Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was probably one of the most anticipated games of 2009, so I guess I am a bit late with this review! This will have to be for those who have not picked it up yet and are looking for something to play.
Seriously though, if you have not paid attention to the millions of gamers out there screaming play COD then listen to me. PLAY COD! It is a great game…
I am not what one would call a serious gamer – I suppose I used to be but now I just don’t have the time (and I hate my life…). I haven’t had time to play much in a very long while and I just had to make time to play COD, if for nothing else than to write this review. I have to say it has made me miss playing games like never before… it has allowed me to relive those days when I didn’t have the usual responsibilities of adult life.
The game has 3 different campaigns to play: A single player campaign, online multiplayer and special operations missions. I am purely looking at the single player campaign so if you are interested in finding out about the online multiplayer or special ops missions click here.
Playing in FPS style, you alternate between playing a variety of characters through a series of military missions for the American government. The missions are very short which allows you to pick up and put down the game with ease or continue playing until your eyes are so dry you can barely blink. They vary from shooting pretty much everything in site to taking it slow and making sure not to kill any civilians. And if you haven’t heard about the infamous airport mission – this is one mission that certainly shows how games still have the power to shock! It is seriously intense…
I can’t claim to have finished playing the game yet but I would say that I have played enough to give you a good idea of what it has to offer. COD offers the opportunity for gamers of all levels to experience some of the best gameplay available. The beginner levels are easy enough to learn how to play in FPS but still provide a certain challenge needed to enjoy the game while the serious gamers definitely have to work hard to get through some of the missions on the veteran level. The training mission at the beginning of the game gives you a good indication at what level you should be playing at and I think is a really nice touch for those who are not sure what level to try. I have heard that the single player campaign is pretty short (around 5 hours of playing) but I have to say, so far, it has been good for me and I think with the other campaigns available it certainly makes purchasing the game worth the money.
With incredible graphics and seamless integration of playing and the necessary cut scenes, COD is a game that I would recommend to anyone looking for an evening, a weekend, a week or a month of great gaming. It really showed me what I was missing out on and I will definitely be making more time for gaming in the near future (much to the joy of my husband!).