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  • Summary: Experience close-quarters battles in iconic WWII settings. Defend the line, storm the beach, torch the enemy, or use a radio to call in fire support. Day of Infamy is a teamwork-oriented shooter that will keep you on your toes and coming back for more with its diverse game modes andExperience close-quarters battles in iconic WWII settings. Defend the line, storm the beach, torch the enemy, or use a radio to call in fire support. Day of Infamy is a teamwork-oriented shooter that will keep you on your toes and coming back for more with its diverse game modes and authentic arsenal. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Apr 5, 2017
    80
    If you are in search of an hardcore online shooter, Day of Infamy is the game for you.
  2. Apr 28, 2017
    80
    The biggest gripe I have with the game is that it is dated. Yea, yea, graphics don't matter but in a sense they also do. Day of Infamy is based on the Source engine which is now 13 years old. Give me a more modern take of this game and it would rival the best in the FPS gig. Even with that said I still can't stop going back and wanting more. Day of Infamy is one of the most tactical and hardest FPS I have ever played. It reminds me of the Dark Souls series in the fact that at first it can be very difficult but once you start to learn the maps and how to utilize the classes to your benefit you can slowly start seeing your score and skill building. Honing that skill is where I am at now and I a loving every minute of it. I die less and am way smarter on my approach which benefits not only myself but the success of the team and a more enjoyable experience. For an entry price of $20 this game is an absolute steal and if you are in a lull with Call of Duty or Battlefield you will in no doubt fill the gap with Day of Infamy.
  3. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    May 15, 2017
    80
    The inexorable focus on realism won't suit people looking for fast entertainment. But if you dive into Day of Infamy, it will be very difficult for you to get out of there. Except for a few issues, this is the second world war in full fame. [Issue#274]
  4. Apr 26, 2017
    76
    Day of Infamy is a solid WWII FPS with its limited HUD creating room for immersion, its balanced gameplay, and a rather excellent price point. If you would like to jump into WWII before Call of Duty launches their version of the war, Day of Infamy wouldn’t be a faulty choice.
  5. Jun 7, 2017
    75
    Day of Infamy is not a game that will tear down the hegemony of Battlefield or Call of Duty, but like other realistic shooter out there, it provides an alternative FPS experience.
  6. Apr 21, 2017
    75
    Day of Infamy is another solid - though visually dated - tactical shooter from New World Interactive that benefits from the shift to a World War 2 setting, and the more distinct weaponry and greater context that comes with it.
  7. May 3, 2017
    70
    Day of Infamy is not for any kind of user, but it's realistic, complex and great co-op experience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. Mar 25, 2017
    10
    Day of Infamy is a highly engaging World War II multiplayer FPS by New World Interactive, the makers of Insurgency. The game plays similarlyDay of Infamy is a highly engaging World War II multiplayer FPS by New World Interactive, the makers of Insurgency. The game plays similarly to the aforementioned, but there are many new mechanics which improve the experience. For example, the multiplayer classes are unique and interesting; officers can call in artillery strikes, machinegunners mow down enemies with a storm of bullets, and flamethrower troops can fill whole rooms with liquid fire.

    Gunplay is smooth and satisfying, with hit detection that works impeccably. Because most weapons kill in one or two shots, combat is snappy and intense. Grenades and other explosives have a wide kill radius and help to break up stalemates on the objectives. The weapons in the game are straight from World War II and are modeled quite well. The smoke grenades look very good compared to many other games (CS:GO for example) and using them properly is key to winning games. Voice acting in the game is amazing, and hearing a German officer yell for artillery or an American rifleman curse when reloading really adds to the immersion.

    Map design is, in my opinion, miles ahead of Insurgency. Not only do the maps feel more "realistic" in their design but they are also well balanced and fun to play, with plenty of room to maneuver. There are a variety of objective-based game modes, each with a different pacing and overall feel.

    The main drawbacks of this game are lackluster graphics and occasional technical issues, but in my opinion none of this detracts from the amazing gameplay experience.

