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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: 25 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  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
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare tries to be a serious commentary on present-day conflicts, but is mostly just another Call of Duty game by nature of the series's longstanding blind spots.
  5. Nov 8, 2019
    80
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's combination of modes is an easy recommendation for long time enthusiasts. However, the campaign feels really short and not up to expectations, and multiplayer modes feel hastily put together and thrown around without real consideration of what works and what does not.
  6. Nov 4, 2019
    80
    The story of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare knows how to convince. The creators of Infinity Ward present here a special shooter experience that is somewhat different from the typical formula of the Activision shoot-out. The wacky Michael Bay action has been brought down a bit, but in return the title now tells a story that breaks social taboos and blurs the boundaries between good and evil. This more serious approach pleases, but unfortunately it wasn't thought to the end. A more critical or reflective approach to the topic of war would have been the premise. But that remains - apart from the somewhat scarce game size and the compulsory online connection - the only point of criticism. The co-op- and multiplayer-mode offer more reason to complain. The special unit missions seem somehow half-baked and lack announced features. The multiplayer battles suffer from the partly confusing maps, which seem to reward a passive way of playing. This clouds the overall impression a bit, even if the title can otherwise fully convince in terms of gameplay.
  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 25, 2019
    10
    Мне очень понравилась игра и точка. Это хороший перезапуск серии COD!
  2. Oct 25, 2019
    9
    3hours so far in MP. Finally a proper Cod game. Most fun I had in a Cod game in quite awhile.
  3. Oct 31, 2019
    1
    Close to unplayable. Launch day: couldn't play SINGLE PLAYER because the servers were down. When I could finally play, mission 1 crashed 4Close to unplayable. Launch day: couldn't play SINGLE PLAYER because the servers were down. When I could finally play, mission 1 crashed 4 times. Mission 2 crashed 3 times. Mission 3 didn't crash, but... there was a constant flickering at the top and bottom of the screen because of bad rendering of a mask my character was wearing. Mission 4, back to crashing again.

    Multiplayer is the same garbage it's always been. TTK so low that you can't shoot back at all if someone is to the side of you or beind you. And if they're in front of you, you'll shoot them a few times, then die, then the replay will show you not shooting at all the because the netcode is so terrible.
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  4. Dec 11, 2019
    0
    Story isn't good. Multiple player wasnt great, etc... ya know us war crimes being brushed off. Man the last thing I wanted to do is agree withStory isn't good. Multiple player wasnt great, etc... ya know us war crimes being brushed off. Man the last thing I wanted to do is agree with boomer Russians as a pro LGBT americam gamer but man this is a bruh moment Expand
  5. Oct 29, 2019
    0
    Отличная пропаганда, жду игру с американцами, поедающими вьетнамских младенцев и сжигающих мирное население напалмомОтличная пропаганда, жду игру с американцами, поедающими вьетнамских младенцев и сжигающих мирное население напалмом
  6. Oct 27, 2019
    0
    Call of duty: infinite warfare is your best game.
    0 - this is what you deserve with your new game.
  7. Nov 1, 2019
    0
    I never leave reviews for games but I just created an account so I could tell the world that this is the biggest turd ever released on the pc.I never leave reviews for games but I just created an account so I could tell the world that this is the biggest turd ever released on the pc. It's pretty much unplayable, which is bad because the game itself seems good. I just uninstalled it, I should have spent that 60 bucks on something more worth while like paying a homeless man to kick me in the nuts. I'll come back to this in a couple of months and see if they were able to make it so you can actually play the game you bought, if so I'll change my review. Expand

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