Call of Duty 2: Big Red One

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Call of Duty 2: Big Red One is a historical-military first-person shooter developed by Treyarch and published by Activision for the Xbox, PlayStation 2, and GameCube on November 1, 2005. It is the last game in the series released on the GameCube.
The second console spin-off of the Call of Duty series (after Call of Duty: Finest Hour), Big Red One is the first game in the series developed by Treyarch (during acquisition of Gray Matter, which developed the first game's expansion) and was released in tandem with the second main installment (Call of Duty 2).

Plot and Location

Unlike most other games in the series, Big Red One focuses on only one Allied soldier (American Sgt. Roland Roger of the 1st Infantry Division) throughout numerous World War II operations in North Africa and Western Europe.


Similar to Finest Hour, the PS2 and Xbox versions of the game feature online multiplayer.


Visuals and other features

Unique to this installment is the direct military footage used in certain cutscenes (from the Military Channel, with voiceovers by Mark Hamill) and the voicework of several actors from the Band of Brothers miniseries. The PS2 and Xbox versions were also released in a special Collector's Edition, featuring a bonus behind-the-scenes DVD and four exclusive character skins for multiplayer mode.

Release Date

Nov 01, 2005


Games in Series



Teen: Blood, Mild Language, Violence

Interesting Facts

  • The GameCube version of Call of Duty 2: Big Red One credits still acknowledge the multiplayer staff, although multiplayer is not present for that console.
  • The Call of Duty 2: Big Red One Xbox version includes a promo trailer for Call of Duty 2.
  • Some of the Cast Members of the Hit HBO Mini Series Band Of Brothers lent their voices to the game. This includes James Madio, Michael Cudlitz and other cast members.
  • This is the first COD game in the series to be developed by Treyarch. Treyarch would switch annually with Infinity Ward in developing new Call of Duty games.

Mod Support


Cheats support




Contains Game/Battle Pass




Number of maps


Third/First Person

First Person

Game Engine

Treyarch NGL

Protagonist sex


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