It is bombastic, dude-bro all-in fighting from start to finish and there’s months of replayability with the online multiplayer. It’ll get gun game fans not only through Christmas but most of 2023 too because it’s so damn moreish. For that reason it’s not only a top-tier game but one with huge value-for-money.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare II opted for a new graphics engine, and the result was outstanding. Visually it looks impressive, especially in the water effects. The combat mechanics are great, and the multiplayer is also entertaining. Despite being short, the campaign is enjoyable and worth finishing, not only to unlock extras but also to appreciate all the technical advances this title has to offer. Its price is high, and it makes perfect sense to buy it if you are a fan of the series. We also recommend being patient and finding the best offer first.
The campaign might be forgettable, but it’s bailed out by the excellent multiplayer experience. Infinity Ward confirms that it’s simply the best caretaker studio of the Call of Duty franchise. But they must not rest on their laurels because the game needs long-term support.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 lays the foundations for the future of the series and does so with solid gameplay and a wide and varied play offer, since in a single package you can find a good campaign, a not too rich cooperative mode of content but still fun and a multiplayer that will probably be able to entertain for months thanks to the post-launch support. The critical issues are not lacking but on the whole we can be satisfied with what Infinity Ward and the teams involved have managed to offer us.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is the usual well crafted FPS, but it could just have been an update for the previous entry. It has a new campaign, but some of its moment are way more worrying than intriguing, at best.
While I think this is better than 2019’s entry, charging $70-$100 for a game that’ll be good in a few months is not a gesture that I appreciate at all. If you can, I’d recommend waiting until massive changes come to flesh out this experience and iron out all the bugs. Right now, 2022’s version of Modern Warfare is bigger and slightly better, but going big without proper execution doesn’t translate to a winning formula.
Modern Warfare 2 can be exciting when it works. Whilst the campaign’s narrative flaws can’t be fixed, major patchwork is needed to get the multiplayer (the most important aspect) to a good place, and co-op is in desperate need of extra content. Big games just shouldn’t be in this state at launch.
There is not one single competitor who can even come close to the smoothness COD offers. They are focusing too much on the economics within the game and need to spend time building maps. Call of Duty is simply the best FPS. No question. Was last year. Was 10 years ago. Same old same old.
I am reviewing the campaign here.
A much more grounded take on the Modern Warfare series than the original MW2. At its best when it captures that semi-grounded feeling of tactically clearing a building.
At its weakest when faced with bullet sponge enemies or half-baked driving and crafting mechanics. By around the half way point this game has given you all it has to offer.
Worse this game feels in some ways unfinished. The most egregious bug has every light source on the map appear on the screen at all times.
In contrast to the original MW2 this feels dull and unpolished.
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