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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.
Release Date: Nov 12, 2009
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About the 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®


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.


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)

PC System Requirements

    • 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.

Mac System Requirements

    • Operating System: 10.9.2 (Mavericks)
    • 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)
Helpful customer reviews
388 of 421 people (92%) found this review helpful
210 products in account
5 reviews
10.4 hrs on record
I cry every time I remember how good this game was. I cry everytime I remember I bought the other games.
Posted: March 14th, 2014
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50 of 58 people (86%) found this review helpful
129 products in account
7 reviews
9.0 hrs on record
Probably the best in the Modern Warfare series. Well directed and well executed. Graphics are awesome (For a 2009 game) and the story couldn't be any better. The multiplayer with great maps and Co-op still give me a reason to play this game even after 5 years of it's release. Everything perfect about this one. I'd rate MW2>MW3, easily.

My overall ratings : 10/10!

Edit : The only concerns are that of hackers plus these ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ unlock-everything servers that you get connected to without your notice that instantly promote you to level 70. Happened thrice till now and resetting the stats is pretty complicated.
Posted: May 23rd, 2014
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59 of 77 people (77%) found this review helpful
113 products in account
23 reviews
21.4 hrs on record
921 hours on record for Multiplayer only lol. Need I say more :P Buy it. Let's revive this game. I appreciate how it never had dedicated servers and is hosted by someone in game. This is how the game's online lobbies have survived. People still play and it is a tight community where most people know everyone else by now. Too bad the DLC's never go cheaper, it takes away from people wanting to purchase it now. It'd be a great game to go on a sale and reignite a hype. Id recommend it if you have the money to spend. I have a clan of Hardcore Mosh Players (current players) and we are around 60 of us. The people are still there, just need to add them when you meet them. Please put the DLC's and game on sale so we can get more players again steam. So many great memories, and still more to come. I can't bring myself to uninstall this masterpiece, and dropping nukes never felt so good.

Posted: January 31st, 2014
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231 of 364 people (63%) found this review helpful
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12 reviews
0.2 hrs on record
Most people remember this game as the last good Call Of Duty Game. The multiplayer is good, but you should probably buy this on console. The multiplayer is entirely plagued with hackers. The neglect from Infinity Ward and hacking has gotten so bad to the point where hackers can ruin your game, and since Steam cloud saves your data, it's impossible to fix in some cases. There's no word from Steam when the community asks for soloutions.

There are groups of legit players who play private matches, if you can find one, it's fun, but that's more of a tactic to avoid hackers for people who already have the game.

Some of the things hackers can do is change your resoloution, your minimap size (to the point where it takes up the whole screen.) These problems can be fixed by deleting you config files and verifying your cache.
They can also corrupt your rank, and this can't be fixed, unless you get into another hacked lobby and they rank you up to 70.

This is a GOOD multiplayer game, but I'm going to thumb it down because of how prevelent hackers are, and people should know about. Unless you already have people to play with, I wouldn't buy it for PC.
Posted: February 21st, 2014
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65 of 94 people (69%) found this review helpful
142 products in account
7 reviews
4.8 hrs on record
used to play the game, but now it's full of hackers, where the fun in that? someone comes with cheats and kills all the players, great player.
Posted: April 10th, 2014
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1,579 of 1,765 people (89%) found this review helpful
102 products in account
50 reviews
7.4 hrs on record
The last good Call of Duty.
Posted: December 7th, 2013
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