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GF Rating
8.7

33466 ratings

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Not as Bad is it is made out to be

posted by bejanglz (VALDOSTA, GA) Aug 23, 2011

Member since Jul 2011

3 out of 4 gamers (75%) found this review helpful

After reading the reviews of this game on the site i can see how people would not want to play the game. The whole CoD franchise is based on multiplayer and the reviews are bashing the focus of the game. Sure there are hackers, but the bulk of the community i played with were playing fair. 90% of the "hackers" were people who got into 10th prestige lobbies and attained all the unlockables. There are also overpowered weapons and perk combinations i do agree, such as the infini tube class using One Man Army. The campaign and spec-ops are nice additions to blow steam off if you just cant get away from those who ruin a great multiplayer experience. All in all the game is great, i actually own the game and read the reviews on here and thought i should set things straight.

P.S. this is, indeed my favorite CoD game to date, yes it is 2011

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

A Camper's Paradise!

posted by Zenren (ORLANDO, FL) Jun 29, 2010

Member since Jun 2010

26 out of 39 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

Let me start by saying I haven't played a Multiplayer game in a long time. Call of Duty 2 was my attempt to get back into the genre.

Maybe it's my age, I'm 40, or maybe it's just my lack of patience, but I really couldn't achieve much in the multiplayer game. At first I thought it had to do with my reflex time or perhaps skill, but after awhile I started to realize some things, or rather, remember some things from the old days of Quake and Duke Nuke 'em. The game is won by campers.

The first thing you notice playing this game multi-player is that the person with the highest kill count seems to always have a sniper rifle or LMG. The tactic seems to be to run to the best campsite on the map, normally one that requires you to jump through an obstacle course to get to and then set up shop.

The game has a feature called kill streaks that allows you to request support depending on how many kills you have without dieing. Without spoiling the specifics, the problem is that once you have a kill streak reward, it places the other players at a serious disadvantage. Essentially the first person to open up their rewards is most likely going to have the highest kill count in the game.

The other problem is that the multi-player game is level based, which means you open up equipment based on your level. The highest level players have access to the best equipment and are at a significant advantage over the lower level players. Also the perks that are found in the game are based on achievments as well, so new players will find themselves repeatedly shooting a target, having the target turn and look at them, then kill them with one shot.

Overall the games graphics are nice, but not stupendous. The controls are well done, but the increase in sensitivity should have been more balanced, the difference between 5 and 7 seems like it should be 5 and 10. I would not say, don't play this game, but rather remember, the game is ruled by campers.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

VERY awesome

posted by JkRDR5 (LOUISVILLE, KY) Jan 22, 2011

Member since Nov 2010

20 out of 30 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

MW2 amazed me the campaign was very awesome and infinity ward proved themselves again with this masterpiece.

PROS
Fun multiplayer
fun but challenging campaign , very action packed
unique weapons
great killstreaks
amazing graphics
good maps
CONS
people who take it too seriously,c'mon it's a game, it's not the end of the world if you don't get a nuke!
health system , if you get shot in the head once , you don't crawl away from it!
Quickscopers, use a sniper rifle like it was meant to be used , not as a close range weapon!
Boosters , if you cant get a nuke right, take it off your killstreaks!
Commando , try knifing someone from 15 ft away in real life. it doesn't work out well does it?

Overall, it's a great game i reccomend it to anyone who likes FPS definetly worth keeping.

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