History VideoGame / TurningPointFallOfLiberty

8th Nov '15 4:51:04 AM NTC3
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A UsefulNotes/WorldWarII AlternateHistory FirstPersonShooter that was developed by Spark Unlimited and published by Creator/{{Codemasters}} in 2008. On December 13, 1931, UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill was hit by a cab while visiting New York City. While in real life, Churchill was only mildly injured, in the game's universe, the accident causes his death. Years later, without Churchill's foresight and leadership, the United Kingdom falls to the [[ThoseWackyNazis Third Reich]] in 1940, and the rest of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East fall soon afterward. While in the United States, the nation chose an isolationist policy, implemented by Republican president Thomas E. Dewey (who [[DeweyDefeatsTruman defeated]] UsefulNotes/HarryTruman in 1948).

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A UsefulNotes/WorldWarII AlternateHistory FirstPersonShooter that was developed by Spark Unlimited (now defunct) ''Spark Unlimited'' and published by Creator/{{Codemasters}} in 2008. On December 13, 1931, UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill was hit by a cab while visiting New York City. While in real life, Churchill was only mildly injured, in the game's universe, the accident causes his death. Years later, without Churchill's foresight and leadership, the United Kingdom falls to the [[ThoseWackyNazis Third Reich]] in 1940, and the rest of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East fall soon afterward. While in the United States, the nation chose an isolationist policy, implemented by Republican president Thomas E. Dewey (who [[DeweyDefeatsTruman defeated]] UsefulNotes/HarryTruman in 1948).
5th May '14 10:47:42 PM bluesno1fann
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A period of development follows the success of the Axis Powers, transforming conquered Europe, Asia and Africa into the Greater German Reich and allowing allies Japan and Italy to share in the prosperity; at the same time, the Nazis start to built up their military. Eventually, in 1953, they launch a massive, surprise invasion on the U.S., one of the few nations that is still free from Nazi rule. The player takes control of Dan Carson, a New York construction worker, and joins the [[LaResistance American Resistance]] against the invaders.

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A period of development follows the success of the Axis Powers, transforming conquered Europe, Asia and Africa into the Greater German Reich and allowing allies Japan and Italy to share in the prosperity; at the same time, the Nazis start to built up their military. Eventually, in 1953, they launch a massive, surprise invasion on the U.S., one of the few nations that is still free from Nazi German rule. The player takes control of Dan Carson, a New York construction worker, and joins the [[LaResistance American Resistance]] against the invaders.



* ActionCommands: Two different options: An instant kill, where Carson melees the Nazi soldier to death, or using him as a [[HumanShield human shield]]. Occasionally, a Nazi soldier will be standing near an interactive object, such as a furnace or a toilet, allowing Carson to perform an environmental kill with it.

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* ActionCommands: Two different options: An instant kill, where Carson melees the Nazi German soldier to death, or using him as a [[HumanShield human shield]]. Occasionally, a Nazi German soldier will be standing near an interactive object, such as a furnace or a toilet, allowing Carson to perform an environmental kill with it.



* GasMaskMooks: A number of Nazi mooks wear gas masks.
* GroinAttack: At one point in the [[spoiler:White House]], Carson finds a Nazi burning some American paraphernalia in a furnace and has the option of doing an environmental kill; in which Carson overpowers the Nazi before kicking him between the belongings [[CrowningMomentOfFunny and right INTO the furnace]].

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* GasMaskMooks: A number of Nazi German mooks wear gas masks.
* GroinAttack: At one point in the [[spoiler:White House]], Carson finds a Nazi German burning some American paraphernalia in a furnace and has the option of doing an environmental kill; in which Carson overpowers the Nazi German before kicking him between the belongings [[CrowningMomentOfFunny and right INTO the furnace]].
29th Apr '14 6:55:33 AM LongLiveHumour
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A WorldWarII AlternateHistory FirstPersonShooter that was developed by Spark Unlimited and published by Creator/{{Codemasters}} in 2008. On December 13, 1931, WinstonChurchill was hit by a cab while visiting New York City. While in real life, Churchill was only mildly injured, in the game's universe, the accident causes his death. Years later, without Churchill's foresight and leadership, the United Kingdom falls to the [[ThoseWackyNazis Third Reich]] in 1940, and the rest of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East fall soon afterward. While in the United States, the nation chose an isolationist policy, implemented by Republican president Thomas E. Dewey (who [[DeweyDefeatsTruman defeated]] HarryTruman in 1948).

