Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Xbox 360

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  1. 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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  2. Aug 24, 2012
    5
    As a package, Modern Warfare 3 isn't as hideous as these scores suggest. Sure, multiplayer is a massive let-down and really deserves no credit whatsoever as it is a step backwards; with very little additions and worse maps. The gameplay online is completely ruined in every, and we all have our reasons to justify this. However, the campaign is still good and spec ops/survival is stillAs a package, Modern Warfare 3 isn't as hideous as these scores suggest. Sure, multiplayer is a massive let-down and really deserves no credit whatsoever as it is a step backwards; with very little additions and worse maps. The gameplay online is completely ruined in every, and we all have our reasons to justify this. However, the campaign is still good and spec ops/survival is still better than what Battlefield 3 has to offer. My biggest problem with spec ops and survival isn't the fact that they are exact copies of the campaign missions and survival is effectively combat training on multiplayer maps, but that you can't compete on the leaderboards for survival and spec ops missions if you don't have Xbox LIVE Gold. If you can find it for a decent price I would recommend it since it doesn't have online achievements so like the other CoD games it's an easy 1000G in the bank and the achievements are well designed. Because I can't credit the multiplayer, I can only recommend this based off campaign and spec ops. Obviously it's got nothing on CoD4 but in my opinion the campaign is on par if not better than Modern Warfare 2's, purely because it plays slightly more like Call of Duty 4 and is a bit more varied and has a better story. It also concludes the trilogy whereas MW2, while it was good, felt more like a filler. It is short and easy, but not astronomically aweful like the multiplayer. Since spec ops and survival aren't anything special either (but they are still decent) MW3 isn't very good value for money. So overall, bearing in mind that it's a sequel to one of the most critically acclaimed games and Sledgehammer/Infinity Ward only had a year to develop it; on balance it comes out as a 5 out of 10. However, it is perfectly acceptable to rate this game much lower based on expectations and its multiplayer. Certainly the graphics are not improved, but this is mainly due to the low resolution required to maintain 60 frames per second. I didn't buy this game on release and after reading reviews and watching gameplay I knew what to expect. I'm really struggling to give this game a 5 out of 10 because there has been so little creativity in virtually all areas, but if I ignore the title it's what I believe the game deserves on its own merits. Expand
  3. Jan 18, 2012
    7
    A few days ( weeks ) ago I was able to play Modern Warfare 3 for the first time in the PS3 version. I have complains in the multiplayer , impressed with the campaign and satisfied with the great co-op. As I said in my PS3 review, CoD is mainly in the multiplayer side and needs to shake things a little bit more before it gets mauled by other successful multiplayer games. The Xbox versionA few days ( weeks ) ago I was able to play Modern Warfare 3 for the first time in the PS3 version. I have complains in the multiplayer , impressed with the campaign and satisfied with the great co-op. As I said in my PS3 review, CoD is mainly in the multiplayer side and needs to shake things a little bit more before it gets mauled by other successful multiplayer games. The Xbox version its not very different at all , still the two great features in here is the co-op and the campaign but not wise move folks. Expand
  4. Dec 27, 2013
    7
    It's Modern Warfare 2.5. Infinity Ward have finally showed signs of aging and depletion as Modern Warfare 3, which would be a good game on its own without any history, comes off as a hardcore "been there, done that" experience instead of the trend-setting FPS experience that the previous two Modern Warfare games succeeded with. If you haven't played much Call of Duty in the past, thenIt's Modern Warfare 2.5. Infinity Ward have finally showed signs of aging and depletion as Modern Warfare 3, which would be a good game on its own without any history, comes off as a hardcore "been there, done that" experience instead of the trend-setting FPS experience that the previous two Modern Warfare games succeeded with. If you haven't played much Call of Duty in the past, then MW3 is a good game to get in on. But if you've been with CoD for the last few games, or the entire franchise, then you too will likely start feeling the effect of a tiring game. Personally, I'd rather people keep playing Modern Warfare 2 because that to me is the best CoD gets. Expand
  5. Feb 5, 2016
    7
    Once again Sledgehammer and Infinity ward has farted out another lackluster Call Of Duty title, Modern Warfare 3, MW3 barely improves upon MW2, the HUD is exactly the same, the guns are exactly the same, and the campaign, is kinda interesting, but not enough that you'd want to slog through it. Don't buy this game, you will regret it. Buy Skyrim instead.
  6. Nov 13, 2011
    7
    The Call of Duty creators must be criticized for having the greatest opportunity in the industry with unlimited resources to only coming up with a half good product. CoD is value for money but is lacking in original creativity. The special Ops is well done, the story pretty much sucks (no excuses - it sucks and you have brain damage if you think it's a good story), and the multiplayer isThe Call of Duty creators must be criticized for having the greatest opportunity in the industry with unlimited resources to only coming up with a half good product. CoD is value for money but is lacking in original creativity. The special Ops is well done, the story pretty much sucks (no excuses - it sucks and you have brain damage if you think it's a good story), and the multiplayer is the same as ever with little innovation. I do recommend MW3 due its surface fun and value for money but it lacks to what should have been something much much more. Expand
  7. Nov 29, 2011
    7
    What's with all the hate??? You guys are pretty much criticizing it for it's lack of originality and innovation instead of the overall gameplay experience and only a few too little comments mentions it. MW3 is an okay game and though the same as previous COD games, what the hell did you expect? The gameplay is of course, the same and offer no new gameplay mechanics but why fix what's notWhat's with all the hate??? You guys are pretty much criticizing it for it's lack of originality and innovation instead of the overall gameplay experience and only a few too little comments mentions it. MW3 is an okay game and though the same as previous COD games, what the hell did you expect? The gameplay is of course, the same and offer no new gameplay mechanics but why fix what's not broken and the graphical style has age quite well since MW2. Single player: I thought the single player was much better than Battlefield 3 because I was already emotionally invested on the main characters from COD4 and the set pieces and overall pacing was just better (though the "shock moment" was completely unnecessary and out of context). Multi-player: Same old yet still intense and fun to play and I do like the dog tag collecting after you kill someone, which actually ruins a camper's day and makes the matches more fair. To be honest, it's still the same as the other COD games but it's kind of pointless to bash it for its lack of originality because its not the only game franchise that has used their formula over and over again . MW3 is fun to play overall. The single player is fun but it does not have a good replay value like COD4 had and the multi-player is still as intense and mindlessly fun since the previous games. Expand
  8. Feb 12, 2013
    6
    I'm basing this score on buying this game for around twenty dollars and the percieved value of enjoyment I got out of this. I learned awhile ago not to buy these shooter games for the full $60 because I found out that I really don't enjoy playing multiplayer. So this score is also reflected mainly on the single player experience. Ahem....That was incredibly short even for a ModernI'm basing this score on buying this game for around twenty dollars and the percieved value of enjoyment I got out of this. I learned awhile ago not to buy these shooter games for the full $60 because I found out that I really don't enjoy playing multiplayer. So this score is also reflected mainly on the single player experience. Ahem....That was incredibly short even for a Modern Warfare game. The final game to what turned out to be an over-the-top storyline trilogy was over before it even began. It didn't even take me four hours. I still run around like a chicken with my head cut off getting barked at for going the wrong way, or taking my time taking out a tank, or whatever,...and its still a fun first person shooter. Lots of increadible destruction graphics, struggling to get out of debris or from falling from dizzying heights. Again, the story line is over the top and doesn't make much sense or have any realism to it, but it is interesting as any Darkhorse comic out there that ask us to suspend disbelief. Fun game and worth it for twenty dollars, no more, but still could have fleshed out the storyline and should have made it a bit longer than 3 and a half hours. Expand
  9. Aug 8, 2012
    5
    The campaign was actually really good, and I enjoyed playing it just like I enjoyed playing the prequels, however multiplayer felt more or less the same as Modern Warfare 2, if not worse, it felt slower and it didn't even really have the 'new' element to a game that a new call of duty installment should. But hey, its Call of duty, I still play it.
  10. Nov 10, 2011
    6
    With stale online, a short campaign, and dated visuals, Modern Warfare 3 does not stand the test of time, and has brought Call of Duty down on the path of death. However, multiplayer has been improved a bit, the ending to the campaign is good enough, and Spec Ops provides a few thrills. However, this game's stale design and gameplay make Black Ops seem like a completely different game inWith stale online, a short campaign, and dated visuals, Modern Warfare 3 does not stand the test of time, and has brought Call of Duty down on the path of death. However, multiplayer has been improved a bit, the ending to the campaign is good enough, and Spec Ops provides a few thrills. However, this game's stale design and gameplay make Black Ops seem like a completely different game in terms of the changes. Modern Warfare 3 is a rental at best. Expand
  11. Nov 9, 2011
    5
    I am neither a CoD or BF fanboy - I happen to enjoy shooters of all stripes and have since the age of Wolf 3D. That said, it honestly baffles me how the CoD franchise can copy and paste every iteration and keep getting 9's. Any other franchise that would DARE copy and paste would be panned for being unoriginal, for copying past elements, and for generally not innovating between titles. AndI am neither a CoD or BF fanboy - I happen to enjoy shooters of all stripes and have since the age of Wolf 3D. That said, it honestly baffles me how the CoD franchise can copy and paste every iteration and keep getting 9's. Any other franchise that would DARE copy and paste would be panned for being unoriginal, for copying past elements, and for generally not innovating between titles. And people wonder why "professional" reviewers are distrusted? |||| The sad reality of MW3 is that it looks and plays just like MW2 and Black Ops. There's little to no graphical difference between them, there's really no gameplay changes between them other than the renaming of some of the kill/death streaks. The AI is bad, the voice overs are bad, the maps are small and campy, et cetera. It's basically a carbon copy of MW2 and Black Ops. |||| Now I'm sure people will say "the game was perfect and sold millions so they don't need to change anything". To say the game was perfect is hubris of the highest order though no one can dispute that it sold millions. However, consider, in the same time frame, that Epic Games continually tweaked UE3 for the Gears franchise, making each one richer than the previous, DICE brought out a new engine this generation for BFBC2 and BF3, and Bungie modified the Halo 2 engine for H3 and ODST while making an entirely new engine for Halo: Reach. But Call of Duty? To quote one of its own callsigns: S.S.D.D. I don't think it's too unreasonable to ask for at least a new engine and some better graphics after all these years, even if they leave the core gameplay the same. |||| The game is enjoyable but it's AVERAGE. The engine and the gameplay style show their ages. I honestly would be hard pressed to recommend MW3 to someone who is still having fun with MW2 or Black Ops because they'd just be spending money to get the same experience they already have. |||| (PS. Metacritic, when can we get carriage returns for our reviews so they're not big walls of text?) Expand
  12. Mar 14, 2012
    7
    This game is not a 1. Nor is this game a 10. It falls in the category of average to good. Despite only slightly enjoying this game, I find myself coming back to it again and again to play with friends. This is the point of this game, and the developers know it. My rating is based on a combination of the campaign and the multiplayer. CAMPAIGN: 4.5/5
    The campaign is absolutely
    This game is not a 1. Nor is this game a 10. It falls in the category of average to good. Despite only slightly enjoying this game, I find myself coming back to it again and again to play with friends. This is the point of this game, and the developers know it. My rating is based on a combination of the campaign and the multiplayer. CAMPAIGN: 4.5/5
    The campaign is absolutely beautiful. Some graphic problems are present and that is essentially why it doesn't get a perfect score. The story is an excellent continuation of Price's story, and the missions are exciting and gripping. I played through on veteran difficulty and it was extremely challenging and felt realistic and accurate. There is very little I would change about this game up to this point.

