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User Review : Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

  • Sound makes you feel the action.{Story is like a summer action flick{If you like MP and Coop this is for you
  • Graphics are pretty much the same from 2 years ago{American campaign feel recycled.{More what you loved or hated from MW1

Living on the Hype.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2


By now who hasn't heard of this game? Modern Warfare 2 is the direct sequel to Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. 2 years ago Infinity Ward shocked the world by delivering an experience that very few games offered. The presentation and storytelling in the Single Player while brief was worthy of an Oscar in Modern Warfare 1. The same does not apply to Modern Warfare 2. The style and story is delivered in the same fashion as MW1, but in MW2 the story is void of epic moments that made the first one so great. Returning players from the first games will have more surprises in store then those playing this series for the first time with Modern Warfare 2 as the story is a direct continuation of the first title with "Soap" returning with a sidekick of his own named "Roach" (American Campaign is all new because they all died in MW1). Also just like the first game the story is delivered by two world forces the Americans "Rangers" and the English "Taskforce 141". While the first game balanced the thrills amongst both campaigns fairly evenly the second does not. It appears that IW paid more attention to the returning cast member in Soap because the Taskforce campaign is where the user will experience most of the new gameplay elements such as Ice Climbing, hill sliding and snowmobile driving. While the Ranger Campaign (American) will feel just like Modern Warfare one with very little in terms of new content, in a way the Ranger Campaign felt a lot like the campaign in Resistance 1 instead of a Call of Duty game. So in order to get the full effect of Modern Warfare's 2 story I would recommend playing the first Modern Warfare. Game length just as in the first game is brief I was able to complete the game on Veteran difficulty in about 8 hours and that mainly to the fact this game still suffers from gameplay issues of the first. Such as "Jesus Bullets" that will find thier way into your forehead after the briefest of peaks from cover, A.I. Companions that will shout orders at you and tell you "I got you covered" only to find out they are full of lies and you will die if you believe them, last but not least is the enemy A.I. that for some reason will only focus on you no matter what your distance is from them. They will totally ignore your A.I. friends even if they are in closer proximity to them. While these may seem like small issues these issues artificially expand the play time since there will be a few areas of the game where one will suffer from cheap deaths and frustration from these issues.
But in general if you like the Modern Warfare Saga this game is worth the rental if only to see where the story will take you.


The MP in Modern Warfare 1 was the meat and potatoes of the experience where user spend 100's upon 1000's of hours fraggin there buddies and strangers. Modern Warfare 2 MP will satisfy the most hardcore but may leave everybody else wanting more. The gameplay is largely unchanged from the first with the exception of some new perks and larger maps. I view the MP as a huge let down. The new perks are a welcomes addition but those who don't fight other clans online will run into the same 2 perks from the first game "Stopping Power" and "Juggernaut", I would've hoped that IW would remove these 2 perks altogether to promote variety in their MP but as is you'll get MW 1.5. The maps are larger as well but unfortunately the player caps remain the same, which will leave a lot players wondering around the map looking for a confrontation that will last all of 5 seconds depending on how many enemy contacts are made. The larger maps would've made more sense had they expanded the player caps or used dedicated server to support the massive user base this game was bound to have. The map and style of the MP reminds me a lot of Killzone 2 but with no Dedicated server support, the low player cap hinders the experience greatly.


A new addition to this game is Spec Ops which will allow you and a buddy to play through several levels of MW2 and MW1. This expands the time and experience one will have with the game but I just didn't feel the need to add a whole new gameplay type when the time spent could've been spent fixing single player issues and making sure MP was better. Allowing me play an altered version of the SP campaign in CooP with a buddy from beginning to end would've made for a better experience.


Sound design in MW1 was great and MW2 expands that area 10 fold to make the experience more captivating.


MW1 with slightly upgraded graphics. There are tons of bland shiny textures with a lighting systems that causes tons of jaggies while playing. The Ranger campaign suffers more than the taskforce 141 campaign in graphics due to level design.


The experience found in MW2 will vary greatly depending on how your past experience with the franchise as a whole. If you play this game for the single player the single player will be loads better for users that have played MW1 than those who have not, since there are tons of insider plot points that only make sense if you played MW1.
The multiplayer experience will vary greatly amongst preference, if you loved and still played the original MW1 up until launch of MW2 then you will eat this game up as there is more of what you like but expanded. If you were one of those who liked it for about 2-3 months and then moved on to something else then this game will be a pass because its more of the same of what you liked and have moved on from.

