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    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

    Game » consists of 22 releases. Released Nov 10, 2009

    The sequel to 2007’s wildly successful first-person-shooter Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 continues the story of American and British soldiers fighting Russian ultra-nationalist forces.

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    Modern Warfare 2: The Shortest Game You'll Love 0

    Modern Warfare 2   Play Experience: At the time this review was written I have played through the full campaign on the "normal" difficulty and the "veteran" (hardest) difficulty playing the PC version of MW2. I have gotten a three star rating on all of the spec ops missions playing with a friend and I have hit level 13 (this is still quite low) in the competitive multiplayer. The Summary: Russia has invaded the United States and... that's about it. A short summary for a very short game as I'm ...

    15 out of 15 found this review helpful.

    Entertaining singleplayer, addictive multiplayer & co-op to boot! 0

    Modern Warfare 2 takes place five years after the events of of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Despite your best efforts, the ultra-nationalist have wrangled control of Russia proclaiming Zakhaev, everyone's favourite one-armed bad guy, as a national hero and political martyr. As in previous Call of Duty games, you step inside the body of several distinct characters over the course of  the campaign's five to seven hours of gameplay. Though entertaining, the story itself twist and turns so radica...

    12 out of 12 found this review helpful.

    Even more Modern Warfare-r 2

    Coming into Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, I had a high set of expectations, primarily set by Infinity Ward's previous game; Call of Duty 4. CoD4 came completely out of left field for me, revitalising my interest in what I believed to be a tired, played-out franchise; the change of setting, compelling campaign, and addictive multiplayer making it one of my top 5 games of 2007. Riding in on this wave of euphoria and excitement Modern Warfare 2 had a lot to live up to.   The campaign follows a si...

    32 out of 37 found this review helpful.

    An amazing game and a worthy follow up to COD4 for the most part 0

      Call of Duty 4 was one of the biggest games in recent years, it overhauled the way gamers played shooters online and provided a stellar single player campaign that could be compared with a rollercoaster. The original COD4 had the player changing characters and this is very much the same in MW2 with you spending the majority of the game playing as ‘Roach’ Sanderson who is a protégé to Captain ‘Soap’ Mctavish of Task Force 141 a counter terrorist group that works to fight against Russian U...

    9 out of 9 found this review helpful.

    The American Dream revised 0

      Having already sold more copies than most countries have citizens, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has now transcended the video game industry to become a major player on the world stage. I feel as if Call of Duty should have its own representative at the UN, bullying countries into trading resources in exchange for Modern Warfare’s two top exports: flashbang grenades and anti-war quotes. Modern Warfare 2’s economy is both socialist and violent, with the government doling out welfare only as a...

    17 out of 19 found this review helpful.

    A well crafted, if not perfectly implemented, online experience 0

    Having never played Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, I still basically knew what I was getting myself into when I picked up Modern Warfare 2.  I was pretty sure it would have crazy, competitive online multiplayer with a campaign that was short, underwhelming, and honestly felt a bit tacked on.  And lo, those assumptions turned out to be completely correct.    The game's single player was a short, intense, theme park ride style adventure that threw massive explosions in your face around every corn...

    7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

    Surprising small things 0

    If it's possible Modern Warfare 2 took me by surprise.    For a bunch of reasons I just didn't have very high expectations for this game.  The reviews bashed the single player, I wasn't the biggest fan of Infinity Ward's last offering and thought it to be greatly overrated.   The single player for this game turned out far better than I was expecting.     The story was crazy--but to be honest that's kind of fine by me.  I kind of like that it's got that ridiculous quality that a lot of action gam...

    7 out of 7 found this review helpful.


    JERRY BRUCKHEIMER EAT YOUR HEART OUT!Three years ago, the folks at Infinity Ward offered the gaming world their latest creation in the much acclaimed Call of Duty franchise. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare was met with award after award and few gamers would begrudge Infinity Ward those precious treasures of the videogame industry. It offered new and exciting additions to the classic formula of competitive multiplayer combat and set a stunning high bar for every future first-person shooter to aim an...

