Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare - Part 2

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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.

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riley0818mw2's Avatar


In order to understand :excited: Call of Duty you have to play all the Campaign Missions in all Call of Duty's
Posted 03:07 on 08 May 2012
87Sarah's Avatar


I haven't even thought about buying COD for the storyline...
Posted 15:45 on 04 November 2011
mydeaddog's Avatar


Cheers guys. I wrote this some time ago, but I have to say I rather enjoyed doing it.

For me, the interesting thing to note is that CoD 4 clearly had a much, much better plot than MW2. I know that this was never really in disputem, but when you have it all laid out on paper (well, screen), it really is quite striking.

MW2 had lots of great moments, but the plot was totally all over the place. And even CoD 4 seriously drops the ball with the Four Horsemen. Makarov may turn out to be Horseman 4, but that clearly wasn't the plan at the time, was it? They'd have mentioned it in MW2, somehow.

Of course, the really telling thing is that MW2's campaign still works, despite being fairly nonsensical. If you give people pure mayhew in the right quantity, you don't need narrative sense.

Although I'd still say that the campaign in CoD4 was the best we've had so far...
Posted 14:52 on 04 November 2011
draytone's Avatar


If you could to the write up including MW3 after its released then I won't have to play it! Yay!
Posted 11:20 on 04 November 2011
dazzadavie's Avatar


Yay! cheers for that Neon, like others have said we now know the story without having to replay the old.
Posted 08:09 on 04 November 2011
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altaranga@ squidman

Exactly. ;)
Posted 20:24 on 03 November 2011
squidman's Avatar


I also found it useful! And it means I don't have to replay CoD4 before Tuesday so hurrah.
Posted 20:15 on 03 November 2011
FantasyMeister's Avatar


I found it a gripping read. I also note that it's one page for each hour of gameplay in the singleplayer campaigns, unless you count mile high on Veteran which took me 9 hours. (It's a 60 second mission).

The fourth horseman is George Papandreou who has to destabalise Europe sufficiently enough so that Cost and Shower Gel (new undercover names to avoid Interpol) can crack a couscous in the Caucus joke to break the tension after an over the top set piece involving a minigun, a fuel depot, a nuclear tank batallion and a banana skin.
Posted 19:15 on 03 November 2011
altaranga's Avatar


I actually found this very useful. Cheers Neon.
Posted 18:53 on 03 November 2011
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mydeaddog@ squidman

It's a retcon job if that turns out to be the case; there's no mention of the Horsemen thing after the first half of CoD 4.

I reckon they just forgot to include a fourth character.
Posted 15:46 on 03 November 2011
squidman's Avatar


The only thing I would add is Operation Kingfish, the short official fan film that explains the start of TF141's campaign against Makarov and how Price ended up in the gulag in the first place:

Also, I assume Makarov is the fourth horseman.
Posted 15:32 on 03 November 2011

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