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  • Summary: You've been called to defend your Allied country against the Axis foes. In Call of Duty: Finest Hour, you must fight as part of a squad through the chaos of battle. Whether you play as American, British, or Russian forces, you'll discover the hardships that every unsung hero had to face during World War II. The game also features authentic weapons, vehicles, environments, combat missions, and the real sounds of war. Finally, the cinematic battlefield conflicts come to life on your gaming console. Expand
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. You won't find a better first-person shooter on the Nintendo GameCube. In fact, it's the best first-person shooter in a World War II setting this generation. Is this surprising? With the use of the original Call of Duty's play mechanics and amazing production values across the board, it shouldn't be.
  2. But for a challenge that won't be one-upped, top-quality sound and graphics and a serious, reserved tone that does honor to the people who didn't have a choice to just play the video game version, pick up Call of Duty: Finest Hour as soon as you are able. You won't be disappointed.
  3. 85
    The single-player game is short, yes, but it's incredibly epic (in the cinematic definition of the term), and multiplayer should keep you playing long after the main campaign is over.
  4. With the exception of the very first level (the Battle of Stalingrad) you hardly get the sense of urgency that you should feel while playing this game.
  5. With the lovely graphics comes lovely sound. In every respect the sound flatters the graphical side of things.
  6. A lack of checkpoints, imperfect weapon design and control along with a lack of a story that players will care for makes this the low point for the impressive franchise.
  7. 60
    With so many inconsistencies, Finest Hour just doesn't live up to its PC forefather. Alone on the consoles, this is one World War II moment that's better rented than bought.

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