Day of Defeat (Windows)

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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 You must capture these flags in order to further expand your territory, thus leading to victory.
Day of Defeat Windows Victory!
Day of Defeat Windows The "Main" main menu
Day of Defeat Windows Axis weapon selection screen

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews PC Gaming May 01, 2004 9 out of 10 90 Jun 12, 2003 17 out of 20 85
ActionTrip Jun 06, 2003 82 out of 100 82
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Aug 07, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpy May 26, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
Gameplay (Benelux) Jun, 2003 75 out of 100 75 Jun 21, 2003 71 out of 100 71
Gamesdog Dec 15, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Joystick (French) Jun, 2003 7 out of 10 70
PC Action Jun 12, 2003 69 out of 100 69


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Corn Popper (69555) added Day of Defeat (Windows) on May 20, 2003
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