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Call of Duty – Modern Warfare 2 Review

Call of Duty – Modern Warfare 2 Review

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, also know as only Modern Warfare or Call of Duty 6, is a first-person shooter video game developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. It was first announced for an official release on February 11, 2009, the game was eventually released worldwide on November 10, 2009. It is the sixth game from the Call of Duty series.

It is well known for the 14 million of copies it has sold worldwide (or at least that’s what Activision said). In my honest opinion, Call of Duty 4 Multiplayer is a better than Modern Warfare 2 for some very good reasons.

First of all there are no dedicated servers for Modern Warfare 2. That wouldn’t be such a big problem if this IW Net System would’ve worked properly because the idea was very good. But it doesn’t. A lot of times you get disconnected, you lag or you find it hard to enter a map.

Second of all, you don’t have control of what map is going to be played next, who you play against and sometimes there are just a few rounds to be played. For instance, on Search and Destroy, the team to win 4 rounds wins the match. If there were more rounds to play it would make this system a lot better. On the other hand it’s a good thing because you don’t have to stay in the same lobby with players that you don’t like or you have been insulted by them and you can’t get banned from these “automated” servers. And also, there can’t be created other mods for this game, such as Promod or Zombies Mod are for Call of Duty 4. Off the point, in my opinion promod should be called noobmod. I say this because if you don’t like perks and a lot of weapons that are restricted in the so called promod mod, go and play other first person shooter that doesn’t have them.

But, the Singleplayer of Modern Warfare 2 is a bit better than Call of Duty 4 Singleplayer. Both have very well thought singleplayer campaigns but I think the Modern Warfare one is more exciting and more fictional as well. Call of Duty 4 Singleplayer is more realistic but not as exciting as Modern Warfare 2 Singleplayer.

These were the several “parallels” I did, connecting Call of Duty 4 with Modern Warfare 2 and comparing them a bit in these particular areas.

Another good thing about Modern Warfare is that you can play cooperative missions together with a friend. This cooperative mode is entitled Special Ops which consists of independent missions similar in design to the “Mile High Club” epilogue mission from Call of Duty 4. There are a lot of missions within this new cooperative mode. These missions take place in a variety of locations from the campaign mode, but are not related to story of the campaign itself.

Now, the Multiplayer part which is in my opinion the most important. The online multiplayer mode of Modern Warfare 2 works on the same system as Call of Duty 4 Multiplayer. You gain the same experience points and the unlockable system is the same as that of Call of Duty 4. The game modes are: Free for All, Search & Destroy, Demolition, Sabotage, Domination, Team Deathmatch, and Capture The Flag. Aside from new weapons, equipment, and perks that upgrade to “pro versions” after meeting utilization requirements, 15 different kill streak rewards can be unlocked and selected by the player. Among these is the ability to receive a supply drop after achieving four kills in a row, order a Predator missile strike after five kills, and call in an AC-130 gunship to strike from the sky after 11 kills. Players can also gain a tactical nuke if they obtain a 25 kill streak. The nuke will blow up the whole map and achieve victory in a match for the player or team that called in the nuke regardless of whether the team was winning or losing at the time the nuke was called in. Another new feature is the in-game host migration; if a match host leaves the game, the current game no longer ends (as is the case in Call of Duty 4), as a ‘host migration delay’ allows a new host to be selected and the game to continue on. There is also the addition of an optional third person mode which can be used in certain game types. (Wikipedia)

Another new thing that comes up with Modern Warfare 2 is that IW Net works through Steam. This system is almost identical to the console version IW Net.

Finally, there are some new attachments in Modern Warfare 2 such as the heartbeat sensor, the attached shotgun, FMJ and the tactical knife. There are also a lot of new perks such as Commando, Ninja, Cold Blooded and a lot more. Another good thing about Modern Warfare 2 is that you can use dual weapons. Even though some of them were and some still are very overpowered (akimbo shotguns were overpowered but got fixed while the g18 still are overpowered) this is a great thing about the multiplayer version of Modern Warfare 2.

And, the last thing is that a lot of new weapons have been added as all of you would expect and a lot of Call of Duty 4 weapons have been removed.