Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Xbox 360

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  1. FrankyF
    Jan 1, 2010
    10
    Haters playing on PC get out of here please, this is the X360 version stop lowering the score!
  2. CraigJ
    Mar 2, 2010
    9
    All of you guys giving this game such low ratings are crazy. If you dont like the noob tubing on multiplayer than do something about it. And seriously if someone is camping you get to see where they are with the kill cam.. How hard is it to kill them after seeing exactly where they are and how they killed you and which weapon was used. I think the multiplayer experience is awesome and All of you guys giving this game such low ratings are crazy. If you dont like the noob tubing on multiplayer than do something about it. And seriously if someone is camping you get to see where they are with the kill cam.. How hard is it to kill them after seeing exactly where they are and how they killed you and which weapon was used. I think the multiplayer experience is awesome and extremely addictive. As most players have experienced in games there are a few glitches and the maps need to be a little more random, im sick of the same map 2-3 times in row but hey nothings perfect. Expand
  3. AlexG
    Mar 2, 2010
    8
    This rating system doesnt make any sence eurogamer's review clearly stated in its review on battlefield bad company 2 that it was better than cod, so then why was it given a metascore of ninety on both? Anyways Battlefield is clearly the better game all around besides mabey in the graphics department, but even then not by much. Environments in singleplayer and multiplayer are so far This rating system doesnt make any sence eurogamer's review clearly stated in its review on battlefield bad company 2 that it was better than cod, so then why was it given a metascore of ninety on both? Anyways Battlefield is clearly the better game all around besides mabey in the graphics department, but even then not by much. Environments in singleplayer and multiplayer are so far beyond call of duty's little enclosed unimaginative and quite boring maps. That said I still think call of duty deserves an 8 because it does have one of the most polished multiplayer expiriences ever. Expand
  4. DustinH
    Apr 4, 2010
    10
    Modern warfare 2 is easily one of the best games of the year great story, epic gameplay, great customization, everything you could and would expect from a call of duty game is in modern warfare 2,my only probem is that the campaign is a bit on the short side but I could play hours on end in the multiplayer, stimulus package is awesome, well done Infinity Ward!!!!
  5. JimR
    Nov 10, 2009
    10
    Fantastic game. It's a shame bitter PC players who are scared of change and unwilling to acknowledge progress (IW Net) are voting this game down. The story is short but every second of the campaign is filled with unique and intense action. To make up for this hundreds of hours can be spent in the extensive/amazing multiplayer mode and Spec-Ops.
  6. FrankieT.
    Nov 10, 2009
    10
    This game is great. I have been playing for 2 and a half hours and I haven't found a flaw yet. They really took the flaws of CoD4 and worked mad hard on them. They also added a ton of new features and weapons. Now this is a flawless game (so far) I haven't played much of the campaign but it seemed pretty interesting from the beginning. Highly recommended.
  7. DanielB
    Jan 1, 2010
    8
    Not a bad game. good graphics while the blood is a bit annoying. gamplay is good in the campagin, filled with lots of over the top cinimatics, although thats just to mask the the lack of a good plot. multiplayer is fun.... although about 2 steps lower from the original modern warfare.... this saying even tough i am not the best at it (so i am unbiased on this)..i think for the most part Not a bad game. good graphics while the blood is a bit annoying. gamplay is good in the campagin, filled with lots of over the top cinimatics, although thats just to mask the the lack of a good plot. multiplayer is fun.... although about 2 steps lower from the original modern warfare.... this saying even tough i am not the best at it (so i am unbiased on this)..i think for the most part all the people were complaining about how if you cant see a person your ****ed, this is called flanking... which ads stratagy to the game...the sound is pretty amazing.. all the guns sound super realistic. overall a pretty good game. good gamplay.. allthough a lack of plot really drags the game game from a 9 to an 8.. Expand
  8. CurtB
    Jan 10, 2010
    9
    Look I understand that people are upset about the length of the campaign but that is not the whole game between replay value, spec ops which is amazing and the addicting multiplayer which they managed to make even better. People are giving the game a zero for the single player which is only a third of the game and no matter how short and rediculous it is still fun. Every moment is Look I understand that people are upset about the length of the campaign but that is not the whole game between replay value, spec ops which is amazing and the addicting multiplayer which they managed to make even better. People are giving the game a zero for the single player which is only a third of the game and no matter how short and rediculous it is still fun. Every moment is non-stop holy s*** moments and innovative new ways to spice up gameplay. If it was any longer than my time would be wasted on wandering through another small russian town or a wartorn middle eastern city and than you would be complaining about that. Now spec-ops which everyone seems to be overlooking is awesome bits of purified gameplay that you can beat in five minutes and are great to tackle with a friend and work on for hours trying to get that last star on veteran. The multiplayer will be played for years to come and has been innovated enough to make it seem fresh yet warmly familiar. When this game was announced I couldn't think of any ways they could possibly innovate the multiplayer and even though you will probably stick with the same three kill streaks once you find a winning combination through all of your prestiges thay are still a fun change of pace after two years of repetedly hearing UAV is online. There are still some balancing issues bet the ones from the first game have for the most part been fixed you will still find yourself rage quitting after your almost nuke 24 kill streak is ended by a predator missle or spam grenade. That dosn't stop this game from being incredibally awesome. Buy it. There will always be someone online to play with and you are missing out if you listen to the 0 scores. Expand
  9. MarkF
    Jan 20, 2010
    8
    At launch I would have given it a 6. Short campaign, Spec Op is fun, but gets hard fast. Multiplayer was full of glitches, and people who exploit said glitches. Finally Microsoft and IF have starting fixing things, by banning people who glitch and fixed some unbalanced weapons, perks, etc. People should stop complaining about mutiplayer, and just ignore them. It's fun, if you At launch I would have given it a 6. Short campaign, Spec Op is fun, but gets hard fast. Multiplayer was full of glitches, and people who exploit said glitches. Finally Microsoft and IF have starting fixing things, by banning people who glitch and fixed some unbalanced weapons, perks, etc. People should stop complaining about mutiplayer, and just ignore them. It's fun, if you don't like it leave, or return the game. Expand
  10. MikeW.
    Jan 20, 2010
    10
    Just had to give this a score of 10. Why? Simply to make up for the unfair lower scores that biased individual gives.
  11. BillC.
    Jan 27, 2010
    10
    The game is perfect. Those who love it have a right to. Those who don't can't even spell words correctly in their hate comments against the game. Props to Infinity Ward for creating the best game I own.
  12. RiFfD
    Jan 7, 2010
    10
    Story-10 SpecialOps-10 Multiplayer-10. Looks like its an easy choice for me.
  13. DerrikT.
    Feb 4, 2010
    8
    Most of the reviews of this game piss me off. They're either about people complaining about the multiplayer or campaign, or sounding like Infinity Ward has the finger of God or something and calling it the best FPS of all time. I have two words and I suppose a number for you. System Shock 2. In my opinion, it's a good game. Sure the story is a little far-fetched, but it's Most of the reviews of this game piss me off. They're either about people complaining about the multiplayer or campaign, or sounding like Infinity Ward has the finger of God or something and calling it the best FPS of all time. I have two words and I suppose a number for you. System Shock 2. In my opinion, it's a good game. Sure the story is a little far-fetched, but it's better to have a game with good gameplay and a crappy story than vice versa. Spec Ops is probably the best part of the game. It's fun with a friend, and the whole re-hashed missions thing doesn't bother me. Do you seriously expect them to make all new missions and maps just for Spec Ops? Might as well make a new game then. I'm indifferent about the multiplayer. Some elements about it I like, such as customizable killstreaks and new weapon attachments. But the fact that the maps are made for camping and that Marathon, Lightweight, and Commando make it so easy for people to just run around and knife is a little depressing. CoD4 kept you moving all the time. Stopping occasionally behind cover to see what's going on. If you try that in MW2, someone runs up behind you and knifes you or you get hit by a Predator missile. Overall the game is good. It's not the best, but it's a lot better than most of the stuff on the market today. Expand
  14. MikeyJ.
    Feb 7, 2010
    8
    This game is very fun, but it still has problems. The overall gameplay/controls, sound, graphics, and presentation (and so on) but Infinity Ward left alot of holes in the final product (that you'd think they would have the resources to fix after cod4 alone sold 12 million copies roughly). The Campaign is good, but far too short, and can be done in roughly 5-8 hours the first time This game is very fun, but it still has problems. The overall gameplay/controls, sound, graphics, and presentation (and so on) but Infinity Ward left alot of holes in the final product (that you'd think they would have the resources to fix after cod4 alone sold 12 million copies roughly). The Campaign is good, but far too short, and can be done in roughly 5-8 hours the first time through, and much less in further attempts, and seeing how the game puts the player on a very fixed path: the game's single player replay value takes a hit. the storyline is also confusing, although someone who is willing to pay close attention to it or theorize their way through some of the plot holes can make sense of it, it falls below the standards of other popular titles. the spec-ops mode however, which can be done in co-op as well as in single player, is a massive extension on the game's replayability, and works very well, throwing you in various mini missions of diverse tasks, enviroments, and difficulties (my personal favorite mode). then theres the multiplayer, although heavily praised, its in reality very, very unbalanced. weapons are either useless or overpowered in many cases, the M1887 shotguns being a prime example of overpowered, just ask anyone who's played the game, and as soon as somone gets a killstreak they're given masses of high powered equipment/helicopters/airstrikes/drones/etc that can make life very difficult for those who have not been fortunate to get a killstreak first. alot of the game's smaller issues get to me too: how are weapons like the FAMAS, FAL and F2000 (among many others) that are used by european armies in the hands of russian soldiers when the russians use exclusively russian manufactured weapons for their military? why is the vector which uses .45 ammunition one of the weakest SMGs when in fact it should be among the most powerful? why did the game not feature co-op with up to 4 players in it's campaign mode when its predecessor, cod5, did (and why only 2 for special ops)? as mentioned at the beginning of the review, this game has problems, but it is still quite fun to play, however, it does not keep up with the standards set by MW1, and that has me a little dissapointed in IW. Expand
  15. JakeP
    Mar 12, 2010
    9
    *This is only rating multiplayer* This has to be the best multiplayer game I have ever played. Better than all of the other call of duty games in existence. The maps are awesome (except underpass and DeFAIL). The custom killstreaks are really great. Now I have something to actually try to get to, not everyday "UAv ready. Airstrike. Helicopter." (Repeat). Also, with the perks being *This is only rating multiplayer* This has to be the best multiplayer game I have ever played. Better than all of the other call of duty games in existence. The maps are awesome (except underpass and DeFAIL). The custom killstreaks are really great. Now I have something to actually try to get to, not everyday "UAv ready. Airstrike. Helicopter." (Repeat). Also, with the perks being upgradeable, I now use a variety of perk combinations on all my classes. In earlier CoD games, My perks were always stopping power and deep impact. Some negatives are the way that some of the maps cater to the campers, you can't walk anywhere without being blasted by some noob that just sits in a corner and wait. The only other complaint I have are the Patched 1887's. Really, who would complain that a gun has too much range and power, especially a gun that is unlocked at level 67? that's right, 67! So we have to work hard and play for a very long time to unlock a gun that is noiw one of the most useless. May as well put it in the default class and make the spas-12 be unlocked at 67. The spas is much better now. Anyway, other than that, this game was well thought out and is one of the must-buys of the year. Expand
  16. LuckyDutch
    Mar 19, 2010
    8
    I really like this game and it certainly had the potential for a 10 from me but its short campaign and a few of the online issues cost it a point each. Campaign has a gripping storyline with some excellent twists and the gameplay is fantastic. Its only fault is its length. Don't let all these people giving it 2 fool you. The online is great and i have already shelfed BC2 to go back I really like this game and it certainly had the potential for a 10 from me but its short campaign and a few of the online issues cost it a point each. Campaign has a gripping storyline with some excellent twists and the gameplay is fantastic. Its only fault is its length. Don't let all these people giving it 2 fool you. The online is great and i have already shelfed BC2 to go back to this. There are however some elements that really let it down. I don't like the new killstreak system at all. While cool in concept it promotes excessive camping to get killstreaks. UAV Jammer and EMP are good additions but the other stupid ones outshine them and sadly make them largely redundant. Secondly, knifing. Needless to say having people run around faster than Usain Bolt and lunging across rooms faster than a bullet is unreallistic and a bad decision. The knife animation is too fast aswell, you cant kill someone instantly with a wild swing. BC2 got this right. Lastly, map design. Most buildings have way too many enterances. With all the jack the rippers on speed running about having so many ways in makes a slow tactical playstyle very difficult. You can either camp or rush, no smart play here i'm afraid. Despite all this MW2 is the best online game out right now. The crazy-high sales of this game were justified but IW could have done better. COD 4 is still the benchmark. Expand
