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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 Macintosh Sniper has squad pinned down preparing to shoot the enemy sniper.  He is in the distant window wearing white snow camouflage.
Call of Duty 2 Macintosh Plane going down over head as we advance to our target
Call of Duty 2 Xbox 360 The desert doesn't provide with much cover, but luckily your tanks do.
Call of Duty 2 Windows Bunker

Promo Images

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Call of Duty 2 Screenshot

Trailer


Alternate Titles

  • "使命召唤2" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Зов Чести 2" -- Ukrainian title
  • "COD2" -- Common abbreviation
  • "콜 오브 듀티 2" -- Korean spelling

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User Reviews

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

PGNx Media Xbox 360 Nov 25, 2005 9.7 out of 10 97
Entertainment Depot, The Xbox 360 Jan 11, 2006 9.5 out of 10 95
Inside Hotwire 3D Xbox 360 2006 9 out of 10 90
Jolt (UK) Xbox 360 Dec 14, 2005 8.8 out of 10 88
Game Over Online Windows Nov 17, 2005 85 out of 100 85
Cheat Code Central Windows 2005 4 out of 5 80
Video Games Daily Xbox 360 Dec 31, 2005 8 out of 10 80
GameDaily Windows Dec 16, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Gaming Nexus Xbox 360 Jan 03, 2006 B 75
NowGamer Macintosh Jun 01, 2006 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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