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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Xbox 360)

Mature
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
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92
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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.8
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5 point score based on user ratings.

Trivia

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)
  • 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
Information also contributed by havoc of smeg and MegaMegaMan

Contributed by Big John WV (25291) on Nov 20, 2009. [revised by : jaXen (19012) and Patrick Bregger (100521)]. -- edit trivia