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  • Summary: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare predicts the powerful battlegrounds of the future, where both technology and tactics have taken steps to usher in a new era of combat for the franchise. Kevin Spacey is Jonathan Irons -- one of the most notorious men in the world -- shaping this chilling visionCall of Duty: Advanced Warfare predicts the powerful battlegrounds of the future, where both technology and tactics have taken steps to usher in a new era of combat for the franchise. Kevin Spacey is Jonathan Irons -- one of the most notorious men in the world -- shaping this chilling vision of the future of war. The game unfolds in a plausible future in which technological, telesis and today's military practices have converged with real world consequences. In this image of the future, Private Military Corporations have become the dominant armed forces for many countries who must outsource their military needs, redrawing borders and rewriting international law. Irons, the founder and president of the world's largest PMC, Atlas Corporation, is at the vortex of these tectonic plates.

    Suit up for combat in exoskeletons that advance every facet of a soldier's battle readiness, enabling combatants to deploy with an advanced lethality and eliminating the need for specialization. Players tout enhanced player movement and verticality through boost jumps and grappling, covert cloaking abilities, and biomechanics that provide keen strength, awareness, endurance, and speed. With the advent of the exoskeleton and newly advanced armor and weaponry, every soldier commands tactical freedom in any terrain unlike ever before.
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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Collapse Gameplay Gamescom 2014
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  1. Positive: 35 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. Nov 3, 2014
    91
    This is a Call of Duty game to its core, but one that rehashes as little as possible while still retaining its strengths.
  2. 90
    Sledgehammer Games has given players a greater feeling of customization that goes beyond the cosmetic of an emblem and given way to random unlocks and a great number of modifications.
  3. 88
    So that’s my final opinion on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. The single-player is phenomenal, and the multiplayer is good but limited by its own unlock system.
  4. Games Master UK
    Dec 30, 2014
    83
    The multiplayer maps need work, but otherwise this is the best Call of Duty game in years. [Jan 2015, p.66]
  5. Nov 14, 2014
    80
    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is not a revolution; it is rather an evolution that is what to be expected for a game that is renewed every year.
  6. Nov 3, 2014
    80
    The campaign doesn't have much to offer, and Kevin Spacey can only do so much. On the other hand, the multiplayer gameplay shows some courage, making this the best online COD experience since the first Black Ops.
  7. Nov 3, 2014
    70
    Advanced Warfare executes the formula competently while adding a handful of bells and whistles like mechs, laser cannons, and double jumps; but Sledgehammer Games seems reluctant to really cut loose and push the setting to its fullest potential, making Advanced Warfare a solid but ultimately unexciting entry in the series.

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  1. Nov 3, 2014
    10
    Great addition to the Call Of Duty franchise! Improved graphics, physics, without losing any of that call of duty feel! Exo suits add theGreat addition to the Call Of Duty franchise! Improved graphics, physics, without losing any of that call of duty feel! Exo suits add the ability to jump higher and it pays off drastically Expand
  2. Nov 3, 2014
    9
    The Exo suit puts this series into another level of fast paced combat. Sure Crysis, Halo and Destiny have done similar things but not thisThe Exo suit puts this series into another level of fast paced combat. Sure Crysis, Halo and Destiny have done similar things but not this fast and mobile. The Pick 13 has endless combinations and the new loot system makes the already addicting multiplayer even better. As a person who has played every single cod (Including the 1st for PC 11 years ago) this is a step in the right direction for the franchise and easily the most fun MP game of this year. Expand
  3. Nov 3, 2014
    8
    I am a long-time CoD player. I've played every version back to WaW. CoD Ghosts almost broke my interest in the franchise. It was a pile ofI am a long-time CoD player. I've played every version back to WaW. CoD Ghosts almost broke my interest in the franchise. It was a pile of garbage, period. Advanced Warfare has restored my faith in the series.

    The multiplayer is smooth and gorgeous. Sledgehammer seems to have found a happy medium between the super tiny, three lane monotony of BO2 with the huge, incongruous monstrosities that were featured on Ghosts. The exo suit additions are decent changes, but nothing that will knock your socks off. Hit detection seems good, although time/shots to kill need to be brought down a bit, imo. The new, update "pick 13" system was a great decision by Sledgehammer, and lets you customize your killstreak rewards in ways never before possible.

