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Average User Score: 8.6Apr 25, 2013Just finished. Amazing game. Kept me hooked beginning to end, did not want to do anything else. So many details that were cool and uniqueJust finished. Amazing game. Kept me hooked beginning to end, did not want to do anything else. So many details that were cool and unique and found nowhere else. The story is incredible and this is the first game I've bought in a while that I actually felt deserved my money. One thing I will say is the fighting tended to get repetitive with the shoot this guy, search that garbage can for ammo, shoot that guy, search some corpses for a sandwich, etc. I've never seen so much money just strewn about and thrown away anywhere. If there had to be a flaw, it would be the search-system. Not sure how one would fix that, but it is what it is. Doesn't detract from the game though. LOVES me that hand cannon.… Expand
Average User Score: 2.7Nov 10, 2011I'll give them two points for continuing their tried and true formula, but nothing more as that's all they've done here. They just put mw2 inI'll give them two points for continuing their tried and true formula, but nothing more as that's all they've done here. They just put mw2 in a new box. $60 + $7/month for new maps and perks but nothing new in terms of gameplay or graphics? No thanks. Save your money folks. If you have cod4 than what's the point of this? Not a new game… Expand
Average User Score: 7.5Nov 9, 2011This game was fantastic. I would give it a 9.5 due to the SP being a little weak. It definitely wasn't bad, but the ending could definitelyThis game was fantastic. I would give it a 9.5 due to the SP being a little weak. It definitely wasn't bad, but the ending could definitely have used some work. When it comes to multiplayer, this game surpasses all this year. It has so much to offer and is different every time you play it. I can't wait for the karkhand expansions. Also, this game's graphics destroy everything else out there. Definitely a must-buy!… Expand
Average User Score: 5.2Nov 22, 2010So I'll have to edit this later probably as I havn't played the SP of this game yet. The MP is the selling point of any COD game and 90% ofSo I'll have to edit this later probably as I havn't played the SP of this game yet. The MP is the selling point of any COD game and 90% of FPS games so I'll make my comments on that.
The gameplay is decent...I wouldn't say great. I think my clan is behind this game (i cant figure out why, other that the nostalgia of playing a cod title (we loved cod4)) so I will keep playing it.
The graphics are VERY dated and the engine as a whole feels like a mixture of Doom64, CS:S and WaW, which were all good when they were launched but this took the worst parts of each with the bouncy avatar movement, TERRIBLE textures, and overall cartoon-ish and cheezy graphics. It is so distracting at times that I have trouble playing when i have to stop and ask "is this really the texture of a bush????a GIANT blob of green????no details whatsoever??? after games like BC2, MOH, Crysis, COD4, and Ue3? (yes, i just said COD4 and UE3 games have better graphics, which i thought was impossible from a "new" game).
This game is a MOD that you have to pay $60 for. There's NOTHING new about it, and it isn't worth that. It looks like MW2 in videos, but it plays better than that thank god. It plays more like WaW, but with worse visuals. If they make MOD tools, maybe some modders can make better maps for this thing, but the ones I've played so far are very unimpressive. I gave it more than a 3 because the gameplay isn't terrible and there are HOPES of mod tools. Also, it's a backwards step from MW2 back towards allowing the PC aspects of a game to exist that we all love. It also, sadly, took steps back in technology and visuals. I don't know how they managed to make it look worse than their own game that launched 2 years ago, but they did. My only hope is that maybe with this step backwards, we can now head in a new "forward" direction and make better PC games learning from the mistakes of the past....hopefully anyway… Expand
Average User Score: 6.4Oct 19, 2010This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. SP took me about 3 hours on normal...guess i know why people are saying it's too short...that and the ending isn't really spectacular, but it's legit as in - it f-ing happens in the real world. I have to say I did enjoy the SP, you're not Rambo, just a US soldier kickin some a$$...you take on roles as both Tier1 seals and Army Rangers and between them and the support they have at their disposal, you get a really cool feeling for the actual fighting going on...plus plenty of the gaming bits you need. As far as playing goes, the SP graphics are nothing spectacular (just thought i'd get that out of the way, I am a graphics guy and UE3 is oldschool...hard for me to LOVE it), and you occasionally get stuck on something or have to restart the mission because of some glitch, but shooting bad guys in this game is really fun. they change it up a little bit from the usual "you run in there and shoot 80000 bad guys while i stand here and pick my nose for a while" haha. I'd rate the SP a 7/10...1 point off for graphics and 2 points off for shortness and mild glitches.
Played a few hours of MP and hardcore mode is F-ING HARD (which is awesome...aggravating at times, but very refreshing). I hate the MW2 killstreaks with the gunners and stuff, and these score-chain rewards are much simpler and less distracting from the gameplay.
lack of realistic recoil is not an issue due to the small "hit-box" sizes...and there is recoil, it's just not massive. problems with it: no polish (not on same "polished" level as currentBC2(not on launch lol) or COD4), no mod-tools, no prone/lean/strafe-sprint (like BC2). overall, i had tons of fun with it tonight, had a 45ish-25ish round at the top of my team lol...that was pretty crazy. gameplay is INTENSE and i thought it was awesome. MP gameplay - 8/10.... TOTAL MoH rating from me: 7.5/10 (i'll mark 8 to offset the "low offsetters" that think they have to lie about what they're actually rating it instead of just putting their points where they belong.)… Expand
Average User Score: 7.9Oct 12, 2010I wish I could give it a 7.5. This game was pretty awesome but had a few big things wrong with it.