    MULTIPLAYER: 2.5/5
    Okay, this is where problems begin. Firstly, for Xbox 360 users paying for ELITE for me is just a money grabbing ploy. The map packs in Black Ops were ridiculously priced for the amount of content, and this is even worse. Considering we will be seeing Treyarch's newest addition within the next 6-8 months, this is not a prudent investment for me. Secondly, the game mechanics are unbelievably absurd; hardcore players will find their rockets and grenades useless against Ballistic vests; Shotguns can kill at greater than 30 meters; No recoil on high-level SMG's. Essentially, the multiplayer does not play to people who use strategy, it plays to random chaos. Kill confirmed is a nice addition, but the ricochet system results in your death for other people's stupidity. The hardcore system in Black Ops was much fairer as team-killing resulted in getting kicked after 2 offences. Once you drop a martyrdom grenade and your teammate runs over it you will know what I mean.

    Overall, good to average. Brilliant campaign, bad multiplayer. That's it.
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  13. DME
    Dec 20, 2012
    7
    In short, MW3 is a solid game, but not as good as Black Ops. The campaign isn't memorable and multiplayer has it's ups and downs. The survival mode, however, is a lot of fun.
  14. Dec 6, 2014
    5
    MW3 lacks the iconic Call of Duty feel that we have become accustomed too. It feels at times like some cheap Call of Duty rip off, this limits it's potential and makes for an irritating lack of identity. The multiplayer maps are poor but the conclusion to the trilogy's story makes this instalment worth playing.
  15. Sep 3, 2012
    6
    Overall I must agree that this game is a disappointment. It is not a bad game, just very disappointing. When people pay $60 for something, which in today's economy is a nice hunk of change, they do so to get something worthwhile out of it. If you spent your $ on this game, your most likely going to feel it wasn't worthwhile. This is surprising too do to the fact that Infinity Ward is not aOverall I must agree that this game is a disappointment. It is not a bad game, just very disappointing. When people pay $60 for something, which in today's economy is a nice hunk of change, they do so to get something worthwhile out of it. If you spent your $ on this game, your most likely going to feel it wasn't worthwhile. This is surprising too do to the fact that Infinity Ward is not a joke company. The game is just way too similar to 2, pretty much NOTHING new is offered, and anything that is new including guns/perks, aren't good. I would like to say however that this game does not deserve a 3.2 user score, that number is definitely nerf-trolled. There are still people plenty of people playing the multiplayer and I still think co-op with a friend online is a blast. I no longer own a XBox but I will most likely be getting Black Ops 2 for the PC, IMO they are a much better game all around and BO2 looks promising. Expand
  16. 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
  17. Nov 12, 2011
    5
    I absolutely loved the first Modern Warfare, and the second was alright. Black Ops wasn't the most original CoD, but there was still things I liked about it, as you could tell Treyarch was really trying to step out of Infinity Ward's shadow. Modern Warfare 3 didn't disappoint me, but it made me feel a little empty. Even as I'm writing this review, commercials keep talking and boastingI absolutely loved the first Modern Warfare, and the second was alright. Black Ops wasn't the most original CoD, but there was still things I liked about it, as you could tell Treyarch was really trying to step out of Infinity Ward's shadow. Modern Warfare 3 didn't disappoint me, but it made me feel a little empty. Even as I'm writing this review, commercials keep talking and boasting about the game. The game doesn't seem good enough to receive THAT much praise and attention. The campaign is alright, and I enjoyed the Special Ops more due to being able to find players randomly on it instead of MW2's crappy "you have to invite a friend!" system. The multiplayer is even laggier than before and makes it almost unplayable - mixed in with elitist kids who only experience the highlight of their lives by running around with UMP's and the Steady AIm perk. Expand
  18. Nov 20, 2011
    7
    This review only covers the single-player campaign.
    Overall, MW3 is a decent entry in the series, although it lacks some of the coherence of earlier installments. While MW2 and, to an extent, MW, set up clearly delineated plots following individuals through effective story arcs, MW3 bounces around a little too much, taking you to exotic locales, certainly, but seemingly only because they
    This review only covers the single-player campaign.
    Overall, MW3 is a decent entry in the series, although it lacks some of the coherence of earlier installments. While MW2 and, to an extent, MW, set up clearly delineated plots following individuals through effective story arcs, MW3 bounces around a little too much, taking you to exotic locales, certainly, but seemingly only because they wanted to be able to say the game takes place in the US, Paris, London, and everywhere else. The resolution to a major series arc, the invasion of the US, is rushed and largely ignored. The campaign is chaotically structured, which helps keep the player off-balance, but also prevents a large degree of emotional investment in any of the played characters or, for that matter, the situation the world is in.
    That said, the gameplay is solid, just as it was in MW2. This is no accident; no substantial changes occurred to the engine, so MW2 players will be able to pick up MW3 without any difficulty at all. The game is relatively entertaining and provides enough variety to keep your interest through its campaign.
    Unfortunately, that doesn't mean much. The campaign is depressingly short, about eight hours. For a $60 game, this is too short by half, shorter even than MW2. In truth, it feels more like a long DLC rather than an installment in the series. For campaign players, though, it's a solid game, good adventure, and has enough spice to make it fun. It is on the short side, but manages to close the story without feeling rushed. Consider waiting until prices fall somewhat, though, if you're not keen on multiplayer.
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  19. 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
  20. Nov 14, 2011
    6
    I am not going to be one of these idiots who rates the game zero. I intend to applaud this game for it's good stuff.

    The campaign was by and large pretty decent, and it made for a nice wrap up of the series, but the advertisements said "WW3", the combat is not to that scale, we're talking small scale skirmishes. I do like the new weapons. The multiplayer has shown some improvement, but
    I am not going to be one of these idiots who rates the game zero. I intend to applaud this game for it's good stuff.

    The campaign was by and large pretty decent, and it made for a nice wrap up of the series, but the advertisements said "WW3", the combat is not to that scale, we're talking small scale skirmishes. I do like the new weapons.

    The multiplayer has shown some improvement, but while actually playing the game you can't help but feel like you've played this game last year. The Spec Ops Survival mode is fantastic! Unlike Zombies, MW3's survival mode doesn't see you getting completely swarmed in 5 minutes. I managed to get to Wave 25 on my own, which with Zombies was impossible to even get past round 5 on my own.

    Also before the game's release they were boasting about how balanced the game is, when now we have rank 1's facing off against rank 80's on the first day.

    They said they were going to ban cheaters .... no bans have took place as people are still using Lag switches, and glitches.

    CoD Elite premium has not added any extra content to the game so far, and after the 9 month DLC season, I can't see anyone getting Elite premium any more, as there wouldn't be any point in getting it.

    There are no "big" maps.

