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  • Summary: This is WWII combat like never before. Witness the origins of Special Forces as you play a pivotal role and change the face of history, forming Task Force One in a gripping Campaign across four major theaters of war. Become an original Special Forces Operator in an online Multiplayer rich inThis is WWII combat like never before. Witness the origins of Special Forces as you play a pivotal role and change the face of history, forming Task Force One in a gripping Campaign across four major theaters of war. Become an original Special Forces Operator in an online Multiplayer rich in innovation with 20 maps available at launch. Prepare for a franchise-first, universe-expanding Zombies crossover. Immerse yourself in a fully integrated Call of Duty®: Warzone™ experience featuring a new and massive map. This is the most connected Call of Duty ever, all powered by the next generation Call of Duty® engine introduced in Modern Warfare. Expand
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  1. Positive: 34 out of 68
  2. Negative: 0 out of 68
  1. Nov 8, 2021
    95
    Call of Duty: Vanguard may be the best CoD installment to date with stunning graphics that shine on the new systems and finely tuned, balanced gun play. They bring a new and fresh approach to the WWII and D-Day scenario making the solo campaign just as enjoyable as the multiplayer.
  2. Nov 4, 2021
    85
    Sledgehammer Games is back after 4 years and they are coming back in great shape. Of course, the different multiplayer modes are still effective, but this year the single player campaign really makes the difference. It has more depth with interesting characters and a spectacular setting. We did not expect such a graphically beautiful game either.
  3. Nov 10, 2021
    80
    Call of Duty: Vanguard's campaign is meaty, the Battle Pass will keep you going a while, and Zombies is wonderfully addictive.
  4. Nov 24, 2021
    73
    The campaign of Call of Duty: Vanguard tries to be heroic, but falls short and becomes predictable due to one-dimensional characters with poor development. Even when the multiplayer has interesting gameplay options, they are nothing to write home about. Finally, the zombie mode adds a lot of entertainment to the experience, but it's not enough for this installment to be a must-buy.
  5. Nov 10, 2021
    70
    Call of Duty: Vanguard is built like a rollercoaster so you have your highs, your lows, and moments that flatline. There’s no question its three modes are fun to play and offer fans enough content to keep them busy for some time, but this is Call of Duty, after all. Until Activision does something completely different with the series, don’t expect it to feel too different each year.
  6. Nov 5, 2021
    70
    Like every year, Call of Duty tries to satisfy all gamers, no matter what they are looking for. Solo adventure, multi-competitive, collaborative zombie, free-to-play battle royale. A turnkey offer, XXL menu style, which this year lacks care at launch. We see it through the countryside which despite its exoticism offers nothing exceptional or memorable to experience. This is also seen in Zombie Mode, which at launch is only a rough sketch of what it should be and unfortunately lacks content. In the equation, the multi comes out with its head held high, offering several well-felt new features and still lively gameplay. More and more turned towards the “live service” and the updates of season, Call of Duty signs, with Vanguard, an episode of end of cycle, which asks only to evolve to improve and which turns out to be more enjoyable overall than the overall experience of Black Ops Cold War.
  7. Nov 15, 2021
    50
    While it adds some interesting new features to the Call of Duty formula, Vanguard's mixed bag of changes makes it a forgettable entry.

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  1. Nov 6, 2021
    10
    I personally didn't like cod cold war, it was buggy and boring, but Vanguard actually feels nice. Fun and long single player campaign,I personally didn't like cod cold war, it was buggy and boring, but Vanguard actually feels nice. Fun and long single player campaign, beautiful graphics, lots of stuff to do. I'm surprised. Expand
  2. Nov 8, 2021
    10
    I've been playing for more than 75 hours, I'm a veteran of the CoD saga, I've played every title since CoD II on PS2. I can say with veryI've been playing for more than 75 hours, I'm a veteran of the CoD saga, I've played every title since CoD II on PS2. I can say with very objective criteria that this CoD Vanguard is the best they have released in YEARS. It should be noted that my opinion is focused on multiplayer, because I think it is a mistake to focus on story mode, because hegemonically (unfortunately), we understand CoD as a multiplayer game, so in this case I think that opinion should be focused on this pulled apart.
    Favorable points:
    + Graphics. Very good, something that was expected because they use the graphics engine of the last Modern Warfare. It should be noted that as of today that I write the review, the game has some graphic bugs, but it is normal, since it has been out for 3 days.
    + Gameplay. Very balanced weapons, it is noticeable that they have been careful in this matter, also in the subject of movement of the character it has improved a lot, it is very fluid and dynamic.