A, too short B, too guided C, noI wish I could give it a 7.5. This game was pretty awesome but had a few big things wrong with it.
A, too short
B, too guided
C, no multiplayer
The fact that you're forced into each mission instead of just given time to wander around aimlessly DRASTICALLY reduces the re-play factor for me. I don't want to have to sit through all the cut-scenes or pars of missions to get to wander the world freely in the few parts it would probably let me.
That being said, the gameplay is awesome, I recommend this game, just wish it was cheaper...I'm glad I got it free from EVGA. I wanted to keep playing when it was over, so they did a great job...but I WANT MORE lol. that's it...great game, fun story, but i wanted more and not all in a good way.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.5Oct 12, 2010This is one of the best PC shooters ever. The single player was epic to the point that it still hasn't been matched since and the multiplayerThis is one of the best PC shooters ever. The single player was epic to the point that it still hasn't been matched since and the multiplayer was so diverse that there are still packed servers today. It has not yet been beaten in quality for a mutliplayer FPS game. I wouldn't give it best of all time, but best at it's time and still competes with the latest shooters in my opinion.
This game's mod tools allow the comunity to keep making new maps for it that keep it fresh and fun to play while the gameplay that it packs is so comfortable and fast-paced OR tactical (it's versatile enough to be fantastic at both), that you can just go back and wonder what new dev's or even the same dev (see the travisty of MW2) were thinking. there are only 3 kill-streak rewarrds, which is PLENTY, and they don't get too much in the way of actually playing the game. hackers aren't much of a problem because i fyou come across one, an admin of a SERVER will just kick or PB-ban the hacker. dedi's for the win, and cod4 for the win. If you havn't played this game, you should. there will never be another Call of Duty this good, and there may never be another FPS that beats it in its re-play factor, versatility, stock-maps, or general gameplay.… Expand
Average User Score: 4.2Oct 12, 2010The single-player was boring and felt like a Time Crisis arcade game. There was no freedom at all, just stand here, shoot those guys, move upThe single-player was boring and felt like a Time Crisis arcade game. There was no freedom at all, just stand here, shoot those guys, move up 4 steps, shoot these guys, move up 4 steps, shoot these guys, do a scinematic jump to the helicopter...great...took about 2 hours to complete (could have watched a bad action film in the same time for the same effect).
The multiplayer is horrendous. with no dedicated servers, there are no administrators to kick hackers, and VAC is a joke because every single match there are hackers. With hundreds of thousands of people playing at all times, you'd think you could find the occasional match without hackers in it, but you can't. Beyond the hackers, the kill-streaks completely interfere with the gameplay to the point where you can't play the game...how is it "gameplay" if you can't play the game lol. The engine is liek 6 years old and it shows. yes, they have beautiful textures, but they're pasted onto big, flat objects...i love looking at a picture of a door on a flat wall hahaha. The dual-weilding of shotguns is hilarious, as nobody would EVER do that. knife lunging 20 feet in front of you while a guy shoots you in the face and you survive with the kill?-also terrible. The maps are pretty terribly designed, I think there's only one that I mildly like, and you can't chose which map you play because there's no server browser or uhh...SERVERS lol. this game is the biggest waste of time and money in the gaming industry i've ever seen. I wish they put the money for this into the black hole that was Duke Nukem Forever so that it never saw the light of day.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.3Oct 12, 2010I really liked the single player story and gameplay. there were a couple times where i wished there were more check points, but overall theyI really liked the single player story and gameplay. there were a couple times where i wished there were more check points, but overall they were set up pretty good.
The multiplayer is great after the latest patch. I think they finally have a fantastic-to-play game and I really like every map in the game. However, the lack of mod-tools makes it hard to give your server a "memorable" factor that keeps people coming back. It seems people don't have regular or favorite servers very often (especially when the server browser's "history" and "favorites" tabs don't really work. The game was extremely flawed at launch, but after a few months they seem to be on the right page. I give it an 8 because the SP was a little shorter than it could have been, and the MP doesn't have competative game-support (kill-cam, spectate, public dedi's, mod tools, etc.), but overall, it's still a great game… Expand
Average User Score: 8.2Oct 12, 2010Tries too hard to be better than the 1st one and the multiplayer doesn't really do it for me. Don't get me wrong, i think it's a great gameTries too hard to be better than the 1st one and the multiplayer doesn't really do it for me. Don't get me wrong, i think it's a great game and I gave it a 9, but as a sequal, the multiplayer was a little dissapointing. They took away most of my favorite units and replaced them with less powerful units. The single player is fantastic, i really like how they set it up, so that really saves them for my score, but the multiplayer just doesn't seem as fun for me as the original...which is the only reason i docked a point. i'd give 8.5 if i could though.… Expand