Metascore
26

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 7 out of 7
Buy On
  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 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.
  3. 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.
  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. PC Gamer
    18
    If the miserable gameplay doesn't turn you off, the underwhelming visuals will do the trick. [Nov. 2006, p.60]
User Score
2.8

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 9 out of 12
  1. BrandonT.
    Nov 6, 2006
    0
    Terrible graphics, Terrible AI, Horrible gameplay, Unrealistic physics, horrible skins, horrible sound effects, crappy noises etc. and a wast 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. Full Review »
  2. TheodorW.
    Sep 29, 2006
    2
    Repetive gameplay.
  3. ChrisH.
    Nov 8, 2006
    0
    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. 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. Full Review »