Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is a first-person shooter video game developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 video game consoles and the Microsoft Windows operating system. Officially announced on February 11, 2009, the game was released worldwide on November 10, 2009. It is the sixth installment of the Call of Duty series and the direct sequel to Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, continuing the same storyline, with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 set to end the storyline.
Despite the efforts of the U.S. Marine Corps and British Special Air Service in the previous game, the Ultranationalists seize control of Russia, and declare Imran Zakhaev a hero and martyr, erecting a statue of him in the heart of Red Square. This strains diplomatic relations with the United States. Meanwhile, Vladimir Makarov, one of Zakhaev's former lieutenants, begins a campaign of revenge for his death, by committing acts of terrorism over the course of five years