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  1. Nov 10, 2011
    0
    I don't understand why people are making excuses for Activision thinking their customers are stupid (unless most of them are). They put new colors on the same game from 2001 and then hyped as the greatest thing since sliced bread, sliced bread being invented the previous summer. They pretty much made a $60 Map/weapons pack. Demand more for your money, don't accept whatever rehashedI don't understand why people are making excuses for Activision thinking their customers are stupid (unless most of them are). They put new colors on the same game from 2001 and then hyped as the greatest thing since sliced bread, sliced bread being invented the previous summer. They pretty much made a $60 Map/weapons pack. Demand more for your money, don't accept whatever rehashed garbage the serve you. There is proof they copied over entire buildings from Black Ops and yet people still make excuses. Activision/IW have plenty of money to design a new game and yet they decided you they would just steal your money and re-paint the last game. Expand
  2. Nov 10, 2011
    0
    Very old engine, same gameplay mechanism for the last 5 games of the franchise. The game suffers from lack of innovation, as if the developers are too afraid to change anything that could receive a negative reaction. Well, if you donâ
  3. Nov 10, 2011
    1
    MW3 it's a copy paste from CoD 4 and MW2. The survivors mode it's similar to the Training Room of Black Ops. And MW3 publicity has been really bad. I remember the Launch video of MW2 with "Till i collapse Remix" . If you no has played MW3, don't worry... you don't lost nothing.
  4. Nov 10, 2011
    0
    do not but this game. i told everyone this game was going to be poor but no one listened i was force to buy thi sgame by friends at work and i will be taking back today. out of date gameplay and very poor graphics . get battlefield 3 the graphics are out of this world. i will never by another call of duty again. not sure way it was even release the graphics on black ops look better, if youdo not but this game. i told everyone this game was going to be poor but no one listened i was force to buy thi sgame by friends at work and i will be taking back today. out of date gameplay and very poor graphics . get battlefield 3 the graphics are out of this world. i will never by another call of duty again. not sure way it was even release the graphics on black ops look better, if you look the pacakging as well you wil see the game has recieved no awards or good reviews where as rage and battlefield have won a few already. please do not waste your time on this game. whey other wedsites are giving it 10 i really dont know they must of paid for the good review Expand
  5. Nov 10, 2011
    2
    Maybe its me, maybe I built it up too much, however I can't help but feel disappointed. I agree with all the points below about it being MW 2.5 with slightly different maps (albeit more maps than I was expecting) although they do all feel the same. I understand when it ain't broke don't fix it but when you play it safe and don't innovate Infinity Ward you risk losing your legion of loyalMaybe its me, maybe I built it up too much, however I can't help but feel disappointed. I agree with all the points below about it being MW 2.5 with slightly different maps (albeit more maps than I was expecting) although they do all feel the same. I understand when it ain't broke don't fix it but when you play it safe and don't innovate Infinity Ward you risk losing your legion of loyal fans. Plus I paid for elite and feel that you knew I wasn't going to buy the map packs so you tricked me into getting them in advance. Very poor, I feel betrayed, hurt and upset - please show some respect with the next title otherwise it may just be your last IW. Expand
  6. Nov 10, 2011
    3
    What this really is just a MOD for MW2. Not really anything new. Apart from Kill Confirmed mode nothing really stands out. SP is boring and feels like a chore...MP is alright but more like a FIX of MW2 with maps by treyarch...if you played BLOPS you will know what I just wrote. Never again I will buy a CoD game at launch at full price.
  7. Nov 10, 2011
    0
    Another iteration of the call of duty series appears with the same outdated game engine from 2007. With only minor improvements to multiplayer gameplay and yet another forgettable campaign the series is held back once again. I sincerely hope that Battlefield 3's shining will create some competition between the two so that they continually cause one another to up the ante, but for now, skipAnother iteration of the call of duty series appears with the same outdated game engine from 2007. With only minor improvements to multiplayer gameplay and yet another forgettable campaign the series is held back once again. I sincerely hope that Battlefield 3's shining will create some competition between the two so that they continually cause one another to up the ante, but for now, skip this title. Expand
  8. Nov 10, 2011
    2
    Really disappointed. I bought this for the multiplayer and I haven't had any fun with it yet. Zero fun. Every map except 1 or 2 looks like the set of Sanford and Son, minus the quaint decor. I keep getting snagged on random pieces of garbage...it's so cluttered! When I do happen upon a stranger looking for a headache he just pops out of nowhere, and the killcam always shows me a differentReally disappointed. I bought this for the multiplayer and I haven't had any fun with it yet. Zero fun. Every map except 1 or 2 looks like the set of Sanford and Son, minus the quaint decor. I keep getting snagged on random pieces of garbage...it's so cluttered! When I do happen upon a stranger looking for a headache he just pops out of nowhere, and the killcam always shows me a different picture than what I saw. Not sure if it's lag, but I've never seen it so bad in a FPS before where I can unload a clip in a guy and he can teleport right in front of me for the stab. Oh and quick scoping is back. Like I needed another reason to light my face on fire. In all honesty, I really wanted this game to pan out because I'm not a huge Battlefield fan but it's just the same game as MW2 only worse. Kill confirmed. Expand
  9. Nov 11, 2011
    1
    This game does have some new things added: a new, more in-depth leveling system, new maps, new weapons, new perks. Um that's about it in the 'new' department. The gameplay is exactly the same. How many times can this franchise do this? Who knows. So by offering nothing new/innovative in the gameplay department this game feels like a 65 dollar map pack. It's fun at 1st but gets redundantThis game does have some new things added: a new, more in-depth leveling system, new maps, new weapons, new perks. Um that's about it in the 'new' department. The gameplay is exactly the same. How many times can this franchise do this? Who knows. So by offering nothing new/innovative in the gameplay department this game feels like a 65 dollar map pack. It's fun at 1st but gets redundant really quickly. Expand
  10. Nov 11, 2011
    0
    It's really disappointing to see the game take a step back, it doesn't justify the £40 price tag when I have three copies of the exact same game, COD4, MW2 and Black Ops. All feel the exact same so I'm not spending my cash on this game as a long term fan of the series playing 70 days+ on the previous three games except WAW which was also disappointing.
  11. Nov 11, 2011
    0
    I have been a call of duty fan my whole life until now. I couldnt believe how dissapointed I was with mw3. I thought it would be a great game instead it turns out to be a stupid map pack that they could have just offered gamers of mw2 to download. Now I will be trading this game in for Uncharted 3, a game that developers actually took there time to make and made a great game by adding newI have been a call of duty fan my whole life until now. I couldnt believe how dissapointed I was with mw3. I thought it would be a great game instead it turns out to be a stupid map pack that they could have just offered gamers of mw2 to download. Now I will be trading this game in for Uncharted 3, a game that developers actually took there time to make and made a great game by adding new feautres. Activision did nothing but take peoples money away for a garbage identical game. Expand
  12. Nov 11, 2011
    0
    This game is just bad. The graphics are dated, the textures are horrendously blurry and ugly, and why the hell is everything an ugly tan or gray color? I also find the multiplayer maps to be terrible. Not a single one of them is good. All of them are just a bunch of confined corridors and hallways. There are no open areas or vantage points at all. Single-player is completely forgettable asThis game is just bad. The graphics are dated, the textures are horrendously blurry and ugly, and why the hell is everything an ugly tan or gray color? I also find the multiplayer maps to be terrible. Not a single one of them is good. All of them are just a bunch of confined corridors and hallways. There are no open areas or vantage points at all. Single-player is completely forgettable as well. The story felt so forced. Spec Ops Survival is a terrible new mode because you can't play with 3 other friends, only 1. Black Ops looked just so much more polished. MW2.5 smh... Expand
  13. Nov 11, 2011
    0
    Its amazing people can give this piece of trash a 10. The story mode has to be the worst story mode in a game I have ever played. It is so bad I was laughing throughout the story and couldnt even finish it because I was so bored. All you do in story mdoe is continues shooting building going down, falling off cliffs. I killed 9 guys in a minute with just my knife. WTF is that, how is thatIts amazing people can give this piece of trash a 10. The story mode has to be the worst story mode in a game I have ever played. It is so bad I was laughing throughout the story and couldnt even finish it because I was so bored. All you do in story mdoe is continues shooting building going down, falling off cliffs. I killed 9 guys in a minute with just my knife. WTF is that, how is that even possible. Expand
  14. Nov 11, 2011
    0
    This Call of Duty MW3 is a shame. This is the same game than MW2, a two years old game, with new maps. The most expansive DLC ever. Always the same graphs years after years, always the same things again and again. Many lags and bugs, servers always bad, host migrations, disconnected in a middle of the match. Boring ! The solo campaign is very very short and too easy. No zombie mode ! AndThis Call of Duty MW3 is a shame. This is the same game than MW2, a two years old game, with new maps. The most expansive DLC ever. Always the same graphs years after years, always the same things again and again. Many lags and bugs, servers always bad, host migrations, disconnected in a middle of the match. Boring ! The solo campaign is very very short and too easy. No zombie mode ! And like all the others COD, Activision will make out a lot of DLC very expansive with old maps. This game is a joke, don't buy it and keep playin COD MW2, this is the same game without the bad servers Expand
  15. Nov 11, 2011
    1
    Treyach's black ops is so much better than this. This requires no strategy. Just keep on running and shooting. Plus the menu is much more complex. Black Ops is so much simpler. What not keep a consistent stats? Even the columns for Kills, Death and Assist is diff between Black Ops and MW3. This is not worth the price.
  16. Nov 11, 2011
    3
    It's been said many times and I'll repeat it, MW3 is the same as the last one. This game has almost no innovation and is part of the problem with modern video games and the video game industry as a whole. This was nothing but a cash grab and it does not even deserve a rental, giving this game a 3 is generous on my part.
  17. Nov 11, 2011
    0
    This game didn't do nearly enough for me and my bros. It didn't deliver cold brews to my house, didn't help me get any hot chicks, and overall just feels like more of the same game. All bros who wish to avoid a total brolocaust need to avoid this broriffic game for bros. Bro.
  18. Nov 11, 2011
    3
    I was really expecting this game to be at the very least better than Black Ops. It's not. In every aspect of the gameplay it isn't even close to COD4 or MW2. COD4 set the bar extremely high and maybe people tend to expect something as gamebreaking and epic as that. And though MW2 has it's share of mods/hacks, etc, IMO there is no better multi-player interface than MW2. The sound,I was really expecting this game to be at the very least better than Black Ops. It's not. In every aspect of the gameplay it isn't even close to COD4 or MW2. COD4 set the bar extremely high and maybe people tend to expect something as gamebreaking and epic as that. And though MW2 has it's share of mods/hacks, etc, IMO there is no better multi-player interface than MW2. The sound, realism and the maps are very diverse. As far as the MW3 campaign, it lacks depth and innovation and tells a story that is similar to the previous titles in the series. Step outside the box. Look at Batman: Arkham City. Now THAT is how your follow up one of the best games for the 360 with a sequel. As far as the multiplayer.....I logged in over 10k team deaths in MW2 and had a k/d over 2.00, played maybe 100 or so in black ops because it really seemed like an Atari interface. This multiplayer has the same feel as black ops, so if you liked that MP then you'll like this. It's very micky mouse in a way. Seems more like a kids game then an epic online MP. There is really no "tactic" per say in this multiplayer. Everyone seems to use a rush loadout. The maps are very linear. I'm finding that I unload almost a full clip into someone and he shoots me once and I'm dead. WTF? Or, the guy sees me and I'm instantly dead with no chance to react. I realize that lag or connection speed can be an issue but thought that dedicated servers would solve the problem. Sledgehammer did a horrible job IMO with the whole MP interface, maps, visuals and sound. Where is the "old guard" at IW.......ohhh yeah it's Respawn. Really can't wait for their first shooter and maybe this franchise will be a thing of the past. I hope I'm wrong because I've really enjoyed it over the years. I just won't buy another COD game unless the reviews are clearly a newly created renaissance that brings us back to the glory days of this series.

