Modern Warfare 2 - Part 2

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2016 (cont): No-one has a clue about Shepherd's crazy agenda, and everyone is busy frying bigger fish - namely a fish called World War III.

Task Force 141, desperately trying to link Makarov to the airport massacre, chase down a lead in Rio de Janeiro. The squad locate and subdue Rojas, a weapons dealer who has worked with the terrorist. Rojas reveals that Makarov's worst enemy, Prisoner #627, is held prisoner in a Russian gulag.

The Russian military invades the United States, and thanks to the stolen data from the ACS module, they manage to do this without anyone noticing until its too late. US Rangers Private James Ramirez is one of many troops who attempt to repel the attackers, but the conflict is brutal - especially since the Russians are successfully contesting American airspace.

MacTavish, Roach and the others successfully assault the gulag and rescue Prisoner #627, who naturally turns out to be Captain Price; at this point MacTavish regains his old nickname. Price joins Task Force 141 and says he'll help go after Makarov, but first he wants to do something about the war in the USA. To this end, the squad invade a Russian port - in defiance of Shepherd's orders - and Price personally captures a nuclear submarine. To the alarm of everyone but himself, Price then launches a nuke at Washington DC.

Price programmes the missile to detonate in the Earth's upper atmosphere, killing an innocent astronaut in the process. More helpfully, the nuclear explosion creates an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) over the US Capital, disabling most electronics in the region and causing all the Russian helicopters to fall right out of the sky. This effect comes just in the nick of time for Ramirez and his squadmates, who successfully recapture The White House in time to call off a massive American airstrike - one that would have otherwise flattened the city.

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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
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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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