Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (PC DVD-ROM)
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Grant, WELTEVREDENPARK. 11 November 2009
Great game for single player only. Installs via Steam which could take a while depending on the speed of your internet connection. Graphics are great, but multiplayer is quite limited in comparison to Modern Warfare 1 on PC. I recommend you give the PC version a skip and rather rent it on PS3 or 360.
Also: My review is based on buying it at the pre-order price. I'm not sure I could justify paying full price for this game.
Edit: Subtracting one because it's been 5 hours now and I still haven't managed to get it installed ... gotta love release day issues.
James, Morninghill. 30 November 2009
Great game, although scenes is in part stolen from COD1/2/4 with updated graphics and weapons but still very enjoyable. Graphics and sound good but not breath taking. Single player game is over too quick but it has been well thought out and has a good storyline. Spec ops extras will add another hour or so of game play but gets boring quickly. For the price, I don't think its value for money.
Kyle, Wynberg. 13 January 2010
Excellent game, no problems with Steam as I have been running Steam since 2004. Multiplayer, no problems, only noobs on the servers that ruin it.
John, South Africa. 14 December 2009
This game if judged purely on graphics and enjoyability gets a ten.
Single player campaign gets a 5 because it is EXTREMELY short. I finished it in one day of solid playing on the hard mode. I thought hard would make it last longer but it didn't.
But the whole point that 99% of the people might have bought this game is for the multiplayer and thats where it fails on an epic scale.
The lack of dedicated servers has rubbed everyone the wrong way, IWNET sucks on a scale that is unbelievable. Even (IMHO) if a lot of SA players get this game that will only improve the game a little.
IWNET suffers from bad pings. The game drops you mid game (and thereby you lose any XP you gained in that game) if it attempts a host migration and fails, which happens a lot and sometimes you can sit 5 minutes waiting for IWNET to place you in a suitable game.
Cheating is NOT non-existant (Which is part of the reason IW made IWNET) as I have seen speed hacks several times on servers.
Various reviews have slammed IW for thier change of policy and dumping the PC gamer in favour of consoles and people are now touting Bad Company 2 as the next game to make it big as the developers and publishers of Bad Company have promised dedicated servers and many other things to make BOTH camps (PC and Console players) happy.
Johanna, Henley On Klip. 18 June 2010
Now u are proberly wondedering if I filled in everything @10 why only a game rating of 9.It is simple It has 3 Problems Steam and iwnet and HACKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!.The game is fantastic to play,multiplayer is Pure legand,so many aswome combos and titels and emblems.But then u get Hackers which just ruin your game and get nukes, 2min into the game.and then the hacker is the host.But despite this buy it and never buy another fps for the rest of the year.Donno what people are moaning about with install times.myne installed under 20min and a extra 5min for the steam things and i have a 384K line lyke alot of people so wtf .awell enjoy the legand game.
Quintus, Ifafi. 8 December 2009
If you can get past the activations etc. etc., you are in for the best singleplayer campaign to ever hit a game. It may be a bit on the short side and at times confusing, the attention to detail and the immense amount of action featured in the game is near godlike. If you have a wealthy internet cap and bandwidth, you really can't go wrong here.
Thys, Durbanville. 11 November 2009
Guys this game isnt as bad as people make it out to be. Been playing the whole of last night. Game is a lot better than the first MW. Biggest issue bugging people is the Dedicated Servers.
I tried multiplayer last night out of 10 games, about 3 i had a perfect ping, cause the game matched me up with other people close to my area or in Africa. the more South Africans buy this the better the MP will become. Even though with a high ping you still get to shoot the other bastards easily.
We are however going to try and improve the MP experience for people in SA and we are going to do this by inviting SA players to private games via this Steam Community
Really, try it, definitely better than the first and even with some lag, i still enjoyed it, hardly noticed it. As for the install took me about 30 minutes max.
the more people we get to join this community the better our online experience will be.
Shane, BALLITO. 8 January 2010
Ok so.. Lets see..
