Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is definitely one of the most anticipated game titles of the recent years, and it's been expected to even beat the sales records set by the Grand Theft Auto 4. The CoD series has been around for a long while already, but it was the last game in the series, Modern Warfare, that really struck gold and made the game mainstream. It was also the first game in the series to take place in a modern day setting, now the Modern Warfare 2 is offering more of the same - lets see if it manages to do it as well as the original MW did.
Without too much spoilage it's safe to say that the single player is pretty similar to the original MW. You spend most of your time chasing global terrorists in various locations all around the globe. The action is intense throughout the game, and even if the game is very short, for example I played it through in less than five hours, it still offers more action than some longer games. The story comes with just as many twists and clichés as your average Hollywood film or TV-series and the amount of action is plentiful, to say the least.
Hardware used in the test:
- CPU: AMD Phenom 965 Black Edition
- Memory: 2*2 GB G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 16000 CL9
- Motherboard: MSI 790FX-70GD
- GFX: Sapphire ATI Radeon HD4890
- Display: LG L246WT-BN (1920x1200)
One of the strengths of the original Modern Warfare was that the graphics were outstanding, but the game could also be played on lesser setups. On our test rig (the one above) the game ran smooth through the single player and also served well on the multiplayer with the 1920x1200 resolution, graphic settings cranked to max and AA set to 4X.
The game looks great and considering it still uses the good old DirectX9 and doesn't require a crazy expensive powerhouse to run smoothly, it really makes you wonder why we really need all those new DirectX-versions.
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