Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 PlayStation 3

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. JulianG.
    Jan 30, 2010
    6
    The most ridiculously hyped, over rated FPS to date. There is nothing here that has changed from COD4, save for the insanely hard spec ops. Otherwise, same five hour story which is incredibly confusing and very hard, especially without a cover system, the multiplayer is unbalanced, the killstreaks ruin everything, campers and cheaters run rampant, the unfair advantage over everything and The most ridiculously hyped, over rated FPS to date. There is nothing here that has changed from COD4, save for the insanely hard spec ops. Otherwise, same five hour story which is incredibly confusing and very hard, especially without a cover system, the multiplayer is unbalanced, the killstreaks ruin everything, campers and cheaters run rampant, the unfair advantage over everything and the fact that it takes reaction instead of actual skill in order to kill someone. We've seen all the online modes before, and if it wasnt for 3rd person mode, this game would have been an utter fail of a score of four. The graphics look good from afar, but up close they're pretty crappy. The gameplay is very repetitive theres no variation save for some five second turret sections. Overall, its COD4.5. Expand
  4. seanj
    Jan 4, 2010
    3
    im am truely disapointe din this title. i am baffled by all the of the 100 reveiws by big magazines and such but the true game is revealed in the user reveiws. after falling in love with the first modern warfare i was expecting an epic title with more addicting multiplayer and a realistic but cinematic single player campaign. infinityward met my expectations with the oposite. i cant stand im am truely disapointe din this title. i am baffled by all the of the 100 reveiws by big magazines and such but the true game is revealed in the user reveiws. after falling in love with the first modern warfare i was expecting an epic title with more addicting multiplayer and a realistic but cinematic single player campaign. infinityward met my expectations with the oposite. i cant stand the multiplayers random maps with no "front line" of sorts so i aimlessly wander around being shot from everyside. there is no point whatso ever in "moving up" and they simply took on more they could handle to create such an epic campaign. it was not possible as shown in the unbeleivable storyline and drag on gameplay. Expand
  5. 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
  6. NikkoC
    Jan 4, 2010
    10
    Awesome. Servers fixed (no preference for territories which SHOULDNT get them)... albeit that the online racism and ignorance of the american players has been replaced by the same from the aussies. I am amazed at how lame and inbred so many of them are - seriously. The Losers. Here is a classic e.g. "Oh duuude, I don't speak Scottish duuude" LOL. Nice one yank, firstly the scottish Awesome. Servers fixed (no preference for territories which SHOULDNT get them)... albeit that the online racism and ignorance of the american players has been replaced by the same from the aussies. I am amazed at how lame and inbred so many of them are - seriously. The Losers. Here is a classic e.g. "Oh duuude, I don't speak Scottish duuude" LOL. Nice one yank, firstly the scottish are a people, they speak ENGLISH. Secondly I am a kiwi, so I'm only half a world away you LOSERS. Aside from he low IQ and "run n gun" or you are a cheat attitude of gamist, retarded morons who don't know a thing about WAR... where death is permanent - This game mimics war, so 'camping' cleverly etc IS the proper way U play you complete wastes of server and physical space. From the graphics, to the sound, to the many little touches and adrenalin-soaked moments, and even despite the online MORONS in abundance, this is one of the ALL-TIME greats. And run n gunners.... I LOVE U GUYS!! I put bullets in your f****** head. 8-) Expand
  7. Aegis
    Jan 4, 2010
    3
    First of all, I'm trying to be generous here, and I'm only writing this in hopes that other people who enjoy FPS games like I do won't make the same mistake I did in buying this. I really don't know how this game scored so high with how many flaws it's riddled with. First of all let's start with campaign mode... It's a mess. If maybe IW decided to just First of all, I'm trying to be generous here, and I'm only writing this in hopes that other people who enjoy FPS games like I do won't make the same mistake I did in buying this. I really don't know how this game scored so high with how many flaws it's riddled with. First of all let's start with campaign mode... It's a mess. If maybe IW decided to just turn me loose into a level by myself, it would have been fine. And yes, I firmly believe I could take on the entire opposing army myself. Mainly because that's what it usually comes down to anyway... Your NPC mates are useless to the point of absurdity. They'll "clear" a room by running in, soaking up bullets like there's no tomorrow, shooting maybe 75% of the enemy units in a non-lethal fashion, then move on. Leaving the enemies with just enough health to ruin you when you try to make it through. Also, in the missions where you have to "follow" someone; don't... Just don't. It WILL get you killed. Assuming you still play it after reading this and all the other low reviews, just hang back and take enemies out from behind cover, from a distance. Like a sane person would. The "follow" target cannot die -nor run out of ammo- so let them dig themselves out of the messes they run headlong into. There are a couple places you'll be forced to run, but you'll know when that happens. The only exception to this rule is when you're with Pierce. It's almost as though IW specifically programed him to be the only intelligent ally. But that's just my opinion from playing. Poor ally AI normally wouldn't be a killing blow, and after all these years of developers coming off like they're diametrically opposed to the idea of you having a helpful teammate, I'm actually used to compensating for it. But in the final couple missions, particularly when you have to protect a computer while it transfers data at a lower downstream speed than a dial-up connection (Seriously? From 1.2mbps, to 0.04, to 30mbps... Ever hear of USB 2.0? Heck, ever hear of USB? At least then it's consistent...) you rely so heavily on the actions of your NPC squad that it is almost impossible even on normal difficulties. I'm a veteran of FPS games and I died 15 times. 15. Even setting traps and following the warnings I was getting over the com, I was still getting my head popped left and right. Or I would hang back a bit to recover or watch the door I was told to watch while some enemy materialized in front of my target and took it out with a couple shots. All the while my backup sat in some back room staring out the window. Even after I flushed him out with a flashbang once and he killed three enemies, he ran right back into that room to look out the window more... I don't even want to get into anything past that. That point is exactly when I realized the campaign was damaged beyond repair. I finished it anyway, but it was just a chore from then on... I'd also like to throw in that while other call of duty games made me feel like I was part of an actual military unit (even up to the original Modern Warfare), this entire campaign felt like any other mindless shooter. It didn't feel like any strategy was involved at all... Just hide while my team stirred up a hornet nets due to their complete lack of stealth, then clean up the mess after they move on. I could go on about Campaign mode's faults all day, but there real draw to any CoD game is the multiplayer right? Well, it's almost non-existent here. I'm sorry if that offends, but it just isn't any fun. The perks and "streaks" are both just so overpowered that they rob online play of any and all fun when playing with random/new people. Like to camp and snipe? Pick coldblooded and become invisible to UAV, air support, sentries, and thermal. Go pro and having a crosshair over you won't show your name nor turn red. Put the icing on the cake with Ninja and move silently too. Just want to run around like a lunatic and wipe the floor with people using only a shotgun? Use marathon and get unlimited sprint. Then pick lightweight to move even faster. Rack up 25 kills without dying and you even get a tactical nuke.... I wish I was making this all up. The worst part is that if you have the PS3 version, you don't have access to XBL's matchmaker ability to set you up with people around your skill level. Meaning that if you aren't playing with friends people are generally either Godlike and will annihilate you, or are so poor at the game you start to feel bad for earning that tactical nuke within ten minutes of match start. Overall: It's a decent game to play online with friends, but it certainly isn't the end-all be-all of shooters most critics are hailing it as. Expand
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. ReneN
    Feb 15, 2010
    9
    I am very tired of seeing all of the reviews that either say this game was made out of gold or that it was made from hell. This game is a collaboration of both and I will tell you why. First the good: There is a large selection of guns going from the P90 of COD4 to the ACR assault rifle used by many people in the online multiplayer. The maps are phenomenal including Terminal and my I am very tired of seeing all of the reviews that either say this game was made out of gold or that it was made from hell. This game is a collaboration of both and I will tell you why. First the good: There is a large selection of guns going from the P90 of COD4 to the ACR assault rifle used by many people in the online multiplayer. The maps are phenomenal including Terminal and my personal favorite Sub Base. The online play is never stale and always leaves a fresh taste in your mouth.This a much better multiplayer than COD4 in my opinion. Now I will talk about the bad: First of all when you get a big map such as Karachi and Estate you will have what are known as campers who have enough time to just sit in one spot the entire time and sometimes will ruin the fun for other people. Then there are problems with spawning where you can spawn behind a person and get a kill or you can spawn in front of a person and be killed. The biggest problem in the entire game though is the lag which ranges from about 100 different problems but I will only talk about 2 more common problems. The problems can be that you have a person directly in front of you and he doesn't know and he somehow disappears from your line of sight. But the worst problem of all is the close combat where you can have a lag spike where it can either show you firing at a person but they manage to kill you and when the kill camera ( which shows it from the killers point if view) it can show that you didn't even hoot a single bullet or you can try to knife and it doesn't come out. So overall this game is very fun and will satisfy you with the online multiplayer for months until the next very anticipated game comes out but out of everything the game is a wonderful experience and will be played for a long time which reminds me that I need to play this game right now. Good bye! Expand
  11. GregM
    Feb 17, 2010
    9
    Decent multiplayer, decent co-op, insane multiplayer. This game hasn't been faring too well when you look at the user scores and I think that's got to do with the fact that a lot of ppeople who use meta-critic are fairly hardcore gamers, yet all my mates are fairly casual and they love it. If you want deep online gameplay try something else this is pure run and gun action at its best.
