Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Xbox 360

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  1. Nov 8, 2011
    4
    The sounds are barely improved if at all same with graphics. I don't feel the game has stepped up enough to call it a 3, they were better off just saying it was mw2: 2.5 or episode 2 or DLC and just ending it there and waiting 2-3 years before putting out another call of duty. The as far as the gameplay and story they are both solid I guess, and will provide the same amount of replay justThe sounds are barely improved if at all same with graphics. I don't feel the game has stepped up enough to call it a 3, they were better off just saying it was mw2: 2.5 or episode 2 or DLC and just ending it there and waiting 2-3 years before putting out another call of duty. The as far as the gameplay and story they are both solid I guess, and will provide the same amount of replay just as MW2 did for those who really REALLY love COD if you don't I wouldn't suggest picking this game up. Expand
  2. Nov 8, 2011
    4
    If you play any Call of Duty, you've played MW3. Don't believe the marketing hype, this is the same product rebundled let it die and show investors we're not interested in being sold the same product year after year, the cash cow needs to starve.
  3. Dec 15, 2011
    4
    What a steaming pile. The only thing that's pleased me about this game is I didn't buy into the Elite nonsense. One could be forgiven for thinking that even IF knew this toss was the final time people would be sucked into buying their recycled game, and Elite was their final grab for your cash. I feel sorry for those who got sucked in by the hype. Will not be buying another COD game nextWhat a steaming pile. The only thing that's pleased me about this game is I didn't buy into the Elite nonsense. One could be forgiven for thinking that even IF knew this toss was the final time people would be sucked into buying their recycled game, and Elite was their final grab for your cash. I feel sorry for those who got sucked in by the hype. Will not be buying another COD game next year that is for sure. Expand
  4. Dec 17, 2011
    4
    the fanboys on this site are ridiculous and im not alking about the bad reviews. its the 10 scores that bother me and the fact they all mention bf3 before they give it 10. seriously even the most ardent cod fan would have to admit that this game is nearly indentical to previous offerings. i mean how can you say Not Bad i liked it 10?? how anyone could give this repackaged mw2 10 is beyondthe fanboys on this site are ridiculous and im not alking about the bad reviews. its the 10 scores that bother me and the fact they all mention bf3 before they give it 10. seriously even the most ardent cod fan would have to admit that this game is nearly indentical to previous offerings. i mean how can you say Not Bad i liked it 10?? how anyone could give this repackaged mw2 10 is beyond me. Not even in the top 10 games this year. Expand
  5. Nov 8, 2011
    4
    This game was slapped together. The guns sound the same and nothing new is added. Quickscoping is now easier than using an SMG. Call of Duty has been completely casualized and Modern Warfare needs to hang it up.
  6. Nov 8, 2011
    4
    Are all these critics paid by infinity ward to give out 100's??, this game doesn't do anything ground breaking, I played it last night with a buddy of mine. For some reason I was flabbergasted that the multiplayer graphics seemed worse than black ops, the gameplay is exactly the same, the only things that have change is the annoying pick up dog tags, a few new perks, and knifing isAre all these critics paid by infinity ward to give out 100's??, this game doesn't do anything ground breaking, I played it last night with a buddy of mine. For some reason I was flabbergasted that the multiplayer graphics seemed worse than black ops, the gameplay is exactly the same, the only things that have change is the annoying pick up dog tags, a few new perks, and knifing is slightly harder. Don't get me wrong I love the MW3 storyline, the single player campaign is epic but a games replay value is in its multiplayer and i'm sorry the say, this is an update package at best. Its still the same old fun arcade style shooter that we've seen topped with a new storyline and a few new perks. However the game doesn't offer anything new like bf3 with its destructible environments, the vast size of the maps, the tactical gameplay. This game doesn't do anything innovated to become something greater, I wouldn't have given it a four, but I feel it deserved an average 5 or 6 but I need to keep this user score down because these critics are out of their minds. Reading some of their reviews, the compare mw3 only to is predecessors, well of course its going to be slightly better than their previous installments, but they never seem to compare to other great games out their, that are pushing the bar on our outdated consoles, so sorry cod, i'll rent you to find out what happens in the story but i won't buy you. Expand
  7. Nov 8, 2011
    4
    sigh.
    i thought this was gonna get good reviews but guess what? no when i played single player on the shop it was the same old crap
    looks like this is a Money wasted 3rd time game, glad i didn't buy it.
    Get milked hard.
  8. Nov 8, 2011
    4
    One word. BORING. Absolutely boring and has no substance whatsoever. It is just another COD. I feel like I just bought a map pack for 60 bucks. Completely disappointed and if they poop another one out like this I will never buy a COD game again. End of story. I don't even know why I'm giving it a 4.... Like I said, just another COD with no substance that got pooped out for $$.
  9. Nov 8, 2011
    4
    It's not really a surprise to anyone that MW3 is pretty much more of the same. The campaign follows the same formula that the past games have. The ending is really predictable, as well, and is almost exactly like MW2's.

    The multiplayer feels the same as MW2. The weapons and secondary weapons are essentially the same as in the past MW games, with a couple of new mediocre weapons. The new
    It's not really a surprise to anyone that MW3 is pretty much more of the same. The campaign follows the same formula that the past games have. The ending is really predictable, as well, and is almost exactly like MW2's.

    The multiplayer feels the same as MW2. The weapons and secondary weapons are essentially the same as in the past MW games, with a couple of new mediocre weapons. The new game modes are alright, but nothing that I'd want to play for more than a few minutes. Overall, the multiplayer is enjoyable for a while, but it's pretty much just more of MW2. I really don't see myself playing this game for more than a month.
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  10. Nov 8, 2011
    4
    I would expect more from such a grand gaming company, I really would, but Infinity Ward has failed to deliver. You would expect a sequel to add more content, to innovated and improve (ex. Dark Souls, Batman: Arkham City) but it has failed to bring something gamer's need to the table. The best example of this would be eating "mom's delicious spaghetti" it may taste great the first coupleI would expect more from such a grand gaming company, I really would, but Infinity Ward has failed to deliver. You would expect a sequel to add more content, to innovated and improve (ex. Dark Souls, Batman: Arkham City) but it has failed to bring something gamer's need to the table. The best example of this would be eating "mom's delicious spaghetti" it may taste great the first couple days, but having to eat it over and over and over and over again gets tiring. That being said, the story mode feels lazy and uninspired, and the online play, with just few additions could be easily mistaken for a MW2 match. They want my positive review? A little advice would be to TRY HARDER because this was downright disappointing. Expand
  11. Nov 8, 2011
    4
    If you are getting this game for the online, don't bother save your money! Map design is terrible and it all feels the same from the last ones but even worse. The servers I'm on are rubbish and are completely over come with stupid killstreaks. Ever map is a maze and you constantly find enemies spawning behind you. The snipers are very good but yet the map design is so terrible there isIf you are getting this game for the online, don't bother save your money! Map design is terrible and it all feels the same from the last ones but even worse. The servers I'm on are rubbish and are completely over come with stupid killstreaks. Ever map is a maze and you constantly find enemies spawning behind you. The snipers are very good but yet the map design is so terrible there is nowhere to use them! A serious waste of money! Expand
  12. Nov 8, 2011
    4
    The game is not for 2011. It was possible, would put the balls in the works, but the engine is very old and is just copy-paste. I hope if the continuation of the series and will be, on the other engine.
  13. Nov 8, 2011
    4
    A completely unoriginal update to the franchise, it uses the same engine the same graphics and the same run and gun game play with hardly anything different. It has been like this ever since modern warfare came out, just a new game every year with nothing but different guns. I am tired of this and would love some fresh blood into the series.
  14. Nov 8, 2011
    4
    Modern Warfare 3 is the exact same game as Modern Warfare 2. That's not to say it's a bad game. In fact, that's far from the truth. MW3 is a fine game that will appeal to the same people who enjoyed MW2. However, there is not enough content in MW3 to justify it being released as an entirely new game in the franchise. Very little has changed from MW2 and the original MW. The graphics,Modern Warfare 3 is the exact same game as Modern Warfare 2. That's not to say it's a bad game. In fact, that's far from the truth. MW3 is a fine game that will appeal to the same people who enjoyed MW2. However, there is not enough content in MW3 to justify it being released as an entirely new game in the franchise. Very little has changed from MW2 and the original MW. The graphics, impressive in 2007, are lack-luster and dated now, kill-streaks are still too big a part of the game (as they have been ever since MW2), there isn't enough emphasis on gun-on-gun gameplay, and the single-player is the shortest in the series (which is a shame considering I am someone who has enjoyed the storyline in the franchise). Simply put, MW3 adds barely anything new to the franchise and everything IW and Sledgehammer did add could have been patched or added into MW2. Expand
  15. Nov 8, 2011
    4
    Infinity Ward/Activision/that other company I dont really care about created quite an impressive singleplayer experience. Sure it's over the top as hell, but it was really surprising to see the effort put in to cinematic setpiece destruction. The story is quite farfetched and over the top, yet it delivers what fans would expect. The multiplayer:
    Ok this is the huge gripe I have with the
    Infinity Ward/Activision/that other company I dont really care about created quite an impressive singleplayer experience. Sure it's over the top as hell, but it was really surprising to see the effort put in to cinematic setpiece destruction. The story is quite farfetched and over the top, yet it delivers what fans would expect. The multiplayer:
    Ok this is the huge gripe I have with the game. There was all this talk about overhauling how MP functions but really all I've seen is increasing the amount of carrot on a stick farming the game requires. Seriously, to place requirements on ATTACHMENTS just adds so much more of a grindy feel. Black Ops had the right idea, where you levelled up and unlocked guns and all you had to do was purchase the attachments you wanted. NOW you have to level up to get the gun, then level up the gun to get the attachment. WTF is that? That's a level of uneccesary farming stacked on top of going prestige.
    CoD Elite? wow it's the same thing as Bungie's stat tracking big deal, nothing new.
    Graphics, I find the game to look a great deal more polished than Black Ops which is good. But it really is no Battlefield 3/Crysis/Uncharted 3/etc. If your not expecting anything jaw-droppingly nice then I guess the graphics wont bug you. I have to wonder though, is reusing the MW2 enginge AND developing for 6-7 year old consoles really worth the sacrifice anymore?

    Sound: Really piss poor weapon sounds, just a complete recycling of MW2 sounds, which I disliked. Good thing about it though are the sound of footsteps which resonate quite clearly.
    -OK another good thing IW did was put a MUTE ALL function, which is perhaps the greatest idea EVER for the CoD series. THANK GOD for this mute all feature
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  16. Nov 8, 2011
    4
    This is a very solid game, it should be as practically nothing is different from the earlier versions. It's the same goddamn game over again.
    Everyone who bought this game just paid way too much for an outdated game. Apparently they just 'buy' reviews now. This game deserved a score of about '70' average. It's well made and very polished but it's the same f'king thing.
    Then watch
    This is a very solid game, it should be as practically nothing is different from the earlier versions. It's the same goddamn game over again.
    Everyone who bought this game just paid way too much for an outdated game. Apparently they just 'buy' reviews now. This game deserved a score of about '70' average. It's well made and very polished but it's the same f'king thing.
    Then watch the sh*thead game reviewers give Skyrim a lower score... Studios buy reviews now.
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  17. Nov 8, 2011
    4
    campaing and spec ops were awesome, but multiplayer was an epic fail in my mind. multiplayer was full of glitches and like the other call of duty games' multiplayer, it was a run and gun deal that didnt have any real tactical feel to it. im going to compare to battlefield 3 beacause it is a worthy game to compare by, it is able to give the player a tactical feel while playing, the knife iscampaing and spec ops were awesome, but multiplayer was an epic fail in my mind. multiplayer was full of glitches and like the other call of duty games' multiplayer, it was a run and gun deal that didnt have any real tactical feel to it. im going to compare to battlefield 3 beacause it is a worthy game to compare by, it is able to give the player a tactical feel while playing, the knife is a perfected weapon on bf3, but on cod, you can knife someone in the big toe and its an instant kill. bf3 also gives a real team game unlike cod games beacause in order to win the match you and your team need to work together, and on cod its lone wolf all the way, no matter the game type. bullet drop is my favorite thing on bf3, beacause its realistic, you cant aim 500 meters down range and have the bullet hit right in the crosshairs in real life so you shouldnt be able to do it in a game. just the way the game reacts makes battlefield the winner in this duel Expand
  18. Nov 8, 2011
    4
    I myself didn't buy MW3, knowing it was not going to be at all what it was said to be. Also knowing i would be spending most of my time playing battlefield 3. But, i played my friends copy of the game and was then, after a few hours of playing it, complete disgusted with it. The maps are small. The fire fights are dull. Movement is very awkward and running and aiming doesn't match up withI myself didn't buy MW3, knowing it was not going to be at all what it was said to be. Also knowing i would be spending most of my time playing battlefield 3. But, i played my friends copy of the game and was then, after a few hours of playing it, complete disgusted with it. The maps are small. The fire fights are dull. Movement is very awkward and running and aiming doesn't match up with the sensitivity. The running, jumping, crouching, and prone animations look like they are from a playstation 2 game. I don't know if im being a little to harsh on this game, but in my opinion it is the worst call of duty released. Expand
  19. Nov 8, 2011
    4
    i gave it a 4 because of good single player. but the multiplayer was AWFUL, player about 10-15 matches and it was one of the worst experiences i had even though i was doing really well. going from battlefield 3 to this is a pretty massive difference that it hurts my eyes, what an eyesore of a game.
  20. Nov 9, 2011
    4
    Single player I would give 10/10. Perfect, no bugs, interesting story. Difficult on veteran so will get my hours out of the single player. However After I finish SP stories I rarely go back and head to multiplayer.

