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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 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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  1. Positive: 19 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
  1. Nov 5, 2013
    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. 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Good game as usual keeps us entertained:) ignore all the Cod haters. The core elements of the game are greatly improved .The game is more realistic Sound is great guns look good Game has way more depth then previous versions aswell. So I support the game fully and will playing till I get my ps4 on current gen which then I will buy on ps4 Expand
  2. May 7, 2014
    COD: Ghosts is a fun and involving game, in this installment they just try to throw you into the action from start to bottom without changing the mood, though it maybe means excellent but the quality of the story sometimes lacks and sometimes seems childish, Overall game is good enough Expand
  3. Dec 12, 2013
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This game is absoloutley very interesting and has awesome graphics it looks very realisic the call of duty has contained dogs which is very good so when you have 3 kills in a row you will automatically get a dog and helps you kill the enemys.Which is on the multiplayer you have a choice of all sorts of games which you prefer and then you can play the campaign which is like a story and then you can choose which levels you prefer hard or easy it is quite good because there are new features and a choice of different weapons which is very good to play with .The only bad thing in the game is that the scoreboard where you can see your kills and deaths has got smaller and it is in the corner right hand side that is not very good because it will take you some time to find your name and see your kills and while you are trying to check your name you can get shot and get killed in the game ,over all the game is very good and very fun to play. Expand
  4. Dec 19, 2013
    I have played all the CoD's, and this one is by far the worst. I LOVE and played many hours on all the previous ones, but I cannot do that on this one. As much as people complain that CoD is the same every year, the players (including myself) enjoyed the formula that they had going. They diverted from the typical CoD formula with this game, and as a result many other CoD fans and myself are not pleased. This is the worst CoD I have ever played. One of my biggest problems is that in the previous games, you had a chance to retaliate when someone saw you first, but this game will rarely give you the chance. It is a game of whoever sees the other person first, and I do not like it. I am not sure if this is true, but it FEELS like they changed the amount of bullets to kill someone and it ruined the game. They also changed the prestige system to some awful character system which sounded cool, but sucks. I was very excited when I purchased it and am now typing this with disappointment. I WANTED to love this game, but I can't. It's terrible. I gave it a 2 because of character customization (finally!) and some cool killstreaks like the Maniac. But I can't get myself to look past all the garbage and see the good things... the bad out weighs the good. It saddens me that this game is so awful. Hopefully CoD 2014 will be better and nothing like this piece of trash. Expand
  5. Nov 15, 2013
    I consider myself to be a true COD enthusiast and own all COD games whit pride. But COD Ghosts made me really sad. Its the worst COD game in my opinion. It started to go downhills whit Black Ops 1+2 and now this crap.
    Its like they not bothered to try to create something new for us fans. My feeling when I play Ghosts is like they have plagiarized heavily from the two crappiest games in the COD series: Black Ops 1+2.
    The storyline is crap and I have seen it before! Except for Riley the dog.
    The system to earn points for equipment, clothes and weapons for your various soldiers in multiplayer mode is idiotic and confusing. Its like they took the worst parts of Black Ops 1+2, mixed them together.
    I really regret this purchase.
  6. Dec 16, 2013
    WORST cod in history. notice in BO2 when aftermath and highjacked came up in the pre game lobby everyone votes highjacked who wants to play HUGE maps where you have to constantly look for people and limit kill opportunities.. who ever designed the maps is clearly an idiot. the lag is just as bad in ghost as people complained it was is bo2 along with the lag comp. no gun fights anymore, just getting shot by some randy hiding in a window with over powered camping perks and gun attachments.. scorestreaks are SUPER wack. graphics terrible especially for 2013, cant see anyone in the cluttered mess maps. shooting a gun in ghosts reminds me of a plastic BB gun, like really it amazes me how they made this game opposite from what people want, we want well structured maps like raid from bo2 for example. If you like this game then you like camping in one spot constantly looking in your site for someone to run by, NOT rushing friendly by any means. after all the camping issues in pervious cods, who the hell thought it would be a good idea to make the game the most camper friendly yet such a huge dissapointment, i cannot think of 1 positive feature in this awful game. I wish games would stop trying to be like each other and just be themselves, thats what makes games diverse from each other. CoD, your not battlefield. If people want to play battlefield they will play it. I dont know if that disc will see my xbox ever again, i think it will make a better frisby. And just a reminder everything people complained about in BO2 has been transfered over to ghosts except twice as bad. Expand
  7. Nov 7, 2013
    Its like a pirated DVD of a game it looks rough plays like a games from 2004 and is just bad this is not a new engine total BS lazy cash in yet again some good ideas but the choppy story and ugly graphics and 1980s story line.
    This will be traded in for BF4 i gave COD one more chance they are ripping the piss now.

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