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  • Summary: Call of Duty 2: Big Red One is a World War II shooter focused on the actions of the US Army's First Infantry Division.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. 92
    A brilliant World War II game and standout first-person shooter.
  2. You are never lost as to where to go throughout each level, so seasoned veterans of first-person shooters might find the game a bit easy, but they would be missing a great time if they passed this over.
  3. It's a shame that the GameCube doesn't offer any type of multiplayer which in turn just makes it an even shorter game with little reason to come back.
  4. A good WWII shooter with great graphics and effects, but missing the finer points and freedom in the first-person mode.
  5. Avoid at all costs if you are looking for your next FPS to show off to your friends as they'll never get the chance to play with you.
  6. 73
    If however you are considering what should be your first folly into World War action, then consider looking elsewhere.
  7. This game's single-player campaign is a decent diversion and serves up a relatively well-produced version of the PC series. Unfortunately, what it lacks in replay value and online play leads to a solider a bit too thin for his britches. Will this war never end?

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. JeffA.
    Nov 11, 2005
    10
    The WWII action in Call of Duty 2 is fast paced and frantic. You even fire at the enemy from tanks, boats and planes. The Gamecube is sorely The WWII action in Call of Duty 2 is fast paced and frantic. You even fire at the enemy from tanks, boats and planes. The Gamecube is sorely lacking in the FPS department and Call of Duty 2 more than fills the void. Nonstop mind-numbing action. Pure adrenaline rush. Get this game !!! Expand
  2. ChrisP.
    Nov 2, 2005
    10
    Great realistic interactions with your squad and terrain its like you're actually in wwll.
  3. JackC.
    Jul 2, 2006
    10
    A great game with a great plot, couldn't find a thing wrong with it. Loved It!
  4. ThuanT.
    Nov 18, 2005
    10
    This game really puts some meaning into WW2, it combines the intense firepower of all the Call of Duty games and combines with a good plot. This game really puts some meaning into WW2, it combines the intense firepower of all the Call of Duty games and combines with a good plot. Though the story is kind of short, it is a drastic game that takes you through the life of a true WW2 soldier. Collapse
  5. AdamL.
    Nov 29, 2005
    10
    Most Fun Gamecube Experience in my life! Thank you Nintendo for supporting the realese of this kick --- game!
  6. JeremyB.
    Dec 5, 2005
    10
    Awesome Game! This is probably the best WWII Console shooter to ever come out for the current generation of consoles. Graphics, sound, Awesome Game! This is probably the best WWII Console shooter to ever come out for the current generation of consoles. Graphics, sound, presentation, and most importantly gameplay are all topnotch. The sheer scale of each mission is impressive. It reminded me of Halo how a mission would last for 40 minutes to an hour to complete. You are exhausted when they are finished. The story really makes you feel as though you are playing Band of Brothers the game. The voice acting from the Band of Brothers actors adds a lot of ambience. You actually feel a loss when your Captain or buddy are injured. If you are a fan of WWII shooters (as I am) or FPS, you need to pick up the game. The only negative I can give it is that it is over too quickly! I wanted another 5 or 6 hours of missions! Expand
  7. AlejandroR.
    Jan 18, 2006
    7
    Some time fun but that all, is a game for pass the time without any challenge. Graphics are very cool mostly the background and the sky, Some time fun but that all, is a game for pass the time without any challenge. Graphics are very cool mostly the background and the sky, texture are fine. The action is all over the game, but too lineal story. The A.I. is too poor, the soldier some times just stand in front of you waiting for your first shoot to start to shotting you, for the players of COD PC version this game gonna be a real deception, so better buy the COD 2 PC version and don´t make my mistake. Expand