"Modern Warfare 2 could be best described as Call of Duty 4--only better. It has slightly better graphics, a better designed campaign mode, a more robust multiplayer that's full of new toys to mess around with and, of course, the incredibly addictive Spec Ops mode. Essentially, it's everything that a good sequel should be. The campaign mode falters due to its poorly told story and short length, but regardless, Modern Warfare 2 still delivers a very well-rounded, well-crafted shooter that fans of the series will absolutely adore.
The single player and Spec Ops mode will last most gamers at least 10 hours, but as for the multiplayer, expect to be playing it for at least the next couple months. Is Modern Warfare 2 Game of the Year material? Maybe. Does it live up to all the hype? Definitely. "