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 (353 reviews)
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.

© 2006 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: 3D hardware accelerator card required - 100% DirectX 9.0b compatible 32MB hardware T&L-capable video card and latest drivers*, Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP, Pentium III 600MHz or Athlon 600MHz processor or higher for systems with Windows 98/ME, Pentium III 700MHz or Athlon 700MHz processor or higher for systems with Windows 2000/XP, 128MB RAM, 1.4GB of uncompressed free hard disk space (plus 400MB for Windows 98/ME swap file, 600MB for Windows 2000/XP swap file), 100% DirectX 9.0b compatible 16-bit sound card and latest drivers, 100% Windows 98/ME/2000/XP compatible mouse, keyboard and latest drivers, DirectX 9.0b (included)
    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
109 of 119 people (92%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
This was my Counter-Strike growing up. I love this game. The amount of people still playing this is incredible. This Call of Duty will forever be the best one. Forget Modern Warfare. This is the best one. You have to play this game even if you hate call of duty. This is nothing like Modern Warfare.


10/10 toasts i will love cod 1 forever
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58 of 69 people (84%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
It's a fine shooter with smart russian teammates. Russian campaign was top notch.
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28 of 30 people (93%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Call of Duty is a first-person shooter from Activision, the first game of its franchise.

Call of Duty set in the second world war, D-Day on and after the invasion of Normandy. In Call of Duty, you can play as three nations with America being the first, you play as Private Martin of the US Airborne Division dropping behind enemy lines before D-Day is happening. Then as the British you also play as the British Airborne assaulting the Pegasus Bridge while as the Russian you take part in the harsh Battle of Stalingrad and beyond with the Red Army. You will use many world war II weapons like M1 Garand, MP-40, Bren, Thompson and many more.

Call of Duty graphics may be old, but it still good, the characters acting are good. For an old game it runs smooth and without issues on newer operating system.

Call of Duty is a good game, a good start for Call of Duty series since this is the first of the series. Good old game, I recommend this.

Rating 9/10
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53 of 75 people (71%) found this review helpful
24.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
[See the English version below]

Персональный рейтинг - 7 из 10

Минули события, пропитанные болью и страданиями, запахом смерти и пеплом сгоревших городов. Отрадно осознавать, что тема Второй Мировой Войны и поныне остается одной из самых популярных в среде разработчиков игр. Что уж говорить про начало двухтысячных, когда технологии шагнули вперед и создателям был выдан карт-бланш на создание игр своей мечты. Поклонники шутеров не могли пройти мимо амбициозной и мало кому известной на тот момент игры Call of Duty, рассказывающей простую и бесхитростную, но полную опасностей и лихих поворотов историю трех обычных солдат американской, британской и советской армий.

Янки и подданные британской короны - операция Оверлорд, целью которой стояло освобождение Нормандии и севера Франции летом 44-го. Операция, о которой, кажется, знают даже большинство наших соотечественников благодаря голливудским фильмам про бравых американских рейнджеров, голыми руками берущих Гитлера за задницу. И младший сержант Алексей Воронин, боец РККА, снайпер, участник Сталинградской битвы, Висло-Одерской операции и взятия Берлина.

Не вижу смысла описывать игровой процесс Call of Duty. Единственное замечание... или, скорее, предостережение. Прошу, не принимайте события, изложенные в советской кампании за истину. Если вам дорога память о тех событиях, если вы чтите свою историю и тема Великой Отечественной для вас не пустой звук, не воспринимайте больные фантазии разработчиков всерьез. Ибо часть эпизодов, показанных в игре, по сути эксплуатирует самые мерзкие, обывательские и расхожие штампы о Восточном фронте, искажая правду и создавая превратный образ бойца Красной Армии, ставя под сомнение его решающую роль в освобождении Европы.

Приятной игры и не забывайте историю. Это то, чем мы по праву можем и должны гордиться.
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Personal rating - 7 out of 10

Many years have passed since these grave events when the world was on fire and nations gripped by fear, with taste of death and suffer in the air with consistent tinge of ash and smoke. Good to know WWII still remains a popular theme amongst game developers. Now imagine the beginning of 00s when new technologies granted limitless possibilities for various studios all around the globe to make their dreams come true. Infinity Ward was one of those teams and their Call of Duty, being a new guest in the parade of WWII shooters, has been keeping it's legacy alive for years and managed to turn into one of the most popular and best-selling franchises in the industry.

Yankees and brits, fighting together on the killing fields of Europe and Normandy. Operation Overlord, June 1944. We have heard about that many times thanks to movies and Hollywood flicks. And soviet conscript, struggling ruthlessly on the Eastern Front, sniper, one of many brave souls who took their part in fighting for Stalingrad, Vistula-Oder Offensive and Battle in Berlin.

