The time is here, the next installment in the Call of Duty franchise has arrived. After Vanguard last year, which I found a touch disappointing we are back with Infinity Ward. They gave us the reboot to Modem Warfare back in 2019 which had a fantastic campaign and fun multiplayer. In fact, with friends, I played this more than Vanguard. Now it’s time for them to bring the sequel, Modern Warfare 2.
Prior to having the opportunity to play anything else, the Beta was where I had my first exposure with the game. Although it was enjoyable and of high quality, it could have been more strategically sound. I didn’t expect this, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. We also observe relevant modes, such as a mode for rescuing prisoners. Gamerant also found out about this fresh 6v6 mode. On the other hand, the 5v5 mode in Rainbow Six Siege. The hostage mode in the Ubisoft shooter has a similar premise. Despite the fact that Ubisoft’s game is faster-paced than Call of Duty’s. It is still a highly intense tactical mode despite this.
Modern Warfare 2. Will This Years Call Of Duty Be Worth Your Money
With a solid multiplayer with a variety of options in its arsenal. Including modes suited for tactical cooperative play, I see a welcome change to the franchise. It offers different play styles to cater to a larger player base as well as add to the range available for existing fans. Factor in the quality of the campaign and it’s a promising launch.
Visually it’s a stunning game. The campaign especially with the Amsterdam section is amazing. The multiplayer side isn’t as detailed but it still looks fantastic and is still for me the best-looking game in the franchise.
Overall it’s a very polished product. The gunplay is excellent. Navigation of the game’s UI is also smoother. It’s a huge leap in every area to previous titles. However, in Prisoner Rescue, it would be nice if the pace of the game could be adjusted to match the feel. The mode works and is a worthy addition but it ideally should be slower paced. Though would that have a negative impact on what the game is?
Pre-orders of the game granted early access to the campaign so that’s where the game’s story lies. If you wish to read the full review of the campaign, it can be found here.
Multiplayer is the main focus of any Call of Duty. So, for Modern Warfare 2 this is no different. There is a good selection of game modes which are.
- Team Deathmatch
- Search and Destroy
- Kill Confirmed
- Prisoner Rescue
- Knock Out
- 3rd Person Moshpit
- Ground War
We also have three co-op modes in Low Profile, Denied Area, and Defender: Mt Zaya. The game has changed the hardcore mode and renamed it Tier 1. At the time of writing the game has not fully launched everywhere but hopefully, this mode will be out before too long. However, it’s been there for launch on previous titles. Also, the map select feature does not return which is a shame.
At present, for me, it’s the best Call of Duty over the past decade. We don’t have Warzone 2 yet so that’s going to be key to how long the game lasts. For me, if you enjoy the franchise it’s a must-buy. If the genre is your type of game then again I recommended this year’s installment. 8.8/10