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  • Summary: As Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare's single player campaign unfolds, the player is introduced to new gameplay at every turn – one moment you are fast-roping from your Black Hawk helicopter after storming into the war zone with an armada of choppers, the next you are a sniper, underAs Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare's single player campaign unfolds, the player is introduced to new gameplay at every turn – one moment you are fast-roping from your Black Hawk helicopter after storming into the war zone with an armada of choppers, the next you are a sniper, under concealment, in a Ghillie suit miles behind enemy lines, the next you are engaging hostiles from an AC-130 gunship thousands of feet above the battlefield. Mixed with explosive action, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare also delivers special effects, including use of depth of field, rim-lighting, character self-shadowing, real time post-processing, texture streaming as well as physics-enabled effects. Infinity Ward deployed a dedicated team from the start to deliver a new level of depth to multiplayer. Building on the hit "Call of Duty 2" online experience, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare's new multiplayer provides the community an addictive and accessible experience to gamers of all levels. [Activision] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 40
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 40
  3. Negative: 0 out of 40
  1. Start to finish, online or off, Call of Duty 4 is solid gold. Some might decry the single-player’s short length or that it’s more of the same, but its amazing quality and the Arcade mode...more than make up for it. Infinity Ward has delivered on every front, and there is no question in my mind that this is the best action shooter that I have ever played.
  2. Come for the engrossing single player campaign, stay for the addicting multiplayer.
  3. An intense gaming experience from start to finish. The story is conveyed much better than the average FPS, the gameplay is varied enough to stay fresh, the graphics and sound both deliver, and the multiplayer is addictive.
  4. Call of Duty 4 is a great online shooter, and welcome competition to both Counter-Strike: Source and Battlefield 2. The single player campaign is everything you can expect from a Call of Duty game and then some.
  5. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare may be relatively short with just six to seven hours playing time, but thanks to the brilliant staging those hours are the most impressive ones we've experienced with any action game yet.
  6. If Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare had a longer single player campaign our score would have been even higher. As it stands Infinity Ward's latest game still is worth the money to buy and experience for yourself.
  7. 80
    Infinity Ward has mastered a formula of its own making for both single- and multiplayer combat; Call of Duty 4 is louder, better looking, and more chaotic than ever. But it's certainly a formula, one that becomes more transparent with each version.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 41 out of 468
  1. BenH.
    Nov 11, 2007
    10
    Best MP experience i have had in years. I have a feeling i will be playing this game for a very long time. Amazing.
  2. Nov 23, 2015
    10
    The game is just amazing. I love play this game. For me this game is amazing ! Nothing more to comment because this game is amazing ! I rateThe game is just amazing. I love play this game. For me this game is amazing ! Nothing more to comment because this game is amazing ! I rate this 10/10 Expand
  3. JPG.
    Nov 17, 2007
    10
    The single player is as great and even better than the single player in previous call of duty's, but what really sets this apart from The single player is as great and even better than the single player in previous call of duty's, but what really sets this apart from the others is the multiplayer play. The perk system is very cool, and the experience system is actually very rewarding and done much better than in similar games like battlefield 2. Expand
  4. KielR.
    Mar 22, 2008
    10
    Nothing to say! JUST GREAT GAME!
  5. Aug 7, 2016
    9
    Let's go back to when Call of duty was good and see how good it was.

    Presentation 8.5/10 It's great, it represents the story correctly.
    Let's go back to when Call of duty was good and see how good it was.

    Presentation 8.5/10
    It's great, it represents the story correctly.

    Story 9.1/10
    Great parody of saddam al hussein and memorable characters

    Graphics-9.5/10
    At the time, those were revolutionary graphics.

    Sound/Music-9/10
    The music and sound is deep and atmospheric in this game.

    Online functionality-7/10
    I wish you could use steam or activision's servers instead of punkbuster but it's fun to play modded servers.

    Options-9/10
    There are a great amount of options in this game including turning off blood for young players but no monitor switching.

    Gameplay-9.4/10
    The gameplay is just so addictive in this game that I can only play this game in one sitting, I'm sorry but it's true.

    Lasting appeal-9.8/10
    This is a game that can appeal to casuals and core gamers.

    Verdict: With great presentation, amazing story, breathtaking graphics, atmoshperic sound, good online functionality, superb options, spectacular gameplay and stellar appeal.
    This game is obviously amazing.

    9.2/10(Amazing)
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  6. Jun 16, 2019
    8
    One of the best FPS games I ever played. Characters, game-play... This game is magnificent. I have two problems with this game. It has bugsOne of the best FPS games I ever played. Characters, game-play... This game is magnificent. I have two problems with this game. It has bugs and storyline is not that good. 8 out of 10. Expand
  7. Oct 17, 2017
    0
    Why? This is a rubbish addition to the already rubbish CoD franchise. Infinite Warfare towers over Modern Warfare in a sense of everything,Why? This is a rubbish addition to the already rubbish CoD franchise. Infinite Warfare towers over Modern Warfare in a sense of everything, and this is as action packed as watching paint dry. Just, no. Expand

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