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  1. Nov 12, 2012
    0
    I've never seen a more hyped letdown of a game than this. The graphics are God awful (I really can't believe I see all these idiot critics who say this is the pinnacle of graphics) The game play is jerky, characters are glitchy and don't seem to take notice of the level geometry at all, and the game is absolutely devoid of all exploration like every other call of duty game. This is justI've never seen a more hyped letdown of a game than this. The graphics are God awful (I really can't believe I see all these idiot critics who say this is the pinnacle of graphics) The game play is jerky, characters are glitchy and don't seem to take notice of the level geometry at all, and the game is absolutely devoid of all exploration like every other call of duty game. This is just bad...Absolutely atrociously bad. and look how many people give it a ten along with critical acclamation because it has the name "call of duty" slapped on it. Expand
  2. Nov 13, 2012
    5
    I really thought this game was going to be great. I thought it was going to have the addictive smooth gameplay of MW2, but without **** exploiting half the stuff and playing unfairly, and without OP things. I was wrong.

    The singleplayer is the only reason to even play this game. While the singleplayer is a blast, featuring very fun missions and awesome action, it suffers story wise. The
    I really thought this game was going to be great. I thought it was going to have the addictive smooth gameplay of MW2, but without **** exploiting half the stuff and playing unfairly, and without OP things. I was wrong.

    The singleplayer is the only reason to even play this game. While the singleplayer is a blast, featuring very fun missions and awesome action, it suffers story wise. The campaign is also the most linear to date, and is the shortest, even shorter than MW2. Although it has great action scenes (The airplane level blew my mind) some of them are just plain dumb and predictable. It seems that every corner you turn something is going to blow up, your guy gets knocked onto his ass, and something collapses. That's half of the action scenes. Plus there is one for every mission. MW2 found a perfect balance to the action scenes, and they were awesome and unexpected. The story is filled with plot holes and bad writing, although there are some memorable moments and quotes, and some parts were rather interesting, but overall it was terrible. All of the stuff is unrealistic as well. The soundtrack is okay, compared to the godly soundtrack of MW2, and the story ends by basically killing off almost every main character instead of coming up with a meaningful ending. It felt empty and unfulfilled, and it just cut to black afterwards. I feel a lot more could've been done. However it still is a fun campaign that I did somewhat enjoy.

    Special ops isn't that great. The missions in MW2 were a lot better and just felt more fun and varied. These ones just felt dull and boring, and it's not even really worth playing. And Survival mode is fun at first, and surprisingly refreshing, but it gets boring after a while, because of two fatal flaws. Enemy's get too tough too fast (At round 40 dogs take like an entire LMG clip) and it's only for two players. It's fun for the first few times though.

    And finally multiplayer. It's basically MW2s multiplayer (which is great) with some changes and upgrades that I really like. However, I later learned that it caused more problems than it solved. The new killstreak system is better and more advanced and offers a greater variety, but it's annoying that support users can use an EMP or Stealth bomber after dying 50 times. The specialist bonus is probably the best new addition to the call of duty franchise since create a class, and it gives you so much more freedom. Instead of always using scavenger or some other perk that you can't play without, you can earn them through killstreaks and aren't limited to the perks that won't put you at a disadvantage.

    There are two new attachments, which is the hybrid scope for ARs and SMGs. They aren't used at all and are not needed. The new weapon proficiency system I like, especially for the ability to have to have two attatchments without not using scavenger.

    Overall, that's basically all the major new things. The multiplayer would be great though, if it weren't for the terrible maps that are the worst maps in call of duty to date, lag compensation which just breaks the game for me, still OP killstreaks, **** who camp and do **** things, and OP guns like the MP7. That just breaks the MP, which could've been so good if it weren't for that. These changes should've been what MW2 had to offer aswell, but it didn't.

