To be clear, this would be a straight remaster of the single-player portion of 2009’s Modern Warfare 2, not a follow-up to last year’s new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Names are confusing these days.
This listing seems to point to the game being released as a standalone, rather than as a pack-in with a brand new Call of Duty game – unlike the first Modern Warfare remaster, which was initially included with the Legacy Edition of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.We first heard about the possibility of a Modern Warfare 2 Remaster in 2018, when an Amazon listing seemed to reveal it. Follow-up reports explained that the game would be a single player-only experience, with multiplayer not getting the same treatment – something held up by this ratings listing.
We awarded the original Modern Warfare 2 – known as much for its infamous No Russian level as its influential FPS gameplay – a 9.5/10 review, saying it was “hands-down one of the best first-person shooters out there”, but bemoaning its short campaign mode.
We called the first Modern Warfare remaster “an enlightening time capsule for a style of Call of Duty that no longer exists“, awarding it an 8.5 review.
Joe Skrebels is IGN’s Executive Editor of News, and this by far his most-played CoD, and he was still absolutely awful at it. Berate him like they did on Xbox Live in the old days on Twitter.