  12. TomL
    Feb 18, 2010
    9
    The graphics are stellar, the plot is engaging. Spec-Ops adds instant fun by dropping you directly into the action. The multiplayer experience, however, depends on patience. When you first start, you will be undoubtedly hammered and destroyed. It will take many weeks to discover tactics and combination of perks to overcome the enemy. I think the reason most people gave the game bad The graphics are stellar, the plot is engaging. Spec-Ops adds instant fun by dropping you directly into the action. The multiplayer experience, however, depends on patience. When you first start, you will be undoubtedly hammered and destroyed. It will take many weeks to discover tactics and combination of perks to overcome the enemy. I think the reason most people gave the game bad reviews is because they haven't been very patient with the game and rage-quitted like newbies. The reason it isnt 10 is because of the ridiculous hype. It would never of lived up to the expectations, which deflated many players just a bit. Expand
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. markn
    Nov 10, 2009
    10
    amazing! I wish all those PC whiners would shut up about their dedicated servers. If I hear one more loser mention that IW is "forgetting their roots" or that IW owes everything to PC gamers I'm going to vomit. All the PC copies of previous versions were pirated anyways so IW's not losing any money by doing this, AND they are right - playing online PC sucked because half the amazing! I wish all those PC whiners would shut up about their dedicated servers. If I hear one more loser mention that IW is "forgetting their roots" or that IW owes everything to PC gamers I'm going to vomit. All the PC copies of previous versions were pirated anyways so IW's not losing any money by doing this, AND they are right - playing online PC sucked because half the gamers their using hacks and crap anyways. Bottom line: this game rocks and PC owners are babies. Want some cheese with that whine? Expand
  20. SteveJ.
    Nov 10, 2009
    3
    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
  21. Elwenil
    Nov 10, 2009
    7
    Overall this game feels more like it should have been a $39 expansion to CoD4 rather than a full $60 game. It is certainly not up to the standard of the current generation of AA titles, in my opinion. The singleplayer is very short and the plot is more than a little ridiculous and completely illogical. The story is wandering and feels incomplete with very little to "fill it out". The Overall this game feels more like it should have been a $39 expansion to CoD4 rather than a full $60 game. It is certainly not up to the standard of the current generation of AA titles, in my opinion. The singleplayer is very short and the plot is more than a little ridiculous and completely illogical. The story is wandering and feels incomplete with very little to "fill it out". The multiplayer is as expected by anyone who played CoD4. Not much has changed overall in this game from the earlier title and I really feel that Infinity Ward could have done better. I don't feel disappointed that I bought the game, but I do feel disappointed that I paid $60 for what is basically an expansion. Expand
  22. HannesN
    Nov 10, 2009
    10
    Why does this game have such a bad mark on user score? i bet its all those ppl saying like how much hype this game is getting that give it low points, they should first play the game online, and then they'll understand!
  23. JamesC
    Nov 10, 2009
    8
    ***MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS*** CoD:MW2 single player campaign is a great game. But it's a short game. At just around 6 hours to complete on Hardened difficulty with some 20 Intels found, I was somewhat disappointed in how quick I completed the game. But during those 6 hours, I had a blast. The single player is solid FPS play with great gun controls, good death physics, and tons and tons ***MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS*** CoD:MW2 single player campaign is a great game. But it's a short game. At just around 6 hours to complete on Hardened difficulty with some 20 Intels found, I was somewhat disappointed in how quick I completed the game. But during those 6 hours, I had a blast. The single player is solid FPS play with great gun controls, good death physics, and tons and tons of action. However, the graphic engine is the same as CoD:MW. It may even be a step down. The textures on buildings and cars are pretty bad and some interiors are just horrific, especially in South America. Enemy is AI is decent, but pretty predictable. They hide behind a wall, poke out their head, shoot few times, duck down, toss a grenade, poke their head up, shoot a few times, etc. etc. Some AI are even compelled to bumrush you and shoot you point blank in the face. Something a highly trained Russian soldier wouldn't likely do. The story is amazing, though. You'll see an old face or two and by the end, feel betrayed, exhausted, and somewhat in shock at what all just transpired. I was very happy with the story and I hope they make a third to continue on what they've created. As far as the multiplayer, there's really nothing new. But that's not entirely a bad thing. They leveling system is more robust with a handful of new weapons, perks, and Death Streak abilities (where if you die a certain amount of times, you get a perk until you use it). The maps are larger and more open with fewer choke points and a lot more houses perched up high for you to be shot from. Movement and aiming seems more fluid in CoD:MW2 for some reason, but that may just be me. I didn't really notice it too much in SP but in MP I definately got that feeling that it was slightly improved. Overall, I give it an 8 because I was let down by the short SP and subpar graphics but the MP is still the king of FPS games. That is no doubt. Expand
  24. moto
    Nov 10, 2009
    10
    Considering it has the same gameplay, the PS3 version offers the best online side of it for the simple reason that all the screaming kids are on xbox live and the PC version has been bitch slapped to only play on official servers with a reduced player count.
  25. SlackJack
    Dec 13, 2009
    0
    horrible online community, terrible single player, no dedicated servers, didnt even come close to living up to hype
  26. ChrisA
    Dec 10, 2009
    10
    This is a refined version of the first Modern Warfare, thats by no means meant to be a critical statement. Its FPS par excellence! Lots of depth and very rewarding if you learn how to play it properly. Infinity Ward releases are the only ones you should consider in the COD franchise and this is the evidence! My only criticism is that with all the money raked in from Modern Warfare 2 This is a refined version of the first Modern Warfare, thats by no means meant to be a critical statement. Its FPS par excellence! Lots of depth and very rewarding if you learn how to play it properly. Infinity Ward releases are the only ones you should consider in the COD franchise and this is the evidence! My only criticism is that with all the money raked in from Modern Warfare 2 setting up servers for centrally hosting multiplayer games should have been a priority, instead Activision decided that profit should come before quality of the online experience, but in fairness I have very few complaints about the reliability of the multiplayer games, and considering that this will be its busiest period, then things can only get better. Expand
  27. 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
  28. 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.
