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  • Summary: Day of Defeat: Source features multiplayer, team-based gameplay set in the WWII European theatre of operations. Players choose a role and tackle goal-oriented missions based on historical operations. Day of Defeat: Source takes the classic gameplay of the original Day of Defeat and improvesDay of Defeat: Source features multiplayer, team-based gameplay set in the WWII European theatre of operations. Players choose a role and tackle goal-oriented missions based on historical operations. Day of Defeat: Source takes the classic gameplay of the original Day of Defeat and improves the experience with Source, the advanced engine technology Valve created for "Half-Life 2." With this technology, DoD: Source offers state of the art graphics (including support for HDR lighting) in optimized versions of popular maps, plus redesigned sound and all new player, weapon, and world models. New features include: Completely updated maps to take full advantage of the Source engine replaces, integrated physics simulation for ragdolls and physically simulated objects, higher resolution textures throughout, bump mapping, specular lighting, and other graphic effects, all powered by advanced Source engine technology, completely redesigned user interface, all new voice, weapon, and ambient sounds. [Valve] Expand
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  • Developer: Valve Software
  • Genre(s): Action, Shooter, Shooter, First-Person, Historic, Tactical, Historic, Arcade
  • # of players: 32 Online
  • Cheats: On GameFAQs
  • Rating: M
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Hearing bullets wiz past your head as you hear the crackle of machine gun fire in the background is something that I have yet to experience in any game.
  2. Every bit the great game its predecessor was, and then some.
  3. I think the new DoD has done the best job of utilizing the Source physics engine.
  4. In terms of scale, it barely comes up to Battlefield's ankles, and in terms of tactics and tension it can't beat Counter-Strike, but once you've spent a few hours on a server of 20 or so people, you'd have to want not to enjoy it to fail to - and your own war stories are an inevitable byproduct.
  5. Sound is what makes this game unique however. You’re made very aware of gunshots almost everywhere to varying degrees of loudness.
  6. When all's said and done, this is an old game - an excellent old game and a beautiful old game - but an old game nonetheless. But if you haven't played it before, now's a great time to do so. [PC Zone]
  7. 60
    Taken with the limitations of only four maps, on which to play one game type, all too soon you can find yourself in a mechanical rut playing them over and over. And that's something that the original didn't suffer from.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 33 out of 390
  1. MikeD.
    Aug 3, 2008
    10
    Great game... highly underrated, needs more content.
  2. Gabriel
    Feb 25, 2007
    10
    Great game. I can sit for hours playing this. Its not boring like CS because you don't have to wait long when you die, and the graphics Great game. I can sit for hours playing this. Its not boring like CS because you don't have to wait long when you die, and the graphics and physics ROCK! I have bought the package: CS:S, DoD:S and DM:S. I just play DoD:S now because it's the best of the three. Expand
  3. JasonH.
    May 15, 2006
    10
    This is my Favorite game. I don't know why but I lose hours and hours playing this gem! The graphic improvement from the prior version This is my Favorite game. I don't know why but I lose hours and hours playing this gem! The graphic improvement from the prior version is awesome. All in all Its pace and gameplay are better than any other shooter I have played. Expand
  4. SamuelWright
    Feb 19, 2008
    10
    Best game I've ever played. play this game. needs some fine tuning but its so much fun.
  5. MarcusB.
    Mar 25, 2006
    9
    Day of defeat Source is underrated. The game didn´t have such massive advertising as other games but needs more eye on it. When you are Day of defeat Source is underrated. The game didn´t have such massive advertising as other games but needs more eye on it. When you are into the game for a while and know where and what to do, ist better than Counter Strike Source. The only thing is, it could need more official maps. Expand
  6. RobF.
    Mar 11, 2009
    9
    The game is very addicting. I think it was heavily influenced by the movie "Saving Private Ryan" in the way it sounds and feels. The physics The game is very addicting. I think it was heavily influenced by the movie "Saving Private Ryan" in the way it sounds and feels. The physics of the game, the distant gunshot sounds, the shellshock that you get after a grenade goes off near you, the historical accuracy of the weapons (you can't get a headshot with a handgun standing 100 ft away like you can in other WWII shooters), and the sun blindness that you get after stepping out of a dark room are all really cool innovations. The only problem is that the maps tend to get kind of old after awhile due to lack of variety...otherwise a really enjoyable game that I would recommend to anybody interested in WWII. Expand
  7. LinkSL.
    Mar 30, 2006
    0
    Worst game ever made just check out the status page there are more people play the old game then this new one.

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