PS2/XB/GC • Activision • Summer 2004 — Okay, it’s slightly complicated. Activision has two WWII first-person shooters named Call of Duty: one recently released for PC, and one coming for consoles. And both are Medal of Honor-ish titles sending you on a tour of European hot spots.
Behind Enemy Lines
PS2/XB • Acclaim • June 2004 — Look familiar, RPG fans? It should: This WWII action game uses the same engine as Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance. The only difference: instead of weird fantasy realms, you’re stormin’ Normandy and Market Garden. A gelatinous-cube-free zone, in other words.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six 3
PS2 • Ubisoft • Spring 2004 — Clancyphiles worried about Ubi hack-jobbing their Xbox tactical shooter to PS2 should put down the flashbang now. Not only are the graphics nearly unscathed, there are also new features like original scripted events and a split-screen co-op mode. Eight-player online is on hand, too.