Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 PlayStation 3

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  1. JonathonC
    Apr 1, 2010
    9
    an amazing campaign the guns are modern and feel realistic. its amazing theres a lot of detail put in to this games graphics. the story is a bit thin but dosent really cross your mind until the last three mission and the mission no Russian. MULTIPLAYER is absolouetly incredible so much depth and fun addicting action but this amazing online fun does come with a price CAMPERS totally ruin an amazing campaign the guns are modern and feel realistic. its amazing theres a lot of detail put in to this games graphics. the story is a bit thin but dosent really cross your mind until the last three mission and the mission no Russian. MULTIPLAYER is absolouetly incredible so much depth and fun addicting action but this amazing online fun does come with a price CAMPERS totally ruin the game for everyone a few mins in and a camper will have the veins blowing in your heads but worse of all he will proberbly have an ac-130 in the air. lag is another issue its constant i swear to you will find 1 in a hundred games where there wont be lag. Aside from the problems with the Multiplayer Modern Warfare 2 is golden and defineatly lives up to its name as one of the greatest shooters of all time. Expand
  2. philipc
    Jan 20, 2010
    7
    sp although the story was short and the start was slightly rushed they managed pull it back with several brilliant twist that kept me interested. game play was similar to the first modern warfare. spec-ops spec-ops was like little challenges that made a brilliant new addition to the game and ads more play time to the game. online as fun and enjoyable as ever. however although there has sp although the story was short and the start was slightly rushed they managed pull it back with several brilliant twist that kept me interested. game play was similar to the first modern warfare. spec-ops spec-ops was like little challenges that made a brilliant new addition to the game and ads more play time to the game. online as fun and enjoyable as ever. however although there has been upgrades to features and the addition of death streaks I do not see anything creatively new in this part of the game and I just hope they can come up with something new for there next game. Expand
  3. GordonF
    Jan 5, 2010
    0
    I am not a big fan of COD, but I have played COD4 on a PS3 in the past, and own COD5 on Steam, and when I got COD6, I was just shocked..... No dedicated servers, no mods, no custom maps, N O T H I N G !!! Like honestly! What makes a great game een better? THE COMMUNITY!!!! Look at Half-Life 1 and 2! What made these games even BETTER, is all these AWESOME mods!! I can't imagine I am not a big fan of COD, but I have played COD4 on a PS3 in the past, and own COD5 on Steam, and when I got COD6, I was just shocked..... No dedicated servers, no mods, no custom maps, N O T H I N G !!! Like honestly! What makes a great game een better? THE COMMUNITY!!!! Look at Half-Life 1 and 2! What made these games even BETTER, is all these AWESOME mods!! I can't imagine Half-Life without mods, just look at Counter-Strike, it was such a smash-hit online! Today, the number on mods for Source Engine (Half-Life 2) is COUNTLESS! Well, some mods are not that great either, but some are just AWAZING! Summary of my impressions on COD6: CONS: *Storyline TOO short! *NO DEDICATED SERVERS!!! (most important problem for me) *Huge lag online with most players *SAME engine as COD4.... *It is NOT worth 70$ ! PROS: *Good graphics, even if they the SAME as in COD4 same engine) *Nothing else..... Expand
  4. michaelk
    Jan 8, 2010
    10
    i really struggle to understand all the negative feedback this game is getting its easily one of the best games i've ever played yes the story makes little sense but this doesn't detract from the fun of shooting my way through so many fantasticly built levels, spec-ops is amazing fun even more so when played with a friend and the multiplayer is so good i probably will still be i really struggle to understand all the negative feedback this game is getting its easily one of the best games i've ever played yes the story makes little sense but this doesn't detract from the fun of shooting my way through so many fantasticly built levels, spec-ops is amazing fun even more so when played with a friend and the multiplayer is so good i probably will still be playing it in 2 years when the sequel comes out Expand
  5. ChrizH
    Feb 18, 2010
    8
    Ill give it a fair 8. modern warfare 2 was a great game for me. i loved the single player mode. and the multiplayer was also great. there is some flaws of course as ive seen many others on this site write about the game. alot hasnt really changed. people camps their butts out of the game. alot uses the grenade launcher attachment alittle too far (also called noobtubers for some people) Ill give it a fair 8. modern warfare 2 was a great game for me. i loved the single player mode. and the multiplayer was also great. there is some flaws of course as ive seen many others on this site write about the game. alot hasnt really changed. people camps their butts out of the game. alot uses the grenade launcher attachment alittle too far (also called noobtubers for some people) and that can be VERY annoying in some eyes. i myself havent tried spec ops. i dont really know why i just didnt find it very important to try challenge myself further. the game is great i love playing it. although it sucks to the pc (i realised that cause i started with buying it to pc and then later on ps3) cause of the non dedicated servers. ill give it a 8 for a very fun single player story. and a great (with some flaws) multiplayer. Expand
  6. MarkR
    Feb 3, 2010
    4
