Best/Worst Maps

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#1 Edited by random_guy23 (256 posts) -

Yes, I know that this has probably been done many, many times before, but now, the game has been out for over a month now, and many players have probably learnt the all the maps by now. So, I made my decision yesterday.
 
Best Maps
 
1. Terminal 
 
This is a fantastic map which is great for any game mode. Domination and Demolition work really well here. The plane and the top of the stairs in the Terminal are great spots to shoot from, and the glass roof of the terminal means that you can drop care packages through the roof. This map is my personal favourite.
 
2. Highrise
 
This map situated on top of a skyscraper is tricky to traverse, but a lot of fun. The 2 opposing sides, the 3 open straights, and the multiple levels make this a great map. Also, there is a crane that you can climb on. Yes. 
 
3. Favela
 
Narrow streets and wide open areas are combined in the map to make something quite special. This map has lots of vertical gameplay, with accessible roofs and balconies. Expect hectic TDM's and Domination games.
 
 
Worst Maps
 
1. Underpass
 
I cannot stress enough how much I hate this map. The rain and the darkness makes everything so difficult. Some players, yes, have got used to it, but I don't think I ever will. 
 
2. Derail
 
This map is too large, and the buildings are oddly placed. Also, it has some of most annoyingly placed demoltion bomb sites.
 
3. Sub Base
 
When I played this map, I expected more of it to be accessible, but its not. This map isn't bad, it just could have been a lot better.

#2 Posted by kenya24 (235 posts) -
@random_guy23: I would probably flip your two lists. I used to love the three you mentioned as your top, now like them less than the three you didn't like.
 
I would also add Estate as one of my faves.
#3 Posted by Muttinus_Rump (814 posts) -

I loves me some terminal.
 
Oh, and Estate.

#4 Posted by Turtlemayor333 (510 posts) -

Terminal
Scrapyard
Afghan
Sub Base
Highrise
Underpass
Estate
Derail
Invasion
Karachi 
Quarry
Wasteland
Rundown
Skidrow
Rust
Favela
 
Listed from favorite to least favorite.

#5 Posted by JokerClown88 (1051 posts) -

Underpass is cool for the weather effects only.  Its the layout of the map that drives me crazy.  If it was layed out better it would be ok. 
 
Other then that ony your list for me, I would take off Sub Base.  That is one of my favorite levels.  :D
#6 Posted by Evilsbane (4735 posts) -

There is no one map for me sadly in this game there are only a few which completely suck and the others do their job.

#7 Posted by cap123 (2477 posts) -

Terminal, sub base and invasion are my favourite.

#8 Posted by Coltonio7 (3156 posts) -

Karachi is win.

#9 Posted by jkz (4058 posts) -

Put wasteland at 2 and you've got my list.

#10 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19382 posts) -

I enjoy Terminal, Highrise, Favela and Scrapyard.  I'm starting to enjoy Wasteland, Estate, Afghan, Underpass and Skidrow.  I hate Derail (good thing it's not included in FFA), Sub Base and Quarry.

#11 Posted by hicks91 (757 posts) -

terminal is an amazing map 
 
why it doesnt come up as often as shitty derail is beyond me

#12 Posted by Illmatic (1358 posts) -

Estate, Derail, and Underpass have to be my most hated maps. 
 
Derail is too large, as you said and it is impossible to get anywhere with the safety of cover as there are numerous wide open fields between destinations. Combine snipers in rooftops and forests and this easily tops my list as most hated.
 
Estate has a similar size problem as well as uneven team positions. The house has an almost unfair view of the majority of the map making it difficult to scale the hill without a well organized team or just several skilled players happening to team up for a few seconds. 
 
Underpass is way too dark and grimy for my liking. It's hard to see anything and the center of the map might as well be a pit of lava for how often you'll die once you even set foot on the bridge leading to it.

#13 Posted by Cynical_M (383 posts) -

I love Favela....Dont like Derail...

#14 Posted by random_guy23 (256 posts) -

Get in there! I'm on my favourite, Terminal, now. Oh yeah, about wasteland, it's alright, as long as you stay in or near the bunker, then its hectic.

#15 Posted by JakeGiles (26 posts) -

Show some more love for Sub Base. Since i only play HQ its a pretty awesome map. Unlike scrapyard which is just a gorefest.

