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 Totally epic death.
Call of Duty 2 Windows Secure the village of Beltot.
Call of Duty 2 Windows Crossing the Rhine.
Call of Duty 2 Windows Enemy grenade killed our comrade.

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

Critic Reviews

GameSpy Nov 03, 2005 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2005 9.75 out of 10 98
Gameguru Mania Nov 17, 2005 91 out of 100 91
Peliplaneetta.net Dec 20, 2005 90 out of 100 90
GameSpot Oct 25, 2005 8.8 out of 10 88
FiringSquad Oct 27, 2005 87 out of 100 87
JeuxVideoPC.com Nov 25, 2005 17 out of 20 85
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network Nov 21, 2005 85 out of 100 85
neXGam 2005 7 out of 10 70
Gamekult Nov 04, 2005 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Call of Duty 2 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

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 (7218) added Call of Duty 2 (Windows) on Nov 23, 2005
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