    Overall they tried, but we got another Copy-paste-edit of last years game. Granted MW3 is better than Black ops is every way.
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  21. Nov 8, 2011
    6
    Very short one this time just highlighting key points.
    Graphics: 6.5 - Certainly not the best on the console anymore, somewhat dated but new engine makes things a bit more sleek.
    Presentation: 6 - Quite well presented but there is a lot of room for improvement again. Gameplay: 7 - Keeps the gameplay fresh with the addtion of new modes and some additional features but nothing
    Very short one this time just highlighting key points.
    Graphics: 6.5 - Certainly not the best on the console anymore, somewhat dated but new engine makes things a bit more sleek.
    Presentation: 6 - Quite well presented but there is a lot of room for improvement again.
    Gameplay: 7 - Keeps the gameplay fresh with the addtion of new modes and some additional features but nothing groundbreaking in the slightest
    Lasting Appeal: 7 - Depends on the player, personally the series has become to formulaic and needs a fantastic reboot to help the series make that groundbreaking step of modern warefare this is also applied to why graphics gets a 6.5 its not far enough from nodern warare 2. This game is very frustrating to any fan of the series as it does not innovate but simply reiterates the series formula activision fail to take a risk and end up paying for it through the fans critical analysis of the game.
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  22. Nov 8, 2011
    7
    Without a fanboy rating I'll give this game what it deserves. The story is a joke, same **** as every year...just even more predictable cheese and effects. Details like the foreign cities where presented with lots of mistakes and even lots of spelling mistakes...embarrassing.
    the multiplayer is nothing new either.

    rent or pass
  23. Jan 6, 2012
    6
    In 100% honesty, between Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3, they both suck, and the earlier games in the franchise could do you better... FAR better. Modern Warfare 3 lacks "fun", IMO. Too many people are competitive, and for some reason camping is far more present in this installment than in the previous COD's. The Singleplayer, was the biggest disappointment. I prefer BattlefieldIn 100% honesty, between Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3, they both suck, and the earlier games in the franchise could do you better... FAR better. Modern Warfare 3 lacks "fun", IMO. Too many people are competitive, and for some reason camping is far more present in this installment than in the previous COD's. The Singleplayer, was the biggest disappointment. I prefer Battlefield 3's, solely because Battlefield 3 ripped of COD4, which was a decent story to unravel. MW3, you just kill Makarov, and for some reason, the developers wanted to kill off all the main characters on the way, which is lazy story telling IMO. But nobody plays this for the Singleplayer, and if you did/were going to get this for that (like I did); trust me, it's crap. The multiplayer will make you want a COD older than Black Ops, and the only good thing that keeps this game "average" IMO, is the Spec Ops Survival mode. Expand
  24. Feb 26, 2012
    6
    This game was over-hyped and ended up as a disappointment. The story line was very bare, extremely rushed, totally unrealistic, and had no value or meaning behind it. Barely any connections with the characters, so I did not feel for them. The entire game was focused on gameplay, which was pretty much an exact copy of modern warfare 2. It even looked the same, just about. When I boughtThis game was over-hyped and ended up as a disappointment. The story line was very bare, extremely rushed, totally unrealistic, and had no value or meaning behind it. Barely any connections with the characters, so I did not feel for them. The entire game was focused on gameplay, which was pretty much an exact copy of modern warfare 2. It even looked the same, just about. When I bought this game I had a hope that this game would deliver. When the menu came up and I started playing, I thought I was playing Modern warfare 2 accidentally and had to check the box and the disc. Lol jk but you get my point. Multiplayer is too flawed to compare to its predecessor, but to me it is more fun and addictive. This game's saving grace is the multiplayer. Expand
  25. Oct 20, 2015
    7
    A step back for call of duty. Essentially was MW2 level graphics with worse gameplay and maps. Campaign was satisfying though, especially at the end...
  26. Jan 20, 2012
    6
    Admittedly I never played MWF1 or 2 due to it's Neo-Con/Zionist/Racist propaganda, but have played most of the other COD's hence I think my assessment will be balanced. It's isn't a rubbish game, it isn't a great game, it simply is a game designed to appeal to kids and impressionable minds. My favourite COD is Blacks Ops as it had everything a shooter should have ie an excellent story,Admittedly I never played MWF1 or 2 due to it's Neo-Con/Zionist/Racist propaganda, but have played most of the other COD's hence I think my assessment will be balanced. It's isn't a rubbish game, it isn't a great game, it simply is a game designed to appeal to kids and impressionable minds. My favourite COD is Blacks Ops as it had everything a shooter should have ie an excellent story, excellent multi-player and of course.....Zombies! MWF3 has a great cinematic story which is gripping, but the multi-player is a nest of adolescent children, racist immature thugs, and campers galore. But the gameplay is the real issue as it just isn't balanced, it's like Unreal Tournament but with different weapons. Everything is far too quick, yet lacks the polish and precision of games like GOW and BF. Spec ops is interesting for a while, but again gets boring quickly. Overall I think COD should stop the yearly releases to improve and redesign the formula, however they simply games for profit not entertainment. Or should I say, they entertain the simple to make money. Either way, stick with Black Ops! Expand
  27. Nov 10, 2011
    6
    I'm not into multiplayer gaming these days, so when I buy a shooter I expect a single player game on the quality bar of something Irrational Games might put out. And while I did enjoy the first and second instalment of CoD on PC, I have become pretty jaded at this point with the the Modern Warfare SP campaigns, which is really nothing more than the same game with a different paint job.I'm not into multiplayer gaming these days, so when I buy a shooter I expect a single player game on the quality bar of something Irrational Games might put out. And while I did enjoy the first and second instalment of CoD on PC, I have become pretty jaded at this point with the the Modern Warfare SP campaigns, which is really nothing more than the same game with a different paint job. Spec-Ops mode is fun for what it is, but other than that I cant in good conscience inflate my score any higher than a yellow mark. So sorry to Glen Schofield, I hear your appeal on twitter and I think it sucks that BF fans are being a-holes with the scores because I think that game suffers from the same lack of innovation and quality in the single player department too... But as far as this MW3 is concerned, imo its a mediocre game simply due to the fact I am so jaded on this franchise now. It just doesn't interest me any more... Doesn't mean any dev who worked on this title shouldn't be proud of their work, as usual their is a good level of polish, but even the most addictive innovative game can get boring after a while, especially if its milked so heavily. The tipping point was at MW2 I think, so we've already started on the gradual decline in gamer support for this IP. Anyone in the industry or who has been gaming since the Atari 2600 has seen this happen many times before. Its a slow undignified death. Expand
  28. Nov 10, 2011
    5
    I've buyed this game to see the end of the campaign and the survival co-op. The competitive multiplayer is the same of MW2 with some new maps, not a lot of differents killstreaks or perks and some new weapons. Not worth the 70â
  29. Nov 10, 2011
    7
    There is no reason for such awful reviews of this game. I understand everybody is mad because it seems like the same game as MW2 but it isn't, ok? MW3 has a new game mode called "Survival" which is like zombies but with enemy soldiers/aircraft that get harder as you get further. The online play is rivaled by only Battlefield 3 and still cannot touch COD MW3. The first couple weeks areThere is no reason for such awful reviews of this game. I understand everybody is mad because it seems like the same game as MW2 but it isn't, ok? MW3 has a new game mode called "Survival" which is like zombies but with enemy soldiers/aircraft that get harder as you get further. The online play is rivaled by only Battlefield 3 and still cannot touch COD MW3. The first couple weeks are always laggy online due to the sheer amount of people online. Give them some time to work out the bugs people! 7/10 Expand
  30. Apr 6, 2012
    5
    My first COD game and I will not be buying another one. I was expecting an intriguing campaign, great effects and graphics etc. and an outstanding multiplayer experience that would have me hooked for hours. Instead I got an average campaign that I have yet to complete, mediocre graphics and a multiplayer experience that left me feeling abused by 'sweats' and I didn't enjoy it one bit. TheMy first COD game and I will not be buying another one. I was expecting an intriguing campaign, great effects and graphics etc. and an outstanding multiplayer experience that would have me hooked for hours. Instead I got an average campaign that I have yet to complete, mediocre graphics and a multiplayer experience that left me feeling abused by 'sweats' and I didn't enjoy it one bit. The success of this franchise is built on past games. Incredibly disappointed. Expand
  31. Nov 10, 2011
    5
    An honest review of the game to be honest. It's certainly better than MW2, which was an abyssmal mess, but this game has nothing on Black Ops. The maps look different but layout and structure is the same, making the large varitey of guns pointless as only smgs and assualt rifles will be used due to the tiny map sizes. Quick-scoping is back. It can F*** off in my opinion. It was always aAn honest review of the game to be honest. It's certainly better than MW2, which was an abyssmal mess, but this game has nothing on Black Ops. The maps look different but layout and structure is the same, making the large varitey of guns pointless as only smgs and assualt rifles will be used due to the tiny map sizes. Quick-scoping is back. It can F*** off in my opinion. It was always a terrible addition to the game and it should never have been brought back. Maps are alright but as a whole they are poor due to the total lack of variety. The story is very good though, and is the only reason this game gets a five. The other half (Multiplayer) is a big fat zero due to easily exploited flaws in the system and total inability to bring together teams and reward them for working together. As for Spec Ops, it's still two player only (What the hell Infinity Ward) and survival is a less entertaining re-hashed zombies mode. That's about it. I'll probably be trading in this lame game soon and will be getting Battlefield 3 and see if that's any better. Expand
  32. Nov 29, 2011
    7
    The BF3 campaign is a joke compared to the story of the Single Player in this MW3. Sure the Frost Bite 2 engine is new and shiny, but it runs poorly on consoles and the game lacks creativity both artistically and in terms of game play. And DICE goes on about the limitations of consoles, yet Naughty Dog proves them wrong by outshining them on PS3 graphically with Uncharted 3, evenThe BF3 campaign is a joke compared to the story of the Single Player in this MW3. Sure the Frost Bite 2 engine is new and shiny, but it runs poorly on consoles and the game lacks creativity both artistically and in terms of game play. And DICE goes on about the limitations of consoles, yet Naughty Dog proves them wrong by outshining them on PS3 graphically with Uncharted 3, even impressing some PC gamers - I'm sure. I was bored quite abruptly with Battlefield 3, the Single Player campaign was dull and the story was too similar to Black Ops' - the only thing I found any enjoyment in was playing Co-Op with a friend. On MW3 I was actually more impressed with the Presentation than I was expecting, especially considering that everything was running at 60 FPS around the even most intense moments. The rating here is unfair, it's become a trend to hate on something that's popular, and I can't say I'm surprised. There is so much content in this game, and so many hours of enjoyment. In regards to Single Player it ties up the story of the Modern Warfare trilogy, otherwise it's more of the same with lots of improvement, which is not a bad thing really. EA has treated their customers poorly by limiting their game to certain stores, and has said that they are going to ruin the Call Of Duty franchise once and for all like they did with Guitar Hero. So I'm not sure the haters of CoD know who they are following here, because this kind of attitude is damaging to the industry as whole. Expand
  33. Nov 13, 2011
    6
    In my opinion MW3 is the MW2 everyone wanted, I'm glad to see infinity ward fixed most the problems from the previous game but considering the way the game looks and plays it seems that the game is just an add on to MW2. New maps, a couple of new game modes, and survival mode are the only new things it has to offer. None of the maps are really mind blowing either. Kill confrimed is aIn my opinion MW3 is the MW2 everyone wanted, I'm glad to see infinity ward fixed most the problems from the previous game but considering the way the game looks and plays it seems that the game is just an add on to MW2. New maps, a couple of new game modes, and survival mode are the only new things it has to offer. None of the maps are really mind blowing either. Kill confrimed is a pretty cool game mode I must admit but it can be annoying as **** sometimes too. Then there's survival mode which actually suprised me and is probably the best part of the game. I'm just hoping that the MW series is finished and cod can release a new game that is unlike any of their past 5. Expand
  34. Nov 16, 2011
    6
    the single player and spec ops of this game is fantastic and that receives 5/5 for offline content and cooperative. the special ops is new and fun with a range of unlocks and slick gameplay that can be thoroughly enjoyed and spent many hours playing. the campaign is the typical huge scale explosions and bloody battles that we have come to expect from the modern warfare games and it doesthe single player and spec ops of this game is fantastic and that receives 5/5 for offline content and cooperative. the special ops is new and fun with a range of unlocks and slick gameplay that can be thoroughly enjoyed and spent many hours playing. the campaign is the typical huge scale explosions and bloody battles that we have come to expect from the modern warfare games and it does not disappoint. where this game does let me down is the multiplayer. as a cod fan from cod4 all the way until now only mw2 slightly compares to the fun factor that call of duty 4 provided. there is significant problems with hit detection and lag unlike the other big shooters that have come out this year, namely battlefield, gears of war and resistance. the game feels old and tired as the same rinse and repeat gameplay has been used. unfortunately in opinion this game is an enourmous jump ahead of blackops. this game has been hyped way out of proportion and does not deliver. not too mention that elite still is not working meaning hundreds of thousands of people have given activision an extra 50 dollars for nothing Expand
  35. 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.
  36. 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
  37. Nov 13, 2011
    7
    Still the best first person shooter multiplayer on the market. Still one of the worst campaign modes of any game. If you liked the other games in the Call of Duty series, you'll like MW3. In my opinion the maps are getting a bit repetitive. It feels like they're taking bits and pieces from older maps and combining them. It's fun, but it's not as innovative as the previous chapters.
  38. Jan 28, 2014
    6
    Kind of an ehh game, it's like a crappy version of mw2, infinity ward really messed up on this one. Not a horrible game, but not a game to get. .
  39. Nov 10, 2011
    6
    Bored already
    Games used to be about fun, and not fun for a day, but fun for months, sometimes years until you were tired of it.
    MW3 has lasted a total of 14 hours across single player, spec op, and multiplayer and its boring already. the singleplayer is decent, but nothing special, thankfully it wraps up the story as opposed to halo which leaves you with a cliff hanger each time spec op
    Bored already
    Games used to be about fun, and not fun for a day, but fun for months, sometimes years until you were tired of it.
    MW3 has lasted a total of 14 hours across single player, spec op, and multiplayer and its boring already.

