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Few games can claim the zealous fans or popularity of Call of Duty. With over 10 full releases, this game has an immense following and can be played on almost every platform currently available. Here is a closer look at the original Call of Duty and what gameplay features help to launch this title to national acclaim.
Call of Duty was developed on the Quake III engine, and this meant that many fans of the first-person shooter genre can quickly pick up the controls with minimal training. Produced by Activision, players work their way through a number of World War II offensive and defensive campaigns playing as citizens of the leading countries of the day. All of the vehicles and weapons are period and anyone can quickly customize their own controls and loadout to match their own style of play.
What has really set this game apart from other single-player first-person shooters is the scope of both enemies and allies. Players will wage battle alongside relatively intelligent AI units that can help or hinder tactics during the campaign. The two primary weapon slots can be filled with a smaller arm, such as a pistol, and then a primary carbine, rifle, or machine gun. In order to make the game as immersive as possible, players will quickly find out that almost every action that they carry out could affect the overall outcome of a battle.
From shellshock to bleeding wounds, players will be forced to integrate tactics and strategy into their gameplay in order to work through the three campaigns of Call of Duty. Whether it is the Soviet Special forces or the American GI, few games provide the complete immersion of Call of Duty.