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Description

In the second Call of Duty game for consoles, players again take to battle in The Second World War. As with other Call of Duty games, focus is on the characters and their drama amidst the furious, heavily scripted, first-person action. As a private new to war in America's most legendary infantry division, nicknamed the Big Red One for the distinctive patch they wore, players will fight through the game as a team in the Fighting First, and will be affected by the loss of friends on the battlefield.

Players will have to re-enact the successes of World War II through a wide variety of land, sea and air missions in Africa, Sicily and Normandy, by using vehicles including tanks, jeeps, armored cars and half-tracks. Success will depend on how well players can move, shoot and complete the objectives that a commanding officer provides before each mission.

The Xbox and PS2 versions offer multiplayer games with up to 16 players.

Screenshots

Call of Duty 2: Big Red One PlayStation 2 Enemy soldiers taking cover behind the fence
Call of Duty 2: Big Red One PlayStation 2 Sherman tanks coming to aid you in your mission
Call of Duty 2: Big Red One PlayStation 2 No more hiding behind the counter
Call of Duty 2: Big Red One PlayStation 2 Reloading

Promo Images

Call of Duty 2: Big Red One Screenshot
Call of Duty 2: Big Red One Screenshot
Call of Duty 2: Big Red One Screenshot
Call of Duty 2: Big Red One Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "使命召唤2:红一纵队" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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Critic Reviews

VGcore PlayStation 2 Jul 28, 2006 9 out of 10 90
XGP Gaming Xbox 2005 9 out of 10 90
TeamXbox Xbox Nov 02, 2005 8.6 out of 10 86
Game Shark GameCube Nov 18, 2005 B+ 83
Futuregamez.net PlayStation 2 Dec 09, 2005 83 out of 100 83
1UP Xbox Nov 02, 2005 8 out of 10 80
4Players.de Xbox Jan 12, 2006 78 out of 100 78
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Jan, 2006 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpot Xbox Nov 07, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Worth Playing GameCube Dec 19, 2005 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

German version

In the German version all mentions of Rommel, Hitler, Mussolini and Göring were removed with periphrases and their appearances in the intro videos were cut out. All swastikas (except one on a German plane in the bonus material which was missed) were either removed or replaced with iron crosses.

References

Big Red One is a reference to the nickname of the 1st Infantry Division of the United States Army, after its shoulder patch. It is the oldest division in the United States Army, and has seen continuous service since its organization in 1917.

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