Call of Duty 2 (Xbox 360)

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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 Xbox 360 Crossing the Rhein in an amphibious armored vehicle.
Call of Duty 2 Xbox 360 The story is supported by actual photos and videos of WWII battles and events.
Call of Duty 2 Xbox 360 D-day, only this beach requires a lot of climbing first.
Call of Duty 2 Xbox 360 When fighting indoors, the machine gun is the best solution.

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

You are called to duty! Alex Barberi (9) 4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars4.14 Stars

Critic Reviews

EmpireOnline.com 2005 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
PGNx Media Nov 25, 2005 9.7 out of 10 97
GamingTrend 2005 572 out of 600 95
Extreme Gamer Jan 16, 2006 9.5 out of 10 95
Console Monster Dec 08, 2005 92 out of 100 92
Lawrence Nov 23, 2005 91 out of 100 91
Gameplanet Apr 06, 2006 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameSpy Nov 17, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
4Players.de Nov 05, 2005 86 out of 100 86
Gamezine Dec 11, 2005 15 out of 20 75

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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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