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  1. Aug 25, 2010
    9
    How much hate from Battlefield fans is this game getting? A lot. Many people who hate this game say they played the single player in something ridiculous like 3 hours. Simply, they didn't 'play' the game, they rushed through it on recruit deliberately trying to beat the game as quickly as possible so they could boast about how short it is. It isn't 3 hours long. It's probably around 6 or 8How much hate from Battlefield fans is this game getting? A lot. Many people who hate this game say they played the single player in something ridiculous like 3 hours. Simply, they didn't 'play' the game, they rushed through it on recruit deliberately trying to beat the game as quickly as possible so they could boast about how short it is. It isn't 3 hours long. It's probably around 6 or 8 hours long which isn't massive but the set piece moments are so epic they more than make up for it's length. Any longer and they game would feel 'too long' and ruin the single player campaign's 'perfection'. The multiplayer has been getting the most hate, with reviews on Metacritic as lazy as: Commando, Danger Close, One Man Army, unbalanced lag fest. I can't honestly understand the hate behind this game. Sure, it has it's flaws, but at the right moments it's satisfying and fun. The biggest complaint about the multiplayer for me, is probably the grenade launcher. Aside from that it's outright the best multiplayer experience of 2009. The graphics are fantastic, with just a few poor textures de voiding it of perfection. Special Ops is a little boring and uninspired when paired with Nazi Zombies but serves as a decent extension for those bored with the multiplayer. The bottom line is that the single player is very nearly perfect and the multiplayer will last you for many months if you can put up with dying once in a while. Expand
  2. Oct 2, 2010
    9
    Very good game. Campaign was pretty good, enjoyable specials ops but you can solo most of them. Multiplayer is good, except for some overpowered guns, dual wielding and perks BUT there are ways to counter these sort of problems as a silenced weapon to mention one. I suspect that the most people who gave this game a bad rating is getting whipped, go into a rage and turn the console off.Very good game. Campaign was pretty good, enjoyable specials ops but you can solo most of them. Multiplayer is good, except for some overpowered guns, dual wielding and perks BUT there are ways to counter these sort of problems as a silenced weapon to mention one. I suspect that the most people who gave this game a bad rating is getting whipped, go into a rage and turn the console off. Yes, multiplayer gets frustrating but once you know the maps, gun combinations, etc this game is very good. Recently new modes was introduced like Barebones Pro where killstreaks are disabled!! So if you have any complaints about overpowered killstreaks just jump into this mode. Expand
  3. Nov 1, 2010
    9
    A solid single player which was actually challenging on normal mode for a change, but the multi-player, as always is what i bought this for and it didn't disappoint, although it is still very laggy at times, and lots of games still end early even though though a new host is meant to be found, but seldom happens efficiently.
  4. Oct 23, 2010
    9
    From start to finish, this is the game all shooters should be compared to. The visuals are epic, the campaign is deep, cool and entertaining and the multiplayer is a breath of fresh air from those horrible clunky 3rd person shooters! In fact the only reason this game doesn't deserve a 10 is there's a balance problem. Noob tubes can be annoying and campers are just a huge pain in the ass.From start to finish, this is the game all shooters should be compared to. The visuals are epic, the campaign is deep, cool and entertaining and the multiplayer is a breath of fresh air from those horrible clunky 3rd person shooters! In fact the only reason this game doesn't deserve a 10 is there's a balance problem. Noob tubes can be annoying and campers are just a huge pain in the ass. I'm not a guy that hates a game for small flaws but these definitely count into the final score. People should really see past the fact that yes there's an extremely irritating grenade launcher and heartbeat sensor but if they took that out people would find another way to be **** noobs. IW did a class job on this game and it should be remembered for a long time to come. Expand
  5. Dec 28, 2010
    9
    This game is really great and there is no denying this. The campaign was solid, really exciting, adrenaline pumped, had a good plot, good scenes and cut scenes, and of course connectable bad ass characters. The sound is great and realistic, and the musical score really adds to make the scene. Specs mode is lots of fun, there are TONS of missions that will keep you busy for awhile which youThis game is really great and there is no denying this. The campaign was solid, really exciting, adrenaline pumped, had a good plot, good scenes and cut scenes, and of course connectable bad ass characters. The sound is great and realistic, and the musical score really adds to make the scene. Specs mode is lots of fun, there are TONS of missions that will keep you busy for awhile which you can do with your friends at different difficulties. All of them are unique in their own way and so much fun. Now lets get to the MP. It seems that now that it seems to be the "cool" thing to hate on mw2 ridiculously. I find this completely stupid and hypocritical. People the complain about the game continue to play it, which means IW must of done something right to make it that fun and addicting to make you continue playing. People don't give the game enough credit and fail to realize what it's done. It has awesome killstreaks, awesome tight guns, graphically beautiful and original maps. I have never had so much fun with an FPS before in my life. COD4 is more balanced, but as fun or as packed as MW2. Yes, the nuke boosting and noob tubes can sometimes be a nuisance but it's not the end of the world as hardcore gamers claim. It's liveable. I love using the AC130 and love going for the nuke as a challenge. And you know what? The flaws of the game make the game more interesting and provide for rants and a "booster justice" game mode. MW2 is by far a much better game than Black Ops. Anyone who says different, is obviously in denial and is a stupid hypocrite. Expand
  6. Nov 21, 2010
    9
    COD4:MW2 - Continues where it's older brother left off. It has to be said it isn't the strongest single player game ever released and most people probably don't even bother with that aspect of the game. Sure the graphics are good and there are some fun and memorable bit's but it is all very liner and so hectic that you have a job to know what's going on.

    The big thing about the COD series
    COD4:MW2 - Continues where it's older brother left off. It has to be said it isn't the strongest single player game ever released and most people probably don't even bother with that aspect of the game. Sure the graphics are good and there are some fun and memorable bit's but it is all very liner and so hectic that you have a job to know what's going on.

    The big thing about the COD series is it was one of the first console multi player first person shooters to be played online, COD and Medal of Honour have been played by PC gamers for years and years, but the console and COD bought it to the masses, there are quite a few people I know who own a PS3 and only have 2 games, COD MW1 & MW2, that is how cult this game has become.

    Nothing comes close to the experience you get from playing COD online and any other FPS games now really do get labelled as imitiations as COD were one of the first. The key here is the addictive way you are rewarded, by earning XP the online mode is more like an offline platform games, it hooks you in with the promise of shiny new guns or perks. A bit like the trophy system on the PS3 you are compelled to go back for more.

    You can pick it up and play it for 5mins, 10mins or 3 hours and have some fun, most other games require a lot more attention and concentration.

    Sure it's not realistic and can be frustrating at times, there are a few glitches in the game and people hacking their online scores to be top, but I've got hours and hours of fun out of it and I don't regret it.
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  7. Dec 26, 2010
    9
    The sequel to COD4 I'd give 90 out of 100 compared to the 94 out of 100 I gave COD4. This game added a few "tweaks" to the multiplayer making it even more fun. After all, the perks and leveling is what makes the game addictive and the "options" you have for kill streak bonuses are even greater. But, the single player was hard to follow. It again had some great moments but I'm sure manyThe sequel to COD4 I'd give 90 out of 100 compared to the 94 out of 100 I gave COD4. This game added a few "tweaks" to the multiplayer making it even more fun. After all, the perks and leveling is what makes the game addictive and the "options" you have for kill streak bonuses are even greater. But, the single player was hard to follow. It again had some great moments but I'm sure many felt it was more of the same but with much less plot or any direction. While SP was fun I didn't really understand what the story was all about because it seemed to jump around a bit with very little tying it all together. So, even though this game was great and equally addictive as COD4 there are definitely some irritations such as the knuckleheads that run around with marathon, lightweight, and commando perks. Imagine some teenage punk running around twice the speed as humanly possible, unlimited sprint, stabbing you from clear across the room before you can even put a single round into him with a sub machine gun... not very realistic. If they took away just a couple of these annoying perks the game would be more fun and probably the only reason I can't give this game a 10.