    To be honest......I'm going back to COD4 and MW2 MP. The last two games make me feel as if this franchise hit its peak long ago. One thing is for sure.........we are the consumers have been sucked into the series and the only people are benefiting from it are the pub's and dev's in record sales, meanwhile we're stuck with a nice door stop of a game.
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  19. Nov 11, 2011
    0
    No innovation at all, this is definitely the easiest, shortest and most lacklustre COD game I have ever played. Activision need the help of their twitter users to try and inflate MW3's terrible user score; i think that says it all.
  20. Nov 11, 2011
    1
    The Single Player is completely worthless..The Franchise doesn't give a damn about the single player campaign and bases all its popularity on online gameplay..There is almost no innovation in gameplay and am pretty sure if they would just introduce downloadable map packs with newer weapons it would be a better model for the consumers. It is obvious that they are just into trying to makeThe Single Player is completely worthless..The Franchise doesn't give a damn about the single player campaign and bases all its popularity on online gameplay..There is almost no innovation in gameplay and am pretty sure if they would just introduce downloadable map packs with newer weapons it would be a better model for the consumers. It is obvious that they are just into trying to make more and more money by selling repackaged trash.
    If you were to join the single player campaigns of all three MW games then maybe you would have value for money, If they are just selling a damn updated multiplayer experience (which isn't innovative) its clearly a scam. The last great COD game was COD4 and the last good single player was the campaign in World at War..I cared about Dmitri and was happy when the flag was planted on the Reichstag..
    Do not buy this crap and save the $60 on better games.
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  21. Nov 12, 2011
    3
    Top 5 Reasons Why I Dislike MW3: Multiplayer

    1. Spawning: In core, it seems as if you can't get more than three kills without somebody on the other team spawning around the corner from you. I have repeatedly watched myself kill another player, they spawn, and then they kill me, all in the time allotted in a kill-cam. The spawn-delay should be incorporate into all core game modes or
    Top 5 Reasons Why I Dislike MW3: Multiplayer

    1. Spawning: In core, it seems as if you can't get more than three kills without somebody on the other team spawning around the corner from you. I have repeatedly watched myself kill another player, they spawn, and then they kill me, all in the time allotted in a kill-cam. The spawn-delay should be incorporate into all core game modes or completely revamp the spawning system like Brink or Battlefield 3.

    2. Inconsistency: You can kill somebody with 4 shots or less to the chest or waistline with almost any weapon, sometimes. I constantly get hit-markers over and over again and then my opponent pops back up and shoots me twice and I'm dead, and spawning around the corner. The stopping power perk allowed a variety of weapon use. I could sacrifice my original power for accuracy or double up on power. Now its just the stronger weapon wins, no matter how accurate you are. 3. Maps/Camping: These new maps look amazing, but that's all they are; something nice to look at. In multiplayer these maps are breeding grounds for camping players. Its so cluttered that people can hide behind almost anything and get there accolade, emblem, and title for being in the same spot the longest. On some maps, if the team puts up a semi adequate defense, it is impossible to flank them, Outpost and Arkaden are perfect examples. Hardcore was my sanctuary from this but its the worst now.

    4. Knifing: On my full green bar connection screen, I'm witnessing myself have the upper hand lunging to get my stab, but no, epic fail on my part. A quick side step and a few bullets or a knife in my back and I'm on the floor. Once again knifing is useless unless your enemy's back is turned. If you run into somebody you might get lucky and get them with the swiping motion of turning and hitting the knifing button at the same time we all love. Personally, I think the game would be better off without the knife in multiplayer or adopt the Halo way of close combat with a little changes of course.

    5. Audio Effects: You can't turn off the game music for some odd reason. The music deafens and drowns out all aspects of the game when something important happens. The sound of the weapons are disappointing, the sound effects in MW2 sounded much more realistic.

    I think I'll be switching to Battlefield 3 while my hours of waiting in line, anticipation, and excitement collect dust in its case.
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  22. Nov 12, 2011
    3
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Let's start off by saying a few things. This game was incredibly hyped, and both high and low expectations for this game arose. This review outlines my final opinion on this pile of mediocre **** so let's begin.

    1. A Modern Warfare 2 Clone
    It's almost the exact same game as Modern Warfare 2. Just look at eveything (title screen, the gameplay, weapons, levels ect.). Previous installments in the franchise at least had more variety and differences between each game; this pile of **** is a downright disgusting and blatantly inexcusable clone.

    2. The game is further proof of Activision tiresome efforts to milk the series.
    The series is getting milked raw, and so far, the milk is curdling up into a rancid pile of moldy **** A new installment every year? Don't be ridiculous, Activision. 3. The Survival Mode reeks of ass.
    Survival Mode is yet another ****ty addition to the franchise, and is inferior in almost every way to Nazi Zombies.

    4. The Campain mode should be cut out of the game (the series even) altogether.
    The Campaign Mode is yet again the same linear garbage, with barely any variety or enjoyment to be had. The same can be said for almost every modern COD game. Nuff said.

    5. COD: Elite: a useless addition to the series, that shouldn't exist in the first place.
    COD: Elite itself is a clone of other services, and the fact you have to pay for such a useless and gimmicky addition to the game, is more irrefutable proof that Activision is milking those **** raw. Not to mention, the service not being included as part of the game, made an already lackluster clone even more similar to it's predecessor. The integration with Facebook further proves that Activision is tageting the series towards casual gamers.

    6. Little retarded fraghead kids. Just look at your typical modern-day COD gamer. A nooblet, casual gamer fraghead kid, that loves shouting out retarded insult in the mic, and thinks that he's such a man at the game, when in reality he fails hard (noob), and has been fooled by the amount of awards this game spews out.

    7. Campers When it comes to the modern warfare franchise, people had been complaining about camping since day one, and meanwhile the problem still remains in the game (as it is a clone of MW2, what did you expect -_-). A ****ty spawning system, and cheap ways to get kills, not to mention the ease at obtaining killstreaks, just futher encourages camping.

    Conclusion:
    Stay away from this game if your a real gamer, and not some dimwitted **** All the points above are reasons significant enough to end one's decision in purchasing such a tremendously overhyped and ****ty game.

    The game is extremely mediocre and average, and I would have given it a 5/10, but from all the negatives I listed above, it just further drags the score down to...
    *drumroll*
    Final Score: 3 / 10
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  23. Nov 12, 2011
    0
    After hours of the previous games in the series, I was expecting a well worked campaign mode and useful changes to the multiplayer. This provided neither. Major improvements needed, I actually traded in after 3 days!!!
  24. Nov 12, 2011
    0
    Poor excuse for a squeal, just one very expensive map pack really. Its incredibly unfair on consumers to charge such excessive prices for such little content.
  25. Nov 12, 2011
    3
    The quick scoping campfest is back YAY!!!!! the maps have more corners for the heartbeat scanner lovers to sit in. Dont get me wrong i actually enjoyed mw2 and black ops was pleasurable but this little outing has caused me to call most of the world population a word that cannot be repeated here but like the campers it does begin with a C and why oh why can you put an ACOG on a sniperThe quick scoping campfest is back YAY!!!!! the maps have more corners for the heartbeat scanner lovers to sit in. Dont get me wrong i actually enjoyed mw2 and black ops was pleasurable but this little outing has caused me to call most of the world population a word that cannot be repeated here but like the campers it does begin with a C and why oh why can you put an ACOG on a sniper rifle god only knows.
    its not all doom and gloom the story is yes the same old but the set peices are clever and it was more enjoyable then BF3 but lets face it its the multiplayer we buy these games for and im sorry i get no joy so i shall be handing my copy back to the shop for skyrim.
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  26. Nov 12, 2011
    2
    Story line is dated. Graphics is dated (Clearly using the same MW2 graphics engine) and whats worse is that it is quite visibly less vibrant and washed out ; (Would it have hurt to actually put some work into not making the user name icons and profiles look like they are all they same color or have the same tint? Added to that. The introduction picture to quite a few maps look way tooStory line is dated. Graphics is dated (Clearly using the same MW2 graphics engine) and whats worse is that it is quite visibly less vibrant and washed out ; (Would it have hurt to actually put some work into not making the user name icons and profiles look like they are all they same color or have the same tint? Added to that. The introduction picture to quite a few maps look way too similar. Which gives the impression that some maps are designed way too close to each other in terms of major elements and not enough unique and differentiating factors were used.

