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Compared to VS. Not a review!

Similarity Scale

Percentage of possible points earned scored -1 to 1 in tenths in 60 categories

Genre Controls Modes Progress Builds Stages Content Aesthetic Vibe

Call of Duty 2


Extremely Different. If you don't want to play Vampire Survivors at all! This WWII campaign based first person shooter is nothing alike! Yes, it's a 'shooter' but it's completely different! Included to test the scale. Our use of a negative-shifted measurement within categories allows us to get a low ranking for a very different game, and it still be a functional game sharing basic features. It's mostly an aesthetic difference, but a lower score is easily understood at a glance. Otherwise a game like this might get around a confusingly high score! It may be a little confusing now, but as we fully rank more games, these different ones will stay near the bottom.

First Person Shooter Story Rich
2.1 Combined Ranking Score
68/72 Ranking Position
711/1600 Total Points
8.0 Final Review
93% Steam
7.2 Scale
7.5 Vibes
6842 Steam Reviews
340/400 Review Points
-3.8 Similarity Score
31% Diagnosis:
Extremely Different
371/1200 Comparison Points
37% Genre -2.1/8 genre
14% Simple Controls -5/7 move
6% Survival Modes -3.5/4 modes
0% Power Progression -4/4 level
5% Buildcrafting Depth -4.5/5 build
48% Stage Features -0.3/7 stage
56% Content Breadth 1/9 stuff
38% Aesthetics -1.5/6 style
40% Gameplay Vibe Check -2/10 vibe vibe

Call of Duty 2 Ranking Notes

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Scaling and Review Notes

Personal Hours Played: 20.0

Every game ranked was played, but also scaled based on research, talking to developers & your feedback. The priority with the scale's initial design was to compare similarity on relatively objective features - so it doesn't claim to include reviews of the depth and clarity you'd get at a games journalism site, nor the intensive time played you might get from player reviews on steam. We try to incorporate and link all of that along with a 'review scale' that checks for bugs. See the heatmap and breakdown! Time played noted so you can take any notes with a big grain of salt! I can't get to high level gameplay in 850+ games so I heavily research every game. Over 80 game creators let me interview or survey them! I Hope to go back and refine. Please argue or submit your own scores and reviews to be incorporated with credit into the notes and score numbers.

Added or last checked on 10/14/2023

Included here to test/show the scale - kind of demonstrating that to properly show a game is nothing like VS you gotta use a lot of -1 scores. In theory you could go all the way negative to -60, but most games would share some features! Our scale is heavily designed to be useful for differentiating very similar games, so if very different games earned a 5.0 it would be less clear. This shifting allows us to clearly differentiate from the very similar games up top.

Some random scoring notes: It does away with the healthpack drops from the first game, so no more "health on ground." Call of Duty 2 also has no sprint! So full score in "no dash", basically. We use this one a lot in the scoring guide so check out if you're curious about the numbers!

Matter of the scale being -1 to 1 is mostly a matter of aesthetics really, it's just a 20 point range that allows you to see easily what is just a lack of a feature and which is an intentional difference in design philosophy.

Call of Duty 2 Similarity Scale Heatmap

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Measured in 60 categories via likert-scale style options -1 to 1 in tenths, how does this game compare to Vampire Survivors. This allows 1200 total "points". It's easier to have a point of comparison and we just picked Vampire Survivors since it's the most popular and commonly referenced game in the subgenre. For detailed methodology read the explainer. For in depth examples at score value, see the scoring guide and for term definitions see the key.

