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  1. Mar 31, 2012
    8
    Modern Warfare 2 was a hugely entertaining first person shooter. It's addictive online component was top of the class, presenting a brace of great maps, a ton of customization options and a pitch-perfect control scheme. The single player was massively over-the-top, like a video game version of a Michael Bay film. Heck, you even played out the shower scene from The Rock! But the campaignModern Warfare 2 was a hugely entertaining first person shooter. It's addictive online component was top of the class, presenting a brace of great maps, a ton of customization options and a pitch-perfect control scheme. The single player was massively over-the-top, like a video game version of a Michael Bay film. Heck, you even played out the shower scene from The Rock! But the campaign was all the better for it's insanity and although short, it was also completely awesome and unforgettable. Expand
  2. Jan 25, 2011
    8
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is a pretty good game that was unfortunately stuck in the role of the bastard stepchild. It fell prey to the pitfalls of most sequels: most notably that developers simply tried too hard to top the original. That was a mountain to climb, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is deserving of its unofficial title of the best shooter this generation. As a result, ICall of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is a pretty good game that was unfortunately stuck in the role of the bastard stepchild. It fell prey to the pitfalls of most sequels: most notably that developers simply tried too hard to top the original. That was a mountain to climb, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is deserving of its unofficial title of the best shooter this generation. As a result, I think that while things are bigger, faster, louder, and crazier, that doesnâ Expand
  3. Aug 17, 2013
    9
    8.8 out of 10 (rounded off to 9).

    The sequel to the game that revolutionised much of the fps-multiplayer experience had a lot of hype to live up to, and many of the points, it did. The story continued much of the same cinematic drama from the first game, and made a lot of changes to the multiplayer. The multiplayer now has more perks, and more killstreaks to choose from, which is
    8.8 out of 10 (rounded off to 9).

    The sequel to the game that revolutionised much of the fps-multiplayer experience had a lot of hype to live up to, and many of the points, it did.

    The story continued much of the same cinematic drama from the first game, and made a lot of changes to the multiplayer. The multiplayer now has more perks, and more killstreaks to choose from, which is fun. I have found some balancing issues with the game, and so have others, with much complaining on the grenade-launchers and "akimbo" shotguns as secondary weapons, for example.

    This doesn't stop Modern Warfare 2 from being a great and over-all fun experience, which in many ways tops the original Modern Warfare game. So if that's what you're after, this game wont disappoint you.
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  4. JoseM
    Mar 24, 2010
    7
    I bought MW2 on release day and I enjoyed it much... in the beginning. After many hours of playing this is my honest review. Tech: Graphic engine is smooth with 60fps, but looks aged due to lack of HDR lighting and some awful pseudo-reflections. Sound FX are above average. Controls are nearly perfect. Net-code works well after several patches. Art: Music, although generic, is very good. I bought MW2 on release day and I enjoyed it much... in the beginning. After many hours of playing this is my honest review. Tech: Graphic engine is smooth with 60fps, but looks aged due to lack of HDR lighting and some awful pseudo-reflections. Sound FX are above average. Controls are nearly perfect. Net-code works well after several patches. Art: Music, although generic, is very good. Scenarios are beautiful and detailed, although they suffer due to engine's lack of contrast. Good smoke and debris effects. Poor rain effects. Some models, like cars', are pretty bad. Weapons models are very detailed. Animation is above average. Story writing is epic but not very inspired and lacks cohesion. Game Design: Player character moves insanely fast. Weapons have very little recoil. Bullets make severe damage, you can kill fast as well as die. Campaign: It is very short and linear, and the length is mainly due to the insane amount of enemies you will encounter. Sometimes you may even think there are infinite of them (like in favelas levels). There are some breathtaking levels, only stained by the "9999 enemies" design decision. The story lacks cohesion, which means you forget about the relations between chapters, and you won't care about the story until the end. Spec-Ops: They are a set of cooperative short missions, mainly based on moments from the campaign. They're hard but fun to play with a friend online or split-screen. Unfortunately, it feels half-cooked and leaves you wondering why they didn't implement a full cooperative campaign. Online Multiplayer: Here is where most of the people wanted to come. Multiplayer is incredibly deep, fast and addictive. MW2 has a good set of modes and maps and a HUGE set of perks, killstreaks, tags, etc. You will have much fun for the first 50 levels or so, which is not too bad. I said it is addictive but it is also becomes frustrating and eventually boring. This is because unbalanced weapons and perks, loads of campers, lack of team play, huge bullet damage, God-like ninja knifers, annoying overpowered choppers and bizarre speed of movement. In the end, it becomes "run in circles and knife anybody you come across", which is a pity after the great amount of (unbalanced) options devs made for the game. Ending comment: MW2 has great production values and tons of content, but in the end, is very arcade. It rewards reflexes over skill and it gives you much fun quickliy, until you burn it out and it quickly becomes boring. Rent it and get Bad Company 2 or MAG if you want long lasting fun and develop your skills rather than your time of reaction. 7/10 Expand
  5. DW
    Apr 29, 2010
    8
    Okay - first off I don't think this game deserves a 10: but the average score here is WAY off. It definitely deserves an 8. Storyline = well presented. Gets a bit silly, unfortunately (moves more towards WW2 plot than one about modern espionage and special ops) Weapons = Great stuff here. The whole gamut. No drivable land vehicles unfortunately, though. Realism = A bit to be desired Okay - first off I don't think this game deserves a 10: but the average score here is WAY off. It definitely deserves an 8. Storyline = well presented. Gets a bit silly, unfortunately (moves more towards WW2 plot than one about modern espionage and special ops) Weapons = Great stuff here. The whole gamut. No drivable land vehicles unfortunately, though. Realism = A bit to be desired here, to be honest. The single player just doesn't feel realistic enough, given the setting. At least enemies and allies are all subject to the same unrealistic levels of health. No destructible environments - which is a real shame. Sound = Ticks all the boxes Multiplayer (normal) = Styled like the standard fare of FPS, but more polished than than almost all others. This actively rewards skill, whilst goes out of its way to prevent frustration. Buggy peer to peer networking is quite unacceptable, though. Also, a larger maximum number of players would be nice. Multiplayer (co-op) = The fact that you must arrange these with friends can be a drag, and also the fact that the maximum number of players is 2. Also a very long scenario (like the Nazi Zombies of COD 5) would be greatly appreciated Single player = The gameplay is too linear and the player is unable to make any plot decisions - but that's the same with almost all FPS games. The AI is top-notch; shame you don't get to see it do more, though. Single-player is a tad short and has no co-op capacity. Expand
  6. Feb 9, 2011
    8
    This is the first Call of Duty game I played. And to be honest, it was fun. Awesome gameplay, awesome graphics. However, while I think the game is indeed good, I honestly think there are other games more deserving of this game's billion dollar success.
  7. Nov 2, 2010
    7
    Neither the masterpiece the media claims it to be, nor the horrible bland game the haters want you to think about it. It's simply a good game that happens to be overhyped. It's still an enjoyable game, just not earth-shattering.
  8. Nov 13, 2011
    7
    While it is pretty similar to the first modern warfare, it does have some exciting moments. The gameplay is the same as previous games in the series.
  9. Jan 2, 2014
    7
    This game carried on the legacy of the first and came with mixed results. Not much changed except for the tweaks that were troubling n the first. The campaign was fine for the start, but had an awful ending. Overall the plot just didn't fit together. The Multiplayer was carried in from the first with success and had the same result. Some additions were added, but some felt repetitive fromThis game carried on the legacy of the first and came with mixed results. Not much changed except for the tweaks that were troubling n the first. The campaign was fine for the start, but had an awful ending. Overall the plot just didn't fit together. The Multiplayer was carried in from the first with success and had the same result. Some additions were added, but some felt repetitive from the first. The new great thing about MW2 was it's Co-op Special Ops mode. With different objectives, it gave a change to the Modern Warfare feel, but doesn't mean it's as god as other Co-ops on the market. Overall MW2 just didn't bring back the greatness MW1 had, and for that reason it makes it feel like the game that slipped from awaiting glory. Expand
  10. Mar 8, 2014
    8
    My review is solely for the multiplayer.
    Yes, it's unbalanced, but it's satisfyingly addictive and rewarding. Unfortunately, it is the last smooth experience you'll have on a Call of Duty game. The main gripe is about the community; filled with minors, exploiters and hackers. That shouldn't detract from the game, but it does detract from the experience of playing online. Overall, it's a
    My review is solely for the multiplayer.
    Yes, it's unbalanced, but it's satisfyingly addictive and rewarding. Unfortunately, it is the last smooth experience you'll have on a Call of Duty game. The main gripe is about the community; filled with minors, exploiters and hackers. That shouldn't detract from the game, but it does detract from the experience of playing online. Overall, it's a decent experience. It doesn't take long to learn the basics, nor does it take long to discover and accept the discrepancies and faulty mechanics that coincide with this title (every CoD title has them). The experience isn't perfect, but it's not completely broken. Learn what to expect, and once you do realize and accept its faults, you'll have a blast.
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  11. Sep 20, 2010
    8
    Modern warfare 2 is a great game, with a pretty good amount of stuff to do that will keep us coming back for more and more. I personally was a late adopter of the cod4 game, but once I got on I was in for the long run. When they announced a second one coming out I could not think of a thing they would add. I thought cod 4 was pretty much as good as that kind of game could get, and well IModern warfare 2 is a great game, with a pretty good amount of stuff to do that will keep us coming back for more and more. I personally was a late adopter of the cod4 game, but once I got on I was in for the long run. When they announced a second one coming out I could not think of a thing they would add. I thought cod 4 was pretty much as good as that kind of game could get, and well I guess I was right. The game is almost the same game with the smallest changes. While custom kill streaks and more perks is great, those are things that I could see being implemented in a add on pack or something, but the only thing that is dramatically better is the single player. I really enjoyed the single player on this one but was still not without fault. I think they were trying to go for a big blockbuster kind of game but for me to be a blockbuster you have to have everything, and to me it just feels like this game was trying to take itself too serious and were afraid of doing something different. Maybe it was the publishers pushing the developers but the game came out like a modern warfare 1.5 more than a true sequel to me. Expand
  12. Nov 12, 2010
    5
    If this game came out and no other games existed, then yes, this game would deserve a 10. Sadly, for IW, it wasn't. The plot-holed storyline made no sense. It also lacked the amount of suspense and awe that MW had. It is more of a shooter and less of a exciting COD title. The multiplayer is horribly unbalanced. The perks are shoddy at best. The reactions and physics are very unresponsive.If this game came out and no other games existed, then yes, this game would deserve a 10. Sadly, for IW, it wasn't. The plot-holed storyline made no sense. It also lacked the amount of suspense and awe that MW had. It is more of a shooter and less of a exciting COD title. The multiplayer is horribly unbalanced. The perks are shoddy at best. The reactions and physics are very unresponsive. You can knife someone from ten feet away but 4 buckshots from a 12 gauge won't bring you down? What? Despite the many flaws, I still had fun during sp. Expand
  13. JamesB.
    Apr 15, 2010
    9
    This is one of the greatest games of all time, but i can see where people are coming from when they give it a low score. Call of Duty has a history of amazing campaigns, but this one just short of what people want. What do i say? There wasn't a single part in the story where i sat there wishing it would just end, each part of it is fun and adds flavor to the game. That is an amazing This is one of the greatest games of all time, but i can see where people are coming from when they give it a low score. Call of Duty has a history of amazing campaigns, but this one just short of what people want. What do i say? There wasn't a single part in the story where i sat there wishing it would just end, each part of it is fun and adds flavor to the game. That is an amazing achievement for any game, but it is really short and dosnt explain the events that well. Voice acting is great, but if you could explain the story better i wouldnt have to wonder 'Why the hell am i doing this' so often. This dosnt cause a problem for me, and it all makes up in the multiplayer. What i like most about it is that accessibility of it. It finds me the game that i want fast and makes it more enjoyable to play. The graphics are the best in any game iv ever seen, they put all the love and care the make it absolutely amazing. Now, the reason its not a 10 in my opinion, the fact that it does get stale after so long. Sure, the maps are nice, but in multiplayer, the computer chosen maps sometimes ruin a few of the settings, such as quarry, its a good map with alot to do there, but they use it so many times it got stale for me. Sometimes by bad luck you play that same map two times in a row, and that sucks. Also, glitches, iv had a few times where my sever died on me, and i was forced out of my game when i was doing so good. Overall, i love the game, but it has a few technical difficulties, but it looks amazing and the diversity of the guns is enough for you to play it over and over again. Expand
  14. TristanL
    Dec 17, 2009
    6
    Gameplay is superb. The single player campaign is decent enough (though a little out there). However this game completely comes crashing down with its online gameplay. VERY unbalanced. There are either very good players, or very poor. There is no in between. The streaks system that they implemented this time is ABSOLUTE OVERKILL. And the servers/matchmaking for this game are the worst Gameplay is superb. The single player campaign is decent enough (though a little out there). However this game completely comes crashing down with its online gameplay. VERY unbalanced. There are either very good players, or very poor. There is no in between. The streaks system that they implemented this time is ABSOLUTE OVERKILL. And the servers/matchmaking for this game are the worst that i have ever attempted to play with on XBL. Expand
  15. May 18, 2012
    0
    Trickshotters ruin this game, little kids spinning around yelling in their microphones.
