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Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 4.2
Graphics The visual quality of the game 4.1
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Overall User Score (143 votes) 4.0

Critic Reviews

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Computer Active (Jan 22, 2004)
The Omaha Beach mission in Medal of Honour set the benchmark for gameplay in the WWII genre. but Call of Duty takes things to a whole new level. The environments are incredibly detailed, as are the other soldiers, but you'll need a powerful graphics card if you're to avoid the game running like treacle when there's lots happening on the screen. The sound is equally impressive. although you probably won't have time to appreciate its finer points when you're lying in a ditch, pinned down by machine gun fire, shell-shocked from the mortar shell that took out the rest of your buddies.
G4 TV: X-Play (Mar 27, 2006)
It's hard to find fault with "Call of Duty." It has it all: harrowing missions, top-notch graphics and special effects, and convincing audio and voice acting. Few games in this genre approach the level of polish and design seen here. Playing through the game as part of a team is no gimmick -- instead, it turns a good game into a great one. Do yourself a favor. Buy this game. Just don't forget to keep your head down.
UOL Jogos (Dec 11, 2003)
Fãs de jogos de guerra não tem como errar com "Call of Duty". Apesar de não ser exatamente revolucionário, os elementos montados pela Infinity Ward se encaixam com uma precisão espantosa para reproduzir os horrores da guerra... de uma forma palatável para o jogador.
100 PC Gaming (Jan 02, 2004)
Call of Duty is the most realistic war games I have ever played. Not only are the graphics stunning, the sound effects, music, dependence on teammates, weapons, and the overall feel of the game is amazing. In a war that changed everything you get the chance to partake in some of the most epic battles that took place throughout the European front. What really makes the game great is the fierce intensity. It just adds such a realistic touch that for a moment or two you might actually be able to picture what the men of "The Greatest Generation" were put through.
GamePro (US) (Sep 13, 2005)
World War II first-person shooters were starting to wear out their welcome, but the electrifying Call of Duty shows how revitalizing an infusion of fresh blood can be. Developed by a crew who splintered off from the Medal of Honor: Allied Assault team, this game packs the power to astonish with its next-level A.I., absorbing mission design, and mesmerizing presentation.
GameSpy (Oct 29, 2003)
NOW THAT I'VE FINISHED IT, maybe the best compliment I can pay Call of Duty is that I'm dying to play it again. I don't say this about first-person shooters that often, and I'm not just talking about a level or two -- I mean the whole darned thing. Call of Duty is a brilliant action game from beginning to end, and is packed with so many amazing moments that it's my leading candidate for the best PC game of 2003, and there's a good argument to be made that's it's the best WWII shooter ever.
Netjak (Nov 19, 2003)
Call of Duty is what Medal of Honor: Allied Assault should have been. You’re just another grunt in the field that is relying on your squad to get you through the day. Everything down to the details in this title is incredible, from visuals, sound, to how other characters react. Shooter fans, do yourself a favor and pick this wonderful title up today.
JustPressPlay (Jul 27, 2005)
I would say pick this game up. The game really invigorates theWorld War 2 genre, and throws you straight into the most intensefirefights you could ever expect from a WW2 game. Make sure that youfire this one up with your volume kicked up high, and your mouse readyfor a pounding. Plain and simple, this game should cost you around 30bucks about now, so trust me, and pick it up.
Gameguru Mania (Nov 10, 2003)
Overall, Call of Duty simply rocks. No joke. It's the most atmospheric game I've ever played in this genre, and while the gameplay may not be innovative, it's solidly implemented and very enjoyable. When comparing it to movies it was a mix of the beginning of "Saving Private Ryan" and the beginning of "Enemy at the Gates". For those that haven't gotten there yet just crank up the speakers and enjoy! Is this game worth your money? Definitely!
