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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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  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. Games Master UK
    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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  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 3, 2014
    9
    Let's not talk about the horrible addition to CoD last year that was Ghosts. Sledgehammer has developed their own vision for CoD's future,Let's not talk about the horrible addition to CoD last year that was Ghosts. Sledgehammer has developed their own vision for CoD's future, ands it works effectively. Multiplayer elements such as the jumpsuit are well balanced, and the campaign is a blast to play. If anything, this is the most fun CoD since the MW2-BO I era, and I fully embrace this change. Expand
  3. Nov 3, 2014
    8
    This COD is worth the buy for the multiplayer. As usual, I played the campaign mode for a very short while as I lost interest in it quickly,This COD is worth the buy for the multiplayer. As usual, I played the campaign mode for a very short while as I lost interest in it quickly, but the multiplayer is a huge improvement than from last year's Ghost. Runs like Titanfall but with the COD feel to it. The sound of the game I would have to say is also a HUGE improvement than from it's predecessor Ghost as well. Overall, I think it's worth the buy. I haven't had an issue with constantly dying from one-shot-kills or head-shot-glitching yet with this game, and the respawning isn't as bad as prior games either, which to me is a plus. Expand
  4. Nov 9, 2014
    7
    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is a very surprising experience. It is a more enjoyable experience compared to Ghosts andCall of Duty: Advanced Warfare is a very surprising experience. It is a more enjoyable experience compared to Ghosts and Sledgehammer's/Infinity Wards's Modern Warfare 3. The exo-suits provide a fun, fast-paced multiplayer. Rarely will players sit around corners and camp due to the exo-suits maneuverability and because of how fun it is to just jump, run and slide around the map in a blaze. They brought back the Black Ops concept of picking items in a limited amount of slot, which provide for great class building and a very expansive choice suited to your preferences.

    The multiplayer does suffer from some problems though. Mainly, there will be some points in a match where connectivity drops dramatically and you are left in a "rubber band" motion, where you are just skipping back and forth, but I assume this will be resolved very soon. Some of the weapons suffer from being very bland and boring, but this is the case in just about every Call of Duty in one way or another.

    All together, the multiplayer is a great improvement compared to last years installment of the Call of Duty franchise. While some may judge it for being a Titanfall and COD lovechild, its a must-play for fans who love fast-paced action,
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  5. Nov 8, 2014
    5
    Bought this game after the initial release (11/5/14) and I've already returned it to Gamestop for something else. And I'm still stuck with theBought this game after the initial release (11/5/14) and I've already returned it to Gamestop for something else. And I'm still stuck with the season pass (which I paid $50 and tax for), since it is non-refundable. I don't know why I thought that this game would be worth $110, maybe due to all the high, extremely positive reviews and the dramatic advertisements. But it isn't.

    If we're comparing this to the older games, such as MW or BO, Advanced Warfare has less guns, half of which are near-worthless in combat. The exo suit makes it almost impossible to strategize or pull off large killstreaks (it's bad when the game alerts you when someone reaches a 5 killstreak and all they get is a UAV) because someone is always shooting you in the back, camping on top of a building, or sneaking around in cloak mode. The game has been reduced to extreme camping (hiding in corners while cloaked/shielded or using all the stealth perks to kill those going by) and rushing, of which neither is a more viable option. If you rush, you're likely to be shot in the back by a camper, and even on a 1 vs 1 fight, the game logic is severely flawed. I've literally put clips into enemies only to have them turn around and put a few bullets into my legs to kill me. I watched one of my teammates knife an enemy twice and then get sprayed by the SN6 (submachine gun). And then the spawn system is so screwed up that you can spawn and die within three seconds, or likewise kill an enemy that was running through the spawn point unknowingly.

    The game now favors gamers that play excessively more than ever. It takes forever to get attachments/camos that by the time I had reached level 41 (when I quit), I hadn't unlocked a single camo and I was still uncomfortable with the guns I had unlocked. Going positive was considered me doing really well, and if I did any better it was by using dirty methods, such as the melee(which has increased range) and slide-shooting (using the exo suit's sliding ability to dodge the enemy before spraying them to death).

