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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 Macintosh Target practice
Call of Duty 2 Windows Direct hit!
Call of Duty 2 Windows My death caught on Call of Duty's signature Kill Cam.
Call of Duty 2 Xbox 360 Main Title

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

Gamers' Temple, The Xbox 360 2005 94 out of 100 94
TalkXbox Xbox 360 Nov 26, 2005 90 out of 100 90
DreamStation.cc Xbox 360 Feb 01, 2006 9 out of 10 90
GameCell UK Xbox 360 2006 9 out of 10 90
Totally Gaming Network Xbox 360 Feb 08, 2006 9 out of 10 90
Xbox2news.com Xbox 360 2005 9 out of 10 90
Xboxdynasty (XD) Xbox 360 Jan 20, 2006 8.7 out of 10 87
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox 360 Nov 28, 2005 17 out of 20 85
PC Powerplay Windows Dec, 2005 81 out of 100 81
TTGamer Windows Nov 08, 2005 8 out of 10 80

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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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