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Call of Duty: Finest Hour

MobyRank MobyScore
GameCube
73
3.2
PlayStation 2
75
3.2
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 throught 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 Cool opening FMV
Call of Duty: Finest Hour GameCube Selecting a profile
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 (25291)

The Press Says

GameZone PlayStation 2 Nov 16, 2004 8.7 out of 10 87
1UP PlayStation 2 Nov 17, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpy Xbox Nov 16, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
4Players.de Xbox Dec 11, 2004 78 out of 100 78
N-Zone GameCube Feb 18, 2005 78 out of 100 78
Fragland.net GameCube Feb 21, 2005 74.3 out of 100 74
Cubed3 GameCube Feb 09, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Game industry News (GiN) Xbox 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameSpot Xbox Nov 18, 2004 6.7 out of 10 67
Game Shark Xbox Feb 11, 2005 D 25

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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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