Call of Duty : Modern Warfare 2 is the sixth game of the famous Call of Duty franchise. The game released in 2009 after Call of Duty : World at War. The game is a work of Infinity Ward and a publish of Activision.
As the name goes, this game is the direct squeal of the game Call of Duty : Modern Warfare. The story of the game begins from the end of the last game we mentioned earlier. Throughout the game, the player has to deal with the Russian Ultra nationalists.
Gameplay Mechanics in Call of Duty : Modern Warfare 2
As a Military Game, Modern Warfare 2 features much more similar gameplay mechanics like Modern Warfare (previous game). There are some similarities in gameplay.
Basic Gameplay and Modes
The game is a first person shooter game( Like other Call of Duty Games). The game gives the player to access various high technological military equipment than previous game.
Other than some interesting weapons and other military equipment, basically the player can use three stances for movement. Standing for high mobility and quick actions, Couching for accuracy and to reduce unwanted hostile attention and Prone for stealth. So the player has to understand these three stances and use them appropriately in each case. And player can use cover to avoid some enemy attacks (not all).
The Game has got three main game modes. They are, Campaign (Single Player), Spec Ops (Special Challenges) and Multiplayer. Single Player mode is centered around the plot and Spec Ops is a mode which gives the player specific challenges.
Characters in Call of Duty : Modern Warfare 2
As usual there are several playable characters and some NPC’s are available in the game.
There are five playable characters in the game:
- Sergeant Gary “Roach” Sanderson – International Special Forces
- Private First Class Joseph Allen – US Army Rangers
- Private James Ramirez – US Army Rangers
- Captain John “Soap” MacTavish – International Special Forces
And we have several interesting NPC’s such as Lieutenant Simon “Ghost” Riley (International Special Forces), Sergeant Foley, Corporal Dunn (US Army Rangers), Captain John Price from COD 4.
Story in Modern Warfare 2
After 5 years of the incidents in Modern Warfare, Russian Ultra nationalists (Led by Vladimir Makarov) gain the power of Russia and declare war against US.
Through these actions, the player has to fight for two main objectives again, just like the previous games. First one is to find Makarov and the second is to push off the invading Russian Army.
Through various obstacles, betrayals and challenges, player need to find the way to clear these two objectives. And finally the game ends with setting the base for the next game in the three Modern Warfare games.
The game is a very successful one. It has given the most unforgettable and unforgivable moments in our gaming lives. (Guess you have to play to find out that moment). The story and overall game mechanics is great and it’s another “must be played” if you are a military game lover.