Playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is always a great time, due in large part to the slew of stellar characters you will encounter. As the game unfolds, so do their stories. Their authentic selves eventually emerge as you go about trying to prevent a global disaster.
In the new MW2 reboot, you will see a lot of fan favorites return from the OG campaign. Four fantastic characters make their return and prove to be fun to encounter. If you haven’t played yet, just be prepared, there are some spoilers ahead!
Kyle “Gaz” Garrick
Gaz is a great protagonist that you can play, accompanying Captain Price on a lot of stealth-based missions. He can avoid detection pretty well. In previous iterations, Gaz was playable but didn’t have any dialogue. Now that he does, Gaz is infinitely cooler.
Soap is an integral, playable character in the game who is a major part of the plot. On the run and injured, Soap gets to help out with a prison break. He and Ghost tend to stick together, fighting side by side and sharing some rather hilariously awkward scenes together. Scottish to the core, Soap’s goofy humor is often followed up by bouts of intense seriousness.
Colonel Alejandro Vargas is the leader of the Mexican Special Forces unit called Los Vaqueros (which, in English, means The Cowboys). As the newest member of Task Force 141, Vargas is indispensable in the efforts to stop El Sin Nombre, prevent Hassan Zyani from crossing the border, and taking down Shepherd and Graves after it is revealed that they’ve engaged in some shady dealings. “Only Alejandro Vargas can kill Alejandro Vargas” lets you know that he is basically Mexico’s answer to Chuck Norris.
Simon “Ghost” Riley
As the game’s cover character, Ghost is one of the most playable characters, combining stealth with silenced weapons and knives that let him dispatch enemies without detection. Los Vaqueros and Task Force 141 both make their own Ghost masks to form the Ghost Team as they combine forces to take down Hassan, Graves, and Shepherd. Ghost is just that effortlessly cool.
Modern Warfare 2 is full of interesting characters who make the campaign a heck of a lot of fun to play. They are memorable and realistic, making gameplay riveting at every turn.
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