Summary: For the record I have always preferred Call of Duty to Metal of Honor. The weapons in CoD~1 were responded better, the graphics and maps seemed better to me. I knew from the first second I opened this box that I had made a bad mistake and didn't trust the negative reviews here: HALF the game manual was blank. That might be okay for me since I've played FPS's since DOOM but still... from there things got worse. At least the CD-key was intact.
Summary: It looks and sounds good. It takes advantage of the wide screen video modes that graphics cards have been capable of for the last couple of years and CORRECTLY renders the proportions of everything. There are some games that take the easy way out by simply stretching everything. Like the original CoD, it makes great use of a surround sound setup. So far, only Half-Life 2 does graphics and sound better. Now here's why I can't give this game five stars.
Summary: if you own fear or quake 4 you know what im talking about... this game was not as good as all the hype.... go get quake 4 or fear... bot were far better than cod2.... i stopped [playing this game after 4 missions... too repetitive... find cover shoot.... find cover.... never ending enemies....boo.... 3 out of 5... go buy quake hl2 or fear.... BF2 is great as well... COD2 is just another ww2 shooter.... pass it buy...
Summary: A good refinement of the original CoD ethic, with enhanced effects, more constant action, and numerous little touch-ups to the gameplay. The automatic healing system was a bold change, and I think a big improvement. It makes the game a bit easier, but keeps the action steadier by eliminating the need to run around looking for med kits. You really have to play it to see how well it works.
Does what it says on the box, but not for very long...
Stephen Ellwood "Squishy", Amazon
28 December 2005
Summary: I've played the orignal COD and almost all of the FP Shooters of the last few years. I got this game for Christmas, and was finished with the single player missions 2 days later, which makes it one of the shortest FPS I have ever played. Having said that it beats Quake 4 hands down for playability. Quake 4 is totally linear, the graphics are average and the AI is completely mindless; in COD2 the AI is some of the best I've seen.
Summary: Single player mode of Call of Duty 2 is nice. The graphics are stunning and created well. Although compared to Call Of Duty & Call of Duty United Offensive in terms of Multiplayer- Call Of Duty 2 just cannot compare. You DO NOT- yes I repeat, *DO NOT* have the capability to drive in any vehicles (one reason COD UO was so much fun) in multiplayer mode.
Summary: If you played COD1 and the UO expansion pack, there is nothing here that is worth playing yet AGAIN, unless you are 100% engrossed in the WWII FPS genre. The overall feel of the game, while slightly different due to the modified health system, is very much the same as before. The weapons are exactly like they were before, and you can't help saying to yourself "didn't I do this already???". Cannot recommend unless you are a serious WWII fan.
Excerpt: Â“30 seconds!Â” comes the cry. The men are packed tightly into the landing craft, charging for the beach 3 miles to the west of Omaha, explosions and spray all around. Clutching your rifle with white knuckles in one hand and holding on with the other you watch distastefully as the man next to you throws up, and try to focus whilst bullets clang from the metal around you.
Conclusion: I have this game and yes it is similar to 4, there is a map in 2 and 4 which have to exact layout, all they do is move the map across and put different scenery on it, they should develop more maps, they done this from cod 1 to 2 aswell. they should pull their fingers out.
Conclusion: I have an AMD Quad Core with 4MB memory machine and NVidia 8600 256 MB card. I first got into war games with Brothers In Arms: Road To Hill 30. That was only a few weeks back and gave me a whole new take on what it must have been like to fight in the war ! I had heard the CoD series was considered the best WW2 game so got hold of the demo and loved it. They I found the full game on a pre-owned shelf for less than Â£4 - how could I resist !