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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s story picks up three year after the events of 2019’s rebooted Modern Warfare. Captain Price’s iconic Task Force 141 is now fully assembled and, of course, another of global terrorism has emerged. Fresh new mechanics, more flexibility in how you complete missions, and a host of callbacks to the original series make Modern Warfare 2’s campaign feel satisfying despite an increase in difficulty.

This rebooted version of Task Force 141 features Price and the familiar faces of Simon “Ghost” Riley, Kyle “Gaz” Garrick, and John “Soap” MacTavish. However, Modern Warfare 2 introduces a new ally with Colonel Alejandro Vargas of the Mexican Special Forces. While this is a different story than 2009’s Modern Warfare 2, it does reintroduce General Shepherd from the original campaign. Modern Warfare 2019’s Kate Laswell and the PMC group known as Shadow Company all make a return as well.

Playing as members of Task Force 141, you are put to the test when a United States airstrike kills Al-Qatala leader General Ghorbrani, whose successor, Hassan Zyani, vows revenge and teams up with an international drug cartel to transport stolen U.S. ballistic. Hassan plans to launch the against United States targets and it falls upon Task Force 141 to stop this from happening. The campaign is a globe-trotting affair, sending you to in places like Amsterdam, Mexico, Chicago, and even parts of Al Mazrah, the fictional setting of Warzone 2.0’s map. This gives a refreshing variety to the scenery from mission to mission, with nighttime stealth ops, desert actions, a prison break, and even an oil rig set piece that feels like a throwback to the original Modern Warfare 2’s The Only Easy Day…Was Yesterday mission, without being a remake of it.

Modern Warfare 2 offers a bit more personality to the characters you play and alongside than in past games, as there are now dialogue options to speak to your fellow soldiers and ask questions. In the mission Recon By Fire, I could have Gaz make some small talk, and I chose to chat with Kate Laswell, which helped humanize the characters a little more. This is totally optional and you can choose to say nothing, but it’s nice to have an extra layer of dialogue. I really enjoyed the chit-chat between gus, and it breathes more life into side characters who could easily fall flat. For example, Kate mentions her wife, a martial status that didn’t seem to be revealed in the last game. There were also some lighthearted bro moments with Soap and Ghost during the quiet moments of an otherwise very serious survival mission.

Farah, a character introduced in Modern Warfare 2019, resurfaces as an ally in Violence and Timing, but it’s a bit disappointing that she doesn’t play more of a role in the campaign, especially since she was last seen teamed up with Price for Modern Warfare’s post-launch story in Warzone. She was featured in the alongside Price as he slowly helped reassemble Task Force 141, which indicated that she would be a new addition to Price’s force, but this doesn’t come to gone, sadly. However, Alejandro feels like a good addition to Captain Price’s ever-growing team of allies. When he’s recruited as Task Force 141’s guide through Mexico, you quickly learn he’s a man willing to everything to protect his fictional city of Las Almas from the corruption of the cartel, thus being the perfect guy to help you get the stolen out of cartel hands. The writers do a good job of showing Alejandro’s emotion through scenes of interrogating a former ally turned enemy, and he’s easily a character you start to care about when shit hits the fan, and I’d welcome his return to the franchise if future stories permitted.

Without giving anything away, Modern Warfare 2’s quest to locate the and stop the terrorists is filled with twists and betrayal just like the original Modern Warfare 2. Infinity Ward does a solid job balancing the nostalgia of the original series, while also giving a brand-new and engaging narrative.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 features 17 campaign missions, and these range from large-scale, movie-style action set pieces to dialed-back stealth sessions. It’s pretty much everything you’d expect from a Call of Duty campaign. There’s really not much added in terms of major innovation here to really wow you, but the missions pack a lot of fun and nostalgia as the campaign features several classic Modern Warfare missions with new twists. The game also provides some missions that feel more open-world than we’ve seen in the past, giving you more opportunities to explore different tactics for a. Some stealth missions let you scour the area for the perfect sniper point to line up a colafteral kill, while other just give you multiple pathways to decide how you want to action or sneak past your enemies. This freedom isn’t as vast as playing an open-world RPG, but the added exploration and opportunities is a welcome change to Call of Duty’s usual led-by-the-hand campaign style.

For example, the mission Close Air is very similar to Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare’s From Above mission with the player-controlled AC-130 gunship sequence. In Close Air, you play as members of Shadow Company, who are providing air support in the AC-130 for Ghost, Soap, and Alejandro. This was a fan-favorite mission in Modern Warfare, and Close Air provides an experience that’s just as satisfying as you damage whole buildings with the power of the AC-130.

Another called Recon By Fire is very reminiscent of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare’s iconic All Ghillied Up stealth mission. What sets apart Modern Warfare 2’s version is the improvements in AI. You can no longer memorize enemy movement patterns and hide accordingly, as enemy soldiers more dynamically search the area for you, and they will spot you much easier than in past games. I criticized Modern Warfare 2’s advanced AI in the multiplayer beta, but the campaign’s enemy NPCs proved to be a much greater adversary. Unfortunately, I can’t say your AI allies are quite as capable, so expect to do most of the work in taking down enemies.