    I will be looking to Battlefield Bad Company 2 next to see what this is all about. It claims to be a more realistic MP experience and it might be a good change of pace for this genre. I will give my thoughts on that in a little bit after I've played it for a while.
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  8. Jul 31, 2011
    9
    I really don't know why everybody is **** about this game, the story is good, good graphics, decent game play, amazing multiplayer (and no I am not a Cod bum, I am not even that good). Sure not much has changed but why mess with a good formula.
  9. May 10, 2011
    9
    Following the groundbreaking and game changing Modern Warfare was never going to be an easy task. And whilst their are those who have slated and wrote this game off, I certainly don't fall into that category. Modern Warfare 2 is simply an amazing game. It doesn't have the effect that the original had on me but it was never going to instead its the all round improvement that makes youFollowing the groundbreaking and game changing Modern Warfare was never going to be an easy task. And whilst their are those who have slated and wrote this game off, I certainly don't fall into that category. Modern Warfare 2 is simply an amazing game. It doesn't have the effect that the original had on me but it was never going to instead its the all round improvement that makes you appreciate MW2 all the more. Just like the first game, single player mode is far too short. Thats the only disappointing aspect of the game you can complete it in under 5-6 hours. However the 5-6 hours are awesome. Again you play as 2 characters this time the your aim is to stop ultranationalist Vladimir Makarov who was a follower of MW villain Imran Zakhaev. The story takes you all over the globe from Rio to Afghanistan however it is a bit farfetched and at times you wonder what is going on but it is a game afterall. And the gameplay more than makes up for it. It uses the same engine from the first game, if something ain't broke why fix it? But somehow it seems better if thats possible! Also, the settings really do help with each level some of the graphics/visuals within each environment are gorgeous and only add to the experience. There's a big improvement in that department from the original, because as ive said visually MW2 is fantastic. The clincher for MW2 that makes it in a class of its own is Online/Multiplayer. Despite how short single player mode is Multiplayer more than makes up for it. You will find yourself engrossed online for hours on end, its terribly addictive. The levels give you a decent variety but aren't anywhere near as big as Battlefield. With multiple options on offer you can't go wrong online and you will always find yourself coming back for more! Then there is the new Spec-Ops which only adds to your experience and is an awesome addition to CoD letting you play alone or co-op with a friend you sample all the locations of the campaign but with different objectives and rewards which are divided into five different group mission, you can't go wrong with this and is a geat alternative if you get somehow manage to get bored online. As an all round package MW2 is dynamite. Single player will leave you both enthralled and frustarted by its shortness however is made up with the variety of options made available including the new Spec-Ops as well as the even dependable online, MW2 oncemore raises the bar and delivers another stellar performance and establishes itself as the number one game franchise. Expand
  10. Jul 26, 2011
    9
    Similar to the counter part ( Xbox 360 version) in every way. The graphics , even with Blue Ray integrated isn't much difference , nothing at all to be more specific. Gameplay is inverted if you have played the 360 version, for instance if you shot in the 360 version in the RT, therefore in the PS3 version you shoot in the R1. PS3 version got a taste of what or how good the multiplayerSimilar to the counter part ( Xbox 360 version) in every way. The graphics , even with Blue Ray integrated isn't much difference , nothing at all to be more specific. Gameplay is inverted if you have played the 360 version, for instance if you shot in the 360 version in the RT, therefore in the PS3 version you shoot in the R1. PS3 version got a taste of what or how good the multiplayer of MW2 , but the constant Hacker's, Bugs , glitches is a busy struggle for those that want a nice moment of entertainment . Either way, if you like shooters I recommend you to play Black Ops if you don't want multiplayer problems, absolutely . Don't get me wrong, Modern Warfare is still playable, the campaign is fantastic and the multiplayer plays nice, it's just that those problems deteriorate the enjoyment , if you insist , well then have luck, Even with the updates. Expand
  11. Aug 26, 2011
    9
    a good game,not reaching the levels of the first MW, but seen in its own self, a satisfying experience. Wish Infinity Ward had done something different to attract more gamers.
  12. Jul 8, 2011
    9
    This is my second cod game that ive played. I really enjoyed the single player campaign it was epic and a lot of fun. But too short. The spec ops is very fun after you've finished the campaign most missions are based on the campaign, you unlock more spec ops missions by earning stars. The Multiplayer is a fun but that fun can be taken away by: Shotguners, Greanade Launchers, RPG's. OverThis is my second cod game that ive played. I really enjoyed the single player campaign it was epic and a lot of fun. But too short. The spec ops is very fun after you've finished the campaign most missions are based on the campaign, you unlock more spec ops missions by earning stars. The Multiplayer is a fun but that fun can be taken away by: Shotguners, Greanade Launchers, RPG's. Over powered perks like commando. The killstreaks are way too over powered. Once you get a harrier you get 4 kills with it. That makes you move on to the chopper gunner. And that leads to a tactical nuke. These are bad parts about it. When you are doing very good and are on a roll it's highly addicting.Overall it's a great game. Expand
  13. Aug 26, 2011
    9
    From Infinity Ward comes the much anticipated Modern Warfare 2. You are 4 characters in this game PFC Joseph Allen, Pvt Ramirez, Sgt Gary "Roach" Sanderson and Soap the main protaginast from MW1. My rant is the PC multiplayer it is only adhoc matches which is a total pain. But a bonus for the Console multiplayer is an offline profile I play alot of offline for practice and with fantasticFrom Infinity Ward comes the much anticipated Modern Warfare 2. You are 4 characters in this game PFC Joseph Allen, Pvt Ramirez, Sgt Gary "Roach" Sanderson and Soap the main protaginast from MW1. My rant is the PC multiplayer it is only adhoc matches which is a total pain. But a bonus for the Console multiplayer is an offline profile I play alot of offline for practice and with fantastic new maps and perks it is sort of great. The story is a bit all over the place until you get to the middle i loved the end. It is an auditory masterpiece from the heart pumping music to the guns i love it and it looks stunning in the top 5 FPS's ive ever played. Overall Modern Warfare 2 is the best COD game out i'll give it 9.5. The Review is on my blog at url http://maximalistgtg.blogspot.com/2011/08/call-of-duty-modern-warfare-2.html Expand
  14. Aug 17, 2011
    9
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, is the sixth installment in the popular first person shooter series. And yes, it's the best one yet. The Campaign is amazing, and first follows PFC Joseph Allen, a newly recruited member of Task Force 141. Meanwhile, Allen is later killed at an airport in Moscow. He was taking place in an undercover mission, which he was forced to participate in a massacreCall of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, is the sixth installment in the popular first person shooter series. And yes, it's the best one yet. The Campaign is amazing, and first follows PFC Joseph Allen, a newly recruited member of Task Force 141. Meanwhile, Allen is later killed at an airport in Moscow. He was taking place in an undercover mission, which he was forced to participate in a massacre of civilians. After the massacre, Makarov kills Allen, sparking a war between the U.S.A and Russia. The Modern Warfare 2 Campaign is amazing, and full of action-packed missions, and does have some jaw-dropping and shocking moments. This Campaign is the best story line yet, and will be hard to beat in Modern Warfare 3. Modern Warfare 2 now features a Spec Ops mode, which allows you to play individual missions with friends or by yourself. I enjoyed most of these missions and some of them were quite the challenge. Especially when you're playing on Veteran difficulty. It increases the capabilities of the enemies. Spec Ops is a great game mode if you want more action after the Campaign mode. After completing a Spec Ops mission, you earn a different amount of stars, depending on the difficulty you played on. Stars will unlock more playable missions. And then there's Multiplayer. My favorite part of the game. Multiplayer is basically perfect, with plentiful weapons, highly detailed and fun maps, incredible objective and team based game modes, and of course, playing with friends. The customization in Multiplayer could of been better, like Black Ops with customizable emblems and face paint. Multiplayer allows you to reach level 70, so it will keep you busy unlocking weapons, attachments, titles, and emblems. Modern Warfare 2 is an enjoyable, near perfect shooter game and is the best game in the series yet. Any Call of Duty fan would love this game and I highly recommend purchasing the game if you want an amazing, fun, and realistic shooter game like this. Great graphics and amazing gameplay all wrap up into this incredible game. One of the best games I've ever played. Expand
  15. Nov 26, 2012
    9
    Visually stunning, great gameplay and all-roundly very good perfomance on Playstation 3 - this is one of the best games made on Playstation 3. It's fun (if you don't take it too seriously) and even if you're not a gamer who plays shooters - you still will spend a lot of time with this title online. Plus it has nice co-op content. Single-player is ok but this game is all about online fun.Visually stunning, great gameplay and all-roundly very good perfomance on Playstation 3 - this is one of the best games made on Playstation 3. It's fun (if you don't take it too seriously) and even if you're not a gamer who plays shooters - you still will spend a lot of time with this title online. Plus it has nice co-op content. Single-player is ok but this game is all about online fun. Many strategies, funny moments and tight clashes. It's a game of LUCK and SKILL which is the best combination to make most of players feel good. The only weak point is if you take it too seriously. For competetive hardcore players I admit this has things that will not appeal all the time. But a small amount of luck/random makes everything (wins etc.) much more enjoyable because everyone can win sometimes. Expand
  16. Nov 15, 2011
    9
    This game was a masterpiece in 2009, and still is, also probably tis he last game of Infinity Ward's that was infused with hardwork. Enough said. R.I.P Call of Duty Franchise. May Activision find the guidence of the Gamer God or so, let that Publisher rot and fill bankruptcy never to hurt a video game again.
  17. Nov 10, 2011
    9
    Really good game that sets the bar, graphically, for first person shooters. Alot of fun in the quick campaign. Spec ops is a blast. Mulitplayer is great, improves everything from the first entry in the series. The game feels like its following too closely in its predecessors footsteps and suffers slightly for it.
  18. Nov 22, 2011
    9
    Call of duty MW2, a true successor of CoD 4 MW, return this time to the war as Soap and new allies, but look no further, the online multiplayer is amazing, new guns and sounds, and amazing new graphics, IW really nailed it this time and deserve a pat on the back
  19. Jun 7, 2012
    9
    96/100
    I thought this game was amazing. This game did almost everything right. The game was fun and exciting, and the campaign was breath taking. Although, I said almost. The game was not well supported, and boosters were everywhere trying to get there little Nuke emblem and everyone was hacking to get 10th and all of the titles and emblems they could never have gotten legit. The
    96/100
    I thought this game was amazing. This game did almost everything right. The game was fun and exciting, and the campaign was breath taking. Although, I said almost. The game was not well supported, and boosters were everywhere trying to get there little Nuke emblem and everyone was hacking to get 10th and all of the titles and emblems they could never have gotten legit. The scoreboards where hacked to death and that became useless. The saving grace of the game was the amazing Campaign. The campaign was compelling and the most exciting campaign to finish in any Call Of Duty game.
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  20. Feb 1, 2012
    9
    Don't listen to all of these negative reviews, in my opinion this is the best COD game out there. The campaign was good but not great but the multiplayer makes up for it.
  21. May 14, 2012
    9
    Does MW2 deserves the "Game of The Year" (2009) award? Not really, but It is and was a strong nominee. Gameplay is extremely fun, but the graphics didn't impress me at all. Still it delivers a great single/multi player experience. (9.3)
  22. Jun 2, 2012
    9
    Everytime i want to play a ego i always grab the good old MW2 Box. Maybe only for 2 or 3 Mission, but it has some kind of magic at playing it. Very good balance in the different mission, also the characters are guys i want in my team. Technically it is not perfect i agree, but as i said the balance is really well done. You get a 9!
  23. Aug 14, 2012
    9
    The great campaign and the excellent multiplayer, let's not forget, the incredible spec ops make this game a masterpiece. Not only that, but even the sharp controls are a big positive. But, what are the problems? Short campaign and dull graphics. Despite from those problems, MW2 stays fresh and awesome. 93 out of 100
  24. Sep 17, 2012
    9
    Really addicting COD. I own this game on both 360 and PS3 and they both are flawless. The Story, Graphics, Controls are all smooth. The Spec Ops missions are a little fun to do after a while. The MP can get frustrating at times but still highly addictive
  25. Oct 13, 2012
    9
    Yes it's a worn out formula, Yes it's the same thing over and over again. But it's an excellent formula and unbeatable in terms of multiplayer so... Why the negative feedback? Can't understand it...
  26. Dec 28, 2012
    9
    This was the game that signalled the downfall of CoD; it over-complicated things and added too much unnecessary crap to the game that introduced the rage-inducing aspect of Call of Duty. What I'm talking about is the customizable killstreaks, of which many were too powerful, and features such as Commando and the overpowered grenade launcher setups when used with One Man Army and DangerThis was the game that signalled the downfall of CoD; it over-complicated things and added too much unnecessary crap to the game that introduced the rage-inducing aspect of Call of Duty. What I'm talking about is the customizable killstreaks, of which many were too powerful, and features such as Commando and the overpowered grenade launcher setups when used with One Man Army and Danger Close. While the game can really make you rage like no other, this was still a highly addictive multiplayer that kept me engrossed and hooked into for more than a full year. Even though it signalled the downfall of CoD, it was still a great game in itself. Expand
  27. Nov 10, 2012
    9
    Perhaps the most perfect call of duty in history. The campaign mode was amazing (perhaps, modern warfare 3 was better), but the thing that make the difference between this game and the others Modern warfare is the online mode. The sniper, the hours you can spend playing without getting bored. This game continues the great way wich modern warfare 1 started, and turn it better. This game isPerhaps the most perfect call of duty in history. The campaign mode was amazing (perhaps, modern warfare 3 was better), but the thing that make the difference between this game and the others Modern warfare is the online mode. The sniper, the hours you can spend playing without getting bored. This game continues the great way wich modern warfare 1 started, and turn it better. This game is the reason why call of duty becomes the bestseller game during 3 years.

