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Call of Duty: MW3

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Windows 15 3.2
Xbox 360 8 2.5
Combined MobyScore 31 2.8


The Press Says

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100
Xbox 360The Video Game Critic
The on-line matches are disconcerting at first, but once you start moving up the ranks, the hours just melt away. Add in support for split-screen and coop, and Modern Warfare 3 really is the complete package.
100
Xbox 360Canadian Online Gamers Network
In my view, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 stands as the best Call of Duty experience to date and is arguably the best multiplayer shooter experience on the Xbox 360. With 16-maps out of the box and a glut of DLC to come, Call of Duty gamers will without question be playing Modern Warfare 3 online for months to come. Although the single player experience can be a bit on the short side, it is deeply engaging and features some of the most epic scenes we have seen in a single player game to date. The Spec Ops co-op mode and Elite service only serve to enhance the overall CoD experience. At the end of the day, Modern Warfare 3 is a must own and is as good as it gets for Xbox 360 shooters.
100
Xbox 360The A.V. Club
Modern Warfare 3 leaves the punishment up to your fellow gamers, who will reward your every misstep with a bullet in the brain and another ding in your kill/death ratio. Your ability to hack these slings and arrows is what best determines your capacity to enjoy Modern Warfare 3. They say battle hardens men like a blacksmith forges steel. But what kind of swordmaker gets a kick from dishing out such abuse?
100
Xbox 360The Telegraph
Modern Warfare 3 is a shining example of refinement and improvement. It's familiar, sure, but here familiarity doesn't breed contempt, just respect and reward for those who've dedicated so much time to the series. And for new players, it's the perfect starting point, more accommodating and encompassing than ever. The series has always been renowned for elements like the excellent sound design, the gloss, polish and compulsion of its gameplay, but with Modern Warfare 3, Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer have created a game that not only lives up to the brand hype but exceeds it. A game where the mass appeal is justified, and the expectations are met. A game which is undoubtedly going to be played for a long, long time to come, and deservedly so.
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PlayStation 3Game Chronicles
It’s hard to believe Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has finally arrived let alone lived up to all the hype surrounding it. Without starting a console war, the PS3 version lacks a bit of overall graphical polish, the load times were a bit longer, the squishy DualShock 3 triggers aren't as responsive, and the online community just doesn't seem to match up to what I've seen on the Xbox 360. But if the PS3 is your chosen system then by all means, GET THIS GAME! Modern Warfare 3 is perfection when it comes to story and gameplay, and it’s only going to get better as more DLC arrives and the game is refined and balanced as the designers analyze real-time data from all the matches being played. There is no fan base more loyal than Call of Duty, and this game is guaranteed to delight all who play now and in the years to come.
95
Xbox 360@Gamer
Doubtful Modern Warfare 3 can keep the series's unprecedented winning streak alive? Don't be: It's every bit as polished and expertly crafted as any previous Call of Duty experience, and amazingly finds new ways to keep the annual shooter smash from overstaying its welcome.
95
Xbox 360GameAspect.com
Though the campaign seems to get wrapped up in this game, I’m sure in 2 years we will be seeing a new Modern Warfare title. Though the campaign alone would not make me give this game a great rating, the multi-player mode more than makes up for a short but well told campaign story.
94
PlayStation 3Digital Chumps
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 brings more intensity and more of everything than the previous installment. The adjustments made (killstreak subtractions, point streak additions, perks, strike packages, etc) make this game fun as hell. If you thought you used hundreds of hours playing MW2 or Black Ops then you haven't seen anything yet. The single-player campaign will entertain you, though it is short, and the multiplayer game will constantly press you to improve. The addition of a more team focused element on the MP side of MW3 will increase the value and fun factor of the MP experience exponentially.
