Call of Duty® 2 redefines the cinematic intensity and chaos of battle as seen through the eyes of ordinary soldiers fighting together in epic WWII conflicts. The sequel to 2003's Call of Duty, winner of over 80 Game of the Year awards, Call of Duty 2 offers more immense, more intense, more realistic battles than ever before, thanks to...
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Release Date: Oct 25, 2005

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Call of Duty® 2 redefines the cinematic intensity and chaos of battle as seen through the eyes of ordinary soldiers fighting together in epic WWII conflicts. The sequel to 2003's Call of Duty, winner of over 80 Game of the Year awards, Call of Duty 2 offers more immense, more intense, more realistic battles than ever before, thanks to the stunning visuals of the new COD™2 engine.
  • The #1 WWII shooter development team returns with an amazing new experience: Developed by Infinity Ward, creators of the award-winning Call of Duty. 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: Call of Duty 2 brings you bigger battles, 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.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum: 3D hardware accelerator card required - 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible 64MB hardware accelerator video card and the latest drivers*, Microsoft Windows 2000/XP, Pentium IV 1.4GHz or AMD Athlon XP 1700+ processor or higher, 256MB RAM (512MB RAM recommended), 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible 16-bit sound card and latest drivers, 100% Windows 2000/XP compatible mouse, keyboard and latest drivers, 4.0GB of uncompressed free hard disk space (plus 600MB for Windows 2000/XP swap file)
    Multi-player Requirements:
    • Internet (TCP/IP) and LAN (TCP/IP) play supported
    • Internet play requires broadband connection and latest drivers
    • LAN play requires network interface card and latest drivers
    Important Notice: *Some 3D accelerator cards with the chipset listed here may not be compatible with the 3D acceleration features utilized by Call of Duty. Please refer to your hardware manufacturer for 100% DirectX 9.0c compatibility.
    Supported Chipsets
    • ATI Radeon 8500
    • ATI Radeon 9000
    • ATI Radeon 9200
    • ATI Radeon 9500
    • ATI Radeon 9600
    • ATI Radeon 9700
    • ATI Radeon 9800
    • ATI Radeon X300
    • ATI Radeon X550
    • ATI Radeon X600
    • ATI Radeon X700
    • ATI Radeon X800
    • ATI Radeon X850
    • nVidia GeForce 2 Ultra
    • All nVidia GeForce 3/Ti Series
    • All nVidia GeForce 4/Ti Series
    • All nVidia GeForce FX Series
    • All nVidia GeForce 6 Series
    • Recommend nVidia GeForce 7 Series or higher
    Minimum:
    • Supported OS: 10.7.5 (Lion), 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion), 10.9.5 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite)
    • CPU Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-Core)
    • CPU Speed: 1.8 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 4 GB
    • Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce 7300 or better or ATI Radeon X1600
    • Video Memory: 128 MB VRam
    • Note: Intel Integrated GMA 950 and Intel Integrated X3100 are unsupported video chipsets
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BaNe
( 31.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Very beautifull old game call of duty <3
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Daikunshuu ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) AFK
( 22.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
This one's for my mother!
This one's for Valentina!
That was for my father you facist son of a bich!
That one's for my little sister you butchers!

And this one's for my dog! How do you like it?!
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Camboy113
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
I absolutely love this game, far better than any of the recent entries. It's nice to play a shooter that's unique, rather than being set in the future like all of the ones nowadays. However, for some reason whenever I load the multiplayer my computer crashes. I don't know if it's just something with my copy or an issue with the actual game. Either way, this game is great and worth checking out.
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dumb red-haired faggot
( 11.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
my favorite movie as a kid was Saving Private Ryan. this game and and medal of honor: frontlines are as close as it gets to the movie.
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SlayerTheImposing
( 5.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 10
This COD was my favorite as a kid when I was 4 years old and I didnt stop playing because of story. Multiplayer i didnt played because it wasnt for me as kid soo much fun. This will be always great


