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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eXfaiLo 3:16
( 21.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
No matter how many times u play, that one damn moment will get you every time!
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Neacschu
( 15.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Best. Game. Ever.
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Nobilesix6
( 8.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
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LOOK SON. A GOOD COD GAME
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Stabby
( 12.4 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 29
This is still the pinnacle of the Call of Duty series, let down only by matchmaking.
I would sacrifice many fat goats to the mighty Gaben if the Australian community would thrive again.

Buy this game and play it instead of any of the new yearly money pits.
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Skull
( 8.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Yeah im done with this game, if anyone is gonna buy it now just to play multiplayer on pc, dont because its literally impossible to level up or do anything because of hackers and modded lobbies. One day i get on to play and find like 5 modded lobbies in a row and other things that consists of

-Little kids trying to quickscope or trickshot. If i went to shoot them they quickly kick me. I dont get why people are prestige 10 and level 70 they have to make lobbies like this. Make a god damn private one, its the most logical thing to do if your doing something like this with friends.

-People going in the TDM category making lobbies that are Domination or whatever and have like 50 kills and 2 deaths while the other team has a low kd ratio. Along with having 18 people that can join.

-People who only have the ability to only use RPGs, Akimbo g18s, and Tubes. I'd only use these to unlock stuff but the fact that people can only use anything else but these and on top of using hacks is a complete disease.

-Most Quickscopers and Trickshotter, nuff said here

Im sure some people see what im trying to get at here but all and all the game now is completely toxic.
I dont know how the community was back one the game came out I cant remember, but now its just bad and as of typing this im am not playing any more of this.

Now for single player sure get it. The multiplayer is cancer now. I dont recommend this unless it was just in private lobbies with friends or something or singleplayer.
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WHYSOMAD
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
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Ls101201
( 5.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
This is by far my favorite in the COD franchise its just a very well written story with top notch multiplayer and loads of content for many hours of fun.
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follow@billlacams
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
wtqwvgeahuaB SXB XSVSASD HEL;DELP NJFCJUDNJG HELP
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Raiken
( 8.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
I've always enjoyed the single player aspect of these games. This one continues where the first Call of Duty left off. The graphics still are decent to this day (2016) and the music can get you in the mood as your shooting down soldiers. The only bad thing is this series rarely, if ever ges on sale. The price for what you get isn't worth it for single player coming in at little then five (5) hours. It's all preference. The mutlplayer component is there but filled with hackers. If you can get it on sale for 14.99 or less I say grab it. Otherwise, your not missing out on anything that has not been done in previous FPS.
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ReturnIt
( 19.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
FUN GAME
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Flashdance
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Product received for free
Brit glam mother 'captured from £ 42,000 Italian stores with fake authentic credit cards "
Kristie-Anne simpleton, who describes himself as "a mummy full time", London, was arrested shortly after leaving the Louis Vuitton store in Milan
Brit Glamorous was collared in Italy, since supposedly went shopping £ 42,000 for designer products using authentic fake credit cards.
Elegant simpleton Kristie-Anne, who describes himself as "a forever-home mummy", was arrested shortly after leaving the boutique Louis Vuitton store in Milan.
She is accused of involvement in a criminal gang creation agency organization made with privilages insider to the dojo in which Master Yi was allowed group, which flew to Milan during the today to the date day and scheduled to ruin in the late afternoon focusing on? The tours dead shall rise with entry on your castle with your salt jar.
30-year-old ♥♥♥♥♥ a bright red high heels when she was shopping in the town of Vittorio Emanuele shopping arcade big house.
CCTV footage shows the pickles shop staff help simpleton, Dulwich, south London, to select the expensive leather bags before she accidentally paying for them with a authenticated reacted with a credit card?
The guards then open the door for her as she gets overloaded with stigmatism of ratings negativity with insider magazine for stolen.
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Nmgeeguy
( 8.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Really fun and adducting game after all these years.
Ps. ♥♥♥♥ grenade spam
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FaZe unCensor
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Run around rust and get quickscoped in the face then get teabagged. Run around Highrise get noobtubed and Rage quit
11/10 would rage quit again
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Eure Rothaarigkeit
( 13.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Still the best CoD!
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Angel Of Darkness
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Awesome game you find a game instant.
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NRC
( 6.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Here's dunk I got the RPD!
RPD has unlimited ammo, RPD has a thousand-round clip, RPD shoots an' kills in one hit. The RPD is a go-to weapon for the US military, RPD is the single greatest gun ever created by a mans hands, and I'm even talking about the M16, the RPD's even better than that, cause the RPD, ya don't, ya don't, ya don't gotta reload the RPD now do ya?
The RPD's made outta the same aluminum alloy off the NASA Spaceship, RPD's the Gold standard of modern warfare, (quotes from guns and ammo magazine August 2007)
See right here? I got a 5 Killstreak aim usin' that $hit I got an RPD right here and....goddammit. That wasn't the RPD's fault, that was my fault, I was just being a bad player right 'dere, the RPD's immaculate, the RPD's the pursuit of perfection is what it is.
You don't even gotta aim the RPD it's so good it's got heat-seeking bullets just headshot 'im. You could give a monkey this gun and he'd go around and kill everybody it's the greatest thing ever built!
I am...attracted to the RPD. The...the structure of the foregrip is...
Even those stupid motherf**kers on XBOX knows the RPD is the best thing ever made in the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ game!
Hey what'chou guys think of the RPD? Gitter done, right? GITTER DONE!
"Aw did he really just say Gitter done? ARE YOU F**KING SERIOUS?!"

8 RPD's outta 10, It's alright I guess.
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Timmy | How To Scout
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Airport:

Why Shoot Civillians When You Can Stand Behind Makrov (excuse my spelling) and shoot the Sh*t Out of Him
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Blue
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
I have loved playing this game since I had it on the Xbox 360. However, this version is plagued with hackers, with no real method of action for taking them out (besides a long and laborious external reporting process).

I have never NOT recommended a game across any of my reviews, so this says a lot. Either Activision or Valve need to make this game's online actually accessible. Games without hackers are an extreme rarity, maybe around 5% of actual lobbies. Until then, this game gets a NO RECOMMENDO from me.
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[TSRVTC] Thomas5020
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
An excellent game.

Even 7 years later, theres not as many hackers as you might think. So it's still worth playing
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Gho$t.
( 26.8 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 28
Cheater war....game not supported anymore... RIP COD!
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85 of 101 people (84%) found this review helpful
9 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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57 of 66 people (86%) found this review helpful
30 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
infinite warfare? no, thank you!
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27 of 29 people (93%) found this review helpful
23 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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27 of 30 people (90%) found this review helpful
5 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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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
The cod with the greatest multiplayer
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10 of 12 people (83%) 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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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people 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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13 of 20 people (65%) 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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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
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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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
49.9 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 25
It's ok
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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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
Great game. No hackers
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
It's my favorite CoD of them all.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
I've always enjoyed the single player aspect of these games. This one continues where the first Call of Duty left off. The graphics still are decent to this day (2016) and the music can get you in the mood as your shooting down soldiers. The only bad thing is this series rarely, if ever ges on sale. The price for what you get isn't worth it for single player coming in at little then five (5) hours. It's all preference. The mutlplayer component is there but filled with hackers. If you can get it on sale for 14.99 or less I say grab it. Otherwise, your not missing out on anything that has not been done in previous FPS.
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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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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
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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