Call of Duty: Finest Hour

Critic Score User Score
GameCube
73
3.5
PlayStation 2
75
3.2
Xbox
69
2.9
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Description

Call of Duty: Finest Hour is the first CoD game on the consoles. The story spans through three different fronts in the Second World War through three soldiers' viewpoints. Basically, the game is a heavily scripted, story driven action game where the main focus is on the action and the dramatisation of the war and the people in the middle of it all. One of the defining features if Call of Duty-games is the mood they set, and the accurate reproduction of the actual WW2 battlefields and operations. As well as the usual range of WW2 weaponry, in CoD:FH there are also vehicles which one can drive around, blasting enemy to bits in the process.

Screenshots

Call of Duty: Finest Hour PlayStation 2 Mission briefing
Call of Duty: Finest Hour PlayStation 2 Stuka dive bombers trying to get you before you reach the top
Call of Duty: Finest Hour PlayStation 2 Western front campaign missions start after D-Day
Call of Duty: Finest Hour PlayStation 2 Mounted gun is no match for a tank... better step on it and get the hell outta here

Alternate Titles

  • "使命召唤:决战时刻" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Call of Duty: Le Jour de Gloire" -- French title

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User Reviews

Decent alternative to MOH, but is also very flawed at times. PlayStation 2 Big John WV (25495)

Critic Reviews

Kombo.com Xbox Dec 05, 2004 8.6 out of 10 86
1UP PlayStation 2 Nov 17, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
1UP GameCube Nov 17, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
XGP Gaming GameCube Nov 24, 2004 8 out of 10 80
FOK!games Xbox Dec 24, 2004 71 out of 100 71
Game industry News (GiN) Xbox 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
IGN GameCube Nov 16, 2004 7 out of 10 70
XBox Solution (XBS) Xbox Mar 24, 2005 6.2 out of 10 62
GamePro (US) GameCube Dec 09, 2004 3 out of 5 60
Boomtown Xbox Dec 14, 2004 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

German version

In the German version terms like "Nazi" or "Third Reich" and all references (except Roosevelt in the outro) to war participants were cut out, e.g. Mussolini, Hitler and Montgomery were removed. This includes voice acting, in-game posters and video sequences. Other cuts involve a change in the first eastern front mission where a "kill" was translated to "besiegen" (defeat) and all voices in the making of videos. Additionally all swastikas were either removed or replaced with iron crosses. A detailed list of changes can be found on schnittberichte.com.

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