Vehicle chase sequences are a staple of Call of Duty campaigns, and Modern Warfare 2 has one of my favorites. Violence and Timing is another instance of Modern Warfare 2 eschewing the usual linear feel of these missions in CoD games to offer variety and player choice. The mission hits a few fun and over-the-top moments, with a satisfying vehicle chase, a brief period of hanging upside down from an aircraft while in gus, and vehicle hijack shenanigans.

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Editor’s note: Spider-Man: Miles Morales is releasing on November 12 for both PS5 and PS4. For this review, Jordan played on a PS4 Pro. Other Game Spot staff tested the game on PS5 and found it to be a largely comparable experience, with the PS5 version benefiting from improved visual flourishes and load times. For a technical-focused discussion of the PS5, and how Miles Morales benefits, check out our PS5 review. This review has also been updated by Alessandro Barbosa to reflect our experiences on PC.

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales feels like the second half to The City That Never Sleeps, a three-part follow-up expansion to 2018’s Marvel’s Spider-Man–the game even begins with the option to watch a short recap of the first game and its DLC in order to bring you up to speed on Miles’ origins, reinforcing the notion that this is an extension of what’s come before.

And, unfortunately, the gameplay in Spider-Man: Miles Morales (which I will hereafter refer to as SM:MM because I’ll be damned if I try to write a full review that cleverly tries to make a distinction between Spider-Man/Miles Morales the game and Spider-Man/Miles Morales the character; I won’t do it) never quite manages to break free of that feeling. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing–I like 2018’s Spider-Man for its engaging action loop, so I’m glad SM:MM emulates it. It’s just that sometimes SM:MM can feel too similar to what’s come before, which can get in the way of establishing Miles as his own brand of superhero. Regardless, the familiar trappings of SM:MM are used to tell an entirely fresh story with a few brand-new faces. And it’s that narrative and those characters that manage to distinguish SM:MM as an open-world action game that’s compelling to play.

Like its predecessor, SM:MM throws you right into the action. After a short intro, Miles suits up and joins Peter Parker in escorting a convoy transporting supervillain Rhino, who’s being taken back to prison after his escape in the previous game. Things don’t go according to plan, but Miles manages to step up in a big way during the mission, proving to his mentor that he’s capable of watching over New York City on his own for two weeks while Peter goes on a vacation with Mary Jane.

I love this opening. There’s a frantic pace to it; the game tosses you straight into its action and traversal mechanics, immediately having you some escaped convicts before sticking you to the back of a rampaging Rhino. You need to steer the hulking brute around obstacles and pedestrians in a crowded shopping mall, and then you’re flung into the open world to chase after the villain through the twists and turns of the city streets. And that’s just the first 10 minutes. So even though the first few mechanics you learn are fairly straightforward–despite his inexperience, Miles controls just like Peter in the first game so web-slinging is practically effortless and action isn’t much harder–the sheer whiplash of needing to constantly adapt to different types of gameplay in such a short time puts you right into Miles’ headspace. You can complete the level in one go because it’s the prologue and it’s easy, but it feels like Miles is just getting by and that Peter is doing most of the work anyway (he even covers for you when you make a mistake, like missing a quick-time prompt).

In moderation, I think this would have been a great way to convey to the player how stressful Miles’ newfound responsibility is. But SM:MM never lets up. It’s high-key set piece after high-key set piece for most of its 11-hour runtime, with very little time reserved for quiet moments of reflection. Miles acquires a series of gadgets and abilities at a fairly steady pace as well (including his trademark venom sting and camouflage superpowers, which I’ll get to in a bit), several of which emerge in unsatisfying ways as seemingly random bouts of deus ex machina. At times, it can feel like SM:MM is almost rushing towards its conclusion, desperate to deliver on the promise that Miles ends the game as a seasoned Spider-Man without really slowing down to show you how he manages to earn the respect and appreciation of a city that already knows and loves a Spider-Man.

The main plot of SM:MM sees Miles simultaneously try to garner the favor of New York by fulfilling requests left by random New Yorkers on a smartphone app and stop the escalating conflict between Roxxon Energy Corporation and a gang called the Underground. Roxxon is buying up bits and pieces of Harlem to make room for reactors that will run on a brand-new energy source. Meanwhile, the Underground want to make a name for themselves, and thanks to the advanced arsenal of weapons they now have thanks to their new boss, the Tinkerer, the gang is setting its sights on damageing the prominent Roxxon.

The story is your standard superhero affair with betrayals and ramifications that are familiar to the genre but still exciting to watch unfold. If anything, it’s the characters who manage to keep SM:MM from feeling formulaic–the Tinkerer, especially. It’s difficult to hype up how good of a villain they are without spoiling the best moments from SM:MM’s campaign outright. When pressed, I’ve just been telling people that SM:MM does for the Tinkerer what the movie Spider-Man: Homecoming does for the Vulture. The game humanizes a classic but somewhat bland member of Spidey’s rogues’ gallery and gives them a compelling reason for why they turned to a life of crime, reinventing the character into more of a tragic figure. In a certain light, the Tinkerer’s actions could be construed to be almost heroic (in an anti-hero sort of way), allowing the character to exist as a dark foil to Miles’ Spider-Man. And at the center of that comparison between Miles and the Tinkerer is the two’s shared life experiences.

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