    The multiplayer maps and engine are an abomination. Lets start with the maps. No general flow for movement. No central areas. Way too many open lines, hidden side doors and passageways that realistically makes absolutely no sense and also there's too much crap lying around which obstructs simple general movement and makes making a quick getaway almost impossible if your in close quarters and being shot at. Whats even more annoying is that in a lot of instances you recover (Reload/Wait for damage to wear off) from a firefight only to be shot in the back by the opposing team who just spawns conveniently just a few feet away.
    At the end of the experience pretty much your either too scared to move out of fear for being shot in the side or back or you sit there and have someone spawn behind you and get you from a side door.
    I am acutely aware camping is frowned upon but for more deliberate assault rifle players like myself who like to slowly move around the map using the stick and move approach and not running with a smg within a pack of 3 to 4 people this game is a non starter. If you cannot be allowed time to retreat to somewhat safe spots on the map for a few seconds to lick your wounds and reload then i think your maps need some work done to it. Additionally, the icing on the cake is the fact that there is no immunity when you spawn. Probably there was never any spawn immunity in the previous cod's i dont know but i have never been spawn killed in previous cods as much i have been in this game. It appears to be a regular thing to be able to spawn kill at will while in Black ops the only time i can remember being ever spawn killed was on its smallest map (Nuketown) and tactical insertions were involved.
    I have no problems with Black Ops and MW2 but for MW3 I think you guys missed the mark by a longshot.
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  27. Nov 12, 2011
    2
    First of all, I am (was) a massive Modern Warfare fan and hate, HATE Battlefield, although the recent campaign in BF3 was pretty fun (I borrowed it), I've always thought the multiplayer sucked. The positive, I really enjoyed the campaign, it felt epic, plenty of twists and turns along the way and at the end of the rollercoaster, I felt satisfied, I won't say anymore as I don't want to giveFirst of all, I am (was) a massive Modern Warfare fan and hate, HATE Battlefield, although the recent campaign in BF3 was pretty fun (I borrowed it), I've always thought the multiplayer sucked. The positive, I really enjoyed the campaign, it felt epic, plenty of twists and turns along the way and at the end of the rollercoaster, I felt satisfied, I won't say anymore as I don't want to give anything away. But then again the campaign was worked on by Infinity Ward.

    Now, the negative. Infinity Ward, people buy your games for the multiplayer, why then did you entrust it's development to a third party? Sledgehammer have dropped the ball completely on this one. Why does it feel as though I am moving in a tar pit in this game, it's SO sluggish, traversing the maps feels like a chore, I've tried everything to combat it, extreme conditioning, changing the sensitivity, nothings worked. Secondly, to make the Assault Rifles/SMG's range more "muted" for realism purposes yet allow quickscoping is a nonsensical double standard. There is a certain trade off to be had with sniper rifles, power and accuracy at range but not good within CQC, people should not be able to use snipers as shotguns, by not removing quickscoping you have allowed this imbalance to continue within your games. The weapons handle horribly and feel much like Black Ops, (which I hated), wherein kills are less about precision and more about rattling of shot after shot towards the target hoping to see a hit marker, gaining proficiencies does little good. Some of the maps work ok (Resistance, Village), others are horribly designed and impossible to traverse about 10 feet without getting shot from one of the myriad unseen spots or by the guy that has just inexplicably spawned right behind your back (Interchange, Bootleg). I read an interview with one of the developers who said it was "too easy" to get killed in MW2, really? So it's easy to avoid being shot in the back by a terrible spawning algorithm in MW3? Ha. I turned off my Xbox last night after "running" half way across the map Seatown, only to see a sniper, and start shooting with my G36C, red dot and "stability" proficiency on, I was 15 feet away from him, the gun hopelessly rattles bullets anywhere but at him, I got two hit markers with this "muted" weapon and bang he'd quickscoped me, two seconds later I spawn right in front of him as he's running towards our team and he quickscopes me again before I'd even seen him. Any weapon in this game that is not a sniper is terrible at range but then again the sniper can be use in in mid and close range combat as well. Sums it up really. I'll be trading it in for Skyrim.

    I'm not saying I wouldn't buy another Modern Warfare title but I'll be renting it the next time before dropping 40 quid on it, if I like after renting, I'll buy it.

    I didn't expect innovation or a million new features but I also didn't expect a lot of the things that made this a successful franchise to be removed or disappear, so in summary, thanks for the awful spawning system, sluggish movement, imbalanced weapons and poor maps. A note to Mr Glen Schofield, the scores aren't "suspiciously low", a lot of people really did play the game and hate it, take responsibility and look at how you can fix it instead of blaming it on Battlefield fanboys, most of them are busy playing BF3 a game which seems to have lived up to it's fans/users expectations, something you failed to achieve.
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  28. Nov 13, 2011
    2
    This is Call of Duty: Black Ops. This is also Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Treyarch found a winning formula way back when, realized it, and have been milking this cash cow ever since. What was a relatively creative game and a solid step forward 5 years ago, hasn't changed in the slightest. The engine it runs on is 10 years old, and it shows. The flashes of yellow "100+"s and theThis is Call of Duty: Black Ops. This is also Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Treyarch found a winning formula way back when, realized it, and have been milking this cash cow ever since. What was a relatively creative game and a solid step forward 5 years ago, hasn't changed in the slightest. The engine it runs on is 10 years old, and it shows. The flashes of yellow "100+"s and the constant unlocks keep the dopamine rushing as fanboys continue to fork over their parents' money to get the exact same game every year, and this is no different. The good news? Once you reach level 80, you can opt to destroy all of your progress and start the entire unlocking progress all over again, all for a single "prestige" level. Makes sense, right? Expand
  29. Nov 13, 2011
    2
    Sierra class submarine in epicenter of battle?? Seriously??? Sailing through the mines in the water? Jesus Christ this bull**t is even greater then bull**t about Chev Chelios who survived after falling from the helicopter. But if "Crank: High Voltage" is the new, real crazy and funny story about Chev, "MW3" is absolutely the same game as the "MW2". No progress, no fun, no innovations inSierra class submarine in epicenter of battle?? Seriously??? Sailing through the mines in the water? Jesus Christ this bull**t is even greater then bull**t about Chev Chelios who survived after falling from the helicopter. But if "Crank: High Voltage" is the new, real crazy and funny story about Chev, "MW3" is absolutely the same game as the "MW2". No progress, no fun, no innovations in the game experience. Just maybe stupidest and predictable story about WW 3. Expand
  30. Nov 13, 2011
    4
    As a huge fan of MW2 and Block Ops I am very disappointed with MW3, specifically the multi-player. The campaign is what it is, another chapter in a great story. But the true value of the COD series is the online multi-player. Black Ops took a step forward from MW2, but MW3 takes two steps back.

    The menus are unnecessarily cumbersome. I find setting up my custom classes gets pretty
    As a huge fan of MW2 and Block Ops I am very disappointed with MW3, specifically the multi-player. The campaign is what it is, another chapter in a great story. But the true value of the COD series is the online multi-player. Black Ops took a step forward from MW2, but MW3 takes two steps back.

    The menus are unnecessarily cumbersome. I find setting up my custom classes gets pretty annoying. I'm not sure why these changes were made. Still, I could get used to this if I were to keep the game long enough, which I probably will not.

    The multi-player issue can be described in three words: Poorly Designed Maps.

