Summary: This is the Game of the Year version of Call of Duty 2. Much has been said about it, so I would like to give some tips for other gamers: 1. This is the Game of the Year version, and it comes as a 1.2 version. The online servers, however, usually run on 1.0 or 1.3 version. So you might wanna install a 1.3 patch after the installation for online play. 2.
Summary: I have to preface by saying that I mostly play rpg's. It is rare for a fps to hold my attention. Usually I don't even finish them. This game was an exception. Enter the key code from the printed manual to install the game. No online connection is needed (for single player). Play a series of missions. Start as a Russian, then a Brit, and finally as an American. I guess you would have to say the game is linear but the areas are large enough that you can maneuver.
Summary: I received Call of Duty 2 today and was a little concerned about the installation problems some users had talked about. My version included the 2 multi-player maps. I am currently playing on my laptop. If your hardware can run Call of Duty 1, you won't have a problem here even though the graphics, gameplay and sound is better as well as the speed of the game. Since some users complained about installation problems it seems Activision has addressed the issue.
Summary: I bought this game for myself and also my son. Although this game has been out since Nov. 2005, this game is fun to play from both the single player and the multiplayer aspect. The Pros - This game has very good graphics, a very good story line in single player, and the multiplayer is server based with clans which are dedicated to basic stock maps to extreme mods. Today's basic computer will have no problem running the game.
Summary: Controller works very well. Mimics a playstation controller in button configuration. The control pad and analog sticks at first may seem a bit awkward and stiff but is easy to get used to. This works very well on the PC and you don't have to search for the right drivers such as when plugging in the console controller into the comp.
Summary: I have purchased and played this game on the Xbox 360 and PC platforms. I have only played the single player mode. I really feel the game has a compelling storyline and I enjoyed playing through the Russian, British and American campaigns. You really feel an appreciation for the heroes that battled through that World War. It was so interesting that I felt compelled to research some of the battlefields and war stories and learn more about them.
Summary: This is a fantastic follow up to the original Call of Duty. The only draw back is that it doesn't work on Vista. I bought it to play on my new Vista laptop, but it wouldn't play on it. Then, after loading it on my XP desk top, I found I had to buy a better video card. After spending $95 on a new card, the game plays great! Money well spent.
Summary: I dearly loved the original Call of Duty as well as its expansion pack. Call of Duty 2 takes its predecessor, turns graphics and intensity up to 11, dials back the user interface to make it more console-friendly, and sticks you in the war. The gameplay is excellent stuff, standard WWII FPS fare in all respects, with hordes of enemies and many weapons.
Summary: The original Call of Duty and United Offensive expansion pack set the benchmark for first person World War II shooters. Call of Duty 2, by following the formula of the original and offering numerous improvements, might actually be a better game overall. First, the graphics have gotten a much needed update. While the original Call of Duty is nice, COD2 is pure eye candy.
Summary: This game is engrossing and keeps you coming back for more. I played through it and immediately started playing again at the "hardened" level. Shortly after starting this game you actually feel like you a part of a combat squad fighting as a team! An added bonus is the feel of history this game imparts.