  17. JustinS.
    Nov 10, 2009
    10
    Basically it takes the highly-acclaimed and great game of Call of Duty 4 and vastly improves every aspect of it. Also adds Spec Ops mode, which adds a lot more value to the game. Fans of FPS' shouldn't pass this one up.
  18. SamS
    Nov 10, 2009
    10
    I haven't been able to stop playing. It is great, mutliplayer and single player are phenomenal. The only reason I am not playing right now is because my power went out. Hooray for the Blackberry.
  19. JamesT.
    Nov 10, 2009
    10
    Firstly I'd just like to say that IW has truly outdone themselves with this title. The single player experience is completely over the top and riddled with action. Spec ops is an amazing addition to an already winning formula. But the true prize goes to the multiplayer. IW found a way to make it even more immersive and incredible adding more guns and weapon attachments than one could Firstly I'd just like to say that IW has truly outdone themselves with this title. The single player experience is completely over the top and riddled with action. Spec ops is an amazing addition to an already winning formula. But the true prize goes to the multiplayer. IW found a way to make it even more immersive and incredible adding more guns and weapon attachments than one could ever hope for. This game is a must buy for any gamer. Expand
  20. Kyleg
    Nov 10, 2009
    9
    Average rating of 5.6 out of 10? Are you f***ing kidding me?! Which game are half of you idiots playing? I'm sorry, Britain, about the higher price....but if you're willing to pay it, why SHOULDN'T IW put a higher price on it? HAHAHAA. Sucks for you. Oh...half of you are from Britain. That explains it. Don't play the role of a victim if you willingly bought it. Bloody Average rating of 5.6 out of 10? Are you f***ing kidding me?! Which game are half of you idiots playing? I'm sorry, Britain, about the higher price....but if you're willing to pay it, why SHOULDN'T IW put a higher price on it? HAHAHAA. Sucks for you. Oh...half of you are from Britain. That explains it. Don't play the role of a victim if you willingly bought it. Bloody wankers. Anyway, although the campaign is short (which FPS campaign isn't these days?), it's far more involved than MW 1's. Larger environments, fully rendered 3d backdrops, TONS of enemies, and more awe-inspiring moments than MW 1. That's right, alex m., MORE, not less. The airport level was pretty enjoyable and disturbing. I like shooting unarmed virtual civilians. They aren't real, you thin-skinned whiners. Crazy events are thrown at the player left and right, but they all fit in with the story. You'd be hard-pressed to find a more intense and challenging FPS campaign. Multiplayer is just amazing. There are a lot more options when it comes to customizing your classes. The maps are interesting, and some are huge. More kill streak perks and the addition of death streak perks add even MORE fun. Thankfully, the death streak perks are nothing too big to be completely annoying. I was afraid they may be, but IW didn't do anything stupid. Great game, worth the price. Expand
  21. HenkR
    Nov 10, 2009
    9
    The Call of Duty experience is well known for its linearity and inability to push the envelope on innovative game design. But what Modern Warfare 2 lacks in innovation it more then makes up for in polish. It is one of the most exciting games to come out in years and it is definitely a must-buy for people looking for a great shooter experience. The single-player game is short but very The Call of Duty experience is well known for its linearity and inability to push the envelope on innovative game design. But what Modern Warfare 2 lacks in innovation it more then makes up for in polish. It is one of the most exciting games to come out in years and it is definitely a must-buy for people looking for a great shooter experience. The single-player game is short but very engaging, and it is backed up by one of the best online shooter experiences to date. Expand
  22. CW
    Nov 10, 2009
    9
    First of all I'm just gonna say you know this a great game, compare to this to other FPS's on the 360 or consoles in general and its obvious this is far superior. It has the best controls of any console FPS ive played and it runs at a solid fps with no noticeable slowdown as of yet. The single player has improved over MW1. Yes its a bit short but what is there is excellent, dont First of all I'm just gonna say you know this a great game, compare to this to other FPS's on the 360 or consoles in general and its obvious this is far superior. It has the best controls of any console FPS ive played and it runs at a solid fps with no noticeable slowdown as of yet. The single player has improved over MW1. Yes its a bit short but what is there is excellent, dont be surprised to have the hairs on the back of your neck standing on many occasions. The campaign is much more varied this time through with the story taking place all over the world. The major gripe for me with the campaign is the AWFUL AI still hasnt been sorted since COD2. The enemy will only try and kill you, the second you emerge from cover almost every enemy in the area will instantly turn on you and your almost killed instantly on the harder difficulties. The other problem is the enemy always know where you are even if you've done nothing to blow your cover. Hide in a building away from your team and expect grenade spam galore through the window. This is and the length of the campaign are the only faults that come to mind and it is definately very enjoyable. The main attraction for most is the multiplayer. Think of it as MW1 only much more polished. You have so much to unlock such as awards, killstreaks, weapons, perks etc that is does get very addicting. The only negative that comes to mind is the fact there are more lame ways to be killed. Aswell as airstrikes and choppers there as missiles, stealth bombers and even a nuke. This is a good thing yeah, but it does become being killed AGAIN by a stealth bomber. Aswell the competetive multiplayer theres a special ops which you can do alone or with a friend. This is definately an excellent game, not the "B3ST G4M3 3V4!!!" but one definately worth a purchase if you have Xbox Live. Those without just rent it. Expand
  23. BradP
    Nov 10, 2009
    8
    While the game is great I don't think the graphics are as polished as they should be. Multiplayer while actions packed, is similar in feel to COD4. I think IW did not do the most they could have with this title, you should not be able to go through the entire campaign in 7 hours. Audio is amazing though, you really feel like you are in the game, although not much more than you did While the game is great I don't think the graphics are as polished as they should be. Multiplayer while actions packed, is similar in feel to COD4. I think IW did not do the most they could have with this title, you should not be able to go through the entire campaign in 7 hours. Audio is amazing though, you really feel like you are in the game, although not much more than you did when you played COD4. Expand
  24. NoahS
    Nov 10, 2009
    10
    Awesome! That is the first word that comes to mind when I think of this game. It is epic all out war and the funnest multiplayer experience I have ever had, the only reason it has such a low score is because the non-haters are still playing CoD online
  25. JonathanA
    Nov 10, 2009
    10
    First off, as of now, with 185 user votes, the game only has a 5.4... What in the heck is up with that? Have you even played the game? It's incredible! No fan boy from me. Multiplayer is just amazing and the campaign, though short, is stunning. Spec Ops is more fun then any other co-op game I've ever played. Better then horde, L4D, Firefight, etc... Best FPS ever maybe.
  26. IMac
    Nov 10, 2009
    10
    I dont understand all of the negative ratings. Although the came is extremely similar to COD4, it still expands on the formula perfectly. I think that if the game was any different, it would be worse. It is the perfect shooter.
  27. StephanE.
    Nov 10, 2009
    9
    I don't know why this game only has a user rating of 5.5... All I know is that this game is awesome and a must buy for every shooter fan out there. I didn't give it a 10 because when playing multiplayer, you cannot use the Xbox Live Chat and must be in game chat, otherwise you cannot play online. I don't think this was neccesary. I believe the game could have done without.
  28. DerkM
    Dec 9, 2009
    10
    Some of these comments are stupid. People are giving this game a bad review because they suck at the game. This game is amazing. The campaign is terrific and multiplayer is awesome. Sure it lags a bit online but what do you expect, you're playing online. The campaign really sucks you in because it is so exciting. It looks very real. The spec-ops is great and challenging. The only Some of these comments are stupid. People are giving this game a bad review because they suck at the game. This game is amazing. The campaign is terrific and multiplayer is awesome. Sure it lags a bit online but what do you expect, you're playing online. The campaign really sucks you in because it is so exciting. It looks very real. The spec-ops is great and challenging. The only real problems with this game are the lagging (which will be a problem with in online multiplayer game so it doesn't bother me), and the fact that the campaign is short, which only sets up for more games. This is pretty much as close to perfect as you can get!!! Expand
  29. TonyM.
    Jan 16, 2010
    9
    I dont know what you people have, this is a great game, i love the multiplayer part. If u dont like it, go play your BF:Bad company or Operation Flashpoint. Just dont be jealous cause these failgames dont have such a great and BIG multiplayer community, gameplay etc.
  30. DaveB
    Jan 23, 2010
    9
    it's an amazing game, the only thing that keeps it from getting a 10 is the glitches in MP, Special OPS is a kool addition, and SP is action packed.