    Every map is basically the same. Regardless of size, the surroundings force tight game play. Each battle takes on the same result. Whether its blown up cars, walls, hills, ruins, etc., players are forced through choke points. Very few maps offer any areas of visibility. This leads to games that feel like walking through an amusement park haunted house, around each bend another player jumps out on you. This gets old pretty quickly. Camping in corners and shadows, or in windows or darkened doors, is the norm. Overall, this just has the feel of being a cheap COD knock off rather than a true COD game. I played MW2 until Black Ops came out, and played that until this was released. Looks like I will have to find another game to fill my usual gaming time as this just isn't cutting it.
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  31. Nov 13, 2011
    2
    If you've played MW2, prepare for more of the same. Nothing groundbreaking or ambitious from this game, already traded it in, huge letdown. Perhaps if people bought games for their quality and not just because it's 'cod' the developers would be forced to put some effort into creating a fresh, engaging game. Sadly, they simply phoned this one in. As for the skippable offensive content,If you've played MW2, prepare for more of the same. Nothing groundbreaking or ambitious from this game, already traded it in, huge letdown. Perhaps if people bought games for their quality and not just because it's 'cod' the developers would be forced to put some effort into creating a fresh, engaging game. Sadly, they simply phoned this one in. As for the skippable offensive content, unnecessary and screams that they are desperate for publicity. Save your money and rent it if u need to play it. Expand
  32. Nov 13, 2011
    3
    Activision need to stop their annual releases of the COD franchise. If they have nothing new or innovative to offer at the year anniversary of a titles release, offer a larger map pack with some small add-ins like camo or weapons. Iâ
  33. Nov 13, 2011
    3
    I am not the greatest gamer, not do I claim to be any good at first person shooters. However I do enjoy a good multi-player game no matter how horrible I do. So this will be an opinion of an average gamer who has no particular loyalty to a particular series. The campaign is the standard 6-8 hours that all FPS games seem to suffer from. The story picks up right after MW2. And from there weI am not the greatest gamer, not do I claim to be any good at first person shooters. However I do enjoy a good multi-player game no matter how horrible I do. So this will be an opinion of an average gamer who has no particular loyalty to a particular series. The campaign is the standard 6-8 hours that all FPS games seem to suffer from. The story picks up right after MW2. And from there we as the player take control of different people and move from one goal to the next, and in the end we kill the bad guys and all is well in the world. Pretty standard stuff here. I usually start off on easy, but not this time, I had to bump it up to normal for a little more of a challenge. It is a sad state when a gamer as me who plays on easy has to turn it up a notch. At this point I am considering attempting it on veteran to see how hard it is supposed to be. Overall the campaign is a simple go here, protect that, capture him fanfare. Not that people purchase this series for single player experiences.
    The multi-player on the other hand is what everyone wants to play. When I picked up MW2 it was fairly straight forward and easy to pick up and play, And so is this, because it looks, plays, and feels just like it's predecessor. Yes, they did change some perks, and kill streaks. But overall it is the same as before. Along with the same game play you also get the stereo typical players that are with it. Nothing makes me want to play a game more than a prepubescent kid telling me to leave and stop playing the game because I did not do as well as they did. Given all online games have these types of player, but it seems that most flock to CoD. Overall it is a good game, just more of the same. Most players will enjoy the game both online and off, but I cannot say that I am impressed with it as much as I was with the 4th installment of the series. It is as if the developer decided to put forth as little effort as possible and do what they did before. This holiday season I will be trading this title in and seeking a different title to invest my time on.
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  34. Nov 14, 2011
    1
    Oh look, a 60 dollar map pack!
    Seriously though, it is more of the same, no real innovation it is the same game that Modern Warfare 2 was, which was the exact same as the original Modern Warfare.
  35. Nov 14, 2011
    3
    This game flat out sucks. What a disappointment. Literally no changes were made, they find a formula that makes money and just rolls with it. The creators of this game should feel ashamed hyping this to be some amazing shooter and once we get it same old same. Just everything about this game will eventually make you angry and what is the point of playing a game when you are annoyed. GunsThis game flat out sucks. What a disappointment. Literally no changes were made, they find a formula that makes money and just rolls with it. The creators of this game should feel ashamed hyping this to be some amazing shooter and once we get it same old same. Just everything about this game will eventually make you angry and what is the point of playing a game when you are annoyed. Guns are overpowered, campers, the maps have no continuity, one new game mode in 4 years? That just makes me so angry to have wasted 60 dollars. I will never purchase another activation game, once they make money its all the same.. tony hawk, guitar hero, call of duty. Thanks but no thanks. Expand
  36. Nov 14, 2011
    0
    The campaign is decent but only about 4 hours long. The multiplayer sucks, like everyone else says its just mw2 with nothing but broken promises of changes and updates. The elite service is also a joke, just a 60 dollar payment for another lame social network with no real use except the promise of maps in the future, question is will anyone play that long. To those of you that claim theseThe campaign is decent but only about 4 hours long. The multiplayer sucks, like everyone else says its just mw2 with nothing but broken promises of changes and updates. The elite service is also a joke, just a 60 dollar payment for another lame social network with no real use except the promise of maps in the future, question is will anyone play that long. To those of you that claim these low ratings are just from haters, then why are there so many of them? This game was a disappointment to many. Save your money. Expand
  37. Nov 14, 2011
    0
    Really the worst of the call of dutys yet,,,,, were they drunk when they made this ?? Reboxed MW2 ?? I mean come on, I spent â
  38. Nov 14, 2011
    4
    I have a hard time giving this game a high score based on the fact that it is the same as the previous games just done better. Yes, the graphics are smoothed out and add a lot to the mood of the maps. Yes, it has a more in depth perk/upgrade/leveling system. Yes, the weapons feel more real with scope sway, more recoil and less shots to kill your enemy. Yes, they took the best from allI have a hard time giving this game a high score based on the fact that it is the same as the previous games just done better. Yes, the graphics are smoothed out and add a lot to the mood of the maps. Yes, it has a more in depth perk/upgrade/leveling system. Yes, the weapons feel more real with scope sway, more recoil and less shots to kill your enemy. Yes, they took the best from all the MW games and combined it into one, but it is exactly that, the Voltron of MW games. If you like the MW games and looking for something a drastically new, then your looking in the wrong place. If you are looking for something that is the same just better then you are looking for this game. I can't give it a high score because of it being more of the same, but I can say you will enjoy this if you like the other games and you weren't looking for anything ground breaking. Expand
  39. Nov 14, 2011
    0
    wow. i wish i would have bought 60 dollars of food and wasted 55 dollars of it. at least i would have enjoyed a little bit. the campaign is predictable and the multiplayer is old and seems to be getting worse as they release the same game every year
  40. Nov 14, 2011
    0
    This game is just horrible. Completely filled with Hackers and Cheaters. IW must really like kids that arent even old enough to buy the game. Quickscoping? C'mon, they only kept that in the game to sell more copies. Riot Shields? Again? Should I say more? If they haven't gotten it by now they will never get it. This game is garbage. If anyone is reading this prior to buying the game, IThis game is just horrible. Completely filled with Hackers and Cheaters. IW must really like kids that arent even old enough to buy the game. Quickscoping? C'mon, they only kept that in the game to sell more copies. Riot Shields? Again? Should I say more? If they haven't gotten it by now they will never get it. This game is garbage. If anyone is reading this prior to buying the game, I suggest not wasting your money. If you are interested in playing the campaign i suggest buying the game used and once completing the game take it back and exchange it for a refund. Expand
  41. Nov 14, 2011
    1
    Very disappointed with this game. I loved MW2 and couldn't wait for the release. This was not at all what I expected and feel ripped off. Black ops was a horrible game and I was willing to let it slide but this is the last Call of Duty game I will ever buy. The game play and feel of the guns is better in MW2. The maps in multiplayer are the worst part of this game. Every room has at leastVery disappointed with this game. I loved MW2 and couldn't wait for the release. This was not at all what I expected and feel ripped off. Black ops was a horrible game and I was willing to let it slide but this is the last Call of Duty game I will ever buy. The game play and feel of the guns is better in MW2. The maps in multiplayer are the worst part of this game. Every room has at least 2 or three doors which is not realistic at all. The whole game is built around speeding up the action instead of giving a realistic gaming experience.
    Do not waste your money on this game. I used to be a loyal fan but will now look for another game to fill the void. To the team that made this game...YOU SUCK!!! Enjoy my 59.99 while you can.
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    Nov 14, 2011
    0
    I played this game last year and the year before. Stop milking the cash cow for whatever its worth. If you keep doing this you are going to be left with nothing Activision.
  43. Nov 14, 2011
    0
    Just not what I expected at all... All I feel that was new to this game were the different strike packages you can use which most people use support... Specialist is just a waste in my opinion and assault is just if you want to play mw2 again... I agree with everyone when calling this game mw2.5
  44. Nov 14, 2011
    3
    This game should be called Modern Warfare 2.5. This is the first Call of Duty game that I have been truly disappointed by. Nothing feels original in this game. The graphics look worse than the previous games, the menus are the exact same as MW2's, and the game-play feels dated, probably because we have been playing the same game now for 5 years. Either something has to change with thisThis game should be called Modern Warfare 2.5. This is the first Call of Duty game that I have been truly disappointed by. Nothing feels original in this game. The graphics look worse than the previous games, the menus are the exact same as MW2's, and the game-play feels dated, probably because we have been playing the same game now for 5 years. Either something has to change with this franchise next year or it looks like Call of Duty has run its course. Expand
  45. Nov 16, 2011
    1
    As intriguing as I thought it would be I found that the multiplayer is now made to where tactics are worthless and it leaves me wanting to return to much simpler online multiplayer with more realism days like rainbow six: Black Arrow. I even think the reward system that black ops had was better... It seems like if your new people destroy you until your level 40.... there is no hand off. ItAs intriguing as I thought it would be I found that the multiplayer is now made to where tactics are worthless and it leaves me wanting to return to much simpler online multiplayer with more realism days like rainbow six: Black Arrow. I even think the reward system that black ops had was better... It seems like if your new people destroy you until your level 40.... there is no hand off. It reminds me of the world at war I hated that game. Expand
  46. Nov 16, 2011
    2
    Horrible. No innovation at all. This is basically Modern Warfare 2.25. This old have been put into a $15 map pack. The changes to the killsteaks are silly, and the graphics look like Cod4. Maps are nothing special, and games get old fast when you keep spawning 5 feet from the enemy. I can't believe all the aspects of this game that are the SAME. I am sure they are laughing all the theHorrible. No innovation at all. This is basically Modern Warfare 2.25. This old have been put into a $15 map pack. The changes to the killsteaks are silly, and the graphics look like Cod4. Maps are nothing special, and games get old fast when you keep spawning 5 feet from the enemy. I can't believe all the aspects of this game that are the SAME. I am sure they are laughing all the the way to the bank, and are having a party in Vegas right now.I wish I could get back the $100 I wasted on this.....which includes the $50 Elite that still doesnt even work! Expand
  47. Nov 16, 2011
    2
    I own every cod title and go back to them every now and then, i think this will be the first time a cod title will sit on my shelf to gather dust, the only reason im giving it 2 is due to the story.

    The lag is worse than black ops by a large margin, putting 20+ bullets into someone with a lmg and rapid fire only to instantly die the second he opens fire is extremely frustrating especially
    I own every cod title and go back to them every now and then, i think this will be the first time a cod title will sit on my shelf to gather dust, the only reason im giving it 2 is due to the story.

    The lag is worse than black ops by a large margin, putting 20+ bullets into someone with a lmg and rapid fire only to instantly die the second he opens fire is extremely frustrating especially when on the kill cam you dont let off a single round.

    Theres also nothing new or groundbreaking in mp killstreaks are still killstreaks no matter how you twist it, same goes for leveling weapons, they might aswell have kept the cash system from black ops.

    This will be the last cod game i buy from infinity ward without playing first.

    Ps. Dont get me started on map design and all the recycling.
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  48. Nov 16, 2011
    0
    no im not helping to give this game a better score than it is...sure the game may get great reviews from other sites and critics, you have to have a Score category that singles out the INNOVATION for Vid games.

    COD has Zero innovation. how about a decent story? COD games give me a hollow feeling every time I play them,why even bother to make an effort on the Campaign if its not going to
    no im not helping to give this game a better score than it is...sure the game may get great reviews from other sites and critics, you have to have a Score category that singles out the INNOVATION for Vid games.

    COD has Zero innovation. how about a decent story? COD games give me a hollow feeling every time I play them,why even bother to make an effort on the Campaign if its not going to be longer than 4 hrs long? this games feels like nothing more than DLC - or an expansion pack at best..

    I have little sympathy for games that call them selves sequels yet do NOTHING to heighten the experience from before- are game companies not wanting to take any more risks? there is the usual abundance of titles rallying for that almighty Game of the Year, forking down 60 bucks annually for the exact game as before just seems wrong.

    Activison sells truckloads of copies every year.... why the hell are you worried about the user score for?
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  49. Nov 16, 2011
    1
    After playing this game, it's clear to me that Activision doesn't care about its fans. This game is more like a patch than it is a new game. Other than a lousy singleplayer story with lazy and frustratingly stupid respawning enemies. You get the same multiplayer as MW2 with a couple new perks and some poorly designed maps. Nothing new here to offer. Just don't bother with it. Doesn't evenAfter playing this game, it's clear to me that Activision doesn't care about its fans. This game is more like a patch than it is a new game. Other than a lousy singleplayer story with lazy and frustratingly stupid respawning enemies. You get the same multiplayer as MW2 with a couple new perks and some poorly designed maps. Nothing new here to offer. Just don't bother with it. Doesn't even have a new engine, uses the same assets as Modern Warfare 2. I give this game a 1 because its basically just a patch. Expand
  50. Nov 16, 2011
    0
    This is a classic example of the fat getting fatter and doing nothing for it. The only thing this game has going for itself is the name previous versions have made for itself. Corporate America at its best, just looking to make a buck off a garbage product and that is all this is. They are just milking the cow.

    Please do yourself a favor and save you $100 for something else you might
    This is a classic example of the fat getting fatter and doing nothing for it. The only thing this game has going for itself is the name previous versions have made for itself. Corporate America at its best, just looking to make a buck off a garbage product and that is all this is. They are just milking the cow.

    Please do yourself a favor and save you $100 for something else you might want because this game is terrible. I had high hopes for this game after Black Ops was so bad but this game is unbelievably worse than Black Ops. Multiplayer is absolute garbage and only looks to make you angry rather than get any enjoyment out of it. If it is not the terrible lag getting you killed, it is the the terrible spawns. Just imagine killing someone only to have him spawn right behind you and shoot you in the back. Sound like fun? Then there is the $50 rip off that is Call Of Duty Elite, the service does not work! It is a glitchy, buggy mess, and they can't fix it.