    7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 0

     Or just Modern Warfare 2, as Infinity Ward clearly wanted to call it from the fact that the words "Call of Duty" don't appear anywhere in the game or on packaging for special editions. MW2 is the follow-up to the last game the series' actual creators made two years ago, and picks up five years later. The fate of a few characters is left up in there, but main protagonist Soap returns as a grizzled veteran with a voice (Kevin McKidd's) of his own, taking Price's place as ally in the field and f...

    7 out of 7 found this review helpful.

    A Modern Marvel 0

    Cue explosions. Cue gunfire. Cue many hours online. The original Modern Warfare, released 2 years ago, was a critical and commercial success by all standards. I spent hours playing through 2 ladders of prestige mode online, along with plenty of other gamers, eager to rank up for that next perk or unlockable weapon.  A short but fun campaign allowed gamers to team up in co-op as well. The game redefined online play, and brought the theater of today's wars into our living rooms. For the most part,...

    6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

    One of the all-time great First Person Shooters 0

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 did one of the rarest things a video game can do. While being a direct sequel to a masterpiece and revolutionary game, was albe to keep the same amazing level and even improve the formula in some aspects. It's one of the best first person shooters of all time, without question.The game kept what Call of Duty 4 started, the multiplayer with lots of loadout options and killstreaks to choose from. They added also the deathstreak, so players that couldn't perform that ...

    6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

    Modern Warfare 2 lives up to the hype. 1

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 hit stores last week as possibly the most anticipated video game release ever. Does Modern Warfare 2 live up to the hype?The short answer would be yes.In a nutshell, Modern Warfare 2 is just a whole lot more of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. There are minor to significant improvements here and there, sure, but if you've played the first Modern Warfare then you definitely know what to expect here as there aren't any truly groundbreaking changes or additions present...

    9 out of 10 found this review helpful.

    Artificially Orchestrated Shock and Hype Without Substance 7

    Will an obvious attempt to provoke an emotional outrage carry you through a wall of text? You tell me! But I will tell you, it did not carry me through Modern Warfare 2,  the current version of a soon to be announced sequel.  Story: The Modern Warfare 2 plot is a garbled mess of disjointed set-pieces rarely making any sense and that never come together. The individual scenes are void of any originality and appear to be thrown together from a couple of Clancy novels blended with Hollywood movies ...

    31 out of 42 found this review helpful.

    Modern Warfare 2 PC Singleplayer/SpecOPS Review 0

        An overdose of spectacle makes Modern Warfare 2 slightly spastic compared to its well-paced prequel, but still a great ride.  Stunning coop and competitive multiplayer round out the package.    Game: Modern Warfare 2 (Also Known As: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2) Platform: PC Developer: Infinity Ward Gameplay Tested: Completed Story Mode on Hard and all the SpecOPS Missions  The original Modern Warfare was the first Call of Duty title not set in World War 2 and the first Infinity Ward t...

    8 out of 9 found this review helpful.

    Not as good as MW 0

    The campaign is short, but exciting. Spec Op's is a good challange. Multiplayer on the pc is the big let down. NO DEDICATED SERVERS. NO MATCHMAKING. This title is a huge step backward for multiplayer gaming on the pc. We're limited to 18 player games. You'll still have fun, but after a hundred hours or so, you;ll get bored (Unlike the 1st MW)....

    7 out of 8 found this review helpful.

    We're Oscar Mike 0

    Reviewing a game like Modern Warfare 2 is a difficult process. It's always tempting to talk about why a game has so much hype surrounding it rather than talk about the game itself. And make no mistake- Modern Warfare 2 has garnered more hype than any other game I can ever remember. However, once you look past all the buzz and evaluate Modern Warfare 2 for what it is, it's pretty easy to see what's going on. This is a must have multiplayer experience, but lackluster single player offerings make t...

    6 out of 7 found this review helpful.

    Tango Sucka 0

      Overall Score: 9.5/10Story: Infinity Ward's approach to this game's design was very unique, they chose to build the core gameplay and map design first instead of working on the actual story. With that being said they still managed to create a complex and compelling storyline that keeps you engaged throughout the entire game. The story transitiones smoothly and also does a decent job giving players a refresh on what occured in the previous game. But just like any sequel, new players to ...

    6 out of 7 found this review helpful.