-3.8 Similarity Score
31% Diagnosis:
371/1200 Comparison Points
Rogue-lite -1/1
Auto-Fire / Auto-Battle -1/1
Real Time 1/1
Top Down or Isometric -1/1
Direct Control of Single Avatar 1/1
Arcade Style -1/1
Bullet Heaven A (Many Player Bullets) 0.2/1
Bullet Heaven B (Few Enemy Bullets) -0.3/1
One Handed Play (w Controller) -1/1
Move Only -1/1
No Dash 1/1
No Trigger -1/1
No Special Move -1/1
No Aiming -1/1
No On-Aim / On-Fire Movement Penalty -1/1
Timed / Boss Ended Survival -1/1
Endless Mode -1/1
Organic / Unannounced Waves -1/1
High Enemy Count (Horde) -0.5/1
Level Up on XP Gain Event -1/1
Streamlined Level Choices (Simple UI) -1/1
Currency Based Meta Unlocks -1/1
Goal Based Meta Unlocks -1/1
Build Crafting -1/1
Weapon Combination / "Evolution" -0.5/1
Interesting Item / Weapon / Ability Synergy -1/1
Broken / Invincible Builds Possible -1/1
Explorable Map 0.7/1
BIG Maps 0.5/1
XP on Ground -1/1
Health on Ground -1/1
Temp Powerups / Items on Ground 1/1
Treasure Chests and/or Loot Events 0.5/1
Vendor / Merchant on Run -1/1
Enemy Variety 0.5/1
Bosses / Elites 0.5/1
Many Interesting Characters -1/1
Many Challenges 0/1
Multiple Stages 1/1
Difficulty Modifiers 0/1
Bestiary / Lore 0/1
Achievements 0/1
Secrets 0/1
Retro / Pixel Art -1/1
Damage Numbers 0/1
Lofi Charm -1/1
Bumpin Music 0/1
Fun Writing 0.5/1
Subtle Humor 0/1
Panic & Zen Duo Vibe -0.5/1
Over the Top 0/1
"One More Run" / Short Runs -1/1
Difficulty Ramp -1/1
Fun Ramp -1/1
Low Price -1/1
Technical Check 1/1
Controls Check 0.5/1
Fun Check 1/1
Feels like VS -1/1

Call of Duty 2 Review Scale Heatmap

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The review scale is judged from -1 to 1 in 10 categories, with 200 possible "points" earned. Steam review positive percentage is worth another 100 points, and a "ten point" pure vibe review number adds extra subjectivity. Converted into points, that's 400 points total. The points aren't used directly in the ranking, though, which averages the three number scores for the final review score listed in the game line above.

8.0 Final Review
93% Positive Steam Reviews
6842 Steam Reviews
7.5 Pure Vibes
7.2 Review Scale
340/400 Review Points
Not Buggy 1/1
Not Janky 1/1
Good UI 1/1
Controller and Deck 0/1
Lots of Content 0.6/1
Good Theme 0.6/1
Good Graphics and Sound 0.5/1
Fun Feel 1/1
Unique Twists 0.5/1
Vibe Check 1/1

Metacritic Scores

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This title has metacritic data! The "fuck the man" score is adjusted so each person's review is equally weighted, regardless of critic or fan status.


8.6 Converted 10 Point Score
64 Number of Critic Reviews


8.5 User Review Average
1033 Number of User Reviews


8.6 Direct Average
8.5 "Fuck The Man" Combined Mean

Call of Duty 2 Tag Cloud

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More sortable taxonomies and categories associated with the game (genre tags are available in the main game table line!) We've just started adding tags to enable more sorting options, this section will get more filled out as we go!

Release Tags

MacWindows PCXbox 360Released

Sorting Categories

Extremely Different

Genre and Control Style Tags

First Person ShooterStory Rich

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Setting / Story Tags


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Features and Extras



ActivisionInfinity Ward

Game Features

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Listing various features we've got info on.


  • Local: No
  • Online: No
  • Player Count: 1
  • Leaderboards: ?

Steam Features

  • Steam Cloud: No
  • Steam Achievements: No
  • Steam Leaderboards: No
  • Steam Workshop: No
  • Steam Trading Cards: No

Extras, Etc.

  • NSFW: No
  • Demo Available: No
  • DLC Available: No
  • Soundtrack Available: YouTube Retail (CD)

Marketing Blurb

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Some description of the game and its features from the creators.

"The sequel to 2003's Call of Duty, winner of over 80 Game of the Year awards, Call of Duty 2 offers more immense, more intense, more realistic battles than ever before"

"All-new, unprecedented enhancements from stunningly realistic graphics to seamless gameplay, thanks to the revolutionary COD2 engine"

"The dozens of Allied soldiers surrounding you are fully aware of the changing situations around them, and will let you know using an all-new, context-sensitive battle chatter system." etc etc

Run Times & Speedups

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Average Run Time: n/a

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