Call of Duty

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Xbox 360
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PlayStation 3
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4.9
Windows
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4.0
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Description

Call of Duty is a first-person shooter set during World War II and the first title in a long-running series. It is also the first game by development studio Infinity Ward and in some ways builds upon Medal of Honor: Allied Assault, a similar title a part of the team had been working on at 2015, Inc. before forming a new company.

Players experience the battle in Europe during World War II in different campaigns divided further into missions. Unlike MoH: AA these are not only presented from the view of an American soldier, there is a British and a Soviet campaign as well, each focusing on different parts of the battle. In total there are 24 interconnected missions to play to get to Berlin. In each campaign a different perspective is offered, starting as an American Paratrooper during D-Day, progressing to assume the role as an English Special Forces commando, and finally as a Russian tank commander. Some missions are played in solitary fashion, but in most of them the player is part of a larger group with computer-controlled team mates.

Most of the combat is infantry-based, but some is also set between vehicles or tanks. Multiplayer modes include death match, team death match, behind enemy lines (where the allies are outnumbered) and two objective-based modes: retrieval, and search and destroy.

The later-released console version Call of Duty Classic is a reworking of the original game with enhanced graphics.

Screenshots

Call of Duty Windows There are four difficulty settings in Call of Duty, but the game is not that hard even in veteran.
Call of Duty Windows The interface gets a communist flavor when playing the soviet missions.
Call of Duty Windows Intro Movie
Call of Duty Windows One soldier takes the rifle, one soldier takes the ammo

Alternate Titles

  • "使命召唤" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "MOH Killer" -- Working title
  • "COD" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Call of Duty Classic " -- Console title
  • "Call of Duty 1" -- Informal title

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User Reviews

Martins, Evans and Alexei: WWII Heroes Windows vicrabb (6976)
Addictive arcade style shooter that is sure to satisfy Windows Jason Appleby (8)
Excellence. Windows kbmb (399)
Very, very good. Windows Tomer Gabel (4362)
A fantastic trip into a horrible world Windows Mattias Kreku (423)

Critic Reviews

GameZone Macintosh Nov 20, 2003 9.4 out of 10 94
Deaf Gamers Windows 2003 9.2 out of 10 92
Mundo Gamers Windows May 28, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Thunderbolt Games Windows Dec 28, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows Dec 05, 2003 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
JeuxVideoPC.com Windows Sep 08, 2004 17 out of 20 85
CanardPC Windows Nov 26, 2003 8 out of 10 80
IGN Xbox 360 Dec 03, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox 360 Dec 07, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Joystick (French) Windows Dec, 2003 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The PC version of Call of Duty appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Enemy at the Gates

When the battle on the Russian front starts, the first few missions are almost identical to the scenes in the movie Enemy at the Gates.

German version

In the German version all terms like "Nazi" or "Kraut" were replaced with a simple "Deutscher" ("German"); "Wehrmacht" is replaced with "German Army". All swastikas (besides a few smaller ones on uniforms which were missed) were either removed or replaced with iron crosses.

Awards

  • Computer Games Magazine
    • March 2004 - #6 Game of the Year 2003
  • Computer Gaming World
    • March 2004 (Issue #236) – Shooter of the Year
    • March 2004 (Issue #236) – Best Sound of the Year
  • GameSpy
    • 2003 – #6 Game of the Year
    • 2003 – PC Game of the Year
    • 2003 – PC FPS of the Year
    • 2003 – PC Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)
    • 2003 – PC Action Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)
    • 2003 - Best Sound of the Year (PC)
    • 2003 - Best Level of the Year (PC, for Pegasus Bridge)
    • 2011 – #12 Top PC Game of the 2000s
  • PC Gamer
    • April 2005 - #20 in the "50 Best Games of All Time" list
Information also contributed by Cameron Rhyne, Daniel O' Donovan and PCGamer77.

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