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: i bought this game a week after buying MOH: frontline, which, at the time, i thought was incredible. but once i got COD2, i was blown away. constant firefights and all out chaos across a bombed out battlefield is just plain awesome. but what really gets this title is the online multiplayer. i have found myself playing for hours on the same maps and still not getting bored.
Very fun game that stays true to "Call of Duty" with new surprises.
25 August 2006
Summary: A few years ago, the original "Call of Duty" was released to great reviews and seemingly redefined the entire World War 2 First-Person shooter genre. Fast-forward a few years, and after a great expansion ("United Offensive"), we have ourselves a sequel - Call of Duty 2. The first thing you'll probably notice in Call of Duty 2 is the graphical improvement made over the original game.
Summary: There is no doubt in my mind that Call Of Duty 2 is the most intense and engrossing FPS I've ever played. The best? Well, that's up for debate and it's unanimous that CoD2 makes no effort to innovate the genre but nonetheless, the way the game proceeds at breakneck speed for almost the entire thing makes for barrels of fun. It should be noted that if you like the traditional FPS feature of puzzle solving and tactics, this isn't really for you.
Summary: Great game. Lots of fun. One of the best games out there. However, it isn't as fun as the previous release (United Offensive.) One of the most enjoyable things to do in the first two games was to find a nice safe (relatively) spot and break out the sniper rifle. Great fun to just sit back and pick off the unsuspecting Natzis one by one as quick as you could line them up. No more. Trying to snipe now is one of the most deadly of actions for you.
Summary: Call of Duty 2 is the game to get if you want to be put into the shoes of an average soldier in WWII. Either advancing with your fellow comrades-in-arms in a giant charge against blazing machine guns or fleeing down an alley in Africa with your squad-mates firing a few quick shots behind you to slow the oncoming German wave, the experience is yours.
Summary: When I take each level by itself, this is an awesome FPS. Great graphics and gameplay that is truly impressive, as has already been stated in other reviews here. On the basis of each level on its own I would have given this game five stars. But for me, as a complete game, there is still something missing in the overall fun quotient of this effort.
Summary: Good points: -The graphics are good. The game is generally fun. -The levels are bigger and more open than in COD 1. -The long firefights are great. -The intelligence of the enemies is much better than in the first game. In this one, they are somewhat less predictable, and they move around more, which makes it harder to shoot them. -I am glad there are no medkits, but unfortunately I don't really like the recovery system this game uses either.
Summary: The game and graphics are great but if you like playing online you might be disapointed. The online version does not have punkbuster, meaning servers can't block players with cheats and hacks from joining. This really sucks now that the game has been out for a couple of weeks and there are hacks all over the internet. It kills the online experience if you just want to shoot it out fair and square. With everybody running hacks/cheats you are dead as soon as you spawn.
Excerpt: The first Call of Duty game was a fun antidote to the also great Medal of Honour series, and while rough around the edges, it set a good precedent for a franchise, which has now obviously flourished beyond anyone's dreams with the recently huge release of Moden Warfare 2. However, that isn't to forget the great earlier games, particulaly Call of Duty 2.