|Call of Duty 2|
|Publisher(s)||Activision, Aspyr Media, Konami|
|Series||Call of Duty|
|Engine||In-house engine by Infinity Ward. A video game developer is a software developer (a business or an individual that creates Video games A developer may specialize in a certain video Infinity Ward, located in Encino California, is a Computer game developer founded in 2002 by 22 former employees of 2015, developers of Activision Inc is an American Video game developer and publisher. Aspyr Media Inc (əsˈpaɪər is an Austin Texas based company that specializes in Porting Windows games to the Mac OS platform () is a leading developer and publisher of numerous popular and strong-selling toys Trading cards, Anime, Tokusatsu, Slot machines Hi and welcome to Wikipedia! Please understand that this article is frequently vandalized and vandalism is reverted immediately A game engine is a software system designed for the creation and development of computer and video games Infinity Ward, located in Encino California, is a Computer game developer founded in 2002 by 22 former employees of 2015, developers of |
|Platform(s)||Windows, Xbox 360, Mac OS X, Mobile phone, Pocket PC/Smartphone|
|Mode(s)||Single player, multiplayer, Xbox Live|
|Rating(s)||ESRB: Teen (T)|
|Media||CD (6), DVD or Steam download|
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Recommended: 2. 8 GHz Intel or AMD Processor, 1GB RAM, 8x CD drive,Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 or greater or with pixel shader 2. 0 .
|Input methods||Gamepad, keyboard, mouse|
Call of Duty 2 is a first-person shooter video game and sequel to the critically acclaimed game Call of Duty. A gamepad, also called joypad or control pad, is a type of Game controller held in the hand where the digits (especially thumbs are used to provide input In Computing, a keyboard is an Input device partially modelled after the typewriter keyboard which uses an arrangement of buttons or keys In Computing, a mouse (plural mice, mouse devices, or mouses) A first-person shooter ( FPS) is an action Video game from the Shooter game The initial development of Maze War A video game is a Game that involves interaction with a User interface to generate visual feedback on a video device. Call of Duty (released October 29, 2003) is a First-person shooter Video game based on the ''Quake III Team Arena'' engine It was developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision. Infinity Ward, located in Encino California, is a Computer game developer founded in 2002 by 22 former employees of 2015, developers of Activision Inc is an American Video game developer and publisher. It was released on October 25, 2005 for PC and November 15, 2005 for the Xbox 360. Events 1147 - The Portuguese, under Afonso I, and Crusaders from England and Flanders conquer Lisbon after a Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Microsoft Windows is a series of Software Operating systems and Graphical user interfaces produced by Microsoft. Events 655 - Battle of Winwaed: Penda of Mercia is defeated by Oswiu of Northumbria. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Xbox 360 is the second Video game console produced by Microsoft, and was developed in cooperation with IBM, ATI, and SiS. Other versions were made for mobile phones as well as Pocket PCs and Smartphones. A Pocket PC, abbreviated P/PC or PPC, is a hardware Specification for a Handheld -sized Computer ( Personal digital assistant A smartphone is a Mobile phone offering advanced capabilities beyond a typical mobile phone often with PC -like functionality
The game is set during World War II and is experienced through the perspectives of four soldiers, one in the Red Army, one in the United States Army and two in the British Army. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including The Red Army ( Russian: Рабоче-Крестьянская Красная Армия R aboche- K rest'yanskaya K rasnaya A rmiya The United States Army is a military organization whose primary mission is to "provide necessary forces and capabilities. The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces.
The game was met with a positive public reception, receiving mostly positive reviews from critics.  The Xbox 360 version sold over 250,000 copies in its first week, and had sold 1. 4 million copies by October 2006. 
Call of Duty 2 is a first-person shooter. A first-person shooter ( FPS) is an action Video game from the Shooter game The initial development of Maze War  The player takes on the role of several Allied protagonists in specific missions during World War II. The Allies of World War II were the countries officially opposed to the Axis powers during the Second World War. The player is limited to two different choices of weapons which can be swapped with those left on the battlefield, and also carries both fragmentation and smoke grenades. Unlike the previous games in the series, the player may now only hold two firearms, including a sidearm. Therefore, a player may not carry two larger weapons and a sidearm. The player can use the battlefields tactically by taking a kneeling or prone stance in addition to standing, and using cover for both protection and stealth.  A compass on the heads-up display (HUD) shows both friends and foes, and objective markers to indicate locations the player must reach, areas to defend, or enemy cannons or tanks that the player must plant explosives on to disable. A head-up display, or HUD, is any transparent display that presents data without requiring the user to look away from his or her usual viewpont The player may also use stationary machine guns and flak cannons to take out enemy forces, in addition to specific missions where the player takes control of a tank to disable the enemies' tank force. 
