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  • Summary: Relive the storied Marine assault that landed foreign troops on Japanese soil for the first time in 5000 years. Scenarios and missions are drawn from actual events. 10 levels of single player campaigns that are full of ambient events such as mortar explosions, overhead aircraft and warning sirens that create a truly immersive experience. Use authentic WWII weaponry including KA-BAR Fighting Utility Knife, M1911 .45 Colt, M1 Garand, M1903A4 Springfield, Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR), M1 Thompson Submachine gun ("Tommy" Gun), Mk2 Pineapple Grenade and the M2-2 Flamethrower. Multiplayer Action with up to 16 players on Xbox Live, system link or Internet (PC), and 4 player split screen. 10 Expansive Multiplayer Maps. 6 Game types including Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, King of the Hill, Capture the Flag, VIP Escort, & Last Man Standing. Fully featured bots with adjustable difficulty levels for online, multiplayer and training modes. [Groove Games] Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 7 out of 7
  1. As awful as repeating any of these single-player mission sounds, it’s something that you’re going to have to get used to. Due to the unfair advantages of the enemy, including the fog of war that prevents you from seeing what lies ahead, you will constantly be surprised by waves of enemies as you push forward without the ability to obtain any intelligence or reconnaissance.
  2. 30
    The game's short levels are made longer by the lack of a save feature. There's only one checkpoint per level and no health pickups anywhere; this kind of artificial difficulty gives nothing to the player but more frustration.
  3. 30
    The graphics, gameplay and AI seem like they fell out of a time warp from too many years ago. With much better games that came out just a short while ago available at a comparable cost, there isn’t a good reason to purchase Iwo Jima.
  4. I have had experience with numerous World War II games and this game seems to be the most unplayable version of all.
  5. From top to bottom World War II Combat: Iwo Jima is a terrible game with no redeeming qualities whatsoever.
  6. Story Background: Written during somebody’s 5 minute smoke break.
  7. If the miserable gameplay doesn't turn you off, the underwhelming visuals will do the trick. [Nov. 2006, p.60]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 3 out of 3
  1. TheodorW.
    Sep 29, 2006
    Repetive gameplay.
  2. ChrisH.
    Nov 8, 2006
    Truly a repetitive piece of crapp. I hated every minute of it. after half an hour i brought it right back to the store and got my money back. If you want a good WW2 shooter buy call of duty 2 or medal of honor pacific assault. Expand
  3. BrandonT.
    Nov 6, 2006
    Terrible graphics, Terrible AI, Horrible gameplay, Unrealistic physics, horrible skins, horrible sound effects, crappy noises etc. and a wast of money and space on myself. Expand