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Call of Duty 2

MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
78
3.5
Windows
85
3.7
Xbox 360
89
3.7

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)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Macintosh 8 3.5
Windows 68 3.7
Xbox 360 36 3.7
Combined MobyScore 112 3.7


The Press Says

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WindowsGameSpy
Call of Duty 2 doesn't break much new ground, throwing you into one large-scale battle after another just as the first game did. But somehow, instead of feeling like a stale retread or losing steam halfway through, it manages to be a blast from start to finish. In terms of length, it doesn't feel much longer than the original, but once again, there's no filler content here, and the missions have enough replayability to make up for any complaints anyone might have over the game's length. A little more meat to the multiplayer would have been nice, but overall, Infinity Ward has crafted a sequel that's every ounce as fun as its predecessor -- which makes Call of Duty 2 a game just about everyone should check out.
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MacintoshMacLife
Whether or not you played the original Call of Duty, COD2 is a must-have for any first-person-shooter enthusiast.
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Xbox 360GamesFirst!
The WWII FPS genre is starting to wear thin. At this point, only the best of the best become worthy of our attention. Call of Duty 2 is one of those games. It is an example of perfection of craft. The folks behind Call of Duty 2 should be proud of themselves. Intense barely begins to describe the experience. If you have a 360 and don't own this game then you are missing the keystone of the X-box's fledgling library.
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Xbox 360EmpireOnline.com
Aside from these tweaks, though, it’s Call Of Duty business as usual, the perfectly-balanced, beautifully-realised skirmishes thrusting you into the heat of battle and offering a real sense of what it was like to take part in this decisive conflict.
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Xbox 360Snackbar-Games.com
COD 2 has an Xbox Live feature that I have yet to check out. They have slayer, team slayer, and CTF. The online experience will definitely make me keep this game and not trade it in once I beat it. Overall, I have really enjoyed playing Call of Duty 2. If you're looking for a fast-paced, action-packed game to pick up for the new Xbox 360, I definitely suggest COD 2. The graphics and computer AI are great, and there are enough missions to really keep your attention. I'm glad that I decided to pick up this game as my first 360 game.
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Xbox 360Game industry News (GiN)
I admit to being biased. I've been waiting for this one for a while. And I told Breeden that I was in charge and I got to review this one. Sometimes it's good to be the king, baby. CoD2 is definitely the king as well. They get a perfect score!
100
WindowsGame industry News (GiN)
I admit to being biased. I've been waiting for this one for a while. And I told Breeden that I was in charge and I got to review this one. Sometimes it's good to be the king, baby. CoD2 is definitely the king as well. They get a perfect score!
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Xbox 360Game Shark
As stated before, this game is just a ton of fun from the first training mission as a Russian to the final defeat of the Germans at the end of the American campaign. As you play the game you just can’t help dropping your jaw in amazement at what you’re seeing and getting to do. This is the game you want to pull out and show when one of your non-gaming friends asks, "So what is so great about the Xbox 360 that you waited like an idiot in line 12 hours to get it?" Seeing Call of Duty 2 will shut them right up. And while the Xbox 360 may not yet have a true killer app game that will single-handedly sell systems, Call of Duty 2 is pretty close.
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Xbox 360GamePro (US)
Much has been said about Call of Duty's graphics, gratifying gunplay, and overall sense of absolute destruction, but what really sets this WWII series apart from the rest of the pack is its in-game pacing. From the start of the Russian campaign in 1941 all the way to end of the American's drive over Germany, Call of Duty 2 reaches several crescendoing peaks that, once completed, result in a much needed exhale.
98
WindowsGame Chronicles
War might be hell but Call of Duty 2 is pure heaven to play. If you loved the first one then get ready to reenlist for another tour of duty. And for hardcore historians or those who just want something special, check out the deluxe edition with exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes footage of the game's development.
98
WindowsGame Informer Magazine
Developer Infinity Ward did a lot of things right with the first Call of Duty, especially in terms of cinematic presentation and intense action. In a lot of ways, it was the best wartime FPS of its time. Call of Duty 2, whether you play it on a gaming PC or the Xbox 360, is to is predecessor as the 360 itself is to the NES. Everything that makes war games entertaining - the feeling of defending freedom, the immersion in a warzone and the glorious thrill of being a hero - is done far better in this title than in any before it. Quite simply, this is the best WWII game ever made.
98
Xbox 360Game Informer Magazine
Developer Infinity Ward did a lot of things right with the first Call of Duty, especially in terms of cinematic presentation and intense action. In a lot of ways, it was the best wartime FPS of its time. Call of Duty 2, whether you play it on a gaming PC or the Xbox 360, is to is predecessor as the 360 itself is to the NES. Everything that makes war games entertaining - the feeling of defending freedom, the immersion in a warzone and the glorious thrill of being a hero - is done far better in this title than in any before it. Quite simply, this is the best WWII game ever made.
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Xbox 360PGNx Media
Call of Duty 2 had very lofty aspirations to meet as the second game in the acclaimed series. The game certainly hits all of the bullet points and goes above and beyond each one. Infinity Ward took the bar, threw it up, and jumped over it when it was still in the air. The game, developed at the same time as the PC version, matches that version in nearly every department for those with high-end PCs and excels it for everyone else. Call of Duty 2 is definitely one of the most impressive – visually and otherwise – Xbox 360 launch titles.
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Xbox 360Mygamer.com
Call of Duty 2 is a perfect game for FPS fans that are lucky enough to own a Xbox 360. Even if you are tired of WWII games, give this one a try. You may just find your love for this mostly exhausted sub-genre renewed. For those doubters of the power of the 360, consider those doubts squashed. This is only a launch title and it looks and plays perfectly. Call of Duty 2 is a true gamer’s dream. This is a title where every aspect of gaming comes together seamlessly to make an instant classic and quite possibly the best Xbox 360 game on the market right now.
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Xbox 360GamingTrend
What can I say? I sound like a raving fanboy when I talk about Call of Duty 2, and for good reason. It was worth the wait from the original to this one: it represents a fantastic PC title that didn't get watered down in the conversion to console. If this is the future of console gaming, I'm sold. Go buy this title right now.
95
Xbox 360XboxZone (Australia)
Overall Call of Duty 2 is by far the best Xbox 360 title, if not the best depiction of World War II to date and is definitely a must for fans of first person shooters who enjoy high quality action in all its realism. Call of duty 2 provides you with action packed, intense warfare as you clear out buildings, disarm tanks, clear out flak crew, secure significant towns, participate in tank battles as well as reconnaissance missions all done along side your fellow soldiers. Call of Duty 2 really puts you in the shoes of the soldiers feeling every bit of struggle and intensity. If you manage to finish the game on the hardest level (veteran) which takes approximately 10 – 15 hours depending on your style of play you would have earned each and every achievement and is definitely a gaming experience you wont forget.
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Xbox 360Wonderwallweb.com
The only down side to the game is the Online game play, some of the games I have been on have been so laggy that they are unplayable. But a new patch has been released that has pretty much solved this problem but you still get the odd lagfest occasionally. As long as you find a good UK server you should be absolutely fine. Another problem that has been fixed by the patch is the ’save game bug’ unfortunately this is a little late for me when I lost some of the Russia saves, now I have no evidence to back up my achievements.
95
Xbox 360Game Vortex
The Call of Duty series hasn’t seen quite the success on consoles as it has on the PC. This makes Call of Duty 2 that much better of an experience. Not only is it one of the best WWII shooters to hit the market in recent years, it is also one of the better launch titles on the 360. Unless you’re only interested in run-and-gun shooters, Call of Duty 2 is an experience you won't soon forget.
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Xbox 360VGcore
Call of Duty 2 is a game everyone who has an Xbox 360 should own. It not only offers the best A.I. to be found on the 360, but the most realistic war recreation to date. Don’t let the not so next-gen graphics and laggy online (which will probably be fixed) push you away. You’d be doing yourself a disservice. Suit up solider!
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Xbox 360Entertainment Depot, The
Call of Duty 2 has some faults, and your tolerance for even more WWII might be much lower than mine, but it’s such a wild and intense adventure that I can't help but recommend it anyway. This is the best first-person shooter on the 360 by far, and a fine title all around. Infinity Ward delivers in every area, and they do so with such intensity that I don’t see how it can be matched by their contemporaries.
95
Xbox 360Extreme Gamer
Overall Call of Duty 2 is a fantastic effort, and worth the cash to own this one outright. There are plans to release an update to a bug which (in some cases) erases saved data and fix some lag issues, and Activision says "we [Infinity Ward] are aware of the issues at hand," and the hope is that an online lobby update or matchmaking/party forming will be included and or planned for the near future.
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Xbox 360Kombo.com
Call of Duty 2 was definitely calling for the Xbox 360. In this franchise, this particular title has to be one of the best. It has intense gameplay and will get heads turning and gamers wanting to play more. It's so pretty that it’s fun to just simply watch it rather than play it. Activision and Infinity Ward deserve a round of applause for this ultimate WWII first-person shooter. Also, let’s send out a nice dose of love and respect for real WWII veterans. Believe me, this isn't some small-fry army men shoot 'em up type of game. This is a jaw dropping experience that you’ll want to play as soon as possible on the 360.
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Xbox 360Gamers' Temple, The
The multiplayer action is pretty exciting and its probably the best of the Xbox 360 launch shooters. One really cool feature of the multiplayer mode is the “Killcam”. This will replay your death for you so you can see just who shot you and how they did it. It’s a great feature and an effective learning tool for those looking to better their game. I also like the way smoke grenades work as a nice counter to snipers, although I’ll bet you sniper players out there will beg to differ.
