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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Very Positive (832 reviews) - 89% of the 832 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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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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Very Positive (832 reviews)
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Max
( 15.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
I like this game but I can't recommand it on PC.
This is the first ever COD console port. it took away leaning and mods. But no controller support and local splitscreen.


If you just want to play mp, go for it. Servers browser is still there.
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Penembak Jitu Dan Pembalap
( 10.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
spoiler] After This We Are Going To COD MW 3 [/spoiler] :D
Best Story Game In My Life Just Like COD MW :D
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PriMe Fb||Blair2
( 24.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Very good game and very fun
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anordinarybrony
( 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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primyy @ hold
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Good so far, only going to play Spec Ops sniping for practice and multiplayer, no campaign.
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Zyton
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Good Game!
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Verneriz
( 6.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
One of the best COD game :)
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Yusa[TR]
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
It's the best CoD of all Time!
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Nefarious
( 12.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
The last great COD game, back when COD single player campaign was good and kept you entertained and interested.

Giving it a Positive rating just for nostalgia and the story.
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Kris560
( 48.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
very positive good multyplayer
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HoB ♠
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
This very game was a part of my life, the storyline is amazing, the graphics, the mp, with was the best game, a classic, then suddenly the franchise was beggining to become boring and a bunch of nonesense, even if bo3, advanced warfare, inifinite warfare is crap and futuristic, even though there are a bunch of hackers in the old cods, this game will never be beaten, i will play this game until i possibly cant, in my opinion one of the best games ever, amazing fps, screw those noobs who say bo3 is the best and bo2, in my opinion all the old cods are the best, not including bo2, graphics 10/10 gameplay 10/10 originality 10/10

the best game in the franchise.
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iliketoast
( 16.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
love this game should remastered it
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Salmon Sushi
( 8.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
This game is amazing!!!! Yes Nube Tubes are annoying, but special ops and campaign are amazing! Multiplayer is almost as good and the ending (not to spoil anything) really had me thinking that it would have a dark ending. This game formed me so much for the better!
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Offensive Name
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Spent countless hours on this game back when it first came out (on the 360), had many great memories on this game with friends and my brothers. Miss the good old cod days.
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Bro xXJ4K3Zz
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

COD:MW2
Let me first start off by saying that i was once a massive COD fanboy, i played for a team and played non stop everynight. That all stopped when i started playing CS:GO as it does i played alot of CS:GO (Check my hours) i played it so much that i started to get bored of it again. So a few long storys short i took some time off (Playing in a team ETC) its comming up to a month and i have played so many other games that i have had on my Steam Account from back when i first created it, i now own MW2,MW3 and ghosts on pc and everycod that has ever been made on PS3/4 but none of them games add up to this one.

In COD:MW2 There is a bit of everything for everyone what i mean by this is that there is a single player (Highly Recomend), Online and SPEC OPS, all of these combine make a amazing game, Three features i would like to point out about this game are listed bellow aswell as what i think can be improved on (This is covering all three options in game)

  • The Story (One to beat)
  • The Flow (Smooth no stuttering)
  • The Characters (You become attached)

But with advantages come disadvantages
  • Graphics (When it was released the graphics were great but its out of date now)
  • Online (Online needs alot of work and has done for a while e.g Hackers)

    So to summerise otherwise i would be here for days writing every bit i loved about this game, i would highly recomend this game to anyone who likes FPS Shooters and/or has played call of duty before, as the story is really touching if you listen and take in everything they say aswell as it covers everything from Running and gunning to stealth and sniping, somthing that other games lack.

    Man i want to be here talking about this game for ages, buy this game and you will understand why i love it so much thanks for reading and thanks for making such a great game!

