Call of Duty: Finest Hour Xbox

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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 faceYou'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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 55
  2. Negative: 0 out of 55
  1. What singles out this series from the rest is that it homes in on the sheer intensity and ugliness of war.
  2. 86
    I hope to see the community surprised by the shockingly high production values which its single player holds. That being said however, the multiplayer game of Call of Duty: Finest Hour is practically a throw away. The game modes are generic, communication poorly chosen, and fun level is shockingly low.
  3. Xbox Nation Magazine
    80
    The shoddy A.I. and other flaws are rare or negligible enough so as not to detract from the overall enjoyment of an otherwise great game. [Jan 2005, p.89]
  4. The weapons look good and are nicely designed.
  5. A WWII game with nice moments and a good storyline; but as a game it fails on a number of points and its distinct lack of innovation makes it hard to recommend to anyone but fans of the genre.
  6. netjak
    65
    First and foremost, the amount of shots it can take to kill your enemies is absurd. It's so inconsistent that not even a headshot will always drop your enemies, and I have a HUGE problem with that.
  7. While offering a well-scripted narrative, comes up with precious few reasons to play out these battles again. No surprises here -- just solid, albeit predictable, action that could have been better.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. Zach
    Mar 4, 2005
    10
    I think this game is a good title.It has its hard parts but over all it is quite good. A very good WW2 game.
  2. JeffW.
    Dec 13, 2004
    10
    I wanted to give it a 9.9 but it won't let me. This game is almost perfect. I really think that the Graphics really could be alot better I wanted to give it a 9.9 but it won't let me. This game is almost perfect. I really think that the Graphics really could be alot better than they are. Altho the Graphics are outstanding. and the the Cut scene graphics are an 11 out of 10. some Combat Graphics could have been a bit better. Overall I would have given this game a 9.9 outta 10. It is just a great game. This is the Best WWII game out on the market. Expand
  3. John
    Jan 19, 2005
    10
    It is great. the action is good.
  4. EfeB.
    Dec 16, 2004
    8
    When i first played this game, the first 10 minutes i said...oh no, i am gonna be disappointed. the action is bland and graphics seemed toWhen i first played this game, the first 10 minutes i said...oh no, i am gonna be disappointed. the action is bland and graphics seemed to suck. but now, having played it for hours i can say that it's a great game. the graphics dont bother me no more, because i see that it was done on purpose, like a classic style; which works well. the action is more free than people think; sure there are scripted events and linear paths but inside that frame, you are free. the weapons and details and the atmosphere is the best of any war game. it really feels like you are trying to survive, rather than just kill everyone you see. the presentations are top notch, gameplay is fun as hell. i suggest you to go and see the "animation reel" they made in the extras screen, it shows the amount of animation work they did for the game, i realized that every soldier acts realistically...then, when i played the game again, i saw these animations in action, very amazing...this game is craft, like a water color painting, there are some levels in the game where the visuals and the comlexity of what you see around you will amaze you. and, i havent even finished the first campain!!!...very exciting. Expand
  5. Rick
    Mar 2, 2006
    8
    Me and my nephew played this straight thru as it was a challenge. The gameplay keeps you on your seat and unlike the just released Call of Me and my nephew played this straight thru as it was a challenge. The gameplay keeps you on your seat and unlike the just released Call of Duty 2 the A.I doesnt suck. You dont have squad members taking up all your fire like the sequel so to survive and beat the damn thing you have to hug every corner and attempt assualts from different paths. Buy this, rent the sequel. Expand
  6. Buried-In-The-Box
    Nov 17, 2004
    7
    Gameplay feels like very other WW2 shooter ever made. Graphics on XBOX look very PS2ish, which is to say blocky and old. Everything is so Gameplay feels like very other WW2 shooter ever made. Graphics on XBOX look very PS2ish, which is to say blocky and old. Everything is so scripted, so there is next to no A.I. altogether. Tank missions should have been left out altogether since they are no fun and framerates go to hell. Medal of Honor meets Battletanx is no ones Finest Hour. Wait for Brothers In Arms or play Ghost Recon 2 if you want your moneys worth. Hell, even the sadass attempt at a first person shooter that is Halo 2 is better than this. Expand
  7. AaronB.
    Nov 22, 2004
    2
    What a lot of balls. Could they have screwed up any more. Activision should just make PS2 games- they haven't got what it takes to playWhat a lot of balls. Could they have screwed up any more. Activision should just make PS2 games- they haven't got what it takes to play in the big league- I can't believe I almost bought this over Ghost Recon 2. Renting it was just as bad. Lame PS2 graphics, absolutely no thrills while playing it- even the awesome Stalingrad level has been stripped of any excitement whatsoever. Very poor- even for a PS2 release. Garbage on an xbox. This game rocked on the MAC by the way. Expand

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#38 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2004
#23 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2004