    the singleplayer is decent, but nothing special, thankfully it wraps up the story as opposed to halo which leaves you with a cliff hanger each time

    spec op is as expected, fun for a playthrough with a friend, but nothing more

    survival mode, the new mode is a blast, but IW/sledgehammer/activision really dropped the ball, its only 2 players! i it was 4 people, it could be the new zombies/horde mode.. but with only one other person its nothing anymore.

    multiplayer is the biggest let down, i was hoping for he COD4 glory days of fun and frantic fire fights. instead the hit detection and lag is terrible.
    you can get shot one time and die, but on the kill cam your shot 5 times. terrible. also magic bending bullets return, the series signature lag feature.

    the killstreaks are back but you can have weaker killstreaks that wont reset on death good for people who don't game and run around like me, they also generally help your team instead your your K/D so i enjoy them
    the maps are terrible. these can be the worst maps to be put in a 360 game. they also completely recycle COD4 buildings, which isnt bad but if you do that just remake the amazing cod 4 maps.

    all in all, the game is a rent. i picked up battlefield 3 and its loads more fun then Mw3, then skyrim comes out Friday so this will be left in the dust.
    if your a huge fan of the story, rent for the single player, it doesnt leave you feeling empty and is worth a playthrough

    not worth a buy
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  40. Jan 31, 2012
    7
    Overall not a bad game, just an unpolished attempt at making money by Activision. However, I can't deny that it was fun. Singleplayer was mediocre, I really grew to hate the constant enemy spawning and there weren't any memorable characters like Ghost or Gaz from the previous Modern Warfare games. The story wasn't emotional like Call of Duty 4 nor full of 'oh my God' moments like in ModernOverall not a bad game, just an unpolished attempt at making money by Activision. However, I can't deny that it was fun. Singleplayer was mediocre, I really grew to hate the constant enemy spawning and there weren't any memorable characters like Ghost or Gaz from the previous Modern Warfare games. The story wasn't emotional like Call of Duty 4 nor full of 'oh my God' moments like in Modern Warfare 2 (aside from the massive building getting blown up here and there) and I just didn't care in the end. Environments were bland and monotonous, but as said before, I can't deny that it was fun.
    After Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer was where the Call of Duty series was at. Following past Call of Duty titles, Modern Warfare 3 seems to try to push everything from the singleplayer campaign to the multiplayer in the form of killstreaks, which are as crazy as ever. The multiplayer mode was addictive and I found myself enjoying new modes like Kill Confirmed, but being a PC Battlefield player I found the fact that you don't know where the enemy is half the time and the constant sprinting annoying (I've never not known where the enemy is or needed to sprint for really long distances that much in Battlefield 3 on the PC). However, the multiplayer was a step up from Modern Warfare 2 and Black Ops, though it failed to improve on Call of Duty 4 chiefly because of all the gimmicks that as well as being useless were sometimes discouraging. Whenever I got a deathstreak I always thought 'I must be going badly', and I started dying even more.
    So to sum it all up, Modern Warfare 3 is worth a bit of your time, but if you have a decent PC then I'd go with Battlefield 3.
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  41. Nov 8, 2011
    6
    It's hard, really. On one side you have a formula polished over and over, movie-like singleplayer campaign, addicting multiplayer. On the opposite side you feel like you've been here before a dozen times, it's the thing dressed with a higher number and a few new perks. This series requires a bit of amnesia from you. If you can provide that and treat every new installment to the series likeIt's hard, really. On one side you have a formula polished over and over, movie-like singleplayer campaign, addicting multiplayer. On the opposite side you feel like you've been here before a dozen times, it's the thing dressed with a higher number and a few new perks. This series requires a bit of amnesia from you. If you can provide that and treat every new installment to the series like something completely new - you'll like it. But if you've spent your time with CoD, there are only two possible options: a) you'll love it like all previous episodes of the CoD franchise b) you'll yawn after 5 minutes and then turn the game off. I, unfortunately, am in the second group Expand
  42. Nov 14, 2011
    5
    This is essentially CoD Black Ops with a different storyline. It plays smooth and the single player experience goes from one "over the top" moment to another. However, that is pretty much all it has going for it. Gaming atmosphere is ok. Story is pretty bad. Graphics are average and pretty bad in comparison to BF3. Not sure how the magazines are doing their reviews if they don't see that.This is essentially CoD Black Ops with a different storyline. It plays smooth and the single player experience goes from one "over the top" moment to another. However, that is pretty much all it has going for it. Gaming atmosphere is ok. Story is pretty bad. Graphics are average and pretty bad in comparison to BF3. Not sure how the magazines are doing their reviews if they don't see that. On the technical side MW3 is far behind BF3. I especially like BF3's environment damage, but they also make good use of elements like smoke and light to add new tactical options. Multiplayer has turned into a circus for players not meeting the age requirement of MW3. Expand
  43. Nov 30, 2011
    5
    Well, well. This... sucks. 4 hours of campaign, as usual. Multiplayer is awesome in other CoD's, but in this? Lag, grenadiers, lag, campers, lag, Type 95, lag, assassin.. have I told you about the lag? Type 95 SUCKS. Hate that weapon, grenadiers and assassin, not even talking about. Now campers.. more buyers of MW3 = more kids playing, and more stupid campers waiting for you in a corner,Well, well. This... sucks. 4 hours of campaign, as usual. Multiplayer is awesome in other CoD's, but in this? Lag, grenadiers, lag, campers, lag, Type 95, lag, assassin.. have I told you about the lag? Type 95 SUCKS. Hate that weapon, grenadiers and assassin, not even talking about. Now campers.. more buyers of MW3 = more kids playing, and more stupid campers waiting for you in a corner, getting 2/0 in every single game. But it's kind of fun to kill campers, and Spec Ops SAVED this game from misery, survival is awesome. Giving this game a 0 is ridiculous, but saying that it's all good is too. Now, let me get back in my helicopter in Battefield 3. Glad I bought it too. Expand
  44. 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
  45. Nov 8, 2011
    7
    If you enjoyed MW2 you like MW3, but from the last 5 hours or so I'd say that there is nothing new to see here. The new 'features' are unfortunately just gimmicks. If a company just churns out the same game every year they can at least have the decency to price their product appropriately, say in the 30 dollar, 20 euro range. With that said, its still a solid game and fun to play so itIf you enjoyed MW2 you like MW3, but from the last 5 hours or so I'd say that there is nothing new to see here. The new 'features' are unfortunately just gimmicks. If a company just churns out the same game every year they can at least have the decency to price their product appropriately, say in the 30 dollar, 20 euro range. With that said, its still a solid game and fun to play so it gets a solid 7/10. Expand
  46. Nov 9, 2011
    5
    Well, its fun and all, but it is more of the same that should have been an expansion pack and not a full retail game. What I dont understand is that (at the moment of writing this) the reviewers prais it for being the same, and then give low scores to gears 3 and uncharted 3 for being more of the same...
  47. May 10, 2012
    7
    This game is little different from MW2. As soon as you turn it on and see the menu you'll know what im talking about. You get campaign multiplayer and spec ops. The campaign is very good but short. The multiplayer is'nt very good however because all you get is basically maps you most likely wont enjoy and people online that you'll want to kill, because all they want to do is HACK HACKThis game is little different from MW2. As soon as you turn it on and see the menu you'll know what im talking about. You get campaign multiplayer and spec ops. The campaign is very good but short. The multiplayer is'nt very good however because all you get is basically maps you most likely wont enjoy and people online that you'll want to kill, because all they want to do is HACK HACK HACK. The spec ops is back with the standard co-op missions from the past with a new Survival mode. Survival mode is really good and could almost stand toe to toe with Zombies, ALMOST. Its pretty cool you get your own ranking within the survival mode where you level up and are granted accsess to new guns within the mode. All together this game feels like more of the same which is what it seems they've been doing with all the new COD'S. If you havent bought this game yet then dont. I would personally spend 60$ on the upcoming Call of Duty:Black Ops 2 which is comin out in November. Expand
  48. Nov 10, 2011
    7
    This is a game that is not bad but not as good as Call of Duty Black Ops. One reason is the amount of content. Black Ops has tons of content to be content with and with its value while MW3 has little to none extra content unlike what the other company did. Also, the graphics still looks bare bones yet runs really fast which is a sacrifice that is starting so show laziness in the developer.This is a game that is not bad but not as good as Call of Duty Black Ops. One reason is the amount of content. Black Ops has tons of content to be content with and with its value while MW3 has little to none extra content unlike what the other company did. Also, the graphics still looks bare bones yet runs really fast which is a sacrifice that is starting so show laziness in the developer. But, it still retains a good campaign which is better than BF3 and nice multiplayer. Overall it is the same with less sadly. Expand
  49. Jan 31, 2012
    5
    On the multiplayer game I have one issue. They basically took the original system for earning attachments, and made it easier. You dont need headshots, just kills. I likes the original because it took skill to get headshots. Anybody can spray with a fully-auto assault rifle and kill. It takes skill to aim with that rifle and hit them in the head. The graphics? Great! The maps? Cool! ButOn the multiplayer game I have one issue. They basically took the original system for earning attachments, and made it easier. You dont need headshots, just kills. I likes the original because it took skill to get headshots. Anybody can spray with a fully-auto assault rifle and kill. It takes skill to aim with that rifle and hit them in the head. The graphics? Great! The maps? Cool! But honestly, the multiplayer is pretty much identical to CODMW2 Expand
  50. Nov 23, 2014
    5
    Call of Duty is declining in popularity due to its repetitive nature and cliche characters. The story line in this game is the same in any other COD game. Although you can do 'Special Ops' with other people I still want to do cooperative campaign, like with COD WAW. This game still satisfied me as there was lots of shooting but in other places it dragged out.
    Think of something else Activision
  51. May 24, 2012
    6
    This huld be an expation pack, not a full on game. The only differences between this and all the call of duty games sence 2007, is maps and single player levels, no gamplay changes.
  52. 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
  53. Nov 20, 2011
    7
    Modern Warfare 3 is nothing special. Infinity Ward haven't changed a lot since Modern Warfare BUT what the changes they have made are decent, such as spoint streaks rather than kill streaks and optional strike packages. MW3 is just as addicting as any other Call of Duty game but it's essentially the same you've played a few times before. There are a lot of mistakes in this game too, thereModern Warfare 3 is nothing special. Infinity Ward haven't changed a lot since Modern Warfare BUT what the changes they have made are decent, such as spoint streaks rather than kill streaks and optional strike packages. MW3 is just as addicting as any other Call of Duty game but it's essentially the same you've played a few times before. There are a lot of mistakes in this game too, there are perk set ups that make you undectable to any air support what so ever, there are guns that are too powerful and there are even a few glitches in the game. When you play Modern Warfare 3, you'll have fun until you get shot by someone sitting in a corner with Blind Eye, Assassin and Dead Silence or get hit with lag. After an hour or two, the fun of the game is gone and it will do nothing but frustrate you to the point that you that you want to take the disc out and snap it in half. Expand
  54. Jan 13, 2012
    6
    I used to be a great fan of Modern warfare I think this game is bread with same and old graphics engine
    Infinity ward: please do something ,Graphics: 6 Innovation: 6 Fun: 6
  55. Nov 8, 2011
    7
    More of the same? Well yeah, obviously. There's new editions to the title like strike packages, survival mode, continuation of the story but they're not major. If you never liked Call of Duty, this won't change your mind. If you're like me and enjoy Call of Duty, then you will enjoy this. Simple as that.
  56. Nov 10, 2011
    6
    From what i can see, the maps are way too open. the game is way too fast now. bonus there is minimal server lag, which is a plus over black ops. it feels like the only strategy in this game is to camp due to ill thought out maps. cod 4 and world at war are my favorite call of duties, this is way too zippy. graphics are better than bf3, but bf3 feels more strategic and fun - weird as notFrom what i can see, the maps are way too open. the game is way too fast now. bonus there is minimal server lag, which is a plus over black ops. it feels like the only strategy in this game is to camp due to ill thought out maps. cod 4 and world at war are my favorite call of duties, this is way too zippy. graphics are better than bf3, but bf3 feels more strategic and fun - weird as not massive fan of bad company 2. Expand
  57. Nov 19, 2011
    6
    I just got screwed by the marketing machine. I was expecting a game with improvements in gameplay, graphics and sound. Kinda works like that otherwise we would all be still paying pong and pacman.

    Not in this case. Exactly the same as his predecessors which are two year old games. I paid a lot of money for a game with little effort. The 1 is to compensate for the fanboys give this 10's
    I just got screwed by the marketing machine. I was expecting a game with improvements in gameplay, graphics and sound. Kinda works like that otherwise we would all be still paying pong and pacman.

    Not in this case. Exactly the same as his predecessors which are two year old games. I paid a lot of money for a game with little effort. The 1 is to compensate for the fanboys give this 10's and that includes that corrupt game journalist whose sites shall not be visited anymore ( just gamespy who gave a fair judgement)
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  58. Dec 29, 2011
    6
    To set things straight, Modern Warfare 3 is not Modern Warfare 2.5. To say something like that would mean you feel Uncharted 3 is Uncharted 2.5, or Dead Space 2 is Dead Space 1.5, or even Batman: Arkham City is Batman: Arkham Asylum 2. Modern Warfare 3 is indeed quite similar to Modern Warfare 2, but there are significant improvements. As with every Call of Duty game the visuals areTo set things straight, Modern Warfare 3 is not Modern Warfare 2.5. To say something like that would mean you feel Uncharted 3 is Uncharted 2.5, or Dead Space 2 is Dead Space 1.5, or even Batman: Arkham City is Batman: Arkham Asylum 2. Modern Warfare 3 is indeed quite similar to Modern Warfare 2, but there are significant improvements. As with every Call of Duty game the visuals are fantastic. The physical graphics of the game look spectacular, standing to par with the top newest games with the exception of perhaps a game such as Battlefield 3. The frame rate is smooth as with every other COD game, but what sets MW3 apart from MW2 is that the set pieces at least appear larger, and there was clearly a higher emphasis on large scale battles with the amount of memorable sequences. Game play for MW3 is nearly identical to MW2 but with a new additions: Survival mode; missions in both the campaign, and Spec. Ops where you are the infamous Juggernauts; an unmanned, remotely controlled ground vehicle with a mini gun, and grenade launcher; and of course, a plethora of new weapons to play with. Now while there is some good, there is also some bad: the game play is very repetitive; as with every COD there is a large amount of players on-line who simply take COD far too seriously, ruining the experience of others; and while the story is epic, due to the fact that the two lead developers in Infinite Ward have been laid off, a great deal of the feel, and emotion behind COD has diminished, making the action sequences less engaging, and less heart stopping then the other MW games.
    Now to score the game a 6 is fair. Why so many individuals are rating the game a 0 is ridiculous and childish. To give it a 0 means that the game would not be playable at all, that it burns your eyes out, and u lose when u press start. On the other hand to rate it an 8 of higher is also ridiculous as to give it that score would mean the game has new exciting features that grip you and pull you in, and anything that was perfected before is still perfect. Because the scale is 1-10, that means that a 5 is average. Not bad, not good, but average. MW3 is slightly better then average as all COD games have been. Why everyone is ripping on the game and giving it 0!!!! is beyond me. Its childish, its ridiculous, and its not showing a fair representation to the game.
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  59. Jan 18, 2012
    7
    This game is so perfect. But it's only perfect within it's own little box of close-mindedness. Want a game that is always cool and refreshing? I highly recommend converting to the Battlefield series.
  60. Nov 8, 2011
    6
    Reviews of this game on Metacritic are HORRIBLY biased from a fanboy point of view. Being a fan of all first person shooter games, I feel that I am eligible to post to valid review of the game.