94
Xbox 360Deaf Gamers
There may be no Halo 3 for the Xbox 360 launch period but FPS fans needn't worry because Call of Duty 2 is one of the best console FPS games I've ever played. From start to finish the action is thrilling and the experience is unforgettable. Everything about the game oozes quality. The controls feel superb, the graphics are remarkable for a console launch title (seeing as console launch titles never manage to fully utilise the hardware as console hardware is rarely finalised until late on in a launch titles development), and the missions are challenging yet thoroughly entertaining. Launch titles are rarely anything special but Call of Duty 2 is a cracker and is simply a must own for anyone with an Xbox 360, who is in anyway interested in FPS games.
93
WindowsStrategy Informer
I would have to say that Call of Duty 2 continues the great game play that the original Call of Duty started. The graphics and sounds are intense, the single player campaign is extremely compelling, the multiplayer is fast paced fun and the overall game play is down right awesome. The only bad feature would be the health regeneration feature in the single player campaign. For any gamer that wants to spend the next few months in World War II, I suggest you get this game. Just make sure you have the machine to run this game in all its glory.
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Xbox 360Video Game Generation
That's not to say that the game is perfect, because the problems I outlined above are very real. But taken on the whole, Call of Duty 2 is an incredible experience. Look at it this way. There is a mission in Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2: Summit Strike, Bunker Hill Redux, that I thought would never be topped for its hectic and intense nature. Taking place entirely in the black of night, you first sneak through the forest taking out near-invisible enemies before you meet up with the rest of your squad. Then, you defend a bunker with barely any cover against a torrent of enemy soldiers and tanks for what seems like an eternity. Here we are a few months later, and almost every mission in Call of Duty 2 is more frantic than that mission was in its very best moments.
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Xbox 360FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network
Call of Duty 2 may not feel like a brand new experience if you have played the original but I am confident that it will fit perfectly into your Xbox 360 launch plans if you want a realistic first-person shooter. It allows up to eight player on Xbox Live and sixteen players on System Link. If you do happen to have Xbox Live (which I hope every Xbox 360 owner at least attempts to get), go immediately to the �headquarters� mode and play that to death. I will be there waiting for some new opponents. Until then, look at the fantastic screenshots and picture yourself running through the smoke as you hunt down Nazis.
93
WindowsNetjak
Overall, Call of Duty 2 keeps the idea of the World War 2 shooter from being too stale. Bringing to the table solid gameplay elements, great visuals, and even better sound makes this game the culmination of the World War 2 FPS experience. The only significant drawback is after playing Call of Duty 2, you may never want to play a European Theater of Operations based WW2 shooter ever again. The other end of the world hasn’t been touched on enough, so the Call of Duty series may end up being on that and, and bringing in a relatively fresher view of the whole war. Until then, Call of Duty 2 is like the cherry to top the sundae. I highly recommend playing this quality title.
93
Xbox 360Game Chronicles
With more campaigns and the larger and non-linear missions and objective structure, Call of Duty 2 is easily the best FPS game you can currently play on the Xbox 360. It is a finely tuned work of art with so much research and attention to detail incorporated into it that action gamers will become totally immersed in the unrelenting experience of brutal combat.
92
Xbox 360Gaming Target
An amazing single-player experience is put together with a multiplayer section that doesn’t have the features it should, but the game’s quality still shines through, brightly.
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Xbox 360Xbox Exclusive
I can't think of a better game war FPS that makes use of every aspect possible. The screams of fellow comrades, to the entire feel of the game (and of course to the graphics), make this one heck of a way to start your 360 gaming with. Call of Duty 2 is war at its finest. Multiplayer in Call of Duty 2 is “off the hook” in plain words. It's intense, non-stop, even with only 8 players. There's no other way to put it, this game is amazing, and it's the most realistic war game to date. Call of Duty 2 is the best Xbox 360 launch title.
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Xbox 360Console Monster
Frankly, nothing competes with this game. Everything is spot on, from the graphics to the gameplay. The Audio is simply stunning and deserves some serious credit from Infinity Ward. Even the Multiplayer experience is better than I was expecting. This is one of the best games out for the Xbox 360. Period.
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Xbox 360GameZone
Stunning graphically, a pleasure to control with the 360 gamepad, Call of Duty 2 is an amazing example of precisely what gamers can expect from the machine. While this may be one of the first titles out of the bag, it clearly sets a high standard for other titles to follow.
92
WindowsGamezoom
An die Waffen: COD 2 hat uns von der ersten Spielminute bis zum Abspann an den Monitor gefesselt. Fast die ganze Redaktion hat mir über die Schulter gesehen als ich mit den amerikanischen Soldaten die Normandie gestürmt und mit meinen russischen Genossen das Rathaus von den deutschen Offizieren gesäubert habe. Immer wieder hörte ich aus einer der Redaktionsecken ein: „Wow, an der Uniform sieht man die Falten oder schau mal die coolen Wettereffekte an…“. Fassen wir diese Eindrücke zu einem Satz zusammen: Call of Duty 2 ist mit Abstand der derzeit spannendste und schönste WWII-Shooter im Handel!
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Xbox 360Worth Playing
Even though the multiplayer has some major issues, Call of Duty 2 is, overall, an outstanding title. The single-player experience is worth the price of admission alone and must be seen to be believed. The multiplayer, despite its problems, is actually quite fun when it works. This makes COD2's problems all the more unfortunate, but if you have the patience, you can still have a good time with it. If you are one of the new Xbox 360 owners out there, Call of Duty 2 is one of the must-have titles for the system.
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Xbox 360Planet Xbox 360
It says a lot about the success of a game, when I feel is saddened after a comrade falls to the ground. I know that sounds weird, but that’s what the game did to me. I found myself going out of my way to protect each and every teammate. Start to finish the game was an experience, a very tiring one at that. I had to take breaks because each mission took so much out of me. Infinity Ward did a great job of capturing the feel of such an awful and devastating war. It is easy to dedicate hours of your life to playing Call of Duty 2, and when you do, you won’t be disappointed.
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Xbox 360Cheat Code Central
Call Of Duty 2 is a great addition to your budding Xbox 360 but if you've already got the PC version happening then there isn't any reason to defect, especially since the online component of the PC version works like a charm. Armchair soldiers of all ages (this game is rated T for Teen) will dig its white hot, white knuckle single player intensity and owners of HDTV's and Dolby 5.1 will be in WW2 heaven. Sure beats playing with those green plastic army men out in the sandbox.
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Xbox 360The Video Game Critic
Still, Call of Duty 2 is still a smart purchase on the strength of its excellent single-player mode.
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Xbox 360Lawrence
Like its predecessor, Call of Duty 2 is worth playing at least once to extract those great scripted memorable moments and share with your fellow gamers. Not to be a broken record, but it's the best Xbox Live game for 360 right now and it's an easy justification for your hard-earned dough.
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Xbox 360GamersReports
So, is this game worth owning if you have played the PC version? Yes, for sure. The beautiful presentation, the 5.1 surround and the fact that Activision will surely add downloadable maps and/or modes make it worthwhile. If you have not played the PC version then that goes double. The single player mode is great, and combined with Xbox Live replay value, it makes this title one of the best Xbox360 games available now.
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WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Call of Duty 2 is een heerlijke brok non-stop actie van de bovenste (= de meest intense) plank.
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WindowsGameguru Mania
Although Call of Duty 2 goes down the very linear scripted levels path, I found this highly enjoyable. If you liked the original Call of Duty, then you're sure to enjoy the sequel, which stays true to the strengths of its predecessor.
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Xbox 360DarkZero
Call of Duty 2 may not feel like a brand new experience if you have played the original but I am confident that it will fit perfectly into your Xbox 360 launch plans if you want a realistic first-person shooter. It allows up to sixteen players to take the battle online and delivers on all accounts a satisfying WWII shooter. If you do happen to have Xbox Live (which I hope every Xbox 360 owner at least attempts to get), go immediately to the ‘headquarters’ mode and play that to death. I will be there waiting for some new opponents.
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Xbox 360Gaming Age
So Call of Duty 2 is not without complaints, minor blemishes really. It's for that reason and that reason alone that it doesn't receive the superlative ranking. It is still by far an excellent game and plenty worth the cost. You get the single player, the gamer points and an online mode that for first person fans will hold its value for quite some time.
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WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Schon nach den ersten Spielstunden mit Call of Duty 2 war ich total begeistert. So intensiv und spannend inszeniert habe ich Schusswechsel in einem Spiel vor dieser Kulisse noch nicht erlebt. Auch mit der künstlichen Intelligenz bin ich mehr als zufrieden: Feinde werfen Granaten zurück, die Kameraden haben nur wenige Aussetzer. Und dann diese imposante Technik: Weitreichende Landschaften, spektakuläre Explosionen, detaillierte Soldatengesichter, Ohren und Sinne betäubender Sound - Call of Duty 2 ist ohne Frage ein Muss für jeden Shooter-Fan.
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WindowsSoftpedia
It's impeccable. It's exactly what I expected and this is something that most games nowadays cannot achieve. If you liked the previous titles in the series, you'll love this one. If you hate WWII games, give it a try, you may like it. This is one of the few series out there that actually gets better with every new version. It's the ultimate war experience. You'll forget every other WWII game!
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Xbox 360Gamer 2.0
CoD2 for the Xbox 360 scores a direct hit in the console market. While the game will be nothing new to PC gamers, for console gamers the experience will be something fresh. The main thing holding the title back is the small amount of online players. Furthermore, the game still is a WWII FPS, which we have seen plenty of in recent years. However, the mix of spectacular graphics, marvelous sound, and solid gameplay easily make CoD2 one of the Xbox 306’s must have launch titles. If you are a FPS fan at all, it would be silly not to pick up this treasure.
