A glimpse of war on your television screen is exactly what Call of Duty 2: Big Red One
is. If you wanted a WWII simulation, this is as close as it gets to feeling like youíre really on the battlefield. Bullets whizzing over your head, grenades getting ever so close, and mortars that land just feet away are only a sample of what Big Red One
is all about.
As a member of a squad of soldiers, youíll constantly receive instructions and updated mission objectives real-time during your gameplay experience. The great experience here is that you really can get into the action and feel a sense of urgency to complete each mini-objective in order to complete the entire mission. The unfortunate problem with this is that the gameplay of Call of Duty 2 is quite linear in nature. Youíll have objectives to complete, and you cannot get the rest of the squad to move on until you do what you came to do, whether it be blowing up a tank to clear the way or gunning down a swarm of enemies to cover your squad mates.
Call of Duty 2 contains a lot of action and a lot of weaponry. Youíll be able to pick up enemy rounds, weapons, and grenades, as well as take over some of their more high-powered equipment. With the ability to carry only 2 guns at a time, the action can get crazy if you donít plan ahead and get stuck with two slower rifles. All of this sounds like a great scenario for multiplayer, right? Well, unfortunately the GameCube version of Call of Duty 2 only contains single player missions.