    Campaign: The campaign is fantastic. It meets all expectations of the game, and more. The story is very refreshed and is NOT a 'rehash' of other games in the series. 10/10. Multiplayer: I do not
    Reviews of this game on Metacritic are HORRIBLY biased from a fanboy point of view. Being a fan of all first person shooter games, I feel that I am eligible to post to valid review of the game.

    Campaign:

    The campaign is fantastic. It meets all expectations of the game, and more. The story is very refreshed and is NOT a 'rehash' of other games in the series. 10/10.

    Multiplayer:

    I do not feel I can review the Multiplayer as of yet as I have not played it enough. Expect a further review of the multiplayer on a later date.

    Engine/Graphics: Although the engine and graphics of this game do not meet those of a certain competitor in the FPS genre, they are still much better than some on the market, and again, are no where near as bad as have been suggested. Although it is disappointing that the graphics could not be improved, the engine is still better (in my eyes) than the same certain competitor. This is because of the very nice, crisp sound that is a huge improvement over both IW 4.0 and Black Ops' varient 3.0. 8/10

    Gameplay:

    Now this is where I believe the game REALLY stands out. The gameplay of Call of Duty, especially this installment (which has gone back to the trademark gameplay of COD4) is usually fantastic. The AI is well polished and MUCH better than a certain competitor on the market and you actually become attached to the characters that you play as. 10/10

    Overall, I give the game 9.5/10, which I will round to 10/10 in order to combat the obviously fanboy-esque reviews of the game.