    Introduction I really wanted to give a good review, I really did want too, but this game is quite rubbish, to be honest. Modern Warfare 2 is (Obviously) the sequel to Modern Warfare, A game I've never played, come to think of it, I've never played any Call of Duty, so I hoped, at least, this game would be friendly to new people to the series, unfortunately it isn't after Introduction I really wanted to give a good review, I really did want too, but this game is quite rubbish, to be honest. Modern Warfare 2 is (Obviously) the sequel to Modern Warfare, A game I've never played, come to think of it, I've never played any Call of Duty, so I hoped, at least, this game would be friendly to new people to the series, unfortunately it isn't after the first 5 minutes of the Campaign. Gameplay This is the only place this game shines, it's game play is nice and simple, very easy to slip into it and I fount it really easy to grasp the controls, it was also very responsive and really, the best part of the game. The game has good controls, which pretty much every game needs to have to be a good one, having an amazingly complex controls won't get you very far. Unfortuantly, the rest of the gameplay falls short. In multi-player, some weapons are useless, some are extremely overpowered, for example, the most well known flaw, Model 1887 Shotguns. These guns can outpower every weapon on the game from short to midrange, if this wasn't bad enough they can also be dual wielded (Akimbo), the fact that they outpower Assault Rifles and Machine Guns at Midrange is absouloutly stupid, there was a patch for this, but it didn't really do anything, I'd still be shot by Akimbo 1887's and be dead at midrange, after putting 3 or 4 Assault Rifle bullets in my opponent. More about the multi-player flaws later on. Story Unfortunately.. the story is pretty boring and unimaginative and according to some of my friends, very similar to Modern Warfare 1. Like I said earlier, I'm new to Call of Duty, which means the campaign should be difficult on the Normal difficulty, or at least challenging unfortunately, it isn't, I started on Hardened, recommended after The Pitt, and shortly found myself knocking that up to veteran, where it finally got mildly challenging. Even so, the game took me a short 10 hours on veteran, and my brother has beaten it in 6 hours on the Regular difficulty... for a game with so much hype and expectations, and my £45 it really isn't good enough, I had started to wish I rented the game instead. Re playable? Not really, unless you did the game on the Super Easy Regular difficulty and want the veteran trophies, then you might send out another 10 hours getting them. Oh... and people wanting the Co-Op story mode from World at War... It's gone so... yeah. This is without even mentioning the huge quantity of plot holes in the story, No spoilers, So I can't say anything, but just google it, and you'll find a list of them. Special Ops My favorite part of the game and it even has it's flaws.. Dear oh Dear. Specials Op's are basically short 1 or 2 player missions, and by 2 player, the person HAS to be on your friend-list and can't be a random person from the internet for some weird reason, which means people with no friends that have a copy of Modern Warfare 2, will never be able to get the Platinum trophy or the 69 Stars trophy or the Honor Roll trophy, this is because some of the missions have to be 2 players which makes me question again why we can't be teamed up with a random person from the internet or even an AI.. Anyway has a whole, special ops is good fun, even more with a friend, but still is good fun without 1, and seems to be a replacement for Nazi Zombies (Which I've played 1 game of round a friends house, it was awesome) from World at War, unfortunately there aren't any zombies on this one and instead there's a load of missions asking you do different things, sneak through a forest, collect some Intel and escape the gulag, kill a bunch of Juggernaughts on an oilrig, and mostly slightly edited stuff from the story but now is timed. This does however make up for the simpleness of the Story mode slightly, because, the Echo missions are rather difficult, though both have there own tricks to getting them done, such as High Explosive, which I did with my brother, it took us all day, then we find out there's a way to do the mission easily on co-op, using a cheap trick to block the Juggernaughts. Multi player This mode is really fun... if you are a veteran to Call of Duty online, us newbies will find ourselves thrown into a game with a bunch of players a lot more experiences than ourselves and shortly finding us basically being absolutely battered this is because the game doesn't seem to make games around people of your own 'level' or Kill/Death ration but more of random people, no matter how good they are and you find yourself, like I said, being battered by the other players which have a lot more experience. if you're a veteran however, you should find this mode fun, and (Apparently) the same as always with a few new modes, I really like the customizable weapons though that's one of my favorite parts. The largest problem I have with being against much higher levels is that they have much better guns, perks, and attachments, I'm used to games normally giving the new people a slight advantage which this game doesn't, let's face it, someone with Pro Perks and the all the Attachments for their gun is easily going to destroy a Level 1 with the basics. Like I mentioned earlier, IW haven't done a good job at balancing the guns (Model 1887 versus Everything) and some things just annoy you, Knife, for example, a basic tool, turned God-like on MW2, there's a setup which turns you into a running unstoppable knifing machine on this game (Marathon, Lightweight, Commando Perks) which lets you knife people from about, 2 meters away, and isn't slowed down by bullets and kills you in 1 hit, you would think if you are shooting someone running straight towards you a few bullets from an Assault Rifle would slow them down just a little bit, but it doesn't. On top of this, some maps are extremely poorly made, "Estate" for example, 1 side of the map has a house (Another thing I have a problem with, undamageable scenery, a rocket from an AC130 would surely destroy the roof of a house, yet it remains unscarred) on 1 side, giving the team that spawns there a huge advantage if they can defend the house and I'm sure you know, defending is a lot easier than attacking, the more you play multiplayer, the more frustrating it becomes, and the more addicted you become, deep down you know you're not having fun, but you're addicted, so you keep going. As a whole the game honestly feels Rushed and Unfinished which is because I believe they want to release a new game every year, I'd rather have a brilliant game, that's taken 10 years to make and has been perfected, than a broken game that has been rushed to finished. I advise you to rent the game, then if you like it, but it if you want, but I wouldn't recommend it, the more I play this game, the worse and worse it gets, in contrast to some other games,which seem to get better and better the more I play them. The hardest part of this review is giving it an honest rating, with the descriptions I'd give it a 2, "Severe Problems prevent any Real Fun" but that's only for Story and Multiplayer, Spec Ops has problems but is still fun. So, I'd go with 4, "Game is unremarkable and flawed" completely sums up my feelings for the majority of the game, and it gets an entire 2 points for Spec Op's missions. Expand
