World War II GI
|World War II GI|
North American cover art of World War II GI
|Publisher(s)||GT Interactive Software|
World War II GI (known as simply WWII GI) is a first-person shooter video game set during the events of World War II. Developed by TNT Team and published by GT Interactive Software, the game was released in 1999 as the direct sequel to NAM, which was released on July 31, 1998. World War II GI was the last commercially released game to use the Build engine. The player takes control of 101st Airborne Division G.I. Corporal Gerardi, sent in to wipe out scores of Wehrmacht and Schutzstaffel soldiers. WWII GI was later re-released on Steam on November 13, 2015, with Retroism and Night Dive Studios as the publishers.
The game sets the player in the middle of World War II scenarios such as the D-Day beach landings during the invasion of Normandy, assaults on equipment and supply depots, and other scenarios. WWII GI consists of 30 levels divided into four episodes; there are two single player episodes with seven levels in each episode and two multiplayer episodes with eight levels in each episode. The game was built using the Build engine, with 3D environments and 2D character sprites. It shared similar gameplay elements to its predecessor, NAM.
The game received "mixed" reviews according to the review aggregation website GameRankings. IGN felt that the game was not keeping up with the rest of the market and was using an outdated engine and was too obsolete.
- Ward, Trent C. (August 9, 1999). "WWII GI". IGN. IGN Entertainment. Retrieved November 29, 2015.
- "World War II GI". Steam.
- "WWII GI for PC". GameRankings. Retrieved March 30, 2017.
- Olafson, Peter (1999). "WWII G.I. Review for PC on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on February 15, 2005. Retrieved March 30, 2017.
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