User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.5
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.5
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.6
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.5
Overall User Score (11 votes) 3.6

Critic Reviews

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VGcore (Jul 28, 2006)
Call of Duty 2: Big Red One is the ultimate World War II experience on the Xbox console. The gameplay is extremely fun, varied, and action packed. Graphics are overall well done, featuring many special effects and nice realistic environments; however, nothing there is astonishing. Audio is top notch, and multiplayer adds to the replay value. If you don't plan on getting an Xbox 360 anytime soon, this is definitely something you should pick up. If you are planning on picking up an Xbox 360 soon, wait off on this and pick up Call of Duty 2. Overall, Call of Duty 2: Big Red One is a blast from start to finish and money well spent.
Worth Playing (Nov 30, 2005)
Despite a few minor problems, Call of Duty 2: Big Red One comes through, providing a revealing glimpse into the battles fought by the 1st Infantry Division while still providing a thrill
Although we have all fought our way through WWII countless times by now, it may just be worth playing through again. In this title Activision provides what is arguably the best WWII shooter available for the PS2, and what may also be the best shooter of any kind for the PS2. The combination of good graphics, great sound and intense action makes for a very immersive game that will be hard to put down.
HardGamers (Dec 04, 2005)
Call of Duty 2: Big Red One se veut être finalement un jeu très honnête, quoiqu'il est un peu moins impressionnant qu'on aurait voulu. Le jeu vous offre néanmoins une excellente campagne solo remplie d'action qui vous tiendra en haleine pour une dizaine d'heures. La version PS2 vous offre aussi un mode online, ce qui vient complémenter la faible durée de vie du mode solo. Malgré quelques petits accrochages à gauche et à droite, ce jeu se veut être un bon achat ou location pour quelqu'un qui se cherche un bon shooter.
PSX Extreme (Dec 08, 2005)
Call of Duty 2: Big Red One isn't quite as robust as Call of Duty 2 for PC and the Xbox 360, but the excitement is still there. The more I played, the more I enjoyed playing. That said, sometimes a little scripting is needed to bring such an important historical event to life, but decisions made on the field, in the heat of combat are what won the war. The next time around, it'd be nice to see a bit more of that flexibility in the progression of the game.
Game Chronicles (Nov 07, 2005)
Deploy, fight, sacrifice, and prevail. This is what the Big Red One does. It’s their job to overcome any obstacles. Excellent sounds, graphics, and gameplay are rooted in Call of Duty 2: Big Red One. Realistic sights and sounds coupled with replayability follow the groundwork laid out by the Call of Duty legacy. Worth more than a simple rental, you will get caught up in the lives of your squad as you progress from Africa to Germany.
GameZone (Nov 14, 2005)
Big Red One isn’t quite “the one” we’ve been waiting for, but it’s a polished and extremely exciting shooter that won’t have anyone reaching for a pillow. The vehicular missions are some of the most daring, cramming the player into a tiny space with nowhere to run. Either you hit your target or you fail. On foot you have more options, but your weapons are weaker and there may not be anywhere to hide. Scenarios like these keep player interest high and never leave us with a sense of anything but exhilaration.
Game Captain (Dec 19, 2005)
Call of Duty 2: Big Red One ist zweifellos eine gute Nummer für die PS2. Grafik und Sound sind ohne Fehl und Tadel und die Framerate stabil wie ein Fels. Überall geht ständig die Post ab und dank der Fahrzeugeinlagen und Skriptsequenzen bietet es genug Abwechslung, um bei der Stange zu halten – allerdings nur für rund 8 Stunden. Länger braucht ein durschnittlicher Spieler wohl nicht.. Schade auch, dass die Teamkollegen im Grunde nur Staffage sind, da hätte man mehr draus machen können. Auch die seltenen KI-Aussetzer nerven ein bisschen. Wer vom Szenario nicht schon die Nase gestrichen voll hat, für den ist Call of Duty 2 trotzdem eine gute Wahl. Mal abgesehen von der Mission mit dem Bomber bietet es aber nix Neues.
The campaign lasts about 15-20 hours and he fun throughout. Even if that doesn't interest you, the multiplayer options will keep you coming back for more on PS2 and Xbox Live. There are many World War II shooters out there and Big Red One ranges near the top. If you are a fan of shooters, you should easily enjoy this one.
83 (Dec 09, 2005)
This game has all the right boxes ticked and the new developers Treyarch have done a very impressive job in bringing this game to the PS2. If you liked the original then there's no reason not to pick up this sequel. If you didn't buy the original then rest assured that while this is numbered as a sequel it's a quite independent game. This is a fantastic action title which should be on your Christmas list.
81 (Dec 07, 2005)
Bringing a celebrated first person shooter for PC to consoles can prove succesful (Far Cry Instincts) or can turn into a major disappointment (Call of Duty: Finest Hour). After seeing its first attempt nailed down by the critics, Activision ordered a new team to establish a beachhead on console ground. Did this new attempt turn into a second Normandy or rather a second Pearl Harbour?
UOL Jogos (Nov 16, 2005)
Novamente os videogames não ganharam a mesma versão do PC, mas "Call of Duty 2: Big Red One" é bastante apreciável. Se por um lado tira a liberdade do jogador, com a ação sendo comandada à mão de ferro pelo roteiro, por outro os ganhos compensam, pois a experiência oferecida é valiosa. Por isso, sem a guia do roteiro, tudo fica desencaixado e pouco objetivo, como visto no parco modo multiplayer. Mesmo diferente, este "Call of Duty" deverá entreter os apreciadores de jogos de guerra, mas, infelizmente, por pouco tempo, pois só o modo de campanha vale a pena.