    Graphics wise, they are slightly tweaked from MW2, and look nearly the same. Sometimes levels look more detailed, and sometimes they look downright worse than Cod4. The water is improved and looks good, they finally made new effects for things like the rocket smoke trail and explosions, which look great. The lighting they slightly tweaked, which is the biggest graphical mistake they did. The lighting makes environments look so much less colourful and it makes it look ugly, it's ridiculous. Some levels though I was quite surprised at it's detail, although it still doesn't look that great. The sound effects are great for the environment, like things blowing up, infact they are really good, but the gun sounds sound so damn bad. Overall, if you're a hardcore fan of cod, especially the first two and just totally rape in them, MW3 should be worth your money. Otherwise, it is known to many cod fans to be the worst in the series, but it's not a bad game overall, but not a very good one either.
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  3. Nov 13, 2012
    8
    I can't believe some people got scoring this game too low, at least if they choose a 5 or 6 would be more believable, while this entry was not the best in the series (I liked more MW2) this game has his share on success on the franchise, the campaing is good but not great, it's filled with exposions and I felt like the developers huried me to finish the campaing faster than previous gamesI can't believe some people got scoring this game too low, at least if they choose a 5 or 6 would be more believable, while this entry was not the best in the series (I liked more MW2) this game has his share on success on the franchise, the campaing is good but not great, it's filled with exposions and I felt like the developers huried me to finish the campaing faster than previous games but is has it's moments, while some people complaint about the Engine I liked the graphics I'm fine with the Engine but thing they could go beyond, hearing people say "I'ts the same" makes me feel sad about them, what you expected?? is this a shooter?? you wanted a RPG or a puzzle game?? do you want the characters to start playing soccer or built houses??? come on people!! is you complaint about this go and play something else, for the ones that like shooting games and like COD style this is the game you want to play if you can name a better game that can compete with COD is just Battlefield or Crysis, MOH is dead, so I actually think EA paid you so you write crap about COD games, sold out players... Expand
  4. Nov 13, 2012
    1
    I have A LOT of problems with this game from singleplayer to multiplayer first of all the campaign they kept a character that should of been dead and his name is Soap he had major injuries that had to been treated soon even with the the thingy that price gave him and he got his treatment in India when he came cross country from Afghanistan in a little heli and the Delta Force part of theI have A LOT of problems with this game from singleplayer to multiplayer first of all the campaign they kept a character that should of been dead and his name is Soap he had major injuries that had to been treated soon even with the the thingy that price gave him and he got his treatment in India when he came cross country from Afghanistan in a little heli and the Delta Force part of the story doesn't make sense either for some reason the Russians are using an old weapon they never used before and that they don't speak **** RUSSIAN!! Now the multiplayer part first its the weapons and a lot of them are over powered and are given random stats no matter the FPS of the weapon or the calibur of the bullet the weapon takes except for AT launchers and Sniper Rifles. Now the ranks, the highest rank or level is 80 or general but you rank up very fast so theres prestige to take care of that but pretty much resets your rank and progression and gives you nothing in return but an icon next to your level. Unlocks, when you level up you unlock stuff but a lot of the stuff you unlock there usually pretty useless epically when you reach level 80 you unlock the worst gun in the game AK-47 and worst AT launcher in the game RPG-7 and the ability to reset your rank and progression which is pretty stupid. Overall Gameplay, the only gametype in the game that is moderately fun is Teamdeathmatch, and the game is in no way intense and loaded with Trolls and little whiny kids that have there kinect on, there's no teamwork or coordination with the players almost all the time so you just run around getting kills or getting killed.
    And that's my constructive criticism about this game if you read thank you for pulling trough this.
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  5. Nov 14, 2012
    10
    I waited until Black Ops 2 came out to review this game. The amount of 0 negative reviews shows the intellect of most of the people who rated the game. I understand low ratings for a flawed product and I understand a lot of people feel this product is flawed. But giving this game a 0 is absolutely ridiculous. Be subjective and honest. The reviews that state "This game is crap" and "WorstI waited until Black Ops 2 came out to review this game. The amount of 0 negative reviews shows the intellect of most of the people who rated the game. I understand low ratings for a flawed product and I understand a lot of people feel this product is flawed. But giving this game a 0 is absolutely ridiculous. Be subjective and honest. The reviews that state "This game is crap" and "Worst game ever" do not help describe the problems. I for one love the game. It has high replay value to me. I have played the campaign three times. I still play the Special Ops and Multiplayer every day. I'm not going to get into specifics because it has been done to death by now. Great game! I will buy the next. Expand
  6. Nov 14, 2012
    2
    The Call of Duty franchise has become a monstrosity in gaming culture. Its dependence on old gameplay techniques first used in Call of Duty 4 are wearing thin, resulting in a year by year re-release with a different name stapled to the front of it. WWIII has begun, Makarov is watching his plan unfold in front of him as countries fall to the might of the ultranationalists. The now disavowedThe Call of Duty franchise has become a monstrosity in gaming culture. Its dependence on old gameplay techniques first used in Call of Duty 4 are wearing thin, resulting in a year by year re-release with a different name stapled to the front of it. WWIII has begun, Makarov is watching his plan unfold in front of him as countries fall to the might of the ultranationalists. The now disavowed S.A.S team TF141 containing a dying Soap, Cpt Price and Nikolai must attack the ultranationalists at tier core so the world can see another day. The game continues to use the same gameplay techniques from 2007's Call of Duty 4 which have long become stale and overused, the franchise has no right to remain in action after such an appalling attempt at making a game. Maybe its time Call of Duty should bite the bullet and let a more deserving title take centre stage. Expand
  7. Nov 14, 2012
    0
    lol i prefer black ops 2, this game is so bad. im so happy i can stop playing this and get on that new **** i hate this game so much the developers should be put to shame and lose their job.
  8. Nov 14, 2012
    2
    If I continually brought the same essay to school, my teacher would fail me. When Call of Duty releases the same game every year it is rewarded with 9/10 reviews and record sales numbers. If I changed the font it wouldn't make a difference, so I can't see why fans and reviewers are time and again fooled by new gun skins and tweaked gameplay mechanics.
  9. Nov 16, 2012
    1
    It's hard to find the right words to describe how much I dislike this game. Infinity Ward basically took a game that was already bad enough (MW2) and took out some of the bad stuff, but replaced all that bad stuff with new bad ideas. Death streaks and other problems just made the game unbearable for many. This was supposed to be the game that saved the franchise and it ended up making itIt's hard to find the right words to describe how much I dislike this game. Infinity Ward basically took a game that was already bad enough (MW2) and took out some of the bad stuff, but replaced all that bad stuff with new bad ideas. Death streaks and other problems just made the game unbearable for many. This was supposed to be the game that saved the franchise and it ended up making it even worse. After about two weeks of trying to enjoy this game, I put it down for the final time and haven't touched it in almost a year. Terrible, just terrible. Expand
  10. Nov 18, 2012
    0
    Lag, Camping, instant deaths, and Spawn killing, that's all I have to say about this game. Clearly, this game was rushed which explains how it could be so unballanced online. Not worth buying.
  11. Nov 20, 2012
    1
    This game is very bad I got bored after playing 1 hour of this game I do not know why infinity made a game that is worse than their others and I hope treat arch make a much better game than this
  12. Nov 23, 2012
    0
    As a stand alone game, its multiplayer is a fun little shooter that causes just enough chaos to make everyone stand on their toes and spray bullets everywhere. The campaign's gameplay is not that notable besides the slightly interesting story, and is basically 8 hours of shooting wave after wave of Russians and terrorists, which can be fun at times, but is nothing special. HOWEVER, as aAs a stand alone game, its multiplayer is a fun little shooter that causes just enough chaos to make everyone stand on their toes and spray bullets everywhere. The campaign's gameplay is not that notable besides the slightly interesting story, and is basically 8 hours of shooting wave after wave of Russians and terrorists, which can be fun at times, but is nothing special. HOWEVER, as a sequel to the Call of Duty series, it is a piece of, for a lack of a better word, garbage. It is a rehashed modern warfare 2, with even the same graphics engine. Bringing basically nothing new to the table besides a few maps and gameplay types, the campaign is a boring trip of gruff voice acting and lots of explosions. The multiplayer is literally the same thing, you could even call it a DLC for Modern Warfare 2. This game was like a Michael Bay movie... Expand
  13. Jun 11, 2013
    3
    When we want a sequel to a game we like, we do not mean just continue the story, change the weapons around, refine the multiplayer with horrible claustrophobic environments and introduce Survival. We also mean INNOVATION; new things, differences to gameplay and feel, better graphics and multiplayer, and non of that is in Modern Warfare 3, instead, this is just an exact copy & paste ofWhen we want a sequel to a game we like, we do not mean just continue the story, change the weapons around, refine the multiplayer with horrible claustrophobic environments and introduce Survival. We also mean INNOVATION; new things, differences to gameplay and feel, better graphics and multiplayer, and non of that is in Modern Warfare 3, instead, this is just an exact copy & paste of Modern Warfare 2 and even uses some of the same buildings from Call of Duty 4 as you play. The single player is good, but doesn't explain enough about what's going on with the countries in Europe other than England, France, Germany, Czech Republic and US, and just states that there are chemical attacks going across the continent. This is World War III and doesn't even explain and show what happens after in the ending, it's abruptive. Speaking of Survival, it is great, but you have to rank up which is totally unnecessary and takes a long time, not worth all that in just a survival game... atleast let our multiplayer progress affect this. Anyway, you only have 30 seconds between waves and that's not enough for you to run to every shop, get everything you need and run back to where you were or where you want to stay, what you should do is leave 1 person and kill him when you're ready for the next wave. But what really annoys is that when you buy attachments for your guns, you can't get extended mags or rapid fire. The multiplayer maps are bland and such close quarters, and now you only get 1 grenade, 1 rocket shot, 1 grenade launcher shot and no more FMJ. The only improvement on the multiplayer is new game modes such as Infection, Kill Confirmed, Hot Drop and Team Defender. MW3 is a crap game, awful multiplayer, and the graphics are exactly the same which not only brings down the game so bad, but also makes the game bland and boring, especially in the single player. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 demonstrates the laziest way to produce a sequel to a video game and I'd hate to see any other developers foolish enough to do so, and because Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer were, you will either love this because it's the exact same game, or you will hate this because it's the exact same game. which one? Expand
  14. Nov 28, 2012
    0
    This is the same **** game as MW2 iw proves that they are repetitive **** the graphics are worse than mw2s also the multiplayer gets boring in the middle of 1st presteige
  15. Dec 2, 2012
    10
    This game is the reason I started playing FPS games again. Awesome action, great multiplayer and co-op modes.
    I got immediate addicted to survival mode.
  16. Dec 11, 2012
    3
    washed over, dirty and dark colors and textures, horrible lag, poorly made maps and a terrible campaign (a bit exaggerated). This game is just poorly made and the only reason you can play it is because it is a bit addictive.
  17. Dec 13, 2012
    3
    The game is pretty fun, obviously since it's an action movie on steroids, and the game is good, but of course it is. It was released twice, the biggest problem is it is a copy of number 2, if this wasn't the case it would have a higher rating. And when I rate I assume people are looking to see if they want to purchase the game, which is why the rating is low because it isn't worth your money.
  18. Dec 18, 2012
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The Call Of Duty formula is very overused these days, and it appears in several different clones of the mightily successful franchise. This is a pretty decent use of that formula, and fans of the series will enjoy this game thoroughly, even if it is very reminiscent of previous installments.
    The most obvious thing to start off with is the graphics, as they are the first thing one sees in the game. All in all, they are good, but suffer from some abysmal textures and mild graphical glitches. The motion capture is extremely detailed, but facial movement is very basic.
    The sound design is excellent in this game. As you fight through the streets of Paris, jets soar by, machine guns blast away and explosion rattle in your ears. Although the music is not particularly memorable at all, there are points in the game when the score complements the mass destruction around you, giving you a chill down your slouching spine.
    Now, the campaign. The story of Captain Price, Soap, and Yuri is a reasonably enjoyable romp through various linear set pieces. There is, however, a terribly scripted howler thrown in to make you cry, but amounts to absolutely nothing emotionally. This spoils what would otherwise be a fairly enjoyable, if very cliched campaign, with some of the most excellent linear levels you will ever play. For example, where else can you have a zero-gravity, sub machine gun shootout in a crashing jet? The linearity may annoy some players, with almost all commands to be "kill this, run here, collect that, get to the chopper." Overall, a silly, if enjoyable, Russian-filled rollercoaster.
    The attraction to many people is the multiplayer, where the Call Of Duty formula mentioned above normally shines. It is surprisingly disappointing. Though levelling up is addictive and exciting as per usual, it always seems as if people of a higher rank are at a strong advantage to a newer player, which undoubtedly can be justified by the "if I level up then I get all of the guns" system that the multiplayer is based on. The maps are usually just messy, everything-dies-in-this-bit fighting arenas, but they provide enough of an interesting set piece to be enjoyed. Killstreaks also return, in even more powerful and impossible-to-defeat forms, such as the Osprey Gunner, Predator Drone and the Mother Of All Bombs. These can make matches very frustrating, but when you score a killstreak, it is satisfying nonetheless.
    Game modes are almost exactly the same as before, but Kill Confirmed, a newbie, can provide a jolly distraction for half-an-hour or so.
    Spec Ops is a cooperative mode for Call Of Duty, and returns with missions and Survival, a wave-killing (if unoriginal) joy. The missions vary in length and difficulty, but only give you the incentive to play through them a couple of times. Survival is a COD-ified version of Gears of War's Horde Mode, in which players level up, buy new items and defend themselves from endless waves of enemies, which span several different classes. These Survival mission vary in difficulty and are all maps played in multiplayer, making it feel a little like a cut-corners job, but it is fun played with a friend.
    Altogether, this is a good game, the highlights being the campaign and the cooperative modes.
    7/10
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  19. Dec 21, 2012
    6
    "Call of duty: Modern Warfare 3 is different from CoD: Black ops but it only differs in preference" There isn't much new to MW3 then it is changed from CoD:BO. MW3 does add some different and interesting ideas but replaces the the ideas from CoD:BO and it causes its own flaws. To get started, MW3's campaign is of course, short and by far, the worse in the series at lest in my view point."Call of duty: Modern Warfare 3 is different from CoD: Black ops but it only differs in preference" There isn't much new to MW3 then it is changed from CoD:BO. MW3 does add some different and interesting ideas but replaces the the ideas from CoD:BO and it causes its own flaws. To get started, MW3's campaign is of course, short and by far, the worse in the series at lest in my view point. The story covers and plays a new protagonist name Yai but he doesn't make him self important besides just to witness the events with Soap and Price. You also play as american name Frost but his story seems lest important to the main plot besides witnessing the war in Europe. With out spoiling, characters will die and it can be pretty cliche and out of nowhere. To replace Zombies from CoD: Black ops, MW3 adds a different mode called Survivor mode. You fight waves and waves incoming infantry and helicopters. You can play this mode in all multiplayer maps as a basic horde like mode but that's about it. MW3 still also brings Spec ops as short campaign missions for 2 players. The multiplayer in MW3 comes close as the most balance Cod game yet since CoD4 but that's change the cheap flaws such as Death Streaks and some overpowered Point streak rewards. Cod:Mw3 adds a point system instead just kill streaks. This is good idea for supportive players being rewarded for doing their objective. MW3 adds 3 different reward streaks such as Assault for offence rewards, Support rewards for small supportive rewards(Death doesn't reset the streak), and Perk rewards players extra perks until death. This is step up for progressive players but not all that much. That's about it when it comes to new in MW3's multiplayer and the rest is just different from CoD:BO. I enjoy the weapons a lot better in MW3 having a set recoil to learn from each gun and perks are well set besides a few a being a tad Overpowered. There is a 4th perk for guns in MW3 but they seem more like invisible attachments then special perks. The major down sides to MW3 compare to Cod:BO and Mw2 is the terrible to decent maps in MW3. The maps are smaller and cramped with narrow hallways and buildings and small open areas that lead to more narrow areas. The DLC maps may look better that also means paying another 50 bucks for them. I do like some of the changes and very few of the new ideas in MW3 but they also come with there flaws. I suggest picking up MW3 if skipped Cod: Black ops for the wait of MW3. Other then that, you really enjoy Black ops, give MW3 a rent or best just pass for the next Cod, Black ops 2. Expand
  20. Dec 27, 2012
    6
    There is nothing revolutionary here, the multiplayer is enjoyable. The SP campaign is ok. The map variety (with the overly-priced DLC) is alright. MP games devolve into folks just hip-firing everywhere with SMGs and akimbo pistols; it gets old fast. Graphics and Sound are what they are; these games are being developed for rapidly aging consoles. If they included the DLC maps in theThere is nothing revolutionary here, the multiplayer is enjoyable. The SP campaign is ok. The map variety (with the overly-priced DLC) is alright. MP games devolve into folks just hip-firing everywhere with SMGs and akimbo pistols; it gets old fast. Graphics and Sound are what they are; these games are being developed for rapidly aging consoles. If they included the DLC maps in the original game, it would approach the retail price, the vanilla game does not. Expand
  21. Jan 1, 2013
    10
    The games great and has improved gameplay over the other cods complete with upgraded multiplayer knife throwing that modifies the tomahawk and ballista knifes from bo
  22. Jan 1, 2013
    10
    The games great and improves the series gameplay qwith special ops and loads of other new features like throwing knife in multiplayer that modifies the tomahawk and ballista knife from bo
  23. Jan 8, 2013
    3
    Another Call of Duty another clone from last year.The single player campaign is a joke lasting only 6-7 hours and having a very generic story. The friendly AI is extremely brain dead they might as well not exist as they don't do anything except get in your way.The enemy AI isn't any better, usually suicide charging you or not shooting at all.You have all the same vehicle sections from pastAnother Call of Duty another clone from last year.The single player campaign is a joke lasting only 6-7 hours and having a very generic story. The friendly AI is extremely brain dead they might as well not exist as they don't do anything except get in your way.The enemy AI isn't any better, usually suicide charging you or not shooting at all.You have all the same vehicle sections from past games in this one to ac-130,chopper,gun turret ect. The voice acting is average, there aren't really any characters in the game you'll like or care for as there all bland and uninteresting plus the game doesn't tell you anything about them anyway. Now onto the catastrophe that is multiplayer god where to start...oh i know just look at Modern Warfare 2 and there you go, it's the exact same broken multiplayer from that game.The matchmaking still joins you up with matches that are one second from finishing,the spawn system is still broken making you spawn in front of enemy players. The list goes on, Don't buy this game. Expand
  24. Jan 16, 2013
    0
    Arguably everything thats wrong with the series, MW3 came out when the opposition were crying out "same game every year", and what did we get as a defense....the same game as MW2 and CoD4.

