Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remasteredby Mikhail Aug 19, 2020 | 1 Votes | 80 Played | 0 Reviews 10 rate Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered is, as its name suggests, a graphically enhanced version of the 2009 game. Free for PS Plus users this August 2020, it solely provides the famous and action-packed campaign, just with better overall presentation. Continue the story and fight in conflicts around the globe. Play Now Similar Games Played
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Call of Duty is undoubtedly one of the most storied video game franchises around the world. People love them, especially the old Modern Warfare trilogy which gave us memorable characters like Capt Price, Soap, and Makarov. There was a reboot last year, and hopefully, it’ll live up to its predecessor.
If you’re PlayStation Plus subscriber, you can experience Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s remastered version all over again on the PlayStation 4. It features the game’s action-packed and memorable campaign mode. Although stripped of its co-op and multiplayer elements, the six-hour campaign is more than worth playing. If you haven’t played this a decade ago, you’ve definitely missed out. Try not to make the same mistake again, and instead, jump into the battlefield and find out what made the trilogy so memorable.
Not convinced? Well, before you decide not to add it to your list, let’s first check out what it brings:
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered’s story revolves around two fronts. The first is Task Force 141’s covert operations in trying to capture - or kill - Russian terrorist, Vladimir Makarov. In this part, you’ll be in the combat boots of several characters including Soap MacTavish and new guy Roach Sanderson. You’ll be in a team with the ever-popular Captain Price and the rather hilarious Ghost and Nikolai with the “support” of General Shepherd. The other front involves fighting a war between the United States and Russia, now dominated by the Ultranationalists who revere the first game’s main antagonist, Imran Zakhaev. Without diving deep into spoilers, let’s just say you’ll fight in the American front.
War is, of course, an extremely heavy theme. Bullets don’t discriminate, and you’ll experience this through the infamous “No Russian” mission. To some, it may be quite disturbing, but thankfully, you’ll have the option to skip it at the start of the game if you don’t want to relive the experience.
The campaign is tremendously fast-paced and has zero-downtime. In a way, playing the game is like getting a six-hour-long shot of adrenaline. It’s so immersive and you can’t afford to blink or even look away. There are no improvements to the gameplay, but the gunplay doesn’t feel dated at all especially when compared to the remastered version of its predecessor. Though it doesn’t feel as “current” as Warzone or the reboot, it holds up fairly well. With that said, it’ll feel like you’re playing a game released in this generation, not the last.
The campaign is split between two fronts: the American and the Task Force 141’s missions. The former involves a straightforward approach: fight on the streets of Virginia and Washington DC against invading Russian forces. As for the covert Task 141’s front, you’ll fight in various places including the mountains of Georgia and Kazakhstan, the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, and the frigid Kamchatka region in Eastern Russia.
Unfortunately, the gameplay has a major flaw: the checkpoints which were a game design staple years back. The current games try to make missions as seamless as possible whereas the MW2 uses set-piece-like areas. In these parts, you’ll fight off hordes of enemies that continue to spawn even if you’ve taken down dozens. Don’t even think of pushing forward when there are still enemies as well, considering you’ll meet a hail of bullets and meet an untimely demise. Note that this was also a major problem its predecessor had. Thankfully, this is no longer an issue in newer Call of Duty titles.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered introduces variety in its various missions. You won’t just run around and shoot: you’ll also use weapons like javelin missiles and predator drones. Moreover, you’ll be treated to a large selection of guns, ranging from the M4A1 to the Steyr Aug and their attachments like heartbeat sensors and thermal scopes. There are also sequences where you have to drive a vehicle like a snowmobile and a rubber boat which are all incredibly action-packed.
Presentation is where Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered excels. It runs at a solid 60 frames per second on a base PS4 without any framerate drops even if the world is exploding all around you. Character models and environmental assets look like they were made in the past few years, not a decade ago. The atmosphere it provides is a way more immersive than the original version and could even put more recent games to shame.
Overall, you’ll never go wrong in playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered. It’s an outstanding enhanced version of an already-outstanding campaign. With its action-packed sequences, plethora of weapons, memorable cast of characters, and immersive environments, it’s a must-have if you’re a PlayStation Plus subscriber. Though it falters in some aspects due to the trends of its time, it holds up fairly well and we’re sure a remastered version of its successor is on the way.