Call of Duty 2: Big Red One
Publisher(s): Activision (US, EU, AU), Konami (JP)
Genre: Action, Shooter, Arcade
Game review links: : 77/100
Game description: Call of Duty 2: Big Red One is a World War II shooter focused on the actions of the US Army's First Infantry Division. This is the second console edition of Activision's intense war series, brought to home systems by new development teams, Gray Matter (of COD: United Offensive) and Treyarch. As with the previous console Call of Duty, this sequel follows the gritty realism and desperate comradery of the PC edition in an entirely different console game, with unique characters, gameplay and missions.
Big Red One differs from other games in the Call of Duty franchise in that it focuses on a single Allied formation in World War II: the U.S. Army's 1st Infantry Division, which goes by the nickname Big Red One due to their unit patch which features a large red numeral one. The game covers the division's part in the invasion and liberation of North Africa, the invasion into Sicily, the landing on Omaha Beach in Europe and moving east, and eventually crossing the Siegfried Line into Germany. Each chapter is book-ended with period footage from the Military Channel, with voiceovers courtesy of Mark Hamill (who was also in the Sam Fuller film, The Big Red One), imitating a World War II documentary.
||1.1.0 r5576||GSdx 5570 SSE41 [23 02 2013]||
||Runs at 50% speed., Menus and ingame graphics textures are corrupt if gsdx is in hardware mode. Looks fine in software mode.|
||Europe v01.70(27/02/2003), MTVU, INTC Spin Detection, Enable Wait Loop Detection, mVU Flag Hack, Playable. Must be played in software mode as hardware mode is full of graphical errors. Game is very GPU heavy also, so software mode is actually quicker., Hardware mode has many texture errors with menus and ingame.|
- Original names: Call of Duty 2 Big Red One (SLPM-66328)
- Also known as Call of Duty 2: Big Red One Special Edition (US)
- Widescreen only supported in the Collector's Edition