    The best: Multiplayer, one of the best multiplayers in shooter history. Awesome graphics, weapons variety. Good campaign and good special ops mode.
    The worst: Now, the hackers. The Nuke in multiplayer. Some bugs.
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  28. Jul 13, 2013
    9
    For me Call of duty had never been about the online multiplayers as i seen many battlefield fans just putting crap on it. but sure the game is hardly refreshed it does bring a much better story line. The story line really gets you in as you want to finish it. Playing split screen was the obvious reason i at time prefer cod over other shooters.
  29. Jun 19, 2014
    9
    Modern Warfare 2 is a great game with a fun multiplayer and a great campaign. Yes, the multiplayer is broken with the noobtubes, OP killstreaks and the aim assist snipers but that doesn't prevent it from being loads of fun.The campaign continues the story of the previous installment Cod4:MW so it will not disappoint.The characters are still great, the storyline is great and the gameplay isModern Warfare 2 is a great game with a fun multiplayer and a great campaign. Yes, the multiplayer is broken with the noobtubes, OP killstreaks and the aim assist snipers but that doesn't prevent it from being loads of fun.The campaign continues the story of the previous installment Cod4:MW so it will not disappoint.The characters are still great, the storyline is great and the gameplay is just borderline addicting.If you are a fps gamer, forget all the ignorant idiots that rank this an 0 and buy this game. Expand
  30. Jul 30, 2013
    9
    Modern Warfare 2 is an improvement on Call of Duty 4. Campaign is short but compelling, Special Ops is a slick package of a variety of mini missions but it's the multiplayer that keeps you hooked on Call of Duty.

    It has a lot of depth, killstreaks allow you to do more than just shoot. It's very rewarding and awesome to use. In Call of Duty 4, you only had 3. In Modern Warfare 2, you can
    Modern Warfare 2 is an improvement on Call of Duty 4. Campaign is short but compelling, Special Ops is a slick package of a variety of mini missions but it's the multiplayer that keeps you hooked on Call of Duty.

    It has a lot of depth, killstreaks allow you to do more than just shoot. It's very rewarding and awesome to use. In Call of Duty 4, you only had 3. In Modern Warfare 2, you can only use three but you have 15 killstreaks to choose from.

    Modern Warfare 2 introduces several new features, not seen in Call of Duty, aside from new weapons, equipment and perks that upgrade to "pro versions" after meeting utilization requirements. If you're really good, you can get a nuke (25 killstreak) and the person who use it will win for the player, him or herself, or the team no matter who's winning.

    Host migration is a bit annoying, since the host likes to rage quit, but it lets you continue on with the game instead of going back to the lobby, where you would lose your victory points and extra exp if you were about to win.

    Third person is an option in selected game types and there are new game types as well as the return of Team Deathmatch, Search & Destroy etc. Trophies/achievements is very easy so this game is a good collection for you trophy/achievement whores as there are no multiplayer achievements, though you would need two players for some.

    Special Ops has a variety of mini missions from snowmobile race to eliminating enemies. Special Ops is great if you need a change from multiplayer. Graphics isn't the best but it runs consistently at 60 FPS on console. Consistent frame rate is required for competitive play rather than graphics that makes you go "wow" and there are loads of better looking games out there, such as Uncharted as well as Final Fantasy.