    The game is ruined!
    Really not fun at all because of the kids
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  16. Jan 21, 2011
    4
    Thanks to the mindless and downgraded story, a short campaign, a disappointing spec-ops mode, and broken multiplayer, Modern Warfare 2 is one of the biggest disappointments ever in gaming. On top of that, it is just a bad game, and does not live up to the quality that Infinity Ward has given us before. Modern Warfare 2 is a game that even Call of Duty fans should rebel against!
  17. Apr 8, 2011
    6
    Ok, let's all be honest with ourselves for a moment: The SP story is B>A>D! Ridiculous, over the top, attempts at controversy abound! Ooooh, how badass! A scene where we mow down civilians... Don't even get me started about the "twist" ending! Utter garbage. The SP gameplay doesn't fare much better. What happened to the well crafted pacing of the first MW? A lot of the action is soOk, let's all be honest with ourselves for a moment: The SP story is B>A>D! Ridiculous, over the top, attempts at controversy abound! Ooooh, how badass! A scene where we mow down civilians... Don't even get me started about the "twist" ending! Utter garbage. The SP gameplay doesn't fare much better. What happened to the well crafted pacing of the first MW? A lot of the action is so overblown that you are usually left with absolutely NO CLUE as to what the hell is going on, let alone why. Same as the story. Wherein the last one jumping around to different locales suited the story... here it just leaves you shaking your head, wondering what the F is going on. VERY POOR. 3/10 for SP. Tops! MP is an entirely different animal, however, and saves the game from being the usual overhyped letdown. MP gets just about everything right. Most of the maps are well balanced. The mechanics solid. Matches are easy to get in and out of. Lag being the only considerable issue here. Why IW doesn't spring for dedicated servers is beyond me! It's not like they don't have the money. Mp gets 9/10. Update: MP was fantastic... right up until it got hacked beyond all recognition!!! Biggest security breach I have ever witnessed! I'm not sure if it's been fixed yet, as I haven't been back in awhile to check it out, but, seriously! Wow! Sadly, the hacking is creeping into Black Ops... Overall: 3/10 + 9/10 = 6/10 Expand
  18. Jul 2, 2012
    6
    This Game is an overrated pile of Junk. The only reason people play it is for the online. It is a pretty good game...... For a Casual Gamer. When i played it i was really happy with it for the First 5-6 Hours. But it's simply repetitive.
  19. Dec 21, 2011
    10
    People should stop comparing this to other games, great campaign that tests you on veteran along with a superb online that also does the same. If you are looking for a fun campaign this game is for you.
  20. ChrisVanK
    Jan 7, 2010
    4
    This game was made for shareholders, not gamers. If you get all warm and fuzzy knowing that Boby Kotick is laughing his ass off all the way to the bank, then perhaps you might disagree. Give it 10 like all the so called "reviewers" who are all in on the asskissing daisy chain. Oh and dont be to suprised IF and most like when the the all controlling IWNet pulls the plug on MW2 multiplay, This game was made for shareholders, not gamers. If you get all warm and fuzzy knowing that Boby Kotick is laughing his ass off all the way to the bank, then perhaps you might disagree. Give it 10 like all the so called "reviewers" who are all in on the asskissing daisy chain. Oh and dont be to suprised IF and most like when the the all controlling IWNet pulls the plug on MW2 multiplay, cause they want you to buy MW3 in 2010. Expand
  21. Sep 20, 2010
    4
    The biggest follow-up fail EVER. The campaign is solid, but not nearly as good as CoD4's campaign and the multiplayers is atrocious. OMA dangerclose noobtubes flying everywhere, people literally teleporting 80 feet with commando, it is all for the scrubs, and nothing for the experienced players. Things like painkiller which TRIPLE your health make it impossible to spawn trap in dominationThe biggest follow-up fail EVER. The campaign is solid, but not nearly as good as CoD4's campaign and the multiplayers is atrocious. OMA dangerclose noobtubes flying everywhere, people literally teleporting 80 feet with commando, it is all for the scrubs, and nothing for the experienced players. Things like painkiller which TRIPLE your health make it impossible to spawn trap in domination or sabotage anymore. Marathon lightweight makes it ridiculously easy to run around the map in a a second. The The maps are terrible they encourage camping looking out windows., the assault rifles are overpowered, the boosting in Free-for-all is completely out of control and makes winning FFA's now almost impossible. The care package lets people get 11 killstreaks out of a 4 killstreak. Gamebattles have been ruined because of the extremely aggravating "join in session" BS. Sniper shotgun secondaries map camping even more encouraged along with unlimited claymores. Thermals allow people to literally be told where people are. You will be screaming at the TV constantly with this game. Anyone who is not a douche-bag who abuses these things in the game, and did not make the review before Christmas, has down syndrome, if they gave ti above a 6. Infinity Ward made tons of mistakes with annoying glitches like getting under the map in ranked lobbies. It earned the nickname Modern Warfail 2 Expand
  22. Apr 14, 2011
    4
    I have had this game for awhile, but never reviewed it. It doesn't even deserve to be reviewed. I do not know how this game got high reviews, personally I do not even look at "professional" reviews, because they are all lieing scum. I'm pretty sure that reviewers would of gave super man 64 a good review aswell if they paid them.
    The game is ugly, the sound is terrible, and the single
    I have had this game for awhile, but never reviewed it. It doesn't even deserve to be reviewed. I do not know how this game got high reviews, personally I do not even look at "professional" reviews, because they are all lieing scum. I'm pretty sure that reviewers would of gave super man 64 a good review aswell if they paid them.
    The game is ugly, the sound is terrible, and the single player was crap, even the multiplayer is garbage. The people who made this game didn't care that hard working people would waste their money on this crap, they were just in it rush it and make money.
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  23. mikeg
    Apr 24, 2010
    3
    This game is garbage, so many more engaging fps out there, I don't know how my friends could spend hours playing it. i got up to level 50 and decided there's nothing more to see here. The whole "killstreak to unlock" special choices is ultra cheap, and why did they creat a way for a team to win by camping til a 25 kill streak means you call in a nuke? really? in war you're This game is garbage, so many more engaging fps out there, I don't know how my friends could spend hours playing it. i got up to level 50 and decided there's nothing more to see here. The whole "killstreak to unlock" special choices is ultra cheap, and why did they creat a way for a team to win by camping til a 25 kill streak means you call in a nuke? really? in war you're gonna call a nuke and take your team out just to take theirs out? stupid. if you just want gunplay, socom did that better, if you want to work as a team, mag does that better, but if you want the best experience of teamwork, gunplay, realism, and vehicle warfare, battlefield bad company 2 beats them all, hands down. Expand
  24. CarlG
    Dec 16, 2009
    0
    This game will make you want to pull the hair out of your head, frustrating for the PS3 to collect enough trophies to be even close to collecting the platinum, horrible online. Why are servers still being hosted by one person? Can't they put servers up without needing a person to host it? Like battlefield 2? counter-strike? Is Infinity Ward that lazy? Tell you what, I bet a grade 12 This game will make you want to pull the hair out of your head, frustrating for the PS3 to collect enough trophies to be even close to collecting the platinum, horrible online. Why are servers still being hosted by one person? Can't they put servers up without needing a person to host it? Like battlefield 2? counter-strike? Is Infinity Ward that lazy? Tell you what, I bet a grade 12 class in highschool could design a much better game without all the frustration of completing the game, there is too much help to avoid deaths, the frag grenades CAN NOT kill anything, the game is ruined with CAMPERS, if you try to run out in the open, you WILL get shot, die, and throw the game out the window. Avoid all this, dont buy this game. Expand
  25. Apr 20, 2011
    0
    This game is horrible, its loaded with glitches and the map design sucks. Beyond that the weapons are not balanced at all and there is no fun to be found.
  26. JonathonC
    Apr 1, 2010
    9
    an amazing campaign the guns are modern and feel realistic. its amazing theres a lot of detail put in to this games graphics. the story is a bit thin but dosent really cross your mind until the last three mission and the mission no Russian. MULTIPLAYER is absolouetly incredible so much depth and fun addicting action but this amazing online fun does come with a price CAMPERS totally ruin an amazing campaign the guns are modern and feel realistic. its amazing theres a lot of detail put in to this games graphics. the story is a bit thin but dosent really cross your mind until the last three mission and the mission no Russian. MULTIPLAYER is absolouetly incredible so much depth and fun addicting action but this amazing online fun does come with a price CAMPERS totally ruin the game for everyone a few mins in and a camper will have the veins blowing in your heads but worse of all he will proberbly have an ac-130 in the air. lag is another issue its constant i swear to you will find 1 in a hundred games where there wont be lag. Aside from the problems with the Multiplayer Modern Warfare 2 is golden and defineatly lives up to its name as one of the greatest shooters of all time. Expand
  27. StevenL
    Mar 1, 2010
    9
    If you're looking for the best online shooter of 2009 / 2010 then this is for you. The Single player story is indeed not as long as some people would have liked, but given that you have loads of missions in Spec Ops and the Multi Player aspect of MW2, then you have a blockbuster. Sure it looks kind of the same as COD 4, it's an inevitable comparison, however there are lots of If you're looking for the best online shooter of 2009 / 2010 then this is for you. The Single player story is indeed not as long as some people would have liked, but given that you have loads of missions in Spec Ops and the Multi Player aspect of MW2, then you have a blockbuster. Sure it looks kind of the same as COD 4, it's an inevitable comparison, however there are lots of tweaks. People complain about campers, it was my initial view too. However once you know where people camp and how to get around them, it's even more satisfying nailing them in the head. Add 5 friends in a good mood and you have an epic game on your hands. IW aren't the fastest to respond to bugs, but they are addressed where needed over time and with more maps on the way why wouldn't you be playing this? Sure the MP is different to COD 4, which is why a LOT of people aren't comfortable with MW2 immediately. Give it time and watch the dust grow on 4 on your shelf. Expand
  28. JesseT
    Jan 26, 2010
    6
    so overhyped its not funny. short campaign, spec ops is fun for about 5 minutes, multiplayer - well that depends on how much you enjoy multiplayer: i dont much, and seeing as how most of the game is in the multiplayer, its quite disappointing. Brings absolutely nothing new to the table, just your standard FPS.
