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  • Summary: This installment in the Call of Duty series features a fresh dynamic where players are on the side of a crippled nation fighting not for freedom, or liberty, but simply to survive. 10 years after a devastating mass event, the nation's borders and the balance of global power have beenThis installment in the Call of Duty series features a fresh dynamic where players are on the side of a crippled nation fighting not for freedom, or liberty, but simply to survive. 10 years after a devastating mass event, the nation's borders and the balance of global power have been permanently changed. As what's left of the nation's Special Operations forces, a mysterious group known only as "Ghosts" leads the fight back against a newly emerged, technologically-superior global power. In Call of Duty: Ghosts you don't just create a class, you create a soldier. Choose the head, body type, head-gear and equipment, and you can even create a female soldier for the first time. With over 20,000 possible combinations, you can create the soldier you've always wanted. And each soldier you create will also have his or her own load outs. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
  1. Nov 5, 2013
    90
    The single player is disposable, albeit fun, but it’s irrelevant as there’s enough content in multiplayer to keep gamers busy for hundreds of hours until the next Call of Duty comes out.
  2. Nov 5, 2013
    85
    The single player campaign is a wild ride despite its underwhelming storyline and short play through while the multiplayer aspects of the game take the cake and raise the franchise to even higher heights. It's jam packed with all sorts of new content from an engaging squads mode, a hectic Extinction mode and a new slate of multiplayer features to keep the core Call of Duty gamers playing for hours on end.
  3. Nov 5, 2013
    82
    Infinity Ward goofs up on the campaign with a dull story and a totally forgettable villain, but they recover on the multiplayer side with some very nice maps, great bots AI, the usual frenzied gameplay and the highly addicting Extinction mode. Overall, though, CoD Ghosts lacks the magnificence and innovation we would have expected from IW's new work after the Modern Warfare trilogy.
  4. 80
    A series in serious danger of outstaying its welcome, Call of Duty is once again a victim of its own success, unable to change the winning formula too much. And yet, Infinity Ward has still managed to craft a first-person shooter that is exciting, engaging and unreservedly fun.
  5. Nov 29, 2013
    75
    If a deep and compelling single player experience is what you crave, look elsewhere. If you just want to get online and go up against the world, then join the hordes of ghosslings already invading your online network of choice.
  6. Nov 19, 2013
    70
    Yes, we have done all of this before and yes, we wish there were more new features and graphics. But Call of Duty: Ghosts is still fun, regardless.
  7. Nov 5, 2013
    40
    And so that’s the sum total of Call of Duty: Ghosts. The disappointing single-player, the usual multiplayer, the slightly confused squad bot matches, and a nifty co-op Infestation mode that could use more maps.

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  1. Nov 5, 2013
    10
    The single player campaign is slightly less ambitious however the multiplayer is 100% worth the buy. It's action packed and could hardly askThe single player campaign is slightly less ambitious however the multiplayer is 100% worth the buy. It's action packed and could hardly ask for more. LOVE THE GAME!! Expand
  2. Nov 10, 2015
    8
    This game receives a little too much hate. The game is solid but the large, slow paced maps hurt the ADD side of Call of Duty. The terribleThis game receives a little too much hate. The game is solid but the large, slow paced maps hurt the ADD side of Call of Duty. The terrible score streak rewards limits replay ability. Expand
  3. Feb 9, 2014
    6
    SO i'm not a huge fan of cod but ghosts was really good sometimes. The game does look signicantly better then MW3 the controls are tighterSO i'm not a huge fan of cod but ghosts was really good sometimes. The game does look signicantly better then MW3 the controls are tighter the multiplayer is better balanced squads is fun as hell and extinction is meh. Now what about the campaign oh dear god the story idea was okay and the missions were nice and varied BUT NO FREAKING STEALTH its called ghosts for a friggin reason gosh. THIS GAME GETS MY COMPLETIONIST RATING OF: PLAY IT Expand
  4. Apr 29, 2014
    2
    Same game play mechanics, overrated dynamics, and barely any immersion. Traded it in and bought battlefield. No regrets.

    The newest DLC is
    Same game play mechanics, overrated dynamics, and barely any immersion. Traded it in and bought battlefield. No regrets.

    The newest DLC is pay-to-win garbage which include overpowered weapons at a £12 price tag. I swear I shall never buy a Call of Duty game again.
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  5. Jan 1, 2014
    1
    I thought that cod bop II had its problems... Until I played ghosts, which is why my friends and I often can't play more than a few gamesI thought that cod bop II had its problems... Until I played ghosts, which is why my friends and I often can't play more than a few games before going back to it. Camping is at an all time high due to big maps and the gameplay trailers were misleading because they did not AT ALL show the spawning disaster that ruins multiplayer, having people spawn right beside you or on an ied. Also, for a game that is supposed to be advancing why did it go from useful uav to a backtracking sat com? You need several to do anything or make them useful. Sure campaign is fun but people buy it for the multiplayer, and they pretty much ruined that by removing game modes and using ridiculous maps. They also removed the crossbow that was the only useful counter weapon to the all annoying riot shield. Not surprised that the user rating is at 2.3 and that people are turning to bop II or battlefield. If you're a camper or a marksman class whore then you probably enjoy the endless camping spots and it is harder to see you when sitting stationary for whatever reason. But for others it is torture. To fix camping, they should put in an activity percentage, which would be a stat that shows how long your player is moving which would reveal how much you camp, and maybe weed out some campers. Just a thought. Also, I don't know what the deal is wtith the servers or something but it seems so laggy nearly half the time and no this is not due to a walmart connection mine is fine and I can play all other cod games online no problem, something about this game just doesn't work and lags easily and often. Overall the hype and trailers really let everyone down when it comes to actually playing this trash heap. The only good thing in can think of that stands out is some of the later kill streaks. Expand
  6. Dec 16, 2013
    0
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    Do not judge this game off of user scores even the positive ones.......
    any butt hurt player can make a account, write anything^, and rate a game zero out of ten...
    Just go off of the critic score. For every game in that matter because these PEOPLE do not matter
    Buy this game or don't
    But for the love of god.. do not think for a second that your well informed by the opinion these emotionally compromised nobodies.

    Alot of games are going under because of Metacritics User Score section and i'm against this list.
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  7. Nov 6, 2013
    0
    The Call Of Duty series is undeniably one of the most popular game franchises in gaming history. However if you're a long time call of dutyThe Call Of Duty series is undeniably one of the most popular game franchises in gaming history. However if you're a long time call of duty fan, then call of duty ghosts is going to disappoint you. First off the campaign of the game is extremely short and can be finished in about 3-5 hours at best. Also no new content has really been added, this feels like a copy and paste (again) of the same sounds, guns, it just feels plain bland. However the saddest part of this game, is that not even its multiplayer mode. The one that has delivered hours upon hours of fun, can save it this time. If you're looking to buy this game just for the multiplayer it would save time, money and disappointment to just stay on another CoD game. Expand

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