  29. JimH
    Dec 25, 2009
    5
    Critics have really overhyphed Modern Wafare 2. It may be a sequel to one of the best games of this generation, but it is flawed in many different aspects. For starts, the single player campaign, apart from a few instances, is apalling and will only last just after four hours. The online is just as you would expect, but it's an aging formula, with the lobbies now ridden with infants, Critics have really overhyphed Modern Wafare 2. It may be a sequel to one of the best games of this generation, but it is flawed in many different aspects. For starts, the single player campaign, apart from a few instances, is apalling and will only last just after four hours. The online is just as you would expect, but it's an aging formula, with the lobbies now ridden with infants, draining the fun and community from Call of Duty. Graphically, the game is garish, especially compared to shooters such as Killzone 2. If you're a COD fan, you will have already made the purchase, but to other gamers, save yourself and settle for another game. Expand
  30. 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.
  31. Mark
    Dec 29, 2009
    6
    This is coming from a hardcore fan of COD4, which I played just about every day online for over a year. This game seemed great at first yet quickly became the most annoying, frustrating and pointless game there is. I played the campaign first which is enjoyable and well made, although the story is very poor and its very short that you could not buy this game for the single player alone. This is coming from a hardcore fan of COD4, which I played just about every day online for over a year. This game seemed great at first yet quickly became the most annoying, frustrating and pointless game there is. I played the campaign first which is enjoyable and well made, although the story is very poor and its very short that you could not buy this game for the single player alone. While enjoyable I felt COD4 campaign was better with the excellent sniper mission. I also think COD4 graphics were realistic and MW2 graphics are kind of arcade like and not that great tbh. So single player is fairly good overall. I think the multiplayer is horrible. I loved COD4 online, it had great maps and the perfect balanced gameplay. It could be frustrating but compared to this you realise how perfect it was. MW2 is simply a camping noob friendly game. Im not saying this because I suck, I got my kd to 1.70 by camping - its the only way to play this game. So while I got good it was no fun at all. On COD4 you could do well bursting in with the MP5, being a Sniper, picking off those snipers with the M16. It was well balanced. MW2 has no balance to it, the assault rifles are the best by far. The streaks are annoying, the maps suck and every one is camping. Like I said this game is for noobs and its totally lost the realism and enjoyment of COD4. Luckily I managed to get this for £26 so after finishing the campaign and playing online a while I sold it on. It really is the most frustrating, annoying game in existence. Its enough to put you off online games for ever. This game is nothing on COD4, if you were a hardcore fan of COD4 then I am sure many people will agree. They have probably appealed to the wider audience making the game more arcade like but its isolated the hardcore COD4 fans who wanted realism. Expand
  32. ChrisL
    Dec 4, 2009
    1
    I was very unhappy with this game, It did NOT live up to all the hype.
  33. pc
    Dec 5, 2009
    8
    It's a very solid game.I'm very confused how people are giving it 0 saying its only a small improvement on the original?! They must have a very unusual rating system the score must ultimately come down to enjoyment, which I've to say I experienced. Sure there are faults, the rediculous favela level, but on the whole it's a general improvement on the original in every It's a very solid game.I'm very confused how people are giving it 0 saying its only a small improvement on the original?! They must have a very unusual rating system the score must ultimately come down to enjoyment, which I've to say I experienced. Sure there are faults, the rediculous favela level, but on the whole it's a general improvement on the original in every area. The muliplayer can fustrate at time but thats why I have the option to leave a match full of campers and idiots, I don't have to stay and complain. Plus the constant tweeking of the classes add to the fun. And if this game is given such low ratings i really think people haven't tried some of the really rubbish out there. Expand
  34. 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
  35. RajivM
    Dec 6, 2009
    9
    The massive hype up to this game and it is here at last! You get immersed into the campaign which is a gripping storyline. There is also special ops so you can play parts of missions with your mates which is always a laugh! Online can be frustrating connecting to a game but once your playing it is a load of fun killing other people. The only reason it dropped a perfect ten is due to the The massive hype up to this game and it is here at last! You get immersed into the campaign which is a gripping storyline. There is also special ops so you can play parts of missions with your mates which is always a laugh! Online can be frustrating connecting to a game but once your playing it is a load of fun killing other people. The only reason it dropped a perfect ten is due to the problems online and the fact that the maps aren't as good as Call of Duty 4. I know people are complaining that it's too similar to COD4 but it is 'Modern Warfare 2' aka. the sequel to COD4 so it's supposed to be similar. And as for missing speech out during the game, this is a good thing as it is as if you are actually in war as explosions and gunfire are going off everywhere and your trying to listen to your superior. Well worth getting and a brilliant war game. Expand
  36. anonymous
    Dec 7, 2009
    9
    Awesome Game. All these noob users who give a low rating should be shot on sight. Hold O to go prone. Learn to play the game and then you'll love it.
  37. ChaseL
    Jan 11, 2010
    7
    First off, i am a massive cod4 fan. when i got this i was pumped, which lasted 4 hours then that was gone. part 2, spec ops, fun, but not a $70 quality fun. Finally everyones new drug the multiplayer, very fun but it doesnt make a game, neither do graphics infinity ward made a lot of mistakes but overall a good game to get if you got $70, but most of us dont.
  38. AlexC
    Jan 16, 2010
    10
    This game has a great varaity of levels including an oil rig Afgan etc. The multiplayer is amazing as you unlock guns,titles,emblems,kill streak rewards and camo for your gun. The new spec ops is a good idea seeing as you can play online or single player!
  39. 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
  40. ShaneD
    Jan 18, 2010
    10
    I dont understand people who give this game low ratings. Its a imporoved versoin of the series and honestly the funnest game out right now. The multiplayer actoin is better then call of duty 4. I dont think anyone can find something that needs to be improved on.
  41. NathanielT
    Jan 23, 2010
    4
    If you loved CoD4 then you`re in luck, this is an automatic 10 for you. For everyone else, you should just rent it first. Single player is short and you`ll be done with it quickly. Spec-ops is designed for two players but the only way to play co-op is splitscreen or inviting someone to join you. There is no matchmaking. Multiplayer makes this the most unbalanced game in existence. If you loved CoD4 then you`re in luck, this is an automatic 10 for you. For everyone else, you should just rent it first. Single player is short and you`ll be done with it quickly. Spec-ops is designed for two players but the only way to play co-op is splitscreen or inviting someone to join you. There is no matchmaking. Multiplayer makes this the most unbalanced game in existence. Matchmaking does not match you with similar skilled players, so starting from level 1 you will regularly be forced forced into games dominated by clans made up of lv40+ players, which in terms of equipment and perks, have an unfair advantage over you. Last, but not least, there are the killstreak rewards, and they take the meaning of unbalance to a whole new level. A player with 7 kills in a row without dieing has the ability to call in a helicopter that spawn camps the enemy for about 30 to 60 seconds, for example. And when matches last no longer than five minutes, that's a lot of time! Expand
  42. AndrewE
    Jan 25, 2010
    3
    never before have i played a game with sooooooo many problems. first of all the all of the call of duty games i have played have an insane amount of glitches in them and the developers do nothing to fix. it got so bad tha i had to stop playing call of duth 4 because every game had some cheater in a place on the map that was impossible to get to by normal means. this game is not as bad BUT never before have i played a game with sooooooo many problems. first of all the all of the call of duty games i have played have an insane amount of glitches in them and the developers do nothing to fix. it got so bad tha i had to stop playing call of duth 4 because every game had some cheater in a place on the map that was impossible to get to by normal means. this game is not as bad BUT it still happens and one time is too much. the connection quality when playing this game online is horrible. there is so much lag. i cannot play for an hour without getting disconnected from the host or the game ending due to poor connection. it is not my internet because every other game i play online is just fine, it's just this one that gives me problems. the spawning system in this game is by far the worst i have ever experienced. in most game you respawn in your team base or away from all the other players in the game, but this one is way too random. you can spawn in the middle of a gun fight and i have been killed instantly. sometimes the hit detection system is off. i die from a head shot and when i watch the kill cam the preson didnt shoot any where near my head, and i have shot players with controlled bursts in the head who are standing perfectly still and i dont get a head shot. killstreaks can be overpowered. the match making doesnt even put you with people of a similar level. i have played as a level 20 and i get mached with some people who are level 70 and im at a huge disadvantage with weapons and perks. Expand
