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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009)

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A massacre at a Russian airport leads to a war between Russia and the United States. Meanwhile, a Task Force is sent to find the perpetrators and bring the bloodshed to an end.

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Jason West

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lance Henriksen ... General Shepherd (voice)
Keith David ... Sergeant Foley (voice)
Barry Pepper ... Corporal Dunn (voice)
Kevin McKidd ... 'Soap' MacTavish (voice)
Roman Varshavsky ... Makarov (voice)
Craig Fairbrass ... Ghost (voice)
Sven Holmberg Sven Holmberg ... Nikolai (voice)
Billy Murray ... Captain Price (voice)
Gabriel Al-Rajhi Gabriel Al-Rajhi ... Additional Voice Talent (voice) (as Gabrielle Al-Rajhi)
Eugene Alper ... Additional Voice Talent (voice) (as Eugene Alpers)
Will Arnett ... Additional Voice Talent (voice)
Troy Baker ... Additional Voice Talent (voice)
Brian Bloom ... Additional Voice Talent (voice)
Alex Bronquette Alex Bronquette ... Additional Voice Talent (voice)
Coy Clark Coy Clark ... Additional Voice Talent (voice)
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Storyline

Five years after the events of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (2007), Russia is in political turmoil once again. Vladimir Makarov, a brutal leader and former associate of Imran Zakhaev, has set in motion a series of events that will threaten global security. After a series of vicious terrorist attacks, the situation is deemed dangerous enough for Task Force 141, led by Captain Soap MacTavish and Co., to be deployed all around the world, attempting to track down Makarov and restore peace. Written by David C. and callofduty.wikia.com

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Genres:

Action | Adventure | War

Certificate:

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Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Call of Duty 6 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,000,000,000
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Trivia

Modern Warfare 2 alongside Crysis 2, is one of two games Ham Zimmer composed the soundtrack for. See more »

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General Shepherd: ["Team Player"; mission start] Get up, Private Allen! Rangers lead the way! *Move!*
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Excellent gaming sequel
6 January 2010 | by freemantle_ukSee all my reviews

We gamers trend to be a conservative bunch. The most popular games tend to be sequels to already established series like Grand Theft Auto, Pro Evolution Soccer, Uncharted 2, the Football Manager series, the Total War series etc... One of the most popular is the Call of Duty series. Call of Duty games were often set in the Second World War, but the series found great critical and commercial success with Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare set in the near future. A sequel was inevitable and it has become the fastest selling game in history.

Set 5 years after the previous game the Ultra-Nationalists have taken control of Russia and Zakhaev had been made into a national hero. General Shepherd (Lance Henriksen) forms a new counter-terrorism force, including "Soap" MacTavish (Kevin McKidd), the playable character in the previous game. Early on in the game Russian terrorists attack an airport in Russia, and kill a CIA undercover agent to frame America for it. This gives Russia international sympathy and they invade the East Coast of America. Shepherd and his team have to stop the Russian before the war goes nuclear and the action takes the player to Brazil, Russia and Afghanstan. As well you end up fighting on the frontline in the war against Russia as Private Ramirez in the US Rangers.

The plot is entertaining enough. But what makes games great is whether they are playable, and this one is. The controls are simple and the game itself is more playable then it's predecessor. It is highly addictive to and very enjoy. It is sadly a little short but you could always raise the difficulty level. It is simple fun playing soldier.

There was controversy with one of the games missions set in a Russia airport where it you play the CIA operative undercover with a Russian terrorist group. You have to help kill innocent people, which the controversial nature of the mission. I can understand the victim of terrorism concerns, but I don't mind violence in computer games. The same agreements were used against violence films, but I'm of the view that if someone is influence to commit a violence act because of something in the media then they were not right in the head in the first place.

Overall, very enjoyable for die-hard gamers.


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