Day of Defeat: Source

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Description

Day of Defeat offers intense online action gameplay set in Europe during WWII. Assume the role of infantry, sniper or machine-gunner classes, and more. DoD:S features enhanced graphics and sounds design to leverage the power of Source, Valve's new engine technology.

Customer reviews

96

World War 2 multiplayer mayhem before the Call of Duty train

mugaro | June 18, 2014 | See all mugaro's reviews »

Starting out with the drawbacks first:

It started out as a community mod for halflife 1. I used to play this a lot back in the day, but now I think it's run its course. World War 2 is over in video games and capture the flag/assault the point is a cliché in multiplayer now.

The pros:

This game is a lot of fun, has achievements, trading cards, an active multiplayer community that can be a lot more "newb friendly" than a lot of other multiplayer FPS games. Both sides are pretty close to symmetrical except for a few minor differences in guns and starting points. Some maps see the Axis playing defense & the Allies playing offense, or vice versa. While the objectives might be the same, the maps are asymmetrical so that it tends to feel like one team is on defense & the other on offense.

Most servers limit the number of deployable machine guns & sniper rifles because they are defenders (read: noob campers) and can make the game play stale if everyone is defending & no one is on offense because of that. However, if you can sneak around and get behind enemy lines, whacking defensive enemies with a shovel or a rifle headbutt is hilarious and most degrading to them.

Since everyone respawns at a certain point, there are usually good hiding places that you can wait in the darkness for the next spawn wave to come out, then sneak up behind them & rack up 4 or so kills before they realize you're behind enemy lines & turn around to get you.

Conclusion: this game is fun. Get it separate or buy the valve pack, play it, love it.

90

Great game!

MatthewFishwick | June 17, 2014 | See all MatthewFishwick's reviews »

Day of Defeat: Source is my go to World War II shooter, and while it lacks any sort of singleplayer component, what it actually offers is surprisingly good. You play as either an Allied or Axis soldier and work with others on your team to accomplish specific goals, such as capturing objectives or capturing key locations. There are several classes to choose from, so everyone can hopefully find one they excel with.

Visually, the game is beautiful even these days, and the game's vibrant aesthetic style lends itself well to the Source engine that powers it. The models are pretty detailed, yet far from perfect. Moreover, the lighting of the game is actually a factor when picking your shots at other players, because it makes effective use of HDR lighting. So the light and dark colors contrast seamlessly. The weapons are also rendered quite realistically, and sound as such.

Overall, this is a nice game that while being older, still has a decent playerbase and is tremendous fun. I particularly recommend this game!

80

VERY FUN FPS

HitManHunt | April 16, 2014 | See all HitManHunt's reviews »

This is a very fun, old-school first person shooter set in a WW2 time period...

With that being said, there is definitely no shortage of games that fit into that profile! You name it, there have been so many and most of them are very alike. This one will not be much different. You will be playing either axis or allies with one of a various selection of soldier classes.

Based on the ever so popular Valve "Source" engine, you may be familiar already with what to expect if you have played any of the other "Source"-based games (Half Life 2, Counterstrike: Source & GO, Left 4 Dead 1 & 2, Portal 1 & 2, Team Fortress 2).

The gameplay and mechanics are extremely simple and basic, so much so that anyone can jump in and just start gaming. Within a couple of rounds, you will have a great feel of how to play this game. While the gameplay and mechanics are easy to get into, it will take some time to learn how to become efficient at the game.

The graphics are also adequate. The graphics are actually quite impressive if you compare them to the system requirements and time of release. There are enough settings to fully customize and tailor your preferences, and any modern day computer rig will most likely handle this on max settings with great FPS.

Overall it's a great game and totally worth the price! Will bring lots of enjoyment with great replay value that you can just pick up and go any time you feel like jumping into a fun FPS match!

69

World War Two FPS Multiplayer game that is a blast to play

homes223 | Feb. 5, 2014 | See all homes223's reviews »

Day of Defeat was originally a Half-Life Mod and gamers still play it to this day. With the release of Day of Defeat Source Valve shows us again that it can provide a Multiplayer only experience but still be decent. DoD:S uses obviously the Source engine from Half-Life 2 and does so very well. It is hilarious to watch the enemy's body be flung across the street and nail a wall when you chuck a nade into his bunker. While there are a lot of WWII games out, DoD sticks to the formula in terms of weapons and models but strays when it comes to game modes. There are two game modes, One where the team who holds all the flags at once win, and another where the team to destroy the opposing team's strategic points up first win. Both are fun to play and are different from your average deathmatch and team deathmatch modes. Day of Defeat only lets you play as the Allies and The Axis which is limited but each side does have classes each having their own unique weapons, such as Rocketers and Machine gunners. While having a single player option would have been a good idea, Day of Defeat: Source clearly provides a fun online gaming experience.

80

Good online shooter, although a bit shallow on content

lachking | Dec. 28, 2013 | See all lachking's reviews »

It's a shame that Day of Defeat Source hasn't been as active as Team Fortress or Counterstrike because this game is actually quite good. It's interesting to note that this game is sort of Counterstrike and Team Fortress put together. The game has that Counterstrike feel, interface and graphics, but has multiple classes to pick from, which is a Team Fortress mechanic, although some of the classes are not all that different from one another. Being a source engine game, the graphics are quite good, but the sound is a bit mediocre. The maps in this game are solid, with a mix of open land and building corridors and you can also prone and sprint, a mechanic that other source games don't have. The main negative of this game is that it is a bit lacking in content. There haven't been many updates for this game like Team Fortress 2 has received, and there aren't many official maps either, although some servers rotate through community maps which are very well made. There are some servers to find for this game but there are not as many as Team Fortress or Counterstrike. Although this game doesn't have as much content as other Valve multiplayer games, this is still a very good online shooter that is worth your time.