#16 Posted by ADTR_ZERO (1060 posts) -

CoD games don't have good maps.
#17 Posted by ProjektGill (753 posts) -

I like Scrapyard, Quarry and Terminal. I don't really like playing on Underpass and Karachi that much.

#18 Posted by random_guy23 (256 posts) -

OMG I just got the most badass kill ever on Terminal, I was on top of the stairs inside the building, I jumped off, and using the SPAS-12 shotgun, managed to kill 3 people with one shot while in midair!

#19 Edited by DevinC (15 posts) -

Like 
Scrapyard 
Favela 
Highrise 
Afghan 
 
Dislike 
Wasteland 
Quarry 
 
Strongly Dislike 
Rust 
 
Rust is pretty much the worst map ever. Every time I play that map, I spawn and am killed within a half second. One game I came in part way through, played for about 35 seconds, and had 27 deaths and 1 kill. I want to stress that I don't suck at the game, I just get killed instantly.

#20 Posted by Death_Unicorn (2838 posts) -
@Muttinus_Rump: Nice Plants v Zombies picture, but personally my santa hat is ten times better. xD
 
Terminal is my favorite.
I kind of don't like 75% of the maps or at least don't mind them.
#21 Edited by cap123 (2477 posts) -

yeah rust is awful, also criticising sub base for not being as open as you thought it would be is silly, all the city maps have blocked off doors and you can only go in a few buildings. I rreally like all the city levels; invasion, the farm one with the river running through it, the level with the embassy one side and the gas station on the other.. fun
 
also i actually really like derail, it's the only map i snipe on and you can get some good snipe battles going across the map.

#22 Posted by jkz (4058 posts) -
@JakeGiles said:
" Show some more love for Sub Base. Since i only play HQ its a pretty awesome map. Unlike scrapyard which is just a gorefest. "
Hell yes. Sub-Base is actually one of my favorite maps, but it's mainly because I play mostly objective play-lists. I hate it on team-deathmatch.
#23 Posted by Ekkers (58 posts) -
Like: 
Terminal
Highrise 
Afghan 
Wasteland
Skidrow
Sub Base    
Don't like:
Quarry 
Scrapyard
Rust 
Underpass  
Rundown  
Like only on certain modes:
Estate
Derail
Invasion
Karachi  
Favela
#24 Posted by iHaxedAllReconCodez (135 posts) -
@random_guy23:  
I love Highrise and Favela also but DESPISE TERMINAL. The map was made for campers. The corners inside the buildings provide perfect vantage points for people to camp, and in some spots spawn camp. I agree with the hates but I've come to like Underpass more playing some objective based games as apposed to TDM. If there's one map that never gets old for me is Afghan. I feel that no matter what gametype it is it's always fun. The flags and bombs are always evenly spread apart, which can't be said for most of the maps. So here's my list: 



#25 Posted by xMP44x (2193 posts) -

I love Terminal. I rarely meet campers, and if I do, they're always in the plane. And that can be fixed with a silenced SMG and some stealthing ;)
 
My top three:
 
Terminal
Sub Base
Derail

#26 Posted by NG_21 (10 posts) -

Love: Highrise,  Favela
 
Hate: Estate, Skidrow.

#27 Posted by MetalR (422 posts) -

Rundown is probably my most hated map in this game.

#28 Posted by Meteora (5787 posts) -
Maps I like
 
1. Terminal - This is the most "flawless" map design in Modern Warfare 2 for me. There's rarely any campers (save for the red building with the gas tank on top or the plane), the map size is good, you can drop carepackages into the building, still kill people with air support in the building thanks to the windows in the ceiling and its just generally a good map for me. Its one of the only maps where I go around with a riot shield or start sniping fools.
 
2. Highrise - An interesting map, I don't know why I like it. Must be because it looks cool. Anyhow it has an unusual amount of clever maneuver and spots to go into; all of them intentionally. There's the cranes, going on top of the building, sneaking past the sides of the map, its just really awesome. Camping doesn't become much of an issue; other than spawn camping from your spawn since you can take out baddies from there. A little ridiculous but its not very bad.
 
3. Invasion - Brilliant map, makes me feel like I'm in a real firefight and that I have to use whatever cover I can find so I won't die. It becomes very interesting once the two teams funnel their guys into one area and having a long range shoot out. The adrenaline is on. The only problem is a number of camping spots, but its not bad.
 