    On a positive note I guess I won't be wasting any time playing this game, which is probably a good thing.
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  51. Nov 16, 2011
    4
    Ok so call of duty 4 was really good, great plot and nicely done action scenes, modern warfare 2 was essentially the same game but with a new story that got a bit silly. Modern warfare 3 continues on along the same line and while the story is alright its so samey i just dont feel anything from it anymore. every section has been done before in a previous game so much so that you can justOk so call of duty 4 was really good, great plot and nicely done action scenes, modern warfare 2 was essentially the same game but with a new story that got a bit silly. Modern warfare 3 continues on along the same line and while the story is alright its so samey i just dont feel anything from it anymore. every section has been done before in a previous game so much so that you can just tell whats going to happen next and thats never any fun, even the final scene of the game is pretty much exactly like the ones in Mw1 and 2. Multiplayer looks to be the usual affair, nothing to see here. This game really isnt worth paying for if you have any of the previous call of duty games. Gamers like change in their games but its hard to do it right, change too much or change at the expense of good features and there will be complaints however even worse is when games stay the same. Time to retire modern warfare, the water in the well has become stagnant Expand
  52. Nov 16, 2011
    0
    "Oh sure the game works: You have guns, you point the gun at bad guys, you pull the trigger and the bad guys fall over. But this game only reassures that the first person shooter genre is as stale and uninspired as ever. MW3 looks and feels the same as MW2 (2009), which itself looks and feels like MW (2007). All style and no substance with a rabid fan base of children and young teenagers."Oh sure the game works: You have guns, you point the gun at bad guys, you pull the trigger and the bad guys fall over. But this game only reassures that the first person shooter genre is as stale and uninspired as ever. MW3 looks and feels the same as MW2 (2009), which itself looks and feels like MW (2007). All style and no substance with a rabid fan base of children and young teenagers. The Michael Bay movie equivalent of video games."

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  53. Nov 16, 2011
    0
    I have never been this upset about ANY sequel, or to any game for that matter, that I have played in my adult gamin life than have been with Modern Warfare 3. Stop your Twitter groveling Glen Schofield, your game deserves a "0", MW3 and Activision DESERVE it for disappointing MILLIONS of fans who were devoted countless single-player and multi-player hours into the Modern Warfare series toI have never been this upset about ANY sequel, or to any game for that matter, that I have played in my adult gamin life than have been with Modern Warfare 3. Stop your Twitter groveling Glen Schofield, your game deserves a "0", MW3 and Activision DESERVE it for disappointing MILLIONS of fans who were devoted countless single-player and multi-player hours into the Modern Warfare series to give us this rushed, tacked-on, copy-cat, sloppy, un-inventive, game that you dare to slap the "Call of Duty" mark on it. A little history about me: I've dropped easily hundreds of hours into MW2 multiplayer until all the hackers, quick-scopers, and all sorts of crap started showing up without a single patch to balance or fix the game and I dropped MW2, ticked beyond belief, and went to Battlefield instead. Black Ops brought me back with innovative and different feel and Zombies zombies zombies.
    Now here comes MW3, like your ex-wife/girlfriend who comes back into your life after so many years after your bitter break-up, now all dressed up in sexy clothing and make-up trying to seduce you back...and when you fall for the trap...BAM, you realize you got played...underneath it all you realize that you're dealing with the same BS that made you hate the wench in the first place!! That was the feeling I had when playing my first hours of both Single Player and Multi-Player.

    Some Lowpoints, to name a few: -- Lame single player campaign - "Lets chase Makarov around the globe, again and again storyline", Sequences are all rehash of MW2 sequences: bang bang, kill kill, sneak sneak, cheap deaths, many innocents die but we don't care, rehash AC-130 sequence, run run, someone "important" dies, boo hoo (not really), game over...all in a matter of a handful of hours where you simply...just...don't...care. -- Multi-Player - Spec Ops, rehash of single player, nuff said. Multi-player - Within THIRTY MINUTES of my experience, I got "quick scoped" over and OVER again!!??? ARRGHH!!! W...T...H!?? The cheap tricks are back!!?? They obviously DID NOT listen to the fans at all = Activision does not care about you. Strike packages are lame, especially the Support package which still REQUIRES kills to "support" your team. Kill streaks happen every 2 seconds with no breathing room. -- Multi-player maps are about 50% SMALLER in size it seems, where spawn-and-die is the recurring theme. There are no dynamics or good feel about ANY map that I have tried with any game type, and Kill Confirmed is a lame tack-on and forgettable. Weapon balancing is terrible no matter how you think about it.

    In summary, my buddies and I who ran and pwned both MW2 and Black Ops multi-player literally STOPPED playing after just two hours of BS on MW3 multi-player. We all also play BF3 and HANDS-DOWN find that it is a better, more in-depth experience that MW3 would ever HOPE to achieve. So Glen Schofield, you've made half a billion dollars off of your loyal and devoted fans, and yet here on Metacritic your game stands at a lowly 3 score. Take your money and run, Infinity Ward got it right when it left Activision in the first place.
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  54. Nov 16, 2011
    0
    Terrible. Totally unoriginal! The same weapons, "different" crappy maps, there are no redeeming qualities to this game. I was looking forward to it but it sucks so bad. Back to Skyrim for me, a real mans game!!!
  55. Nov 16, 2011
    0
    Modern warfare 3 is the same old lame game just the rest of the call of duty franchise, it annoys me when theses game developers expects us consumers to buy their game when they absolutely make no innovation in the game. Every year they make another Cod game and it is always the same. Since the user score us so low, that should be an indicator that the game suck and needs to be revamped,Modern warfare 3 is the same old lame game just the rest of the call of duty franchise, it annoys me when theses game developers expects us consumers to buy their game when they absolutely make no innovation in the game. Every year they make another Cod game and it is always the same. Since the user score us so low, that should be an indicator that the game suck and needs to be revamped, their graphics engine needs to be revamped and their online capabilities,not to mention their new elite service is down and they expect people to pay for service when they can not even get their network servers up and running, if they new that the game was going to be a huge game release, then they should have prepared themselves before the game was released and wait until the game comes out and then decides to fix the problem, while a lot of elite members are pissed off, including because i am not getting my money worth. Expand
  56. Nov 16, 2011
    0
    I have to say, I started playing COD with Black Ops and I have not seen one positive light in this game. The spawning system is totally broken. I would either spawn in front of enemies multiple times or right under a helicopter, exploding barrel. All these critic reviews about the storyline but who cares. People play this game for the multilayer, which should account for 95% of what theI have to say, I started playing COD with Black Ops and I have not seen one positive light in this game. The spawning system is totally broken. I would either spawn in front of enemies multiple times or right under a helicopter, exploding barrel. All these critic reviews about the storyline but who cares. People play this game for the multilayer, which should account for 95% of what the review should be. There is no way to turn off target Assist and the graphics are worse than Black Ops. Expand
  57. Nov 16, 2011
    0
    Regarding multiplayer: All the latency and hit-detection problems you remember from Black Ops, with the addition of what must be the worst spawn system in shooter history. Give it a pass.
  58. Nov 17, 2011
    2
    This would have been a good map pack not a full game lacks anything with a real difference. The gameplay has not changed from modern warfare2. Blackops was a better game than this is and it wasn't even made by activision flagship infinty ward.
  59. Nov 18, 2011
    2
    Forgot to rate it when I originally posted my review. I didn't intend to rate the game a 10. Sorry if that caused any confusion. I will still be playing this game, but I won't have any false hope that the cons I mentioned in my previous review will become better.
  60. Nov 18, 2011
    0
    Utter mindless reboot of utter garbage. the reason this is supposedly so popular is it takes zero skill to play, especially online. bunch of pre-adolescents running around trying to knife you and shooting wildly into the air. not to mention that this is the easiest game to hack apparently because you can spot cheaters everywhere online. campaign is lame because they make these games forUtter mindless reboot of utter garbage. the reason this is supposedly so popular is it takes zero skill to play, especially online. bunch of pre-adolescents running around trying to knife you and shooting wildly into the air. not to mention that this is the easiest game to hack apparently because you can spot cheaters everywhere online. campaign is lame because they make these games for online play and put zero effort into the story. the last three or four cod games are basically the same game. graphics have zero improvement. same lags and glitches. i think everyone who loves this game are the same people who think the Wii is an awesome piece of engineering when its really garbage for people who have no real skill at gaming, like this game is garbage that unskilled people buy every year because they dont know any better Expand
  61. Nov 18, 2011
    3
    Another year, another COD game. I made a good decision by playing this game at a friend's house first instead of running out and buying it like every other person would. It's a good thing too because this game has the same tiresome formula as the rest. The campaign is still the short and action packed thrill ride as MW2 which was OK to play through. The multiplayer, however, is whatAnother year, another COD game. I made a good decision by playing this game at a friend's house first instead of running out and buying it like every other person would. It's a good thing too because this game has the same tiresome formula as the rest. The campaign is still the short and action packed thrill ride as MW2 which was OK to play through. The multiplayer, however, is what they took a big step backwards on. The maps are completely uninspired with the spawn points being far worse than the predecessors. The graphics and the gun sounds are recycled from previous games (even cod4). The hit detection is far worse than MW2. If you still enjoy Call of Duty, you're better off saving 60 bucks and continuing to play MW2 or cod4. The developers still fail to innovate. A new streak system, very few new perks, and a survival mode that resembles Zombies is just no reason to buy this game. By the way, Activision already announced a new Call of Duty game for 2012. It'll be just like the rest. Expand
  62. Nov 18, 2011
    2
    the same sh*t all over again !!! and i cant believe we as gamers accept this :S the only positive is the horde type mode which is ok but really should be 4 player + . other than that this game would be o/10 but with horde i gets 2/10 in my books DO NOT BUY!!!
  63. Nov 18, 2011
    1
    Nothing Special, Brings no Innovation to COD series. Same Gaming Engine for 5 years, Looks exactly like Modern Warfare 2, Just added more lackluster Killstreaks, and Packaged them in groups, Took an idea from Crysis 2 and turned it into a game mode. Guns sound like Pea shooters, Frame rate issues. I had to watch a Youtube video just to find out how to get to Theater Mode, but when I got toNothing Special, Brings no Innovation to COD series. Same Gaming Engine for 5 years, Looks exactly like Modern Warfare 2, Just added more lackluster Killstreaks, and Packaged them in groups, Took an idea from Crysis 2 and turned it into a game mode. Guns sound like Pea shooters, Frame rate issues. I had to watch a Youtube video just to find out how to get to Theater Mode, but when I got to it, theater mode is horrible, Doesn't record the whole game, more lag than Black Ops theater mode. I waited and played the game for a week str8, but I am so bored of the game already, especially with all the other options that are out, that have truly pushed there respectable market and genre. In comparison, this game falls far short from a number of games in and outside it's genre. Expand
  64. Nov 18, 2011
    0
    well u chew out the same dog turd year after year u gona get the bill for it
    so....................................FU activision............. other than that well........i liked mw1 that was a decent game after that yea............all rubbish
  65. Nov 20, 2011
    4
    Infinity Ward have taken a backwards step after Black Ops. Treyarch took a step in the right direction by adding COD points and eliminating Quickscoping. IW has created a circus for children with the ridiculous ways to which u can 'snipe' in this game. Sniping used to be a skill from range, not a few quick clicks of a trigger from 2 meters away. The graphics can be excused as nobodyInfinity Ward have taken a backwards step after Black Ops. Treyarch took a step in the right direction by adding COD points and eliminating Quickscoping. IW has created a circus for children with the ridiculous ways to which u can 'snipe' in this game. Sniping used to be a skill from range, not a few quick clicks of a trigger from 2 meters away. The graphics can be excused as nobody expected anything more than black ops. The Audio is so poorly mixed, my ASTRO A40's sound like a cheap pair of Turtle Beach XLC's. Black Ops had varied recoil pending on different gun types, MW3 has next to no difference in gun types. Weapon perks are the stupidest things implemented in a game since the Wii remote. An MP5 only shoots so far, why add something to allow it to shoot further? Kill streaks used to be just that - KILL streaks. Even the worst player can get a spy plane on COD4/BOp's, it's only 3 kills. Now U can only capture a few objectives and you've gained reward. This makes sense, but if you die, this should reset. COD 4 redifined innovation and took the world by storm. MW2 was a mistake that the world could've done without and MW3 is the icing on the cake for IW and the reverse of progress. Treyarch got it right, in evey way. IW had sat back in their gold office chairs and smoked some mind altering drug and produced nothing but rubbish. In summary, too many kill streaks, dumb weapon perks, sniping is a joke, matchmaking is stupid and it's designed for 12 year olds. We would've been happy with COD 4 expansion instead of this over-hyped tragidy. Expand
  66. Nov 20, 2011
    0
    This game is extremely disappointing and nothing like I expected it to be. Call of Duty Modern Warfare made its mark on the industry with its innovation and by catering to what the players want.