    If you want to verify that I am not a 'fanboy' myself, please see my other reviews of both Call of Duty and Battlefield installments. This game DOES NOT deserve 2.8 (at this time of writing), and you if you've played it you know that.
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  61. May 4, 2013
    6
    It works, but it's not as good as the others. A slight shame to the Call of Duty series, but not as big a mess as Declassified. 6/10 Sentry Busters riding on horses.
  62. Nov 26, 2011
    7
    Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 is what you expect from every Call of Duty game since Call of Duty 4. It usually have short campaign that is pretty cool to play through. Multiplayer is also another thing that you expect from Call of Duty with hardly any changes except a few tweaks and couple of new guns and such. The only new mode they added is Survival Mode in Spec Ops ,and it is similarCall of Duty Modern Warfare 3 is what you expect from every Call of Duty game since Call of Duty 4. It usually have short campaign that is pretty cool to play through. Multiplayer is also another thing that you expect from Call of Duty with hardly any changes except a few tweaks and couple of new guns and such. The only new mode they added is Survival Mode in Spec Ops ,and it is similar to Horde Mode from Gears of War, but it has a Call of Duty twist on it. No innovation in Call of Duty and the formula will still stay that way. Expand
  63. Nov 16, 2011
    5
    Ok, there are just too many fanboys. Yes the graphics are barely changed, Guns still sound like toys, racist campaign, the multiplayer is unchanged, achievements are only for story and spec ops and survival mode is worse than zombies, but the game can still be fun in online multiplayer when you just want an arcade shooter, I personnaly never enjoyed Spec ops, but some people are findingOk, there are just too many fanboys. Yes the graphics are barely changed, Guns still sound like toys, racist campaign, the multiplayer is unchanged, achievements are only for story and spec ops and survival mode is worse than zombies, but the game can still be fun in online multiplayer when you just want an arcade shooter, I personnaly never enjoyed Spec ops, but some people are finding it to be the best thing about CoD franchise. This game is for a certain type of players, it may also be a good starting game if you are new to gaming, but in the end there are games much better than this one. Expand
  64. Oct 16, 2012
    7
    The single player is generic but is still alot of fun. The multiplayer is the same call of duty we all love but i can't help thinking that they need to mix it up a bit, it feels like the same game every year.
  65. 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
  66. 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
    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 just more of the same, and in this case, its bad
    TOTAL: 5/10
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  67. Nov 14, 2011
    5
    I didn't buy this game, and I'm sure I on't buy it. I played at a friends house for extended playtime and found that while the gameplay and mechanics were fluid, it felt recycled. I found the most redeeming portions of the game to be in Single Player and "Survival" modes. These for me offered the most that I got out of this package. The multiplayer felt fluid, but all too familiar. ForI didn't buy this game, and I'm sure I on't buy it. I played at a friends house for extended playtime and found that while the gameplay and mechanics were fluid, it felt recycled. I found the most redeeming portions of the game to be in Single Player and "Survival" modes. These for me offered the most that I got out of this package. The multiplayer felt fluid, but all too familiar. For these reasons I just don't see myself purchasing it. Expand
  68. Mar 6, 2012
    5
    Call of Duty seems to have an inverse relationship between sales and gameplay. The better the sales, the more basic the gameplay. Gone are the expansive maps that offered strategic gameplay. There is not even a need for sniper rifles in the multiplayer because the maps are boxed off into small areas. I'm going to take a pass on the next one. The game is just overhyped and over marketed. ICall of Duty seems to have an inverse relationship between sales and gameplay. The better the sales, the more basic the gameplay. Gone are the expansive maps that offered strategic gameplay. There is not even a need for sniper rifles in the multiplayer because the maps are boxed off into small areas. I'm going to take a pass on the next one. The game is just overhyped and over marketed. I purchased 3 of the elite versions because 2 of my sons and I used to like playing multiplayer with each other. It's good for running and gunning but that gets boring on these maps. I also think that Activision's money grab is going to force future releases to require external activation like the elite to bypass XBOX Live. That was a complete disaster and ruined my experience. It was a real hardship to register and I couldn't for a month. What did Activision do? Give an extra 30 days, no consideration for the grief of their customers. They should have given 90 days or an equivalent compensation. This forces me to give them a goose egg. I still feel bitter about it. Expand
  69. Mar 31, 2012
    7
    An average game. It was forced to fix a messed up story in mw2. Sledgehammer was brought into fixing a series that had been completely messed up in mw2. The story is Ok. Nothing special. The multiplayer is also fun and goes back to some classic cod roots while still keeping the balancing that was put back in place in blops. A good shooter but nothing too special.
  70. May 14, 2012
    7
    It's call of duty, nothing has changed. While there is no innovation besides a survival mode(zombies are better) you can't completely bash a game because nothing has changed especially if the thing that didn't change was good. The online play got stale pretty fast. However, the class making is perfected now. The spawning online is terrible. You will find yourself spawning in the worstIt's call of duty, nothing has changed. While there is no innovation besides a survival mode(zombies are better) you can't completely bash a game because nothing has changed especially if the thing that didn't change was good. The online play got stale pretty fast. However, the class making is perfected now. The spawning online is terrible. You will find yourself spawning in the worst places because your team-mates are there. Just saying not all team-mates are smart. I find myself picking two people who know what they are doing and go together. The story is full of hard to follow, but fun game-play. Total time invested STORY: 7 HOURS MULTI-PLAYER: 10 HOURS SPEC OPS: 18 HOURS Expand
  71. Jul 24, 2012
    5
    The Modern Warfare series has finally wrapped up. So how good is the last installment. Well if you've played the previous Modern Warfare you'll have an exact picture of what the new one is like. Nothing much if not anything at all has changed in this game. The story is uninteresting and the spec ops mode still didn't meet its potential. Th. Infinity Ward has added a new feature calledThe Modern Warfare series has finally wrapped up. So how good is the last installment. Well if you've played the previous Modern Warfare you'll have an exact picture of what the new one is like. Nothing much if not anything at all has changed in this game. The story is uninteresting and the spec ops mode still didn't meet its potential. Th. Infinity Ward has added a new feature called survival mode. This is where I give them credit. Survival mode is addictive and fun but at times it seems impossible. All though Firefight and Horde mode from the Halo and Gears franchise are still much better survival mode is still a great game mode. The multiplayer is where Modern Warfare 3 shines. But the multiplayer doesn't shine at all. Like all other parts of the game the multiplayer is still "been there, done that". Same guns and same layout nothing new there. Overall I'll give the game a 5/10 because back in the day this would be considered an expansion pack. Expand
  72. Nov 20, 2011
    5
    I and many other people are quite dissapointed by modern warfare 3. In my oppinion it shouldnt be MW3 it should be MW2.5 as its basically a few new guns some new maps and a new campaign. The spec ops missions are different than MW2's but are quite more boring. The campaign is more fun than MW2 despite the fact that they have used a fair few of the cod4 maps in the campaign. If you enjoyedI and many other people are quite dissapointed by modern warfare 3. In my oppinion it shouldnt be MW3 it should be MW2.5 as its basically a few new guns some new maps and a new campaign. The spec ops missions are different than MW2's but are quite more boring. The campaign is more fun than MW2 despite the fact that they have used a fair few of the cod4 maps in the campaign. If you enjoyed MW2 a hell of alot more than cod4 then this game is the game for you. But if you preferred COD4 like me then dont waste your money (unless you like wasting money). The online is exactly the same as mw2's but with a few different guns and maps, and the maps are not the best .. :/ If you are a fan off both CoDs and Battlefeilds then I recommend this. If you prefer COD to BF then buy mw3 or stick to playing mw2 and cod4. But if you like CODs and BFs equally then buy Battlefeild 3 as its a much better buy for money. :) Hope this helps any people who cant choose between buying MW3 or not. Expand
  73. Feb 21, 2012
    7
    Despite what good reviews this game got from Ign & the big names and all the hate its got from haters this games falls into average to good. I played the campaign & the online to far detail, the story is still hard to follow but the missions are incredibly fun, by itself the campaign is amazing exhilarating at times. It seems like they had limited support from previous voice actors as youDespite what good reviews this game got from Ign & the big names and all the hate its got from haters this games falls into average to good. I played the campaign & the online to far detail, the story is still hard to follow but the missions are incredibly fun, by itself the campaign is amazing exhilarating at times. It seems like they had limited support from previous voice actors as you don't see too much of "soap" in the game, and when you do, it doesn't sound like the same voice actor as MW2 and overload sounds completely different also. The spec ops is more of the same, but i enjoyed it in mw2 and here as well, some really good co-op, in small speedy bursts unfortunately the multiplayer is terrible, the main problem is the lag compensation system that makes it so bad connections have a chance (in defense of it though, it tries to make the game fair because in previous cods you may have thought you were the better shot but you probably had the better connection) the gun and attachment selection is ok, some weapons are obviously superior to others and the games end fast, the maps don't flow like previous games but the do try to eliminate camping Expand
  74. Nov 26, 2011
    5
