Format: XBox 360
Approximate Time Spent playing at time of writing: 78 hours
Read my thoughts on Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 as a competitive game here.
More on my thoughts on Call of Duty as a game series in general.
Whilst the single player parts are pretty dull scripted affairs with no real AI, the co-op challenge “Special Ops” missions are the heart of this game and make this a lot more fun than other Call of Duty’s I’ve played as a challenge game.
Competitive Gaming Design Review:
Almost everything you should NOT do in a competitive game is in here.
Competitive Game Review:
I’ve tried to play it, but I couldn’t review this, as there’s no way to take the actual box game seriously as a competitive game thanks to atrocious anti-competitive gaming design. The only way I’ve seen it work at things like MLG is to make enormous mod changes to turn it into a totally different game.
The “Special Ops” missions are entirely what this score is based on, they are incredibly better than everything else in the game.