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5.0 out of 5 stars
What a game..., 11 Dec. 2004
If you like FPS games, buy this game. If you don't like FPS games, still buy it. This is an amazing game. Better than MoH and that's saying something - it's easy to see why CoD managed to achieve game of the year. The whole atmosphere of the game draws you in, immersing you in the explosive battles of WWII, ranging from D-Day to Stalingrad to Berlin.
One of the ways that CoD exceeds MoH is the idea that for the majority of the game you find yourself fighting as part of a squad. With the exception of one or two levels (such as the dam level, and boarding the Tirpitz) you find yourself fighting alongside your team-mates, laying down covering fire, lobbing grenades left right and centre or manning heavy artillery pieces and driving tanks. It's so much more realistic and makes you feel you are right there in amongst the action. It's also more realistic in the way you can only carry 2 weapons at a time (usually a rifle and a MG) plus your pistol and grenades. Selection of weapons is good with all guns having different characteristics, some you'll prefer over others.
Favourite levels include defending Pegasus bridge as a Panzer division and a platoon of German soldiers advance upon you; being a raw Russian recruit scrambling under heavy enemy fire into the ruins of Stalingrad; and the climactic struggle to take Berlin.
Overall the graphics are beautiful, the sound immersive and the gameplay stimulating, so much so that as soon as I completed it the first time, I went straight back and started the game again. And I've not even tried the multiplayer yet!