Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 -- Prestige Edition (Sony PlayStation 3, 2009)
About this product
- Product InformationIn 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.
- GameCall of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 -- Prestige Edition
- PlatformSony PlayStation 3
- ESRB RatingM - Mature
- Game EditionPrestige Edition
- ESRB DescriptorBlood, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, Language
- Control ElementsGamepad/Joystick
- Number of Players1-4
- Release Year2009
- Game Special Features
- Battle terrorists, maniacal separatists, and arms dealers all across the globe
- Join a friend for more than 20 missions in the new "SpecOps" mode
- Head online for a variety of intense multiplayer game modes
- Comes with a hardbound art book and a code to download the original Call of Duty
- Includes fully functional night vision goggles and a collectible "Soap" MacTavish stand
- Battle terrorists, maniacal separatists, and arms dealers all across the globe
- Game SeriesCall of Duty: Modern Warfare Series
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- sortudo7Dec 01, 2009by
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.Read full review
- mariio128Nov 11, 2009by
Hands-down one of the best first-person shooters!
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.
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- panzerschutzenDec 08, 2009by
great game but this bundle's novelty wears off fast
After playing this game i was blown away by how awesome it is.
Although the story is pure fantasy it draws alot from the real-world events of our times. The equipment and weapons by the special ops guys in this game is spot on,
the accuracy and attention to detail is remarkable.
Having said that the solo campaign in the game is a little short, so if your buying it for that, you'll be slightly disappointed. But i'm assuming everyone here is in it for the multiplayer...and so you'll love this game.
Now to talk about this "prestige edition" bundle..well i gotta say to just buy the game as i found out that the novelty of the night vision goggles will wear off real fast. This is how it's gonna go...you and your buddies will have your minds totally blown by the real working night vision goggles and try it on and say how cool it is for about 20 minutes,,,and so on and so forth.....and then?......pretty much forget about it.
Do yourselves a favor and save 100.00 bucks, trust me the novelty wears off fast. Also i don't think these will be collector's items as there seems to be a glut of these bundles out there.
Bottom line...great game, mediocre bundle.
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- destrada2Feb 19, 2010by
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.
- 524974917@delet...Jan 10, 2010by
AMAZING GAME, BOYFRIEND IS IN LOVE!!
Amazing graphics, very realistic with special ops. Boyfriend loves the goggles; we tried them out the night he opened his gift and they are absolutely amazing (just make sure you avoid looking at any lights) As a girl im not interested in games like this but this game COMPLETELY changed my mind! Have to give it to myself, best gift idea I ever came up with! A little expensive for my taste but his face was priceless when he opened it and realized what it was. Girls buy this for him and neither of you with regret it!