You're in the 101st Airborne, part of the first wave of allied forces to touch down in a no-man's land of twisted shrapnel, dead bodies and heavily armed Nazi-infested machine-gun bunkers. Now you must fight your way through hostile beaches, abandoned country roads with tall, sniper infested hedgerows, the narrow streets of devestated villages and more.Read full description
WWII GI is the invasion of Normandy. The paranoia. The fear. the intensity that was D-Day. You will experience it first hand.
You're in the 101st Airborne, part of the first wave of allied forces to touch down in a no-man's land of twisted shrapnel, dead bodies and heavily armed Nazi-infested machine-gun bunkers. Now you must fight your way through hostile beaches, abandoned country roads with tall, sniper infested hedgerows, the narrow streets of devestated villages and more.
This is D-Day!
Close combat gunfights, Sniper strikes, Village shoot-outs, bridge assaults and more!
30 Nazi-infested levels developed by the creators of NAM
Use true-to-war strategies to sucessfully complete genuine WWII Normandy military scenarios
Realistic environments. Gut-wrenching, challenging gameplay.
World War II GI is a typical, old-school shooting game originally released in 1999. It is quite troublesome that the game was already outdated on the day of its release, as far as the graphics are concerned. Although I admit that the Build engine works pretty well here. We are not alone in this battle, we have companions on the battlefield but sadly all this teamwork is a bit disappointing. Our comrades most of the time are useless and will stand in your way. Overall quite fun but a bit dated.
World War II GI is the sequel to the developers previous game NAM (also available on GMG) which itself was based on a total conversion mod for Duke Nukem 3D. NAM was considered to be an outdated game graphically and in the time between games this title hasn't done anything to improve the visuals, which leads to poor representations of events like the Omaha Beach landing. It has the same level set up as Duke Nukem with different stages separated into different episodes and levels ending telling you your time, secrets found, and how many enemies were left alive. Like in NAM, you might have allies with you who aren't going to be that impressive combat wise but some characters can be really useful, like Medics who can heal you. The guns look very poor, like a picture just put in the game with no animations on the actual gun, only showing a muzzle flash while you fire. There are a few different weapons but the MP40 is much more powerful and accurate than everything else making the other guns mostly pointless. Even though the rest of the game isn't very impressive they did manage to do a good job with the sound effects. The gameplay keeps the trial and error difficulty of NAM that will require frequent quicksaves as you walk into an area and are almost instantly killed by hidden troops that you would have had no way of knowing were there if it was your first time playing the game. The first Medal of Honor would release a few months after this came out showing just how outdated a WWII game like this was, even for the time, with all the WWII games we have gotten since then there is just no reason to play this even if you ignored the poor weapons, trial and error gameplay, and corridor level design.
If you're willing to put 5 minutes of your time into sorting out the controls (just choose Configuration when you start the game) then this game is a typical 90s shooter, and a pretty good one, though maybe that's just the nostalgia talking. Be sure to start the game through the SECOND option (DosBox Daum) as this makes it widescreen and makes all the controls work properly. To reiterate, a pretty good WW2 FPS if you can get past its age and aren't immediately turned off by DOS.
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