  7. RyanK.
    Feb 3, 2010
    0
    I purchased the game at release and it was on my self the day after Christmas. I've never waste my time on it again. Everything people had hoped for from this game was not only not accomplished but IF went the other way. Camping is the name of the game and it is insane. With every building open for people to hide in the campers run to a window and set up shop. You will spend the I purchased the game at release and it was on my self the day after Christmas. I've never waste my time on it again. Everything people had hoped for from this game was not only not accomplished but IF went the other way. Camping is the name of the game and it is insane. With every building open for people to hide in the campers run to a window and set up shop. You will spend the majority of your time trying to get a camper out of his little cubbie hole and less time playing a fun game. Every gun has the same acc with a scope on it. They might as well give you one gun and ask you if you want auto or single burst because other than that there is no difference. I liked CoD4 because it was fluid yet somewhat still realistic. So IF went ahead and added Akimbo shotguns to the game and that is the worst part of the game in my opinion. After seeing countless cheesers running around with this I decided to try it out my last week of playing. Not only is idea of a person holding two shotguns and firing both of them unrealistic the acc of the guns is mind boogling. You can stand upstairs at estate with akimbo shotguns and if someone stands by the front entrance you can kill them every single time by firing both guns. The distance of that shot combined with how your acc should be applied because you are firing two shotguns would be a miss every time in a real world situation. In summary, buy this game if you have always loved arcade games. I prefer madden, gran turismo, and Mag when compared to arcade games like blitz, need for speed, and MWF2. Expand
  8. StevenL
    Mar 1, 2010
    9
    If you're looking for the best online shooter of 2009 / 2010 then this is for you. The Single player story is indeed not as long as some people would have liked, but given that you have loads of missions in Spec Ops and the Multi Player aspect of MW2, then you have a blockbuster. Sure it looks kind of the same as COD 4, it's an inevitable comparison, however there are lots of If you're looking for the best online shooter of 2009 / 2010 then this is for you. The Single player story is indeed not as long as some people would have liked, but given that you have loads of missions in Spec Ops and the Multi Player aspect of MW2, then you have a blockbuster. Sure it looks kind of the same as COD 4, it's an inevitable comparison, however there are lots of tweaks. People complain about campers, it was my initial view too. However once you know where people camp and how to get around them, it's even more satisfying nailing them in the head. Add 5 friends in a good mood and you have an epic game on your hands. IW aren't the fastest to respond to bugs, but they are addressed where needed over time and with more maps on the way why wouldn't you be playing this? Sure the MP is different to COD 4, which is why a LOT of people aren't comfortable with MW2 immediately. Give it time and watch the dust grow on 4 on your shelf. Expand
  9. JoseM
    Mar 24, 2010
    7
    I bought MW2 on release day and I enjoyed it much... in the beginning. After many hours of playing this is my honest review. Tech: Graphic engine is smooth with 60fps, but looks aged due to lack of HDR lighting and some awful pseudo-reflections. Sound FX are above average. Controls are nearly perfect. Net-code works well after several patches. Art: Music, although generic, is very good. I bought MW2 on release day and I enjoyed it much... in the beginning. After many hours of playing this is my honest review. Tech: Graphic engine is smooth with 60fps, but looks aged due to lack of HDR lighting and some awful pseudo-reflections. Sound FX are above average. Controls are nearly perfect. Net-code works well after several patches. Art: Music, although generic, is very good. Scenarios are beautiful and detailed, although they suffer due to engine's lack of contrast. Good smoke and debris effects. Poor rain effects. Some models, like cars', are pretty bad. Weapons models are very detailed. Animation is above average. Story writing is epic but not very inspired and lacks cohesion. Game Design: Player character moves insanely fast. Weapons have very little recoil. Bullets make severe damage, you can kill fast as well as die. Campaign: It is very short and linear, and the length is mainly due to the insane amount of enemies you will encounter. Sometimes you may even think there are infinite of them (like in favelas levels). There are some breathtaking levels, only stained by the "9999 enemies" design decision. The story lacks cohesion, which means you forget about the relations between chapters, and you won't care about the story until the end. Spec-Ops: They are a set of cooperative short missions, mainly based on moments from the campaign. They're hard but fun to play with a friend online or split-screen. Unfortunately, it feels half-cooked and leaves you wondering why they didn't implement a full cooperative campaign. Online Multiplayer: Here is where most of the people wanted to come. Multiplayer is incredibly deep, fast and addictive. MW2 has a good set of modes and maps and a HUGE set of perks, killstreaks, tags, etc. You will have much fun for the first 50 levels or so, which is not too bad. I said it is addictive but it is also becomes frustrating and eventually boring. This is because unbalanced weapons and perks, loads of campers, lack of team play, huge bullet damage, God-like ninja knifers, annoying overpowered choppers and bizarre speed of movement. In the end, it becomes "run in circles and knife anybody you come across", which is a pity after the great amount of (unbalanced) options devs made for the game. Ending comment: MW2 has great production values and tons of content, but in the end, is very arcade. It rewards reflexes over skill and it gives you much fun quickliy, until you burn it out and it quickly becomes boring. Rent it and get Bad Company 2 or MAG if you want long lasting fun and develop your skills rather than your time of reaction. 7/10 Expand
