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 That was too close of a hit
Call of Duty 2: Big Red One PlayStation 2 Clearing the houses
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 This transport plane is blown to smithereens

Alternate Titles

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

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Cubed3 GameCube Nov 28, 2005 9 out of 10 90
N-Zone GameCube Jan 07, 2006 86 out of 100 86
HardGamers PlayStation 2 Dec 04, 2005 85 out of 100 85 PlayStation 2 Dec 09, 2005 83 out of 100 83
MS Xbox World Xbox Nov 14, 2005 8 out of 10 80
1UP GameCube Nov 02, 2005 8 out of 10 80 Xbox Jan 12, 2006 78 out of 100 78
GameSpot Xbox Nov 07, 2005 7 out of 10 70
The Next Level Xbox Nov 23, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
X-Box Gamer Xbox Feb 11, 2006 10 out of 20 50


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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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