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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
Score distribution:
  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
    Haven't finished the campaign yet but it has been fun. The new game mechanics and cinematics are great. How can you not like Kevin Spacey? TheHaven't finished the campaign yet but it has been fun. The new game mechanics and cinematics are great. How can you not like Kevin Spacey? The multiplayer is new. Not boring like Ghost was. I do think the graphics have been dumbed down though so that the look is not so obviously different on the two consoles. Last year ghost looked much better on ps4. The learning curve may be a little steep for casual gamers which is probably not a great thing. The allure of cod has always been its ease of access for all level of players. The quick scope crowd may not be happy with this game either. The movement of the game doesn't lend itself to the quick scope sniper. Gun balance is ok so far but hard to judge any of that before a few patches. If you are a fan of cod, you will assist and have fun. If you have never played cod, then I'd say pick it up for the campaign and give the multiplayer a try. Over all not a bad game. Expand
  3. Nov 3, 2014
    8
    I'd like to point out that Call of Duty is a shooter, and that's what you will get from this game. New things about this game are namely exoI'd like to point out that Call of Duty is a shooter, and that's what you will get from this game. New things about this game are namely exo suit (there are different types of suits, some allowing double jump, some allowing cloak, etc), "new weapon" (they still shoot bullets after all) and futuristic theme (2054 vs 2024 of black ops 2), but three things are quite a lot. You can dislike it, you can deny it, but you can't ignore it.
    What score this game gets won't change anybody's mind: ppl who will buy it, will; ppl who hate the franchise, won't. And I'm happy with my purchase so far.

    Also: zombie mode becomes a dlc this time around. Typical Activision...
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  4. Dec 11, 2014
    7
    Calls of Duty games have been stale for a while with no major changes in the yearly franchise. The multiplayer was always the true strength inCalls of Duty games have been stale for a while with no major changes in the yearly franchise. The multiplayer was always the true strength in the series while the main campaigns were always forgettable and I was excited to see if Call of Duty Advanced Warfare could step it up and make the series interesting again.

    The story is set in 2054; a world filled with drones, large machines and advanced weapons. The story talks about protagonist Jack Mitchel, a marine who is faced with a tragic event at one of his missions which leads to his discharge because of his injuries. During a funeral, we are introduced to Jonathan Irons, played by Kevin Spacey, a finder and COO of a private military corporation called ATLAS.

    The first thing you will notice is the addition of various high tech futuristic gadgets that are interesting because they change the flow of the game. One of them is the new exoskeleton suit that allows players to boost jump, dash in multiple directions while on the ground and air and invisibility which is used for stealth missions. The exoskeleton also gives you the ability to wall climb and you will have a grappling hook, a gadget which allows you to reach high places.

    Sadly, many interesting features are only limited to certain events during the campaign with gadgets such as the grappling hook are not even available in the multiplayer which is a big shame. The combat still feels very similar which isn’t a bad thing with the gunplay feeling slick and realistic making killing off enemies more rewarding. Some cool grenades worth noting are a tactical grenade which temporally stun and shows enemies through walls after exploding. And the smart grenade which is fun to use because once thrown it will fly into the air and towards an enemy.

    The main campaign is around 7 hours and you will be taken to several world locations each with its unique set pieces. From over the top action to some good stealth mission’s you’ll do all sorts of things from riding many vehicle, blowing things up with a talk to jet flying. The action a usual is very fun and even though the story is better than previous instalments, it is still an overall weak story.

    The only element that saves it from sinking is the addition of Kevin Spacey who makes Jonathan Iron a powerful and ambitious man into an interesting and entertaining character who steals the show at every scene. The fantastic voice work by spacey makes Iron stands out and believable. This alone makes you want to continue through the story to see the conclusion.

    The true star in COD is the multiplayer, with more than 10 game modes from domination to survival co-op and 13 different maps. The multiplayer has a couple of new modes and one of them that I found interesting is uplink, a fun mode that mixes a bit of capture the flag and basketball with guns. The addition of the exoskeleton in the multiplayer as usual adds more variety in the gameplay because you can customize it depending on your strategy and mastering it will surely earn you a lot of kills.

