NFG Summary:“Day of Defeat is an exhilarating WWII online action game that immerses players in intense Axis vs. Allies battles. With its authentic weaponry, historical missions, and class-based gameplay, players will feel like they are right in the heart of the European theater, fighting as a part of an elite military squad. The addition of new character models, animations, and the option to play as a British soldier adds even more depth to an already thrilling experience.”

Categories: Tactical, FPS
Meta Score: 79
Store: Day of Defeat (Price: $ 1,51)
User Score: 65.0
Platform: PC
Publisher Names: Activision
Support Language: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish – Spain
Publish Date: 2003-05-06


PC Requirements:

Minimum: 500 mhz processor, 96mb ram, 16mb video card, Windows XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection

Recommended: 800 mhz processor, 128mb ram, 32mb+ video card, Windows XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection


Day of Defeat is the latest online action experience from Valve, makers of "Half-Life" and "Counter-Strike." Stationed in the heat of WWII’s European theater of war, players join the ranks of an elite military squad. Missions are based on key historical operations. And, as war rages, squads must battle as a unit to achieve victory. The game pits players in Axis vs. Allies battles in Western Europe at the height of the war in 1944. A class based first person action game, players can take the role of snipers, infantry, machine gunner, rifleman and sergeant. The game features authentic weaponry, multiple modes of play and 10 new multiplayer maps of action, 15 total. There are also a host of graphics enhancements, including new character models and animations, increased textures and new particle effects. There’s even a new class of characters ? so now gamers can choose to play as a British soldier. [Valve]

Positive Comment(s)

Day of Defeat isn’t the most powerful gun in the armory, but it is the most reliable. [July 2003, p.73]80GMR Magazine
The level design makes up for much of the graphical shortcomings.77Armchair Empire
Day of Defeat is a great game, however the budget presentation doesn’t do justice to its potential.75GameSpy
Still fun to this day even if you die, i have a lot of fun just only playing on one single map100Vanilla_1941
That was fun. a ww2 shooter for free added to a CS. would give it a try once more. 8/1080KepasaAmigo
The graphics are top-notch and the gameplay is both exciting and challenging, making this a must-play for any fan of the genre.80keefbaker
such an amazing game, i played it the first time on the release year in 2003 and it is still rlly awesome! I can only encourage everyone to play this game too, u won’t regred it.100F000
Not bad for a project that started out in a college dorm.90CPUGamer
This game is one of my all time favorites. It’s so addictive and fun… Once you tried it and you won’t put it away. I hope it will live as long as possible among the fans.100n1k
An insanely fun, insanely addictive, experience. The very nature of the game promotes teamwork and communication, and there are always memorable moments to be had.90GameZone

Negative Comment(s)

Compared to the new crop of tactical shooters such as “Return to Castle Wolfenstein,” Day of Defeat may seem like a sparse offering but the straightforward gameplay is certain to captivate.70Cheat Code Central
The gameplay is limited in scope and the maps are repetitive in theme, if not design. The visuals are decent enough, but definitely not up to the standards of most modern releases.40G4 TV

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