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The History Channel: Battle for the Pacific review

AT A GLANCE
  • Shooting dudes is alright
  • Smooth frame rate?
  • Fun Slovak names in credits
  • BORING single-path levels
  • Washed-out, just plain ugly visuals
  • Increasingly sensitive aiming

Similar problems persist with the sound design, which inexplicably features constant gunshot and explosion noises amped up so high that you'll rarely catch any of the un-subtitled dialogue. This would be more forgivable if the developers would have performed the expected courtesy of having "speech" as separate volume slider in the options, but no such luck.

There are a ton of fine shooters hitting shelves this year that are good enough to go down in history. It would be a shame to waste your money paying full price for this heap, which instead takes history down with it.

More Info

Release date: Dec 05 2007 - Xbox 360
Feb 19 2008 - PS3 (US)
Available Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3
Genre: Shooter
Published by: Activision
Developed by: Cauldron
ESRB Rating:
Teen: Blood, Violence, Mild Language
PEGI Rating:
Rating Pending

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