4. Sub Base - I like this one as well, probably because its a snow level. My only gripe is that most of the action takes place in the Navy Seals spawn and the middle, never the Russian spawn. 
 
5. Wasteland - A good open field for snipers. Though its a good balance with the bunker inside where sometimes things can get really fun when one team flushes the other one out from the trenches. Air support absolutely rapes in this map.
 
Maps I  dislike
 
1. Derail - The very first map I've played when I was playing MW2. I thought it was cool at first because I didn't know how goddamn expansive it was and because it took place in the snow. This map is too huge. That's about it for why it sucks as a map. I hate having to spawn on the other end of the map and running to the other spot just to kill and die. However all is forgiven once you play it on Ground Wars; it offers you arguably the most personal space without your team getting clusterfucked in one spot.
 
2. Estate - I like to think of this as "Creek 2.0". In Creek back in COD4 you got a huge advantage by spawning as Russians or holding on the hill. Seriously, just hold onto the estate up on the hill and you have possibly all the advantage to winning the game. It may become an interesting game just because one team has to camp and the other one has to clear the estate out; but it becomes too predictable.
 
3. Favela - The very definition of vertical dimension into the game. I hate this map. I constantly get killed by people on the roofs who likes to camp up there. What makes this place even bad is that firing my noob tubes is less effective whenever I want to take those guys out from the lower levels.
 
4. Underpass - The weather effect sucks. You can't see shit across the map. It worked in Downpour in COD4 because there were obstacles that didn't like you see very far beyond the map; but things changed in MW2. Maps are bigger. And this is a badly designed map without taking into consideration of that.
 
5. Scrapyard - Its a gorefest. Especially on Ground Wars. Too small. Period.
 
6. Karachi - I don't like it because of its camping spots, there's too much places to camp. I also have a hard time finding any real action or where most of it is anyways.
#29 Posted by canucks23 (1087 posts) -

Am i the only one who hates Terminal?

#30 Posted by Verit (105 posts) -

Skidrow  
Estate
Scrapyard
Favela
Karachi
Highrise 
Derail
Terminal   
Invasion
Quarry
Sub Base 
Afghan
Rundown
Rust
Wasteland 
Underpass
 
 
Underpass is beyond retarded. Maybe it is because I enjoy CQC (which is obvious with Skidrow, Favela, Estate, and Scrapyard all high on my list while large open maps like Wasteland are horrible)

#31 Posted by ShaunassNZ (2128 posts) -
@random_guy23 said:
" Yes, I know that this has probably been done many, many times before, but now, the game has been out for over a month now, and many players have probably learnt the all the maps by now. So, I made my decision yesterday.  Best Maps  1. Terminal   This is a fantastic map which is great for any game mode. Domination and Demolition work really well here. The plane and the top of the stairs in the Terminal are great spots to shoot from, and the glass roof of the terminal means that you can drop care packages through the roof. This map is my personal favourite.  2. Highrise  This map situated on top of a skyscraper is tricky to traverse, but a lot of fun. The 2 opposing sides, the 3 open straights, and the multiple levels make this a great map. Also, there is a crane that you can climb on. Yes.   3. Favela  Narrow streets and wide open areas are combined in the map to make something quite special. This map has lots of vertical gameplay, with accessible roofs and balconies. Expect hectic TDM's and Domination games.   Worst Maps  1. Underpass  I cannot stress enough how much I hate this map. The rain and the darkness makes everything so difficult. Some players, yes, have got used to it, but I don't think I ever will.   2. Derail  This map is too large, and the buildings are oddly placed. Also, it has some of most annoyingly placed demoltion bomb sites.  3. Sub Base  When I played this map, I expected more of it to be accessible, but its not. This map isn't bad, it just could have been a lot better. "
My list is exactly th same.
#32 Posted by Rayfield (2097 posts) -

 
Wasteland and Quarry are awesome. 
 
Rundown is dumb beyond words.

#33 Posted by Red12b (9085 posts) -

Scrapyard, Rust, Wasteland (Once I got used to the sniper rifles I own all you fools :)
#34 Posted by TwoOneFive (9459 posts) -

yuck, Terminal is my least favorite. i feel like im running in a big circle the entire time and people ALWAYS spawn behind you. 

