Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic 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. Nov 6, 2014
    90
    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is an excellent game. The most important things were improved, and new, bold ideas turned out really great. This is still the same game that attracts millions of players every year, but you can feel a much-needed breath of fresh air. Simply put: this is the best Call of Duty game since the first Modern Warfare.
  3. 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]
  4. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s multiplayer is a vivid example of how just one element of classical shooter mechanics is able to tear off many years’ worth of “realistic shooter” deposits and reveal all the primal fury of Quake. [Dec 2014, p.56]
  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. Dec 14, 2014
    80
    A new engine and new ideas breath new life into a series that was in serious danger of turning stale.
  7. 80
    It is not flawless but new developers clearly show the Call of Duty franchise is still able to offer a lot of fun. [Issue#247]
  8. Dec 3, 2014
    80
    Without a doubt this is the best Call of Duty game in recent years. Flawless movie-like single-player, fun and fantastic multiplayer which is everything but boring. Although the game didn't deliver the promised revolution visible progress has been achieved.
  9. Nov 23, 2014
    80
    Sledgehammer delivered a solid PC port, with great audiovisuals and good performances, but the community seems already narrow, so think twice if you are searching for a multiplayer experience with long legs.
  10. 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.
  11. Nov 6, 2014
    80
    Advanced Warfare is the best that Call of Duty has been for years, a successful negotiation of that troublesome creative and commercial tension.
  12. Even though Advanced Warfare has a cliche scenario like Ghosts, multiplayer is still fun.
  13. Nov 3, 2014
    80
    Advanced Warfare's mobility kept me interested much longer than Ghosts or Black Ops II has. It's the best multiplayer the game has seen in some time and the whole thing totals up to a satisfying, if familiar experience.
  14. 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.
  15. Nov 5, 2014
    78
    It’s a competent shooter that scratches exactly the itch that Call of Duty players want scratched — a new setting, some new abilities, and lots of new maps within which to shoot each other. Just don’t expect anything you haven’t already seen before.
  16. Nov 8, 2014
    74
    The campaign is mostly predictable, dumb fun, and the multiplayer is some of Call of Duty’s best—but still subject to every existing criticism of CoD.
  17. Nov 7, 2014
    70
    Advanced Warfare might not be advanced enough for my liking, but it's a return to the typical fast-paced, explosive gameplay of CoD titles that aren't called Ghosts – and it works alright on PC, too.
  18. 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.
User Score
4.5

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 1004 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 89 out of 257
  1. Nov 3, 2014
    0
    First of all, I want to remind everyone that this game still runs on that 10 year old engine, seriously. OK and now onto the game itself,First of all, I want to remind everyone that this game still runs on that 10 year old engine, seriously. OK and now onto the game itself, while I haven't ecountered any lag issues for now I'll like to remind everyone that this game DOESN'T HAVE DEDICATED SERVERS OR MOD TOOLS. With the new jumping mechanics, there will be potential for great mods but yep, they're not here. Also, all of this new Exo-suit and whatever **** really is just a rip-off of Crysis and Titanfall. Full Review »
  2. Nov 3, 2014
    1
    Short campaign. We beat it in 4 hours. Mediocre multiplayer. Seems like the creator of these games has stopped caring or something. Please putShort campaign. We beat it in 4 hours. Mediocre multiplayer. Seems like the creator of these games has stopped caring or something. Please put more effort into the next game. This isn't worth $60. Give to charity instead. Full Review »
  3. Nov 3, 2014
    0
    More aim-assist casual no-skill, no brains, garbage... A game that plays itself for you like every COD before it. Nothing has changed. It'sMore aim-assist casual no-skill, no brains, garbage... A game that plays itself for you like every COD before it. Nothing has changed. It's the same COD as always, and not worth a cent. Full Review »