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  • Summary: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare predicts the powerful battlegrounds of the future, where both technology and tactics have taken steps to usher in a new era of combat for the franchise. Kevin Spacey is Jonathan Irons -- one of the most notorious men in the world -- shaping this chilling visionCall of Duty: Advanced Warfare predicts the powerful battlegrounds of the future, where both technology and tactics have taken steps to usher in a new era of combat for the franchise. Kevin Spacey is Jonathan Irons -- one of the most notorious men in the world -- shaping this chilling vision of the future of war. The game unfolds in a plausible future in which technological, telesis and today's military practices have converged with real world consequences. In this image of the future, Private Military Corporations have become the dominant armed forces for many countries who must outsource their military needs, redrawing borders and rewriting international law. Irons, the founder and president of the world's largest PMC, Atlas Corporation, is at the vortex of these tectonic plates.

    Suit up for combat in exoskeletons that advance every facet of a soldier's battle readiness, enabling combatants to deploy with an advanced lethality and eliminating the need for specialization. Players tout enhanced player movement and verticality through boost jumps and grappling, covert cloaking abilities, and biomechanics that provide keen 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.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. Nov 3, 2014
    91
    This is a Call of Duty game to its core, but one that rehashes as little as possible while still retaining its strengths.
  2. 90
    Sledgehammer Games has given players a greater feeling of customization that goes beyond the cosmetic of an emblem and given way to random unlocks and a great number of modifications.
  3. 88
    So that’s my final opinion on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. The single-player is phenomenal, and the multiplayer is good but limited by its own unlock system.
  4. Dec 30, 2014
    83
    The multiplayer maps need work, but otherwise this is the best Call of Duty game in years. [Jan 2015, p.66]
  5. Nov 14, 2014
    80
    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is not a revolution; it is rather an evolution that is what to be expected for a game that is renewed every year.
  6. Nov 3, 2014
    80
    The campaign doesn't have much to offer, and Kevin Spacey can only do so much. On the other hand, the multiplayer gameplay shows some courage, making this the best online COD experience since the first Black Ops.
  7. Nov 3, 2014
    70
    Advanced Warfare executes the formula competently while adding a handful of bells and whistles like mechs, laser cannons, and double jumps; but Sledgehammer Games seems reluctant to really cut loose and push the setting to its fullest potential, making Advanced Warfare a solid but ultimately unexciting entry in the series.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 97 out of 299
  1. Nov 3, 2014
    10
    Great addition to the Call Of Duty franchise! Improved graphics, physics, without losing any of that call of duty feel! Exo suits add theGreat addition to the Call Of Duty franchise! Improved graphics, physics, without losing any of that call of duty feel! Exo suits add the ability to jump higher and it pays off drastically Expand
  2. Nov 5, 2014
    10
    Well i am not a big fan of shooters, couldn't even finish bf4 and ghosts single player.
    But trying this one definatelly impressed me. All
    Well i am not a big fan of shooters, couldn't even finish bf4 and ghosts single player.
    But trying this one definatelly impressed me. All these technological thingies are really GREAT addition to a shooter. Also i can't beleive i am saying this, but the optimization of the game is REALLY good. My 590GTX handles all maxed setting 1080p (only super sampling turned off) and minimum fps i have seen was around 45. in other words - great job (i have registered on metacritic just to leave this review).
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  3. Nov 7, 2014
    9
    This is probably the best call of duty game i have played in a long time, it is very enjoyable, the story is not as bad as previous ones, andThis is probably the best call of duty game i have played in a long time, it is very enjoyable, the story is not as bad as previous ones, and the exo suit adds to the gameplay a lot Expand
  4. Jan 9, 2015
    7
    Multiplayer is fun when you get used to the exo movements and maps. I kinda sucked for the first week or so, and then i started playing goodMultiplayer is fun when you get used to the exo movements and maps. I kinda sucked for the first week or so, and then i started playing good and really enjoy the mutliplayer now. After all COD is known for its multiplayer, so i wont waste my time with a campaign review. Understand the maps, watch for opponents on the mini map and move fast and flank your opponent i found is the best way to play cod and deal with campers. If you can do those things i think you will have no problem enjoying the game. Expand
  5. Nov 5, 2014
    5
    After buying black ops 2 ( after getting number 1 too) I vowed never to plat this no-brainer arcade shooter again..
    Today I was lured into
    After buying black ops 2 ( after getting number 1 too) I vowed never to plat this no-brainer arcade shooter again..
    Today I was lured into buying by my local gamevendor saying it was 'completely different , graphicly amazinv and just overall f'in great'.
    Started with the single player, which , imo , is the decent part to this game. Can't say the story is in any way engaging or pulls you in , but hey , its a shooter , right. The suits add a fun gameplay element to the story.

