Complimenting that are great cinematic intros to each level of Big Red One. With your first-person view, you?ll watch and listen to great depictions of things like planning for the mission, the lighter side of the troops, and the hardships they faced. Each character model is lifelike with facial features (although your enemies tend to look the same), and the voiceovers match up perfectly. Honestly, I haven?t played a game this dedicated to the ?little things? in a very long time, which was a very nice change of pace.
The other sound effects are just as good as the acting. Explosions, gun fire, the heat of the battle... everything brings you into the action, and it?s very exciting. Something you may (or may not) notice are the different gun shots. Each weapon used in the game was also used during the war, both domestic and foreign, and each one has its own unique sound.
I?ve played other war games before, and I noticed something that was missing compared to other games: swearing. I cuss nonstop, so I?ve never had a problem with profanity in Mature games. However, Call of Duty 2 uses very little profanity, and it?s never the bad words, and all I can say to that is that I never missed it once. I just wanted to point that out to parents thinking about buying this for their teenagers.