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Xbox 360XboxAddict
Overall, I have to say that I have a love/hate relationship with Call of Duty 2. I love the campaign; I love the look, the sound, the feel. The Xbox Live component is great – again – when it works, but I just feel like Activision could (and should) have waited another month or so to fine tune things to make them near flawless. This is the best game on the Xbox 360 right now in my humble opinion, but I fear that another game might quickly take its place that offers some of the things that this game is lacking, i.e. co-op, both online and split-screen, in addition to a more controllable Xbox Live experience through the ability to host your own games and invite only your chums. Hopefully we’ll see some patches or some added functionality through downloads, which would make this the best tactical shooter I’ve ever played. Only time will tell.
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Xbox 360Atomic Gamer
Call of Duty 2 is a great launch title for the Xbox 360 and is generally satisfying and fun all the way through. Even if you're getting a little sick of the WW2 shooter genre, I'd suggest you give it a shot, as its gameplay is the right mix of fun and realism and the multiplayer modes are plenty of fun. There are several first person games that have launched with the Xbox 360, and if I had to pick one that the most people would enjoy the most, it would be Call of Duty 2.
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Xbox 360ZTGameDomain
To be honest I have never been a huge fan of WWII games, in fact aside from the recent Brothers in Arms series I have found most of them drab and repetitive. When I first heard that Activision was bringing CoD 2 to the Xbox 360 my initial impression was, oh great another war shooter, and then I played it. The pure adrenaline rush that you get from any level in this game is amazing, the mission structure actually keeps you entertained, and the presentation and top-notch AI really draw the player into the game world. Anyone who owns an Xbox 360 should be required to own this title, there is a reason it was the number one selling launch title. Everything about this game screams quality and I do not hesitate when saying, that this is by far the greatest WWII shooter ever conceived, buy it now!
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Xbox 360Boomtown
Call of Duty 2 is probably the best launch title for the Xbox 360, with killer graphics, intense gameplay and a solid, if slightly small multiplayer element. Even though you might be fed up with WWII FPS games, Call of Duty 2 will easily carry you into the next generation of gaming.
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Xbox 360AceGamez
Call Of Duty 2 is a great title to help usher in the next generation of gaming. The impressive presentation and intuitive gameplay make a surprisingly enjoyable WWII adventure, despite this being a member of a tired genre. This game clearly sets the standards for what a next generation first person shooter should be like and this is definitely a must have for any Xbox 360 shooter fan.
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Xbox 360Console Obsession
It does everything you’d expect from a game of its type, and does it all very well indeed. Call of Duty 2 is quite simply one of the most immersive and impressive games on the 360 in its infancy, and without question, one of the finest First Person Shooters we have ever played.
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Xbox 360Gameplanet
Call of Duty 2 is one game you should add to your Xbox 360 collection, even if it is just to show off its capabilities to others. Its intense campaign and equally intense multiplayer experience will have you coming back again and again.
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Xbox 360TeamXbox
Unless you are completely opposed to war and/or war-related media, make sure you pick up Call of Duty 2 when it’s time to nab your pre-ordered 360. Maybe the early GOTY claims for Call of Duty 2 aren’t so far-fetched after all.
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Xbox 360Yahoo! Games
When it comes to separating the wheat from the chaff, Call of Duty 2 is at the top of the heap. For players who still enjoy storming the beaches, the single-player experience of Call of Duty 2 does everything right. Yes, it's a World War II shooter, but it's not just any WWII shooter -- until there's a revolutionary leap in the genre, this stands as the most polished, intense, and atmospheric war shooter for the living room, bar none.
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Xbox 360GamersMark
With all the "me too" shooters that flood the videogame industry, Call of Duty 2 is a very refreshing experience that should not be passed up. Fans of the previous game will feel right at home with this sequel and newcomers to the series will be pleasantly surprised. The game’s cinematic feel and atmosphere is unrivaled by any World War II shooter and there are only a few other shooters on the market that can compete with the quality gaming experience that Call of Duty 2 offers. Call of Duty 2 is quite possibly the very best games the Xbox 360 has to offer at launch.
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Xbox 360TalkXbox
In a launch chaotic with filthy ports that were pumped out quicker than a mounted machine gun spews forth rounds, there is a light, and that light is Call of Duty 2. It couples some extremely well executed facets such as its great sense of realism and lovely visual effects, with its rock solid presentation. In return, Call of Duty 2 is a must-own launch title. You’ve waited long and hard for your Xbox 360, you owe it to yourself to experience this game. Unless you hate first-person shooters, you will not be disappointed.
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Xbox 360Xbox2news.com
Call of Duty 2 really shines as a great Xbox 360 launch title. The look and feel of the game really put you into the middle of WWII. Sure the game is available on PC but it isn't on any consoles. They could've taken the easy route and put Big Red One on Xbox 360 but they were smart. The graphics are impressive and shows the potential of future 360 titles. And while online play isn't the best currently, it is still fun when you get in. This is a highly recommended title to pick up with the Xbox 360.
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Xbox 360Inside Hotwire 3D
Just like the original, Call of Duty 2 delivers an unforgettable audio experience. The single-player mode is very active, frantic, and intense, which is what a world war game should be. Explosions have table-shaking bass and rifles shoot with a loud bang among others. The sounds in multiplayer, however, can get pretty quiet in small matches. The more players join in, the greater sounds of battlefield come into effect. The voice acting is done extremely well across all three campaigns and the dialogues are good. Call of Duty 2 is the number one World War II shooter available for Xbox 360. The single-player is fantastic and the multiplayer is awesome! If you're a fan of the original COD or like war games, this is a must own!
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Xbox 360Totally Gaming Network
Overall, we think that Call of Duty 2 is a really solid game, and recommend it as a first buy for new Xbox 360 owners, but there is still room for improvement, particularly with Xbox Live mode, where some features such as leaderboards and visible rankings are missing.
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WindowsPeliplaneetta.net
Jos vain toinen maailmansota yhtään enää uppoaa, on Call of Duty 2 selkeästi pakkohankinta räiskintään tykästyneille tehokoneen omistajille. Hieman vanhempaa rautaa omistavien kannattanee kuitenkin tutustua ensin demoon tai ainakin varautua pelaamaan peliä dx7-moodissa, jolloin peli kyllä pyörii, mutta grafiikan laatu taantuu sitten jonnekin parin vuoden takaiselle tasolle. Pelinä CoD2 ei ole mitenkään ihmeellinen tai uraauurtava, mutta elokuvamaisena kokemuksena ja esimerkkinä next-gen -pelien graafisesta tasosta se on vertaansa vailla. Myös moninpeli on yllättävänkin hupaisaa touhua, ja vaikka yleensä en netissä jaksa pitkään juuri mitään paukuttaa, maistui tämä kummasti pikkutunneille asti. Tähän loppuun haluaisin vielä esittää Infinity Wardille kainon pyynnön: unohtakaa maailmansodat ja tehkää seuraavaksi jotain ihan muuta. Tälle enginelle väännetty joku Doomin tappaja voisi esimerkiksi olla aika asiallinen veto.
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Xbox 360PlayDevil
In the end, Call of Duty 2 is a must have game for any Xbox3 60 owner. With its stunning visuals, excellent gameplay, and amazing audio track. Each in its own right help propel this game into the top echelons of the WWII shooter franchise. With such an excellent game as this out there there is no doubt a lingering anticipation for Call of Duty 3 is due out November 2006. Though until then COD2 will easily help tide you over, for this game was strong coming out at launch and continues to go strong today even a year later.
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Xbox 360HonestGamers
Of all the launch titles, Call of Duty 2 stands as being the most memorable. If a game can be rated by the number of moments it carries, then Infinity Ward's next-gen debut would be a sure fire classic. Even genre staples such as the D-Day landing at Normandy continue to surprise, thanks mostly to some creative development and a fresh new perspective. Be it the awesome visuals, inspired gameplay, or simply a desire to learn something new about history, this Xbox 360 launch title has what it takes to impress. It treats its subject with enough respect to win over all but the most ardent of nay-sayers, and there's no greater recommendation than that. Authentic, realistic, atmospheric, and most of all, immersive. Call of Duty 2 is the reason you bought an Xbox 360...
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WindowsGameRanking.pl
Myślę, że żaden z graczy, który grał w poprzednią część Call of Duty nie zawiedzie się jej sequelem, gdyż mimo paru małych niedociągnięć jest to produkt bardzo udany, który charakteryzuje ciekawa fabuła i dość wysoka grywalność.
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WindowsPlayback
Przez krew, pot i łzy dotarliśmy do końca tej recenzji. Recenzji, dodam od siebie, wyjątkowej i bardzo, bardzo zobowiązującej. Nota, jaką należy wystawić Call of Duty 2 niska być nie może. Poza drobiazgami, wyjątkowo nie mam do czego się doczepić. Błędy które popełnili programiści nikną wobec wielu zalet, w szczególności zaś wspaniałej grafiki, wyniosłej muzyki i nieprawdopodobnego klimatu! W tą grę zagrywać się będą i nasze wnuki, które z ciekawością popatrzą na to „o czym tam dziadzio opowiadał”. Oby więcej takich gier!
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Xbox 360Xbox World Australia (XWA)
Call of Duty 2 is an exceptional game no matter which way you cut it: intense singleplayer with stunning graphics and audio, and a rock solid multiplayer component. Forget about the Xbox version, this is where it's at. The three campaigns are all great fun with enough variety to keep you from getting war-weary, thanks to a great combination of scripted sequences and expansive level design. Multiplayer is nothing new, but the netcode is great so if you've got a decent broadband connection, you should have plenty of fun lag-free games. Bottom line, soldier: if you're looking for the best FPS on the Xbox 360 so far, then move out and commandeer a copy ASAP!