  10. AlickC
    Apr 12, 2010
    5
    Okay, since many fanboys have dubbed the game "Zomg! Perfect!" while others claim it to be "An absolute joke!" Here is my honest, unbiased review. -Good points- The game is glamourous, with great graphics with an outstanding amount of detail. Single player, whilst short, has one or two good touches to it, but you can see that all the attenition has gone to the online multiplayer. It is Okay, since many fanboys have dubbed the game "Zomg! Perfect!" while others claim it to be "An absolute joke!" Here is my honest, unbiased review. -Good points- The game is glamourous, with great graphics with an outstanding amount of detail. Single player, whilst short, has one or two good touches to it, but you can see that all the attenition has gone to the online multiplayer. It is much more rewarding, with lots of new guns and perks. The gameplay is, in theory, good. But it is ruined by a number of things... -Bad Points- There are some weapons in the game which are vastly overpowered and an endless amount of things which gives players unfair advantages over new players. If the game is supposed to be "realistic" how can you run forever and take no damage when jumping off buildings? Online mainly consists of this: Camp, kill, win, boast. Ranking up seems more like a chore and Spec-ops has no replay value. There is nowhere near enough content to warrant the price tag on MW2. Expand
  11. markit
    May 3, 2010
    6
    Now I'm a big fan of call of duty, and the graphics, characters and importantly gameplay in this game are top notch, great in fact. and although being highly addictive the multiplayer game has far too many flaws.....i'll mention a few........commando (wtf), boosters, tac insertion, heartbeat senser, noob tubes, akimbo, campers, painkiller, tacticul nuke, small maps.......overall Now I'm a big fan of call of duty, and the graphics, characters and importantly gameplay in this game are top notch, great in fact. and although being highly addictive the multiplayer game has far too many flaws.....i'll mention a few........commando (wtf), boosters, tac insertion, heartbeat senser, noob tubes, akimbo, campers, painkiller, tacticul nuke, small maps.......overall the worst call of duty around, if it had none of those mentioned above (theres probably more) then it'd be close to a ten. but there there and they are staying there, IW could have released a patch, but NO. Call of Duty: Black Ops will undoubtably be much better, they have the oppurtunity to fix mw2's flaws. Expand
  12. cheeseburger
    Nov 10, 2009
    2
    This game really sucks, i did enjoy cod 4, but this is just the same but with much less actaull play time, my first play through was under 5 hours on the hardest difficulty, so if you like to get your moneys worth, this is not for you. GFx are ok, a slight improvement on cod 4, not not as good as some other games we have seen recently.
  13. PatrickP
    Nov 10, 2009
    0
    Its basically COD4 1.2 new campaign is good, but still too short and nothing significant was added to the multiplayer, it does not deserve the high score, specially graphically wise, its using an old engine with poor textures.
  14. EricD
    Dec 12, 2009
    9
    i'm amazed at the blatant attempt by the users to bring down the score of this game. I mean really....you're going to rate it zero based off the notion that you're pissed that you can't kick another player from the game? the user scores being lowered like this is an obvious outright manipulation of the true value assessment of this game. get a life. - this game is i'm amazed at the blatant attempt by the users to bring down the score of this game. I mean really....you're going to rate it zero based off the notion that you're pissed that you can't kick another player from the game? the user scores being lowered like this is an obvious outright manipulation of the true value assessment of this game. get a life. - this game is great, -maps are more complex, the weapons perks are more rewarding, there are a multitude of different options to customize, -gameplay is solid as always, - if there are any problems, it's nothing that can't be reconciled with a good patch. -- 2 thumbs way up. Expand
  15. BrentA
    Jan 10, 2010
    10
    Simply put this game is incredible. You people out there that rate this a 1-6 are morons who haven't actually played the game.
  16. RichardM
    Jan 10, 2010
    10
    Not as groundbreaking as cod4. But underneath its new slick, perhaps camper ridden exterior lies a game of depth and versaitility. Okay the one player a spec ops are decent. But its the multiplayer that sets it aside from games like killzone and even its predecessor. It has a plethora of game modes, guns, equipment and perks. The scope ( pardon the pun) for improving and developing your Not as groundbreaking as cod4. But underneath its new slick, perhaps camper ridden exterior lies a game of depth and versaitility. Okay the one player a spec ops are decent. But its the multiplayer that sets it aside from games like killzone and even its predecessor. It has a plethora of game modes, guns, equipment and perks. The scope ( pardon the pun) for improving and developing your own skills and styles in the game are endless. This game is a joy to behold and will keep even the most casual of gamers hooked online for many many months, and in my case years. Expand
  17. JamesA
    Jan 12, 2010
    9
    This is one of the best PS3 games I've been on, better than CoD4 for sure but I agree with most of the other reviews, there are way too many campers.
