Mixed or average reviews - based on 28 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
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  1. One of the most impressive first-person shooters you will play on your Nintendo DS this year. Very few shooters on the DS will cheerfully have you enjoying every second of this game and with enough reasons to keep on playing you should definitely consider buying this one.
  2. 85
    Mobilized feels like it is a victim of the developer's past successes. There isn't a whole lot that has changed over the previous year other than the updated time period and matching weaponry.
  3. Considering the excellent single player, the awesome online multiplayer, and the great sound package – Call of Duty Modern Warfare Mobilized is an excellent value for the DS gamer.
  4. To be completely honest, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Mobilized is not a substitute for Modern Warfare 2 on console or PC, the DS just can’t handle such complicated action and intense multiplayer. Instead, Mobilized is just a solid shooter on a console that does not begin to get the FPS action it deserves, and that is what makes it so appealing.
  5. 82
    In spite of some flaws, it is undoubtedly an excellent approach to the first-person genre in a portable console.
  6. Mobilized is a technically impressive game that should provide you with plenty of entertainment for a while, and there's also the small matter of online multiplayer for up to six players once you're done. There are some annoying control niggles but if you can get over those you should have fun.
  7. 80
    This is one fully featured package and a technically impressive game that successfully takes Call of Duty to the handheld while bringing its own unique presentation to the table.
  8. 80
    Although Modern Warfare 2 is obviously superior, it's nice to see that DS owners have a great alternative with Mobilized. The gameplay is fun, and the presentation is jam-packed with excitement.
  9. If you can enjoy a fun, arcade shooter for your DS, Modern Warfare: Mobilized is a fine choice.
  10. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - Mobilized is no longer a rough version of a sucess on table consoles.
  11. A lengthy campaign, extra modes, and multiplayer. In a Call of Duty game. What's not to like?
  12. Overall, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Mobilized is a solid FPS effort on the Nintendo DS.
  13. Whoever had been looking for a very good ego shooter on the DS, has found it. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Mobilized has to be running on every DS of an adult gamer.
  14. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - Mobilized provides a sharp rise in the difficulty level, forcing the player to face the missions with caution and losing the hustle and involvement trademark of the series. The controls could have been more immediate, while the graphics are still fluid and compelling. The online multiplayer works well.
  15. Call of Duty Mobilized is a fairly good porting. Immediate playability is sometimes ruined by awkward controls (especially zooming issues) and the single player experience won't last long. Multiplayer is not bad, but you'll sometimes have a hard time looking for players. Everyone who loves FPS in the palm of a hand should consider this, despite its little flaws.
  16. 75
    If you absolutely need to play Modern Warfare when you're on the go, well here it is, and it's pretty good. But really... how often will you want to?
  17. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - Mobilized tries to be like his big brothers on the consoles, but doesn’t pull it off completely.
  18. Making a shooter for the DS: it’s not an easy task. Mobilized is a fairly enjoyable go at the genre on the handheld that impresses technically. Even the controls work. Still, it begs the question: who wants to play this game on the DS if you can play it on a big screen at home?
  19. A portable version of the main franchise. Some issues with the control system but a great multiplayer.
  20. 70
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilized is an ambitious and very worthy shooter on the Nintendo DS, but there is still a lot of room for improvement.
  21. Nintendo Gamer
    Solid and playable but not terribly exciting. [Christmas 2009, p.65]
  22. Mobilized is an impressive package from a technical standpoint, even though it won’t keep you entertained for that long. But it’s definitely a fun experience while it lasts, assuming you’re a fan of DS first-person shooters. I’d steer clear otherwise — unless, you know, you like drunkenly shooting at pigeons.
  23. The four unlockable modes might keep hardcore fans coming back, but I didn’t find much reason to stick around. Challenge and Arcade modes are rewrapped campaign levels, and the Minigame mode features puzzles you’ve already found the solution to in the campaign.
  24. Ultimately, Modern Warfare: Mobilized lacks personality and polish. Hardcore Call of Duty portable gamers are better off buying last year's World at War DS.
  25. Mobilized cannot completely emulate its older brother and should get better at what makes it unique.
  26. If you’re starved for some FPS love on your DS, you might want to give this game a shot. However, even its predecessor provides a more engaging experience, not to mention a few other notable DS titles, specifically Moon.
  27. I definitely suggest holding off on buying this game, at least until it’s in the $5 bargain bin. You can rent it if you really feel the need to try it out, but even that may be a misappropriation of funds.
  28. It feels like whatever budget this game had was blown on the audio and visuals in the game, leaving the story and design team scrambling with what little finances they had leftover to make a worthwhile game out of it. Unfortunately for them, the game comes up feeling pretty shallow. While I give it props for having an expensive looking sheen, it’s definitely not a noteworthy DS game in any other respect. Do yourself a favor and leave this one to gather dust on the shelves.

Awards & Rankings

#24 Most Discussed DS Game of 2009
#37 Most Shared DS Game of 2009
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 34
  2. Negative: 7 out of 34
  1. Nov 10, 2016
    Call of Duty for DS? Why not the game was great with guns blazing and grenade throwing action. I mean the graphics were great . A must forCall of Duty for DS? Why not the game was great with guns blazing and grenade throwing action. I mean the graphics were great . A must for anyone who enjoys handheld FPS. 9/10 Full Review »
  2. May 27, 2011
    OK Kids. Another review from BEST FRIEND CAPTAIN PROICE. This game is best game because shotgun and corners. It has the most Russians I haveOK Kids. Another review from BEST FRIEND CAPTAIN PROICE. This game is best game because shotgun and corners. It has the most Russians I have ever seen ALL DAY. I nuke them all day using GOOD PLOT written by good friend Micheal Bay (Slay(TM)(For Kids))). I like very much, I buy 17.3 DS copies to play multilayer deathmatch!! I get 6 killstreaks nukestreaks using shotgun corner strategy(TM)

    OK is finish. Buy game it is best game.
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  3. May 16, 2011
    This is a great game. I would call this one of the best shooters on the DS, but this is the only FPS I've actually played on Nintendo'sThis is a great game. I would call this one of the best shooters on the DS, but this is the only FPS I've actually played on Nintendo's handheld console. So I'll say that its a great translation from Modern Warfare 2 and the controls and gameplay really suit the DS. Bad graphics, but playing DS games is about the experience, not the graphics. The single-player campaign is good enough and the mulitplayer is pretty good too. Full Review »