World War II Combat: Iwo Jima (Microsoft Xbox, 2006)
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|WWII Combat: Iwo Jima is the first-person shooter sequel to 2005's Road to Berlin. Like its predecessor, players will advance through a single-player campaign or engage in multiplayer combat via Xbox Live. Set on the volcanic island of Iwo Jima, Japan, where an intensely fought battle between American and Japanese forces resulted in the U.S. gaining strategic control of the region's airfields in 1945. This decisive encounter is brought to life with Unreal technology, as players explore authentically modeled 3D terrain and arm themselves with weapons of the time period. The main campaign spans ten missions, while up to 16 players can compete in eight different online modes. Each multiplayer mode can be played with computer-controlled bots to balance uneven teams or to serve as additional targets for gamers to hone their online skills.
The game consists of ten missions, three of which take place in Saipan and the rest on Iwo Jima. In each mission, the player must complete a number of objectives to progress. The player is equipped with four weapons including a pistol, a secondary firearm, an explosive weapon and a knife (which can be upgraded to a flamethrower in some missions). Restocking on bullets requires the player to search bodies and places as well as occasional ammunition pickups. The player can also try to collect three hidden "Souvenirs" in every mission, which if collected will allow the player to access trivial history and war documentary footage. The Xbox version supports up to four players in Split sceen mode.
The main difference between Road to Berlin and Iwo Jima is that you're now pitted against the Japanese instead of the Germans, as the only surviving member of a squad of Marines during the American conquest of the Japanese island Iwo Jima.
|Game||World War II Combat: Iwo Jima|
|Genre||First Person Shooter|
|Number of Players||1 - 4 (System Link: 2 - 16)|
|ESRB Rating||M - Mature 17+|
|ESRB Descriptor||Blood and Gore, Violence|
|Game Special Features||
|Game Series||World War II Combat Series|
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