Parents' Guide to

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Bloody military shooter has some truly disturbing moments.

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What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 17 parent reviews

age 12+

It’s okay for 12+

My 15 year old son wanted this game. At first, I didn’t know what to expect. Yes, there is violence, blood, swearing. Then, my 12 year old son wanted it. I said after I watched my other son play it for a bit. If you turn off some stuff, It can be a great game. Just make sure that your kids understand that that game can not be repeated in ANY way.

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Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
2 people found this helpful.
age 10+
Certainly a fantastic game and even better remaster for platforms like the Xbox one and series X/S as well as the PS4 and. People that enjoy shooter games would definitely enjoy this game. In terms of children, they should be completely fine with the game. There is an option to turn off gore in the menus and while occasional swear words are present, they are few and far between. While one mission in the game (No Russian) is quite violent and unsettling, you have the option to completely skip the mission, I’d definitely advise this for children. Just because its PEGI 18/Rated M, doesn’t mean it’s extremely violent to the likes of grand theft auto and games along those lines. Great story, realistic graphics, amazing sound and weapon design, must play for any fps fans.

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Easy to play/use

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (17):
Kids say (34):

Call of Duty has always delivered breathless action and realistic graphics, so it's no surprise that this remaster, despite coming more than a decade after the original, doesn't feel all that old. Of course, it helps that no expense has been spared in tweaking Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered for modern consoles and televisions. Its characters, weapons, and environments can't quite go head-to-head with those of current big-budget blockbusters, but they're nonetheless impressively detailed and dynamic, with neat little flourishes such as the ability to tap down on the D-pad to inspect the weapon you're currently holding. And with support for 4K, HDR, and ultra-widescreen PC setups, players running the game on the latest hardware and televisions can rest assured that they will get to see the ultimate version of this campaign.

That said, prospective purchasers should keep in mind that this is a pretty short campaign. Unless you plan to work through the story multiple times, expect no more than six or seven hours of play. There are some extras, such as the Museum, where players can observe characters and vehicles from the game, but don't expect the bonus content to add much. Without the multiplayer modes -- which is where most Call of Duty players spend the bulk of their time -- there's little reason to stick around once the credits roll. In the end, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered neatly serves the needs of two types of players: older gamers nostalgic for what some consider to be the franchise's heyday, and modern fans who were too young to play it the first time around but are curious to learn what the fuss was all about. If you fit neither group, feel free to take a pass.

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