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WindowsVideo Game Talk
If played on the standard level of difficulty, you will blow through the 10 missions of the single player game in about 10 to 12 hours. I recommend starting on the Hardened difficulty to extend your game experience out to 15 to 20 hours. The polished multiplayer game will lengthen your playtime at even greater volume. If you are a fan of the World War II genre or even just excellent FPS games, pick up Call of Duty 2 as soon as humanly possible. The compelling single player offensive and the bug free multiplayer addition make Call of Duty 2 worth the full retail price of $49.99.
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WindowsToTheGame
Call of Duty 2 offers one of the most realistic War World II experiences I’ve ever played. Everything from the sights, sounds, battles, and chaos is detailed and reproduced into this title. From the first mission in Stalingrad to the last one in Germany you’ll be on your toes keeping an eye open for enemy snipers, tanks, and mortars the entire time. With so many FPS out there this season, you can not go wrong with this title.
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Xbox 360Official XBox Magazine
Still, most will gleefully revel in the frazzling frenzy of this digital incarnation of the Second Great War. Just make sure you know a good cardiologist before you get started.
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Xbox 360Video Game Talk
Call of Duty 2 is the most infectious video game I've played in the past couple of years, first-person shooter or otherwise. Although the single player campaign can easily be hammered out with a weekend rental, leaving more casual gamers better off hitting the video store instead of forking over sixty bucks, Call of Duty 2 is a heavily polished, painstakingly accurate WWII shooter and my pick for the best of the Xbox 360's launch titles. Very, very highly recommended.
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Xbox 360Game Over Online
If you can look past the thin multiplayer component, the questionable decision to let player's health regenerate, and the fact there's not a lot of replay value in Call of Duty 2, you'll find a very worthy successor to the franchise. The singleplayer campaign is one of the most intense and exciting I've played in quite some time. So, as long as you haven't grown tired of the genre, I highly recommend Call of Duty 2. It's the most polished of the Xbox 360 launch titles and is easily one of the best World War II shooters to date.
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Xbox 360DreamStation.cc
In conclusion, I love Call of Duty 2. The single player is one of those games that grabs onto you and doesn’t let go. The multiplayer online is not too swift, but when you CAN get into a game w/ your pals (use split screen until then) it’s a blast. Do I think it’s worth the extra $10 for the 360 version? No – not if you have a PC that has some horsepower, but if you don’t have that PC, then this is a must-have title for the 360.
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Xbox 360XBox Front
Call of Duty 2 für die Xbox 360 ist ein Must-Have. Damit könnte ich eigentlich das Fazit schließen. Durch die Parallelentwicklung ist der Konsolentitel für mich sogar die bessere Wahl. Grafisch und akustisch packend, spannend in Szene gesetzt und für jeden Shooter-Fan mit dem richtigen Schwierigkeitsgrad. Das lineare Missionsdesign tut der Spannung keinen Abbruch, sondern forciert die Geschwindigkeit und die Atmosphäre nochmals. Alles in Allem: Call of Duty 2 ist ein Must-Buy.
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Xbox 360Deeko
All in all, Call of Duty 2 is everything a person can ask for in a war-based first person shooter: Precise control, plenty of action, great visuals and sound, and a musical score that compliments the action throughout. So keep your boots dry, load you magazine, and get out there soldier and start shooting!
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Xbox 360Digital Press - Classic Video Games
It's hard to find things to dislike about Call of Duty 2, which is certainly the launch title that makes a $400 game console feel worthwhile. The only thing holding it back is the genre. Even if you swore off D-Day levels for the rest of your gaming life, rest assured Call of Duty 2 deals with that scenario in an original way too. You don't truly own an Xbox 360 nor have you come close to experiencing a war from your home until you have this game.
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Xbox 360GameCell UK
Call of Duty 2 is the best launch game I’ve seen or played and a good contender for Game of the Year. No other FPS has made me embarrassingly duck to avoid bullets (on a pod in Gamestation, too) or thrown so much at me at once again and again. CoD2 could only be more immersive if it came with a German WWII veteran that shouts “Granate!” and then throws dirt at you. This is as close to perfection as I’ve seen in a videogame and it’s quite simple: if you have a 360, buy this game. Now if only Microsoft got around to letting more of us enjoy their new console…
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WindowsPC Action
Herzlich willkommen beim Tutorial von Call of Duty 2, einer virtuellen Grundausbildung der sowjetischen Armee. Hier bekommen Sie nicht nur beigebracht, Kartoffeln zielsicher in eine Badewanne zu werfen. Ihr Ausbilder zeigt Ihnen auch, wie man auf Teddybären schießt und eine Puppe mit dem Gewehrkolben verdrischt. Wie es der Zufall will, geht die Übung direkt in den ersten Einsatz über, bei dem Ihnen bereits einige Kugeln um die Ohren pfeifen.
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MacintoshMacworld
Call of Duty 2 builds on the strengths of its forebear, and also erases some of the original game’s weaknesses. It sets a high bar when it comes to system requirements, needing a G5 or Intel-based Mac to play, but if your machine makes the grade, you’ll be rewarded with a fantastic game.
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Xbox 360GameSpy
No matter how you feel about the WWII shooter genre as a whole, there's no denying that Call of Duty 2 is one of the finest FPSs ever created. Thanks to a combination of sharp visuals, teeth-rattling sound effects, and tricky enemy AI, you'll be on the edge of your seat from the moment you're dropped into combat until your dying breath. While there are still a few kinks to be ironed out on the online multiplayer side of things, you'll still have a great time playing with your friends.
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Xbox 360GameDaily
"Port, port, port." This was a friend of mine who was discussing with me the Xbox 360 line-up for launch. He did this the other day, looking over titles and occasionally skipping over things that he felt offered innovation. "Perfect Dark looks good," he said, then moved right down the list. "Port, port." I decided to bring up the argument that, while a game may be a port, it could be improved for the 360. He retaliated quickly. "Yeah, but beneath the surface it's still mainly the same game you played over on the PS2 or Xbox.
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Xbox 3601UP
At Microsoft's last console launch, the shot fired across PC gamers' bow came from the muzzle of a plasma rifle. There was Halo, the game that began life as the next big PC thing, definitively establishing shooter credibility for the brand new Xbox. While the WWII period arms may not have quite the same flash, Call of Duty 2 rings out with a blast every bit as deafening. The series that reinvigorated PC shooters its first time out trumps its own triumphant return to that platform by giving its most rousing performance yet on the new 360 -- and, like Halo before it, sets the standard for a new generation.
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Xbox 360IGN
If Call of Duty took the World War II first-person shooter down the path of heavily scripted, audio-intensive battles the likes of which no one had ever played, Call of Duty 2 is a case study in the amplification of that same fierce intensity. Infinity Ward has approached World War II from the perspective of the average soldier doing nothing more than completing his given mission. And yet as a result of their renewed efforts, the LA-based developer has brought a piece of the war into the living room that's so intense, loud, and rocking, that I had to stop every so often just to calm my own nerves.
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Xbox 360GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
Met uitzondering van de beperkte al dan niet online multiplayerwedstrijden is Call of Duty 2 alles wat je van een eerstepersoonsshooter mag verwachten. Je krijgt een heel gevarieerde campagne, schitterend beeld en geluid en een knappe – zij het niet echt vernieuwende – gameplay. Tenzij WOII echt jouw ding niet is, moet je deze shooter gewoonweg hebben.
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WindowsGameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
Call of Duty 2 is precies wat elke fan van het origineel gehoopt had. De variatie in de campagne gekoppeld aan een knappe visuele uitwerking en een levensduurverlengend multiplayerluik maken dit tot een van de top drie shooters van het moment, ook al kan je het allesbehalve vernieuwend noemen.
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Xbox 360Game Freaks 365
If you are looking for a good launch title to pick up for your 360, Call of Duty 2 should be your first look. Without a doubt, it is the best looking, playing, and sounding game on the consoles so far. Even though the World War II genre is over used, Call of Duty makes you want to play it all over again even though you know what happened by now. Until Gears of War or Oblivion come out, this could be the closest thing the 360 gets to a must have game. Enjoying the experience won't be difficult as the fun will keep you occupied for a long time.
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WindowsActionTrip
In a nutshell, while still sticking to the same principles that made the original game so great, in many ways, Call of Duty 2 goes well beyond what Infinity Ward has achieved in Call of Duty. Little things like how you need to hold your breath to shoot a sniper rifle and the use of smoke grenades, as well as the much more significant improvements that deal with the technology and the level design in general, show that Infinity Ward has invested a lot of time and effort into this project. Call of Duty 2 is every bit as nail-bitingly fun as the original and that's a good enough reason for any action fan to get it. Though the single-player campaign is even shorter and feels slightly disjointed, there is always the multiplayer mode to further justify the price tag. I wholeheartedly recommend spending your hard-earned cash on this one. The amazing rollercoaster ride that is the Call of Duty series is well-worth the price of admission.
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Xbox 360XBox Evolved
Call of Duty originally ran on the Quake 3 engine when its roots were seeded in the PC community. I still remember the day when I first played Call of Duty in 2003. The passion and dedication of Infinity War certainly was clear. It was so clear that when one of my squad mates went down, I felt the need to get retribution on their behalf. Moments this gratifying were experienced all throughout Call of Duty was a one in a life time sensation when you compare it to the other World War II shooters.