    It stubbornly refused to change the multiplayer, keeping flaws from MW2 and not learning lessons from Black Ops. It kept the blandness of the repetition, without realising that fun can be in the
    Arguably everything thats wrong with the series, MW3 came out when the opposition were crying out "same game every year", and what did we get as a defense....the same game as MW2 and CoD4.

    It stubbornly refused to change the multiplayer, keeping flaws from MW2 and not learning lessons from Black Ops.

    It kept the blandness of the repetition, without realising that fun can be in the other games at times.

    Had the lawsuits never happened, this might have been a different story, of a game with changes akin from CoD4 to MW2, but well never know. Everyone suffered by getting this instead. MW4 may be different this year, but its got a tough act to follow now that Black Ops 2 actually did some change to the series
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  25. Jan 21, 2013
    0
    This game. This one game is the game that shows me that video games are dieing. There is nothing new in this game, its just an addon to mw 1 who was original. it annoys me a game could be so repetetive and loose sight of what should be the greatest game. The fact is this is little more than an expansion pack. Say what you want about the war Z and medal of honor warfighter. At least theyThis game. This one game is the game that shows me that video games are dieing. There is nothing new in this game, its just an addon to mw 1 who was original. it annoys me a game could be so repetetive and loose sight of what should be the greatest game. The fact is this is little more than an expansion pack. Say what you want about the war Z and medal of honor warfighter. At least they tried to change at least a single mechanic. There is nothing reddeeming about modern borfare 3 to me. Expand
  26. Feb 17, 2013
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Modern Warfare 3 is a good game for the most. Its not terrible what people make it out to be and it is not the greatest Call of Duty to date. After the events of Modern Warfare 2, many fans and I expected to be a sequel since one of the main antagonists, Makorov escaped. I waited so long for this game to come out and I thought it would be better than Modern Warfare 2, however the game is good and very enjoyable to say the least but it falls a little bit short. The campaign feels much shorter than Modern Warfare 2 and the story is not as good as Modern Warfare 2. The campaign feels that it has to tell a story about how to find Makorov and kill him. Once again the main protagonists in the game are OK, but Modern Warfare 3 doesn't add anything to these characters. I found it very sad that Soap or some character that you played as in Modern Warfare 2 dies during the campaign that made me very upset. Even though the campaign is not as good as Modern Warfare 2, it still manages to fun and pretty good. Last the Multiplayer in Modern Warfare 3 is good and bad. The good is it feels faster, there are some new perks that come in handy, some new weapons like the dreaded Type 95, and the way you get killstreaks is a lot better. The bad is the maps are terrible, most of the killstreaks from Modern Warfare 2 are in Modern Warfare 3, and feels very dull and repetitive. With Modern Warfare 3 not living up to the hype and Modern Warfare 2 does it deserve such a horrible rating? I don't think so. The Multiplayer at the time was one of the better shooters out there, and seeing other crappy shooters, I would play this game all day and get throwing knifed in the face than play those crappy shooters. The game is fun, if you enjoy Call of Duty you will like this game. Expand
  27. Feb 27, 2013
    5
    Each new Call of Duty release has now become a truly global event as the hype machine builds towards its launch. Anyone who is a fan of the franchise will be getting exactly what they expect for their money. The campaign is as action packed as ever but even at just four hours long it became a bit of a chore to play through as it offers little that hasn’t already been seen in previousEach new Call of Duty release has now become a truly global event as the hype machine builds towards its launch. Anyone who is a fan of the franchise will be getting exactly what they expect for their money. The campaign is as action packed as ever but even at just four hours long it became a bit of a chore to play through as it offers little that hasn’t already been seen in previous entries in the series. Other criticisms that could be levelled at any Call of Duty game, such as an over reliance on scripted events and sections with infinitely respawning enemies, also still apply here. On occasions it is easy to get wrapped up in everything that is going on but for me these instances were the exception rather than the rule.

    Online multiplayer has also changed very little aside from a few new perks. The maps themselves are however rather disappointing this time around, none of them are downright poor but none could really be considered a true classic in the same way as Crash or Overgrown from previous games. In fact there is a distinct lack of variety in the maps with none really offering the opportunity for sniping or long range combat (although some may see this as a good thing I suppose). The Special Ops missions from Modern Warfare 2 also return and provide a good selection of challenging co-op game. In the end, despite the fact that the formula is now starting to wear a little thin, it seems as though the majority of people aren’t disappointed with Modern Warfare 3 as sales yet again reached record numbers.
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  28. Feb 27, 2013
    0
    After playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and all the previous games in the franchise (Since 2007, as we generally do not care about the WW2- themed games before Call of Duty 4, said games having stopped being produced after the 90's), there are several concepts I am beginning to grasp. First, after playing the multiplayer for at most 2 hours per game, I am increasingly feeling thatAfter playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and all the previous games in the franchise (Since 2007, as we generally do not care about the WW2- themed games before Call of Duty 4, said games having stopped being produced after the 90's), there are several concepts I am beginning to grasp. First, after playing the multiplayer for at most 2 hours per game, I am increasingly feeling that they should rename the franchise: 'Camping Simulation: Modern Tent Erecting'. If you've played for more than an hour, you'll know what I mean. This is a distinct (but not the sole reason) why the multiplayer has gradually become a mind- numbing, boring, irritating experience which generally would put anybody with an ounce of sanity off the franchise completely. Second, both Infinity Ward, Treyarch and Sludgehammer games are becoming increasingly lazy- probably because they're too busy bathing in the money they get from all their previous games and the overpriced map packs they subject the online community to- and have descended into more or less not caring in the least about how good their content actually is; the story line for single player mode was anticlimatic considering where we left off with Modern Warfare 2, the multiplayer was unplayable and 'Spec Ops' was tedious as the day is long. Third, after looking at the reality-defying sales figures considering how much of an utter travesty the game was, it is clear to me that the title 'Call of Duty' is simply associated with popularity. Get 50 million dogs to in paper bags and slap an official 'Call of Duty' sticker onto each bag and sell them in game stores and by the end of the month you'll have made hundreds of millions of dollars. The only reason people aren't doing this to get rich quick is because of Copyright and Animal Cruelty laws, but neither apply to those actually responsible for the franchise and subjecting the world to it; watch out, they might try this tactic with Modern Warfare 4. Finally, after playing the game and looking at critic reviews, it appears that game critics are either under the control of Activision, have mental issues or enjoy heavily abusing amphetamines before they make a game review. How anybody could make it past the title screen without raging about how they wasted $60, let alone playing the game for a while and concluding that it's good is totally beyond me. Now for the only two positives, as we should always leave on a good feeling!