#35 Edited by Katsumoto (17 posts) -

Highrise
Terminal
Invasion
Karachi
Skidrow
Quarry 
Underpass
Sub Base
Estate
Derail
Rundown
Favela
Rust
Wasteland
Afghan
Scrapyard 
 
Why I put Scrapyard last - Yes, something can be said that it is an "Anti-camping" map. But, it does not give you any time to breathe, and even simply reloading is enough time for you to be flanked and killed. It just feels that there are too many side-flank areas on this map. 
 
Why I put Highrise first - This level (along with Terminal) is great for just about any game mode. This feels like the boat from COD4, but refined. The under-areas are great, and make it so that the buildings aren't just super-snipe zones. There are also some really well done spots on this map that really makes it dynamic.

#36 Posted by HistoryInRust (6397 posts) -

I enjoy Terminal a lot, but I think, objectively, that map has some issues. If a team in Team Deathmatch hunkers down in the corner opposite the baggage and maintenance building, then they can basically control the tone and rhythm of the match.

Sub Base might be my favorite map. That or Scrapyard. Both maps have a nice pace to them, what with their being medium-sized and all. And I feel aware of my surroundings most on those two.  
 
As for dislikes, I've found myself disliking something about almost every map in this game, but Derail has to be, as far as I can remember, the worst map I've ever seen in a first-person shooter.

#37 Posted by Phantom_Crash (300 posts) -
Maps I like:
Wasteland
Estate
Terminal
Highrise
Afgan
 
Maps I do not like:
Karachi
Rundown
Rust
Scrap Yard
Skidrow (Do not like this at all)
 
The others I do not care.
#38 Posted by Butchio (333 posts) -

Skidrow playing domination. The battles at the B flag can get insane

#39 Posted by Katsumoto (17 posts) -

Honestly, Derailed is not a bad level. The only knock I can find on it is its size. But gamemodes that force the players to a certain place (Headquarters comes to mind) show that the map is well-made.
 
Playing new game modes on a map can really change your perspective on it.

#40 Posted by natetodamax (19219 posts) -

Like: Terminal, Afghan
Dislike: Everything else

#41 Posted by kmdrkul (3476 posts) -

I don't like any of the town ones: Skidrow, Karachi, Invasion
 
I do like Underpass for the sole reason that everyone and their mother is awful at that map, and I enjoy hiding in the tall grass and popping fools off one by one :D

#42 Posted by w34ky (133 posts) -

I pretty much enjoy all the maps.. Each is more diverse then the other.

#43 Posted by MrCynical (66 posts) -

Best:
1. Terminal
2. Invasion
3. Afghan
 
Worst:
1. Karachi
2. Highrise
3. Rundown
 
(both lists in descending order)
 
I used to hate Favela with a pure, unmitigated, quit-the-game-when-it-appears passion. That was until I discovered that the First Recon default class has the tactical knife setup. Now I have something to survive with it ain't quite as bad. Rundown is camp city, and not even in a good way like you could argue with Wasteland. Karachi is just a travesty of a map, I'm not sure how it passed QC with such an utterly bizarre layout. Highrise offers no opportunities to flank and is therefore just a twitch-trigger contest.
 
I should add that I primarily play Headquarters, so I have different priorities in a map than TDM players. It also means that Underpass is rendered slightly more fun and I never have to play Rust :P

#44 Posted by AnimalFather (800 posts) -

worst map is underpass without a doubt

#45 Edited by fentonalpha (820 posts) -

Best maps MW1
Worst Maps MW2
 
 
They are just boring and camp happy..... tough i do like camping the Burger Town in Terminal
 
Wasteland is a nightmare...but If you play pro versions of Marathon, Lightweight  & Ninja and run around stabbing campers it's fun.

#46 Posted by Verit (105 posts) -

I love Skidrow but the one thing that drives me insane is when I call in a chopper gunner and the entire enemy team is inside. >_<

#47 Posted by Gabriel (4081 posts) -

Rust is my favorite it's so small and flat out crazy

#48 Posted by Monopolized (457 posts) -

Good Maps:
.....
 
Bad Maps: 
Skidrow
Estate
Scapyard
Favela
Karachi
Highrise
Derail
Therminal
Invasion
Quarry
Sub Base
Afghan
Rundown
Rust
Wasteland
Underpass

#49 Posted by MrSnow (1213 posts) -

Hate wasteland
love Terminal

#50 Posted by Heartbreak (288 posts) -

Best:
1. Favela
2. Terminal
3. Highrise
 

Worst:
1. Estate
2. Wasteland
3. Karachi 

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