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Call of Duty: Finest Hour is the first CoD game on the consoles. The story spans through three different fronts in the Second World War through three soldiers' viewpoints. Basically, the game is a heavily scripted, story-driven action game where the main focus is on the action and the dramatization of the war and the people in the middle of it all. One of the defining features if Call of Duty-games is the mood they set and the accurate reproduction of the actual WW2 battlefields and operations. As well as the usual range of WW2 weaponry, in CoD:FH there are also vehicles in which one can drive around, blasting the enemies to bits in the process.


Call of Duty: Finest Hour PlayStation 2 Unlockable making-of content
Call of Duty: Finest Hour PlayStation 2 Using machine-gun nest to fend off enemy attack
Call of Duty: Finest Hour PlayStation 2 Taking German MP-40 for close combat efficiency
Call of Duty: Finest Hour PlayStation 2 Mission briefing

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Call of Duty: Finest Hour Screenshot
Call of Duty: Finest Hour Screenshot
Call of Duty: Finest Hour Screenshot
Call of Duty: Finest Hour Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "使命召唤:决战时刻" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "Call of Duty: Le Jour de Gloire" -- French title

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User Reviews

Decent alternative to MOH, but is also very flawed at times. PlayStation 2 Big John WV (27218)

Critic Reviews Xbox Dec 05, 2004 8.6 out of 10 86
Worth Playing Xbox Dec 07, 2004 7.9 out of 10 79 Xbox Nov 29, 2004 7.6 out of 10 76
GameZone Xbox Nov 19, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
IGN PlayStation 2 Nov 16, 2004 7.3 out of 10 73
Gaming Target Xbox Feb 03, 2005 7.1 out of 10 71
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Xbox Dec 13, 2004 70 out of 100 70
GameSpot GameCube Nov 18, 2004 6.6 out of 10 66 Xbox Dec 01, 2004 13 out of 20 65
Xbox World Australia (XWA) Xbox Dec 17, 2004 55 out of 100 55


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German version

In the German version terms like "Nazi" or "Third Reich" and all references (except Roosevelt in the outro) to war participants were cut out, e.g. Mussolini, Hitler and Montgomery were removed. This includes voice acting, in-game posters and video sequences. Other cuts involve a change in the first eastern front mission where a "kill" was translated to "besiegen" (defeat) and all voices in the making of videos. Additionally all swastikas were either removed or replaced with iron crosses. A detailed list of changes can be found on

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