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  • Summary: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare predicts the powerful battlegrounds of the future, where both technology and tactics have taken steps to usher in a new era of combat for the franchise. Kevin Spacey is Jonathan Irons -- one of the most notorious men in the world -- shaping this chilling visionCall of Duty: Advanced Warfare predicts the powerful battlegrounds of the future, where both technology and tactics have taken steps to usher in a new era of combat for the franchise. Kevin Spacey is Jonathan Irons -- one of the most notorious men in the world -- shaping this chilling vision of the future of war. The game unfolds in a plausible future in which technological, telesis and today's military practices have converged with real world consequences. In this image of the future, Private Military Corporations have become the dominant armed forces for many countries who must outsource their military needs, redrawing borders and rewriting international law. Irons, the founder and president of the world's largest PMC, Atlas Corporation, is at the vortex of these tectonic plates.

    Suit up for combat in exoskeletons that advance every facet of a soldier's battle readiness, enabling combatants to deploy with an advanced lethality and eliminating the need for specialization. Players tout enhanced player movement and verticality through boost jumps and grappling, covert cloaking abilities, and biomechanics that provide keen strength, awareness, endurance, and speed. With the advent of the exoskeleton and newly advanced armor and weaponry, every soldier commands tactical freedom in any terrain unlike ever before.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 53
  2. Negative: 0 out of 53
  1. Nov 2, 2014
    93
    Advanced Warfare is already legendary. Boosting is awesome, mind-blowing and fits the game like a latex glove. I pity Treyarch, who'll have to pull out all stops to surpass this one.
  2. Nov 3, 2014
    90
    Boasting the tightest multiplayer of the series and one of the strongest campaigns, Advanced Warfare proves that Call of Duty is here to stay — and it’s welcome.
  3. Nov 3, 2014
    87
    Advanced Warfare is Call of Duty’s true starting point for a new generation.
  4. Nov 3, 2014
    80
    Multiplayer feels wonderfully fresh, thanks to the added agility of Exo Suit boosting. Sadly, though, co-op is unimaginative, and the story fails to satisfy when compared to previous installments.
  5. Dec 6, 2014
    80
    Advanced Warfare is still Call of Duty, but it's more playful, knowing and refreshing than COD's been in years. [Christmas 2014, p.112]
  6. Nov 5, 2014
    80
    Satisfying fans is one thing, but this one subverted my skepticism and brought me back.
  7. Nov 4, 2014
    60
    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare upholds the status quo and aims no higher than that. Its sci-fi trappings are but shallow appeals to progress, and while the multiplayer is still able to provide some entertainment, the CoD formula feels anything but "advanced" these days.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 84 out of 227
  1. Nov 3, 2014
    10
    Honestly, a great leap forward for the series. Movement is fluid and fun. Multiplayer maps are outstanding. Let's put Ghosts behind us - thisHonestly, a great leap forward for the series. Movement is fluid and fun. Multiplayer maps are outstanding. Let's put Ghosts behind us - this is a great CoD game. Expand
  2. Jan 18, 2015
    10
    The new three-year development cycle granted by Activision makes Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare one of the best chapters of the series inThe new three-year development cycle granted by Activision makes Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare one of the best chapters of the series in recent years. Although hardly repeat the revolution seen in Modern Warfare trilogy, the game has fresh elements in sufficient quantity to give new life to a franchise that many considered decadent after weak Ghosts.

    The use of a less realistic scenario allowed the Sledgehammer create a more fun and varied game, which is much closer to an adventure film with elements of science fiction than a new attempt to recreate "Black Hawk Down". With this, the game can not only explore elements fleeing from reality, as constructs a plot that runs off a bit of some clichés seen in the past.

    Perhaps the greatest Advanced Warfare problem is the fact that it is a sequence of a franchise known for its very characteristic formula. Thus, it is hard not to feel that in some instances the studio had to restrict your creativity, since it was not possible to leave out certain elements already known by fans.

    However, these little slips do not interfere at all the great work done by Sledgehammer. The title can be considered the true starting point of the series in the new generation of consoles and erase the bitter taste left by his predecessor. Featuring a good mix of familiar elements and new, the title proves that it will take a long time before Call of Duty is no longer a relevant name for the industry.

