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  • Summary: Prepare to go dark, Modern Warfare® is back! The stakes have never been higher as players take on the role of lethal Tier One operators in a heart-racing saga that will affect the global balance of power. Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® engulfs fans in an incredibly raw, gritty, provocativePrepare to go dark, Modern Warfare® is back! The stakes have never been higher as players take on the role of lethal Tier One operators in a heart-racing saga that will affect the global balance of power. Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® engulfs fans in an incredibly raw, gritty, provocative narrative that brings unrivaled intensity and shines a light on the changing nature of modern war. Developed by the studio that started it all, Infinity Ward delivers an epic reimagining of the iconic Modern Warfare® series from the ground up. In the visceral and dramatic single-player story campaign, Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® pushes boundaries and breaks rules the way only Modern Warfare® can. Players will engage in breathtaking covert operations alongside a diverse cast of international special forces throughout iconic European cities and volatile expanses of the Middle East. And the story doesn't end there. In Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare®, players will be thrust into an immersive narrative spanning the entire game. Experience the ultimate online playground with classic multiplayer, or squad-up and play cooperatively in a collection of elite operations accessible to all skill levels. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 25
  2. Negative: 1 out of 25
  1. Nov 11, 2019
    91
    It's easy to be a little jaded about the fact that Call of Duty is going back to the Modern Warfare well. This latest entry into the franchise seems to be a significant improvement over previous entries, and it's closer to the type of game that the developers have been perfecting for years. The campaign is done well, the cooperative multiplayer is challenging, and the adversarial multiplayer is arguably better than it has ever been. Perhaps most importantly, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare appeals to long-standing fans and new players alike. It might even draw in those who have fallen out of the Call of Duty fold and are looking for a way back.
  2. Oct 29, 2019
    90
    COD: Modern Warfare is the dawn of a new era for the series and the show could not have been better than this. By embracing different categories of digital killers with some bold changes between gameplay, rhythm and level design, online FPS will have to compete with it from now on.
  3. Oct 29, 2019
    86
    After a few years experimenting with the formula, Modern Warfare is a great Call of Duty that feels like a step forward for the series. There are some aspects that, we hope, will be polished over time, but overall we’ve really enjoyed it.
  4. Oct 28, 2019
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  5. Nov 7, 2019
    80
    It might be a reboot, but Modern Warfare’s observations about, well, modern warfare are entirely its own. Neither the campaign nor the multiplayer are in any way weaker than in the original Call of Duty 4 - and that is quite the praise indeed.
  6. Nov 1, 2019
    80
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s varied gameplay modes and excellent gunplay suggest the series is headed in a promising direction.
  7. Oct 30, 2019
    40
    In the campaign, white phosphorus is a horrific set-piece accompanied by screams and whimpers. That’s some heavy shit. In multiplayer, white phosphorus is a reward for competent play that brings high-fives and fierce guitar licks. That’s some badass shit, Bro! You can have this cake and you can eat it, Modern Warfare assures us. In past installments, this dissonance would be funny, but here, it’s another reminder that these are really two separate games, and never shall the twain meet.

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  1. Oct 30, 2019
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Could be the best COD since MW2. The single campaign is very solid but the ending falls back to the classic predictable COD fashion. Haven't try the MP yet since it normally will take some time to be really playable based on my previous COD experience (every single one date back to MW4).
    Gun effect and overall graphic is absolutely stunning. Game runs smoothly at 1080p on my old AMD Ryzen 5 1600/GTX 1070 rig without issue. I am thinking about upgrading to RTX cards for ray tracing now. Definitely recommend if you love IW COD MW games.
    P.S. how a fictional rouge general from Russia makes the country a "terrorist" country? And actually did not Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan and killed 2 million civilians during 1980s? The big background absolutely comes from that history. And does not Russia still back Assad who killed his own fellow citizens with chemical weapons which obvious inspired the "gas" component of the game? And since when telling a fictional story in a video game can be treated as "political propaganda"? Do those people still have a tiny bit of clue? Do we need to apologize to the aliens since they were irrationally depicted as purely evil in movies like "Independence Day" and "War of the Worlds"? What's wrong with those people giving out 0 score just because the game tells a fictional story of a rouge Russian general???
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  2. Oct 25, 2019
    10
    Мне очень понравилась игра и точка. Это хороший перезапуск серии COD!
  3. Oct 27, 2019
    1
    The game looks decent, performs good when it works with 140 fps in 1440p, but has too much connectivity and stability issues and wasThe game looks decent, performs good when it works with 140 fps in 1440p, but has too much connectivity and stability issues and was practically broken on launch.

    It freezes after each match for minutes, and pops back in a black screen and my mouse locked to the middle of the screen and when i try to move it, it snaps back to the middle after i get a "lost conenction to server"

    A new issue: Singleplayer suddenly got horrible graphical glitches that was all color triangles of that area with no way to be playable at all. So It's truly the worst cod launch.
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  4. Nov 14, 2019
    0
    Crashes every 10 minutes. The only way to play this game is running with 725 and m4. If you want to have k/d more than 1 then your only way isCrashes every 10 minutes. The only way to play this game is running with 725 and m4. If you want to have k/d more than 1 then your only way is to camp in every corner that you can see. The worstest maps i've ever seen, they are so bad that i dont even know the words that could describe it. Do you like to play with sniper rifles ? Forget it, unless you want to camp on every roof or window, devs just deleted them from the game (figuratively). And there's more about campaign. Russians, russians never changes, aren't they ? Expand
  5. Nov 1, 2019
    0
    Русофобия. Это если одним словом, какая там серая мораль? Не серая мораль, а чёрная русофобия! Страна в которой проходят действия, списана сРусофобия. Это если одним словом, какая там серая мораль? Не серая мораль, а чёрная русофобия! Страна в которой проходят действия, списана с Сирии. Те ужасные вещи что совершали Американцы, присвоили России. Анти российская пропаганда..
    Даже если про хороших русских, есть хорошие русские, но эти русские воюют на стороне запада. Сами решайте. После того как узнал про сюжет, передумал покупать это чудо.
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  6. Oct 29, 2019
    0
    Политики лживые, прочь из игр!
    Не игра, а злобная лож.
    Очень низко поступаете разработчики. Просьба - не покупать в знак протеста против новой
    Политики лживые, прочь из игр!
    Не игра, а злобная лож.
    Очень низко поступаете разработчики.
    Просьба - не покупать в знак протеста против новой мировой войны
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  7. Oct 28, 2019
    0
    The authors again use their worthless game to incite ethnic discrimination. I wish the game to fail in sales not only in Russia but in otherThe authors again use their worthless game to incite ethnic discrimination. I wish the game to fail in sales not only in Russia but in other countries where people understand what discrimination is by ethnicity. If I would stand next to the person who is responsible for the plot of this game I would spit in his face, nothing more worthy of this miserable creature. Expand

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