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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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  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. Edge Magazine
    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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  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. Dec 16, 2014
    10
    Let me start by saying this a review of the multiplayer only.

    I loved the campaign despite its flaws but that is not what I want to talk
    Let me start by saying this a review of the multiplayer only.

    I loved the campaign despite its flaws but that is not what I want to talk about.

    Secondly let me be honest, I love Cod a lot ! So I guess I am Biased, however, I hated ghosts and I was getting bored with the fact that they did nothing new, well let me say I as a long term fan I am very satisfied.

    I really am fed up of the titan fall comparisons though (btw I liked that game too as I gave it 9 out of 10) Just because they both include the ability to double jump it doesn’t mean that they are at all similar. The amount of options in AW is massive, you can really fine tune your classes and strategies down to a ridiculous degree and there are tons of combinations of gear and perks that allow you to cater to your own play style.

    I have to Say I love the movement mechanics, the double jump is snappy and easy to use and the boosting is a gift from the gods in terms of twitch reaction shooting. I love to play aggressively with an SMG and the new movement mechanics really allow you to take an aggressive close quarters style of play to the next level.

    Then there is the map design which is fantastic! The new verticality is integrated expertly in to the existing cod style of map design and adds a whole new dimension to proceedings whilst maintaining everything about classic cod map design that has worked for years. Also the verticality finally makes the distinction between assault rifles and Smgs feel far more pronounced. Gone are the days of players fighting over the only few spots on a map that provide good sightlines because there are now so many places for you to take advantage of the increased range of the assault rifles.

    My point is that playing with an Smg feels completely different to playing with an assault rifle and the maps are able to incorporate different areas that cater to different weapons and play styles very effectively. Of course if you hate Cod this isn’t going to change your mind but if you loved cod but felt it was getting a bit stale this will reinvigorate the game for you. The best thing that can be said about it is that it incorporates everything that players love about the game whilst adding in a ton of extra features and tactical options due to great movement mechanics and excellent map design.

    It doesn’t feel like any other game except cod. It still plays like cod. It still feels like cod, but, it has enough fresh elements to make it an extremely rewarding experience for the returning cod player.

    I cant say it enough I **** love this game!!!! Titanfall was fun but lacked the depth to really keep me returning, AW adds new elements but retains the silky smooth fast paced cod style.

    I guarantee I will still be playing this six months from now unlocking camos and challenges and still finding new combinations of weapons and equipment and different tactics to exploit.

    10 out of 10 The memory of ghosts is already vanishing!!
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  3. Nov 6, 2014
    9
    Ignore the haters. None of these people have actually played the game and they're assuming it's same game from previous years but it's not.Ignore the haters. None of these people have actually played the game and they're assuming it's same game from previous years but it's not. I'll keep this short. It's awesome. What's not to love? Who wouldn't want to feel like Matt Damon from Elysium, or Tom Cruise from Edge of Tomorrow with their bad ass exo suits? If sci fi is not your cup of tea you may not like this. But it is my cup of tea and I love it. They did a great job and I love it. I'll be playing it for years to come. Expand
  4. Nov 4, 2014
    7
    I can't believe I am going to type this but this CoD, while being better than Ghosts, feels very generic. The maps are insanely small, theI can't believe I am going to type this but this CoD, while being better than Ghosts, feels very generic. The maps are insanely small, the fact they are trying so hard to be Titanfall without Mechs, it just all falls flat. I am not saying this game is terrible, but it sure isn't great either anyone giving this a 10 is a fanboy, as is anyone giving a 0 is just a hater. This game is worth owning but not at $60.00 Expand
  5. Apr 5, 2015
    5
    No next gen graphics is the main reason for low score. Game is fun but it just still feels the same as others. I have hope for the next one,No next gen graphics is the main reason for low score. Game is fun but it just still feels the same as others. I have hope for the next one, please make a next gen game. Expand
  6. Apr 6, 2015
    3
    This game made me do what I never thought I would; hate a call of duty game. With a sped up multiplayer it redefines the call of dutyThis game made me do what I never thought I would; hate a call of duty game. With a sped up multiplayer it redefines the call of duty franchise and not in a good way. It shines the light on the fact that change does not mean better. After mediocre reviews for Ghosts (a game that I personally like very much) Call of Duty decided that it needed to go in a different direction with the new game. While this wasn't a bad thought, the execution was lackluster. Starting at CoD4 and ending with BlackOps2 (with the exception of WaW) CoD had employed a simple strategy and kep it by just simply realizing if it ain't broke don't fix it. The games didn't introduce large scale changes but instead opted for a new take on the same old thing: a game based on mostly modern concepts of war and realistic movement and tactics. With Advanced Warfare the creators saw that it was time for a change which I did agree with, but the implementation of a brand new exo suit based movement system was where I believe the series struck not gold, but maybe something a little less captivating, let's say plastic. The new system of movement completely destroyed what I had come to know as Call of Duty in my 8 years of CoD experience. Even with Ghosts, Infinity Ward managed to produce a good game just by implementing the same old system and re-imagining only the little things like killstreaks and guns. The creators of AW took a great chance with the exo suit but in my opinion it did not pay off but instead showed many that without risk nothing bad can happen and made me very thankful for a Ghosts game ridiculed for a lack of originality. That is why I believe that AW killed CoD and what those three words, Call of Duty, meant to me. Expand
  7. Nov 10, 2015
    0
    This isn't Call of Duty. This is some terrible hybrid of Titanfall, Call of Duty and Halo. Save your money....or better yet, spend yourThis isn't Call of Duty. This is some terrible hybrid of Titanfall, Call of Duty and Halo. Save your money....or better yet, spend your money on any of the other Call of Duties. Expand

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