Day of Defeat (a.k.a. DoD) a team based muliti-player first person shooter is the latest online action experience from Valve, makers of Half-Life and Counter-Strike. Stationed in the heart of WWII's European Theater of Operations, players join the ranks of an elite military squad entrenched in battle. As of 2008, the game was one of the ten most played Half-Life modifications in terms of players, according to Game Spy. The game is in 3D and players can choose between the allied armies .i.e. American and British armies and this also depends on the map beside those choices you can also choose the axis armies. In Day of Defeat: Source there is only the American and German armies. A round begins with two opposing teams starting simultaneously in their respective spawn area of a map. A round ends when one team accomplishes all of its objectives. Day of Defeat maps do not always require that both teams have the same objectives. Some of the more popular maps have different objectives for each team. Players can choose from different modes of playing from;
Conquest Mode (Or "Capture the Flag") Players can capture a flag by standing near the flag for a certain amount of time. Certain flags require more than 1 player for capture. Flags are presented as either un-captured (Grey), Axis (Red) or Allies (Green or the Union Jack if the Allied team is British). Certain maps (dod charlie) do not allow a captured flag to be recaptured by the defending team
Destroy target Players destroy a target by first planting a bomb at the target. The bomb is obtained from the spawn area. This bomb can also be picked up from the body of dead comrades. To plant the bomb, the player has to just stand within the designated bomb area. Bombs once planted cannot be defused and will detonate in a sizeable explosion. In certain maps such as dod jagd, players may destroy targets (tanks) using rocket launchers.
Capture target This is a variation of the capture the flag. Instead of a flag, a target (truck, airplane, or building) can be captured.
Capture item Players attempt to capture an item (secret documents) and return it to a designated location.
Realism This is a player-enforced version of game play, with strict rules based around an attack/defend system without respawns Most commonly played by "Realism Units" who put emphasis on weapon restrictions and tactics.
The next version of the game, Day of Defeat: Source, an update of DoD using the Source engine used for Half-Life 2, was released on September 26, 2005. It makes significant changes to Day of Defeat's game play dynamics. It also lacks the British Army and various game modes.