    This is where the game just doesnt do anything for me. If I had never played a single COD game online before I'm sure I would love it, everything that was great about the older
    Single player I would give 10/10. Perfect, no bugs, interesting story. Difficult on veteran so will get my hours out of the single player. However After I finish SP stories I rarely go back and head to multiplayer.

    This is where the game just doesnt do anything for me. If I had never played a single COD game online before I'm sure I would love it, everything that was great about the older COD is still present and is great. But thats the problem, its just the same as the last few iterations. I want something new something fresh.

    Battlefield 3 seems to be doing this. However this might be because I never played the Bad Company games. The last one I had was MC2.
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  21. Nov 9, 2011
    4
    You get what you expect from this one. New maps, weak single player, and the same multiplayer experience you come to expect from the COD series. The spec ops missions are interesting enough the first time through. Barely worth the $60. This could have been released as DLC considering the weak single player. I would suggest in the future keep expanding on the spec ops and perhapsYou get what you expect from this one. New maps, weak single player, and the same multiplayer experience you come to expect from the COD series. The spec ops missions are interesting enough the first time through. Barely worth the $60. This could have been released as DLC considering the weak single player. I would suggest in the future keep expanding on the spec ops and perhaps expand to four players? Survival mode is a good addition....just zombies that was "re-gifted"...but I will take it. I couldnt give it a 10 because there is nothing that makes it amazing. I couldnt give it a 0 because there are new maps and spec ops is good...only below average because there is no richness to the game whatsoever. I spent my hard earned money...took the chance...not a total loss...buy it and make up your own mind... Expand
  22. Nov 9, 2011
    4
    To begin with, that I bought all releases of this series of games, and each new made â
  23. Nov 9, 2011
    4
    damn i meant to put the rating at a 4. and for the most part i would give it a lower score but that would be out of how pissed I'm on how crappy this game is. If I used my emotions with the rating i would give it a 1 to show how bad the chopped and pasted the game and charged $60. And sorry to everybody for me giving the game a ten. had no plans on doing that but this is my first timedamn i meant to put the rating at a 4. and for the most part i would give it a lower score but that would be out of how pissed I'm on how crappy this game is. If I used my emotions with the rating i would give it a 1 to show how bad the chopped and pasted the game and charged $60. And sorry to everybody for me giving the game a ten. had no plans on doing that but this is my first time commenting on this website and forgot to move the scale. Is there anybody out there that can tell me how to change the rating for a comment I already submitted? Expand
  24. Nov 9, 2011
    4
    I have never played Battlefield, Im a COD and Gears fan, and I'm rating this low because it really is too much the same game as MW2. I mean down to the text and overlays, there is nothing to me that says wow its 2011 and i'm playing MW3. It feels just like 2009 with MW2, I mean exactly the same. I'm glad ppl are angry its has driven me nuts over the years that Madden gets away with theI have never played Battlefield, Im a COD and Gears fan, and I'm rating this low because it really is too much the same game as MW2. I mean down to the text and overlays, there is nothing to me that says wow its 2011 and i'm playing MW3. It feels just like 2009 with MW2, I mean exactly the same. I'm glad ppl are angry its has driven me nuts over the years that Madden gets away with the same thing and no one cares. I mean COD isn't the first franchise to do this, Madden, NBA 2k, Tiger Woods, Even GTA to an extent. Bottom line its up to the consumer, as a developer would you really take major risk in losing fan base by changing a game if you know your going to sell 10 million plus copies with the same formula. I think COD has defined/innovated the FPS market with MW series and ppl should expect them to keep innovating and SHOULD be upset when they don't and should be worried they are turning into madden. Expand
  25. Nov 9, 2011
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I haven't completed the single player. but I am enjoying it so far. It will not be to everyone's tastes, but it is still a good game. If you like the previous 5 call of duty games, you will like this one. Mulitplayer has some major issues, parties of more than 2 in multi player have major issues in connecting to games, taking minutes in some cases. Battles seem to be decided by blind luck, as damage seems to be random, as per se sniper rifles are overpowered. example being I came up from a guy left hand side and started shooting him, he had sniper rifle turned, (while being shot) and hip fired, and killed me.

    I'd give it a 8 solid effort, fantastic in places, but same old cod where you need ninja reflexes and ninja esque eyes to scan the entire viewpoint of character and the heat map to know where enemies are. I'd prefer Battlefield 3 to this, but that's just me. The single player is incredibly ott in one of the first missions Soap somehow recovers miracously from a massive stab wound to the chest, to suddenly be fine and dandy, really iw, activision???

    Good game, it is defintely worth the time to play at least once in your lifetime.
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  26. Nov 9, 2011
    4
    Only a few months ago I told myself and others that talked to me about MW3 that there was no way I would buy the game this year. Even before this latest installment I was sick of the lack of innovation or even slight advancement in the COD games since Call of Duty 4, but still, somehow, in the days leading up to the release I managed to let myself get caught up in the hype once more andOnly a few months ago I told myself and others that talked to me about MW3 that there was no way I would buy the game this year. Even before this latest installment I was sick of the lack of innovation or even slight advancement in the COD games since Call of Duty 4, but still, somehow, in the days leading up to the release I managed to let myself get caught up in the hype once more and purchased it on release day. Bad choice.

    So, where do I start? Well, let's be honest, COD is a multiplayer game, we all know the campaign is always incredibly average and so it's no surprise that in that respect that is again the case this year, but when a game that leans so heavily towards it's multiplayer starts to fail in that area too, well, then you've got real problems.

    The guns, attachments, perks and kill streaks all remain largely exactly the same as MW2, and I can live with that, but the maps are just truly and utterly ABYSMAL. I have put quite a few hours into the multiplayer so far and I can honestly say I haven't come across one single map that I've found remotely interesting or fun, the lack of effort and imagination is quite disgraceful. Everything looks a shade grey, there's far too much debris and **** everywhere breaking up the play, there's a ridiculous amount of pointless corridors on every map meaning there's very little space (as with the unbelievable amounts of debris), too many needless height levels break up the flow of the game and as a general package the maps just seem like an awful re-hash of a number of older maps poorly squashed together with minimal to no effort.

    At the end of the day, MW3 has and will do it's job - make a **** load of money, but I find it sad that a company and a franchise that rakes in as much cash as it does, is so happy to completely rest on their laurels and sell the game purely off of the brand name and the hype, rather than even make the slightest effort to show some imagination and effort to innovate or even just advance the game a little bit and actually achieve something that they can genuinely be proud of.

