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Free Game Friday: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

When I say “Friday”, what’s the first thing you think about? The weekend? Beers at the local perhaps? No, of course you don’t.  Friday means one thing to everyone these days; Free Game Friday.  So to give us all something to look forward to, we’ll be running another free game competition this week, so read on to find out how you can enter.

This is definitely not the first time I’ve said it and I very much doubt it will be the last time, but first person shooters are pretty darn popular.  Arguably one of the most highly regarded series of the new breed of FPSs is Call of Duty.  I’ve written several times about the impact this series has had on me, so I thought that it’s about time we included it in #FGF.

It’s come a long way, as you would expect of such a popular title, so much so that it has warranted being the subject of the first head-to-head modern vs. classic blog post.  Call of Duty:  Modern Warfare 2 is the sixth instalment of the Call of Duty series continuing the storyline of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.  It didn’t win the battle against its classic counterpart but that’s not because it isn’t a great game.  In fact I’d have to say that I enjoyed Modern Warfare 2 more than the other modern war titles of the CoD franchise.  For this reason, we’ll be giving away a copy of the game to one winner of this week’s competition.
Clearly we can’t just throw this game out into the baying masses, so I’ve devised a cunning method in which to award a suitable candidate with such a desirable prize. If you fancy your chances then here’s what you need to do. As always with Free Game Friday, you have two chances to enter.  For your first entry, simply retweet the following post on Twitter: Tweet this

For the second entry, leave a comment on this post to the following question:
We’ve seen this series go from past battlefields to contemporary settings and throughout the gameplay has remained intense. The discreet yet integral accompaniment to all this has been the backdrop of various environments staging the changing scenarios.  So for this week’s question, I’d ask you to consider which era, period or war would most befit the next instalment of this engrossing series?  It would need to be something immersive and compelling but I’m happy to take suggestions from any time period past, present or even future.

Let me know what you think, it’d be great to see what you guys come up with as I sure you all will have an opinion.

    • http://www.manapool.co.uk Evil Tactician

      The most compelling era for me would be going back to WW2 – Africa would be brilliant.

    • Gary Loughnane

      I would like to see something based in Afghanistan/Iraq maybe including urban cases such as London UK, and New York USA.

    • John

      begin with the Iraq war to topple Saddam then follow the Al Qaeda links to terrorist groups

    • Ruth Tesdale

      How about the Zulu wars. I have never seen any games set in Africa

    • http://www.twitter.com/alien_83 Yvonne Brownsea

      Wouldn’t it be good to go really old back to Napoleon times? Or Battle of Hastings – just for a change…

    • Jonathan Brierley

      Maybe some decent 24-style CTU terrorist threats (lol) in big cities that people can relate to. I know they did stuff like Washington DC and other random areas of the US, but I’m talking about big stuff like on the streets of new york, london, paris, etc…. that type of thing …or maybe that’s a terrible idea.
      …whatever it is, infinity ward should make it, so that it’s got a chance of actually being any good.
      I think modern is the way forward now, but I can’t lie that if IW were to go back and make another WW1/2 game that it would probably be good, future FPS for cod is not an option in my opinion… neither is another game by Treyarch… they’re just not as good.

      Treyarch could still develop a zombie shooter for the end of the game though… that’s the only good part of their series imo.

    • http://www.mentalgamers.com MGaceman

      War of the Worlds. I reckon it’s time to go a bit into unrealism territory and fight it out against non-human enemies, take it to the next level, it’s gonna end up that way eventually!

    • C Hui

      I would say bring it right up to the modern day, too much of the WW1/WW2 settings in games.

    • Bathalot

      Yup, some kind of realistic modern counter-terror game featuring high tech surveillance gear, raiding buildings, pursuing suspects etc in cities and then following the trail back to training camps. Not silly MoH Afghanistan with closed corridors to follow.

    • Russell H

      Hmm toughie, I don’t think anyone has ever covered the Falklands but guess theres not enough there to work with..
      Northern Ireland probably would be too controversial but again hasn’t be covered.
      so i guess it has to be the Zulu’s

    • lazyboyblue

      twitter = @lazyboyblue

      Call of duty: Skirmish
      featuring levels based on smaller conflicts
      Falklands, somalia, belfast in the 80’s? (activision love at least 1 controversial level per COD)

    • Eddie Curtis

      I’d love to see a WWI shooter in the trenches and stuff

      • Eddie Curtis

        Twitter: @Eddie_Curtis

    • Alexander Beaven

      I also think the Falklands would be a good idea as so many battles took part some even with the SAS that little is known about. Was at junior school then.

    • Jenny Price

      Falklands would be a good idea.

    • su williams

      something futuristic in space maybe

    • http://www.twitter.com/MerseyM MerseyM

      American Civil War and The War Of Independence would make a change

    • Jaffo

      Expand the Spec Ops mode from MW2, including famous anti-terrorist raids like the Iranian embassy seige, Operation Entebbe etc.

    • Jonathan R

      How about a mix, have soldiers from the future with there laser guns and brain liquefying super weapons fight in the battles of the past, a thousand swords vs one guy with a gun that makes you poop your brains out and puke up your intestines, would be fun if only for the death animations

    • pam

      for me it would have to be war of the worlds

    • Itzalive

      I’d love to see a great game developed for a less urban environment in modern times. More based around something such as jungle or dense woodland, most new games are all urban based.

    • Alison

      I fancy some battles involving knights, possibly the crusaders

    • Nicola Seary

      I’d say Iraq in the 1990’s-the Arab/Israeli conflict

    • Allie

      Crimean war or Falklands would be bloody interesting!! Also, a futuristic version such as a homage to star trek, star wars, alien nation and Dr who combined!! Best played after a few red bulls eh?

    • mellissa Williams

      What about a Call of Duty – Apocalypse
      That would be cool my son would love that

    • Vicki

      As a Victorian era buff, I’d love to see it set in the Boer war, Crimean war or even the Chinese Opium Wars!

    • Walter Hatton

      How about the English or even the American civil wars.

    • Kerrie

      i think older before WW1

    • Louis

      COD: English Civil War

      Roundheads v Cavaliers

      A gritty, violent struggle with epic battles for territory ending in the capture of Charles 1st as the final boss level. That would be fun!

    • Heavenlyink

      I think it would be interesting to see the next installment based in the future. This could be open to a variety of interpretations by the developers & they would be open to a myriad of options. Personally, I’d like to see ‘man against machine’, maybe losely based in the ‘Terminator’ type genre, but better. Maybe a bit of a 1984/Big Brother type influence would be interesting.

    • michelle

      I’d probably set one in the future civil war will break out at some point with the lack of fuel etc, that way you can create any story you like rather than looking to history.

    • crystal

      I think todays society wud be brill, with chavs n greebos n gangstas etc.

    • gaman83

      Call Of Duty: Operation Desert Storm, based iraq during first Gulf War