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GF Rating
7.0

9527 ratings

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GF Rating
7

Good

My impressions after passing BIA

posted by nightmare6 (GAITHERSBURG, MD) Oct 3, 2008

Member since Jun 2008

23 out of 29 gamers (79%) found this review helpful

First of, let me just mention this, the game is good!!!. How good depends on you, but certainly a lot of fun and challenging. Its not hard, but you have to think, no rush and gun gameplay here.

Let me start with the controls. The controls take getting used to. It took me about 30 to 60 minutes to learn, a long time. You can change the controller's button layout, but they are all predetermined, and none are exactly what you want. A custom layout would have been welcomed. You can hardly turn when you run, but you get used to it.

The game has a LOT of glitches, from guys walking infinitely toward a wall, to you pressing the zoom button only to recognize two second later the game never registered that you are pressing the button, so he never zooms and you have to release the trigger and press it again. This still doesn't take away from the fun, which is amazing.

The game is simple and complicated at the same time. Lemme explain. Its simple in you move from one field to another and you find cover, and then flank them so you can shoot them yourself. Its complicated as the commands you issue aren't always followed (dam you bazooka team, always dying on me, when I tell you to move, MOVE!!!).

Multiplayer is HORRIBLE. I dont wish it on anyone. It is torture. It was just put in as a feature. Its the same mechanics as the single player, (so bad controls!!!), and basically there are two flags on the stage to capture. You are assigned to a squad and CANT change,so you are stuck with said squad's weapon loadout, not fun.

The story is well written and will keep you interested, but I had a hard time remembering who is who as the graphic are mostly Xbox 1 quality. Most memorable moments where setting up an ambush against incoming enemies in a warehouse in 10 seconds and watch as my team makes it to position just in time and slaughters them without any help. The tank segments are fun, and the areas are well planned and make you think everytime. Definitely a must play, rent it.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Best World War II adventure

posted by Bengals123 (WARE, MA) Sep 25, 2008

Member since Apr 2006

49 out of 69 gamers (71%) found this review helpful

The other reviewer thats here has clearly not played the game he has taken examples from the first two games and he read the latest review in OXM. The game has a pretty good story but at the beginning you need to recall who certain soldiers are but that gets shown in the opening scene. The different between other World War II shooters and this one is how this one actually has a storyline worth paying attention to. This game isnt like Call of Duty where u can go Rambo and win the game by yourself, you need to utilize your team members. The weapons have great historically accurate weapons. Authentic detail to uniforms and environments. Operation Market Garden has got to be the most unbelievable mission ever in a WWII game. There is so much going on around you artillery,tank shells. You feel like you dont even matter you feel like you are put there and you can easily be replaced. It gives you a feel of how WWII was. The great thing is that if you die and respawn artillery never hits the same spot twice. Downside to the game is checkpoint saving which can be really annoying. I didnt get to much into multiplayer but it seems decent its nothing like CoD4 or Gears of War but it is different than normal multiplayer games. Worth a rent, and if you love WWII worth a buy.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

90/100 Great Game

posted by GameMast3r (ABILENE, TX) Oct 31, 2009

Member since Jan 2009

4 out of 5 gamers (80%) found this review helpful

Great Game.
All Except The Multiplayer.
The Amount Of Guns.
And The Amount Of Cars.
The Game Is Very Forward In The Story, But Its Great That The Game Lets You Take Cover, Unlike Most Games.
The Game Is Very Fun Except For The Shortage Of Squads.
So I Recommend This Game To Anyone Who Wants Gamerscore, Or You Just Like Killing.

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