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 Holding top of the hill against an overwhelming enemy force.
Call of Duty 2 Xbox 360 Throw some smoke grenades to cover your approach.
Call of Duty 2 Xbox 360 With no cover, the one who fires first gets to live.
Call of Duty 2 Xbox 360 These walls should prove useful for some cover against enemy machine gun fire.

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

GamingTrend 2005 572 out of 600 95
Video Game Generation Dec 10, 2005 9.3 out of 10 93
Worth Playing Dec 09, 2005 9.2 out of 10 92
Cheat Code Central Dec 12, 2005 4.6 out of 5 92
GamersReports Nov 23, 2005 9.1 out of 10 91
GameSpy Nov 17, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
IGN Nov 15, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Xbox Gazette Dec 06, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
X-Box Gamer Dec 01, 2005 17 out of 20 85
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Nov 23, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85

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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)
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