Call of Duty 2 review video

Call of Duty 2 for Xbox 360Call 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.

A launch title for Xbox 360, Call of Duty 2 was ported over from the PC original.

Infinity Ward has also expanded the First-Person Shooter 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.

Call of Duty 2 is a blast from start to finish. Find out all about it in this Call of Duty 2 video review.

Main features in Call of Duty 2 are:
* All-new, unprecedented enhancements from stunningly realistic graphics to seamless gameplay, thanks to the revolutionary COD2 engine, groundbreaking AI, and choice-based gameplay innovations
* Beautifully rendered snow, rain, fog, and smoke, combined with dynamic lighting and shadows, make this the most intense WWII shooter yet
* New conflicts and enemies to face, with more tanks, troops, and explosions on-screen, and bigger scope, with a wide range of locales and environments across the European theater
* Fight the desert fox across the scorching sands of North Africa as wave upon wave of tanks clash in the desert
* Use rocket-propelled grappling hooks alongside your army ranger squad to storm and scale the cliffs of Pointe du hoc against a relentless German counterassault, and slog through urban chaos as a tank hunter in war-torn Russia
* Rely on your squad as never before the dozens of allied soldiers surrounding you are fully aware of the changing situations around them, and will let you know using an all-new, context-sensitive battle chatter system. They will draw enemy fire, lay down cover for you, use foxholes and moving tanks for cover, and warn you of incoming enemy troops and hostile fire
* Choice-based gameplay play through missions in the order you see fit. Will you decide to play first as a sniper or as a tank commander? It’s your call.
* Open-ended battlefields allow you to individualize your tactics and choose the order in which you complete your objectives
* Multiplayer mayhem — Go online for intense axis vs. allies team-based multiplayer action, building on the hugely popular call of duty multiplayer modes.

To quote the video review: “Call of Duty 2 is a solid World War II title and a worthy sequel. It brings amazing graphics, intense and challenging gameplay, and innovative new features to a heavily covered genre. Even though it has its technical problems, Call of Duty 2 is a pulse-pounding experience you won’t soon forget.”

Story — 8.5
Design — 8.7
Gameplay — 9.1
Overall — 8.9