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|In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, developer Infinity Ward aims to ratchet up the intense first-person gunplay, graphical verisimilitude, and deep multiplayer experience that won the original title wide acclaim from critics and consumers alike, while at the same time adding to the overall package with the new, fast-paced "SpecOps" mode. The single-player campaign picks up where Call of Duty 4 ended, with gamers once again descending into the shadowy world of terrorists, arms dealers, and nationless armies. Players take on the role of Sergeant Gary "Roach" Anderson, an elite member of the multinational Task Force 141 and subordinate of one of Call of Duty 4's protagonists, John "Soup" MacTavish.|
Task Force 141 is on the trail of Vladimir Makarov, a maniacal disciple of Imran Zakhaev, who has used the death of his mentor as a means of expanding his own base of power. Missions find gamers working off sketchy intelligence as they battle whiteout conditions in the jagged mountains of Russia and Kazakstan, shuffle though expansive desert and cave environments in Afghanistan, and weave between City of God-like Brazilian slums, where misfires result in dead civilians and a failed mission. As was the case in Call of Duty 4, Modern Warfare 2 supplies players with the most technologically advanced weapons, vehicles, and accoutrements available, including SCAR-H rifles, snowmobiles, and heartbeat sensors.
The new "SpecialOps" mode brings gamers more than 20 fast-paced missions inspired by the frenzied mid-fuselage gunfight at the end of Call of Duty 4. Players find themselves racing snowmobiles, battling a huge number of enemies at once, or simply attempting to get in and out of a building without dying, and missions can be played solo, in local split-screen co-op, or online with a friend. Those looking for more online action can also take on the "Free-for-All," "Demolition," "Domination," "Search & Destroy," "Capture the Flag," and "Team Deathmatch" multiplayer modes.
The much-lauded RPG-like system of doling out experience points and unlockable rewards returns in Modern Warfare 2's multiplayer modes, but Infinity Ward has also included a number of new wrinkles to spice up the action. Maps are designed to be both more expansive and more vertical; weapons feature a variety of new attachments; new "Pro Perks" let players gain more stopping power, greater speed, or automatic health boosts; and gamers who manage to string together a number of kills gain access to the new "killstreaks" system, which lets them call for seven different kinds of heavy-duty support, including supply drops, helicopter gun attacks, and unmanned aerial vehicle strikes.
The "Prestige Edition" comes with fully functional and wearable night-vision goggles, an individually numbered and engraved collectible stand featuring the likeness of "Soap" MacTavish, a steel game case, a hardbound art book, and a code to download the original Call of Duty game.
|Game||Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 -- Prestige Edition|
|Platform||Sony Playstation 3|
|ESRB Descriptor||Blood, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, Language|
|Number of Players||1-4|
|Game Special Features|
|Game Series||Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Series|
Average review score based on 34 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
The single player story for Modern Warfare 2 is absolutely stunning. Infinity Ward has kept true to their style of game development by once again making sure you never leave first person view. I enjoy cinematic scenes, but the level of intensity that you get throughout the campaign whilst always being in first person view is great. Modern Warfare 2 is a direct sequel to Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, and picks up right where Call of Duty 4 left off. Modern Warfare 2 adds a lot more to the campaign than Infinity Ward’s last title, including graphics as well as unique missions that you should definitely experience for yourself. The graphics in Modern Warfare 2 are the best I have seen so far in a Call of Duty game while keeping it smooth with a constant 60 frames per second. The detail of the environments and the character models are beautiful. Some of the scenes throughout the campaign are really breathtaking as they are action packed, and keep you on the edge of your seat the entire time. To add to that, there are many surprises and twists throughout the game that no one will see coming, making this story an amazing action packed thriller. Although the campaign is amazing, it was fairly brief, lasting around 6-8 hours depending on the difficulty. And speaking of difficulty, I would add that the game was a lot easier on Veteran than any of the other Call of Duty games.
Now for the good stuff; multiplayer. Multiplayer for Call of Duty 4 is mostly what made it so popular and in Modern Warfare 2 it gets even better. The addition of many killstreaks and having the ability to customize which ones you want ,with a max of 3 available at once, is where this game’s multiplayer action really differs from Call of Duty 4. Even in objective modes like Search and Destroy, you can gain killstreaks throughout the course of many rounds, granted you don’t die at the end of the round. And if you try using you stealth class from Call of Duty 4 or World at War in this game you might not be safe with the addition of Heartbeat sensors as an attachment to certain weapons which detect movement. Of course there is a perk to counter that though. Many perks from Call of Duty 4 have been made into attachments or equipment. There are many additions to the game that will really let you personalize your class to your liking, much more so than the previous Call of Duty games. I saw a lot of people running around with many different class setups instead of seeing everyone with the same 5 as in the other games. You can now unlock titles and emblems for yourself that show up in game. Modern Warfare 2 has added more modes as well. Here are the new additions to the game:
Demolition – Attack & Defend two bombsites (Similar to Sabotage with full re-spawns)
3rd Person Teams – Third Person Perspective with Team Deathmatch, Domination, CTF and Demoliton
Hardcore Ricochet Search and Destroy – Hardcore S&D where friendly fire will kill you
3rd Person Cage Match – 1v1 Deathmatch in Third Person
The added guns to the game are also cool, and the models for them are extremely detailed. With all the additions to multiplayer, it can take a little getting used to but is extremely fun.
