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.
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Very Positive (39 reviews) - 84% of the 39 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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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
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18 of 18 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
I might have some nostalgic bias towards this particular installment in the franchise as it was one of the very first PC-games I got my hands on back in 2003. But in comparison to other first-person shooters released around the same time, this title holds up supringly well after all these years.

I feel like many of these early 2000's first-person shooters have not aged particulary well, primairly when it comes down to the core gameplay loop, even if there is of course exceptions. And Call of Duty being one of them. Apart from the obvious graphical age, the game does feel very smooth in its general gunplay and movement. Although the AI is not the best, it does it's job for the most part.

The levels are rather varied, as it takes place on both the eastern and western front and so are the scenarios, as they include anything from conventional warfare to special forces operations and even an infiltration. The perhaps obligatory "turret-sequences" seems to atleast generally work better then the ones in the newer installements, as there is something more glorious to riding in a "french tin-can" through enemy lines then blowing people up from a plane situated far out of reach for the enemy combatant. And while one should perhaps keep the technical limitations of the time at hand, a decent ammount of the levels are literally just corridors with the occasional boxes as cover, which is not too great.

There is an at the least decent variety of guns on all sides, all the most well-known equipment for each side essentially. Albeit a lack of heavy machineguns, as all parties make use of the MG42 for unknown reasons and handguns only exist for the americans and germans.

As far as the actual campaign goes, it covers the american, brittish and soviet war efforts on different front. The first one being as one might expect, largely being based on an airborne soldier and covers his adventures from D-day and beyond. The second brittish one, seemingly only covers one conventional battle, while the rest consists of more special operations as well as the occasional solo run, which I personally find less entertaining. And last but not least, the Soviet one, while the initial landing at Stalingrad makes for a memorable scene, questions need to be raised regarding it's authenticity, due to some reoccuring unfortunate tendencies when it comes to portraying them alongside the other factions. But after the initial scenes, it too does a a good portrayal of the war and has the most glorious ending.

I have not played the multiplayer since probably about 12 years, so I won't go too deep into what it is about, but to my understanding there are still a few servers with a fairly active community up and running.

In conclusion, I would very much recommend this title if you can handle the aging graphics, although it may still be a bit expensive for being older then a decade, so one might want to wait for a sale in that case.
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20 of 24 people (83%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
WHERE ARE THE JETPACKS? LASERS? SPACESHIPS?!!!!!!!

(jk)

seriously though, buy this game.

10/10
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
Buy this game; It just has so many great moments, like when you finally take Berlin at the end of the game, Charging through the Reichstag, a Soviet flag being waved by your comrades as Triumphant and glorious music plays - You feel like the entirety of the game has been leading up to this point, just as the entire world was leading up to that point in real life - You NEED to experience that for yourself. Buy this game.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
"No cows were harmed in the making of this game."
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
Iloved playing this game in 2016, brings back all the memories, call of duty, re master this!
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
The first game of the Call of Duty franchise! Developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision, this game set many standards to the fps genre. If you like Call of Duty WWII games I suggest you buy the Warchest bundle below. The game has decent enough graphics and is relatively old so don't be afraid to max those settings! If you enjoy this game you should definately buy the next one Call of Duty: United Offensive, which includes the extra campaign-ey goodness that I thought was lacking in this game.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
Even the credits are amazing. There is no valid reason not to own this game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
For those of you too young to remember there was a golden age of video gaming brought about by awesome WWII games, from Silent Hunter to Steel Panthers & Close Combat to IL-2 Sturmovik.

In the FPS genre at the time Call of Duty was top dog. Non-stop, no frills cinematic shooting action where you get to kill lots and lots of jerries. CoD's strength was always throwing you into massive battles and feeling like a small part of a big war.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Flashbacks from 2005..
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Get this game on sale and play it for the paratroopercommando-centric British campaign, where you get to raid a dam, a battleship, and other cool strategic targets alongside Captain Price! These are some of the best singleplayer shooter missions I've ever played.
The American campaign is pretty solid as well, and the Russian campaign is okay. I haven't played the multiplayer.
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Hitly
0.2 hrs
Posted: September 27
Mouse sensitivity constantly making it go down. So my review will be a DOWN vote
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Justin
11.0 hrs
Posted: September 27
A classic, before Call of Duty was absolutly ruined. Do yourself a favor and play it.
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fbayuk
0.2 hrs
Posted: September 24
i downloaded call of duty , with windows 10 which i have to tell you windows 10 is garbage, call of duty won't load error message keeps coming up can not load OpenGL. can anybody tell wtf that is and can it be fixed using windows 10.
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Goldin
5.3 hrs
Posted: September 24
My childhood was all about this game .

LOVE IT !
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[2ndMD]JaegerCoyote
5.5 hrs
Posted: September 20
The original, I remember aiming the gun for the first time and say "sweet, it uses the sights of the guns" and starting my love of the series.
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The Dunedain
4.6 hrs
Posted: September 18
i want to apologize activision for stolen your game in 15 years now i able to work earn money and decided buy this game , thank you activision for bring back my childhood memories ,
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ANOTHER MEME
5.0 hrs
Posted: September 17
probably the best ww2 game since world at war definetly recommend this classic
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Kelo
10.5 hrs
Posted: September 16
The best call of duty ever!! I bought this game during a sale expecting to find a really old game with ancient graphics, and wanted to play it again, just for nostalgia... But instead, I found a still awesome WWII game with incredible scenarios and an excelent campaign.
After finishing the game, I was curious about the multiplayer, and I was really surprised when I found an active community and a lot of availabe servers.

If you want to play it in HD (1080p), just take a look at the forums, you'll find all the necessary information to manually configure the resolution.

The only thing I didn't like was the price... I think $19,99 for a 13 year old game is exagerated. Even during a sale the game won't cost less than $9.00, which I still find too expensive. Activision should be more reasonable about its pricing policies...
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