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These Russians are not freezing - they are trembling with rage because it is not even colder, and because the Germans have invaded. Vasili Koslov won't put up with that: Others escape, he prefers a gun. Hundreds of kilometers away, two more young men are preparing to fight against the Wehrmacht: British Sergeant John Davis in North Africa, US Ranger Corporal Bill Taylor off the coast of Normandy. What brings the three together? Call of Duty 2, the World War II shooter, which like its predecessor, is not limited to one scenario. It begins with the young recruit Vasili Ivanovich Koslov, who fights on the Russian side for Stalingrad, which is overrun by Nazis. As part of the British armed forces, they are on the road in Africa, leading a tank division to victory. On June 6th, 1944, American Corporal Bill Taylor celebrates D-Day, the landing in Normandy,...
After the intensive "Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare" I wanted to have a look at the highly praised predecessor, which should be a similarly thrilling experience (part three is not available for PC). But what is put in front of the gun can only be called cannon fodder. Only rarely does the AI seek cover, but instead always fills new positions, where some of its colleagues have already lost their lives before. The eternal banging quickly becomes boring, as you shoot down enemies by the dozens, as if you were in a shooting gallery.
At least you have to actively look for cover yourself, so that the next shot won't make you bite the dust. You can forget about rushing forward blindly, but the targeted use of smoke grenades and waiting for the right time to move forward will get you there faster.