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A WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII AlternateHistory FirstPersonShooter that was developed by Spark Unlimited and published by Creator/{{Codemasters}} in 2008. On December 13, 1931, WinstonChurchill UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill was hit by a cab while visiting New York City. While in real life, Churchill was only mildly injured, in the game's universe, the accident causes his death. Years later, without Churchill's foresight and leadership, the United Kingdom falls to the [[ThoseWackyNazis Third Reich]] in 1940, and the rest of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East fall soon afterward. While in the United States, the nation chose an isolationist policy, implemented by Republican president Thomas E. Dewey (who [[DeweyDefeatsTruman defeated]] HarryTruman UsefulNotes/HarryTruman in 1948).
22nd Aug '13 7:29:27 PM Prfnoff
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** [[LyingCreator Said the developers]]. Except most of these are not actually in the game, [[BlandNameProduct just generic tanks]]. If you want to see those tanks realized, WarFrontTurningPoint (a CommandAndConquer [[RealTimeStrategy clone]]) is the game to play.

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** [[LyingCreator Said the developers]]. Except most of these are not actually in the game, [[BlandNameProduct just generic tanks]]. If you want to see those tanks realized, WarFrontTurningPoint (a CommandAndConquer [[RealTimeStrategy clone]]) ''VideoGame/WarFrontTurningPoint'' is the game to play.
7th Jul '13 6:19:32 PM Sheora
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* NoSwastikas: Heavily averted. Interestingly, in the commercials for the game it originally showed the Iron Cross on the flags instead.

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* NoSwastikas: Heavily averted.Averted. Interestingly, in the commercials for the game it originally showed the Iron Cross on the flags instead.
13th Jun '13 8:48:08 PM Prfnoff
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A WorldWarII AlternateHistory FirstPersonShooter that was released in 2008. On December 13, 1931, WinstonChurchill was hit by a cab while visiting New York City. While in real life, Churchill was only mildly injured, in the game's universe, the accident causes his death. Years later, without Churchill's foresight and leadership, the United Kingdom falls to the [[ThoseWackyNazis Third Reich]] in 1940, and the rest of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East fall soon afterward. While in the United States, the nation chose an isolationist policy, implemented by Republican president Thomas E. Dewey (who [[DeweyDefeatsTruman defeated]] HarryTruman in 1948).

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A WorldWarII AlternateHistory FirstPersonShooter that was released developed by Spark Unlimited and published by Creator/{{Codemasters}} in 2008. On December 13, 1931, WinstonChurchill was hit by a cab while visiting New York City. While in real life, Churchill was only mildly injured, in the game's universe, the accident causes his death. Years later, without Churchill's foresight and leadership, the United Kingdom falls to the [[ThoseWackyNazis Third Reich]] in 1940, and the rest of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East fall soon afterward. While in the United States, the nation chose an isolationist policy, implemented by Republican president Thomas E. Dewey (who [[DeweyDefeatsTruman defeated]] HarryTruman in 1948).
19th Mar '13 1:09:11 AM R3GARnator
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* StupidJetpackHitler: Thanks to the Axis winning WWII, the Greater German Reich developed their Wunderwaffen, including [[TankGoodness super-heavy tanks]] such as the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panzerkampfwagen_VIII_Maus Panzerkampfwagen VIII Maus]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landkreuzer_P._1000_Ratte Landkreuzer P. 1000 Ratte]] (which were real-life tank prototypes that didn't make it past the production phase), [[DropShip Nachteule troop-transport zeppelin]], the Flugzeugträger German aircraft carrier [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graf_Zeppelin_class_aircraft_carrier Graf Zeppelin]], and various advanced jet fighters and bombers.