    I just hope to god that other gaming companies and franchises don't start to follow suite with the lack of ambition and laziness that the once great COD franchise has.
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  27. Mar 21, 2012
    4
    The previous score I had given this game was an 8: This game is uninspired, uneventful, and it feels like "we've done this before." Bad deja vu, a train wreck, and an embarrassing online service that feels stale. The single player campaign is the first in the Modern Warfare series that I didn't find interesting, not even in the slightest. The sound effects of the guns are too similarThe previous score I had given this game was an 8: This game is uninspired, uneventful, and it feels like "we've done this before." Bad deja vu, a train wreck, and an embarrassing online service that feels stale. The single player campaign is the first in the Modern Warfare series that I didn't find interesting, not even in the slightest. The sound effects of the guns are too similar to each other and it feels as if the guns you shoot have no power to them whatsoever. The explosions are either over-the-top, or small and insignificant to the point that it looks and feels cheap. The A.I. is also terrible with either super-human killers or enemies that walk towards you, waiting for you to mow them down. The online service, what COD is known for, is not done well at all this time around. There is no advantage for doing well, the game doesn't reward you accordingly, and the entire community wants to cheat instead of play the game fair. The Spec Ops missions aren't as fun this time around, and they feel rushed. The graphics are touted as better, but this is not the case. The graphics seem to have a grainy filter over them, to give the effect of a "war-hardened" game. This game was rushed, and it shows. With the first two installations of the MW series warranting a 10 and 8 from me, respectively; this game falls very short of that. No longer fun, not creative, and not balanced; Modern Warfare 3 is one of the worst games I have played in a long time. Don't waste your time, money, or life on this game. Not worth the $60 price tag, and I wouldn't pay $20 for it. Terrible, terrible game. Expand
  28. Nov 9, 2011
    4
    This was simply an over-hyped expansion pack. Many of the things I felt Black Ops did well seem to have been ditched as they essentially took MW2, added a few new things, and called it a new game entirely. I bought this only to hold me until Skyrim's release and sadly I'm going to return it before Skyrim and continue playing Batman.
  29. Nov 9, 2011
    4
    I had very high expectations for this game and for some reason I figured this was it. This was going to be the cream of the crop. The game that would be so perfect I would play it for years. I was wrong. This game is not innovative or different from the other COD's but frankly that is not the reason for my bad rating. I don't mind a recycled game, as long as they simply polish the old oneI had very high expectations for this game and for some reason I figured this was it. This was going to be the cream of the crop. The game that would be so perfect I would play it for years. I was wrong. This game is not innovative or different from the other COD's but frankly that is not the reason for my bad rating. I don't mind a recycled game, as long as they simply polish the old one and make it better. They did fix a few things in this game but at the expense of breaking others. Overall I would give the campaign a 7. Mostly because it was way to short. should have been about twice as long. Yeah it's a bit repetitive but it was still fun. Even those who gave this a poor rating have to admit that there aren't really that many other FPS's who overall have as good of campaigns as COD. The multiplayer on the other hand is total garbage. I would give the multiplayer a 2. Just so many things wrong with it. Prob the worst multiplayer out of mw1, 2, waw, bops. Could be because sledgehammer worked on the multiplayer. who knows. Anyway here are some of the problems I've seen with the multiplayer. 1. The lag compensation is horrible idea. Worst invention in gaming. For those who don't know what that is, its basically an artificially induced lag on those with good connections. In theory this sounds like a good idea but it never works. Basically your playing a game with everyone lagging. Ever have a situation where you turn a corner only to be killed in .01sec by what seems like a single bullet and a player with godlike reflexes, only to see on the killcam that he in fact saw you for quite some time and fired a hail of bullets? You can thank lag compensation for that. 2. The maps are horrible. They're full of choke points that make objective games unfair depending on where your spawning. They are many times one sided giving the lucky team the spawns with the high ground, allowing them to pin you into a corner. They lack open space with long distance shooting lanes. Everywhere you turn your view is obstructed by something forcing nothing but close quarter combat. 3. quickscoping, nuff said.
    4. Bullet dmg is weak. Makes it tough to quickly snap and kill multiple enemies unless they are in a line since you waste 5sec and half a clip to kill the first which by then his teammate has killed you. Long distance kills have become super difficult because now people have plenty of time to duck behind cover after being hit by the first spray of bullets. After every game take a look at the assists. There are now tons of them because nobody can finish off their own kills. When it only takes 3-4 bullets to kill someone, that doesn't leave much time for a teammate to come in and steal your kill but 5-6 is plenty of time for them to pop off one bullet after they see you firing. I even had 9 assists just by myself in one TDM game. WTF is that!
    5. Most killstreaks are completely OP. Black ops I actually think had a decent balance of killstreaks. Dog's and the chopper gunner were easy to counter with rockets our your own gun. 6. Giant names above enemies is dumb. I used to pride myself on being able to stop a tiny spec of an enemy across the map, now they just gave everyone that ability with 6inch name plates that pop up if they aim anywhere near me. No point in even hiding behind cover because if even so much as your pinky toe is sticking out your full name shows up. These name plates also block your view. The stupid things sits right on top of the guy and I can't even see what I'm shooting at. 7. Spawns are decent but have their moments. I've literally been spawned 10ft in front of an enemy or right in the line of fire between 2 people. However, I do see less of situations where the entire team all of a sudden starts spawning right on top of you and your pro camp spot. 8. Kill confirmed gametype is completely dumb. At the very least show us how many tags we've collected along with our overall kills. Yeah Mripwnnewbs might have 50 kills but is he even picking up any dog tags? We have no way of knowing. 9. Headquarters is still luck based. Keeps one team constantly spawning on the new location. Frankly it's kinda a flawed gametype to begin with but w/e.
    10. Create a class interface is cumbersome. When customizing certain aspects of my gun (attachments, camo, etc. ) I should have to keep going through all the menus of choices to get to the one I want. there should be separate menus for each of those things like in bops. I also hate the killstreak interface. I hate how if I go from say, assault to support for example just to unlock or switch my selection, it automatically switches me to that type. I can't tell you how many times I've started a game with the wrong killstreak package because I switched it on me when all I wanted to do was unlock somehting new or reselect my 3 choices for future use. So far no COD has held my attention better than MW1. It was simple and polished.
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  30. Nov 9, 2011
    4
    A 4 hour campaign, lack of innovation, old engine, recycled models, textures, sound files and the gameplay is the same as in MW2. If you look at it as a game for itself, it isn't bad, but if you look at it as the third game of the MW series, which it is, then it's just a damn expensive update.
  31. Nov 9, 2011
    4
    If you were a big fan of MW2 like some of my friends then you will love this game because that is essentially what it is with some minor improvements. For myself this game is kind of disappointing, I was much more a fan of black ops and to me MW3 is a step back from it. MW3 just doesn't feel like a 'new' game it feels like something that came out 2 to 3 years ago. It's not a bad game butIf you were a big fan of MW2 like some of my friends then you will love this game because that is essentially what it is with some minor improvements. For myself this game is kind of disappointing, I was much more a fan of black ops and to me MW3 is a step back from it. MW3 just doesn't feel like a 'new' game it feels like something that came out 2 to 3 years ago. It's not a bad game but in my opinion it is definitely not a game i would have waited in line at midnight to get. Try it before you buy it Expand
  32. Nov 9, 2011
    4
    campaign is decent , your usual cod campaign , people are sayin its a formula that works why mess with it , if that were the case than we would simply be playin the same game over and over through the years , cod needs to do wat cod4 mw done to the series a reboot , just like i dont want to play another resident evil without a reboot , games get stale when there is no competition and letscampaign is decent , your usual cod campaign , people are sayin its a formula that works why mess with it , if that were the case than we would simply be playin the same game over and over through the years , cod needs to do wat cod4 mw done to the series a reboot , just like i dont want to play another resident evil without a reboot , games get stale when there is no competition and lets be honest cod has had none over the last few years , cod4 broke new ground mw2 perfected that black ops took it as far as it could go , i want a reboot of the series because i'm not sum dumb sheep like alot of cod fans , formula kills real creativity and progress , some game developers make an argument that gaming can reach the level of art , as long as they churn out the same old same old it will never reach that , look at wat cash cow movie blockbusters have done to film , also music , i am and have always been a cod fan , cod4 mw blew my mind , but i can honestly say i hope bf3 kicks mw3 ass , because its excactly what it needs to progress the series , guys giving this a ten are either bias blind or in denial , pes was the best football game out there until it got stale and fifa took over , fifa now has ruled for the past few years , i hope the same happens with bf3 and mw3 , bf3 is much much much better online yea the campaign aint all that but thats not we we play these games we play for multiplayer and as a true cod fan i admit bf3 rips cod open reveals just how flawed it is , if you play bf3 multi for a week then play cod mw3 multi it feels like a game thats 3-4 years old , thats because it is , bf3 is doing for fps wat mw did at the time, stop being blind people realy , its not a zero rating by a long shot but its no more than a 4 at best,also what will prove all u blind fans wrong is the fact that the next cod will switch it up and change the engine , and if you guys keep sayin its 10/10 then IW will keep pissing on you and tellin you its raining , whilst taking your cash at the same time , cod goodbye , not that it wont massively outsell bf3 , but transformers2 massively outsold the hurt locker for example thats the problem , you guys are sheep , and up until mw3 so was i , but no longer , i am jumping ship to bf , and i havnt played previous bf but i have played and owned every previous cod , wake up people the reason there not switching it up and being innovative is because of you fans with your blind faith for a game thats cleary past its sell by date , so thanks for ruining the series i love by being sheep , ps my name on psn , is modern-warrior25 , not battlefield 25 , so dont dare accuse me of being a battlefield fanboy , i'm simply an unbias game fame , who prefers substance over style , an who's not going to defend game developers who dont care about the people making them rich , ie us the fans , if you guys took a stand than i'm sure the next cod would not be a remake like mw3 but you wont , who care about the rivalry between cod and bf people , frankly i dont care who comes out on top in a few years down the road so long as whoever it is pushes the envolope , i will reiterate FORMULA KILLS CREATIVITY . Expand
  33. Nov 9, 2011
    4
    Campaign is great the best of the series. BUT WHAT WERE THEY THINKING WITH THE MULTIPLAYER?. The music is pretty good with the game but the graphics are terrible! EXACTLY THE SAME AS MW2! Spec ops is the same old same old and the survival mode is okay but nowhere near as good as zombies. And its only for 2 people. They added next to nothing for the multiplayer and i had to check to makeCampaign is great the best of the series. BUT WHAT WERE THEY THINKING WITH THE MULTIPLAYER?. The music is pretty good with the game but the graphics are terrible! EXACTLY THE SAME AS MW2! Spec ops is the same old same old and the survival mode is okay but nowhere near as good as zombies. And its only for 2 people. They added next to nothing for the multiplayer and i had to check to make sure i didn't put in the modern warfare 2 disc by accident. But seriously though this game does not deserve a 0. I greatly enjoyed its campaign. BUY BATTLEFIELD 3 INSTEAD! Battlefield 3's multiplayer is much better but its campaign cannot compare to this. If you want campaign buy this if you want multiplayer buy Battlefield 3. Expand
  34. Nov 9, 2011
    4
    MW 3 is, like most say, nothing more than MW 2.1. Though it has the familiar feel of past CODs, which makes it easy to jump right into multiplayer, it also feels to familiar. It's good for a game to be similar to the past installment, yet this game is nothing but the last game. Its a double-edged sword. The multiplayer is the same old thing. Nothing more to say. Play MW 2 but add differentMW 3 is, like most say, nothing more than MW 2.1. Though it has the familiar feel of past CODs, which makes it easy to jump right into multiplayer, it also feels to familiar. It's good for a game to be similar to the past installment, yet this game is nothing but the last game. Its a double-edged sword. The multiplayer is the same old thing. Nothing more to say. Play MW 2 but add different maps and a couple new guns, that's all it is. At this point the only thing keeping the series alive is the new update to Spec Ops which I found very enjoyable, yet not enjoyable enough to prevent my eyes from bleeding over this so called "story". The story is nothing more than a Michael Bay movie with the production fees equal to the of the cost of Bill Gates house. And I'm talking about his house that makes NASA look like preschoolers playing with some Legos. The story doesn't waste anytime in shoving you straight into battle. You walk down some streets, shoot some guys, explosions, repeat. By the time you get through a few more levels a "big" plot point occurs which is supposed to "shock" the gamer. It doesn't. The characters are very stiff in every way, which doesn't help the story at all. When characters are supposed to feel sorry, they sound the same. When there supposed to feel relieved, they sound the same. I'm looking at you Price. All in all, no matter how much we hate it, the odds of the CoD series dying soon is about as likely as Activision admitting they have enough money and they don't need anymore. Expand
  35. Nov 9, 2011
    4
    It upsets me that this game will sell more than Uncharted 3 and Skyrim. No innovations, revelations, or gratification. You should not even veer towards contemplation to buy this game, a rent at best to enjoy the sight of all of our major cities getting blown up. (because that's what people like these days) Acitivision I have much respect for you as developer,but it's time to give up on aIt upsets me that this game will sell more than Uncharted 3 and Skyrim. No innovations, revelations, or gratification. You should not even veer towards contemplation to buy this game, a rent at best to enjoy the sight of all of our major cities getting blown up. (because that's what people like these days) Acitivision I have much respect for you as developer,but it's time to give up on a franchise, for entertainments sake. Your wallets will remain happy. Expand
  36. Nov 10, 2011
    4
    The game overall has lived up to the hype...except the HYPED up Elite account.. Thinking the type of intrest they had in the game and yet they cant cope with the amount of ppl that have signed up.. Unable to access teh website, v.poor customer support, no replies to questions. Sort it out or start refunding!!
  37. Nov 10, 2011
    4
    Same game
    Same old game Old engine Boum boum but no sensation I like FPS games but MW 3 it's a old game, 4 year too late ... sorry ACTIVISION MUST BE CHANGE ALL !!
  38. Nov 10, 2011
    4
    - Campaign is way too short ( they need to SORT THIS OUT!!) -The same graphics as MW2
    -Multilayer is the same apart from a few new things
    -COD Elite is **** why do i want to pay more money......
    -No doubt they wont be releasing any map packs for free, they are just in it for the money!!!!