Love it or Hate it this Call of Duty in it's truest form.
The same engine used in 3 games now still pumping out that same graphics.
Sound has been expanded to make user feel the action
Fun Factor
If you still haven't grown tried of the Call of Duty formula then this game is for you. If you have then get ready for a case of Deja Vu
IW has expanded everything about this game's MP with more perks and larger maps, unfortunately the games meager 18 player cap is still in effect. You would think the series would stab every other game in the heart and offer dedicated servers for a formula that is very successful but NO!
kornbeaner5124d ago

I agree with your right to disagree. I just didn't find me experience with MW2 as good as my experience with MW1. I felt MW1 set a bar for the gaming industry and with MW2, I felt IW attempt to clear the bar were half-assed and the bar was wobbling for a long time after they cleared it.

jarhead9065124d ago

I'd give it somewhere between and 8.0 and 8.5 simply because it's more or less (in regards to MP) the same game with more thought. The maps are definitely a whole lot better than those on Modern Warfare and I haven't found one I dislike.

As for "jaggies" the reviewer is talking about I haven't seen any glaring mistakes/errors as of yet.

kornbeaner5123d ago

The Jaggies I am referring to are not on the character models they are found mainly on wall and object textures when a strong light sources is hitting it, the edges of those objects tend be show jaggies as they reflect light.

Jinxstar5120d ago

It's funny how those are the things we complain about now =P I remember playing earthworm jim 2 and thinking "How can it get better?". now it's 'In the right light whent here is a lot of action and movement if you angle the camera a certain way there may be some jaggies you can perceive or minor screen tearing once every 25 minutes in heavy fire fights." =D Awesome how far we have come. Even more amazing is the exclusives we are getting and how they look.

5122d ago

Call of Duty 4 and Modern Warfare 2 servers are back online

The original Modern Warfare and Modern Warfare 2 games have been drawing players back in

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neutralgamer1992136d ago

I really hope we get other activision games on GP soon. My dream would be Scarface but I know the license probably expired

P_Bomb136d ago

Love me some Scarface! I even bought the comics. Yeah, licensing would probably be an impasse.

4Sh0w136d ago

hmmm, coincidence? Either way this is a good sign for gamers after the ABK deal.

porkChop136d ago

I played through Scarface again last year and it still holds up. Such a fun game. I would love for Xbox to get the rights back to remaster Scarface and make a sequel. It sold well and they had plans for Scarface 2, 3, and 4. With how long it takes Rockstar to make games the market is wide open.

TheColbertinator136d ago

That game was so much fun. Expected a cheap GTA clone but it was a good drug empire building game.

shinoff2183136d ago

They didn't just have plans but there's actual gameplay out there for scarface 2

neutralgamer1992136d ago

Seriously man we need games like

True crime
Sleeping dogs
Watch dogs( more like original not legion)
And proper saints row

GTA can’t be the only option we need other games

P_Bomb136d ago

Gun was Activision as well. Nice open world Wild West there imo.

neutralgamer1992134d ago

Gun is such a underrated game

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SlothLordPootus136d ago

None of those games had dedicated servers on console in the first place? Were always player hosted. Did something change?

Rutaprkl136d ago

Older cods like Mw, Mw2 and WaW were way better than Call of Dutys nowadays

GoodGuy09135d ago

Make activision remaster mw2 (2009) multiplayer please xbox.


Modern Warfare 2 players mock Call of Duty reusing skin designs in BlackCell battle pass

Modern Warfare 2 fans have taken to Reddit to mock Call of Duty for reusing skin designs in the BlackCell pass ahead of Season 4 launch.

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just_looken168d ago

not surprised i trued playing the new cod it still very hard for me to find the game 2days ago on pc i clicked the exe watched a cutscene could not skip 5 store ads then spent 10min trying to find were to play the game.

There is more store ads/directories than anything so why not reuse stuff its 80% mt's 20% video game now

Does anyone know were the single player went? never finished it can not find how to launch it on pc


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After numerous missteps, Call of Duty, after a good long while, is finally on the right track with Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.0.