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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    umm...this is a "sequel"????

    Posted
    Trap91

    OK, OK, OK, everyone that came from under their rock early 2009 couldn't wait to get MW2, and instantly rushed to pick it up at their local Best Buy, go back under their rock, and play it. Yes, I get it. You were VERY excited, and wanted something that was more amazing than the prequel. But did you get that? Well......if ya ask me...NO, you didnt'!!!! "ZOMG! He said it's a bad game! FLAME HIM!!" Yea, slow down for a bit. Use some intellect when you read this, k? Well......I'll be nice. The good thing about this game, minus the nice weapon sounds and the actually enjoyable SpecOps, is the "OMG!!" moments in the campaign. MW had the sniper level, and walking around before dying thanks to a nuke going off. But what's in MW2? Well, how about a snowmobile level, ice climbing (don't look down), killing innocent Russian people in the THIRD LEVEL (yep...No Russian..YouTube it), sneaking around bases with surpressed weapons, and throwing a knife at the end of the game. Yes....OMG moments, and LOTS of them. What's the bad, though? Well....the campaign is short....VERY short.....UNBELIEVABLY short. Four hours??? ON NORMAL?!!!! WHAAAT?!!! MW1 took at least 8 on Normal! And the sequel is shorter?!!! Yea, no...not likin' that. Also, could they make it any harder to follow the story? Bouncing from Ramirez to Roach to Ramirez to MacTavish (yes, he's in the game).......I lost track of what was actually going on after "No Russian"....third level...that's the last time I remember the story being clarified EVER in this game.....and with a four-hour campaign....should I be surprised? I also said the online wasn't so great.....well...if you played the game BEFORE the many, many patches, you already know why. Maybe it's because I REALLY liked MW1 due to it actually took SKILL to dominate in that game, but...wow...why, Infinity Ward? Why????? Why would you let people run around with a grenade launcher, Thumper (which launches explosive rounds....just like another weapon...hmmm), and Scavenger so I can keep picking up launcher rounds? This game wasn't meant for veteran players of MW1 like myself. It was meant for novice players to hop in and get easy kills without using much brain power. Also, some of the killstreaks are waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay overpowered. Think about it......Chopper Gunner comes in....flies above you...you die. You spawn, you die again. Yea, let's change "Hit X to respawn" to "Hit X to die and get your butt spawn camped by a Chopper Gunner", which fires a flare before it can be shot down. So, if you're lucky enough to have a horrible gunner that just can't see you, or you have Cold-Blooded (prevents you from showing up as a red square), you can shoot two Stingers at it and take it down. Ehh......it can happen. But let's talk about that AC130. Get 11 kills in a row, and you get to call in this baby (if you pick it as a killstreak). So, what happens with this thing? Oh...nothing......except it rains (they won't let me type it) on Earth with explosive shells firing at you, and shooting four flares before FINALLY being shot down....unless you have a team that's willing to co-ordinate attacks (one person fires a Stinger, flare...another fires, AC130 can't shoot flares in time...BOOM!)....just run....and hide.....for a good minute. Don't even get me started on the glitchers before the patches. I played a few hours on Saturday.....nine games. Of those nine, half had people doing the care package glitch, and the rest were modded rooms where you basically run at twice the speed....yea, that's a fun way to play a game! Let's glitch and cheat like we're playing Halo 2 back in its prime days!! :D Good idea (.....insert explicit word here). Before that, it was rooms that had infinite ammo....yea, imagine an automatic grenade launcher...with infinite ammo...FOR EVERYONE.....fun? Yes. Annoying after a while? Yes. Yet ANOTHER problem with online....LAAAAAAAAG. No, it's not my connection. 6MB wouldn't lag so much. But I can't count how many times I fired four rounds into someone that tried to knife me, only having the last two register, letting that guy knife me. OR, shooting an automatic gun...one, two, three, four, five, six....guess which ones registered? Yep, four, five and six....the last rounds register....what happened to the first three?!! Don't you people know you can't destroy matter?!!! If you're like me, you'll get beyond annoyed with people running around stabbing you, or sniping you with a shotgun....actually, lemme talk about that as well. How far do you think you should be able to hit someone with a shotgun? Not that far, right? Don't you think that.....hmm, a few feet....is effective, but after that, it's not worth anything? Yea, tell that to the SPAS-12, or the Model 1887 before it got patched. I'm on the catwalk on Sub Base...that's two full levels up...I kill a guy in two shots that's below me.......yep...the range with shotties is unbelievable. And another pet-peeve. How is a .50cal sniper rifle going to actually HIT a guy, and he doesn't die?! Come on!!! It's a 50....50!!!!!! That's death waiting to happen! But chest? Walks. Neck? Ehh, if he's lucky, walks....but the Intervention, magically, they're not so lucky....uh-huh. Great job, guys. Maybe I'm being WAAAAY too picky, but coming from a game that actually was close to being a well-balanced game (MW1) to one that's completely broken (the FUBAR mistake they called MW2), it's obvious to see that MW2 was nothing but a cash cow, only to abuse the name instead of actually improving from MW1. It was made to be for those novice players/little kids that want the best early and go "OMG! Grenade Launcher! And I can still have perks! Cool!" and go use that instead of learning how to aim a gun, fire rounds (assuming all of them register!), and getting a kill. *sigh*.....veterans......don't buy this game, 'less you're more patient than I am......and I'm not a patient person to begin with........ P.S. I re-read this five times to delete the profanity from the review....that's how frustrating this game is.....six, now.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A lot of nonsense