    The only two things good about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, in my opinion, are:
    1. It made Black Ops actually look playable, which I didn't think was possible before I played Modern Warfare 3.
    2. It helped me to decide whether I should buy Black Ops 2 or Assassin's Creed 3 the next year. Having an actual functioning brain, I of course chose Assassin's Creed 3. And guess what. It was actually a pretty decent game.
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  29. Mar 2, 2013
    1
    COD MW3 was the worst thing in FPS history. The dialogue in the game makes absolutly no sense at all, the single-player will be completed in two days even on Veteran difficulty, MW3 is supposed to be set in WWIII so WWIII was only two days, I mean WWI lasted for 4 years, WWII lasted even longer for 6 years, but WWIII is only two days? WTF. Oh yeah the pointless shooting in this game isCOD MW3 was the worst thing in FPS history. The dialogue in the game makes absolutly no sense at all, the single-player will be completed in two days even on Veteran difficulty, MW3 is supposed to be set in WWIII so WWIII was only two days, I mean WWI lasted for 4 years, WWII lasted even longer for 6 years, but WWIII is only two days? WTF. Oh yeah the pointless shooting in this game is absurd, like in the first mission in NYC when you're playing as Frost, once you get out of that chopper, Im serious the exact second you come out, GODMODE is on, you're just some Terminator shooting the out off everybody, hopefully this is the last MW game. 1/10 Expand
  30. Mar 5, 2013
    3
    This is seriously not what I had expected from Infinity Ward. Out of all of their games I'm sorry to say this is their worst. Its not bad but when you compare it to the previous Call of Duties you can see that they were more than what was expected at the time. COD fans from all around the world expected something special from MW3 thinking it would be a new start for Call of Duty but itThis is seriously not what I had expected from Infinity Ward. Out of all of their games I'm sorry to say this is their worst. Its not bad but when you compare it to the previous Call of Duties you can see that they were more than what was expected at the time. COD fans from all around the world expected something special from MW3 thinking it would be a new start for Call of Duty but it was just another small stepping stone. The entire game didn't even seem like a COD game. The maps were dull I mean just look at the ones in Black Ops (1). MW3 took the fun out of COD. Expand
  31. Mar 5, 2013
    2
    I've only played like 4 Call of Duty games and this one is just far by the worst one. All the campaign levels and multiplayer maps have the same blend of color and background usage of either sand, snow or swamp, a unoriginal feeling. The story wasn't as exciting and really felt boring after the first two levels of the game, which were pretty much the only good ones. Spec ops is reallyI've only played like 4 Call of Duty games and this one is just far by the worst one. All the campaign levels and multiplayer maps have the same blend of color and background usage of either sand, snow or swamp, a unoriginal feeling. The story wasn't as exciting and really felt boring after the first two levels of the game, which were pretty much the only good ones. Spec ops is really nothing special compared to the storyline, just extra missions to make you have different perspectives on the game. I had fun playing online with my friends and all but something about this game doesn't feel right compared to all the others. Expand
  32. Mar 11, 2013
    0
    This game is a monumental piece of crap. Everything is pasted from previous games. I hope Activision goes Broke. THIS GAME IS CRAP THIS GAME IS CRAP THIS GAME IS CRAP THIS GAME IS CRAP THIS GAME IS CRAP THIS GAME IS CRAP THIS GAME IS CRAP THIS GAME IS CRAP THIS GAME IS CRAP THIS GAME IS CRAP THIS GAME IS CRAP THIS GAME IS CRAP
  33. Mar 17, 2013
    0
    What a Horrible game, this game, blops 1, and blops 2 RUINED the COD series and could never be the same. This can show that a company cant even spice it up a bit, with Mw2 and 3.. they both have graphics and engines. They both suck. Dont BUY.
  34. Mar 20, 2013
    7
    the graphics hadnt change the story its normal but boring i think the last mission was the best online is good i like prestige and golden guns only online saves this game from bad vote
  35. Mar 24, 2013
    8
    Not bad! The graphics were exceptional but the story line was very repetitive. Some levels were a drag, where others were actually pretty good.
  36. Mar 28, 2013
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Predecessor of MW2, MW3 is a next rung on the COD ladder, giving us access to more of the life Cpt. Soap as we continue on our quest to hunt down Makarov all within an action packed storyline to match. MW3 might have its downsides within the game such as the spawning system for its multiplayer in which I can be playing be killed only to be then shot 2 seconds after spawning again and its many bugs such as outpost wall-breaching glitch, this all adds to the thrill and adventure to the game-play or so I have found it that is.
    Developed by Infinity Ward, MW3 shows that IW really know what they’re doing when it comes to producing one hell of a game, just goes to show that you don’t need a huge development team to produce a game like MW3 unlike that of BO2. Which failed in comparison to MW3 as regards to feedback. We see a return to dedicated servers in MW3 whilst still providing us with the multiplayer lobbies we experienced in MW2 unlike that of BO1 which simply did multiplayer lobbies and no dedicated lobbies and BO2 which just did dedicated lobbies instead of multiplayer lobbies when will they learn to add both of them instead of 1 or the other.

    With dedicated servers in place MW3 brings the party, allowing players to experience MW3 like no other game before it, things like High Jump servers and Infected Shop servers bring even more action to the player that wants the thrill and adventure of a fire-fight in mid air or the exploring of new places within the maps. Like come on who doesn’t want to reach the Eiffel tower on Resistance? Cause I certainly want to, so what if I can’t get there fully it still adds to the fun of the game.

    Along with the main game of MW3 of course comes the ever increasing collection packs ranging from 1 to 4 these DLC’s offer new maps for players to dominate and master, new spec ops to blast through like the veterans they are.

    A new game mode hits the scene within the MW3 collection DLC’s, named Chaos mode; it says exactly what it does on the tin. In which players can either solo or blast it out with a friend through their favourite maps against a limitless amount of spawning enemies.

    Designed to test the player/player’s logical thinking, Chaos mode is the perfect mode for testing strategies/strength of the player. The amount of times I tried to get past 5 juggernauts all charging at me at once was very filling for my taste of adrenaline and thrill as I ran for my life like the coward I am.