    Luckily I didn't pay the full price of £44.99............WAY TOO MUCH!!!
  39. Nov 10, 2011
    4
    For me Call of Duty has been a solid, if stagnant, franchise with it's only weakness being a stubborn refusal to shake up it's core elements, to expand and grow, to transcend it's (very basic) run and gun formula into something truly ahead of the pack. This is the old Coke Classic vs new Coke debate. Should they have tinkered with it's tried and true gameplay and gamble on innovation orFor me Call of Duty has been a solid, if stagnant, franchise with it's only weakness being a stubborn refusal to shake up it's core elements, to expand and grow, to transcend it's (very basic) run and gun formula into something truly ahead of the pack. This is the old Coke Classic vs new Coke debate. Should they have tinkered with it's tried and true gameplay and gamble on innovation or stay the course with what they know pleases fans? Well, I can tell you this fan is not pleased. A decidedly dated graphics engine mixed with an unsatisfying multiplayer experience spells AVOID to anyone still on the fence about this title. Wow, another bland shooter in an over-saturated market. How quaint. Let's face it, they no longer want to EARN your money. They just expect you to turn out in droves rebuying the same game from 2007. CoD is a bloated dinosaur well on it's way to extinction. Expand
  40. Nov 10, 2011
    4
    As a long time COD player, I find myself disappointed by the latest installment. Although the campaign was the predictable fare it was fairly well done, but nothing truly new or innovating was to be seen there. Moving on to the MP side of things, I feel its a backward step compared to its Treyarch predecessor, something I would never thought I would say, poor map designs, even poorer spawnAs a long time COD player, I find myself disappointed by the latest installment. Although the campaign was the predictable fare it was fairly well done, but nothing truly new or innovating was to be seen there. Moving on to the MP side of things, I feel its a backward step compared to its Treyarch predecessor, something I would never thought I would say, poor map designs, even poorer spawn mechanics, the removal of the great gun customisations Combat Training, and the parred down theatre editing options so well implemented In COD:BO. With a bleak selection of weapons and perk choices It feels more and more like expansion pack territory in all but name. I would love to of been able to give this the usual score of 8+ out of 10 but with such a pedestrian franchise update and the many problems, lag, poor hit detection, no Elite Access, (Paid For Hardened Edition) no Founder content accessible and irredeemable avatar DLC, I feel giving a score of 5+ here is too generous for the problems faced, I had high hopes but low expectations coming in, but not this low. Expand
  41. Nov 10, 2011
    4
    I enjoyed MW1 multiplayer a lot, MW2 wasn't quite as good due to the focus on killstreaks but was an good game none-the-less, but MW3 does not live up to the Modern Warfare name at all. I was very disappointed in Black Ops for many reasons, namely the amount of lag and the map design that promoted a camping mentality to do well and I'm sad to say this has carried over to MW3 somehow. MW2,I enjoyed MW1 multiplayer a lot, MW2 wasn't quite as good due to the focus on killstreaks but was an good game none-the-less, but MW3 does not live up to the Modern Warfare name at all. I was very disappointed in Black Ops for many reasons, namely the amount of lag and the map design that promoted a camping mentality to do well and I'm sad to say this has carried over to MW3 somehow. MW2, among it's faults, was a good, fast paced game that actually rewarded people that moved around the map, and not in the corner to corner sence. As a 'run and gunner' I pride myself on being able to rely on my reflexes and perception, not on the amount of patience it takes to sit in a corner waiting for someone to run past and I did well as a runner. In Black Ops and MW3 this was lost in the combination of corners, choke points and bad map design. I don't understand how a team with many staff that built MW1 and 2 could create a game so closely resembling Black Ops which is made by a different developer. Everything from bad spawn points to shotty map design to lag that shouldn't be there to bad hit detection and even the graphic design mirrors Black Ops so closely that you could be forgiven for not knowing there are two different developers.
    If they had taken the MW2 architecture and netcode system, added the new maps and weapons and all that jazz and left it, it would be a decent game, but at the moment the only saving grace is the fairly interesting spec ops.
    The fact that I still actively play MW2 but am already sick of this game and it's dodgey calls and decisions shows just how dissimilar they are even though they are direct sequels, then add on the hype about lack of camping spots and choke points that came from the developers themselves and it almost boils down to a blatant lie to the consumer in that regards (much like Black Ops and it's oh so many promised features that where never fleshed out).
    As a parting word, all I can say is the multiplayer is a hassle to get through not the fun experience it is meant to be and a practise in frustration and my private, offensive vocabulary every time I play a match.
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  42. Nov 10, 2011
    4
    after being loyal to COD games for ages i had enough-- sure it can be fun. but its the same **** in a different package-- i will not pick up another COD before they change everythæng drasticly-- this just feels like a big DLC-- very dissapointing-- R.I.P COD--
  43. Nov 13, 2011
    4
    Ok I played MW3 for around 7 or 8 hours when I gave it a score of 4. Now I've had around 30 hours on the game I'm still giving it a 4, my first instincts were . Ok the campaign is good and like being immersed in your very own action movie but multiplayer is where most people are going to spend their time and it just doesn't live up to the standards set before. The maps are all very similarOk I played MW3 for around 7 or 8 hours when I gave it a score of 4. Now I've had around 30 hours on the game I'm still giving it a 4, my first instincts were . Ok the campaign is good and like being immersed in your very own action movie but multiplayer is where most people are going to spend their time and it just doesn't live up to the standards set before. The maps are all very similar in feel, closed close combat maps with few open spaces and half the size of some of the MW2 maps, when playing with 12 to a team it is incredibly cluttered and teamwork is impossible. Larger maps with an emphasis on teamwork would have been an innovation I could have lived with but it's the same old running and gunning and the victories go to those with machine pistols and sprint. The much touted new weapons etc don't make that much a difference really because the maps are so small you only really need an auto and a quick trigger finger.
    Comparing it to BF3 is a waste of time as they really are totally different games, comparing it to it's predecessor MW2 or Black Ops more appropriate and sadly MW3 doesn't stack, MW2 is still a superb game and I regret trading in my copy of Black Ops for MW3.
    I would have been happy to pay 15 euro ($ 22) for this as an expansion but paying around 69 euros ($ 95) is a bit of a rip off to say the least.
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  44. Nov 10, 2011
    4
    It just doesn't grab you like 1 & 2 did. I can't put my finger on why. Perhaps, like some are saying, it's a tired format. I normaly play COD to death but this has been a case of COD, Batman, Batman, COD, Batman, Batman...
  45. Nov 10, 2011
    4
    The game feels like an expansion, with a hefty price tag. There are a couple minor tweaks here and there but nothing revolutionary. The single player was way to short. I will probably trade this game in within a month.
  46. Nov 10, 2011
    4
    An unpolished, unrefined, unfun instalment of Call of Duty. Unfortunately, it has an extremely dull plot, which can be finished in a few hours, with no revolutionary graphics or changes to the series or FPS genre. Only the multiplayer redeems itself slightly and even then, it's nothing new.
  47. Nov 10, 2011
    4
    It's astounding when you go to other gaming sites that are reviewing MW3 the fact that it is getting above an 8.5 just bothers me. When you read articles talking about the game there are comments like, "Its the same COD you know and love," "The visuals are basically the same as MW2" "There are no real big changes to game play elements," IT MAY SEEM LIKE THIS COULD BE JUST AN EXPANSION TOIt's astounding when you go to other gaming sites that are reviewing MW3 the fact that it is getting above an 8.5 just bothers me. When you read articles talking about the game there are comments like, "Its the same COD you know and love," "The visuals are basically the same as MW2" "There are no real big changes to game play elements," IT MAY SEEM LIKE THIS COULD BE JUST AN EXPANSION TO MW2" I mean if this were ANY OTHER FRANCHISE in the gaming industry the reviewers would be giving it at most a 6.

    I just couldn't grasp the what was happening when I read the articles, for other games that have come out recently you could read the reviews and feel the excitement in the article about how awesome the game really is (Arkham City, Uncharted 3) but for MW3 it almost feels like reviews are saying "Its the same game you have been playing since 2005, so why wouldn't we give it a very high score?" That is just totally acceptable and just lazy.

    Sure people are going to buy it, enjoy it and play it for months to come. But I certainly won't. MW2 was the last COD I played for an extensive period. Black Ops I played for all of 2 weeks then sold it back to gamestop. And I am going to do the same with MW3 this weekend, I would have done it earlier but I have too much work and school.I might as well get as much of my money back as I can because I literally got bored within 3 hours of playing it (Some campaign, mostly multi-player)

    The biggest change/addition this game received cost an extra $50 a year, COD Elite. I don't know that much about it at all but from what I am seeing it seems like it is nearly the same as what Bungie did for FREE for Halo 3 and Reach on their website. The ability to look up personal trackers for yourself, # of kills with X weapon, where you kill/die the most on maps etc. I don't know too much more than that.
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  48. Nov 10, 2011
    4
    To be honest, I love almost every COD game. I was so excited for mw3 to come out. I get home, and Im just like, wtf is going on? The maps were just so clustered and big, spawns suck, On top of this, the elite service doesnt even work? They say they didnt expect that many people to be on the servers? WHAT??? You did a **** beta for the service, you charge us 50 bucks for the **** thing,To be honest, I love almost every COD game. I was so excited for mw3 to come out. I get home, and Im just like, wtf is going on? The maps were just so clustered and big, spawns suck, On top of this, the elite service doesnt even work? They say they didnt expect that many people to be on the servers? WHAT??? You did a **** beta for the service, you charge us 50 bucks for the **** thing, and you cant have it up and running when it comes out? Lol. Wow. Maybe they shouldnt of spent so much money on actors to do a **** commercial and used the money on the damn servers. I like COD, but Battlefield is the true winner this year, and for many more to come. Expand
  49. Nov 10, 2011
    4
    I should start by saying that I don't like the Quake inspired twitch shooter multiplayer of MW3. The slower play of Call of Duty: Black Ops seemed to require much more skill. The difference between the 2 CoD games is something I can't seem to understand.

    My issues are with the lobby system that seems like such a massive step backwards from Call of Duty: Black Ops it's criminal. The
    I should start by saying that I don't like the Quake inspired twitch shooter multiplayer of MW3. The slower play of Call of Duty: Black Ops seemed to require much more skill. The difference between the 2 CoD games is something I can't seem to understand.

    My issues are with the lobby system that seems like such a massive step backwards from Call of Duty: Black Ops it's criminal. The constant pauses while navigating the menus is terrible.

    While I'm not the strongest player it's pretty hard to rack up a kill streak when the game constantly seems to spawn opponents directly behind you.

    I also take issue with the sounds in the game. Audio options are anemic to those in CoD:BO. Game audio seems to be fine but I can't hear teammates chat unless we start a private party. I can't help but wonder if people shelling out for those Special Edition Turtle Beach headphones are experiencing similar issues.

    Speaking of private parties. The fact that you can't join your friends (usually told the game is full) when they are in a lobby show the lack of effort on testing the lobby system.

    The multiplayer just feels like a total mess. And since the multiplayer was the very reason for my purchase I can't help but feel terribly disappointed.
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  50. Nov 10, 2011
    4
    well after playing this game yess the campaign is action packed and fun to play thew multiplayer just plain sux I mean map design is horrible as well as the dated graphics I accidently swore that this was MW2 when I playing through a couple of lvls. any there is no excuse for this POS for a game I mean for crying out loud why couldnt they borrow the ID Tech 5 engine it would have donewell after playing this game yess the campaign is action packed and fun to play thew multiplayer just plain sux I mean map design is horrible as well as the dated graphics I accidently swore that this was MW2 when I playing through a couple of lvls. any there is no excuse for this POS for a game I mean for crying out loud why couldnt they borrow the ID Tech 5 engine it would have done wonders for this game. anyway I own both MW3 and BF3. and i can tell u this one of them I played for a couple of hours and got bored immediatly the other one for a whole day I didnt even go to sleep and played it straight I'll let you figure out
    which one is which.
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  51. Nov 10, 2011
    4
    Nice yet abrupt end to the Modern Warfare trilogy. Activision knew they couldn't say 'Modern Warefare 2 Part 2' and that is how it feels. Its as bad as Capcom - a full priced expansion.
    The only nice (and new!) Thing I like is the hybrid sight (might have been on Black Ops)
    Online is the same bar different maps/a couple of additions. The whole run/gun/camp just doesn't do it for me.
  52. Nov 10, 2011
    4
    Where to start? I have been playing COD since the very first game on PC, and IMO Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is the best COD game in the entire franchise. What happened Infinity Ward? Modern Warfare 3 is the same as Black Ops / Modern Warfare 2....it's just more of the same. This game really could have been released as a $30 expansion (or something like that). I don't really understandWhere to start? I have been playing COD since the very first game on PC, and IMO Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is the best COD game in the entire franchise. What happened Infinity Ward? Modern Warfare 3 is the same as Black Ops / Modern Warfare 2....it's just more of the same. This game really could have been released as a $30 expansion (or something like that). I don't really understand what all the hype is surrounding this game (IMO there are much better ones just released and that are coming out).

    The single player is poor, multiplayer is more of the same, and SpecOps feels like it was tacked on.....There is just not enough here to justify a $60 game. If it was going for $40, ok....that would change this review a bit. To give Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games credit, they did do a remarkable job with the graphics (this is at least a four year old engine), and you can tell they worked extremely hard to deliver this.

