Modern Warfare 2 Review (Xbox Series S)

For our Modern Warfare 2 Review, we enter a world that is an unprecedented global conflict that brings the return of the iconic Operators of Task Force 141. From small-scale, high-stakes infiltration tactical ops to highly classified missions, players will deploy alongside friends in a truly immersive experience.

Modern Warfare 2 Review Pros:

  • Incredible graphics.
  • 113.8GB download size with a 22.5GB reserved space requirement.
  • 1000 Gamerscore.
  • First-person shooter gameplay.
  • Tutorial pop-ups for all the menus.
  • The new menu system going for a Netflix/Amazon style with big boxes and swipes.
  • Much faster loading times.
  • Controller settings – supports a mouse for aiming, 15 button layouts including custom, flip bumpers, stick layout presets, Invert axis, and sensitivity sliders for everything from mounted turrets to guns to ads and vehicles.
  • Set up a quick settings menu.
  • Graphics settings – on-demand texture streaming, world motion blur, weapon motion blur, film grain slider, depth of field, fidelity CAS, fidelity CAS strength slider, a field of view slider for both first and third-person views, and set the safe area of the screen.
  • 17 missions in the campaign.
  • Mission and difficulty selection.
  • The cooperative mode has three missions each with a three-star ranking for performance.
  • Your perks in multiplayer are awarded over time in the game instead of always on.
  • The campaign story is a really good action flick that is predictable but still a blast.
  • The story takes in many types of set pieces from the sniper, and vehicle driving to nighttime and breakouts.
  • As you finish missions in the campaign, you unlock banners, XP boosters, and weapons for multiplayer.
  • No multiplayer achievements.
  • Powerful hard-hitting soundtrack and sound effects.

Modern Warfare 2 Review Cons:

  • No hardcore playlists.
  • Parts of the campaign are drawn out way too long and feel like needless filler.
  • Your choices in the campaign have no effect on the story or anything else.
  • Weird bug where I can’t change the showcase features.
  • No multiplayer achievements.
  • Respawn points continue to be hit-and-miss.
  • Only a few Co-op missions.
  • It felt like the music was missing in key set pieces.
  • Doesn’t have full clan support, just your tag which can be anything and copied.

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Modern Warfare 2:

Official website.

Developer: Infinity Ward

Publisher: Activision

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  • 9/10
    Graphics - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10


Call of duty is back for its yearly outing and this time it’s back to the Infinity Wards Cod experience. Now I’m not a huge single-player fan, but over the years I have been burnt by boring stories, the need to cram celebrities in, and generally, it’s all very lackluster. Truth is the story itself is not that new, it telegraph’s a lot of twists but that doesn’t take away that it is a fantastic campaign. Yes they take a lot of the set pieces in the original MW2 campaign like crawling in the grass as patrols walk nearby or the long-range sniper games but it is a really well-done campaign because it does allow you to play it your way, it’s not so uninformed and linear. The multiplayer mind, the thing you buy Cod for is a little underwhelming, whilst the Gunplay itself is still top-drawer, the actual offerings are few and between and it’s more a case of what they put in over what they take out. For example, there is no hardcore playlist at all which is quite a big deal, the matchmaking is still not as fast as it used to be, and the new maps are OK but there aren’t really any standouts. At the time of the review, Warzone 2.0 isn’t out and MW2 doesn’t have a battle pass yet. The daily missions help get you exp and level up fast but you can’t skip or re-roll any and when you get one for something you don’t have unlocked it is quite the sucky suck. Overall I found it to be a huge step forward in campaign experiences but stagnant on the multiplayer and it’s a case of wait and sees what comes along the line because the day one offering is not fantastic but it is just more Call of Duty but with ultra-realistic graphics.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!