The second installment in Infinity Ward's classic first-person shooter series Call of Duty 2 plunges you into a series of thrilling WWII battles with missions ranging from the defence of Moscow to the battle of Stalingrad the battle of El Alamein D-Day and more. With a huge selection of realistic WWII weapons and battlefields this game combines impressive battle set-pieces with tense fast-paced combat gameplay. Most missions feature infantry combat but there are some tank combat scenes.
Behind enemy lines
Call of Duty 2 was a hugely influential shooter so fans of the genre will already be familiar with many of its assumptions including the simple damage and weapon mechanics. The gritty realistic atmosphere makes the game particularly immersive and the supporting characters provide both dramatic context and helpful battlefield information. Despite the fact that this is a familiar WWII shooter -- indeed one of the definitive entries in the genre -- it has a varied range of missions including sniper challenges desperate pitched battles and frantic defences against overwhelming odds.
Get back to the front
If you're a fan of the first-person shooter genre who hasn't played this classic battlefield experience it's well worth checking out. Some of the graphics feel a little dated but the combat mechanics remain fresh. The game features multiplayer action as well although as a classic game it doesn't have much of an online community.