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* StupidJetpackHitler: Thanks to the Axis winning WWII, the Greater German Reich developed their Wunderwaffen, including [[TankGoodness super-heavy tanks]] such as the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panzerkampfwagen_VIII_Maus Panzerkampfwagen VIII Maus]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landkreuzer_P._1000_Ratte Landkreuzer P. 1000 Ratte]] (which were real-life tank prototypes that didn't make it past the production phase), [[DropShip Nachteule troop-transport zeppelin]], the Flugzeugträger German aircraft carrier [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graf_Zeppelin_class_aircraft_carrier Graf Zeppelin]], and various advanced jet fighters and bombers. bombers.
** [[LyingCreator Said the developers]]. Except most of these are not actually in the game, [[BlandNameProduct just generic tanks]]. If you want to see those tanks realized, WarFrontTurningPoint (a CommandAndConquer [[RealTimeStrategy clone]]) is the game to play.
5th Jan '13 9:04:21 AM TerminalCorruption
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An WorldWarII AlternateHistory FirstPersonShooter that was released in 2008. On December 13, 1931, WinstonChurchill was hit by a cab while visiting New York City. While in real life, Churchill was only mildly injured, in the game's universe, the accident causes his death. Years later, without Churchill's foresight and leadership, the United Kingdom falls to the [[ThoseWackyNazis Third Reich]] in 1940, and the rest of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East fall soon afterward. While in the United States, the nation chose an isolationist policy, implemented by Republican president Thomas E. Dewey (who [[DeweyDefeatsTruman defeated]] HarryTruman in 1948).

A period of development follows the success of the Axis Powers, transforming conquered Europe, Asia and Africa into the Greater German Reich and allowing allies Japan and Italy to share in the prosperity; at the same time, the Nazis start to built up its military and starting another war with the U.S., one of the few nations that is still free from Nazi rule. By 1953, Germany launched a massive, surprise invasion on America. The player takes control of Dan Carson, a New York construction worker, and joins the [[LaResistance American Resistance]] against the invaders.

Despite an interesting plot, the game received generally very negative reviews. The criticisms includes a flat, linear storyline that provided little characterization, a lackluster and unamusing multiplayer mode, and frustratingly uncooperative gameplay actions such as climbing ladders. In response to the reviews, the developers have stated that their game was not intended for hardcore gamers, but rather a more casual audience.

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An A WorldWarII AlternateHistory FirstPersonShooter that was released in 2008. On December 13, 1931, WinstonChurchill was hit by a cab while visiting New York City. While in real life, Churchill was only mildly injured, in the game's universe, the accident causes his death. Years later, without Churchill's foresight and leadership, the United Kingdom falls to the [[ThoseWackyNazis Third Reich]] in 1940, and the rest of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East fall soon afterward. While in the United States, the nation chose an isolationist policy, implemented by Republican president Thomas E. Dewey (who [[DeweyDefeatsTruman defeated]] HarryTruman in 1948).

A period of development follows the success of the Axis Powers, transforming conquered Europe, Asia and Africa into the Greater German Reich and allowing allies Japan and Italy to share in the prosperity; at the same time, the Nazis start to built up its military and starting another war with their military. Eventually, in 1953, they launch a massive, surprise invasion on the U.S., one of the few nations that is still free from Nazi rule. By 1953, Germany launched a massive, surprise invasion on America. The player takes control of Dan Carson, a New York construction worker, and joins the [[LaResistance American Resistance]] against the invaders.

Despite an interesting plot, the game received generally very negative reviews. The criticisms includes include a flat, linear storyline that provided little characterization, a lackluster and unamusing multiplayer mode, and frustratingly uncooperative gameplay actions actions, such as climbing ladders. In response to the reviews, the developers have stated that their game was not intended for hardcore gamers, but rather a more casual audience.



* BigApplesauce: The game immediately begins at New York as the military might of the Greater German Reich start invading the city and ends with the Germans attempting to nuke the city.

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* BigApplesauce: The game immediately begins at in New York as the military might of the Greater German Reich start starts invading the city and ends with the Germans attempting to nuke the city.



* ForWantOfANail: Winston Churchill died from being run-over by a cab in 1931, as opposed to making it with mild injuries, causing the timelines to diverge.
* GasMaskMooks: A number of Nazi mooks wears gas masks.

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* ForWantOfANail: Winston Churchill died from being run-over run over by a cab in 1931, as opposed to making it surviving with mild injuries, causing the timelines to diverge.
* GasMaskMooks: A number of Nazi mooks wears wear gas masks.



* HannibalLecture: Quisling President James Stevenson tries to justify his collaboration with the Nazis when he is confronted by Carson in his office. Doesn't actually save him from getting his ass kick by a construction worker.

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* HannibalLecture: Quisling President James Stevenson tries to justify his collaboration with the Nazis when he is confronted by Carson in his office. Doesn't actually save him from getting his ass kick kicked by a construction worker.