94 (Nov 20, 2003)
When I hear a lot of good news is spreading around about a first person shooter (my favorite genre), I try to see as little as possible of it before the reviewcopy arrives in the mail. I don’t play any demo’s or test versions and don’t watch any movies that have been released in advance, just to make sure I can experience the game to its fullest as everything is new to me. This is what I did with Call of Duty, a highly anticipated game of which nothing but good news was heard. Let’s see how it lives up to expectations.
Game Watcher (Dec 10, 2003)
I simply can’t go on..this is too painful. Look, I know this is a short review but there isn’t much to say. If you like FPS games or even had a passing interest in the genre..go buy this game. I have no doubt it will be FPS Game of the Year in several magazines and will stand as one of the greats…bastards! Now this review is over..get that camera out of my face!! I need a drink and a bad game…
FiringSquad (Nov 19, 2003)
Call of Duty is the new Medal of Honor. Squad combat, iron sights, the incredible tactile feel of the game, the sound effects, the graphics, the intense levels – it’s done for first-person shooters in 2003 what Medal of Honor did two years ago. It’s already a huge hit, and will doubtless see a hundred mods and tens of thousands of players online before it’s over.
ActionTrip (Nov 03, 2003)
Is this game worth your money? Hell yeah, man, it's my game of the year favorite! Will you complain about the length of the single-player? I think you might. It took me about a day and a half of playing to finish the single-player campaign. Nonetheless, the game comes with a multiplayer segment, so you'll have plenty of reasons to come back to it, especially if you and your friends can recreate some of the massive battles from the single-player mode. On the surface, the multiplayer mode doesn't appear to be any different from the one in MoH: AA. I can't say I've played it enough to pass my final judgment however. All I know is I will certainly play this game again on the hard level. I also know that Infinity Ward has restored my faith in gaming by producing a very mature, complete and meaningful project. Call of Duty is action at its finest, but told well enough not to offend those of us looking for a little more meaning and substance in our gaming.
IGN (Oct 27, 2003)
Times change, tastes evolve, and games must move forward to meet these new expectations. Infinity Ward, in their first game ever as a development house, is attempting to do just that. Many of the ideas found in Call of Duty may have been seen first in other titles, but have been honed down to a fine point in this one. If you're looking for a thrill ride that gives you heart problems, makes your ears flap for joy, and brings you as close to a World War II experience as you're likely to get right now (or would ever really want to get), this is your game. The small problems and relatively short length of the single player campaign can't darken the brilliant moments found throughout this sweet gaming experience.
PC Gamer (Dec, 2003)
Call of Duty is a first-rate achievement. The sensory overload is amazing, and the interaction with intricately scripted action set-pieces is a big step forward for the art form.
92 (Dec 04, 2003)
Call Of Duty on hämmentävän mukaansa tempaava kokemus ja sodan armottomuus on onnistuttu kuvaamaan peleissä ennen näkemättömän rajulla tavalla. Helposti parissa illassa läpäisty yksinpeli on nykyräiskinnöille tuttuun tapaan harmittavan lyhyt kokonaisuus, mutta laatu korvaa tässäkin tapauksessa määrän. Ehkä hieman pelin edetessä kasvavia odotuksia lepsumpaa lopputaistelua lukuun ottamatta pelin kuvaama sota on täyttä rautaa, eikä huonoja tai tylsiä kenttiä tullut vastaan ainoatakaan.
If you're into World War II based FPS games then this is probably the best title out there at the moment. Call of Duty manages to do what very few FPS games can do in that it keeps you on the edge of your seat for virtually all the game. In many ways it's a streamlined FPS in that it does away with 'filler' missions and quite tedious tasks such as opening doors etc. The effect that this has is dramatic and makes the game seem like a constant roller coaster ride of action. Call of Duty is definitely a must for all FPS fans and particularly those who like a World War II theme to the action.
Armchair Empire, The (Dec 16, 2003)
There have been so many games about World War II that it’s safe to say it has become its own genre. Thinking back through every single one is impossible, though picking out the few flawless titles is quite easy. The Medal of Honor series (save the most recent addition), Battlefield 1942, and now, Call of Duty (CoD) are among the best games within this popular genre. After toiling through the most realistic WWII game ever created, I can see why people find the genre so appealing.
