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Advertising Blurbs

    Enlist in an intense brand of Axis vs. Allied teamplay set in the WWII European Theatre of Operations. Players assume the role of light/assault/heavy infantry, sniper or machine-gunner class, each with a unique arsenal of historical weaponry at their disposal. Missions are based on key historical operations. And, as war rages, players must work together with their squad to accomplish a variety of mission-specific objectives.

    Contributed by ti00rki (1566) on Aug 13, 2017.

Activision US website - Windows:

    As war rages, teamwork is key.

    Day of Defeat’ is a WWII-themed game powered by the award-winning Half-Life® engine. This team-based multiplayer game allows players to join the Axis or Allied forces as a unique player class, which includes everything from scouts to sharpshooters.

    Missions are based on key historical operations. As war rages, players must battle as a unit to successfully accomplish their missions.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66885) on Jun 28, 2004.

Press Release:

    Valve's Day Of Defeat For The PC Invades Retail Shelves Nationwide

    Santa Monica, CA - May 8, 2003 - Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) and Valve are taking World War II fans online to the battlefield with the retail release of Day of Defeat. The title, a multiplayer WWII first-person action game powered by Valve's Half-Life technology, provides intense team-based gameplay that pits gamers in Axis vs. Allies squad-based combat in Western Europe at the height of the war in 1944. Day of Defeat is available at retail outlets nationwide for a suggested retail price of $29.99 and carries a "T" (Teen - Blood, Violence - content suitable for persons ages 13 and older) rating by the ESRB.

    "With true to life WWII weapons and multiplayer at its best, Day of Defeat captures the intensity and emotion of fighting alongside other soldiers in the battlefields of Western Europe," said Larry Goldberg, executive vice president, Activision Worldwide Studios. "Whether you're playing as Allied or Axis forces, Day of Defeat takes the fast-paced action and heart-stopping gameplay that its fans have come to crave to a higher level with updated graphics and new maps and classes."

    Day of Defeat features fifteen multiplayer maps and an incredible collection of historic weaponry that provide for an intense brand of team-based warfare. The game also includes all new character models, new animations, increased textures and particle effects system.

    "Day of Defeat has broken through to become one of the most popular online action games in the world, second only to Counter-Strike," said Gabe Newell, co-founder and managing director of Valve. "Through our new publishing partnership with Activision we hope to extend that reach even further, exposing Day of Defeat's award-winning gameplay to new audiences across the world."

    In Day of Defeat gamers team-up to form elite squads for quick strike combat and rugged warfare through historically accurate World War II locations. Powered by Valve's Half-Life technology, the game's multiplayer scenarios drop players into the boots of either a U.S. or an all-new British troop, or a German division of soldiers for intense Allied vs. Axis battles throughout Western Europe. Gamers play as one of several classes of soldiers, including snipers, infantry, machine gunners, riflemen and sergeants, as they are tasked to complete missions and goals unique to each playable battlefield.

    Compatibility is not a problem, as new Day of Defeat consumers can also take on current online players by jumping directly into the action to play on several of the game's toughest maps - for intense, populated and competitive battle action immediately.

    About Valve
    Founded in 1996, Valve creates entertainment software titles, including Half-Life, Counter-Strike, and Team Fortress. Valve's portfolio accounts for over 8 million retail units sold worldwide, and over 88% of the online action market. More information about Valve is available through the company's Web site at

    About Activision, Inc.
    Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted revenues of $786 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002.

    Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan, Australia, Scandinavia and the Netherlands. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's World Wide Web site, which is located at

    Contributed by skl (1142) on Mar 09, 2004.

Inside Flaps:

    Back the Attack!

    Enlist in an intense brand of action gameplay set in WWII's European Theater of Operations.

    "One endlessly-playable package."
    PC Gamer

    Storm the front! Includes 15 missions and weaponry based on World War II's greatest battles.

    "Capturing the atmosphere and feel of battle zones in World War II."

    Join the ranks! Battle as a machine gunner, sharpshooter or other specialist role.

    Connect! Includes voice support.

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69553) on May 20, 2003.

Back of Box:

    World War II Online Action

    From the makers of Counter-Strike and Half-Life

    Day of Defeat is the latest online action experience from Valve, makers of Half-Life and Counter-Strike. Stationed in the heart of WWII's European Theater of Operations, players join the ranks of an elite military squad. Missions are based on key historical battles. And, as war rages, squads must battle as a unit to achieve victory.

    Also includes everything you need to explore and enjoy all MODs for Valve's games.

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69553) on May 20, 2003.