    The introduction of the supply drops is a brand new reward system that earns
    you items such as character gear for more customization and reinforcements that gives you boosts and perks which allow you to gain the upper hand during battle.

    Many people might have decided to take a break from the call of duty franchise as the last couple couple of games weren’t very good but Call of Duty Advanced Warfare is still an overall fun game that is better than previous titles and a step forward in the series
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  5. Nov 7, 2014
    5
    This review, if you can call it that, is leaning heavily on the multiplayer side which is the main thing I look forward to on COD games.This review, if you can call it that, is leaning heavily on the multiplayer side which is the main thing I look forward to on COD games.
    Today is probably the last time I will play a call of duty game, sadly. It used to be something to look forward to the new maps, new weapons, and various things. I have been playing call of duty since the very first game so yah, I am older now and I don't have the reflexes of the kiddies so my play style is slower and more tactical.
    That said, all of the cool stuff that they have previously had in the game has been removed. The maps, the weapons, everything is designed just to keep guys running from one end of the map shooting at each other. No cool new grenades, no more bettys or claymores because too many people whined about getting blown up.
    Remember Black ops 2, it had some cool stuff like the microwave emitter and new things like a plantable shield. AW has that too but it's useless against guys flying over the top of it so why even put it in?
    They have a 12 round grenade launcher and other things that go boom but they are utterly useless.
    On top of all that this game is just dull too. The maps are lifeless, the narrator sounds generic and bored. The music is flat.
    All that said I will get to the jumping. I personally do not like it but I can see that some people would. For me, it does not belong in a call of duty game.
    Call of duty started out as a game in which you played or assumed the role of various soldiers in various countries from various time periods such as WW1, WW2, Vietnam, etc. With Ghosts, it was just different factions of guys wearing ski masks.
    Now with AW it's the titans vs the sentinels? This game is not call of duty anymore.
    For all of the guys who complained that all they ever wanted was to run around with only guns you got what you wanted.
    But what about the rest of us that liked cool new weapons and gadgets? This game has the wrist firing grenade launcher but they are all pretty much a waste of time. Just window dressing to show that they are there.
    They also have a laser weapon that shoots a constant beam which I really thought was cool, until I realized that guys with bullet firing guns were killing me so fast that it made the E1 a waste of a choice.
    The kill streaks are a bummer too. Barely anything flying over head because god forbid we upset anyone from a harrier or helicopter making it too hard for people. And no more good turret anymore that fires on it's own, you have to operate it because hey, we really only want a balanced game.
    And lets talk about the flaws in the game. First off, every game has like half the players lagging. Secondly, every time someone chats on their mic or breathes it shows up practically in the middle of the screen. It's like they screwed up on the resolution for just the chat info. This is on the PS4 btw, not sure how the X1 looks.
    For all of the complaints at least GHOSTS looked and felt like a war game. The game mechanics were bad, people shooting you in one bullet and shooting you from precarious angles that you could never be shot from in reality.
    Does anyone remember MW2 and how many cool points on the map people would fight over, or how BLOPS had an elevator or mounted guns. This new COD has none of that. Remember when the stats were built into the game as in BLOPS?
    Remember RPG's, The Javelin, and the army of one bag? None of that here. Just vanilla running and jumping and shooting.
    For $59 bucks you take a step back to what COD might have looked like in the 80's had better graphics been available. Yet this is supposed to be futuristic warfare.
    This game is the lovechild of Unreal tournament, Call of Duty, Halo, And Titanfall. Except it's NOT a good thing. For all of you that are having fun I salute you but think back to the classic COD games like MW2 where it actually felt like you were in combat.
    This AW is a kids game, designed to appeal to very young kids with fast reflexes. And if you listen in to the chat lobby it shows.
    And before you say it's because I am bad at this game and to get better, I have been pretty solid at these games, even Ghosts which i didn't care for. But this game, it just is not drawing me in and I bet the servers for this game dry up in a couple months.
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  6. Jun 18, 2020
    4
    Agravante e criador de mitos problemas que permanecerán e permanecen en call Of Duty , AW é totalmente descartável.
  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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