  31. KylerN
    Jan 3, 2010
    8
    The plot was pretty transparent but IW is definitely bringing new content to the table. I wasn't happy about the short campaign and the uninspiring plot which lacked the impressive moments in the first one. I would applaud IW for the second level of the game, pushing the envelope on what games can show and represent. Halfway through, I think the story was lost in translation. The The plot was pretty transparent but IW is definitely bringing new content to the table. I wasn't happy about the short campaign and the uninspiring plot which lacked the impressive moments in the first one. I would applaud IW for the second level of the game, pushing the envelope on what games can show and represent. Halfway through, I think the story was lost in translation. The special ops missions are a delight, although most are recycled from the the first mw and this campaigns. Many events were over-the-top excitement but the periods of intense events and suddenly (and constantly) losing consciousness and changing to another plot element was unevenly paced. Overall it's an amazing game and on bar with the first one, if only the plot was as polished as the rest of the game. Expand
  32. christ
    Jan 5, 2010
    10
    Best game i have played nice that you can go up in level more games like this for the people!!!
  33. AM
    Jan 6, 2010
    8
    Online multi-player is alright, though it's a bit overwhelming for us old folk. Spec Ops is kinda cool with two people. The campaign was obviously not well planned out. It's just a series of situations - no real story. CoD 4 was a much much stronger campaign.
  34. Michaelc
    Jan 9, 2010
    8
    Very short but very enjoyable campaign in a quick summary. The plot is pretty bland and the playable characters poor. You feel you don't really give a damn about what happens to them during the story except Price and MacTabish and it's only really because of CoD4 that you like them anyway. The multiplayer is amazing although the maps are less impressive than CoD4's maps. Very short but very enjoyable campaign in a quick summary. The plot is pretty bland and the playable characters poor. You feel you don't really give a damn about what happens to them during the story except Price and MacTabish and it's only really because of CoD4 that you like them anyway. The multiplayer is amazing although the maps are less impressive than CoD4's maps. There are too many gimmicks in the classes now... I mean shotguns as a secondary makes the game really noobish at points and the increases melee distance is also infuriating. Other than that the multiplayer is flawless. Expand
  35. Slimdwiz
    Feb 17, 2010
    9
    The graphics are very well detailed with enviorments and soldiers looking very life-like.The music is very well put together for each level making you feel apart of the action.With the voice acting also begining very much acceptable.The gameplay has a much more tighter feel than the original Modern Warfare,but the short single-player campaign mode could have been a little The graphics are very well detailed with enviorments and soldiers looking very life-like.The music is very well put together for each level making you feel apart of the action.With the voice acting also begining very much acceptable.The gameplay has a much more tighter feel than the original Modern Warfare,but the short single-player campaign mode could have been a little longer.Multiplayer is where the game really shines.You get to level up,and perks,just like the original,but this time you have the ability to call in air strikes,from Stealth Bombers,AC-130's,and even Tactical Nuke,and much more.Even get care packages after a certain amount of kills.This game has a lot of replay value with one of the best multiplayer systems and a co-op spec ops mode that's separate from the main campaign. Expand
  36. BIGWILL
    Feb 19, 2010
    9
    Ok this game is still the bomb all you kids out there with all the complaints about no long story mode go play fucking mass affect cod is a multyplayer game its called xbox live if you dont have it quit being poor get a job and work two weeks and get a 12 month card quit being cheap the single player isnt the game its just a piece of the creame pie multyplater is where its at sure theres Ok this game is still the bomb all you kids out there with all the complaints about no long story mode go play fucking mass affect cod is a multyplayer game its called xbox live if you dont have it quit being poor get a job and work two weeks and get a 12 month card quit being cheap the single player isnt the game its just a piece of the creame pie multyplater is where its at sure theres glitches and mods but they will be fixed till then take advantage of it to rank up cause it sure aint easy on this game the reason i gave it a 9 is because i wont some team tatical cause i play for competively on gamebattles so being able to practice without the non mlg varient maps and big teams would be nice other than that they will make it even better with the DLC cant wait. Expand
  37. DylanE.
    Feb 19, 2010
    8
    The Call of Duty franchise has become notorious for in-depth campaign design and intense multiplayer action, giving other shooter such as Halo and Gears of War a run for their money. With a reputation like this, Modern Warefare 2 has obviously recieved very high expectations and, for the most part, meets then with ease. The already incredible competitive and customizible multiplayer The Call of Duty franchise has become notorious for in-depth campaign design and intense multiplayer action, giving other shooter such as Halo and Gears of War a run for their money. With a reputation like this, Modern Warefare 2 has obviously recieved very high expectations and, for the most part, meets then with ease. The already incredible competitive and customizible multiplayer component has been further improved with new innovative perks that can truely make a difference when combined with certain types of classes or weapons. The camopaign feels like a summer blockbuster film with no cut scenes giving you a unique feeling that you are in control of what happens like only a series like Call of Duty can do. From scaling icy cliffs, to driving trucks and snow mobiles, and a rewarding near death experiance at the end of the final mission with rewarding results. I wouldn't want to spoil it if you haven't played through the campaign yet. Yes, there are many scripted sequences that limit control to some extent, but this isn't a sandbox style game. It's a solid fps all the way through. The Spec Ops missions finally allow a cooperative experiance that was lacking in the first Modern Warefare. The missions are based on missions from both the Modern Warefare 2 campaign, and the Call of Duty 4 campaign. There is still no cooperative play in the campaign put Spec Ops more than makes up for that in my opinion. With all that I have said good about the game, you may be wondering why I have rated it with a 8. Sadly, this is because of the multiplayer. Yes, the overall expeirience is outstanding and perfect for fans of Counter-Stike and other tactical shooters, but in many areas, the over confidence and ignorance if Infinity Ward shows greatly. First off, there was no open beta prior to realease on any platform, not even PC (which needed it the most). The affects of this poor decision on Infinity Ward's behalf showed up almost intantly after launch. The PC version has no-dedicated servers and does not support custom content. Glitches are used constantly by annoying cheaters and a patch for these problems is yet to be released. Server connection interuptions occur frequently and lags plauge almost evey server (these are all Infinity Ward servers not dedicated servers by the way). Also, some of the perks and weapon upgrades feel very unbalanced at times. Quick scoping snipers, instant-kill shot FAMAS and M16 classes, noob-tubers dual-weilded shotguns (one shot equals one kill when both guns are fired at once), and possibly the most annoying, the "witch" class. This custom made class consists off the following perks: marathon, lightweight, and commando. Put this unstopable conbination together with a handgun equiped with the tactical knife attatchment and you've got yourself an obnoxious class that runs around getting knife streaks and annoying the living crap out everyone in the game, even his own teamates in some casses. These conbinations are not just annoying, they also take away from the realistic approach that the series has been aiming at for years now. It's a shame that a feature that was originally created for creativity and innovation has become overly abused the way it has been in this game. This being said, the multiplayer component lives up to what most fans have been waiting for, but Infinity Ward still has some issues that hopefully will be worked out the next time around. I recommend X-Box 360 and PS3 owners to buy this game if they are fans of the series or genre. However, for PC fans, your money is better spent on the upcoming Battlefield Bad Company 2. Expand
  38. MikeL
    Mar 27, 2010
    9
    COD:MW2 takes the Call of Duty franchise to a whole different level of the FPS experience. The graphics are spectacular. The sound will blow your mind, especially if you are using headphones or have surround sound. The most outstanding aspect of the game is the Multiplayer mode which welcomes a wide variety of FPS gamer personalities due to its in-depth weapon class perks and weapon COD:MW2 takes the Call of Duty franchise to a whole different level of the FPS experience. The graphics are spectacular. The sound will blow your mind, especially if you are using headphones or have surround sound. The most outstanding aspect of the game is the Multiplayer mode which welcomes a wide variety of FPS gamer personalities due to its in-depth weapon class perks and weapon customizations. May it be the quick and quiet silenced weapon stalker, the "invisible" knife expert, the stationary deadly sniper, or the well rounded assault and cover rifleman, any game-style can be represented with relative balance. In contrast to the one level, "arena" feel of the COD4 multiplayer maps; MW2 maps have a gritty, dimensional style with multiple flanking options and more story levels in buildings, above and below. Action is more fast pace and more intense then any previous Call of Duty title, or any FPS in general. The Achilles heal of the game is the single player modes, which is what prevents this reviewer from giving the game a 10. While entertaining, some aspects seemed boring and cliche'. If you enjoyed the COD4 campaign, you will enjoy this one, but don't expect to want to play it again, I was satisfied with one play-through. The Spec-Opps section of the game adds a little vinegar and flair to single player, maybe adding another hour of interest or two. All in all, If online FPS gaming is your passion, definitely buy this game; the BEST FPS out right now hands down. If you don't have internet or don't like playing games online, rent it. Expand
  39. MayorOfMantown
    Mar 29, 2010
    9
    I can't believe all the people who are so butthurt over this game! It's more ridiculous than the people who hate Halo because it's popular. The fact is that this is an excellent game that deserves all the critical acclaim it's been getting. The single player is short, but the story is extremely compelling. However, the added Spec Ops (with the Co-op feature) easily I can't believe all the people who are so butthurt over this game! It's more ridiculous than the people who hate Halo because it's popular. The fact is that this is an excellent game that deserves all the critical acclaim it's been getting. The single player is short, but the story is extremely compelling. However, the added Spec Ops (with the Co-op feature) easily adds 15 hours to the single player experience. I found this to be just as fun as any co-op game I've played (including Gears of War, Halo, Left 4 Dead, and Borderlands). The online multiplayer, though, is where this game really shines. It's essentially the same as the original Modern Warfare with a TON of variety added. You can now customize virtually every aspect of the gameplay to suit your needs. This is one of the few games that allows you to be competitive, but still play using the style that you find to be the most fun. The only reason I give this game a 9 rather than a 10 is that if you are not connected to XBox Live or Playstation Network, then the gameplay is essentially cut in half. It's still a great game to enjoy on by yourself, but it's just not quite as much of a must buy for the single player alone. Expand
  40. JonathanE.
    Apr 7, 2010
    10
    Maybe you guys should try reviewing the game next time, instead of writing entire reviews about the price tag or the length. Just a suggestion. Anyways, the game is great. The setpieces are mindblowing, the multiplayer is ecstasy and Spec Ops? Well, it's certainly not 'jus a divershun' unlike some kids down there. Sven Co-op has the quick exciting setpieces of single player Maybe you guys should try reviewing the game next time, instead of writing entire reviews about the price tag or the length. Just a suggestion. Anyways, the game is great. The setpieces are mindblowing, the multiplayer is ecstasy and Spec Ops? Well, it's certainly not 'jus a divershun' unlike some kids down there. Sven Co-op has the quick exciting setpieces of single player all tucked into one mini mission you can play with a friend. All kinds of levels to choose: Stealth, Rampage, Defense, and even Vehicle Rampage. Obviously it's not a 10 out of 10, but I guess you could say I did it to piss of the fanboys here :). Go ahead, be LEET and counter it. Just knowing that I pissed you off will be good enough for me! Expand
  41. SteveM
    Nov 10, 2009
    10
    As a veteran, this has been the most thrilling and accurate representation of military action to date. Granted, the story was filled with over-the-top Hollywood excitement, I found the lingo, sound and graphics filled with such amazing details that I was having immersive flash-backs in the first five minutes.
