NFG Summary:Day of Defeat: Source is an immersive multiplayer game set in the intense WWII European theatre. With its advanced Source engine technology, the game offers stunning graphics, realistic physics, and an enhanced user interface, providing players a truly immersive and captivating experience in the historical operations-based gameplay.

Categories: Tactical, FPS
Meta Score: 80
Store: Day of Defeat: Source (Price: $ 3,68)
User Score: 73.0
Platform: PC
Publisher Names: Valve Software
Support Language: English
Publish Date: 2005-09-26


PC Requirements:

Minimum: 1.7 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM, DirectX® 8.1 level Graphics Card (Requires support for SSE), Windows® 7 (32/64-bit)/Vista/XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection

Recommended: Pentium 4 processor (3.0GHz, or better), 1GB RAM, DirectX® 9 level Graphics Card, Windows® 7 (32/64-bit)/Vista/XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection


Day of Defeat: Source features multiplayer, team-based gameplay set in the WWII European theatre of operations. Players choose a role and tackle goal-oriented missions based on historical operations. Day of Defeat: Source takes the classic gameplay of the original Day of Defeat and improves the experience with Source, the advanced engine technology Valve created for "Half-Life 2." With this technology, DoD: Source offers state of the art graphics (including support for HDR lighting) in optimized versions of popular maps, plus redesigned sound and all new player, weapon, and world models. New features include: Completely updated maps to take full advantage of the Source engine replaces, integrated physics simulation for ragdolls and physically simulated objects, higher resolution textures throughout, bump mapping, specular lighting, and other graphic effects, all powered by advanced Source engine technology, completely redesigned user interface, all new voice, weapon, and ambient sounds. [Valve]

Positive Comment(s)

Hearing bullets wiz past your head as you hear the crackle of machine gun fire in the background is something that I have yet to experience in any game.91Gamer 2.0
Every bit the great game its predecessor was, and then some.90Worth Playing
Just as enjoyable and as addictive as it has been in previous versions, and hopefully in time, new updates and maps should bring in a new generation of Day of Defeat fanatics.90AceGamez
I think the new DoD has done the best job of utilizing the Source physics engine.88CPUGamer
Looks very professional. It is hard to believe that it is just a mod. The action might be too fast for the weak hearted so keep your pills close by. [Nov 2005]87Pelit (Finland)
This is a brave, slow-paced WWII shooter with tons of character and verve. Valve will update it with more content, and when they do DoD will be worth another 5%. Until then… [PC Gamer UK]86Games Radar
I expect to be playing DoD a lot more than “Couterstrike: Source”… I recommend DoD:S to the multiplayer action crowd, but don’t come crying to me when things start getting stale.84IGN
While a lack of maps cuts into the game’s value somewhat, Day of Defeat: Source still offers a satisfying and exciting experience for those who just can’t get enough of World War II.81GameSpot
It’s firmly a team game, rocketing from tense action to a tedious slog, based entirely on how the rest of your team plays. [Dec 2005 p.91]81PC Format
A great game if you are a fan of the WW2 genre and a previous fan of the DOD series, but if not, you might find greater value in another WW2 title.80Electric Playground

Negative Comment(s)

Love it or hate it, DOD’s war is an apparently contradictory compulsion.70Computer Gaming World
At $20 a la carte or bundled for cheap with other Valve products, anyone who enjoys this kind of game should easily get his money’s worth.70GameSpy
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Goes for the realistic aproach yet it still feels very fake and videogamey.70Chubac

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