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Xbox 360Jolt (UK)
Regardless of the multiplayer experience, Call of Duty 2 is certainly the best shooter and arguably the best action/adventure game currently available for the Xbox 360. Admittedly the game’s next-gen appeal is questionable since it shuns flashy graphical effects in favour of immense detail and smooth action, but the fact alone that it can stand alongside the PC version looking none-the-worse for it speaks volumes about how far console gaming has come. If you’re looking for a bit of everything in your next Xbox 360 game, then Call of Duty 2 shouldn’t disappoint.
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Xbox 360Game Captain
Call of Duty 2 ist ein interaktiver Kriegsfilm ohne große Gameplay-Innovationen, aber mit nahezu makelloser Präsentation, abwechslungsreichen Kampagnen und wirklich mitreißender Atmosphäre. Die Entwickler liefern für Microsofts Konsole im Prinzip das selbe Spiel wie auf einem High-End-PC ab - Lediglich die nun auf acht Teilnehmer beschränkte Spielerzahl im Onlinemodus ist da etwas schade. Spaß macht aber gerade auch dieser Mehrspielerbereich natürlich trotzdem und selbst auf längere Sicht dürfte die Motivation nicht so schnell verfliegen. Wer noch nicht genug vom World War II- Szenario hat, macht mit dem Kauf von CoD 2 also absolut nichts falsch.
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WindowsGameSpot
Call of Duty 2 is just about everything you would hope for and expect from the sequel to one of the most successful World War II shooters of all time. Its varied campaign, excellent sound and gameplay design, and generally good AI make it a worthy successor to the original. At the same time, though, it's still a World War II shooter, and if you've grown weary of them, then Call of Duty 2's lack of new material might turn you away. It can also be murderous on your computer if you have modest hardware. What Call of Duty 2 does do well is nail down just about all aspects that define an ideal first-person shooter. If you liked the original and have been thirsting for more, Call of Duty 2 will definitely deliver that.
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WindowseGames
Jaki jest więc werdykt? Kupować Call of Duty 2, czy też nie? Jeśli nie przeszkadza Wam fakt, że grafika nie stanowi mocnej karty przetargowej w bitwie o prym wśród dzisiejszych gier FPP, a rozgrywka prawie niczym nie różni się od tej z pierwszej części, to powinniście już stać w kolejce po swój egzeplarz gry w najbliższym sklepie z grami komputerowymi. Natomiast wszelkim malkontentom pozostaje zagranie w demo dostępne w sieci i przekonanie się na własnej skórze, czy oferowana przez Activision rozgrywka spełnia ich nadzieje. Moim zdaniem Call of Duty 2 to naprawdę bardzo dobra gra, w którą grało się bardzo przyjemnie i z chęcią się do niej powracało po dniu zawalonym pracą i nauką. Jak dla mnie jeden z hitów roku 2005. Napradę polecam!
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Xbox 360GamesFire
Call of Duty 2: Big Red One konnte uns voll und ganz überzeugen und ist seinen Preis allemal Wert. Wer auf Zweite-Weltkriegs-Shooter steht und das Ganze möglichst realistisch erleben möchte, kommt an diesem Meisterwerk wahrlich nicht vorbei. Nach dem weniger gut angekommenen AddOn Call of Duty: Finest Hour hat es Activision nun geschafft, das Call of Duty-Szenario auf der Konsole zu etablieren.
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Xbox 360GameSpot
When a game is announced for both the PC and consoles, the question always arises about what's different between the two versions. Did any compromises have to be made on one platform or the other? Did something get lost in translation? As it turns out, the recent release of Call of Duty 2 on the PC turned out to be a very accurate preview of what Xbox 360 owners could expect to get from next-generation shooters. Almost everything that makes the PC version one of the year's best shooters remains intact on the Xbox 360 version of the game, which looks just as good and actually runs smoother than all but the most beastly of gaming PCs. If not for the online multiplayer that's limited to eight players, the Xbox 360 version probably would have been hands-down better overall.
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Xbox 360GameCola.net
I have a hard time finding a whole lot wrong with Call of Duty 2. It’s certainly one of the finest FPS I’ve played, and can sit proudly next to Halo 2 and Half-Life on the shelf. Even if you don’t give a rat’s ass about Brokaw’s "Greatest Generation," Call of Duty 2 is worth it.
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Xbox 360Xboxdynasty (XD)
Call of Duty 2 lässt Euch das Blut in den Adern gefrieren. Eine dichte Atmosphäre, abwechslungsreiche Missionen und eine unglaubliche Grafik machen diesen Titel trotz schwächen im Xbox Live Modus zu einem der Top Titel für die Xbox 360.
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WindowsFiringSquad
Call of Duty 2 in many ways can be criticized for changing less in the formula than the Call of Duty expansion pack did, but then you face the question: what else would you change? It’s just that damn good. Yeah, we’ve fought World War II several times over by now and each of us have killed enough virtual Germans to have them appealing for help from the UN, but there’s no denying that the subject matter remains compelling despite being worn several times.
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Windows4Players.de
Atmosphärisch ist CoD 2 genau wie der Vorgänger ein Musterspiel, auf den hiesigen Schlachtfeldern rummst und kracht es unentwegt, fette Explosionen, noch dickere Rauchwolken und Tonnen von heißem Blei verleihen den Gefechten einen ungewohnt beklemmenden Touch – der durch das arcadige Lebensenergie-System zwar leicht gerade gerückt wird, aber man kann Infinity Ward zumindest nicht vorwerfen, nichts Neues versucht zu haben. Denn der Rest des Spiels ist in seiner Basis noch genau das Gleiche wie vor zwei Jahren: Mission an, viele Gegner tot, ein paar Objekte gesprengt, Mission aus. Beeindruckend in Szene gesetzt, noch beeindruckender akustisch untermalt, aufregend designt. Der beste WW2-Shooter unserer Zeit.
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Xbox 360HardGamers
Call of Duty 2 est sans l’ombre d’un doute l’un plus beaux jeux à la sortie de la X360. Sa supériorité graphique de sur la version PC est la preuve de ce que la X360 a dans le ventre. Non seulement les graphiques sont là, mais le "gameplay" l’est aussi. Malgré quelques défauts, les développeurs ont pu recréer l’ambiance de la guerre à merveille dans la musique et les effets sonores. Dorénavant, les FPS sur la nouvelle console de Microsoft devront être comparés avec Call of Duty 2 qui prend une bonne longueur d’avance comme le jeu le plus important du lancement de la Xbox 360.
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WindowsHardGamers
Call of Duty 2 est un excellent jeu qui mise sur ambiance sonore et une qualité graphique extraordinaire. Ceci dit, ces deux enrobages ont un goût succulent, mais ne pensez pas qu'il y ait autant de bonbons du côté de la jouabilité. Vous êtes encore une fois dans un shooter de guerre, il est loin de renouveler le genre, mais on s'y plait quand même, ce qui est bon signe. En souhaitant avoir de quoi de vraiment nouveau à se mettre sous la dent en ce qui a trait à l'expérience de jeu une prochaine fois.
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Xbox 3604Players.de
Atmosphärisch ist CoD 2 genau wie der Vorgänger ein Musterspiel, auf den hiesigen Schlachtfeldern rummst und kracht es unentwegt, fette Explosionen, noch dickere Rauchwolken und Tonnen von heißem Blei verleihen den Gefechten einen ungewohnt beklemmenden Touch – der durch das arcadige Lebensenergie-System zwar leicht gerade gerückt wird, aber man kann Infinity Ward zumindest nicht vorwerfen, nichts Neues versucht zu haben. Denn der Rest des Spiels ist in seiner Basis noch genau das Gleiche wie vor zwei Jahren: Mission an, viele Gegner tot, ein paar Objekte gesprengt, Mission aus. Beeindruckend in Szene gesetzt, noch beeindruckender akustisch untermalt, aufregend designt. Der beste WW2-Shooter unserer Zeit.
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Windows2404.org PC Gaming
So as I fire up Call of Duty 2 to “get in the mood” for this review, I'm a little tired. This fact becomes much more obvious as I load up the first mission in the Russian campaign and immediately realize that I've got to wake up in order to stay alive for longer than a few seconds. I'm about to fight for every inch of ground against smart enemies and steep odds through trenches and across fields. This isn't going to be easy or quiet. It's tough, loud, frantic, bloody and so much fun I smile the entire time. This is Call of Duty 2 doing what it does best, dropping you smack dab in the middle of the action, explosions, bodies, smoke and all of the rest--and this is only the first mission.
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Xbox 360GamesCollection
Doveva essere il Marzo del 2008 quando il Federico Salerno di Gamescollection.it mi spedì una copia di Call Of Duty 2, senza neppure farsela pagare. Un atto di cavalleria che mi consentiva di scoprire uno sparatutto di grande spessore. Ne seguirono interessanti deathmatch e grasse risate verso gli americanacci che si mettevano a piangere quando perdevano. Sentitamente ringrazio con la promessa di ricambiare, un giorno, il servigio resomi.
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Xbox 360X-Power
Afrondend moet ik gewoon opmerken dat het lang geleden was dat ik een WO2 shooter had gespeeld. En misschien is het net daardoor dat Call of Duty me zo aangenaam verraste. Dit is zeker niet het meest originele spel op de markt, en mensen die geen zin hebben om nog maar eens de held te spelen in Wereldoorlog 2 kunnen dit spel beter gewoon vermijden. Maar fans van het genre, of mensen die gewoon één van de beste Xbox 360 games van het moment in huis willen hebben, moeten zeker en vast geld opzij leggen voor Call of Duty 2. Zeer geslaagd… al hoop ik dat Infinity Ward voor hun volgende spel een origineler thema kiest.