    The outdated and updated game mechanics from Modern Warfare 2 are reused to make what is a $45 DLC pack for Modern Warfare. I bought this game full price on release for my PS3 and returned it
    This game is extremely disappointing and nothing like I expected it to be. Call of Duty Modern Warfare made its mark on the industry with its innovation and by catering to what the players want.

    The outdated and updated game mechanics from Modern Warfare 2 are reused to make what is a $45 DLC pack for Modern Warfare. I bought this game full price on release for my PS3 and returned it after 2 days. If you have any previous Modern Warfare game this will not be worth your money and I recommend battle field 3 on the PC for an innovative modern shooter.

    Fans of Call of Duty should save some money for themselves, newcommers to the COD franchise can pick up Modern Warfare 2 / Black Ops for half the price. Although many superior shooters are now available this year to cater to everything you wish for and more. This clear attempt to make a quick buck as easily as possible with 0 effort, 2/10
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  67. Nov 20, 2011
    3
    Easily forgettable short campaign
    Lack originality Using the same IW4 engine that has been used for the last few years, no effort put in at all to graphics and gameplay.
    Multiplayer very arcadey but a fun distraction from the rest of game.
    Call of duty is quickly becoming the justin bieber of video games, very popular but with very little substance
  68. Nov 20, 2011
    1
    There is a possibility this game is killing the game industry. If there is no other way, I want to show my disagreement this way. I'm not a hater, I have played the game and it's indeed horrible, compared to only slightly better rated games like Rage. The critics rating it as amazing and one of the best games are just trying to make the 20 million fans happy. It's the same as previous 3There is a possibility this game is killing the game industry. If there is no other way, I want to show my disagreement this way. I'm not a hater, I have played the game and it's indeed horrible, compared to only slightly better rated games like Rage. The critics rating it as amazing and one of the best games are just trying to make the 20 million fans happy. It's the same as previous 3 instalments and fans are going to love it is not a review. It's giving fans what they want. If a game that sells tens of millions of copies changes only aesthetically and still gets great reviews, what is the worth of innovation? Why are we even playing new games. Let's pay a monthly fee like in WoW and receive regular updates for next 10 years, ocasionally paying full price for big updates. That would at least not pretend to be a new game every time and suck as much money and even more time out of gamers. That is how we like our shooters, right? Why play something fun when you can get the same feeling from handing out headshots again and again, defeating all those noobs and prooving who's the man. Expand
  69. Nov 20, 2011
    0
    this game is an example of one of the worst trends in gaming its been made in less than a year from a different company after the parent company fired all the employees who made the previous one because it was cheaper than paying them their dues. it brings nothing new to the table of fps's just as the 2 games before it , its graphics are reskinned in many levels they re use buildings fromthis game is an example of one of the worst trends in gaming its been made in less than a year from a different company after the parent company fired all the employees who made the previous one because it was cheaper than paying them their dues. it brings nothing new to the table of fps's just as the 2 games before it , its graphics are reskinned in many levels they re use buildings from the previous game, its gunplay is mediocre and samey, its plot unimaginative pro america military wankfest, multiplayer consists of absolutely no teamwork fragfests without stratedgy Expand
  70. Nov 20, 2011
    0
    very sad day for the modern warfare series >.> just expected so much more since i brought it hardly gone back to play it the new survival mode didn't feel all that great either think i prefered the zombies on black ops lol....
  71. Nov 20, 2011
    0
    When i give this game a 2/10, i am not exagerating. The reason critic's have given this game high scores is because they do not know how to review this series. Series, such as call of duty or fifa, should be reviewed according to its innovation, not whether the present game is the best in the series (which this game is not). This game brings nothing new to the series and nothing new toWhen i give this game a 2/10, i am not exagerating. The reason critic's have given this game high scores is because they do not know how to review this series. Series, such as call of duty or fifa, should be reviewed according to its innovation, not whether the present game is the best in the series (which this game is not). This game brings nothing new to the series and nothing new to gaming in general. The campaign is weak and often attempts emotional cheapshots that, if reasonably analysed, are there to spark controversy from the media and not any emotion. The reason i have given this game a 2/10 and not a 1/10 is because of the new survival mode in spec ops. It is slightly fun but nothing we have not seen from other games such as the Gears of War horde mode. Now to the multiplayer. Graphics remain unchanged from Modern Warfare 2, the previous call of duty. The core mechanics have not changed. These elements combined give the player a rehashed and unchanged experience from Modern Warfare 2. Buildings, guns, kill/pointstreaks have even been used from previous call of duty's. Essentially, this game shows a several companies, led by Activision, milking a series until it can no longer be milked. When i say milked i mean making the same game over and over until the gaming community and critic's become aware of this money grab that is call of duty. This has not happened, unfortunatly. We are being sold a disgrace to gaming in general which mocks our intelligence. Expand
  72. Nov 20, 2011
    0
    This game is rehashed garbage. If anything, it should have been DLC for Modern Warfare 2. Activision is just grabbing people's money. The graphics are exactly the same as MW2, and the story is cliche and boring. Waste of time and money.
  73. Nov 20, 2011
    0
    embarrassment to every proper fps game made in history , this garbage don't deserve even a 0 wish there were less to give it,wouldn't buy it even if it were an expansion pack for mw2.
  74. Nov 20, 2011
    0
    Though it seems as if Modern Warfare 3 should get the same score as Modern Warfare 2 it doesn't. The game lacks innovation and is mostly a copy and paste of Modern Warfare 2 with Survival mode. Which Survival mode is not even a good add. Iteration after iteration they have been the same. Change it up to impress.
  75. Nov 20, 2011
    0
    This is merely an expansion pack of Modern Wafare 2, it's a cheek the money they expect you pay for this game when it is clear that so little effort has been put in to the making of it. I've bought every COD up until now and I can safely say that after this game that trend has ended, fairwell Activision I'm sure you'll make millions with Black Ops 2 or whatever genius idea you come up withThis is merely an expansion pack of Modern Wafare 2, it's a cheek the money they expect you pay for this game when it is clear that so little effort has been put in to the making of it. I've bought every COD up until now and I can safely say that after this game that trend has ended, fairwell Activision I'm sure you'll make millions with Black Ops 2 or whatever genius idea you come up with next but you wont be getting £40 out of me. Expand
  76. Nov 20, 2011
    0
    - It gives everything you had from the past call of dutys games, what is changed is just stats that will be recorded so you can remember them. Everything for this 45 dollars.
    - No thanks ,same **** feels more like a expansion map. WORST GARBAGE ****
  77. Nov 20, 2011
    3
    Call of Duty MW3 is one of the most over-hyped and overrated games of this gen alongside Battlefield 3. Cod MW3 is supposed to be a sequel to MW2, but it offers nothing new to the table. People are suckered into buying the same game ever year or two years, not knowing the fact that nothing has changed. It's still the same old shoot and kill game we've seen a thousand times. The creators ofCall of Duty MW3 is one of the most over-hyped and overrated games of this gen alongside Battlefield 3. Cod MW3 is supposed to be a sequel to MW2, but it offers nothing new to the table. People are suckered into buying the same game ever year or two years, not knowing the fact that nothing has changed. It's still the same old shoot and kill game we've seen a thousand times. The creators of the game need to learn the definition of the word "innovation" before they can make another Cod game. I cannot give this game higher than a 3/10 since it's just MW2 with a few more maps Expand
  78. Nov 20, 2011
    1
    Oh COD: Mw2 got a 60 dollar dlc i think ill pass on it. Don't repackage the same game sell it for $60 and expect people to be happy. Also why did you decide to award noobs we dont need the guy that gets 5 kills over 5 different lives to get a killstreak.
  79. Nov 20, 2011
    3
    Put simply the online multiplayer mode is no fun any more. Call of Duty has become such a large and continuous franchise that the user base has expanded massively, leading to the once glorious days of killing noobs online and getting killstreaks, to the now defunct and clearly broken, unfair mechanics which lead to everyone running around and getting killed, forget killstreaks because youPut simply the online multiplayer mode is no fun any more. Call of Duty has become such a large and continuous franchise that the user base has expanded massively, leading to the once glorious days of killing noobs online and getting killstreaks, to the now defunct and clearly broken, unfair mechanics which lead to everyone running around and getting killed, forget killstreaks because you won't get any, it is literally impossible to turn a corner without a camper, hacker or no-scoper putting a bullet in your head. A once great online experience tarnished due to a rushed development team making casual drivel, I will not be purchasing any other games in the series from now on. Expand
  80. Nov 20, 2011
    2
    I popped my roommate's copy of this game in for a couple hours, and was astonished by how identical it is to MW2. It is quite literally a re-skin of MW2, where did the two years of development go? Copy-pasted UI, copy-pasted local multiplayer, copy-pasted online multiplayer, what the hell?
  81. Nov 20, 2011
    0
    Black ops is better than this game in graphics and everthing else. You cant dive to prone,no 4 player co op, and everybody can get gold guns at the start and the killstreaks sucks. SORRiEST GAME I EVER PLAYED....
  82. Nov 20, 2011
    2
    Given the enormous teaser trailers released via the internet and Xbox Live, I had expected that MW3 would have a huge focus on an epic global campaign mode. I didn't expect much out of the multiplayer feature of the game. Once a franchise like this hits it's stride, you can only reinvent the wheel so many times. However, the product I ended up taking home for $60, after playing through,Given the enormous teaser trailers released via the internet and Xbox Live, I had expected that MW3 would have a huge focus on an epic global campaign mode. I didn't expect much out of the multiplayer feature of the game. Once a franchise like this hits it's stride, you can only reinvent the wheel so many times. However, the product I ended up taking home for $60, after playing through, felt like more of an insult than a gaming experience. First off, the campaign mode was ridiculously short, given the expectations laid down by Infinity Ward's marketing team. I was looking forward to a crazy World War III scenario. At the very least, I was hoping that the team would make it to Moscow. Instead, what I got was a bunch of short-ish and uninteresting Delta Force situations that took me less than 4 hours to shoot my way through. To frame it in a different context...I felt like MW 2 was one of the best first person shooters ever made, in addition to having a great anti-war message. MW 3 just felt like a game hellbent on cruise control. Instead of having a bunch of Special Ops missions, I would much rather have seen more effort and time put into the Campaign mode. I don't care about a bunch of little missions (whose difficulty is through the roof, I suppose, to give you the illusion of more game hours,) and while I thought the Survival mode was a nice touch, I would've gladly given it up for the same reasons. The developing team really screwed the pooch here, attempting to be a jack of all trades and a master of none. Of course, Infinity Ward probably knew at this point that all they needed to do is make Multiplayer good and people wouldn't complain. So that's what they put more focus on than anything...but by "focus", I only mean "a few new features and a handful of features ripped from Call of Duty: Black Ops." But they did launch the Elite app, which allows them to take your money a little early for content that nobody cares about. My guess is that they knew that they didn't have to work as hard to make a quality game, since this one wraps up the story of the last two, and people would buy it anyway in anticipation. As far as game mechanics for Multiplayer go...more of the same. I think I actually preferred the currency system of Black Ops, so I don't have to grind to level up weapons. I'd rather earn XP and buy them. As a casual gamer, I have no desire to spend 8 to 16 hours on Xbox Live so that I can have a hybrid sight for my AK 47. (I will say that the hybrid sight was a cool new addition, but one among very few.) The divide and conquer approach to the Perks / Weapon Leveling system was unnecessary and stupid. I would've been happy with it being fine the way it was. In closing, I'm sure a lot of time, money, and hard work went into developing this game. I'm sure that hours were tirelessly spent by Infinity Ward's development team trying to figure out how to squeeze fresh blood from an already dried up and overused turnip. Either that, or they wasted a bunch of time on two useless game modes while neglecting the Campaign mode, switching a few features around on Multiplayer, and pouring millions of dollars into promoting a game with a lackluster plot, redundant features to the last two games, and no passion whatsoever. Expand
  83. Nov 20, 2011
    0
    Rating it 0 just because I'm a BF fanboy.

