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  • Summary: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare envisions the powerful battlegrounds of the future, where both technology and tactic have evolved to usher in a new era of combat for the franchise. Delivering a stunning performance, Academy Award winning actor Kevin Spacey stars as Jonathan Irons -- one ofCall of Duty: Advanced Warfare envisions the powerful battlegrounds of the future, where both technology and tactic have evolved to usher in a new era of combat for the franchise. Delivering a stunning performance, Academy Award winning actor Kevin Spacey stars as Jonathan Irons -- one of the most powerful men in the world -- shaping this chilling vision of the future of war. The game takes place in a plausible future in which technological progress and today's military practices have converged with powerful consequences. In this carefully researched and crafted vision of the future, Private Military Corporations (PMCs) have become the dominant armed forces for countless nations outsourcing their military needs, redrawing borders and rewriting the rules of war. And Jonathan Irons, the founder and president of the world's largest PMC, Atlas Corporation, is at the center of it all.

    Suit up for combat in exoskeletons that evolve every aspect of a soldier's battle readiness, enabling combatants to deploy with an advanced lethality and eliminating the need for specialization. Players experience enhanced player movement and verticality through boost jumps and grappling, covert cloaking abilities, and biomechanics that provide unparalleled strength, awareness, endurance, and speed. With the advent of the exoskeleton and newly advanced armor and weaponry, every soldier commands tactical freedom in any terrain unlike ever before, fundamentally changing the way gamers play Call of Duty across all modes
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Nov 3, 2014
    91
    By designing the levels in the campaign, co-op, and multiplayer to facilitate those new mechanics, Advanced Warfare is granted a weight and importance that changes how the fast-paced shooting action feels in all three modes.
  2. Jan 9, 2015
    85
    This game is a lot of fun. There’s some Crysis in it, some Titanfall, some elements borrowed from Unreal Tournament and Battlefield. Underneath it’s still Call of Duty though, finally modernized in terms of visuals. [13/2014, p.50]
  3. Even though Advanced Warfare has a cliche scenario like Ghosts, multiplayer is still fun.
  4. Nov 8, 2014
    80
    Despite the dismal showing of Call of Duty: Ghosts, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare shows that it’s not quite time to write off this series yet, and I just may be back next year to see if the improvements continue or if this game turned out to be just a fluke.
  5. Dec 23, 2014
    80
    It's the best Call of Duty campaign in years, and the multiplayer continues to scratch a certain itch. [Jan 2015, p.64]
  6. Nov 12, 2014
    79
    The story is nothing to write home about, but the multiplayer is great fun as long as the servers are working.
  7. Nov 11, 2014
    49
    For the second year in the row, Activision, like a crafty snake oil peddler, pushes ‘a next-gen Call of Duty’ by replacing developers, locations and characters. Goodbye, German cyber-shepherd, orbital kinetic missiles and a crazy Venezuelan dictator. Hello, exoskeletons, holograms and a corporate megalomaniac played by Kevin Spacey. But the glitzy CG cinematics and sweet PR songs hide the stale 10-year old gameplay formula.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 87 out of 252
  1. Nov 3, 2014
    10
    This is probably the best Call of Duty since MW2. I know it's early to make such a sweeping statement but the game just oozes brilliance on aThis is probably the best Call of Duty since MW2. I know it's early to make such a sweeping statement but the game just oozes brilliance on a number of levels. It is streets ahead of Ghosts in every aspect and really puts Infinity Ward to absolute shame. Even Treyarch need to raise their game for next year. Sledgehammer have essentially taken the best aspects of past games and fused them into their very own interpretation along with delivering their own brand of unique ideas.

    The gameplay is fast, the guns are incredible fun, the matches flow superbly and every second is really enjoyable. The maps are simply stunning to look at and their designs & layouts make way for some frantic action.

    The optimisation for PC which has been heavily questioned after Ghosts and Sledgehammer's silence in the media; is actually riddled with depth and all the key elements to compliment your rig. I really did not expect much but they really have hit the nail on the head from a technical standpoint.

