Call of Duty® delivers the gritty realism and cinematic intensity of World War II's epic battlefield moments like never before - through the eyes of citizen soldiers and unsung heroes from an alliance of countries who together helped shape the course of modern history.
User reviews: Very Positive (704 reviews) - 93% of the 704 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 29, 2003

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About This Game

Call of Duty® delivers the gritty realism and cinematic intensity of World War II's epic battlefield moments like never before - through the eyes of citizen soldiers and unsung heroes from an alliance of countries who together helped shape the course of modern history.

Play through the chaos of battle as part of a well-trained squad, that lays down covering fire and pulls its wounded to safety. In addition to authentic squad movements and tactics, each soldier's distinct personality and training comes out on the battlefield.

No one soldier or nation single-handedly won the war. For the first time, Call of Duty® captures the war from multiple perspectives, through the eyes of American, British and Russian soldiers. Battle through 24 missions spanning 4 interconnected historical campaigns. Take on mission objectives ranging from sabotage and all-out assault to stealth, vehicle combat and rescue. Authentic weapons, locations, vehicles and sounds of war all contribute to the realism, immersing you in the most intense World War II experience yet.

© 2003 Activision Publishing, Inc. Activision and Call of Duty are registered trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. All other trademarks and trade names are the properties of their respective owners.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 98 / ME / 2000 / XP
    • Processor: Pentium III 600 MHz or Athlon 600 MHz processor or higher for systems with Windows 98/ME, Pentium III 700 MHz or Athlon 700 MHz processor or higher for systems with Windows 2000 / XP
    • Memory: 128 MB
    • Graphics: 3D hardware accelerator card required - 100% DirectX 9.0b compatible 32 MB hardware T&L-capable video card and latest drivers*
    • DirectX: Version 9.0b (included)
    • Network:
    • Storage: 1.4 GB of uncompressed free hard disk space (plus 400 MB for Windows 98/ME swap file, 600 MB for Windows 2000 / XP swap file)
    • Sound Card: 100% DirectX 9.0b compatible 16-bit sound card and latest drivers
    • Additional Notes: 100% Windows 98/ME/2000/XP compatible mouse, keyboard and latest drivers

    Multi-player Requirements:
    • Internet (TCP/IP) and LAN (TCP/IP) play supported
    • Internet play requires 56kbps (or faster) modem and latest drivers
    • LAN play requires network interface card and latest drivers

    Important Notice: *Some 3D accelerator cards with the chipset listed here may not be compatible with the 3D acceleration features utilized by Call of Duty. Please refer to your hardware manufacturer for 100% DirectX 9.0b compatibility.
    *Supported Chipsets
    • All ATI Radeon cards
    • All nVidia GeForce cards
    • Matrox Parhelia
Helpful customer reviews
141 of 166 people (85%) found this review helpful
184 people found this review funny
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 20, 2015
I killed my teammates because I need their ammo!
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79 of 83 people (95%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 15, 2015
Pretty short but still so much better than all the new CoDs and filled with nostalgia :)
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73 of 76 people (96%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 26, 2015
9/10 - The first game I ever received with my first ever gaming PC back on Christmas 2003 along with Castle Wolfenstein, 14 year old me couldn't have been happier. To put things into perspective I played Wolfenstein for maybe 20 hours while putting hundreds into this. Most people weren't there for the beginning of Call of Duty's legacy but I sure was. Wasn't surprised about the juggernaut the series turned into. This is where it all began and if you want the perfect experience be sure to grab the expansion United Offensive it added sprinting, cooking grenades and new weapons. It turned Call of Duty into a 10/10 in my eyes.
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42 of 45 people (93%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2015
Ah the memories...this game takes me back to the days when i was but a wee boy who's age was not even in the double didgets (and would you be surpised, I wasn't threatening anyone in sight with profanitic language with a pinch or "Ur mom" on the side. Not that i was able at the time, but even then i believe morals would have got the better of me).

-It takes me back to the days when such foul mouths would not spew fourth whatever vile word he was able to think of under the Sun without so much a clue to their meanings.

-Of a time when the game was not riddled and infested with try-hards of the like.

-When the game did not become another zombie game...i mean...hasn't that ♥♥♥♥ been worn out yet?

-A time things increasingly got out of proportion with exo-suits and and other imo "uncesessary" crap.

-Where the storyline is not you being some uber-badass superhearo and the storyline followed the common soldiers.

-Where instead of regen-health you instead have a standard health bar and the healthpacks would be quite a distance away. Meaning instead of going ahead guns-ablazin' as if you are a rambo wannabe you have to use this thing called COVER. Yes...you are not rambo in this game.

-It takes me back to a time where a good game was not just about the damn looks and more about the experience.

Call of Duty was that game.

Ladies...Gentlemen and Squeakers of the franchise...I give you Genesis. The classic. The father figure which would be the foundation of the franchise we have all come know and love/hate (for me it will be the latter).

If you have come for the graphics, then just look elsewhere. Besides, you missed the bleedin point! Sure some of the voice acting may be a bit iffy and some of the animations may have you giggling a little, but all is forgivable. It's an old game so of course it will seem floppy compared to todays counterparts (wait...did i say counterparts?)

There are quite a lot of missions, but most of the time they are around 5-10 mins depending, though difficulty levels would perhaps set the time lengths a tad higher. You begin as an US Paratrooper and as you work your way through the game, also play the role of a British Commando and a Soviet Conscript in the appropiate theatres.

For those, like me, who played COD when it was great in the days, and want to feel those nostalgic moments walking down memory lane with this game, well...what the hell are you waiting for? Get it! Even if you never have played this in your younger years (or were unable to for legit reasons such as being confined to a crib or whatever), i would still recommend it for if you would like to know the roots of the COD franchise.

Before i go though...one last thing. I would like to make a toast to a game that was great for its time and is still kicking a bit out of the tank all these years on. To the game that would spawn one of the best known franchises which has, sadly, fallen into a shadow of it's former glory. Oh and Captan Price...you magnificant sonofa♥♥♥♥♥.

Cheers! *clink's glass and drink's with a bitter thought of that i will never have such memories again.*

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On a side note...call me whatever profanity you want to call me for seemingly hating on the modern series. I'll admit, i might be abyssmal at them. But spawning sequels year in year out has a tendancy to get...repetitive.
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32 of 33 people (97%) found this review helpful
36 people found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 17, 2015
You don't have to worry about any little foul mouthed kids banging your mom here!
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