    Posted
    OnEMesSduPKiD

    I see a lot of people on here complaining about the short campaign and such, when in reality Infinity Ward wasn't basing their focus on the campaign. Let's talk about it though, the first couple missions are enjoyable, sneaking through a blizzard to escape down a mountain on snow mobiles, pure awesome. After that you run into the controversial, hardly sensible airport mission, where somehow your involvement in helping a genocidal terrorist leader in slaughtering an airport full of innocent civilians will get you closer to eliminating him as a terrorist presence. My question is why not just kill him and his partners right then and there as you stand behind them with your LMG. But hey, you can skip this mission if you want. To be honest, I haven't finished the campaign yet. I've had the game since midnight release and upon playing the ridiculous missions that require no tactical gameplay at all, and just random, ridiculous firefights, I straight up quit playing the campaign. Okay, enough about that. The multiplayer, for lack of a better word, is epic.. in the most part. Easily one of the best multiplayer experiences ever created. There is a couple problems though that anyone that plays could tell you about. First off, the glitches. Yes, there is going to be glitches in every game, but upon release of the game there has only been one released patch and that didn't fix nearly half of them. Constantly being pulled into extremely large party private games such as free-for-all on rust, that count towards your statistics. The infinite ammo glitches. Many more. Next we can talk about some of the weapons. First example, the Model 1887's, these are the most unbalanced, ridiculous weapon placed in any shooter, ever. Secondly, you have precision shooting, where very often you will find an enemies exposing only their head, yet as you shoot them there (which should kill them), somehow you are hitting another part of their body. Last but not least, you have the fact that when you are playing a gametype with a full party, the server pulls certain members of your party out of the game, even when there is enough spots in the designated game. The 2LDR version, basically there is alot of things in this game that are wrong, but can be patched, and hopefully will. If you can put up with the nonsense that is within this game long enough for happen, then I recommend buying it. Other than that, it's an amazing game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An improvement over traditional FPS mechanics

    Posted
    EL1TE

    This is my starting point in the call of duty series and it is an excellent one at that, I do plan on going back to play the predecesor call of duty 4 but for now let me talk Modern Warfare 2. This game has a stellar campaign with plenty of omg moments packed into the relatively short story missions clocking in around 6 or so hours and incredible visuals to compliment those moments. Theres also the inclusion of spec ops mode which are pretty much campaign missions without the story to accompany them, these can be done with a friend and will take some impressive players to unlock all the stars for the missions. The sound effects from bullets whizzing overhead to large explosions in the distance are all spot on and make the experience all that more enjoyable. The multiplayer is what wil keep me coming back to this game however as it has a vast amount of unlockable weapons, emblems, and prestiges. The ability to customize my player online to have either a sniper, smg, or assault rifle is an amazing feat ( if a little unbalanced) and keeps me playing deep into a saturday night to try and earn new attachments to my guns as well as new perks. although the experience can be frustrating at times depending on what type of people your playing with its really great at its good times. As a new player to this series Im enjoying every bit of it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Answer The Call Of Duty