PC Zone Benelux (Dec, 2003)
Met Call of Duty ervaar je op onnavolgbare wijze hoe het was om als gewone soldaat het vuile werk op te knappen tijdens de beslissende veldslagen van de Tweede Wereldoorlog. Er is vrijwel niets aan te merken op de game, die dankzij de goed doordachte gameplay, de fraaie grafische presentatie en de afwisselende missies de opwindendste WOII-shooter van het moment is. De bijgeleverde multiplaymodes en de beloofde ondersteuning voor de modmakende community zorgen er bovendien voor dat de populariteit van Call of Duty nog wel een tijdje zal aanhouden.
HardGamers (Jan 06, 2004)
Call of Duty est un excellent successeur aux Return to Castle Wolfenstein ou bien encore Medal of Honor : Allied Assaut. Ses missions en solo sont très prenantes, et il en fait l'un des candidats pour le FPS de l'année. Par contre, même si le multi-joueurs est bien, il aurait été plaisant qu'il soit comme BF1942, c'est-à-dire que des véhicules puissent être utilisés.
Game Revolution (Nov, 2003)
For the briefest of moments, I considered joining the military. What young man worth his weight in arcade tokens doesn't want to learn how kick ass and defend "America the Beautiful" from any "real" threat to liberty and democracy? The answer is: a conscious young man. Not necessarily socially and politically conscious, but conscious of the fact that bullets hurt, war is frightening and there is no way in hell I'm waking up before 8:00 am to some strange man with a funny haircut barking orders in my ear.
Call of Duty is a cinematic and thrilling experience. The ability to take part in the last century’s most defining and destructive war through the perspective of three different sides is quite engaging. The developers put serious time and effort into polishing the visuals and sound, and fleshed out a great experience with solid mechanics that enrich the atmosphere and drama of combat. This title should be on the A-list of every PC gamer.
Call of Duty is probably the best shooter I‘ve played all year. The only real knocks against it are that it‘s a relatively short game (I finished in about 10 hours) and the multiplayer is lackluster. But let‘s be honest: If you‘re into playing a World War II game online nothing compares to Battlefield 1942 or Day of Defeat all in all though. I have no doubt that anyone who plays this game will love it.
Det är ett spel om andra världskriget mendet blir ett antikrigsspel. Något som tar avstånd från, och ställning mot, krig som verktyg för att uppnå politiska mål. Så känns det. Och det är det här som gör Call of Duty till något alldeles speciellt. För när krigets alla fasor blir påtagliga, när man känner sig helt ensam, kommer insikten. Det är precis så här krig är. Jag mår nästan så illa att jag vill stänga av. Det går inte att värja sig, det är liv jag tar för att själv överleva. Så självisk är jag. Så mänsklig.
Gameplay (Benelux) (Oct 30, 2003)
Call of Duty is de allerbeste oorlogservaring op de pc, zonder meer. Call of Duty is een hallucinante ervaring die je als liefhebber van FPS-spellen gewoon moet gespeeld hebben.
GameDaily (Dec 31, 2003)
Call of Duty is definitely a Game-of-the-Year contender for the PC. Its cinematic qualities will have you sweating in your seat, and the multiplayer aspects will have you logging on long after you've completed the single player mode. Future add-ons will include new mods, maps, and weapons to keep the replayablily consistently high. I recommend this game to all FPS fans. Developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision (who recently purchased Infinity Ward), Call of Duty is out now.
90 (UK) (Nov 07, 2003)
As you may have gathered, my opinion of Call of Duty differs very radically from Kristan's. I didn't come to this game hoping to have my perspective on FPS titles changed - I came to it hoping for a cinematic World War II experience, similar to the one that Allied Assault offered. I was not disappointed, and in fact, the game has improved upon Allied Assault in every possible way. There is simply no better representation of the World War II experience out there right now, and the Call of Duty team are to be commended for creating such a singularly fantastic slice of digital entertainment while simultaneously keeping a sober and mature perspective on their serious subject matter. All eyes will of course now be on EA to see how Pacific Assault turns out - but to my mind, Call of Duty is going to be a very, very hard act to follow.
