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  Call of Duty 2

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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.

The review:
As a reviewer I have started to really get into the FPS (First Person Shooter) type of games for a number of reasons; as a frustration release because you can shoot people without breaking the law. I am not a violent person, quite the contrary; I am lover not a fighter which explains why my employees always kick my butt in these games. Never the less, it keeps my mind alert even if my hands don"t react as they used to.

When the first Call of Duty came out, I just loved it and was my top game until Far Cry came out. Shooting monsters though lost some appeal and so when this new Call of Duty 2 came out I was ecstatic. It does take 6 disks to install which took a bit of time but it did go smoothly without any quirks.  The graphics in the game are superb, and the sound effects even better. Listening to the Russians scream and curse is a bit annoying after a while and I do try to ignore that but otherwise the game is just great. I have yet to find a sniper riffle which I love but then I am only half way through the game.

We also tried the local network version of this game and this is where my reviewers and employees kick my butt most of the time. I can’t seem to jump around so after getting hit once, it is inevitable that I will be killed shortly. There are lots of maps to choose from and we have yet to try them all but so far I liked everyone that we have tried.

The requirements of the game are fairly serious so you might have a problem if you don’t have a good video card and lots of RAM and hard drive space. Even though this game is very new, already you can find cheats for it, although I have not used them myself. I think that Activision has got another great winner on their hands with this latest Call of Duty 2. Two thumbs up guys!!

Review ID Number: 621
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Activision
Review Date: 2005-11-13
Reviewer: Nick Sardy
Rating: 10 out of 10
 
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