    Overall, this is a solid CoD game. If you are a fan of the series, you will enjoy it and be grateful that they did not let Ghosts sound the death knell of the CoD franchise. There are a few balance issues and tweaks to work out, but overall, I am pleased thus far.
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  4. Nov 13, 2014
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Call of Duty: Advanced warfare is a new and fresh idea of the already established game play, the graphics look great, the sound stunning, and the setting is just amazing, but it got allot of negative sides as well.

    Lets start with the single player, its amazing, but the story is to predictive, it had no emotional feel like the other call of duty (for example blackops 1 and 2) had, it felt like it lacks the passion of a good story, that the writer was a bit lazy, it lacked the feels, emotion, and best of all, a good story line.
    You basically got hurt in the fight, get discharged, then someone give you another chance, just to see your arm being beaten up with a tire iron by the same person who gave you a second chance, you fight for survival, and that person dies in the end. When you yawn in any game with a campaign with story telling, its not a story you want to see again.

    Now about multiplayer:

    I really was surprised in how well designed the maps were, it was made with great concept of detail, and it felt alive, the exo suit (rather want to call it a "jet pack" in multiplayer) is a great new concept that still need allot of fine tuning to make it being balanced correctly.

    The promise of that they will remove the ability to quickscope, was ones again not seen in the final product, the only call of duty made by another company really tried removing that aspect was blackops 1.

    At this point, you can call the promises many developers make these days lies, because they are being silently ignored, or not respectfully taken by heart in the final release of the game.

    Note to DEV: ONLY make promises you can keep, and want to keep, els it will bite in your ass later in form of a lawsuit.

    Now... about the net-code (in normal terms lag).... *put on the serious helmet, and click the belt along the cheek.* ITS PLAIN HORRIBLE, yes, you hear me correctly, its so horrible, the mini map is not in sync with the game, and actually is working in a delayed fashion like a grandpa that tries to keep up with the rest of the packets. I wanted to call CoD ghost bad on this one, but i will nominate this game instead of the golden poo.

    In short, the campaign was cliche, short, to predictable, and to emotionless and lazy from the writer.
    The mutliplayer aspect of the game is horrible at this state, horrible lag, others seem to see you earlier then you see them, the minimap that displays teammates firing, is delayed by a couple of seconds, and still they think we are retards who belief them when they say they got dedicated servers for match making (like that is anything different from mw2, mw3, or even blackops)

    3 out of 10
    (4 out of 10 for the campaign, just to make the writer's lazy butt happy)
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  5. Jan 28, 2015
    5
    CoD with jetpacks. Really that's all there is. The same CoD but now people are double jumping around acting like it's new and exciting denyingCoD with jetpacks. Really that's all there is. The same CoD but now people are double jumping around acting like it's new and exciting denying that Titanfall did it first. Either way my gripe is the same. Player hosting. Same issues of weird bullets registering because Activision and their partners don't want to upgrade the gameplay so it can play better since they're making millions already. Exo survival is garbage. I have to pick between light, heavy, or recon and they can't use each others gun. So going light keeps you from the light heavymachines and going heavy means you can't pick assualt rifles or SMG. Modern Warfare lets you unlock anything in their survival mode. It just feels like a step backwards. Then there's the whole zombie DLC thing which at first was a annoyed that players have to dish out more cash for zombies but I thought, maybe the whole DLC will just focus on zombies. Nope. 1 freaking map for zombies and the rest for multiplayer in which I always felt wasting money for map packs was a waste. And for those of you saying that it's not the same developer that does zombies hence why it's "ok" that they are doing this know that Activision has overall control and anyone of them can make a zombie mode. Just because one is notorious for it doesn't make it ok for the other attempting it to charge people ridiculous amounts for what's always been in the game. Really if you want better games it's better to not pre-order and wait to see how the game is. Make developers realize that us players want better quality in our games. At least our 60$ worth. Anyways back on topic. It's CoD. You'll get the same enjoying playing the prior prior CoD (since ghost was crap) as AW so I would save your money and buy something better or buy it at a really big discount. Expand
  6. May 15, 2018
    4
    Another generic COD game. A fun campaign, but lacking in almost every other place.
  7. May 3, 2016
    0
    disgusting game ... simply disgusting ... single player : unplayable ... as a cod veteran that beated all cod games ... including black ops 3disgusting game ... simply disgusting ... single player : unplayable ... as a cod veteran that beated all cod games ... including black ops 3 ... oh my god ... this game is disgusting ... combat , movement , storytelling ... make me wanna barf ...

    multiplayer : even more disgusting ... as a 5 kd player on 99% of shooters , as a rush addict multiplayer shooter veteran , i can safely say that you should stay away from this game ...
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