Day of Defeat
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Enlist in an intense brand of Axis vs. Allied teamplay set in the WWII European Theatre of Operations. Players assume the role of light/assault/heavy infantry, sniper or machine-gunner class, each with a unique arsenal of historical weaponry at their disposal. Missions are based on key historical operations. And, as war rages, players must work together with their squad to accomplish a variety of mission-specific objectives.
A good 100 hours or so of my time have gone into thismugaro | June 18, 2014 | See all mugaro's reviews »
This started out as a mod for halflife 1, and it turned into a major full retail release. While most games back in the day did your standard deathmatch, maybe a variation of what counterstrike has, DOD did it a little differently and a little more intuitive based.
Instead of just charging ahead and trying to kill everyone, the strategy is to capture strategic points or blow up enemy resources. It's a lot easier said than done, because this game can be very defensive minded with things like deployable machine guns. Most servers put a limit on the number of machine gunners & snipers because they are considered overpowered if there's more than 1 or 2. I, however, got lots of giddy joy sneaking up behind a sniper or deployed machine gunner and whacking them with a shovel.
While DoD:S offers everything this does and more, this is still a great classic that you should look at if you get the Valve complete pack.
Great valueArthmael77 | Dec. 1, 2013 | See all Arthmael77's reviews »
A close friend got me started playing this around 8 years ago. It was the most fun I'd ever had playing an FPS.
What makes this mod shine, is that is primarily very close quarters. You don't have to run 100 miles to find someone.
I also appreciated how it didn't take 20 shots to kill you. For a game to have something that close to realism versus what is out there in every other shooter, I found they were ahead of their time.
Even at the non-discounted price, this game is worth the price of admission.