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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( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Very fun. For some reason the hackers suck. The don't how to play. I really recommend this game and think you should spend you're $20 for this.
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Cremo
( 50.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
The Golden Call of Duty

One of the best Call of Duty, I fell in love with the series with this game, since it was my first Call of Duty. Single player has a really awesome story and a cooperative Special Ops mod where you have to complete really difficult objectives with your partner. Multiplayer is golden, no other words for it.
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BabyFaceBilly
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
I have had Call of Duty: Modern Warefare 2 now for a while. And while the game is fairly old, it has aged perfectly.

Modern Warefare in my opinion was one of Call Of Duty's best sidelines. Modern Warefare is right next to the Black Ops sideline, which is another one of my favorites.

Modern Warefare 2 is totally worth the money. I picked MW2 up for about $20 usd. And this game has supplied me with hours of entertainment, without becoming boring.

Now, before you buy the game let me tell you something. I DO NOT ADVISE YOU MAIN THIS GAME. And what I mean by that is that you should not play this game 24/7. The game is almost too old in the Call of Duty line. This game is perfect for when you are bored, and just feel like playing a semi-competitive FPS. That is how I play the game, and that is how I enjoy the game. The reason I am saying not to main this game is because I tried to main the game as soon as I bought it, this lasted about 5 hours. Then I was bored. But hell, who knows, you may play the game for about 2 hours and really like it, and main the game. But from my experience, it just didn't work that way.

But, none the less. This game really provided me with quality entertainment. And has earned a solid 8 on my grading scale.


Graphics - 7 (considering the game is old)

Multiplayer - 8

Story - 6

Missions - 8

Overall - 8

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SOUL
( 25.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
Best CoD ever made
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_got_dead_
( 107.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
good gaem but its call of duty soooooo
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.kyube
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
Still a funny game after more than two years.
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Gerach
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
It's my favorite CoD of them all.
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Danny 🐬
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
Great game. No hackers
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Πάτερ Χατζιγαμιόλης
( 7.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
One of the most succesful shot'em up game
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Zuruzukiin
( 13.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
By far my favorite CoD game! The best and most memorable CoD campaign with an epic soundtrack composed by Hans Zimmer. The co-op mode, spec-ops, is a series of challenges set in places from the campaign but with a twist. You can also play spec-ops single player but it's far more fun with a friend. The multiplayer used to be amazing back in it's prime sadly now it's hard to find a full online game. Or for that sake an online game at all, and even then there's hackers everywhere! Overall this game holds up VERY well for being 7 years old, i just wish the multiplayer was as lively as it used to be. My final score for the game's current state would have to be 8.5/10.
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TheHenryGamer
( 31.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
damn, i love this game!
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Potatoes4Lyfe
( 14.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
This game is really bad, AI is either WAAAAY too easy or its got aimbot, multiplayer is filled with hackers or people who have over 1,000 hours on the game and noscope4lyfe.

Really I think call of duty is ruined, and this was the first ruined one.
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CPTMactavish
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Very Good Game but i ran in with some hacked servers which made me instant lvl 70
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mark.mason345
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
The games great and I love it because it reminds me of the long nights, staying up with my friends, playing S&D, quickscoping on Rust and just being a stupidly fun game even without friends. Optimization isn't that great, it's running 480p on my laptop which is a 2015 Macbook Pro to put it into perspective. More than worth the money if you can run it 720p or better.
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MrProductionK
( 59.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Great storyline and missions. The one thing you have to remember is to verify game cache before playing multiplayer and this is optional but try to set your NAT away from strict mode.
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RxmzyHere
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
This suck i cant get into mulitplayer on this ♥♥♥♥
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Alex
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Loved the story ♥
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( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
For new and old generation of players...this game is one of the best series for ever !
Just test it out really.Im not lieing.Multi is awesome maked,no op guns and ♥♥♥♥,maps are all great looking.
Kampagne has a very exciting story in my opinion.

But the best thing was the challenging mode where u play some maps solo or coop.
Making silent missions or missions full of action,coop kampagne is the best thing that i have saw in cod.

Juggernog missions on the ship on veteran HOLY! Nearly impossible without making plans.
This game is a real shooter that everyone should know.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
53 of 64 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
This IS a good game. BUT BE WARNED - Multiplayer is littered with hackers and cheaters.

There is a noticable number of players who are one or more of the following:
  • Invincible
  • Able to kick other players at will
  • Able to unlock max rank etc.
  • Using aim bots
  • Using wall hacks
  • Have unlimited knife/melee distance
  • Able to control public lobbies as if they were private ones
  • and various other things.

Infinity Ward/Activision don't care, they're busy squeezing cash out of fanboys' pockets. I've contacted Activision support multiple times, and they literally don't care at all. Considering they're still charging £20 for the game, I'd say that's disgusting...

It's a great shame, because it has a great single-player, great co-op, and the multiplayer IS good, but people have ruined it. All I can really do at this point is go to their Steam profiles and report a violation. Some people will rage in the text chat "why must you hack? it's ruining the game" or similar, and 99% of the time the response is "hahaha cry more" or "shut up u ♥♥♥♥♥♥", as you'd expect. It's be GLORIOUS if these toxic people were VAC banned, but I doubt any of the higher-ups will do anything about it.