  43. MikeD.
    Jan 27, 2010
    6
    This game is disappointing, I have tried to defend it time and time again thinking i was at fault, maybe it was just me who just couldnt find the right spots or have perfect accuracy or get out of the way in time. Then i tarted noticing my clan of about 100 people has the same problems as me. Strategy in this game is out the window for camping. Try playing a GB match and that is all you This game is disappointing, I have tried to defend it time and time again thinking i was at fault, maybe it was just me who just couldnt find the right spots or have perfect accuracy or get out of the way in time. Then i tarted noticing my clan of about 100 people has the same problems as me. Strategy in this game is out the window for camping. Try playing a GB match and that is all you see. It seems that they took everything i loved about CoD4 stripped it and left in the over powered stuff hell they even once again had the P90 and M16, although there are even MORE oped guns in this game that made me forget about my hate for those guns. Levels do not have the same charm as CoD4 and seem extremely unbalanced causing me a headache to come up with strats for them. the spawn system is broken, the matchmaking is broken, it seemed to me that there was little to n o glitched in CoD4, but its the opposite in MW2. WaW is better then this and for some reason i miss it, can Treyarch do a better job at making a CoD then IW? Seems to be so for me since i have concluded that IW has sold out and now just cares about money and not trying to please there loyal fan base. I think we can all agree that CoD4 will be missed and i wish i didnt sell it to get this game. Expand
  44. PaulM
    Feb 23, 2010
    7
    Cash in. Same old , same old. Uninspiring story which fails to immerse you in the action, more like a James Bond game than a war game. Poor multi player suffers due to lack of beta testing. Amazing amount of glitches and generally poor programming. Laughable spawning, poor matchmaking and noticeable shot lag, coupled with poorly balanced weaponry and no encouragement to work as a team Cash in. Same old , same old. Uninspiring story which fails to immerse you in the action, more like a James Bond game than a war game. Poor multi player suffers due to lack of beta testing. Amazing amount of glitches and generally poor programming. Laughable spawning, poor matchmaking and noticeable shot lag, coupled with poorly balanced weaponry and no encouragement to work as a team meaning every game type is a free for all, making it more annoying than fun. Overall this was about sales and appealing to the masses and has been done better elsewhere , primarily in Infinity wards last effort. Expand
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. 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
  48. AnthonyD.
    Apr 17, 2010
    5
    This game was very overrated and "over-hyped" and I was very disappointed with the campaign with my friends jumping off the walls about the game. I did feel immersed in the campaign just felt like a lot of running around aimlessly and not even having to aim with the no-skill scoping. But in saying I didn't feel very immersed I haven't played the original modern warfare. The This game was very overrated and "over-hyped" and I was very disappointed with the campaign with my friends jumping off the walls about the game. I did feel immersed in the campaign just felt like a lot of running around aimlessly and not even having to aim with the no-skill scoping. But in saying I didn't feel very immersed I haven't played the original modern warfare. The multiplayer is the most annoying thing in the world at first with the campers and all. But After ranking up a few times, unlocking new guns and perks and playing for a few hours, it became sort of addictive until you got some no life 10X prestige coming along with his guns'n'stuff gunning the shit out of you and all your team with his ac-130 gunship every 3 secs. Spec Ops did give it more replayability but some of the "fun" parts required two players. All this makes my friends like idiots (no offense) by ranting on about it. Back to the campaign I lost track of what was happening sometimes due to the constant swtiching of characters. The story didn't mean f*** all to me because I didn't play the first and they required people to have played it to understand the story which I found slack, They could have given us something to pick up the story, not that hard. The graphics could do with a bit of an improvment but they are still pretty good. CodMw2 has its moments of awesomeness (e.g. abseiling down above enemies and stealthily knifing them) but is over-rated and disappoints better maps woulb be nice and map selection in multiplayer. Just rent it buy something else. Expand
  49. 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
  50. JeffZ
    Nov 11, 2009
    4
    I honestly don't understand why the gaming sites gave this such high reviews. I have no issues over the lack of dedicated servers. What I HAVE issues over is the fact that this game is by no means a great improvement over MW1. This single player campaign is short, makes no sense, (I've played through twice and still have no clue wtf the plot is) and is completely linear. Crytek I honestly don't understand why the gaming sites gave this such high reviews. I have no issues over the lack of dedicated servers. What I HAVE issues over is the fact that this game is by no means a great improvement over MW1. This single player campaign is short, makes no sense, (I've played through twice and still have no clue wtf the plot is) and is completely linear. Crytek revolutionized the genre with its open ended play and it seems that every other developer is still intent on giving us guided by rails FPS. Even ignoring the linear nature, the graphics are not noticeably improved over MW1 and the new multiplayer modes and killstreak points buys are basiclly the same as MW1. Honestly, this game feels like they took MW1, added 3 hrs of campaign and tweaked MP a little. Hardly revolutionary, and maybe worth the money if it was a $20 expansion to MW1. Feels like EA and IW are going the way of the Command and Conquer series with MW2, simply milking as much money out of the name as they can before it dies. Expand
  51. 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
  52. 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
  53. Doozer
    Nov 11, 2009
    0
    Terrible game, terrible even more so for what crap like this is doing to the games industry. The devs are get so high and mighty in their ivory towers, kinda like governments.. think everything they do/say MUST be right and MUST be the best for all. Wrong, this is a disgrace to all gamers on all formats. It *IS* slightly better on the consoles than the PC (and I have a PS3 and a fast PC) Terrible game, terrible even more so for what crap like this is doing to the games industry. The devs are get so high and mighty in their ivory towers, kinda like governments.. think everything they do/say MUST be right and MUST be the best for all. Wrong, this is a disgrace to all gamers on all formats. It *IS* slightly better on the consoles than the PC (and I have a PS3 and a fast PC) other than the fact I personaly always prefer FPS games with a mouse on PC. Even so, all the lies and PC/Trophy issues aside - the game underneath is still a very bad game masked by loud bangs and 'hollywood esque' derivitive action that does nothing for gaming but everything for critics of gaming. Avoid, Return to store, or just hang your head in shame if you buy this... vote with your wallets and buy a game that is WORTHY of your support not the one that gets the 'biggest advertising budget'. As for the professional reviews, well it's been obvious that gaming sites/mags have been taking backhanders for many years now, or are so linked to their sponsors/advertisers that they dare not speak evil of them (esp the massive titles that 'save' the industry each year with a giant cash influx from the brain washed masses).. games like NFS, COD, Madden etc. Please stop buying that crap and think about all our futures as gamers and how you can help change by using your brains and standing up for what you want and ignoring/not buying this kind of thing just because they have adverts everywhere saying 'the most anticipated game of the decade' - that shows such arrogance that I knew the moment I saw that this would be a re-hash of an already not that great COD4 original. Expand
  54. 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
  55. jasonw
    Nov 12, 2009
    6
    And that's after getting it for £26. Best comment I read about this that sums the game up is "Michael Bay". Its a dumb shooter. Really dumb. On the PS3 It feels and looks dated (if you've played something like crysis or unreal3 that is). It offers nothing new to the FPS genre and BARELY does what's been seen a hundred times before that well. Its more of aAnd that's after getting it for £26. Best comment I read about this that sums the game up is "Michael Bay". Its a dumb shooter. Really dumb. On the PS3 It feels and looks dated (if you've played something like crysis or unreal3 that is). It offers nothing new to the FPS genre and BARELY does what's been seen a hundred times before that well. Its more of a shooting gallery than a depiction modern warfare. None of what makes modern warfare a good subject for a game is in this. Its just another dumb Hollywood blockbuster. It IS overhyped. It deserves almost none of the praise that's been lavished on it. Combat is ugly. There's no grace, no adrenalin rush. No thrill of combat. No inching forward behind cover during street fire fights. Just chaos and dying all the time. Level design is a mess and suffers from not being linear enough. The flitting about all over the world as different characters kills, almost completely, any immersion that might have been present . AI is obviously bad because half the time enemies stand up and invite to be shot. And in the snowbound level 2 it avoids buddy-AI altogether by lamely having you walk into the enemy camp alone while your "buddy" takes pot shots from afar. There are far better depictions of modern warfare than the COD series (in any guise). Stealth is poorly implemented with an Aliens-style motion sensor and a lot of snow. Amateurish at best. No squad buddies? No camaraderie? No TEAMWORK. No quiet spots where characters could have been developed. Just bang bang bang, everyone for themselves. CODMW2 is a prime example why designers need to chuck ideas about "fun" and "imitating Hollywood" into the bin and pick up "entertaining" and "engaging" as their watchwords. They need stop pandering to juvenile idiots and start making games for adults. An airport massacre with no build-up whatsoever doesn't make the game "adult", it just makes it crass. Stop thinking every moment has to be in your face and that all that matters is shooting stuff, even in war. So why did I buy it? I ask myself. I think I woke up feeling dumber than usual on Tuesday. This is a pinnacle of money-making, not gaming. Expand
