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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: 94 out of 283
  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
    As a COD fan myself, I must say that as the latest addition to the franchise, Advanced Warfare makes Ghosts' graphics look like 8-bit. WithAs a COD fan myself, I must say that as the latest addition to the franchise, Advanced Warfare makes Ghosts' graphics look like 8-bit. With improved graphics and game play, with a great story, Advanced Warfare could be the most memorable installment in the series....or the least favorite, depending on other fans. Expand
  4. Nov 15, 2014
    7
    The campaign mode is exactly what we would expect from the CoD franchise.A brief and spectacular chain of explosions without particularThe campaign mode is exactly what we would expect from the CoD franchise.A brief and spectacular chain of explosions without particular difficulty spikes.It is linear and predictable ,mostly aiming at production value.Kevin Spacey's performance makes the experience memorable.Not high replay value,just the standard set of difficulties.

    The exo-survival is the weakest point of the title.It is essentially a horde mode in which you fight against enemies with exo-suits.It is a good time with friends but repetition spoils the fun at the end.It is here to provide an extra level of strategy and present a new challenge to fans of horde mode.

    The multiplayer is a breath of fresh air for the franchise since it uses new gameplay mechanics that make the game more fast paced and fun to play.However,there are several issues that will hopefully be sorted out through patch support.Gun variety is absent at this point as only 2-3 weapons seem to be really effective.Exo abilities are not very useful and scorestreaks lack lethality. The game had a rough launch with a lot of lag but I can safely say that the PS4 online experience is the smoothest after the 2 connection patches that came out. I also played the game on Xbox One but I decided to review it on the ps4 section since multiplayer is working properly on this version of the game.As more consoles are sold in all regions connection will be evened out but I'd give the edge to the ps4 just from personal experience.(this is the first time I am satisfied from a CoD game connection wise on psn because all previous CoDs seemed to have worse ports on ps3/ps4).Lag or no lag,the game is fun to play and difficult to master.

    VERDICT:
    +Spectacular Campaign
    +Fun Multiplayer
    +New mechanics

    -Lack of depth
    -Not ready out of the box

    I give Call Of Duty Advanced Warfare a 7/10 and I'd gladly recommend it to CoD veterans.It seems like this game is not Call Of Duty's dying breath but another year of killing and killing and killing...
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  5. Nov 7, 2014
    5
    I'll start off with the good about this game. It's mindless fun and runs very smoothly on PS4 and the graphics are relatively good. I haven'tI'll start off with the good about this game. It's mindless fun and runs very smoothly on PS4 and the graphics are relatively good. I haven't played CoD since Black Ops because I wanted a more competitive skill based shooter, but after being a little burnt out on Halo and Battlefield I decided I wanted some simple mindless fun, which this game has provided. It's still the same, "I see you first, I get the kill." It's basically a giant game of hide and seek but with guns.

    Now, to the negative.. It's still the same "I see you first, I get the kill." It has been fun playing this no skill game, but I'm already pretty much tired of it and will go back to a shooter that requires skill. This game is just a bunch of people running and flying around very tiny maps shooting each other in the back. Most of the guns feel the same, and pretty much all of them kill you in about 2 to 3 hits. What I actually used to really enjoy about CoD was the killstreaks. The killstreaks in this game are horrible. Some are virtually useless, such as the recon drone where you have to control the drone just to spot enemies while your player is standing out in the open looking at a computer screen and gets murdered because there are no "safe" places in any of the ridiculously small maps. I don't get the excitement of working toward a kill streak in this game as you did with helicopters etc in MW2.

    I'll still play this game some when I don't want to have to put effort into being good at other games.. It's a decent game to grab some beers and have a stupid fun night, but that's about it.
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  6. Nov 6, 2014
    3
    This is the worst online experience I've ever played without a doubt! I just posted a YouTube video (same user name) showing me shoot a fullThis is the worst online experience I've ever played without a doubt! I just posted a YouTube video (same user name) showing me shoot a full clip at a guy who wasn't moving and not 1 bullet hit. This is common for me with this game because I have really fast Internet and they went back to peer to peer matchmaking. Worse than anything the algorithm they use allows up to an 800 ping to host! Lag is everywhere and it is literally unplayable for me (see video if you don't believe me). I'm gonna give it a 4 because the single player functions properly. What a disappointment and I bought the bundle. Save your money for GTA 5, Far Cry 4, Dying Light, and Battlefield Hardline that will have dedicated servers like a proper online multiplayer. If you're competitive DON'T BUY IT Expand
  7. Dec 29, 2014
    0
    More COD clones!!! Plz, not again! All I will say on the matter. Always with the short poorly written campaigns, and the same reused guns andMore COD clones!!! Plz, not again! All I will say on the matter. Always with the short poorly written campaigns, and the same reused guns and multiplayer mechanics. Expand

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