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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Ludi_JR
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
Unbalanced multiplayer + op killstreaks = negative rating from me
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edups
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
Product received for free
get nuke and end game instantly 10/5
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JoZibi
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
No doubt, Modern Warfare 2 is the best Call of Duty of all time.
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^3Halloween
( 25.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
Best game ever made <3
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Chaos
( 7.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
One of the best COD games ever made, but multiplayer is kinda hard to get into since it's full with MW2 veterans, but besides that 10/10
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^1Tired Old Man
( 270.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
Great Game!!
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ORBC PiEz
( 12.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
Finished the campaign in 12 hours enjoyable but online experience was hackers so 9/11 for campaighn 8/10 for multiplayer
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hydrocR4zY
( 54.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
One of the best call of duties out there, but the only problem is that the game gets really laggy and there are a plentiful of hackers in the game, but if you have a console buy it there for the best experience
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MrTomTron
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Its MW2.
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Hexius Khan
( 73.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
I loved this game, everything about it, the music, the levels, the betrayals. Had it since release way back in the day. 10/10 will undoubtedly play many times in the future.

The campaign carries on from the events from MW, The early and late battles in Afghanistan are fun and stimulating, the Russian invasion of continental US is theatrical and memorable. These sections being my personal favourites the music and atmosphere are incredible, "Of Their Own Accord" and "Whiskey Hotel" are phenominal from the moment you start in the trench bunker until you stand at top the ruins.

The Spec-Ops was a blast, both played alone, or co-op with a friend. A friend is optional but highly recommend specially if you're looking to play the 2 best levels, "Overwatch" and "Big Brother"

the Mulitplayer I never touched so I wont pass judgement.
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Best COD multiplayer, but infested with hackers
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when call of duty was worth it (full stop)
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Posted: July 4
my favorite call of duty game of all time
+amazing campaign
+fun multiplayer
+spec ops
+weapons
it's definitely a must get if you're a FPS fan.
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0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
One of the better COD. I think there is no person on steam who does not know COD, so I will not explain it. But, do not buy this game, if you want to play it online, you will find hackers/ultra pros. There is no fun at all. However you will have a lot of fun, if you play this with your friends in small sessions like 2v2 or 3v3.
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19.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
Best Call Of Duty of all time!!! Seriusly this is a great game, (my favourite i own this game on 3 different platforms thats how much i love it), and if your worried about online don't worry, as long as u play ffa or snd u will always have ppl to play and i most say at the time of this review i haven't played against a cheater, but if you're looking for a online experience with more players and more cheat security u can use a thing called "V2 Gaming" that basically alows u to play on dedicated servers, and thats were most of the community is right now, btw if u want this game just to play online on dedicated servers, its totally free, just check this link for instructions: http://v2gaming.org/

Hope I helped u, this is defenitely a great game :)
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Posted: July 5
My favourite Call of Duty...
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Posted: July 2
Probably one of the best game that ever came out!
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Recommended
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
Please note: this review contains spoilers for the plot from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. If you have not finished that game in full, I do not recommend that you read this review until you have done so. That is, unless you do not mind spoilers. Consider this your fair warning.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vZcB8C1RxQ
The Call of Duty series has always been on an annual schedule, and since the second installment it has always traded off years between developers Infinity Ward and Treyarch; with the exception of Advanced Warfare, which was crafted by Sledgehammer Games... but that's an entirely different review. Fans of the franchise seem to love one developer and hate the other, depending on their taste. Modern Warfare 2 is the highly anticipated sequel to Infinity Ward's original 2007 classic of the same name, coming in two years after its release.

At the end of the first Modern Warfare, Soap and Captain Price were left bloodied and lying on the battlefield after taking down Zakhaev. Their survival is left up in the air, and after the credits rolled the short epilogue mission Mile High Club becomes playable; the events that unfold during this outro lead into the cause of Modern Warfare 2. The game is set five years after the events of the first, the ultra-nationalists have taken control of the Russian Federation. Due to this, any diplomatic relationship with the United States has become strained. Zakhaev's right-hand man, Vladimir Makarov, has begun a campaign of revenge against the west by unleashing acts of terrorism on both European and International land.

Even though you control five different characters throughout the campaign of Modern Warfare 2, the plot is easier to follow than its predecessor. The two primary characters of focus are Sargent Gary "Roach" Sanderson and John "Soap" Mactavish, who is now a captain after surviving his earlier tour through hell. There are a good amount of plot twists that will keep players interested and on their toes as they progress through 18 levels in total, for a cumulative play time of roughly 5-6 hours. There are also a large amount of action sequences that help keep the shooting scenes fresh and alive; the game never becomes stale at all.

There are a great number of environments for both the exploring and destroying. From an underground submarine launch, to a brief stint in space, to snow filled landscapes, and war-torn urban streets. For a title that's nearly six years old, the graphics have held up surprisingly well; even better than in the first Modern Warfare. Everything is richly detailed, and there's more variety to the enemy models as well. I'm pleased to say that this game runs wonderfully on Windows 10, and I consistently maintained 60+ FPS at all times with no bugs, crashes, or glitches. However, there is a large amount of stuttering during exceptionally busy missions, as the framerate will jump up and down constantly.

The gameplay and controls are more of the same that you would expect from any release in the Call of Duty franchise, the specific controls are ones that have set standard for all first-person shooters that have been released after 2005. The kills still feel solid, connective, and satisfying; although in comparison to the first Modern Warfare, this release has a larger amount of areas where endless enemy spawns are present, a mechanic that forces you to move up or get overrun and waste your ammo. This is one feature that made the earlier games in the series so difficult, and it's both good and frustrating to see it back in full swing.

The only real down point to Modern Warfare 2 is that it isn't quite as memorable as the game that came before it. This may be largely based on the fact that the relationship between the soldiers isn't as solid as it was in the previous release, at least not until much later in the campaign. Some missions aren't easy to forget, mostly due to the difficulty associated with them, but very few stick out as what would be considered a "classic". Some noteworthy levels are "No Russian", "The Gulag", and "Whiskey Hotel".

If you're here looking for multiplayer, this title retains the same mechanics as the original Modern Warfare in that it still has the leveling and prestige systems in place. There are a handful of new features, such as unlocking titles and emblems that can be displayed on your player card, and different rewards for maintaining a various amount of kill streaks. Quite a bit of time was pumped into multiplayer from me when this game first released, and it's a pretty addictive experience. This is the first game in the Call of Duty franchise to utilize the Valve Anti-Cheat (VAC) system, so there are far less cheaters here than would be in any previous title. However, BEWARE, since players can host their own servers, some gamers have been VAC banned by simply joining a server that has modified files and cheat systems in place. Play online at your own discretion.

The final word is that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is a decent follow-up to the first Modern Warfare title. The story is very captivating and interesting, and it really makes you want to keep playing to know what's going to happen. Some characters are introduced too late, making some of the relationship bonds feel a little weak, and while the missions are fun only a few of them will be remembered in years to come. Highly suggested to fans of the first release, and those that enjoy a good Call of Duty campaign. If you didn't enjoy the first Modern Warfare, you're not going to like this one any better, so move on.

Rating: 4.0/5.0 - Excellent, highly worth playing.
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Recommended
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
Best COD campaign in my opinion. Multiplayer is pretty good too though it's infested with hackers so I would be careful if you plan on getting it just for the multiplayer. Try playing with matches with 2v2 or 3v3 because those are usually fine.
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