91
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Vor wenigen Monaten hätte ich noch so einiges darauf verwettet, dass Battlefield 3 diesen Winter das Schlachtfeld dominiert. Zum Glück sah das der Rest der Welt genauso und niemand schlug ein, denn Call of Duty lehrte mich, die Rechnung nicht ohne den Wirt zu machen. Aus der vermeintlichen Schwäche des Personalwechsels machten die Entwickler eine Stärke, MW3 wirft alte Unsitten wie die wirre Story und den unerträglich überzogenen Patriotismus über Bord. Klar wandelt sich niemand über Nacht vom Saulus zum Paulus, die Grundprinzipien des Gameplays blieben unverändert. Aber die Studios reduzierten die Macken auf ein erträgliches Maß und arbeiteten die Stärken deutlich heraus. Außerdem finde ich es gut, zur Abwechslung mal nicht in Afghanistan oder den USA rumzueiern, sondern in der alten Welt!
91
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
(Multiplayer review)
Abgesehen davon, dass schon wieder »Overgrown« im Map-Pool fehlt und dass mich das doofe IWnet von der ersten Sekunde an nervt, gefällt mir der Multiplayer von Modern Warfare 3 jetzt sogar noch besser. Die schnellen, kurzweiligen Gefechte sprechen meine Gene seit jeher eher an als die behäbigen Conquest-Schlachten von Battlefield. Und wie schön, dass die Entwickler endlich mal Modi eingebaut haben, in denen gescheites Teamspiel gefördert wird – das kann ich gar nicht genug loben. Mit der kleinen nachgereichten Spitze, dass das schon viel früher hätte passieren müssen.
90
Xbox 360God is a Geek
Modern Warfare 3 is by no means a revolution. It isn’t a graphical, gameplay or game mode innovation. What it is, however, is a very well put together example of everything that Call of Duty developers have learned over the years of making the game. The campaign’s story should have been stronger, but it is made up for by the sheer scale found within the game. While we saw no revolutionary graphical changes, what we did get was a fantastic trip around the world, which looks great and packs in the frames-per-second like no other FPS out there. Modern Warfare 3 feels like the icing on the cake for the series, a massive firework show to usher the series into a transitional period where the developers will be forced to innovate and shake things up if it wants to keep smashing those sales records. Let’s hope Infinity Ward, Activision and even Treyarch take up that mantle and dare to be different.
90
Xbox 360GamesCollection
Le scaramucce tra Electronic Arts e Activision paiono giunte al termine, e secondo me con un pareggio più che meritato da entrambi. Siamo di fronte a mostri sacri e tutte le critiche mosse e gli elogi fatti sono pensati da un fan di vecchia data; Modern Warfare avrebbe secondo me dovuto dare di più in termini di rinnovamento ma ha deciso che “cavallo che vince non si cambia” e, anche questa volta gli è andata bene (7 milioni di copie vendute nel solo giorno di lancio..un nuovo record!). Il titolo è adattissimo sia ai giocatori COD incalliti, naturalmente, ma forse questa volta un pochino più aperto anche a chi vuole divertirsi ed entrare nel vivo in brevissimo tempo. Non chiedetemi chi ha vinto la Sfida degli FPS, se Battlefield 3 o Modern Warfare 3...io li ho presi entrambi. E credo dovreste farlo pure voi!
90
WindowsCanadian Online Gamers Network
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is one of the most highly hyped games of this generation, and it generally holds up its end of the bargain. The campaign’s pace requires a seatbelt and the production value is top notch. The game multiplayer and co-op modes are varied offering up a limitless amount of competitive action. Overall, MW3 is a real pleasure to play and is certainly one of the best first person shooters on the market this holiday season.
90
WindowsCheat Happens
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is an incredibly solid shooting experience. The campaign and the engine behind it may show its age at certain points in the game, but they are few and far between. The story is much more focused, the weapons have more weight and the stellar multiplayer suite has been fine tuned and tweaked. A game like Modern Warfare 3 will always have its detractors, but it's their loss, they're missing one hell of an experience.
