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Day of Defeat

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Day of Defeat is an online game from the makers of Half-Life and Counter-Strike taking place during WWII in Europe. The player joins a team of an elite military squad in deep battle. These elite teams are made up of players of different classes like scout, infantry, sergeant, and machine gunner. Each player class has a unique arsenal at their disposal.

The game has a large collection of missions based on historical battles. It's also possible to download additional missions that have been created by the online development community.

Day of Defeat first started out as a downloadable Half-Life mod but was made available for retail later on. New features:
  • British troops
  • Enhanced FX for smoke, fire, rain, etc.
  • New sounds and music
  • Updated player and item models
  • New maps
  • Completely overhauled interface - supports in and out of game configuration, server browser and more.


Day of Defeat Windows Team selection screen
Day of Defeat Windows The "Main" main menu
Day of Defeat Windows The main menu available while playing.
Day of Defeat Linux Looking through the scope

Alternate Titles

  • "胜利之日" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "DoD" -- Common abbreviation

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Jeuxvideo.com Windows Jun 12, 2003 17 out of 20 85
ActionTrip Windows Jun 06, 2003 82 out of 100 82
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows Aug 07, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Aug, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameStar (Germany) Windows May, 2003 78 out of 100 78
GameSpy Windows May 26, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
4Players.de Windows Jun 21, 2003 71 out of 100 71
Digital Entertainment News (den) Windows Aug 21, 2003 7 out of 10 70
PC Action Windows Jun 12, 2003 69 out of 100 69
Super Play (Sweden) Windows Jun, 2003 6 out of 10 60


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