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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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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Mostly Positive (20 reviews)
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^1FB||^3Hobohunter104
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Got shot up so I got behind a wall. I waited for my health to come back. And waited. And waited. Saw a heath kit across from me and remembered that I needed it to regain my health. I got out of my cover and died running across.

11/10, would wait and die again.
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morrisonluke2003
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
wont open up!!!!!! I press play then says safe mode? yes or no it still goes to a black screen. only when I press the space bar does it go back to say play . I wish I could recommend this but doesn't work
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Gilbertify
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Doesn't start up no matter what I do. It may or may not work guys. Be warned! Likely it won't, especially if you're on Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and 10.

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Pig Shagger Dave
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Better than Infinite Warfare
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Pad♦ 8#
( 6.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
"Options" -> "Numbers of Corpses": Set to Insane
I love this game. Best COD.
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mehhh™
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
NICE GAME
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MR.Turner
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
it wont work on my pc pls help guys i realy want to play this and i cant find help
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∕∕∕И0N5T3R
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Old but gold. Still a good game for his age
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Dangerous Saiga
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
Call of Duty. This three-word video game title would make most gamers cringe. Recent Call of Duty titles trend towards science-fiction setting and the fanbase are strongly divided in this issue. Gamers (in general) are a bit tired of hearing Call of Duty on gaming newsfeed and want to hear something else. Before Call of Duty was on identity crisis, there was a simpler time back in 2003 when an unknown title dominated many Game of the Year titles and projected first-person shooter genre into new heights.

Call of Duty (2003) is a World War II first-person shooter where you play as three soldiers from the United States, Great Britain, and the Soviet Union. Each campaign is based upon historical significance such as the Western Front in late 1944 for the British and American campaign, the Battle for Stalingrad (1942), to intense street battles in the Fall of Berlin (1945). Most first person shooters in the early 2000s were mostly World War II, but Call of Duty was unique at the time because of the sound effects, AI interaction, music composition, and a solid first person shooter. The audio and sound effects are outstanding. Without a doubt. The audio is very loud and is “authentic” with the MG-42 firing continuously, the mortars pounding the ground, or German Stukas dive bombing on your allies’ positions. For the game that came out in 2003, this is very impressive.

The enemy AI is competent who would take cover and shoot back, or flank against your position. This presents a good challenge for the player and encourages to conduct some tactical maneuvers, not recklessly charging upfront and spraying bullets like a maniac. The music composition is solid with orchestral music and fantastic soundtrack. Personally, I really enjoy listening to the soundtrack. Ultimately, the game has health packs and medic kits alongside with no health regeneration. This strongly encourage the player to take cover and carefully advance toward the objective while paying attention to one’s health status.

One negative criticism for the game is the price. $20 (or regional equivalent) for a game that came out since 2003. There are other game titles that came out way later and the price is cheaper than this. The Steam Sales usually cuts by -50%, nothing more than that. Essentially, this criticism comes directly towards Activision and its greedy policy. I find this bitterly disappointing. As frequently mentioned throughout the review, the game was released in 2003 and playing this game in modern PC architecture would lead to some problems. Few examples are the inability to play in widescreen resolutions (though there is a solution to this), and other technical issues that gamers personally can’t get it to work or function correctly.

Call of Duty was a great franchise (emphasis the word, was). Many fans debate among themselves on what Call of Duty game was considered as the “last great game”. The franchise usually leans on historical or modern settings, but the futuristic or science-fiction genre caused many to leave or show grave dissatisfaction. If you want to travel back to a historical time where the franchise actually did very well in the gaming market, then this game (and up to Modern Warfare trilogy or your personal opinion) is for you. In my perspective, the Call of Duty games that took place in World War II was considered as the best and many people who played this setting would agree with that. With raging elementary school children dominating multiplayer in later titles, it is best to say for any sane individual to enjoy the nostalgia and play the single player campaign with ease and peace of mind.
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ClassicGamer
( 16.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
Aaa Childhood memories:) Easy worth the money
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 9
Well, I would buy a remastered version of this game for a hundred bucks!
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
Great Storyline

Veteran modus (Highest difficulty) actual challenging compared to new titles.

Has still active multiplayer with 100+ people playing (United offensive addon has more).