  56. AdamJ
    Nov 12, 2009
    10
    Wow! If I have to stumble through one more poorly spelled rant that nails simple grammar to a cross about what a "bad" game this is, I'm going to go nuts. People complain about the number of people allowed in multiplayer matches. You can have 512 and 1024 people matches and it could still be a mess if it's not balanced correctly. MW2 multiplayer has a brilliant balance and the Wow! If I have to stumble through one more poorly spelled rant that nails simple grammar to a cross about what a "bad" game this is, I'm going to go nuts. People complain about the number of people allowed in multiplayer matches. You can have 512 and 1024 people matches and it could still be a mess if it's not balanced correctly. MW2 multiplayer has a brilliant balance and the number of people playing is more than enough to keep battle chaotic, fast and fun. The single player is short, but it is a very well-conceived single player. The airport scene will be talked about and debated for a while to come and experiencing that was unlike anything I have experienced in 20 years of dedicated gaming. Sure, they don't tell the most realistic story ever, but it is entertaining. That's what interactive entertainment is all about, right? And what is with the knock of saying, "this is just like Call of Duty 4.5" and then giving a review score of zero? COD4 was a brilliant game that won multiple game of the year awards. If a game builds on that and you say so in your review, how can you give it a zero? Sheesh. Truth is, this game is a 9. Giving a 10 to try to balance out the ridiculous scores. The campaign could have been longer, but everything else is well done. Enough tweeks were made to multiplayer to make it interesting all over again and the game is very...very pretty. While Uncharted 2 is still better, don't miss out on this! It's one of the year's best games. Expand
  57. HannesN
    Nov 12, 2009
    10
    Why does this game have such a bad mark on user score? i bet its all those ppl saying like how much hype this game is getting that give it low points, they should first play the game online, and then they'll understand!
  58. AndrejM
    Nov 13, 2009
    10
    No custom maps No mods No tweaking No dedicated servers No playing higher then 9v9 Higher pings Harsh DRM(Steam) No community Shorter single player from CoD4 No competitive play Forced hosting $10 extra price Don't even waste your time, critic reviews are paid.
  59. JosephA
    Nov 13, 2009
    8
    Most people here are giving it bad scores because they hate how games get so hyped so they try to bring it down for no reason. Truth be told, Modern Warfare 2 is a good game. Not the best but it deserves more than what the haters are giving it. Single player is a lot shorter than the first but the story is more interesting (and confusing at times). Multiplayer is way better AND BALANCED Most people here are giving it bad scores because they hate how games get so hyped so they try to bring it down for no reason. Truth be told, Modern Warfare 2 is a good game. Not the best but it deserves more than what the haters are giving it. Single player is a lot shorter than the first but the story is more interesting (and confusing at times). Multiplayer is way better AND BALANCED (don't listen to those other angry users) The game does not deliver in campaign but anyone buying this game is buying it for the multiplayer, and anyone who is a fan from the original will love it. Everyone who probably gave it a score of 8 or lower is playing it right now (hypocrites) or they are all so angry that they are boycotting the game. The game does feel like an expansion at times with all the new guns and perks but the same gameplay remains. But why destroy whats already good? Don't expect a brand new game please when it is Modern Warfare 2! There's a 2 there for a reason. If your a fan of the multiplayer get it. Yet Overall...this game is an 8.5, nothing big and new here just a lot of cool add-ons, more guns, more perks, more attachments, same gameplay....period. This is a rating for the ps3 version. Anyone dissing the PC version should go the the PC version page...not here..duh. Expand
  60. GeoffT
    Nov 13, 2009
    7
    Impressive visuals but dated game play with no cover system and no ability to go prone and no way to interact with or control your AI team mates. Essentially this is a rail shooter where you are led to a confined area for a firefight. It is tense and visceral to be sure, but make no mistake, it is just a shooting gallery. Rainbow Six Vegas is more realistic as an example, with strategy Impressive visuals but dated game play with no cover system and no ability to go prone and no way to interact with or control your AI team mates. Essentially this is a rail shooter where you are led to a confined area for a firefight. It is tense and visceral to be sure, but make no mistake, it is just a shooting gallery. Rainbow Six Vegas is more realistic as an example, with strategy elements, a cover system and more realistic weapons in terms of sound effects and the damage that they do. Firing a shotgun in Rainbow Six is a violent experience. In this game it is like shooting a ping pong ball out of a cardboard tube. This game also tends to be too over the top, with enemies sometimes flying around like weightless rag dolls when they are shot. The single player campaign is very, very brief (I can't stress that enough), very easy and represents a poor value. The snowmobile level is particularly childish and ridiculous with the vehicles traveling at what would be in real life hundreds of miles an hour. Yes there is multiplayer, but in many ways SOCOM Confrontation does it better with more ways to control your character and larger, more open maps. Take away the upgraded visuals and this Call of Duty is the same as the previous game. Its wide appeal is probably due to it's simplicity, but you will want to rent it first as it is a disappointing buy. Expand
  61. 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
  62. PatrickC
    Nov 15, 2009
    6
    Mediocre. The single player game is short, but Modern Warfare 1's wasn't very long either. The difference was that Modern Warfare 1 was engaging in a way that the sequel is not. The story line is incoherent. Oh, spoiler alert. Read on if you enjoy laughter. Having played it to completion, I still don't know what half of the game was supposed to be about. The terrorist from Mediocre. The single player game is short, but Modern Warfare 1's wasn't very long either. The difference was that Modern Warfare 1 was engaging in a way that the sequel is not. The story line is incoherent. Oh, spoiler alert. Read on if you enjoy laughter. Having played it to completion, I still don't know what half of the game was supposed to be about. The terrorist from the first game is now revered like a god (huh?) and now all the Russians hate Americans, so another terrorist comes along and does some terrorizing. You go in as an undercover operative (okay) and, instead of shooting the guy in the head, you slaughter civilians (do what?!?). You get shot and killed by terrorist man. So now the Russians clamor for war with the U.S. and they invade. There is even a nuke. (Getting dumber by the sentence, isn't it?) Then there is some rescue thing on the other side of the planet. Betrayal! Why? No clue. I saw something about Shadow Company or something. Maybe that's it. I don't know. Then you go after the betrayer guy. He was going to conquer the world or invent a better mouse trap or something. So he had to be stopped. Apparently. The game plays much like its predecessor except that this time it is not much fun. There will be levels when you will die after playing for seconds. This will happen repeatedly. Over and over. Redundantly. Interminably. Did I mention having to repeat the same bit over and over again? I did? Because you really will have to replay the same bits countless times. I mean it. Really. (Notice how utterly repetitive this paragraph this? The game is just like that.) There is even one part which the game itself makes you play over again; the second time through is after a lengthy cutscene, then you play for 10 seconds, then it loads another cutscene. That is not even an attempt at humor. It actually does this. Graphics are good. Yadda, yadda, yadda. Nothing special. Expand
  63. DanB
    Nov 28, 2009
    7
    I have the PS3 version. Overall this is a solid game, but as a few others have said it does feel like more of an expansion of COD4. I'm a big fan of the first game as it offered so much in terms of new gameplay and story, as well as and addictive multiplayer! By the time I finished the Single Player campaign (around 5 hours) I felt a little disappointed. The story was rubbish, and as I have the PS3 version. Overall this is a solid game, but as a few others have said it does feel like more of an expansion of COD4. I'm a big fan of the first game as it offered so much in terms of new gameplay and story, as well as and addictive multiplayer! By the time I finished the Single Player campaign (around 5 hours) I felt a little disappointed. The story was rubbish, and as I am not american *spoilers* shooting my way though suburban america and the White House just felt, well dumb. And the Airport scene just felt out of place. It also lacked any truly memorable moments. COD4 had some truely memorable moments; flying around in the AC130, the sniper mission in Chernobyl offered something unique, new, fun and memorable. However there is nothing that rivals these in MW2 (except for the infamous airport mission). And the story, well that's a bit of a mess. What I found annoying is that important parts of the story are being told in game, yet there is no option to change the in game speech volume so you can miss important information if there is stuff exploding, gunfire and music also playing at the same time. The multiplayer is the true heart of MW2. There are some need new addition here including new perks, guns, customizations and more! Pretty much the same as MW1 but with a few new bells and whistles. However MP also has it's issues, the teams can be unbalanced at times; eg the other night it played TDM and on my team were players ranked level 20's-30's, yet on the other team it was all level 40+. However it is still early days and I'm sure these issues will be sorted by the way of future patches etc. The graphics are solid, and an improvement over COD4, and run smoothly at 1080p! I have no complaints for the sound, apart from what i mentioned above. Overall a fun game, but not enough of a leap over the original, and so feel's somewhat disappointing, epically as Activision is putting a higher than normal price tag on it. A short messy story tries to tug at the heart strings of Americans, however as I am not American it didn't really work for me and came off as a cheesy B-grade movie script. The multiplayer is still alot of fun and you can still invest a huge amount of time in it, but again isn't the leap forward COd4 was. Expand