  42. JonW
    Nov 11, 2009
    8
    Apparently we have a lot of users who can't RTFM. These ratings and comments are for the XBox 360 version of the game. If you have issues with the PC version, you need to rate and comment on that version. XBox 360 users do not care about your rating and comment on the PC version. Your gripes may be legitimate, but they don't belong here. I think the SP is a step back from MW1. Apparently we have a lot of users who can't RTFM. These ratings and comments are for the XBox 360 version of the game. If you have issues with the PC version, you need to rate and comment on that version. XBox 360 users do not care about your rating and comment on the PC version. Your gripes may be legitimate, but they don't belong here. I think the SP is a step back from MW1. It's so over the top crazy that it borders on ludicrous. It's almost a tongue in cheek joke - they even referenced "Red Dawn" with a level name. I would prefer something a little less "this is the craziest thing that has ever happened" and more "here's a conflict that could realistically occur". The MP is more or less the same. Sure, there are tweaks, but if you loved MW1, you'll love this. The advancement elements are addictive. If you're buying this for SP only, you may be disappointed. It's short and the plot is Bruckheimer-esque. If you're buying for MP, and you have an XBox 360, you're going to love it. If you're buying for MP, and you have a PC, go read the PC review where you can find all of the carping regarding removal of dedicated servers, etc. Just remember - corporations exist to make money. The future of gaming is consoles because that's where the money is. You can complain all you want; simple economic reality can't be overcome. Expand
  43. ShaneB
    Nov 11, 2009
    10
    This game delivers in every category that matters to me. Incredibly sharp graphics, amazingly realistic, the sound is thunderous coming out of my BOSE theatre system. I hear bullets zipping from left to right and snapping behind me. The lever design on the multiplayer cannot be rivaled. There is nothing to complain about in this game. It is fun, it is hard at times and I like that, the This game delivers in every category that matters to me. Incredibly sharp graphics, amazingly realistic, the sound is thunderous coming out of my BOSE theatre system. I hear bullets zipping from left to right and snapping behind me. The lever design on the multiplayer cannot be rivaled. There is nothing to complain about in this game. It is fun, it is hard at times and I like that, the challenges are limitless, the customization is has a huge impact on how you fare in multiplayer challenges, you don't want to bring a knife to a gun fight in this game. Hands down the best first person shooter I have ever played. Good story, great multiplayer, additional Spec Ops Missions are a fantastic treat. If I could pick one game to keep and play for the rest of my life this is it. Expand
  44. ModernW
    Nov 10, 2009
    10
    The game was amazing, the graphics, multiplayer, and single player are all just amazing. The single player could have been longer, but still is superb.
  45. MichealS
    Nov 10, 2009
    10
    Other than learning the maps the entire experience is unreal. I played the multiplayer and some of the campaign and I could not put it down and will not unless I risk losing my job.
  46. JacobH
    Nov 10, 2009
    10
    Wauw just wauw, have only played the single player.... but MAN that was amazing, think its even better then Modern warfare.... This is a must for anyone who loves first person shooter.
  47. TommyC.
    Nov 10, 2009
    8
    I would have to say that this disappointed me even though I'm giving it a high score. My main disappointment was with the lack of a strong campaign with it throwing big events at you in a unrealistic way which departs from the semi-realistic story from the last game and goes for the action movie feel. The story itself is good but at around 5 hours on a average play through you can I would have to say that this disappointed me even though I'm giving it a high score. My main disappointment was with the lack of a strong campaign with it throwing big events at you in a unrealistic way which departs from the semi-realistic story from the last game and goes for the action movie feel. The story itself is good but at around 5 hours on a average play through you can see that this game isn't for those after a strong, long and I guess good story. The multi-player is what 95% of people will be buying this game for and i have to say this disappointed me as well. With minor changes to the overall experience this is a game that will have big fans screaming at the screen with joy at the fact they can shoot down UAV's and it will have the players that only played cod4 a bit (those that had lives) saying "This is Cod4 with new maps". This will especially be happening when most people see the graphics they are good but that Expand
  48. EimaanM
    Nov 10, 2009
    10
    By far the best FPS released this year. An engaging and action-packed first person campaign; a tactical adventurous special-ops game mode; and one of the best multiplayer modes in all of gaming. The definitive FPS across all gaming counsels. A must-have!
  49. TomL
    Nov 10, 2009
    10
    This game is brilliant, I have spent five hours online so far, and love it. Customizable killstreaks and a MUCH better perks system; I would probably given it 9 had juggernaut remained in there. The only slight drawback is not being able to be in party chat for most game modes and having to change to game chat channel.
  50. RobM
    Nov 11, 2009
    10
    Firstly, I can't understand for a second how anyone can give this a mark lower then... 8, lets say. It's fair to say that these people don't really know what they're on about. That comment may sting a little to some people, but it's the cold, hard truth. Anyway, about the game. Modern Warfare 2 is a masterpiece! Visually it's beautiful and full of rich Firstly, I can't understand for a second how anyone can give this a mark lower then... 8, lets say. It's fair to say that these people don't really know what they're on about. That comment may sting a little to some people, but it's the cold, hard truth. Anyway, about the game. Modern Warfare 2 is a masterpiece! Visually it's beautiful and full of rich detail. The single player campaign is the true meaning of "short but sweet". Besides, if your able to take the game online, the campaign is just a thing on the side. For me, personally, it's all about the multiplayer. And MW2's multiplayer has taken Halo 3's title as the best online multiplayer game around today. The maps (on the whole) are much better than Call of Duty 4's, the gun's also seem to be better. The M4A1 is an absolute beast! The new perks and killstreaks are amazing, the AC130 is seriously satisfying to use. This deserves the title for "Game of the Year 2009". Infact, it dosen't just deserve it, it's gunna get it! Buy this... buy this NOW! Expand
  51. AndrewT.
    Nov 10, 2009
    9
    It's a really good game. Single-player is really similar to Call of Duty 4's. That's not a bad thing but I wish they could have made it a little better. The online multiplayer is extremely enjoyable. There's so many unlockables and the maps are fun to play.
  52. GetOverIt
    Nov 10, 2009
    9
    I'm so tired of people voting this game down because it was hyped before it came out. COD4 was a damn good game and this game took everything that was good about it and made it better and everything poor about COD4 and either threw it out or fixed it. Did it get a ton of hype? Yes. Has it shown it deserved it? Yes. People did it to Halo, people did it to GTA, and now CoD has proved I'm so tired of people voting this game down because it was hyped before it came out. COD4 was a damn good game and this game took everything that was good about it and made it better and everything poor about COD4 and either threw it out or fixed it. Did it get a ton of hype? Yes. Has it shown it deserved it? Yes. People did it to Halo, people did it to GTA, and now CoD has proved itself, and people are trying to hurt it. A AAA deserves a AAA rating. If you don't like that then too bad. Sure there are better games out there and yes there are games that broke far more ground than the entire CoD franchise could dream of, but that doesn't make it a bad game. If it did then we might as well ignore any video game that isn't a completely new IP. Expand
  53. joet
    Nov 11, 2009
    9
    MW2 has got an "arcadeish" overhall , from the HUD design to money sprouting from dead players (i guess in an attempt to be less bloody in multiplayer matches), it just all looks a liittle less serious...that being said the overall multiplayer experience is 100% I LOVE IT! The maps are welcomely verticle and huge, varied, yet simple. The customization is a bonus along with the MW2 has got an "arcadeish" overhall , from the HUD design to money sprouting from dead players (i guess in an attempt to be less bloody in multiplayer matches), it just all looks a liittle less serious...that being said the overall multiplayer experience is 100% I LOVE IT! The maps are welcomely verticle and huge, varied, yet simple. The customization is a bonus along with the interchangeable kill streaks. I think people are dropping low scores on this game as a "HA-HA, really? are you seriously believing this?" Granted a short campaign "5-6 hours generously" is a bit short, but from what i've seen my friend play, it looks awe-some! Graphics 10, Gameplay 9.5 (I haven't played it yet, but i got the gist), HUD...well i alredy said what I thought of that...So maybe knowing it's short, you may want to pace yourself between maybe a chapter of campaign and liberal online outings. I believe this to be one of the best interactive experiences on next gen consoles, with a few minor almost insignificant "complaints", a short campaign dropped the score a bit for me, although quality outshines quantity (imagine it was forty hours long and complete garbage) I give it a 9.6/9.7 overall (it's just a shame Assassin's Creed 2 drops in the same month, guess it'll ($) have to wait... Expand
  54. AaronR
    Nov 10, 2009
    8
    Great multiplayer options, but somehow it only feels marginally improved over the stellar Call of Duty 4. I like the updated perks system, but let me make one thing clear: this game's multiplayer is NOT newbie-friendly in the least. You better find a friend or two who are willing to help you out, should you find yourself new to the Call of Duty franchise. The single-player campaign, Great multiplayer options, but somehow it only feels marginally improved over the stellar Call of Duty 4. I like the updated perks system, but let me make one thing clear: this game's multiplayer is NOT newbie-friendly in the least. You better find a friend or two who are willing to help you out, should you find yourself new to the Call of Duty franchise. The single-player campaign, though intense and chock-full of OMG moments, should still be considered worthless. Most people buying this game are buying it for the multiplayer only, and many of those people will most likely end up beating the single player campaign in around 5 hours. That is simply pathetic for a game which has so much hype and praise waiting to be delivered unto it. Expand
  55. JustinE
    Nov 11, 2009
    10
    Wow! Is the only thing I can say about this game. It is absolutely polished in every way! Sure it runs the same engine, sure the core mechanics are still the same. But why fix something that is not broken. The engine has been extremely refined and the graphics themselves are outstanding. The textures are a little bland in multiplayer but that's the worst complaint you will get out of Wow! Is the only thing I can say about this game. It is absolutely polished in every way! Sure it runs the same engine, sure the core mechanics are still the same. But why fix something that is not broken. The engine has been extremely refined and the graphics themselves are outstanding. The textures are a little bland in multiplayer but that's the worst complaint you will get out of multi. The campaign is short, people are complaining about how short it is. Play it on Veteran! Then tell me its short! The pacing itself is absolutely brilliant. The fever pitch that hits during intense firefights are some of the most real I have seen. And the parts of which you are doing "recon" or has a great anticipation factor! The people that are downing this game more likely or not found it too difficult at the start of multiplayer, or expected a epically long campaign. The fact is that no game is for everyone, however to bring this game down simply because it did not fit your play style instead of giving it a honest rating is a tragedy. Expand
