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Day of Defeat: Source

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Linux 1 2.0
Macintosh 3 2.0
Windows 21 3.5
Combined MobyScore 25 3.2


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WindowsUOL Jogos
Por R$ 39 (preço exercido no Brasil durante o período em que foi redigida a análise), "Day of Defeat: Source" é um título multiplayer que vale a pena, principalmente para quem está buscando algo um pouco diferente do habitual. Logicamente, aqueles que gostaram do original não precisam pensar duas vezes antes de colocar as mãos na nova versão, desde que tenham uma boa máquina para rodá-la. À medida que, com o auxílio do Steam, novos mapas tendem a ser disponibilizados para o jogo, a experiência torna-se ainda mais empolgante.
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Windows2404.org PC Gaming
In concluding, I have to say that I am very impressed with the new Day of Defeat. I really think Valve pulled everything together quite nicely and I know that it will provide hours upon hours of entertainment for me and others.
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WindowsGame Watcher
The only limitations to the game so far would be the lacking in new quality maps. In time you may find that the game play becomes a little repetitive since every server you play on is playing the exact same four maps in the same rotation. Hopefully like the original, new quality maps will become available, keeping the great game going for a long time. The new graphics, fast paced game play, fun to play every class and good balancing of the weapon kits all bring Day of Defeat:Source to the front of the pack for WWII games on the market at the moment. Even though this is a retail addition to HL2, it is still a mod at heart. Hopefully this will lay a good foundation for a strong community to have another good game for a long time to come. Either way, for $20 there is a lot of fun to be had here until you drop your next chunk of change on a $50 game.
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WindowsIGN
While most people put Counter-Strike at the top of the multiplayer games they associate with Half-Life, Day of Defeat isn't too far behind, especially now that it's been overhauled and updated by Valve, complete with high dynamic range lighting. Assuming your video card supports HDR, you'll get some nice (and subtle) lighting effects that both make the game look pretty and make it a little easier to see in dark areas. Day of Defeat's HDR is not nearly as pronounced as in, say, Far Cry, which is nice because that can get a little distracting in the midst of a firefight.
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WindowsFragland.net
I've always found it hard to review a mod of some game. Especially when it is widespread and has a close community. Originated from a free modification to Half-Life in 2001, the earlier Day of Defeat has evolved into a successful World War 2 shooter
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WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Als alter Day of Defeat-Veteran war ich schon von der ersten Spielminute an von der dichten Atmosphäre begeistert. Was die Entwickler da aus den tristen Karten gezaubert haben, ist unglaublich. Grandiose Lichteffekte dank HDRR, wunderschöne Hintergründe, detaillierte Ruinenstädte - was will der anspruchsvolle Spieler von heute mehr? Okay, einen ausgewogenen Spielverlauf vielleicht. Den hat Day of Defeat Source noch nicht ganz. Dafür laufen die Soldaten noch zu hektisch umher. Etwas Feintuning, dann wird das genau das Mehrspielerhighlight, auf den ich gewartet habe.
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WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Day of Defeat Source is een schot in de roos en geeft vele andere multiplayer Shooters het nakijken qua spelplezier en sfeer.
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WindowsShooterplanet
Wer bei Day of Defeat: Source an einen uninspirierten Counter-Strike: Source-Klon denkt, der sei an dieser Stelle eines Besseren belehrt. Das gute Balancing der Klassen, die Betonung des Teamplays und die ausgeglichene Bewertung offensiver und defensiver Spielweisen kommt der Langzeitmotivation zu Gute. In dieser Hinsicht könnte DoD:S auch für Clans interessant sein... Problematisch war zum Zeitpunkt der Veröffentlichung allenfalls das hohe Spieltempo, das noch wenig Raum für taktische Spielzüge ließ. Dieses Manko wurde durch bisherige Patches (automatisch via Steam) überwiegend beseitigt, wenngleich die Matches noch immer äußerst rasant ablaufen. An verfügbaren Karten besteht Dank Valve Software und der Community eine große Auswahl, wenngleich die Custom-Maps in ihrer Qualität stark schwanken. Grandiose Vertreter wie dod_koelsch sind eher die Ausnahme. Ein weiterer positiver Aspekt ist der günstige Preis: in der von uns getesteten Fassung kostet DoD:S gerade einmal 10 €.
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WindowsGameSpot
While Counter-Strike was easily the most popular mod developed out of the Half-Life engine, another mod based on World War II, Day of Defeat, also turned out to be quite a hit. Like Counter-Strike before it, the mod eventually made it onto store shelves as its own retail product. So it only makes sense that Valve would port this popular game over to its flashy new Source engine as it did with Counter-Strike. While a lack of maps cuts into the game's value somewhat, Day of Defeat: Source still offers a satisfying and exciting experience for those who just can't get enough of World War II.