    (-I WILL PROBALLY UPDATE THIS REVIEW TO ADD MORE EACH DAY SO CHECK BACK!-)
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iamyourdaddy500
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
It's 2016 and I still play this game. Yes I do. Now this game is the best modern warfare you can think of. Now due to new hackers hacking the game it became less played. But there are not that many hacekrs in this. Still buy this game and play. Its a damn good game
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Jalen_1213
( 5.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Ramirez, Buy this game!
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OneShotNoKillBro!
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
REALLY GREAT COD GAME....ONE OF MY MOST FAVORITE COD GAMES......DONT WORRY ABOUT NOT FINDING GAMES U WILL FIND TEAM DEATHMATCH IN ABOUT 15 SEC, FREE FOR ALL IN ABOUT 15-25 SEC, DOMINATION ABOUT A MIN, HARDCORE 1-2 MIN......AND REST ALL ARE CURRENTLY UNPLAYABLE( APRIL 2016)....THE CAMPAING IS FREAKING AWSOME AND CONTAINS SOME OF THE MOST ICONIC CALL OF DUTY MISSIONS.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
59 of 64 people (92%) found this review helpful
48 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
I was sniped by a guy named ♥♥♥♥snipers. I asked him to explain this hypocrisy. So he said ''He who snipes snipers, runs the risk of becoming a sniper himself. If you gaze into the scope, the scope gazes back''

Did not expect this level of philosophy in a video game.
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52 of 56 people (93%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
The very last great Call of Duty game.

Hello, I originally began playing the original WW-2 set CoD on PC back when I was a boy on my Uncle's computer. I was fascinated with how fun and "realistic" it was. I was immediately hooked on the games. I played Cod 2 and 3 religiously, and I will never ever forget the day I heard about Modern Warfare. Finally. FINALLY a game of 21st century setting. I was ecstatic. I played through the campaign and had endless hours of multiplayer logged on my Xbox 360. After doing everything I thought possible in that game, my dream came true, and another was released. To some, there's almost no difference between CoD4MW, and MW2. To others, like myself, there's an indescribable gap between the two games, where MW2 is on a whole new and higher level. To me, no other shooter game has had the balance MW2 had. It has set a standard for me that I look to in other FPS games, often times I find no equal, save the original Black Ops game. This balance is what made the game for me. I've never been a person to be "naturally" good at video games. MW2 was one where I excelled. Because I had a fighting chance. I found my niche and I stuck with it. I maxed the game on my Xbox 360, and eventually grew into PC gaming, leaving consoles behind. I only have a few minutes played on this game so far, but I had to actually back out and type this up even after the first few matches. It has been such a trip for me going through the menus and the lobby system. If you're considering buying this game for nostalgia, do it. Do it and don't take any flak that comes to you. Do it, and relive your early teens of ♥♥♥♥♥♥ girlfriends, mountain dew, and yelling at your parents. If you've never played MW2 and are looking to see the hype, I'm afraid it's gone forever. There's a few people around on the servers, but the HYPE, the actual maxed pace heartbeat of a game that took the world by storm is gone forever and ever. Then again, maybe that's the beautiful thing. Maybe that's what has this game frozen in time as one of the all time greatest.

Forever and ever, Modern Warfare 2.

