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  • Summary: This new chapter in the Call of Duty franchise features a unique dynamic in which players are on the side of a crippled nation fighting not for freedom, or liberty, but simply for survival. 10 years after a devastating mass event, the nation's borders and the balance of global power have been permanently redrawn. As what's left of the nation's Special Operations forces, a surreptitious group known only as "Ghosts" leads the fight back against a newly emerged, technologically-superior global power. There are over 20 NEW Kill Streaks in Call of Duty: Ghosts — such as Juggernaut Maniac, Helo-Scout, Vulture and the ODIN Strike. You can even bring in Riley, from the single-player campaign, as your guard dog to warn you when enemies approach, and to attack enemies if they get too close to your person. Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Nov 12, 2013
    88
    When comparing the PS4 and Xbox One versions side-by-side, there’s little to no variation in textures and effects, but there is a discernible difference in resolution. While both are displayed at 1080p, the Xbox One version upscales the game from 720p resolution. In contrast, the PS4 version runs natively at 1080p, which makes character models, weapons, and environments look noticeably sharper and more detailed. The difference is especially apparent on larger-sized TVs, where pixel density weighs more heavily in picture quality.
  2. Nov 12, 2013
    80
    Ghosts had potential to be more than it is. As the first series entry on new consoles and the first of what will assuredly be a new brand, I was disappointed to see it resemble its predecessors even more than the franchise typically does. Even without its own significant hook or sense of identity, however, Ghosts is still fun thanks to Call of Duty’s polished and reliable backbone that’s been established for years.
  3. Nov 12, 2013
    80
    Call Of Duty: Ghosts is a familiar experience, but it’s been fine tuned to almost perfection. The multiplayer is the best it’s been in a long time.
  4. Dec 19, 2013
    78
    Brave in places, safe in others, Ghosts will delight fans but won't sway anyone with doubts. [Jan 2014, p.74]
  5. Nov 13, 2013
    75
    Infinity Ward has lost capacity, it's out of ideas. Call of Duty: Ghosts is the same blast of scripts in single-player and the conventional formula in multiplayer. That's all. Fun and addictive as always, this game is silent in your Call of Duty collection, it leaves no trace.
  6. Nov 12, 2013
    69
    Call of Duty: Ghosts is a mess of a game. That’s not to say that it’s nonfunctional or bad to play, rather, it loses sight of its core principles and eschews an amazing opportunity with the advent of our transition to next-gen, as well as being the first true IW CoD sans Zampella and West, through poorly constructed (and utilised) tech, half-assed delivery of modes and a single-player campaign that sets the series back more than a few years.
  7. Nov 12, 2013
    60
    Quite simply, it’s hard to tell much difference between this and the 360 version. Textures are muddy, lines are jagged and it lacks the smooth anti-aliasing of the PS4 edition. It’s hard to tell exactly what this version provides that justifies labeling it as a next generation game.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 137
  2. Negative: 63 out of 137
  1. Nov 19, 2013
    10
    People need to stop giving it such bad scores, it's a good game... 7.5-8 in reality. So much trollin' going on about graphics too, I bet you won't tell when playing PS4 vs. Xbox One. I have both and not sure which to get yet, mainly based on what friends get it for. Expand
  2. Apr 8, 2014
    9
    Best cod since mw2 hands down. It has amazing extinction mode, amazing campaign, and even a pretty good mp.it brings a whole new change to cod. The DLCs are always good, and it's worth the money Expand
  3. Nov 19, 2013
    7
    Call of Duty has become a bit of a stale franchise, and it was with Ghosts that the typicality of the series would be altered and the franchise brought into new territory. Unfortunately, Ghosts does little, if anything, to come off as a fresh reboot for the CoD franchise. It is basically Modern Warfare 3 with a somewhat better graphics engine. Still, with every "been there, done that" moment you'll find, there's the unshakable notion that this is the Call of Duty that we've known for years reaching its absolute peak. The multiplayer is perhaps the most balanced and well thought out of the franchise. The levels are some of the best, and largest in number & variety, ever conceived. The customization is so much deeper than ever before. However, as a launch title for all next-generation platforms, Call of Duty doesn't really earn the moniker "next-gen". As Infinity Ward's Executive Producer Mark Rubin let on to in a recent interview, the true next-gen CoD experience is still to come. Lets hope that Ghosts is the pinnacle of what was and that what is to come is every bit as glorious as CoD4: Modern Warfare was when it hit our now previous-generation consoles. Expand
  4. Oct 30, 2014
    5
    In its 10th anniversary, Call of Duty doesn't get a proper birthday party. Instead, the creators made a mediocre game to launch with the new generation.

    The story, for the first time, didn't get my attention. The main villains have no motivations to be evil. They hate the USA, wants to kill everyone and that's it. The evil country this time is Venezuela, most specifically, the whole South America turns against the "real" America. The enemies, just like the whole story, is badly introduced and developed. The message of the game is clear: "don't mess with the US. If you mess with us, we'll **** you up".
    They even tried to add a familiar lace to the plot, which doesn't work, since the main character is, once again, a mute character with no face or personality whatsoever. The ending gives away a possible sequel hint, which is very courageous of Ghosts, since the game didn't get a good reception.
    Plus, one of the only female characters in the whole franchise dies within 2 minutes of her appearance.

    The multiplayer also seems out of order. Sometimes, you die with 2, 5 or more shots. The guns and customization system doesn't work properly, and it bores you quickly.

    Lastly, Extinction mode is a Infinity Ward recreation of the popular Zombie Mode made by Treyarch. It is fun, but it doesn't reach the level of Treyarch.

    To sum it up, even in its 10th birthday, Call of Duty didn't seem to care about a decent game. The result is a mediocre game disguised as a blockbuster. If Advanced Warfare doesn't add anything new to the series, Activision shall bury Call of Duty, just like they did with Guitar Hero and Tony Hawk.
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  5. Dec 5, 2013
    3
    This game is a poorly crafted mess with clunky and irresponsive controls. The story line is completely cliche and offers nothing new to the experienced FPS players leaving you with nothing but a bad taste in the mouth. The multiplayer aims to insult your intelligence as it thrusts you into an instant loss scenario where you are given pitiful weapons and are constantly at the mercy of the higher ranks merely because you just started. I feel like this game almost makes you far stupider while playing it with enough mindless action to rival bashing your skull against a brick wall which would hurt far less than this monstrosity of a game. Expand
  6. Nov 27, 2013
    1
    O jogo aquela coisa, mais do mesmo. O mesmo jogo CoD:BO2 com a história um pouco diferente. Black Ops 2 foi muito melhor. O CoD:Ghots realmente está um lixo, gráficos feios, mal produzido, armas fracas. Um fiasco! Expand
  7. Feb 14, 2014
    0
    This game is the very best bad game what i see. The multiplayer is very bad, only wants premiums, pass, dlcs, etc,... with pesim graphics.
    The history mode, look better, but, its not a nextgen representative.
    My note is 0, this game isnt valid for rent.
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