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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 on 360

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is a Fighting game available on the 360. It can be played in Firstperson Singleplayer Competitive Cooperative modes.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is a Fighting game. Fighting games revolve around the interaction of two or more characters in some form of physical combat. Players learn to control characters through either memorisation of button combinations to access more advance moves, or by their reactions and accurate timing.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 can be played in a Firstperson mode. First Person games view the world from the eyes of the in-game character. You don't see the character themselves apart from their hands, gun or possibly feet as in Mirror's Edge. Because of the imediacy of the experience and sheer volume of visual information the player is offered First Person games lend themselves to the shooting genre. The FPS view enables players to immerse themselves in the experience and react quicker to events in the game. Other games have used a first person view to deliver an unusual perspective on an old genre - Mirror's Edge for example delivers a Platforming genre through a First Person view.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 can be played in a Singleplayer mode. Single Player Campaign games focus on one player's experience. Rather than collaborate with other players either locally or online, players progress alone. The campaign style of gameplay offers a connected series of challenges to play through. These chapters work together to tell a story through which players progress. Single player games are able to focus on one experience of a scenario, so that it is usually a richer, more visceral game.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 can be played in a Competitive mode. Competitive Multiplayer games provide experiences where players compete against each other and the computer. Obviously lending itself to sports and team games, these competitive engagements have also dominated the shooting and fighting genres because of the direct combat and expertise involved in each. Although these games were originally played in a split screen style, more recently they are played online via services such as PlayStation Network, Xbox Live and the Nintendo Wireless Connection.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 can be played in a Cooperative mode. Cooperative Multiplayer games provide an experience that is played symaltaneously by multiple players. Unlike the simple arena competitive multiplayer style games where players try to kill the most enemies, true co-operative games are designed to take a group of players through a campaign experience together. This will involve sections where players have to work together to proceed - either from the sheer difficulty as in Halo 3 on 360 or by the design of levels such as LittleBigPlanet on PS3.

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Rebecca Mayes Live review Wed, 10 Aug 2011

My Modern Warfare song was a thank you and a challenge. I questioned what courage really was because for me it wasn't in the big brash shooting in front of me on the screen but in the small quiet stories of the people behind the controls.

When I came to write Modern Warfare I basically just felt really grateful for all the support and opportunities I'd had for these sounds. I had so many superb interactions and responses from people about what I was doing. So this song felt like a perfect opportunity to think about how everyone's lives are so interesting and full of adventure.
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Mousey Gamer review Sat, 19 Dec 2009

Here's what I drew with my mouse after playing Batman: Arkham Asylum. I hope you like my video game reviews that are not hand drawn - but written one mouse stroke at a time.

Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer has a very subtle approach to balancing the universe. People that would normally shun the role-playing genre as nerdy will find themselves pleasantly grinding through online matches, gaining experience to unlock new weapons, attachments, in-game perks, and special character titles... an activity that pretty much defines standard RPG's.
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Considered Gamer review Tue, 24 Nov 2009

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 explodes onto your screen with a furore of excitement. No surprise really considering the huge success of the first Modern Warfare 360, PC amd PS3 game. Unfortunately amidst this excitement and flashes of genius Modern Warfare 2 misplaces focus and ambition and turns into a rather messy overly complex experience. As my father used to say when I got overexcited as a child, 'It spoiled itself'.

The Call of Duty series has been increasingly gung ho in recent incarnations on Xbox 360, PC and PlayStation 3. Long gone are the days where I felt emotionally moved by the events I witnessed in the first two games. Instead. recent games have felt like a shooting gallery, where I am simply guided from one place to the next simply shooting anything that moved. I'm not complaining exactly as it has still made for an enjoyable experience, just one that lacks any real sense of emotional connection. Sadly this has gone one step further with Modern Warfare 2 where I found myself feeling like I'm participating in a mindless action blockbuster rather than a war film.
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Soulful Gamer review Tue, 24 Nov 2009

Delivering a bombastic, explosion-filled experience that would make Hollywood proud, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 certainly does its best to raise the level of action portrayed in first-person shooters to new heights. Unfortunately it also takes a needless mis-step towards controversy in its campaign and ultimately tells a muddled and outrageous story that acts as an uneasy sequel to Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.

Although many gamers and critics have already consider Modern Warfare 2 to be the greatest first-person shooter ever made down to its multiplayer and new co-op missions, Ive always played the Call of Duty games for their single-player campaign alone. This sequel to 2007's excellent, if morally-questionable, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, was always going to be a tough act to follow but I was curious to see if they would continue with their believable storyline.
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Frugal Gamer review Wed, 04 Nov 2009

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 on 360, PS3 and PC is the direct sequel to the best-selling Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Playing as new character Sgt Gary 'Roach' Sanderson as part of an international anti-terrorist army, the game takes players on a whirlwind journey across the world as you lead the fight against international terrorism. With new co-operative missions and an improved competitive multiplayer, Modern Warfare 2 sets the new standard in first-person shooters and cinematic video games on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

The first Modern Warfare was a video game triumph with its gripping single-player story mode and the addictive and groundbreaking multiplayer. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 increases the intensity of both these components tremendously and creates the ultimate first-person shooter for Xbox360, PS3 and PC.
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