Call of Duty
Call of Duty is the first game in the popular FPS franchise and is set during WWII.
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Story & Themes
In the British campaign, Sergeant Jack Evans begins by capturing and defending a bridge in France against German forces. Later, he is sent to Germany as part of the team breaching the Eder Dam. Evans and others are forced to eventually retreat, and Evans impersonates a German sailor in order to infiltrate a battleship. In his last mission, Evans is tasked with destroying V2 rockets near Burgsteinfurt.
The Soviet campaign follows Corporal Alexei Ivanovich Voronin and begins during the Battle of Stalingrad. Voronin and his unit help to clear German soldiers from Red Square and the surrounding area. After being promoted to Sergeant, Voronin and the rest of the 150th Rifle Division take a war tank repair center in Warsaw. They advance toward the Oder River, eventually claiming the town. In his final mission, Voronin and his unit fight their way to the Reichstag building in Berlin where they raise the Victory Banner.
- Is Call of Duty historically accurate? Have you learned anything about history by playing the game?
- Do you think Call of Duty glorifies war? If so, why would this be a problem?
- Do you like the single-player or multiplayer campaign best? Why?
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