Call of Duty 2 PC

Metascore
86

Generally favorable reviews - based on 64 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 62 out of 64
  2. Negative: 0 out of 64
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  1. Edge Magazine
    70
    For those who can tolerate having their brain beaten numb by it, the game entails often enthralling, occasionally awe-inspiring sights and sounds. But little is there that’s new compared to much that needs renewal. [Christmas 2005, p.96]
  2. You won't be disappointed about how great it looks or how much fun and full-on the game can be. If you frequent LAN's or enjoy slaughtering your mates (or strangers), online multiplayer is just as entertaining as the original and furthers longevity to the game once you've finished the single player campaign.
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 648 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 75 out of 110
  2. Negative: 15 out of 110
  1. Jul 16, 2011
    10
    After many Call of Duty games, I have to say that this is still the best Call of Duty in the market. The campaign is not so full of itselfAfter many Call of Duty games, I have to say that this is still the best Call of Duty in the market. The campaign is not so full of itself like our modern CoD games, it's just a simple World War 2 shooter with you playing as the three major Allies (Russian, Britian, U.S.). The campaign itself plays out wonderfully, very fluid and memorable quotes from Price. The multiplayer is mostly why I write this review now. This has the multiplayer that the current CoD games should have sticked with. Instead of grinding your profile in order to get better weapons, all the weapons are available to you right from the start, each having their ups and downs, but a very balanced set of weapons so that you don't have to worry about a overpowered weapon (which happens a lot in the current CoD games). The original maps were very well layed out, making camping a lot less viable than in the current CoD games. Though this game is very old and not many play this anymore, I decided it would be right to write a review of my favorite CoD game and hope the best that they can bring back the way multiplayer used to be. Until then, the CSS is still very active so there's that. Full Review »
  2. Nov 2, 2011
    9
    Despite all the changes and gameplay changes since, CoD 2 still remains one of the overall best Call of Duty games to date. The MultiplayerDespite all the changes and gameplay changes since, CoD 2 still remains one of the overall best Call of Duty games to date. The Multiplayer mode offers a simplistic, yet rereshingly addictive playstyle. It's the campaign however, where COD 2 shines. Each stage (American, British and Russian) is divided into seperate acts; whilst this might hurt the storytelling side of things, each level feels unique with an appropiate level of tactical choice. The graphics and sound are simply stunning; from fighting in the streets of Stalingrad to the Normandy landings; the chaotic and confusing nature of warfare rings through every single moment without ever letting up. Overall, though fans of more open-world MP games like Battlefiled will find much to be desired here, it still offers one heck of a viseral kick for the Single Player crowd. Full Review »
  3. Jul 31, 2011
    9
    A true gem of it's time. I continue to enjoy this game much more than the newer Call of Duty's despite the years due to its simplicity andA true gem of it's time. I continue to enjoy this game much more than the newer Call of Duty's despite the years due to its simplicity and pace. Single-player is lackluster in plot-line but provide very well made level-designs despite its linear progression., Full Review »