  64. W.
    Nov 30, 2009
    6
    I have played the COD series since the pc releases and I have purchased the latest 2 titles on XBOX 360. I admit, I did find some enjoyment with the mw1, but I really hoped the second chapter would break away from all the faults of the first chapter, but the game AI still behaves the same way the original AI back to the original COD. Maybe I am too critical, but beyond the changes in time I have played the COD series since the pc releases and I have purchased the latest 2 titles on XBOX 360. I admit, I did find some enjoyment with the mw1, but I really hoped the second chapter would break away from all the faults of the first chapter, but the game AI still behaves the same way the original AI back to the original COD. Maybe I am too critical, but beyond the changes in time and atmosphere the game play I am left with is, "been there, done that". AND what is with the, "bubbles" on the screen when I get shot? Did the enemy shoot me in the face on every shot? I realize we are not looking for realism here, but the, "bubbles" are just STUPID! I find myself waiting for the enemy to walk up and blow more bubbles.....sigh. Expand
  65. StephenW
    Dec 14, 2009
    10
    There is nothing wrong with this game. It plays exactly like the first but it's better overall in quality. You have no reason for not having this game collect dust with the rest of your PS3 games.
  66. 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
  67. JP
    Dec 15, 2009
    10
    This game is awesome. graphics are super, the online multiplayer is really fun and the campaign is great even though its a little short i still love this game. this game is a must buy!! definetly in my top 5 also!!!!
  68. 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
  69. 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.
  70. 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
  71. 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.
  72. yesaig
    Dec 22, 2009
    10
    this game is awesome infinityward pulled a 10 the graphic with this game sound effect, history is something shorter than the previous one but certainly worth buying
  73. [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.
  74. 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
  75. OskarK
    Dec 28, 2009
    10
    The Campaign is very intense and action packed, the Spec Ops is surprisingly varied and challenging, and the Multiplayer is just divine! I find MW2 the best game since GTA 4.
  76. JM
    Dec 31, 2009
    8
    First of all let me start by saying special ops and campaign are absolutely brilliant however campaign is a little short. Then we get to multiplayer. Now i dont think the game is too bad here. However it's not the game being bad its the people making it bad. I mean the insane amount of campers that just wait till you walk past to kill you with an MP5K is just pointless and the amount First of all let me start by saying special ops and campaign are absolutely brilliant however campaign is a little short. Then we get to multiplayer. Now i dont think the game is too bad here. However it's not the game being bad its the people making it bad. I mean the insane amount of campers that just wait till you walk past to kill you with an MP5K is just pointless and the amount of clips you can get with frag grenades is pointless. I thought it was me. So I went on COD4 and I ended up getting 63 kills about 20 of those being frags. Also the lobbies do annoy me and the games are too short. Why is headquarters only 200. Damn when i got my chopper gunner yesterday the game ended. And overpowered grenade launchers. WTF! Only the spec ops and campaign have saved this game. Expand
  77. pixel_geist
    Dec 3, 2009
    6
    The MP side has a few issues like the lack of dedicated player-made servers, no freedom in the choice of maps, poor team balancing, ping and latency issues between xbox and PS3 consoles, w/ xbox getting a 30 ms ping over the PS3, which gets a slower 100ms ping, not enough visual customizations, no options for female characters. I found the spec- ops mode enjoyable, as well as the story The MP side has a few issues like the lack of dedicated player-made servers, no freedom in the choice of maps, poor team balancing, ping and latency issues between xbox and PS3 consoles, w/ xbox getting a 30 ms ping over the PS3, which gets a slower 100ms ping, not enough visual customizations, no options for female characters. I found the spec- ops mode enjoyable, as well as the story mode, although a solid game, I just don't think it stands out from the crowd, and the overall gameplay shars too many similarities w/ other titles. Expand
  78. BrentonM
    Dec 3, 2009
    6
    This game is way overrated. The single player is worth playing however I wish I would of rented it rather than buy the PS3 version. The mult-player has the worst community I have yet to see in a mmo of any kind. If I wanted to hear kids yell at each other and drop F-bombs and racial slurs every 15 mins I would be a school teacher. The mult-player also promotes the use of unfare teams with This game is way overrated. The single player is worth playing however I wish I would of rented it rather than buy the PS3 version. The mult-player has the worst community I have yet to see in a mmo of any kind. If I wanted to hear kids yell at each other and drop F-bombs and racial slurs every 15 mins I would be a school teacher. The mult-player also promotes the use of unfare teams with only 1 death match game mode avaliable where you may not find yourself with a group of average players vs. a full clan of vets. This happens to me at least 25% of the games I join. Modern Warfare2 promotes camping, and occasionally one person that has more xp with the maps will hide to get 25 kills and the nuke killstreak reward to end your game with a loss. If he has his clan covering him the odds of this are more likely. After you enter prestige mode the game just becomes a grind. I have been playing for about 3 weeks now and I am ready to move on to something more fun b4 the PS Network tries to get me to pay $10 for add-on content. Expand
  79. TylerH
    Dec 3, 2009
    3
    Let me quote Meristations review from Roguewarrior - "overall, it's just an average game, with nothing we hadn't seen before, and it's extremely short". There MW2 review - "Infinity Ward raises the bar again with Modern Warfare 2. Its new campaign keeps delivering a cinematic, inmersive, and visually spectacular experience, while polishing AI and respawn issues, and Let me quote Meristations review from Roguewarrior - "overall, it's just an average game, with nothing we hadn't seen before, and it's extremely short". There MW2 review - "Infinity Ward raises the bar again with Modern Warfare 2. Its new campaign keeps delivering a cinematic, inmersive, and visually spectacular experience, while polishing AI and respawn issues, and offering a minimum of 8 hours of gameplay". Really? Do you see the hypocracy in the gaming world from the critics... laughable double standards. MW2 does not take 8hrs, closer to 4-5... and even if it did, thats ok? But Rogue Warrior is too short? Wow... did I miss something? Why does the Call of Duty series get free passes for unoriginality/short/linear/copy and paste work by so many Critics and 13 year olds who have never played any other games to know whats good/bad? My actual review now - Extremely average gameplay, over the top in every way, obviously Michael Bay inspired (so if you complained about Transformers 2, you better hate this game too, otherwise, again... more hypocracy.), plot makes little sense, and all the while you wonder what the point of single player was, same with the 'airport' level. The level serves 0 purpose. I actually laughed. The characters you shoot just fall to the ground, zero body/blood damage. The bodies clip into each other on the floor. Graphics are simply not that good for a 'next gen' title, or something billed to what this was. All they did was turn up the bloom and brightness. Characters and guns looks nice, but the environments are static and do not move, look dull, and add no immersion. Reused textures, sounds, voices, and text from previous cod titles. The background music (which you can't turn off, because options and customization dont exsist with Infinity Ward) is overbearing and completely annoying... I dont need dramatic, life altering music playing non-stop, while im doing nothing or while im walking in a straight line, waiting for the enemies to begin there inevitable respawn (something that they have not fixed, simply improved 'slightly'). A millitary game that leaves realism at the door; probably being used as a recruiting trial. Guns have zero recoil, and your character can take 37 bullets to what i assume the face and be fine, the splatter screen is rediculous, even if you get shot in the foot, its everywhere, and you continuously have it occuring. Killzone 2 did a much better job in that reguard. Punishes teamwork or any real strategy in Multiplayer; it simply feels dated, while being horribly unbalanced and the capital sin of gaming = not fun or rewarding. A game that does not innovate, instead is stuck in 2006. Other games are more realistic and have done many things better. Supposidly took 2 years to make, yet Left 4 Dead 2 was made in less than 1; contains a lot more content than MW2 could ever wish, and beats its own predecessor in almost everyway. The marketing campain, and critic reviews should be all the evidence you need to dismiss them entirely. Truely a disappointing purchase, I have already sold it. The local gamestops around here are getting flooded with copies, mostly 360, but a good amount of ps3's too, so I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks this was a waste. Just because something sells alot, doesnt mean its good. Use your own judgement, not a friend who plays nothing else, or rabid cod fans who have never played another game, or the critics who are either paid off; or scared to upset Infinity Ward or break from the status quo. This has to be the most overrated game of all time. Rent first or get used... now you can all wait for the inevitably overpriced while lacking-content DLC... Expand