    So good that so much bad can only do so much. 0

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 as just a game, and not the genocidal product of pure, maleficent evil it’s been made out to be since the infamous announcement of IWNet, is really, really good. The single-player campaign is unflinching and uncompromising, and bravely goes deeper into its own fiction, leaving behind any semblance of authenticity in favor a campaign more defining and personal. Its multi-player is a lot of fun and minor adjustments culminate into a better base multi-player game than...

    6 out of 7 found this review helpful.

    1 Step Forward, 2 Steps back 0

    Like everyone else in the entire world I was super excited for Modern Warfare 2. I loved Call of Duty 4 and was looking forward to how Infinity Ward would improve upon the flaws of the first game. So I was disappointed to find that Modern Warfare 2 was an unbalanced game that aims more at equalizing the skill of better players in favor of the masses.   Single Player= 4.5   My beef is not at all with the single player, in fact I beat the campaign in one sit down and thoroughly enjoyed it. It actu...

    6 out of 7 found this review helpful.

    So is this Map Pack worth it? 2

    This is a tough thing to review because it's not really a game, but let's give it my best shot.So first thing to discuss is obviously the price point, because that seems to be the touchy issue with everyone who plays BattleField Bad Company 2, who kind of want to smear Modern Warfare 2. So lets peek into the past to another very popular, highly praised Xbox 360 game, that millions of people still play to this day, Halo 3. Each and every map pack they released consisted of 3 maps and it was price...

    6 out of 7 found this review helpful.

    Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Two 0

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2(also referred to as simply Modern Warfare 2) is a first person shooter game developed by infinity ward and published by Activision for microsoft windows , PlaySation 3 , and Xbox 360 . Officially announced on February 11, 2009,the game was released worldwide on November 10, 2009. It is the sixth installment of the Call of Duty series and the direct sequel to Call of Duty: modern warfare , continuing along the same storyline. This game also consists on ...

    5 out of 6 found this review helpful.

    Stay Frosty 0

          Going into Modern Warfare 2 I honestly wasn't expecting to be blown away by the single player campaign, because frankly, I was mainly buying it for multiplayer. I really liked the campaign in Call of Duty 4 (CoD4), but to be honest I thought World at War's (WaW) campaign was better. So having finished Modern Warfare 2's campaign on Veteran (which was noticeably easier than CoD4 on Veteran) my feelings toward the campaign are that while it was very fun, it didn't make a whole lot of sense s...

    5 out of 6 found this review helpful.

    In Depth Review: Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 6

    Demontium Reviews: Modern Warfare 2 (9.0)  Possible Spoiler Alerts (kinda.... not really?)  I picked up this game TODAY. I beat this game TODAY. I got to level 35 TODAY. Do not tell me I have not played it enough TODAY. Anyways...    You need time to deal with Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. After all, considering the size and scale of the year-long media campaign that has heralded its arrival, at times, it's been easy to forget that there's actually a video game at the centre of all this atte...

    10 out of 15 found this review helpful.

    Top notch shooter and new benchmark for what sequels should be. 0

    Giant Bomb user review #36 for Modern Warfare 2.   I'm sure i don't have to explain much what this game is about by now and chances are if you're reading this you already know the bullet points so i'll just share my impressions of the game and maybe quote some other opinions that i feel are accurate.     The singleplayer story, "For the Record"  is a summer popcorn movie that is entertaining from start to finish.  The only time i found myself disinterested was when i was actually  too physically...

    4 out of 5 found this review helpful.

    The game's kinda like a rocket... 0

    Here we are, the juggernaut that is Call of Duty.  After getting my hands on Modern Warfare 2 and going through and completing all three modes, I was impressed.  But slowly, it occurred to me.  "This gameplay is really stale."  I was having so much fun with it, and then it just turned into another boring FPS.  I love it, don't get me wrong, but it builds on what we kept playing in COD4.  Spec Ops was a great addition, even though it was easy and took me about 14 hours total to complete.  The cam...

    4 out of 5 found this review helpful.

    Solid, but not perfect. 0

    I found the campaign's story to be inconsistent. Some parts seemed original and thought provoking (the airport scene of course), but much of the story seemed to jump the shark, so to speak. The ending (no spoilers, don't worry) was pretty much a let down for me - it didn't feel dramatic, but just cheesy. Multiplayer is fun, but is thoroughly hacked. I'm not sure how much that should factor into the game score, but I will say that the hackers have greatly diminished my enjoyment online.   The bes...