  56. JevJ
    Nov 10, 2009
    10
    As a PC gamer, i was sceptical about the quality of the experiance of Modern Warfare 2. These fears were mainly based on endless lists of PC users elaborating on the damage that all the changed features would do to the multiplayer component of the game, and how short the single player campaign would be. However, after giving in to my curiousity, and buying it, i can confidently say that As a PC gamer, i was sceptical about the quality of the experiance of Modern Warfare 2. These fears were mainly based on endless lists of PC users elaborating on the damage that all the changed features would do to the multiplayer component of the game, and how short the single player campaign would be. However, after giving in to my curiousity, and buying it, i can confidently say that NONE of the issues being trumpeted as the death of this game, and multiplayer in particular is true. The peer-to-peer multiplayer actually works a treat (and i live in australia, yes i have played 9v9, its really not a problem) the server browsing is fast, and every game i join was very resposive/lag free. What i found hard to believe is how increably FAST multiplayer feels, even with the reduced player count. All of the new multiplayer features, like the brilliant new killstreaks, the removal of grenade spamming (tubes and frag grenades) and martyrdom / last stand annoyances, the little name tags, match accolades, SO many weapon attachments.....there is just too much to see here, and its all fantastic. As for the single player experiance, the games feeling is increadable, especially once you get a few missions in. I dont want to ruin everything but the mission that they demoed (the ice-base level) is even more fun to play, and the missions after that continue to wow me (this is a bit vauge, but i dont want to spoil ANYTHING). I must mention i have not played the co-op mode as origincally intended, so no comment there. Overall, i was pretty much immediatly happy with the game, after a short stint in MP (belive me the speed has been upped, and not in the way that you got with too 32v32 on shipment). I have played the original Call of duty 4: Modern Warfare to death in multiplayer, and i cannot see myself doing anything different this time around. Fanstastic game, 10/10. Expand
  57. DavidB
    Nov 10, 2009
    9
    All I want to ask some of these blathering idiots how complain about the price tag being $60, is wtf is wrong with you. Its a fucking next gen game and not to mention its a mainstream game unlike a crappy Disney game. Oh and don't forget many of the people who rated this game as a 0, which is just down right slander, play nothing but Halo, and suck at this type of realistic game All I want to ask some of these blathering idiots how complain about the price tag being $60, is wtf is wrong with you. Its a fucking next gen game and not to mention its a mainstream game unlike a crappy Disney game. Oh and don't forget many of the people who rated this game as a 0, which is just down right slander, play nothing but Halo, and suck at this type of realistic game where you cant run in the middle of 10 blazing guns and kill at least 4 of those firing those guns. Don't get me wrong, Halo is a good game series but people need to rate these games honestly and on their content and its ease of play. Now onto the actual game: though the campaign was short, it was 'complete', and by that i mean it contained a good storyline that picked up where it left off and didn't just blow off the old fanboys from the other cod game. Multiplayer: People need to quit complaining about it not having dedicated servers, because unless you have a crappy internet service, there's no need to bitch. Not to mention that L4D has taught us that dedicated servers aren't always the best thing for a game, an example of this is when you join a game (by yourself) and you have a horrible connection to the server that's supposed to be dedicated to YOU AND ONLY YOU at that time. So quit you annoying crying and rate the game honestly you spineless fools!!!!!!!!! Expand
  58. BrianA.
    Nov 11, 2009
    10
    How is this game still getting poor user reviews? Everything about this game deserves the acclaim it is receiving. It's that good. So I'd like to take a second to address some of the more popular objections to this game: 1) MW2 is an expansion to the original, and nothing more. FALSE. Have you played Halo 3: ODST? THAT is an expansion sold as a stand alone game. MW2 takes what How is this game still getting poor user reviews? Everything about this game deserves the acclaim it is receiving. It's that good. So I'd like to take a second to address some of the more popular objections to this game: 1) MW2 is an expansion to the original, and nothing more. FALSE. Have you played Halo 3: ODST? THAT is an expansion sold as a stand alone game. MW2 takes what was great about MW, and changed it to be more balanced, enriched, and captivating. Player controlled missile strikes/helicopters/care packages? Deathstreak bonuses to help balance handicaps? Silencers on sniper rifles? A perk allowing for two gun attachments (hello RDS/silencer)? Acheivements/attachments for sidearms? Yes please! In the past 24 hours I've been beaten to death with a riot shield and shot down a Hind helicopter with a Patriot missile. Does it get better than that? 2) MW2 multiplayer is unbalanced. FALSE. If you played the original then you would know that the Juggernaught, Martyrdom, and Last Stand perks were extremely powerful. In MW2 they have been downgraded for use with only death streaks. Thank you, IW! 3) The MW2 engine is old. TRUE! This game is built around consoles that are a few years old! If you were expecting another paradign shift like the original was, you would be better served once the next generation of consoles comes out. 4) "PC gamers can't set up dedicated servers anymore!!" Honestly, this one is a piss-off. But honestly ask yourself if this makes the game itself any worse in content. The answer is no. The game is still amazing, even though it does insult those who like a less micromanaged game. 5) Too much hype. REALLY? Please don't confuse marketing with gameplay. You're better than that (some of you). Expand
  59. HannesN
    Nov 12, 2009
    9
    Why does this game have such a bad mark on user score? i bet its all those ppl saying like how much hype this game is getting that give it low points, they should first play the game online, and then they'll understand!
  60. ProperHardcore
    Nov 13, 2009
    10
    Excellent game, although I'm not surprised. Infinity Ward has always made great titles in the Call of Duty franchise, and this is no exception. To be honest, the campaign and the Spec Ops mode did not interest me at all because it was recently that I really began getting into the intense multiplayer aspect of both CoD4 and (I know) CoD: WaW. So, for some hardcore fans who have been Excellent game, although I'm not surprised. Infinity Ward has always made great titles in the Call of Duty franchise, and this is no exception. To be honest, the campaign and the Spec Ops mode did not interest me at all because it was recently that I really began getting into the intense multiplayer aspect of both CoD4 and (I know) CoD: WaW. So, for some hardcore fans who have been playing for two years already I could see what you might dismiss about the game, but in my opinion it is great. I had a brief experience with the Single Player and Spec Ops mode and both are great as well, but my focus is on the MP, which is by far the best to ever be on the XBOX 360. One final thing I'd like to point out is that there are PC guys on here complaining that there are no dedicated servers. As a PC gamer I understand, but this is the review for the XBOX 360 version of the game, so please complain elsewhere, perhaps on the PC review. Expand
  61. TaimurS.
    Nov 14, 2009
    9
    I'd like to make it very clear that I am NOT fanboying here. As much as I like CoD, I resent it for pushing so many good games into 2010, and taking online activity away from all other good XBL titles. But, seriously guys, please stop all the hate. True, the gameplay is almost identical as far as controls and movement go, but please take a look at...hmmm... everything else? I'd like to make it very clear that I am NOT fanboying here. As much as I like CoD, I resent it for pushing so many good games into 2010, and taking online activity away from all other good XBL titles. But, seriously guys, please stop all the hate. True, the gameplay is almost identical as far as controls and movement go, but please take a look at...hmmm... everything else? Set-pieces are SOOO much better this time round that it's ridicuous. True, MW had you on that epic Ghillie-style stealth mission. MW2 has you crawling through snow, trying to stay unseen while surrounded by enemies before blowing up a hangar gate and escaping on snowmobiles. A few levels later, you use a Predator to blow up two huge APCs, bring down two gunships and watch a Burger King get levelled in the middle of a firefight. No comparison between the two at all. The graphics are a little bit outdated, but the engine has been souped up in every way, and you're only going to comment on how "crap" the gfx are if you're a complete graphics whore. People are complaning about the new guns and attachments, but they're all so great, I can't see the sense in complaining. They all feel unique, from a sawn-off shotgun (you can control which barrel to fire from using the triggers), to the barrels-of-fun automatic Glock 18 pistol. The Akimbo perk takes this one step further: imagine your favourite light machine-pistol or handgun (Mini-Uzi, Glock 18, etc.), and then imagine holding TWO OF THEM. Most games screw up dual-wielding, but it's a complete joy in MW2. True, it does have its flaws. It's not the perfect game, and it doesn't do many new things, but any complaints are drowned out by massive explosions and seas of polish. If you're a shooter fan (and by that I don't mean a profanity-spouting 8-year-old kid who happens to like Halo), ignore all of the haters. Ignore the jaded fans who want CoD to do something new and become some kind of portal-based puzzle shooter. You want this game. Now. Expand
  62. NickH
    Nov 10, 2009
    10
    I really hate when critics no one's ever heard of bring down the score of a game. This is the case with idiots like Boomtown. The campaign is somewhat short, but the conclusion is brilliant. Think of Spec Ops as a co-op campaign and you add at least a couple of hours on to the play time, and as COD4's multiplayer has shown, there's endless replayability. In truth, this I really hate when critics no one's ever heard of bring down the score of a game. This is the case with idiots like Boomtown. The campaign is somewhat short, but the conclusion is brilliant. Think of Spec Ops as a co-op campaign and you add at least a couple of hours on to the play time, and as COD4's multiplayer has shown, there's endless replayability. In truth, this could not only be the game of the year, but the game of the DECADE, in the amount of content this extremely polished game has to offer. Expand
  63. RyanF
    Nov 10, 2009
    10
    Amazing game! One of the best games of all time and I'm only talking about the multiplayer! Can't wait to start the campaign. U need to pick this up right now!
  64. nickr
    Nov 10, 2009
    9
    The games multiplayer is amazing and has a huge amount of depth.,absolutely awesome. The campaign os short but the time you have with it is action packed and satisfying. The game looks, sounds and feels great and it is a massive improvement to its predecessor call 4. Overall this game is AMAZING BUY IT NOW!