United offensive also has maps with vehicles like actual driveable tanks.

Modding support, custom maps

Con:

Hard to find mod tools and if you want to install them "No valid directory found", even when copying the content to Program files directory...
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Call of Duty. This three-word video game title would make most gamers cringe. Recent Call of Duty titles trend towards science-fiction setting and the fanbase are strongly divided in this issue. Gamers (in general) are a bit tired of hearing Call of Duty on gaming newsfeed and want to hear something else. Before Call of Duty was on identity crisis, there was a simpler time back in 2003 when an unknown title dominated many Game of the Year titles and projected first-person shooter genre into new heights.

Call of Duty (2003) is a World War II first-person shooter where you play as three soldiers from the United States, Great Britain, and the Soviet Union. Each campaign is based upon historical significance such as the Western Front in late 1944 for the British and American campaign, the Battle for Stalingrad (1942), to intense street battles in the Fall of Berlin (1945). Most first person shooters in the early 2000s were mostly World War II, but Call of Duty was unique at the time because of the sound effects, AI interaction, music composition, and a solid first person shooter. The audio and sound effects are outstanding. Without a doubt. The audio is very loud and is “authentic” with the MG-42 firing continuously, the mortars pounding the ground, or German Stukas dive bombing on your allies’ positions. For the game that came out in 2003, this is very impressive.

The enemy AI is competent who would take cover and shoot back, or flank against your position. This presents a good challenge for the player and encourages to conduct some tactical maneuvers, not recklessly charging upfront and spraying bullets like a maniac. The music composition is solid with orchestral music and fantastic soundtrack. Personally, I really enjoy listening to the soundtrack. Ultimately, the game has health packs and medic kits alongside with no health regeneration. This strongly encourage the player to take cover and carefully advance toward the objective while paying attention to one’s health status.

One negative criticism for the game is the price. $20 (or regional equivalent) for a game that came out since 2003. There are other game titles that came out way later and the price is cheaper than this. The Steam Sales usually cuts by -50%, nothing more than that. Essentially, this criticism comes directly towards Activision and its greedy policy. I find this bitterly disappointing. As frequently mentioned throughout the review, the game was released in 2003 and playing this game in modern PC architecture would lead to some problems. Few examples are the inability to play in widescreen resolutions (though there is a solution to this), and other technical issues that gamers personally can’t get it to work or function correctly.

Call of Duty was a great franchise (emphasis the word, was). Many fans debate among themselves on what Call of Duty game was considered as the “last great game”. The franchise usually leans on historical or modern settings, but the futuristic or science-fiction genre caused many to leave or show grave dissatisfaction. If you want to travel back to a historical time where the franchise actually did very well in the gaming market, then this game (and up to Modern Warfare trilogy or your personal opinion) is for you. In my perspective, the Call of Duty games that took place in World War II was considered as the best and many people who played this setting would agree with that. With raging elementary school children dominating multiplayer in later titles, it is best to say for any sane individual to enjoy the nostalgia and play the single player campaign with ease and peace of mind.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Better than Infinite Warfare
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Old but gold. Still a good game for his age
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
27.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
Call of Duty is a classic World War II First Person shooter developed by Infinity Ward after a lot of their ideas for Medal of Honor: Allied Assault were denied by EA's management in 2001. Being developed on the Quake 3 Engine, Call of Duty's focus, unlike most shooters of the late-90s & early-2000s, was on cinematic action with the player being accompained by friendly NPCs giving cover and support fire in the battlefields of World War II from the point of view of a American private, a British special operative and a Russian concript.

Pros
> The Cinematic Action can be impressive.
> The diferent settings and battles presented in the campaign prevent the game from being repetitive.
> Tight controls and gunplay.
> The Ending, while short, can be tearjerking.

Cons
> Some unfair and other times downright infuriating level design, specially during the later levels on Hardened and Veteran.
> Your AI allies can be very incompetent and sometimes downright annoying.
> The lack of temporaly invincibility after recieving damage can lead to some frustraiting deaths where one doesn't have a chance to fight back when caught off-guard.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
Aaa Childhood memories:) Easy worth the money
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
"Options" -> "Numbers of Corpses": Set to Insane
I love this game. Best COD.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
it wont work on my pc pls help guys i realy want to play this and i cant find help
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