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MacintoshMacLife
Although DOD: Source ran perfectly under Mac OS 10.6.4, it presently supports only 17 Valve-blessed maps and two game modes--and those limitations are frustrating. The game has a die-hard fan base that’s helpful and encouraging to new players, and we’re sure they’d love a little more content from Valve. We’d also like to see a team-only voice chat feature to boost the game’s cooperative element. Even with its short-comings, Day of Defeat: Source is still a great time with the Greatest Generation. Its amazing pace and action make it well worth the $9.99 price.
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WindowsJeuxVideoPC.com
A l’origine mod gratuit développé pour Half-Life premier du nom, en 2001, Day of Defeat a évolué jusqu’à aujourd’hui pour devenir le second mod payant d’Half-Life 2 après Counter-Strike Source. Mettant en scène un combat classique entre les forces allemandes et américaines durant la seconde guerre mondiale, le jeu a su trouver son public grâce à sa réalisation superbe. Voyons voir de quoi il retourne...
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WindowsEurogamer.net (UK)
Ah, the ruined landscape of wartorn France. Speaking of lovely places where shootings happen, I was in Croydon on Saturday and found myself talking to a friend from one of those paper magazine things about this here review. "Ah, you just need a couple of war stories for that," he said, truthfully. But, I thought to myself, perhaps a little cynically?
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WindowsGameStar (Germany)
(Checkup) Kleinere Verbesserungen wie die schnellere Nachladezeit des Garand-Gewehrs oder die lauteren Laufgeräuschen (die das Orten von Gegnern leichter machen) gefallen uns sehr. Das Beste jedoch: Der fiese Lag, der Day of Defeat: Source zu Beginn nahezu unspielbar machte, ist Geschichte. Jetzt läuft das Programm auf den meisten Servern butterweich und macht dank der größeren Abwechslung deutlich mehr Freude – zumal die besten Spieler sich nun in einer Online-Statistik wieder finden.
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WindowsFiringSquad
On the other hand, it’s absolutely gorgeous, with exquisite lighting and fantastic sound effects that help deliver the devilishly fast pace right to your own door. Our screenshots quite simply cannot capture the ability of the game engine to fade in and out from dark to light areas, or to contrast a bright bulb in a murky alley. Then there’s little denying that DoD: Source has dominated my leisure playtime since I got it. And, of course, $20 is cheap. Think you’ll get this much entertainment from your Care Bears season 1 DVD?
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WindowsGameSpy
Either viewpoint is valid, I think, and I'll leave it to you to decide which to hold. I will say, though, that at $20 a la carte or bundled for cheap with other Valve products, anyone who enjoys this kind of game should easily get his money's worth. Unlike a lot of other shooters with tacked-on multiplayer, Day of Defeat: Source seems to be capitalizing on its Half-Life pedigree, and thus has an abundance of servers -- good servers -- to play on and armies of players to play with. This makes it the kind of game that you can just start up and play for a little while at a time without having to worry about too much.
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WindowsFactornews
Allez-vous apprécier Day Of Defeat Source ? Si vous aimiez le mod pour le premier Half-Life, ce sera surement le cas mais vous aurez l’impression de ne jouer qu’à un remake. Les autres apprécieront sûrement ce mod pour sa simplicité, sa très grande communauté et son faible appétit en ressources système tout en regrettant de devoir payer pour un truc anciennement gratuit et contenant peu de cartes. On pardonne tout ceci à Valve car le produit fini est stable et peaufiné et les rares mises à jour se font avec une transparence étonnante.
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WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Day of Defeat war mit seinen schnellen Toden schon in der alten Version nicht jedermanns Sache. Die Source-Variante hat daran nichts geändert. Optisch ist das Spiel aber toll geworden. Aktuelle und vergleichbare Programme wie Brothers in Arms können sich da eine Scheibe abschneiden. Und wer realistisches Waffenverhalten mag, dem empfehle ich das Programm wärmstens. Ob die vier Karten zu Beginn einen Preis von 17 Euro rechtfertigen, sei dahingestellt.
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WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW)
Chalk it up to Valve’s ever-changing Source engine, its ballyhooed physics and new high dynamic range (HDR) lighting. The furniture In DOD’s broken houses, the potted plants on their sills, the bicycles abandoned on their stoops, and every picture hanging on every wall—all fodder for cyclones of secondary death. You won’t catch the rest until the shredding and blasting stops, but it’s there in the form of pulsating sunlight that changes to mimic your adjusting peepers. Better than restored archival footage? If only it weren’t so hellishly hard.
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WindowsPC Powerplay
Ein "Tag der Niederlage" it es in der Tat für viele Fans, als Valve am 26. September endlich die Source-Variante des beliebten Multiplayer-Mod Day of Defeat veröffentlicht. Die neue Version lässt viele Features des Originals vermissen.
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Windows1UP
Whether it was part of your Steam Half-Life 2 package or not, it's been a long wait for the arrival of the updated Day of Defeat using the Source engine. And unlike the days of the original Half-Life, it's no longer a free mod developed by the community. Following in the steps of Counter-strike before it, Day of Defeat: Source has become a full-fledged internal project at Valve. The stakes have risen significantly, but despite that, if this new version is to reprise its popularity as a Half-Life mod it will once again do so on the shoulders of its community.