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  84. Nov 20, 2011
    0
    Well what can i say i did not expect anything diffrently from the series. I played mw3 when it came out at a friends house cause i did not want to spend 60 on an expanision pack for the game. And basically thats what it is i have Call of Duty modern warfare and mw2 and black ops and i can honestly say it is more of the same i have been a long time gamer and i cannot believe thatWell what can i say i did not expect anything diffrently from the series. I played mw3 when it came out at a friends house cause i did not want to spend 60 on an expanision pack for the game. And basically thats what it is i have Call of Duty modern warfare and mw2 and black ops and i can honestly say it is more of the same i have been a long time gamer and i cannot believe that activiision is still selling millions of copies of the same game. All they do year after year is add new maps and change how some of the guns sound and the names of the guns. It really is a shame this use to be a good series. So i have found a new series to play which is battlefield 3 that game is really something new and diffrent and they do not release one every year like activision. I mean its ridicoulus they already annouced a new call of duty for next year Call of Duty 2k12. I am joking but seriously its ridicoulus. Over all this game does not deserve all the sales that it has seeing at how many people are disappointed at this game. Expand
  85. Nov 21, 2011
    0
    Im sorry I already bought COD:4, MW2, WAW and Black-Ops...... Seems I draw the line at buying the same game at 4. MW3 is a truly undeserving lack of innovation by infinity ward and sledgehammer games. Reviews like destructoid(worst game review site ever) that bash BF3 and love MW3 and make stupid points are whats wrong with the review system these days. They've all been paid off, as anyoneIm sorry I already bought COD:4, MW2, WAW and Black-Ops...... Seems I draw the line at buying the same game at 4. MW3 is a truly undeserving lack of innovation by infinity ward and sledgehammer games. Reviews like destructoid(worst game review site ever) that bash BF3 and love MW3 and make stupid points are whats wrong with the review system these days. They've all been paid off, as anyone who is a REAL gamer(i.e. doesn't play cod) can blatantly see. The user score here reflects how PEOPLE are feeling and not the "critics". Hell what makes their opinion greater than ours, cause they've a website??!? Thats why I look at websites like imdb to get a proper meta review of the general publics reaction to a movie. I tell you now, I was a cod fanboy in cod4..... but I've now had enough of this. you cant release a yearly game like this, it just doesn't work. Its also the reason why I'm not buying assassins creed this year. Its unacceptable and an undeserving distraction from truly amazing games like uncharted 3, batman arkham city, BF3, Skyrim and dark souls(bought them all). this game deserves a minus score, 0 is too good for the insult to gamers everywhere this game brings. Oh and infinity ward, dont **** about users boycotting your game on metacritic, maybe this time you'll listen. You actually begged for users to vote the score up. CHANGE YOUR GAME AND WATCH THE SCORES CHANGE YOU JOKE OF A COMPANY!!! Cant pay off everyone, although how about this, pay me off and i'll take this review down :P Expand
  86. Nov 21, 2011
    3
    Was going to defend this game against all the haters, but i **** can't believe how bad this game actually is. Its fun but not when the server connections are HORRIBLE, dont say i have crappy net because black ops and mw2 are fine, the maps are TERRIBLE, i only like 2 maps out of 16... and the **** stupid as random hit detection, its either a 1 hit kill or a 3 hit kill? wtf make up yourWas going to defend this game against all the haters, but i **** can't believe how bad this game actually is. Its fun but not when the server connections are HORRIBLE, dont say i have crappy net because black ops and mw2 are fine, the maps are TERRIBLE, i only like 2 maps out of 16... and the **** stupid as random hit detection, its either a 1 hit kill or a 3 hit kill? wtf make up your mind and no i didnt hit the leg or anything i am VERY sure as i always try to aim for the head . Geeez Expand
  87. Nov 24, 2011
    0
    While I liked MW 2 and have played all the Call of duty games since WAW, I must admit I was extremely skeptical at purchasing another Infinity Ward product. MW2 was a great game that was abandoned by it's producers to hackers and unreaired glitches.Now don't label me a BF3 Fanboy just yet but after careful research and the belief that Dice had finally got it together I bought the Bf3 game.While I liked MW 2 and have played all the Call of duty games since WAW, I must admit I was extremely skeptical at purchasing another Infinity Ward product. MW2 was a great game that was abandoned by it's producers to hackers and unreaired glitches.Now don't label me a BF3 Fanboy just yet but after careful research and the belief that Dice had finally got it together I bought the Bf3 game. I must admit I enjoy it very much. That being said I also preordered MW3. I jumped online with my COD buddies and waited for a map that was bigger than a front yard clutered with a yard sell. It didn't come. After several frustrating nights I have pretty much stopped playing MW3 and have soley played battlefield 3. MW 3 is so tight that pretty much everybody camps with silenced sub guns. There is very little room for even the most polished sniper and every dark corner seems to have someone with tube sitting in it. I guess I'll have to wait another year to see if Treyarch can save the franchise. Infinity Ward, you dropped the ball-AGAIN> Expand
  88. Nov 25, 2011
    1
    Never have i been so disappointed in a gaming series. I own both battlefield 3 and modern warfare 3 and im playing on a 3d 55 inch samsung. The only thing you brought to the table was a better spec ops mode. and you needed Sledgehammer Games, to basically copy and paste MW2 to MW3. The only thing you did was change the sounds of the guns and give us a more retarded red dot sight AGAIN (OHNever have i been so disappointed in a gaming series. I own both battlefield 3 and modern warfare 3 and im playing on a 3d 55 inch samsung. The only thing you brought to the table was a better spec ops mode. and you needed Sledgehammer Games, to basically copy and paste MW2 to MW3. The only thing you did was change the sounds of the guns and give us a more retarded red dot sight AGAIN (OH and woohoo now we got a hybrid sight, like anyones gonna use that crap?). The graphics are exactly the same. Even shooting most of the guns is just a big sloppy mess. Atleast this game was finished before they released it. thats why i give it a 1 instead of a 0. Expand
  89. Nov 25, 2011
    2
    I joined the COD franchise with Call of Duty. I joined online multiplayer FPS gameplay with Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. I have been playing with the same friends online since COD 4. We played all of the games from COD 4 to World at War, to Modern Warfare 2, Black Ops, and now......Modern Warfare 3. I guess you could say Im a fanboy...........
    We all know that the majority of COD
    I joined the COD franchise with Call of Duty. I joined online multiplayer FPS gameplay with Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. I have been playing with the same friends online since COD 4. We played all of the games from COD 4 to World at War, to Modern Warfare 2, Black Ops, and now......Modern Warfare 3. I guess you could say Im a fanboy...........
    We all know that the majority of COD fans buy the games nowadays for the multiplayer experience that COD 4 pioneered. I consider myself and my friends to be a pretty well skilled group of players who have spent alot of time and money on these games. All of them until Modern Warfare 3 would have recieved a moderate to high score from me. But I do not feel as if Sledgehammer, or IW really listened to the gaming community before they made this game. If they had, there would have been a clear and tangible difference to the newest addition. Sure we all know that the game is going to be VERY similar to the others. We pay for the game knowing this. But we ALL expect each and every new addition to be an improvement on the last games. With so many COD's before Modern Warfare 3, there simply is no excuse for the plethora of issues this game has. Sure, at times, it is a fun game. But when entire groups of players 6 or more in numbers are getting fed up and going back to Modern Warfare 2 or even Black Ops, ( God Forbid), Sledgehammer, IW, this is a problem. I have both Modern Warfare 3, and Battlefield 3 and I can honestly say I have had more fun, and less frustration playing battlefield 3, even without people I know, than I have Modern Warfare 3. The way I see these games, they are an investment. And after 300$ for all three Modern Warfare games and Black Ops, (not to mention DLC for all of them), I am beginning to think I have invested in the wrong game to provide me my fun. To the makers of EVERY Call of Duty game: Thank You, it has been a wild ride. But we are growing apart. I just cant stay in a relationship where I give and give and give, and you take and take and take without any concern for my opinion on the matter. Save yourself the heartache of a lost 60$.
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  90. Nov 26, 2011
    0
    The game is like a carbon copy of the previous, each time I see someone playing it I have to stop and look if it is BLOPS or MW2 as the maps look so similar to those of the previous games. The single player might as well be an expansion pack for MW2.
  91. Nov 26, 2011
    4
    Why only give this game a 4/10 you ask? Because the multiplayer is stale, same feeling as MW2. Looks almost the same as too. Why not give it a 0/10? Because the singleplayer is the best since Big Red One or even Finest Hour. One of my favorite singleplayer games of all time. If this was a game made like Mass Effect or Fallout, where the singleplayer is king, this game would be a 8.5/10Why only give this game a 4/10 you ask? Because the multiplayer is stale, same feeling as MW2. Looks almost the same as too. Why not give it a 0/10? Because the singleplayer is the best since Big Red One or even Finest Hour. One of my favorite singleplayer games of all time. If this was a game made like Mass Effect or Fallout, where the singleplayer is king, this game would be a 8.5/10 (even though it's not a RPG etc.). Cod fanboys, cry your hearts out, but even you guys know this game was a flop. Ever remember what happened to Medal of Honor? That's about to happen to CoD if EA can finally square a couple of things away. Expand