    Posted
    MaddGamer
    • Top 500 ContributorTop 500 Contributor

    I'm writing this review to give you the full Modern Warfare 2 experience.This game is absolutely amazing.5 years after Modern Warfare, Makarov the man loyal to Zakhaev the guy you shot down in COD 4 wants revenge on everybody.An entire nation is duped into military action,and America is invaded by a foreign power.The campaign hops back and forth between the US and overseas.The enemies in cover are well better hidden than in Modern Warfare.Your allies are ready and willing to move up,help check the corners and even prompt you to move forward.The visuals are simply amazing with every scene looking like a major blockbuster movie.Over the course of the story you will infiltrate arctic bases,race to safety on snowmobiles,sprint over slum rooftops in Rio,hold fast food restaurants against invading armies and liberate the White House from enemy hands.The level designs are fantastic from start to finish.Some people might get very offended,but their is a play through were You shoot innocent civilians in a crowded airport.You don't have to play this part of the game if you don't want to.Modern Warfare 2's multiplayer is better than ever before.The big edition is Spec Ops mode.It's a collection of 23 missions designed for two players to battle their way thru.It also shows events that happened elsewhere within the game,as well as in Call Of Duty 4.Competitive multiplayer is what you're familiar with with as in COD 4.Leveling,perks,kill streaks rewards it's all here,and It's been tweaked and rebalanced for a better experience.You're constantly unlocking rewards earning XP for just about everything you do.Completing challenges for new gun attachments,leveling up perks,even opening up custom titles to display along side your name and matches.Kill streaks are now awarded for new vehicles,auto turrets,care packages for random bonuses,even to rain AC-130 from above.For those that play badly you're still rewarded you get a bonus for snapping a scoreless streaks of death.3rd person mode not all that great,you might play it once or twice,but that's it.Modern Warfare 2 is sure to be a game of the year,and it's a first person shooter that every first person shooter junkie should own.Infinity Ward you done it again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Call of Duty campaign at it's finest.

    Posted
    VaingloryOpera

    As with all of the earlier Call of Duty games, the campaign is an intense,heartpounding experience all the way through. Modern Warfare 2 campaign also seems to give the player many more of those epic cliffhanger moments (literally in one instance). Veteran mode seemed to be slighlty easier than the first Modern Warfare and,thankfully, a lot less frustrating than the World at War campaign on veteran. Special Ops,the new co-op mode, is a nice addition. Though I would say it falls short of what it could have been,especially since the campaign cannot be played on co-op, there is still plenty of satisfaction in playing and completing it. The online multiplayer setup is amazing,in that there is so much new stuff, such as new perks,choosing your own killstreak rewards,a lot more attachments, and a throwing knife. There is a server problem which may cause "subtle" lag for some people. What I mean by this is that many times you may die in what seems like an impossible way and assume maybe someone is cheating,but when observing the killcam it seems like the other player is several seconds ahead of you in the game.(For example: you are about to round a corner,but haven't yet,and then suddenly die through the wall,then watch the killcam to see yourself actually round the corner and stay in the open for a couple of seconds. If you can change your NAT type to open,then these occurrences don't happen nearly as often,I would even say rarely.For those that cannot change their NAT type,there is Team Deathmatch Express,which will pair the player with others that share a similar connection.The downside of this is that you are limited to one gametype and you must endure one of the worst ideas in gaming history: in order to play half of the gametypes,including hardcore and regular deathmatch, you cannot be in party chat.In fact if you are,a menu will pop up prompting you to switch to game chat. If you decline you cannot play that game type.Overall the game is great,definitely worth buying,but do not be surprised if you encounter strange happenings in multiplayer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Modern Warfare 2

