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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (PlayStation 3)

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Description

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2's single-player-campaign called "For the Record" begins five years after the events in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. The world is once again at the brink of destruction. The Russians, originally defeated by the Americans, make Zhakaev a hero and threaten once again the peace on earth. Worse: they get help by a known terrorist who tries everything to let escalate the tension into a full-scale-war. In the middle: the player. During his missions he will slip into the shoes of PFC. Joseph Allen, Sgt. Gary "Roach" Sanderson who is a member of Task-Force 141 and the hero of the first game, Captain "Soap" McTavish – leader of said task-force.

As it's predecessor, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is a first-person-shooter that provides a fairly linear but heavily scripted and action-oriented single-player-experience. The missions take the player all over the world shooting, sneaking and driving through enemy lines to fulfill his various objectives like blowing up a fueling station. To fight all those hordes of ever respawning enemies, he has access to a large collection of modern-world-weaponry but can only carry two weapons plus grenades at a time.

This is also true for the multiplayer-mode of the game which again features an extensive ranking system with the players gaining experience points for killing enemies, winning a round or completing objectives. Once enough experience points have been collected, the player advances in rank and unlocks new game-modes (ranging from deathmatch to pure team-oriented modes), new dog-tags and new weapons and abilities with which he can create his own custom class besides the five standard classes available. Also available is a coop-game-mode for two players called "Spec Ops" featuring several missions going on besides the main campaign in three different difficulty-settings with several different objectives including getting from A to B in a certain amount of time. These missions can also be completed alone however.

Screenshots

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 PlayStation 3 Use heat detection sensor on your rifle to spot enemy infantry in the snow storm.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 PlayStation 3 Planting some C-4 and ambushing the enemy patrol.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 PlayStation 3 Every CoD game starts with a training mission.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 PlayStation 3 This truck is no match for the hummer... but there's not much space for maneuverability.

Alternate Titles

  • "MW2" -- Common abbreviation
  • "CODMW2" -- Common abbreviation
  • "COD6" -- Common abbreviation

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The Press Says

1UP Nov 10, 2009 A 100
That Gaming Site Nov 11, 2009 10 out of 10 100
IGN UK Nov 10, 2009 9.4 out of 10 94
Digital Chumps Nov 12, 2009 9.4 out of 10 94
Gamestyle Nov 16, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Eurogamer.net (UK) Nov 10, 2009 9 out of 10 90
PlayFrance Nov 09, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Game Observer Nov 28, 2009 88 out of 100 88
Worth Playing Dec 06, 2009 8.4 out of 10 84
The Review Busters 2009 7.75 out of 10 78

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Energy drink

Special "Assault" flavored Monster Energy drinks were produced to coincide with the release of the game.

German version

During the infamous airport level, attacking a civilian results in an automatic mission failure.

References

  • If you listen to the background chatter while you run the pit in S.S.D.D, you will here references to a "guy with a mohawk" and another "Some other dude with a skull ski mask" having run the pit before you. This is more than likely to be Soap and Ghost.
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 contains a couple of references to the Michael Bay film The Rock.

    The first one is in the gulag, when you are going through the shower room, with enemies shooting at you from the upper levels. This is almost a carbon copy of the shower scene in The Rock.

    The second reference is the green smoke flares that the player uses to signal US fighter planes whilst he is in the White House.The film also features green flares to warn off US planes.
  • The mission Wolverines is a reference to the war movie Red Dawn by John Milius. In that movie the Soviet Union launches an airborne assault against the USA. The movie told the story about a couple of high school students which form a guerrilla group called Wolverines.

References to the game

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was parodied in an episode of "Die Redaktion" (The Editorial Team), a monthly comedy video produced by the German gaming magazine GameStar. It was published on the DVD of issue 03/2010.

Sales

The game was considered the biggest launch of any video game or movie with 5-day sales topping $550,000,000, surpassing GTA IV (which was $500 million) and Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (which took in $394 million).

