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  1. Mar 2, 2015
    Fun online multiplayer Great graphics The dialog is fully voiced the problem Campaign feels like a chore Tacked on single-player modes Uncomfortable controls Uninteresting story I'm sorry I think this port consoles to the ds was not cool
  2. Mar 24, 2012
    This review contains spoilers. Badass multiplayer experience, but its single player is flawed. MW3: Defiance based its campaign parallel to the main games where you control British S.F.S.G and American National Guards to fight back against the invading Russian Army. Jumping into action across the U.S from Alaska to Maryland gives various environments and with over 30 weapons to choose from. Giving it a first-person view, it has a decent 3D/2D environment giving you a good sense of being in an open world. The graphics are very slick and decent in a 3D world but pixels are visible if closely looked at giving it a slightly distorted view. A choice of over 30 weapons is impressive, but returning weapons from the 20th century is weird enough to bring it in a modern time world. Varieties of SMG, LMG, assault rifles, sniper rifles, rocket launchers, pistols with attachments of silencers, grenade launchers, and scopes makes the weapons look great and lethal. Characters were reused by previous DS games such as CODMW: Mobilized and COD Black Ops, but there are new additions of characters in snow uniforms too. AI is not too impressive, but that does not mean that they will not mow you down with gunfire, lob grenades, or take cover. Whenever they die, they give out their deathcry but their comrades will care less about it unless they hear unsilenced gunfire or explosions. A slow-motion effect of breaching with a charge, plenty of destructible objects, and using an RC-XD are all great things that contribute to the game. There are some nice music such as rock and tons of dialogue from your fellow soldiers, but some of the sounds from the guns can make you feel like you are shooting a BB gun that can kill people. Depending on how good your DS is, there are mysterious squeaking sounds that can occur whenever there is too much things going on at once. It can go up to 30-45fps but there are moments when it drops to 25fps. There is a glitch where you die from one hit if there are too many foes spawned. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3: Defiance has THE GREATEST MULTIPLAYER than any other DS games I had ever seen. With up to 6 players (multi-cartridge) in local or Wi-Fi, start dominating the battlefield in 6 game modes and kill to rank up, unlock perks, and more weapons. With 14 maps to choose from and the ability to create your own class with primary and secondary weapons, grenade types (frag and flash), titles, and 2 perks. There are 2 types of controls for people to choose but stylus control is recommended to choose from for precision aiming which may take a few hours to practice. It was expected to have survival mode, arcade mode, and killhouse but there isnâ Collapse

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#4 Most Discussed DS Game of 2011

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Nintendo Gamer
    Jan 14, 2012
    N-Space's reach exceeds DS's grasp. Give this nonsense a miss and wait for their excellent Heroes of Ruin on 3DS instead. [Christmas 2011, p.68]
  2. Jan 6, 2012
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3: Defiance is a competent though flawed handheld shooter.
  3. Games Master UK
    Dec 17, 2011
    A feeble impersonation of the main event, let down by ageing hardware. [Jan 2012, p.93]