I don't want to talk about the game itself, you know what Call of Duty is about. All I want to add is a minor note. Or should I say... warning. Please, do not accept events described in Soviet campaign as a truth, because it is not. It lies far away from being close to truth and doesn't stand up to criticism. For a fair share of episodes depicted in the game basicallly exploits the most ordinary and narrow-minded cliches about Eastern Front offensive. Cliches that are deceitful, disrespectful and mostly imaginary, twisting and falsifying the truth, making people and some events look the way they have never been.

Enjoy the game and know your history.
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17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
The Call of Duty you'll like to play. Yes, it is dated but it's an enjoyable game and a classic that I spent many hours on when it came out.
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21 of 28 people (75%) found this review helpful
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
The original Call of Duty.

Negatives:
It has a few negatives because this game was made back when the studio was still learning their craft.

-It’s the only game in the series with a health bar. This isn’t that bad, but on Veteran, there are no health packs, and the AI and situations can be unforgiving (to put it mildly).

-The graphics are not the best. Not that this is actually a bad thing, but the character models live in the uncanny valley, and are difficult to look at.

-Somewhat repetitive, but this can be overlooked because you’re actually playing though different parts of the second world war.

-The tag line was “no one fights alone”, but because the AI was still pretty weak, there are some missions in which you operate almost entirely alone (say 1 out of 3?).

-Some areas have respawning enemies, which can make advancement difficult.

-The saving system in this game makes it a little difficult to just pick up and play one or two missions.

Positives:
-You generally have more control over your character than later installments (Black Ops through Ghosts), and are not forced to watch as many cutscenes or set pieces (they do still exist though).

-It’s not trying to be dark, gritty, and mature. It’s just trying to be a fun game.

-You really do feel like you’re in the middle of pretty epic battles, when they happen.

-Harder difficulties are actually hard.

Bottom line: I had a lot of fun with the different weapons and scenarios, and can forgive its mistakes because it was the studio’s first project.
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
A great classic game.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
I love playing this game when I was young. Today, this game is still good.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
21.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
Amazing classic game.

For all WW2 game lovers, get it ;)

9/10
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
18.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Finished Call of Duty after all these years having it in the library. Watching the end scenes of Russians and Americans shaking hands, and celebrating victory over Nazi Germany. You look back now and wonder, how did the US and USSR become such hated enemies after both fighting two common enemies - Germany and Japan.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
I've been playing World War II First Person Shooters since Medal of Honor, and that was fun as heck, especially when EA wasn't such a horrible company as it is today. When someone told me about Call of Duty, which was still a WWII FPS at the time, not the overblown FPS that apparently changed the Game Industry we know today. I played the Original Xbox version of Big Red One, and loved it. Much like other WWII FPSes like Medal of Honor and Battlefield, I love this too!

Call of Duty is a first person shooter game that, unlike the recent titles, focuses on shooting and killing things than making it look like some silly interactive movie. The shooting and kill is essentially artilleries, tanks, at some cases, turrets, not where you are stuck with it, it is optional that you use it but recommended if you want to take down large waves of enemies. Artilleries are also opitional but should be used at all cost with tanks, or in some cases, use a bomb given to you to destroy things. In some cases with WWII games, you are in a airplane doing things to destroy buildings that support the enemies, which is satisfying to see the destruction of the buildings.

Aside from that, it's a great game, infitnitely better than the recent Call of Duty games in the recent years. Go get it!
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
442.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
I remember the first time I played this game. The way I felt playing it didnt change at all. Oh, Lord, It's so nostalgic. I love the golden age of FPSs. This game is awesome. and in fact there ARE servers on, unbelievable. I like everything about WW II games and it all begun with Call of Duty(¹).
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
74.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Best Call of Duty ever made. Would still play this game in 2014. If you are looking to play one of the best FPS games from back in 2003 then here's the game for you. There is actually recoil in this game.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
My first call of duty and could be the best, very fun and exciting cut scenes.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
Excelent game.

Would have liked more missions.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
So the legendary began.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
All the cool kids at my school play this game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
Tis a great game!
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
The game that started it all! A cinematic Wartime FPS that will throw you into the heat of world war 2. One thing I love about this game, is you feel like a soldier. Like you are participating in something bigger than you. Other FPS games throws you into the shoes of the only person who can single handedly save the world. This is more realistic, as all the people you play through the single player campaign is just a cog in a machine.

Easily one of the better games in the CoD franchise, and while the graphics have dated somewhat, it's still an amazing game that has aged surprisingly well. FPS fans and classic game lovers owe it to themselves to buy this game.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
20.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
Nazi Genocide Simulator 2003
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