    5 out of 7 found this review helpful.

    At first I was turned off but its celebration of war and masculine culture, but it grew on me. 0

    Although this has gotten quite a bit of praise on its release date, I noticed how much flak it gets from certain types of gamers. It's become the stereotypical bro game. It's reached the point where saying "I liked the first few ones" practically became a meme. Even with all this, and my reservations against stuff that celebrates the military, masculinity, and the bro culture, I've decided to give this an honest chance. I should note that this review will only cover the singleplayer portion. I ...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

    Short Attention Span Review 0

      Ok. So I love nothing more than a well written review. I think there are some great user-reviews out there, however in the interest of people will very little time and or ADD or ADHD here are what I’m calling SPEED REVIEW: Call of Duty Modern Warfare2 The Bad: -Lack of Dedicated Servers -IWnet should use the party system and then matchmaking to match groups of people up with well performing servers -Over-the-top story, sometimes a little too much -Short campaign Did I mention the lack of Ded...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

    Moder Warfare 2! 1

    I have not played the game game i have only played multiplayer, but still the game is good it has new guns as all the new cod's and old. The DRFT clan are making some kick ass montages that are a must see videos on youtube, they have all new maps that let you go almost anywhere. They have new perks and some old, you can also now throw your knife if you want to kill someone from a far distance and you have no ammo or grenades(YAY) Its is a 5/5 star game, a must experience your self game. You will...

    8 out of 15 found this review helpful.

    Over Hype, Part Deux. 1

    Ok, ok. I doubt this review in any way, shape or form, actually sway the 4 plus million people who bought, played, and are currently fragging it out online like the grenade spammers they are on “Modern Warfare 2.” And I seriously doubt I will even get good reviews or recommendations for this following review, but to that, I say, oh well. Why this preface? Because “Modern Warfare 2” is a game I wanted so bad to hate, and while it is FAR from an A game, like Activisions near perfect hype machine ...

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

    Stay frosty people, its going to be a long one. 0

    So much talk with the PC version I decided to finally take the plunge and jump in to some Modern Warfare 2.  First thing thought is why is this game still so expensive? I mean the cheapest ive seen it is £29.99, there are newer games out there are cheaper then this. Its one of them things that really bothers me about the game right from the start its what 6 months old and still full price (well £10 higher then most games) .  Well anyway on to the review.  The singleplayer starts off a little slo...

    4 out of 6 found this review helpful.

    Stay frosty 0

     After all the hype and anticipation; controversy surrounding questionable viral videos and shockingly violent leaked footage; lack of dedicated servers, uproar amongst PC gamers and multiple boycotts; it’s clear to see Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has a lot to live up to and answer for. This type of attention is normally reserved for a major Halo or Grand Theft Auto release, but after the success and praise heaped upon Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Infinity Ward have propell...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    Pros and Cons: Modern Warfare 2 0

    ProsExplosive campaign with tons of thrills.Deep multiplayer with tons, tons of replay value.Awesome sound effects from your gunfire puncturing your enemies to a Predator missile crashing near you.Challenging yet fantastic Spec Ops missions. I very rarely play co-operative because I like to take my time and explore a map rather than just book through the level like my friends, but this made me want to have them come over to play these many set pieces. Cons While explosive and fun, the single pla...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    Modern Warfare 2 lives up to the hype. 0

    On the day of release, I was eagerly awaiting my copy of this game, just like the millions of other people wanting to get their hands on a copy. Just to put a point across, this has probably been the most hyped game of all time, and will probably go on to be the most successful video game ever.   Ok, less of that stuff, and onto the game. Firstly, this picks up right after where Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare left off. Although this time around, you won't be playing as Soap like you were in the ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    Alternate Review Perspective 0

    This game is perfect. While I only spent a couple of minutes on the single player campaign, the multiplayer is really why people buy this game. It is the logical progression for Counter Strike players in that it offers console comparative features, while improving a great deal of things, in addition to having a upgrade system that is almost infinitely replayable. But, if you have gotten this far into my review, I will tell you that the game is not for me.... or perhaps my girlfriend.  Since it i...

    4 out of 9 found this review helpful.

