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Call of Duty 2 (Windows)

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Description

Call of Duty 2 is an installment in the series of war-themed first-person perspective shooters. The game is trying to recreate the big military operations of World War II (Defence of Stalingrad, invasion in Normandy and German-British war in North Africa).

Developers from Infinity Ward divided Call of Duty 2 into three campaigns (Russian, British and American) and put into the game a lot of new features (e.g. no health indicator, option to complete mission objectives in different order). Expanded multiplayer modes are also available.

Screenshots

Call of Duty 2 Windows Bunker gun
Call of Duty 2 Windows Placing an explosive.
Call of Duty 2 Windows Ruined city of Stalingrad.
Call of Duty 2 Windows Neutralizing the enemy hard point.

Alternate Titles

  • "使命召唤2" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "COD2" -- Common abbreviation
  • "콜 오브 듀티 2" -- Korean spelling

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User Reviews

Really good, but not perfect. D Michael (221) 3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars
Excellent world-war-two shooter, though not as good as the first. wildweasel (24) 4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars
My first Call of Duty experience & thumbs up on this older game StorytellerShannon (19) 4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars4.43 Stars

The Press Says

Game industry News (GiN) 2005 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Game Chronicles Nov 01, 2005 9.8 out of 10 98
Peliplaneetta.net Dec 20, 2005 90 out of 100 90
GameRanking.pl Nov 21, 2005 90 out of 100 90
Playback Dec, 2005 9 out of 10 90
eGames Nov 05, 2007 8.8 out of 10 88
HardGamers Nov 14, 2005 86 out of 100 86
Game Captain Nov 26, 2005 85 out of 100 85
JustPressPlay Nov 06, 2005 8.1 out of 10 81
Gamekult Nov 04, 2005 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

German versions

In the German version terms like "Nazi" or "Kraut" and all mentions of Hitler, Stalin, Rommel or the Third Reich were removed. The intro movies with real-life movie material are slightly re-cut and all swastikas were either removed or replaced with iron crosses. A detailed list of all changes can be found on schnittberichte.com.

References

One of the tank commanders in Call of Duty 2 is called Greta Garbo, after the famous Swedish actress.

Sales

Call of Duty 2 was the first Xbox 360 game to sell over one million units in the US.

Awards

  • Computer Games
    • March 2006 - #7 PC Game of the Year in the 2005
  • GameSpy
    • 2005 – #5 Game of the Year
    • 2005 – #3 PC Game of the Year
    • 2005 – Xbox 360 Game of the Year
    • 2005 – Xbox 360 Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)
    • 2005 – PC FPS of the Year
    • 2005 – Xbox 360 Shooter of the Year
    • 2005 – Best Sound of the Year (PC)
  • PC Powerplay (Germany)
    • Issue 04/2006 - #3 Action Game in 2005 (Readers' Vote)
Information also contributed by Maw and PCGamer77.

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U.V. Impaler (7260) added Call of Duty 2 (Windows) on Nov 23, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Andy Voss (1635) and Kabushi (116517)