  92. Nov 27, 2011
    0
    My roommate bought this game the day it came out. I was disgusted by how much Activision does not not care about the consumer, but instead is only focused on the money they can make with mw. The number one comment I heard from people coming into our room was, "Is there a new map pack for mw2, I havent played this map!" (copy+paste)+change enough to satisfy children = mw3
  93. Nov 27, 2011
    0
    It is important to remember how much money this game has made in the past. It is important to remember what wonderful tools this company has for building games and what a polished wonderful graphics engine they have. It is also important to remember that innovation at its most basic level is applying those things that very simply make a product better. A fire selector switch, large mapsIt is important to remember how much money this game has made in the past. It is important to remember what wonderful tools this company has for building games and what a polished wonderful graphics engine they have. It is also important to remember that innovation at its most basic level is applying those things that very simply make a product better. A fire selector switch, large maps with a rush type mode, modes for more tactical game-play. These changes would have been easy to include and really don't push the envelope very far into the land of "fixing what ain't broke". This latest effort from Activision and Infinity Ward shows laziness and greed. They made a far inferior game (super-tight maps with ridiculously frenetic pacing / outdated HALO type game play / boring leveling system) and play it off like the best thing ever. We are suckers for buying this stuff. With the resources they had, they really could have moved the bar up...instead they just ignored the bar altogether...or maybe, the developers are still hanging out at the bar, I don't know. What about all the mods and cheats they allow...how is your game this hackable guys? Really poor effort, really poor. This gets my vote for worst game of the year..the most frustrating back shooting experience, but it sure is pretty to look at. Expand
  94. Nov 27, 2011
    0
    Polished my ass, This game is just a rehash of its previous sequel of MW2 , Bring me some crash bandicoot game instead and STOP making some excuse about the "better score" oh and its not creative AT ALL!! and on top of that , worse performance and weapons and many many bugs!!!
  95. Nov 27, 2011
    0
    This game might as well have been released as an expansion pack! It looks, feels, and plays just like MW2. Only Difference is new maps, guns, and perks. Biggest annoyance to me was the constant orgies of kill-streaks being called in every match. Call of duty multiplayer used to be simple and fun but then Infinity Ward had to add in 1000 more kill-streaks. Now the game is only based off ofThis game might as well have been released as an expansion pack! It looks, feels, and plays just like MW2. Only Difference is new maps, guns, and perks. Biggest annoyance to me was the constant orgies of kill-streaks being called in every match. Call of duty multiplayer used to be simple and fun but then Infinity Ward had to add in 1000 more kill-streaks. Now the game is only based off of who has the biggest kill-streak. If you hadn't done so already, don't buy this game and save yourself the $60. Expand
  96. Nov 28, 2011
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. were do i start the campaign is only 3.5 hours long and had no story to it the graphics are in proved but the audio is the worst i have herd in any game since the super nintendo the multi player was just a lot of old Recycled maps from black ops and mw2 and the most unbalanced to date the spec ops is the same old and the survival mode is way to easy and boring over all another rushed out game by new people that cant do cod Expand
  97. Nov 28, 2011
    2
    There used to be a time where game sequels built from their predesessor and tried to improve the story, gameplay, customization, ect. But with the release of Modern Warfare 3, it seems the industry is going in a different direction. Modern Warfare 3 is without a doubt, the worst in the MW trilogy, I knew it was going to be complete dog **** but not this terrible! Like tradition, there isThere used to be a time where game sequels built from their predesessor and tried to improve the story, gameplay, customization, ect. But with the release of Modern Warfare 3, it seems the industry is going in a different direction. Modern Warfare 3 is without a doubt, the worst in the MW trilogy, I knew it was going to be complete dog **** but not this terrible! Like tradition, there is no story to the game, as well as no charatcers. This is probably my biggest problem with this series, putting little to no effort at all in the Campaign. The gameplay is very easy to sum up: THE SAME **** BULL**** THAT IS MODERN WARFARE 2! I **** you not, The gameplay is exactly the same as Modern Warfare 2, which is a **** disaster, unbalanced, uneven, raging, unfair bull****. The only thing I was remotely looking foward to was the Survival mode, it was pretty bad, not terrible or good, just bad. If this truley is the last in the Modern Warfare series, which it probably isn't, this is the biggest ****bal on Activision's hands right now. Overall, I hated this game, but I was not surprised when I did, its what I've come to expect from a dying series. Expand
  98. Nov 28, 2011
    1
    The game was significantly and amazingly the same as the last with several tweaks and changes. The campaign was mediocre at most; a huge problem for such a high end company. The multiplayer was relativity the same as modern warfare 2 with a new point system (that wasn't original), maps and more overpowered kill streaks a concept that looks good on paper but turns the game into a fun fastThe game was significantly and amazingly the same as the last with several tweaks and changes. The campaign was mediocre at most; a huge problem for such a high end company. The multiplayer was relativity the same as modern warfare 2 with a new point system (that wasn't original), maps and more overpowered kill streaks a concept that looks good on paper but turns the game into a fun fast paced shooter into, players finding the cheapest way to get that amazing ac-130 or juggernaut suit. The only reaming quality of the game was its co-operative mode; spec ops, but that was a downgrade from the franchises most popular portion; Nazi zombies, which even though wasn't made by infinity ward, could have and should have been put into the game. Overall I wouldn't suggest getting it at all, you could play MW 2 multiplayer, black ops Nazi zombies, and look up the story on you tube and have a better experience without having to buy a new game. Expand
  99. Nov 29, 2011
    2
    what do you say when you notice the two games compare MW3 and BF3 has Bf3 the front nose and looks better from the man at the engine it is only updated graphics and MW3 is not new sorry my english is not so good
  100. Dec 9, 2011
    4
    I've been a gamer for quite some time, and I have enjoyed past Call Of Duty games, but I must say that I would sincerely recommend not buying this game. Though I enjoyed the campaign and had some fun with the spec ops, I hated the multiplayer with a fiery passion. No, I'm not **** at the game, and no, I'm not just raging cause it seems like one gun kills me and I can't use it, but it seemsI've been a gamer for quite some time, and I have enjoyed past Call Of Duty games, but I must say that I would sincerely recommend not buying this game. Though I enjoyed the campaign and had some fun with the spec ops, I hated the multiplayer with a fiery passion. No, I'm not **** at the game, and no, I'm not just raging cause it seems like one gun kills me and I can't use it, but it seems as though IW and Sledge just wanted to throw out a quickly made game to make some serious bank. Now, I wouldn't define myself as a fanboy, simply because I enjoy any and all good games that come out, but take MW3, which was made one year after Black Ops, and compare it to Battlefield 3, which they spent 5 years making. There's no comparison at all. MW3 is not an improvement on any past CoD games. Am I saying Black Ops and MW2 were perfect? Hell no, but compared to MW3 they're amazing. Unless you only buy games for the single player take your money elsewhere and buy a better game, my recommendations, Skyrim or even Battlefield. Expand
  101. Feb 20, 2012
    0
    An Honest Review from a Typical Gamer:
    I have played COD since the VERY FIRST game. MW3, visually, is the game. But now multi player is getting all too familiar, and its losing the fun factor it had in the previous games. Infinity Ward once again chooses to help "noobs" by extremely strong kill streaks. Black Ops and COD 4 were one of the few games that made the player use their guns. MW3
    An Honest Review from a Typical Gamer:
    I have played COD since the VERY FIRST game. MW3, visually, is the game. But now multi player is getting all too familiar, and its losing the fun factor it had in the previous games. Infinity Ward once again chooses to help "noobs" by extremely strong kill streaks. Black Ops and COD 4 were one of the few games that made the player use their guns. MW3 lets the killstreaks do all the work, no effort needed. Needless to say, it is not even interesting anymore. Kill Confirmed, many people just play to kill and dont collect the dog tags, once again forgetting about teamwork.

    I HAVE GIVEN 2 points out of 10, just for survival. Although it is NOWHERE as close as zombies, its different and interesting. Story, I was excited, but it just didnt work out as planned. I still dont understand the story.
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Metascore
88

Generally favorable reviews - based on 81 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 79 out of 81
  2. Negative: 0 out of 81
  1. Jan 11, 2012
    85
    Ultimately, Modern Warfare 3 feels similar to it's brethren, but that doesn't mean it isn't a great game. The single player element is still exciting, and multiplayer has more options than ever – if you're a fan of Call of Duty, Modern Warfare 3 is a no brainer.
  2. Dec 28, 2011
    84
    Modern Warfare 3, while still an excellent thrill ride in its own right, feels far too similar to MW2 or even Black Ops for my taste.
  3. I never expected Modern Warfare 3 to go toe-to-toe with EA's juggernaut this year, but it came out of the gates with a tour de force campaign and co-op mode. It loses points with a perhaps too-familiar multiplayer that caters to the juvenile on Xbox Live; though don't be mistaken, Modern Warfare 3 is one hell of a shooter and a highlight for a series that just won't die – no matter how much we wish it bloody would, at times.