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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Mr.Jackt
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
My all time favourite cod.this and cod 4 ofc
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Guman
( 80.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
It's Gud
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Majestic Sausage
( 15.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Unfortunately it's hit or miss if your mouse is going to work with this or not. Either you will have no problems or the sensitivity will randomly jump between absurdly high and absurdly low. Sadly I fall into the latter camp, would otherwise recommend.
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do u smonk wed
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Noob tubers,RPG spammers and quickscope/noscope tryhards. 10/10 kill me please
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Vape Guff
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Product received for free
fun, balanced and good graphics
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moe.yafai
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
why doesnt it support controllers?? :(
to the guys saying why dont u play with a mouse its much better,,,,
I know but i have a laptop and i like to put it on my lap when i play not on a table, so i can play anywhere.
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Simon "Ghost" Riley
( 9.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
For me, this game is the best game that I have ever played! The story campaign i awesome, the spec. ops is awesome.... What about the multiplayer? The multiplayer is the best multiplayer in CoD history!

I really enjoyed this game and I hope that every player that buys this game will have a great time playing it :)

I highly recommend this game

10/10
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bogokinator | Nii_™
( 10.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
The Start of the Quickscopes.
It's fine.
7.9/10
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DC3
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Product received for free
If you like call of duty then you'll love to play this.
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DarkWolf5545
( 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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Get Rekt
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
amazing
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TechStudios
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
This game was awesome (and still is) back then... before Call of Duty started to turn horrible and get too "advanced" and "futuristic." These types of Call of Duty games are awesome. Why? Well, they're a lot more realistic. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was taken over by hackers.. Or, hacker wanna-be modders. They think It's all fun.. but not when they suffer major consequences. A lot of matches include hackers. Lobbies are taken over by kiddies who use simple mods that turn the gameplay around... and then eventually ♥♥♥♥ people off.
How do these hacker wanna-be kids suffer consequences? Well, they will suffer a permanent VAC-Ban. It will stay on their record permanently. Yeah, they try to bypass it. And they do. But, they can't undo a VAC ban. :)
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Campaign is amazing. Go check it out. Better than other campaigns.
Special-ops is fun as well. Play it with your friends on Steam.

I like to noclip through the museum and go to "Rust" in the campaign.. pretty dang amazing.

Multiplayer is GREAT, besides the people who use multiplayer mods and pretend they're all cool and think they're all full hackers when they're not.

Overall:
8/10
Worth a purchase. So, go check it out!
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*Soldier 76* Lt. Ghost
( 34.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
I´ll give this game 9/10 becouse *SPOILER ALERT* Ghost dies but hey the story is awsome MP awsome just perfect game! Not like infiniti warfare am I right? :D
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BaNe
( 188.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Beautifull gamee <3
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SilentAsMe
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
It´s so good!! You really live up to the feeling of the modern warfare. This is so much better than the new future call of dutys! I have both Advanced Warfare and Black ops 3, but i do not like the futuristic things in the game like jetpacks (exojumps) or especially the supply drops! Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 is not pay to win! For an example are you beeing outclassed in Black ops 3 by the new DLC weapons! I love Modern Warfare 2!!!
I love it! 10/10!!
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Bird Boi
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
I loved this game for the Xbox 360. Now I can play it on PC? It is the last good Cod besides Black Ops 2. I would recommend to get the game, only bad side is most lobbies are teamdeath match. Hard to find lobbies in other game modes. Plus you can get it for 10 on sale.
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Time Muffin
( 11.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Product received for free
riot shield is the best weapon in the game
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
127 of 142 people (89%) found this review helpful
56 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
Remember, no Russian.
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46 of 54 people (85%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.9 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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31 of 38 people (82%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
infinite warfare? no, thank you!
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29 of 39 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person 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, snipers, 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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18 of 21 people (86%) found this review helpful
4 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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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
18 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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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
The cod with the greatest multiplayer
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8 of 10 people (80%) 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 7 people (86%) 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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person 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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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
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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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
It was a good game for casual play when it came out, now its broken since there is no VAC active for it. No competative multiplayer, people say that if you buy the DLCs you get locked to play with other people who have bougth them.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
Great fun with a decent community still. If you play Tdm you will still find games. This is the point where CoD multiplayer was at its best in my opinion. I understand that people really enjoy CoD4, but this game is easily just CoD4+More - more attachments, more weapons, more killstreaks, deathstreaks, more reasons to prestige, titles and emblems, more ways to play and be unique in your play. Campaign is one of the best in the series, but much better if you play the Modern Warfare series in order because they all connect and have the same characters. SpecOps missions are fun side things to do co-op with and have decent replayability with the varying difficulty and needing to do better at them to unlock more missions.

Overall, great game with a great campaign and the point in the series where multiplayer was at its best. I have yet to run into any hackers in my first ten online games.

Part Two:
Right after writing the review I had a run of like, five games with hackers in them. So, there are a lot of hackers in the game, but if you just avoid where they are looking or are playing on a big map there's nothing to really worry about. Remember, true skill always is better than manufactured skill. You can still destroy them even if they see you through the corner.
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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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person 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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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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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
This game has a very big problem: to many cheater in the Multiplayer, like in MW3. I dont want to explain the game more because everybody know everything about this game: good story, good spec ops etc. I still recommend this game, but not for original price.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
Heyyy, multiplayer is pretty gooood.
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