The most-anticipated game of the year and the sequel to the best-selling first-person action game of all time, Modern Warfare 2 continues the gripping and heart-racing action as players face off against a new threat dedicated to bringing the world to the brink of collapse.
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Release Date: Nov 12, 2009

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About This Game

The most-anticipated game of the year and the sequel to the best-selling first-person action game of all time, Modern Warfare 2 continues the gripping and heart-racing action as players face off against a new threat dedicated to bringing the world to the brink of collapse.
Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare 2 features for the first time in video games, the musical soundtrack of legendary Academy Award®, Golden Globe® Award, Grammy® Award and Tony winning composer Hans Zimmer. The title picks up immediately following the historic events of Call of Duty® 4: Modern Warfare®, the blockbuster title that earned worldwide critical acclaim, including:
  • "Most Played Online Video Game" in history, 2009 Guinness World Records
  • More than 50 Game of the Year awards, including the Console Game of the Year and Overall Game of the Year, 2007, from the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences®

SPECIAL OPS CO-OPERATIVE

An entirely new gameplay mode which supports 2-player co-operative play online that is unique from the single player story campaign.
  • Special Ops pits players into a gauntlet of time-trial and objective-based missions.
  • Rank-up as players unlock new Special Ops missions, each more difficult.
  • Missions include highlights from the single player campaign, fan favorites from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and all new, exclusive missions.

MULTIPLAYER REINVENTED

Setting a new bar for online multiplayer, Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer delivers new capabilities, customization, gamestates and modes, including:
Create-a-Class Evolved
  • Secondary Weapons - Machine Pistols, Shotguns, Handguns, Launchers
  • Riot Shields
  • Equipment - Throwing Knives, Blast Shield, Tactical Insertion
  • Perk Upgrades
  • Bling (Dual Attachments)
  • Customizable Killstreaks - AC130, Sentry Gun, Predator Missile, Counter-UAV, Care Package
  • Accolades (Post match reports)

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    • OS: Microsoft Windows XP or Windows Vista (Windows 95/98/ME/2000 are unsupported)
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3.2 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 3200+ processor or better supported
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB NVIDIA GeForce 6600GT or better or ATI Radeon 1600XT or better
    • DirectX®: Microsoft DirectX(R) 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 12GB of free hard drive space
    • Sound: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    • Internet: Broadband connection and service required for Multiplayer Connectivity. Internet Connection required for activation.
    • Co-op/Multiplayer Hosting: To host Co-op or MP matches, a 2Ghz dual-core or better processor is recommended.
    • Operating System: 10.9.5 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite)
    • CPU Processor: Intel i3 (Dual-Core)
    • CPU Speed: 2.2GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 13 GB
    • Video Card (ATI): Radeon HD 4850
    • Video Card (NVidia): Geforce 640M
    • Video Card (Intel): Iris
    • Video Memory (VRam): 512 MB
    • Peripherals: Macintosh mouse and keyboard

    • IMPORTANT NOTICE: Currently, MW2 for Mac may not be accessible to users in Russia, Poland, and Japan

    • NOTICE: The following video chipsets are unsupported for Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2:
      • ATI RADEON HD 2000 Series
      • ATI RADEON HD 6490M, 6630M, 3870
      • NVIDIA 9000 Series
      • NVIDIA 320M, 330M
      • Intel HD 3000, 4000, 5000

    • NOTICE: This game is not supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended (Case Sensitive)
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Nathvn
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
This game is now dead.... still fun though... sometimes.... h4ck3rz eveRywh3re
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Bayani
( 7.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
naissu gamuru! very nastolgic for the most part, but there are a few lobbies with "hackers". Barely any exp lobbies too
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Clarity
( 24.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
i got banned
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SotirisSenpaiHentai
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Product received for free
well....10/10 MLG G3T 360 NOSCOPED while drinking MOUNTAIN DEW AND FARTING DORITOS !!!








BUY IT ! ( but expect , campers 8 year olds in the chat and oc hackers)
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omar_uav
( 11.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
when call of duty was worth it (full stop)
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happyguy87
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
WHY DOES IT KEEP CRASHING!!
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bguttathewiser
( 40.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Product received for free
needs controller
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Sgt. Comissar #VoteHeavy
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Although a great game, it does not save my progress.
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Pacov
( 14.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Pretty nice game :d
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P3
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
Blast to the past.
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24 of 25 people (96%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
filled with rats like keemstar
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
41.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Best COD multiplayer, but infested with hackers
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19 of 26 people (73%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
42.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
PLEASE BUY THIS GAME! This is definitely my favorite Call of Duty, but not enough people play it. Recently I've seen 900 players online, but it deserves more. Infinity Ward were at their best when they made this game:
>Crazy, yet skill based MP
>Memorable campaign characters and missions
>Diverse, fluid, well-designed MP maps
>450+ of my hours spent fighting other players
420/69--BEST CoD EVER
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
17.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Active community is rude, one of the maps is missing, it is FULL of hackers, it takes too long to level up and most gamemodes are dead with no players.