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Xbox 360X-Box Gamer
Call of Duty 2 frappe fort, très fort. Son entrée se fera sans aucun mal remarquer parmi les softs du line up de la Xbox 360 et nul doute qu’il séduira bon nombre de Gamers. Ces derniers auront vu juste car le jeu des studios d’Infinity Ward convint plus qu’honnêtement sur le plan graphique, en tirant parti des capacités de la console, assure sur le gameplay, grâce à l’adaptation au génial pad de la 360, et surprend au plus haut point sur une incroyable bande son. Cependant les lacunes du mode Live empêchent ce Call of Duty 2 d’atteindre la perfection dans son domaine mais ne blâment pas le fait qu’il reste un très bon investissement.
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Xbox 360PAL Gaming Network (PALGN)
A launch game all 360 owners should consider. An unforgettable single player experience that gets better the further you go. You can make this a 9 if the online multiplayer is fixed.
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WindowsGame Captain
Trotz der genannten Kritikpunkte, ist CoD 2 ganz weit vorne, zumindest wenn es um WWII Shooter geht. Im Vergleich zur generellen Shooterkonkurrenz kann das Niveau nicht gehalten werden. Im Multi-Player gibt es anderer Referenzen (Battlefield, Battlefront, etc.), im Single-Player hat F.E.A.R. gerade vorgemacht, wie ein hervorragender Shooter aussieht, auch ohne die überflüssigen Fahrzeugsequenzen … Gepaart mit “intelligenten” Gegnern bestimmt die bessere Wahl. Stärkstes Pfand von CoD2 ist wie schon beim ersten Teil die dichte Atmosphäre. Egal ob im Schützengraben in Stalingrad ein Panzer über einen rollt, der Sonnenaufgang in der Wüste perfekt dargestellt wird, oder man sich mal wieder durch die Normandie kämpft: So realistisch wie in CoD2 war der WWII bislang nicht. Mitten drin statt nur dabei, dieser Satz hatte schon CoD gerettet und auch hier bleibt alles beim Alten. Der zweite Weltkrieg ohne CoD2? Auf dem PC jedenfalls schwer vorstellbar.
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Xbox 360X-Box Gamer
Call of Duty 2 frappe fort, très fort. Son entrée se fera sans aucun mal remarquer parmi les softs du line up de la Xbox 360 et nul doute qu’il séduira bon nombre de Gamers. Ces derniers auront vu juste car le jeu des studios d’Infinity Ward convint plus qu’honnêtement sur le plan graphique, en tirant parti des capacités de la console, assure sur le gameplay, grâce à l’adaptation au génial pad de la 360, et surprend au plus haut point sur une incroyable bande son. Cependant les lacunes du mode Live empêchent ce Call of Duty 2 d’atteindre la perfection dans son domaine mais ne blâment pas le fait qu’il reste un très bon investissement.
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WindowsGame Over Online
While the most apparent subtle changes are probably the most controversial tweaks to the Call of Duty formula, it doesn’t overturn the fact that this is a worthy successor to the franchise. The fast paced action is still the centerpiece of the game, and the action is engaging enough to capture even the most jaded first person shooter vet who’s probably tired of the numerous WWII titles that’ve been released. If you have the machine that can run the game and the tolerance for the regeneration mechanic, you’ll have a great shooter on your hands.
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Xbox 360Xbox Gazette
Call of Duty 2 s'impose donc comme une expérience à vivre en solitaire. Mais quelle expérience! Jamais jeu de tir à la première personne n'avait réussi à rendre l'action aussi prenante. Plusieurs passages des missions marquent l'esprit par leur intensité ou leur originalité. On pense aux missions dans Stalingrad et Moscou, à la prise puis à la défense de la colline 400 (chaaaargeeez!), aux passages dans les tanks ou encore le débarquement à la Pointe du Hoc, épiques, et à toutes une séries d'instants où le taux d'adrénaline grimpe en flèche. Les quelques défauts du solo sont très largement éclipsés par ses énormes qualités. Call of Duty 2 remporte une ribambelle de médailles pour cette campagne aboutie, longue et prenante mais déserte rapidement le champ de bataille du Live.
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Xbox 360JustPressPlay
Call of Duty 2 is a truly impressive World War 2 game, one thatshines above just about any other game in its category. I was impressedby the IQ of the AI, the intense gun battles, and the atmosphere thatthe developers gave this game. There are some flaws, but there alwaysare. However, the details in this game balance out any imperfectionsthat I found along the way. With a more robust Xbox Live interface (andmaybe 16 players), this game could have been pretty darn close to aperfect ten. However, there’s always a third installment.
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WindowsFileFactory Games / Gameworld Network
Overall, Infinity Ward has once again made the best WW2 shooter on the market. The single player campaign is fantastic and alone is worth every penny this game will cost gamers. The multiplayer on the other hand is not improved in any manner save graphically. In fact the multiplayer falls short of the bar set by Call of Duty: United Offensive. Offering less choice is never an improvement, and hopefully Infinity Ward will remedy this in the future - or maybe someone such as Gray Matter Studios will make an expansion pack and fix what's broken.
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Xbox 360Jeuxvideo.com
Il est vrai que dans le fond, on est toujours face à du Call Of Duty, avec ses fondements un peu primaires et une certaine redondance dans l'action habilement masquée mais Infinity Ward a su remettre le concept au goût du jour. Alors que bon nombre de joueurs commençaient à se sentir lassés des FPS à grand spectacle dont ils n'étaient précisément que des spectateurs, Call Of Duty parvient à vous scotcher au pad. On se souviendra de la baffe de Medal Of Honor : Débarquement Allié, Call Of Duty 2 renoue avec cette agréable surprise depuis longtemps oubliée. Un pur jeu pop-corn, mais un bon.
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Xbox 360MS Xbox World
Call of Duty 2 is a breath of fresh air for first person shooters and whilst it does not re-invent the wheel it does offer a full on experience that never falters from start to finish. Players can get the full on war experience right on their Xbox 360 and in the comfort of their own home with a game that teaches you a little history as well as testing your combative skills. I thoroughly enjoyed playing the game and I must admit I started playing on Veteran difficulty after a while as I found this mode to be more real. I cannot stress enough that the single player is an experience that shouldn’t be missed by fans of the genre. Although the game could probably be completed in a rental period on easier settings I have no doubts that this game is one title that many players will want to replay over and over. A great game and a great launch game as well.
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Xbox 360Armchair Empire, The
Call of Duty 2 is a very solid launch title for the Xbox 360 but there’s still room for improvement, like some kind of enveloping physics engine. The action is good, the animation smooth, and the smoke grenades (still) smoky. Good stuff.
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WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Was war zuerst da: das Huhn oder das Ei? Die unendlichen Gegner oder die unendliche Gesundheit? Fest steht: Ohne das eine funktioniert das andere nicht. Und es sind gerade die Horden von Soldaten auf beiden Seiten, die Call of Duty 2 so spannend machen. Gewöhnungsbedürftig ist das allerdings schon: Es bringt kaum etwas, Feinde aus der Entfernung auszuschalten - solange ich nicht den "Stoppt die Gegner"-Schalter überlaufe, tauchen die wieder auf. Allerdings spiele ich hier ja in der Regel den waghalsigen Angreifer, und da muss ich halt vorstürmen. Call of Duty 2 ist nichts für Camper.
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WindowsJeuxVideoPC.com
Second volet du jeu de l’année 2003 vendu à plus du million d’exemplaires, attendu depuis avril 2005, le voilà sur vos moniteurs, Call of Duty 2 est là ! Depuis le lancement du programme dans les studios, les gars de chez Infinity Ward ne cessent de dire au travers des interviews : « CoD 2 marquera un vrai tournant dans les FPS fondés sur des faits historiques, de par son réalisme, ses graphismes et son I.A ». Et bien, c’est ce que nous allons voir messieurs…
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Xbox 360Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
True story: Almost every time I played Call of Duty 2, about 30 minutes in, my eyeballs would start to hurt. Nothing so serious that I stopped playing, but definitely distracting. At first I had no idea what was going on; I'd never had this happen with any other first-person shooter...I wasn't sitting too close to the TV...the room wasn't too dark...suddenly, I realized what it was: I wasn't blinking. I was so wrapped up in Duty's intense firefights that I wasn't blinking enough to keep my eyes moist.
85
WindowsArmchair Empire, The
I loved the first entry into the series and the expansion pack to Call of Duty. There have been a lot of first person shooters based on World War II in the past few years and I think the Call of Duty series is the best of the bunch in terms of creating an engrossing cinematic single player campaign. Although I'm not a fan of multiplayer gaming, I know that many people liked the original as well for its solid offerings. This sequel to the series also offers a variety of multiplayer game modes as well as a single player campaign worthy to follow the first installment.
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WindowsFragland.net
Ever since Call of Duty, we've been seeing WW2 first person shooters growing by the bushes. However, none of those have managed to even come close to the singleplayer experience that CoD provided. The most intense WW2 FPS ever has returned! But should we be happy with that?