    People like to annoy you online, doesn't make the game itself bad. If you run into some annoying c**t, just mute him. Simple! People b***hing about trickshotters. So what? They get killed more than they kill anyway. Again, doesn't make the game bad. It's how the player chooses to play. Killstreaks isn't consistent but it's how the franchise evolves. It's one of the best shooters out today so if you haven't played it, you're missing out.
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  31. Jun 20, 2013
    9
    This is a great game!! The campaign has a great story and an amazing cinematic presentation that I absolutely love to see in games because i think it makes the experience more like a movie! Aside from that it has a series of co-op special ops missions that are great fun to be had with a buddy! Last but certainly not least the multiplayer for this game is ridiculous, addicting and crazyThis is a great game!! The campaign has a great story and an amazing cinematic presentation that I absolutely love to see in games because i think it makes the experience more like a movie! Aside from that it has a series of co-op special ops missions that are great fun to be had with a buddy! Last but certainly not least the multiplayer for this game is ridiculous, addicting and crazy fun! I still enjoy playing this game to this day! Expand
  32. May 10, 2013
    9
    of all the call of duty games that ive played this games beats all (including both black ops games, modern warfare 3, world at war, and cod 4). this game is a MUST buy for call of duty fans. I give this game a 9 because of how the PSN servers are and have been down for about 1 and a half years. Otherwise this is my fav game of all time
  33. Aug 17, 2013
    9
    8.8 out of 10 (rounded off to 9).

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

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

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

    This doesn't stop Modern Warfare 2 from being a great and over-all fun experience, which in many ways tops the original Modern Warfare game. So if that's what you're after, this game wont disappoint you.
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  34. Nov 26, 2013
    9
    Modern warfare 2. This game is getting a straight…. 9! Very UPDATED since COD4( the best call of duty in my opinion).
    Pros: Very interesting killstreaks, fun to play overall, doesn't get boring, good fallback game, private match lobbies can be fun when you are trolling random people or just hanging with your buds. Good map layouts, good graphics, good multiplayer, not too much lag( ill
    Modern warfare 2. This game is getting a straight…. 9! Very UPDATED since COD4( the best call of duty in my opinion).
    Pros: Very interesting killstreaks, fun to play overall, doesn't get boring, good fallback game, private match lobbies can be fun when you are trolling random people or just hanging with your buds. Good map layouts, good graphics, good multiplayer, not too much lag( ill discuss in cons), good maps in general, cool killstreaks(ill discuss in cons), and overall a pretty positive online and single player.
    Cons: Some killstreaks are overpowered(Chopper gunner) once, you get one, you have a nuke. lag is really bad at times but not noticeable at times, it depends on your host. Overpowered weapons such as the majority of the submachine guns, Which putting a silencer on it makes it god mod, puts the online newbies at a risk of raging. Hell I even rage sometimes but games like this starting out really give you thick skin, so your able to withstand future Again the hackers in this game.. ruin the fun of it all. frame lag and all that gets a little crazy when a lot is going on but whatever. I am hungry, thats all i can think off of the top of my head, ill come back with more inspiration later.
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  35. Aug 9, 2014
    9
    "Modern Warfare 2" is a thoroughly compelling sequel to "Modern Warfare". It boasts a thrilling plot, very likable characters, and an excellent Multiplayer experience. Five years after its' release, "Modern Warfare 2" is still as fun and refreshing as when it came out.
  36. Sep 30, 2014
    9
    Another tremendous excursion and a worthwhile sequel to the first Modern Warfare. Sure, there are recycled sections and there is nothing ground breaking like the first, but it's a must-have for FPS & CoD fans.
  37. Dec 17, 2014
    9
    MW2 is my favorite out of the six Call of Duty versions I own; I've been following this franchise since 2007 when MW1 was released. This sixth version of the series didn't miss it's target in any areas as a FPS game is concerned. The epic gameplay runs strong throughout the storyline, spec-ops is challenging and its in-depth multiplayer mode is what made it the best CoD in my opinionMW2 is my favorite out of the six Call of Duty versions I own; I've been following this franchise since 2007 when MW1 was released. This sixth version of the series didn't miss it's target in any areas as a FPS game is concerned. The epic gameplay runs strong throughout the storyline, spec-ops is challenging and its in-depth multiplayer mode is what made it the best CoD in my opinion despite the hackers ruining stats and cheating to this day. If it weren't for the cheaters I wouldn't have any problems giving it a perfect score of 10. Otherwise, there's a reason it earned Game of the Year in 2009. Expand
  38. Jan 26, 2015
    9
    Graphics:9/10
    Storyline:9/10
    Online Mode:8/10

    Modern Warfare series have one of the best Call of Duty games storyline combined with funny coop missions and a good multiplayer.
  39. Apr 16, 2016
    9
    Graphic: 8/10
    Sound: 9/10
    + exciting story, great multiplayer, co-op special missions, smooth animation (60fps), huge weapon arsenal - sometimes blurry textures, quick scope with sniper is too strong (multiplayer) Conclusion: After MW brought the FPS genre to a new level of fast paced game play, the next episode has to climb a big number, and with MW2 the franchise does it. The
    Graphic: 8/10
    Sound: 9/10

    + exciting story, great multiplayer, co-op special missions, smooth animation (60fps), huge weapon arsenal

    - sometimes blurry textures, quick scope with sniper is too strong (multiplayer)

    Conclusion: After MW brought the FPS genre to a new level of fast paced game play, the next episode has to climb a big number, and with MW2 the franchise does it. The story plot is good, it´s the same quality like in MW, after 6-10 h you´ll see the credits and after this, they are tons of options to enjoy MW2. Like the spec ops co-op missions, or the massive multiplayer (with very good maps), in which you have to invest several hundred hours to reach prestige 10. They are more than fifteen online modes, and specifically with a 6 gamer friendliest lobby, modes like s&d or hq is pure fun.
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  40. Jun 25, 2016
    9
    This game was awesome. Yes there were many parts especially in the multiplayer that made me want to pull my hair out but it had a lot of positives. It had a very memorable campaign mode. It also had a very high adrenaline multiplayer mode stacked with competitive players ready to gun each other down either tactically or ruthlessly. The new perks and kill streaks without a doubt added toThis game was awesome. Yes there were many parts especially in the multiplayer that made me want to pull my hair out but it had a lot of positives. It had a very memorable campaign mode. It also had a very high adrenaline multiplayer mode stacked with competitive players ready to gun each other down either tactically or ruthlessly. The new perks and kill streaks without a doubt added to this experience. Spec-Ops was pretty fun too. It was also an incredibly addictive game as a whole. Spent months on this game alone.

    Whether you like it or not, this title was and still is globally recognised for its impact on the FPS gaming industry. Perhaps not a revolutionary game, but as much as I wanted to break my TV screen with my controller, I cannot deny that I had so much fun with it. A fantastic game with some small, deeply frustrating segments.
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  41. Feb 14, 2016
    9
    Modern Warfare 2 is definitely one of the best CoD out there, it offers one of the best campaigns in the series with very likeable characters from CoD4 and new ones that you're going to love along with the story that's a lot of fun in multiple parts of the world.

    The multiplayer is great and very addictive, and sure as all multiplayer games it'll have it's problems with annoying players
    Modern Warfare 2 is definitely one of the best CoD out there, it offers one of the best campaigns in the series with very likeable characters from CoD4 and new ones that you're going to love along with the story that's a lot of fun in multiple parts of the world.

    The multiplayer is great and very addictive, and sure as all multiplayer games it'll have it's problems with annoying players and all, but truly, you can't avoid any of that to happen. Still there are some unbalanced weapons or attachments (noob tube) and even scorestreaks (tactical nuke) that can be rather annoying to some players and lower the gaming experience.

    The new feature that was Spec Ops was fenomenal; a lot of fun for challenging missions, and even more if you play with a friend.

