Call of Duty 2

Critic Score User Score
Macintosh
78
3.7
Windows
85
3.8
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 Windows You must defend the crossroads.
Call of Duty 2 Windows Convoy ambushed by the German troops.
Call of Duty 2 Windows Bullet in a head.
Call of Duty 2 Xbox 360 Crossing the Rhein in an amphibious armored vehicle.

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)

Critic Reviews

Game industry News (GiN) Windows 2005 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Game Chronicles Xbox 360 Nov 23, 2005 9.3 out of 10 93
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Nov, 2005 91 out of 100 91
Gameplanet Xbox 360 Apr 06, 2006 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Video Game Talk Windows Dec 10, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
AceGamez Xbox 360 2005 9 out of 10 90
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Xbox 360 Mar 20, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
GameStar (Germany) Windows Dec, 2005 85 out of 100 85
GamesCollection Xbox 360 Feb 10, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Softonic Macintosh 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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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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