  18. GáborN
    Jan 22, 2010
    5
    The single player campaging is god but short. the multi player it was fun, untill some hackars ruin. You can't play a match without you encounter some cheater. The Infinity ward nothing do aninthing. It's passed 2 moth. The IW is do only the money, and the dont do anithing for fee. Pathetic, it was my last call of duty game.... fuck activison
  19. JerryG
    Jan 23, 2010
    9
    For the most part I enjoy a game for the fun factor and don't get into all the complicated crap a lot of people say on here. This game this game is fun and after a few months is still fun. After spending a year in Iraq that is all I am looking for......fun!
  20. JesseT
    Jan 26, 2010
    6
    so overhyped its not funny. short campaign, spec ops is fun for about 5 minutes, multiplayer - well that depends on how much you enjoy multiplayer: i dont much, and seeing as how most of the game is in the multiplayer, its quite disappointing. Brings absolutely nothing new to the table, just your standard FPS.
  21. JosephK
    Jan 20, 2010
    10
    Its absolutly ridiculous the internet backlash this game is gettn, sure it got a ton of hype and fer some sad reason people feel like its cool to go against the hype(its clear that some people just dont like the game who give it 6's and 7's. thats fine )Everything has been ramped up from the original, the graphics are some of the best on ps3, definetly better than cod4's Its absolutly ridiculous the internet backlash this game is gettn, sure it got a ton of hype and fer some sad reason people feel like its cool to go against the hype(its clear that some people just dont like the game who give it 6's and 7's. thats fine )Everything has been ramped up from the original, the graphics are some of the best on ps3, definetly better than cod4's and although the story is very short and not as cohesive as cod4's it really is a thrillride where amazingly every single mission is a joy to play through so overall short but very sweet. Spec ops is pretty damn fun with a mate and they have definetly made some changes to the multiplayer but overall im still as hooked on it as i was on cod4's. Sure sometimes i feel like throwing the game out the window with the lag and campers but the highs far outweigh the lows. look its obvious this is one of the best games ever made and I respect people who think this just isnt their thing, but I feel sorry for all the biased sad people who give this a 0 or a 2 cus they're missing out on a real gem. Expand
  22. SachinT
    Jan 4, 2010
    10
    Why the hell r people givin this game such low scores? n sayin that nothin has been improved?! The single player while short, offers alot more cinematic moments, the music is epic, gameplay is again very sharp , the spec ops mode is a nice add, even the visuals on multiplayer llook superior to cod4's sp visuals. The multiplayer is the best online xperience you can ever have in a Why the hell r people givin this game such low scores? n sayin that nothin has been improved?! The single player while short, offers alot more cinematic moments, the music is epic, gameplay is again very sharp , the spec ops mode is a nice add, even the visuals on multiplayer llook superior to cod4's sp visuals. The multiplayer is the best online xperience you can ever have in a game! Tonnes of new attachments, perks, n kill streak rewards r included. So bascally IW improved on every aspect of the 1st MW. This game is the GOTY for sure!! So if you're planning on buyin this game n r a bit skeptical after reading these negative comments, ignore!! because these people either suck at it or are bitcin about the lack of dedicated servers for pc. Just buy the game n enjoy!! Expand
  23. ChrisVanK
    Jan 7, 2010
    4
    This game was made for shareholders, not gamers. If you get all warm and fuzzy knowing that Boby Kotick is laughing his ass off all the way to the bank, then perhaps you might disagree. Give it 10 like all the so called "reviewers" who are all in on the asskissing daisy chain. Oh and dont be to suprised IF and most like when the the all controlling IWNet pulls the plug on MW2 multiplay, This game was made for shareholders, not gamers. If you get all warm and fuzzy knowing that Boby Kotick is laughing his ass off all the way to the bank, then perhaps you might disagree. Give it 10 like all the so called "reviewers" who are all in on the asskissing daisy chain. Oh and dont be to suprised IF and most like when the the all controlling IWNet pulls the plug on MW2 multiplay, cause they want you to buy MW3 in 2010. Expand
  24. JasonE
    Feb 22, 2010
    3
    This may be the most hyped game of all time! Even surpassing the hype surrounding Halo 2! NONE of it deserved (for either of them). Do critics play these games til the end? Are they being paid off? WTH!? Single Player: What the hell was going on!? The pathetic attempt at an over the top storyline was so incredibly disjointed that I didn't know what was going on 2/3rds of the time. This may be the most hyped game of all time! Even surpassing the hype surrounding Halo 2! NONE of it deserved (for either of them). Do critics play these games til the end? Are they being paid off? WTH!? Single Player: What the hell was going on!? The pathetic attempt at an over the top storyline was so incredibly disjointed that I didn't know what was going on 2/3rds of the time. "Why I am I this character, in this part of the world now!?", "Why did I massacre those civilians when I coulda/shoulda just popped Makarov in the head!?", etc., etc... The action was to busy. I found myself running past certain sections when I realised I didn't realy need to engage anyone... Not that I cared enough to be bothered. Especially when I felt no connection towards the underdeveloped characters and situations anyways. Luckily, I didn't need to be drawn in and sold on the story because it ended after a measly 4 1/2 hours anyways!!! $70 for a campaign that last for 5 %$*%^ hours?!?!? That's insulting at best and blindingly selfish at worst. I guess they intended this overwrought beast to sell on it's multiplayer experience. Multi-Player: I won't lie to you. I have had some fun playing MP. HOWEVER, these moments have been few and far between the controller smashing ones! The lag frustrates: I've gotten the drop on people with their backs to me, only to have them turn around and one hit knife me! ... the imbalance issues are mindboggling( did they even bother to playtest multiplayer?): Dualwield shotguns LMAO!!! Hell, I unloaded half a clip from a Scar assault rifle into someone's chest only for them to run up and knife me! From 20 feet away! ... hit detection follows indiscernible rules: I watch the killcam to learn when I'm offed and some of my death are coming from crosshairs not ever being near me! (have they found a way to sneak aimbots onto the ps3?) ... From the crazed killstreak rewards, to the oneman army using nube toobers, this MP needs HELP! BAD! Unfortunately, with the gaming industries critics being hype machine feeding prostitutes Infinity Ward will think they've done a good enough job torepeat the same mistakes next time around. To bad. Expand
