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Mixed or average reviews - based on 45 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 45
  2. Negative: 3 out of 45
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  1. It is fair to say that I was completely amazed when I booted the PSP up for a quick go, and then realised that I was still playing the damned game four hours later. I can’t reiterate enough, that I never thought that a handheld FPS could work as well as this.
  2. 66
    While diehard followers should enjoy the entertaining ad hoc multiplayer options and the second-best representation of World War II on PSP (Medal of Honor Heroes still has first), the game's major mechanical problems, technical hitches, and lack of true customization make it "just another shooter" instead of the standout blaster its console counterparts are.
  3. Although it may look like a Call of Duty game, Call of Duty: Roads to Victory lacks many of the aspects that have made the console games so much fun.
  4. 60
    Roads to Victory achieved an impressive feat in translating virtually every aspect of the Call of Duty series to a UMD except the one that arguably matters most: control.
  5. 60
    The game is a fun time-eater that can be finished in one cross-country flight -- although some battles feel artificially lengthened by seemingly never-ending waves of soldiers that have as much tactical sense as headless chickens. But with the great voice acting, graphics, and audio, first-person shooter fans on the go should definitely give this a look.
  6. The game is still playable, although not without its frustrations. And seriously, why bother giving us an accuracy percentage when aiming is nearly impossible. That's like yelling at an arthritic waiter for spilling your soup. But the wonderful presentation COD fans have come to expect is intact, and the game visually translates unimpeded.
  7. While the multiplayer mode limits the action to AdHoc sessions, the single player campaign feels just as robust as the console games. The controls feel great, and the presentation shows outstanding potential.
  8. 60
    Call of Duty: Roads to Victory isn't quite perfect --not even close, in fact. However, considering that the last entry of the series in a handheld form couldn't even hold someone's sweaty jockstrap in a locker room, it's progress.
  9. The controls are hardly the only problem facing this forlorn soldier. Anyone who has played a few WWII shooters will be all too familiar with this cookie-cutter list of tasks: take out anti-air artillery with bomb charges, counter-snipe Nazi snipers so troops can pass through an area, take out a few tanks with a Panzershreck, rinse, and repeat.
  10. The war torn adventure is epic and dramatic following the paths of three soldiers in WWII. Despite a few nitpicks that seem to come along with all first person shooters on the PSP, Roads to Victory holds up nice given the platform.
  11. 70
    CoD: RtV is exactly what you would expect from a pint-sized version of its console brother. While the auto-aim and brain-dead AI make the game a cake walk, it still satisfies in small doses which is the definition of portable gaming.
  12. For me, the controls are the root of the game’s issues in that they’re not ideal for a combat intensive game like Call of Duty. To compensate, the enemy AI is dumbed down. To compensate for that, enemy respawns, sometimes in unlimited numbers, are used. It’s a trickle-down effect and it’s a shame because the presentation is solid and the mission design is excellent.
  13. 50
    Though the presentation is worth checking out, the rest of the experience makes it difficult to hang with, considering its laughable AI, dodgy controls and ho-hum storylines.
  14. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    60
    The decision to stick with the series' standard FPS format on PSP, rather than a clever perspective switch in the style of "Killzone Liberation," is a major tactical error. [May 2007, p.107]
  15. Call of Duty: Roads to Victory has a lot going for it in the game options department, as well as presentation and weapon variety, but it fails to back any of that up with decent gameplay.
  16. But really this is a game that makes you wonder why people are still churning out first person shooters on the PSP - not least because it's probably one of the best, and yet it's still not really good enough.
  17. If you’re looking for a WWII shooter for your PSP, then Call of Duty is not a bad choice as long as you don’t expect it to match the excitement of the other games in the series.
  18. The PSP controls just don’t seem to handle shooters that well. This is amplified by the sluggishness and slow response time by the action buttons. RtV could have been a good game if it had more compelling characters and a better control scheme.
  19. It's highly unlikely you'll be able to find a steady group for the title's very formulaic multiplayer, and the single-player campaign can be completed in less than six hours on the normal difficulty setting.
  20. 60
    A valiant effort for what it is, but still falls short in terms of control and level design. But if you absolutely must have your World War II fix on the go, you could do worse.
  21. PSM3 Magazine UK
    70
    Good set pieces and decent controls, but minor flaws mean it wins a battle, not the war for PSP shooters. [May 2007, p.72]
  22. AceGamez
    60
    The absence of a storyline to get you invested with the characters, the lacklustre gameplay and the limited controls pull the gameplay down so much that it's impossible to reproduce the quality of its kindred on other platforms.
  23. Call of Duty: Roads to Victory offers the bare bones of a COD title, but the concessions that had to be made to bring the franchise to the PSP make the game something of a bore to play.
