"Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is hands-down one of the best first-person shooters out there, and a truly amazing offering across any system." - IGN.com
"Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 takes everything that was great about CoD4 and ramps it up to the next level." - Videogamer.com
The most-anticipated game of the year and the sequel to the best-selling first-person action game of all time, Modern Warfare 2 continues the gripping and heart-racing action as players face off against a new threat dedicated to bringing the world to the brink of collapse.
Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare 2 features for the first time in video games, the musical soundtrack of legendary Academy Award®, Golden Globe® Award, Grammy® Award and Tony winning composer Hans Zimmer. The title picks up immediately following the historic events of Call of Duty® 4: Modern Warfare®, the blockbuster title that earned worldwide critical acclaim, including:
"Most Played Online Video Game" in history, 2009 Guinness World Records
More than 50 Game of the Year awards, including the Console Game of the Year and Overall Game of the Year, 2007, from the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences®
An entirely new gameplay mode which supports 2-player co-operative play online that is unique from the single player story campaign.
Special Ops pits players into a gauntlet of time-trial and objective-based missions. Rank-up as players unlock new Special Ops missions, each more difficult. Missions include highlights from the single player campaign, fan favorites from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and all new, exclusive missions.
Setting a new bar for online multiplayer, Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer delivers new capabilities, customization, gamestates and modes, including:
OS: Microsoft Windows XP or Windows Vista (Windows 95/98/ME/2000 are unsupported)
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3.2 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 3200+ processor or better supported
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Graphics: 256 MB NVIDIA GeForce 6600GT or better or ATI Radeon 1600XT or better
DirectX®: Microsoft DirectX(R) 9.0c
Hard Drive: 12GB of free hard drive space
Sound: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
Internet: Broadband connection and service required for Multiplayer Connectivity. Internet Connection required for activation.
Co-op/Multiplayer Hosting: To host Co-op or MP matches, a 2Ghz dual-core or better processor is recommended.
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I got to admit it took me a lot of time to start playing Modern Warfare 2. Actually, I played it for the first time almost three years ago from when it was released. I didn't like the first establishment much, and I just kept hearing how good this one was. I started playing it and began to understand all the good reviews about the game. Yeah, Modern Warfare was more of the same, but so well done you didn't expect it to be that good. Modern Warfare is like being part of an action movie, with everything blowing up and you running between explosions almost every single minute. Story is also good, but that would be the least of your concerns. I didn't like the first one much and I loved this second part so much. Still my favourite Call of Duty game ever, so, there is something unique about this game you can't describe with words.
The reason I bought MW2 is for the coop SpecOps mode, and I wasn't disappointed. SpecOps is wonderful for someone like me, who typically doesn't play competitive multiplayer, and who has maybe a half hour at a time, three or four times a week, to devote to games. Grab a friend, and SpecOps offers tons of variety in bite-sized chunks, with the incentive to keep playing to beat the most difficult three-star level in each challenge. One caveat: both you and your friend must have quite fast internet, or SpecOps becomes a lag-fest. All the coordination of physics and AI means that it runs significantly worse than competitive multiplayer on the same network. Other than SpecOps, the campaign is fun but forgettable, and the competitive multiplayer is layered and fast (but very frustrating for someone like me, who is not competitive enough). A good buy.
What to say about MW2? Well it's old. The graphics are dated, but not as dated as the newer release. (which should say something) The singleplayer is what you expect from CoD. An over the top railroaded FPS with a weak story. Still it is amusing to play through, you can probably finish it in 6 hours on hard mode. But the real selling point is of course the multiplayer. Which sucks big time on the PC. No more dedicated servers, no more server browser and apparently they forgot the anti-cheat as well. All those promisses that we would have a lag and cheat free multiplayer experience? Well it's all a lie. The MP has been taken over by cheaters. And I mean the blatant ones who even advertise the cheat they are using. It doesn't help that it's a peer-to-peer system either. More often then not you'll get paired up with someone who is on a 2400 baud dial-up connection. He get's 0 ping and you, well you'll be watching the respawn screen a lot. Give this one a miss.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 is at surface level just another game in the Call of Duty series. It has the fast-paced gunplay that fans have come to know and love, it has the wide variety of weapons, it has many different maps for players to wage war upon. This game however suffers from one main issue, this issue being the lack of balance in it. Many guns are overpowered and many perks are exploited negatively. This really puts a bad mark on the otherwise very fun experience.
The first Call of Duty came out in 2003 and ever since there has been a CoD game every year. This title marked the first time where a CoD game was actually a sequel to one before it (CoD 4: Modern Warfare). And this is the last Modern Warfare title I bothered playing. The graphics already started to look aged here, and it seems as though IW has been using the same engine for years. Thankfully there is a decent score with some work put in by Hans Zimmer that is worth a listen. If you’re a fan of Michael Bay films, you’ll like this. This is the Michael Bay of games. Linear as it gets, plenty of explosions and effects, with nothing really that different to offer besides a change in scenery and only a few new game modes to extend the painfully short lifespan of the singleplayer campaign. Multiplayer fanatics will eat it up though, although having said that, it is a step down from the prequel, with no dedicated servers.
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