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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. 87
    We'll be damned if this isn't another fine Call of Duty game. The solo campaign is excellent, multiplayer delivers on practically all fronts, and Zombies provides a neat co-op diversion. Call of Duty: Vanguard represents great value, and enough new stuff to warrant taking a look.
  2. Nov 5, 2021
    85
    Did Call of Duty Vanguard turn me into a fan of PvP shooters, no it didn’t, but I am certainly glad I played it and am looking forward to playing some more Zombies with friends once it launches for everyone. I loved the campaign though, as well as the four operatives, and Monaghan was just terrific. The visuals, sound mixing and score were also top notch in every way.
  3. Dec 16, 2021
    80
    Vanguard not only brings a whole lot more launch content and improvements than previous Call of Duty titles, by dint of a superior multiplayer experience, a solid and spectacular campaign and a more accessible but just as fun zombie mode.
  4. Nov 22, 2021
    73
    Vanguard has one of the best campaigns of the series and a very fun multiplayer. However, a boring Zombies mode and other technical problems make it below the level of the previous ones.
  5. Nov 22, 2021
    70
    The biggest problem is CoD: Vanguard feels like the least innovative Call of Duty in years. I think a lot of that has to do with Warzone, and the fact that developers HAVE to ensure that their game can be compatible with that battle royale. The fact that so much has to go into making sure it all works together; I just feel like it has to be hampering the developer’s creativity. In my opinion Call of Duty as a whole need to take a year off and regroup, come back with something as memorable as the original Modern Warfare was when it launched. If it’s a matter of money (and I doubt that it is) developers could lean into Warzone, they already are making a killing on all the microtransactions but just update Warzone like Epic does for Fortnite. Then after a year surprise people with something fantastic… I know this will never happen, but a man can dream.
  6. Nov 22, 2021
    70
    Call of Duty: Vanguard unabashedly apes the style of 2019's Modern Warfare, with a multiplayer that is fun though familiar, but featuring a campaign that largely misses the mark.
  7. Nov 8, 2021
    60
    Call of Duty: Vanguard sometimes strains under the pressure of fulfilling its obligations to the all-consuming Warzone platform that the series has become. Vanguard’s Gunsmith and Operators might dictate the game’s World War II fiction in weird and hilarious ways, but it can still offer the same thrills you’d expect. Still, there’s no denying that Vanguard feels like a watered down entry for the franchise, which is now more motivated by microtransactions than by telling a compelling World War II narrative.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 66 out of 121
  2. Negative: 41 out of 121
  1. Nov 7, 2021
    10
    Let's be real here, November 2021 best shooter is here! Everyone already knows Battlebug2042 will be just another flop, it's basically a memeLet's be real here, November 2021 best shooter is here! Everyone already knows Battlebug2042 will be just another flop, it's basically a meme at this point. Expand
  2. Nov 8, 2021
    10
    One of the best CoD games in years, i can already tell this game is going to be legendary. Hell yea.
  3. Nov 6, 2021
    10
    And 2021's best shooter is finally here! Good job Sledgehammer Games! Better than last two cod's.
  4. Nov 12, 2021
    9
    Best cod in a while. I really liked the new MW but after that I think they went downhill. A great WW2 game and multiplayer is fast and fun
  5. Nov 23, 2021
    5
    Every year these games get worse not better. Modern Warfare in 2019 was the last decent Call of Duty.
  6. Dec 26, 2021
    2
    When you can play this game is new on things. Same map design and same modes. The story is lackluster boring charcter I dont care when badWhen you can play this game is new on things. Same map design and same modes. The story is lackluster boring charcter I dont care when bad things happen. Worst is that it turns your console off heats it up like crazy. Horrible game made for consumer they just want your money Expand
  7. Dec 5, 2021
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. It seems to get worse and worse every update……………………………………………………………………..……….. Expand

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