Back2Fronts is an extensive mod that will overhaul your Call of Duty 2 game to a next level. This mod brings more variety, intensity, realism and battle-like experience. Try new weapons, fight new enemies, fulfil new missions and explore new options. Mod is SP and MP friendly (although primary part is SP).
+Essentially Gun porn. The amount of smooth looking and realistic weapons is amazing the first time you feast your eyes on each of the weapons. Many new weapons/grenades are very nice right down to the smallest detail. As is some of the new effects/sounds I keep noticing.
+The variations of enemies is also a nice addition. Some of the new vehicles play a small role but I appreciate them alot. Alot of love to the people that made them.
-+B2Fronts options and combat options are a nice addition because we get to fine tune our Hud/hints but it keeps resetting upon restarting the game, and it keeps resetting Scope Exit on Damage to No and Enable Health Bar to No during the game which is annoying.
-+Sprinting and changing fire rates is a nice addition although awkward to use, you have to hold the use key for fire rates and double tapping the use key to sprint (so I end up not sprinting but instead picking weapons up or many times it doesn't even work, ie bugs out before you can sprint or taking to long to change fire rates).
-New weapons are great, as our their 'variants' with different scopes... but there are many instances when I'm carrying a scoped weapon and can't pick up more ammo even though I'm starring at the same unscoped weapon on the ground. Its a nice addition but its a very unrealistic limitation that you need to have the EXACT same weapon name regardless of whether that weapon shares the same ammo.
-Germans seem to be alot more accurate than I remember, so much so its hard to recommend this mod. Its most noticeable in one of the new missions; the Leningrad mission. I end up getting mowed down regardless of what I do when rushing the enemy, for some reason the enemy mostly shoots at me and not my friends. I managed to get past the first rush forward by popping in and out from behind the wooden cart while my friends take care of the enemy. But the 2nd rush forward after I clear all the trenches is impossible, with only a few thin trees that don't do a good job at all at blocking bullets, I die in a few seconds. I even tried hiding behind my team mates which only gets them either killed or knocked to the ground. This is probably a consequence of more accurate German weapons which does not go well with this map. The enhanced accuracy of enemies is generally not a good thing since I end up getting hit so often that it kinda takes me out of the mission 'immersion' wise, makes Veteran difficulty really hard & makes friendly AI look more weak than usual.
-I think perhaps it would have been best to leave out the Leningrad mission out and polish it A.I wise and perhaps make it look less barren/empty of detail.
-Doesn't really have anything else going for it. No gore improvements, no new gametypes for multiplayer, no new campaign (except for 2 German missions that I've already played in a different mod) just 9 new missions dispersed throughout the existing campaigns which didn't really add anything spectacular to the experience that would make me want to recommend the mod based on them IMO.
Best Call of Duty Overhaul i've ever seen. New tons of weapons, grenades, uniforms, maps...
Everybody know, every mod, game, etc... have bugs. This mod has too, but doesn't affect the gameplay. With bugs, it's still a freakin' awesome mod. This mod gave me a new Call of Duty 2. I fall in love with the italian weapons, and the sounds from Medal of Honor: Allied Assault. I can't wait for the Italian Army. I hope it will be added soon, but i know, it's a hard work making those animations, skin and sounds, so keep up the amazing, great work guys.
Stunning, simply great, but there are some features that could be added in the future.
- Some random soliders (both German and Russian) should have taken, enemy weapons from the other side. For exemple german soldier with ppsh...
- More user-friendly sprint and alt-fire system. It is okay, but a bit bulky at the moment.
- More maps to the German campaing.
- More custom uniforms.
- Bayonet/knife impact sound instead of the default bashing.
But otherwise it's really impressive, the new weapon models and animations are beautiful, a love this mod!
Keep up the good work! :)
I wish I could give this a higher rating, but I think it really needs a few fixes. First of all, the Germans are just TOO strong now. Their rifles are very damaging and extremely accurate. This makes the game next to impossible to win on Veteran, and friendly AI soldiers simply become useless because they get killed in a matter of seconds from the enemy. I also suggest changing the sprint and fire mode hotkeys, because they're not very easy to use right now.
Everything else is pure gold though. There are tons of new weapons and grenades, and probably much more but I didn't see it yet because I'm still stuck in the first Soviet campaign! Good luck on future releases!
not 10/10 because impossible to unlock the wake of American and German countryside, its me is loop the last series of britanique mission.
Its been a strange replay CoD 2
Ps: sorry for my bad english
This is a review of Multiplayer portion.
The new weapons are far more realistic then stock CoD2 counter parts. Kar98k, Gewher and others that are not discolored or lacking details. GreeseGun with proper iron sight. Proper reload animations on Gewher and now semi auto snipers can't hold breath when melee is pressed. Good feature to prevent sniper spamming.
Would have liked to seen a new Shotgun with iron sight, don't know why Stock CoD2 doesn't have one with it.
Though, multiplayer was lacking in war effects. This mod is focused on Single Player portion. I would have liked to have seen some stuff like anti-camp, bloodpools, blood splatter, in-game rcon script, bleeding out from damage, Going prone from bleeding ect.
MCH has found his niche in 3D modeling and should keep rolling with it. But at the same time he needs to branch out and master programming in C/C++. If he can specialize in two areas he's on the path to success in the modding community and beyond.
9 out of 10, but might up it to a 10 if Single Player portion is really good.
Best mod for cod2 ever seen.
Just about as good as it gets for a CoD 2 mod, in fact, it may be better than the vanilla game!
this mod will definetly be the best Call of Duty total conversion ever. If it will be ever released, what probably will never happen ; (.
I hope their will be a stand alone single player campaign too.
This is one of the best engines arround, and I am quite happy that a talented modder finally decided to give this amazing game the love it deserves! Keep up the great job and can't wait for the next version!
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