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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Apr 16, 2011
    80
    Cheap as chips and just as crisp - this is a neat little online shooter.
  2. Jan 29, 2011
    80
    It's by no means perfect and there is plenty to be overly critical or analytical about. However, it's a very solid foundation for a series that could spawn an incredibly good game in the near future.
  3. Feb 13, 2011
    74
    This game is a pretty simple online shooter with good maps and gameplay. The game has nice graphics, pretty cool audio and fine multiplayer modi. Besides all the positive elements the number of maps is a bit low and the learning curve is pretty high.
  4. Jan 25, 2011
    70
    Modern Combat: Domination is a good FPS exclusively dedicated to multiplayer. Despite the fact that maps and modes are only a few, and some flaws linked to sporadic lag, the product Gameloft convinces.
  5. Feb 24, 2011
    67
    Modern Combat: Domination won't be taking the FPS crown from any of the big boys but is a really fun diversion that is likely to draw a faithful following.
  6. Feb 21, 2011
    65
    Shooter fans shouldn't hesitate because it is an online shooter reduced to its absolute main parts. For everyone else the learning curve is quite high, technically speaking there are better shooters out there, and variety is missing.
  7. Jan 31, 2011
    50
    In terms of low-budget games, you could do way worse than MCD. If you're one of the sad few who has missed out on the Modern Warfare craze due to financial issues or you simply want another game that's Move compatible, then MCD should fit well within your budget. The game isn't spectacular, but it has enough bells and whistles to keep you occupied.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. Jan 26, 2011
    10
    Modern Combat: Domination is really competitive, refreshing and addictive. With a level system up to 72, 5 maps, 6 game-play types and 9 dollars: I bought it right away. Combats are intense and quick. The graphics are great, but some maps could get more sounds environment events.
    I rate it 10 because I'm really happy to get a cs like game on console, but without my emotions it deserve at least a 9.0. My point of view.
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  2. Jun 11, 2011
    10
    Although not many maps for this game it does provide a very balanced experience. The weapons are increasingly more powerful as you level up but you have to get the kills in to earn the money to rebuy once you die or start a new game. Have a bad time of it then its back to the standard guns for you. Id say this game is more counter strike than a world thats obsessed with CoD, I think its much more tactical. Also Move does actually work - shame you cant select Move only servers but still the shooting is accurate enough to compete at some level against dual shock controllers. Talking of servers they are bliss, excellent and cant think of a time I couldnt connect or I got booted for whatever reason other than a powercut. While the game doesnt provide ANY thing new it does bring back retro combat FPS to a genre thats firmly up its own arse, personally Im sick of CoD and doubt Ill buy another one. When games like this are of the PSN Ill save my £32 and spend it on something useful. Expand
  3. Jan 26, 2011
    9
    To start off this game Demo is not representative of what you get in the full game. The demo has countless network issues and only one game mode (Boom & Bust ) This game mode isn't the most easy for newcomers to the game. Also Joining game is much easier in the full game, you just have to search for games yourself and bypass the stupid play online now feature that place you in next to empty or boring matches. This game has gameplay modes for casual gamers ( team deathmatch, deathmatch.) But it has also hardcore very competitive game modes ( Domination, Objectives) for veteran gamer. For me this where this game is at it's best. When playing with players with headphones the game gets very strategic and fun...

    Sure the game has some rough edges but I guess that had to be expected for a budjet shooter.

    We can say this game has awesome value for money. It is very addicting. I can't believe you can get a shooter like this for 8$$$. Overall I really like the game so far.... Keep that kill streak up and it's !!!MONEY!!!!
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  4. Jan 31, 2011
    8
    This is a classic case where you need to simply look at the price point. The game plays better than expected for an 8 dollar title, but it's not quite near the polish of some of the powerhouse FPS out there. This all should come at little surprise. I have fun playing this game, the competition is mostly solid, and it reminds me of my good old Counter Strike days. If you have the 8 bucks available, and are tired of, or don't own Call of Duty, I fully recommend purchasing this game. Expand
  5. Jan 24, 2011
    7
    This game isn't to bad. the graphics are ok, nothin special. the game play is ok as well. the level design leaves to much for campers, and the hit detection is pretty poor, especially from long range. there are tons of similarities to counterstrike. this game actually has nothing in common with call of duty. its slower, you have to buy your weapons every round. you have a health bar, and you can equip diferent gear, like grenades and body armor. by the way it takes way to many bullets to kill some one in this game. all in all its ok, nothin special, but if you need filler till killzone 3 comes out..well just go buy killzone 2. Expand
  6. Jun 22, 2011
    6
    The game is OK. Its a pretty standard shooter, with bland graphics, rather forgettable maps, and generic gameplay. It is worth the $8 if you are in dire need of a shooter, otherwise, just let this one be. It didn't take me long to start shooting the crap out of people who were level 50 which is a positive. This game supports PlayStation Move, but I felt it didn't add a whole lot to the game, and as with my other shooters, I reverted back to my standard Dualshock 3 controller. Weapons must be repurchased at the beginning of each life in game, and if you have nothing, then you better be skilled with the knife and pistol for a few rounds. I've played better sub $10 shooters like Battlefield 1943, but for the value, this game is still worth a look, just don't expect a Call of Duty, Battlefield, Socom or whatever FPS you have experience. Expand
  7. Jun 6, 2013
    3
    This game is terrible. Let me start off with the bot system. It is the worst I have ever seen in a multiplayer FPS. It is pathetically unfair, with bots able to kill you in one shot from any distance with any gun, whether it is an MP5 or a Benelli M4. Sometimes a bot will spawn right around a corner behind you and take you out. If you get too close, they will knife you (by the way, the knife is incredibly hard to use) and instantly kill you, no matter whether you have armor or not. They are all level 1, so they always use the level 1 weapons, which are the MP5, Benelli M4, UMP45, SPAM-4 (a reskin of the M4) Desert Eagle, Beretta 92FS, Vulture (exactly the same as the Deagle, except slightly browner) or the N8 (another rename, this time of the 92FS) They also get full armor AND a primary weapon every spawn, even though human players can't afford it. The maps are bland, badly designed, boring, and too big for the 16 max players to have much action. The connection and loading times are about as long as on their mobile games. The multiplayer interaction is nonexistent, with not even a chat box to be had. The graphics are bad, and the lighting is very dull, dark and depressing. This hybrid of Counter-Strike and Call of Duty is worse than average. If you want something better than this, go play some AAA title like COD, Battlefield, or Counter-Strike. The original Counter-Strike is the same price, and even though the graphics are very dated, it's a lot more fun than this, and has a community that is a lot larger than this. I think that Gameloft's specialty is at mobile games, and that they should stay with mobile games. Expand

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