[UPDATE] IGN’s Modern Warfare 2 score mistakenly released or possibly leaked online

Thursday, 5th November 2009 16:36 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Update: IGN has just confirmed that it is indeed a fake.

Original: In what appears to be a legitimate screenshot of IGN’s front page has popped up online, featuring a review for Modern Warfare 2.

While we can’t be too sure these days, what with photo doctoring software in everyone’s hands, someone posted a shot of it over on the PlayStation forums, and claims that the offending page was hastily removed from IGN.

If real, and just a posting mistake on someone’s, it looks as though the site gave it a 9.5/10.

Via MaxConsole.



  1. Conspiracy Theorist

    What an astonishing coincidence that a site might accidentally leak their score for the most talked about and anticipated game of the year! No doubt they’ll get loads of coverage and a flood of people rushing to their site the moment the review is genuinely put on display.


    #1 5 years ago
  2. Johnny Cullen

    I highly doubt someone is gonna photoshop some like that.

    Nothing to gain, nothing to lose either.

    Real for me tbh.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Sethos

    They are going to change the score, you wait and see.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. blackdreamhunk

    here is another reason I am never ever going to buy this game or a console

    why because there is alot of garbage on consoles

    here is great link here

    #4 5 years ago


    Good start.

    #5 5 years ago

    bdh, you’re not going to buy this game because you’re upset that it confirms that console gaming is more lucrative than PC gaming, and that’s about it.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Psychotext

    I’m going to help arrange for a console related prize for you when you inevitably win the (deranged) Fanboy of the Year award BDH. We’ll just need a camera man there when it’s delivered to see the fireworks. :D

    #7 5 years ago

    If he touches a console game he might go into convulsions…

    Better buy him some satin.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. The Hindle

    Same as Uc 2, looks like its between MW 2 and UC 2 games for goty

    #9 5 years ago
  10. onlineatron


    ONLY 9.5



    #10 5 years ago
  11. No_PUDding

    Uncharted 2 is only 9.0- you take off 0.5 for any console exclusive.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Johnny Cullen

    PT – I promise you now, I’ll arrange it.

    Modern Warfare 2 for the 360.

    There. Easy. Thats the prize. :D

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    I say fake.

    IGN’s score postings don’t look like that, and even if they did, they wouldn’t post a review score next to a “preview” article.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. freedoms_stain

    How is the competition judged? Most pointless irrelevant links posted in comments?

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Psychotext

    Sounds good JC. :D

    #15 5 years ago
  16. The Hindle

    Id say its real as well looking at it anyway

    #16 5 years ago
  17. ps3gamer187

    ign just confirmed its fake

    #17 5 years ago
  18. The Hindle


    Just seen that on Ign

    #18 5 years ago
  19. iampaddy

    IGN can die anyway.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Syrok

    I can’t believe IGN is still as slow as it was the last time I visited it years ago. :)

    #20 5 years ago

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