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I love it!,
This review is from: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (PS3) (Video Game)
Russians invading America, Predator Drone strikes, a controversial mission so offensive you are asked if you want to even play it,
Modern Warfare 2 is most definitely an action packed game with added improvements to the online multiplayer, a special ops missions mode, and an extremely fast paced campaign Modern Warfare 2 definitely surpasses its predecessor while tweaking the improvements from Call of Duty: World at War's online multiplayer.
The story of this game follows up what you accomplished in the last game. The warlord Zhakaev had a dog on a leash and after his demise the dog is unleashed in the new madman Soviet terrorist-Makarov. His introduction is quite an eye opener depending on how you play this game because immediately after starting this game up you are asked if you want to play an "offensive mission" or skip it. Apparently the CIA did not learn their lesson with Sam Fisher from the Splinter Cell series about making people infiltrate terrorist groups. An incident sets off Russia and causes them to blitz America big time resulting in the special ops task force 141 lead by your friendly neighborhood British chaps having to hunt down Makarov and the US Rangers having to defend America one burger joint at a time. Considering how many World War Three games have already come out for the Xbox 360, I think the story goes too fast and you already know somebody on the good guys' team is wearing a different jersey soon after the first few missions. I think games like Frontlines Fuel of War does a much better job of giving us a World War Three type of scenario compared to what Modern Warfare 2 offers.
Modern Warfare 2 has a very action packed campaign that will blow you away in terms of game play and mission variety. The missions range from a convoy attack in Afghanistan to chasing a suspects and infiltrating enemy bases in your ghillie suit. In a lot of ways there is not much of a change to the campaign compared to the first Modern Warfare's campaign. Enemies will appear from out of nowhere, above, below, and behind you while playing on the harder difficulties will have you crawling to the next thin piece of cover to stay alive. Also missing from the campaign is the ability to play a coop on it. The campaign coop on World at War was really fun to enjoy.
Online was great with a huge variety of weapons , equipment & kill streaks however as mentioned by many beware of hackers (my advice is to search Mercenary TDM as there seems to be less hackers, although you will encounter a few people using the UAV Hack which basically means they have "advanced UAV" on their radar constantly and unfortunately there is no way to counter this (cold blooded perk will not counter the hack).
Overall a brilliant game imo, spec ops is so much more fun than zombies and keeps you entertained for days on end & the multiplayer as i said is well balanced with tonnes of weapons, perks and equipment - a whole lotta fun, if only Sony/Infinity Ward could somehow block cheats/hackers it would be less frustrating trying to play online :)