Video Game Talk (Feb 01, 2006)
CoD2: BRO may not be as great an experience as its brothers in arms on the 360 and PC, but it certainly does well for itself on the PS2. The action is intense, the immersion is omnipresent and the aesthetic presentation is remarkable for the console. Linear gameplay and some occasional glitches hurt things a bit, but this is one of the better FPS games that you'll find for Sony's system. Don't let memories of Finest Hour leave a sour taste in your mouth for the series; this game is much, much better.
Gamernode (Dec 31, 2005)
In conclusion, if you,re looking for a great online shooter, well you,re just not going to get that here. If you,re looking for a little bit of a change in a WWII genre campaign, you may want to check out what Call of Duty 2: Big Red One has to offer. Most of the core game play elements are tight enough to fulfill you,re needs. So, I,m going to say that the $50 you,ll lay down for this title may not be all worth it, but it definitely deserves at least a rent.
IGN (Nov 01, 2005)
In the future we'd love to see a greater emphasis on the personal interactions of soldiers. But given Call of Duty 2's abundance of such well-designed combat, we can't really complain about the omission of relatable people and genuine emotion, especially considering how many other acclaimed shooters make the same mistakes. Then again, the fact that there are an absurd amount of similarly themed titles available presents a bit of a problem and Call of Duty 2's subject matter might feel dry despite the consistently amazing action.
Over het algemeen gezien is Call of Duty 2: Big Red One een degelijke eerstepersoonsshooter. Er is duidelijk vooruitgang geboekt tegenover de teleurstellende eerste consoleversies, maar ondanks alle variatie en enkele knappe vondsten, ontbreekt het dit game toch wat aan de intensiteit (zeker wat infanteriecombat betreft) die de pc versie zo'n klapper maakte. De multiplayerkant van de zaak is verzorgd, maar ook hier vind je betere.
FOK!games (Dec 17, 2005)
Call of Duty 2: Big Red One is voor de huidige generatie console bezitters een goede FPS-titel. Ik vind het jammer dat er veel aandacht naar de andere Call of Duty 2 versie uitgaat, want deze titel verdient minstens zoveel eer. Dit is een van de meest meeslepende shooters voor de console, en een must voor iedere FPS-fan.
76 (Jan 12, 2006)
Das Spiel ist in jeder Hinsicht handwerklich sauber, atmosphärisch wie immer top, die Steuerung geht flott von der Hand. Aber frische Ideen werdet ihr hier nicht mal mit der Lupe finden, es spielt sich wie jeder andere Medal of Duty-Ableger: man trägt dieselben Uniformen, man benutzt dieselben Waffen, man besucht dieselben bekannten Orte – alles wirkt bekannt, schon mal gesehen, schon mal gespielt. Selbst die Musik kommt nicht ohne das scheinbar unvermeidliche Trompeten-Solo aus, außerdem ist das Ganze wie gewohnt relativ kurz; mehr als acht Stunden sollte man für die Kampagne kaum brauchen. Danach wartet der etwas zusammengeschustert wirkende Mehrspielermodus, der mal wieder die GameCubeler außen vorlässt. BRO bietet genauso viel oder genauso wenig wie jeder andere WW2-Shooter, den man kennt - es hätte geholfen, wenn einige Verbesserungen des großen Bruders mit der 2 drin wären.
Tanks control admirably, and bombing runs in a plane are handled in a unique and enjoyable way. Big Red One still packs a's just not as powerful as it precursor.
Game Over Online (Dec 12, 2005)
Overall, you might want to give Big Red One a rental unless you’re a serious WWII fan. While the gameplay is adequate and the concept behind the title is a solid one, the brevity of the single player campaign and the drab multiplayer, along with some quirky features makes Big Red One a game to check out first before you buy it.
The total lack of soul in Big Red One, along with the irritating level design, are simply too much for the technical excellence embodied in its smooth framerate, and slick graphics to overcome. If an average, run-of-the-mill shooter can convince you to drop $50, then you won't be disappointed here. For FPS fans looking for something new and interesting, this would be a good title to skip.
GameSpot (Nov 07, 2005)
Overall, Call of Duty 2: Big Red One is still a worthwhile first-person shooter. The game has made noticeable strides over the previous Call of Duty game on consoles with an interesting, but short, campaign. While the game has its moments, particularly with the turret shooting and vehicle portions, Big Red One still falls short of the standard the series set for itself on the PC because of pedestrian sound effects, poor AI, and a lack of intensity in the infantry combat.
GamesRadar (Feb 28, 2006)
When gazing out over the smoking, cratered expanse of World War II shooters, it takes a really special title to snare your interest. Call of Duty 2: Big Red One takes a fairly competent perspective on the genre, but, despite some stirring segments through Italy, these tattered soldiers could have used a little more time in training.
55 (Nov 21, 2005)
Call Of Duty : Big Red One se montre bancal à bien des égards. Son IA à l'ouest, son action mal balancée ou encore son level design d'un autre âge concourent à alourdir un style de jeu qu'Infinity Ward a pourtant su revitaliser sur PC. Les amateurs inconditionnels et absolus du genre sauront sans doute s'en satisfaire, pour les autres, vous trouverez mieux.