  80. fabp
    Dec 4, 2009
    10
    this truly is the best game in the history of gaming not for the only line play, and not for the the fact that they made this one more fair compaired to mw1. the reson why this game is so good is because of the story line no matter where you are from you need to respect the courage of the creators who made an invation of the states a mission in the game. no matter where you are from this truly is the best game in the history of gaming not for the only line play, and not for the the fact that they made this one more fair compaired to mw1. the reson why this game is so good is because of the story line no matter where you are from you need to respect the courage of the creators who made an invation of the states a mission in the game. no matter where you are from people see the u.s.a as an invinsable force and this game really did humble the U.S. Also i find this to be a history lesson because this situation really shows the stress between the former U.S.S.R. and the U.S. during the cold war this very well could have happened, or worst then. they had computors calculating then what the casualties would be, what the fallout would be, how long humanity would be forced underground because radiation. this game truly is the game to end all games. Once agin it seems the COD serise has produced an even greater game that forces us to think and reflect on what we would do. Expand
  81. RossC
    Dec 5, 2009
    6
    Poor graphics, a cloned multiplayer and a short single player lead to the game delivering far short of the hype. To be honest i wouldn't have bought it unless i got it for an almost half price and was glad i didnt pay full price as it was completely overhyped. I feel like it is a half game with infinity ward ready to milk its customers with 10 map packs at £10 each, map Poor graphics, a cloned multiplayer and a short single player lead to the game delivering far short of the hype. To be honest i wouldn't have bought it unless i got it for an almost half price and was glad i didnt pay full price as it was completely overhyped. I feel like it is a half game with infinity ward ready to milk its customers with 10 map packs at £10 each, map packs which they have already designed and have ready but did not include in the game from the start which annoys me a great deal. Overall falls short of epectations. Expand
  82. Cookiemonter
    Dec 8, 2009
    7
    granted the graphics and game play are better (as they should as time goes on) there wasnt enough new stuff in the game to make it better than cod4. Also as a pc player, i think they should have geared it toward pc not the other game systems. There is quite a few things i miss like the dedicated servers and 0 gravity. However, the prestige and class system has much improved. Overall its granted the graphics and game play are better (as they should as time goes on) there wasnt enough new stuff in the game to make it better than cod4. Also as a pc player, i think they should have geared it toward pc not the other game systems. There is quite a few things i miss like the dedicated servers and 0 gravity. However, the prestige and class system has much improved. Overall its worth while to get and fun to play but i probably will be going back to cod4 every once and a while Expand
  83. Maxxyw
    Dec 9, 2009
    7
    Quite honestly, this game is very impressive (I could play spec ops all day), until you get to the live, which is, surprisingly, kinda boring. Since this is a live-centered game, I didn't give it an exceptionally high rating because I think the live system could be way better. It's really kind of sad that the live on COD5 is better...more fun, anyway. In MW2, the maps are so Quite honestly, this game is very impressive (I could play spec ops all day), until you get to the live, which is, surprisingly, kinda boring. Since this is a live-centered game, I didn't give it an exceptionally high rating because I think the live system could be way better. It's really kind of sad that the live on COD5 is better...more fun, anyway. In MW2, the maps are so damn huge and so many ppl camp I can go an entire match with about 2 kills and 1 or 2 deaths. Once, I decided to play AFK for a match and I didn't even die. It's just not as hectic as it should be. In general, the entire system is just too uneven. Camping in a building and gunning down the idiots who keep walking by you is totally unsatisfying. I'm only satisfied with a game that rewards you for being good, and MW2 just rewards the addicts who play all the time and are not necessarily even that good. Eventually I just got bored and frustrated and decided to play Halo and Gears instead Expand
  84. PaulK
    Nov 11, 2009
    7
    Expectations were high, and probably therefor I expected to be disapionted. Now I wasn't that disapointed but clearly this is not the game I guess players would have hoped for. The campaign is intense and I acctually like story. It has this cheesy 1980's "the world at war on the brink of armageddon" scenery completed with heroes, villains, backstabbers and people you just Expectations were high, and probably therefor I expected to be disapionted. Now I wasn't that disapointed but clearly this is not the game I guess players would have hoped for. The campaign is intense and I acctually like story. It has this cheesy 1980's "the world at war on the brink of armageddon" scenery completed with heroes, villains, backstabbers and people you just can't say what side they're on. You just have to roll with it. And just like those old movies you just have to know how it ends. The lasting appeal of the story won't stay with you forever, but on the other hand you don't mind watching it again. The same goes for MW2. However the campaign is extremely short even for being in the Call of Duty series which are pretty known for short games. Expect between 6-9 hours on the harder difficulties. Then it doesn't matter that the multiplayer and special ops are good additions, those are simply somewhat mods added to give that litte extra to the game (watch and learn how Naught Dog did it with Uncharted 2). The main part of the game is still the campaign. Here I'm sorry to say IW barely makes it. The saviour is the great weapons arsenal and some of the locations. However the graphics at some points are below average and are easily exceeded by segments in MW1. It becomes more and more clear that the MW series is more about making money than a great game. The power of Modern Warfare isn't really here. What could have been one of the greatest games ever turned out to be just a good game. There's really not much new here. Sure there are multiple ways you can customize your character and about a million different tasks for each weapon in multiplayer. Translation read: you can now personalize your own avatar and collect points. So does a Tetris key chain that allows you to switch shells. Instead of developing the game they promised (instead of delivering this "prolouge"), IW and Activision focused on pointless gadgets such as the "Modern Warfare 2" hand controll or the "Prestige" edition which gives you a pair of toy goggles. And doesn't look better when the multiplayer breaks down for PS3 owners the day after realease, assumably because they failed to make the trophy system work from the beginning. It should not be possible on this level. Especially not when Activision it one of the largest advocates for the use of "AAA" in titles which in the end means "we're going to charge you extra for this game". Although their version is that AAA garantuees it's a big game which has needed a lot of resources but in return players can expect a little extra. Modern Warfare 2 claims to be a AAA title. It is not. It's still pretty good though. Expand
  85. KyleJ
    Nov 11, 2009
    10