    I've not enjoyed COD since the Black Ops days but this is a game that really rejuvenates my desire for the franchise. After the pitiful Ghosts last year; this game simply had to deliver and it truly has. SHG took a risk for their first outing and it really paid off in what could be a genre-defining title.
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  2. Nov 4, 2014
    9
    This is a vast improvement over the recent CoD games, especially that last one. CoD has been on the decline for a while and I was losing hopeThis is a vast improvement over the recent CoD games, especially that last one. CoD has been on the decline for a while and I was losing hope in the series. This is the CoD that fixes almost everything wrong with the previous games. I was never a huge fan of the series since CoD 4, but I find this to be the one that is up to par with CoD4.
    I have been finding the single player to be one of the best in the series, with a great story and characters that are fleshed out. The campaign has a great pace and the addition of the exo suit add so much more mobility to the game with the jet pack and cloak and many other abilities to change things up. The campaign also has a great length, taking about 7 to 8 hours to complete.
    The multiplayer is a huge improvement as well. Feeling so much more fast paced and fluid. With the addition of the exo suit the MP has a much different feeling from the previous games, more in the realm of Quake. Camping is not as much of an issue now since the addition of the exo suit means you have to be quick on your feet to stay alive. Snipers are not as much of an issue now either since they have to be on the move much more now. When choosing your loadout and abilities there is so much more to choose from. The customization choices are vast with so many weapons and abilities to choose from. Even when choosing for score streaks there is abilities that you can add onto the streaks themselves to add even more customization. All in all this is one of the best CoDs in a while. Sledgehammer has rejuvenated a series that was dying.
    CoD AW is also a great PC port, with tons of graphic settings to choose from including PC specific features. It even has a FOV slider for multiplayer that I kind of wish was on the single player as well, but it is not too huge of an issue. This is also a great running game, it usually hovers around 100fps on my 780ti and 144hz monitor with maxed out graphics.
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  3. Dec 5, 2014
    8
    Well the game Performance is better then on any of the former COD games,
    not too much CPU bottle neck and the graphics were looking very
    Well the game Performance is better then on any of the former COD games,
    not too much CPU bottle neck and the graphics were looking very well.
    the game has many different futures compared to the last COD games.
    new weapons and upgrade options.
    Cons: You can't skip cut scenes and every time you make one graphic change it will replay the cut scene and reload the map, so if you have a graphic issue, like texture tearing due to a setting called sun/spot shadow rendering. Well it took me about 20 minutes to find which setting was causing the issue.
    This game has issues with playing cut scenes the audio is delayed by 500MS, even if you use the setting to load map after the cut scenes.
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  4. Nov 3, 2014
    3
    This game has no changes in the visual components, the graphics are very horrible, the characters are a plastic dolls. Not to mention that theThis game has no changes in the visual components, the graphics are very horrible, the characters are a plastic dolls. Not to mention that the game engine does not support tessellation. For 2 years of Development SS the game has small changes..... Expand
  5. Nov 24, 2014
    2
    This game got broken multiplayer. It fails to find games and you have to edit config to even work and even then its lag fest. The singleThis game got broken multiplayer. It fails to find games and you have to edit config to even work and even then its lag fest. The single player is super short and average at best. Expand
  6. Feb 23, 2015
    0
    NO. DEDICATED. SERVERS.

    Is this a joke multibillion dollar AAA game? Another day another COD squirted out the anus of the AAA gaming
    NO. DEDICATED. SERVERS.

    Is this a joke multibillion dollar AAA game? Another day another COD squirted out the anus of the AAA gaming industry. Unreal. I want my goddamn money back, what a waste.
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  7. Nov 4, 2014
    0
    It already has hackers in it. Only good thing about this game is that it is not a browser game like bf games and it does not have nurse classIt already has hackers in it. Only good thing about this game is that it is not a browser game like bf games and it does not have nurse class so you will not be revived in front of the enemy all the time. And resawns are fast so you can acctualy play the game nad not wait. But everything else is really bad. Instead of improving the game and making it more gun vs gun they add even more broken stuff, some parkur broken movement, ugly guns, ugly animations, pathetic sounds, terible PC optimization, knfing is still not removed from the game. the sniper scope looks like a joke. no more dual render scopes or scopes like in mw2. now we have these pathetic looking scopes.
    everything about this game sucks. and of course huge amount of cheaters and hackers is to be expected since they do nothing about it
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