    All in all, one of the best FPS out there and nowadays worth buying as it's way more cheaper and can still be enjoyable, even more than the newer CoDs.
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  42. Oct 6, 2017
    9
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is a pretty good game that was unfortunately stuck in the role of the bastard stepchild. It fell prey to the pitfalls of most sequels: most notably that developers simply tried too hard to top the original. That was a mountain to climb, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is deserving of its unofficial title of the best shooter this generation. As a result, ICall of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is a pretty good game that was unfortunately stuck in the role of the bastard stepchild. It fell prey to the pitfalls of most sequels: most notably that developers simply tried too hard to top the original. That was a mountain to climb, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is deserving of its unofficial title of the best shooter this generation. As a result, I think that while things are bigger, faster, louder, and crazier, that doesnâ Expand
  43. Jan 1, 2018
    9
    Possibly second favorite Call of Duty game, Modern Warfare 2 is one of the best call of duty games ever made. The multiplayer and maps were just great with nice killstreaks and good power on the guns. My personal favorite maps are Rust and Terminal. One of the reasons that kept me playing this game is the local multiplayer that I kept playing with my friends again and again. That beingPossibly second favorite Call of Duty game, Modern Warfare 2 is one of the best call of duty games ever made. The multiplayer and maps were just great with nice killstreaks and good power on the guns. My personal favorite maps are Rust and Terminal. One of the reasons that kept me playing this game is the local multiplayer that I kept playing with my friends again and again. That being said, I'd give it a 9.3. Expand
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. 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
  48. 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
  49. JM
    Dec 31, 2009
    8
    First of all let me start by saying special ops and campaign are absolutely brilliant however campaign is a little short. Then we get to multiplayer. Now i dont think the game is too bad here. However it's not the game being bad its the people making it bad. I mean the insane amount of campers that just wait till you walk past to kill you with an MP5K is just pointless and the amount First of all let me start by saying special ops and campaign are absolutely brilliant however campaign is a little short. Then we get to multiplayer. Now i dont think the game is too bad here. However it's not the game being bad its the people making it bad. I mean the insane amount of campers that just wait till you walk past to kill you with an MP5K is just pointless and the amount of clips you can get with frag grenades is pointless. I thought it was me. So I went on COD4 and I ended up getting 63 kills about 20 of those being frags. Also the lobbies do annoy me and the games are too short. Why is headquarters only 200. Damn when i got my chopper gunner yesterday the game ended. And overpowered grenade launchers. WTF! Only the spec ops and campaign have saved this game. Expand
  50. Feb 9, 2011
    8
    This is the first Call of Duty game I played. And to be honest, it was fun. Awesome gameplay, awesome graphics. However, while I think the game is indeed good, I honestly think there are other games more deserving of this game's billion dollar success.
  51. Sep 20, 2010
    8
    Modern warfare 2 is a great game, with a pretty good amount of stuff to do that will keep us coming back for more and more. I personally was a late adopter of the cod4 game, but once I got on I was in for the long run. When they announced a second one coming out I could not think of a thing they would add. I thought cod 4 was pretty much as good as that kind of game could get, and well IModern warfare 2 is a great game, with a pretty good amount of stuff to do that will keep us coming back for more and more. I personally was a late adopter of the cod4 game, but once I got on I was in for the long run. When they announced a second one coming out I could not think of a thing they would add. I thought cod 4 was pretty much as good as that kind of game could get, and well I guess I was right. The game is almost the same game with the smallest changes. While custom kill streaks and more perks is great, those are things that I could see being implemented in a add on pack or something, but the only thing that is dramatically better is the single player. I really enjoyed the single player on this one but was still not without fault. I think they were trying to go for a big blockbuster kind of game but for me to be a blockbuster you have to have everything, and to me it just feels like this game was trying to take itself too serious and were afraid of doing something different. Maybe it was the publishers pushing the developers but the game came out like a modern warfare 1.5 more than a true sequel to me. Expand
  52. Sep 28, 2010
    8
    A really exiting and fun game, the attention to detail is outstanding, and the online play is one of the best around, however there are a few things that annoy me about this game, because it is spoiled by the perks and certyain equipment that ruins the gameplay. All infinity ward care about is taking your money.
  53. Jul 8, 2011
    8
    This game is actually my first COD game and i truly enjoyed every minute of it and would recommend it to any FPS fan. The multiplayer stood out for me with countless replaybility and a lot of fun and the campaign is solid. IW did a lot of things right with the exception of a few things like the one army perk as well as the noob tubers but other than that this game is a lot fun.
  54. Mar 31, 2012
    8
    Modern Warfare 2 was a hugely entertaining first person shooter. It's addictive online component was top of the class, presenting a brace of great maps, a ton of customization options and a pitch-perfect control scheme. The single player was massively over-the-top, like a video game version of a Michael Bay film. Heck, you even played out the shower scene from The Rock! But the campaignModern Warfare 2 was a hugely entertaining first person shooter. It's addictive online component was top of the class, presenting a brace of great maps, a ton of customization options and a pitch-perfect control scheme. The single player was massively over-the-top, like a video game version of a Michael Bay film. Heck, you even played out the shower scene from The Rock! But the campaign was all the better for it's insanity and although short, it was also completely awesome and unforgettable. Expand
  55. Jan 25, 2011
    8
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is a pretty good game that was unfortunately stuck in the role of the bastard stepchild. It fell prey to the pitfalls of most sequels: most notably that developers simply tried too hard to top the original. That was a mountain to climb, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is deserving of its unofficial title of the best shooter this generation. As a result, ICall of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is a pretty good game that was unfortunately stuck in the role of the bastard stepchild. It fell prey to the pitfalls of most sequels: most notably that developers simply tried too hard to top the original. That was a mountain to climb, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is deserving of its unofficial title of the best shooter this generation. As a result, I think that while things are bigger, faster, louder, and crazier, that doesnâ Expand
  56. Mar 24, 2011
    8
    More improved on graphics and sound makes it even more impressive than the one that was released two years ago. The problem I had was that the plotline was so over the top that it would have been better served if they added more background depth with cutscences, conversations, news reports. Sort of makes the story hollow when it's barely touched upon. Still, these are extremely fun games.
  57. Mar 16, 2011
    8
    I rate it an 8 purely on the multi-player. The campaign sucked and I mean it, I finished for the trophies. Great multiplayer! Keep it up IW! You should make stacked killstreaks again!
  58. Jul 25, 2012
    8
    Whilst the story isn't as good as its predecessor, Modern Warfare 2 does build quite spectacularly on the multiplayer in the game, and adds the fun Special Ops game mode. However, Modern Warfare is going to need something to make it stand out from other shooters besides its reputation if it continues.
  59. Jun 5, 2011
    8
    Great game, that's all I can say. Not excellent, but great. Activision did a good job perfecting the previous gameplay mechanics from Cod 4, but I have to say that there wasn't much of a transition from Cod 4 to this one(excluding Cod 5). Starting with the single player, I had thoroughly enjoyed it, although didn't find it quite difficult, but the story, mechanics, graphics, and gameplayGreat game, that's all I can say. Not excellent, but great. Activision did a good job perfecting the previous gameplay mechanics from Cod 4, but I have to say that there wasn't much of a transition from Cod 4 to this one(excluding Cod 5). Starting with the single player, I had thoroughly enjoyed it, although didn't find it quite difficult, but the story, mechanics, graphics, and gameplay were awesome. The Spec Ops was my favourite part of the game, the numerous mini missions were quite intriguing as they progressively became more difficult. And finally, the multiplayer, although I have to admit that it was enjoyable, but there isn't much depth and it suffers through some equalization problems compared to Cod 4. Overall, it was a nice game, I do understand why all my classmates are addicted to it, and I admit that I was at a time addicted to it as well, but it isn't "The Game", so Cod heads out there need to get a grip, but nonetheless, a game worth playing! Expand
  60. Mar 21, 2014
    8
    Actually an 8.5. To me, this has the best online in the series, despite it being unbalanced. (The unbalance somehow make it awesome). The maps are also awesome. I don't why but for some reason, online feels better here than in MW3. As for single-player, the plot was just riddled with movie-references. It also suffers plot-holes. But to be honest, the US Ranger campaign is just amazing.Actually an 8.5. To me, this has the best online in the series, despite it being unbalanced. (The unbalance somehow make it awesome). The maps are also awesome. I don't why but for some reason, online feels better here than in MW3. As for single-player, the plot was just riddled with movie-references. It also suffers plot-holes. But to be honest, the US Ranger campaign is just amazing. Sure it's just another "Russians have invaded the US", but you feel like a real soldier, and that there's a reason to fight. There's an atmosphere of desperation, thanks to the soundtrack. If only the other half of the singleplayer was like this. Heck, I wish the present COD campaigns were like this! So I believe you ought to own this game. The singleplayer is great (at least the US campaign), and there's still people online. Expand
  61. Nov 9, 2011
    8
    Modern warfare 2 est meilleur que Modern Warfare 3 Très bonne histoire , très bon jeu en ligne !
    Il y a de très bon graphisme (Enfin sava)
    Il mérite d'avoir un 8/10
  62. Oct 3, 2012
    8
    Pues yo le doy un ocho. A mi parecer este juego fue el último que mereció la pena comprar de esta saga.
    Y aunque fuese totalmente continuista con respecto a lo visto en anteriores entregas y tuviese una campaña bastante mediocre, no se le puede negar que su multiplayer es excelente (al menos hasta que llegaron los hackers) y adictivo.
  63. Nov 19, 2011
    8
    So okay, it's repetitive, ugly and the server system is crap. But you'll forget the most once you start playing it. Singleplayer intense, but short. And online is as it should be!
  64. Jan 7, 2012
    8
    First let me get this out of the way: there is LOADS of **** in this game the most out of any cod including commando, one man army and the ump45, but other than that, fantastic game. great campaign and multiplayer buy this game if you don't have it.
  65. Dec 18, 2012
    8
    The game doesn't have the best story, but it does have the best characters not like Battlefield Bad Company where the characters look like cartoons, excellent voice acting, great music, good graphics, average arsenal, controls that are very tight, very nice fighting scenarios and epic moments. This game may not be the best of its kind but it certainly doesn't deserve a score under 6. TheThe game doesn't have the best story, but it does have the best characters not like Battlefield Bad Company where the characters look like cartoons, excellent voice acting, great music, good graphics, average arsenal, controls that are very tight, very nice fighting scenarios and epic moments. This game may not be the best of its kind but it certainly doesn't deserve a score under 6. The game manages to deliver a very fun FPS game. One of the things that did turn me off was the fact that again the game is too linear, there's not much space for any tactical approach really. And the only thing that makes this tittle an M rating game is the killings because there's not too much blood either, to me should a T rating. Expand
  66. Mar 10, 2013
    8
    I joined the COD universe with this game and I won't regret it in a million years. Fast, brutal, fascinating! One of the Bests of the Offensive FPS games. Length of the story is sufficiently short, spec ops missions are well built, the grounds are varied, anyone can find his/her favourite weapon, and the Multiplayer will attract you back Time-toTime. I know, it's almost the same game asI joined the COD universe with this game and I won't regret it in a million years. Fast, brutal, fascinating! One of the Bests of the Offensive FPS games. Length of the story is sufficiently short, spec ops missions are well built, the grounds are varied, anyone can find his/her favourite weapon, and the Multiplayer will attract you back Time-toTime. I know, it's almost the same game as the other Cods from before, but for a newbie like me it is a good start and in total it IS a good game. Expand
  67. Mar 19, 2013
    8
    Modern Warfare 2 is judged too rashly on its online mode. The storyline continues on from Modern Warfare and, with the help of Price, you'll undoubtedly be begging for more come the end. If there was no online mode, MW2 would no doubt be pushing on that 10/10 mark. But there is unfortunately an online mode, and as it happens, it's the most frustrating online game out there, with a seriesModern Warfare 2 is judged too rashly on its online mode. The storyline continues on from Modern Warfare and, with the help of Price, you'll undoubtedly be begging for more come the end. If there was no online mode, MW2 would no doubt be pushing on that 10/10 mark. But there is unfortunately an online mode, and as it happens, it's the most frustrating online game out there, with a series of bumbling errors, glitches and general annoyances that can really make you more irate than a game should. However, you can't argue with the fact that MW2 is one of the most played, most commercially successful, and most anticipated games, ever. While one can scream the house down while playing it, it will take your pride and self-respect away, but I promise you you'll go back for more. Such is the nature of the Call Of Duty series. Expand
  68. Jul 29, 2013
    8
    modern warfare is the best serie of call of duty and this opus is the best of call of .
    the gameplay is very well
    and the multiplayer is fantastic
    a very good game
  69. Jun 21, 2013
    8
    This game is, despite what people often say, a good game. It's always been a good game and, at first at least it showed the very best of Call of Duty. What broke the fun of this games multiplayer was the community. Yer maybe IW could have foreseen the problems that would come up but it is just people using boring and irritating tactics to ruin games that screwed up the fun.
  70. Mar 8, 2014
    8
    My review is solely for the multiplayer.
    Yes, it's unbalanced, but it's satisfyingly addictive and rewarding. Unfortunately, it is the last smooth experience you'll have on a Call of Duty game. The main gripe is about the community; filled with minors, exploiters and hackers. That shouldn't detract from the game, but it does detract from the experience of playing online. Overall, it's a
    My review is solely for the multiplayer.
    Yes, it's unbalanced, but it's satisfyingly addictive and rewarding. Unfortunately, it is the last smooth experience you'll have on a Call of Duty game. The main gripe is about the community; filled with minors, exploiters and hackers. That shouldn't detract from the game, but it does detract from the experience of playing online. Overall, it's a decent experience. It doesn't take long to learn the basics, nor does it take long to discover and accept the discrepancies and faulty mechanics that coincide with this title (every CoD title has them). The experience isn't perfect, but it's not completely broken. Learn what to expect, and once you do realize and accept its faults, you'll have a blast.
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  71. Sep 7, 2014
    8
    this game is a treasure which belongs in the hall of FPS for sure. This is a good fairly fast paced game with fair customizations. COD is known for their multiplayer but the campaign is a great play to.
  72. Jul 3, 2015
    8
    Modern Warfare 2's campaign is as good as COD4's, maybe even better. The multiplayer is pretty bad for public matches, but as an eSports game, the MP is amazing.