    Bottom line, buy this, yes or no?: No - Save your money and play COD: Modern Warfare if you need your "war" game fix.
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  53. Nov 10, 2011
    4
    I thought mw2 was pretty good but mw3 does absolutely nothing to progress the franchise, in fact it actually took a step back. The guns don't handle as well though the sound is better, the maps are overly complicated, claustrophobic and lack any sort of landmarks or locations for the most part to make them memorable or easy to navigate. The leveling system is a nice change and the gunsI thought mw2 was pretty good but mw3 does absolutely nothing to progress the franchise, in fact it actually took a step back. The guns don't handle as well though the sound is better, the maps are overly complicated, claustrophobic and lack any sort of landmarks or locations for the most part to make them memorable or easy to navigate. The leveling system is a nice change and the guns seem to have a better natural progression as you get the higher level ones but the maps are so tight and the game paced so quickly that SMGs seem to be the weapon of choice for most people. Quick-scoping is back and better than ever to appeal to the 11 year olds, noob tubing got the nerf bat along with all explosives, grenade kills are way harder to come by even if you're practically sitting on the grenade. The engine at a whole feels dated and although I'm not a stickler for graphics there doesn't seem much of an improvement here. The game as a whole feels uninspired and dated, and can get extremely frustrating, especially when out of 16 or so maps, you only look forward to playing 3 or 4 at most. The whole game feels as though it could've just been a huge DLC for MW2. They probably should've used all that Jonah Hill and Sam Worthington money to build a new engine and hire some new map developers. Expand
  54. Nov 10, 2011
    4
    I will be honest, Call of Duty has been nothing but rehashed since Call of Duty 4. Kotick has been capitalizing on map packs since then. It's the same content since 2009. It's a terrible game, while the graphics may be good, and music; it is is still just THE SAME EXACT GAME
  55. Nov 10, 2011
    4
    Ive been a fan of COD since COD 4 and have owned every title since then. I think the the single player campaign was decent but hey, everyone buys COD for its multiplayer right? The thing is, I cant even play multiplayer cause of the STUPID NAT TYPE and yes I've tried forwarding my ports, turning the router on and off, enabling upnp, giving my ps3 a static IP, changed the nat type from 3 -Ive been a fan of COD since COD 4 and have owned every title since then. I think the the single player campaign was decent but hey, everyone buys COD for its multiplayer right? The thing is, I cant even play multiplayer cause of the STUPID NAT TYPE and yes I've tried forwarding my ports, turning the router on and off, enabling upnp, giving my ps3 a static IP, changed the nat type from 3 - 2 but it still doesnt work! and dont give me this crap that its my router, i've played mw1, mw2 and black ops on the same router theres no reason why this should happen. ACTIVISION FIX THESE PROBLEMS AND MAYBE YOU'LL GET A BETTER RATING - TAKE A PAGE OFF BF3, THEY CATER TO THEIR FANS IN MODERATION, YOU GUYS JUST LOOK AT US AS DOLLAR SIGNS. PICK YOUR ACT UP. You should be happy I didn't give you guys a zero. Expand
  56. Nov 10, 2011
    4
    Modern Warfare 2, for all its faults, was a great game. A slightly newer, repackaged version of Modern Warfare 2 that arrives several years after its predecessor is, however, not a great game. I've never been quite so disappointed with a game whose arrival I anticipated so greatly. Campaign is linear and repetitive; the plot is murky, absurd, and seems as if it was crafted by Michael Bay'sModern Warfare 2, for all its faults, was a great game. A slightly newer, repackaged version of Modern Warfare 2 that arrives several years after its predecessor is, however, not a great game. I've never been quite so disappointed with a game whose arrival I anticipated so greatly. Campaign is linear and repetitive; the plot is murky, absurd, and seems as if it was crafted by Michael Bay's evil, slightly less competent twin. Devices that were innovative one-offs in the previous game, like door breaching or crash/explosion cinematics, are overused to the point that it becomes obvious the team that made the game is content with maintaining the status quo. On top of that, the campaign clocked in at less than 4 hours on the regular setting. That wouldn't bother me too much if the multiplayer was rock-solid, though, because that's been the main attraction for the series. That's simply not the case, however. Bullet lag is the worst of any recent game I've played. Weapon balance seems to have been thrown out and replaced with the strategy of "let's make everything as powerful as possible." Maps are amorphous and prohibitive to actual team strategy. Menus are identical, and perhaps even murkier than the previous iteration in the series. New killstreak packages are a nice touch, and perk balancing was an absolute necessity that they thankfully worked out. But when seen as a whole, the greatest new addition is Elite, a glorified stat tracker that costs sixty dollars on top of your existing Live subscription. Given my level of frustration and disappointment with this game, I feel a four is generous. I won't be buying back into the series again, or at least until they give it the inevitable reboot. It's sad to see a company like Activision run a once-proud brand into the ground like this for profits. Expand
  57. Nov 10, 2011
    4
    I have played about 7 hours of MW3 online and I have a different point of view than many others here, but it still leads to the same conclusion. This game is more like Black Ops than MW/MW2. First and foremost the game has sped up way too fast. It has turned into a bunch of kids running around with submachine guns or the G36c. There is very little to do that can counter this because 1)I have played about 7 hours of MW3 online and I have a different point of view than many others here, but it still leads to the same conclusion. This game is more like Black Ops than MW/MW2. First and foremost the game has sped up way too fast. It has turned into a bunch of kids running around with submachine guns or the G36c. There is very little to do that can counter this because 1) the maps are so condensed it feels like it's impossible to snipe (unless of course you're a quick scoper) 2) if you have a 3 bar connection you won't kill half the time anyway (I usually have 4 bar but sometimes it's 3 bar) 3) It is damn near pointless to use the M16, you will get out gunned every time. The accuracy and power have little effect due to kids just holding the trigger down and spraying. I know MW2 had it's issues as far quick scoping, danger close/noob tubes, and a few other issues. However, I feel the maps were more balanced as far as open areas vs. closed tight confined areas.

    I'm not going to give up yet, but I am damn close. So far I am thoroughly disappointed which is why I'm rating the game a 4.
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  58. Nov 16, 2011
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. i feel they went in the wrong direction with the multiplayer in making the maps too small. the single player was short but not too bad sadly though after being emotionally involved in the last 2 games i was quite glad when soap finally died. he must of lost 40 litres of blood! very little innovation also they have changed the kill streaks and mmmm well that's pretty much it. for this we have to pay extra than other games simply because its call of duty. gets negative 4 from me Expand
  59. Nov 10, 2011
    4
    I'm really struggling to enjoy this game. For $60 I'm playing a near identical experience Call of Duty has offered for the past 5 years. The evolution, new additions and gameplay aren't there for me, and that's disappointing.

    The game is solid from a graphic and gameplay standpoint. If you've never played a COD game, this is the most refined. If you've played a COD game before, save your
    I'm really struggling to enjoy this game. For $60 I'm playing a near identical experience Call of Duty has offered for the past 5 years. The evolution, new additions and gameplay aren't there for me, and that's disappointing.

    The game is solid from a graphic and gameplay standpoint. If you've never played a COD game, this is the most refined. If you've played a COD game before, save your $60 and continue on with your current version.
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  60. Nov 10, 2011
    4
    same guns no hardcore freeforall best part of game is playing the campaign what were they thinking after all that hype ill keep playing black ops it looks just like number 2
  61. Nov 10, 2011
    4
    lacking innovation.lacking innovation.lacking innovation.lacking innovation.lacking innovation.lacking innovation.lacking innovation.lacking innovation.
  62. Nov 10, 2011
    4
    MW2 exceeded all expectations that were set as a sequel to the first Modern Warfare game. MW3, rather than innovates beyond its predecessor, it simply imitates it. The game is full of "been there done that" moments. There are a few game modes that are new and fun for a minute, but overall the gameplay experience as a whole, whether you're playing campaign or multiplayer will leave youMW2 exceeded all expectations that were set as a sequel to the first Modern Warfare game. MW3, rather than innovates beyond its predecessor, it simply imitates it. The game is full of "been there done that" moments. There are a few game modes that are new and fun for a minute, but overall the gameplay experience as a whole, whether you're playing campaign or multiplayer will leave you feeling like "I waited 2 years for this?" MW3 offers very little to make this feel anything more than a $60 DLC pack for MW2. There's really nothing new to see here and it is really disappointing considering that we saw such huge improvement from COD: Modern Warfare to COD: MW2. What everyone wanted was a game that exceeded expectations, as MW2 did when it released 2 years ago. Instead it merely repeats the same formula and does very little to raise the bar that was set by MW2...instead it barley reaches the bar of its prequel. Expand
  63. Nov 10, 2011
    4
    I am a big Call of Duty fan and I have been playing CoD games since COD2. Overall, I think it is quite obvious by the number of bad reviews that this game is a disappointment. Its a real shame that with all the revenue generated by the CoD series, that no development has gone into any substantial updates.

    MW3 did away with any innovation that Blackops brought to the table. It seems all
    I am a big Call of Duty fan and I have been playing CoD games since COD2. Overall, I think it is quite obvious by the number of bad reviews that this game is a disappointment. Its a real shame that with all the revenue generated by the CoD series, that no development has gone into any substantial updates.

    MW3 did away with any innovation that Blackops brought to the table. It seems all they did was to take MW2 and throw a stupid amount of killstreaks/perks/unlockables at it. The maps are again very disappointing, too tight and maze like. There is a reason why CoD4 is hailed as the best in the series, its simplicity created good gameplay, which neglected the need for silly features. I don't understand how hard it is to look at the maps that people like the most and create more like them. I think that this poor reiteration of an ageing CoD formula is the icing on the cake, people are fed up and want change. In my opinion, take a step back, don't rush to release a new CoD game purely for revenue as it is only going to hurt you in the long run. Instead, look at the feedback from the user base and ask them what they want done differently. Another option would be show us the changes, and get feedback, instead of just pushing it out on release day and hoping for the best.
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  64. Nov 10, 2011
    4
    The Call Of Duty franchise has received much deserving critical acclaim from all over the world. The series set a high standard with Call Of Duty 4 Modern Warfare that continued with modern warfare 2, and black ops. However, there is nothing significantly new and fresh with modern warfare 3. The game has the same admirable high production values that the previous games in the series have,The Call Of Duty franchise has received much deserving critical acclaim from all over the world. The series set a high standard with Call Of Duty 4 Modern Warfare that continued with modern warfare 2, and black ops. However, there is nothing significantly new and fresh with modern warfare 3. The game has the same admirable high production values that the previous games in the series have, and there is plenty of improvements and refinements in the overall package, but it seems developer activision is satisfied only with replicating nearly the same content the other modern warfare games contained and while this should be enough to please hardcore fans of the series that are willing to accept what i would call an expensive expansion, mw3 should not be highly praised for only having high production values and doing the same thing over and over again. If it were the first installment in the modern warfare series, the effort here would have been highly praised in my regard, but with this third iteration it all feels much too similar. Expand
  65. Nov 10, 2011
    4
    Individually, MW3 is a fantastic game, but one can only compare to previous Call of Duty titles, and this leaves a lot to be desired.

    First of all, the graphics have undergone zero improvement, and that includes all the killstreak icons, in-game text and HUD. The menus and screens are all the same, and the whole multilayer experience lacks any real innovation. Okay, so they added Strike
    Individually, MW3 is a fantastic game, but one can only compare to previous Call of Duty titles, and this leaves a lot to be desired.

    First of all, the graphics have undergone zero improvement, and that includes all the killstreak icons, in-game text and HUD. The menus and screens are all the same, and the whole multilayer experience lacks any real innovation. Okay, so they added Strike Packages, some weapons, and the weapon levelling system, but that really is about it. From the main menu with the traditional 3 rectangular options to the lobbies, nothing is new. Even the voices of triumph or defeat are the same words in a slightly different accent.

    Multiplayer games are incredibly laggy and unrefined; sprinting is quite a task, especially when you wobble around, and the dolphin dive in Black Ops doesn't make feature in this title, which is sad.

    The campaign is phenomenal, but again, the standard graphics we've become used to mean there's always something missing. It's the typical formula of CoD titles since World at War, and once more, lacks any real innovation.

    Spec Ops includes the new survival mode, which is as limited as it is boring. Only two players can play together, and it's repetitive and no way near as entertaining as the Zombies in Treyarch's titles. In summary, MW3 is a good buy, but don't expect much difference from MW2. Black Ops is still personally my favourite title, what with the Zombies, COD points and huge customisation potential.
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  66. Nov 10, 2011
    4
    Okay so from a non biased stand point i believe that there was a lackluster attempt from sledgehammer and what is left of IW in re-purposing the good stuff from cod4 and mw2. i am strictly an online tdm kinda player and i logged hundreds of hours on the last few entries. I can honestly say that i am strongly disappointed with what i have seen so far from the MP component. The graphics areOkay so from a non biased stand point i believe that there was a lackluster attempt from sledgehammer and what is left of IW in re-purposing the good stuff from cod4 and mw2. i am strictly an online tdm kinda player and i logged hundreds of hours on the last few entries. I can honestly say that i am strongly disappointed with what i have seen so far from the MP component. The graphics are less than stellar especially for a game that rakes in half a billion dollars in the first month. there is no magic left in the series for me. the maps are alot smaller or atleast seem smaller than other cod entries. I have died several times to guys that i had the jump on and, had already dropped half a clip in. the game play itself seems very arcade esque and overall just not a very great installment for the series. Expand
  67. Nov 10, 2011
    4
    Very much dissatisfied with this game thus far. The MP graphics look identical to MW2 which was a surprise for me. The multiplayer offerings are the usual fare. It seems as though they did not want to risk changing much or adding anything new, and wanted to play it safe. The game plays as well as any of the other COD's out there. My score is indicative not of the content, but the lackVery much dissatisfied with this game thus far. The MP graphics look identical to MW2 which was a surprise for me. The multiplayer offerings are the usual fare. It seems as though they did not want to risk changing much or adding anything new, and wanted to play it safe. The game plays as well as any of the other COD's out there. My score is indicative not of the content, but the lack of ingenuity and impactfulness of this game. It is much more MW2.5 than an actual sequel. I was very bored playing this game the 2nd day and am not sure how much more I will be playing. I have prestiged 7 times in the last 2 COD's, and doubtful I will get close to that this go round. The game is just getting stale.

