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  • Summary: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is back, remastered in true high-definition, featuring improved textures, physically based rendering, high-dynamic range lighting and much more. Relive one of the most iconic campaigns in history, as you are transported around the globe, including fan favoriteCall of Duty: Modern Warfare is back, remastered in true high-definition, featuring improved textures, physically based rendering, high-dynamic range lighting and much more. Relive one of the most iconic campaigns in history, as you are transported around the globe, including fan favorite missions "All Ghillied Up," "Mile High Club," and "Crew Expendable." You'll suit up as unforgettable characters Sgt. John "Soap" MacTavish, Capt. John Price and more, as you battle a rogue enemy group across global hot spots from Eastern Europe and rural Russia, all the way to the Middle East. Through an engaging narrative full of twists and turns, call on sophisticated technology and superior firepower as you coordinate land and air strikes on a battlefield where speed and accuracy are essential to victory. Additionally, team up with your friends in the online mode that redefined Call of Duty by introducing kill streaks, XP, Prestige and more in customizable, classic multiplayer modes. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. 90
    Fans of Call of Duty shouldn't have had to wait this long for the definitive edition of a classic.
  2. Nov 8, 2016
    90
    Even now, Modern Warfare is pushing boundaries, just in newer ways. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered sets a standard that shames other so-called ‘remastered’ titles.
  3. Nov 5, 2016
    89
    It´s been almost 10 years from its release, and Modern Warfare campaign still feels great, multiplayer design works well and visual improvement is enough to compete against modern shooters.
  4. Nov 8, 2016
    85
    Call of Duty Modern Warfare Remastered’s campaign might feel outdated by today’s standards, but its multiplayer remains as addictive and fun as ever.
  5. Nov 15, 2016
    80
    Modern Warfare Remastered on the PS4 is one of the best remasters in recent memory. It's a game worth having - especially if we played the original only when it came out or (what's even worse) we haven't at all. And when the multiplayer issues are resolved and the game becomes a stand-alone product, it'll be great.
  6. Nov 7, 2016
    80
    A lot of love and care went into Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, and I hope other developers (including some of Activision's own studios, I'm looking at you Marvel Ultimate Alliance and Prototype) take note.
  7. Oct 12, 2016
    70
    The game itself remains unchanged and while an excellent game in it’s day, COD: MWR often shows its true age with animations looking just a little clunky by today’s standards and a few small missteps that were present in the original which could have, and should have been amended in this new and improved version.

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  1. Positive: 54 out of 98
  2. Negative: 17 out of 98
  1. DXD
    Oct 6, 2016
    10
    Finally the cod developers listen to the fans and remastered one of the best call of duty's of all time, its mostly just a graphics upgradeFinally the cod developers listen to the fans and remastered one of the best call of duty's of all time, its mostly just a graphics upgrade but it runs smoothly and i cannot wait to multiplayer comes out to get the nostalgic feeling of boots on the ground cod but the campaign is an absolute masterpiece i recommend it to anyone and old cod fans will love it. Expand
  2. Jun 21, 2020
    10
    I very rarely rate games a 10, but there is little to no fault with this game. An engaging and fun campaign for those who like story, greatI very rarely rate games a 10, but there is little to no fault with this game. An engaging and fun campaign for those who like story, great multiplayer maps for those who like fast online gameplay. Great characters, good dialogue and a wide range of multiplayer maps to keep you entertained. A massive graphical improvement over the 2007 version too, with optimised graphics which helps you feel more immersed. A great remaster and dun game all round. Expand
  3. Dec 7, 2016
    9
    Sin duda una gran remasterizacion que funciona muy bien con unas texturas bastante mejoradas y una jugabilidad excelente por lo menos enSin duda una gran remasterizacion que funciona muy bien con unas texturas bastante mejoradas y una jugabilidad excelente por lo menos en playstation 4. Y muy contento con los nuevos extras como mas camuflajes.
    La unica pega que le podria dar es que algunos spots que habían en la versión original no están en este remastered.
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  4. Mar 21, 2019
    8
    Modern Warfare set a very high bar upon its release over a decade ago. Whilst certain games stick in the mind as "Yeah that was a while back"Modern Warfare set a very high bar upon its release over a decade ago. Whilst certain games stick in the mind as "Yeah that was a while back" like perhaps Halo or Half Life, it's always slightly disturbing when you realize that COD4 is somehow 12 years old this November '19. When it was released it presented us with what was, at the time, a highly ambitious FPS shooter. Graphically it was incredible, the detail was great, the locales varied, the action constant. The writing was actually a focal point of its efforts. We'd had FPS that pushed narrative to the fore front before but never on this sort of grand, AAA budget level.

    So when COD4 released it was universally praised and rightly so but it is high praise that it stands up as well now as it did then.

    Firstly a quick mention of the quality of this remaster. Whilst it's become all the rage to remaster anything moderately successful from the past they really did this game justice with their remaster. The graphics are flung into the current gen from the past and it's only when I went to play MW2 after finishing this you realize how much of a difference that is. They've added animations and details that really make this feel current gen but besides that they've not messed with what they know works.