I ordered and I got the game yesterday.. Put the disc install, steam started,updated and call of duty installed. This took about 30-40 minutes I think. not 100% sure though.
Started the game.. changed my settings. Sadly.. I had to lower em upon starting the game. No biggy though ^^
And I was put right into the game. Very nice. Graphics are good, controls are easy. I noticed compared to World At War, there were a few things taken out. But it doesn't bother me much at all.
So anyways The story.. was excellent!
Anyways I stopped after a while, did some other things and then went to bed.
Next day.. (today) I played it.. and man sadly.. the levels were all so short.. I finished the game in less than like... 4 hours of playing.. Maybe abit more. But basically that amount.. So short as always..
So moving on.. i decided to give multiplayer a try. Now I've heard people complaining about the no dedicated servers. But I did keep an open mind.
So I click find game, and I get a matching type of system where it searches and puts you in a game even if you dont want to be in that one. No list like before </3
Anyways so I get into a game.. As Im playing.. bam lagg. All of a sudden it seems as if I lost control of my character and I see myself moving and such on its own. So Im like.. ok moving on.. And then.. next minute the host goes. Now the whole game ends and I have to look for a new game.
And man did it take quite a while to find a new game. Cause every time I found somebody. it would always say something about a good host not being found.
So lets round it up
Graphics, very nice
Sound, hey it's pretty good I must say. Y
Gameplay, Wonderful, you really are put into the game too. Lot's of stuff happening at once
Story, VERY good but EXTREAMLY short. Some levels are like.. 10 minutes if not less if I remember right..
Multiplayer, it's fun. but really.. the no dedicated servers make ruin it when you lagg and the whole losing the host or the cant find a suitable host to play.. So yeah..
I would give it a 7.5
If story was longer.. multiplayer had dedis and didn't have all this losing the host and such.. and maybe more like.. 30 levels lol... I think it would get a 9 and a half to 10
Zubair, Kensington. 16 November 2009
great game, although the sp is short, the mp is LONG. I am running a 384 line and apart from the wait to get a game and the host dropping, this game rocks. Must buy
Shaun, Musgrave. 13 November 2009
Alright, today I got this game specifically to see whether all the complaints and crying etc are justified.
The truth is: This is one damn awesome game, and even with the issues it still warrants the price paid therefore.
Firstly, it took exactly 26 minutes to install. There are no hiccups, besides the fact that you have to create a Steam account if you never had one previously. The whole Steam method of installation uses approximately 25MBs of data, then you're ready to play.
The singleplayer campaign is nowhere near as horrific as people make it out to be. The full harshness of war has been recreated to a perfect degree, and this is already a step up from MW1. The graphics are pristine, and make the game even more engaging than ever. The gameplay is tense and spectacular, never once becoming dull and monotonous. The game is just as easy to pick up and play as the first MW. The sound is absolutely top-notch, a real pleasure for anyone who enjoys the concept of fighting in a full scale war.
There is only one reason why you would not want to buy this game- the fact that you cannot play LAN games without being connected to the internet. Otherwise this is one of the best multiplayers systems ever, and even people with 3G will experience no lag.
DO NOT listen to the comments of people who are writing this game off without having even played it! I felt exactly the same as they did, and after having played it and experiencing the joy of the multiplayer mode first-hand, I would recommend this game to any FPS fan.
To all those who have bought it - join the Steam Community group http://steamcommunity.com/groups/MW2_SA? and come join in some games, you'll be addicted instantly!
Wiehan, Petrus Steyn. 30 December 2009
Im struggling for 5 days now and still I cant play COD because of the steam program that came along with the game. In the program steam you should download updates of the game and my updates dont want to download. The game cost me R500 and I spend more than R100 for internet data. If somebody know a solution please tell me what to do!!!! Computing Greeting.
