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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 Macintosh Repairing the telephone wire under fire
Call of Duty 2 Windows My death caught on Call of Duty's signature Kill Cam.
Call of Duty 2 Xbox 360 D-day, only this beach requires a lot of climbing first.
Call of Duty 2 Xbox 360 Use allied tanks as a moving cover against enemy fire.

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 (220)
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)

Critic Reviews

Game Vortex Xbox 360 2005 95 out of 100 95
Deaf Gamers Xbox 360 2005 9.4 out of 10 94
Lawrence Xbox 360 Nov 23, 2005 91 out of 100 91
GameSpy Xbox 360 Nov 17, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameRanking.pl Windows Nov 21, 2005 90 out of 100 90
GameCell UK Xbox 360 2006 9 out of 10 90
eGames Windows Nov 05, 2007 8.8 out of 10 88
JeuxVideoPC.com Windows Nov 25, 2005 17 out of 20 85
UOL Jogos Windows Nov 21, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Revolution Xbox 360 Dec 07, 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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