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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.


Call of Duty 2: Big Red One PlayStation 2 Info on vehicles, Tiger I tank
Call of Duty 2: Big Red One PlayStation 2 Stopping the advancement of Panzer class tanks, at least until their Tigers arrive, then we pull out
Call of Duty 2: Big Red One PlayStation 2 That was too close of a hit
Call of Duty 2: Big Red One PlayStation 2 Using binoculars to mark the spot for the artillery

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Alternate Titles

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

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N-Zone GameCube Jan 07, 2006 86 out of 100 86
Game Chronicles PlayStation 2 Nov 07, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
Video Game Talk PlayStation 2 Feb 01, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamernode PlayStation 2 Dec 31, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Game Over Online PlayStation 2 Dec 12, 2005 75 out of 100 75
Extreme Gamer Xbox Nov 18, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
Jolt (UK) Xbox Dec 27, 2005 7.4 out of 10 74
Game Informer Magazine Xbox Jan, 2006 7.25 out of 10 72
Game Informer Magazine GameCube Jan, 2006 7.25 out of 10 72
GamesRadar PlayStation 2 Feb 28, 2006 6 out of 10 60


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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.


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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