Game Over Online (Nov 14, 2003)
Ultimately, Call of Duty is a riveting action piece from start to finish. The nature of these games tends to make them poor candidates for replay. After all, once the surprises are done and over with, the sheer thrill isn’t there anymore. But Call of Duty is one of those film-like experiences that you’ll never mind going through again and again. It is more cinematic than its counterparts simply because at every juncture, the developers overload your sight and auditory senses to put you into the battle. With a de-emphasis on the lone commando versus the world theme, that battle becomes very real indeed.
Mundo Gamers (May 28, 2004)
Un fantástico sabor de boca me ha dejado este CoD, pese a sus pequeños fallos en IA y duración, su impecable jugabilidad supera cualquier inconveniente y hacen de el probablemente el mejor juego del pasado año 2003 junto con el otro gigante, Max Payne 2, en lo que se refiere a juegos de acción. Recuerdo que cuando salió el primer Max Payne leí en PCACTUAL que ese era un juego capaz de hacer que se vendieran tarjetas gráficas y ordenadores de nueva generación por si solo, bueno, yo creo que CoD es el referente actual de aquella definición.
Thunderbolt Games (Dec 28, 2003)
Call of Duty is what Medal of Honor should have been. It combines the gameplay elements with the visuals and audio perfectly to recreate squad level engagements in which much of the war was fought. Your fellow soldiers are intelligent and competent in what they do and the story guides you through the beautifully crafted set pieces that the game is made up of. Multiplayer backs up the multiple difficulty levels, making for a solid lifespan, while the graphics and sound combine well to deliver an all-round authentic experience. For FPS fans like myself, this is something we've been waiting a long time for; a near-perfect WWII title that does complete justice to the men who fought in the conflict.
DarkZero (2003)
Call of Duty is a fantastic thoroughly impressive game. It equals if not betters all other games in it genre; it kicks the likes of Medal of Honor to the ground, shoots it straight between it’s beady eyes and still comes up smelling of “blood splattered” roses. Usually for a game to amaze me this much it must innovate, surprisingly COD does not innovate as much as you would expect, it only tweaks. It gives you everything Medal of Honor had, changes it slightly, adds fantastic set-pieces, gives you that all important “WOW” factor that is sadly missing form some games these day and that multiplies all of the above 100 times. In the 12 hours of game you get for your money it is paced and delivered to the player extraordinarily well, and that is why it gets such a high and well deserved score. Well done Infinity Ward, thank you for the breath of fresh air.
Gamesdog (Dec 15, 2003)
While there are plenty of WWII games out this Christmas such as the second Medal of Honor add-on, Breakthrough and the more strategic Hidden and Dangerous 2, this one certainly manages to break away from the crowd. Yes you will need a powerful machine to run it, but if you've got that powerful machine you will certainly be in for a ride. Superb.
So in conclusion, Call of Duty is an immersive and well put-together FPS, with the multiplayer game being, for me anyway, the jewel in the crown that just keeps you coming back for more. We will have to see how it stacks up against the new Medal of Honor game when it comes out, but for now, as far as Wartime First Person Shooters go, Call of Duty easily wins the Victoria Cross. And finally the moral of the story? War is Hell - but it makes for a damned fine computer game!
Very, very fun. There are twenty-four missions over four campaigns. Each mission is very creative and exciting. Some missions are extremely difficult, and take many tries to complete. The hardest missions have you defending Pegasus Bridge in Normandy and a house in Russia.