    HATERS GONNA HATE.
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  3. Dec 5, 2014
    9
    the multiplayer is my favorite.using the new exo to kill everyone so quickly.just use weapons like IMR,AK12,or the BAL27 with athe multiplayer is my favorite.using the new exo to kill everyone so quickly.just use weapons like IMR,AK12,or the BAL27 with a silencer,hybrid sight,and grip.I have improved so much and l keep getting over 20 kills with these weapons.Theres just one thing wrong though,WHERES THE FAST MAG.i mean come on,what kind of call of duty does not let u reload faster.And l know they put the dual mag in it but its not for every weapon, nice try copying treyarch, sledgehammer. Expand
  4. Nov 5, 2014
    7
    Finaly a good Cod game :)Finaly a good Cod game :) . Expand
  5. Nov 4, 2014
    5
    The Multiplayer is the reason I'm giving this a low score, in fact were it not for the Campaign (which so far is stellar, COD usually getsThe Multiplayer is the reason I'm giving this a low score, in fact were it not for the Campaign (which so far is stellar, COD usually gets this right) and Exo-Survival (which I personally find more enjoyable than Treyarchs Zombies) the score would probably be like a 3 or 4.

    My reasons are simple.

    1). The TTK is WAAAAAY to fast, it makes the Exo almost useless if you die before you even know you're getting shot at.

    2). This is supposed to be "Next Gen" and we still don't have dedicated servers.

    3). After playing Battlefield 4 for the first time last month 6 v 6 is a joke. A JOKE.

    4). See above for destructible environments. I throw a grenade and it DOESN'T leave a hole in the ground? Sounds like small potatoes until you see a game do exactly that.

    5). See above for levolution. In fact, their scripted events like the tidal wave and volcano eruption are a joke. A JOKE. Almost insulting in fact.

    Because of those last three things COD will get no more of my dollars until they update their ridiculously old engine to incorporate ACTUAL next gen quality games. I give kudos to sledgehammer for trying something new at least. The game is slick, the graphics are nice, it's definitely a step up from the horror show that was Ghosts, but at this point I have to agree with the so many I used to argue with. COD has become so outdated by other games it's gotten ridiculous.
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  6. Dec 2, 2014
    3
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. worse game in the series (and that's not including ghost its just that bad that it should not be counted)
    ok so this game is really not that good and i cant really find one pro with it so here are all my cons
    - story i mean this is awful all it is guy goes bad you then have to shoot all bad guys next big explosions then set off some type of nuke (DNA bomb) and thats it just paper thin plot with no depth
    -game play know you may like the new double jump stuff but i hate, its really annoying and makes fire fights a lot more boring/longer i mean when you play MP and your with noobs and all they do is double jump around or double jump on to roofs makes for one boring MP worse in the seires
    -co-op mode know i love my zombies mode from WAW and BO1 but they take survival mode from MW3 why its so boring then you have to beat 200 or 250 waves of that crap to unlock a 4 minute zombie wave which is really boring there more like muntants
    but i could go on and on but i dont want to bore you with this boring game if you want a good cod to play go back to BO1 or before that thats when cod had its last glory days and for every one rating this game a ten WHAT ARE YOU ON?
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  7. Jan 3, 2015
    0
    Please for the Love of all that is good gaming, STOP BUYING CALL OF DUTY PLEASE STOP BUYING CALL OF DUTY PLEASE STOP BUYING CALL OF DUTYPlease for the Love of all that is good gaming, STOP BUYING CALL OF DUTY PLEASE STOP BUYING CALL OF DUTY PLEASE STOP BUYING CALL OF DUTY PLEASE STOP BUYING CALL OF DUTY PLEASE STOP BUYING CALL OF DUTY PLEASE STOP BUYING CALL OF DUTY PLEASE STOP BUYING CALL OF DUTY PLEASE STOP BUYING CALL OF DUTY PLEASE STOP BUYING CALL OF DUTY PLEASE STOP BUYING CALL OF DUTY PLEASE...................THIS GAME IS THE SAME CRAP SERIOUSLY THESE LITTLE KIDS ARE MAKING THESE PEOPLE RICH FOR NO DAMN REASON, THESE GAMES ARE NOT FUN NO MORE AND ITS FULL OF CAMPING BABIES OMG QUIT MAKING CALL OF DUTY ACTIVISION PLEASE I GET TIRED OF HEARING COD ALL THE DAMN TIME, ALL YOUR GAMES SUCK SENSE COD MW2. QUIT MAKING THESE GAME PLEASE MY EARS BLEED EVERY TIME I HEAR ABOUT IT MY GOD INFINITY WARD AND TREYARCH ARE AS GREEDY AS APPLE OMG STOP PLEASE STOP MAKING THESE DAMN GAMES. EVERYONE IN THE MAKING OF COD SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES FOR MAKING LITTLE KIDS THINK ITS THE GREATEST SERIES EVER MY GOD. JUST CAUSE THERE ARE GUNS DONT MEAN ITS A GOOD GAME GET THAT THREW YOUR THCK HEADS AND PLAY A DIFFERANT GAME AT LEAST, IT DOESNT HAVE TO BE GOOD JUST PLAY SOMETHING ELSE FOR GODS SAKE. 0 OUR OF 0 SAME CRAP NOT FUN PLEASE SIGN A PATITION TO STOP MAKING COD FOR GOOD PLEASE Expand

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