90
PlayStation 3Game Informer Magazine
When it comes down to it, Modern Warfare 3 meets expectations. The core elements of multiplayer and the campaign remain fundamentally unchanged, but the game serves as a great example of how many subtle tweaks can add up to an improved overall product. Even with the recent turmoil at Infinity Ward, the remnants of that team (in conjunction with Sledgehammer) have put together a worthy sequel to one of the most successful franchises of all time.
90
PlayStation 3JeuxActu
Même pas peur, même pas mal ! Telle pourrait être la devise de Call of Duty : Modern Warfare 3, qui plie mais ne rompt pas face à la concurrence. Clairement moins beau que Battlefield 3, le hit d'Activision nous propose en revanche une aventure maîtrisée de bout en bout. Chaque niveau apporte son lot de séquences spectaculaires, on ne s'ennuie pas une seule seconde, et l'ensemble s'avère cent fois plus rythmé que la campagne solo concoctée par DICE. Quant aux pans multi des deux frères ennemis, ils jouent tout simplement dans des cours différentes. Certes, il faut ici faire l'impasse sur la conduite de véhicules et les maps immenses. Mais quelle efficacité ! On s'amuse immédiatement, on gagne des points d'expérience de tous les côtés et on a sans cesse l'impression de progresser. Grenade sur le gâteau, le service Call of Duty Elite fourmille de fonctionnalités intéressantes. Le Modern Warfare nouveau est définitivement un grand cru.
90
Xbox 360JeuxActu
Même pas peur, même pas mal ! Telle pourrait être la devise de Call of Duty : Modern Warfare 3, qui plie mais ne rompt pas face à la concurrence. Clairement moins beau que Battlefield 3, le hit d'Activision nous propose en revanche une aventure maîtrisée de bout en bout. Chaque niveau apporte son lot de séquences spectaculaires, on ne s'ennuie pas une seule seconde, et l'ensemble s'avère cent fois plus rythmé que la campagne solo concoctée par DICE. Quant aux pans multi des deux frères ennemis, ils jouent tout simplement dans des cours différentes. Certes, il faut ici faire l'impasse sur la conduite de véhicules et les maps immenses. Mais quelle efficacité ! On s'amuse immédiatement, on gagne des points d'expérience de tous les côtés et on a sans cesse l'impression de progresser. Grenade sur le gâteau, le service Call of Duty Elite fourmille de fonctionnalités intéressantes. Le Modern Warfare nouveau est définitivement un grand cru.
90
WindowsJeuxActu
Même pas peur, même pas mal ! Telle pourrait être la devise de Call of Duty : Modern Warfare 3, qui plie mais ne rompt pas face à la concurrence. Clairement moins beau que Battlefield 3, le hit d'Activision nous propose en revanche une aventure maîtrisée de bout en bout. Chaque niveau apporte son lot de séquences spectaculaires, on ne s'ennuie pas une seule seconde, et l'ensemble s'avère cent fois plus rythmé que la campagne solo concoctée par DICE. Quant aux pans multi des deux frères ennemis, ils jouent tout simplement dans des cours différentes. Certes, il faut ici faire l'impasse sur la conduite de véhicules et les maps immenses. Mais quelle efficacité ! On s'amuse immédiatement, on gagne des points d'expérience de tous les côtés et on a sans cesse l'impression de progresser. Grenade sur le gâteau, le service Call of Duty Elite fourmille de fonctionnalités intéressantes. Le Modern Warfare nouveau est définitivement un grand cru.
90
Xbox 360MMGN
Modern Warfare 3 seems like the game everyone loves to hate, and yet everyone seems to be playing it. Funnily enough, this game will have one of the largest online communities across all platforms for the next 24 months, making it a must-have for anyone looking for competitive and fast online action. This game never attempts to offer realistic military combat, instead relying on a tried and true formula that still maintains its addictiveness and depth from over the years.
