Enlist in an intense brand of Axis vs. Allied teamplay set in the WWII European Theatre of Operations. Players assume the role of light/assault/heavy infantry, sniper or machine-gunner class, each with a unique arsenal of historical weaponry at their disposal. Missions are based on key historical operations.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,227 reviews)
Release Date: May 1, 2003

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Enlist in an intense brand of Axis vs. Allied teamplay set in the WWII European Theatre of Operations. Players assume the role of light/assault/heavy infantry, sniper or machine-gunner class, each with a unique arsenal of historical weaponry at their disposal. Missions are based on key historical operations. And, as war rages, players must work together with their squad to accomplish a variety of mission-specific objectives.

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux

    Minimum: 500 mhz processor, 96mb ram, 16mb video card, Windows XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection

    Recommended: 800 mhz processor, 128mb ram, 32mb+ video card, Windows XP, Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection

    Minimum: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3, 1GB RAM, 4GB Hard Drive Space,NVIDIA GeForce 8 or higher, ATI X1600 or higher, or Intel HD 3000 or higher Mouse, Keyboard, Internet Connection
    Minimum: Linux Ubuntu 12.04, Dual-core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz, 1GB Memory, nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeaon HD2600/3600 (Graphic Drivers: nVidia 310, AMD 12.11), OpenGL 2.1, 4GB Hard Drive Space, OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
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38 of 40 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
21.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
One of the best skill-based and highly technical WW2 shooters out there. Bullets kill people if you hit, the automatics need solid mouse control and grenades are very very precise. Also far more classes, weapons and an extra faction compared to the watered-down source version. It's also really fun to mod.
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33 of 38 people (87%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2014
Was on a server and a bunch of guys talking about the Russian Ophan uprising. I told a team mate a platoon of AXIS members were charging. The guys told me to shutup or they would feed me to them.




10/10 would talk again
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26 of 29 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
46.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2014
classic fps online game, one of my favorites. Still play, too bad theres only a few people( who i thank for keep it alive) playing.
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25 of 29 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 3, 2014
This games got hitboxes bigger than your momma 10/10
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38 of 53 people (72%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 6, 2014
Some old french woman kicked me from her server; would play again.. 12/10
Better than some games out there.
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26 of 37 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
184.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
*Guy next to you gets shot*
"Dead nade"
*Two people killed from friendly grenade including you*
You: "Dead nade"
*Kills another couple team mates*
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19 of 25 people (76%) found this review helpful
626.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
[M|475|M] Jag2

My go-to game. No cost to play but the $5.00. Works on PC and MAC.
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5,875.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
great classic fps wwII game
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
26.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 21, 2014
This is a great game for all WWII genre fans. There are only a couple of servers but they all have a good amount of people playing on them. People stratigze with thier team and are serious about the game.

10/10

One of the best ive ever played, and worth it for only 5 dollars.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2014
Still reigns with packed servers. The community hasn't died and never will. Hours of fun based on a WW2 Theme. Not the best graphics but it's well worth the money!
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
132.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2014
amazing game...way better then dod:source
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
6,031.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2014
Great game. It's a shame people try to cheat years ater the game first came out though.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
752.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
One of the greatest games EVER! ;)
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 13, 2014
Day of Defeat is a WW2 themed multiplayer team and class-based game of capturing and holding off points. Capturing points is not the only gamemode, but most played, if not only one, around. You could get betas of the game for free as mods for Half-Life 1, but the final versions were released as paid Retail product by Valve. And as you can see, it got on Steam too.

First thing first, since it's a multiplayer title... How is community of this old game? It's doing well! It may not have overwhelming amount of players, but you will always find few almost-full servers. And while dod_avalanche map appears to be favourite among the community, you still will get to enjoy some maps variety on various servers. Not so much on game type variety though, capturing the flags points is most played.

As said, Day of Defeat is a WW2 shooter. Team and class based. A mix between arcade and realism. Weapons are as deadly as in many such shooters, just having single person rush forward will do no good, should do that in team. Many weapons also have big recoil, which depends on your stance: moving, standing, crouching or prone. Being prone is the slowest and clunkiest, easy to hit from above, but harder from long distances, also giving character almost no recoil when shooting. Yes, camping is a viable strategy here, but I feel that I have more chance to break through camping than in, say, Counter-strike. Players can respawn any time, so putting yourself to risk isn't bad idea. Each character also have a stamina, which is used when you spring and jump, slowly recovering afterwards. The slowing effect after using it is quite punishing, so you should sprint from cover to cover. Don't use sprint when moving to the front from the spawn point.
Maps are designed to be more of pipes, like classic maps, not open fields, providing a main path and few flanking routes. Even more curious, the maps are assymetrical, which may possibly provide some inbalance (I think that Nazis in Avalanche map have height advantage). Breaks the usual symmetry monotony though, more interesting. Some maps even feature British forces instead of American ones. (they have less classes though)
No, this one doesn't have vehicles, it is not Battlefield after all.

Each team has up to 10 classes. The only difference most have is primary weapon and whether they have or not grenades to spam at corners and choke points. None have ironsight, if you wonder, aside from scope for sniper rifles. And most of primary weapons tend to be quite similiar to each other, which I don't like, as I prefer classes to be more diverce... something what Day Of Defeat Source did. Classes can be divided into:
1) Close Range Assault classes - have guns with light recoil, good for running and gunning, and then getting one-hit killed by another rushing rifleman.
2) Assault Support classes - more recoil, medium range, they better occasionally crouch or stand to be able to litter enemies with bullets at close range.
Close range and Support get mixed a bit together, making other classes.
3) Riflemans - Killing mens with one bullet per few seconds, medium-long range class. Well, and short one too. Only bad when rushed by few mens. Just crouch occasionally
4) Machine Gunners - limited, they can deploy their machine gun on sandbags or while prone. Their machine gun allows them to give your team control over area. Just watch out for snipers and grenade spam. No grenades.
5) Snipers - not really much of different from Rifleman, just got scope and more accurate while scoped. No grenades though.
6) Bazooka - You got rocket launcher. And if you imagine infantry going "whee" from rocket - too bad. It's a utility weapon, which only very few maps have use for, like blowing tank in some map (that I didn't get to play in public servers yet). Very annoying whenever Random keeps giving you this class.

The graphics technically are quite outdated, but still provide it's own quirk. The music is almost non-existing. Only main theme and victory tunes are there.

So, nice game, especially when measured with other HL1 mods. Still fun and still has active multiplayer. But the people who don't like hitscan weapons and who like to get right into action, it's not for them.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2014
Never had so much fun being repeatedly 1-shotted.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2014
Personal rating: 7/10

PROS:
+ fun gameplay
+ active community
+ nice choice of weapons
+ many mods

CONS:
- clunky graphics
- the community has a lot of rude and mean players

Comment:
Unlike many other old Valve multiplayer games this game has enough active players to have plenty of servers to join. The gameplay is fun, gun damage accurate and maps are cool. I got this game for free with Counter Strike 1.6 so that is always a plus. This game is set in the World War 2 setting and so the maps, teams and guns match this theme. Not really special but for sure cool multiplayer with a variety of WW2 weapons. Though I haven't played that much this seems like a cool old-school type of multiplayer game and I'd recommend it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
204.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
GAME IS ALIIIIVE
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
Nazi Simulator
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2014
If you are a machinegunner, prepare for Point 'N' Click adventure with lots of dying soldiers.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
64.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
One word, dod_avalanche.
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