    Overall I feel MW3 even with its ups and its downs is a 7/10 from me.
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  37. Mar 29, 2013
    2
    Really Infinity Ward? You'd think that after Modern Warfare 2 and Black Ops 2, things were changing on the Call of Duty franchise, so many things were being added and improved, it was going good, but this has to be the absolute laziest, if not worst, Call of Duty game in history. The game engine was -Literally- recycled from Modern Warfare 2 and 0% improved what-so-ever, the campaign, asReally Infinity Ward? You'd think that after Modern Warfare 2 and Black Ops 2, things were changing on the Call of Duty franchise, so many things were being added and improved, it was going good, but this has to be the absolute laziest, if not worst, Call of Duty game in history. The game engine was -Literally- recycled from Modern Warfare 2 and 0% improved what-so-ever, the campaign, as ever, is the most standard and generic you can get apart from the Price missions. Russians invading America. Jeez, originality is something it is missing in every part. How about multiplayer? Imagine taking the MP from MW2, add a few useless additional game modes, and there you go. Summed up. Weapons are as overpowered and unbalanced as always and I think I've said enough. I'm trying to think of any redeeming factors about this that distinguish it from MW2, but I can't get any from the top of my head, not any significant ones. Also: There's a weapon which kills with a SINGLE BULLET. NOT KIDDING. Expand
  38. Mar 30, 2013
    4
    The one thing that bothered me about this game was the blatant lack of creativity and innovation. While the general structure of the game held its own, and the the story fit the plot line of the previous two games, with a new playable character and the usual blockbuster set pieces, I felt as though the weapons were either reused or designed differently, (with little variation in regard toThe one thing that bothered me about this game was the blatant lack of creativity and innovation. While the general structure of the game held its own, and the the story fit the plot line of the previous two games, with a new playable character and the usual blockbuster set pieces, I felt as though the weapons were either reused or designed differently, (with little variation in regard to new weapons,) the graphics were actually sub-par to that of modern warfare 2, if you can even believe that, and every time I started a new mission it felt just like playing a call of duty 4/ modern warfare 2 mission, with only a new shell around it to disguise the feeling of redundancy. I felt as though the title of this game would've been better named "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.5." This low quality and low entertainment of this game, (in my personal opinion) was heavily influenced by the firings of Vince Zampella and Jason West, who were the heads of the developer company infinity ward before being fired for supposed "insubordination." As West and Zampella left, 38 infinity ward members left as well, leaving an insufficient amount of untalented developers and programmers at the head of MW3. As a longtime COD fan, (specifically the modern warfare series,) I found it thoroughly disappointing that this game did not meet the usual gusto and new found excitement that the other two games upheld, which is why I rated this game 4/10. Expand
  39. Apr 2, 2013
    3
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is not a game that's worth getting. Modern Warfare 2 is a much better COD game. BLOPS 1, BLOPS 2, and even Modern Warfare 1 are way better than this game. MW3 didn't offer anything new. The maps were horrible and the guns weren't much different from MW2 if different at all. The only thing that I found fun was Survival. Although zombies is more classic and wayCall of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is not a game that's worth getting. Modern Warfare 2 is a much better COD game. BLOPS 1, BLOPS 2, and even Modern Warfare 1 are way better than this game. MW3 didn't offer anything new. The maps were horrible and the guns weren't much different from MW2 if different at all. The only thing that I found fun was Survival. Although zombies is more classic and way more fun. Expand
  40. Apr 5, 2013
    3
    I honestly just don't see how people are giving the game more than a five, the game completely falls entirely off the mark of just being too bland and being a blatant copy and paste of the previous Call of Dutys, the campaign is ok and just finishes off the "story", multiplayer is the same as every other call of duty game so now it's just grown tiresome and spec ops is nothing like zombies
  41. Apr 7, 2013
    3
    Yet another poor result from the Activision's yearly critically acclaimed cash grabber. You know what to expect, basic, linear, repetitive, easy gameplay hiding behind flashy graphics and an overhyped ad campaign. The story writing is terrible, the campaign explains little apart from you are a generic soldier, with a generic motivation, fighting in an overall generic plot. I didn't expectYet another poor result from the Activision's yearly critically acclaimed cash grabber. You know what to expect, basic, linear, repetitive, easy gameplay hiding behind flashy graphics and an overhyped ad campaign. The story writing is terrible, the campaign explains little apart from you are a generic soldier, with a generic motivation, fighting in an overall generic plot. I didn't expect much, a poor excuse for "innovation". I genuinely don't understand why such a mediocre franchise is so popular. Expand
  42. Apr 12, 2013
    0
    The most surprising thing about this game to me was that on metacritic people like it. Remember when call of duty was original, because apparently there was a time.
  43. Apr 19, 2013
    1
    Very weak game. If this game isn't showing signs that Call of Duty is misses a step then I don't know what is. It adds absolutely nothing new. This is no exaggeration. I would rather play Pong or E.T for Atari than this garbage! Only thing good about it was the survival mode. For that I give it a 1. Not worth $60.00 ever!
  44. Apr 29, 2013
    3
    I have played all of the Modern Warfare games. Obviously the first one is the best. MW2 was pretty good. But making this your sequel1?!?!?!? The graphics are bad and look like they are from Call of Duty 2. The multiplayer is the same except...hacking is allowed!!!! Maps suck. Same emblems and call signs from MW2. Although the campaign is pretty good. Great ending to the series. But II have played all of the Modern Warfare games. Obviously the first one is the best. MW2 was pretty good. But making this your sequel1?!?!?!? The graphics are bad and look like they are from Call of Duty 2. The multiplayer is the same except...hacking is allowed!!!! Maps suck. Same emblems and call signs from MW2. Although the campaign is pretty good. Great ending to the series. But I didn't enjoy playing as Yuri. Playing as Soap, Price and all the other characters were way better. What I don't like about Yuri is that they just bring him in saying he is ex-Spetsnaz that is the only back story on him. Spec ops missions are not that great they were better in MW2. Survival mode is pretty boring IW should've taken a hint from Treyarch's awesome zombies mode. In general this game is a 3 out of ten a bad. It has its goods the Campaign mainly. And its bads multiplayer, spec ops, survival. In general a very bad game Expand
  45. May 1, 2013
    3
    I was all hyped for this game because modern warfare 2 was so addicting even with it's flaws and i was expecting the same addiction that i had before but was disappointed and after 3 prestige's called it quits and couldn't handle the crappyness anymore and sold it at gamestop
  46. May 7, 2013
    6
    I cannot play MP since it felt like However, still like the SP, the story sometimes made no sense, but the missions self just getting better and better. I gave it a six, because I remember at one time I was like, OK, the storyline of the cod MW trilogy is still better than Mass effect, at least at the end Makarov got killed, his father didnt show up and told me how misery of MakarovsI cannot play MP since it felt like However, still like the SP, the story sometimes made no sense, but the missions self just getting better and better. I gave it a six, because I remember at one time I was like, OK, the storyline of the cod MW trilogy is still better than Mass effect, at least at the end Makarov got killed, his father didnt show up and told me how misery of Makarovs childhood and I should feel sorry for him, then the father gave me three choices to, 1. kill the father, but in the meantime somehow kill all the people with horrible childhood, 2. transfer&merge to the father, and use my love to change Makarov and everyone lives happily afterwards, 3. replace Marakrov as the leader of the gangs.... so, yeah, as the end episode of cod, it is not that bad. Expand
  47. May 10, 2013
    1
    So what can i saw about modern warfare 3. It sucks all around. the only things that save this steaming pile of is the new kill streak system and the survival mode. The story mode was lacking everything. I feel that my dog taking a piss is a 1000000 times more entertaining than the story. as far as online well do i really need to say anything? Full of glitches, lag and texture issues iSo what can i saw about modern warfare 3. It sucks all around. the only things that save this steaming pile of is the new kill streak system and the survival mode. The story mode was lacking everything. I feel that my dog taking a piss is a 1000000 times more entertaining than the story. as far as online well do i really need to say anything? Full of glitches, lag and texture issues i feel that i could probably make a better game while on horse tranquilizers. as a fan of call of duty this game made me want to have my nuts stomped by a 500 pound man with cleats on. so for this fact i give it a 1 which is being kind Expand
  48. May 27, 2013
    0
    Save your money and buy a better CoD. This is just a repeat of MW2. If you want a good and engaging call of duty, get MW1. Things have gone downhill with this franchise everytime they release a game. But of course the game has a huge following of younger children who love the game because it has explosions and blood.
  49. May 29, 2013
    8
    Don't read the user reviews, those people are dumb and expect to much, they don't appreciate what they get even though its everything the you could want, its a great game and if you want a legit review read the ones by the critics.
  50. Jun 1, 2013
    7
    *sigh* i remember the good old days of modern warfare 2 so much fun, modern warfare 3 tries to revive those old days by using the same things that made moder warfare 2 so succesful, but it is starting to show it's age, it doesnt go as far as to say it is all copy paste but overall it feels the same, for some it´s gonna be great and for some it's gonna be copy paste, for me it is great, i*sigh* i remember the good old days of modern warfare 2 so much fun, modern warfare 3 tries to revive those old days by using the same things that made moder warfare 2 so succesful, but it is starting to show it's age, it doesnt go as far as to say it is all copy paste but overall it feels the same, for some it´s gonna be great and for some it's gonna be copy paste, for me it is great, i like the excitement of leveling up and getting new guns, those thrills are still here but modern warfare 3 isn't gonna please all the fans, i liked it but it kind of feels like modern warfare 2, nevertheless modern warfare 3 is still a good experience, but i prefer modern warfare 2 Expand
  51. Jun 2, 2013
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Giving this a 6 because of the campaign, and co op was fun. I didn't like the multiplayer because of the connections to the servers. The gun took a different direction, except for some of them. I just like it because of the campaign pretty much. Finally got to kill Makarov Expand
  52. Jun 9, 2013
    5
    HONESTLY IT DOES HURT THE GAME INDUSTRY THAT THESE REDUNDANT COD GAMES SELL 30MIL COPPIES EACH. People buy 20-30mil copies of CoD and miss out on truly unique games like metro 2033 or the darkness 2 and these are in the same genre they are FPS's and damn good too. How many people can say they truly bought call of duty black ops AND Metro 2033 Not many if any and at least metro is an FPSHONESTLY IT DOES HURT THE GAME INDUSTRY THAT THESE REDUNDANT COD GAMES SELL 30MIL COPPIES EACH. People buy 20-30mil copies of CoD and miss out on truly unique games like metro 2033 or the darkness 2 and these are in the same genre they are FPS's and damn good too. How many people can say they truly bought call of duty black ops AND Metro 2033 Not many if any and at least metro is an FPS too. Can anyone say black op2 was actually pound for pound better than Deus Ex H.R.? Now i don't always agree with critics but even they thought deus ex was much better than black ops2 and look how deus ex sells maybe 2 million including pc and Call of doody black oops2 sells 10 times that on xbox alone. Even worse a great immersive FPS with ten times the heart and story Metro 2033 sells under 500,000 copies, yes it sold in the ball park of four hundred thousand copies...shameful that a quality game like that sells all together less than what CoD sells in one day. Is this because CoD blows ops2 is soooooo much better than metro....? NO, it is not but brain washed sheep buy the same game with the same engine in it with the same graphics every single year, they just change the name or put a creative (1),(2),or (3) next to it and the lambs come running to shell out 60$ instead of getting a truly unique experience and maybe having some taste or style or any uniqueness of your own. Even a mega hit multiplatform game that in my opinion might be the best of all time the vaunted "Fallout 3" pales in comparison with around 8mil sold while each CoD game more than triples those sales. Can even a CoD fan name any CoD game that even comes close to being as great as Fallout 3....wait i forgot to say that modernwarfare 2 doesn't count........just kidding that would be too cruel because that is what you were gonna say right CoD fanboy you original gamer you, and i bet you play CoD on your XBOX too how original and i bet you don't even play the 4hr campaign do you? All you 14yr olds and 40yr olds alike just grab a slim jim, take a swig of Monster if you are 14 and of course Budweiser if you are 40 and start on that CoD multiplayer with all that great story and non repetitive MP gameplay, of course you do this while waiting in anticipation for bungie's next sterile, super unique( i.e. halo 3 odst) game. Oh wait bungie is actually doing something good now (i.e. Destiny) so i guess 343 or whatever their name is will be copy and pasting a new label on the same old halo game, but at least halo doesnt come out twice a year. Good luck on not being as good as Battlefield 4 Call of Doody Ghosts (scary ghosts) but hey there are enough dumb people out there so you will outsell them even with last gen graphics and the same exact engine as model warfare. Greedy, Greedy Activision shoveling crap and calling it caviar when will you stop buying it. Expand
  53. Jun 11, 2013
    1
    This one of the worst games ever the game is laggy and the only players are 3 year old kids and the game is boring as hell in short don't buy this pice of game or don't buy any other COD because they are all terrible the only good COD game is COD world at war which is a great game but we are not reviewing that game we are reviewing MW3 which is terrible so in short don't buy it sucks
  54. Jun 19, 2013
    1
    This game was a waste of 60 dollars in my opinion. I did not enjoy my time with this game. They got rid of all that made MW2 good and kept all the crap. It might as well have been called Modern 2.5. Plain ans simple I did not enjoy my time with this game, it just got me frustrated that's it.
  55. Jun 25, 2013
    2
    Meh...

