Modern Warfare 2 remastered has officially been announced and is releasing in Fall 2022, with source speculation of a late October or early November release date. Recent May leaks have pointed towards a new game mode inspired by Escape from Tarkov.
There’s something about classic games that keeps people coming back. Whether its retired series’ like Medal of Honor, or mainstays of franchises that are still going strong such as Halo 2, there’s a nostalgia and a charm that these old games have. Many of them still have a very active player base, and by jumping into a game you’ll find a lively and friendly community who are joined by their love for classic FPS games.
The reason that they remain so popular is likely that they were a product of a simpler time. Many major FPS series started life on the PS2 console or the original Xbox console. Some were also released on PC, but back in those days if you wanted to play them you had to go to a game store and buy the physical disc. There was no digital purchasing, no Steam or Epic Games Store.
This also meant that when you bought a game, you got the whole game. There wasn’t any additional DLC or skins to be bought. Any updates or major revisions were saved for sequels and new titles. This is where their appeal lies - for what’s often a low price, you get a full and completed game, often with an amazing single player campaign on top of the high-action multiplayer game modes.
One of the best features of Modern Warfare 2 was its surprisingly in-depth single player campaign. Each story mission was difficult, and had a lot of emotional weight and character development. At the time of its release, the game caused controversy with its “No Russian” mission.
Just like you, we’re hoping that MW2 remastered will keep the single player campaign. Just like in multiplayer, hacks can also help you out in story mode. MW2 was known for its difficult and unforgiving missions, but also its amazing narrative. There’s nothing stopping you from enjoying the rest of the game without completing story mode, but to get the most out of your game purchase you’ll want to give it a try.
The mechanics of single player are much different to multiplayer MW2, as it requires a heavier focus on stealth gameplay. This can make it hard to complete for players who are used to the more chaotic squad-based gameplay.