A MUST BUY AND WILL BE ON EVERYONES CHRISTMAS LIST
RATED M (MATURE)
The game itself is amazing. Can't really compare it to anything if you've never played COD MW1. It has a decent storyline and fun game play in campaign mode. The game was rather short, I finished in about 3-4 hours of playing it. There is also another thing you can try which I've never done but it's similar to online co-op from what I've been told. Can't vouch for it or anything though as I haven't done it. The action is good and I like how you have multiple weapons to control in the game. The levels usually have a lot of bad guys to kill which is always a plus and the locations are all over the world, including some in my backyard here in Northern VA which is pretty cool.
The thing I truly love about the game is the online multi-player mode. The way that you can now customize multiple things is great and something I truly wanted after MW1. You can customize your kill streaks & death streaks which is a new feature which I love since I hated having high kill streaks with no rewards after 7. Now it goes up to 25! But you need to level up in order to be able to unlock and customize more and more streaks. The perks and weapons/classes are still customizable like in MW1. Your weapons are similar but overall a bit better in this game, especially the secondary weapon available to you. I love the new attachments like thermal scope and rapid fire as well as the heartbeat monitor. Those are nice add-ons but there are defensive add-ons to negate those such as "cold blooded" and "ninja" etc. The levels now go into the 70's instead of maxing at 55 and you can still go prestige to continue getting new ranks. Your callsign, emblem, and title are all customizable as well in comparison to what you achieve as you play. You also obtain accolades through online game play to represent things you've done.
The maps are overall much bigger, with the exception of Rust, and more entailed. There are multiple spots to hide and snipe from or just shoot it out in the open. One thing I dislike about the hide spots are campers but that's with any game. You have more choices of maps available with the game play but sometimes you will get one map over and over again like Afghan or Terminal. In general, the maps are great for good size team play action as well as all the other types of games available.
The prestige package itself is nicely made. The art work books, game, free download for COD 1 and the night vision goggles with display case. The goggles work off of AA batteries (not included) and are fun to just play around with in the dark. They do work rather well, but is nothing spectacular. The entire package is a nice thing to have but by far is not a necessity. I just got it for the free download of COD 1 and the night vision goggles.
When you look at the total package, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is hands-down one of the best first-person shooters out there, and a truly amazing offering across any system. With that being said, our score comes with a disclaimer. For those planning to check out everything Modern Warefare 2 has to offer – online competition, full co-op Spec Ops mode, as well as the campaign – you’re looking at a no-brainer purchase. For the strictly single player crowd, however, Modern Warfare 2 is surprisingly short, and doesn’t live up to the standard set by previous Call of Duty games. The campaign can be completed in as little as four and a half hours, and the missions make better scenarios and moment-to-moment adrenaline rushes than they do a cohesive, well-told story. If you’re going solo, you’ve officially been warned. Look at the complete Modern Warfare 2 experience though, and there’s no denying its rightful place at the top.
The graphical presentation is great, but campaign’s storytelling needs work. Single player is short, and doesn’t entirely live up to the Call of Duty standard.
What was already an impressive graphical engine has only improved over the last two years. More effects, grander environments, and a truly spectacular overall visual offering.
Along with graphical design, Modern Warfare 2’s audio is upped substantially. Authentic weapon sounds and more in-game chatter mix with a beautiful adaptive score by Hans Zimmer.
There’s no single AC-130 “wow” moment in single player, but it’s fun throughout. Special Ops mode and multiplayer are must-play, and completely make the package.
10 Lasting Appeal
While campaign is short, Spec Ops mode is an awesome addition to the package. Multiplayer is stronger than ever, and truly limitless in replay value.
This game is available for sale in my eBay store at a good price:
This limited edition Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 PS3 game (Prestige Edition) is a must have item. This edition comes with working night vision goggles, an art book story line for the game, free code to download the original Call of Duty game, a hardened case for collectors, and a collector's head stand for the night vision goggles. What more can you want in this packeage? This game is action packed, has great graphics, and it's fun to play online with friends or anyone. For this reason, I purchased the prestige edition for what the package comes with.
This is probably one of the best prestige editions I own. The art book is amazing, the collectors tin the game comes in is nice, the game was worth the wait, and the night vision goggles actually work well. It will be hard to top this one.
Although the game play is rather short and leaves you hanging, it is still an overall great game. The spec ops missions are fun! It was worth every penny I paid for it!