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You'll have a blast! (sorry, forgive me)

  • Nov 14, 2009
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I played the heck out of "Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare" when that first came out. I liked just about everything in the game, from the weapons, to the plot that actually kept me interested, to the fine multi-player mayhem available on Xbox Live. So I was really looking forward to playing this new game and I'm happy to report, it does not disapoint.

Almost everything about the game is better. The weapons are more fun (Predator drone missle for the win!), the graphics got kicked up a notch, and the plot... well, the plot's there. Suffice to say if you liked "Red Dawn", you'll love the plot to the solo part of this game.

Aside from the entirely unrealistic plot twists that happen, the solo game is still quite fun. The enemy AI is decent, the missions are varried and the voice-acting is all excellent.

Beyond that, there's of course the Xbox Live multiplayer. It's not too different from before, though you do get to choose rank titles.

What's really fun, though, and what adds big-time to the replayability, is the "special ops" missions. These, which put me in mind of a similiar thing in "Perfect Dark", are a set of missions designed to be played one player or two player. They basically recreate some what you see in the solo campaign story, but with a few twists. They're in five blocks of five, and each block requires you to earn a certain number of stars to open the next block. It's lots of fun and will keep you busy long after you beat the campaign mode.

Overall there's nothing at all bad about this game, and even the weaker part (the story), is still reasonably good. An excellent value for fans of FPS games everywhere!

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Modern Warfare 2 is a first-person tactical shooter and the sixth entry in the popular Call of Duty series. True to its name and following the lead of its predecessor, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, it places players in modern combat settings, as opposed to the WWII environments of the earlier Call of Duty games. This modern approach brings with it new weapons, action and options. Coupled with a variety of gameplay modes including single player, multiplayer and the co-op Special Ops Mode, it is destined to be one of the most popular games of 2009 and a worthy addition to the Call of Dutyseries.

 

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Classic tactical FPS action.
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Leading a squad off a landing strip in 'Modern Warfare 2'
Customizable multiplayer perk system.
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A battleground in the slums of Rio in 'Modern Warfare 2'
Diverse in-game environments.
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New weapons and gadgets.
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Story
The storyline of Modern Warfare 2 picks up where the events of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare left off. The ultranationalist Russian leader Zakhaev has been eliminated, but it seems that his lieutenant, Vladimir Makarov, is an even bigger danger. Having made a successful play for power, Intel indicates that he is extending the reach of his influence well beyond the borders of Mother Russia, causing a stir in the international community and prompting the involvement of Task Force 141. Task Force 141 is an elite multinational unit made up of Navy Seals, Delta Force operatives, British SAS and CIA. In the single player campaign you are ...
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ESRB: M
Number of Players: 1-16
Publisher: Activision
Developer: Infinity Ward
Console: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC
Genre: First-Person Shooter
Release Date: November 10, 2009
Price: $59.99
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