gamers (64%) found this review helpful
The story is the only cool thing about this game. Getting the chance to see what happens when war comes to US soil definitly intensifies the experience, but sadly just like the last one the ending was garbage and gives hint to yet another CoD title.
Multiplayer is not at all fun. How anyone could have fun by constantly getting noob tubed, and the fact nearly everyone camps in the game adds to a frustrating time. The perks as neat as they may seem just offer a horrible unbalance class system to the game, and honestly whos idea was to be able to dual wield shotguns, and give them the range of 100 ft, like come on what the heck were u smoking.
All in all didn't impress, play it for the campaign and if you enjoy the mulitplayer your either to poor to actually afford good games or you just have the attention span of a monkey.
gamers (62%) found this review helpful
I'd like to start by saying that IW did an amazing job marketing their product. in fact i made a twitter account, JUST so i could watch the progress on the game, and i checked it every day for TWO YEARS. When i put it in my XBOX on the other hand, i forced myself through a mediocre campaign, just for the achievement points. there were some really cool concepts here, but they were not well executed. What had really excited me was the multiplayer, but what i got was a camper filled, commando using. IW spent so much time trying to help the players who weren't as good, but just ended up making everyone worse. Also the dark corners in all of the maps provide the perfect camping spots for the desperate AA-12 noob. Along with the many terrible additional perks (Except Bling) the "New and improved" kill streaks made people camp even more because they have this "need" to get their precious kill streaks. I played this game for about a week before popping COD 4 back in my XBOX. DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY ON THIS GAME!
Modern Warfare 2 is a great game, however, it is overhyped.
The game has good graphics, although it seems as though that's what everyone cares about now. The graphics aren't the best i've seen, but they were good.
The Campaign was alright. It was announced that there was an underwater mission, but it turned out to be only swimming up behind someone and killing him, this was the only underwater section of the game. For the most part, it was predictable, and repetitive.
Special Operations mode is good. There's something in it for everyone, whether it be stealth, snowmobile racing, defence, breach and clear, or just a big firefight. Co-op is also supported by this mode, and the co-op specific missions are fun to play.
The multiplayer is the most debatable aspect of this game. The multiplayer is for the most part good. The main gripes about online is that the guns perform pretty much the same in each group, other than the SMGs and sniper rifles. The assault rifles all perform the same except for the burst rifles (FAMAS and M16) and the semi-automatic rifle (FAL). The new killstreaks have some good ones, and some that are complete trash. The tactical nuke provokes camping and singularity, as all efforts done in the game suddenly have no worth as the game ends after some 8-year-old with a voice that is so high pitched that it would make people on an airplane head for the exits, gets a tactical nuke as a reward for camping the entire game. If you can avoid kids like this, you'll be fine online.
The main thing that I personally dislike about this game is how it claims to be realistic. This game is very far from realistic, from firing a 50. caliber sniper rifle 6 times in 5 seconds, retaining the original accuracy of the rifle, to dual wielding double barrel shotguns, firing them simultaniously, and not breaking your wrists. This would normally be fine with me, but I really hate the fact that they marketed the game to be extremely realistic.