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Gameplay 9.2
Graphics 9.1
Sound 9.3
Value 9.0
Distributor: Activision
Classification:
M15+
Review Date:
November 2005
Reviewer:
Tory Favro

9.1

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Call of Duty 2: Collector's Edition

With the recent onslaught of CoD titles out lately, itís easy to get confused between The Big Red One, CoD 2, and CoD2 on XBox 360 for our US friends. Call of Duty 2 is for the PC and by gosh itís a worthy successor to the original. 

There are so many games flooding the market today in this genre, it was interesting when CoD launched to see how it would fair against the all encompassing Medal of  Honor series. This game had the fans in the grip of itís hands and I must confess to thinking there was no way that punters would take to a second title. But they did! So fortunately we have a follow-up of the same calibre. 

One of the things about Call of Duty 2 is that like the first game in the series you are not just the one guy the whole way through. You get to experience different aspects of warfare and the machinery and weaponry that various units used during the Second World War. 

Interestingly enough you get to play the part of a Russian serviceman holding off the German offensive. Itís an interesting viewpoint and one that I had not taken part in before. Itís after the Russian operation that you get to take part in the Western Offensive. 

One of the first things that you will notice is just how good the game looks. Everything seems to be thought of, even to the point of actual damage occurring when being shot at to the environment around you. It is simply incredible and really makes you feel a true part of the action. Follow that up with some of the canniest AI that you can possibly hope for and you will feel like you are a part of some of the greatest campaigns of WWII. 

One of the new things in the game is that you need to really pay attention to is the screen at all times. Why? No more health bar thatís why. Your only hints to your health is the sounds that you make and your vision which ultimately greys the screen out. Clever stuff and you have been warned. 

Weapons and control of them is easy in the game and there is probably a learning curve of about 10 minutes, 15 if you have never played a first person shooter before. It is simple to pick up and a heck of a lot of fun, albeit it quite intense fun. 

I can heartily recommend this title and will do so now: Get It! Something to appreciate, and this is my only complaint is that it really wants you to have better than average hardware to run as nice as it deserves. So an upgrade might be in store for some of you to get the most of the game. 

For the rest of you, what are you doing still reading this? Get out there and get this title now.






 
 



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