As in the first game, Call of Duty 2′s campaign will put you in the shoes of a few different soldiers fighting for different Allied factions. You start off as a private in the Russian army, visciously fighting off the invading Germans in Moscow and Stalingrad. The British campaign is unlocked after beating the first Russian mission. For most of these missions you’ll be fighting in the sand-swept deserts of North Africa alongside the Desert Rats against Field Marshal Rommel’s troops. The final mission in the British campaign sends you to the bombed-out houses and hedgerows of Caen, France. After you’re done with that, you’ll play as an American corporal in Europe. Yes, you will be doing a D-Day landing, but not on Omaha Beach or Utah Beach, which you’ve probably played several times before. Instead, you’ll be scaling the sheer cliffs of Pointe du Hoc as artillery with the Army Rangers. If you already thought rock climbing was an “extreme” sport, try doing it with artillery and machine-gun fire raining down on you.
Each of the game’s 10 missions is broken up into a few different stages. If you play the game on regular difficulty, you could blow through it in about 10 hours. Ratcheting up the difficulty a notch makes the game much harder and more tactical (this is probably the experience the designers intended). Since you’ll be creeping and peeking more carefully through all the encounters, you’ll lengthen the campaign significantly, and enjoy it more.
- Excellent presentation
- Aggressive enemy AI
- Makes you really feel like a small part of a bigger war
- Varied campaign
- Fun multiplayer.
Processor:Â 1.4 Ghz
RAM:Â 256 MB
Video Memory:Â 64 MB
Hard Drive Space:Â 4.0 GB
Operating System:Â Windows 2000/XP
DirectX Version:Â 9.0c
[*] Burn or mount
[*] Install using the following serial: XEZL-GZWX-XQZG-GEGU-EEFC
[*] Copy the crack from the DEViANCE dir on the DVD into game dir