    This was nearly identical to MW2. Literally, I think they copied some of each level layout. Not only that, but the game is an awful port. We're locked at a console FOV, with poor optimization on high-end hardware. There are no dedicated servers, cheaters and lag abounds, and if my sticky reticule pops to one more enemy automatically I think I'm going to ceremoniously burn this
    Meh...

    This was nearly identical to MW2. Literally, I think they copied some of each level layout.

    Not only that, but the game is an awful port. We're locked at a console FOV, with poor optimization on high-end hardware. There are no dedicated servers, cheaters and lag abounds, and if my sticky reticule pops to one more enemy automatically I think I'm going to ceremoniously burn this game. There is no reason on the PC to make the game aim for the player.

    Multiplayer has literally not advanced at all. Graphics are poor, the engine is out of date. There's nothing but lag, cheaters, and kids whining and screaming over their microphones every time they die. There are no new modes, and no unique guns. You get to choose between slightly different re-skins of the same gun, pretty much, because they're all equally bland and stiff to use.

    There are no advanced physics to enhance dynamic gameplay, still no vehicles, and the killstreaks are more cheap than fun at this point. Who likes to join a match where half your team is just getting insta-killed by a helicopter above the map? Roll the dice. You might not randomly die, between the latency, the aim assist, and the 20 foot knives.

    That's pretty much all this game is. Random death. Grenade spam, camping, quickscope abuse, and lag all contribute to one pathetic package of random death.

    It gets 2 instead of 0 because it's a functional game, and not a pile of slag that nukes your HDD.
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  56. Jun 29, 2013
    1
    The game engine is out of date in 1999. boring, dull, is base. The sound in the game is terrible, the weakest game in the series. Battlefild 3 compared with that as a gold ingot.
  57. Jul 2, 2013
    7
    A very safe play by Infinity Ward and Activision. It looks very similar to Modern Warfare 2, and it plays fairly similar as well (just without the noobtubes). Gun balance is iffy, but everything else is on a fairly even playing field. Best played with a group of friends, pub-stomping is prominent in MW3, and mediocre players will have a very hard time leveling up on their own. DespiteA very safe play by Infinity Ward and Activision. It looks very similar to Modern Warfare 2, and it plays fairly similar as well (just without the noobtubes). Gun balance is iffy, but everything else is on a fairly even playing field. Best played with a group of friends, pub-stomping is prominent in MW3, and mediocre players will have a very hard time leveling up on their own. Despite these flaws, multiplayer remains a fun romp with recoilless guns and devastating killstreaks.
    Single-player campaign is only worth touching for those interested in the story of Soap and Captain Price. While gameplay is hugely boring for long-time fans of the series, the story is told adequately and will excite those looking for more Modern Warfare fiction.
    Spec Ops has been revamped, but still pails in comparison to Treyarch's Zombie mode.
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  58. Jul 4, 2013
    0
    MW3 made COD look like!@#$#$%$%$#$#%#***&^^$!!@#$%^&*. Today its not skill its camping. But no matter how many of us good players see this happening, it will only get worse. Hopefully Ghosts will change that (i doubt it). But we can only hope for better.
  59. Jul 8, 2013
    5
    Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 is a decent game, The story was amazing, but it's in the multiplayer where the game starts to disappoint. It literally is the exact same as modern warfare 2, some of the weapons are the exact same as in modern warfare 2 but with a new look slapped on. There is only 1 new mode, and it's the common hoard mode. But there are some really good multiplayer maps. AndCall of Duty Modern Warfare 3 is a decent game, The story was amazing, but it's in the multiplayer where the game starts to disappoint. It literally is the exact same as modern warfare 2, some of the weapons are the exact same as in modern warfare 2 but with a new look slapped on. There is only 1 new mode, and it's the common hoard mode. But there are some really good multiplayer maps. And killstreaks, even if some are cheap and impossible to avoid if the enemy gets one. Plus when you think of a sequel you think of innovation, there is very little found in this game. In the end it is a solid game. Expand
  60. Jul 13, 2013
    3
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Now before you think i hate this game because it is essentially modern warfare 2.5 well your wrong I hate it because its a terrible game on its own
    pros: Gameplay is still pretty fun, Makarov's death is just so satisfying when it happens, graphics are done well, sound design is flawless it sounds like what a war game should
    cons: the intro movie is awful, new players will be confused and would probably need to play modern warfare 2 (which i recommend you would get that instead of this) bullets flying through cover, the game is too easy I got hit by an RPG and lived ON VETERAN DIFFICULTY, Yuri's death feels like a cheap excuse to kill a russian at the last minute rather then a sacrifice to save Price. Enemy Ai is either the worst i have ever seen or the best I have ever seen (and not in a good way its like they have a supercomputer that comes up with 1000 ways to effectively defeat you) as for the bad AI lets just say enemy's have had guns in my face and just stared until i get bored waiting for them to shoot and just killed them. Soaps death doesn't have the impact it should and it felt to sterotypical. it is so linear, horde mode instead of zombies
    So there you go a bunch of reasons not to buy mw3 if you really need to know the ending just watch it on youtube. If you ever buy a COD game you would be better off with black ops, black ops 2 modern warfare 2 or even wait and see if Cod ghosts brings some cool new features along with dogs and fish. for all the fanboys probably raging at me you should know I dont hate call of duty just this
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  61. Jul 15, 2013
    8
    The game tries to reward you for doing well in every single way. I had fun and enjoyed it, that's what matters. 10 Times the game both black ops 1 and 2 is.

    The Assault, Support and Specialist were great ideas, as well as the score streaks reinvention from kill streaks. To say there is no innovation here is ridiculous. The audio is great, the guns don't sound like pee shooters.
    The game tries to reward you for doing well in every single way. I had fun and enjoyed it, that's what matters. 10 Times the game both black ops 1 and 2 is.

    The Assault, Support and Specialist were great ideas, as well as the score streaks reinvention from kill streaks. To say there is no innovation here is ridiculous. The audio is great, the guns don't sound like pee shooters. Enthralling story line that ends well and exciting. Unlike some I can mention and a good upgrade from previous MW's. They tried their best with the survival game mode which can be a lot of fun with friends. What's not to like?
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  62. Aug 3, 2013
    1
    this game is a piece of crap it sucks and the storyline is boring the only thing that made me not give it a zero is its ok multiplayer gameplay this skrewed up the call of duty series and black ops put it back on track
    my least favorite call of duty games are

    call of duty MW3
    call of duty
    call of duty world at war
  63. Jul 22, 2013
    4
    I generally don't like too join the enormous and immature people that hate Call of Duty. But MW3 is seemingly the worst Call of Duty too date. Why? You have an overblown, short, scripted event filled, linear, mind numbing-Micheal bay action style campaign. The plot makes absolutely so sense at all. Then you have MP, which was promised to return to the CoD4 style of games. They said theyI generally don't like too join the enormous and immature people that hate Call of Duty. But MW3 is seemingly the worst Call of Duty too date. Why? You have an overblown, short, scripted event filled, linear, mind numbing-Micheal bay action style campaign. The plot makes absolutely so sense at all. Then you have MP, which was promised to return to the CoD4 style of games. They said they were taking out the many nuisances from MW2 and CoD 4 for a polished game. In reality, you get a Modern Warfare 2 expansion pack, expect with more restrictions (invisible walls galore). That isn't an exaggeration. This game is pretty much the same exact game. But this time around, it's boring. Bad maps, bad guns, bad perks and the new killstreak system just doesn't work.

    They also have a new Survival mode. Meant to compete with Treyarch's Zombies. It's fun for awhile but get's old really fast.

    On the surface, it is a polished game, but there just isn't any thing noteworthy or exciting. It just feels routine at this point.
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  64. Jul 23, 2013
    0
    If you have bought ANY other Call of Duty games, you wont find anything new here, do your self a favor and NEVER buy another Call of Duty game ever. Same Different year
  65. May 4, 2014
    0
    The absolute, garbage, pathetic, excuse for a video game that is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 made me so infuriatingly angry that I have no choice but to give it a 0. Out of 10^10000000. I can't think of anything good from this game.
  66. Jul 29, 2013
    0
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  67. Aug 5, 2013
    5
    My review for MW3

    SINGLE PLAYER: 9/10. high point in a lackluster game. continued from MW2, it ends the modern warfare saga with a satisfying end GRAPHICS: 4/10. S.S.D.Y. SOUND:5/10. S.S.D.Y. MULTIPLAYER: 6/10. some small additions, but this could have been a map pack for MW2 GAMEPLAY: 7/10. no problems OR changes here FUN FACTOR: 7/10. COD superfans will still like this, but it
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    SINGLE PLAYER: 9/10. high point in a lackluster game. continued from MW2, it ends the modern warfare saga with a satisfying end
    GRAPHICS: 4/10. S.S.D.Y.
    SOUND:5/10. S.S.D.Y.
    MULTIPLAYER: 6/10. some small additions, but this could have been a map pack for MW2
    GAMEPLAY: 7/10. no problems OR changes here
    FUN FACTOR: 7/10. COD superfans will still like this, but it just more of the same, and in this case, its bad
    TOTAL: 5/10
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  68. Aug 7, 2013
    2
    This sucked. Can't even compare to Cod 4 or MW2. Multiplayer sucked, campaign alright, and words can't describe how terrible survival was. Survival was an attempt to replace zombies but it absolutely sucked. Stick to Treyarch, Infinity Ward sucks now.
  69. Aug 9, 2013
    6
    Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 is a good game, but there are certain glitches and the Multiplayer is not much organized, as well for the spawns. But for the cause I give this game a 6 rating for addicting content such as Chaos Mode or Survival, and polished graphics. Those must be all I guess.
  70. Aug 10, 2013
    1
    el mw3 es simplemente un juego MUY similar a los anteriores anteriores mw los gráficos,,, no cambian mucho las armas se sientes exactamente igual ¿no que no habria segunda oportunidad? me sorprende lo malo que es el multijugador es muy injusto y las armas están desproporcionadas al final si te fijas bien de varios rifles de asalto la gente solo usa unos 3
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    Esas rachas de muerte son muy injustas creo que hay muchas cosas en este juego que salen sobrando en mi opinión esta mejor el multiplicador de mw, obviamente los críticos están vendidos comparen las calificaciones de los críticos a las de los usuarios

