Call of duty: Modern Warfare 2 Game Review
Just to kick off this review, I think one needs to look at the achievements that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 game has amassed over its short life span. This game has only been around for three months, would you believe it!?
According to figures released by its publisher, Activision, opening day sales for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 — the series’ sixth instalment — smashed records, generating $310 million in 24 hours in North America and the U.K. to become the "the biggest launch in history across all forms of entertainment." The company estimates that roughly 4.7 million copies of the Modern Warfare 2 game were sold in the USA and UK on the first day of availability.
The previous record-holder, Grand Theft Auto IV, sold 3.6 million copies and generated $310 million worldwide in its first day. The Dark Night movie set a record of $150 million in its opening weekend back in 2008 so one can understand the hype. To date, total sales of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 have passed a billion dollars worldwide. Think about it: that’s more than 7.5 billion rands.
In case you are unaware of who or what I am referring to when I mention Activision, it’s an American games developer that brought us popular titles like the Guitar Hero series, Uncharted and X-Men.
Now, onto the game itself
The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 campaign picks up where its predecessor left off, only there's a new violent mega nationalist radical in the picture. Once more, you play as a few different soldiers who are part of the effort to rid the world of anarchy and terror. Your missions take you around the world. You are hurled into a variety of conflicts, ranging from hush-hush covert operations to crowded and noisy undertakings. In one of the opening levels of the game, you man the turret of a Humvee patrolling the claustrophobic streets of a Middle Eastern city. Your adversaries are behind every corner, but you are not permitted to fire until fired upon.
If you thought that rules of engagement do not apply when playing video games, think again. This game takes more than just a slice of reality!
In Middle East, the tension builds, and all hell breaks loose once you are engaged by the enemy. After a hectic flight from danger, you end up fighting door-to-door in the streets, in and around ruined buildings. This frenzied combat swells up when you head to the slums of Rio de Janeiro, and reaches a whole new level when you find yourself engaged in equally intense fire fights on the grassy lawns and paved driveways of suburban America.
A theatrical prison rescue, a marine infiltration, and a snowmobile chase are just some of the other exhilarating moments that make this battle so enjoyable. Players can face the threat alone or with other players in co-operative Special Ops mode.
For an even more powerful fighting experience, take up arms versus online rivals in enhanced death match warfare on a host of Modern Warfare 2 maps.
The action is smooth and exhilarating, thanks to sharp shooting and movement mechanics that allow you to be as swift and deadly as your skills allow. Surroundings are well-designed and detailed. All adds up to make an excellent package that is sure to thrill first-person shooter fans and leave them without sleep for months to come.
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Available for PC, Xbox and Playstation consoles.