The player has a set of binoculars. While it is generally ignored during infantry-limited gameplay, it is vital to the long-range use of the Flak 88s, Crusader MK 2 tanks and one of the missions in which the player must direct artillery fire to defend a town. The 88 mm gun ( eighty-eight) is a German anti-aircraft and anti-tank Artillery gun from World War II. One of the primary Cruiser tanks of the United Kingdom during World War II, the Tank Cruiser Mk VI Crusader (A15 was perhaps the most important British Artillery (from French artillerie) is a military Combat Arm which employs any apparātus machine It is also important for scouting, though most of the game takes place in personal, close combat situations reducing the importance of this tactic.
Should the player take damage, the screen will turn red and the sound of the character's heartbeat will become loud; the player must find a way to stay out of fire to recover before entering battle again or else will die and have to restart at the last checkpoint. Some attacks, like grenade explosions or tank blasts, will kill the player instantly if the player is too close to the center of the explosion. 
In April 2006, Infinity Ward released the Call of Duty 2 Radiant, which allows a player to create their own multiplayer or single player maps. GtkRadiant is a Level design program developed by Id Software and Loki Software.  Along with Radiant, the mapmaker includes Maya plug-in support, an effects editor, and an asset manager which allows custom models to be made and imported into the game, as well as custom effects. 
Each PC multiplayer server can hold a maximum of 64 players, while the limit is eight players on the Xbox 360. There are a total of 13 official maps, and three of these are remakes from the original Call of Duty. There are also 3 expansion map packs named, Bonus Pack, Skirmish Pack, and Invasion Pack. They add an extra 8 maps combined and will bring you anywhere from Russia to France.
The maps vary from Normandy, Africa, and Russia during the winter. Normandy (Normandie Norman: Normaundie) is a geographical region corresponding to the former Duchy of Normandy. Russia (Россия Rossiya) or the Russian Federation ( Rossiyskaya Federatsiya) is a transcontinental Country extending Each team can choose a variety of weapons, depending on the map and which teams are playing. Depending on the map, players can choose between American soldiers, Soviet soldiers, and British soldiers for the Allied forces, while the Axis forces must play as German soldiers. The Axis powers also known as the Axis alliance Axis nations Axis countries or sometimes just the Axis were those Countries 
Call of Duty 2 features several game types: Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Search & Destroy, Capture the Flag and Headquarters.  Many of these game types are retained from the original Call of Duty and its expansion, United Offensive.
Call of Duty 2 contains four individual campaigns, split into three stories.  Each story concerns a World War II soldier overcoming insurmountable odds in the war. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including 
The player takes the role of Private Vasili Ivanovich Koslov, a Red Army soldier on the Russian front; The first Russian mission is a training mission during the Battle of Moscow. The Eastern Front of World War II (die Ostfront 1941-1945, der Rußlandfeldzug 1941-1945 (Russian campaign or der Ostfeldzug 1941-1945 (Eastern Campaign The Red Army ( Russian: Рабоче-Крестьянская Красная Армия R aboche- K rest'yanskaya K rasnaya A rmiya The Eastern Front of World War II (die Ostfront 1941-1945, der Rußlandfeldzug 1941-1945 (Russian campaign or der Ostfeldzug 1941-1945 (Eastern Campaign The Battle of Moscow (Битва под Москвой Romanized: Bitva pod Moskvoy, Schlacht um Moskau is the name given by the Soviet historians to the two Referencing the stretched supply lines of the Soviet forces, the player uses potatoes as practice grenades on the grenade range. The potato is a Starchy Tuberous crop Vegetable from the perennial Solanum tuberosum of the Solanaceae After finishing 'training' by beating back a German assault, the player is transferred to Stalingrad (a year later), and must recapture a building, walk through trenches as tanks plow over them, and hold a position and recapture another building at the end of the level under hails of gunfire, but ultimately watches his commander order the building to be destroyed. After this, the player takes part in house-to-house fighting across Stalingrad, ending with the destruction of several German tanks via the use of sticky bombs. Urban warfare is modern warfare conducted in Urban areas such as Towns and cities. Popularly known as the sticky bomb, the No 74 ST Grenade was an unusual British Hand grenade issued in World War II. Soon afterwards, the player is to retake and hold a trainyard, again under heavy suppression, destroys a German tank and recapture several other locations in the same map. Later, the player then has to participate in house-to-house fighting in Stalingrad, destroying yet another tank in the process, and ultimately reach, recapture and hold city hall, performing sniper combat. 