    The end.
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  68. Nov 10, 2011
    4
    I'm not going to be so harsh to give it a 0 because it doesn't deserve that - as a game it ticks a lot of boxes and is very playable.
    However, like so many people on here, I cannot help but feel cheated and disappointed. True, the hype has been immense but I do not think I felt over-hyped...I was still enjoying BLOPS right up to the point of MW3's release and just saw this as an update to
    I'm not going to be so harsh to give it a 0 because it doesn't deserve that - as a game it ticks a lot of boxes and is very playable.
    However, like so many people on here, I cannot help but feel cheated and disappointed. True, the hype has been immense but I do not think I felt over-hyped...I was still enjoying BLOPS right up to the point of MW3's release and just saw this as an update to an already great series of games.
    I'm disappointed because it feels like a step backwards, and I'm cheated because it feels like i've just paid £40 for a MW2 map pack....I'm speaking purely from a multiplayer point of view because I havent given the single player a go yet....but from a multiplayer point of view my opinion is not good. The things I actually really enjoyed about BLOPS have gone, the wager match, the in-depth stats, the credits to buy your own choice of weapons, the mix of simulation and arcade which meant that you felt like you could really chose your own style of play (camping/creeping vs run around like a mentalist), the avatar personailsation which added that bit of humerous creativity and gave people a chance to personalise their tags (yes, with naked ladies and c*cks n b*lls if they wanted to!). None of these are present in this game...even down to the fact you cant do a running dive...taking away a simple action which just added a little bit of fun to the game. The spawning detection is terrible, you can end up spawning repeatedly in front of your enemy - BLOPS wasnt perfect but it outshines MW3 by a mile - maybe they will fix this with an update? The hit detection is terrible, hitting people in the feet seems to kill them just as quickly as hitting them in the chest (I might be wrong but I'm SURE that is not the case in BLOPS, it seemed harder to kill or be killed) - again this could be fixed with an update, but will they bother? I don't mind the maps too much but they dont seem to have the imagination of BLOPS and most seem to be quite "basic" in their design...not much creativity. There also doesnt seem to be much variety to the maps in terms of suitability for different styles, I like having some maps which are better for camping, some for mental attacking (Nuketown in BLOPS), sniper-friendly maps, and general end-to-end attack/defend maps. Quickscoping is back with a vengeance! I HATE quickscoping...to me it is basically cheating...you may as well have typed in "godmode" at the console (showing my age now)...it is ridiculous that someone can run round with a long-range rifle, let alone pop it up to their eye and one-shot kill without actually being able to see the target! This is by any other name a "hack" (and a well known one at that) so i'm baffled as to why it has been re-introduced...i suspect lazy coding or pressure from the quickscoping community (you know who you are). I am not disappointed by the graphics, I think people can be too quick to forget that the 360 is an OLD platform - there is only so much you can do with the hardware while keeping everything smooth. I LIKE the addition of the strike packges, so you can mix your style and get killstreaks for different reasons and even if you die...I don't however like the killstreaks themselves - I think they are just old and outdated and again, lack creativity. They also seem to be too easy to achieve and there are killstreaks popping off all over the place...you may as well have a permanent UAV. I like the co-op mode and i'm glad to see it back.
    In conclusion, I feel like the publishers of this game have let the community down. It seems like a rushed effort with more things wrong than right and certainly does not meet the standard of its predecessors let alone surpass them. I hope it is not the last CoD because they can make up for this, but maybe they should take a little more time over the next one and pay more attention to their customers.
    Thanks for reading.
    Dave
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  69. Feb 5, 2012
    4
    A terrible sequel. MW1 was a revolution in 2007, MW2 improved on it in 2009. 2011, MW3 is a disgrace for the CoD-series and modern games at all. 3 studios were working on it for 2 years, and this is what we get: A rehash of a 4 year old game. The 5-hour campaign is terrible designed, as you just shoot your way through different sizes and shapes of corridors, streets and other environmentA terrible sequel. MW1 was a revolution in 2007, MW2 improved on it in 2009. 2011, MW3 is a disgrace for the CoD-series and modern games at all. 3 studios were working on it for 2 years, and this is what we get: A rehash of a 4 year old game. The 5-hour campaign is terrible designed, as you just shoot your way through different sizes and shapes of corridors, streets and other environment that is filled with lots and lots of enemies. No flanking, no tactic, just rushing through endless enemy-waves, what constantly gets interrupted by the usual badass slow-mos. You have a hard time following the plot, but when you do, it's just a unreasonable story that could have been written by a class of 11-year olds. The kind of audience, that is obviously trying to be attracted here.
    Multiplayer is very demotivating, because you feel just like prestige-ing in MW2. Most weapons, callsigns, killstreaks are in the same order, with the same way of achieving them. Maps as well as the weapons all "feel" the same. They seem to have tried too hard to balance everything, that now there is nothing special about either of them.
    Spec-Ops is the best out of every playable mode, but that really isn't such a big compliment. It's fun to play, but once you are through, you are done with it. Survival-mode is unfair and complete randomly added.
    If I would have to make a conclusion... Take the chocolate ice-cream that MW1 was, add some sparkles from MW2, and now take a huge pile of **** and mix it. Now you have MW3.
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  70. Nov 10, 2011
    4
    It just seems so much like MW2. The changes that they have made I do enjoy, but overall it just seems like the same exact game. And I feel like the multiplayer maps are just too cluttered and they all seem very small and cramped. Just not feeling it as much as I liked MW2, BLOPS, and Battlefield 3
  71. Nov 10, 2011
    4
    Ok, so here we are again, another year on from call of duty black ops, I was looking forward to the new call of duty game when i realised that new developer to the franchise Sledgehammer games was making it. I hoped that this fresh look at the series would give a new experience , or feeling to the game. What i got for my $79.00 AUD was the most expensive map pack known to the gamesOk, so here we are again, another year on from call of duty black ops, I was looking forward to the new call of duty game when i realised that new developer to the franchise Sledgehammer games was making it. I hoped that this fresh look at the series would give a new experience , or feeling to the game. What i got for my $79.00 AUD was the most expensive map pack known to the games industry. The only new thing you gave me was Elite. Which i have to download. I was a LOYAL Call Of Duty Fan from the very first game. I LOVED MW1 because it was new and exciting, now MW3 is old and boring. Expand
  72. Nov 10, 2011
    4
    Please note that my review is based on the MULTIPLAYER ONLY! I love CoD, but the series peaked with MW2 IMO. The maps in MW3 are way too confined with no long sight lines at all, and the spawn system will STILL put you smack dab in the middle of 2-3 enemies which results in instant death. I've yet to find ANY map where I need any long range optics, because there aren't any. This is run andPlease note that my review is based on the MULTIPLAYER ONLY! I love CoD, but the series peaked with MW2 IMO. The maps in MW3 are way too confined with no long sight lines at all, and the spawn system will STILL put you smack dab in the middle of 2-3 enemies which results in instant death. I've yet to find ANY map where I need any long range optics, because there aren't any. This is run and gun BS all day. Even snipers have said F it, and are going with nothing but sub machine guns. Where is the varied sizes of maps found in Black Ops or MW2? What's even worse, is these confined maps do nothing but promote camping. There is no way in hell anyone has played this game, and can disagree with me on that. Go play SeaTown and tell me I'm wrong. I just don't get what IW thought they were putting out. I heard Robert Bowling say how they've changed things up so camping is harder, and how the spawn system would no longer put you in harms way. Well that's just plain **** I understand ALL FPS will have campers and other forms unskilled play, but MW3 is just on another level when it comes to people sitting in corners and waiting for someone, anyone to walk by. Oh, and let's talk grenade launchers. The introduction of the XM25 was supposed to make it harder to spam the launchers, and it kind of has, but you STILL have the under barrel attachment launchers that.....you guessed it.....can spam til your heart's content. I waited in line to get my MW2 Limited Edition Console because I love CoD and I really thought Robert Bowling and Glen Schofield were being honest when they said they listened to the community and fixed our biggest gripes. I guess I was naive in thinking that some big time developers were actually being honest with the people who support their industry. Maybe they did try, but the masses say otherwise. This game has gone on to break records, and with all the BS STILL in this game, controllers will be broken as well. I think I'm done with CoD for this generation. It's gotten stale. I'm not looking for a revolution, I'm looking for some honest to goodness evolution of this franchise and it doesn't look like that will happen anytime soon no matter who is at the helm of this famed franchise. I did love the campaign though. Expand
  73. CCR
    Nov 10, 2011
    4
    MW3, bought it on day 1. Liked the last few previous installments and was set to enjoy this one as well. After a few days of tooling around on it, Single Player story wasn't amazing, but it was what I expected and that was ok. Multi-player, arguably the meat and potatoes of this franchise... definitely disappointing to me. A lot of people seem to dislike BO but I enjoyed theMW3, bought it on day 1. Liked the last few previous installments and was set to enjoy this one as well. After a few days of tooling around on it, Single Player story wasn't amazing, but it was what I expected and that was ok. Multi-player, arguably the meat and potatoes of this franchise... definitely disappointing to me. A lot of people seem to dislike BO but I enjoyed the customization it allowed. If I wanted to spend COD points on a certain upgrade I could and so on, and I felt it gave me a great sense of freedom to do as I please. MW3 does what it always does, force feeds me the same upgrades regardless of whether or not I even want them based on a level I achieve. As for the maps, not very excited about them. There are a couple that I really like, but a couple out of 16 is a big let down to me. The maps seem very small and rely solely on who can outdraw who, and even then if you have a slower connection, you still lose. I enjoy a match that has some strategy drawn in to it, and allows for teamwork, a lot of these maps do not have it, just run and shoot run and shoot etc... Expand
  74. Nov 10, 2011
    4
    thinking about hopping off the MW3 wagon, i got many things that i don't like, but Battlefield 3 has it all, no run in gun, not that much camping, luckily there is no quick scoping, and the weapon are amazing, no weird ass add ons to the weapons like MW3 (Heartbeat sensor attachment) battlefield 3 you work in squads, not like MW3 you can be a camper and stay in one spot and keep on gettingthinking about hopping off the MW3 wagon, i got many things that i don't like, but Battlefield 3 has it all, no run in gun, not that much camping, luckily there is no quick scoping, and the weapon are amazing, no weird ass add ons to the weapons like MW3 (Heartbeat sensor attachment) battlefield 3 you work in squads, not like MW3 you can be a camper and stay in one spot and keep on getting kills with your gun that has weird ass attachments and weird ass perks, and well i could keep on going but i made my choice Battlefield 3 is for me not MW3 to repetitive. Expand
  75. Nov 10, 2011
    4
    The good thing that MW3 has going for it is the large array of maps. There are enough maps that you a person shouldn't get sucked into purchasing DLC over the next 12 months. Where the game fails is graphically. The maps work, but they feel very dated. Spec-ops is a great concept, but why is it limited to 2 players? Probably because the developers did not take the time to evolve the game.The good thing that MW3 has going for it is the large array of maps. There are enough maps that you a person shouldn't get sucked into purchasing DLC over the next 12 months. Where the game fails is graphically. The maps work, but they feel very dated. Spec-ops is a great concept, but why is it limited to 2 players? Probably because the developers did not take the time to evolve the game. I have not played the story mode, but Call of Duty is not about the story mode, but the multiplayer experience. It is a shame that gamers can buy Elite and get the locations of enemy spawn points. Expand
  76. Nov 11, 2011
    4
    MW3 is such a let down. The single player is more of the same,an over the top cinematic with fast paced gameplay but it was far to short and easy even on veteran. The multiplayer, which is normally the strong point of the franchise was below poor and seems like a step back from MW2. All the maps are small, seem very similar and look bland and boring and it doesn't have the infinity wardMW3 is such a let down. The single player is more of the same,an over the top cinematic with fast paced gameplay but it was far to short and easy even on veteran. The multiplayer, which is normally the strong point of the franchise was below poor and seems like a step back from MW2. All the maps are small, seem very similar and look bland and boring and it doesn't have the infinity ward feel to it, feels more like a treyarch game. The only aspect of the game worth trying was spec ops survival mode which is fun otherwise the game is just average. Expand
  77. Nov 11, 2011
    4
    When first reading these reviews I thought there was some sinister campaign behind them. Then I played the game and realise that although they are unfair- they do have merit. I love the Call of Duty franchise and it is perhaps the most played game on my console by a long way. I had been looking forward to this for some time and couldnt wait to really get into it. It is indeed just like theWhen first reading these reviews I thought there was some sinister campaign behind them. Then I played the game and realise that although they are unfair- they do have merit. I love the Call of Duty franchise and it is perhaps the most played game on my console by a long way. I had been looking forward to this for some time and couldnt wait to really get into it. It is indeed just like the last one. The minor changes do not warrant a new release and a $100 ad campaign. I think my expectations were too high, but I really feel let down. I was not a fan of Battlefield 3 either, but at least they have taken steps to move forward. I hope Activision takes note of what the fans have said and put something new on offer next time around. If they want to keep the old- then by all means just release more map packs and content. But there is nothing to differentiate this from the last. Poor effort! Expand
  78. Nov 11, 2011
    4
    Pretty much split the baby with my score. The game itself probably deserves about 8 - 9, but the lack of innovation certainly deserves a 1 or 2 (and I can't even say I disagree with 0s). Basically, if you have never played a MW game before, this is a really good game and worth picking up. However, if you have played the rest of the games in the series, you are probably in the camp thatPretty much split the baby with my score. The game itself probably deserves about 8 - 9, but the lack of innovation certainly deserves a 1 or 2 (and I can't even say I disagree with 0s). Basically, if you have never played a MW game before, this is a really good game and worth picking up. However, if you have played the rest of the games in the series, you are probably in the camp that believes this game should have been a $20 DLC, not a full retail game. Good game, but disappointing. Expand
  79. Nov 11, 2011
    4
    I'm just disappointed at this point. I don't hate it but it's clear this franchise is suffering from Maddenitis. Releasing a new game every year just doesn't work. I was ok with Mw2 but the improvements overall just aren't happening. I feel they just changed a couple things on MP but other than that its the same game. I'm bummed that the SP is so short and the story just didn't finishI'm just disappointed at this point. I don't hate it but it's clear this franchise is suffering from Maddenitis. Releasing a new game every year just doesn't work. I was ok with Mw2 but the improvements overall just aren't happening. I feel they just changed a couple things on MP but other than that its the same game. I'm bummed that the SP is so short and the story just didn't finish strong. The MP is just a tweaked MW2 without the nuke. I don't think people would hate this game if it was the first in the series like COD4 it would be getting better scores. I think being the 3rd of this group it feels recycled. I understand that you don't wanna mess with a good thing. At some point you gotta push the series forward again. It makes me even more worried what could happen next year with Treyarch. I hope they are working on a new engine or something for the future or the game is gonna start to suffer even more. Expand
  80. Nov 11, 2011
    4
    An extremely disappointing addition to the Modern Warfare franchise. The similarities with MW2 are ridiculous. Some people say that similarities should be expected, but not to this degree. Multiplayer is lifeless and poor like the previous instalment. The maps are boring and feel very cobbled together. Single Player holds the only promise, but this is knocked away by a once again poor andAn extremely disappointing addition to the Modern Warfare franchise. The similarities with MW2 are ridiculous. Some people say that similarities should be expected, but not to this degree. Multiplayer is lifeless and poor like the previous instalment. The maps are boring and feel very cobbled together. Single Player holds the only promise, but this is knocked away by a once again poor and dull storyline. This game does indeed deserve the poor user reviews its getting, and I would recommend avoiding it unless the price drops well below £20. Even then I'm not sure. Hopefully the next instalment will have some changes and will be slightly better. Expand
  81. Nov 11, 2011
    4
    You played 1, you've played them all...
    I'm giving this 4 stars because I pre-ordered this on new egg and when it didn't ship on the 8th i called and complained and not only did i get a refund... They gave me a 25 dollar gift card for my troubles!! Then I drove to kmart to purchase the game, and they printed me a coupon for 15 dollars off my next game purchase. Thanks MW3!!!
  82. Nov 11, 2011
    4
    Obviously Critics are getting paid to rate this game....

