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Call of Duty is a first-person shooter set during World War II and the first title in a long-running series. It is also the first game by development studio Infinity Ward and in some ways builds upon Medal of Honor: Allied Assault, a similar title a part of the team had been working on at 2015, Inc. before forming a new company.

Players experience the battle in Europe during World War II in different campaigns divided further into missions. Unlike MoH: AA these are not only presented from the view of an American soldier, there is a British and a Soviet campaign as well, each focusing on different parts of the battle. In total there are 24 interconnected missions to play to get to Berlin. In each campaign a different perspective is offered, starting as an American Paratrooper during D-Day, progressing to assume the role as an English Special Forces commando, and finally as a Russian tank commander. Some missions are played in solitary fashion, but in most of them the player is part of a larger group with computer-controlled team mates.

Most of the combat is infantry-based, but some is also set between vehicles or tanks. Multiplayer modes include death match, team death match, behind enemy lines (where the allies are outnumbered) and two objective-based modes: retrieval, and search and destroy.

The later-released console version Call of Duty Classic is a reworking of the original game with enhanced graphics.


Call of Duty Windows Stopping the Tigers in their tracks
Call of Duty Windows Blowing up a pursuing vehicle
Call of Duty Windows The Russian charge on Stalingrad!
Call of Duty Windows Main menu

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Alternate Titles

  • "使命召唤" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "MOH Killer" -- Working title
  • "COD" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Call of Duty Classic" -- Console title
  • "Call of Duty 1" -- Informal title

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User Reviews

Martins, Evans and Alexei: WWII Heroes vicrabb (7290) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
Addictive arcade style shooter that is sure to satisfy Jason Appleby (8) 3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars
Excellence. kbmb (435) unrated
Very, very good. Tomer Gabel (4634) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars
A fantastic trip into a horrible world Mattias Kreku (439) 4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars

Critic Reviews

Fragland.net Nov 20, 2003 93.6 out of 100 94
Deaf Gamers 2003 9.2 out of 10 92
Peliplaneetta.net Dec 04, 2003 92 out of 100 92
HardGamers Jan 06, 2004 91 out of 100 91
GameCell UK 2003 9 out of 10 90
PC Games (Germany) Nov 27, 2003 86 out of 100 86
neXGam Feb 02, 2015 8.5 out of 10 85
eXp.de - Extreme Players Nov 10, 2003 8.2 out of 10 82
Gamekult Nov 05, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Withingames Nov 24, 2003 4 out of 5 80


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1001 Video Games

The PC version of Call of Duty appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Enemy at the Gates

When the battle on the Russian front starts, the first few missions are almost identical to the scenes in the movie Enemy at the Gates.

German version

In the German version all terms like "Nazi" or "Kraut" were replaced with a simple "Deutscher" ("German"); "Wehrmacht" is replaced with "German Army". All swastikas (besides a few smaller ones on uniforms which were missed) were either removed or replaced with iron crosses.


  • Computer Games Magazine
    • March 2004 - #6 Game of the Year 2003
  • Computer Gaming World
    • March 2004 (Issue #236) – Shooter of the Year
    • March 2004 (Issue #236) – Best Sound of the Year
  • GameSpy
    • 2003 – #6 Game of the Year
    • 2003 – PC Game of the Year
    • 2003 – PC FPS of the Year
    • 2003 – PC Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)
    • 2003 – PC Action Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)
    • 2003 - Best Sound of the Year (PC)
    • 2003 - Best Level of the Year (PC, for Pegasus Bridge)
    • 2011 – #12 Top PC Game of the 2000s
  • PC Gamer
    • April 2005 - #20 in the "50 Best Games of All Time" list
Information also contributed by Cameron Rhyne, Daniel O' Donovan and PCGamer77.

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Corn Popper (68942) added Call of Duty (Windows) on Oct 30, 2003
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