  29. ChrisI
    Jan 24, 2010
    10
    How could it get anything less. Ive put over 150hrs into the game and still playing. That is a whole lot of game for $60.
  30. MiKE
    Dec 23, 2009
    9
    A soild 9 from me, I was very impressed with the graphics, gameplay and intense action! One of the BEST action shooters I played in a long time! I didnt play the multiplayer, so this review is only based on the single mode experience. I would of liked if the story would of been better told then just displaying the map and have over voice.
  31. blakel
    Apr 23, 2010
    10
    I love this game so bad but callof duty four is pretty fun they dont have that good of snipers in mw2 than mw1 i like m40a3 in cod mw1 just to tell you people ilove this game so go out and by this game i like do in glitches but if you people wnat to be my friend on ps3 my friend name is blakemotoracer please add me i you want to do glitches in private match once again i would lov to be I love this game so bad but callof duty four is pretty fun they dont have that good of snipers in mw2 than mw1 i like m40a3 in cod mw1 just to tell you people ilove this game so go out and by this game i like do in glitches but if you people wnat to be my friend on ps3 my friend name is blakemotoracer please add me i you want to do glitches in private match once again i would lov to be your friend so go buy this game for the ps3. snipers kick ass. Expand
  32. Sep 2, 2010
    5
    The Campaign in this game is far, far worse than it's predecessor (not World at War, Modern Warfare 1) and the online action is unblanced, with overpowered guns, perks and killstreaks. Spec Ops is great fun with a mate, but alone or with a stranger online is a different story. Buy CoD4 instead.
  33. Sep 28, 2010
    8
    A really exiting and fun game, the attention to detail is outstanding, and the online play is one of the best around, however there are a few things that annoy me about this game, because it is spoiled by the perks and certyain equipment that ruins the gameplay. All infinity ward care about is taking your money.
  34. Nov 2, 2010
    5
    Modern Warfare 2 is probably the first direct sequel to any Call of Duty game in the series. The game it lays sequel to is the almighty Cod4 (AKA Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.). Before that game the series was just another shooter to stack shelves with. The multiplayer is where people spend most of the time they have with their games on and this leads to a short campaign but a good oneModern Warfare 2 is probably the first direct sequel to any Call of Duty game in the series. The game it lays sequel to is the almighty Cod4 (AKA Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.). Before that game the series was just another shooter to stack shelves with. The multiplayer is where people spend most of the time they have with their games on and this leads to a short campaign but a good one at that. The campaign delivers moments of intrigue and twist as it goes on. The game play features some unique battles to be remembered. It also features a sniper mission as does the original Modern Warfare because that's what everyone remembers from the original campaign. The graphics in the game are stunning and on par with the best in the industry today. The controls on the PS3 are OKAY and could use some improvement. This is where the review takes a dramatic turn. MULTIPLAYER. The dread of getting a game invite or even the seeing the multiplayer options is just about outrightly scary for many people. The number of people modding and cheating in this game is **** INSANE!!! Also getting screwed over is something everybody will have happen at least once a day in multiplayer. You can call in a bombing run for a consecutive number of kills and you better pray you don't die in it or it's possible that the enemy will receive at least 2 points off you because it's about 75% likely you'll die when you re spawn too. I suggest buying this game enjoying campaign until 100% completion (same goes for the special ops missions) and then selling it. That is all the game is worth playing for, Campaign and Spec-Ops. Expand
  35. Nov 14, 2011
    7
    Before I bought it I was so exited about MW2. Let me say that this game is fine. But! Kill streaks were over the top following by noob tubes and quickscopers. Which eventually killed the fun in online for me. Graphics look better compare to COD4MW. Story was going more crazy route which I personally didn't like. Overall it still good game just not as great as COD4MW!
  36. markit
    May 3, 2010
    6
    Now I'm a big fan of call of duty, and the graphics, characters and importantly gameplay in this game are top notch, great in fact. and although being highly addictive the multiplayer game has far too many flaws.....i'll mention a few........commando (wtf), boosters, tac insertion, heartbeat senser, noob tubes, akimbo, campers, painkiller, tacticul nuke, small maps.......overall Now I'm a big fan of call of duty, and the graphics, characters and importantly gameplay in this game are top notch, great in fact. and although being highly addictive the multiplayer game has far too many flaws.....i'll mention a few........commando (wtf), boosters, tac insertion, heartbeat senser, noob tubes, akimbo, campers, painkiller, tacticul nuke, small maps.......overall the worst call of duty around, if it had none of those mentioned above (theres probably more) then it'd be close to a ten. but there there and they are staying there, IW could have released a patch, but NO. Call of Duty: Black Ops will undoubtably be much better, they have the oppurtunity to fix mw2's flaws. Expand
  37. May 23, 2011
    10
    This game has a user score of 57 as opposed to a critic score of 94. This tells me that it's a high quality game, but people don't like it because they suck. Now whether or not you LIKE a game is subjective, and I'm sure that there are people who actually don't. However, the majority of negative reviews here are just people **** that they got killed in MP.
  38. GavinR
    Dec 17, 2009
    2
    I am seriously disappointed with this title. The ratings here are really misleading. For instance Killzone got a 91 average and is the far superior game. It beats MW2 in visuals, single player, weapons, online (32 players). The only good thing about MW2 is that they show replays of the kills. Pass on this if you are smart.
  39. GordonF
    Jan 5, 2010
    0
    I am not a big fan of COD, but I have played COD4 on a PS3 in the past, and own COD5 on Steam, and when I got COD6, I was just shocked..... No dedicated servers, no mods, no custom maps, N O T H I N G !!! Like honestly! What makes a great game een better? THE COMMUNITY!!!! Look at Half-Life 1 and 2! What made these games even BETTER, is all these AWESOME mods!! I can't imagine I am not a big fan of COD, but I have played COD4 on a PS3 in the past, and own COD5 on Steam, and when I got COD6, I was just shocked..... No dedicated servers, no mods, no custom maps, N O T H I N G !!! Like honestly! What makes a great game een better? THE COMMUNITY!!!! Look at Half-Life 1 and 2! What made these games even BETTER, is all these AWESOME mods!! I can't imagine Half-Life without mods, just look at Counter-Strike, it was such a smash-hit online! Today, the number on mods for Source Engine (Half-Life 2) is COUNTLESS! Well, some mods are not that great either, but some are just AWAZING! Summary of my impressions on COD6: CONS: *Storyline TOO short! *NO DEDICATED SERVERS!!! (most important problem for me) *Huge lag online with most players *SAME engine as COD4.... *It is NOT worth 70$ ! PROS: *Good graphics, even if they the SAME as in COD4 same engine) *Nothing else..... Expand
  40. RyC
    Mar 4, 2010
    3
    This game represents the raping of your wallet. Overdone, unrealistic to the point where it bugs me. When a game is too realistic it can be frustrating and not fun, but this game is goofy and i can't get into the action because it doesn't seem like it would ever take place in real life. it looks prettier, but it's still the same feel as the previous game, and the sound is shit.
  41. JerryJ
    Nov 10, 2009
    1
    Think of this as Transformers 2. It'll probably make alot of money, but just be a disappointment compared to the first. Rediculous single player, not to mention only 3hrs long... wonder if thats how long it took them to make this game? Graphics are dated, and nothing in the environment moves except the player, just like md1. New perks are about the only thing 'new'. Ops is Think of this as Transformers 2. It'll probably make alot of money, but just be a disappointment compared to the first. Rediculous single player, not to mention only 3hrs long... wonder if thats how long it took them to make this game? Graphics are dated, and nothing in the environment moves except the player, just like md1. New perks are about the only thing 'new'. Ops is just there version of a horde mode... something every other game has practically. This offers nothing new, and just attempts to copy and paste other games formula's along the way, including its own. Another problem i have is the small multiplayer limit of 6 vs 6, or 9 v 9. Are they too retarded to make bigger maps or allow more players? Killzone 2 offers up to 32 players, Resistance 2 up to 64, and MAG will soon have 256. I assume its the fact they have there head up microsofts you know where and ported this from the 360, so ps3 and pc users are stuck in neutral because of it. Save your money and stay away from this overpriced expansion pack. The greed in the gaming world is getting ridiculous, Activison is the new EA. my opinion. Expand
  42. MaxB
    Dec 27, 2009
    5
    This game is a step down from the last MW. The single player campaign is fun but does not have a plot you can follow very well. It's also very short. The multiplayer has a decent number of maps but the same maps get picked for the server over and over again. Spec Ops is a nice addition but Nazi Zombies in WaW in a lot better.
  43. MikeH
    Dec 28, 2009
    1
    Ridiculous story-line. 4 hours of single player. Unimaginative multiplayer. This game is banking on it's graphics and not much else. Score reflects my feeling of spending $70 on this piece... 1/10
  44. Sep 8, 2010
    4
    A game that somehow takes Gears 2's excellence in craptastic multiplayer, skullf*cks it, pour lime all over the body, and submerges it in the Pacific ocean. While having a playable SP (if you ignore the awful story) and awesome Spec-Ops, the multiplayer component of MW2 is utter crap. Anything that could have went wrong with the MP did go wrong, from horrible matchmaking to horrendousA game that somehow takes Gears 2's excellence in craptastic multiplayer, skullf*cks it, pour lime all over the body, and submerges it in the Pacific ocean. While having a playable SP (if you ignore the awful story) and awesome Spec-Ops, the multiplayer component of MW2 is utter crap. Anything that could have went wrong with the MP did go wrong, from horrible matchmaking to horrendous balance issues. Matchmaking is a joke, as you will often be paired up with complete morons, whereas the other team is stacked with Clans or users who have no life. The maps are all camper friendly, latency is horrific, often to the point where you will die before you realize you are being shot at. Perks are unbalanced, with some being useless and others (like the Big Three: Stopping Power, Danger Close and Marathon-Lightweight-Commando combo) allowing players to trump any kind of strategy or tactics that one can employ. Most Assault Rifles are way too accurate, allowing for sniper like precision that you can't even get with the actual snipers in the game. Other weapons are too inaccurate to compete with AR's, or are horribly limited in range (i.e. Shotguns). Explosives are used more often than bullets, and are coupled with Danger Close about 75% of the time. Blast Shield is useless against DC users, and Riot Shield users are somehow at a severe disadvantage against knife users in CQC (Two bashes with a shield vs one slash). MLC'er are able to run through gunfire and kill you in one stab. There are no equipment allowances to prevent noob-tube/RPG spamming, and One Man Army allows for users to have infinite tube grenades. Almost everyone spams the Big Three to no end, and Snipers rely on a Stopping Power shot to your kneecap to kill you in one shot, rather than a headshot. Glitches are rampant, and so is cheating. Overall, it's Baby's first FPS, where no skill is required to get a kill and to win the game. Expand
  45. Aug 23, 2013
    6
    I know that you don't buy these games for the campaign. It's all about the multiplayer but Jesus Christ, the campaign is laughable and frustrating. If they at least put some effort into the story, I'd be ok, but it's just terrible. The multiplayer is virtually identical to every Call of Duty out there. It's fun but don't get ya a full hard-on.