    Ativicion, famosa por sacar la expansiones mas caras y llamarlas nuevos juegos
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  71. Aug 12, 2013
    8
    The campaign for this game is great but the whole game is almost identical to Modern Warfare 2. The characters and missions are good but the middle of the game is boring and it has repetitive combat. I did really like the game as a fan of infinity ward. The multiplayer is fun too.
  72. Aug 25, 2013
    7
    It would be highly pointless of me to write a review on this because the same reasons have been given but I'll jump in.

    No, it isn't innovative. It's the same gameplay as before. Doesn't make it overall horrible, we liked the game we played before, and so on. But at this stage do we really need to throw in such high expectations? The people complaining are the same people who bought
    It would be highly pointless of me to write a review on this because the same reasons have been given but I'll jump in.

    No, it isn't innovative. It's the same gameplay as before.

    Doesn't make it overall horrible, we liked the game we played before, and so on. But at this stage do we really need to throw in such high expectations? The people complaining are the same people who bought it. You knew what to expect, unless you never looked up any footage prior to purchasing it.

    Nonetheless, it's enjoyable, and very addictive. But yeah, something needs to change. Maybe Call of Duty: Ghosts will try something different but I will expect the worst and be a pessimist. At least then I'm not as disappointed when I'm presented with the same recycled gameplay.
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  73. Sep 2, 2013
    6
    I am a fan of the Call of Duty franchise but, man, did this game let me down. The campaign in every other Call of Duty game was short and sweet. The story mode to Modern Warfare 3 was still short, but terrible. I beat like 4 missions and then moved to the multiplayer and never played the campaign again. But the multiplayer is decent fun. There are so many unlocks and the gunplay is fun.I am a fan of the Call of Duty franchise but, man, did this game let me down. The campaign in every other Call of Duty game was short and sweet. The story mode to Modern Warfare 3 was still short, but terrible. I beat like 4 missions and then moved to the multiplayer and never played the campaign again. But the multiplayer is decent fun. There are so many unlocks and the gunplay is fun. However, the killstreaks are unbalanced. The game is decent and clearly doesnt deserve a "0" overall. Expand
  74. Sep 2, 2013
    9
    Estoy en desacuerdo con los usuarios que califican a este como una mal juego, si, puede ser que la historia de esta versión de CODMW sea un poco similar a sus anteriores versiones del la saga, pero eso no des merita este gran juego que con su gran jugabilidad en linea y modos de juego logra hacer un buen juego que complace mis expectativas.
  75. Sep 6, 2013
    0
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  76. Sep 15, 2013
    2
    I sure hope activision make an actually new game sometime, the old formula from 2007 is dull. I can't believe they can make so much money re-releasing the same with the same assets, textures, and gameplay year after year. I can forgive sports games but this is a joke.
  77. Oct 11, 2013
    2
    I love how people will talk about how bad the new Pokemon or GTA game is because of how it's "too similar to other games in the series" but Call of Duty always seems to get a free pass. But I'm not here to talk about how critics seem to kiss this particular franchises butt just because it's another Call of Duty game, I'm here to explain why this is just a bad game in general. What do mostI love how people will talk about how bad the new Pokemon or GTA game is because of how it's "too similar to other games in the series" but Call of Duty always seems to get a free pass. But I'm not here to talk about how critics seem to kiss this particular franchises butt just because it's another Call of Duty game, I'm here to explain why this is just a bad game in general. What do most players of Call of Duty games do? They go straight to the multiplayer of course. However this games multiplayer is terrible, all the maps are boring and poorly designed and the colors used in the maps are dull. Guns are distributed where a high level CoD MW3 player will destroy another player with a lower level because the gun the high level player has is overpowered to the point of being unfair. Should i also mention that the servers in this game are less than fantastic leading to unfair deaths do to lag, and no i'm not a 4 year old complaining that he died cause his internet sucks I'm sincerely stating that MW3's servers are unreliable. The game adds in this survivor mode to try and replace the zombies mode in Call of Duty Black Ops, and while its an o.k game mode it doesn't come close to being as fun as the Black Ops zombies mode. The only redeemable thing about MW3 is the campaign. It's nothing to write home about but it is decent and well-done enough and completes the Modern Warfare story line in a satisfying fashion. I get it o.k? Call of Duty games are supposed to be similar to each other, that's just the way the series works. It supposed to be a game that gets upgraded graphics, new guns, and a couple new kill streaks so you and you're friends can enjoy some multiplayer. However MW3 is simply not fun, its muddy graphics and unfair gun layout make this game, for lack of a better word, bad. Get you're CoD on with some Black Ops, modern warfare 2, hey even world at war works! But stay far away from Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3. Expand
  78. Oct 17, 2013
    6
    Cod MW3 is only good at multiplayer The single player is not so great Multiplayer on the other hand it's deep cuztomizable and good .the major flaw is the single player and the games presentation they're not presented well
  79. Oct 25, 2013
    5
    W3 is best described as 'meh'. The on-line multi player is ok, but as usual, the community destroy any chance of me and others enjoying it. The campaign is the usual modern shooter affair...dull, short and explosions everywhere. I did enjoy the survival mode, especially with friends. I was lucky to pick it up for £6 and its worth that £6, i would not pay any more for this. I thinkW3 is best described as 'meh'. The on-line multi player is ok, but as usual, the community destroy any chance of me and others enjoying it. The campaign is the usual modern shooter affair...dull, short and explosions everywhere. I did enjoy the survival mode, especially with friends. I was lucky to pick it up for £6 and its worth that £6, i would not pay any more for this. I think the franchise needs to change itself up to survive. Expand
  80. Oct 29, 2013
    6
    Modern Warfare 3 was not as good as I had expected it to be. Infinity Ward had so much potential in making this game PERFECT, but the game just did not live up to the hype. Aside from the lack-luster campaign to which I shall not spoil, the special ops is pretty fun including the 'survival' option. Multiplayer is basic and really has nothing special other than 'kill confirmed' which hasModern Warfare 3 was not as good as I had expected it to be. Infinity Ward had so much potential in making this game PERFECT, but the game just did not live up to the hype. Aside from the lack-luster campaign to which I shall not spoil, the special ops is pretty fun including the 'survival' option. Multiplayer is basic and really has nothing special other than 'kill confirmed' which has brought a new view on game types for Call of Duty. Aside from everything, this game was average. Expand
  81. Oct 30, 2013
    10
    The game is alright. it offers some decent gameplay and the plot will put you at the edge of your seat and toes. More importantly it put some closure on the storyline. The guns playable are decent if some what inaccurate but that's video games for you.
  82. Nov 2, 2013
    6
    MW3 is easily the worst Call of Duty to date. The campaign is short (and story is absolutely terrible), multiplayer is more of the same, and the game's overall feel just seems like a slightly beefed up MW2. The original Modern Warfare had one of the best campaigns of any game and MW3 continues the trend of the very cheesy and ridiculous story that MW2 had. It is very disappointing sinceMW3 is easily the worst Call of Duty to date. The campaign is short (and story is absolutely terrible), multiplayer is more of the same, and the game's overall feel just seems like a slightly beefed up MW2. The original Modern Warfare had one of the best campaigns of any game and MW3 continues the trend of the very cheesy and ridiculous story that MW2 had. It is very disappointing since the original Modern Warfare was so incredibly awesome. MW3 multiplayer is not even nearly as fun as the previous Black Ops. I played probably hundreds of hours of online Black Ops and couldn't get into MW3's at all. Expand
  83. Nov 2, 2013
    0
    This game is the exact same as Modern Warfare 2. It adds nothing in terms of game play or fun. It's the same repetitive garbage that has murdered the FPS genre's credibility.
  84. Nov 18, 2013
    8
    I have no CoD games, but I play this one at my friend's house, and we play 2-person co-op survival, wave after wave of goombas sent at us. And I think that's fun enough that I want to keep playing for a couple hours each time. It holds my attention better than most games these days.
  85. Nov 24, 2013
    4
    I played this with my friend, who is a CoD fan, and I got to say I was very unimpressed. It seems to be recycling the same garbage over and over again, to the point where people are just so confused onto the way that games are made.
  86. Nov 28, 2013
    4
    seriously what is the problem in innovate a little in the why they always do this with us,i hated this game,it is almosta copy of modern warfare 2,most disapointing game of the year.
  87. Jan 4, 2014
    6
    Well, the best summary I can give is, it's not like it's generous to call it a game, but it's nothing special. I'm not much of a CoD fan, and as such, I can't give this game high marks. I did enjoy the bulk of the singleplayer game, even if a bit short. The multiplayer, once again, isn't that great. At least they nerfed explosives, no more "noob tube" spam. However, it is the same grind asWell, the best summary I can give is, it's not like it's generous to call it a game, but it's nothing special. I'm not much of a CoD fan, and as such, I can't give this game high marks. I did enjoy the bulk of the singleplayer game, even if a bit short. The multiplayer, once again, isn't that great. At least they nerfed explosives, no more "noob tube" spam. However, it is the same grind as it is for MW2, which is only slightly better in my opinion. I do feel, once again, that the game could've been a lot better with a bit more play-testing. Really, get a guy to level up his character to 80. I doubt he would make it far before the controller goes through the television screen. Then again, it did give a few hours of good fun, and that was nice while it lasted. However, if you must get this game for whatever reason, wait until a sale. Expand
  88. Jan 9, 2014
    3
    A disappointing sequel to MW2. short and boring story, boring multiplayer, and a really boring survival mode. It's all repetitive of MW2 and very unoriginal. The graphics are the same exact as the previous and the story is way too predictable. Not worth your time or your money.
  89. Feb 1, 2014
    1
    Another lazy-effort money grab spit out by the CoD team. I'm probably about to peeve a lot of fan-boys, or as they're more formally known: 12-year-old boys who want aggression do to their frustration of puberty.
    PROS:
    +The multiplayer is enjoyable if you're looking for action. CONS: -The story is wooden, stiff, stupid, and boring! Only a person with an extra chromosome could say it is
    Another lazy-effort money grab spit out by the CoD team. I'm probably about to peeve a lot of fan-boys, or as they're more formally known: 12-year-old boys who want aggression do to their frustration of puberty.
    PROS:
    +The multiplayer is enjoyable if you're looking for action.
    CONS:
    -The story is wooden, stiff, stupid, and boring! Only a person with an extra chromosome could say it is even kind-of interesting.
    -The singleplayer guns are crooked and unbalanced in the campaign, as always.
    -The community of prepubescent brats who need their mouths cleaned with soap. Really, no one is going to take your stupid game seriously if you have this community, so how about you remove voice chat - you'll probably decrease the suicide rate around the world.
    -If you're playing on PC, it is a god awful port, like all CoD games!
    -It is the same game! Why do people by this garbage! Play Black Ops, or MW2, or the best one - CoD 4, you wanna why? Because they're nearly the same team!
    I wouldn't touch this game with a 10ft poll if you don't have it. Crap like this shouldn't exist...
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  90. Feb 5, 2014
    10
    When you first play the game you no what your getting yourself in to.