GameSpot (Oct 29, 2003)
Call of Duty is an all-around excellent game that confidently challenges, head-on, all the other WWII-themed shooters out there and comes out on top. When a game is outstanding, like this one is, some people invariably expect it to be something completely different from what's already available. That's not true of Call of Duty, which is directly comparable to Medal of Honor: Allied Assault and other such games. Yet, on its own merits, this game is executed extraordinarily well, and, therefore, can be wholeheartedly recommended not just to fans of other WWII-themed shooters but to anyone looking for a first-rate action game.
88 (Nov 12, 2003)
Call of Duty ist wie ein Sog, der den Spieler immer tiefer ins Spielgeschehen hineinzieht und nicht mehr loslässt. Gleichzeitig ist es das beste Beispiel, dass ein Shooter nicht die beste Grafik bieten muss, um Spaß zu machen. Eine dichte Atmosphäre und perfekte Soundkulisse können diese Mängel mehr als wieder wett machen, so dass wir Call of Duty jedem Spieler wärmstens ans Herz legen möchten.
Call of Duty is op alle gebied een uitstekend spel dat vol vertrouwen alle andere Wereld Oorlog 2 games uitdaagt en aan de top komt te staan. Wanneer een spel zo opmerkelijk is, zoals dit spel, verwachten sommige mensen steevast iets compleet anders dan wat er al op de markt is. Dat geldt niet voor Call of Duty, wat direct vergelijkbaar is met Medal of Honor: Allied Assault en andere dergelijke games. Maar toch, naar eigen verdienste, is dit spel zo extreem goed uitgevoerd dat het ten volle kan aanbevolen worden en niet alleen aan fans van WO2-shooters maar aan iedereen die op zoek is naar een eerste klas actie spel.
Game Captain (Nov 15, 2003)
Holla die Waldfee! Call of Duty schlägt ein wie eine Bombe. Nie zuvor habe ich so atmosphärisch gelungene und packende (Solo-)Teamkämpfe erlebt. Dass es praktisch keine Story gibt und die Spieldauer viel zu kurz ist, hätte ich bei dem ganzen Gewusel fast ohne Kommentar hingenommen. Aber gerade gegen Ende spürt man doch leider die Einfallslosigkeit der Entwickler und genau hier fallen die negativen Punkte ins Gewicht. Alles in allem bietet Call of Duty aber ein tolles Ballervergnügen am Rechner und verdient sich zurecht den Award für eine nie zuvor erlebte Atmosphäre.
PC Action (Germany) (Nov 04, 2003)
Größer, umfangreicher, besser - was unser türkischer Prahlhans-Kollege ständig nur von einem seiner Körperteile behauptet, hat uns CoD im Test bewiesen. Oh ja, wie man aus furztrockenem Programmcode schweißtreibende Spannung generiert, wissen die Jungs von Infinity Ward. Gründer der Firma sind immerhin 22 Mannen, die uns vor rund eineinhalb Jahren mit Medal of Honor: Allied Assault beglückten und anschließend das Entwicklerteam 2015 verließen. Damit kehrten sie auch Electronic Arts den Rücken und heuerten kurzerhand bei Activision an. Das neue Baby der Jungs erinnert optisch, akustisch und spielerisch stark an MoHAA. Es ist aber mehr als nur ein kleiner Bruder.
PC Games (Germany) (Nov 27, 2003)
Dass das Medal of Honor-Team seinen Shooter-Erfolg unter neuem Namen wiederholen will, kann ich ihm kaum übel nehmen. Dass es das "Wiederholen" etwas zu wörtlich nimmt, schon. Von der Fallschirm-Landung in der Normandie bis hin zu den Häuserkämpfen im zerstörten Berlin hatte ich ein ständiges Déjà-vu, sei es aus dem inoffiziellen Vorgänger oder Kinofilmen wie Enemy at the Gates. Dass Call of Duty trotzdem von der ersten bis zur letzten Minute spannend bleibt, hat es den vielen epischen Skript-Sequenzen zu verdanken, die mich hautnah miterleben lassen, was ich bislang nur auf der Leinwand betrachten durfte: wie Hunderte Rotarmisten die Hügel von Stalingrad stürmen, wie ein Dutzend T-34-Panzer die verschneiten Ebenen von Ostpreußen zerpflügt. Schade nur, dass das Vergnügen ein kurzes ist. Shooter-Veteranen sollten im zweithöchsten Schwierigkeitsgrad spielen, sonst flimmert nach fünf bis sechs Stunden der (sehr coole) Abspann über den Schirm.