  46. Jul 22, 2011
    3
    A really generic, terrible, and easy game that was fun for the first half hour. So to start off, I'll talk about the single-player 'campaign'. The graphics are actually pretty good but are only above average compared to title such as Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (which came out in 2007 I must add), Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Killzone 2 and 3, and the list goes on. Call of Duty 4: ModernA really generic, terrible, and easy game that was fun for the first half hour. So to start off, I'll talk about the single-player 'campaign'. The graphics are actually pretty good but are only above average compared to title such as Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (which came out in 2007 I must add), Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Killzone 2 and 3, and the list goes on. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (which also came out in 2007) is still a much better game, with a story grounded in reality making it believable, immersive and just downright amazing. In Modern Warfare 2 the story follows a fictional team of renegade military combatants who somehow manage to gain access to elite weaponry despite being hunted down by the US military. This game took the amazing, compelling and non-gimmicky storyline from the first Modern Warfare and stuck it's mataphorical fingers up at it. The game's story focuses on crappy set-peices and stupid, overused moments of action that get to be boring after the first five times you do them. The story is horribly clichéd and patchily put together making this game a chore to play after the initial exitement has packed it's bags and left. As for length, the game will last at the very most, about 7 hours which is nothing compared to the much better Mass Effect 3, and that's on the highest difficulty, whilst finding all the intel, getting every single single-player trophy and taking you're time to doddle about in the pathetic mission design. It took me three hours to complete the game on regular difficulty the second time I played through it. To be honest, this game is like that high budget, badly acted, heavily clichéd action packed movie that you thought you wanted to see but were left disappointed and had that feeling of 'wow, what a waste of my hard earned money' at the end. This taking into consideration that this game was priced at £55 instead of the standard £40 that PS3 games are today. And for those of you who bought the £120 Prestige Edition of the game expecting an even better, more thrilling story than CoD4 like me, I know how you feel. Sick to the stomach. However the story isn't all that bad. There are extremely good levels to play (the snow airbase stealth mission for example), but they are plagued by disasterous AI and bad particle effects (is there even any?) in the enviroment. If you want a truly story driven masterpeice worthy of a bit of stealth and epic shoot-outs, and you want a game which will last about 20 hours which is a smart and tactical shooter buy Metal Gear Solid 4 brand new for abou £15 from play.com, it's one of the best games out there and trumps MW2 in almost every single way in terms of single-player. None of this is helped by the fact that 40+ members of the great Infinity Ward walked out during developement due to low payment and barely any freedom of developement due to the publishing company, infamous Activision, basically giving them an outline of exactly what the game should be like, with infinity ward just colouring between the lines. Vince Zampella and Jason West, original creators of the Call of Duty series and head developers at the former true Infinity Ward, publicly displayed thier anger at Activision after being fired by them as they tried to escape Activision's stranglehold on thier devolopement of thier game. On to the multiplayer element of this absurd game then. At first the multiplayer was extremely sattisfying and fun but a few weeks in and the main fanbase of brainless 8-16 year old monkeys and idiots flooded in spewing abuse over the mic. in every game you play. suddenly people start glitching the poorly designed maps and exploited them to get cheap wins and kills. Alot of these have now been patched but alot equally still exist, and the ones that have been patched are stupid negative pushing barriers or invisible walls. Just plain lazy. People start using all the unbalanced weapons like the now infamous UMP45 and 'noobtubing' incesantly everywhere. Another thing that cropped up in the CoD multiplayer is a thing called 'quickscoping'. Some fanboys of the series (who will completely disagree with this review, making MW2 out to be the best game that has ever existed) will say that quickscoping is amazing, but it really isn't. you go in a game and you're guaranteed that over 75% of people in the game will be playing with a sniper using it in the completely wrong way. This is an issue. As a long running Call of Duty player and fan of the series
    , I am deeply sorrowed to see the game take the same route as the Guitar Hero series did. It's sad to see what used to be my favourite multiplayer game get gradually worse and worse because of a lack of innovation as the multiplayer is just re-skinned year after year. Call of Duty must evolve or die, especially with upcoming Modern Warfare 3 looking almost identical to MW2. It's for these reasons I will be moving on to the smart gamer's FPS with Battlefield 3.
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  47. Aug 8, 2011
    10
    This is the best FPS game I have ever played. Really good customization and the fun never ends with all the Map Packs. And thats it. All the Negatives are battlefield fans or noobs.
  48. Nov 9, 2011
    8
    Modern warfare 2 est meilleur que Modern Warfare 3 Très bonne histoire , très bon jeu en ligne !
    Il y a de très bon graphisme (Enfin sava)
    Il mérite d'avoir un 8/10
  49. Erics
    Feb 28, 2010
    4
    This is the first COD game I have EVER played. That being said, I enjoyed the single player campaign immensely. It was a lot of fun. The graphics, story, mechanics, all seemed spot on. It wasn't terribly difficult, but sometimes that's a-ok. The Multiplayer. Oooh, the mp. You can call in a carpet bombing for getting a certain number of consecutive kills? Really!? You better hope This is the first COD game I have EVER played. That being said, I enjoyed the single player campaign immensely. It was a lot of fun. The graphics, story, mechanics, all seemed spot on. It wasn't terribly difficult, but sometimes that's a-ok. The Multiplayer. Oooh, the mp. You can call in a carpet bombing for getting a certain number of consecutive kills? Really!? You better hope you don't die during this bombing or you could spawn under another bomb and die 4 times in a row in like 5 seconds. This happened to me. The mp is waaay to easy. I love how there is a 'perk' that allows you to knife someone from 10 feet away. Logical. I like how there is around 5 maps in circulation for online play. Killzone 2 mp was far more difficult. This game sucks overall. I find it amusing when people say 'just be patient, you have to upgrade your guy' for mp. That makes no sense. An assault rifle is more likely to kill you with one bullet than knifing someone while you are sprinting. Oh, radar sucks in this game. You have to use a perk to make it so you cannot be seen on radar. But wait, you can when you are shooting. pathetic. Expand
  50. ChrisB
    Nov 10, 2009
    0
    Remake of Call of Duty 4 with a worse singleplayer and multiplayer. Not sure why people buy the same game every year with little to no improvement. (much like sports game but atleast they usually try new things and update the roster). Battlefield Bad Company 2 on the other hand is shaping up to be FUN and bring new things to the table.
  51. JamesW
    Apr 25, 2010
    10
    What is wrong with some people. This is an epic game and is actually the best game I've ever played. I have not even played single player but what I have done with spec ops and multiplayer already makes this game a standout. I have played multiplayer for 6 days which is something like 200 hours and I still can't get enough of it. One day I play this game and the next day I feel What is wrong with some people. This is an epic game and is actually the best game I've ever played. I have not even played single player but what I have done with spec ops and multiplayer already makes this game a standout. I have played multiplayer for 6 days which is something like 200 hours and I still can't get enough of it. One day I play this game and the next day I feel like I am playing a totally different game. The multiplayer is perfect with the amazing level up system and clever perks. The weapons in this game at first seem to powerful but once you gain a little skill you will be the one ranking up the kills and suddenly being addicted to this game. The killstreaks are great because it is a challenge to get the powerful rewards and very easy to get the basic rewards like radars. The catch is that you are only allowed to select 3 killstreaks, so if you pick the three best rewards then it will be very hard to get up there, but if you chose the worst 3 awards then after you have gained all you will feel somewhat unrewarded. To those people bagging this game saying it us "unrealistic" are both ignorant and stupid. Firstly this game is mostly realistic except for a few perks as other people said like coomando which means from no matter how high you jump you can't die but the truth is do we buy games and think their good because they are realistic. NO. we buy games because they are fun. If you want a realistic game why don't you just live your own life. That's a game that is realistic. Well it's sort of a game. Anyway why buy a game for how realistic it is when you can buy a game that keeps things real but most importantly is fun. I rest my case.........I've always wanted to say that. Overall if you are looking for a great multiplayer experience that in my oppinion stands much higher than any other multiplayer game than click the exit button on your computer, click start then click shut down computer then slowly make your way to your wallet, grab out that extra $100 bucks and take a trip down to your local games store. Thanks to those people who have read this far and keep your eyes out for another review by James W. Expand
  52. PatrickP
    Nov 10, 2009
    0
    Its basically COD4 1.2 new campaign is good, but still too short and nothing significant was added to the multiplayer, it does not deserve the high score, specially graphically wise, its using an old engine with poor textures.
  53. MarkR
    Feb 3, 2010
    4
    Introduction I really wanted to give a good review, I really did want too, but this game is quite rubbish, to be honest. Modern Warfare 2 is (Obviously) the sequel to Modern Warfare, A game I've never played, come to think of it, I've never played any Call of Duty, so I hoped, at least, this game would be friendly to new people to the series, unfortunately it isn't after Introduction I really wanted to give a good review, I really did want too, but this game is quite rubbish, to be honest. Modern Warfare 2 is (Obviously) the sequel to Modern Warfare, A game I've never played, come to think of it, I've never played any Call of Duty, so I hoped, at least, this game would be friendly to new people to the series, unfortunately it isn't after the first 5 minutes of the Campaign. Gameplay This is the only place this game shines, it's game play is nice and simple, very easy to slip into it and I fount it really easy to grasp the controls, it was also very responsive and really, the best part of the game. The game has good controls, which pretty much every game needs to have to be a good one, having an amazingly complex controls won't get you very far. Unfortuantly, the rest of the gameplay falls short. In multi-player, some weapons are useless, some are extremely overpowered, for example, the most well known flaw, Model 1887 Shotguns. These guns can outpower every weapon on the game from short to midrange, if this wasn't bad enough they can also be dual wielded (Akimbo), the fact that they outpower Assault Rifles and Machine Guns at Midrange is absouloutly stupid, there was a patch for this, but it didn't really do anything, I'd still be shot by Akimbo 1887's and be dead at midrange, after putting 3 or 4 Assault Rifle bullets in my opponent. More about the multi-player flaws later on. Story Unfortunately.. the story is pretty boring and unimaginative and according to some of my friends, very similar to Modern Warfare 1. Like I said earlier, I'm new to Call of Duty, which means the campaign should be difficult on the Normal difficulty, or at least challenging unfortunately, it isn't, I started on Hardened, recommended after The Pitt, and shortly found myself knocking that up to veteran, where it finally got mildly challenging. Even so, the game took me a short 10 hours on veteran, and my brother has beaten it in 6 hours on the Regular difficulty... for a game with so much hype and expectations, and my £45 it really isn't good enough, I had started to wish I rented the game instead. Re playable? Not really, unless you did the game on the Super Easy Regular difficulty and want the veteran trophies, then you might send out another 10 hours getting them. Oh... and people wanting the Co-Op story mode from World at War... It's gone so... yeah. This is without even mentioning the huge quantity of plot holes in the story, No spoilers, So I can't say anything, but just google it, and you'll find a list of them. Special Ops My favorite part of the game and it even has it's flaws.. Dear oh Dear. Specials Op's are basically short 1 or 2 player missions, and by 2 player, the person HAS to be on your friend-list and can't be a random person from the internet for some weird reason, which means people with no friends that have a copy of Modern Warfare 2, will never be able to get the Platinum trophy or the 69 Stars trophy or the Honor Roll trophy, this is because some of the missions have to be 2 players which makes me question again why we can't be teamed up with a random person from the internet or even an AI.. Anyway has a whole, special ops is good fun, even more with a friend, but still is good fun without 1, and seems to be a replacement for Nazi Zombies (Which I've played 1 game of round a friends house, it was awesome) from World at War, unfortunately there aren't any zombies on this one and instead there's a load of missions asking you do different things, sneak through a forest, collect some Intel and escape the gulag, kill a bunch of Juggernaughts on an oilrig, and mostly slightly edited stuff from the story but now is timed. This does however make up for the simpleness of the Story mode slightly, because, the Echo missions are rather difficult, though both have there own tricks to getting them done, such as High Explosive, which I did with my brother, it took us all day, then we find out there's a way to do the mission easily on co-op, using a cheap trick to block the Juggernaughts. Multi player This mode is really fun... if you are a veteran to Call of Duty online, us newbies will find ourselves thrown into a game with a bunch of players a lot more experiences than ourselves and shortly finding us basically being absolutely battered this is because the game doesn't seem to make games around people of your own 'level' or Kill/Death ration but more of random people, no matter how good they are and you find yourself, like I said, being battered by the other players which have a lot more experience. if you're a veteran however, you should find this mode fun, and (Apparently) the same as always with a few new modes, I really like the customizable weapons though that's one of my favorite parts. The largest problem I have with being against much higher levels is that they have much better guns, perks, and attachments, I'm used to games normally giving the new people a slight advantage which this game doesn't, let's face it, someone with Pro Perks and the all the Attachments for their gun is easily going to destroy a Level 1 with the basics. Like I mentioned earlier, IW haven't done a good job at balancing the guns (Model 1887 versus Everything) and some things just annoy you, Knife, for example, a basic tool, turned God-like on MW2, there's a setup which turns you into a running unstoppable knifing machine on this game (Marathon, Lightweight, Commando Perks) which lets you knife people from about, 2 meters away, and isn't slowed down by bullets and kills you in 1 hit, you would think if you are shooting someone running straight towards you a few bullets from an Assault Rifle would slow them down just a little bit, but it doesn't. On top of this, some maps are extremely poorly made, "Estate" for example, 1 side of the map has a house (Another thing I have a problem with, undamageable scenery, a rocket from an AC130 would surely destroy the roof of a house, yet it remains unscarred) on 1 side, giving the team that spawns there a huge advantage if they can defend the house and I'm sure you know, defending is a lot easier than attacking, the more you play multiplayer, the more frustrating it becomes, and the more addicted you become, deep down you know you're not having fun, but you're addicted, so you keep going. As a whole the game honestly feels Rushed and Unfinished which is because I believe they want to release a new game every year, I'd rather have a brilliant game, that's taken 10 years to make and has been perfected, than a broken game that has been rushed to finished. I advise you to rent the game, then if you like it, but it if you want, but I wouldn't recommend it, the more I play this game, the worse and worse it gets, in contrast to some other games,which seem to get better and better the more I play them. The hardest part of this review is giving it an honest rating, with the descriptions I'd give it a 2, "Severe Problems prevent any Real Fun" but that's only for Story and Multiplayer, Spec Ops has problems but is still fun. So, I'd go with 4, "Game is unremarkable and flawed" completely sums up my feelings for the majority of the game, and it gets an entire 2 points for Spec Op's missions. Expand
