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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 Leaving a trail of German Panzer II tanks should be a fair warning for an upcoming enemy tanks.
Call of Duty 2 Xbox 360 Use allied tanks as a moving cover against enemy fire.
Call of Duty 2 Xbox 360 Holding top of the hill against an overwhelming enemy force.
Call of Duty 2 Xbox 360 Using binoculars for easier targeting.

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

The Press Says

Entertainment Depot, The Jan 11, 2006 9.5 out of 10 95
Cheat Code Central Dec 12, 2005 4.6 out of 5 92
Inside Hotwire 3D 2006 9 out of 10 90
Yahoo! Games Nov 17, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
1UP Nov 15, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Gamer 2.0 Nov 27, 2005 9 out of 10 90
GamesCollection Feb 10, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Game XC (GXC) 2005 8 out of 10 80
videogamer.com Dec 05, 2005 8 out of 10 80
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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Kabushi (122133) added Call of Duty 2 (Xbox 360) on Nov 23, 2005
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