Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare - Part 2
2011 (cont): US Marines scour the Unspecified Country in search of Al-Asad, battling his troops at every step of the way. When the Marines reach the capital city, someone detonates a nuclear device - obliterating most of the 30,000-strong invasion force, including player-character Paul Jackson. This singular act of violence incurs the wrath of the US Commander, Hershel von Shepard. And as we'll see, this will have a significant impact on the events of Modern Warfare 2.
Price, Soap and chums follow another lead from Nikolai, learning that Al-Asad fled to Azerbaijan before the nuclear attack. They track him to his safehouse, at which point the partnership between Al-Asad and Zakhaev is finally discovered. Price then shoots Al-Asad in the head.
With the help of a US Marine recon unit, the SAS head to an unspecified Russian city (Infinity Ward doesn't like naming places). The team manages to find Zakhaev Junior, but he commits suicide to avoid capture. Understandably upset, his Dad decides to launch several nuclear ICBMs at the East Coast of the United States. After locating the silo, Price and his men launch a desperate assault - successfully detonating the missiles before they can reach their targets.
The squad flees the facility in stolen trucks, but their escape is cut short when a Mi-24 Hind destroys the bridge they're about to cross. An oil tanker explodes, flooring the survivors. Imran Zakhaev then shows up to personally finish off his enemies. Zakhaev executes Gaz, one of the more prominent members of the squad, but a dying Captain Price manages to slide his pistol to Soap. Despite not being able to see properly, Soap shoots Zakhaev and his two bodyguards.
Russian loyalists show up in a helicopter and evacuate Soap. A medic desperately tries to save Price, but he looks to be dead.