  54. RyanK.
    Feb 3, 2010
    0
    I purchased the game at release and it was on my self the day after Christmas. I've never waste my time on it again. Everything people had hoped for from this game was not only not accomplished but IF went the other way. Camping is the name of the game and it is insane. With every building open for people to hide in the campers run to a window and set up shop. You will spend the I purchased the game at release and it was on my self the day after Christmas. I've never waste my time on it again. Everything people had hoped for from this game was not only not accomplished but IF went the other way. Camping is the name of the game and it is insane. With every building open for people to hide in the campers run to a window and set up shop. You will spend the majority of your time trying to get a camper out of his little cubbie hole and less time playing a fun game. Every gun has the same acc with a scope on it. They might as well give you one gun and ask you if you want auto or single burst because other than that there is no difference. I liked CoD4 because it was fluid yet somewhat still realistic. So IF went ahead and added Akimbo shotguns to the game and that is the worst part of the game in my opinion. After seeing countless cheesers running around with this I decided to try it out my last week of playing. Not only is idea of a person holding two shotguns and firing both of them unrealistic the acc of the guns is mind boogling. You can stand upstairs at estate with akimbo shotguns and if someone stands by the front entrance you can kill them every single time by firing both guns. The distance of that shot combined with how your acc should be applied because you are firing two shotguns would be a miss every time in a real world situation. In summary, buy this game if you have always loved arcade games. I prefer madden, gran turismo, and Mag when compared to arcade games like blitz, need for speed, and MWF2. Expand
  55. AlickC
    Apr 12, 2010
    5
    Okay, since many fanboys have dubbed the game "Zomg! Perfect!" while others claim it to be "An absolute joke!" Here is my honest, unbiased review. -Good points- The game is glamourous, with great graphics with an outstanding amount of detail. Single player, whilst short, has one or two good touches to it, but you can see that all the attenition has gone to the online multiplayer. It is Okay, since many fanboys have dubbed the game "Zomg! Perfect!" while others claim it to be "An absolute joke!" Here is my honest, unbiased review. -Good points- The game is glamourous, with great graphics with an outstanding amount of detail. Single player, whilst short, has one or two good touches to it, but you can see that all the attenition has gone to the online multiplayer. It is much more rewarding, with lots of new guns and perks. The gameplay is, in theory, good. But it is ruined by a number of things... -Bad Points- There are some weapons in the game which are vastly overpowered and an endless amount of things which gives players unfair advantages over new players. If the game is supposed to be "realistic" how can you run forever and take no damage when jumping off buildings? Online mainly consists of this: Camp, kill, win, boast. Ranking up seems more like a chore and Spec-ops has no replay value. There is nowhere near enough content to warrant the price tag on MW2. Expand
  56. cheeseburger
    Nov 10, 2009
    2
    This game really sucks, i did enjoy cod 4, but this is just the same but with much less actaull play time, my first play through was under 5 hours on the hardest difficulty, so if you like to get your moneys worth, this is not for you. GFx are ok, a slight improvement on cod 4, not not as good as some other games we have seen recently.
  57. JasonE
    Feb 22, 2010
    3
    This may be the most hyped game of all time! Even surpassing the hype surrounding Halo 2! NONE of it deserved (for either of them). Do critics play these games til the end? Are they being paid off? WTH!? Single Player: What the hell was going on!? The pathetic attempt at an over the top storyline was so incredibly disjointed that I didn't know what was going on 2/3rds of the time. This may be the most hyped game of all time! Even surpassing the hype surrounding Halo 2! NONE of it deserved (for either of them). Do critics play these games til the end? Are they being paid off? WTH!? Single Player: What the hell was going on!? The pathetic attempt at an over the top storyline was so incredibly disjointed that I didn't know what was going on 2/3rds of the time. "Why I am I this character, in this part of the world now!?", "Why did I massacre those civilians when I coulda/shoulda just popped Makarov in the head!?", etc., etc... The action was to busy. I found myself running past certain sections when I realised I didn't realy need to engage anyone... Not that I cared enough to be bothered. Especially when I felt no connection towards the underdeveloped characters and situations anyways. Luckily, I didn't need to be drawn in and sold on the story because it ended after a measly 4 1/2 hours anyways!!! $70 for a campaign that last for 5 %$*%^ hours?!?!? That's insulting at best and blindingly selfish at worst. I guess they intended this overwrought beast to sell on it's multiplayer experience. Multi-Player: I won't lie to you. I have had some fun playing MP. HOWEVER, these moments have been few and far between the controller smashing ones! The lag frustrates: I've gotten the drop on people with their backs to me, only to have them turn around and one hit knife me! ... the imbalance issues are mindboggling( did they even bother to playtest multiplayer?): Dualwield shotguns LMAO!!! Hell, I unloaded half a clip from a Scar assault rifle into someone's chest only for them to run up and knife me! From 20 feet away! ... hit detection follows indiscernible rules: I watch the killcam to learn when I'm offed and some of my death are coming from crosshairs not ever being near me! (have they found a way to sneak aimbots onto the ps3?) ... From the crazed killstreak rewards, to the oneman army using nube toobers, this MP needs HELP! BAD! Unfortunately, with the gaming industries critics being hype machine feeding prostitutes Infinity Ward will think they've done a good enough job torepeat the same mistakes next time around. To bad. Expand
  58. [Anonymous]
    Nov 10, 2009
    4
    This game improves on the original in every way. New killstreak rewards, weapons and even the levels seem much more balanced. Oh and less grenade noobfests. Some may complain the single player is too short, but lets be honest, people are buying this for multiplayer. And even though the single player is short, its intense. I opened it up after gamestop sold it to me early and came home and This game improves on the original in every way. New killstreak rewards, weapons and even the levels seem much more balanced. Oh and less grenade noobfests. Some may complain the single player is too short, but lets be honest, people are buying this for multiplayer. And even though the single player is short, its intense. I opened it up after gamestop sold it to me early and came home and played it for 7 hrs to beat it on hardened. I didn't take any breaks for bathroom or a drink. Although i did pause to see how many trophies I had gotten but thats about it. Ive been playing games since the original nintendo and I dont think Ive ever played a game like that in one sitdown. Oh then there is the addition of co-op, the graphics have been updated slightly and also include breaking glass and more explosions in multiplayer. Please don't give this game a bad score because its too frustrating for you or you are just some pissed off PC gamer. Buy it on a console and be happy. Expand
  59. DavidD
    Dec 17, 2009
    2
    So, I went ahead and bought it. I played it for about 2 hours (as to give it a fair review). Now I totally regret the purchase. I haven't played the single player but the multilayer is totally hosed. For starters, the no server browser is a big issue for me. I don't understand why developers are dumbing down the game experience. Everything is bubble wrapped so that tards So, I went ahead and bought it. I played it for about 2 hours (as to give it a fair review). Now I totally regret the purchase. I haven't played the single player but the multilayer is totally hosed. For starters, the no server browser is a big issue for me. I don't understand why developers are dumbing down the game experience. Everything is bubble wrapped so that tards can't get confused and screw stuff up. I don't want an expressline gaming experience. They might as well remove all video and keybinding options while they're at it. If these kids can't figure out how a server browser works, they are going to be up **** creek when it comes to changing resolution. So anyway... Now I have to wait for it to link me up with 12 random players only for #12 to dropout right before match start, making the 'searching for 1 more player' kick in. So after waiting for 4 to 5 minutes for it to get a group of people together for some macho machinegunning. I get in the game only to find out that it is easier to knife someone to death than shoot them. Okay, whatever, maybe it just takes getting used to. An hour passes, my hate for the game grows. Why you ask? Well, not only does the whole knifing thing annoy the ever living piss out of me, the matches only last a measly 5 minutes. That's right, just as you are getting into the flow of things, the match ends, only to kick you back to the lobby where more players leave the game and the 'waiting for more players' starts all over again. So, to sum up this over-hyped gaming experience; you join a lobby, wait 5 minutes for the game to start, play for 5 minutes, back to the lobby to wait another 5 minutes for another game to start. So, half the time is spent waiting in a lobby with a bunch of kids asking if anyone can hear them on mic. I have lost respect in InfinityWard. They have turned their shoulder to us PC gamers that made them. At least the new Medal of Honor looks promising. Expand
  60. Ikarus14
    Dec 20, 2009
    9
    I really don't understand what the complaints are about. This is simply one of the greatest games I have ever played and it never failed to amaze me with awe-inspiring graphics, thrilling set pieces and adictive multiplayer.
  61. AllanB
    Dec 20, 2009
    1
    No dedicated servers.. Game keeps crashing when host disconects, it always fails to find new host... This game could have been the best of them all, but now we have to wait for Bad Company 2..
