Andy Mahood of GameSpy writes:
"There have been a few games and mods that have bucked the trend -- Red Orchestra comes to mind -- by taking us back to an earlier 20th Century battlefield where bolt-action rifles and iron sights ruled the day, but they're the exception more than the rule.
Pursuing that premise even further, we put a couple of unique "historical" Half-Life 2 multiplayer mods through their paces this week. One is all about six-guns and Winchester rifles on the American frontier while the other time-travels back to an age of swords, crossbows, and chain mail armor.
Forget about red-dot laser sights and plasma guns... we're going old school."