    Posted
    Volearix

    I have been off and on with this MW2 since its' release and I have to say that it is a very enjoyable game. The fact that I keep coming back to it speaks for itself enough considering how easily I tend to bore of a game. + First, I have to touch on what everyone is saying about the campaign. Personally I enjoyed it. The storyline was decent and most definitely an interesting concept. It wasn't the hardest campaign to finish, but it was fun none-the-less, I have a decent amount hours logged on the campaign itself. + The key highlight for me has been the multiplayer and xbox live play. I have spent a significant amount of time on live, as well as just doing some free-for-all matches with some friends of mine. I have found the weapon leveling system to be very fun! I like how you have to posses either a certain amount of skill or large amount of freetime to unlock upgrades for your weapons. I always hated the person who would run around with the best weapon and equipment on a game and obtain a decent score just because of their inventory. + Now, on the other hand, one bad thing about the live play and weapons... The akimbo shotguns... Just in case you are not familiar with this, it is a dual wielded shotgun that does very high damage and has a rediculous spread that will hit its target if you are even remotely close. It takes little to no skill with this weapon and every online game, there seems to be some no talent idiot running around blasting people with these. Last I checked, video games are quite a bit more fun when there is some sort of tactics or planning employed. + Overall, I have found this game to be great! Great graphics, awesome leveling system, fun campaign, and intense multiplayer action. I would recomment this game to any FPS lover.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Overall but not the best

    Posted
    BrownMamba13

    I was very excited about getting this game as I heard MW3 was practically a repeat of this game (however I may purchase MW3 in the near future). The gameplay is nearly flawless, you move smoothly, and it's a great overall experience when you're playing. My favorite part of the game is definetly the "Special Ops" mode. If you can't afford Xbox Live for the online multiplayer #which is pefect, the way you level up, the killstreaks, the customs you can create is very innovative and very fun# then this mode is what you'll find mostly exciting. There are a variety of missions to play and each one is challenging and extremely fun to play. You can either go solo or play with a friend. I recommend a second player because by doing that, you'll get the most out of the "Special Ops." The biggest flaw of this game is the single player Campaign. First off, there is no co-op like in World at War, so you're stuck playing by yourself even if you want to play with a friend. The story however, is extremely confusing and hard to keep up with. It is almost as if it doesn't make sense. The layout of the storyline is very random and you shift from one person to another trying to figure out what relation the last mission has to the current one. It's very short compared to other Call of Duty games as I was able to tackle it in mere hours. The Campaign was obviously not the focus on this project. Overall it is a great game but the story needs big adjustments.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Over rated, fun for the frist two weeks...

    Posted
    sean4321

    When i bought this game in November of 2009, I thought hey, Call of Duty, all right woohooo.. I purchased the game as soon as I could like any other anxious customer. As soon as I put the game in my Xbox, I fell addicted to it.. It was very fun... Until i prestiged.. Everything got boring... People were cheating.. The killsreaks were insanly overpowered.. You respawned in a location were the enemy is! Really "Team Deathmatch" Is not team deathmatch, its run around the map shooting everyone else, by camping in buildings, setting up claymores, and so forth.. Now for a new game, that people haven't really thought of at all. That is Battlefield Bad Company 2... A game most people say, "what is that??" Let me tell you this game, is 10 times more real, than MW2. This game requires straegy... You can't run out in the middle of a map, shooting a grenade launcher, and thinking you'll kill someone.. You can't snipe or camp in buildings.. For exmple.. You know how you can shoot a rocket launcher at a house in MW2 and nothing will happen to the building? Well in bad company, you can blow the **** out of walls, tell your buddies were the enemy is if you spot them, you can drive vehicles in Bad company.. (Tanks, ATV, humvees, choppers) You can heal your soldiers, no more getting shot and immediatly dying.. (MW2) And most of all it requires strategy.. You have to work together to win the game and get more points.. It is more fun overall, and i encourage everyone to get it, if you like MM2, but is sick of online play.. I thought the same thing.. "I'm not bying because of a review".. but trust me it is worth the money..

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Buy Modern Warfare 2 now

    Posted
    JefeN7

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 picks up sometime after Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. If you didn't finish that campaign, you may be a little lost as the brief recap at the start of MW2 does little to fill in the gaps. If you have beaten, and remember, the story from COD4, then you're in for a great story that is made so by the impressive presentation. Infinity Ward has approached each level with great care and attention to detail, providing cinematic flair at almost every turn while maintaining the perspective of the player, which helps to keep the player immersed at all times. The controls are the same as COD4 and are as responsive and pinpoint as ever. Spec Ops is a blast with a friend. Multiplayer is improved over COD4 with customizable killstreaks and different perks. The game is extremely balanced. Every weapon and every perk has its counter. Prestige mode returns with the added benefit of allowing the player to gain another Create-a-class slot for every other Prestige level gained, with a total of 10 Create-a-class slots by the 10th Prestige level. The multiplayer alone has legs, with an all around good collection of maps, multiple playlists with different rules, and the assortment of weapons and attachments. Infinity Ward's design of the multiplayer will also keep you coming back as it has micro-unlocks, whether it be rank promotion, new weapons, new weapon attachments, new emblems, new callsigns, new killstreaks, or just challenge unlocks, you'll be coming back just to hear the sound of something getting accomplished. Achievement and trophy buffs will be pleased. Don't forget, DLC is coming sometime in Spring. Get the game, it's a lot of bang for your buck.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A-M-A-Z-I-N-G

