fat_otter's Call of Duty 2 (Xbox 360) review

The best Xbox 360 launch title, bar none!

Let's accept the fact that WWII shooters are dead. But 2.5 years ago, there was a WWII game that was worth playing, and is still worth playing today. And that game is Call of Duty 2. The single-player campaign lets you see the war from three different perspectives- An American, British, and Russian soldier. While the campaigns all play out the same, the Russian campaign looks the nicest graphically with a great snow effects. The British campaign is the longest and features intense desert combat as well as a two-level tank campaign that is fun, but is over way too quickly. The American campaign has to be the best with an extremely intense D-Day mission, as well as some other great moments. Call of Duty 2 has excellent enemy AI that actually knows how to take cover and shoot back. Unfortunately, your allies aren't nearly as smart, and whenever they kill an enemy, it feels like they're stealing your kill rather than helping you. Call of Duty 2 also has solid multiplayer. While it only supports eight players and doesn't feature any unique game modes to play, it's still a very fun and engaging experience. Call of Duty 2 is a great game that manages to put in a great, lengthy, intense campaign as well as fun multiplayer which makes this game a great package for any Xbox 360 owner!

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