Code of Honor: The French Foreign Legion

aka: Code d'Honneur: Légion Etrangère, Code of Honor: Die Fremdenlegion, Code of Honor: Francuska Legia Cudzoziemska
Moby ID: 44191
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In Code of Honor: The French Foreign Legion the player takes the role of Claude Boulet who is a member of the French Foreign Legion. Terrorists started a revolution in Côte d‘Ivoire and stole radioactive waste to build bombs. The player's mission is to eliminate this threat.

Similar to the Call of Duty series focuses on eight short and linear missions with scripted events. The goals are varied, e.g. liberating a city, searching and destroying planes, defending an important position or a rail shooter segment on the back of a vehicle. Sometimes the player gets support from air strikes or another soldier but he mostly works alone. The game uses the typical shooter controls and the energy bar health system.

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  • Приказано уничтожить. Иностранньій легион - Ukrainian spelling

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Average score: 54% (based on 11 ratings)

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Average score: 2.9 out of 5 (based on 8 ratings with 1 reviews)

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The Good
Upon starting up the game, getting the hang of the mechanics is easy even with the lack of a tutorial. Weapon variety is decent enough to get you out of tight situations and the chances of running out of ammo are low. Different from other shooters is that guns and ammo are treated as two separate objects so you have the option to pick up another gun of the same kind when ammo is short.

The scenery presented in the game gives a rich savannah environment reminiscent of Far Cry 2 with just the right amount of objects and decor to keep the mission maps interesting. Missions are kept lively with music that maintains the atmosphere, sound effects that always let you know where an enemy is and voice-overs that let you know your progression.

The Bad
Even with its simplistic gameplay, there are situations that make the easy difficulty harder than it ought to be such as barriers that hurt you and having to start each mission with just a knife, pistol and FAMAS assault rifle. Come to think of it, the game lacks a lot of potential because you’ll Be more likely to AK-47 as your workhorse weapon due to the huge advantages it has over the other guns. There’s no real potential to play the game in a different way, since it lacks stealth. The AI isn’t too much better since the opponents are practically going beeline for you, typical of a Wolfenstein 3D game.

It’s a little disappointing that the eight missions are shorter than your expectations. Even though the objectives vary, the maps don’t. Half the time your path will be fixed with a shortage of ways to outflank your enemy. Also the maps always have daylight and never night, dusk or dawn to show off lighting capabilities. Good graphics such as the water effects are wasted by their one time appearance in the first mission and there’s nothing too eye catching in the missions to follow.

The Bottom Line
Definitely not one of the worst shooters you’ll come across, but not one of the best by a mile. It’s hard to tell if this was based on the real life Opération Licorne, but there’s no need to emphasize the plot. Fun for the first few play through s and yet nothing seems different. Pretty much a short-lived game due to lack of multiplayer mode. It has the standard features every FPS for its time should have, but it doesn’t have what it takes to become a collectible, just one of many shooters in City Interactive’s long shelf.

Windows · by Kayburt (30930) · 2023

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Game added by Patrick Bregger.

Additional contributors: jaXen, Havoc Crow, Plok.

Game added December 22, 2009. Last modified February 1, 2024.