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Xbox 360Gamesmania
Ich hatte mir von Call of Duty 2 ehrlich gesagt mehr erhofft, die Neuerungen sind an einer Hand abzuzählen, die Spielzeit ist erneut unerhört kurz und die Präsentation der Story absolut lieblos. Was ich allerdings besonders schade finde ist die langweilige zweite Hälfte der Solo-Kampagne, nach den wirklich furiosen Einsätzen in Russland und Tunesien muss ich mich erneut durch die langweiligen Landschaften der Normandie kämpfen, die mir schon aus Brother in Arms und dem ersten Call of Duty zum Hals heraushängen. Würde das Spiel die Klasse der ersten vier Spielstunden über die ganze Kampagne hin aufrecht erhalten können, stände als Wertung unter dem Test sicherlich eine 90 %. Doch bei aller Kritik, auch Call of Duty 2 bietet letztlich gnadenlose Kriegs-Action, die man als Fan des Vorgängers einfach gespielt haben muss. Mit dermaßen fulminant inszenierten Schlachten, verpackt in eine erstklassige Grafik, kann sonst kein aktueller Weltkriegs-Shooter aufwarten.
83
WindowsGamesmania
Ich hatte mir von Call of Duty 2 ehrlich gesagt mehr erhofft, die Neuerungen sind an einer Hand abzuzählen, die Spielzeit ist erneut unerhört kurz und die Präsentation der Story absolut lieblos. Was ich allerdings besonders schade finde ist die langweilige zweite Hälfte der Solo-Kampagne, nach den wirklich furiosen Einsätzen in Russland und Tunesien muss ich mich erneut durch die langweiligen Landschaften der Normandie kämpfen, die mir schon aus Brother in Arms und dem ersten Call of Duty zum Hals heraushängen. Würde das Spiel die Klasse der ersten vier Spielstunden über die ganze Kampagne hin aufrecht erhalten können, stände als Wertung unter dem Test sicherlich eine 90 %. Doch bei aller Kritik, auch Call of Duty 2 bietet letztlich gnadenlose Kriegs-Action, die man als Fan des Vorgängers einfach gespielt haben muss. Mit dermaßen fulminant inszenierten Schlachten, verpackt in eine erstklassige Grafik, kann sonst kein aktueller Weltkriegs-Shooter aufwarten.
82
Xbox 360Xbox360Achievements
A great war game but one that will probably be so frustrating after your first foray on Veteran that you’ll never play it again, the online mode was hampered by problems upon launch and the introduction of two sequels since then has reduced the community to practically nil. Worth picking up though for a solid solo experience..
82
WindowsPlayfuls
So many FPS-type productions have already milked the WWII theme, that I didn’t think that it would still have a little bit of juice left. I’ve already started imagining it as a skinny guy, resembling those poor people from the concentration camps. Once again, Normandy, Africa, Russia, once again, killing Nazis by the dozen, that’s the kind of things I thought about upon finishing the game. Technically, the game is a piece of candy. The problem resides with the feeling, where it has been seriously handicapped by the early release of Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood. Both games tend to show the tragic part of the war, both offer some degree of team-play. Unfortunately for CoD2, BiA offers a lot more, and earns my honest sympathy for the tactical part.
81
WindowsJustPressPlay
The single player mode is very short. I managed tofinish this game in about 4-5 hours. That really doesn’t say much forthe single player mode. I’m sure there will be hordes of people willingto play the multiplayer mode though. If you’re looking to play only the single player mode, you might bebetter off renting the game and just finishing it in a day. If you haveany anticipations of playing the multi-player aspect, then I woulddefinitely add this title to your collection.
81
WindowsPC Powerplay
Das Spielen von Call of Duty 2 ist so ähnlich wie der Verzehr von Hausmannskost: Man weiß genau, was man bekommt, und es schmeckt auch ganz gut. Aber irgendwie wünscht man sich doch mal etwas Anderes. Die Spielmechanik wirkt trotz gut inszenierter Gefechte einfach nur ausgelutscht. Da gefällt mir Sniper Elite besser, das aus dem Szenario endlich mal etwas Neues macht.
80
WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW)
Everything in Call of Duty 2 feels similarly polished and well thought out, Including the solid if uninspired multiplayer mode. It all amounts to a brief—but entertaining—ride. Like a good meatloaf, it expertly scratches that comfort food itch, leaving you well-satisfied until the craving hits you again, months later—just in time for the inevitable expansion.
80
Xbox 360Edge
Thanks to the crisp allure of HD and the innate joys of new hardware, Call Of Duty's time is now, if ever. Its strengths are derived largely from its technology, fresh as it feels on Microsoft's own, though the intensity of the experience, the quality of its 5.1 sound and its context-sensitive squad chatter deserves not to be understated. For those who can tolerate having their brain beaten numb by it, the game entails often enthralling, occasionally even aweinspiring sights and sounds. But little is there that's new compared to much that needs renewal.
80
WindowsBordersdown
Call of Duty 2 is a magnificent cinematic experience. The narrative is close to being non-existent, the action is made up of a number of set pieces, with a linear approach to mission layouts, forcing the gamer to achieve one objective before another section of the map comes into play, and the single-player game isn’t very long (6-7 hours should see most gamers complete the normal difficulty level) but this game is an exhausting, exhilarating ride which will hold you captivated 'til the very last second of the last mission. It’s a mixture of every World War Two blockbuster condensed into one package, an explosion of Saturday Matinee adrenaline which will evoke memories of playing in the back garden with your Eagle-Eyed Action Man. If you want to play the best example of the WW2 FPS sub-genre then you need to look no further than this title.
80
WindowsTTGamer
What a year this has been for the PC FPS gamer - with so many quality FPS titles available in recent times, some gamers may already be content with their collection so far but it can't be denied that Call of Duty 2 is up there with the best of 2005. While some areas could have used more polish, particularly the AI which is a tad disappointing, the experience the game has to offer is unmatched. If you still have enough interest left to play one more World War II FPS game, make sure it's Call of Duty 2, because you owe it to yourself to play the best one ever made.
80
Xbox 360videogamer.com
Call of Duty 2 is a thoroughly entertaining and immersive experience from start to finish that hardly ever skips a beat. Vehicle sections could have been left on the design room floor, and the multiplayer mode doesn't have the lasting appeal of Perfect Dark Zero, but these are minor quibbles. If you've got an Xbox 360 you'd be a fool to miss out on such an involving first-person shooter.
80
Xbox 360GamerDad
Call of Duty 2 is one of the better shooters of the year. The developers created a graphics engine that is not as modern or advanced as some in terms of graphics details or lighting, but is superb at creating great-looking large scale battles full of enemies without sacrificing performance. The game may not reach the heights of the original, but it is a very good game in its own right and well worth the price for any shooter fan.
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Xbox 360Video Games Daily
Without wishing to disrespect the actual participants, this game is still just WWII the same as it ever was. We've all seen Saving Private Ryan, all played Medal of Honour (or similar), and there's nothing new here other than in the way the experience is presented. That this audible shock and graphical awe is enough to make the experience feel fresh again is just a happy outcome. Call of Duty 2 offers many H-Hours and D-Days of worthwhile Fritz-fighting, boche-bashing, Jerry-popping play.
80
WindowsG4 TV: X-Play
So we’ve played a lot of Call of Duty over the years, and although the formula remains the same, we’re hardly ever bored by it. Call of Duty 2 succeeds as a continuation of the franchise where other sequels have failed (including the console versions of Call of Duty). Just about every single moment is a treat to play. There’s no feature bloat, and there are no dud missions--just quality gaming from start to finish. That’s just about all we can ask for.
80
WindowsGameDaily
So, if you enjoyed CoD and wish to move to continue to the next phase of the experience, definitely pick up this game. Just be sure that you have a computer that is strong enough to back up the fantastic graphics and sounds. It's been said many times before, but it worth repeating... if you're not playing this game with surround sound, you're missing out! So, if you're ready for a great game experience, lock and load, because it's time to jump into the WWII fray yet again!
80
WindowsEurogamer.net (UK)
Justified cynicism aside, Infinity Ward's latest effort unquestionably refines the cinematic World War II shooter genre to new giddy heights of bombastic brilliance. Taken in isolation, it's a thrilling demonstration of how far the genre has come in delivering compelling combat and wrapping that in the most cinematic and immersive fashion we've seen. If only Infinity Ward wasn't so content to trip on the bootlaces of its own lack of gameplay ambition we'd be more excited.
80
WindowsUOL Jogos
Apenas é bom destacar que, em uma próxima versão, pelo bem do realismo e da coerência, seria interessante reavaliar o sistema de danos, afinal, levar um tiro na cabeça e, segundos depois, estar "pronto para outra", definitivamente não é uma fórmula adequada para um game que tem a intenção de fazer o jogador se sentir literalmente dentro da Segunda Guerra Mundial.
80
Windows1UP
Pulling its trigger condenses everything that's right about Call of Duty 2 into a single moment. Online or off it is the epitome of visceral thrill seeking. Think of it as the big-budget summer blockbuster movie: you don't go to be impressed by its thought-provoking drama or brilliant character portrayal; you go for the ride, the special effects and above all else the euphoric feeling of going through it all and coming out the other side.
80
MacintoshJeuxMac.com
CoD2 est LA suite que l'on attendait, le réalisme toujours poussé à son maximum, ce jeu remplit bien son rôle. Les fans du premier épisode fonceront sur ce second opus. Ceux qui désirent un jeu réaliste feront de même si leur configuration le leur permet. Même si le sujet a été déjà revu maintes fois, ce CoD2 tire son épingle du jeu et prouve qu'il y a encore à faire sur ce sujet. Seuls quelques bugs viennent ternir l'image du jeu, dommage, pour un jeu de cette envergure. Depuis Call of Duty, premier opus, il n'y a pas eu de jeu plus réaliste. Et bien sûr, sur Mac, les concurrents ne sont pas nombreux. Avis aux amateurs...
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Xbox 360Gamestyle
Gamestyle really wants to give Call of Duty 2 a nine out of ten score; the single player is a phenomenal first-person shooter, standing firmly shoulder to soldier (sorry) with the best of the genre. However, its sorely under-developed multiplayer aspect has definitely let the side down, like a soldier who's lost his big toe in the war. Sure he doesn't need it, but it’d feel awfully nice to have it.