  62. KyleB
    Jan 28, 2010
    2
    I wasn't going to buy this game, as I am more of a PC FPS guy, but my friends convinced me to drop 60 dollars to play with them on my PS3. Suffice to say, I am not overly impressed with the game and I think my first instinct to skip COD:MW2 was correct. The good: The game looks amazing. It truly is quite a graphics step up as compared to previous FPS's I've played. The perk I wasn't going to buy this game, as I am more of a PC FPS guy, but my friends convinced me to drop 60 dollars to play with them on my PS3. Suffice to say, I am not overly impressed with the game and I think my first instinct to skip COD:MW2 was correct. The good: The game looks amazing. It truly is quite a graphics step up as compared to previous FPS's I've played. The perk system has been fleshed out and there is quite a bit of gun choice, as well as quite a few choices for outfitting those guns. The title and emblem system gives everyone the ability to create a callsign to their liking. The bad: If you like FPS's on PC, skip this game. If you like working as a team, even if you just met the group, skip this game, at least skip the console version(strangely enough that include PC now!). If you like a large gun selection that are usable, skip this game. The maps a nice, but there are not enough. The main problem with this game is they've taken increasing power of guns overtime to a level that I find unplayable. It's more like a paint ball game than what most FPS fans are used to. If you expect to have to aim, I wouldn't worry to much. In fact the game aims so much for you it becomes incredibly difficult to get head shots. The bottom line: If you expect a counter strike experience, or even MWF on PC experience, don't get MWF2. I would suggest checking out bad company 2, or sticking with the old standards. Expand
  63. Brian
    Jan 3, 2010
    0
    terrible excuse for a game. First off it doesnt even make any sense. You just constantly and online is a bunch of campers. One of the worst games i have played this gen
  64. WallyW
    Jan 4, 2010
    0
    Terrible game. Multiplayer is complete garbage. I played it for about a week before quitting. Every game is laggy because of home DSL/cable hosts and causes "magic bullets" that follow you around corners. Host has a major advantage over all other players because their ping is zero. No dedicated servers. No custom server settings. No community can grow around dedicated servers and no Terrible game. Multiplayer is complete garbage. I played it for about a week before quitting. Every game is laggy because of home DSL/cable hosts and causes "magic bullets" that follow you around corners. Host has a major advantage over all other players because their ping is zero. No dedicated servers. No custom server settings. No community can grow around dedicated servers and no modding community. What happens when Infinity Ward decides to shut down the matchmaking servers? This game will have no following in a year or so. Expand
  65. EdubM
    Jan 6, 2010
    1
    So many bad things about this game. Campaign is stupidly short. On my first try I beat the game in just under 5 hours. Now that I know everything I'm supposed to do I can probably beat it in half that time. The Online which was supposed to be the main selling point of the game is somehow worse than it's predecessor. Where did IW get the logic to leave Stopping Power in but take So many bad things about this game. Campaign is stupidly short. On my first try I beat the game in just under 5 hours. Now that I know everything I'm supposed to do I can probably beat it in half that time. The Online which was supposed to be the main selling point of the game is somehow worse than it's predecessor. Where did IW get the logic to leave Stopping Power in but take Juggernaut out? They're both equally gamebreaking perks. CoD4 had some really great maps but the maps on MW2 BLOW!! There is maybe two maps that I kind of like but the rest are just beyond bad. Camping and FPS games usually go hand in hand but this is just rediculous. It's almost impossible to get a kill streak higher than 7 unless you are camping. I'd like to think that the reason there are so many campers in MW2 than MW is due to the poor map designs. Do NOT waste your money on this game. Buy Uncharted 2 or Demon's Souls. I didn't even want this game because of how bad people said it was but my parents gave it to me for xmas. Huge disappointment. Expand
  66. Joe
    Jan 9, 2010
    2
    This is the gameindustry*s answer to blockbuster movies that turns out not as good as the hype tells you that it will. The gameplay (Campaign) is what you can expect from this type of game: average. This game makes the same mistakes as every other game. It becomes very repetetive and boring. I did not even complete the campaign. The storyline was so dull that i didn't even care how This is the gameindustry*s answer to blockbuster movies that turns out not as good as the hype tells you that it will. The gameplay (Campaign) is what you can expect from this type of game: average. This game makes the same mistakes as every other game. It becomes very repetetive and boring. I did not even complete the campaign. The storyline was so dull that i didn't even care how it ended. I have to say that the game looks beautiful, but that is the only positive thing i can say. The multiplayer is the same as before. Infinity Ward hoped that the multiplayer would be enough to save the game. They were wrong. The glitches and bugs from the previous game is here, and some new ones. For example: How can a Riotshield protect you againt a rocket launcher. That is just plain stupid. And they have added a Nuke. A god damn nuke!! Why would anyone want a nuke? The matchmaking system does sometimes work, but mostly it thinks that you are better then you are, and puts you up against people that have played for hundreds of hours more. That is all there is to say. The game sucks but looks good. Thank you IW. Expand
  67. WillA.
    Apr 14, 2010
    1
    I bought this game right when it came out and played through the singleplayer which was fun for the couple of hours before I beat it, and then I turned to the multiplayer and found myself getting run down with akimbo shotguns and sniped with pistols from across the map. The killstreaks are outragous and the gameplay is very glitchy. Within the first hour or so I got stuck on multiple I bought this game right when it came out and played through the singleplayer which was fun for the couple of hours before I beat it, and then I turned to the multiplayer and found myself getting run down with akimbo shotguns and sniped with pistols from across the map. The killstreaks are outragous and the gameplay is very glitchy. Within the first hour or so I got stuck on multiple rocks, buildings, and even other players. What's worse, is that many of those bugs that the game came released with still have not been addressed. I sold it to my buddy at work for half price although i warned him it would be better worth it just to rent the game. If you still want to play this game, i recommend to you just rent it because the campaign has no replay value and the multiplayer gets boring even faster!!! Expand
  68. LeonidasS
    Apr 4, 2010
    3
    Every year developer seem to realease a generic FPS with big hype and an even bigger budget, And how do these end. Mostly they end badly. MW2 is no exeption. Gameplay in nearly all areas is extreamly cheap and shallow, the single player feels old after the first massive explosion and doesnt last very long either) thankfully. The multiplayer is utter shiet with bland map design back up Every year developer seem to realease a generic FPS with big hype and an even bigger budget, And how do these end. Mostly they end badly. MW2 is no exeption. Gameplay in nearly all areas is extreamly cheap and shallow, the single player feels old after the first massive explosion and doesnt last very long either) thankfully. The multiplayer is utter shiet with bland map design back up with weak guns and yes there is alot to work up to BUT the game is so generic and boring that it is hard to work your way up to the 5th rank. Gameplay in multiplayer consists of mindless camping, killing dieing then boasting to your friends. Finally the spec ops mode is really quite to be honest. The graphics arent very good at all. The textures are the most ugly textures i saw on ps3 in the whole of 2009 so i really have no idea what all the praise was about. In conclusion if you are a fan of modern warfare 2 you are insulting the whole cominity of harcore gammers as MW2 is but an illusion of fun and when taken down to its core is nothing but a lazily designed campain on top of one of the cheapist multiplayer experiences ever. Expand
  69. NateH
    Nov 11, 2009
    0
    Anyone with 10 minutes of time can look up what this game was launched with: Removal of features (not just on the PC, but 90% of which), limited player counts, bugs, crashes, unplayable lag.. Maybe nothing playable at all, because sorry! You can't get online.. Servers won't support it.. or maybe they're down. Or maybe you did get to play, but the host left. Sorry, game Anyone with 10 minutes of time can look up what this game was launched with: Removal of features (not just on the PC, but 90% of which), limited player counts, bugs, crashes, unplayable lag.. Maybe nothing playable at all, because sorry! You can't get online.. Servers won't support it.. or maybe they're down. Or maybe you did get to play, but the host left. Sorry, game over. They have already patched the game Three times since release! Does that sound solid to anyone? Less than 5 hours for single player? Does this even need to be explained? The only games I know of that got away with that were.. ODST (which got another free pass) and Portal. Portal though, wasn't a 60 dollar game. Everything that has been said about the PC game has already been said. And while it's a crime in it's own right.. Everyone lost out on this one. Oh yeah, and lets not forget that the game was hacked less than 48 hours after release. IWnet was supposed to save everyone from this, but... there it is! Normally speaking you could kick these hackers. But sorry, no such luck. This game is a joke. I might call it the worst videogame launch in history. But it made the most money in history.. so this only spells doom for everyone. Expand
  70. SlackJack
    Dec 13, 2009
    0
    horrible online community, terrible single player, no dedicated servers, didnt even come close to living up to hype
  71. AllenS
    Dec 22, 2009
    2
    I have a PS3 version. It has bad graphics (for 2009), and a very unbalanced multiplayer. As soon as I am in the game I am killed or...why it takes to quick to get shot? In Killzone I have an opportunity to start a shotting with other players, here I die from the first bullet - very frustrating. Another issue - it takes eternity to connect to other players. It would be great to choose a I have a PS3 version. It has bad graphics (for 2009), and a very unbalanced multiplayer. As soon as I am in the game I am killed or...why it takes to quick to get shot? In Killzone I have an opportunity to start a shotting with other players, here I die from the first bullet - very frustrating. Another issue - it takes eternity to connect to other players. It would be great to choose a ranked match. All in all, too overhyped. Killzone was a true monster (in good sense) in comparison with this game. 1 Point for short single player 2 Point for trophies other aspects of the game are just horrible. I bough the first game to resell it after a month, now, I believed all the scores and bought the second to find out - it's even worse! Expand
  72. bigdaddy
    Dec 26, 2009
    10
    The Graphics are amazing, the story is amazing, and even if your bored with the story there is an AMAZING multiplayer for you to enjoy. this game has a lot of replay value and will make you feel like your in the game. BUY THIS GAME.
  73. ChrisL
    Dec 4, 2009
    1
    I was very unhappy with this game, It did NOT live up to all the hype.