The player plays a British soldier, Sergeant John Davis of the 7th Armoured Division. During World War II, the North African Campaign, also known as the Desert War, took place in the North African desert from June 10, 1940 Desert Rats redirects here For other meanings see Desert rat. The first map has the player in a sneak attack on German troops, ending with the destruction of a valuable German supply station. The next map on the same night has the player defending a crucial town from overwhelming numbers of Germans, finally achieving victory by destroying much of the German tank force using artillery. This is followed by the Second Battle of El Alamein, during which the player has to fight through several trenches, machine gun nests, flak 88s and finally taking the German's field HQ. The Second Battle of El Alamein marked a major turning point in the Western Desert Campaign of World War II. The assault on El Daba to intercept the remaining Germans in Africa and destroy several flak 88s soon follows, ending the first British campaign.  An addendum to the second set of missions has the player taking on the role of a British Tank commander, David Welsh. The first mission of the third campaign in Toujane has the player immediately under fire, holding a household with a single machine gun and then wreaking havoc with an armored car, forced out by mines, and then escaping the town with a bare handful of men. The following mission has the player retaking the town, and the final map involves capturing Matmata and shooting down several Stukas using a German anti-aircraft gun. Matmâta is a small village in southern Tunisia. Some of the local Berber residents live in traditional underground "troglodyte" structures The Junkers Ju 87 or Stuka (from Stu rz' ka' mpfflugzeug, " Dive bomber " was a two-seat (pilot and rear gunner The FlaK 30 (Fliegerabwehrkanone 30 and improved FlaK 38 were 20 mm Anti-aircraft guns widely used by various German forces throughout the
As Corporal Bill Taylor of the 2nd Ranger Battalion, the player starts off by playing a part in D-Day, at the assault of Pointe du Hoc, to destroy a German artillery battery, and hold it against a massive German counteroffensive in the following mission. 2nd Ranger Battalion is the name of two distinct units of United States Army Rangers. Pointe du Hoc (pwε̃t dy ɔk is a clifftop location on the coast of Normandy in northern France. Soon after, the player captures a nearby town and serves as a sniper against mortar crews until reinforcements arrive. The second US campaign is focused on Hill 400, involving the capture of Bergstein, a disastrous charge at Hill 400's bunkers and the defence against the German counterattack, with the player again performing sniper work against German mortar teams, destroying enemy armor, and generally holding the hill against the counteroffensive, all the while burdened by artillery and overwhelming numbers of German soldiers. Hill 400 is the name given by Allied forces during World War II to a 400-meter-high (1312 The final British mission takes place during the Battle of Normandy for control of Caen. Caen (kɑ̃ is a commune in northwestern France. It is the Prefecture of the Calvados department and the capital of the
The final mission is set amongst the Americans in the Rhine River crossing into Germany. Commencing on the night of 23 March, 1945 during World War II, Operation Plunder was the crossing of the Rhine river at Rees, The Rhine (Rhein Rijn Rhin Reno Rain Rhenus is one of the longest and most important Rivers in Europe at 1320 kilometres (820 mi with an average discharge Nazi Germany and the Third Reich are the common English names for Germany under the regime of Adolf Hitler and the National Socialist German Workers It begins as one of the few missions with the player immediately under fire, providing cover fire against the Germans until reaching the river banks and then fighting throughout most of the town. The final fight has the player defeat two German Tiger Is. Tiger I ( is the common name of a German heavy Tank of World War II. In the last scene, Sgt. Randall accepts a field promotion to Lieutenant and suggests to the Colonel that he should promote Corporal Taylor to Sergeant to fill the empty Sergeant spot.
The end credits depict the dramatic rescue of Captain Price from German hands by American soldiers. After the credits end, the words "No cows were harmed in the making of this game" appear, as in the original Call of Duty. This is in reference to the dead cattle visible in the Normandy missions. 
Call of Duty 2 was generally received well by reviewers, with the Xbox 360 version (89 metapoints) scoring slightly higher than its PC counterpart (86 metapoints), according to Metacritic. The Xbox 360 is the second Video game console produced by Microsoft, and was developed in cooperation with IBM, ATI, and SiS. A personal computer ( PC) is any Computer whose original sales price size and capabilities make it useful for individuals and which is intended to be operated Metacritic is a Website that collates reviews of music Albums games, movies, TV shows, DVDs and Books.  The graphics and sound were widely praised, and the reactions to the regenerating health system were mostly positive, with reviewers such as Gamespot and Gamepro receiving it as an improvement over the previous health bar system.  The PC version multiplayer was criticized as being a step back from that of Call of Duty: United Offensive. Call of Duty United Offensive is an Expansion pack for the popular First-person shooter Computer game, Call of Duty. 