    There is no way this "Map pack for mw2" is deserving of its critic rating. Every person I know has either returned the game or is already playing Black Ops again.
    Glad Skyrim comes out today.....

    Hate,
    Mr. Merkintosh.
  83. Nov 11, 2011
    4
    I think that people are being way too hard on Modern Warfare 3. Granted, yes, it pretty much is like MW2.5, but I think everyone knew that just from it being talked about and all the trailers. So if that was going to be so much of a problem for you, you wouldn't have bought it in the first place. That being said, I think that Activision kind of shot themselves in the foot lettingI think that people are being way too hard on Modern Warfare 3. Granted, yes, it pretty much is like MW2.5, but I think everyone knew that just from it being talked about and all the trailers. So if that was going to be so much of a problem for you, you wouldn't have bought it in the first place. That being said, I think that Activision kind of shot themselves in the foot letting Battlefield 3 come out before Modern Warfare 3, knowing that they weren't bringing much innovation. After a couple weeks of playing BF3, I was sorely disappointed in MW3. But after giving it a few days, I warmed up to it, and it's as fun as any other Call of Duty game. Sure, they don't bring much new to the plate, but I bought it because I like Call of Duty games, not because I thought it was going to be some amazing innovative new game. So I think people should chill out. We knew it wasn't going to be innovative, and we knew it was going to practically be an overpriced expansion of Modern Warfare 2. If that bugged you so much, you wouldn't have bought it in the first place. Now you're here whining because you have buyer's remorse and you're trying to make yourself feel better by taking it out on the company. Expand
  84. Nov 11, 2011
    4
    I'm very disappointed with this game. It seems more like an addon to MW2 than a brand new game. This is a game that's probably better rented than bought. Took less than 12 hours to finish the single player on the hardest difficulty. Multiplayer is pretty much more of the same action as before. The game basically equates to an xp wipe for multiplayer with a few minor changes. Of course nowI'm very disappointed with this game. It seems more like an addon to MW2 than a brand new game. This is a game that's probably better rented than bought. Took less than 12 hours to finish the single player on the hardest difficulty. Multiplayer is pretty much more of the same action as before. The game basically equates to an xp wipe for multiplayer with a few minor changes. Of course now you have the ability to spend another 50 dollars for some additional multiplayer perks and maps. Expand
  85. Nov 11, 2011
    4
    Hmmmmm idk where to start. I agree w everything djhazardous said. These online levels are horrendous. When West and Zampella the people who created Infinity Ward and most of the important lead figures especially the ones who handles multiplayer left I should have known something was up. This was my forewarning. I should have heeded the advice and listened to my intuition and not get theHmmmmm idk where to start. I agree w everything djhazardous said. These online levels are horrendous. When West and Zampella the people who created Infinity Ward and most of the important lead figures especially the ones who handles multiplayer left I should have known something was up. This was my forewarning. I should have heeded the advice and listened to my intuition and not get the game new but BF3 beta sucked and cmon its COD. And no I am not a fan boy or a hardcore fan either. I have played all the cod's and I have played them all online Mw2 and Black ops being the most played online. My suggestion would be to just get it used. If u dont have money right now or r freaking out dont sweat it. It's not that great of a game i'll be playing this game mostly for the campaign and ma b some new spec ops missions. In my opinion Mw2 was way better. That game for me gets a 9.5- 10 while this one gets a 6. I can honestly say tho that I wish I didnt get this game new. I also think sledge hammer studios ruined this title. It is similar to the way StarWars kotor 2, Devil may cry 2 and Socom Confrontation was butchered. As I previously stated do yourself a favor and get this used if u can. If not just buy Modern Warfare 2 for half the price. Add me on live I'll b online playing BO's and Mw2 as soon as I beat this campaign =]. Expand
  86. Nov 12, 2011
    4
    I'm going to be honest with this review. First off I am not a Battlefield, Halo or Call of Duty fanboy. I like most games but this one is a bit shaky if not totally messed up.

    For starters the campaign is dull and does nothing much more than drag you through drab landscapes and let you drive a few vehicles. I was glad when it was finished. Next, multiplayer. The spawning system is trash,
    I'm going to be honest with this review. First off I am not a Battlefield, Halo or Call of Duty fanboy. I like most games but this one is a bit shaky if not totally messed up.

    For starters the campaign is dull and does nothing much more than drag you through drab landscapes and let you drive a few vehicles. I was glad when it was finished.

    Next, multiplayer. The spawning system is trash, even worse than Modern Warfare 2 and Black Ops' "spawn and you're dead" system. The weapons are either absolutely amazing or pea shooters which is crazy and the sprinting and aiming feels clunky and slow. The thing that really gets me about multiplayer is that I have to have two perks "Stalker" and "Quickdraw" for this game to feel as fast with aiming as MW1 and MW2. The servers are also broken for whatever reason and I only play with the 60 or so people playing in my area which is annoying to say the least. So bravo, Infinity Ward / Activision! You have convinced me even further that I should stick with Gears of War 3 (a great game in my view) in the months to come except maybe for Skyrim...
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  87. Nov 12, 2011
    4
    This game is almost, if not, excactly the same as its predecessors. It seems that with Call of Duty, the recipe to make tons of money is to **** out the same game every year. Sure, it's fun, but it's more of a expansion pack to MW2 - no innovation, nothing new - it plays almost excactly the same as MW2 and Call of Duty 4. All it is is a few changed guns and maps. Most expansion packs haveThis game is almost, if not, excactly the same as its predecessors. It seems that with Call of Duty, the recipe to make tons of money is to **** out the same game every year. Sure, it's fun, but it's more of a expansion pack to MW2 - no innovation, nothing new - it plays almost excactly the same as MW2 and Call of Duty 4. All it is is a few changed guns and maps. Most expansion packs have new guns and maps, and this is all the game feels like aside from it's singleplayer aspect. Then again, you will have the fanboys raving over every title that has "Call of Duty" in the name - when it's been the same thing for the past 4 years. The Singleplayer follows the cliché "AMERICA #1" scenario, letting you take control of soldiers worldwide - helping the United States as usual. The game will then and there throw in a few scripted events for destruction, replacing the need for real-time destruction and physics. Because that's so cool, right?

    Overall, this would be decent if it wasn't the exact same thing as MW2. It follows the same dragged on cliché plotline of the Modern Warfare series that 12 year olds world wide have grown to love.
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  88. Nov 12, 2011
    4
    I could not wait for this game to come out, I have played and loved the CoD franchise through the good and the bad times, and I still maintain that CoD 4 is one of the best games ever made. Since 4 there have been some great sequels and some not so much, but none have been as disapointing as MW3, I cant speak to the campaign yet, but as for the multiplayer, which is the main focus of theI could not wait for this game to come out, I have played and loved the CoD franchise through the good and the bad times, and I still maintain that CoD 4 is one of the best games ever made. Since 4 there have been some great sequels and some not so much, but none have been as disapointing as MW3, I cant speak to the campaign yet, but as for the multiplayer, which is the main focus of the game, this takes the cake for falling on its face. Its so close to being an amazing game, no more stopping power and steady aim is unlocked later in the ranks so other perks get some lovin too and the guns do the damage they are intended to do, great idea there. I'm also a fan of the gun rankings to get attatchments weapon mods, and camo's with head shots get you more xp for said rank. Also the strike package concept is a really good idea. Where this game fails is its map design and the way the guns feel. The maps are this games biggest flaw, each way too small with no safe place to sit, promoting running around RAMBO style. Theres no flow to the maps, its impossible to establish where the main chunk of enemies is or which way to set up an offensive line. Me and my buddy have searched every map and we still cant find a place to jump 30ft or more to get the "Goodbye" challenge cause the maps are far too small and crowded, Ive always loved sniping in CoD but cant find a single place that makes sense to do so. Of the 16 or so maps that came with the game, maybe 3 are bearable, none are impressive or fun to play, and if I'm expected to put out another $12 in a blind leap of faith for a DLC map pack to be released soon where they supposedly improve mapping quality, they are bigger fools than I could have imagined, I have completely lost faith in the series, its really just been going downhill since 4, dont get me wrong I liked MW2, but it didn't top 4, and now this, I would have just called it a loss if it was made by Treyarch, but at this point I'm going to go ahead and say that I think they did a better job w Black Ops than IW did with this one, at least the maps were fun to play in that one, I loved Nuketown. So let me end by saying "so long Modern Warefare, thank you for all the fun times playing with buddies and breaking through so many barriers to revolutionize the way we play and think of FPS's, we will always remember the younger you" Expand
  89. Nov 12, 2011
    4
    I'm sorry, but if a game developer begs on Twitter for people to go to a website to increase the ratings for his game, maybe he should pay attention to why it has low ratings and release some patches to fix them. I love MW3's campaign and Special Ops stuff, but the multiplayer is seriously, SERIOUSLY broken. One of the main reasons for this is the insistence on using latency compensation.I'm sorry, but if a game developer begs on Twitter for people to go to a website to increase the ratings for his game, maybe he should pay attention to why it has low ratings and release some patches to fix them. I love MW3's campaign and Special Ops stuff, but the multiplayer is seriously, SERIOUSLY broken. One of the main reasons for this is the insistence on using latency compensation. Just by adding this feature, you are absolutely DESTROYING your hit detection system. In addition, the spawn system present is currently absolutely atrocious. Every game I have played in I have spawned directly in front of an enemy half of the time. This is ridiculous. Let's not forget the gun balance issues. If you are trying to take the series in a more realistic direction, then PLEASE explain to me why a SHOTGUN does not one shot someone at point blank range. Another thing, the map design is horrid. There's entirely too many corners to hide behind, and far too few "open" areas. I could go on, and on, and on about how bad the multiplayer is, but, frankly, I don't feel like wasting any more of my time with this game. Fix the issues present in it, and MAYBE I would rate it above a 4. If you don't care about your gamers, then we don't care about your ratings. Some of these problems were in Black Ops (latency compensation, terrible spawn system), and were vocally complained about. This is the last time I buy a CoD game since there is obviously no care for the consumer. Expand
  90. Nov 12, 2011
    4
    The step up from World at War to Black Ops was immense; the entire game felt different, unique and innovative. MW2 to MW3 however does not; the HUD is almost identical so is the Visuals, even most of the most. Treyarch have done wonderful things with Call of Duty; Infinity Ward struck lucky with MW1 and have never really built a solid superior game to continue their momentum, this show in MW3.
  91. Nov 13, 2011
    4
    As a huge fan of MW2 and Block Ops I am very disappointed with MW3, specifically the multi-player. The campaign is what it is, another chapter in a great story. But the true value of the COD series is the online multi-player. Black Ops took a step forward from MW2, but MW3 takes two steps back.

