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Call of Duty 2: Big Red One PS2 Review
31 May 2010
Excerpt: Big Red One is an odd name for a World War II shooter perhaps, but the BRO was actually a major player in America’s war effort. They were the country’s first infantry division and were dubbed the Big Red One because of a distinctive shoulder patch. There is logic in the bizarre name after all, now altogether now “”No Mission Too Difficult, No Sacrifice Too Great, Duty First”.
Conclusion: may not be as great an experience as its brothers in arms on the 360 and PC, but it certainly does well for itself on the PS2. The action is intense, the immersion is omnipresent and the aesthetic presentation is remarkable for the console. Linear gameplay and some occasional glitches hurt things a bit, but this is one of the better FPS games that you'll find for Sony's system.
Excerpt: is an entirely different game available on the PS2 and Xbox. The Big Red One, a name given to the United States' Army's 1st Infantry Division, travels throughout North Africa and parts of Europe during the gameÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 13 mission campaign.
Excerpt: Call of Duty 2: Big Red One is the second game in the COD series for the PS2, Xbox, and GameCube. Let me start out by saying that COD: Big Red One never really surprises you at first, but as you play, the good elements will outweigh the bad elements. Activision,s second swing at Call of Duty for the consoles somewhat distinguishes itself from similar games such as Medal of Honor and Battlefield, but overplaying the same ideas and scenarios during WWII (“Quick, take this...
Excerpt: World War II games are so common these days, one might wonder how often the same material can be retread. How often can you go through the motions of the Omaha Beach landing before you want to snap your Saving Private Ryan DVD in two or block the History Channel from your television? Ironically, the History Channel never seems to run out of new material to cover most brutal war ever known to man. In terms of gaming, what it all comes down to is staging and atmosphere.
Excerpt: You sit back on your couch and dim the lights. Grab a bag of popcorn and witness the intense war scenes Call of Duty has to offer. No, this is not a movie, but it might as well be an interactive movie. The story comes close to home with people from all around the United States being somewhere in the game. Outside of the actual plot, there is still a solid game to be played.
Excerpt: Though Call of Duty 2: Big Red One shares its name with another game released on the PC--and soon to be released on the Xbox 360--you shouldn't confuse the two. Big Red One for the Xbox, PlayStation 2, and GameCube is an entirely different game from the PC and Xbox 360 versions.
Pros: Interesting missions, Wide variety of weapons, Interesting missions, Wide variety of weapons
Cons: Brief campaign, Lackluster multiplayer, No split-screen, Brief campaign, No multiplayer, No split-screen