Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009)
"Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2" 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, "Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare," the ultranationalists seize control of the Russian Federation and declare Imran Zakhaev a hero and martyr, erecting a statue of him in the heart of Red Square. Meanwhile, Vladimir Makarov, one of Zakhaev's former lieutenants, begins a campaign of revenge by committing acts of terrorism over the course of five years.
In Afghanistan in 2016, Private First Class Joseph Allen of the U.S. Army Rangers assists in taking a city from insurgents. Impressed by Allen's combat abilities, Lieutenant General Shepherd recruits him into the Task Force 141, an elite, multi-national counter-terrorist unit under Shepherd's command. Meanwhile, two other 141 members, "Soap" and "Roach", infiltrate a Russian airbase in the Tian Shan mountains to retrieve an Attack Characterization System (ACS) module from a downed American satellite.
Allen is later sent on an undercover mission in Russia for the CIA under the alias "Alexei Borodin", joining Makarov in a massacre of civilians at the Zakhaev International Airport (formerly Sheremetyevo International Airport) in Moscow. However, Makarov, who has been aware of Allen's true identity, kills him during extraction, leaving his body behind to spark the war between the Russian Federation and the United States. Outraged by what was believed to be an American-sponsored terrorist attack, Russia retaliates by launching a surprise invasion on the East Coast of the United States after bypassing its early warning system. Sergeant Foley leads his squad of U.S. Army Rangers, including Private James Ramirez, in defense of a suburb in Northern Virginia against the invasion. They then proceed towards Washington, D.C., where more U.S. forces are fighting against the Russians for control of the capital. ...
Did You Know? The level name S.S.D.D may be a reference to Stephen King's novel, "Dreamcatcher." S.S.D.D ("Same Shit, Different Day") is a phrase used through out the book by the main characters. Also, Shepherd's first line in the cut scene, "The more things change, the more they stay the same" might also be a small reference to King's "Thinner," where the line is spoken.