    And though there were thirteen maps in the multiplayer, I honestly can't name any of them, and I played the MP for over six hours. So either the maps were that unmemorable or the game simply liked to play the same maps over and over again. Speaking of their designs, I can say that I didn't have a favorite map, but simply maps that sucked less than the others; the few that didn't have really dark corners to hide in or nice ledges for players to perch on.

    As for the campaign, I didn't get past the first level. It was so boring and frustrating that I actually prefer Ghost's story, of which I didn't even play. And that's because I didn't get to experience it first-hand, unlike AW's...

    Survival was surprisingly fun, but it was about the same as the previous survival modes. You prepare, you beat a wave, and then upgrade your gear. Do this task, refill your inventory, and upgrade your gear. And you make it as far as you can with that setup.

    Some people might really love this game, but for me, who liked the older installments of the series (CoD2, MW, BO, BO2) Advance Warfare didn't impress me. In fact, it tried being something it wasn't. Calling it part of the Call of Duty franchise is like saying Destiny was the latest Halo. And for paying $110 for it and not liking it, and only being able to get $45 back... let me offer some advice: Borrow the game from a friend/rent the game before buying it. No one can afford to just throw money away, especially if it's going to a company like Activision. You can choose to listen or not; I'm just trying to keep people from making mistakes. I'd give this game a 6.5 on normal means, but after wasting $70 on a game I didn't like and got rid of, that lowers the score. If one included the pre-order BS CoD pulls off every year, this game really should deserve such a low score. The creators of this game should focus more on what they can give their consumers instead of how much they can get by hanging exclusive content out on a line, hoping people take the bait.
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  6. Nov 3, 2014
    3
    I never knew that Call of Duty needed to rip off a game made by its own **** developers. I'll give it credit for realizing that its ownI never knew that Call of Duty needed to rip off a game made by its own **** developers. I'll give it credit for realizing that its own formula was growing stale, though. This time, they decided to combine visuals that are so good they physically hurt to look at with gameplay snagged right out of Titanfall to create a masterful work of ****
    Advanced Warfare may just well be the best Call of Duty game, if only because it tries to be Titanfall. Which was a damn good game, for all of its lack of content. It's just another call of duty run-and-gun antigravity mess, but now you can jump upwards like you've installed commando and attacked the sun, and you can dash to the side. Glad they're taking ideas from both Titanfall, and a flash game from 2001.

    So, originality? Not exactly this game's finest. But, to be fair, it works. It's an acceptable game, and it met my low expectations.
    TL;DR Literally painful visuals (It isn't **** cinematic, IGN, it looks like the characters have pedalbin trashcans on their heads when they talk. Their mouths flap open like god damn Goat Simulator.), an unoriginal concept that's executed in a boring way, gameplay that is now more **** and less predictable than CoD: Goats, and an acceptably made shooter overall.
    Still, this does more than most games at disproving the theory that games can be considered art. I don't think that anyone made ye olde mad stacks by ripping off the Mona Lisa once every **** year.
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  7. Aug 10, 2015
    0
    Ever pop a new game into your system that your upset you actually spent $60 on and not enjoy yourself for 1 **** second? If not, you've neverEver pop a new game into your system that your upset you actually spent $60 on and not enjoy yourself for 1 **** second? If not, you've never played this piece of trash. Ghost got a bad rep because it was just the "same old boring call of duty", but this game got the rep "new piece of crap that children will think looks pretty". If you didn't know, Sledgehammer made this game. Sledgehammer also made MW3. Remember that waste of time? When will Call of Duty bite the bullet and make a game that caters to the people old enough to play it. Sure, the children will be upset. They probably wouldn't make as much money. But we, the people over the age of 12, will be left with a challenging game with content. How many private planes do you **** need? DO THE RIGHT THING. MAKE GAMES THAT DON'T SUCK. Expand

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