Awards

  • 1UP
    • 2009 - Best Xbox 360 Game (Readers' Choice)
    • 2009 - Best Shooter (Editors' Choice)
    • 2009 - Best Shooter (Readers' Choice)
    • 2009 - Best Multiplayer Game (Editors' Choice)
    • 2009 - Best Multiplayer Game (Readers' Choice)
  • 4Players
    • 2009 – #3 Best Game of the Year (Readers' Vote)
    • 2009 – #2 Best Action Game of the Year
    • 2009 – Best Sound Effects of the Year
    • 2009 – Biggest Insolence of the Year (for the the so-called „uncut“ German version)
  • AceGamez
    • 2009 - Best Shooter
    • 2009 - Best Multiplayer Game
  • Cheat Code Central
    • 2009 - - Best FPS/Shooter Game
  • G4
    • 2009 - Best Multiplayer Game
    • 2009 - Best Shooter
    • 2009 - Best Sound Design
  • GamePro
    • 2009 - Biggest Risktaker
  • Game Informer
    • 2009 - Best Xbox 360 Game (Readers' Choice)
    • 2009 - Best Shooter (Editors' Choice)
    • 2009 - Best Shooter (Readers' Choice)
    • 2009 - Best Competitive Multiplayer (Editors' Choice)
    • 2009 - Best Competitive Multiplayer (Readers' Choice)
  • Gamespot
    • 2009 - Best Xbox 360 Game (Readers' Choice)
    • 2009 - Best Shooter (Readers' Choice)
    • 2009 - Best Competitive Multiplayer (Readers' Choice)
    • 2009 - Most Memorable Moment (Readers' Choice)
    • 2009 - Most Surprising Game to Make it Past Aussie Censors (Readers' Choice)
  • GameStar (Germany)
    • February 05, 2010 - Best Multiplayer Game in 2009 (Readers' Choice)
    • February 05, 2010 - Best PC Action Game in 2009 (Readers' Choice)
    • February 05, 2010 - Best Console Action Game in 2009 (Readers' Choice)
  • Gamespy
    • 2009 - Game of the Year
    • 2009 - Multiplatform Game of the Year
    • 2009 - Multiplayer Game of the Year
    • 2009 - Multiplayer Gamers' Choice Award
    • 2009 - The Weapons of Mass Destruction Award
    • 2009 - The Stay Away, Michael Bay Award
  • GameTrailers
    • 2009 - Game of the Year
    • 2009 - Best PS3 Game
    • 2009 - Best Xbox 360 Game
    • 2009 - Best PC Game
    • 2009 - Best Multiplayer Game
    • 2009 - Best First-Person Shooter
  • GameZone
    • 2009 - Best Xbox 360 Game
  • IGN
    • 2009 - Xbox 360 Game of the Year (Readers' Choice)
    • 2009 - Overall Best Shooter
    • 2009 - Overall Best Shooter (Readers' Choice)
    • 2009 - Overall Best Multiplayer (Readers' Choice)
    • 2009 - Best Xbox 360 Shooter
    • 2009 - Best Xbox 360 Shooter (Readers' Choice)
    • 2009 - Best Xbox 360 Multiplayer Game
    • 2009 - Best Xbox 360 Multiplayer Game (Readers' Choice)
    • 2009 - Xbox 360 Award for Visual Excellence
    • 2009 - Xbox 360 Award for Visual Excellence (Readers' Choice)
    • 2009 - Xbox 360 Award for Excellence in Sound
    • 2009 - Xbox 360 Award for Excellence in Sound (Readers' Choice)
    • 2009 - Best PS3 Shooter (Readers' Choice)
    • 2009 - Best PS3 Multiplayer Game (Readers' Choice)
    • 2009 - Best PC Shooter (Readers' Choice)
    • 2009 - PC Award for Visual Excellence (Readers' Choice)
  • Machinima
    • 2009 - Game of the Year
    • 2009 - Best Multiplayer
    • 2009 - Best Control
    • 2009 - Best Replayability
    • 2009 - Best Original Score
    • 2009 - Best Weapon (AC-130 Gunship)
  • Spike TV
    • 2009 - Best Shooter
    • 2009 - Best Multi-Player Game
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