  25. AndyE
    Feb 28, 2010
    6
    Excellent single player but the multiplayer is the first one in my life... that makes me want to throw the disc and case into a snowdrift outside (Feb '10). Terribly imbalanced perks and weapons, very regularly there's a major glitch that, while not gamebreaking, is incredibly frustrating. While Infinity Ward is indeed patching the glitches, they're not doing it in a timely Excellent single player but the multiplayer is the first one in my life... that makes me want to throw the disc and case into a snowdrift outside (Feb '10). Terribly imbalanced perks and weapons, very regularly there's a major glitch that, while not gamebreaking, is incredibly frustrating. While Infinity Ward is indeed patching the glitches, they're not doing it in a timely manner and it feels like a mod for Call of Duty 4. I vastly preferred Call of Duty: World at War's broken multiplayer over Modern Warfare 2's and Call of Duty 4 had easily the best multiplayer out of those three games. Expand
  26. RyC
    Mar 4, 2010
    3
    This game represents the raping of your wallet. Overdone, unrealistic to the point where it bugs me. When a game is too realistic it can be frustrating and not fun, but this game is goofy and i can't get into the action because it doesn't seem like it would ever take place in real life. it looks prettier, but it's still the same feel as the previous game, and the sound is shit.
  27. ChrisP
    Nov 11, 2009
    7
    Like many people, when I heard Infinity Ward was planning on making a sequel to Modern Warfare as the next installment in the series I got very excited. Unfortunately, my child-like excitement got the better of me and I spent the last year or so thinking this game would be the best game ever released. Infinity Ward has given us a very streamlined and much fancier version of CoD 4, but Like many people, when I heard Infinity Ward was planning on making a sequel to Modern Warfare as the next installment in the series I got very excited. Unfortunately, my child-like excitement got the better of me and I spent the last year or so thinking this game would be the best game ever released. Infinity Ward has given us a very streamlined and much fancier version of CoD 4, but nothing new in the singleplayer and an outrageous amount of accomplishments in the multiplayer. While I am aware that many game publications base the majority of their rating on the single player, I cannot understand this for a game with a 5-6 hour story that many users will play 20 times that online. That being said, I find that the singleplayer experience is almost identical to the first game (which I very much enjoyed despite it's brevity) with almost identical plot twists and wild stories. I was disappointed with the lack of originality but still pleased enough to continue the story. The multiplayer is a beast that is tough to capture with just one rating. While it is vastly expanded in terms of goals and objectives from the first installment, this can make it a bit too busy at times. One of the best parts of the first Modern Warfare was the balance that you felt between the weapons. While there were some weaker weapons, on the whole you didn't feel a serious imbalance. This is not the case in Modern Warfare 2. Many of the guns feel inaccurate or too weak without certain perks. The maps feel too cluttered and non-linear to be multiplayer maps (although this does make for a much more interested single-player experience). I personally play on PS3 and have found that once again, the game grinds to a halt online. The first installment had a handful of glitches that made online play frustrating at times but were usually patched quickly. So far, this game has already had massive flaws on the PSNetwork and it seems like Infinity Ward didn't even bother to test the game on our network. All in all, the multiplayer has been pretty fun, but nothing I would invest the kind of time in that I did with the series' previous installment. If you own a PS3 & an Xbox 360, I would strongly urge you to buy the Xbox version, as Infinity Ward seems to have FAR fewer issues with Xbox online. Further, at the game's release there were issues for PS3 trophies and partymaking that Xbox is not having. This game is worth the price of admission, but will fall far short of expectations and the longevity that the previous version had/enjoyed. Expand
  28. JerryJ
    Nov 10, 2009
    1
    Think of this as Transformers 2. It'll probably make alot of money, but just be a disappointment compared to the first. Rediculous single player, not to mention only 3hrs long... wonder if thats how long it took them to make this game? Graphics are dated, and nothing in the environment moves except the player, just like md1. New perks are about the only thing 'new'. Ops is Think of this as Transformers 2. It'll probably make alot of money, but just be a disappointment compared to the first. Rediculous single player, not to mention only 3hrs long... wonder if thats how long it took them to make this game? Graphics are dated, and nothing in the environment moves except the player, just like md1. New perks are about the only thing 'new'. Ops is just there version of a horde mode... something every other game has practically. This offers nothing new, and just attempts to copy and paste other games formula's along the way, including its own. Another problem i have is the small multiplayer limit of 6 vs 6, or 9 v 9. Are they too retarded to make bigger maps or allow more players? Killzone 2 offers up to 32 players, Resistance 2 up to 64, and MAG will soon have 256. I assume its the fact they have there head up microsofts you know where and ported this from the 360, so ps3 and pc users are stuck in neutral because of it. Save your money and stay away from this overpriced expansion pack. The greed in the gaming world is getting ridiculous, Activison is the new EA. my opinion. Expand
  29. CodyB
    Nov 10, 2009
    10
    Lives up to the hype. One of the best games this generation among the original Call of Duty 4, Metal Gear Solid 4, Left 4 Dead, & Uncharted 2.