IGN gave the Xbox 360 version 9 out of 10, calling it "outstanding". IGN (abbreviated and formerly known as I magine G ames N etwork is a multimedia news and reviews Website that focuses heavily on Video Reviewer Douglass C. Perry described the presentation as "classy and well-produced", and said the graphics were some of the best on the Xbox 360 at its launch. He gave the sound 9. 5 out of 10, calling the sound effects "unbelievable", whilst the gameplay was described as containing an "enormous amount of action". Perry also gave the game a score of 9 in the "Lasting Appeal" criterion. 
IGN's review of the PC version was less generous, only giving the game a score of 8. 5. Reviewer Tom McNamara was impressed with the presentation and graphics, as Perry had been, describing them as "Excellent" and "smooth" respectively. He also said the graphics didn't suffer "from also being developed for the 360. " McNamara also praised the sound, describing it as "awesome music, encompassing battle noise, and excellent voice work. " The biggest criticism was for the gameplay, where McNamara said "the hard-to-swallow regenerating health makes things a little too easy too often". Finally, the game scored well in Lasting Appeal. 
Gamespot reviewer Bob Colayco gave the Xbox 360 version 8. GameSpot is a video gaming Website that provides News, Reviews Previews Downloads and other information 8 out of 10 - including a 10 out of 10 in sound. He summarised his review by stating that Call of Duty 2 had "smooth, detailed graphics and great sound", as well as praising the artificial intelligence, realism, and variety in the campaign. However, he was critical of the game's pricing, stating it had a "higher pricepoint than its PC counterpart". He also complained that the multiplayer aspect could only support eight players. A multiplayer video game is one which more than one person can play in the same game environment at the same time 
Bob Colayco also reviewed the PC version of the game, and gave it a score of 8. 8, as he did its Xbox 360 counterpart. Colayco once again praised the sound, calling the presentation of the game "excellent", as well as praising the aggressiveness of the artificial intelligence. Unlike in his review of the Xbox 360 version, Colayco this time praised the multiplayer, describing it as "fun". His main critique was for performance, stating "performance can chug at times". 
Call of Duty 2 was the most popular launch title on the Xbox 360, with 250,000 units sold in its first week of availability.  77% of people who purchased an Xbox 360 also purchased the game, which contributed to its high sales.  As of July 2006, 1. July 2006 was a month with thirty-one days The following events also occurred during the month 4 million copies of the game had been sold on the Xbox 360.  In January 2008 the game reached 2 million copies sold.  Current retail disc (in 2008) is sold as part of Xbox 360 Classics series.
A television advertisement for Call of Duty 2 was the subject of some controversy in early 2006. The commercial, created by Los Angeles animation studio Rhythm and Hues, depicted a first-person view of events that were supposed to transpire during the game, rather than scenes from the game itself. Rhythm & Hues Studios is an Academy Award - winning Visual effects studio Some consumers felt that the advertisements were misleading, and in February 2006 the United Kingdom's Advertising Standards Authority demanded that networks remove the advertisements after three consumers filed complaints of false advertising. According to ASA spokesperson Donna Mitchell, "Viewers felt that the ad was misleading because the quality of graphics was superior to that of the game's".  Activision denies that the scenes were meant to give an impression of gameplay, stating in a press release shortly after the ASA banning that "The footage was intended purely to communicate the subject matter of the game rather than to represent actual gameplay". 
In January 2006, MFORMA (now Hands-On Mobile) released Call of Duty 2 for mobile phones. Established in 2001 Hands-On Mobile is an award-winning wireless entertainment company  The Pocket PC and Smartphone versions were developed by Aspyr Media and released January 2007. A Pocket PC, abbreviated P/PC or PPC, is a hardware Specification for a Handheld -sized Computer ( Personal digital assistant A smartphone is a Mobile phone offering advanced capabilities beyond a typical mobile phone often with PC -like functionality Aspyr Media Inc (əsˈpaɪər is an Austin Texas based company that specializes in Porting Windows games to the Mac OS platform  The mobile version is a 2D top-down shooter in vein of Commando. 2D computer graphics is the Computer -based generation of Digital images mdashmostly from two-dimensional models (such as 2D geometric models text and digital A shoot-'em-up (also known as shmup) is a Video game genre of Shooter game in which the player controls a vehicle or character and fights large See also Bionic Commando is a vertically scrolling shoot 'em up Arcade game released in 1985 It received a favourable review from IGN, praising its length and storytelling. IGN (abbreviated and formerly known as I magine G ames N etwork is a multimedia news and reviews Website that focuses heavily on Video