90
PlayStation 3PSX Extreme
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is familiar but hardly boring. The control remains top-notch, the audio is excellent, the developers should be commended for squeezing every last drop out of that engine, and the entertainment level remains high throughout. The campaign is too short (no surprise there), the AI is too erratic (and weird things can still happen when playing), and the story is a little uninspired. But when it comes to over-the-top thrills and plenty of “oh good goddamn” moments, the campaign brings the heat.
90
PlayStation 3Worth Playing
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is full of deep, engaging multiplayer and campaign military shooter gaming, so it's easy to recommend. It's the sort of game a dedicated genre fan can regularly play for a couple of years. There are as many arguments that can be made for tight storytelling with lots of action as can be made against short campaigns. To a large extent, MW3's multiplayer is more of the same that people loved about Modern Warfare 2. I'm all for wildly innovative gameplay mechanics underpinning sophisticated narrative elements, but there's nothing wrong with giving the people what they want, either.
90
WindowsSoftpedia
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 was awaited by many and, thankfully, we can report that it’s truly one of the most comprehensive first person shooters out there, delivering not just a solid multiplayer, whether it’s cooperative or competitive, but also one of the best stories from the genre. In comparison to Battlefield 3, whose narrative really weighed down the great multiplayer, Modern Warfare 3 wins in all categories, although both will offer plenty of first person shooter action for your buck, so it just comes down to your own preferences.
90
Xbox 360IGN
Despite its flaws, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 takes the fantastic series we’ve come to love over the years and iterates on it with great success. The multiplayer is hands-down the best it has ever been, with more features, more modes and a ton of new levels and ways to interact via Call of Duty Elite. The singleplayer campaign and Spec Ops mode add value to the overall package, creating something that may not be perfect, but is too damn addicting to pass up.
90
PlayStation 3IGN
Despite its flaws, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 takes the fantastic series we’ve come to love over the years and iterates on it with great success. The multiplayer is hands-down the best it has ever been, with more features, more modes and a ton of new levels and ways to interact via Call of Duty Elite. The singleplayer campaign and Spec Ops mode add value to the overall package, creating something that may not be perfect, but is too damn addicting to pass up.
90
WindowsIGN
Despite its flaws, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 takes the fantastic series we’ve come to love over the years and iterates on it with great success. The multiplayer is hands-down the best it has ever been, with more features, more modes and a ton of new levels. The singleplayer campaign and Spec Ops mode add value to the overall package, creating something that may not be perfect, but is too damn addicting to pass up.
89
WindowsFragland.net
We started with the question if Infinity Ward was capable of holding the crown in the first person shooter genre. The answer to that is a clear "yes". But just barely. Modern Warfare 3 is a more complete and coherent product than Battlefield 3 and as such earns to be the better seller in stores. But I prefer Battlefield 3's multiplayer any day.
88
Xbox 360NowGamer
But if you take it for what it is – an explosive, cinematic and unashamedly linear action game – then you’re in for a treat. It’s confident and self-assured without feeling cocky; bombastic and loud without feeling overblown.
86
PlayStation 3gamrReview
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is a great game hurt by its unwillingness to stray from a tried and true formula. Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games have crafted a game that delivers thrills that will satisfy a mass audience but has not given its biggest critics any reason to relent. Depending on who you are as a gamer, you will either dive right in and enjoy the latest Call of Duty because of its refinements or lament that a game with “Modern” in the title can feel so stuck in the past.
85
WiiVandal Online
Con todo, nos atrevemos a decir que Modern Warfare 3 es el mejor en su categoría dentro del no tan extenso catálogo de Wii, donde realmente ha habido pocos juegos de acción en primera persona excelentes. Reconocemos que Black Ops nos gustó más en su campaña por las situaciones que proponía y porque su narrativa nos pareció más fácil de entender, pero creemos que este juego es mejor por el juego online, sin duda mejor implementado y que pasa a convertirse en la mejor opción del catálogo de Wii si queremos pegarnos tiros contra todo el mundo. Es una gran pena que se haya quedado fuera la posibilidad de jugar a 4 jugadores con pantalla partida, algo que popularizó nuevamente Goldeneye 007 en esta plataforma, pero como es algo que prácticamente se ha convertido en un triste estándar de esta generación en el género, tampoco lo penalizaremos. Ojalá los juegos que nos lleguen el día de mañana para Wii mantengan este listón de calidad.
