Call of Duty: United Offensive

Platform: PC
Genre: First-Person Shooter
Russian publisher: 1C
Foreign Publisher: Activision
Developer: Gray Matter Studios
Computer Requirements: Processor 1GHz, 512Mb RAM, 3D-accelerator (128Mb, T & L)
Number of players: Up to 32
Online: / unitedoffensive

Call of Duty: United Offensive
Tell gamers, Europe, and he, at least, raise your eyes with interest. Added, "The Second World War, and his face distorts unfortunate spasm of revulsion. Thanks to a whole series of Medal of Honor, the only, until recently, Call of Duty and chain of lesser-known and interesting projects, we know the European theater of World as your five fingers. Subject definitely exhausts itself, and renowned companies are trying to find workarounds and alternative ways of developing military Actions. Here EA LA, for example, draws our attention to the Pacific, passing rigging Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault fresh graphics and physical technologies. Against this backdrop, the decision to release Gray Matter trivial add-on for Call of Duty, once again throwing us into the center of Europe at war, it seems, at least reckless. But the madness of the brave we sing a song ...
Call of Duty: United Offensive
It's the second time an American, an Englishman and a Russian (just like in the joke) is sent to crush the fascist evil in Europe. The key event of the American campaign this time is a battle of the Bulge, the largest U.S. battle of World War II (Battle lasted more than a month since December 1944th to January 1945th). On his way to victory, we also happen to walk in the American boots on the occupied by Nazi Germany, Belgium, to make a dashing raid on a car on enemy territory, and even dropping in on the light in Austrian prison camp, where languishing in captivity, an English major. The British campaign begins with unprecedented Actions flight bomber. Naturally, the multi-ton steer B-17 ordinary infantrymen do not give, but be tested for accuracy when firing from the air guns - please. You'll have to ward off pursuing a dense fire bomber predatory "Meyserov." Further, the Englishman waiting for diversionary attacks in Germany, including the cruiser Tirpitz, and large-scale operation to liberate Sicily. Picturesque and ride a motorcycle are included.
Call of Duty: United Offensive
Finally, our Communist compatriot again hlebnet Down and Out at Stalingrad. Gray Matter has decided to reconstruct in detail the pieces of the picture "Enemy at the Gates", so the moral is to prepare for a mad race under fire with his fist clenched in a magazine for the rifle. Samu rifle, as you know, required to withdraw from running ahead of a soldier when he was killed. "However, key moment of the Soviet campaign - the battle at the Kursk Bulge. For the record - large-scale tank battle of WWII. And we will be able to participate in it.And also on the tank! Developers still allow us to sit at the levers of multi-ton monster.
Call of Duty: United Offensive
Unfortunately, the single-player mode on the machinery is still little bit poor, but in multiplayer to our services, other than the aforesaid heavyweights tracked, jeeps, and self-propelled guns. Managed all with ease: WASD-layout is responsible for the direction and tailed rodent twist tower (or anything else, though, that the technique). In general, we can happily say that about a multiplayer game developers have not forgotten and have made every effort in order to refresh the multiplayer of the original. So, besides the classic Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Capture the Flag, there bred Base Assault and Domination. According to the rules of the last players must capture certain control points (eg, bunkers) and some time to hold them in their Crazed legs. Base Assault, as you might guess from the title, is based on the assault of fortified castles, however, differs from the similar mode of Unreal Tournament. In Call of Duty: United Offensive fortress there on each side, and the whole trick is to keep and his and others', sorry, privatize. Interestingly, by the way, the regime.
Call of Duty: United Offensive
All eleven multiplayer maps are made ​​on a solid "five" and range from half-ruined by bombing cities (there is even Berlin) to cozy countryside with neat villages. However, the location of the three campaigns (they account for 13 missions) on quality of design multiplayer maps does not concede. Yes, the good traditions of the original Call of Duty: United Offensive thoroughly linear, but the Gray Matter happily avoid turning a handsome level in a narrow corridor for the gamer. At each point in the game space feeling of spaciousness, and the environment seems very natural, not created only for the to hide behind the corner of sniper and machine gunner seat of a distant rock.
Call of Duty: United Offensive
To complete the picture is not enough organized, taking into account recent advances in programming AI. Artificial intelligence with a minimum of improvements been carried over from the old Call of Duty. This, of course, does not mean that enemies and allies hopeless stupid, absolutely not. And they both are still well-hidden, use grenades and imperceptibly "sniper" from the rooftops. Just by today's standards, this behavior is not surprising, wants more.
Call of Duty: United Offensive
On the other hand, colleagues are usually quite a lot, and during the battle, when all sides bullets are flying and you can hear cries of any AI-wisdoms not think anything is perfect. The game, like a drug, delaying its stunning dynamic, requiring constant movement forward under heavy fire.On the move, of course, better shoot.
Call of Duty: United Offensive
Rendered all the actions already rather outdated Quake III Engine. You remember, the original Call of Duty Reviewers zhurili for lags era graphics. Change engine Gray Matter did not, but found a good way to refresh the image. Talented programmers have been working hard over the display system of particles, which resulted on the monitor screen in the form of stunningly realistic effects of rain, fire, fog, and especially the smoke. I swear, when the first building burned my favorite high school, from under the roof ripped out exactly the same clubs, perhaps even a little less beautiful.
Gray Matter made a risky bet and not lose. Unbelievable but true: for all the most adverse conditions studios have managed to create very interesting and exciting action-project on the theme of fighting in Europe during the Second World War. Famous makers of Return to Castle Wolfenstein (yes, him too, is Gray Matter) again showed the world what real talent.
Call of Duty: United Offensive

Gameplay: 8
Graphics: 7
Sound and Music: 8
Design: 7
Estimation of the author: 7.5
Outcome: 75%.