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Call of Duty 2: Big Red One

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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 Storming the beach
Call of Duty 2: Big Red One PlayStation 2 Reloading
Call of Duty 2: Big Red One PlayStation 2 Enemy soldiers behind the barricades
Call of Duty 2: Big Red One PlayStation 2 Shooting at transport planes is nothing but target practicing

Alternate Titles

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

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GamerDad Xbox Mar 07, 2006 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
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FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network PlayStation 2 Dec 06, 2005 88 out of 100 88
N-Zone GameCube Jan 07, 2006 86 out of 100 86
Game Chronicles PlayStation 2 Nov 07, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
1UP GameCube Nov 02, 2005 8 out of 10 80
FOK!games PlayStation 2 Dec 17, 2005 78 out of 100 78
Game Over Online GameCube Dec 12, 2005 75 out of 100 75
Game Over Online Xbox Dec 12, 2005 75 out of 100 75
GameSpot Xbox Nov 07, 2005 7 out of 10 70


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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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