    (Played this in 2010, just now writing the review)
  73. Sep 2, 2015
    8
    after 5 years this game is still blows my mind. mw2 is fantasic, amazing cod ever made! sure mulitplayer is now broken because of one man army noob tubes. scavger makes more noob tubes, hackers and modders to danger close to commando. i hope infinty ward remaster this game for next gen consles! if not iw is dead to me.
  74. Dec 11, 2015
    8
    The definitive COD experience and the best in the series. The story still doesn't make a whole lot of sense and the graphics haven't been improved a lot, but you can tell a lot of work went into making this game. The campaign is a lot of fun and the level and weapons design kick ass. Much better than that black ops crap. Also the most challenging cod to complete on a harder difficultyThe definitive COD experience and the best in the series. The story still doesn't make a whole lot of sense and the graphics haven't been improved a lot, but you can tell a lot of work went into making this game. The campaign is a lot of fun and the level and weapons design kick ass. Much better than that black ops crap. Also the most challenging cod to complete on a harder difficulty setting so be warned! Expand
  75. Jul 19, 2017
    8
    A standout single-player campaign. In what some might call a tired franchise of what some might call a tired genre (as far as campaigns anyway), Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 still fares rather well by modern standards.

    I'm not a big fan of the multiplayer in this franchise -- it's great in whichever game you first try it, but but is all rather samey throughout the series. That being
    A standout single-player campaign. In what some might call a tired franchise of what some might call a tired genre (as far as campaigns anyway), Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 still fares rather well by modern standards.

    I'm not a big fan of the multiplayer in this franchise -- it's great in whichever game you first try it, but but is all rather samey throughout the series. That being said, I had borrowed this game from a teacher back in high school and thus didn't bother testing the online features before returning it. It didn't feel like missing out due to the satisfactory experience of the main game anyway. Perhaps if there is still a server should I one day purchase a copy for myself, I may give it a try.
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  76. Jul 4, 2016
    8
    Excelente titulo da franquia,apesar de não nada de inovador,esse COD conseguiu fazer algo difícil...o simples ficar divertido...e o modo online é bem atraente.
  77. Nov 30, 2016
    8
    una buena campaña, con algunas de las mejores misiones de la historia de los FPS, y otras misiones menos inspiradas para llevar una historia que no está del todo bien contada y estructurada

    un modo cooperativo de lo mejor de la generación, especialmente las misiones inspiradas en el primer Modern Warfare