  65. DanL
    Nov 10, 2009
    9
    With one or two minor tweaks, this could have been the best FPS ever made. Why was there a random space view-only section, for example, when we could have been thrown into some crazy AC130-like satellite targeting level? Also, why was there no explanation to the background behind some of the plot twists involving characters in the game? This game could have been my personal favorite game With one or two minor tweaks, this could have been the best FPS ever made. Why was there a random space view-only section, for example, when we could have been thrown into some crazy AC130-like satellite targeting level? Also, why was there no explanation to the background behind some of the plot twists involving characters in the game? This game could have been my personal favorite game of all time had it offered a little deeper plot and an extra 3-4 hours on the campaign mode to include some other levels that we just begging to be made. It is an amazing game and left me astounded at regular intervals throughout it - but once I finished it, it did not give me that "Wow, I just need to stare at the wall for 30 minutes now to think about what just happened!" moment you get after finishing a truly epic book or film. Infinity Ward has raised the bar in terms of game content - now let's have a true thriller of a story to go with it! Expand
  66. DanJ
    Nov 10, 2009
    10
    Best game I have played this year. I haven't been this addicted to any game since gears of war 2. The Spec Ops mode is amazing, the most fun I have had playing coop on the Xbox360. The multiplayer has been updated and works great. You get rewards for everything, and there are a ton of unlocks. It really feels fair and balanced this time around. The campaign is great, although short. Best game I have played this year. I haven't been this addicted to any game since gears of war 2. The Spec Ops mode is amazing, the most fun I have had playing coop on the Xbox360. The multiplayer has been updated and works great. You get rewards for everything, and there are a ton of unlocks. It really feels fair and balanced this time around. The campaign is great, although short. I have never had so much adrenaline pumping throughout the entirety the game until I played this one. If you own a 360, then you need to buy this game or sell your system to somebody that will buy this game. Expand
  67. DamienW
    Nov 10, 2009
    10
    This game is terrible. The graphics are terrible and the gameplay is dull. If I would recommend a FPS I would defo. buy Halo 3. Or for an evan cheaper price I would buy GRAW 2. Nooby Game
  68. SmilingAssassin
    Nov 10, 2009
    8
    Let me start by saying WOW! That applies to the multiplayer modes in the game. It's early but this my be the best game at it yet(although counterstrike is as addictive as crack still). The campaign my be one of the worst things I've ever seen. An incredible dissapointment after the last Modern Warfare which I though might have been the best campaign I have ever played. Truth be Let me start by saying WOW! That applies to the multiplayer modes in the game. It's early but this my be the best game at it yet(although counterstrike is as addictive as crack still). The campaign my be one of the worst things I've ever seen. An incredible dissapointment after the last Modern Warfare which I though might have been the best campaign I have ever played. Truth be told most people don't spend a lot of time replaying the campaign and the multiplayer is absolutely outstanding. It's strange because I never cared for the last games mp but was a huge fan of the campaign. Still I don't think for the $60 you could buy anything better right now. Expand
  69. JohnL
    Nov 10, 2009
    10
    Ignore the user rating...bunch of PC gamers mad that they took away dedicated servers. This game on the 360 or PS3 is just a beast. It's even better than all the hype.
  70. skyj
    Nov 18, 2009
    10
    This game was highly anticipated and for good reason. I've never played a level as cool as "all ghillied up" or a multiplayer mayhem as in 18 players on shipment. Call of duty 4 is the best FPS ever. However there were a few minor problems there, host migration issues and lag were pretty bothersome to me. However, Infinity ward have really shown that they really are a step par This game was highly anticipated and for good reason. I've never played a level as cool as "all ghillied up" or a multiplayer mayhem as in 18 players on shipment. Call of duty 4 is the best FPS ever. However there were a few minor problems there, host migration issues and lag were pretty bothersome to me. However, Infinity ward have really shown that they really are a step par excellence. Host migration is featured in game and real time, and lag has been pretty much taken care of, even on a red bar, you can enjoy the game to its full extent. This along with some new unlocks and callsigns, make this game the only game I need to own, and everyone else should too. Single player story could have been put together well, but here it is pretty hard to get a grip on the story, as there is flow in the storyline. But action packed moments that make you go WOW! are a plenty. Graphics and sound have to be experienced. Bullet ricochet, grenade explosions, AC-130 Bombings sound as real as they look. This is the benchmark for all shooters. What difference 60 fps makes in a game, you know after playing Modern Warfare. Controls are as smooth and responsive as they get. With no lag on them whatsoever. This is THE game to play until...well until the next modern warfare. Expand
  71. RedB
    Nov 10, 2009
    10
    The game's spectacular. Picked it up last night. The production value especially makes the game worth buying, but the controls and gameplay are solid. I can't wait to jump into the multiplayer.
  72. DavidC
    Nov 10, 2009
    8
    Not too much new here. Same old FPS stuff. Definitely lots of action and over the top set pieces, but nothing that stands out as the mother of all games, as the hype was making it out to be. Can't wait for Assassins Creed 2 is all I have to say!!
  73. DaveL.
    Nov 10, 2009
    10
    The single player is short but intense. I would rather have a good short single player with a robust multi-player. The MP aspect of the game is absolutely mind blowing. It takes everything that was good about the first one and adds to it. I'm sure there are balancing issues that people will complain about but I haven't found any at this point. Spec ops is a ton of fun with a The single player is short but intense. I would rather have a good short single player with a robust multi-player. The MP aspect of the game is absolutely mind blowing. It takes everything that was good about the first one and adds to it. I'm sure there are balancing issues that people will complain about but I haven't found any at this point. Spec ops is a ton of fun with a friend. Not too fun single player. This is easily a 10 just based on the value that I will get out of this. Anyone giving lower than an 8 is just a fanboy of Halo, KZ2, UC2, etc. This is a great game that will keep me playing for months and months. Expand
  74. EliB
    Nov 23, 2009
    10
    I really don't understand some of these comments -- looks like people are giving lower scores than they would just to "punish" the rating? Get a life guys. This game is not without flaws, bu they are very, very minor flaws. Yes the single player campaign is short, but this is nothing new. I personally don't mind at all, given that it is so rich in detail. This time around, I I really don't understand some of these comments -- looks like people are giving lower scores than they would just to "punish" the rating? Get a life guys. This game is not without flaws, bu they are very, very minor flaws. Yes the single player campaign is short, but this is nothing new. I personally don't mind at all, given that it is so rich in detail. This time around, I felt like the story took a bit to get going, and one of the celebrity voice actors as way to polished to sound real, but again, minor. The multiplayer is FANTASTIC!! the changes are great and keep the game fast and furious -- and enjoyable even if you are getting spanked. The best new addition is that of co-op "special ops". I can now work on getting my wife to play -- she has tried it out, and we have a couple of three-stars already! What is still lacking is the ability to go online with a friend in the same room. I want to have my friends over and trounce people in other places together. This feature is sorely needed for those who sill see their friends in person. That is the only way Halo has this beat. In spite of that, this game is hands down the best FPS on the market. Killing your friends just got more fun. Expand
  75. JoeH
    Nov 23, 2009
    10
    First of all, all those whiners complaining about how Infinity Ward didn't "do a good job" or "didn't make their game better" or "made the same shitty game as before" need to go actually play the game. And not just get to the main screen and say "this looks the slightest bit stupid, imma rant about it on metacritic like a bitch." This game is amazing, keeping everything that First of all, all those whiners complaining about how Infinity Ward didn't "do a good job" or "didn't make their game better" or "made the same shitty game as before" need to go actually play the game. And not just get to the main screen and say "this looks the slightest bit stupid, imma rant about it on metacritic like a bitch." This game is amazing, keeping everything that made Call of Duty 4 such an amazing game, while adding many more great things. The singleplayer itself deserves a standing ovation, with nonstop action and an actual plot, unlike Halo (kill aliens, teabag, ride a Warthog, watch a cutscene, repeat). Yes, I know that the singleplayer gets a bit tedious after the first few missions like Halo too, but if you look beyond that, you can see that Infinity Ward painstakingly crafted the story, with amazing details and gives the player a very gritty realistic view of war. And that's just the top of the iceberg: then there's multiplayer. The juggernaut from Call of Duty 4 has been enhanced even further, if possible at all, to an almost perfect piece of art. The guns are evenly balanced (though some guns are pretty cheap), the atmosphere is (nearly) always cooperative and friendly, and Infinity Ward proves that they listen to the people by making grenades act more realistically (erratic bouncing, etc.). Add an ungodly amount of unlockable guns, upgraded perks, new kill/death streaks, and lots more, it's almost guaranteed that you'll never go back to another FPS ever again (yes, Halo counts). And then there's Spec Ops. In my opinion, this is probably the best addition of the game: the ability to play co-op online or offline with friends to complete daunting challenges. At first, missions like fending off a hill with only guns and each others' backs for 5 minutes seems pretty impossible, but you learn to adapt to the situation (and aim your Predator missiles later on) and ultimately prevail. And it's that feeling of accomplishment and dominance that fuels gamers. And that's just one mission: There are 5 tiers of Spec Ops, the next significantly harder than the previous. Add this with the epic singleplayer, and jaw-dropping multiplayer, and you've got basically 3 separate games in one package. Overall, I believe that Modern Warfare 2 is an unbelievably polished game. The amount of detail that is put into every particle and aspect of the game is clearly shown as you progress of singleplayer, frag in multiplayer, or team up in Spec Ops. The people have spoken, and Infinity Ward has listened: this game is a must buy, and unanimously deserves my 10/10. Expand
  76. KylerC
    Nov 20, 2009
    8
    Modern Warfare 2 brings a continuance of their first campaign to light, returning to Russia for some more commie battles. Infinity Ward has done an excellent job incorporating exciting scenarios into the single player game which are enthralling and very movie-like. The story becomes confusing at times which is sad because the first games' story was straightforward and engaging; this Modern Warfare 2 brings a continuance of their first campaign to light, returning to Russia for some more commie battles. Infinity Ward has done an excellent job incorporating exciting scenarios into the single player game which are enthralling and very movie-like. The story becomes confusing at times which is sad because the first games' story was straightforward and engaging; this leaves the player a little bit disgruntled because they would really like to know WHY they are attacking this sub base. Overall the campaign shows the player an excellent thrill ride, but the abstract storyline and short play time hinder the final quality of play. The multiplayer aspect of the game comes in two flavors, Spec Ops and of course, online. Spec Ops is a relatively different concept which gives up to two cooperative players a chance to take on some short missions. These missions are varied and can be quite enthralling, and are definitely best approached with the help of a friend. Whether or not these short missions are an acceptable branch away from a co op campaign is up to the player; I would have preferred to play the whole game with a friend. And of course, the online aspect of this game brings solid multiplayer action back to the console. Gameplay style is inevitably more of the same, with some added features that pump up the ante during matches. The maps are diverse in style and offer a plethora of hiding spots, windows to pop out of, roofs to perch on, and so on. Spots that are covered from all angles are difficult to come across, which makes for many different encounters. The multiplayer aspect is what has really driven the Call of Duty brand home with many fans of late, and again it delivers. Infinity Ward continues to innovate by incorporating new game types into their series (even adding a 3rd person element to some online matches reminiscent of SOCOM), and I am sure that fans will be spending many hours (days, really) in effort of hearing that level up guitar riff until they hit prestige level 10. Expand
  77. DanG
    Dec 19, 2009
    8
    This game is really fun with the perks on multi player put it is a quick game. Not worth the price, though. I give the makers some credit they made into a really realistic game.