* ItsRainingMen: The first German enemy that the player encounter is a paratrooper and is quickly dispose with an ActionCommand as part of the tutorial. In the same tutorial, the player has the chance in shooting some German paratroopers.

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* ItsRainingMen: The first German enemy that the player encounter encounters is a paratrooper and is quickly dispose disposed of with an ActionCommand as part of the tutorial. In the same tutorial, the player has the chance in shooting to shoot down some German paratroopers.



* MonumentalDamage: The Statue of Liberty is bombed by German bombers during the start of the invasion (in which surviving pieces of the statue's crown is also depicted in the game's European box art). The Chrysler Building is also knocked over. For the good guys, the American Resistance bombed the [[spoiler:White House]], which was occupied by the Nazis.

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* MonumentalDamage: The Statue of Liberty is bombed by German bombers during the start of the invasion (in which surviving (surviving pieces of the statue's crown is also are depicted in on the game's European box art). The Chrysler Building is also knocked over. For the good guys, the American Resistance bombed the [[spoiler:White House]], which was occupied by the Nazis.



* ShootTheTelevision: In the Resistance's hideout, Angelo shoot a TV featuring puppet leader, President Stevenson, refusing the knowledge of the German atomic bomb. Angelo gets reprimanded by another Resistance member for blowing the "third set this week".

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* ShootTheTelevision: In the Resistance's hideout, Angelo shoot shoots a TV featuring the puppet leader, President Stevenson, refusing denying the knowledge existence of the German atomic bomb. Angelo gets reprimanded by another Resistance member for blowing the "third set this week".



* StupidJetpackHitler: Thanks to the Axis winning WWII, the Greater German Reich developed their Wunderwaffen, including [[TankGoodness super-heavy tanks]] such as the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panzerkampfwagen_VIII_Maus Panzerkampfwagen VIII Maus]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landkreuzer_P._1000_Ratte Landkreuzer P. 1000 Ratte]] (which were real-life tank prototypes that didn't went through the production phase), [[DropShip Nachteule troop-transport zeppelin]], the Flugzeugträger German aircraft carrier [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graf_Zeppelin_class_aircraft_carrier Graf Zeppelin]], and various advanced jet fighters and bombers.
* WeInterruptThisProgram / ThisJustIn: The player is brief on the next mission by news broadcasts.

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* StupidJetpackHitler: Thanks to the Axis winning WWII, the Greater German Reich developed their Wunderwaffen, including [[TankGoodness super-heavy tanks]] such as the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panzerkampfwagen_VIII_Maus Panzerkampfwagen VIII Maus]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landkreuzer_P._1000_Ratte Landkreuzer P. 1000 Ratte]] (which were real-life tank prototypes that didn't went through make it past the production phase), [[DropShip Nachteule troop-transport zeppelin]], the Flugzeugträger German aircraft carrier [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graf_Zeppelin_class_aircraft_carrier Graf Zeppelin]], and various advanced jet fighters and bombers.
* WeInterruptThisProgram / ThisJustIn: The player is brief briefed on the next mission by news broadcasts.
30th Dec '12 6:27:03 AM Adannor
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An WorldWarII AlternateHistory FirstPersonShooter that was released in 2008. On December 13, 1931, WinstonChurchill was hit by a cab while visiting New York City. While in real life, Churchill was only mildly injured, in the game's universe, the accident causes his death. Years later, without Churchill's foresight and leadership, the United Kingdom falls to the [[ThoseWackyNazis Third Reich]] in 1940, and the rest of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East fall soon afterward. While in the United States, the nation chose an isolationist policy, implemented by Republican president Thomas E. Dewey (who [[DeweyDefeatsTruman defeated]] HarryTruman in 1948).

A period of development follows the success of the Axis Powers, transforming conquered Europe, Asia and Africa into the Greater German Reich and allowing allies Japan and Italy to share in the prosperity; at the same time, the Nazis start to built up its military and starting another war with the U.S., one of the few nations that is still free from Nazi rule. By 1953, Germany launched a massive, surprise invasion on America. The player takes control of Dan Carson, a New York construction worker, and joins the [[LaResistance American Resistance]] against the invaders.