    Posted
    DJKalee

    Let me say first have always had a love for FPS and this genre of game. This one blows them all out of the water. I've owned all of the Call of Duty games but never found myself still playing almost a year later. The only games that have kept my attention span this long were GRAW 1, GRAW 2, and Halo 3. Multiplayer modes that it. Graphics in this game are amazing. Environments are great, not standard textures such as with most Halo games. Campaign was fun and challenging at times. The reason to buy this game is for XBox Live Multiplayer. This is extremely addicting. You will find yourself on it for hours try to unlock the next weapon, attachment, callsign, emblem, or dominate your friends. Never has a multiplayer for console brought so many people together of all ages. The only downside to the online play is the Modders, Hackers, etc. All of these people are spineless losers who have no integrity. What is funny is that they're playing an Military games. One of the core values that was pushed on me during my service to the country was integrity.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This game is deep.

    Posted
    dmsweck

    I've played every single Cod across every platform since the days of the 1st Cod on PC and Call of duty modern warfare 2 is as near to perfect as an Xbox game can get. The graphics in this game are stellar, the 1st modern warfare is the only other game for 360 that even comes anywhere near the graphic quality of this game which would only make sense because MW1 was made by the same company but modern warfare 2 received a bit of an updated look including a touch more color. The default control layout is the most functional set up i have ever utilized in any game. The story mode is of adequate length mission-wise and varies in time length depending on the difficulty settings and has a wonderfully baffling ending. The absolute most attractive feature of this game is by far the multiplayer mode. The multiplayer mode is the fastest, most intense multiplayer experience on Xbox live. Every portion of the multiplayer mode is customizable from weapons, to perks, to equipment and every combination there of. If you own a 360 you absolutely must get this game and if you don't have a 360, GO GET ONE!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    LONG WAITED FOR

    Posted
    pastorpresent

    This is an incredible addition to the COD set. It is worth every dollar. I have long waited for this game. I did however encounter a couple of issues. Most importantly they have cancled out the "party" chat feature which I loved the party chat. Now you can only private chat with one other person!! there was a petetion on the website to bring it back so go and sign it!!!!! BRING BACK PARTY CHAT!!!! secondly-- When I put the disc in my disc drive my system kept on saying disk read errors. All of my other games work and have never done this. I even put several other games in to check. I figured out a get around for this. I installed the game to the hard-drive and I play it from the hard-drive so it works ok now. My only other issue as that the way most of the levels are built with so many structures, it has created a campers paradise.... Most people will just find a spot and pitch a tent to draw you into gaining kills.... unfortunatly I am not for campers... other then that... This game is deffinatly an improvement and I am re-addicted to the MODERN WARFARE gaming again.... excellent graphics... great perks.. I like the kill streaks and death streaks as well..... The new perks are great... And finaly the ability to migrate to a new host is awesome..... No more being booted from a room when the host decides to leave....INFINITY WARD "GREAT JOB"!!!!!!!! this will be game of year easily and I deffinatly reccommend this game as a must have!! the lines and the wait for this game was insaine!!! see you all on the battle field.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sleep? Nah, one more round!

