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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 Chapter selection
Call of Duty 2: Big Red One PlayStation 2 Using binoculars to mark the spot for the artillery
Call of Duty 2: Big Red One PlayStation 2 Storming the beach
Call of Duty 2: Big Red One PlayStation 2 Enemy soldiers taking cover behind the fence

Alternate Titles

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

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Worth Playing Nov 30, 2005 8.9 out of 10 89
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network Dec 06, 2005 88 out of 100 88
PSX Extreme Dec 08, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
HardGamers Dec 04, 2005 85 out of 100 85
GameZone Nov 14, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Freaks 365 2005 8.4 out of 10 84
FOK!games Dec 17, 2005 78 out of 100 78 Jan 12, 2006 76 out of 100 76
Game Over Online Dec 12, 2005 75 out of 100 75
GamesRadar Feb 28, 2006 6 out of 10 60


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German version

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


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

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