neXGam (Feb 02, 2015)
Innerhalb der 24 Missionen erlebt ihr die Grausamkeit des Zweiten Weltkriegs aus drei Sichtweisen. Als amerikanischer Fallschirmjäger Privat Martin springt ihr über Frankreich ab, als britischer Soldat Sergeant Evans seid ihr nicht nur in Deutschland tätig und als eingezogener russischer Soldat Alexei müsst ihr Mütterchen Russland wieder befreien. Die amerikanische Kampagne beginnt mit dem genretypischen Tutorial, bei dem ihr die Steuerung erklärt bekommt. Hierbei glänzt schon die gute deutsche Synchronisation. Habt ihr das Tutorial bestanden ohne euch oder andere zu verletzen, geht es auch gleich los in den Krieg.
GameStar (Germany) (Nov, 2003)
Selten saß ich bei einem Ego-Shooter mit derart blanken Nerven vor dem Monitor wie bei Call of Duty – zumindest in den 17 spannenden Missionen. Da hatte ich wirklich das Gefühl, mitten drin in der Action zu stecken. Um mich herum tauchen ständig neue Gegner auf, Panzer rumpeln heran, Freund und Feind brüllen Befehle. Und obwohl ich einige Szenen durchaus makaber finde: Mir gefällt’s! Schade, dass es in der russischen Kampagne einige langweiligere Aufträge (Stichwort: Kanalisation) gibt. Da scheint den Entwicklern die Puste ausgegangen zu sein. Überhaupt: Nach gut acht Stunden war ich im zweiten von vier Schwierigkeitsgraden durch – und angesichts der kurzen Spieldauer ganz schön sauer. Die hat, gemeinsam mit den lahmen Missionen gen Ende, Call of Duty die sonst fällige 90er-Wertung gekostet. Ingesamt gibt’s hier trotzdem mehr spannende Stellen als in so manch längerem Konkurrenten. Erwachsene können zugreifen!
85 (Nov 07, 2003)
Infinity Ward à repris sans vergogne les bases de Medal Of Honor mais les a considérablement boostées. Le jeu est simplement spectaculaire et malgré quelques regrets en matière d'IA, force est de constater qu'il s'agit là du remplaçant incontestable du titre de 2015. Dommage qu'il soit si court, mais son intensité rattrape le tir. L'appel du devoir est péremptoire, il est vain de tenter de refuser.
85 (Feb 16, 2004)
Call of Duty is a game that is very easy to love. It’s an amazing single player experience setting standards for all FPS and games in general. Unfortunately, it is also packaged with a sloppy, disorganized online structure that keeps the game from being one of the better FPS of all times. If you’re a fan of the Medal of Honor series this is one game you definitely can't go without. The level of intensity is of such a high caliber that it is rarely found in any type of game. The memorable battles backed up by solid gameplay puts the single-player in a league of its own and almost redeems the rushed multiplayer experience. A must own for shooter and WWII fanatics alike.
85 (Sep 08, 2004)
Le principe de Call Of Duty (l’Appel du Devoir) est qu’aucun soldat de la Deuxième Guerre mondiale n’a combattu seul, mais entouré de ses frères d’armes. Le mythe du soldat solitaire souvent prôné par les FPS s’effondre donc ici sous les coups de la DCA. Le pli pris ici par les développeurs est d’intégrer votre personnage, Martin, dans la réalité de la guerre. Vous allez donc parcourir des champs de bataille sous le bombardement des vôtres, prendre ou reprendre des villages en ruines, des batteries anti-aériennes, libérer des gradés détenus dans des manoirs… Le tout dans une ambiance apocalyptique où tout saute dans tous les coins.