    While the single-player and spec ops modes are fine the multiplayer in this game feels like a step backwards. Map design is lacking and the lag issues online are horrendous. Stopped playing multiplayer on it after only a short-time as it was just not fun. hate to say it but I felt black ops was a superior multiplayer experience to this. This game should have been a much tighter multiplayerWhile the single-player and spec ops modes are fine the multiplayer in this game feels like a step backwards. Map design is lacking and the lag issues online are horrendous. Stopped playing multiplayer on it after only a short-time as it was just not fun. hate to say it but I felt black ops was a superior multiplayer experience to this. This game should have been a much tighter multiplayer experience than it is and just feels like a laggy run-and-gun test of reflexes. Expand
  75. 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
  76. May 16, 2016
    6
    This game is alright overall. My favorite game was infected and drop zone, but some of the other modes I didn't enjoy as much as previous games. this game could have used some more effort in production.
  77. Nov 8, 2011
    6
    Short and sweet, CoD MW 3 suffers from the sports game syndrome. A new season new game or is it? As with sports games annually they get a few tweaks and roster updates! Same is the case here. If you liked MW and MW 2 then you will like this game. Its up to you if its worth the 60 asking price! The campaign was good (6- 8 hrs) the multi player is more of the same.The MW series is startingShort and sweet, CoD MW 3 suffers from the sports game syndrome. A new season new game or is it? As with sports games annually they get a few tweaks and roster updates! Same is the case here. If you liked MW and MW 2 then you will like this game. Its up to you if its worth the 60 asking price! The campaign was good (6- 8 hrs) the multi player is more of the same.The MW series is starting to show its age. Its a fun game in its own way. But its just a New year new maps and some tweaks. Activsion better hold off for a yr or two and bring something new to the table. with the next instalment! Expand
  78. Nov 8, 2011
    6
    Call of Duty MW3 is fun. I like the multiplayer but it just feels like a overpriced expansion pack.
    And at 55 pounds it is not doing itself any favours.
    If you are a die hard fan get it.
    If not don't because its a thrill ride for the first month i bet.
  79. Nov 8, 2011
    7
    The third installment into the Modern Warfare series is somewhat disappointing. While the game is a really good game nonetheless, do not expect any thing drastically new. You can expect everything from the mechanics to the perks to nearly identical to Modern Warfare 2. There are some new additives, including survival, supportive kill streaks, and the assortment of weapons and levels. TheThe third installment into the Modern Warfare series is somewhat disappointing. While the game is a really good game nonetheless, do not expect any thing drastically new. You can expect everything from the mechanics to the perks to nearly identical to Modern Warfare 2. There are some new additives, including survival, supportive kill streaks, and the assortment of weapons and levels. The game is good. It is what you have come to expect of Call of Duty. Nothing more, and nothing less. Expand
  80. Nov 10, 2011
    5
    Honestly, I don't know how the critics hold this game in such high esteem. It should be sold at half the retail price as it is essentially an expansion to MW2. As a COD fan, I am disappointed that Infinity Ward didn't do more with this. It's almost like they know that we will buy their games and just ignore the fact that it's like we are buying a second copy of MW2. I'm sorry Infinity WardHonestly, I don't know how the critics hold this game in such high esteem. It should be sold at half the retail price as it is essentially an expansion to MW2. As a COD fan, I am disappointed that Infinity Ward didn't do more with this. It's almost like they know that we will buy their games and just ignore the fact that it's like we are buying a second copy of MW2. I'm sorry Infinity Ward but I think Dice weren't wrong when they said that Battlefield 3 was made to rival the COD franchise, as it certainly brings more to the table than MW3. Expand
  81. Nov 18, 2011
    7
    An excellent sequel to MW2 and expands and improves on the addictive and chaotic multiplayer that makes the franchise such a Juggernaut. While the single player is relatively generic, similar to MW2, the original MW remains the best singleplayer experience. One can only wonder if there will be MW4 or if Infinity Ward will go beyond 'Modern' and take the series to a much need change ofAn excellent sequel to MW2 and expands and improves on the addictive and chaotic multiplayer that makes the franchise such a Juggernaut. While the single player is relatively generic, similar to MW2, the original MW remains the best singleplayer experience. One can only wonder if there will be MW4 or if Infinity Ward will go beyond 'Modern' and take the series to a much need change of setting before the series becomes far too repetitive and begin loosing interest, similar to what happened to Guitar Hero and Tony Hawk's constant releases Expand
  82. Nov 21, 2011
    6
    The single player is another blockbuster masterpiece. I enjoyed every minute. The multiplayer is the same old cake we have been eating for a while now, it just has some new frosting. I am content with my purchase of this game since I never outplayed the other two. You may want to rent this game instead of buying it if you have already had your fill of modern warfare. CoD Elite has alsoThe single player is another blockbuster masterpiece. I enjoyed every minute. The multiplayer is the same old cake we have been eating for a while now, it just has some new frosting. I am content with my purchase of this game since I never outplayed the other two. You may want to rent this game instead of buying it if you have already had your fill of modern warfare. CoD Elite has also flopped on release as well. It is completely broken at the moment. Supposedly there is a fix on Dec 1st. But we will see what happens. Expand
  83. Nov 18, 2011
    5
    This game is mostly recycled from MW2. The things it does add are welcome additions, but you will find yourself doing the same thing you've been doing in every other call of duty, namely: Looking down the sights of your gun to kill people. The parts where the campaign changes that make it fun (and are memorable), but the multiplayer still seems too familiar. The weapon proficiencies andThis game is mostly recycled from MW2. The things it does add are welcome additions, but you will find yourself doing the same thing you've been doing in every other call of duty, namely: Looking down the sights of your gun to kill people. The parts where the campaign changes that make it fun (and are memorable), but the multiplayer still seems too familiar. The weapon proficiencies and pointstreak stuff make for better customization, but you can go back to MW1 to get the same shooting experience. Graphics, well, still the same system as MW1. Good, but we've seen it before. One of the complaints I've always had with the series is that the scenery rarely wows me. I guess it's partly because reality is boring (compared to stuff like halo reach, which makes amazing setpieces). Everything just seems to blend into one big "blah". Regardless, it's still a fun game. May not be worth your $60 if you are satisfied with the previous Modern Warfares, but it does use a fast and furious system that is fun, even if it's exactly like previous iterations. Expand
  84. Nov 23, 2011
    6
    Disappointing sums MW3 up nicely. The trailers made it look like it was shaping up to be one of 2011's best games. Instead we got MW2 with a couple of add-ons. Multiplayer, is well MW2, it's the exact same, plays the same, looks the same but it does have some different kill streaks which is a positive. I gave MW3 a 6 purely for the story, it was compelling and it was just a really good story.
  85. Dec 12, 2011
    5
    Same old same old. If you like the other Call of Duty games, then you will like this game...for awhile any way. In despite need of fresh game play ideas. The story is average, and multi player is repetitive. All in all it's good enough.
  86. Aug 28, 2013
    5
    At first, I really didn't like this game, I didn't like survival mode, I didn't fond the story interesting and I thought multiplayer was the exact same as before. After a few months of not touching it I returned to it after hearing the release of the new call of duty game and began to play multiplayer. And I have to admit I quite enjoyed it, I would say that its probably my favorite CallAt first, I really didn't like this game, I didn't like survival mode, I didn't fond the story interesting and I thought multiplayer was the exact same as before. After a few months of not touching it I returned to it after hearing the release of the new call of duty game and began to play multiplayer. And I have to admit I quite enjoyed it, I would say that its probably my favorite Call of duty multiplayer game I have played (although that,s not saying much seeing that I have only played a few) but I did think it was quite fun. but in my opinion that's the only thing the game has going for it. If the multiplayer didn't exist I would give this game a 2 or a 3 but the multiplayer saves it from being a disaster. Expand
  87. Feb 27, 2012
    7
    Alright first I want to get one thing out of the way: The only people who give this game a 0 are just Valve/EA fan-boys who refuse to even play the game. The game itself is MW2 with some new content. That's really all that the game offers. "Then why do you say this game is decent?" Its because the purpose of a sequel is to DO EXACTLY THAT. Remake the game but do NOT stray to far away fromAlright first I want to get one thing out of the way: The only people who give this game a 0 are just Valve/EA fan-boys who refuse to even play the game. The game itself is MW2 with some new content. That's really all that the game offers. "Then why do you say this game is decent?" Its because the purpose of a sequel is to DO EXACTLY THAT. Remake the game but do NOT stray to far away from the core gameplay. Expand
  88. 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
  89. 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.
  90. Nov 9, 2011
    6
    The game feels repetitive at times during campaign. The campaign feels boring most of the time. The guns are almost the same but there are some additions, like the XM25, which make the gameplay feel different. Online game modes are amazing. The maps, both online and offline, are average but improvements can be made. The game isn't worth the $55-$65. It's worth more like $45.
  91. Nov 9, 2011
    7
    User reviews for MW3 and BF3 are really just another virtual battlefield for fans of both games to fight over. Seems like more than a quarter of the user reviews were created by users who registered on metacritic only in order to give one game a 0 and the other a 10. Also a significant portion of well intentioned users forget to move the bar from 10, so often their words don't match theirUser reviews for MW3 and BF3 are really just another virtual battlefield for fans of both games to fight over. Seems like more than a quarter of the user reviews were created by users who registered on metacritic only in order to give one game a 0 and the other a 10. Also a significant portion of well intentioned users forget to move the bar from 10, so often their words don't match their score..