  74. JamesT
    Dec 6, 2009
    0
    This game simply does NOT deserve its hype. CoD2: great game and great multiplayer CoD3: average CoD4: amazing game and 10/10 multiplayer CoD5 (world at war): Same as CoD4, feels like an expansion. CoD4 still better in multiplayer. CoD6 (MW2): A joke: Problem 1: Singleplayer finished in 3 hours 55 minutes. Problem 2:Multiplayer is a lagfest on ps3. I have a super fast reliable connection This game simply does NOT deserve its hype. CoD2: great game and great multiplayer CoD3: average CoD4: amazing game and 10/10 multiplayer CoD5 (world at war): Same as CoD4, feels like an expansion. CoD4 still better in multiplayer. CoD6 (MW2): A joke: Problem 1: Singleplayer finished in 3 hours 55 minutes. Problem 2:Multiplayer is a lagfest on ps3. I have a super fast reliable connection that gives latency between 30-80. MW2 feels like a ping of 300. When you fire a gun on target it misses and boom your dead. Problem 3: This game got hacked within 48 hours. No way to kick people off servers unlike CoD4 and CoD5. A joke! Problem 4: Unbalanced teams on ps3 and no dedicated servers on pc Problem 5: On ps3 got patched 3 times since release already? stable game? lots of glitches. Problem 6: Price is £54. Really? what a joke. This is what advertising can do. Non gamers think this game is amazing because they have no way to compare and see how underrated games out there are. Expand
  75. JasonF
    Jan 16, 2010
    2
    This game is massively overrated. It was way over-hyped to begin with, leaving me expecting something that would pull me in and beg me to play it. Instead, I was faced with a game that begged me to turn off the PS3 and play Gamecube instead. The game is filled with mindless shooting (I almost fell asleep while I was playing it. Seriously.), a cliche storyline, bland characters and a This game is massively overrated. It was way over-hyped to begin with, leaving me expecting something that would pull me in and beg me to play it. Instead, I was faced with a game that begged me to turn off the PS3 and play Gamecube instead. The game is filled with mindless shooting (I almost fell asleep while I was playing it. Seriously.), a cliche storyline, bland characters and a downright disappointing multiplayer system. They went overkill on attachments and perks in this one; I took a look at the attachments screen and my eyes exploded. Perks are now level-up-able, leaving you to unlock perks that you otherwise started with in the fourth one. Don't get me wrong. The fourth game was absolutely great. But this one... most disappointing sequel of the decade? I think so. Expand
  76. RossRoss
    Mar 21, 2010
    3
    Well, I pre ordered this game and got it at the midnight release, and was all like "this is going to be a great game". This game sucks majorly. The campaign is very short and lacks the slog it out feel of earlier Call of Duties as you race through a very easy campaign full of easily predictable non sense. I moved on to multiplayer hoping it would be great. When released it was glitchy Well, I pre ordered this game and got it at the midnight release, and was all like "this is going to be a great game". This game sucks majorly. The campaign is very short and lacks the slog it out feel of earlier Call of Duties as you race through a very easy campaign full of easily predictable non sense. I moved on to multiplayer hoping it would be great. When released it was glitchy witch bothered me. Plus you have retarded perks like Commando and Marathon. These completely void out MW2's claims of this game being realistic. And then you have all these retarded killstreaks. I went and got a "Tactical Nuke" three games in a row and instead of cheering was quite annoyed at the lack of thought put into this game.I continued playing this game for awhile hoping a patch would make it more realistic (no jumping off buildings, massive knife distances or unlimited sprint) but once Christmas came and little kids clogged the mics, I took this game to GameStop and gave them this piece of shit known as CoD MW2. Expand
  77. AG
    Nov 11, 2009
    1
    Praises are false for PC... It is definitely a decent game, but every time I was getting excited in-game; the game failed for me story-wise and content-wise. SHORT levels, 5.1 surround (I expected 7.1 for a blockbuster title and Hans Zimmerman music), Graphical tweaks typical of PC games were missing or fell short(up to 4xAA...wheres my anisotropic filtering and FoV change?) and of course Praises are false for PC... It is definitely a decent game, but every time I was getting excited in-game; the game failed for me story-wise and content-wise. SHORT levels, 5.1 surround (I expected 7.1 for a blockbuster title and Hans Zimmerman music), Graphical tweaks typical of PC games were missing or fell short(up to 4xAA...wheres my anisotropic filtering and FoV change?) and of course online play. I had no problems thus far connecting to IWNET but that isn't the main problem. The problem is that multiplayer is based on a local host system. 1 person hosts while others join his game. This is a tried n tested form of multiplay for PC; BUT for a FPS such as this to stay alive in the long run, dedi servers are a must. Also, about half the games I've played in thusfar has been interrupted for *host change* This means, that if the person hosting a game LEAVES, the game will PAUSE and you must wait for it to change hands. THIS IS ANNOYING AND FREQUENT! IMO, not worth the $60 more like $30... Get with the program IW, you're losing customers including me. Never buying your products again. Expand
  78. SteveJ.
    Nov 11, 2009
    0
    You can obviously tell Activison and Infinity Ward paid for the reviews there getting. This is no where near a solid game as they all claim. Campain is a meger 3hrs and is completely ridiculous, linear, and you have no options to do anything but what they tell you. Graphics are sub par. Multiplayer is unbalanced, small, and a lack of total players allowed when other games are at least at You can obviously tell Activison and Infinity Ward paid for the reviews there getting. This is no where near a solid game as they all claim. Campain is a meger 3hrs and is completely ridiculous, linear, and you have no options to do anything but what they tell you. Graphics are sub par. Multiplayer is unbalanced, small, and a lack of total players allowed when other games are at least at 32 players, if not more. Total disappointment, im forcing gamestop to give me my money back. Seeing as there all buddy buddy in this whole 'marketing scheme'. This wasn't a game release, they was just a money release, and they probably got alot of peoples $. Expand
  79. AnonymousL
    Nov 10, 2009
    0
    This game simply does NOT deserve its hype. Let's turn to history rather then idiotic fanboy fased arguments though. COD1 was a PC title, plain and simple. Consoles weren't even considered. COD2 came out in 2003 developed mainly for the PC, then ported to the consoles, and was a huge success. 4 lengthy years later, COD4 was developed as a multiplatform game, but it seemed to be This game simply does NOT deserve its hype. Let's turn to history rather then idiotic fanboy fased arguments though. COD1 was a PC title, plain and simple. Consoles weren't even considered. COD2 came out in 2003 developed mainly for the PC, then ported to the consoles, and was a huge success. 4 lengthy years later, COD4 was developed as a multiplatform game, but it seemed to be a bit superficial when compared to COD2. This was acceptible anyway, since mods came out and let players do whatever it was they wanted. Then, 2 years after that, Activision is bought over and the new masters place enormous stress on IW to produce a title, ANY TITLE (quick glance at Treyarch's COD5) because clearly quantity is more important then quality. IW backstabs the PC community with the removal of dedicated servers and as such modding. Everything about this game is indicative of a console game. It costs $60, it runs on dedicated servers, and it isn't moddable. I guess the series is shifting towards what makes more money, as consoles do in fact (at this time) have more potential. That's perfectly legitimate, but to even suggest that this rant covers half the problems produced by such ridiculous constraints is ludicrous. I don't need to mention how badly this game fails. It's essentially a re-release of COD4 with different skins for the weapons. Expand
  80. louisd
    Nov 14, 2009
    0
    The first modern warfare was a terrible game but this disgusting how can game this bad game gets rave reviews it's a joke. Honestly killzone 2 a very good game yet it's underrated and overlooked by many who buy into the hype of this CRAP!!! game. I many issues with the game 1. how can they charge £50/$60 for a game that only has a 5-6 hour SP mode that just plain The first modern warfare was a terrible game but this disgusting how can game this bad game gets rave reviews it's a joke. Honestly killzone 2 a very good game yet it's underrated and overlooked by many who buy into the hype of this CRAP!!! game. I many issues with the game 1. how can they charge £50/$60 for a game that only has a 5-6 hour SP mode that just plain wrong and should be condemed 2. from what i can see graphics still kook as bad as the first mw for a next-gen game this is a joke, supior games like killzone 2 those are graphics that should be expected for that price you should get more. 3. most are buying ths game for it's online play well you might aswell not have bothered it's just the same as the prievous 2 call of duty's if not worse many good features from mw are gone and this just angers me like much of this so called game it's pathetic and feeble compared to it's rivals. Finally i just want to say how long will it be before gamers across the world open there eyes and see that were bieng ripped off and lauged at in the face by companies and developers who know that gamers will buy anything with hype on it anything thats made to be better than it actually is like this game. I'am perplexed at how anyone can justify a £50/$60 purchase of a second rate product like this stay away from crap and invest in a good game like killzone 2. Expand
  81. SharadG
    Dec 14, 2009
    1
    The best interactive Movie... Oh wait its a game. Really boring game. If flashy is what you are after this is your game otherwise stick to something else. Multiplayer sucks too. Stick with MWOne
  82. danm
    Dec 19, 2009
    9
    this is an overall great game they made plenty of improvemnets from MW1 although campaign couldve been longer the multiplayer is truly the highlight of this game a must buy
  83. DavidG
    Dec 20, 2009
    1
    Thank goodness the gaming community sees this game for what it really is - an over-hyped movie that has intermittent moments of interaction from the player. I finished the game in a couple of hours then traded it in. I felt the notorious 'Airport' scene was gratuitous and added very little 'strategic' value to the story - it was just ugly and repulsive.
  84. [anonymous]
    Dec 22, 2009
    10
    The most comprehensive multiplayer FPS to date (so much equipment, great maps, great objectives). I love this game. After reading the negative reviews from other users, I can only say that these people must be 1) Not into FPS, 2) Not good at console FPS. or 3) stupid. You definitely have to be able to play at a certain level in multiplayer, or you will easily become frustrated.
  85. EvanS
    Dec 23, 2009
    10
    It takes a hell of a good game to get a 10 from me. Every game has flaws, but Modern Warfare has so few that it is easy to overlook them. Most of the problems are not actually with the game itself, but with the players online. The single player, while only a few hours long, has so many holy $#!T moments that there is never a dull moment. Online has been improved from COD4 in every way. It takes a hell of a good game to get a 10 from me. Every game has flaws, but Modern Warfare has so few that it is easy to overlook them. Most of the problems are not actually with the game itself, but with the players online. The single player, while only a few hours long, has so many holy $#!T moments that there is never a dull moment. Online has been improved from COD4 in every way. With customizable killstreaks, titles, host migration, and some amazing new maps, there isn't much more you could ask for. Expand
  86. ZoltanB
    Nov 11, 2009
    2
    Pathetic. Activision got greedy, they over-hyped the game to make a lot of $ on pre-orders and people who believe the obviously fake reviews. This game a shame on the great predecessor COD4, NO in-war feeling, NO long epic campaign mode, NO cod feelin` its just another class B FPS with well-known story elements (from other games) and cheap, very cheap attempts to rise the players Pathetic. Activision got greedy, they over-hyped the game to make a lot of $ on pre-orders and people who believe the obviously fake reviews. This game a shame on the great predecessor COD4, NO in-war feeling, NO long epic campaign mode, NO cod feelin` its just another class B FPS with well-known story elements (from other games) and cheap, very cheap attempts to rise the players adrenalin-level. The story is boring, and as the game can be finished in 3-3,5 hrs (!) do not except much from it. The worst is the favela-level, which is like a far cry2 joke, not to mention the part when captain price leads us: this part is shocking: its a pathetic, easier and very-very boring copy-paste of cod4`s famous Pripyat-level. Shame on both Activision and Infinity Ward. Activision and Infinity Ward achieved the unachievable: they managed to tear down the Modern Warfare franchise`s reputation to the ground level. For me COD4 is and stays the best FPS ever. This game is a clear example how greediness and stupidity can destroy a good franchise. Expand
  87. JorgeZ
    Dec 11, 2009
    2
    This game had a lot of hype to live up to. Needless to say, it didn't live up to the hype. The single player stinks, and the online multiplayer is a carbon copy of CoD4 with different maps. If you are looking to spend 60$ for a game, wait until something innovative comes out.
  88. MarkK
    Dec 23, 2009
    0
    After two years of anticipation of the fabled Modern Warfare 2 experience I am thoroughly insulted. This game being the most popular media in the world does not even attempt to live up to a standard that might compare with such an accomplishment. To summarize the hard work put into this game is thus, playing through it I have found that between a quarter and fifty percent of 3-d assets After two years of anticipation of the fabled Modern Warfare 2 experience I am thoroughly insulted. This game being the most popular media in the world does not even attempt to live up to a standard that might compare with such an accomplishment. To summarize the hard work put into this game is thus, playing through it I have found that between a quarter and fifty percent of 3-d assets are reused from the first game which are prone to glitch and experience disappearing polygons, most notable in Spec-Ops. Use of bit-maps are found everywhere from environment and environment effects as well as the beautiful menu screen. The same engine from the first game was also reused. So I hate to ask what Infinity Ward was doing for two years because I can't imagine a 2 and a Half Hour to 4 hour campaign, a new weapon set, and killstreak rewards took that much time. Granted, fans got what they were asking for but really that just clouds the fact that Infinity Ward just bent the gaming world over the table. Back to Spec-Ops, trying to bet all missions on Veteran I would judge impossible without hacking your save file to receive all rewards. Oh, how does a publisher not notice that the save file is editable? I know gamers love spending hours attempting to take down Juggernauts for hours on end but only recieving the satisfaction of a bloody bitmap marring your vision. This being due to NPC's knowing at all times where you are and pre-firing at you around corners. Even the A.I. although I hate calling it that is worse than the first game. Stealth is non-existent in most of the game excluding multiplayer with real players. Physics and lag control is obviously top notch when you find people knifing through corners at a maximum distance of about 10 to 12 feet away, as well a near random factor with grenades, potted plant physics, and ooh firing rounds into people only to be killed and find out the the bullets had not yet registered on the other player constituting another near random factor. The above paragraph is rather byast so feel free whether to regard it or not. One other problem I found os that Free-For-All matches can contain 18 players not allowing anyone to spawn safely. The spawn problem becomes extremely relevant here but also everywhere else online because no code is introduced to keep the player safe as he/she spawns. Was Infinity Ward too busy to fix this after all the time they had? I understand multiplayer is their focus but come on. Other Developers can put out top quality games in around one year. Despite the mass of failure s prevalent here, I must commend Infinity Ward for creating the photo realistic style and making a game that feels more realistic and hardcore than most, even if that is an illusion. Infinity Ward has done what they meant to do it seems, get rich, addict players, and do half the work it took to make the first one. I hope Infinity Ward can change their ways and create something unique, artistic and addicting. But who is to say how long they will milk Modern Warfare 1? Expand
  89. JustinK
    Dec 27, 2009
    10
    This game is pretty good! Most people probably don't agree with this statement because they haven't played the other Cod's! Playing Cal of Duty 4: MW keeps you grasping the edge of your seat when playing MW2! It just keeps the excitement going, and going!
