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The second installment in the popular first person war video game series

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Released in fall 2005, Call of Duty 2 remains the pinnacle of World War II first-person shooter games for the PC.

After releasing the critically acclaimed but often overlooked Call of Duty for PC in 2003, developer Infinity Ward set out to improve on its strengths and address its weaknesses by creating Call of Duty 2.

Technical Wizardry

When Call of Duty 2 was first released in late 2005, PC game and Xbox 360 gamers alike were blown away by its graphical achievements. Never before had a game engine displayed such realistic sand and smoke effects, which were immediately visible in the impressive opening sequence in the Egyptian desert.

Although the Xbox 360 version of the game received critical acclaim for its graphics and game play, the PC version was superior in every way. The PC version not only allowed gamers to play at resolutions and visual fidelity much higher than the Xbox 360 version, but it also allowed gamers to use a keyboard and mouse combination for much tighter and accurate controls and aiming.

Multiplayer Mode

While the single-player campaign was well-received by critics and the public alike, the multi-player modes are where the game truly shines. Whether players controlled a soldier fighting for the Axis or the Allies, they could expect epic battles waged across war-torn cities and deserts. The ammunition, handling and performance of all weapons is realistic and true to life, making each round of play more tense and breathtaking than the last.

Although other World War II games have been released in the years following 2005, none have matched the atmosphere and fluid game play offered by Call of Duty 2.

Pros and Cons of Call of Duty 2

Pros:

  • Beautiful graphics that still hold up today.
  • Tense multi-player matches that involve stealth and strategy.
  • Challenging single-player campaign.

Cons:

  • Multi-player may seem dated for gamers who are used to modern Call of Duty games.
  • Weapons are authentic for the time period and can be slow to fire and reload.

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