    Gameplay. Now the gameplay feels like your in the story those slow motion scenes feel so epic I replayed the game again it's a beauty take my word for it if you have not brought the game you don't no what your missing
  91. Apr 27, 2014
    10
    Honestly, I think that this is the second best cod game behind cod 4. It has a decent enough campaign, a fun spec ops mode, and mw2s multiplayer without all the be. No overpowered noobtubes, no commando, and no one man army. This game is great.
  92. Apr 28, 2014
    8
    Call of duty mw3 is an amazing game. Infact its my most played cod! (: I dont know why i just love spec ops(survival is AWESOME!) the only thing thats dull about the game is most maps are not that great and the multiplayer feels dull and i played a ton of mw2 multiplayer but i didnt bther with this one 8.5/10 good game
  93. May 17, 2014
    9
    W T F with that user score?
    Great game, out of a great franchise
    The end of a long journey... so damn good to kill that bastard at the end..
    for a fps gamer, this is a must-have (with the first and second too)
  94. May 30, 2014
    10
    I honestly don't see why it has so many negative reviews. The campaign, characters, content, and graphics (of course, for graphics, keeping in mind when it was made) etc were all great and the game kept you entertained the whole way through. I grew to respect all the characters and enjoyed the missions you do with them. Very enjoyable experience.
  95. May 28, 2014
    0
    All the COD games are the same: "Here, Have a gun and kill these guys, They're the bad guys because we say they are!". Terrible plot, Same as the old COD games, The company is just milking the franchise for more money.
  96. Jun 15, 2014
    7
    I plan to give an honest review of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, I have seen very in the middle reviews, most are in the extremes of either 10s or 0s, 0 being the more prevalent. My review will be broken down in three branches, one for each of the three main sections of the game. As everyone else giving a review has pointed out, MW3 was built using the same engine was MW2, and because ofI plan to give an honest review of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, I have seen very in the middle reviews, most are in the extremes of either 10s or 0s, 0 being the more prevalent. My review will be broken down in three branches, one for each of the three main sections of the game. As everyone else giving a review has pointed out, MW3 was built using the same engine was MW2, and because of that, the visuals aren't what you'd expect from the third game in series (I'm talking Modern Warfare series, not the Call of Duty series in general) . The graphics do look a bit more polished, but that is most likely do to the artists, then the engine drawing them. Campaign: I just finished the campaign on Veteran difficulty. The campaign in terms of story is by far one of the best I have ever played in the Call of Duty franchise, but that is not to say I couldn't predict it either. On the final missions, the music is so perfectly made for the scene that it boosts up what would otherwise be a lackluster finale to the series. All together though, the campaign took me for a ride that I will never forget, at the end of it, I did actually feel very entertained and amazed. However, the atrocities that has plagued every Modern Warfare game still exists in MW3, by which I mean, enemies will disregard their own safety to rush past your A.I teammates and charge for you, and only you. The enemies know where you are, and if in view will shoot only for you and not at your other A.I teammates. Your A.I teammates aren't intelligent by any means, even on Veteran difficulty they are terrible accuracy. Perhaps the most annoying thing though is the fact that the enemies will infinitely spawn from doors and behind buildings unless you continue to move up, if you sit back you eventually will die from running low on ammo. Special Ops:Special Ops was a new feature to MW2, and it was a brilliant innovation to the series, Infinity Ward and Sledge Hammer Games didn't break the imagine barrier here, they added their own version of Zombies, a Treyarch signature. MW3 has taken that idea and brought it into the Modern Warfare perspective by instead of zombies, it's wave after wave of increasingly difficult soldiers. They added a couple new features like being able to buy perks and artillery, but it isn't anything new to the franchise, it's a mix from Treyarch's zombies and GOW's Horde 2.0 fortifications in my personal opinion. The rest of Spec Ops allows you to either go in alone, or team up with a buddy to do a variety of missions taken from the campaign or specially created for Spec Ops and try and beat them for, both to earn stars (get all stars to get an achievement) and beat times set by your friends. Multiplayer: Obviously if you're buying a CoD game, you aren't just buying it for the story line, you are buying it to play some good old competitive multiplayer. As one reviewer put it, it looks and feels like MW 2.5, and I'd agree, I do feel like I dropped 60 dollars for new maps, that's about it. Sure you do have some new guns and perks, but that doesn't constitute the money I put down for it. They tried to do too much with the maps this time around, their are about five different ways to go to any one spot, or in any one alleyway you may be running down and the the chances that someone isn't waiting for you, or will spot you is low, and it gets aggravating very quickly. Two of my personal problems with the game are, they split up the Sleight of Hand Pro ability from Modern Warfare 2, and put it's base ability and pro ability into two separate perks. They also took out Stopping Power, my personal favorite perk, why I don't know, perhaps to balance the game, but even still the game is very very much unbalanced. There are definitively certain guns that are better than others, and without Stopping Power if it's a bad gun, unfortunately it's a bad gun now, because without extra damage you won't kill anyone. Lag is a problem this time around, I've shot at a guy with the same gun as me, only to hit him first, but still die because my other bullets didn't register. The Strike Packages are terrible and not thought through at all, the Support Package where your kill streaks don't reset on death is a nice idea, but bad implementation. UAV's are CONSTANTLY being called in a match, it's very aggravating, also stealth bombers are apart of the Support Package, I don't understand that implementation either. If the Support Package actually did only Support it'd be nice, but with stealth bombers and advanced UAVs, not using it when you know you can get at least 9 kills a game is stupidity. When you think about it, a new CoD has come out yearly with the same fast paced action formula, so the fact that the latest in the series didn't change much shouldn't be that big of a surprise to anyone. I'm giving it a 7 out of 10, for being what MW2 should have been. Expand
  97. Jun 21, 2014
    2
    Okay... after completing Modern Warfare 2, I was eager to find out what would happen next in this franchise. But when i played the game, i felt rather offended, especially the train derailment scene in London. The combat has not changed for the past three installments, the AI is semi decent, the weapons look nice but the gameplay is way too repetitive and relies heavily on explosions andOkay... after completing Modern Warfare 2, I was eager to find out what would happen next in this franchise. But when i played the game, i felt rather offended, especially the train derailment scene in London. The combat has not changed for the past three installments, the AI is semi decent, the weapons look nice but the gameplay is way too repetitive and relies heavily on explosions and the collapse of landmarks as the secondary source of action. The story is bland and tasteless and every mission is just "get here and kill these people" with no real objective. This were they needed to stop... 2/10. Expand
  98. Jun 30, 2014
    9
    This game is great. The campaign had a great plot and new levels. This game adds new things in Special Ops that we never seen before. The multiplayer is great fun and many different game modes you can do. The game is much more easier for new players to understand. The only thing bad about it is there are some bad maps, but in return there are some good ones. This COD is my favorite of them all.
  99. Jul 14, 2014
    5
    It's one of those call of duty games that are not that great but it has something to do with an extra feature like for example: Spec Ops. Spec Ops is got me interested in this game more than the campaign and multiplayer. Multiplayer felt too similar to mw2.
  100. Aug 23, 2014
    3
    Just like all the other call of duty games: exact copies of each other and they're all given great reviews by 90% of critics because critics are corrupt dogs who get paid extra to give things good reviews. Just look at the critic reviews compared to the use reviews if you don't believe me.
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.