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Call of Duty 2: The Big Red One (PS2)

by Activision
 Ages 16 and Over
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
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  • Platform:   PlayStation2
  • BBFC Rating: Suitable for 15 years and over Suitable for 15 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 15. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 15 years of age or over.
  • Media: Video Game

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  • ASIN: B0009RW886
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 13.6 x 1.4 cm ; 141 g
  • Release Date: 18 Nov 2005
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,332 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Amazon.co.uk Review

There will probably never be a definitive World War II action game, for the simple fact that so many new ones are released each year. Call of Duty 2: Big Red One should certainly be the last word on the current console formats though--which means something at least.

Rather confusingly this has nothing to do with the subtitle-less Call of Duty 2 on PC and Xbox 360. Whereas that game has the usual mix of three different nationalities of soldier to control, Big Red One has you playing the same soldier throughout the whole game. You do get to do quite a bit of sight seeing though with missions in North Africa, Italy, France, Belgium and Germany.

The Big Red One of the title is the nickname of a famous American infantry division and by sticking with them throughout the whole game you do get a much better sense of camaraderie than previous Call of Duty games. Unfortunately it also means that the game seems perilously close to the already excellent Brothers in Arms, except without the strategy bits.

No war game ever seems to do its action quite like Call of Duty though and the set pieces here tread that difficult line between cinematic bombast and harrowing realism perfectly. Big Red One won’t have the same impact on the gaming world as the first Call of Duty games, but it nevertheless looks like having a very good chance of being a better game. --Harrison Dent