80
WindowsThunderbolt Games
Call of Duty 2 is by no means a bad game, at all. It’s a great game, actually, and if you’ve never played the first one and you move straight into this one, you’ll probably want to give it a “ten out of ten” yourself. For me, I was a little disappointed. Maybe I was a victim of my own expectations, but I really think it comes down to the fact that this game is essentially Call of Duty with a few bells-and-whistles. While I certainly can’t criticize that game, I find it hard to swallow a sequel that does little in terms of improving the core gameplay, is still too short, and costs fifty dollars. If you loved Call of Duty, it’s not like you aren’t going to like the game. You just might be a little disappointed.
80
Xbox 360Game XC (GXC)
The single player campaign will take some time to complete, about the same length as most FPS games. Once you play through the campaign, a lot of gamers (like me) will play through them all again on veteran difficulty to claim their gamer points. Unfortunately, the online gameplay is lacking on the Xbox 360 and connectivity issues make it a pain to enjoy. While the campaign does take a fair amount of time and could be played again at a harder difficulty, there really isn’t much else running for COD2 in terms of longevity. However, for some gamers, they will find their dollars worth through the sheer action, fantastic audio, and crisp visuals of the single player campaign, regardless of the multiplayer issues. While we wait for more action/FPS titles to arrive on the 360 in 2006, COD2 might be your ticket out of the waiting room.
80
WindowsCheat Code Central
Infinity Ward's Call of Duty 2 is one such title and if you've been less than impressed with previous offerings of D-Day existing within the T rated confines of the Medal of Honor series, prepare for pure hell on Earth. While a videogame can obviously never hope to create all aspects of such a cataclysmic event, gamers will be able to participate in the closest reproduction of Normandy ever attempted.
80
Windows3DAvenue
What a year this has been for the PC FPS gamer - with so many quality FPS titles available in recent times, some gamers may already be content with their collection so far but it can't be denied that Call of Duty 2 is up there with the best of 2005. While some areas could have used more polish, particularly the AI which is a tad disappointing, the experience the game has to offer is unmatched. If you still have enough interest left to play one more World War II FPS game, make sure it's Call of Duty 2, because you owe it to yourself to play the best one ever made.
79
WindowsIC-Games
Call of Duty was my introduction into the online world of gaming and now I am running four servers devoted to the CoD series. Infinity Ward/Activision have certainly shot themselves in the foot with this one. They will be very lucky if it can maintain online playability for as long as its predecessors in its current state. I'm afraid it's missing the wow factor and its nothing you haven't already seen apart from the awesome graphics. Some would say mutton dressed as lamb and I have to say that I agree with them. That being said, being a big fan of this series I can honestly say that Single Player is absolutely fantastic and certainly leaves you wanting more.
79
Xbox 360FOK!games
Call of Duty 2 brengt de sfeer van de Tweede Wereldoorlog op een spectaculaire manier over door intense gevechten met overweldigende geluidseffecten en aardige graphics. Sfeer is dan ook waar Call of Duty het van moet hebben. Het is gewoon duidelijk een verbeterde Call of Duty 1, waarbij het eigenlijk nergens echt grote stappen voorwaarts maakt. Gelukkig was het eerste deel heel goed, dus zijn ze met deze formule eigenlijk nergens de mist in gegaan. Het is alleen jammer dat ze er niet het maximale uit hebben gehaald. De graphics kunnen stukken beter en er wordt absoluut slecht gebruik gemaakt van alle opties die Xbox Live! kan bieden. Dit wordt dan ook hopelijk opgelost met een mooie patch, maar daar valt eigenlijk nog weinig over te zeggen.
78
MacintoshInside Mac Games (IMG)
It came as quite a shock to the system then, when I booted up Call of Duty 2 (CoD 2), recently released by Aspyr Media, on my brand new, shiny, only-one-brief-beachball-so-far MacBook Pro and found that it I could finally play a beautiful new game without being able to count frames per second on one hand.
75
Xbox 360UGO (UnderGroundOnline)
For those who are starting to burn out on war games, Call of Duty 2 isn't going to change anything. For the video game warmongers who need to bolster their XBox 360 collection, it's certainly worth looking into.
75
Xbox 360Gaming Nexus
One of the best FPS games I've ever played on any platform. Call of Duty 2 is one of the few launch titles that really takes advantage of the 360's hardware. The excellent single player is tarnished by the buggy and laggy multiplayer side though.
75
Xbox 360Gamezine
C’est à peu près tout ce qu’il y a à dire sur Call of Duty 2, d’un classicisme presque navrant. En résumé, ce n’est pas le renouveau du genre, et encore moins le chef-d’œuvre tant plébiscité par la presse soi-disant spécialisée. Le jeu reste incroyable techniquement, très immersif, mais il reste un peu trop classique pour être indispensable.
75
Xbox 360Game Revolution
With most current-gen systems featuring between one and two thousand World War II games, we were hoping the Xbox 360 would duck the blitzkrieg and take us boldly into brand new conflicts. For its staggering price and futuristic promises, we don't want World War II on our Xbox 360, we want World War X. But that's not how console launches work, and instead of the freshest of the fresh, we're forced to make do with the portiest of the ports.
70
MacintoshSoftonic
Despite this, Call of Duty 2 is an exciting first person shooter, with lots of drama and realism. Its sequels have certainly outshone it, but it's still a great experience.
70
WindowsEdge
Thanks to the crisp allure of HD and the innate joys of new hardware, Call Of Duty's time is now, if ever. Its strengths are derived largely from its technology, fresh as it feels on Microsoft's own, though the intensity of the experience, the quality of its 5.1 sound and its context-sensitive squad chatter deserves not to be understated. For those who can tolerate having their brain beaten numb by it, the game entails often enthralling, occasionally even aweinspiring sights and sounds. But little is there that's new compared to much that needs renewal.
70
WindowsneXGam
Call of Duty 2 hat mich fast am Rande des Wahnsinns gebracht. Die genannten Bugs im Spiel haben dafür gesorgt das ich mir eine neue Maus zulegen musste, weil meine alte noch an der Wand klebt. Wäre das Spiel bugfrei gewesen hätte es eine Wertung von 35 Punkten verdient, weil Präsentation, Missionsstruktur und Atmosphäre absolute Spitzenklasse sind. Hoffen wir auf ein baldiges Update.
70
MacintoshNowGamer
As the sequel to 2003’s critically acclaimed shoot-em-up war game Call of Duty, winner of over eighty Game of the Year awards, CoD2 certainly has big boots to fill. It would have been easy for the developers, Infinity Ward, to thrust out a rushed and marginally enhanced game to cash in on easy sales three years after the original, but after rigorous testing, it appears that genuine improvements have been crafted into the game, exuding a gritty authenticity only previously seen in same genre shooter games FEAR or Brothers in Arms.
70
Xbox 360Gamekult
Avec de si beaux ingrédients, la sauce prend assez facilement et les amateurs de ce genre de FPS, où l'impression de participer à un film hollywoodien prend le pas sur une retranscription fidèle de la guerre, seront aux anges. Plutôt réussi graphiquement sans être bouleversant pour de la Xbox 360, le jeu souffre cependant de quelques défauts plus ou moins graves, dont un certain manque de variété et des blessures bien étranges. Identique, graphiquement et en termes de contenu, à la version PC (mais à un prix supérieur de 10 euros tout de même), cette mouture constitue une adaptation fort réussie et sans aucun doute l'un des meilleurs FPS de lancement de la nouvelle console de Microsoft, si ce n'est le meilleur.
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WindowsGamernode
So how do I, a massive Call of Duty fanboy, conclude a review on a game that I had such high expectations of? Well if it's more intense World War historical battle you're after, then get out there and grab a copy. You won't be disappointed about how great it looks or how much fun and full-on the game can be. If you frequent LAN's or enjoy slaughtering your mates (or strangers), online multiplayer is just as entertaining as the original and furthers longevity to the game once you've finished the single player campaign. If you're like me and you were looking forward to new gameplay and more freedom of action then maybe I'd think twice before shelling out your hard earned pocket money.
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Xbox 360Eurogamer.net (UK)
Playing PC ports on a console is usually a fairly wretched experience that requires huge reserves of forgiveness and goodwill, but not in this case. At least, not when the huge-value system you're playing it on kicks your beige box into next year.
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WindowsGamekult
Pour le second épisode de sa série fétiche, Infinity Ward applique avec précision et talent la recette élaborée pour le premier volet : beaucoup de spectacle, pas mal d'action et surtout, une ambiance très travaillée. Avec de si beaux ingrédients, la sauce prend assez facilement et les amateurs de ce genre de FPS, où l'impression de participer à un film hollywoodien prend le pas sur une retranscription fidèle de la guerre, seront aux anges.
60
MacintoshAppleLinks.Com
There's a multiplayer component, and anyone who's read a review of mine will know how much I care about that; if the game's not designed from scratch for that purpose, than the multiplayer component is usually pretty worthless. Although multiplayer fans will certainly enjoy CoD 2's implementation, it's more pointless than ever. The single player version is a multiplayer game. You're not shouting out orders to your friends, but the game otherwise plays the same. In fact, that's the best comparison I can make. You know the single player version of Unreal Tournament? Call of Duty 2 feels like that. It feels like a single player component tacked on to a multiplayer game. You will have some fun playing it, but after a few levels it'll start to feel more like practice for the multiplayer version. The good news there, by the way, is that the multiplayer version allows for cross-platform Mac to PC play.