  78. [anonymous]
    Dec 20, 2009
    10
    I hate it when people buy a good game just to pretend they are reviewers and nit-pick it to death. If the occasional pop-up in the graphics ruins the entire game for you than boo-hoo go cry about it. If the campeign is short, then stop playing it on easy mode and find the intel items, and while you're at it try out special ops and the infenetly replayable multiplayer. If you judged I hate it when people buy a good game just to pretend they are reviewers and nit-pick it to death. If the occasional pop-up in the graphics ruins the entire game for you than boo-hoo go cry about it. If the campeign is short, then stop playing it on easy mode and find the intel items, and while you're at it try out special ops and the infenetly replayable multiplayer. If you judged the game without even playing most of it (yes really just view all comments and you will see people like that) than you have absolutely no right to speak out against it. The story is good (yeah f*ck you people who think you can write something better) and the gameplay is perfect, except for waiting forever to get respawned in some game matches, no checkpoints in spec-ops, and the jungle escape level that everybody died a million times on. My pont is that people should not hate on it to death just because it's been hyped a lot, and by the way it deserved the hype, and I dare anyone to find or make a better, more polished fps. I can't believe Metacritic actually reviewed and aproved some of these comments. When Infinity Ward is shut down because their latest game got a low user-score on this site that isn't at all justified by its comments and when in the future we'll all be playing some sort of Sonic the Hedgehog and World of Warcraft mixed shooter because everyone hates popular things just for the sake of hating them, I will be the first to say "tolja so" Expand
  79. Joe
    Dec 2, 2009
    9
    There are so many stupid people out there think this game is bad because either the single player campaign was too short or the game was too expensive. If they listened to any of the publicity for the game at all, they would have known that their money wasn't just for a 6 hour campaign, but for an intense co-op mode that as far as im concerned made up for no campaign co-op, and a There are so many stupid people out there think this game is bad because either the single player campaign was too short or the game was too expensive. If they listened to any of the publicity for the game at all, they would have known that their money wasn't just for a 6 hour campaign, but for an intense co-op mode that as far as im concerned made up for no campaign co-op, and a vastly improved multiplayer that addressed loads of complaints about the great multiplayer from Cod4. No one should have gotten this game without playing Cod4 anyway, and if they had played it, they would know what to expect from the single player and multiplayer. No one should have bought this game just for the single player. Multiplayer was the big thing in Cod4, and it's no different in MW2. No one ever claimed this game was going to be groundbreaking; it was supposed to be an IMPROVED sequel to the original, and improved it was. And i was looking at some of the undeserved negative reviews below, and one guy criticized the first person camera?!? and then said he liked halo? its the same freakin type of camera dude! Expand
  80. DomY
    Dec 29, 2009
    8
    First of all, I should say to calm some people that think this game needs a 9 or above, Modern Warfare 2 is a great game, with pretty solid visuals and an easy-to-learn-hard-to-master control scheme. It has a relatively short campaign and some okay multiplayer, but there is too many hackers and campers. Overall, I just don't think this game lives up to the hype. I know people will First of all, I should say to calm some people that think this game needs a 9 or above, Modern Warfare 2 is a great game, with pretty solid visuals and an easy-to-learn-hard-to-master control scheme. It has a relatively short campaign and some okay multiplayer, but there is too many hackers and campers. Overall, I just don't think this game lives up to the hype. I know people will bash me for this, but my opinion is that us loyal to origional first-person arcade gaming should stick with the first Modern Warfare. Expand
  81. EC
    Dec 3, 2009
    9
    Amazing multiplayer, deeper than any other on the consoles. This sets the bar nicely, ban Treyarch from making a sequel!
  82. JayB
    Dec 3, 2009
    9
    Excellent game by all standards! Only complaint would be that I wish you could play the campaign portion with a friend. Other than that the Spec Ops, Multiplayer and story are worth every pennie. If you have not done so already, purchase this game as it will not sit in a pile; guaranteed to play in your xbox for months to come.
  83. R.MacG
    Dec 8, 2009
    8
    I was quite surprised by Modern Warfare 2. I had done my best to avoid the hype, and it seems to have paid off. Before I start my review, however, I would like to make the point that this review board is for the Xbox 360 version of the game, not the PC. If you have a review for the PC version, and want to have a moan about the lack of dedicated servers, do it on the PC board. Now, back to I was quite surprised by Modern Warfare 2. I had done my best to avoid the hype, and it seems to have paid off. Before I start my review, however, I would like to make the point that this review board is for the Xbox 360 version of the game, not the PC. If you have a review for the PC version, and want to have a moan about the lack of dedicated servers, do it on the PC board. Now, back to the review. I picked this game up for a neat £32, avoiding the £44 price tag of GAME and other major game retailers. I can only wonder why IW thought they would be able to get the RRP to £55, but they must have been having an off day. Had the campaign been significantly longer, I would have agreed with the £55 tag, but for that much money I would expect at least another 4 hours of campaign. As I am talking about the campaign, I'll get on with that first. The story follows on directly from Modern Warfare, with an easy-to-follow plot. After the submarine base mission, I was very impressed with the way the game played. Before this, the game was still great, but those last few missions really grabbed me. Despite the short campaign, it was worthy of being attempted on Veteran. It was sadly far easier than previous CoD games I have played, and even CoD 4 was harder. The music was great, the gameplay was explosive, and the visuals were above average. Next up, Spec Ops. This game mode is a good addition to the game, but sadly it does not make up for the short campaign. This does not mean to say that it is bad. By no means is that true. With 23 Spec Ops missions, and a lot of baddies to shoot, the action never stops. Going for Veteran completion is a nice challenge, especially on the last few missions. I am yet to complete all of them, but I do have 57 stars, so I'm close enough. Juggernaughts are a nice tactical addition to the game, with a demand for you to rethink your assault strategies. I can only wonder what the last three missions are like. Overall, Spec Ops is great. I'm very pleased with it. Finally, we get onto multiplayer. Well, what can I say? Multiplayer has its ups and downs for all players. One day you will be decimating teams with huge K/D ratios, and the next you find yourself being dominated by better-skilled foes. The occasional bursts of lag from poor hosts are hard to notice, even with my terrible connection. I run on a 2 Mb/s connection, and always have a Strict NAT. Most games therefore will not allow me to join other players. This is sadly also the case with Modern Warfare 2. I can rarely connect to a match, and sometimes I am unlucky enough to be in the lobby, only to be "lagged out". That's my fault for having such a shoddy connection though. When in a match, the action never stops. Plenty of explosions, awesome kills, and game-ending kill streak rewards. "AC-130 spotted!" I am only level 24 without prestige, but I am finding it a great game. Some moan about the higher levelled guns being overpowered, but honestly, all guns are the same. Apart from those blasted AK-47s. I can't wait until I hit level 70, if I ever do. So, this game ticks most of the boxes. A great multiplayer, a fantastic, albeit short, campaign, and a fun extra game mode to complete on the side. Great stuff. Expand
  84. ChrisR
    Dec 8, 2009
    10
    This game is absolutely amazing. If you don't like first person shooters then you shouldn't even be rating this game because it's not your cup of tea. But if you like FPS games then this is incredible! The graphics are the best in the business, the play control is spot-on, the audio is amazing, and the re-play value is there for not only the single player campaign (without This game is absolutely amazing. If you don't like first person shooters then you shouldn't even be rating this game because it's not your cup of tea. But if you like FPS games then this is incredible! The graphics are the best in the business, the play control is spot-on, the audio is amazing, and the re-play value is there for not only the single player campaign (without being almost impossible to find the intel like the first game), but also for the new game mode Special Ops, and the multiplayer. Multiplayer has been expanded with customizable perks, additional equipment and weapon modifications. And the upgrades and goals to achieve in multiplayer come often enough that you always feel like you just succeeded in unlocking something cool, but are still urged on to your next objective without feeling like you're going to be grinding towards it forever. This game was created to make you feel like you're playing through an action movie on the campaign and they mastered it. While some might accuse the developers of a lack of depth in the characters the action takes place around you, the player, and it's your reactions to the graphics, sound, and exciting combat situations you are thrown in where this game shines. If you want a story, go read a book. If you want to be the main character in a playable action movie... This is your must-own game of the year! Expand
  85. TomF
    Jan 11, 2010
    10
    First of all I don't understand why the user score is so low, I guess its a love-it or hate-it game but I loved it. If your getting this only for the single player (get xbox live already!) and have nobody to play spec-ops with then wait for the price to go down. For everyone else I completely recommended this 100%, the game looks absolutely amazing in HD, there were a few moments in First of all I don't understand why the user score is so low, I guess its a love-it or hate-it game but I loved it. If your getting this only for the single player (get xbox live already!) and have nobody to play spec-ops with then wait for the price to go down. For everyone else I completely recommended this 100%, the game looks absolutely amazing in HD, there were a few moments in the single player where I felt like a part of the game it was amazing, the final scene is bad-ass too. I liked their take on war torn Washington DC, an eerily real concept that makes you wonder if war will ever be fought on our soil. Also the character models are some of the most realistic I've seen to date and the effects are fantastic. The story may be a little short, I didn't notice this because I spaced it out into a period of a few weeks because of the multiplayer, but it is very well told and interesting. The co-op missions are a very fun and addicting feature that allow you to play with another person. Now for the real gameplay experience, online play. I cannot praise this enough, it retains the core style of the first one and adds massive depth and new weapons. I remember my friend and I discussing things they should add to the new one and they pretty much read my mind. You now get extra points for payback, long shot kills, double kills and many other things; there is nothing like popping someone from 150 yards and having 5 different things pop up on the screen awarding you. The challenges are one of my favorite additions, you can now get up to 1000 kills with a weapon and still earn points and also unlock attachments based on which attachments you get kills with. There are also perc based challenges which encourage the use of different ones. I remember in COD4 I had stopping power for all my classes, but now with things like hardline and cold blooded I'm using different ones all the time. The addition of new weapons also adds another element to the game as there are now many, many ways to overcome your foes. You can be a dual wielding psychopath with two bullet hoses in each hand or a sharpshooter with extremely accurate assault and sniper rifles or anywhere in between. This makes the online element more challenging and harder because you now have threats of all different kinds. like when your sitting behind a sandbag fortification and a javelin missile comes in out of nowhere and ruins your day or when you turn the corner and get blasted by someone with akimbo shotguns. You can also unlock many different titles and emblems to differentiate yourself from other online players. There are many many ways to go about playing this game online and it is one of the best online experiences to date. I highly recommend this game to anyone who was a fan of the last one or fans of first person shooters in general. Expand
  86. nickp
    Jan 12, 2010
    10
    idk what some of you guys are smoking but this is one of the best fps of all time. after mw1 i was a little dissapointed with world at war, but this came and just blew me away. the graphics are just amazing, story mode yes is a little short but incredibly good, spec ops very fun, and to top it off the mulpyplayer is by far the best thing ever!
