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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208 of 221 people (94%) found this review helpful
45 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 6
Return to a simpler time.
Before jetpacks.
Before exo suits.
Before supply drops.
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129 of 150 people (86%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
Recommended
30.3 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: September 1
This is where the CoD franshise ends for me. I played the jesus out of this one. The ones that follow are garbage.
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79 of 93 people (85%) found this review helpful
58 people found this review funny
Recommended
18.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 13
Remember when Call of Duty was actually fun? Pepperidge Farm remembers!
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41 of 45 people (91%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
Awesome game. Multiplayer is STILL alive and well. Go check it out!!
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19 of 19 people (100%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
brings back the days of 2009, when cod was actually good....... RIP COD, ill miss u :(
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20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
This game is my childhood
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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
I loved this game back when it came out in 2009 and continue to love it now in 2016. I've seen many people complaining about Hackers in multiplayer, although there is an unhealthy amount of hackers in game, I never let that ruin my experince. If you notice that you've joined a lobby that doesn't seem "vanilla", simpley quit the lobby and find yourself a new one.
If you're willing to purchase this game, be willing to give it some time, if you enjoyed playing it back when it came out, you would enjoy playing it now. Although there arn't as many people playing the game, it's still enough to fill the lobbies.
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17 of 23 people (74%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
This is the best game i ever played in my life.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
81.3 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: September 4
No Russian...

If you have no idea what that is about, buy the game. Enjoy one of the most powerful/talked about single player missions ever. Other shooters have tried, (including this studio) but none have quite done it like this.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
when cod was good...
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Edggie lenny
0.4 hrs
Posted: September 27
good game. I like the gameplay mechanics. The only problem is that me and my friend would play together and we would have some type of frame freeze and lag, and are computers are ay okay. Maybe it is the internet but, you never know...
9/10 love dis game, buy it. Better then the new CoD
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BanterXtreme
3.4 hrs
Posted: September 27
A great Call of Duty game!
I've played CoD on my PS4, this was the first CoD I played, and first I've played on the PC, and this has made me decide to get CoD on PC more often. The graphics are always at the top as expected of the PC. But overall this game has a great story and I think the Modern Warfare games has one of the best storylines of all Call of Duty games!
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Reese | Alpaca God
2.5 hrs
Posted: September 27
Product received for free
I played for nearly 2 days
i encountered my first hacker
He gave everyone fly hacks
He continued to report everyone but himself for hacking
Valve vac banned everyone on there but the hacker
Hacker screwed us over
I get vacced
10/10 would get vac banned again
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HardcoreNoob
14.4 hrs
Posted: September 27
The game was released in 2009 and even now 7 years later I still absolutely love it.
This comes from a guy who plays BF4, CS:GO and Halo almost exclusively.

You should definitely buy it, because it's still one of the best games you'll ever play.
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FreeZe Flipper
5.8 hrs
Posted: September 27
Modern Warfare 2 is one of the best CoD games ever, atleast in my opinion. I'm not much of a PC player, but getting this game on the PC has motivated me to try and get better. In the past few days I can see myself improving. So weather your a hardcore PC player, or a casual one, this game will make you play, over and over again. Truley one of my best purchases, I greatly recommend you get this game.
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DEgo BC
20.4 hrs
Posted: September 27
I have pretty bad specs because I'm on a laptop but some how I'm actually able to run this at a solid frame rate so I would definitely recommend this for anyone
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Pvt.Carl Tan
10.3 hrs
Posted: September 27
Best Way to avoid VAC ban is......
Delete this game
Don't try to play multiplayer
Hacker are everywhere
Also If you aren't using hack But If there was hacker or modder in lobby . Well that mean
Every Players in lobby can get VAC.
Activision can banned you without reason
Some how DON"T PLAY THIS SH*T
Great Story Great Co-op Multiplayer is ♥♥♥♥ thing 0/10
Play Battlefield is the best way because EA has good anti-cheat system No random Ban
Better than Activision is Banned people without reason Random Ban [ Mostly People get random banned ]
OH last thing I want to talk.The realistic is IN REAL LIFE DON"T SAID VIDEO GAMES ARE REALISTIC !
Hey Kids stop saying video games are realistic.
Because Your skinny body can't handle real gun[Even pistol]. Aimming weapon is harded than video game
NOW SHUT OFF YOU COMPUTER . GO OUTSIDE AND JOIN THE ♥♥♥♥♥ ARMY MARINE OR ANY ELSE ABOUT MILITARY !
IF YOU WANTED TO KNOW HOW TO REALISTIC YOU SH*TTY!
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kiss plz ty
5.3 hrs
Posted: September 26
good
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LORDdoge
2.2 hrs
Posted: September 26
THIS ♥♥♥♥ING BULL ♥♥♥♥ ASS GAME DON'T BUY IT SAVE YOUR MONEY GET MW3 AND HAVE A FUN TIME. THIS GAME IS FULL OF ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥T AND NONE LIKES THIS GAME ANY MORE IF YOUR BECAUSE OF FAZE JEV HIS NOT ON PC SO DON'T TRY THIS GAME IS CANCER IF YOU WANT A GOOD GAME PLES GET CS:GO IT IS MORE HIGH DIF THEN THIS CANCER OF A GAME IF YOU DON'T TRUST ME THE LOOK ON THE RATING OF THE GAME IT IS NOT THAT HIGH AS CS:GO THIS GAME IS FOR NO SKILL ♥♥♥♥ SUCKING ♥♥♥♥♥ SO IF YOU LOVE YOUR LIFE PLES DONT BUY THIS GAME IN CS:GO YOU CAN MAKE MONEY IN THIS GAME ALL YOU DO IS GET ♥♥♥♥ ON BY NUKE TUBES AND ♥♥♥♥♥S THAT CAN'T PLAY A GAME LIKE HOW IT WAS MADE IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A GOOD CALL OF DUTY PLES GO TO MW3 DON'T GO NEAR A SEVEN YEAR OLD GAME THIS WAS A WASTE OF MY MONEY AND I DON'T WANT YOU TO DIE OF CANCER LIKE TERRY FOX SO DON'T PLAY THIS GAME UNLESS YOUR A ♥♥♥♥ WHOS GOING TO GO TROLL PEOPLE AND IF U ARE THEN YOUR JUST GOING TO GET TROLLD IN GODS NAME I WANT YOU TO THINK ABOUT WHAT I SAID AND DON'T BUY THIS GAME AND IM A COD FAN BOY AND I DON'T EVEN LIKE THIS GAME AT ALL
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aint nobody got time for that
6.2 hrs
Posted: September 26
Game was good in 2010, trash now. This game is so flooded with cheaters you'd be surprised to see a game w/out them, also, there's virtually no punishment for it, only a few get VAC'd, and reporting them does nothing. Not to mention the fact that there are certain guns that destroy everything else (Scar, ACR, Ak, Raffica, etc). There are certain killstreaks that are cleary better than other when it comes to effectiveness (Predator, Harrier, Pave Low, Chopper Gunner/AC-130). The tick rate + netcode are awful (you'll get killed around corners more often than not, when you see someone all you have to do is just shoot because if they try and hide you'll still kill them).

Stay away, game is good (kind of), community is more toxic than Chernobyl (Old COD fans would understand).
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