Call of Duty - PC

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Call of Duty (PC)
Also for: Power Mac
Viewed: 3D First-person Genre:
Combat Game
Shoot 'Em Up
Media: CD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Infinity Ward Soft. Co.: Activision
Publishers: Activision (GB)
Released: 7 Nov 2003 (GB)
Ratings: BBFC 15
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The great Medal of Honor has long reigned supreme as far as World War II FPS's are concerned, but word on the street is that this is about to change, thanks largely to a group of ex-MOH coders and this, their latest project, Call of Duty. In very much the same vein as the aforementioned shooter, Call of Duty gives you the opportunity to experience the intensity of WWII's epic battles through the eyes of an ordinary soldier, but this time there's a heavy cinematic quality to the proceedings and the action feels even more real.

The game follows the events of the war from multiple perspectives, giving you the opportunity to battle the enemy forces through the eyes of American, British and Russian soldiers. Starting the game as an American Paratrooper on D-Day, you eventually progress to a member of the British Special Forces, and finally rise up to become a Russian tank commander. As such, an extremely diverse array of missions need to be undertaken, including infiltrating a POW camp, a British assault on the Eder Dam, and the retake of Red Square.

One of the most notable elements of Call of Duty is its emphasis on team-based combat. From the outset you fight as part of a squad and, as such, need to stick together, communicate and cover each other, as well as carry out certain objectives shouted to you through the blaze of oncoming fire. For example, an early level sees you defending a town from an onslaught of tanks. Someone's gonna have to go and grab the rocket launcher and take them out - can you guess who it is yet?

As you would expect, the game comes complete with some comprehensive multiplayer support, allowing up to 32 players to fight it out over a LAN or the Internet, across a wide variety of popular game types. The game's emphasis on squad-based battles means that it's sure to go down extremely well with the online FPS community.


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