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  • Summary: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is a direct sequel to the previous game in the series, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, with a campaign storyline continuing the struggle of U.S. forces against an invasion by the Russian Federation following the framing of an undercover U.S. agent in aCall of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is a direct sequel to the previous game in the series, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, with a campaign storyline continuing the struggle of U.S. forces against an invasion by the Russian Federation following the framing of an undercover U.S. agent in a terrorist attack on Moscow. Together with classic Call of Duty multi-character control, Modern Warfare 3 contains deep multiplayer support, including two-player Co-op Survival mode. The game also contains all-new Kill Streak categories and customizable strike packages that offer more options for player combat styles and strategies. Expand
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  1. Positive: 79 out of 81
  2. Negative: 0 out of 81
  1. Nov 13, 2011
    100
    Like a divorced parent trying to win the affection of an only child, the game dishes out rewards with every breath.
  2. Nov 12, 2011
    95
    The multiplayer is the strongest it has ever been, and the coop mode has been expanded from an addition to a full-fledged mode. Modern Warfare 3 won't blow away anyone looking for anything new, but it will deliver enough thrills and quality to keep players engaged and coming back for more.
  3. Nov 8, 2011
    92
    Modern Warfare 3 is what the fans expected - fast paced multiplayer action with some new twists and game modes that are a definitely a fresh breeze. But there are also a great campaign and the usual challenging Spec Ops.
  4. Nov 8, 2011
    90
    Modern Warfare 3 doesn't do anything new, but it also doesn't do anything wrong. For better or worse, this is a slick and well-metered trio of modes that make an entertaining package, but Sledgehammer Games and Infinity Ward are simply looking to augment previous games rather than expand the series into pastures new.
  5. 88
    Largely feels like an iterative title...This isn't to say that Modern Warfare 3 is at all a bad game-it's an attractive and polished effort with tight controls, addictive multiplayer, and the sense that one is truly on a battlefield, rather than carrying on a miniature war behind the scenes.
  6. Nov 8, 2011
    85
    This is an exciting and rewarding game, but the series' signature thrills have lost some of their luster. Modern Warfare 3 iterates rather than innovates, so the fun you have is familiar. Fortunately, it's also utterly engrossing and immensely satisfying, giving fans another reason to rejoice in this busy shooter season.
  7. Nov 8, 2011
    70
    Modern Warfare 3 doesn't reinvent gunpowder, but sticks to the recipe of the previous games in the series. With a decent story and good multiplayer it's a game worth playing, but the lack of willingness to add improvements in gameplay show a laziness often found in a complacent game series.

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  1. Nov 8, 2011
    10
    MW3 is what every CoD fan should want. A polished version of the great game we all love. I'm surprised how many negative user reviews theyMW3 is what every CoD fan should want. A polished version of the great game we all love. I'm surprised how many negative user reviews they are? How many of the bad reviews were written by disappointed BF3 players???? There's no such thing as a CoD killer......... Expand
  2. Nov 10, 2011
    10
    Well i seem to have waited forever for this game. Needless to say i was loving every aspect of the game when i played it for the 1st time lastWell i seem to have waited forever for this game. Needless to say i was loving every aspect of the game when i played it for the 1st time last night. I know people slag it off for being similar too MW2 but lets be honest what a f**king game!! MW3 will be massive and to all the haters, thanks for spending your money so that Activision can afford to make the next one ;-) I love the game! Thank you Activicion and partners for making this awesome game! Hoo-rah! Expand
  3. Nov 10, 2011
    9
    Thus far, I have only played the Campaign, but I have extremely enjoyed it. One of the best campaigns I have ever played. I haven't playedThus far, I have only played the Campaign, but I have extremely enjoyed it. One of the best campaigns I have ever played. I haven't played multiplayer AT ALL yet, but I really want to! Highly recommended!! Better story than Black Ops, in my opinion. Expand
  4. Dec 6, 2011
    3
    Campaign was good, but the multiplayer is disappointing. It doesn't have anything new that will keep me playing this game thought. Some thingsCampaign was good, but the multiplayer is disappointing. It doesn't have anything new that will keep me playing this game thought. Some things in multiplayer are fixed, but it is too late now. Many people are already bored playing cod, and i don't understand why someone would still play it. But anyway, this is a decent arcade shooter that fits for everyone. Expand
  5. Nov 11, 2011
    1
    it's funny that this game has not a single negative critic score but loads of negative user ones. well it's the users who are spending thierit's funny that this game has not a single negative critic score but loads of negative user ones. well it's the users who are spending thier hard earned money on this 2011 version of COD 4. i swear i guessed many of the moments in the single player before they happened. yeah the actions ok but it's all the same as before. the multiplayer is still over hyped and buggy which leaves me with nothing more to say. DONT BUY! Expand
  6. Nov 9, 2011
    0
    How can you rate a game as a 0? When it is not a game.
    The game adds relatively nothing new:
    An over-the-top Michael Bays campaign (anywhere
    How can you rate a game as a 0? When it is not a game.
    The game adds relatively nothing new:
    An over-the-top Michael Bays campaign (anywhere from 6-10 hours of gameplay)
    New Spec-Ops missions
    New Maps (albeit reusing assets from even COD4)
    New Weapons

    This isn't a game, this is an expansion to MW2.
    When you innovate too much in a sequel, you can lose players by not keeping the experience of the previous game
    When you don't innovate, your essentially selling the same thing two years later for $60.
    TLDR; let me copy from MW2 like MW3 is:
    SSDD (Same S**t Different Day)
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  7. Nov 23, 2011
    0
    SUXXXX......Stop making the same game every year! It's the same crap every time........! How long can Infinity Ward reproduce the same plotSUXXXX......Stop making the same game every year! It's the same crap every time........! How long can Infinity Ward reproduce the same plot with the same character with the same multiplayer. It's absolute robbery if you ask me!! Expand

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