  87. TheBestAroundAye
    Jan 15, 2010
    10
    First off i'd like to say that if u didn't rate a 10 you need to tell me a better first person shooter that has good campaign and online multiplayer because nothing can beat this game. I'm sure some of you will say Halo but it just doesn't compare to Call of Duty. I will say the campaign is short but the multiplayer is AMAZING. Sure you may get mad at the campers and First off i'd like to say that if u didn't rate a 10 you need to tell me a better first person shooter that has good campaign and online multiplayer because nothing can beat this game. I'm sure some of you will say Halo but it just doesn't compare to Call of Duty. I will say the campaign is short but the multiplayer is AMAZING. Sure you may get mad at the campers and the kill streaks. But thats just the way it is. There will never be a perfect game. Expand
  88. JacobW
    Jan 19, 2010
    10
    Although the singleplayer is short it has an amazing story and is also fun. It's a good example of where the graphics and gameplay is today. Multiplayer is amazing just like CoD4 but has added in many new weapons, perks and also deathstreaks. I don't understand why people are giving this game a low score because this generation of gaming is about Multiplayer. Why should games Although the singleplayer is short it has an amazing story and is also fun. It's a good example of where the graphics and gameplay is today. Multiplayer is amazing just like CoD4 but has added in many new weapons, perks and also deathstreaks. I don't understand why people are giving this game a low score because this generation of gaming is about Multiplayer. Why should games that have amazing multiplayer and a decent story deserve a low score when good singleplayer and no multiplayer games deserve a high score. Ask yourself this before voting, which lasts longer multiplayer or singleplayer? Expand
  89. JustinKo
    Jan 23, 2010
    9
    Some of you guys are total r-tards. sure the campaign is real suckish and you die a lot online, but that doesn't mean you have to give it a 1. They just patched up most of the glitches anyway
  90. RobertM
    Jan 24, 2010
    8
    The Campaign is great, but short. Multiplayer is awesome, extremely addicting, but it has major flaws. Theres always people on cheating to get the nuke, the 1887 shot gun is rediculous, and people running around like idiots with the commando perk knifiing people. A lot of the maps seem to favor people who like to post up and camp out. You will also be cut out or glitched out of a game The Campaign is great, but short. Multiplayer is awesome, extremely addicting, but it has major flaws. Theres always people on cheating to get the nuke, the 1887 shot gun is rediculous, and people running around like idiots with the commando perk knifiing people. A lot of the maps seem to favor people who like to post up and camp out. You will also be cut out or glitched out of a game about every 1 in 5. Other than that, the game is amazing. Expand
  91. JamesD.
    Jan 26, 2010
    9
    It's difficult for me to score this game. On one hand it's the most media centric game I've ever played at is therefore extremely overated especially when up against GTA IV and he new sensation of Mass Effect and Bioshock. However there isn't any denying that this is gaming crack cocaine and an absolutely genre defining FPS. I came to my score based on the true facts It's difficult for me to score this game. On one hand it's the most media centric game I've ever played at is therefore extremely overated especially when up against GTA IV and he new sensation of Mass Effect and Bioshock. However there isn't any denying that this is gaming crack cocaine and an absolutely genre defining FPS. I came to my score based on the true facts of how addictive it really is, this isn't World At War overated, it earns most of its praise but those who are getting tired of this franchise like me should steer clear. It's intended for the fans so don't expect anything radically new that effects the gameplay, just know its better than the original. Expand
  92. AnonymousAnonymous
    Jan 28, 2010
    10
    I don't see why there are so many people give games 0 score if its just a little bit bad or mediocre. People say MW2's campaign is less than 5 hours long, if you play on easy and do something like a speedrun. The campaign is really good, and not too short. Spec ops is fun with friends. Multiplayer is just awesome.
  93. DeadlyD
    Feb 18, 2010
    9
    this game is one of the best war games i played. graphics are awesome and the gameplay is really fun, even though i dont really care too much about campain mode, the reason i picked up this game was for the muiltiplayer. and for the muiltiplayer i must say it is fantastic. also, for a challenge they gave us special ops mode which is also very fun to play. special ops is basicly like a this game is one of the best war games i played. graphics are awesome and the gameplay is really fun, even though i dont really care too much about campain mode, the reason i picked up this game was for the muiltiplayer. and for the muiltiplayer i must say it is fantastic. also, for a challenge they gave us special ops mode which is also very fun to play. special ops is basicly like a survival mode ex: getting to a safe zone alive, defusing bombs etc. so if your looking for a fun modern war game, then i would get this one. Expand
  94. SamG
    Nov 10, 2009
    10
    Brilliant game and very enjoyable developing upon the great areas of the call of duty 4. The only disappointment for me is the length of single player, it took little over 6hours to complete which i don't feel is good enough for a game that charges an extra £10 over normal games rrp.
  95. IanW
    Nov 10, 2009
    10
    Brilliant, took all thats crap out of 4 looked at world at war and said nah, just did the airport level and wow, how was that...multiplayer is brilliant so far, no flaws, and those maps how big are they? the only gripe is in the snow levels...no footprints but hey I'm just picking...brilliant, stuff treyarch.
  96. JonathanS.
    Nov 11, 2009
    10
    I have no idea what game the people voting against this game were playing, except for half of them never having played it and just hating on it because they're immature gamers who have to have THEIR favorite game be the best. Terrible graphics? Poor controls? Someone even said something about a "stupid first person view"? I'm sorry, I thought this was an FPS I was playing. I I have no idea what game the people voting against this game were playing, except for half of them never having played it and just hating on it because they're immature gamers who have to have THEIR favorite game be the best. Terrible graphics? Poor controls? Someone even said something about a "stupid first person view"? I'm sorry, I thought this was an FPS I was playing. I understand some people who don't have Xbox Live not enjoying the game, but I would think you can read the reviews ahead of time and realize that the campaign is short, thus not always worth $65. Playing on veteran stretched it out for me to about 8 hours of playtime, and definitely upped the intensity. I personally thought the cinematic presentation and set pieces were astounding, and the conclusion was possibly the best in recent gaming history, presentation-wise. Graphics were brilliant, the best I've seen on the 360 yet, with only the likes of Uncharted 2 possibly beating it, and controls couldn't have been any more perfect. Multiplayer is still more addictive than any other next-gen game currently in retail, and Spec Ops is a nice addition, and a lot more fun on Veteran with a friend. Overall, I thought the game was just as good as MW, and though not substantially different, the fact that it came out so quickly and is a DIRECT sequel--I wasn't expecting some major revamp, just a perfecting of something I already loved. And that's what I got. As for Halo fanboys and other childish gamers, don't judge a game without playing it yourself and without an unbiased opinion. (Plus, really? It's not like Halo or GTA changed that fundamentally sequel to sequel, so I don't understand those arguments to begin with.) Expand
  97. DieuweB
    Nov 10, 2009
    9
    just can't stop playing! wonderfull game. but there is one very annoying flaw, and that is the matchmaking system. I have to wait about an eternety to find a good game, and my NAT is open, verry annoying! The only way for me to join a game is to join session in progress...
  98. MehrajA
    Nov 11, 2009
    9
    I'll be honest, at first I was doubting if infinity ward had done a good job with the SP campaign, the first mission was just more of the same, with the cliff hangar mission being an exception, then having a few sniper missions clearly stolen from cod4, nothing new there, it's when the plot twists came that I started to realise how deep the game gets. As soon as your given a I'll be honest, at first I was doubting if infinity ward had done a good job with the SP campaign, the first mission was just more of the same, with the cliff hangar mission being an exception, then having a few sniper missions clearly stolen from cod4, nothing new there, it's when the plot twists came that I started to realise how deep the game gets. As soon as your given a proper plot, you start to pay attention to detail, from the call outs from the AI to the detailed guns. The graphics are pretty much the same to cod4 iw's hyped streaming isn't all that. When compared to games such as Killzone 2 and Uncharted 2, (BTW i have an xbox360...only never had a ps3) it's not going to hold it's own. However as you get into the swing of things, you quickly realise that any noob can spray but it does actually take a bit of skill to pull of headshots and the such, the multiplayer is definately better than cod4, with new fixes and such but I reckon there are a few bugs in this one, Overall mw2 is more of the same but with a bigger bang. Worth 54 pounds? maybe not, however it is definately worth your time! Expand
  99. HumrajS
    Nov 10, 2009
    10
    They enhanced graphics, took the the story to another level, and tweaked the multiplayer. In my opinion, abandon ODST and get Modern Warfare 2 along with Uncharted 2 (if you have a PS3). The best game of the decade!
  100. DanR.
    Nov 11, 2009
    9
    First off, I gotta say that this game is really damn good. I've been hooked since the moment I put it in my xbox. Campaign - I'm not completely done with the campaign, but so far I thin it's really good. It is short for the more experienced players, but it has some great cinematics. All in all, the campaign is pretty good. Spec Ops - Now this mode really rocks. It's First off, I gotta say that this game is really damn good. I've been hooked since the moment I put it in my xbox. Campaign - I'm not completely done with the campaign, but so far I thin it's really good. It is short for the more experienced players, but it has some great cinematics. All in all, the campaign is pretty good. Spec Ops - Now this mode really rocks. It's way better than the campaign. There isn't much to say besides this mode really being one of the bigger and better selling points of the game. Multiplayer - This is the part of the game everyone wants to play. If you though single player was fun, multiplayer is even better, because most games are more fun with friends around. I haven't had any issues yet like many others have been having, so my online experience has been great! The new maps are are pretty fun, Favela being my favorite. All in all I give the game a 9/10 because it's not perfect, but it's got me hooked. Also, as a note to other reviewers, you need to stop. I see people posting bad reviews for the PS3 and PC versions of the game, but they have their own sections. Give the other versions of the game bad user scores, but don't do it here. This is the page for the xbox version of the game, so quit being little babies about the game here. Or haw about just not commenting at all? It's really pissing me off that so many internet users have to be pussies and whine about the fucking game all day. Really, it needs to stop. It's just getting way to ridiculous. Expand
Metascore
94

Universal acclaim - based on 100 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Mixed: 0 out of 100
  2. Negative: 0 out of 100
  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. Anyone who already has issues with the single-player ‘style’ of IW’s games will still find fault with the scripted, linear experience, but in terms of sheer drama and show-stopping set-pieces accompanied by laser sharp FPS controls, Modern Warfare 2 is your daddy. And that’s without Spec Ops and Multiplayer.