Modern Warfare 2 - Part 3

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2016 (cont): Shepherd and TF141 have now determined that Makarov can only be hiding in one of two places: a safehouse in the Caucasus Mountains, on the Georgian-Russian border, or an aircraft disposal yard in Afghanistan. Roach goes with half the team to the safehouse, where almost everyone is killed trying to retrieve a DSM - another MacGuffin gizmo that carries vital intel on Makarov's activities, including the airport attack. Roach and Ghost (a masked soldier who sounds a lot like Gaz) acquire the device and reach the extraction point, despite Roach being badly wounded. Then Shepherd turns up and kills them both, revealing his duplicity. He steals the DSM and leaves.

Meanwhile Soap and Price have already discovered Shepherd's treachery. In Afghanistan, the pair find themselves in the middle of a battle between Makarov's ultranationalists and Shepherd's Shadow Company - which is either a US military unit, or some kind of private army. Knowing that Makarov will be listening over the airwaves, Price grabs a radio and asks his foe to reveal the location of Shepherd's base, stating, "The enemy of my enemy is my friend." Makarov warns Price that the old idiom cuts both ways, but he tells Price where Shepherd can be found. At the same time, Shepherd uses his status to brand Soap and Price as war criminals.

After an epic battle at Shepherd's base, Price and Soap chase the general and manage to shoot down his helicopter. In a final stand-off, near the wreck of the chopper, Shepherd stabs Soap and starts brawling with Price. As Shepherd is about to kill his nemesis, Soap pulls the knife from his chest and throws it into the general's eye. Price recovers and resuscitates Soap, then the two men are rescued by their old friend, Nikolai.

Shepherd has been defeated, but Price and Soap are now the most wanted men in the world. And Makarov is still very much alive and well.

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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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