Modern Warfare 2 Most Pirated Game of 2009


What better way to celebrate the arrival of 2010 than with a post about people stealing things…

TorrentFreak has posted a list of the most pirated games of 2009, and topping the list is Activision/Infinity Ward juggernaut Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The PC version specifically cracked the 4 million downloads mark, followed by the Xbox 360 at 970,00 illegal downloads.

As TorrentFreak notes, this is particularly bothersome since Call of Duty had only available for two months out of the year, compared to other titles on the list like Street Fighter IV which came out in April. Also included on the console list are Prototype, Dirt 2, and UFC 2009.

Only one Wii game broke the million mark, New Super Mario Bros which hit 1.15 million downloads during its (also brief) 2009 run. Street Fighter IV and Prototype made both the console and PC lists.

Comments are TorrentFreak are the usual selection of pirates justifying their theft by stating it’s Infinity Ward’s fault for not creating the game they wanted, but they still apparently wanted to play it enough to download an illegal copy. Of course, this doesn’t account for all of the other titles on the list either. It’s hypocritical.