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

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

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

    Every map is basically the same. Regardless of size, the surroundings force tight game play. Each battle takes on the same result. Whether its blown up cars, walls, hills, ruins, etc., players are forced through choke points. Very few maps offer any areas of visibility. This leads to games that feel like walking through an amusement park haunted house, around each bend another player jumps out on you. This gets old pretty quickly. Camping in corners and shadows, or in windows or darkened doors, is the norm. Overall, this just has the feel of being a cheap COD knock off rather than a true COD game. I played MW2 until Black Ops came out, and played that until this was released. Looks like I will have to find another game to fill my usual gaming time as this just isn't cutting it.
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  92. Nov 13, 2011
    4
    I'll be honest here, at first before the game even comes out, i would give it a 1 or 2, but the game does deserve more than 1 or 2 so i decided to give it a 4, on the good side, IW did a good job on ending the triology and added some unexpectable twist on the storyline, the spec ops survival is really nice IF you play it with a friend along with all the spec ops mission, the multiplayerI'll be honest here, at first before the game even comes out, i would give it a 1 or 2, but the game does deserve more than 1 or 2 so i decided to give it a 4, on the good side, IW did a good job on ending the triology and added some unexpectable twist on the storyline, the spec ops survival is really nice IF you play it with a friend along with all the spec ops mission, the multiplayer gives off a whole new customize system with i'd say is alot better than MW2's, with new guns, kill steaks, challenges including the gun challanges the multiplayer does offer a large variety of customization for everyone to choose from as well more gametypes that forces you to change you style of gameplay such as kill comfirmed, campers can camp but they wont get a point for their team if they dont go and pick up the dogtag them self. Now to the bad side, the campain ending is really predictable and unfinished, they didnt even talk about where did nikolai or the others goes or what happens afterwards. Everything in the campain feels the same as MW and MW2, fighting russians, fighting terriost, terriost attacks/bombs, its just like they are reusing the same killing russians and chasing makarov idea over and over again which leads to an really expected storyline, it feels unfinished considering its the last of the triology, spec ops is really, and when i say really, i mean REALLY boring when you play alone even with a stranger, your partner runs everywhere leading to fails and frustration really messes up the whole spec ops experience. The multiplayer does have a great variety of customization but it lacks a great variety of new, refreshing gameplay experience, anyone who play any COD have already player MW3, still the run and gun experience, still alot of campers, alot of people frequenly quiting games in the middle of a match, and alot more. The maps are really the same maps from MW2 but repositioned and remodelled, you will find all the maps really similar to the maps in MW2. MW3 still have the one-sided feeling for every match, the team that wins one game, most of the time will keep winning untill someone left or someone joined. What really brings MW3 down to a 4 and not a 5 or 6 is that when i search for a game such as TDM, i see more than 100 thousand player that specific gametype and it can tell me no game are avaliable, then i try kill comfirmed, domination, and other gametypes, none, i can search no games at all, not even one, that is really dissapointing. Well if you are a fan of the COD series and feels like nothing needs to be changed from before, than you will find much satisfation out of MW3 but if you feels MW3 is a quntity over quality, then you should pass. Expand
  93. Nov 13, 2011
    4
    The Call of Duty series was a great addition every year from the last decade, yet today it simply cannot keep up with the innovation of games this year. The campaign was alright, yet I find myself not too "in touch" with the story, even at the campaigns darkest hours, because it seems too predictable and also forgetable. The story wasnt harsh and the atmosphere wasnt amazing at all fromThe Call of Duty series was a great addition every year from the last decade, yet today it simply cannot keep up with the innovation of games this year. The campaign was alright, yet I find myself not too "in touch" with the story, even at the campaigns darkest hours, because it seems too predictable and also forgetable. The story wasnt harsh and the atmosphere wasnt amazing at all from what was meant to be expected. Moving on from the campaign, next is multiplayer. Multiplayer was more frustrating as it was fun. Players would have trouble with the ammo management and also suffering from consant death in enclosed spaces. Gameplay was not too fast paced as i urge to quickly aim and mashing the buttons when i get into trouble. sure there are alot of content, but they wont keep you very busy as expirienced players could prestige quick. Overall the game is also poor in quality, rendering and innovation, but hardcore fans may enjoy it a little Expand
  94. Nov 13, 2011
    4
    You know MW2 was my least favorite of the series (that is, the ones after Call of Duty 4...Call of Duty 3 was true crapola...) and this looked like such a retread of MW2...and it was .I really hated MW2....it was like take a good thing and MAKE IT EXTREME! and thus, saccarine and too sweet...it was like the Extreme Mountain Dew of video games. I only actually could get any kills if IYou know MW2 was my least favorite of the series (that is, the ones after Call of Duty 4...Call of Duty 3 was true crapola...) and this looked like such a retread of MW2...and it was .I really hated MW2....it was like take a good thing and MAKE IT EXTREME! and thus, saccarine and too sweet...it was like the Extreme Mountain Dew of video games. I only actually could get any kills if I myself was caffed out of my gourd on speed or Extreme Mountain Dew...the reflexes were too fast, and the tolerance for different playstyles (I like to be a medic and trap killer, and suck at twitch-shooting and streaking...) I just hated that game. I actually literally gave it to a poor youth a few months ago and never missed it. This Mw3 takes all those qualities you hated about Mw2...and makes them not only more extreme, but finally, in the final analysis, uninteresting and boring. Black Ops was alot more fun to me...while it did not revel in them, it at least tolerated different styles, and I could rank up. That said, it really only kept my attention to the first map pack or so, and then got swiftly boring. There's none of that here, so if you were bored by Black Ops after a few months, here you'll probably be bored in a few HOURS.

    I hear they changed the new MW3 so that you can play different style of play and still get points (ala the BF series, where you can be the high score but not necessary have the most kills, etc.) and I'm excited about that...I wish that were true. It's the same game, different day. And there you have a microcosm of the Call of Duty community. I find the game still fun, but only after this community mitigates after a few weeks of release...if then. And let me say right here, as someone who has played ALL of this series, even back to the pc only Call of Duty...this formula has gotten stale to me. It looks to me like they completely refined the formula from the last MW games, and kept the base of fans, and it's troubling that apparently they cut and pasted wholesale sections of graphics from the other games, but that said, I'm sure they've perfectly brewed up a superior product..to their last game. Is it superior to any other games on the market? No, it's weaker and more stale.
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  95. Nov 21, 2013
    4
    Is there no longer any strategy in Call Of Duty? Just the let's make everybody feel like there good and they will like the game philosophy. Although in a way all the people that complained about camping had this coming. A game with no skill. Detail being even taken away on the maps to prevent this. Everyone who once complained about Call Of Duty should really be a fan of this. It's whatIs there no longer any strategy in Call Of Duty? Just the let's make everybody feel like there good and they will like the game philosophy. Although in a way all the people that complained about camping had this coming. A game with no skill. Detail being even taken away on the maps to prevent this. Everyone who once complained about Call Of Duty should really be a fan of this. It's what was asked for. Expand
  96. Nov 13, 2011
    4
    This game is essentially MW2 touched up with a little hint of things we have seen, I am very disappointed with this game and hope that the next one will actually be original, though the FPS genre had a breakthrough with Bulletstorm, I think that to buck the trend a big boy in this schoolyard needs to innovate, but then again the franchise has no incentive, the majority of the populationThis game is essentially MW2 touched up with a little hint of things we have seen, I am very disappointed with this game and hope that the next one will actually be original, though the FPS genre had a breakthrough with Bulletstorm, I think that to buck the trend a big boy in this schoolyard needs to innovate, but then again the franchise has no incentive, the majority of the population of FPS gamers are mindless whores to the COD series, this disappoints me. Expand
  97. Nov 13, 2011
    4
    Doesn't quite feel like Modern Warfare anymore. I am a huge fan of Modern Warfare 1 and 2 but dindn't really like Black Ops, or anything Treyarc has done. This game kinda feels like a Modern Warfare/Black ops hybrid. Its not trerrible but it's lost that addicting, can't put the controller down fun. When you talk to anyone in the gaming industry and you mention Activision its funny howDoesn't quite feel like Modern Warfare anymore. I am a huge fan of Modern Warfare 1 and 2 but dindn't really like Black Ops, or anything Treyarc has done. This game kinda feels like a Modern Warfare/Black ops hybrid. Its not trerrible but it's lost that addicting, can't put the controller down fun. When you talk to anyone in the gaming industry and you mention Activision its funny how many people just roll there eyes. It seems to be a company that cares more about money than creating something special and creative. I don't know much about Respawn Entertainment but whatever there building with EA is sounds good. Expand
  98. Nov 13, 2011
    4
    I've been playing CoD since it first arrived on PCs, and have generally loved the series. However, at this point, the wear and tear on the engine and gameplay are really starting to become prominent. This is really just an expansion for MW2, despite the slight changes in killstreaks and the addition of two new (to Modern Warfare games only) game modes. I bought MW3, but this will be theI've been playing CoD since it first arrived on PCs, and have generally loved the series. However, at this point, the wear and tear on the engine and gameplay are really starting to become prominent. This is really just an expansion for MW2, despite the slight changes in killstreaks and the addition of two new (to Modern Warfare games only) game modes. I bought MW3, but this will be the last time I purchase a CoD game until the make some significant strides in improving the game engine and the gameplay itself.

    For those of you complaining that all of the bad reviews are by Battlefield fanboys, I'd like to point out that those of us who have been playing CoD since the beginning are really used to a more Battlefield type game. For example, CoD: United Offensive was almost identical to the type of gameplay you find in Battlefield. Even as recently as Word at War, BF and CoD were very similar, especially when playing Conquest/Domination or Rush/Search and Destroy/Demolition. The difference here is that DICE has continued to upgrade their engine and refine gameplay in a much more progressive manner than IW has done with CoD. Until Activision stops churning out a yearly rehashed sequel, I'm done with CoD.
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  99. Nov 14, 2011
    4
    I have never been a fan of the CoD series. I think they take the great idea of custom classes, intriguing perks, and weapon upgrades, and slam it into an arcade-style shooting game. I played around 6 hours of this game, at times, enjoying it. The more I played, the less I enjoyed it. Half of the time, I feel like the game lags. Watching the kill cams, I notice the player sees me muchI have never been a fan of the CoD series. I think they take the great idea of custom classes, intriguing perks, and weapon upgrades, and slam it into an arcade-style shooting game. I played around 6 hours of this game, at times, enjoying it. The more I played, the less I enjoyed it. Half of the time, I feel like the game lags. Watching the kill cams, I notice the player sees me much sooner than I see him, although that wasn't the case on my screen. Maybe that is just me, but not why I dislike the game. The players make this game awful. There are people who play this game NONSTOP, so for almost a week, players have been able to level up, get great perks, and totally ruin the experience for novices like myself. The unrealistic aspects of this game really bother me. The constant summoning of UAVs, helicopter strikes, and missile attacks just do me in. This is simply not a shooter that is my style, and the people who consume the multi-player servers make this game even more non-enjoyable. Didn't take the opportunity to play the campaign, so I am not going to comment on that. I did like the missions part of the game, where you are given an objective to complete within a time limit, either alone or with a friend. That was both challenging and fun, and survival is pretty neat, but there is only so much of that you can play. If you were expecting a ground-breaking multi-player experience with MW3, don't get too excited. It is just ok. Expand
  100. Nov 14, 2011
    4
    I have a hard time giving this game a high score based on the fact that it is the same as the previous games just done better. Yes, the graphics are smoothed out and add a lot to the mood of the maps. Yes, it has a more in depth perk/upgrade/leveling system. Yes, the weapons feel more real with scope sway, more recoil and less shots to kill your enemy. Yes, they took the best from allI have a hard time giving this game a high score based on the fact that it is the same as the previous games just done better. Yes, the graphics are smoothed out and add a lot to the mood of the maps. Yes, it has a more in depth perk/upgrade/leveling system. Yes, the weapons feel more real with scope sway, more recoil and less shots to kill your enemy. Yes, they took the best from all the MW games and combined it into one, but it is exactly that, the Voltron of MW games. If you like the MW games and looking for something a drastically new, then your looking in the wrong place. If you are looking for something that is the same just better then you are looking for this game. I can't give it a high score because of it being more of the same, but I can say you will enjoy this if you like the other games and you weren't looking for anything ground breaking. Expand
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.