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Call of Duty 2

MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
78
3.5
Windows
85
3.7
Xbox 360
89
3.7
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Description

Call of Duty 2 is an installment in the series of war-themed first-person perspective shooters. The game is trying to recreate the big military operations of World War II (Defence of Stalingrad, invasion in Normandy and German-British war in North Africa).

Developers from Infinity Ward divided Call of Duty 2 into three campaigns (Russian, British and American) and put into the game a lot of new features (e.g. no health indicator, option to complete mission objectives in different order). Expanded multiplayer modes are also available.

Screenshots

Call of Duty 2 Xbox 360 Taking out enemy infantry with a sniper.
Call of Duty 2 Xbox 360 With no cover, the one who fires first gets to live.
Call of Duty 2 Xbox 360 There are 10 missions in total to choose from.
Call of Duty 2 Windows Placing an explosive.

Alternate Titles

  • "使命召唤2" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "COD2" -- Common abbreviation
  • "콜 오브 듀티 2" -- Korean spelling

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User Reviews

Really good, but not perfect. Windows D Michael (221)
You are called to duty! Xbox 360 Alex Barberi (9)
Excellent world-war-two shooter, though not as good as the first. Windows wildweasel (24)
My first Call of Duty experience & thumbs up on this older game Windows StorytellerShannon (19)

The Press Says

Kombo.com Xbox 360 Nov 17, 2005 9.5 out of 10 95
Gamers' Temple, The Xbox 360 2005 94 out of 100 94
Netjak Windows Dec 07, 2005 9.3 out of 10 93
Game Chronicles Xbox 360 Nov 23, 2005 9.3 out of 10 93
GameZone Xbox 360 Nov 21, 2005 9.2 out of 10 92
Lawrence Xbox 360 Nov 23, 2005 91 out of 100 91
Xbox World Australia (XWA) Xbox 360 Apr 17, 2006 90 out of 100 90
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Xbox 360 Mar 20, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
Gamesmania Windows Nov 03, 2005 83 out of 100 83
UGO (UnderGroundOnline) Xbox 360 2005 B 75

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Call of Duty 2 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

German versions

In the German version terms like "Nazi" or "Kraut" and all mentions of Hitler, Stalin, Rommel or the Third Reich were removed. The intro movies with real-life movie material are slightly re-cut and all swastikas were either removed or replaced with iron crosses. A detailed list of all changes can be found on schnittberichte.com.

References

One of the tank commanders in Call of Duty 2 is called Greta Garbo, after the famous Swedish actress.

Sales

Call of Duty 2 was the first Xbox 360 game to sell over one million units in the US.

Awards

  • Computer Games
    • March 2006 - #7 PC Game of the Year in the 2005
  • GameSpy
    • 2005 – #5 Game of the Year
    • 2005 – #3 PC Game of the Year
    • 2005 – Xbox 360 Game of the Year
    • 2005 – Xbox 360 Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)
    • 2005 – PC FPS of the Year
    • 2005 – Xbox 360 Shooter of the Year
    • 2005 – Best Sound of the Year (PC)
  • PC Powerplay (Germany)
    • Issue 04/2006 - #3 Action Game in 2005 (Readers' Vote)
Information also contributed by Maw and PCGamer77.

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