    COD4 had the strongest story and writing of the three games I feel. The action is broken up into decently paced and spaced set pieces that are still engrossing. The small interstitial levels where you play a deposed leader on his way to his death or a crash landed soldier really aid in sucking the player into the story. It's not Shakespeare, it's not challenging for the best written game ever but it is definitely a solid action movie type of script that is entertaining even when you know exactly what is coming and quite impressive your first time through.

    When this dropped on PS Plus lately I thought I'd give it a go and see if I could still complete the game on Veteran. I did but it must be said that the cheapness of the mode is still as glaringly apparent as always.

    If you're going to play COD on Veteran you need to accept a few basic facts. Firstly your enemies do not miss. If there is a pixel of you not in cover they will hit it and basically if they hit you with a decent burst or more then you're dead. Secondly, you do not share this level of accuracy and you can and will miss and this isn't aided by the fact you're taking fire from all sides. Third, somebody gave these guys just a huge wheelbarrow of grenades that they'll launch at you with javelin like accuracy should you stay in one spot of cover for too long. Challenging? Yes but artificially so. Playing on Veteran essentially becomes a lethal game of hide and seek. If you're in the open longer than a few seconds you'll die. Your AI buddies in campaign will be much more rooted to the spot than easier difficulties meaning they generally won't advance until you have and advancing is hardly the easiest thing to do in this difficulty. It's satisfying to complete the game when it has this many advantages over you but there is more than one point where if you don't just chuckle at the absurdity of the difficulty you'll smash your controller instead.

    But it is still as awesome to play as ever. The gun fighting, particularly with high stakes damage in Veteran gets your blood pumping. When you can play this game well on the highest difficulty it does make you feel pretty great and frankly it makes the campaign more worthwhile. Playing through on normal difficulty to mop up the achievements you realize how hard you had it on the highest. On regular difficulty it loses a lot of the tension that makes Veteran so enjoyable. Enemies become almost goofy in comparison, missing you frequently, not moving from one cover and your character is practically a bullet sponge in comparison.

    A large reason it has remained so good to play is the set-pieces. FPS are doomed to become repetitive or boring and only the best avoid that pitfall. COD4 certainly avoids it and it does so by changing up the locales even if the enemies are basically all the same kind of bullet fodder grunts with little variety. I also think the two story-lines heading toward the same finish helps keep the plot moving along briskly. They built on this superbly in the sequel with an even bigger budget, even bigger locales and even more memorable set pieces but there is something about the first entry I just prefer. It could simply be nostalgia but the quality of the remaster on offer here certainly helps. To play a game you fondly remember but with high quality, current gen graphics is an awesome trip down memory lane and one I have really enjoyed.
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  5. Aug 16, 2019
    7
    This game is the remastered version of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, released originally in 2007 on the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC (and someThis game is the remastered version of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, released originally in 2007 on the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC (and some wildly different versions on PS2). So here's a newer version with updated graphics and remade cutscenes! And that's really all that was changed in the Single Player, because most changes are made in the multiplayer.

    The single player campaign is pretty much the same as you remember it. The only noticeable difference is that cutscenes have been Michael Bay'd with over the top ridiculous explosions that weren't there before, more focus on popular characters or events and updated sound effects. Graphically the game just looks more like modern Call of Duty titles, but the AI is left untouched.

    The multiplayer has undergone a total makeover with pretty much all aspects like UI, banners, lobby screens and most notable: Micro transactions. Guns that weren't previously available in the original game can now be bought, with inclusion of new cosmetics and even randomized loot. As the PS4 edition requires PS Plus to use online features, i only played it for less than 2 hours. But in that time i didn't experience any of the fun or intense gameplay that was featured in the original.

    So has this remaster preserved or enhanced the game? No, it hasn't. In fact, it has mostly hurt it, and turned it into a money printing machine for Activision, who had the audacity to resell old DLC for a higher price than it was sold for originally. The integrity of the single campaign has also been influenced, as overblown cutscenes remove the charm that was originally there. Game bugs, bad design decisions and a painstakingly high difficulty curve have been left untouched, even though this part desperately needed some polishing.

    Asking yourself if Modern Warfare is a good game is really a matter of what difficulty you play on. Recruit is hilariously easy, and Regular is entertaining but sometimes too easy as well. Hardened poses enough of a challenge, but suddenly gets unforgivingly brutal in certain missions like One Shot One Kill and Heat. And then there's Veteran, which can only be described as descending into the pits of hell as the enemy AI turns into an aimbot with perfect accuracy, reflexes that would make John Wick blush and the multiple arms of Geisha to hurl infinite grenades at you. Wtf Infinity Ward.

    So, in summary: No improvements on the original game, yet a lot of greedy additions and overblown remade cutscenes. The game is fun on Regular and Hardened, but is frustrating on Veteran. As remasters go, this one feels shallow and underwhelming. The devs gave the game a new layer of paint, but didn't bother looking under the hood to fix some long standing problems. Still, the game can be a lot of fun when playing the single player at regular and hardened, and i can recommend it for that reason. I give this game a 7/10.
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  6. Jun 15, 2018
    6
    terrible experience. i think that's why they say only multiplayer is important in these games, because the artificial dumbness they inventedterrible experience. i think that's why they say only multiplayer is important in these games, because the artificial dumbness they invented will kill you by frustration if you try to play only the single player (as I did) Expand
  7. Dec 2, 2019
    0
    please keep microtransactions out of retail priced games, game made grindy as **** to make you spend money

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