82 (Nov 21, 2003)
Call of Duty kann man selbst mit viel bösem Willen auf keinen Fall mangelhafte Atmosphäre vorwerfen: der Sturm auf Stalingrad ist wesentlich intensiver als die Omaha Beach-Mission in MoH:AA, das Hissen der roten Flagge ein würdiger Abschluss des Spiels. Aber dazwischen hat der Genrekenner mehr Déjà-Vus, als es Fehler in der Matrix geben könnte. Und noch eine Gemeinsamkeit: Natürlich ist das Game mit durchschnittlich acht Stunden Durchspielzeit recht kurz. Wenn ihr bislang nicht viel mit dem Thema WW2-Shooter zu tun hattet, ist Call of Duty eine hervorragende Wahl, um sich mit dem Szenario vertraut zu machen – intensiver und mitreißender war bislang kein anderes Spiel in diesem Gebiet. Wer andererseits die Medal of Honors dieser Welt schon auswendig kennt, wird hier nicht viel Neues finden; mittlerweile sind wirklich alle WW2-Schlachtfelder abgegrast.
In der Kürze liegt die Würze. Diese alte deutsche Weisheit nahm man bei Infity Ward wohl etwas zu wörtlich. So packend Call of Duty ohne Zweifel auch sein mag, ist es, für den Preis von über 40 Ocken, schlicht und einfach zu kurz. Ein Fullprice-Spiel mit einer Spieldauer zu versehen, die Ich persönlich von einem Addon zum halben Preis erwarte, halte ich für den falschen Schritt. Ein relativ geringer Wiederspielwert und die oft doch eher störende Ähnlichkeit der Missionen kampagnenübergreifend tun ihr Übriges. Call of Duty ist ohne Zweifel ein Spitzen-Shooter und wird seine Fans finden und diese auch vollkommen außer Frage gehörig begeistern und fesseln, aber ich persönlich fand die Tendenz bestätigt, die schon nach den beiden Demos aufkam: Schön, packend, traditionell, schnell und schick, aber doch arg kurz. Wer bereit ist, für kurze, aber hochklassige Unterhaltung in die Tasche zu greifen, wird mit Call of Duty nicht enttäuscht.
Just Games Retro (Oct 15, 2011)
So there it is – the somewhat humble origins of a genre that would go on to define militaristic shooters. How much you’ll like it probably depends on when you started gaming. If your introduction was Modern Warfare 2, you’ll surely find this primitive and corny. If you’re an old hat at this sort of thing, it’s as fun as you want it to be. Lower difficulties are a fine arcade ride through a good spread of tasks, and the Veteran difficulty will challenge you more than any modern health-regenerating shooter possibly could. In short, a fine game, a worthy challenger to Medal of Honor, and it gets 4 stars because no one says “we’re Oscar Mike” in the entire game.
CanardPC (Nov 26, 2003)
On pouvait s'y attendre étant donné qu'il s'agit à peu près des mêmes développeurs : ce Call of Duty ressemble étonnamment à un Medal of Honor gonflé aux anabolisants. Il garde les mêmes défauts, à savoir un déroulement au scénario ultrascripté et une durée de vie en dessous de la moyenne ; mais il offre une campagne solo encore plus intense : une sorte de film de guerre à gros budget dont vous êtes le héros. C'est beau, c'est fluide, c'est fun, ça pète de partout et il y a plein de nazis à sniper, que demander de plus ?
Gamekult (Nov 05, 2003)
Intense, varié et théâtral à souhait, ce Call of Duty dispose d'arguments certains pour offrir aux joueurs quelques heures de jeu palpitantes. Le jeu manque certes un peu d'originalité sur certains points et durant de nombreuses missions, on sent l'influence de Medal of Honor : Débarquement allié qui rôde, mais le gameplay et les situations proposées sont suffisamment efficaces pour convaincre malgré tout. Plutôt joli bien qu'assez loin graphiquement des derniers ténors du genre, il s'offre une bande sonore de qualité et malgré la rareté des cinématiques et l'animation de Lemmings des soldats, on s'y croit assez souvent. Pour un premier titre, Infinity Ward fait en tout cas très fort.
