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  • Summary: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is a direct sequel to the previous game in the series, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, with a campaign storyline continuing the struggle of U.S. forces against an invasion by the Russian Federation following the framing of an undercover U.S. agent in a terrorist attack on Moscow. Together with classic Call of Duty multi-character control, Modern Warfare 3 contains deep multiplayer support, including two-player Co-op Survival mode. The game also contains all-new Kill Streak categories and customizable strike packages that offer more options for player combat styles and strategies. Expand
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  1. Positive: 38 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. Nov 8, 2011
    Modern Warfare 3 concludes the trilogy with a solo campaign that goes beyond my expectations, and a multiplayer with subtle yet efficient revisions. It boasts better balancing and takes into account the supportive players more than ever compared to the regular solo guns blazing hero. Quite comprehensive, it also re-introduces the beloved Spec Ops mode, and the launch of Call of Duty Elite grants him the best available service in that category. Even though in terms of production values, and scope of the competitive multiplayer, Battlefield 3 harms Activision's champion, it remains a title that is firmly anchored to its traditional strengths, and doesn't get lazy. The lovers will be ecstatic, the haters gonna hate.
  2. Nov 15, 2011
    Modern Warfare 3 doesn't bring a lot of new stuff to the table, but it has refined single-player and multiplayer experiences to the point where they are as slick as any Hollywood production.
  3. Nov 8, 2011
    Modern Warfare 3 meets expectations. The core elements of multiplayer and the campaign remain fundamentally unchanged, but the game serves as a great example of how many subtle tweaks can add up to an improved overall product.
  4. Feb 10, 2012
    There's a tangible insistence from gamers that this series needs to evolve, but it seems unwarranted when it still leads the FPS class. The engine's definitely in need of an overhaul, but when it comes to thumping set-pieces and addictive multiplayer design, Modern Warfare 3 is still in a league of its own.
  5. Nov 22, 2011
    It's all too familiar to MW2, and the multiplayer hasn't really changed either.
  6. Nov 28, 2011
    Some will be disappointed by the fact that MW3 is not a drastic departure from previous iterations of the series and that is a very valid criticism. MW3 still offers so much content and still proves to be one of the best online experiences around. MW3 is a game that will certainly keep you busy until next year's release.
  7. Nov 8, 2011
    Modern Warfare 3 doesn't reinvent gunpowder, but sticks to the recipe of the previous games in the series. With a decent story and good multiplayer it's a game worth playing, but the lack of willingness to add improvements in gameplay show a laziness often found in a complacent game series.

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Score distribution:
  1. Nov 8, 2011
    So it's an expensive map-pack? Correct. However you won't find more people online playing a game with a more solid foundation and set of mechanics. Shame? Yes. Could they have done more? Yes x2. Is it still going to keep you hooked for months? Yes x3. Expand
  2. Nov 10, 2011
    MW3 is fast and furious! Let the competition begin! Elite premium is great, now that it is up and running.
    The little guy has a shot to
    defeat. Lighting effects are excellent. Weapon progression is excellent. Kill Confirmed is excellent. Get your Rockstars out and start playing this game, NOW! Expand
  3. Nov 30, 2011
    I am really disappointed in the people that gave this game 0's. No game should deserve that. Everyone is a tyrant for doing it. I love Modern Warfare 3 Expand
  4. Nov 10, 2011
    I have the Blacks Ops and MW2, MW3 fan.el'm almost excellent but unfortunately this is more of the same, it would be better than Activision have released a new game DLC. Unfortunately I buy it and not worth it (I'm disappointed: (. I think I'll change the BF3. Activision is seen that only wants to make money and ignores the players: ( Expand
  5. May 30, 2012
    Modern warfare 3 create for Noob and Bad Ping only. i sell the game only 2 day after buy, because it's so ridiculous. 2 years between MW2 / MW3. But i don't sea the difference. i think it's the more easier call of duty. and the the worst call of duty since 5 years Expand
  6. Nov 10, 2011
    I still cannot understand how people are actually dumb enough to buy the exact same game every year again. Even error messages of MW3 are talking about MW2, that's just a perfect example how much they changed. Graphics are dated, the story is a mess and gameplay hasn't changed or improved at all. Don't buy into the hype. Expand
  7. Nov 10, 2011
    An overpriced content pack masquerading as a full fledged release. The dev teams involved although did do their best to deliver a functional game with new content despite the massive IW split, outside of this commendable merit this game warrants none. Expand

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