Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is a first-person shooter video game developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision. Officially announced on February 11, 2009,the game was released worldwide on November 10, 2009 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Microsoft Windows.It is the sixth installment of the Call of Duty series and the direct sequel to Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, continuing the same storyline, with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 ending the storyline.It was released in conjunction with two other Call of Duty games: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilized for the Nintendo DS,and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Reflex, a port of Call of Duty 4 adapted by Treyarch for the Wii console.
The game’s campaign follows the Task Force 141, a special forces unit fronted by Captain Soap MacTavish, and the United States Army Rangers as they hunt Vladimir Makarov, leader of the Russian Ultranationalist party. The game’s main playable characters are Gary “Roach” Sanderson, of the 141, and James Ramirez, of the Army Rangers, with Captain MacTavish becoming playable later in the campaign. An expansive multiplayer mode is featured in the game, with several new features and modes that were not seen in its predecessor.
Development for the game began in 2008, when it was still known as Call of Duty 6; eventually, the full title was revealed. Modern Warfare 2 uses the IW 4.0 engine, an improved version of Call of Duty 4’s IW 3.0. Infinity Ward was inspired by real-life conflicts when developing the campaign mode. They initially tested the multiplayer mode by playing an in-house beta version of the game. Teasing began in March 2009, with short trailers being released for the game and, eventually, a full reveal trailer. The multiplayer mode was revealed shortly after. Two downloadable content packs were released for it post-release, each containing four new maps.
Modern Warfare 2 has been critically acclaimed by various gaming websites, attaining a 94/100 aggregate score on Metacritic, with praise stemming primarily from its in-depth multiplayer component. Within 24 hours of release, the game sold approximately 4.7 million copies in North America and the United Kingdom. In addition to its release, a comic book series based on one of the game’s characters was also produced, entitled Modern Warfare 2: Ghost. Despite the game’s success, it was subject to some controversies, with one surrounding a playable level that had the player carry out a terror attack on an airport.
System Requirements :
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 system requirements (minimum)
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 3.2 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 3200+ processor or better supported
CPU SPEED: Intel Pentium 4 3.2GHz or AMD Athlon 64 3200+ processor or better supported
RAM: 1 GB
OS: Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 (Windows 95/98/ME/2000 are unsupported)
VIDEO CARD: 256 MB NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT or better or ATI Radeon 1600 XT or better