    In conclusion: if you like Insurgency, multiplayer shooters, or World War II games in general, Day of Infamy should be considered essential. If you don't usually enjoy those things, Day of Infamy just might change your mind.
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  2. Apr 23, 2017
    10
    I almost never give out 10s but here it is. Here's why this game gets a 10:

    It's of course really good, but also, it runs very well and has
    I almost never give out 10s but here it is. Here's why this game gets a 10:

    It's of course really good, but also, it runs very well and has INNOVATIVE FEATURES, without which I cannot give a 10.

    Graphics: plenty good enough, you aren't getting BF1 level graphics, but OTOH you aren't getting BF1 level of system requirements. You also have gibs flying from explosions, dismemberment, etc. Vivid and immersive, which is what counts.
    Sound: simply awesome. So real. Incredible. Takes your immersion to a new level, making the combat that much more visceral.
    Stability: Game runs very well. There were some minor bugs upon release, but I can't find any, now that the game has been out a month.
    Gameplay: As realistic as you are going to get without getting boring (like ArmA), so that is simply perfect.
    Unique features: Just like in real WW2, there was only local communication. Only radio-equipped soldiers (a full backpack-sized contraption weighing roughly 35 pounds) could talk remotely.

    So in DoI, your Voice chat is local, with enemies able to overhear what you say to your teammates if they are close enough. Unless you are a radio carrier, in which case the other radio carrier can also hear you, which enables some interesting strategic and tactical options. Radios are used by officers, just like in real WW2, and the radioman should stick with his officer, which allows him to call in support under many forms, dependant on which army you are playing as.

    Overall this is a fantastic WW2 experience. I cannot recommend this game enough.

    10 minus zero for anything not awesome = 10/10 final score.
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  3. Jul 28, 2017
    10
    Think about Call of Duty 2 merges with Insurgency. A little of Day of Defeat and Rising Storm, though. It concludes with "Day of Infamy".Think about Call of Duty 2 merges with Insurgency. A little of Day of Defeat and Rising Storm, though. It concludes with "Day of Infamy". Ladies and Gentlemen, congratulations to New World Interactive for this passionate game. It has excellent mechanics and flawless gameplay with realism. It's absolutely "a brilliant game" Expand
  4. Mar 8, 2020
    9
    After reading the negative reviews against this game, I think I can summarize them as criticisms against Source Engine, the lacking area ofAfter reading the negative reviews against this game, I think I can summarize them as criticisms against Source Engine, the lacking area of intense overhauling, and smaller issues that are matters of perspective and hardware.

    I'll first address what I believe to be the elephant in the room: "Day of Infamy is a reskin of Insurgency (2014)." My simple answer to this is, yes. Day of Infamy, built from a mod for Insurgency, intentionally a similar experience of attention to detail regarding gunplay, and further expands on its focus by making historical accuracy a relevant part of the game. Furthermore, the level of polish with which the game brings to the conflict of WW2 makes the game entertaining and a significant change from the base game. Being forced to use either bolt-action or relatively low-powered automatic weapons, a contrast from Insurgency's focus of modern and tactically adaptible weaponry, it creates a level of focus and new understanding to the way the game is played. You simply can't play Day of Infamy in the same way as Insurgency.

    With that out of the way, I'll move to the Source Engine. I will acknowledge that the Source Engine does have limitations. This is made more obvious by the fact that New World Interactive developed their following game on Unreal Engine rather than Source. I don't beleive it's a fair criticism that the Source Engine significantly limits the games enjoyment. While it comes with certain hitches (performance, controls, quality), it shows the tenacity and aspiration for which the devs are responsible. They have shown creativity in furthering the usage of Source beyond what they accomplished in 2014, and made a leap. It's unfair to say that Day of Infamy is not enjoyable or is not a good game because of some basic limiations of the Source Engine. (I'm not trying to make an unfair comparison, but we've seen the potential of the Source Engine creating wonderful games [i.e. Half Life 2] and I think it's fair to say that the limitations of Source are observed in those games. It should not be unfairly used to criticize against this game.)

