Call of Duty 2 Xbox 360

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  • Summary: Call of Duty 2 lets players experience four individual soldier stories as they overcome insurmountable odds in multiple campaigns. Players have the freedom to follow each of the four storylines through for the ultimate character-driven experience, or they can engage in the historic battlesCall of Duty 2 lets players experience four individual soldier stories as they overcome insurmountable odds in multiple campaigns. Players have the freedom to follow each of the four storylines through for the ultimate character-driven experience, or they can engage in the historic battles chronologically for quick hitting action. Infinity Ward has also expanded the scope of combat to deliver a truly realistic battlefield experience. Squads now have the freedom to take on a variety of mission objectives, on expansive battlefields that allow for multiple paths and the ability to utilize actual combat tactics like outflanking and fire and maneuver capabilities. Call of Duty 2's new engine and A.I. technology set the stage for authentic squad combat and astonishing action. Concealment can be key as battlefield smoke or even deployed smoke grenades cloud visibility. Weather effects such as the dusty sandstorms of North Africa and whiteout blizzard conditions of Russia, for example, will keep soldiers glued to their bunkers. The team has also employed a state-of-the-art Battle Chatter System that brings the action to life as squad-mates bark out context-sensitive updates in real-time to players through an advanced A.I. system. [Activision] Expand
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  1. Positive: 63 out of 65
  2. Negative: 0 out of 65
  1. 100
    A freakin' work of art. It is, without a doubt, the best-looking console game to date, and the most psychotically intense World War II shooter to boot.
  2. A fantastic PC title that didn't get watered down in the conversion to console. If this is the future of console gaming, I'm sold.
  3. It is a finely tuned work of art with so much research and attention to detail incorporated into it that action gamers will become totally immersed in the unrelenting experience of brutal combat.
  4. Even if you're getting a little sick of the WW2 shooter genre, I'd suggest you give it a shot, as its gameplay is the right mix of fun and realism and the multiplayer modes are plenty of fun.
  5. Official Xbox Magazine
    90
    A nine-hour, tension-filled rollercoaster ride. [Holiday 2005, p.66]
  6. AceGamez
    90
    The impressive presentation and intuitive gameplay make a surprisingly enjoyable WWII adventure, despite this being a member of a tired genre.
  7. Of the shooters available on the 360 at launch, Call of Duty 2 is easily the most accessible and consistently entertaining single player offering, but if online is your thing you're better off considering what Rare has to offer ["Perfect Dark Zero"].

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 76 out of 96
  2. Negative: 9 out of 96
  1. Jul 17, 2011
    10
    The First great Shooter for the Xbox 360? You bet your whole 120 million dollar mansion it is. Not only that, but out of all the games in theThe First great Shooter for the Xbox 360? You bet your whole 120 million dollar mansion it is. Not only that, but out of all the games in the Call Of Duty Franchise, this is the best. No, that's underestimating it. It is the ULTIMATE Call Of Duty Game to have. It is Infinity Ward's Masterpiece. Call of Duty 2, best played on the 360, is a testament to the modern day First Person Shooter. Unlike the original Call Of Duty, Call Of Duty 2 takes us to places in the war more epic and diverse than the Original. Normandy, the greatest and most gruesome battle of the War, is portrayed in CoD2. North Africa is portrayed in CoD2. Moscow is portrayed in CoD2. Stalingrad is portrayed in CoD2. It is an amazing experience. Not only that, but multiplayer is kick-ass awesome aswell. Very rrare in the Call Of Duty series a GREAT CAMPAIGN and GREAT MULTIPLAYER. Only two other in the Call Of Duty titles achieve this. Well done, Infinity Ward! Expand
  2. GarryP.
    Dec 17, 2005
    10
    The 360 version is as good if not better than the PC version! If you buy a 360 make sure to get this. It is the best game on the console by The 360 version is as good if not better than the PC version! If you buy a 360 make sure to get this. It is the best game on the console by quite some distance. Expand
  3. NateC.
    Feb 24, 2007
    10
    Best first person game in this generation and best World War II game. I got the game in February 2007 and went through it in about a week. Best first person game in this generation and best World War II game. I got the game in February 2007 and went through it in about a week. You just can't stop playing it. My first game for the 360 was Call of Duty 3 so obviously the graphics on Call of Duty 2 didn't amaze me as much as others. The game is intense, exciting, and rewarding. Oh and of course the ability to fight in Stalingrad and at Pointe du Hoc. Expand
  4. Matt
    Dec 15, 2005
    9
    Can't recommend it highly enough. Thoroughly immersive, stunniing to look at, great computer AI, pretty much everything you could want Can't recommend it highly enough. Thoroughly immersive, stunniing to look at, great computer AI, pretty much everything you could want from a period first-person shooter. But what's with all this Xbox 360 bashing? True, if you haven't got a high-definition TV, you're a bit screwed, but "not one decent game"? Andrew, have you actually played Dead Or Alive 4, Project Gotham 3, Perfect Dark Zero, Kameo and Quake 4? It may not be as 'next-gen' as people were hoping, but it's certainly eating hours from my working week! Expand
  5. TylerG.
    Aug 15, 2006
    9
    Awesome Game. Great Graphics. Even better sound and gameplay. All this game need to be a perfect 10 is a lower price.
  6. Feb 8, 2013
    8
    Meh, single player was alright. Its multiplayer is probably the 2nd best in terms of CoD games so far, hillariously. It only lacks theMeh, single player was alright. Its multiplayer is probably the 2nd best in terms of CoD games so far, hillariously. It only lacks the multiplayer rpg features of cod4. Expand
  7. Andrew
    Dec 5, 2005
    0
    ive got a copy of this on the PC and the 360 version is terrible. for a consol that is supposed to be the next gen in home entertainment this ive got a copy of this on the PC and the 360 version is terrible. for a consol that is supposed to be the next gen in home entertainment this is just a rip of, yes the frame rate is smooth but it just looks so empty and bland and some of the effects like the heat haze are just embarrasing. i feel so ashamed. so far there has not been one decent game released on this hyped up consol. i will be selling my 360 on ebay in time for xmas so some mug can give me £700 for it ,at least i will be getting some enjoyment from selling it,more than ive got from its games. Expand

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