Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Xbox 360

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  • Summary: Modern Warfare 2 continues the gripping and heart-racing action as players face off against a new threat dedicated to bringing the world to the brink of collapse. An entirely new gameplay mode which supports 2-player co-operative play online that is unique from the single player storyModern Warfare 2 continues the gripping and heart-racing action as players face off against a new threat dedicated to bringing the world to the brink of collapse. An entirely new gameplay mode which supports 2-player co-operative play online that is unique from the single player story campaign. Special Ops pits players into a gauntlet of time-trial and objective-based missions. Rank-up as players unlock new Special Ops missions, each more difficult. Missions include highlights from the single player campaign, fan favorites from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and all new, exclusive missions. Setting a new bar for online multiplayer, Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer delivers new capabilities, customization, gamestates and modes, including: Create-a-Class Evolved. Secondary Weapons - Machine Pistols, Shotguns, Handguns, Launchers. Riot Shields. Equipment - Throwing Knives, Blast Shield, Tactical Insertion. Perk Upgrades. Bling (Dual Attachments). Customizable Killstreaks - AC130, Sentry Gun, Predator Missile, Counter-UAV, Care Package. Accolades (Post match reports). [Activision] Expand
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  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. What impresses me so much about this game is not only that it has a tremendous amount of hype surrounding it which it does, but that it delivers even through all of that.
  3. Multiplayer is fast, frantic and as exciting as ever.
  4. 94
    This game has so many standout moments of such immersive power, there really is no other experience out there to touch Modern Warfare 2’s controlled and entertaining pandemonium. Infinty Ward has skill, panache and big, hanging balls that clang as loud as Big Ben, so much so a the bar has been raised with Modern Warfare 2.
  5. It looks better, it plays better, the story is more intense and the multiplayer is more inviting. And with the inclusion of SpecOps, the longevity of this game is sure to have increased as well.
  6. Modern Warfare 2 ticks all of the right boxes: varied gameplay, immersive story, engaging gunplay, superb multiplayer, and the list goes on... If we're being really nitpicky, then we might suggest that there aren't many innovative features in the game. However, MW2's Spec Ops mode is fresh enough to ensure that the overall package isn't a stale one, while the long-term appeal of adversarial multiplayer will stretch out until the next Infinity Ward release with ease.
  7. The single player stages are much too linear, the co-op missions are reused from the single player campaign, and the main multiplayer deathmatch style modes are very unbalanced, especially for new players. But like Uncharted 2, MW2 is like an insane action packed movie that you can participate in… too bad the game’s heavy use of scripted events make the player feel like they have do not have any control regarding the out come of the final experience.

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  1. 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 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
  2. Apr 14, 2011
    10
    i think that this is great and should at least give it a go. 10/10
  3. Aug 29, 2010
    9
    this game is good. the campaign was excellent with epic story and excellent plot twists and gameplay. as for the multiplayer, it is alot likethis game is good. the campaign was excellent with epic story and excellent plot twists and gameplay. as for the multiplayer, it is alot like the previous cod games, but with new killstreaks and perks, it keeps you hooked. There are still many bad things with this game like boosters, cheap perk combinations, stuff like that. but this is not game breaking as this is a truly excellent gmae. Expand
  4. SamF
    Nov 12, 2009
    8
    After finishing the SP Campaign I can honestly say in terms of set pieces, action and Graphics this game gets a 10. With that said the After finishing the SP Campaign I can honestly say in terms of set pieces, action and Graphics this game gets a 10. With that said the storline really is a major let down with it jumping from one scenerio to another with no cohesive logic and a very confusing story. Infinity ward seems to have not put alot of effort in the story and more on the shock factor which many will agree is way overdone. Aside from that the SP Is also very short and can be completed in 6 hours. One saving grace is Spec ops mode that adds a bit of fun with mini missions thrown in much like the last epilogue airplane mission of the last game. Overall I would recommend this as a rental for anyone that only plays Single player...for those who play MP For hours its pretty much the same game with more weapons , different maps and perks where you can rain down havoc if you get kill streaks regularly. Expand
  5. NateC
    Dec 16, 2009
    6
    MW2 has some solid presentation going for it. It's a gorgeous game, has great sound design and some good voice acting. There are several MW2 has some solid presentation going for it. It's a gorgeous game, has great sound design and some good voice acting. There are several cinematic and over the top moments strewn through the campaign that keep the "Wow" factor going strong. But in many ways these cinematic appeals are just a sheet of gloss that hides the atrocious story telling and generic plot. MW2 would have been far more an impressive game a few years ago, but in today's world it tends to fall flat. The characters are two dimensional and lack any character voice. it's impossible to care for any of them at all, as even the returning protagonists lack any motivation and have not been fleshed out one bit. The controls feel dated in today's world of squad commands and cover mechanics, both of which would ahve been very welcome. And several of these "Wow" moments become exposed as very simple quick time events when put under a microscope. The cherry on top is the 5 hour length of the primary campaign. Not all people like or have the means to play multiplayer, so they are being sold a 5 hour game for $60. A game that cannot stand on its single player campaign doesn't have legs. All in all, not worth the price of admission. Expand
  6. JerryG
    Dec 30, 2009
    4
    Mostly hype. I've played a number of good combat games and I've never like the way COD forces you to follow a specific path to get Mostly hype. I've played a number of good combat games and I've never like the way COD forces you to follow a specific path to get to your goals. Mecenaries and Bad Company gave me so many options - vehicles and free roaming I feel like I'm on tracks in this game. I was completely shocked when I finished the campaigne. I think it took me 4-5 hours. No option to use tactics - just a bullet blizzard and "hurry up and get there" scenes. Graphics are good. Nice mini-movies. Not even close to Battlefield Bad Company. Maybe multi-player will make up for it? Find it on sale and it's worth a play. Expand
  7. AndrewT.
    Nov 19, 2009
    0
    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 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. Expand

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