    Don't believe the haters. They just can't accept the fact that Infinity Ward has released another amazing game. Sure, the story mode can be 3 hours long if you play it on easy and skip all the between mission scenes, but if you play it on a higher difficulty you'll not only have more fun, but the missions will feel more satisfying. This game could not have been an expansion Don't believe the haters. They just can't accept the fact that Infinity Ward has released another amazing game. Sure, the story mode can be 3 hours long if you play it on easy and skip all the between mission scenes, but if you play it on a higher difficulty you'll not only have more fun, but the missions will feel more satisfying. This game could not have been an expansion and those who say so obviously have not played it. There is so much to do in this game that you will probably have to lock yourself in the basement for a year (I exaggerate, but you get the point). The single player ends, then you can go into SpecOps mode and play the missions from the story again, and also some bonus missions (the best from COD4 and some between the story ones that you don't play in the story). SpecOps can be played in single player, split screen or online mode. The higher the difficulty setting, the more stars you are awarded for trophies. The multiplayer is amazing. There are awards for almost anything you do. You can upgrade your perks, weapons and weapon add-ons (ie silencers, thermal scope, acog scope, holographic scope, red dot sight, etc) by using them and completing certain tasks like getting X amount of kills while using it. You also can unlock different badges while you rank up and choose what you want your tag to look like, with a background and icon on the side. This isn't required of course, but it sets you apart from others because you can show off the tags you've unlocked. The kill streaks are now customizable. You can choose up to 3 kill streak perks that you can use. Everything from manning an AC-130, launching a predator missile, calling in ammo crates and support and even launching an endgame tactical nuke. The maps are amazing as well. They really have something for everyone in them. If you like to snipe, most maps are big enough for that. If you like to run and gun, they are set up for you too. I've never seen a game that put so much into it so that we as gamers could enjoy it. Do not let ignorant comments fool you, they just want to be different (even at the cost of demonstrating blatant ignorance and using logical fallacies; their opinions make no sense). They also want to be noticed, this is called ADD. This is the biggest selling entertainment piece ever. Don't believe me? Look up the statistics for Modern Warfare 2's first day. This game is epic. 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. NickG
    Nov 14, 2009
    7
    The multiplayer is the best part of the game but the levels are HUGE compared to the cramped style of MW1 that some people loved. Depends on what type of maps you like. On some maps you don't even want to go out of a specific house because you know you are just going to get snipered from across the map. Also the matchmaking servers function sometimes lead you to an American hosted The multiplayer is the best part of the game but the levels are HUGE compared to the cramped style of MW1 that some people loved. Depends on what type of maps you like. On some maps you don't even want to go out of a specific house because you know you are just going to get snipered from across the map. Also the matchmaking servers function sometimes lead you to an American hosted server (i'm Aussie) and it kind of annoys me. The singleplayer story isn't really a story, just a bunch of action sequences coming at you too fast to even register. One day you're in Brazil or Russia then suddenly you're in suburbia in US fighting against god knows which faction. The blood spatter on the screen is a little overdone and with all the action going around you would be suprised how many times you need to hide behind a wall and slowly pick off enemies individually. Sometimes mid mission, the screen will go black and cut to 10 minutes ahead skipping out on what could have been some pretty cool detailed sequences like seeing a guy get tied to a chair instead of capturing him then skipping 10 minutes ahead to when don't get to see him get tortured. It is also wayyyyy tooo action packed, there is no rest time like a sniper mission similar to in the first game. Infinity Ward didn't do a good job at linking stories and making the player understand what is going on. The graphics of the game are pretty much the same as the first except the level of detail has just been enhanced. The entire game is pretty much an expansion of the first because you only get 5 hours out of singleplayer and multiplayer is just 15 maps and extra perks and guns. Not saying its a bad thing or game because i think it is pretty fun but such short singleplayer time should not be worth AU$120. Lucky my bro paid for it because i think i would have left my purchase for Assassin's Creed 2 tomorrow or Uncharted 2 until Battlefield Bad Company 2 comes out in March which will definately blow this game out of the water. I gave it a 7 because i think that is what it truly deserved and had all this over-hype not happened then this game would have probably only got a 7, it should definately not be in the top 5 games of all time on ps3 thats for sure, because it hasn't revolutionised the genre. Everything seen in the game has already been done before in every other FPS so some critics giving the game a 10 means they are giving it a perfect score making the game perfect and better than any other game which is definately not true. I would say rent it and if you like it make a purchase otherwise you could be wasting your money on something this is not a superior as some of the games coming out. Expand
  88. JorgeZ
    Dec 11, 2009
    2
    This game had a lot of hype to live up to. Needless to say, it didn't live up to the hype. The single player stinks, and the online multiplayer is a carbon copy of CoD4 with different maps. If you are looking to spend 60$ for a game, wait until something innovative comes out.
  89. ScottJ
    Dec 11, 2009
    9
    Good game. Don't listen to the bad reviews. If you like call of duty(any of them) then this is for you. If you want a game that will last you for over a year with no monthly fee then buy this game. I won't get into why the game is good but I will state why I did not give the game a perfect score...this game is too short for a purchase for single player. Buy this if you want to Good game. Don't listen to the bad reviews. If you like call of duty(any of them) then this is for you. If you want a game that will last you for over a year with no monthly fee then buy this game. I won't get into why the game is good but I will state why I did not give the game a perfect score...this game is too short for a purchase for single player. Buy this if you want to play the single player and then have fun with friends or strangers online. Expand
  90. nickh
    Dec 14, 2009
    10
    It is the best game ever! if you like the call of duty series don't listen to the ones who give bad reviews. and admit it people the singleplayer story may be short but it is worth playing especially the multiplayer online!.
  91. 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
  92. 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
  93. aeron6tdl
    Dec 24, 2009
    9
    ''outrages'' is the first word that pops into my head when i play mw2. whats not to like awsome graphics killer game play and a whole bunch of awsome stuff,i give a...a 9
  94. BopGun
    Dec 26, 2009
    9
    This game is fantastic. For starters, the campaign is short but exciting and without filler. The new Spec ops co-op mode supports online or offline splitscreen play, but uses the same crappy split screen layout as codWAW. Its stil a blast. The multiplayer has been getting a lot of poor user reviews. Youve got to recognize that this IS a different game. Its a sequel and they made some This game is fantastic. For starters, the campaign is short but exciting and without filler. The new Spec ops co-op mode supports online or offline splitscreen play, but uses the same crappy split screen layout as codWAW. Its stil a blast. The multiplayer has been getting a lot of poor user reviews. Youve got to recognize that this IS a different game. Its a sequel and they made some changes that take a little getting used to. i initially didnt care for it but have grown to appreciate the pace of it. The multiplayer has made HUGE leaps forward in all areas and it kicks ass. and i was a huge cod4 fan. buy this game Expand
  95. 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!
  96. 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.
  97. 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
  98. Mike
    Dec 28, 2009
    9
    Great game. It was my first Call of Duty on the PS3 & it won't be the last. First player storyline was fantastic. The Special Ops feature which I'm currently on now is tough as nails but they've made it very addicting. The challenge it presents isn't impossible. I am not a serious gamer but it certainly brings back the charisma I had for gaming that I had with the SNES. lol
  99. 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
  100. 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
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!