Verdic 10/10
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samarnold
( 32.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 10
changed my life 10/10 great game to bad call of duty is gone a bad direction with the space crap
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"eh" Drewy
( 10.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
Great game, very fun, and long campaign, not going to touch multiplayer because it will prob ruin the game for me
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Church
( 9.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
The nostalgia that rushed into me after not playing for close to 9 years hit me like a brick wall at mach speed! Wonderful game for the nostalgia of your childhood
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Waryth
( 5.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
A great classical game to celebrate Christmas Eve at Moscow.
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Дмитрий
( 47.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
I have played this for 2000+ hours without steam, all I can say is with servers that are not contaminated by hackers and ♥♥♥♥ and with a larger community I would still be playing this awesome masterpiece for its time and I know many people that would do so. So many memories with it. Wish Activision remastered this instead of MW

Grossartig Geschoss Activision!
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TCMBerk
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
Potato throwing simulator 2005

69/10 would throw potatoes again
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K.O. Stradivarious
( 12.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
This game is like a bottle of wine, it can only get better with age.

After ten years Call of Duty 2 gives an experience into World War 2 that few games can give even today. From the crumbling buildings in Stalingrad, the deserts of North Africa, and even the beaches of France, you fight the entire European campaign the way the soldiers did.

For gamers and historians alike, you have to play this game.
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MagicBlaze The Insane
( 10.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Nice Game Classic didnt feel old even the first call of duty game Worth the package cost even at full retail price grab the games ull love em!
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snap287
( 8.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
if I could get it to play it might be good but now it sucks
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Baconfizz Rapture CSGOEgg.com
( 8.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Awesome game, it's just so raw and true to the caus of older CoDs. I really don't like that everyone wants a ww2 CoD but they keep pushing the CoD franchise into the future. BUY THE GAME NOW!!!!!
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☠⚜✟ Frank-E ✠⚜☣
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
A great game itself, it is not one of the greatest shooter ever, not even close, it is not even close to Medal of Honor: Allied Assault so forget about old school shooters such as Quake, Doom, Redneck Rampage, Duke Nukem, etc etc...
But it is indeed a great game that should be played so much more unlike the recent Call of Duty games (since Call of Duty 7 AKA Black Ops).
Is this a gem? No, probably not but it is a pice of art, less valuable than a gem but valuable enough.
The first one is still better but this one is worth being played if you forget about a few flaws such as:

Health regenerating.
No sprinting (even if it was in Call of Duty's expansion "United Offensive"), not a big flaw but it would have been good.
Pretty easy even at the highest difficulty, Call of Duty was also very easy even at the highest difficulty but this one seems even easier, that's the case for me at least, having played difficult and hardcore games, this one seems like a baby game even at the highest difficulty to me.

But the game is still fun after all, it has a good campaign, perhaps not better than World at War but it has great maps.
The graphics are really good for a game of that time.

8/10
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Blink
( 8.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
best cod
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Paladin
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
Waste of money! All of the games on this site are crap! They WILL NOT work on a computer. Do not buy from these con artists!
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rdavid1
( 22.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
it's a good game over all but not worth it if it's not on sale
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Awesome game, it's just so raw and true to the caus of older CoDs. I really don't like that everyone wants a ww2 CoD but they keep pushing the CoD franchise into the future. BUY THE GAME NOW!!!!!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
Great game, very fun, and long campaign, not going to touch multiplayer because it will prob ruin the game for me
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
This one's for my mother!
This one's for Valentina!
That was for my father you facist son of a bich!
That one's for my little sister you butchers!