    Posted
    Roy1204

    If you loved the first MW then you will feel right at home with MW2, same game mechanics but extra tid bits to justify calling it a sequel. I'm not going to go into single player because the beef of this game is in multi-player. HUD The first change you will notice when playing MP is there is a lot of flashing points and kill names when you score a kill, which makes the game feel more arcadey but I welcomed this change. WEAPONS You can level up almost any weapon in the game... I was hoping to level up the knife and make it a katana blade, let's hope they add that in MW3 hahaha. There aren't many returning weapons from MW1 but that's good since this is a sequel, you will enjoy finding out the details of each weapon. MAPS I noticed that the maps do not taylor to run-n-gun twitchy gun fights, which is good because I'm almost 30 and can't hang with the 13 year old gun-slingers now-a-days. There are a lot of corners and different levels where your enemies can shoot you from, so you will need a little more patience this time around KILL STREAKS / DEATH STREAKS (NEW) This was a big change, instead of the standard set of kill streak rewards from MW1 (UAV, Air strike, Helicopter) there is a whole heck of a lot to choose from, but you can only bring 3 kill streak rewards to a match. Death streaks are when you die multiple time without scoring a kill, from my experieince none of the death streaks weren't that great but they do help. Matrydom which was a perk in MW1 is now a deathstreak reward, that was the only useful one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Game

    Posted
    JERMINITIS
    • Top 500 ContributorTop 500 Contributor

    Being new to this game and the XBox 360, I was fairly unsure about what this game had to offer. But, now that I own it, I love it. My three favorite things about this game are as follows: online, online, and online. Of all the internet gaming i've done, this is by far my most enjoyable experience. As soon as you buy this game, please make sure you've got your XBox Gold Membership up and running, or else you'll miss out. As for the gameplay, its laid out perfectly and you have a ton of different weapons at your fingertips. The scenery is awesome, and it changes constantly. So, don't worry about getting bored. As I stated above, the campaign is kinda short, but thats a small price to pay for the entire package. As for controls, the controller set-up is pretty easy to figure out, and eventually will become instinctive for you. I own a Wii and was VERY used to the motion and point controller, but I still got used to the 360's controller set-up for this game pretty quick. So, seasoned 360 owners should have no issues. Some requirements that I recommend: XBox Gold, a good headset, and a wireless controller. Energy drinks are optional because you'll be playing into the wee early hours of the morning, lol. Other than that, don't sweat getting 'waxed' when you first start playing. There's a learning curve that everyone has to endure. **Note** Please do not buy this game for a kid. There's already enough kiddos who are online playing this that use profanity constantly. 15/16 year olds and above should play this game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    I used to love this game

    Posted
    gump73

    When I first started playing this game I had lots of fun but now with all the cheating and boosting going on it really makes no sense to even play anymore. People are constantly exploiting the game and Infinity ward is doing nothing to stop it. For example every other free for all match you will find someone boosting " setting tactical insertion and killing each other over and over to gain killstreak rewards and eventually the nuke BOOM!! game over for everyone. Team death match is not really a team at all everyone is out for number one. This game has lost alot of it's original flare because of the cheating and lack of teamwork. Things that could make this game better is maybe a lobby for people who just want to cheat but I suppose they wouldn't find any fun in that. I know halo multiplayer trys to match people of the same skill but in MW2 you will be matched against someone who is either and absolute expert or someone who has never played a shooter game before,so maybe if they could match people according to their skill level. All in all this is a really fun game if you like just running and guning.Also parents beware!! you kids will be exposed to some very filthy language and sad to say it is mostly just little kids talking like this. Would I recommend this to a freind?well that is a yes and no question.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    If you still think COD is a fresh idea...

    Posted
    GamerGuru

    I really, really wanted to love this game. I bought it, and played it for several hours. Mostly online. Its... old. I played so much COD when it first came out. I did the levels / achievements / the collectables / the guns / prestiege points / etc. Well if you haven't had enough of it... It's back. But to be honest, this really feels like a mulitplayer map upgrade for the old COD. It's not worth a full $60. Exactly the same old style of play, other than it takes less bullets now to kill someone in the game. Average life span in multiplayer is less than a few seconds. When you get your barings and run around a corner into gunfire, and then respawn, come back, get killed, respawn on a grenade, respawn... (yawn) It's boring, becuase it's been done to death. Nothing new here... Single player is very quick and easy, but it's level designs are nicely put together. No one talks over multiplayer unless it's vile cursing and racial epitets... (more yawn) I'll play Left 4 Dead 2 or Assassins Creed 2 thank you very much. Save your $$$ if you want plot and depth to your game. If YOU ABSOLUTELLY HAVE TO play a shooter game with no plot other than kill streaks and respawn timers, then have at it... this is one of the good ones for that... I just felt that I want more meat on my video game bone. This is a COD Fan boy's wet dream. For all others, avoid and go find something with a little more depth...

