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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ejt2012
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Played for a while, acquired hacked client, spawned fully automatic AC-130, got banned

10/10 would buy again! (Pls?)
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MNICam
( 13.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
best COD to date (disreguarding zombies)
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CroDavid
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Good game
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Tigerclaw678
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Remember, No Russian
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caLyps
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Product received for free
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hansomdevil
( 6.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Ramirez do everything! Also, why do the levels have to start in the middle of a battle. It's all peak and no trough.
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Vitaltempaz
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
definitely recommend. Brilliant game, good controls and for what it is the graphics arent that bad either only downside to it is there are alot of hacked/modded lobbys but yeah

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mark renton
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
perfect game with no flying guys and perfect quickscopers
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midnight beast
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
awesome game
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Krush
( 17.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Some nice maps to play, I enjoy the visuals on MW2 more than any other COD title.

Game is quite old and this is PC we're talking about...not many left playing the game. Which makes the value and DLC worth less.

Still can be worth picking up on steam sales if not already purchased
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
282 of 337 people (84%) found this review helpful
196 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
It's not Infinite Warfare ;)
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71 of 74 people (96%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
17.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
Overall, one of the best games i have ever played. When i played back in 2010-2011, i didnt realize how good it actually was. And im talking about both experiences: singleplayer and multiplayer. Now, 2016, i bought this game on the steam winter sale. And god, what a good choice this was.
About the multiplayer: its the strong point of MW2. The community may be smaller now, since there have been so many new CoD games, but there are still people playing. You can find a party even 4 am on a wednesday. The multiplayer quality is fantastic. The amount of content keeps you coming back for more. A lot of customization options, which includes call signs, emblens, perks, attachments... Killstreaks are a good reward for the players skills. I personally like the matchmaking system instead of dedicated servers, becouse it keeps the game alive, becouse everyone can become a host, we all know there are a lot of limitations to host a dedicated server.
There is also a mode that can be played both singleplayer and multiplayer, called Special Ops. Here you do some very cool missions, usually not very long. They use some locations from the campaing. But its very good becouse its VERY challenging. Its very skill based, and it will take you some time and patience to do all Spec Ops missions. Its much more fun to do with a friend rather than doing alone. Spec Ops gives MW2 a very unique perspective over the other CoD games, becouse in my opinion its a better mode than Survival and Zombies.
And theres the singleplayer campaing, which continues the story from MW in a very good way. The story is short, you can probably beat in in 5-6 hours in the regular difficulty, but its a very entertaing story about war. Although you probably wont spend a lot of time in this mode, you will enjoy the cinematics and the whole story a lot.
Is MW2 the best CoD game so far? Yes. Best FPS game so far? No, but one of the bests.
But wait, isnt the game too old? Yes and no. "Yes" becouse it was launched 7 years ago, but "no" becouse the game aged really well in all aspects. Im talking mostly about graphics and gameplay.
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42 of 42 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
100% recommend MW2 is legendary.. ofcourse you gotta get it no matter what.

Singleplayer : Perfect story, no comment.. ;)

Multiplayer : same as my MW3 review, it's perfect but just the modded lobbies and the hackers... very annoying and ruining the game specialy one of the best call of duty's ever made.. how can you ruin that? !
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37 of 42 people (88%) found this review helpful
102 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
I got the game yesturday for $19.99 its now $9.99
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43 of 52 people (83%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
gotta love the old COD
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25 of 30 people (83%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
Best cod multiplayer!!!
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19 of 24 people (79%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
THIS GAME IS THE CLASSIC CALL OF DUTY WE LOVE AND THERE IS NOT MUCH HACKERS AND IT IS EASY TO PLAY WITH A MOUSE
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22 of 30 people (73%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
I do NOT reccomend spending 20 dollars on this game. That doesn't mean the game isn't good. It was outstanding. Modern Warfare 2 was the best multiplayer CoD in my opinion as it supported every playstyle and the killstreaks were actually fun. I had this game for PS3 and it became overrun with cheaters so I though I would give this a shot on PC...

I regret my purchase. I would say 7 games out of 10 have cheaters and that's a conservative estimate. And to be clear, I'm talking about BLATANT hackers (Aimboters/Aim Assiters, ESP, and even the ability to block killstreaks.) There are only about 400 active players on at all times and they are all in the team deathmatch game mode. So if that isn't your cup of tea...don't buy. Most hackers will change the gamemode and map at there leisure anyway so even if you want to play TDM....good luck with that.

I put up with this BS till level 50 because every now and then I would get a game with legit players and it was actually fun for a change. I even managed to get a few nukes. But today I decided I was done when a DDoSer came into my match and told me he was going to hit someone offline. I didn't believe him....He posted my IP and lagged me out of the match.

It really is a shame I have to write a bad review for such a great game, but the prime days of MW2 are over. All thats left is a bunch of aim assisters who can't even manage to get a nuke WITH cheats. It's so pathetic. I'm hoping the CoD developers remaster this game. Until then...save your 20 bucks and play something else.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
23.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
Truly fantastic game, and along with COD4, the game which really catapulted the Call of Duty franchise into the limelight.

Much like its successor Modern Warfare 3, this game has the below standout attributes:

  • Superb sound design: guns and explosions sound like the real deal.
  • Outstanding single player campaign: the pace is brilliantly varied and does not let you catch your breath.
  • Astonishing multiplayer: the beginning of the now universally-recognised Call of Duty formula, with prestige, class creation, perk selection, etc.
  • SPEC OPS - incredible set of missions best tackled with a friend. Starts off slow, but ramps up quickly.
The multiplayer is still active for this title, but beware of the hackers out there.

Highly recommended, even just for single player and Spec Ops. Seven years after release, this game still stands the test of time.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
42.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
PLEASE BUY THIS GAME! This is definitely my favorite Call of Duty, but not enough people play it. Recently I've seen 900 players online, but it deserves more. Infinity Ward were at their best when they made this game:
>Crazy, yet skill based MP
>Memorable campaign characters and missions
>Diverse, fluid, well-designed MP maps
>450+ of my hours spent fighting other players
420/69--BEST CoD EVER
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