  90. CamT
    Dec 29, 2009
    1
    This game looks beautiful. Thats were the 1 point came from. It looks really good, but its gameplay is horrible. When it comes to online gameplay, it will take 5-10 minutes to get into a game, matches last around 5-7 minutes, if a player leaves, or begins to lag it stops the game and you go into a screen that "finds the best host" which basically means that a new player will have 100% hit This game looks beautiful. Thats were the 1 point came from. It looks really good, but its gameplay is horrible. When it comes to online gameplay, it will take 5-10 minutes to get into a game, matches last around 5-7 minutes, if a player leaves, or begins to lag it stops the game and you go into a screen that "finds the best host" which basically means that a new player will have 100% hit registry. If your that person, its great - everyone dies really easy.. if your not, you HAVE to use your knife. Its not an uncommon occurance to have 30 rounds strike your enemy and him still be alive. A close range shotgun blast (kills in one hit in split screen) can kill in one hit, or 3 at the same range. Hit registry is god awfull online. The players that useually get 1st place use explosives, like 203s and thumpers with an increase damage/ sacavanger perk so they never run out of ammo. Then use kill streaks, which is basicly free kills by calling in helicopters and bombers.. untill they get the Nuke and end the match. COD one was a tactical shooter (not really, but this one makes it took like it) this one is more of a battle-feild heroes spoof, where you grab guns with a lot of bullets and run around each other spraying down the walls. When you go into hardcore mode, one hit kills, but you might have to shoot someone 10 times to get the hit to register (unless you are the host). Lag kills this game, and the fact that you can't browse through a sever list and pick what map you want to play is stupid. Half the time you'll get a bad map, vote to skip it, then you'll get another bad map and everyone will leave. The selling point of this game was supposed to be the online, and it needs a lot of help. Matchmaking is stupid, let us pick our maps, give us dedicated servers, and give us a latency numerical value. Expand
  91. Aug 11, 2010
    3
    ill admit that i liked the levels where i could kill the people we are actually at war with, then when it shifted to the russia and an american as bad guys, i hated it. do we really want to start a real war with russia!!!!!! the single player wasnt even close to as amazing as uncharted 2! well, the part where D C was under attack was also cool, but it was ruined by the fact that theill admit that i liked the levels where i could kill the people we are actually at war with, then when it shifted to the russia and an american as bad guys, i hated it. do we really want to start a real war with russia!!!!!! the single player wasnt even close to as amazing as uncharted 2! well, the part where D C was under attack was also cool, but it was ruined by the fact that the russians were attacking and not the the tuscan raiders we are actually fighting. as for the multiplayer, it was fun but got boring really quickly. plus you dont even make multiplayer trophies like you do in uncharted 2. im still waiting for a military game to satisfy my warrior spirit, maybe medal of honor will. hell yea!!!!! Expand
  92. Sep 1, 2010
    7
    The only reason this game got an 8 is because of the multiplayer and spec ops. The single player campaign is really bad. I dont understand why people say its good. If you want a good sFPS campaign, get Killzone 2 or something else. CoD never has good campaigns. The multiplayer as expected is addicting but very broken. constant lag, undedicated servers, glitches make this mpThe only reason this game got an 8 is because of the multiplayer and spec ops. The single player campaign is really bad. I dont understand why people say its good. If you want a good sFPS campaign, get Killzone 2 or something else. CoD never has good campaigns. The multiplayer as expected is addicting but very broken. constant lag, undedicated servers, glitches make this mp frustrating. When you get on smaller maps, ll players do is shoot grenade launchers everywhere so you cant even move. the game needs to be fixed but the developers got fired so there is no fix coming. Expand
  93. Oct 18, 2010
    2
    You better read this you monkey
    Multiplayer is what everybody playes now.
    I was expecting a Great game with balance and teamwork. My First disapointment was you couldn't choose which map you wanna play, You can only choose with Mode you wanna play and this was for the PC, No mods, No Custom maps, No dedicated Servers, No updates at all. IW doesn't even listen to the players, they are just
    You better read this you monkey
    Multiplayer is what everybody playes now.
    I was expecting a Great game with balance and teamwork.
    My First disapointment was you couldn't choose which map you wanna play, You can only choose with Mode you wanna play and this was for the PC, No mods, No Custom maps, No dedicated Servers, No updates at all.
    IW doesn't even listen to the players, they are just releasning Map packs for 15$.
    Noobtube is a Big thing now with commando and Danger Close which is just like the Sonic boom perk from CoD4.
    G18 is a Major Problem they need to fix and the Killstreaks are too easy to get, 7 kills for Harrier Strike which is just like air strike + Helicopter.
    I didn't Enjoyed the singleplayer at all, Lame reharsh story, Tries to be epic but fails.
    Speciel Ops is only fun with a Freind
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  94. Oct 2, 2010
    9
    Very good game. Campaign was pretty good, enjoyable specials ops but you can solo most of them. Multiplayer is good, except for some overpowered guns, dual wielding and perks BUT there are ways to counter these sort of problems as a silenced weapon to mention one. I suspect that the most people who gave this game a bad rating is getting whipped, go into a rage and turn the console off.Very good game. Campaign was pretty good, enjoyable specials ops but you can solo most of them. Multiplayer is good, except for some overpowered guns, dual wielding and perks BUT there are ways to counter these sort of problems as a silenced weapon to mention one. I suspect that the most people who gave this game a bad rating is getting whipped, go into a rage and turn the console off. Yes, multiplayer gets frustrating but once you know the maps, gun combinations, etc this game is very good. Recently new modes was introduced like Barebones Pro where killstreaks are disabled!! So if you have any complaints about overpowered killstreaks just jump into this mode. Expand
  95. Dec 28, 2010
    9
    This game is really great and there is no denying this. The campaign was solid, really exciting, adrenaline pumped, had a good plot, good scenes and cut scenes, and of course connectable bad ass characters. The sound is great and realistic, and the musical score really adds to make the scene. Specs mode is lots of fun, there are TONS of missions that will keep you busy for awhile which youThis game is really great and there is no denying this. The campaign was solid, really exciting, adrenaline pumped, had a good plot, good scenes and cut scenes, and of course connectable bad ass characters. The sound is great and realistic, and the musical score really adds to make the scene. Specs mode is lots of fun, there are TONS of missions that will keep you busy for awhile which you can do with your friends at different difficulties. All of them are unique in their own way and so much fun. Now lets get to the MP. It seems that now that it seems to be the "cool" thing to hate on mw2 ridiculously. I find this completely stupid and hypocritical. People the complain about the game continue to play it, which means IW must of done something right to make it that fun and addicting to make you continue playing. People don't give the game enough credit and fail to realize what it's done. It has awesome killstreaks, awesome tight guns, graphically beautiful and original maps. I have never had so much fun with an FPS before in my life. COD4 is more balanced, but as fun or as packed as MW2. Yes, the nuke boosting and noob tubes can sometimes be a nuisance but it's not the end of the world as hardcore gamers claim. It's liveable. I love using the AC130 and love going for the nuke as a challenge. And you know what? The flaws of the game make the game more interesting and provide for rants and a "booster justice" game mode. MW2 is by far a much better game than Black Ops. Anyone who says different, is obviously in denial and is a stupid hypocrite. Expand
  96. Dec 26, 2010
    9
    The sequel to COD4 I'd give 90 out of 100 compared to the 94 out of 100 I gave COD4. This game added a few "tweaks" to the multiplayer making it even more fun. After all, the perks and leveling is what makes the game addictive and the "options" you have for kill streak bonuses are even greater. But, the single player was hard to follow. It again had some great moments but I'm sure manyThe sequel to COD4 I'd give 90 out of 100 compared to the 94 out of 100 I gave COD4. This game added a few "tweaks" to the multiplayer making it even more fun. After all, the perks and leveling is what makes the game addictive and the "options" you have for kill streak bonuses are even greater. But, the single player was hard to follow. It again had some great moments but I'm sure many felt it was more of the same but with much less plot or any direction. While SP was fun I didn't really understand what the story was all about because it seemed to jump around a bit with very little tying it all together. So, even though this game was great and equally addictive as COD4 there are definitely some irritations such as the knuckleheads that run around with marathon, lightweight, and commando perks. Imagine some teenage punk running around twice the speed as humanly possible, unlimited sprint, stabbing you from clear across the room before you can even put a single round into him with a sub machine gun... not very realistic. If they took away just a couple of these annoying perks the game would be more fun and probably the only reason I can't give this game a 10.

    I will be looking to Battlefield Bad Company 2 next to see what this is all about. It claims to be a more realistic MP experience and it might be a good change of pace for this genre. I will give my thoughts on that in a little bit after I've played it for a while.
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  97. Dec 22, 2010
    4
    I got this game only because I have some cousins who play it all the time and I thought it would be nice to play online with them, but after a few online matches getting my butt kicked I decided I needed to play single player campaign to get the hang of it faster without too much humiliation but even when I finished the campaign (it was really short by the way, took me 2 days) I keptI got this game only because I have some cousins who play it all the time and I thought it would be nice to play online with them, but after a few online matches getting my butt kicked I decided I needed to play single player campaign to get the hang of it faster without too much humiliation but even when I finished the campaign (it was really short by the way, took me 2 days) I kept sucking at mp, so I stopped playing this game and got killzone 2, I liked kz2 multiplayer more than mw2 even when I hated the stupid campaign (I hate science fiction that involves alien invasions) and I wasn't getting my butt kicked too badly so i asked myself wtf was wrong with me when I played mw2? and after a while I figured it was the unbalanced difficulty specially with the freaking perks and killstreaks. so after two months I sold it and never regretted. Expand
  98. Mar 24, 2011
    8
    More improved on graphics and sound makes it even more impressive than the one that was released two years ago. The problem I had was that the plotline was so over the top that it would have been better served if they added more background depth with cutscences, conversations, news reports. Sort of makes the story hollow when it's barely touched upon. Still, these are extremely fun games.
  99. Jun 20, 2011
    10
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  100. Jun 16, 2011
    10
    I think this is the best game in the world! I really like the single player and the spec ops are very funny.
Metascore
94

Universal acclaim - based on 67 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 67 out of 67
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 67
  3. Negative: 0 out of 67
  1. 100
    Modern Warfare 2 crosses into the must-have category of video games effortlessly. It offers an unmatched shooter experience, a compelling story mode, a slick package of mini missions and a multiplayer which is pretty much unparalleled in depth.
  2. 100
    Modern Warfare 2 offers epic gameplay, a stunning Spec-Ops mode and a huge amount of adrenaline.
  3. Despite certain controversial elements, this game is an FPS fan’s dream. Game of the Year? Hell, yeah!