As some of you might know, Call of Duty Modern Warfare went into Guinness Book for the number of copies sold of this game. The game was truly one of the best games in history of gaming. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 was supposed to be one of the best games as well. Unfortunately, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 is the biggest failure that I’ve seen in computer gaming. Read full review!
OS: Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 (Windows 95/98/ME/2000 are unsupported)
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 3.2 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 3200+ processor or better supported
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Graphics: 256 MB NVIDIA GeForce 6600GT or better or ATI Radeon 1600XT or better
DirectX: Microsoft DirectX(R) 9.0c
Hard Drive: 12GB of free hard drive space
Sound: 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
Internet: Broadband connection required for Multiplayer Connectivity. Internet Connection required for activation
I’ll start with Single Player
The plot for this game is just horrible. You play as American who joins Terrorist group. The terrorist group attacks Russian airport. The terrorists and you are supposed to shoot hundreds of civilians that are running away from you. This level gets really bloody. After awhile, Russian alpha specnaz arrives, which is known to be the best Russian military group. There are total of five terrorists, including you, that are surrounded by nearly 40 Alpha specnaz soldiers with bulletproof shields. Somehow five terrorists overcome the Alpha and at the end of the level you get terminated by other terrorists. Because Russians see dead American on the ground of the airport, they conclude that the terrorist attack was made by Americans.
Because of that incident, Russia attacks America, for completely justified reason. So after killing innocent civilians, you are required to defend USA by killing innocent Russian soldiers that are on your ground because of the terrorist attack. Therefore, most of the game you are shooting innocent people, that sounds pretty stupid.
Speaking of the graphics, controls, performance, and other features like that, they were almost identical to Modern Warfare.
Now let’s talk about Multiplayer.
You might be surprised, but Multiplayer is even worse than Single Player in the Call of Duty game. I will start with pros.
The multiplayer does have a lot of new cool features like unlocks of kill streaks, much more perks, and special weapons. You can enter the prestige mode for as much as 10 times, although the only thing you can get is couple more custom classes. Overall, I would say that this would definitely be better Multiplayer game than Modern Warfare if the couple cons would not be in the game.
The worse con of all is that in this game there are no dedicated servers. You just click play and choose what type of game you would like to play and the game automatically connects to random server. You can’t choose map, you can’t choose number of players, and you can’t choose the team you want to be in. I remember in Call of Duty Modern Warfare I was able to play in servers with up to 64 players. In Modern Warfare 2 the maximum number you can get is up to 18 players.
Another con is the price. Price of this game is $60. It is the first PC Game I have seen that sells for that much money. All new PC Games sell for $50 and Console games sell for $60 because $10 goes to the manufacturer of console. PC Game manufacturers are not required to pay to any other manufacturers so the extra 10 dollars was not fair at all.
Last but not least con is cheating. The servers are flooded with aim bots. I would not be mad about it if the cheating was going on for couple weeks and then Steam fixed the issue, but the problem stays in the servers for many months and no Steam nor Infinity made any updates to fix the problems.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 can be known to Book of Guinness as the biggest failure in 2009, or the biggest failure in the decade in PC Gaming industry.