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  • Summary: A sequel to the $1 billion-grossing shooter Modern Warfare 2 is in development at Infinity Ward.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Nov 24, 2011
    78
    N-Space did the best possible job porting Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 to Nintendo DS. The game is fun, it's got a good number of missions and the online multiplayer works good. You can also use classic controls instead of the awkward stylus ones.
  2. Not without its flaws but an impressive shooter given the limitations of the hardware.
  3. Nov 25, 2011
    70
    It's not as extravagant, thrilling, or exciting as the main series it's based on, however frame rate and control issues aside, this is a good option for those who want a similar experience on the go.
  4. Nov 13, 2011
    60
    A solid portable shooter crippled by rapidly aging hardware. It's tough going from even an iPad shooter like Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation to this. Of course, if all you own is a DS, it's one of the better first person titles for the system, but that's not saying much.
  5. 60
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3: Defiance isn't going to win any awards, but as a DS port of a popular franchise, it does a decent job making the experience portable.
  6. Jan 6, 2012
    55
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3: Defiance is a competent though flawed handheld shooter.
  7. Dec 17, 2011
    40
    A feeble impersonation of the main event, let down by ageing hardware. [Jan 2012, p.93]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 35
  2. Negative: 26 out of 35
  1. Nov 9, 2011
    10
    The best game I've ever played for the Nintendo DS! Forget these haters writing reviews. One of these guys is complaining about the PS3The best game I've ever played for the Nintendo DS! Forget these haters writing reviews. One of these guys is complaining about the PS3 version, which is a completely different game altogether. The other guy is obviously is just one of those guys who hates anything that isn't Battlefield. Forget the console version of MW3. You ain't %^&$ unless you're defending Baltimore. Expand
  2. Oct 1, 2014
    10
    It´s a fantastic game, better than the previous ones from DS! The beginning, when you need giving no shot but avoid the enemies, is funny andIt´s a fantastic game, better than the previous ones from DS! The beginning, when you need giving no shot but avoid the enemies, is funny and smart. Graphics were also improved. To fight in american soil was very cool. Expand
  3. Mar 2, 2015
    6
    Fun online multiplayer Great graphics The dialog is fully voiced the problem Campaign feels like a chore Tacked on single-player modesFun 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 Expand
  4. Mar 8, 2012
    1
    This game fails before you even play.. First of all the genre of FPS can not be pulled off very well on a handheld console, Especially withThis game fails before you even play.. First of all the genre of FPS can not be pulled off very well on a handheld console, Especially with the graphical limitations of the DS. Don't get me wrong i do not mind the Call of Duty franchise infact i have and own all the CoD games (even the PC based ones) and i have to say playing this made me feel dirty. The gameplay is weak and bland, No story interest or replay value at all. Expand
  5. Nov 10, 2011
    0
    Game is absolute garbage. The campaign just felt absolutely forced and was completely forgettable by the end of it. Spec Ops is trash becauseGame is absolute garbage. The campaign just felt absolutely forced and was completely forgettable by the end of it. Spec Ops is trash because zombies in WaW and Black Ops was just so much better. Not to mention you were able to play it with upto 3 other people that you know! Where's the fun in fighting endless enemies with only one other person? There is no fun in that. On to multiplayer... the maps are the worst I have ever seen. The graphics are extremely dated, Battlefield 3 just completely slaughters this game. The textures are also horrendous! Everything about this game is re-used from Modern Warfare 2. This game doesn't feel fresh at all. All of the guns and skins are re-used... the menus as well... even some of the buildings and vehicles. The sounds of the guns are still bad, and some are the same as MW2. Battlefield 3 is just so much better. Sorry if the truth hurts. This game is just a bad DLC to a game that came out two years ago. Save your money! Expand
  6. Jul 28, 2012
    0
    Worst Game Of 2011 & 2012!
    I Feel Bad Giving It A 0! But Really? Its So Expensive And Your Barley Getting A "Good Game"
    Very Lazy Graphics..
    Worst Game Of 2011 & 2012!
    I Feel Bad Giving It A 0! But Really? Its So Expensive And Your Barley Getting A "Good Game"
    Very Lazy Graphics.. Really Boring As Hell...
    Modern Warfare Is Fun. On Anyother Syestem But DS!
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  7. Nov 11, 2011
    0
    Every Call of Duty since CoD4 has tried so hard to out-do its predecessor to the point where its made me look upon some of the greatest FPSEvery Call of Duty since CoD4 has tried so hard to out-do its predecessor to the point where its made me look upon some of the greatest FPS games ever made, and think they are obselete. It has made me look at games in new ways, and think, "what is this game doing new, and if its not doing anything new, why play it?"

    Its horrible to think that I used to play marathon sessions of games like Counter Strike, CoD 4, and Halo 3, and now I dont even want to think about them.
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