    Another area that I sort of understand is the lack of extended support by the modding community. Day of Infamy has wide support when it comes to mods, but it's nowhere near the amount of support that Insurgency has seen. I think rather than an argument that the game doesn't deserve it, I think it has to do with the basic Ethos (time period the game depicts) and the interest that most of us have. I think it's fair to say that Insurgency is more well received as it is moder, adaptible, can change and conform to current interests as it depicts a modern conflict. This isn't the case with Day of Infamy as it is based on historical events and conforms as such. This simple divide plays a significant part in the smaller amount of interest shown by the community. I will add on that I think the criticism is fair that the market is heavily saturated with WW2 shooters, and Day of Infamy is very good, but it is mostly focused on the audience of those who already played Insurgency and appreciated the gunplay aspect.

    Finally, I'd like to express my personal thoughts that the game does fantastic things. Limitations are the catalyst for creativity, something evident in Day of Infamy. I still have fun playing it and would recommend it to people who have played and enjoyed Insurgency but are ready for a new fling.
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  5. Jun 9, 2017
    9
    A deeply immersive WWII shooter for people who like a balance between realism and fun. Play this if you liked Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory,A deeply immersive WWII shooter for people who like a balance between realism and fun. Play this if you liked Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory, Day of Defeat and Insurgency. Expand
  6. May 28, 2017
    9
    - когда выходит сонце из-за тучи, оптика засвечивается и снайперу плохо видно
    - когда забегаешь в зону, где дымовая шашка, ты кашляешь
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    - когда выходит сонце из-за тучи, оптика засвечивается и снайперу плохо видно
    - когда забегаешь в зону, где дымовая шашка, ты кашляешь
    - когда попадаешь в балон огнемёта, что на спине игрока, то, или количество газа уменьшаеться до нуля, или он взрывается, убивая огнемётчика и задевая всех вокруг
    - когда ты слышишь как летят самолёты, ищи укрытие, потому что, скорее всего, командир вызвал авиаудар (есть еще дымовая завеса
    - когда берёшь тяжелый пулемёт, как м1919, ты не можешь стоять смотреть в прицел и стрилять, только установив его на землю или еще на что-то
    - когда не выстреляв всю обойму ты перезаряжаешся, ты меняешь обойму, а не патроны, и у тебя остается полупустая обойма, которую можно будет опять зарядить (кроме дробовика и однозарядного оружия)
    - что бы взять оружие или улучшить его или поменять гранаты или взять больше обойм, нужно заработать очки, во время этой игры, которая идёт. если ты не чего не зделал полезного, значит будешь играть стоковым персонажем
    - разные бойци имеют разные характеристики, например одни более выносливы, другие не поддаются подавлению...
    - командир без радиста и радист без командира бесполезны
    - в этой игре нет бронижелетов

    - люди всегда есть, игра не мертва

    совмесно с Red Orcestra, лучшая WW2 сетевая игры

    10 немецкой ругани из 10
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  7. Dec 14, 2017
    0
    The game lacks any large number of players. At any given time, I've not found a good number of populated servers OR online players. One or twoThe game lacks any large number of players. At any given time, I've not found a good number of populated servers OR online players. One or two servers are full, and the remaining 8 or so have a few people each.

    The gameplay is clunky - and I don't mean that there's no crosshair or that the reloads take longer. I mean that there will be times i'm running over a small hill and get caught. I can't jump...can't go forwards, I just get stuck...and then you die.

    Once you're dead? You get to wait. A long time, sometimes. In same game types the only respawns happen when your team captures an objective or "regroups" by running to a place on the map. A lot of players pay zero attention to regrouping, and other times the last player is a sniper - he refuses to die, and doesn't capture or regroup. So you're left waiting for them to FINALLY die.

    I enjoy America's Army. I've played Arma. I played Insmod back in the day and liked it....but Day of Infamy just falls well short of the mark. I can't recommend it, nor will I waste any more time on it. Seriously disappointing.
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