Game details

Game:
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
AKA
Modern Warfare 2
Genre:
Shooter
Sub Genre:
First Person
Release Date (US):
November 10th, 2009
Release Date (UK):
November 10th, 2009
Players:
1-2
Online Players:
2-32
Developers:
Infinity Ward
Publisher:
Activision Blizzard
Rating:
M [Mature]
PSU Rank:
135 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
123 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available on Xbox 360 and PC

About Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Modern Warfare 2 is the sequel to Infinity Ward's award-winning Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.

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PSU Review Score
9.5
Avg. user review score:
7.6

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Summary

Modern Warfare 2 is an essential purchase regardless of your affiliation with the Call of Duty brand. In short, buy this game now. That is an order, soldier.

We like

  • The stunning visuals
  • The gripping narrative and action-packed campaign
  • The utterly brilliant Special Ops and Multiplayer modes

We dislike

  • The fact the main campaign mode is over too quickly

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You would be hard pressed to find another franchise more firmly embedded on the public consciousness over the past few years than Call of Duty. Since the series’ emphatic leap from WWII-era first person combat to the more contemporary shenanigans faced in 2007’s Call of Duty 4, developer Infinity Ward has subjected the franchise to a much-needed shot in the arm, with Modern Warfare garnering universal acclaim, moun...

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 News

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