NuovaVita
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20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
24 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: April 9
This game helped me through severe depression after my wife left me. I was a mess, binging on coke and strippers to try and forget the pain she brought to me. Next thing I knew I was shooting Heroin in a Vietnamese rice farmer's hut. Don't ask me how I got there and why I decided to stay for 7 months amongst his family of 12, but I thought this was the end of my miserable life. As I lay naked in a pile of my own and what was mostly the vietnamese family's vomit and excrement... there I saw it. The light glistening on the screen. It seemed MW2 had swept the world by its feet and even in the remote jungles of Vietnam it managed to find itself. It was clear to me, this was a sign. God himself intended for me to see it. The little vietnamese child obviously didn't know what he was doing, as the little noob camped in the corner with his ACR with dual attachments of a heat sensor and a silencer, I marvelled at the beauty of this game. At once I got up, and I ran. Did I know which way to run? No. But I didn't let that stop me. Sooner or later I was back in the humble streets of my hometown. I picked up MW2 for PS3 at tescos and went on to play the game for 4 days straight without food or water. My mother and father were a little worries considering they presumed me dead and I hadn't bathed since I was back. But if there's anything I learned it's that In those 4 days I was born again, although I soiled myself several times and passed out once, I knew what it meant in life to experience pure joy and happiness. As a married man with 2 beautiful children now I really hope MW2 is brought on to next gen consoles; it will bring the utmost joy to me, and my children will be able to relive the pure ecstacy I felt. Of course they're not old enough to play yet and not even nearly mentally developed to even comprehend what would be going on as they are still babies. But the bright and vivid images of their father getting that 30th kill streak with his ump-45 silencer will fill their small hearts with pride. As they watch their father roar in triumph as the screen goes white and the battle ceases. There I will stand proud a man. A man with a 5.2 K/D ratio. A true champion. A figure to look up to. A figure to learn from. And you better believe that once they are of legal age I'll teach them and guide them to achieve the successes I have. But alas as my imagination delves deep into a utopian world it hits me that in fact this is not the case. Instead I lay here in bed next to my Russian mail-ordered wife. where only these fantasies numb the cruel pain of life. Although I am happy to have a wife and children, my profession as MW2 montage specialist has failed to provide for me in recent years; in fact my primary source of income is the allowance my mother gives me weekly. I forgot to mention that my job situation has resulted in me living at my parent's home... But I digress. Thus I cannot even begin to explain the importance of bringing MW2 to next gen consoles. It has become a joke that not a single person will pay for a copy of my ps3 MW2 360 no-scope montages. The dedication and time I put into these videos cannot be overstated. I hope that this petition succeeds. For the sake of my wife Vladimir, and my children Terminal and Highrise I pray this comes true. Nothing will bring me more joy. Nothing.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
Remember, no Russian.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 15
The best Call of Duty multiplayer experience out there. This was when the franchise was in its prime. CoD 4, WaW, MW2 and BO1 are the best Call of Duty games out there.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
This game has one of the best Call of Duty stories I've ever played ;D
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
Best Cod ever
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
was great for its time, i wish ppl still played it though
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
Dont worry about not finding a lobby/game. Still an active community. would buy again!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
bringning back some old memories, this game is still amazing, ive been playing multi and i can say it really isnt that hard to find a match. i also havent ran into any hackers {yet}. totally worth my 10. also come check out SMPL GameGuys on youtube please if you would like to see some great content.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
57.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
Absolute classic, timeless and will always play.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
This game has a good variety of fast food restaurants you can enter, both in campaign and multiplayer. Perfect for me to review good and unhealthy food. My ratings for this game is a solid 10/10 just like my rating for pizza hut's delicious cheese pizza with salami.

Stay tuned for more Joey'sWorldTour game reviews. Have a great week my fellow gamers!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
just as good as it was when I was young, now all we need it COD5 to drop to $9.99
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
one of the best multiplayer games of all time, but its awful community makes it nearly unplayable

gz activision for that awesome "how to make more and easier money" strategy in the following CoD games

let the latest good game from the series rot so you can sell your copy & paste crap that is getting released every year, by taking advantage of the players hope to get another good PvP shooter

Whats coming next?
War Against aliens? oh wait i forgot about CoD: Ghosts...
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
92.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
for me it's the most interesting part of all MW
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
R.I.P this truly was the greatest call of duty game. Before it all went to ♥♥♥♥, before people were flying around the map with exo suits.
this was one of the last GOOD call of duty games
I highly recomend this game if it is on sale!
10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 15
-better than black ops iii.
-9.8/10 for this game.
-good graphic when setting to high.
-multiplayer is so fun but so lag
-if you love's cod series you shound buy mw 3 now!! is so fun in survival mode and split-screen mode
-fun than bf hardline mp (for me)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
30 minutes in and I already got people screaming about african phallus in voice chat while I go 24/3 without even trying. Thank you based steam sales
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
Very fun game, until my mouse started to stop working properly on it, may be my PC but still a great game, and a fair few players
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
25.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 15
This is the reason why i got steam...
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