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4.0 out of 5 stars
Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, 22 Dec 2009
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars
This truly is an awesome game. It was everything I expected plus more. The storyline is done so well and carry's on from call of duty 4: modern warfare very cleverly. The singleplayer campaign is very gripping and is great fun.
There is a downside however, which is probably felt by a large majority of people. This is the multiplayer system run by steam. It's annoying that you are simply shoved into the nearest game to you and that you cant find a particular server which is right for you which you could do with dedicated servers. As a result there tends to be a lot of imbalance in terms of players abilites. There is no kick system during play and there does tend to be occasionally tend to be cheaters but more often than not its fine. There is also the problem that you can lose connection to the steam servers or there are problems with syncronisation to steam cloud (it remembers yours stats online). As a result you lose some of the prgress you have just done. Sometimes if there is a bad connection to a host, the server will try and migrate it to another person. When this isn't possible, it simply closes the server and returns you to the menu. This is extremely frustrating in the middle of a game especially when your really getting into it.
In terms of actual gameplay, the multiplayer is epic. It's fast, fun, and exilerating. There have been many improvements to the last game, including loads of new weapons with dual wield and customizable killstreaks (including a nuke which essentially wins you the game).
Overall I found this game great. The singleplayer is fanatastic, but the multiplayer system was a pretty big disapointment, although the gameplay itself is actually very good.