Elite Forces: WWII - Normandy Reviews (Windows)

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WWII Normandy proves that you don’t have to fork out a ton of money to purchase a fun experience for the PC. The game is very well-made and few will argue that they did not get their money’s worth. The game earns 4 and 1/2 GiN Gems for packing a lot of great features and fun into a game that cost less than $20. For WWII buffs, shooter fans or those that need a quick gaming fix, be sure not to overlook this fine title.
Game Over Online (Feb 19, 2001)
Truly, this game was not designed to (and cannot) compete with titles like Hidden and Dangerous, the best example, par excellence, of an FPS game set in WWII. Not being an exceptional FPS player myself, I completed this game within two hours, so I'm not sure how much of a value it will hold for others.
GamersNET (Feb 17, 2002)
World War II: Normandy is om even te spelen best een vermakelijk spel, maar de korte duur van het spel, de matige graphics, de ronduit slechte AI en af en toe onrealistische wapens maken het tot een teleurstelling. Dit spel mag absoluut geen honderd gulden kosten en ook de budgetprijs van $ 19,95 (Amerikaanse dollars) is eigenlijk nog te hoog voor het geboden ‘plezier’. Dit spel hoort nog het meest thuis in een pakket van SchoolTV, met daarin meer informatie over de geallieerde invasie van Normandië, waarbij het voor iedere scholier zo’n tien à twintig gulden kost. “Leer over de Screaming Eagles (en de 82nd Airborne Division en de Britse 6th Airborne Division) door met ze mee te doen™ ”. De enige echt lol die ik aan het spel had, was het verzinnen van mooie namen voor de savegames, zoals ‘Sniper Alley’ en ‘Final Strike’. Die lol had ik met pen, papier en wat ideeën voor missies ook wel gehad. Oh nee! Ik lees net, dat de makers ondertussen ook al ‘World War II: Iwo Jima’ klaar hebben!
GameSpot (Apr 25, 2001)
Perhaps it's not fair to hold a budget-priced game like WWII Normandy to the same standards as one that costs twice as much or more. But any shooter that even a relatively inexperienced player could tear through in a single sitting should qualify as a downloadable demo, not as a retail game. If you want to relive the Normandy invasion, take that $20 and use it toward the purchase of the Saving Private Ryan DVD. Besides, the film plays about as long as it'll take you to complete WWII Normandy.
With solid sound and fairly decent graphics, WWII: Normandy has the framework for what initially looks to be a promising return to the war-torn, Nazi-littered fields of old. Unfortunately, countless factors prevent the game from ever rising to even the barest levels of entertainment. There’s the excessive linearity, which all too quickly gives you the feeling that you’re stuck in a maze and that the enemies are just in your way. Making things worse is the AI, which is rigged to detect you regardless of your distance or attempts at stealth. The horrendously skewed damage infliction is the final nail in the coffin, however. At first glance, one might assume that WWII: Normandy‘s bargain pricing would make even these damning flaws somewhat palatable. That assumption would of course be wrong, especially since the game can be finished in an evening. All in all, there’s nothing to save WWII: Normandy from becoming a bargain-bin casualty.
ActionTrip (Feb 27, 2001)
That wraps it up with the single-player mode, and for the entire game for that matter, as the developers failed to introduce any form of multiplayer mode. What would you do with this game after you finish it, I couldn't tell. I first completed it on medium difficulty, and then started playing it on "hard" level, but as there were no changes apart from a slightly increased number of enemies, I soon gave up. It was altogether like a first sexual experience - short and not too interesting... (hey, speak for yourself - Ed) just that, in contrast to the first sexual experience, I wouldn't recommend you have this one. You can buy far more interesting games for the twenty bucks you'd spend on this...
Jeuxvideo.com (Aug 19, 2003)
S'il y a encore de gens pour lire cette conclusion je leur tire mon chapeau. Voici mon verdict : Proposer des softs à petits prix c'est une très bonne chose mais là, même 20 euros c'est trop. L'âge n'excuse pas tout et World War 2 : Normandy se montre médiocre à tous les points de vue. Son gameplay est à la limite de l'inexistant, sa technique pas à la hauteur et truffée de bugs et sa durée de vie dépasse péniblement les deux heures.