This has got to be one of the best FPS games to come out of the PS2 era. With the obvious setting of Europe in the 1940s, you are tasked with taking down Nazi Germany one man at a time. The gameplay itself is interesting, as there are some features here you will not find in modern FPS games. In this game, you are given a single primary objective with secondaries added on. You can choose to not complete the secondaries, but some will hinder your progress in the mission if not taken care of. Another feature that is seemingly lost now in modern day FPSs is the medkit systems. There is no hiding behind a wall and waiting for the blood red screen to go away, you either heal or deal with it. There is also a revive system that will bring your health back to 50% if you die in battle, but you have a limited number. The only way to get more revives is to complete secondary objectives; this is more of an incentive to complete them. This is not a game where you can run up to the enemy, say hi, and then put a bullet through them. Running directly towards a small group of enemies will likely result in less than 50% health and a feeling of regret.
Another feature is the squad system. Men that fight alongside you through the mission. It is also your job to (try) make sure they do not die. You can order your squad to advance or hold a position with a simple marker. They do not just sit there like deadbeats either, they will actively shoot enemies and respond to grenades. One downside to this feature is that in some missions your squad members tend to randomly die (seemingly) and that effects your next mission. For every squad member that survives, you are awarded one medkit for the next mission. (Three surviving members = 3 medkits)
The last couple of features that should be addressed are the "bosses" for each level and AI. Each "boss" is a German officer that usually has sensitive documents that you need to get (not required but still a good idea to get them). These "Nemesis" soldiers are essentially just more difficult AI with more powerful weapons than a standard enemy. Killing them is also a secondary objective, but usually you have to kill them in order to advance in the mission. I stated before that running into enemies basically seals a death warrant if you aren't accurate. That's because the enemy AI is pretty aggressive and responsive to your presence.
Overall, a great FPS game in the WW2 genre that is worth a shot.
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer) James from Tennessee on 10/13/2017