates". In the movie, the Russian troops fight to take back Starlingrad. Any Russians who retreated will be killed by their own soldiers. This was depicted exactly in one of the levels in CoD. Lots of soldiers swarming from the boat up the hills with just one gun and one ammo clip - almost like MoHAA's Omaha but more atmospheric and much more exciting.
Graphics-wise, CoD uses Quake 3 engine. It is a bit dated as compared to the today's new generation graphics engine but in my opinion, the graphics served it purpose. I owned a Pentium 3 with Geforce 4 card and CoD runs like a dream. It is games like CoD (and recently, Max Payne 2) which convinced me that game content and gameplay are what matters most. Not the graphics! Some games have excellent graphics but lack content. These are the type of games I'd install and uninstall in less than 10 minutes.
The world in CoD is so lifelike it's scary. The AI is excellent. Your team mates and enemies fight like real soldiers. Bullets flew all over the screen and you can see the traces of them .. or hear them - sometimes I had to "duck" in front of my PC just to avoid them - kinda silly but it shows how into the game I was.
All in all, an excellent game!!! A definite must-get!
Things I love, no, adore!, about the game:
(1) Graphics are mindblowing. There are places you could be forgiven for thinking you were on the sets of Black Hawk Down or The Pianist...the scenery of Europe (in WWII) is spookily elaborate. Very, very authentic atmosphere.
(2) Ammo is fascinating, a host of machine guns, grenades, rifles, and other arms from around that time. Weapons and nations are correctly linked. The best thing though -- the ability to grab just about everything you can see in the battlefield....low on ammo? Shoot the next soldier you set your eyes on, and grab his MP40 sub-machine gun. Beaut!
(3) It is NOT very resource intensive on your PC, and if you have a half-decent video card, it'll rock. (Is Urisoft listening?)
(4) The movement assigned to human characters is top-notch. You can crouch, jump, dodge bullets etc...all with easy and pleasantly responsive WASD controls /mouse movements. (Tip: crouching is slower but safer especially when in the middle of a shootout. The game does not really allow you to run, AFAIK.)
(5) Have played Battlefield '42 before but the plotline development in Call of Duty is something to beat. There is a great variety of mission types which keeps it from getting boring. The game bills itself as having three distinct single-player campaigns: for Americans, for British, and one for the Russians, but I found this is not true. You do get to play a number of exciting missions from the perspectives of each of these allied forces, and each one takes place in a different part of Europe. (I highly highly recommend the Russian missions)
All in all, this is a game you must get your hands on pronto if you haven't already. And be prepared to be playing it for a while!
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