Call of Duty 2 has joined the Xbox One's backwards compatibility library today.


Infinity Wards' 2005 shooter was the series' console debut as it was a launch title for the Xbox 360. I remember playing it at a Circuit City. Remember Circuit City?

We rather liked it at the time, especially for the glitz and glamour it brought to the single-player campaign, which must have been something in those days.

"While controversy will doubtlessly rage over the neutered online mode, the single player campaign's easily strong enough on its own to carry the game," wrote Eurogamer's then-editor Kristan Reed of Infinity Ward's sequel in his Call of Duty 2 review.

He wasn't as keen on the game's multiplayer, however. "Of the shooters available on the 360 at launch, Call of Duty 2 is easily the most accessible and consistently entertaining single player offering, but if online is your thing you're better off considering what Rare has to offer."

I think he means Perfect Dark Zero. Remember Perfect Dark Zero?

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.

Jump to comments (28)

About the author

Jeffrey Matulef

Jeffrey Matulef


Jeffrey Matulef is the best-dressed man in 1984. Based in Portland, OR he operates as Eurogamer's US news editor.

More articles by Jeffrey Matulef

Comments (28)

Hide low-scoring comments


Call of Duty 2

A bridge too far for the WW2 FPS?

Call of Duty 2

Finest port?

Infinity Ward working on Call of Duty

Activision confirms project in conference call.

Three COD games coming in two years

Acti talks IW bonuses, creative freedom.

Activision to "monetise" COD online

"There is demand from gamers to pay."