    Then after 8 or so hours , i ventured into multiplayer area..this.blows.
    Half the suits abilities are useless in the multi, everybody is just running and gunning , spawnkilling the **** out of you and before 10 minutes have passed you feel like feeding your ps4-system to the local duckpond.
    They managed to make the arcade shooter Cod already was even more arcade .. Have at it brainless hordes.. Ill stick to battlefield and last of us.
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  6. Nov 3, 2014
    3
    Another year goes by and yet another dull and boring Call of Duty game gets released more streamlined than the previous game. Soon it willAnother year goes by and yet another dull and boring Call of Duty game gets released more streamlined than the previous game. Soon it will just be 1 level and 1 gun and everyone will look the same. Until then I think I've just bought my last Activision game. What an absolute waste of time and money. Someone in Activision must get a kick out of releasing the same game but with less guns and game modes that the previous edition. Black Ops was the best Call of Duty game since Modern Warfare. Demolition game mode will never be played again by me unless I re-purchase a PS3 or an Xbox 360 for me and my friends. Demolition was superb! Where is it? Does Activision not want its fans to have fun anymore? Besides the new graphics and the TitanFall-esque gameplay, this is just boring. 1 good point about the Activision games, they are the ONLY ones who allow people to host private matches, something that is void on every next gen game, PS4 anyways. Activision and Bungie are dead to me and I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER ATTEMPT OF A GAME FROM THEM AGAIN! UNLESS THEY HIRE TALENT FOR FUTURE RELEASES. Expand
  7. Dec 30, 2014
    0
    To start off so you can see where I am coming from, I have placed every Call of Duty since Modern Warfare 2, and I generally reach either theTo start off so you can see where I am coming from, I have placed every Call of Duty since Modern Warfare 2, and I generally reach either the top prestige possible to very close to it. This gives me a great ability to judge this game at is full potential, and I must say there is almost no potential here. Now, let me explain, this Call of Duty like the last four, going all the back to the first Black Ops, starting off with some issues in terms of lag and what not. Something not to worry about at first, but now it has been out for a month and I have not seen a single change, nothing to correct it. Instead, I find myself, in more and more hacked matches, where literally the match starts and someone calls in a bombing run, and does it non-stop until the game crashes or everyone on the other team leaves. This also brings me to the second issue with this game, the lag, it is probably the worst I encountered of all the CoDs, no only does it have a time delay, if you are lucky, it also has the tendency to freeze mid game. Now, since then I have looked this up and found that it is all a result of the hosting, that being one person in the lobby is the host, and depending on how far you are, and their connection, you can either have a great game or a terrible one. In fact, If you are the host, unless you are sniped or shoot in the back, in one on one battles the host will general win, as what happens on their system is what the game takes into effect. This is only multiplied by the extremely small maps, and low health levels, literally meaning the host can kill you and do it again for the game gives you control of your character.

    All in all to sum it up, this continues Call of Duty's long decline in terms of Multiplayer, now every once in awhile you will find a Gem like Black Ops, but this horrible designed ones in-between make it hardly worth the risk to pre-order let alone purchase the DLCs. So, with that all being said, I would say there is a small hope for CoD with Treyarch, but I would not pre-order it, instead I would rent it, check the reviews, etc. instead of pre-ordering it or buying it outright.
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