  24. Admirable though the attempt to port the console experience to a handheld may be, there's just not enough compelling action here to warrant anything more than the most average of scores.
  25. Bizarre glitches tend to mar the experience at times, such as all the architecture vanishing in a blur or suddenly finding yourself stuck on the corner of an object for no obvious reason. Some missions also tend to have the odd bottleneck where you find yourself getting killed remarkably easily.
  26. Every thing about this PSP installment screams the term, “dumbed-down” due to the hardware limitations of the system. After living life in a mansion, it is hard to go back to living in a log cabin.
  27. The lack of a second analog stick on the PSP is a huge pain and the system simply doesn’t seem capable of recreating the experiences that have made the franchise so famous and revered.
  28. A decent handheld reduction of the main series with little new to offer in its short campaign and limited multiplayer.
  29. A backward cousin that tries but fails to live up to the previous achievements of the series. The blame cannot be placed with Amaze Entertainment, as these issues are suffered by other FPS titles on the PSP. The lack of a second analogue stick really impedes the control capability of the machine, and is the main downfall of such titles.
  30. While Roads to Victory is pretty polished, it's neither very exciting nor very original. And in this rather tired genre, originality goes a long, long way.
  31. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    70
    The campaign lacks the depth of its console counterparts but while you're involved its one of the most atmospheric shooters on PSP. [May 2007, p.90]
  32. 65
    The control is flawed and attempts to handle the system's limitations in an imaginative, yet dysfunctional manner. There are many problems here from the button configuration and poor AI to auto-targeting.
  33. Games Master UK
    60
    A competent debut for "COD" on PSP, but it's trumped by "Medal fo Honor: Heroes." [June 2007, p.82]
  34. Play UK
    69
    It simply can't get over the control drawbacks of Sony's handheld. [Issue#153, p.80]
  35. As it stands, it's only barely playable, and it's only fun if you have the patience for fumbling controls.

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#6 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2007
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#21 Most Shared PSP Game of 2007
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 46 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 46
  2. Negative: 5 out of 46
  1. Dec 30, 2011
    9
    Call of Duty Roads to Victory is a must-buy for PSP gamers. The reason I rate a 9 for this game was because of one thing: Multiplayer. InCall of Duty Roads to Victory is a must-buy for PSP gamers. The reason I rate a 9 for this game was because of one thing: Multiplayer. In multiplayer, it doesn't have infrastructure online play than Medal of Honor Heroes have. Instead the game has ad hac. But whats good about this game is the graphics, the gameplay, the sound, and everything! If you have friends who have this game then this game is right thing for you! Full Review »
  2. Feb 13, 2021
    8
    Disclaimer: I played this game on a PS Vita, meaning I had a second analog stick, so my experience with the game would be quite different thanDisclaimer: I played this game on a PS Vita, meaning I had a second analog stick, so my experience with the game would be quite different than someone who played it on a PSP using the face buttons to look and strafe. That being said, I came to CoD: RtV right after playing CoD 3 on the PS2 (the only two CoD games I’ve ever played, for what that’s worth) and it was an enjoyable experience all the way through. I thought the graphics were good, the sound was great, the gameplay was action-packed and varied throughout the different missions and campaigns, and I never found myself getting bored or wondering when it was going to be over. The game is pretty much an “on-rails” type of FPS, meaning you’re going from objective to objective in a more or less linear fashion as opposed to Medal of Honor: Heroes which has more of an open world way of doing each mission. My favorite mission, which is a definite outlier from the rest of the game, was the air-to-air mission where you’re a gunner on a B-24. I think they may have done that on a previous CoD game, but it was a neat change of pace here and new to me. The game played mostly smooth with only one instance of glitching. In that case, one of my squad mates got glitched into a wall, and that character was needed to open the door for us to continue the mission. I tried everything I could to un-stick him from the wall from shooting at him to throwing grenades at him but nothing worked. Ultimately, I just had to restart the game, and I didn’t have that problem again. With that being said, this is still a fun and enjoyable game that will keep you entertained and wanting to keep pressing forward. Of the three World War 2 FPSs I’ve played for the PSP, Medal of Honor: Heroes is tops in my book, but this game is just a bit behind but still ahead of Medal of Honor: Heroes 2 for me. Full Review »
  3. Jan 29, 2021
    9
    Questo DLC per console di Call Of Duty 3 e un bel gioco per questa console che già ha le sue limitazioni, lo provato su un emulatore e devoQuesto DLC per console di Call Of Duty 3 e un bel gioco per questa console che già ha le sue limitazioni, lo provato su un emulatore e devo dire che non e male, gameplay buono come sempre. Full Review »