Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Review on the sequel to the heavily hyped Call of Duty 4

As many of you avid (or not so avid) gamers know, many new games get released as it nears the holidays during winter. Among the games released this winter, there is one that stands out particularly for numerous reasons, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is perhaps one of the most (or the most) hyped game of all time and for good reason too. The creators of the series had a very successful string of games all the way up to Call of Duty 4, receiving welcomes from gamers of all sorts. These initial games set the standard for Modern Warfare 2 very high, with an audience that became increasingly harder to please. Fortunately, Modern Warfare 2 has lived up to its sequel’s standards again, setting the bar ever higher for the next game in the series, if there is going to be one.

But what exactly can you expect from this game? A more detailed, in-depth review and rating of Modern Warfare 2 follows.

Campaign Gameplay: 8/10

The campaign is a great starting block for anybody new to the Call of Duty series. You play as a special forces soldier, attempting to track down a rogue arms dealer, only to find out many secrets along the way that constantly change your objectives. Though there are many plot twists in the storyline, it’s not the most original and there are quite a few clichés. Still, with the amazing cut scenes and decent computer AI, it’s hard to give the campaign a lower score than an 8.

Multiplayer Gameplay: 9/10

The online gameplay is probably what most gamers will buy Modern Warfare 2 for. Modern Warfare 2, much like its predecessors in the series, uses a system where you rank up as you play more and unlock more “perks”. You can customize your character using these perks and titles to fit your playstyle. Ranking up does not take horribly long, and there are a plethora of perks you can choose from after unlocking them, adding an RPG element to Modern Warfare 2. Playing online also offers an extremely high amount of replayability to the game, as every multiplayer game you join will be different in some way.

Graphics: 10/10

It doesn’t get much better than this. Modern Warfare 2 (and almost all the other games of the Call of Duty series) has yet again presented top-notch graphics of its generation. The guns, the character models, the animation of movement, the background and interactive scenery, all of it is as realistic and detailed as any game can get. Modern Warfare 2 is perhaps one of the only games these days where the trees actually look like trees, the gunfights and vehicles look realistic, and fine details of the game are actually paid attention to. When it comes to graphics, it is hard to find another game that can even come close to competing with games of the Call of Duty series.

Audio: 9/10

The audio is pretty much all it needs to be and does all it needs to do. The gunfire is realistic and distinguishable between different kinds of guns, footsteps aid in the locating of enemies, and any miscellaneous sound files seal up any holes there may be that can make the game seem unrealistic. Though there is no single outstanding point of the audio, there is nothing more that really needs to be added to it.

Overall: 9/10

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 lives up to its massive hype. It caters to a large audience of gamers and is one of the most popular first-person shooter games out there. There is very good reason why it has such a large fan base. Modern Warfare 2 is a great game in general and will make an amazing gift to almost any gamers out there.