And this one's for my dog! How do you like it?!
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
32.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
changed my life 10/10 great game to bad call of duty is gone a bad direction with the space crap
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
it's a good game over all but not worth it if it's not on sale
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
The nostalgia that rushed into me after not playing for close to 9 years hit me like a brick wall at mach speed! Wonderful game for the nostalgia of your childhood
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
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34 of 35 people (97%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
COD has ruined their own franchise but this game will always be a legend. It's just perfect. I don't even know if it has multiplayer enabled anymore and I really don't care. The multiplayer craze ruined what this series was about. This game is a must have, just for the campaign. Anything else is a bonus.
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35 of 38 people (92%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
Better than Ghosts.
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Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 15
ran into an entire game full of croatian aim-botters
said hi using google translate
they said hi back

10/10
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 3
Call of Duty 2 is a First Person Shooter set in World War 2 and like its predecessor features three campaigns that follow Russia, United Kingdom and the United States in their fights to push back the German menace. The first campaign has you fighting in the snow covered outskirts of Moscow and one of the most noticeable things right of the bat is a pretty significant graphical overhaul compared to the first game. It is not very impressive in this day and age but it has not aged badly at all. Much has also been revamped under the hood like friendly AI that is actually useful this time around and will occasionally shout out the enemies’ location in real time. It sounds like an insignificant thing but when your squad is being mowed down by enemy fire and you have no idea where it's coming from, having an ally yell out his location can be the difference between life or death as well as being very immersive to boot. The revamped AI in this sequel really help give it a more dynamic and intense feel as enemies are now much more adapt at hiding behind their environments while also being more capable of flushing you out of cover, forcing you to move around the environment instead of playing a deadly game of whack a mole with your enemies.

Enemies will use their grenades far more liberally making it vital to keep your ears open to that ping of a grenade being dropped on the battlefield so you don't get near it. Once you get close enough to a grenade there is an onscreen icon alerting you of the threat but if you are moving around the area and come across one, chances are that there is very little time left until it detonates making it a rather solid compromise between player approachability and punishing your carelessness. A new addition to your arsenal are smoke grenades which are invaluable when cornered by overwhelming firepower and must run across gunfire towards a better vantage point. There are times when you must run towards a tank with nothing but satchel charges to destroy it and it is pretty awesome to run out of the smoke, plant an explosive on it and then disappear back into the thick smoke. This works both ways however, the Nazis just as easily can throw a smoke grenade onto an open plain and rush your company. It is a really cool addition that helps to further encourage you to stay on the move rather than to stay behind a good hiding spot for the duration of the fight.

Call of Duty 2 is a more difficult game than its predecessor and will test your mettle with very one sided situations, especially when the Nazis are near defeat and fighting with tooth and nail in an attempt to turn the tides towards their favor. On some occasions you will be surrounded on all sides and have to hold out for a set amount of time which leads to some really intense, chaotic battles in where you must be very alert, least you get flanked by enemies or shot from behind. It often leads being overwhelmed and constantly having to move from location to location to avoid being pinned down while having your allies location in mind so you don't end up shooting them in the heat of battle. These events were both my favorite and least favorite part of the games as your goal goes from trying to defeat the enemy to simply trying to survive an extremely bad situation while what little allies you have left are dying before your eyes and you very well could be next. As cool as these sections of the campaign are they do feel too common place to the point of feeling like they are just there to pad out the game with an arbitrary time limit until you can proceed with the story. Speaking of the story you will not be fighting in iconic previously covered battles such as Berlin instead it focuses on the more “minor” battlefields and events of WW2.

Both the American and the Russian campaign take a far less major roll than the previous game. This time around it is the British campaign that shines in stark contrast to their pretty lackluster journeys in the original Call of Duty. The British campaign are mostly centered on their struggles in Africa and is a location very rarely explored in video games. It creates some interesting situations whenever you must get in a tank that show off the German's superior tanks that have much better range and armor forcing you to withstand their shells until you are in range to fire back. Kicking up dust and smoke clouds when you destroy an enemy will disrupt your line of sight as well. While it is a rather short sequence it helped to break up the monotony of shooting Nazis in the face and was the only time you can control a vehicle. Your missions will have you following a handlebar mustached Captain called Price across many fronts but there is no real character development or personal story, it's all about the journey towards winning the war.

