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Call of Duty: Finest Hour

MobyRank MobyScore
GameCube
73
3.2
PlayStation 2
75
3.1
Xbox
69
2.4
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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 GameCube The story is told mostly through narration of actual WW2 footage
Call of Duty: Finest Hour GameCube On the boat heading towards Stalingrad
Call of Duty: Finest Hour GameCube Cool opening FMV
Call of Duty: Finest Hour GameCube Title Screen

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 (25282)

The Press Says

1UP Xbox Nov 16, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
1UP PlayStation 2 Nov 17, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
Deaf Gamers PlayStation 2 2004 8 out of 10 80
Worth Playing PlayStation 2 Dec 19, 2004 7.9 out of 10 79
Game Over Online Xbox Dec 07, 2004 70 out of 100 70
Game Over Online GameCube Dec 07, 2004 70 out of 100 70
Game Over Online PlayStation 2 Dec 07, 2004 70 out of 100 70
VGcore PlayStation 2 Jul 28, 2006 6.5 out of 10 65
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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