This preview is based on an incomplete version of the game; features or problems mentioned above may not appear in the finished game.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Take Cover!! Stuka!! 24 Feb 2006
By My Name
This game brings a new defintion to WWII games as it's simply stunning. The wholve visual content of the game is superb and the tension-full atmosphere it creates is electrifying. So why have I given this game only 4* instead if 5? Here's why...
Although this game hits really high notes their are a couple of down notes to it aswell. Firstly the game-span - at only 13 missions the game doesn't take long to complete; however the temptation to go and do it all over again is unbearable as even though it's got all old news, the excitement of each mission is fantastic; whether it's racing past a German ambush on a half-track, landing on Omaha Beach or even flying in a B-24 Liberator (!), every level has it's own interesting twists to make this game replayable.
Next, the AI of your team is quite poor. Mainly because they seem to do crazy things like to be more interested in standing in the doorways of rooms full of enemies getting shot at, than actually go in and do what they're meant to. Also they completely abuse chances to take cover as they seem to stand in the middle of an open space - making an easy target - than scrambling to find a rock, crate, impact hole etc. Now although these are quite minor points it does have an effect on the whole game.
Now for the game itself. You follow the foot steps of one American soldier as him and his squad (really no more than about 5 at any given time) trek through Africa, Italy, France, Belguim and Germany, all the way to Hitlers front door and winning the war. AS in the previous CoD, you can only carry two weapons at a time (I prefer an M1 Garand and a Thompson) but you kept the chance to yield and fire many other weapons through out the game.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing 1 Dec 2005
By Phil
this is clearly the best war game of all time! The last one was good but this is way better. There are so many more things you can do. What ever you do, GET THIS GAME!
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enlist now soldier! 29 Nov 2005
By A Customer
This has to be the definitive WWII shooter for the PS2. It is infinitely more realistic than Medal of Honor but without the aiming frustrations of Brothers In Arms.
The game is quite cinematic in feel and it's almost like watching a classic war film. As the game for the main part tends to focus purely on the American First Infantry Division, you get a real sense of continuity and also empathy with your squad mates.
For the main part it is historically accurate and does convey a believable sense of gritty realism. No one man armies wading in here and winning the war single handed, you need to use cover and your fellow squadmates carefully or you will die very quickly.
The gameplay is intuitive and the levels varied and well thought out. Also the replay value is quite high as you will want to come back to missions time and time again to perfect your technique and also because the game is so enjoyable to play.
I haven't played online yet and so cannot really comment on how good this aspect of the game is.
To summarise, if you like WWII shooters then COD2 - The Big Red One should really be at the top of your Christmas list!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GLORY ! 29 Dec 2005
This game is awesome,never before have i played a game that drags you in pushes you through and hell and gunfire then spits you out with bullet grazes and blackened faces,i have played many games within this genre but no other re-creates the horror and bravery in which young men had to stand together and overcome such odds a game i still play over again because of the thrill,when you buy this game and you should be sure to play the game on medium or hard level or it could take you a weekend to complete and believe me you need to saviour this game because you cant put it down when you finish it you ll wish you do it all again AWESOME
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbeatable!!! 26 Dec 2005
By A Customer
Call of Duty 2: The Big Red One is one of the best First-person shooters I know, probably second only to Killzone. It is very similiar to Killzone in that it delivers a very hectic and disorganised fell to the gunfights. Just like in Killzone you find yourself forced to take cover and work strategically with team mates (it also has good computer a.i.). At the same time you get the feeling of adrenaline fueled mayhem that you would assosciate with a life-death situation. On many occassions you find yourself firing into air hoping to hit something out of shear panic and desperation. The ability to look down the barrel of the gun is one thing it does have that Killzone did not. Being able to use the iron sight makes aiming far more realistic and ultimately more satisfying when you kill the Jerries/Italians etc. The many different levels, including tank missions, flying missions and the ordinary on foot missions provide a far more varying experience than say Medal of Honour which has long since lost its crown as king of the FPS.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars best war game around, by a mile 5 Dec 2005
By A Customer
this has everything, blood, fantastic scenery, great shooting gameplay, and it is also quite challenging (if you play on hard mode), bu the big flaw is... its too short! i had just comepleted a level and there was a movie afterwards all about the allied assult on germany, and i thought thats my next level, but then the credits popped up. slightly dissapointing becasue this one would of been a classic. my recommendation is to rent it
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5.0 out of 5 stars CALL OF DUTY-THE BIG RED ONE
Published 3 months ago by black cat
5.0 out of 5 stars medal of honor wannabe???
back in the 2000s when call of duty was first announced no way would i of thought that a world war 2 shooter would become as massive as it is now... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Anthony Kelly
1.0 out of 5 stars Why so many positive reviews?
it's unplayble like the rest of the WWII FPS on consoles, I regret buying this I should have known better,I can't believe no reviewers mention just how awkward it is playing this. Read more
Published 6 months ago by AI1979
3.0 out of 5 stars Just another Game
We have a few of this series so it was purchased (used) to addto the others. Not particularly challenging!! Read more
Published 17 months ago by Mr. D. A. Wasilenski
4.0 out of 5 stars game
Got this for my son he likes playing it and has had fun on it. came quickly with a good price
Published on 27 Feb 2012 by becks
5.0 out of 5 stars This game is a legend, it can beat cod 3 any day.
This game is amazing. It is my third favourite call of duty game (first being cod 5, second cod mw2). The graphica are superb, same for the levels and everything else. Read more
Published on 25 Feb 2010 by Mookster
4.0 out of 5 stars Getting Better
Following on from the somewhat disappointing 'Finest Hour' comes the sequel. This is a bit of an improvement.

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Published on 7 July 2009 by Duncan McDonald
5.0 out of 5 stars Stuning!
this game is an absolute master piece , it has all the levels from the history of world war 2 (i think) and is'nt to hard, it is fairly easy to complete and doesnt take very long... Read more
Published on 12 Aug 2008 by Tom 360
4.0 out of 5 stars best of the bunch
i haveboth call of duty: finest hour AND big red one and theyre both great. on big red one the graphics are great with lots going on on the screen at once. Read more
Published on 4 Dec 2007 by lukeymanu1992
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