Call of Duty 2 demo

Call of Duty 2 demo


Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 93 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
Not available
File Size:
655.71MB
Date Added:
September 29, 2005
Price:
Free to try (One mission); $49.99 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows Me/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
1,383,208
Downloads Last Week:
121
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Windows 2000/XP, 1.4GHz CPU, 256MB RAM, DirectX 9.0c, 700MB disk space

Editors' review

Though the demo for this WWII first-person shooter offers the same great gameplay as the original Call of Duty, the sequel doesn't contain enough new features to warrant a top rating. Also, the included mission seems too short, considering the large download and lengthy installation.

From the start, the immersive cinematic presentation that made the original so popular is evident. Your convoy of jeeps rides into El Daba, Egypt, where you must take out four German artillery units, signal the headquarters location to your fleet, grab secret dispatches, and reconnect with your troop at the docks, fighting all the way. The new health system doesn't offer a hard count, but rather limits your short-term damage, much like Halo's shield system. You'll only know you're hurt when your breathing becomes erratic and you start to palpitate. Yikes! Resting in a safe spot will heal your character. The other obvious new feature is the ability to climb over small barriers, but the height and type of material you can vault seem arbitrary.

The sound and graphics are again excellent. Planes flying overhead will shake the battlefield, and smoke grenades create an awesome fog of war. Our favorite facet of the first Call of Duty was the open-ended feel of the levels, and that's no different in COD2. Though the demo mission is fairly straightforward, you can still explore the many alleys of the city, staking out the best camping spots for knocking off Jerries.

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  • All Versions:

    4.2

    out of 93 votes

    • 5 star: 49
    • 4 star: 27
    • 3 star: 7
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 8
  • Current Version:

    4.2

    out of 93 votes

    • 5 star: 49
    • 4 star: 27
    • 3 star: 7
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 8
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  • 1 stars

    "Game Installer Unable to Establish Connection"

    March 09, 2012   |   By Jensenka60506

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    I used to play the full game, but can no longer play due to have lost the CD. Good game when it works.

    Cons

    With this installation the "CNET Installer" is unable to establish a connection with the download server for the demo. They need to either fix their server or disable the "CNET Installer" to allow downloading.

    Summary

    The demo version download on this website does not work and needs to be addressed.

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  • 1 stars

    "Download Server Unavailable?!"

    February 27, 2012   |   By therealskypilot777

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Don't know. Never saw a thing.

    Cons

    The game won't even begin to download.

    Summary

    CNET should remove this from their list of available downloads.

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  • 4 stars

    "Short Demo but good test"

    July 21, 2011   |   By robertfisherwa

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Graphics, action

    Cons

    keyboard setup, mapping is lagging.

    Summary

    Fun demo and I'm seriously considering purchasing the full version after playing.

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  • 5 stars

    "Very well done and very much worth the download."

    June 22, 2011   |   By funwithstardestroyers

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Awesome gameplay, good graphics, very intense, good weapons, re-playable and enjoyable every time. It does what it was designed to do; get you to buy Call of Duty 2

    Cons

    Long download. Only one level!!

    Summary

    A masterful, excellent and intense WWII game. The demo leaves your heart pounding and you wanting more after its over. Lots of authentic weapons to use (for such a short level) and the AI/gameplay is no push-over. You have to use your mind to get past challenges. There are no health pick-ups, so you have to be careful, especially on the higher difficulties.
    The one level packs a lot of variety and has a fairly good replay value, but it leaves you wanting more....much more, which can kind of be a bummer since this game is kind of hard to find now.
    Overall, it's worth the download because nothing else out there really compares to it.

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  • 4 stars

    "call of duty is the best game that i played before...."

    September 08, 2010   |   By esha_apon

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    the sound are pumpin my adrenalin...huhu

    Cons

    the video are old school..sorry to say that

    Summary

    i don't know what to say...if you wanna know,play first....then u will know...hehe

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  • 3 stars

    "CoD is a heck of a FPS"

    September 07, 2010   |   By jesferkicks001

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Speed of game, plenty of action, good visuals.

    Cons

    I can't figure out how to fire the stinking anti-tank gun. I aim it to no avail & have found zero instructions anywhere. Therefore, I uninstalled the demo.

    Summary

    I don't like having to look all over for a few simple instructions. If the game doesn't tell me what I'm supposed to do with little effort on my part I s-can it. Which is what I did.

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  • 4 stars

    "What an excellent gaming prodigy!"

    May 07, 2010   |   By WarFire10

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    This game is awesome. I love the releastic battles and the old school taste that is really making this game a prodigy that is pallarel to Beethoven in music. A high quality WWII first person shooter at it's finest.

    Cons

    Every rose has it's thorn. But luckily for the Call of Duty 2 demo, this rose has been well pruned. The legnthy download and installation and the bad graphics and the one mission you get with the demo. But no game is perfect.

    Summary

    First of all, this is one of the best WWII first person shooters around. The latest in the series in has sort of gone stale. So, I have found myself jumping back to Call of Duty 1 and 2 to find that freshness that made Call of Duty so succesfull.
    The game has been highly polished and (Even though it hurts a little to say this) the good graphics in some places and chracters have been done with an extreme amount of love. I'd highly reccomend downloading it but I am kinda throwing the high reccomadation away for two things, the demo is a little too short (Some game demo's go on and on with no end in sight) and the lengthy dowload and installation I'm sure you can start tapping the keyboard as soon as you get the demo and I will reccomend it but it is not the highest recommendation on my game demo list.

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  • 4 stars

    "Great,very fun"

    December 22, 2009   |   By tramis123

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    THis was a very fun demo.there are good action,cool weapons,realistic gameplay,graphics are stunning,controls are good and overall this is a very cool demo :D

    Cons

    The demo is just to short,after you play the demo you want more but its only one mission.

    Summary

    Overall its a must to download if you don't have cod2(the real game)

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  • 1 stars

    "13fg3g13gr4g4"

    May 22, 2009   |   By haavvi

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

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    Cons

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  • 5 stars

    "a good game for me"

    March 28, 2009   |   By xlr8arjun

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    a good game for me

    Cons

    a good game for me

    Summary

    a good game for me

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