Russians have the first and shortest campaign that is not all that interesting. Americans on the other hand are getting hammered by their daring offensive strikes and their first mission is the Normandy landing which is probably the most brutal level in the entire game. The American campaign is short as well though it does have a lot of memorable moments such as invading a small town and having to fall back multiple times as the Germans proved far more fearsome than anticipated. The final mission of the game is also from the American side though it was a pretty disappointing ending to a series of intense missions. One of the most disappointing changes to this sequel was that health packs are now gone and in its stead we have regenerating health. It really takes any fear out of getting shot since you can now get shot until near death and hide for a few seconds to be good as new. It is a far cry from taking a lucky shot on the battlefields of the original and hoping you can crawl your way through the warzone in hopes of finding a health-pack to treat your wounds. In this game getting shot means nothing and you can simply shrug it off as long as you don't take too much damage making it feel a lot less dangerous and making carefully fighting your foes a thing of the past.

Unfortunately I have not been able to stop the game from crashing while trying to access the multiplayer portion of it so I do not know if there is still an active community nor can I properly review it. Another oddity is that unlike the original there is no more manual or quick saving in this and instead relies on a checkpoint system. It's not a problem since checkpoints are frequent though it is a rather weird design decision. All in all even though this sequel loses a few of the things that made the original great I would still consider it on par or better then it's predecessor. While it is true we no longer have to fear a bit of damage it also forces you to move around the area with the addition of smarter AI and grenades can easily kill you if you are caught in a bad place. It is a case of fast paced, guns blazing action versus “realistic” slow combat where the danger comes from taking unnecessary risks. Neither is objectively better than the other though this tweak to the gameplay may be something that deters fans of the original. If that is something you are fine with or don't care about this is definitely a great sequel that expands on many key things like having larger levels, better graphics and more satisfying enemies to face as well as many small tweaks that makes it an overall better experience.
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
This game still holds up well 10 years later! Intense campaign with excellent sound from ambient gunfire to the wicked voice acting, even for the Germans. Quite a few guys from the Band of Brothers TV Series did voice work for the Americans, they did a great job.

The AI guys who you fight alongside with are actually pretty life-like in that they'll take cover, offer suppressing fire, throw grenades, call out enemy locations etc. They are also each uniquely named. They are great fun to fight with and don't just feel like a hindrance.

The enemy AI are aggressive and do a good job of keeping you pinned, flushing you out using grenades and generally making you and your squad mates stay moving instead of sitting in one spot popping heads, it keeps the fighting intense which I think is great. You will even have Germans charging at you and your squad-mates in close quarters at times.

I tried multiplayer a couple times, it's not great. Hardly any vanilla servers and the two I did try both had obvious cheaters/aimbotter's with no admins around to kick. Anyway, get this for the immersive WW2 campaign alone and consider playing it on Veteran difficulty for a fair challenge!
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
the game is old but legendary
10\10
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
This is what call of duty should be no exo jumping just you a gun and people that need to be shot. even though the sigle player campain is only about 10ish hours long i loved those 10 hours much btter then bo3's exuse of a campain. I give this game a 95.8 out of 100. you need to get this if you love the ww2 setting and first person shooters
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 15
The best CoD there was and ever will be! I can't find really anything bad to say about this game, been playing this since it was released. Multiplayer is still kicking ♥♥♥. Don't look at my hours, I bought this on Steam a couple weeks ago. Highly recommend.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
One of the best CoD games ever made. There are still servers up and running.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
My first ever FPS in the history of FPS'S.
The game might seem old now, but the game is stunning.
An Amazing World War II shooter.
However, since it's old, I don't think it's worth $20 to buy, wait till discount then I would 100% recommend this game.

(No cows were harmed in the production of this game)
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
got this game during the sale atm.

one of my favorite call of duty game :)

Plus, it only $9.99 ,like come on :D

it a classic
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
This game is definately one of my favorite FPS games. The weapons and combat are very true to WWII.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
This, in my opinion, is the best Call of Duty of them all! The voice acting is brilliant, the game looks great and it is well optimized, and the AI is ridiculously challenging on the hardest difficulty. The historical accuracy and story presentation of the protagonists is also second to none from what I see nowadays!

Highly recommended, especially if you played the first Call of Duty!
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