    y un modo online que se empezó a romper con tantas rachas y ventajas
  78. 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
  79. 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
  80. 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
  81. 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
  82. 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.
  83. 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
  84. GeoffT
    Nov 13, 2009
    7
    Impressive visuals but dated game play with no cover system and no ability to go prone and no way to interact with or control your AI team mates. Essentially this is a rail shooter where you are led to a confined area for a firefight. It is tense and visceral to be sure, but make no mistake, it is just a shooting gallery. Rainbow Six Vegas is more realistic as an example, with strategy Impressive visuals but dated game play with no cover system and no ability to go prone and no way to interact with or control your AI team mates. Essentially this is a rail shooter where you are led to a confined area for a firefight. It is tense and visceral to be sure, but make no mistake, it is just a shooting gallery. Rainbow Six Vegas is more realistic as an example, with strategy elements, a cover system and more realistic weapons in terms of sound effects and the damage that they do. Firing a shotgun in Rainbow Six is a violent experience. In this game it is like shooting a ping pong ball out of a cardboard tube. This game also tends to be too over the top, with enemies sometimes flying around like weightless rag dolls when they are shot. The single player campaign is very, very brief (I can't stress that enough), very easy and represents a poor value. The snowmobile level is particularly childish and ridiculous with the vehicles traveling at what would be in real life hundreds of miles an hour. Yes there is multiplayer, but in many ways SOCOM Confrontation does it better with more ways to control your character and larger, more open maps. Take away the upgraded visuals and this Call of Duty is the same as the previous game. Its wide appeal is probably due to it's simplicity, but you will want to rent it first as it is a disappointing buy. Expand
  85. DanB
    Nov 28, 2009
    7
    I have the PS3 version. Overall this is a solid game, but as a few others have said it does feel like more of an expansion of COD4. I'm a big fan of the first game as it offered so much in terms of new gameplay and story, as well as and addictive multiplayer! By the time I finished the Single Player campaign (around 5 hours) I felt a little disappointed. The story was rubbish, and as I have the PS3 version. Overall this is a solid game, but as a few others have said it does feel like more of an expansion of COD4. I'm a big fan of the first game as it offered so much in terms of new gameplay and story, as well as and addictive multiplayer! By the time I finished the Single Player campaign (around 5 hours) I felt a little disappointed. The story was rubbish, and as I am not american *spoilers* shooting my way though suburban america and the White House just felt, well dumb. And the Airport scene just felt out of place. It also lacked any truly memorable moments. COD4 had some truely memorable moments; flying around in the AC130, the sniper mission in Chernobyl offered something unique, new, fun and memorable. However there is nothing that rivals these in MW2 (except for the infamous airport mission). And the story, well that's a bit of a mess. What I found annoying is that important parts of the story are being told in game, yet there is no option to change the in game speech volume so you can miss important information if there is stuff exploding, gunfire and music also playing at the same time. The multiplayer is the true heart of MW2. There are some need new addition here including new perks, guns, customizations and more! Pretty much the same as MW1 but with a few new bells and whistles. However MP also has it's issues, the teams can be unbalanced at times; eg the other night it played TDM and on my team were players ranked level 20's-30's, yet on the other team it was all level 40+. However it is still early days and I'm sure these issues will be sorted by the way of future patches etc. The graphics are solid, and an improvement over COD4, and run smoothly at 1080p! I have no complaints for the sound, apart from what i mentioned above. Overall a fun game, but not enough of a leap over the original, and so feel's somewhat disappointing, epically as Activision is putting a higher than normal price tag on it. A short messy story tries to tug at the heart strings of Americans, however as I am not American it didn't really work for me and came off as a cheesy B-grade movie script. The multiplayer is still alot of fun and you can still invest a huge amount of time in it, but again isn't the leap forward COd4 was. Expand
  86. Cookiemonter
    Dec 8, 2009
    7
    granted the graphics and game play are better (as they should as time goes on) there wasnt enough new stuff in the game to make it better than cod4. Also as a pc player, i think they should have geared it toward pc not the other game systems. There is quite a few things i miss like the dedicated servers and 0 gravity. However, the prestige and class system has much improved. Overall its granted the graphics and game play are better (as they should as time goes on) there wasnt enough new stuff in the game to make it better than cod4. Also as a pc player, i think they should have geared it toward pc not the other game systems. There is quite a few things i miss like the dedicated servers and 0 gravity. However, the prestige and class system has much improved. Overall its worth while to get and fun to play but i probably will be going back to cod4 every once and a while Expand
  87. Maxxyw
    Dec 9, 2009
    7
    Quite honestly, this game is very impressive (I could play spec ops all day), until you get to the live, which is, surprisingly, kinda boring. Since this is a live-centered game, I didn't give it an exceptionally high rating because I think the live system could be way better. It's really kind of sad that the live on COD5 is better...more fun, anyway. In MW2, the maps are so Quite honestly, this game is very impressive (I could play spec ops all day), until you get to the live, which is, surprisingly, kinda boring. Since this is a live-centered game, I didn't give it an exceptionally high rating because I think the live system could be way better. It's really kind of sad that the live on COD5 is better...more fun, anyway. In MW2, the maps are so damn huge and so many ppl camp I can go an entire match with about 2 kills and 1 or 2 deaths. Once, I decided to play AFK for a match and I didn't even die. It's just not as hectic as it should be. In general, the entire system is just too uneven. Camping in a building and gunning down the idiots who keep walking by you is totally unsatisfying. I'm only satisfied with a game that rewards you for being good, and MW2 just rewards the addicts who play all the time and are not necessarily even that good. Eventually I just got bored and frustrated and decided to play Halo and Gears instead Expand
  88. PaulK
    Nov 11, 2009
    7
    Expectations were high, and probably therefor I expected to be disapionted. Now I wasn't that disapointed but clearly this is not the game I guess players would have hoped for. The campaign is intense and I acctually like story. It has this cheesy 1980's "the world at war on the brink of armageddon" scenery completed with heroes, villains, backstabbers and people you just Expectations were high, and probably therefor I expected to be disapionted. Now I wasn't that disapointed but clearly this is not the game I guess players would have hoped for. The campaign is intense and I acctually like story. It has this cheesy 1980's "the world at war on the brink of armageddon" scenery completed with heroes, villains, backstabbers and people you just can't say what side they're on. You just have to roll with it. And just like those old movies you just have to know how it ends. The lasting appeal of the story won't stay with you forever, but on the other hand you don't mind watching it again. The same goes for MW2. However the campaign is extremely short even for being in the Call of Duty series which are pretty known for short games. Expect between 6-9 hours on the harder difficulties. Then it doesn't matter that the multiplayer and special ops are good additions, those are simply somewhat mods added to give that litte extra to the game (watch and learn how Naught Dog did it with Uncharted 2). The main part of the game is still the campaign. Here I'm sorry to say IW barely makes it. The saviour is the great weapons arsenal and some of the locations. However the graphics at some points are below average and are easily exceeded by segments in MW1. It becomes more and more clear that the MW series is more about making money than a great game. The power of Modern Warfare isn't really here. What could have been one of the greatest games ever turned out to be just a good game. There's really not much new here. Sure there are multiple ways you can customize your character and about a million different tasks for each weapon in multiplayer. Translation read: you can now personalize your own avatar and collect points. So does a Tetris key chain that allows you to switch shells. Instead of developing the game they promised (instead of delivering this "prolouge"), IW and Activision focused on pointless gadgets such as the "Modern Warfare 2" hand controll or the "Prestige" edition which gives you a pair of toy goggles. And doesn't look better when the multiplayer breaks down for PS3 owners the day after realease, assumably because they failed to make the trophy system work from the beginning. It should not be possible on this level. Especially not when Activision it one of the largest advocates for the use of "AAA" in titles which in the end means "we're going to charge you extra for this game". Although their version is that AAA garantuees it's a big game which has needed a lot of resources but in return players can expect a little extra. Modern Warfare 2 claims to be a AAA title. It is not. It's still pretty good though. Expand
  89. NickG
    Nov 14, 2009
    7
    The multiplayer is the best part of the game but the levels are HUGE compared to the cramped style of MW1 that some people loved. Depends on what type of maps you like. On some maps you don't even want to go out of a specific house because you know you are just going to get snipered from across the map. Also the matchmaking servers function sometimes lead you to an American hosted The multiplayer is the best part of the game but the levels are HUGE compared to the cramped style of MW1 that some people loved. Depends on what type of maps you like. On some maps you don't even want to go out of a specific house because you know you are just going to get snipered from across the map. Also the matchmaking servers function sometimes lead you to an American hosted server (i'm Aussie) and it kind of annoys me. The singleplayer story isn't really a story, just a bunch of action sequences coming at you too fast to even register. One day you're in Brazil or Russia then suddenly you're in suburbia in US fighting against god knows which faction. The blood spatter on the screen is a little overdone and with all the action going around you would be suprised how many times you need to hide behind a wall and slowly pick off enemies individually. Sometimes mid mission, the screen will go black and cut to 10 minutes ahead skipping out on what could have been some pretty cool detailed sequences like seeing a guy get tied to a chair instead of capturing him then skipping 10 minutes ahead to when don't get to see him get tortured. It is also wayyyyy tooo action packed, there is no rest time like a sniper mission similar to in the first game. Infinity Ward didn't do a good job at linking stories and making the player understand what is going on. The graphics of the game are pretty much the same as the first except the level of detail has just been enhanced. The entire game is pretty much an expansion of the first because you only get 5 hours out of singleplayer and multiplayer is just 15 maps and extra perks and guns. Not saying its a bad thing or game because i think it is pretty fun but such short singleplayer time should not be worth AU$120. Lucky my bro paid for it because i think i would have left my purchase for Assassin's Creed 2 tomorrow or Uncharted 2 until Battlefield Bad Company 2 comes out in March which will definately blow this game out of the water. I gave it a 7 because i think that is what it truly deserved and had all this over-hype not happened then this game would have probably only got a 7, it should definately not be in the top 5 games of all time on ps3 thats for sure, because it hasn't revolutionised the genre. Everything seen in the game has already been done before in every other FPS so some critics giving the game a 10 means they are giving it a perfect score making the game perfect and better than any other game which is definately not true. I would say rent it and if you like it make a purchase otherwise you could be wasting your money on something this is not a superior as some of the games coming out. Expand
  90. Oct 17, 2012
    7
    While this is a fun game to play with friends, there are some things in this game that will surely disturb many non-hardcore gamers, like the "No Russian" mission.