    + Weapons: The recoil of the weapons and the shooting sensation are especially satisfying. Besides, it is noted that they have authorized licenses, 90% of the weapons have the original design and name of the weapon in question, it is appreciated, because it generates greater immersion.
    + Sound. Spectacular, the best, never seen in a CoD ever.
    They have also removed the enemy's red dot on the minimap when it fires, unless you select a specific ability for the character to do so. This is perfect, it has always been requested, in this way the sound is given more importance.
    + Scenarios / Art: Very varied maps, of all kinds and with environments very in line with the time in which the game is narrated, everything is very beautiful, a lot of work behind the artistic section.
    Unfavorable points / to improve:
    - Possible bugs, glitches or weapons / abilities checked, the 'day 1 patch' will be missing.
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    Llevo jugado más de 75 horas, soy un veterano de la saga CoD, he jugado a todos los títulos desde el CoD II de PS2. Puedo opinar con criterio muy objetivo que este CoD Vanguard es de lo mejor que han sacado en AÑOS. Cabe destacar que mi opinión se enfoca al multijugador, pues pienso que es un error enfocarnos al modo historia, pues hegemónicamente (por desgracia), entendemos el CoD como un juego multijugador, por lo que en este caso pienso que debería enfocarse la opinión en este apartado.
    Puntos favorables:
    + Gráficos. Muy buenos, algo que se esperaba pues utilizan el motor gráfico del último Modern Warfare. Cabe destacar que a día de hoy que escribo la reseña, el juego tiene algunos bugs gráficos, pero es normal, pues hace 3 días que ha salido.
    + Jugabilidad. Armas muy balanceadas, se nota que se han esmerado en este tema, también en el tema de movimiento del personaje ha mejorado mucho, es muy fluido y dinámico.
    + Armas: El retroceso de las armas y la sensación de disparo son especialmente satisfactorios. Aparte, se nota que han autorizado licencias, el 90% de las armas tienen el diseño y el nombre original del arma en cuestión, se agradece, pues genera mayor inmersión.
    + Sonido. Espectacular, de lo mejor, jamás visto en un CoD nunca.
    También han quitado el punto rojo del enemigo en el minimapa cuando este dispara, a no ser que selecciones una habilidad especifica para el personaje para ello. Esto es perfecto, siempre se ha pedido, de este modo se le da más importancia al sonido.
    + Escenarios / Arte: Mapas muy variados, de todo tipo y con unos entornos muy acordes a la época en que se narra el juego, muy bonito todo, mucho trabajo detrás del apartado artístico.
    Puntos desfavorables / a mejorar:
    - Posibles bugs, glitches o armas / habilidades chetadas, faltará el 'parche del día 1'.
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  3. Nov 15, 2021
    9
    Fun and epic campaign and great multiplayer! Love this game.
    Zombies is ok:/
  4. Nov 26, 2021
    3
    Idiotic level design, the levels are literally filled with holes from which the enemy can come out at any time. Absurd unbalanced perks forIdiotic level design, the levels are literally filled with holes from which the enemy can come out at any time. Absurd unbalanced perks for specialists (Perks for returning the radar or increasing the enemy's head say hello), miserable modules for weapons.
    The main advantages of this game are sounds and animations of weapons, registration of hits, however, this is the merit of the Infinity Ward's engine.
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  5. Jan 15, 2022
    1
    I've been playing COD since cod1 and Vanguard is not Call of Duty... 1/10. Waste of money...
  6. Nov 17, 2021
    0
    The online experience can, as in Cold War, be explained in a single word: SBMM. Whether you like it or not is up to you but I absolutelyThe online experience can, as in Cold War, be explained in a single word: SBMM. Whether you like it or not is up to you but I absolutely despise it. The story is something different. It is way worse. I talked a lot about WW2 with my grandpa who was lucky to survive. He stated several times that he is absolutely sad how this terrible conflict is being abused to not only profit and earn huge amounts of money but how it is also instrumentalized to somehow teach young players about morlas and social justice. Historical accuracy is totally ignored and is instead replaced by gay, black, disabled or other minorities playing major roles. These groups themselves are not at all a problem but the way they are prefered over accuracy only to satisfy the modern spitit is really sad. People, german as well as allied, gave their lives for their countries and their sacrifice isn't honoured but is instead ridicouled through female elite snipers "kicking some Nazi butt" as a review of this game once stated. A very sad trend indeed. Expand
  7. Nov 18, 2021
    0
    The game is fun when it works. But it never works. Ever. I can't even launch the game or choose which mode I wanna play before it crashes.

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