Call of Duty: MW3

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The eighth main entry into the Call of Duty series, and the third in the Modern Warfare sub series, Modern Warfare 3 is a direct sequel to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. In this first-person shooter the story picks up at the end of the previous game as Russia's invasion into the United States continues, but the war has now engulfed Europe, with Great Britain, France and Germany participating, allied to the US. The player once again takes on the role of various characters throughout the campaign, including 'Soap' Mctavish from the previous game, as well as several new ones, including Frost and Sandman, members of the US Delta Force.

Next to the main story campaign with its scripted gameplay, MW3 features two cooperative game modes. The first is Spec Ops, making a return from the previous game. It has the players perform brief missions and a star is awarded based on the performance. The second is the new Survival Mode, where players fight off different waves of enemy soldiers which get progressively harder.

The multiplayer portion comes with the usual game modes (Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, ...). In addition to these, several new game modes have been included. The first is called Kill Confirmed and requires the player to retrieve the dog tags of defeated enemies for the kill to register. The opposing team can also retrieve it to deny the player's kill. Another one, Team Defender, involves teams capturing a single flag on the map and keeping it for as long as possible to score the most points. There are also several pre-made modes for private matches, such as Infection (kill enemies to recruit them), Drop Zone (hold a zone for points and care packages), Team Juggernaut (each team has an AI Juggernaut character), and Gun Game (every player only has a pistol and three bullets, and earns extra guns and bullets by getting kills).

The Killstreak reward system from the previous games for multiplayer has been scraped in favour of the new Pointstreak system. Points are earned by completing additional challenges, next to just raking in kills. The rewards are organized in three strike packages: Assault, Support, and Specialist, each with new options and perks as they are unlocked.

Along with this game the Call of Duty: Elite service is introduced, a service that tracks player statistics and has social networking and smartphone integration. It is free, but subscribers who pay a monthly fee receive DLC, and can participate in competitions to win prizes. It also integrates with the earlier Call of Duty: Black Ops.


Call of Duty: MW3 PlayStation 3 Smaller obstacles can be jumped over.
Call of Duty: MW3 Windows I'm the only one to say 'Good Game' but at least I was promoted again
Call of Duty: MW3 Windows Sleeping on the job, are we?
Call of Duty: MW3 PlayStation 3 Hold L3 to take a breath and steady your aim.

Alternate Titles

  • "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" -- Spine title

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The Video Game Critic Xbox 360 Mar 17, 2012 A 100
Canadian Online Gamers Network Xbox 360 Nov 07, 2011 100 out of 100 100
@Gamer Xbox 360 Nov, 2011 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars 95
JeuxActu Xbox 360 Nov 08, 2011 18 out of 20 90
IGN Windows Nov 09, 2011 9 out of 10 90
GamesCollection Xbox 360 Nov 13, 2011 9 out of 10 90 Xbox 360 Nov 07, 2011 17 out of 20 85
HonestGamers Xbox 360 Nov 11, 2011 8 out of 10 80
OMGN: Online Multiplayer Games Network Xbox 360 Jan 05, 2012 7 out of 10 70
Gamekult Xbox 360 Nov 09, 2011 7 out of 10 70


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Why is this game's name wrong? 42 is_that_rain_or_tears (645)
Jan 07, 2014


75th Rangers

The 75th Rangers from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 are mentioned several times throughout the game. First in the opening cutscene of "Black Tuesday", where the operational map shows the 75th Rangers involved in fighting around New York City and then again through radio broadcasts during the Paris mission. Since Hunter Two-One who are part of the 75th Rangers but not present in Modern Warfare 3 it can be assumed these references were put into the game to explain their absence between sequels. Especially considering their final mission ended on a sort-of cliffhanger.


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