    Console FPS NOOB gives thumbs up! 0

    If you read my Left 4 Dead review you would already know I'm an old school PC Gamer who went casual for a while (I got a Mac for video editing) and just started to play FPS using a controller. I skipped the whole HALO thing so dual analog sticks was fresh in my hands for aiming guns outside of GTA.  I was lectured by hardcore Xbox fanboy friends that COD4 is the SHIT. It seemed to hardcore for me which turned me off but as the game was released I was itching for a new FPS so decided to hope on t...

    3 out of 6 found this review helpful.

    The best shooter this year 0

    When Modern Warfare came out it blew away my expectations amazing graphics, story, and multiplayer all on a console it was amazing. And now here comes MW2 (Not Call of Duty 6 for you idiots). First of Spec Ops which are about 25 little challenges designed for co-op it ranges from eliminating enemies for piloting a AC-130 and it is a terrific new addition. Single player if basically the same with more variety but really who cares when you have its multiplayer. The multiplayer is some of the best ...

    2 out of 4 found this review helpful.

    MW2? nah get uncharted 2 ;) 2

     I would have to say that this disappointed me even though I'm giving it a high score. My main disappointment was with the lack of a strong campaign with it throwing big events at you in a unrealistic way which departs from the semi-realistic story from the last game and goes for the action movie feel. The story itself is good but at around 5 hours on a average play through you can see that this game isn't for those after a strong, long and I guess good story. The multi-player is what 95% of peo...

    3 out of 10 found this review helpful.

    Modern Warfare 2 belongs in the pantheon of military-shooters. 0

    [Originally written 11/11/09] No one can deny the commercial impact of Infinity Ward´s efforts in shaping authentic shooters. Most notably was Call of duty 4, with its jump to modern warfare, that has created a great cult following with similar games trying to achieve the same gold status since its release. No one has, but finally, after all the gathered hype and excitement at its tipping point, Modern Warfare 2 is finally here and brings with it features and additions that every seasoned firs...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

    "PCs are good at Spreadsheets" -Infinity Ward 0

     Acronyms FTW. This is the Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Single Player Personal Computer Ver. Review, in keeping with nomenclature of Infinity Ward. Before we get started, let’s address the issue: This game has sold millions and millions of copies, is it the best game in the world? Nope. Infinity Ward does a great job of creating a sequel to Call of Duty 4, but don’t expect this game to be a whole new next generation w/ Capt. Picard experience. It does some great things, the storytelling and ove...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

    awesome 0

    This map pack is all around a very good buy. All of the maps included in this map pack are very fun to play on Hardcore Search and Destroy and Hardcore Headquarters game modes. Although in death  match all three of the new maps are very bad for death match and other non Hardcore game modes. These maps are still worth the buy even though the price is a little bit high for a game add on it is worth it in the long run especially if your friends buy it as well ! ...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.

    Modern Warfare 2 0

    Well, the long awaited and possibly the most anticipated release of 2009, Modern Warfare 2 is here. Is the game as fresh, exciting and as great as the COD4?   Single-Player Campaign The campaign, in short, was terrible. The story was seemingly mashed together, without much flow. As if it  they had all these ideas for locations to place the missions, put them in the game and then tacked a story on to string these events together.  It was confusing because of this, and the way the story advanced i...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.

    Not a multiplayer fan 2

    My review is mainly based on the single player aspect of any game, im not a fan of multiplayer games i have no interest in listening to someone else whine online, as far as this game goes for someone who enjoys single player games it is a very polished and well made game.   the single player aspect is short, it seems infinty ward had no interest in doing anything to improve the single player aspect it just feels like cod:mw all over again which is my biggest gripe with any sequel if your gonna s...

    2 out of 14 found this review helpful.

    Infinity Ward = horse shit 20

    I would tell you how much i enjoyed playing through the campaign of this game, but you would never know i even played it since the lovely "update" Infinity Ward put out when the game came out disabled my trophies like it did many others.  Now I am not obsessed with my trophies nor do i care who sees them, this is a matter of principal.  How come there is ALWAYS a disadvantage to owning the PS3 version of a game?!  Is it a big conspiracy that they put out an update that "accidently" fuck people b...

    1 out of 53 found this review helpful.

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