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    ugh...

    Posted
    yaris0128

    The single player is ok. Too much hollywood flash. Trying to make it into an action movie kinda stuff. The ending is the exact same as the previous two games. Cod4 = pistol shot to bad guy, win game. W@W = exact same. MW2 = knife throw to bad guy, win game. Cant believe how lame they ended the last THREE games the same way. Slowmo kill saving your buddy and its over. Overall still fun. The multiplayer can burn. Its the worst of all 4 latest games following the CoD4 pattern. The killstreaks are sooo stupid. Player controlled missles that show where your at? Player controlled death ships that shot missles at displayed targets. You can get like 10-15 kills with these things!!!! On CoD4 and W@W you had 3 kill streaks and you might get a few kills for them but this game went waaaaaay over the top. They changed the perks too much. The pro perks were cool but the effects they gave were rediculous. They turned this CoD game into a Halo copy. Think about it for a second. ZERO fall damage with commando pro. Long distance lunge attacks with a knife? Unlimited sprinting ability?!?! I thought this was modern warfare? Not super human combat. The one thing that makes me sooo mad is the marathon/lightweight/commando tactical knife combo that most players use onilne. Makes it completely annoying to play getting knifed because the character runs sooo fast you cant shoot him in time before he turns to mist 20ft away and reappears with a knife inside of you. Stupid. Hate it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    2009 Game of the Year

    Posted
    AgentDouble07

    I just finished the campaign mode last night. While the story line was good, it was way too short. As a matter of fact, I think it's shorter than CoD4 MW. The graphics were, once again, top notched. The controls are familiar. When you play any of the CoD series you pretty much played them all as far as the controls are concerned. Which is good!!! I wished that you and 3 other friends are able to play the Spec Ops mode. That would have been more fun. But only 2 people are able to play. The campaign mode picks up 5 years after the events of CoD 4. There are new characters as well as a couple of returning heroes ones from CoD 4. Soap Mactavish and Captain Price. Soap is now a Captain and sporting a mohawk. As stated in other reviews regarding the "No Russians" mission, yes it is disturbing. You kill the innocent civillians in the airport. However, Infinity Ward does give you the option to skip the mission at the beginning of the game. There is a twist at the end. No, not everyone died. But it is a safe bet that there'll be MW3. I don't see this franchise going anywhere anytime soon. No comment regarding the on-line play because I've been concentrating on the campaign mode. But I will be playing it on-line this weekend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Game!

    Posted
    Furny

    Single player - It is an epic adventure that will take you to a bunch of cool locations with great weapons. The story is pretty good and as usaul, it is very fast paced and exciting. The downside is that it is short! It took me 5.5 hours on Regular difficulty. It was a ton of fun though! Special Ops - This is my favorite new addition to the game. Playing with a friend is great. They made 23 missions that are basically parts of the campaign to play through with a buddy. All of them are well designed and a ton of fun to play. Beating them on veteran can be VERY DIFFICULT (I'm still not sure how I will beat a few of them). Multiplayer - They did a great job with all of the perks and leveling system. It plays very smooth as usual, but I have experience a little more lag than I did in COD4. Also, I like some of the maps, but some of them I don't really like. The graphics are great, the sound design and music are great. The gameplay is great. The overall quality of the game is top notch. This game will have a lot of replay value thanks to an overall great multiplayer experience. I wouldn't let my kids play this game, but for those of us over 17, it rocks!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great game completely worth it

    Posted
    JJNAM151

    I've been playing Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare for about a 1 year now. I still enjoy playing it and i think it is a great game. As what I've heard Modern Warfare 2 is supposed to be so good that it makes Modern Warfare look like a joke. So anyways, in my opinion the regular copy of the game is really what you should buy. I'm not saying that the hardened edition and prestige edition is stupid and not worth it. I just think that the regular edition is worth it because it is just the game. The hardened edition is worth it if you want that art book that tells you about the game and the code for cod 1. The prestige edition is worth it if you actually go outside and play games during the night, if you've been wanting night vision goggles for a long time or want an art book. However the copy of the game with the console is completely worth it if your willing to spend the money. it is worth it for many reasons such as: - 250 GB hard drive - if your xbox isnt in good shape - if you want cool looking console designed especially for the game -etc.

    I would recommend this to a friend