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Call of Duty: United Offensive Expansion Pack - Mac

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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Platform: Mac
  • Work with your squad through snow and rain, using new weapons including flamethrowers and deployable machine guns, or by calling in artillery strikes.
  • Join the 101st Airborne for the climactic moments of the Battle of the Bulge.
  • Fight as a British airman shooting down German ME-109’s from the gunner position of a B-17 bomber, before transferring to Churchill’s elite S.O.E. and clearing the way for the invasion of Sicily.
  • Finally, follow your Russian comrades into the Battle of Kursk, one of the greatest tank battles of all time.

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Platform: Mac
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  • ASIN: B0002Z13X6
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Release Date: November 22, 2004
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,109 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Platform: Mac

This next chapter in the Call of Duty franchise raises the brand's trademark cinematic intensity to unprecedented heights with all new single-player levels, plus an enhanced multiplayer experience with new maps and new modes of play. Once again looking through the eyes of American, British and Russian soldiers, Call of Duty: United Offensive thrusts players alongside their squadmates into more authentic action across Fortress Europe's most historic battlefields.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Review for the Alaska Apple Users Group April 7, 2005
Platform for Display:Mac
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
A while back I had the chance to review one of the best World War II shooters on the market, Call of Duty. Now I get to re-visit the title in the form of it's expansion pack, Call of Duty: United Offensive; recently released for the Macintosh.

United Offensive brings more of the same awesome game as well as a few new goodies. In summary, it brings 13 new single player missions that span the alliance, 11 new multiplayer missions, vehicle-mounted weapons, and mobile heavy machine guns.

The new missions are most welcome! Though separate from the original campaigns, they carry you through cohesive strands of the war as seen by American, British, and Soviet perspectives. Your first mission has you fighting in the epic Battle of the Bulge for the 506th PIR, which was recently made more famous by the HBO mini-series, Band of Brothers.

The added equipment is a welcome addition too. The new weapons and vehicles are well balanced and provide a more realistic depth of tactical options in both single and multi-player modes. Being able to relocate heavy machine guns and shoot from the back of jeeps, for example, make things much more interesting at times.

This was not a hastily developed expansion. The maps are just as carefully built and feature trenches, cities, forests, and even more destructible terrain - or at least it seemed that way when a tank destroyed a boulder I was using as cover the other day!

One thing is for sure, air strikes, tanks, and mortars play a more active role in United Offensive. Some objectives have you taking out German anti-tank weapons so tanks can move in, mortars often stop your advance, and P-47s and Stukas swoop overhead much more often.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I skipped my Calc 221 final December 12, 2004
Platform for Display:Mac
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
First off, I skipped my Calc 221 final because this game came the morning of my final and I forgot the time and played right through it.

This is such a great sequel to the original. More Weapon, Vehicles, Levels, and it's all comptible with the original Call of Duty. The graphics are amazing. I don't have a great computer (iMac, 1.0 Ghz G4, 768 Mb RAM), but I can play on the best graphics and they are incredible. Halo has better graphics, but only if you have a top of the line computer.

So much is new. There are about ten new guns, plus flamethrowers, two new grenades, and rocket lauchers. There are 11 new multiplayer maps, plus all the old ones, and so many custom maps that are easy to download. In UO, you can drive the tanks and jeeps, very cool. The best part though is the improved gameplay, it's much more realistic. You can run, cook-off grenades, shell-shock, and so much more. And the sniper rifle actually looks like a scope, with dirt on the lens.

The Multiplayer is alot harder because you get more serious gamers buying UO. there are no "untitled soldier"'s run around waiting to get shot. Everyone has played the game, or they wouldn't have bought UO. There are more game types in UO, I particularly like Capture the Flag. The multiplayer maps take a while to learn because they're so fricken huge. Not like Battlefield 1942, but there is actually stuff on the levels unlike in BF 1942. You really need to take a jeep or tank in Capture the Flag to get to the other side of the level.

If you got Call of Duty and found it fun, you will definitey like UO. It's cheaper than the original and improves the gameplay so much more. Check it out.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Graphics and Realism, Online Play Erratic April 10, 2005
Platform for Display:Mac
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
For a long time I was a Medal of Honor (MOHAA) junky, particularly the online cooperative team games. I was a little skeptical when my peers told me that "this is MOHAA done the way it should have been done from the start". The hype is definitely warranted.

This game is so much more realistic in terms of the graphics and gameplay (what happens when you take a bullet, etc) that there's really very little comparison. It does require pretty hefty hardware (I recommend a G5 or dual G4 and a Radeon or GeForce card with at least 64MB of VRAM. 128 is better), but if you've got the hardware it's a blast.

The one thing I'm not impressed with is the online play. While the setup for online servers and such is more flexible than MOHAA, certain game types seem to be very laggy for some reason, even on 4mbps cable. At first I thought it might be my system but for whatever reason the ping and general performance you get from this game seems to be a little erratic (even when all other online tasks work flawlessly for me).

YMMV, but I thought it was worth mentioning. Still very much worth the price of admission though. Single player game by itself is worth it. :)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Requires too many resources July 27, 2005
Platform for Display:Mac
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I have an iBook G4 1.2GHz with 768MB RAM. The original Call of Duty ran fine. The expansion set, even with the lolwest graphics settings, does not run well. Picture jumps too much making it impossible to play, especially during big battle scenes.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This game rules. You must buy it. January 30, 2005
Platform for Display:Mac
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
If you like the original, you'll love united offensive. My only complaint (and this goes for both the original and the expansion) is that they don't last long! Perhaps I'm exceptionally geeky and I spend WAY too much time playing games, but it seems to me that I am finished with all the levels just when I'm getting into it. Other than that, it was some of the best gameplay I've ever experienced... while it lasted. I think this one was even a little bit more challenging than the first (you'll see... and you'll get SLIGHTLY frustrated). Now stop reading this and go out and buy it!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Was for an older system.
Published 7 months ago by Mark Barnett
1.0 out of 5 stars Wrong
I received the correct game but got the wrong operating system. I bought a mac version and received a Linux verison
Published 15 months ago by Peter Stephan
5.0 out of 5 stars Call of Duty "United Offensive"
I find this game to be a lot of fun to play. I've played it on a Mac, Windows and Playstation 2. The game is a real challenge and keeps my interest for hours on end. Read more
Published 22 months ago by shirley stern
5.0 out of 5 stars Call of duty UO Expansion
Can anyone that have this game tell me if can run on a Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2.
I would like to know that before I buy it. please send me an e-mail alexpuma@hotmail.com thank you
Published on December 11, 2011 by Alex
1.0 out of 5 stars Expansion - collapses
While I loved the original, the expansion pack has proven to be too slow to be any fun at all. Slow FPS means frustration and death. I am running a high end G5.
Published on January 18, 2006 by G. Rubin
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, Challenging expansion pack for Call of Duty.
I just got Call of Duty: United Offensive, yesterday evening.

I've played through the american levels, and finished the first of the british levels (the bomber... Read more
Published on December 1, 2005 by Lennon Aldort
3.0 out of 5 stars war games
Good action most of the time but could get monotonous some of the time. Would have been more fun if the ability to choose another weapon was there like for example a sniper rifle... Read more
Published on September 23, 2005 by J. Dowson
5.0 out of 5 stars It Doesn't Get Any Better Than This!
I thought the original COD was excellent, but this expansion raises the bar. The graphics are excellent. Read more
Published on September 14, 2005 by P. Sawyer
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