Despite an interesting plot, the game received generally very negative reviews. The criticisms includes a flat, linear storyline that provided little characterization, a lackluster and unamusing multiplayer mode, and frustratingly uncooperative gameplay actions such as climbing ladders. In response to the reviews, the developers have stated that their game was not intended for hardcore gamers, but rather a more casual audience.

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!!This game features examples of the following tropes:
* ActionCommands: Two different options: An instant kill, where Carson melees the Nazi soldier to death, or using him as a [[HumanShield human shield]]. Occasionally, a Nazi soldier will be standing near an interactive object, such as a furnace or a toilet, allowing Carson to perform an environmental kill with it.
* ActionSurvivor: Dan Carson
* AlternateHistory
* BigApplesauce: The game immediately begins at New York as the military might of the Greater German Reich start invading the city and ends with the Germans attempting to nuke the city.
* BitterSweetEnding / HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Carson stops the Nazis from dropping the atomic bomb on New York; however, the bomb's controls are damaged in the firefight, leaving Carson unable to simply jettison the bomb. Instead, Carson rewires the atomic bomb to self-destruct, destroying the zeppelin and killing himself, but saving New York and inspiring other Americans to continue the resistance]].
* DayOfTheJackboot
* ExplodingBarrels
* ForWantOfANail: Winston Churchill died from being run-over by a cab in 1931, as opposed to making it with mild injuries, causing the timelines to diverge.
* GasMaskMooks: A number of Nazi mooks wears gas masks.
* GroinAttack: At one point in the [[spoiler:White House]], Carson finds a Nazi burning some American paraphernalia in a furnace and has the option of doing an environmental kill; in which Carson overpowers the Nazi before kicking him between the belongings [[CrowningMomentOfFunny and right INTO the furnace]].
* HannibalLecture: Quisling President James Stevenson tries to justify his collaboration with the Nazis when he is confronted by Carson in his office. Doesn't actually save him from getting his ass kick by a construction worker.
* HoldTheLine: The National Guard unit in New York that is battling a fighting retreat out of the city.
* InvadedStatesOfAmerica
* ItsRainingMen: The first German enemy that the player encounter is a paratrooper and is quickly dispose with an ActionCommand as part of the tutorial. In the same tutorial, the player has the chance in shooting some German paratroopers.
* LaResistance: The American Resistance.
* MonumentalDamage: The Statue of Liberty is bombed by German bombers during the start of the invasion (in which surviving pieces of the statue's crown is also depicted in the game's European box art). The Chrysler Building is also knocked over. For the good guys, the American Resistance bombed the [[spoiler:White House]], which was occupied by the Nazis.
* NoSwastikas: Heavily averted. Interestingly, in the commercials for the game it originally showed the Iron Cross on the flags instead.
* NukeEm: The Nazis' atomic bomb as a last resort in quelling the resistance in America by 'testing' it on New York City, and is the last mission in stopping them before it's too late.
* TheQuisling: Nazi-sympathizer and Speaker of the House James Edward Stevenson, who became President of the American puppet government.
* ShootTheTelevision: In the Resistance's hideout, Angelo shoot a TV featuring puppet leader, President Stevenson, refusing the knowledge of the German atomic bomb. Angelo gets reprimanded by another Resistance member for blowing the "third set this week".
* StormingTheCastle: Occurs three times. Rescuing General George Donnelly at the United States Courthouse; assassinating President Stevenson at the White House [[spoiler:and blowing it up in the process]]; and infiltrating the Tower of London.
* StupidJetpackHitler: Thanks to the Axis winning WWII, the Greater German Reich developed their Wunderwaffen, including [[TankGoodness super-heavy tanks]] such as the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panzerkampfwagen_VIII_Maus Panzerkampfwagen VIII Maus]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landkreuzer_P._1000_Ratte Landkreuzer P. 1000 Ratte]] (which were real-life tank prototypes that didn't went through the production phase), [[DropShip Nachteule troop-transport zeppelin]], the Flugzeugträger German aircraft carrier [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graf_Zeppelin_class_aircraft_carrier Graf Zeppelin]], and various advanced jet fighters and bombers.
* WeInterruptThisProgram / ThisJustIn: The player is brief on the next mission by news broadcasts.
* ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld: The ''Graf Zeppelin''-type airships that are part of the Greater German Reich's invasion. The last level takes place on a zeppelin that is about to nuke New York.
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