Withingames (Nov 24, 2003)
Call of Duty wird seinem inoffiziellen Vorgänger Medal of Honor: Allied Assault durchaus gerecht. So wie schon im großen Vorbild kommt in den 3 unterschiedlichen Kampagnen eine richtiges mitten drin Gefühl auf. Vor allem bei der sowjetischen Kampagne, wo die Entwickler anscheinend sehr vom Film "Enemy at the Gates" inspiriert waren, kommt Stimmung auf. Leider ist diese nach acht Stunden schon wieder vorbei. Zwar kann man sich danach noch für eine weile am Multiplayermodus erfreuen, aber letztendlich komm ich mir schon ein wenig veräppelt vor, wenn ich 45 Euro für ein Spiel auf den Ladentisch knalle, das allemal Add-On Charakter besitzt. Ich habe zwar lieber ein kurzes und dafür wirklich gutes Spiel, als ein langes und schlechtes, aber acht Stunden sind dann doch verdammt wenig. Wie dem auch sei, bis auf die extrem kurze Spielzeit, der Innovationskargheit und nicht vorhanden Story ist "Der Ruf der Pflicht" ein Game, das jeden Shooter-Freund zu begeistern im Stand ist.
Absolute Games ( (Nov 15, 2003)
Вот так они и живут под одной крышей: яркий, одноразовый симулятор камеры "Стедикам" для любителей незамысловатых развлечений и умело изготовленный "мульти", не дотягивающий, впрочем, до высоких стандартов Battlefield 1942. Даже если вам нравится что-то одно, заплатить придется за весь комплект.
Edge (Nov 24, 2007)
Ultimately, Call of Duty is undersized and profoundly linear, but that cannot shake its solidity and the sheer intensity of the spectacle it creates. Edge just hopes that this is the last of the relentless torrent of World War II games, as no matter how good they might become, the rich source of inspiration is beginning to run dry.
Joystick (French) (Dec, 2003)
Suite officieuse de Medal of Honor, Call of Duty l'améliore, mais arrive techniquement en deçà de jeux plus modernes ou plus ambitieux. Il se démarque par son ampleur cinématographique, et plaira certainement beaucoup aux très nombreux fans de MoH. Cependant, il exploite le filon sans rien apporter de neuf. Coup de bol pour Activision, les retards chez la concurrence laissent CoD presque seul sur le marché des grosses sorties FPS de fin d'année.
70 (UK) (Nov 14, 2003)
The sure sign of any game's merits is to draw up a list of pros and cons, and where I fell out with CoD was the fact that however many cool things I could think of, it was all too easy to peel away the layers of glitz and gloss and come up with frustratingly long list of inconsistencies, flaws and slightly irksome design decisions that remind you that there's plenty of work to be done before the definitive World War II shooter gets made. If you've never played a World War II action shooter before then you'll be in for a massive treat (and the score should probably be upped accordingly for you), but for the hardened veterans among us, we're casting our eyes back to EA.
Factornews (Nov 24, 2003)
Avec Call of Duty, Infinity Ward réussi le pari de livrer un ego-shooter très bien fini, incluant à la fois une campagne solo extrêmement riche même si bien trop courte, et des modes multijoueurs stables et faciles d’accès, dont la seule kill-cam devrait permettre de rythmer un peu plus le gameplay. Graphiquement très propre, avec une bande son de qualité, le jeu souffre néanmoins d’un scripting envahissant et d’une I.A stupide sinon absente, au point de rendre la campagne solo souvent digne d’un bête jeu de tir aux pigeons. Si vous aimez participer à un film interactif, vous allez adorer. Dans le cas contraire, l’ensemble va rapidement vous saouler.