  30. ChrisB
    Nov 10, 2009
    0
    Remake of Call of Duty 4 with a worse singleplayer and multiplayer. Not sure why people buy the same game every year with little to no improvement. (much like sports game but atleast they usually try new things and update the roster). Battlefield Bad Company 2 on the other hand is shaping up to be FUN and bring new things to the table.
  31. [Anonymous]
    Nov 10, 2009
    4
    This game improves on the original in every way. New killstreak rewards, weapons and even the levels seem much more balanced. Oh and less grenade noobfests. Some may complain the single player is too short, but lets be honest, people are buying this for multiplayer. And even though the single player is short, its intense. I opened it up after gamestop sold it to me early and came home and This game improves on the original in every way. New killstreak rewards, weapons and even the levels seem much more balanced. Oh and less grenade noobfests. Some may complain the single player is too short, but lets be honest, people are buying this for multiplayer. And even though the single player is short, its intense. I opened it up after gamestop sold it to me early and came home and played it for 7 hrs to beat it on hardened. I didn't take any breaks for bathroom or a drink. Although i did pause to see how many trophies I had gotten but thats about it. Ive been playing games since the original nintendo and I dont think Ive ever played a game like that in one sitdown. Oh then there is the addition of co-op, the graphics have been updated slightly and also include breaking glass and more explosions in multiplayer. Please don't give this game a bad score because its too frustrating for you or you are just some pissed off PC gamer. Buy it on a console and be happy. Expand
  32. DavidD
    Dec 17, 2009
    2
    So, I went ahead and bought it. I played it for about 2 hours (as to give it a fair review). Now I totally regret the purchase. I haven't played the single player but the multilayer is totally hosed. For starters, the no server browser is a big issue for me. I don't understand why developers are dumbing down the game experience. Everything is bubble wrapped so that tards So, I went ahead and bought it. I played it for about 2 hours (as to give it a fair review). Now I totally regret the purchase. I haven't played the single player but the multilayer is totally hosed. For starters, the no server browser is a big issue for me. I don't understand why developers are dumbing down the game experience. Everything is bubble wrapped so that tards can't get confused and screw stuff up. I don't want an expressline gaming experience. They might as well remove all video and keybinding options while they're at it. If these kids can't figure out how a server browser works, they are going to be up **** creek when it comes to changing resolution. So anyway... Now I have to wait for it to link me up with 12 random players only for #12 to dropout right before match start, making the 'searching for 1 more player' kick in. So after waiting for 4 to 5 minutes for it to get a group of people together for some macho machinegunning. I get in the game only to find out that it is easier to knife someone to death than shoot them. Okay, whatever, maybe it just takes getting used to. An hour passes, my hate for the game grows. Why you ask? Well, not only does the whole knifing thing annoy the ever living piss out of me, the matches only last a measly 5 minutes. That's right, just as you are getting into the flow of things, the match ends, only to kick you back to the lobby where more players leave the game and the 'waiting for more players' starts all over again. So, to sum up this over-hyped gaming experience; you join a lobby, wait 5 minutes for the game to start, play for 5 minutes, back to the lobby to wait another 5 minutes for another game to start. So, half the time is spent waiting in a lobby with a bunch of kids asking if anyone can hear them on mic. I have lost respect in InfinityWard. They have turned their shoulder to us PC gamers that made them. At least the new Medal of Honor looks promising. Expand
  33. Ikarus14
    Dec 20, 2009
    9
    I really don't understand what the complaints are about. This is simply one of the greatest games I have ever played and it never failed to amaze me with awe-inspiring graphics, thrilling set pieces and adictive multiplayer.
  34. AllanB
    Dec 20, 2009
    1
    No dedicated servers.. Game keeps crashing when host disconects, it always fails to find new host... This game could have been the best of them all, but now we have to wait for Bad Company 2..
  35. JakeL
    Jan 11, 2010
    5
    Well Modern Warfare 2 says it all, its exactly the same as CoD4 , with a few minor details changed...
