Call of Duty 2 is the second installment of the Call of Duty series developed by Infinity Ward. It is a first-person shooter game that runs on Windows and Mac OS X devices. In COD 2, you take on the role of young soldiers whose sole duty is to fight in the war. You will fight in across three interwoven campaigns, each with a different time period. The plot is predominantly linear but you can jump between campaigns so you can experience each country - Stalingrad, Africa, and France - at your own pace.
Call of Duty 2 allows you to experience World War II from the perspective of four soldiers: two from the British Army, one from the United States Army and one from the Red Army. All these COD playable characters have a total of 27 missions. The game begins in Russia where you play Private Vasili Koslov. Your first mission is in Stalingrad where tasks can be as mundane as reconnecting telephone wires or as critical locking down Stalingrad City Hall.
In battle, you can only carry two firearms. You can swap your weapons for ones you find on the battlefield. The second campaign pits you against Germans. As Sergeant John Davis, you will crawl, crouch, and scale different obstacles to complete the sneak attack on German Afrika Korps troops. The Germans should no longer have a supply station by the end of your mission but they will press on regardless of the lack of resources. You can add fragmentation and smoke grenades to your arsenal, or add more tools to your firearm.
The iron sight will help you shoot more accurately while the compass on the heads-up display allows you to see surrounding enemies at a glance. In this campaign’s second half, you will play a tank commander deployed in Libya. The final campaign is the turning point of the game as it is set on D-Day. As Corporal Bill Taylor, you must destroy a German artillery battery and hold it against the massive German counteroffensive. This is where the game takes a personal, close combat approach to battle.
Call of Duty 2 for Windows has the following system requirements:
Operating System: Windows 2000/XP or higher
CPU: Pentium 4 or Athlon XP
CPU SPEED: 2.2 GHz
RAM: 512 MB
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 or higher
Total Video Ram: 128 MB
Free Disk Space: 4.0 GB
Highly-demanding shooter game
Call of Duty 2 is a challenging game to play as you are low ranking soldiers without any control over the war. The game delivers an in-depth storyline but you can still understand the game even as you jump across missions. The developers of Infinity Ward have scattered weapons and other resources in the game so you will focus on your mission. Overall, the game delivers a historically accurate storyline that mimics real-life combat and physical response.