Not so much angry, as I am sad.

Edit: Steam displays my hours played in single player. I currently have 69 hours in multiplayer at time of edit.

Edit 2: The 'unhelpful' votes for this review are from fanboys who are infatuated with grenade launchers, trickshots, and probably some hackers themselves.

Which reminds me... the playerbase in MW2 is outrageously toxic. The number of times I've been called a f#ggot, had cancer wished upon, been told to kill myself, insulted for using a certain weapon or equipment... seriously, someone wished for my mother to die of explosive diarrhoea because I was using an MP5K. I don't get it.
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43 of 52 people (83%) found this review helpful
25 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
infinite warfare? no, thank you!
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21 of 24 people (88%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
27.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
In my opinion the best CoD. So many memories were made with this game. I have 11 days played on multiplayer on my ps3 back in the day. I just had to get this game while it was on sale. You want a great game? "Da- I know a place."
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
19 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
I turned the multiplayer to play for like 5 mins before school, next thing i know i'm nearly an hour and a half late.

10/10 Ign would ditch school again.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
The cod with the greatest multiplayer
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
One of the best Call of Duty ever produced!
Intense and awesome campaign, with a nice coop to play with friends and finally, a spetacular multiplayer, you cant get boring like the newer CODs out there, you just keep playing and playing!
The price is a little high for a game from 2009, but still worth getting it on a sale!
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
If you actually want to play the game, steer far clear of this.
The hackers have ruined it. The free for all spawns are broken, the aimbotters are plentiful, and if you are playing after 8:00 good luck finding any functioning match.
If you're looking for a stupidly unbalanced, hacker infested pool of filth, this is the game for you.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Usually I don't like COD game. I found them borring and i don't like the community at all. But there is one exception ... mw2. I have great memory with this game it's actually the first cod I ever saw (I was looking my friend playing). Modern Warfare 2 as a great community (Still active in 2016) and I didn't find a lots of hackers.The people in this game (on PC ) are super fun and really cool. Since im a new player in the COD franchise they gave me a lot of tips. There is a something great about mw2 ... i can't describe the feeling but it's the only COD which give me this awsome feeling. The campaign is also great and the co-op mission are simply awsome !!!! One last thing if your a new player like me be carefull the people on the online are real MLG xD Worth every penny !!!!!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
For new and old generation of players...this game is one of the best series for ever !
Just test it out really.Im not lieing.Multi is awesome maked,no op guns and ♥♥♥♥,maps are all great looking.
Kampagne has a very exciting story in my opinion.

But the best thing was the challenging mode where u play some maps solo or coop.
Making silent missions or missions full of action,coop kampagne is the best thing that i have saw in cod.

Juggernog missions on the ship on veteran HOLY! Nearly impossible without making plans.
This game is a real shooter that everyone should know.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
See i always played Xbox 360 and Stuff like that.

But when I got this game for PC.. oh just oh.

Its honestly the best Version of it and heres why.

You get to Put custom Camos on your guns.
Private Match Mods.
Better Graphics & Its Pc so :o
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
I recommend this game! this game is the best CoD version ever created, just love it!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
I find this game to be really fun to play in the campaign or even the special ops! Wish you can search for a special ops partner without having a friend. But over all. The game was well put together and well done.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
49.9 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 25
It's ok
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Still fun and relevant for a nearly 7 year old game. It may not take as much skill as other shooters, but its fast paced nature keeps me coming back.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
Awesome Campaign and fun to play Online.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
The last game made by the real IW team before the company changed and went down the toilet bowl wasted a big chunk of my life playing this on the 360 and about to waste more on the pc its like a new game all over again still very active and will be till they close the servers
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
Great fun with a decent community still. If you play Tdm you will still find games. This is the point where CoD multiplayer was at its best in my opinion. I understand that people really enjoy CoD4, but this game is easily just CoD4+More - more attachments, more weapons, more killstreaks, deathstreaks, more reasons to prestige, titles and emblems, more ways to play and be unique in your play. Campaign is one of the best in the series, but much better if you play the Modern Warfare series in order because they all connect and have the same characters. SpecOps missions are fun side things to do co-op with and have decent replayability with the varying difficulty and needing to do better at them to unlock more missions.

Overall, great game with a great campaign and the point in the series where multiplayer was at its best. I have yet to run into any hackers in my first ten online games.

Part Two:
Right after writing the review I had a run of like, five games with hackers in them. So, there are a lot of hackers in the game, but if you just avoid where they are looking or are playing on a big map there's nothing to really worry about. Remember, true skill always is better than manufactured skill. You can still destroy them even if they see you through the corner.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
Great game. No hackers
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
This game has a very big problem: to many cheater in the Multiplayer, like in MW3. I dont want to explain the game more because everybody know everything about this game: good story, good spec ops etc. I still recommend this game, but not for original price.
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