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In the second Call of Duty game for consoles, players again take to battle in The Second World War. As with other Call of Duty games, the focus is on the characters and their drama amidst the furious, heavily scripted, first-person action. As a private new to war in America's most legendary infantry division, nicknamed the Big Red One for the distinctive patch they wore, players will fight through the game as a team in the Fighting First and will be affected by the loss of friends on the battlefield.

Players will have to re-enact the successes of World War II through a wide variety of land, sea, and air missions in Africa, Sicily, and Normandy, by using vehicles including tanks, jeeps, armored cars, and half-tracks. Success will depend on how well players can move, shoot, and complete the objectives that a commanding officer provides before each mission.

The Xbox and PS2 versions offer multiplayer games with up to 16 players.


Call of Duty 2: Big Red One PlayStation 2 Shooting at transport planes is nothing but target practicing
Call of Duty 2: Big Red One PlayStation 2 Info about the characters
Call of Duty 2: Big Red One PlayStation 2 Enemy gun emplacement just costed your one of the tanks
Call of Duty 2: Big Red One PlayStation 2 Allied forces rushing toward the enemy line

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Call of Duty 2: Big Red One Screenshot
Call of Duty 2: Big Red One Screenshot
Call of Duty 2: Big Red One Screenshot
Call of Duty 2: Big Red One Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "使命召唤2:红一纵队" -- Simplified Chinese spelling

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XGP Gaming Xbox 2005 9 out of 10 90
Game Chronicles PlayStation 2 Nov 07, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
IGN PlayStation 2 Nov 01, 2005 8 out of 10 80
NintendoWorldReport GameCube Dec 05, 2005 8 out of 10 80
NGC Magazine GameCube Dec, 2005 80 out of 100 80
GameZone Xbox Nov 10, 2005 7.9 out of 10 79
Jolt (UK) Xbox Dec 27, 2005 7.4 out of 10 74
3DAvenue Xbox Jan 23, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
G4 TV: X-Play Xbox Mar 24, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox Nov 21, 2005 11 out of 20 55


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German version

In the German version all mentions of Rommel, Hitler, Mussolini and Göring were removed with periphrases and their appearances in the intro videos were cut out. All swastikas (except one on a German plane in the bonus material which was missed) were either removed or replaced with iron crosses.


Big Red One is a reference to the nickname of the 1st Infantry Division of the United States Army, after its shoulder patch. It is the oldest division in the United States Army, and has seen continuous service since its organization in 1917.

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