Call of Duty does a really good job of creating the sense that you're just another soldier. You don't really feel like you're a hero or any kind of special element in the war. This is especially true when you start off the Russian campaign, where you're told that, if you retreat from the fight, you'll be shot for being a coward. Then they forget to give you a gun. Yikes!
Still, this game doesn't really offer anything original (can anything original be brought to the WWII shooter sub-genre anymore?), and it did crash once and show some graphic problems throughout the game so it gets a lower score because of that.
Some of the sequences in this game were simply awe-inspiring. Not from the sense of being impressed with the game, but instead in how the game showed me what sorts of hardships real soldiers had to deal with. It illustrated WWII in a way that no text book can. That's one of the reasons video games are so friggin' cool.
Game Title: Call of Duty
Genre: First Person Shooter
Developer: Infinity Ward
Release Date: 29th Oct 2003