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  • Summary: Call of Duty: United Offensive's single player campaign allows gamers to experience more of WWII's most crucial and legendary conflicts, including The Battle of the Bulge, The Battle of Kursk and the invasion of Sicily, as they fight through more than ten intense all-new maps. The game features new weapons, character abilities, weather effects and explosions, adding even more realism to the chaotic battlefields. Additionally, Call of Duty: United Offensive expands on the popular multiplayer experience of Call of Duty, offering new multiplayer maps that set the stage for tank combat, as well as tank-and-foot-soldier combined arms action, providing the ultimate battle of Axis vs. Allies. Fans will also enjoy three new multiplayer gameplay modes, including Tank Battle, Capture the Flag and Domination - where squads must take control of key locations while preventing enemy troops from advancing. [Activision] Expand
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  1. Positive: 51 out of 54
  2. Negative: 0 out of 54
  1. 100
    Call of Duty: United Offensive's white-knuckle WWII scenarios will blow away even jaded FPS veterans. And that's no small achievement, especially for a mere expansion pack. [Dec 2004, p.126]
  2. The scope and magnitude of Call of Duty and particularly this expansion are most important. Gray Matter Studios did upgrade the engine a bit as explosions and other particle effects (like smoke and dirt) are more vivid this time around.
  3. Sometimes it's so fast that it can get a bit draining. If it weren't for the cinematic feel of the game, and all the side attractions of the game, it might even seem to be a repeat of every other WWII FPS out there. The new levels and the game play changes in the multiplayer experience make up for the relatively short single player campaigns.
  4. One of the most impressive and rewarding expansion packs of recent years, matching and occasionally even outstripping the quality of its outstanding parent. But it could be a fully immersive VR porn sim for all you care - you'll still buy "Doom 3" instead.
  5. Sure, the game is still a little short and the AI could use work, but the relatively expanded scope of the battles (thanks to the often overwhelming odds you'll face) gives you a better sense of being a part of a greater event, and the continually swirling action around you makes you really feel like you're in danger for a majority of the time.
  6. 82
    Incredible audio work. Bullets ricochet, tanks are heard as they approach from the distance, soldiers holler out commands to advance position -and general gunfire hasn’t been crafted this magnificently since Saving Private Ryan.
  7. Acceptable, but like a photo of the Mona Lisa rather than the real thing. [Nov 2004]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 33
  2. Negative: 1 out of 33
  1. Nov 21, 2011
    best Call of Duty MULTIPLAYER EVER.. period. i have been waiting for the CoD UO part II... but i don't think we will be awarded with such an incredible war multiplaye experience. i'm a CoD veteran since the very first CoD title. CoD4 was the last very good CoD. CoD UO best ever. Modern WarFAIL 2 and it's expansion pack (MW3) are probably the worst. IW & Activision abandoned us PC gamers for the console market. Expand
  2. Nov 13, 2011
    This game is the probably the best game since doom. I bet some people are saying "Its not enough like Black-ops!" Well i can tell you one thing. Shut up, seriously I'm not trying to be mean but its not supposed to.
    All games are not supposed to be the same, honestly. From the battle at bastogne to every other battle in the game. I mean the graphics, there awesome for there time. Don't say "oh there horrible!" because that was top of the line. And also, mods. Oh i love making mods, its my favorite. I've made a Civil war mod, and a GI Joe mod. Both of them very fun. thank you Grey Matter!
  3. Nov 23, 2012
    This game has all new weapons and multyplayer maps that add more realism. And new multiplayer modes This game is intense
  4. Dec 25, 2013
    An excellent expansion mod for the extraordinary original Call Of Duty. New weapons, tougher challenges, and most importantly, huge number of German soldiers approaching you from everywhere trying to take you down in one shot. I feel my heart racing insanely whenever I play the game. Expand
  5. Apr 4, 2011
    Best WW2 multi-player. Dedicated servers with public files. Mods. Balanced weapons. Excellent maps. Large number of players in multi-player mode.
    Excellent community-created maps and even new game modes.
  6. Jan 18, 2011
    Having not played this before, the single-player campaign holds up really well! I daresay the expansion is more challenging and compelling than the main game. The british campaign that begins in an airplane is superb!

    I'd recommend it to any FPS fan that doesn't mind cranking back the graphics and enjoying a compelling WWII experience.
  7. Sep 28, 2013
    The worst COD ive ever played. Its sells like money, bad, i want to cry, and kill myself, if i think about this piece of garbage. The game is NOT HARD. It's a massive chaos! The mindless enemy spawning its just ridicolous, there is no real reason to play the game. You dont have to shoot, because doesnt matter if you kill someone. If an enemy die, he well respawn 5 sec after, in the same place. The game came out in 2004. I dont care about graphics, i dont care about the year when it came out, this is just a simply bad expansion pack. I want my money back. Doesnt matter it was cheap. 2 CD...two hell. One of the worst FPS experience ive ever played. The original Call of Duty one is a masterpiece, but this is a facef*cked crap, and smells like poop. Expand

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