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DescriptionCall 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.
- "使命召唤2" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
- "COD2" -- Common abbreviation
- "콜 오브 듀티 2" -- Korean spelling
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- Call of Duty series
- Call of Duty universe
- Console Generation Exclusives: Xbox 360
- Games with official modding tools
- Launch title: Xbox 360 (North America)
- Setting: City - Volgograd / Stalingrad
- Software Pyramide releases
- Sound engine: AIL/Miles Sound System
- Technology: amBX
- Xbox 360 Classics releases
|Two for Spree||Windows||Kayburt (7822)|
|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)|
|G4 TV: X-Play||Xbox 360||Nov 21, 2005||100|
|Snackbar-Games.com||Xbox 360||Nov 28, 2005||5 out of 5||100|
|VGcore||Xbox 360||Dec 03, 2005||9.5 out of 10||95|
|GamersReports||Xbox 360||Nov 23, 2005||9.1 out of 10||91|
|Gamer 2.0||Xbox 360||Nov 27, 2005||9 out of 10||90|
|Macworld||Macintosh||Jun 15, 2006||90|
|Jolt (UK)||Xbox 360||Dec 14, 2005||8.8 out of 10||88|
|Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)||Xbox 360||Nov 23, 2005||8.5 out of 10||85|
|FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network||Windows||Nov 21, 2005||85 out of 100||85|
|JustPressPlay||Windows||Nov 06, 2005||8.1 out of 10||81|
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1001 Video GamesCall of Duty 2 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
German versionsIn 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.
ReferencesOne of the tank commanders in Call of Duty 2 is called Greta Garbo, after the famous Swedish actress.
SalesCall of Duty 2 was the first Xbox 360 game to sell over one million units in the US.
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