  36. HansS
    Jan 12, 2010
    10
    the Best game Ever Good Story unbeatable multiplayer good gameplay this is killing me
  37. RichardM
    Jan 10, 2010
    10
    Not as groundbreaking as cod4. But underneath its new slick, perhaps camper ridden exterior lies a game of depth and versaitility. Okay the one player a spec ops are decent. But its the multiplayer that sets it aside from games like killzone and even its predecessor. It has a plethora of game modes, guns, equipment and perks. The scope ( pardon the pun) for improving and developing your Not as groundbreaking as cod4. But underneath its new slick, perhaps camper ridden exterior lies a game of depth and versaitility. Okay the one player a spec ops are decent. But its the multiplayer that sets it aside from games like killzone and even its predecessor. It has a plethora of game modes, guns, equipment and perks. The scope ( pardon the pun) for improving and developing your own skills and styles in the game are endless. This game is a joy to behold and will keep even the most casual of gamers hooked online for many many months, and in my case years. Expand
  38. RobC
    Jan 18, 2010
    6
    This game is okay, I mean I really didn't like it that much at all in the beginning but when I played it a bit more it started getting a bit better, but only a BIT better. I never touched the campaign and spec ops mode, so cant comment on that. The online is mediocre at best. I agree with the reviewers that said it's hard to go on a big killstreak because there are so many This game is okay, I mean I really didn't like it that much at all in the beginning but when I played it a bit more it started getting a bit better, but only a BIT better. I never touched the campaign and spec ops mode, so cant comment on that. The online is mediocre at best. I agree with the reviewers that said it's hard to go on a big killstreak because there are so many campers, and it is, even though I am some what of a seasoned player. I do not criticize the servers much contrary to what some people on here think, only because I think the servers are better then they are on COD 4. I have a 5 bar connection about 95% of the time, but then again thats just me. It seems to me that IW just came up with a big list of what to put in in the multiplayer mode instead of actually making it balanced and appealing. The maps are also average at best, cod 4 maps are much better. I don't like how big the maps are on MW2 because I feel like they make the smg's such as the ump45 and mp5k useless. IDK about you but i love to run in and spray with an smg any day of the week. Final points: Pretty good game, worth buying I suppose, online can be frusterating at times but it just needs time getting used to, not very innovative/groundbreaking, not as fun to play as COD 4, graphics are solid and is probably the best feature of the game....One final note: I think that IW lost its momentum with this game, had they released this game one year after COD 4 (over WAW) i think mw2 would have been better, but instead they went back to ww2 and then went back to MW, I think that is the key in understanding why this game is the way it is. Expand
  39. ChrisI
    Jan 24, 2010
    10
    How could it get anything less. Ive put over 150hrs into the game and still playing. That is a whole lot of game for $60.
  40. jt
    Jan 27, 2010
    9
    hahaha i love all the bad reviews for this game. I hate the way the critcs give this such high remarks feels like the critics are in infinity ward/activisions purse. This game is good, a 9 out of 10. the first game was better. This game is all non stop crazy fast pace scared to reload action, But does that warrant a great game?? No it does not, a balanced blend of stealth action and fast hahaha i love all the bad reviews for this game. I hate the way the critcs give this such high remarks feels like the critics are in infinity ward/activisions purse. This game is good, a 9 out of 10. the first game was better. This game is all non stop crazy fast pace scared to reload action, But does that warrant a great game?? No it does not, a balanced blend of stealth action and fast paced action makes a balanced game like the 1st game great. Should not get all these great scores just because online is fun. 50% online and 50% single player equals true score Expand
  41. NicholasH.
    Jan 28, 2010
    6
    The game is fun. Special Ops is an intense co-op mode that's really enjoyable with your friends. Multiplayer is exciting and fun at times, but can get VERY frustrating because there are lots of exploits and unbalanced weapons/perk setups. If Infinity Ward was faster at patching/fixing these problems the game would be top notch, but they haven't done much to the game since The game is fun. Special Ops is an intense co-op mode that's really enjoyable with your friends. Multiplayer is exciting and fun at times, but can get VERY frustrating because there are lots of exploits and unbalanced weapons/perk setups. If Infinity Ward was faster at patching/fixing these problems the game would be top notch, but they haven't done much to the game since it's release sadly. Expand
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. 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
  48. 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
  49. 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
  50. 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
  51. 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
  52. 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.
  53. 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
  54. 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
  55. 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
  56. 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
  57. 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
  58. 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
  59. 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
  60. 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
  61. 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
  62. 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
  63. 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!
  64. 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
  65. 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.
  66. SlackJack
    Dec 13, 2009
    0
    horrible online community, terrible single player, no dedicated servers, didnt even come close to living up to hype
  67. 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
  68. 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
  69. 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.
  70. 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
  71. 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.
  72. 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
  73. ChrisL
    Dec 4, 2009
    1
    I was very unhappy with this game, It did NOT live up to all the hype.
  74. 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
  75. 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
  76. 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
  77. 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.
  78. 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.
  79. 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!
  80. 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
  81. 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.
  82. 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
  83. 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
  84. 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
  85. 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
  86. 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
  87. 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
  88. 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
  89. 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
  90. 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
  91. 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
  92. 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
  93. 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
  94. 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
  95. 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
  96. 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. Collapse
  97. 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
  98. 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!
  99. 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.
  100. 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
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!