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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Syrah
( 27.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Got VAC'd for hosting my own dedicated server (with zombie mod, using MW2 Liberation).
Only Activision would make a game without private servers.
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ExoFathomXV
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
I absolutely love this game! I've played it on both PC and Xbox 360; I can say, without a doubt, probably thee best Modern Warfare out of the three in the series. Highly recommended for anyone on any system. Hell, someone's probably made it so you can play this on SNES, go for it!
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Galuxhii
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
freshest jawn i have ever popped - tyler/10
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IchFisteDickeKinder
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
still a epik gem!
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pana897
( 109.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
I LOVE THIS
GAME
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Gioni
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Game is ♥♥♥♥ bcos no more servers
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Sagmentus
( 4.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Best CoD in my opinion. Might by worse in online multiplayer by now though. Still awesome for private games.
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robbelbobel
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
This game is really old and please don't buy it in 2016 it is a waste of money
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Spherical Smolin
( 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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^7DS || Joseph Stalin
( 0.6 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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
151 of 182 people (83%) found this review helpful
104 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
It's not Infinite Warfare ;)
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43 of 44 people (98%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
17.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
Overall, one of the best games i have ever played. When i played back in 2010-2011, i didnt realize how good it actually was. And im talking about both experiences: singleplayer and multiplayer. Now, 2016, i bought this game on the steam winter sale. And god, what a good choice this was.
About the multiplayer: its the strong point of MW2. The community may be smaller now, since there have been so many new CoD games, but there are still people playing. You can find a party even 4 am on a wednesday. The multiplayer quality is fantastic. The amount of content keeps you coming back for more. A lot of customization options, which includes call signs, emblens, perks, attachments... Killstreaks are a good reward for the players skills. I personally like the matchmaking system instead of dedicated servers, becouse it keeps the game alive, becouse everyone can become a host, we all know there are a lot of limitations to host a dedicated server.
There is also a mode that can be played both singleplayer and multiplayer, called Special Ops. Here you do some very cool missions, usually not very long. They use some locations from the campaing. But its very good becouse its VERY challenging. Its very skill based, and it will take you some time and patience to do all Spec Ops missions. Its much more fun to do with a friend rather than doing alone. Spec Ops gives MW2 a very unique perspective over the other CoD games, becouse in my opinion its a better mode than Survival and Zombies.
And theres the singleplayer campaing, which continues the story from MW in a very good way. The story is short, you can probably beat in in 5-6 hours in the regular difficulty, but its a very entertaing story about war. Although you probably wont spend a lot of time in this mode, you will enjoy the cinematics and the whole story a lot.
Is MW2 the best CoD game so far? Yes. Best FPS game so far? No, but one of the bests.
But wait, isnt the game too old? Yes and no. "Yes" becouse it was launched 7 years ago, but "no" becouse the game aged really well in all aspects. Im talking mostly about graphics and gameplay.
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29 of 34 people (85%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
gotta love the old COD
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25 of 28 people (89%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
This is still how we all remember it.

Full of people using last stand
Hackers
UMP OP's
Noobtubes
Claymores
Akimbo G18's

ahh, nostalgia
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16 of 16 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
100% recommend MW2 is legendary.. ofcourse you gotta get it no matter what.

Singleplayer : Perfect story, no comment.. ;)

Multiplayer : same as my MW3 review, it's perfect but just the modded lobbies and the hackers... very annoying and ruining the game specialy one of the best call of duty's ever made.. how can you ruin that? !
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
Best cod multiplayer!!!
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
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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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
THIS GAME IS THE CLASSIC CALL OF DUTY WE LOVE AND THERE IS NOT MUCH HACKERS AND IT IS EASY TO PLAY WITH A MOUSE
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20 of 32 people (63%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
This is going to be my first not recommended, but not because of the game because it's a great game. I had so many good memories of playing this game on Xbox 360 a couple years back, but that was not the experience I came back to. The servers are now all full of hackers and aimbotters and players that are invincible. I was so hoping to jump back in when a friend bought it and play a couple games with them and really show them how much fun a Call of Duty can be before all the added stuff from Black Ops onwards. Please do not purchase this game unless you do not plan to play multiplayer (which that is the only reason I purchased it). Fair warning to all.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
I got the game yesturday for $19.99 its now $9.99
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