Call of Duty is a classic first-person WWII shooter game. First released in 2003 it spawned a series that went on to dominate the genre for years. Along with the original Medal of Honor it defined the look and feel of WWII games for years to come. The game follows the stories of soldiers fighting in the British American and Soviet armies and includes not only infantry but also a small number of tank combat missions.
The glory and tragedy of war
Call of Duty is an exciting fast-paced first-person shooter but it's battle scenes aren't just action-movie thrill-rides. They're shocking often bleak visions of the chaos and fear of battle especially the terrifying missions in the Red Army campaign. These scenes inspired both by films like Enemy at the Gates and by real-life incidents in the battle of Stalingrad evoke the chaos of warfare in a way that few other video games have achieved.
A classic for shooter fans
If you're a fan of first-person shooters Call of Duty is definitely worth playing not just because it's an exciting game but also because of its influence on later games. Some elements may seem dated such as the damage system and some of the graphics but there's still plenty here to enjoy especially for history and war buffs.