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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.


Call of Duty 2 Windows Climbing the rope.
Call of Duty 2 Xbox 360 Looks like the communication wire has been damaged on several places and you have to fix it... the problem is, German Wehrmacht is on all sides trying to stop you.
Call of Duty 2 Windows Shooting to enemy truck.
Call of Duty 2 Macintosh Plane going down over head as we advance to our target

Promo Images

Call of Duty 2 Screenshot
Call of Duty 2 Screenshot
Call of Duty 2 Screenshot Xbox 360
Call of Duty 2 Screenshot


Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Two for Spree Windows Kayburt (6241)
Really good, but not perfect. Windows D Michael (232)
You are called to duty! Xbox 360 Alex Barberi (9)
Excellent world-war-two shooter, though not as good as the first. Windows wildweasel (37)
My first Call of Duty experience & thumbs up on this older game Windows StorytellerShannon (19)

Critic Reviews

GameSpy Windows Nov 03, 2005 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Game Vortex Xbox 360 2005 95 out of 100 95
Entertainment Depot, The Xbox 360 Jan 11, 2006 9.5 out of 10 95
Deeko Xbox 360 Dec 19, 2005 9 out of 10 90
XBox Evolved Xbox 360 Nov 18, 2005 8.9 out of 10 89 Xbox 360 Nov 28, 2005 17 out of 20 85
GameStar (Germany) Windows Dec, 2005 85 out of 100 85
GameDaily Windows Dec 16, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Jan, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Edge Windows Nov 24, 2005 7 out of 10 70


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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


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


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


  • 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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