    Meanwhile, both companies give many critics early access to the game with the unspoken agreement that the critic will overlook some of the games' flaws. Nevertheless, critic reviews are somewhat reliable compared to the garbage user reviews.
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  92. Nov 10, 2011
    7
    Some of the scores for this are are plain stupid.A 0 out of 10 is ridiculous,as it's implying the game is bad in all areas which it is not.I don't think it's worthy of a 10 as it has a very short single player campaign,and to be fair it feels more like a tiny update to MW2.The multiplayer for me is what lets this game down.The maps are very claustrophobic,and not one of them is any goodSome of the scores for this are are plain stupid.A 0 out of 10 is ridiculous,as it's implying the game is bad in all areas which it is not.I don't think it's worthy of a 10 as it has a very short single player campaign,and to be fair it feels more like a tiny update to MW2.The multiplayer for me is what lets this game down.The maps are very claustrophobic,and not one of them is any good for sniping which compared to MW2 is very disappointing to say the least.And my god the camping in this game is a joke at times,i thought it was bad in black ops,but MW3 has outdone it in that department.Players hiding in dark corners in rooms or crouched down behind skips just frustrate the hell out of me.Spec ops is a good challenge,and theres fun to be had playing it with a friend.But overall as a complete package MW3 slightly disappoints me as i was expecting it to blow me away.MW2 was awesome but MW3 is just an ok game for me,graphically its good and it plays well,but it just feels like it's lacking due to the short campaign and poor multiplayer maps.If your a fan of the series then sure go ahead and buy it,but i would wait a while as £45 is alot for a tiny update.If i was to say anything to Activision Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer it would be this,please make the multiplayer maps more open as they all feel very claustrophobic and are poor for sniping.And for me getting rid of lightweight and commando was a big no no from me,anyone could use those perks so what the hell was the problem?...........Overall i rate this game a 7.5 as it's decent but not amazing! Expand
  93. Mar 29, 2013
    6
    MW3 has a long list of problems, but its worst offense is how rehashed it is. Nothing in the game, from the assets to the experience, feel fresh whatsoever. The single-player has a pretty good story, but the whole experience is butchered by unnecessary scripted scenes and a low difficulty (I played on Regular). The multiplayer aspect feels like it is trying to be a more balanced MW2, butMW3 has a long list of problems, but its worst offense is how rehashed it is. Nothing in the game, from the assets to the experience, feel fresh whatsoever. The single-player has a pretty good story, but the whole experience is butchered by unnecessary scripted scenes and a low difficulty (I played on Regular). The multiplayer aspect feels like it is trying to be a more balanced MW2, but they overbalanced it and guns feel the same and don't have much of a personality. The killstreaks aren't very inventive and the rest of the customization options are not very interesting. The maps are possibly the worst offender, being very cramped and all very maze-like. The survival is possibly the most original feature and it soars, being the best part of the game. Overall, the game feels like a money-grab for Activision and the game does little to nothing to push the franchise forward. I would not recommend this game, unless you are a Call of Duty fanatic who just wants to prestige above all of the other players. Expand
  94. Nov 23, 2011
    6
    Well its what you except the graphics are the same the mulitiplayer is way better than modern warfare 2 its probably the best cod mulitiplayer! And the campaign was dumb and super short as usual but what ever spec ops is boring again except survival mode that's pretty fun but doesn't come close to black ops zombies or world at war zombies. buts pretty much modern warfare 2.5 with someWell its what you except the graphics are the same the mulitiplayer is way better than modern warfare 2 its probably the best cod mulitiplayer! And the campaign was dumb and super short as usual but what ever spec ops is boring again except survival mode that's pretty fun but doesn't come close to black ops zombies or world at war zombies. buts pretty much modern warfare 2.5 with some patches so its not worth a buy unless your a die hard fan. but i got it any way! because its a new cod! lol Expand
  95. Dec 19, 2011
    6
    I love the series. This is a decent game. But developers should not expect high scores if they don't push the boundaries, especially when the series has made tens of millions in profit. Nothing new here.
  96. Jan 6, 2012
    5
    Being a call of duty player, and realizing all the hype behind this game, I thought modern warfare 3 would at least have SOMETHING that wasn't exactly the same as previous COD games. That can only be found in single player. The campaign is actually great fun, though the story and plot are weak. Obviously most people will buy this game for its multiplayer, where this game was a hugeBeing a call of duty player, and realizing all the hype behind this game, I thought modern warfare 3 would at least have SOMETHING that wasn't exactly the same as previous COD games. That can only be found in single player. The campaign is actually great fun, though the story and plot are weak. Obviously most people will buy this game for its multiplayer, where this game was a huge letdown. It's not the fact that this game is just like modern warfare 1 or 2 that makes it bad, but the fact that the we have been playing with the exact same gameplay for years. The franchise is getting stale, and I hope to see big changes in the next installment. Yes, the game is full of different game modes, and I would probably recommend this ONLY if this is your 1st COD game. Expand
  97. Mar 16, 2012
    7
    Modern Warfare 3 is just that. The third installment in the Modern Warfare series. It brings some new things to the table, enough to keep things interesting, but the game play remains by and large unchanged. If you're a fan of Call of Duty, you've probably already bought this. If not, you probably haven't, and that's really all there is to say on the matter. If you liked Modern Warfare 2,Modern Warfare 3 is just that. The third installment in the Modern Warfare series. It brings some new things to the table, enough to keep things interesting, but the game play remains by and large unchanged. If you're a fan of Call of Duty, you've probably already bought this. If not, you probably haven't, and that's really all there is to say on the matter. If you liked Modern Warfare 2, you'll enjoy this. If you didn't like Modern Warfare 2, then you won't like this. Expand
  98. Aug 25, 2014
    5
    Call of Duty is an OK game at times, but it just sucks that gameplay is just so incredibly linear you more or less do the same thing throughout each game. I'd probably go as far as saying CoD is the most boring, popular video game franchise around. Makes me sleepy.
  99. Nov 9, 2011
    5
    I have found the single player campaign to be quite shallow and unfulfilling.....compared to games like Batman which pretty much keep you on the edge of your seat the whole time and coming back for more with tonnes of replayability. However once MW3 was over I felt like I'd just been stabbed and left for dead and 100 dollars poorer. So with games as epic as Batman out there you have toI have found the single player campaign to be quite shallow and unfulfilling.....compared to games like Batman which pretty much keep you on the edge of your seat the whole time and coming back for more with tonnes of replayability. However once MW3 was over I felt like I'd just been stabbed and left for dead and 100 dollars poorer. So with games as epic as Batman out there you have to look at this game and wonder...where is it's soul? Seriously if games have souls then this one has none. There is no way this game is going to heaven. Even the game Dark Souls which has no heart because it's just so evil...still ironically has a soul...albeit a dark one. MW3 has no heart. It's just the same old game slapped together with explosions and slow motion gun scenes to impress 12 year olds. Not even going to attempt multiplayer as it's insulting I have to pay the elite service to view all the cool stats you can get for free on battlelog with Battlefield 3....I tried to write this without comparing it to Battlefield 3 but I couldn't help it. While Battlefield 3 is enjoying a growing online community I can't really see the COD community coming together over this one. So is it really worth playing? If you are one of those brainless type who loves action movies with no substance then this game is probably for you. Is it worth paying for? Absolutely not. It is not worth paying over 100 dollars for any game that is still using a game engine that was built in the 90's. Expand
  100. Mar 24, 2015
    7
    Average, that's all, this game is the definition of average. The graphics aren't improved at all from MW2 and Black Ops. The story is quite good if you like a rollercoaster, co-op is awesome with friends but MP is horribly unbalanced with no proper developer support.
  101. May 18, 2012
    0
    New review: If you dislike this game TRULY-- I feel bad for you. I understand why, I enjoy this game and I noted my reasons why. But if you want your money back - well, you know what to do. But, for those trolling (90%) you guys are d*cks. Let me tell you how I know, when the Black ops II trailer was released, there were haters with a simple excuse. "1t l00kz stewpid" Are you kidding me?New review: If you dislike this game TRULY-- I feel bad for you. I understand why, I enjoy this game and I noted my reasons why. But if you want your money back - well, you know what to do. But, for those trolling (90%) you guys are d*cks. Let me tell you how I know, when the Black ops II trailer was released, there were haters with a simple excuse. "1t l00kz stewpid" Are you kidding me? Call of Duty is hated for no reason, simply because it is popular. Do your resarch Treyarch is trying very hard in every mode to please you guys, and you continue to 'hate' it. (You secretly like it) so grow the balls to give the franchise some love (at least for Black Ops II) and quit the hate. They are doing something different - If I read reviews when it comes out saying 'i h8 teh future' or 'day did n0t chang der engin' I am going to flip. Collapse
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.