    Aside from that, MW2 is good fun, just not great. It's the perfect game to play with friends, but you might as well play another game if you're on your own, like Bioshock.
  91. Sep 1, 2010
    7
    The only reason this game got an 8 is because of the multiplayer and spec ops. The single player campaign is really bad. I dont understand why people say its good. If you want a good sFPS campaign, get Killzone 2 or something else. CoD never has good campaigns. The multiplayer as expected is addicting but very broken. constant lag, undedicated servers, glitches make this mpThe only reason this game got an 8 is because of the multiplayer and spec ops. The single player campaign is really bad. I dont understand why people say its good. If you want a good sFPS campaign, get Killzone 2 or something else. CoD never has good campaigns. The multiplayer as expected is addicting but very broken. constant lag, undedicated servers, glitches make this mp frustrating. When you get on smaller maps, ll players do is shoot grenade launchers everywhere so you cant even move. the game needs to be fixed but the developers got fired so there is no fix coming. Expand
  92. Nov 3, 2010
    7
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is an OK first person shooter but doesn't live up to the hype and is in my own opinion, an over rated shooter. I've played more enjoyable shooters on the PlayStation 2 for crying out loud. I didn't care for the story in the single player campaign and the campaign its self is short which is disapointing. In fact, I prefered Call of Duty 4's campaign mode toCall of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is an OK first person shooter but doesn't live up to the hype and is in my own opinion, an over rated shooter. I've played more enjoyable shooters on the PlayStation 2 for crying out loud. I didn't care for the story in the single player campaign and the campaign its self is short which is disapointing. In fact, I prefered Call of Duty 4's campaign mode to this one. There isn't really a lot new in terms of content and considering that when sold as new, the game costs 45 pounds which sounds like a rip off to me; the game feels like an expansion pack rather than a full sequel. However, the single player does throw some great set pieces at you and some of the vehicle sections are great like the Snowmobile chase. The graphics may not be a huge step from Call of Duty 4 but there are some great lighting effects and the environments (especially the snow environments) are nicely detailed. The games does throw you into some intense battles with the enemy and provides a decent challenge. The games audio is also good for the composed music, the dialog and the weapons. It makes you feel like your in an intense battlefield. The weapons that you use in the campaign are good with a nice selection of SMG's, Assault Rifles, Shotguns and Sniper Rifles which all look greatl.The multiplayer is ok and there is deep; there are perks, callsigns and loads of weapon upgrades to unlock like ACOG sights, Heartbeat sensors and FMJ bullets but the Killstreak rewards ruin the experience. Basically, its a reward system that rewards camping and punishes people who just want to play the game. The killstreak reward "AC-130" is just freaking hair tearing annoying and even more annoying is the 25 Killstreak reward "Tactical Nuke" which just ends the match; I just quit the game if it happens. It's so frustrating when you just want to shoot people and then get owned by a Pave-Low time and time again. The maps are ok to play on but I really can't see the point people leveling up to Level 70 because its boring and I got bored of the game when I reached level 50; all you do is unlock different call signs and perks. All you do is the same thing over and over again. The shotguns are over powering as well and I really don't care for the Killcam every time you die; I don't want to be shown how I died, I just want to respawn and get back into the match without having to repeatedly press Square to respawn. Oh yes, the spawning system is broken: Couldn't the game offer some temporally invincibility for you when you resprawn (The deathstreak Painkiller doesn't help at all) because it's so annoying having to respawn in an open space and then get owned by a Harrier shortly after! (On the map Rust, It's pretty much impossible to respawn and not have someones gun butt right up your backside). Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is an OK shooter but you can do a lot better than this game. The single player may provide a few thrills with some intense battles to shoot through with some mindblowing set pieces but Multiplayer is this games main strength which sadly is too flawed to enjoy that much with Killstreaks and campers. Expand
  93. Feb 19, 2011
    7
    Ok game but the online have all hacker, but the singer player good
  94. Nov 2, 2010
    7
    Neither the masterpiece the media claims it to be, nor the horrible bland game the haters want you to think about it. It's simply a good game that happens to be overhyped. It's still an enjoyable game, just not earth-shattering.
  95. Aug 2, 2011
    7
    The Call of Duty creators must be criticized for having the greatest opportunity in the industry with unlimited resources to only coming up with something half good and not a masterpiece. Call of Duty MW2 has its production values, its popular, it has high quality models, shooting animations and sounds which do provides players some immediate satisfying gameplay (for a short time). But theThe Call of Duty creators must be criticized for having the greatest opportunity in the industry with unlimited resources to only coming up with something half good and not a masterpiece. Call of Duty MW2 has its production values, its popular, it has high quality models, shooting animations and sounds which do provides players some immediate satisfying gameplay (for a short time). But the overall 'game' of MW2 is a mixed bag and fails to be something really special, not just a 'fun' or 'popular' game. The single player story is a bad joke, the themes and meanings the story portrays are a contradictory muddled mess. The special Op missions do offer some well designed gameplay but why the story mode is not intertwined is confusing, I would have preferred the entire story dropped for more Special Ops. The multiplayer can be fun for short periods of time but does lack depth which is why it has not resonated as a competitive Esport title. I do recommend MW2 due its surface fun and value for money but it lacks to what should have been something much much more. Expand
  96. Dec 15, 2011
    7
    I was going to give this a 6 out of 10 so i give this a 7 out of 10. The graphic in this game were OK. Campaign was good, and multplayer was addictively cool. This is overall a good game.
  97. Nov 13, 2011
    7
    While it is pretty similar to the first modern warfare, it does have some exciting moments. The gameplay is the same as previous games in the series.
  98. Nov 14, 2011
    7
    Before I bought it I was so exited about MW2. Let me say that this game is fine. But! Kill streaks were over the top following by noob tubes and quickscopers. Which eventually killed the fun in online for me. Graphics look better compare to COD4MW. Story was going more crazy route which I personally didn't like. Overall it still good game just not as great as COD4MW!
  99. May 25, 2013
    7
    MW2 has several issues, but can be ignorable once you see the good in this title. First off, the single-player campaign is fun, yet short, even on hardened difficulty. The MP has small problems, but won't bother you. The weapons can be unbalanced, with some weapons being over-powered and some under, but the MP is very exciting, especially the new Spec Ops mode.
    However, I recommend you
    MW2 has several issues, but can be ignorable once you see the good in this title. First off, the single-player campaign is fun, yet short, even on hardened difficulty. The MP has small problems, but won't bother you. The weapons can be unbalanced, with some weapons being over-powered and some under, but the MP is very exciting, especially the new Spec Ops mode.
    However, I recommend you rent the title first before you purchase it.
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  100. Apr 11, 2016
    7
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is a pretty good game that was unfortunately stuck in the role of the bastard stepchild. It fell prey to the pitfalls of most sequels: most notably that developers simply tried too hard to top the original. That was a mountain to climb, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is deserving of its unofficial title of the best shooter this generation. As a resul
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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!