Wiehan, Paarl. 12 September 2010
I red the reviews on this website and thought aah this game suks. A week ago my friend told me it was an aswsom game so I went to buy it. Downloading takes olmost forever but after that your gonna play the best game ever. All you weak raters of this game. You must use a good computer like i do. I bet you a hundred buks most of them have computers that isnt able to run the game like mine. Before buying this game make sure your computer can run it. Otherwise your just wasting money
Intel core 2 duo
Christo, . 27 November 2009
As far as I am concerned this game is a huge disappointment.
Game is buggy and laggy.
Installation is a project on its own. Had to search the net and change file names to get the game installed.
Multiplayer is a waiting game, and some of the time the connection is so bad you can't play.
When you do get a game where the connection is fine you still get some lag every few minutes. Then again maybe it's my 4mb telkom connection that is not up to standard.
For me though this game was a total waste of money.
Hylton, Pretoria North. 13 November 2009
WARNING A FURTHER 2 GIG'S OF EXTRA CONTENT NEEDS TO BE DOWNLOADED BEFORE THE GAME CAN BE PLAYED!!
Leon, ERMELO. 9 September 2010
Excellent - Best War-game thus far, single player mode - resetting the cache would be usefull as indoor non-internet gaming is my world. My kid and I compete and therefore it is impossible to challenge skills on gaming in general -creating profiles would have been a + and a 10 at playability also.
Werner, South Africa. 11 February 2015
For someone without uncapped download capable internet this game is unplayable. There is no way with 3G that you would want to buy 14GB worth of data just to play a game that is already on the internet. Steam games like this are therefore loosing a lot of fans. I've now bought this game and I can't do a thing with it. I would normally give this 0 out of 5 stars but it seems 1 star is the minimum. This steam version of the game SUCKS!
Ian, CENTRAL. 11 November 2009
over 2 hours to install with multiple errors like 'server too busy to handle your request issues'
DO NOT BUY THIS game poor poor installation and no LAN multiplayer
Dudley, Koingnaas. 30 November 2009
Wouldnt recommend buying it unless you want to lose 10 years of your life due to the frustration of installing steam and getting the game going, its a nightmare!! Steam really ruined this otherwise good game..
Llewellyn, . 12 November 2009
Awsome game. played a lot last night. the only thing that hold SA back is the negative comments that was said before the game released. I think everyone that have played the multiplayer now and have seen the great gameplay and good ping on servers, will agree with me that its the best.
GREAT AWSOME STUNNING GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!
Steven, Durban. 21 January 2011
To Viehan S. Buddy. You are a cake!! It seems you are obviously not a discerning gamer. Your review was absolutely useless. You just wanted to rant about the fact that you bought this game and enjoyed it. I can assure you that most people who discuss or rate these games are running far better systems than your piddly little "Intel Core 2 Duo". You rave about your computer being so good but you only list it as Intel Core 2 Duo. that tells us NOTHING. haha. Let's do a poll and ask the people on this page, who already commented on this game, what systems they are running and you put your money where your mouth is. R100 for each person with a better rig than you. I'm entering first - (Intel Core i5 650; 4 GB DDR3 1333 ram; Nvidia GTX 570 gfx card. 700 Watt PSU.) My system isn't even something to brag about. By the way, Viehan. Any computer with a dedicated graphics card, that wasn't built 10 years ago, can run this game. obviously the settings will be low.
That said, I really did enjoy this game. I think it is more intense than MW 1, which makes up for the short SP campaign. I've played all the CoD's and this one is the most submersive yet.The graphics are good but aren't phenominal. Beware the massive STEAM downloads. If you have uncapped internet and enjoy FPS, get this game.
robert, BLOUBERGRISE. 30 June 2010
This game is so good.Multiplayer is addictive u can put attachments on your guns,use perks, killstreaks that u can actually controll unlike mw1 and so much more.Just campaighn is quit short but a must buy.
Tshepo, South Africa. 28 April 2017
I was so looking forward to this game, but got very disappointed. It required that I go online to activate it but after that it's still not playing. Every time I try to play it says it is not ready to play offline. So disappointed