But it's mw2 so who cares, the gameplay makes up for it.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Boots on the ground.
Multiplayer is not dead even after all those years.
Tubing is still alive aswell.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
when call of duty was worth it (full stop)
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
I reccomend this game if you have played it before, as there are many hackers, and generally annoying people who play the game, and ruin the experience. If you haven't played before, I suggest you play a newer game, preferably Black Ops 2, due to a higher playerbase, lower likelyhood of annoying people, and no exo-suits, or supply drops. MW2 requires more skill than most of the Series just due to the physics. Once you get used to the physics, you will be fine.

Hope this review was helpful :D


PS: If you get the game, please don't noob toob :P
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
While i've been reading through the comments about MW2 I read many reviews speaking of hackers in the game. The truth is that I have not seen a single hacker in my time and the problem is no bigger than any other shooter. So if you are sick of futeristic piece of s**t COD's like BO3 i'd recomend playing this game.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
Please note: this review contains spoilers for the plot from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. If you have not finished that game in full, I do not recommend that you read this review until you have done so. That is, unless you do not mind spoilers. Consider this your fair warning.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vZcB8C1RxQ
The Call of Duty series has always been on an annual schedule, and since the second installment it has always traded off years between developers Infinity Ward and Treyarch; with the exception of Advanced Warfare, which was crafted by Sledgehammer Games... but that's an entirely different review. Fans of the franchise seem to love one developer and hate the other, depending on their taste. Modern Warfare 2 is the highly anticipated sequel to Infinity Ward's original 2007 classic of the same name, coming in two years after its release.

At the end of the first Modern Warfare, Soap and Captain Price were left bloodied and lying on the battlefield after taking down Zakhaev. Their survival is left up in the air, and after the credits rolled the short epilogue mission Mile High Club becomes playable; the events that unfold during this outro lead into the cause of Modern Warfare 2. The game is set five years after the events of the first, the ultra-nationalists have taken control of the Russian Federation. Due to this, any diplomatic relationship with the United States has become strained. Zakhaev's right-hand man, Vladimir Makarov, has begun a campaign of revenge against the west by unleashing acts of terrorism on both European and International land.

Even though you control five different characters throughout the campaign of Modern Warfare 2, the plot is easier to follow than its predecessor. The two primary characters of focus are Sargent Gary "Roach" Sanderson and John "Soap" Mactavish, who is now a captain after surviving his earlier tour through hell. There are a good amount of plot twists that will keep players interested and on their toes as they progress through 18 levels in total, for a cumulative play time of roughly 5-6 hours. There are also a large amount of action sequences that help keep the shooting scenes fresh and alive; the game never becomes stale at all.

There are a great number of environments for both the exploring and destroying. From an underground submarine launch, to a brief stint in space, to snow filled landscapes, and war-torn urban streets. For a title that's nearly six years old, the graphics have held up surprisingly well; even better than in the first Modern Warfare. Everything is richly detailed, and there's more variety to the enemy models as well. I'm pleased to say that this game runs wonderfully on Windows 10, and I consistently maintained 60+ FPS at all times with no bugs, crashes, or glitches. However, there is a large amount of stuttering during exceptionally busy missions, as the framerate will jump up and down constantly.

The gameplay and controls are more of the same that you would expect from any release in the Call of Duty franchise, the specific controls are ones that have set standard for all first-person shooters that have been released after 2005. The kills still feel solid, connective, and satisfying; although in comparison to the first Modern Warfare, this release has a larger amount of areas where endless enemy spawns are present, a mechanic that forces you to move up or get overrun and waste your ammo. This is one feature that made the earlier games in the series so difficult, and it's both good and frustrating to see it back in full swing.

The only real down point to Modern Warfare 2 is that it isn't quite as memorable as the game that came before it. This may be largely based on the fact that the relationship between the soldiers isn't as solid as it was in the previous release, at least not until much later in the campaign. Some missions aren't easy to forget, mostly due to the difficulty associated with them, but very few stick out as what would be considered a "classic". Some noteworthy levels are "No Russian", "The Gulag", and "Whiskey Hotel".

If you're here looking for multiplayer, this title retains the same mechanics as the original Modern Warfare in that it still has the leveling and prestige systems in place. There are a handful of new features, such as unlocking titles and emblems that can be displayed on your player card, and different rewards for maintaining a various amount of kill streaks. Quite a bit of time was pumped into multiplayer from me when this game first released, and it's a pretty addictive experience. This is the first game in the Call of Duty franchise to utilize the Valve Anti-Cheat (VAC) system, so there are far less cheaters here than would be in any previous title. However, BEWARE, since players can host their own servers, some gamers have been VAC banned by simply joining a server that has modified files and cheat systems in place. Play online at your own discretion.

The final word is that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is a decent follow-up to the first Modern Warfare title. The story is very captivating and interesting, and it really makes you want to keep playing to know what's going to happen. Some characters are introduced too late, making some of the relationship bonds feel a little weak, and while the missions are fun only a few of them will be remembered in years to come. Highly suggested to fans of the first release, and those that enjoy a good Call of Duty campaign. If you didn't enjoy the first Modern Warfare, you're not going to like this one any better, so move on.

Rating: 4.0/5.0 - Excellent, highly worth playing.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
One of the better COD. I think there is no person on steam who does not know COD, so I will not explain it. But, do not buy this game, if you want to play it online, you will find hackers/ultra pros. There is no fun at all. However you will have a lot of fun, if you play this with your friends in small sessions like 2v2 or 3v3.
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