Tim writes: It was one of the most anticipated games for 2009. It set a sales record for the first week for all entertainment launches, including movie theater releases. It sold almost 5 million copies within the first 24 hours of its release. It is the first game to have two numbers to signify which sequel it is (full name Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare 2). Ok, that last one might not be true, but the rest of it is, and it tells us that Modern Warfare 2 is not just your run of the mill sequel game. It is a game that sets standards in almost everything it does. It is a game that will dominate your friends list. It is a game you need to buy immediately if you have not yet.
While far from perfect, Activision and Infinity Ward shows us once again why it is the King of FPS, by donning Modern Warfare 2 as its new crown. The campaign mode is short, but it does not lack punch. There is a new mode called Special Ops, which is a welcome addition to the winning formula. And of course, there is the multiplayer, which could eat up hundreds of hours of your playing time before you even realize it. This game is not going to be regarded as one of the best games of all time, mostly because of some flaws and lack of innovation which I will get to later. But it doesn't matter; the game flat out rocks. It may not be Oscar worthy, but you can crank up the fun-o-meter to 11 for this one, and prepare yourself for excitement that even a Spinal Tap couldn't numb away (that's two references in one sentence, all for the sake of the 2nd Call of Duty 4 game).