Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 -- Hardened Edition (Microsoft Xbox 360, 2009)
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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 "Hardened Edition" comes in a steel case and includes a hardbound art book as well as a code to download the original Call of Duty game.
|Game||Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 -- Hardened Edition|
|Platform||Microsoft Xbox 360|
|ESRB Descriptor||Blood, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, Language|
|Number of Players||1-4|
|Game Special Features|
|Game Series||Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Series|
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- ande_ep6ge7bnoApr 12, 2015by
I love shooter game and this one is a great game, worth the money. One of the best Call Of Duty Modern Warfare's they have. And it's still playable online! Campaign is fun and keeps you wanting to see what happens next. online mode you'll find everyone one will have something to do and/or improve on. this game is a lot of fun. The hardened edition is amazing,
- carsuperfan345Nov 21, 2009by
Call of Duty MW2
Awesome game storyline is short, but amazing
Multiplayer is nothing short of spectacular with replay of last kill in every match
Spec-Ops is a phenomenal co-op addition they added, working together with someone else to accomplish goals and what not
OVERALL AWESOME GAME 5/5!!!
- pagan5039Feb 18, 2012by
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Best call of duty game ever, is even better then MW3 and black ops, i love this game, this is what mae call of duty so famous
- armrd_avngrDec 16, 2011by
MW2 is Awesomely Epic
MW2 is hands down the best of the three modern warfare games. Great looking steel case and extras that come with it. This game is great as far as campaign and multiplayer. I love every aspect of online multiplayer of this game and is much better than MW3. There is nothing about this game that I dislike besides that I can't get the last 3 stars on Spec Ops (it is very difficult BUT FUN!). I would recommend this game to anybody who is a first person shooter fan.
- chesty34Dec 7, 2011by
Outstanding game and very easy to get wrapped up in it. Allows all to be involed with missions and multiplayer. Makes me wish I was patrolling again. Only thing missing is the smell of the sand box and mountains. All they need is scratch and sniff with powder burn.