By Stan Rezaee
It has been six years since Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 wowed the gaming world but Aspyr Media is hoping to reignite that spark for Mac gamers.
While most of the gaming community has moved on to Black Ops II and Ghost as they await the release of Advanced Warfare, Mac gamers now have the opportunity to play one of the most iconic shooters. The series has changed but Mac gamers have never had the chance to finish the story of Captain Price and Soap MacTavish.
To recap the story; the game is set several years after the events of Modern Warfare with the Ultranationalist having take control of Russia and Irma Zakhaev becoming a martyr. Meanwhile an international special forces unit designated Task Force 141 is established under the command of General Shepard and the leadership of John “Soap” MacTavish.
The war never ended for Vladimir Makarov, Zakhaev protégé, who has embarked on a terrorist campaign against the West. A CIA operation tries to shutdown his operation but it ends with America being framed for a terrorist attack in Russia. In response to the attack, Russia launches a massive invasion of the eastern United States.
Task Force 141 is in a race against time to capture Makarov and end the war while the US Army Rangers fight to defend the homeland against the Russian army.
The single player campaign switches between the Army Rangers defending the American homefront and Task Force 141’s hunt for Makarov. The Multiplayer feature gives players a verity of gameplay options while unlocking new gear as they improve their status. Overall it’s the same classic that console and PC gamers fell in love with a long time ago.
Some might feel it’s redundant to port a game that is six years old while the series has radically changed. However, it needs to be noted that Call of Duty games are the most popular online game and Modern Warfare 2 still has a strong multiplayer presence on both consoles and the PC.
Compared to the titles that followed, Modern Warfare 2 is an outstanding game by improving on its predecessor while enriching the already beloved characters and pushing the story to a peak of perfection.
Given the limited selection of games that are available for the Max OS, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is the perfect title. Now Mac gamers can finally play the iconic shooter that all their PC and console friends have talked so much about.
Final Score: 9/10
Disclaimer: I played this game at a friends house for 3 hours while playing the Xbox 360 version for 3 hours for a comparison.