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Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus Review

By , on October 8, 2010


Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus
  • Publisher: Gameloft
  • Genre: Action
  • Released: 7 Oct, 2010
  • Size: 567.9 MB
  • Price: $6.99
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5 out of 5

PROS

  • Slick customizable controls.
  • Detailed character and facial animations.
  • Gorgeous Retina optimized visuals.
  • Hectic multiplayer with lasting player upgrades.

CONS

  • Storyline jumps around quickly with little explanation.

VERDICT

Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus sets a high-water benchmark for shooters to come, combining a solid single-player campaign with a lasting and exciting multiplayer that makes this a must have title.


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UPDATE: A severe bug seems to be affecting some players, resulting in their experience being reset to zero when leaving the multiplayer menu. We'll try to find out how common this bug is and if there are any plans to resolve it.

Last year Gameloft introduced their response to the modern day war theater games in the guise of Modern Combat: Sandstorm and the game was quite easily a massive boon for FPS fans with iDevices. Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus not only continues the franchise, but it feels like so much more and the time spent waiting for this epic shooter was not without its benefits.

Players can dive in with three basic control variations that make use of either fixed or dynamically placed virtual sticks and trading between swiping to aim or using another virtual stick. Gyroscope controls for aiming are available, though this feels more gimmicky than useful and the usual handful of invert, left-hand and assisted aiming controls allow you to play comfortably and without fuss.

With the controls feeling solid everything comes down to the gameplay itself and MC2 doesn't disappoint. The campaign missions throw players through varied and beautiful environments and scenarios that swing seamlessly between tense and explosively energetic moments, while the multiplayer is like a cherry topped sundae that you can plunge in to once the campaign dust settles.

Once you've created an account your player will earn experience over time playing one of the many available maps and modes in epic 5v5 matches, earning additional weapons and other bonuses to pimp out your player. The gorgeous Retina optimized graphics and single-player campaign are more than enough to justify grabbing Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus, but the luscious and brutally fun multiplayer clinches the whole deal and action fans really should make it their next big purchase.

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Comments

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Ninjafighter321 1 year, 3 months ago

OK , I mean which is better in multiplayer/campaign and has better graphics(no lagging too). I cant decide.Thanks though,Djrella659.

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Ninjafighter321 1 year, 3 months ago

is this better than NOVA 2 and Rainbow Six Shadow Vanguard?

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TheAspieFox 1 year, 3 months ago

That depends on what your preference is.. All three games are pretty good and close to eachother in their own respects. I, personally, wouldn't really put one above the other two; it's all just what you're looking for (team command -RS:SV-, Sci-Fi -NOVA-, or consistent action missions -MC 2-).

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ModernC2 3 years, 5 months ago

Plzz can someone answer me: What is the difference of local multiplayer and just multiplayer???

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andrew 3 years, 4 months ago

Local multiplayer only means a game does not use the Internet to arrange games (via 3G or Wifi) - you're limited to a constrained physical distance of Bluetooth or a local Wifi network (non-Internet)

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colmulhall 3 years, 5 months ago

Cant wait to play this game!!

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FalloutNewVegas 3 years, 10 months ago

Ok thanks guys, I will buy it right now =D

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FalloutNewVegas 3 years, 10 months ago

Oh wow I just noticed now you give specific ratings.

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FalloutNewVegas 3 years, 10 months ago

Well I was just waiting for you to do a review on this. Well I would definately buy it, but it takes up too much memory (not much surprise looking into the gameplay there) and my pathetic ipod is only 8g and already has too many apps that I have to constantly delete apps to fit some new ones =[. So I need to know if its worth it...Just a few questions if you don't mind =p. First is there a mode that plays out like multiplayer but with bots instead of humans. Also is there bluetooth multiplayer. And last of all is the campaign long enough???

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JoelTGM 3 years, 10 months ago

There are no multiplayer bots, but yes it has local bluetooth multiplayer, as well as local wi-fi multiplayer, and then the online mode for playing people world wide. 

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andrew 3 years, 10 months ago

Thanks JoelTGM :) And FNV it's exactly as he says; the game is dedicated to online/local multiplay without bots and while that may hamper the value for some, I think the game is much richer for knowing you're always playing against flesh and blood opponents :)
 
As for the campaign being 'long enough' - it was satisfying and that seems to be a good indicator. Each mission can take about 20 minutes (more or less depending on difficulty, how gung-ho you are etc.) and there are 15 missions all up. If the comparison is to be made it feels like MW2's campaign mode - short, but fun (and maybe not as controversial heh)