85
Xbox 360Xbox360Achievements
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is a well produced title that will give you another slice of entertainment, whether you choose to go it alone or head online to kick ass and take some names. It's nothing new though, and single-player feels especially lightweight this time around, so there is still room for improvement. More of the same next year then – which is both great news and a bit disappointing really.
85
PlayStation 3NZGamer
To sum up, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is a small evolution in multiplayer and a definitive end to the story. Despite being a solid, well-rounded experience, I felt there wasn’t enough difference or progression in use of technology to really rate the game higher. Modern Warfare 2 changed the game and paved the way for the FPS genre today; Modern Warfare 3 just does more of the same and feels more of an expansion than a brand new title - albeit a good expansion.
85
PlayStation 3Jeuxvideo.com
Un excellent cru que ce Modern Warfare 3. Pas très joli certes, mais la mise en scène dantesque de la campagne fait encore une fois mouche, tandis que le multi, manifestement plus équilibré que dans les derniers volets de la série, reste un modèle du genre. Et si l’on voit déjà les fans de Battlefield 3 s’étouffer de rage en apercevant cette note, c’est omettre que Call of Duty, dans sa propre catégorie de FPS accessible, rapide et grand spectacle, remplit mieux son contrat que les autres. Au fond, l’idéal, pour obtenir une expérience complète, serait encore de gagner au Loto et d’acheter les deux FPS mastodontes de cette fin d’année, l’un excellant dans les batailles de masse sur de vastes champs de bataille, l’autre offrant une mise en scène incomparable et des combats beaucoup plus arcade mais aussi plus nerveux
85
WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Un excellent cru que ce Modern Warfare 3. Pas très joli certes, mais la mise en scène dantesque de la campagne fait encore une fois mouche, tandis que le multi, manifestement plus équilibré que dans les derniers volets de la série, reste un modèle du genre. Et si l’on voit déjà les fans de Battlefield 3 s’étouffer de rage en apercevant cette note, c’est omettre que Call of Duty, dans sa propre catégorie de FPS accessible, rapide et grand spectacle, remplit mieux son contrat que les autres. Au fond, l’idéal, pour obtenir une expérience complète, serait encore de gagner au Loto et d’acheter les deux FPS mastodontes de cette fin d’année, l’un excellant dans les batailles de masse sur de vastes champs de bataille, l’autre offrant une mise en scène incomparable et des combats beaucoup plus arcade mais aussi plus nerveux.
85
Xbox 360Jeuxvideo.com
Un excellent cru que ce Modern Warfare 3. Pas très joli certes, mais la mise en scène dantesque de la campagne fait encore une fois mouche, tandis que le multi, manifestement plus équilibré que dans les derniers volets de la série, reste un modèle du genre. Et si l’on voit déjà les fans de Battlefield 3 s’étouffer de rage en apercevant cette note, c’est omettre que Call of Duty, dans sa propre catégorie de FPS accessible, rapide et grand spectacle, remplit mieux son contrat que les autres. Au fond, l’idéal, pour obtenir une expérience complète, serait encore de gagner au Loto et d’acheter les deux FPS mastodontes de cette fin d’année, l’un excellant dans les batailles de masse sur de vastes champs de bataille, l’autre offrant une mise en scène incomparable et des combats beaucoup plus arcade mais aussi plus nerveux
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WindowsComputerGames.ro
Not surprising at all, CoD still uses the formula which made it so popular to the point that it casually appears not only in British hip-hop and grime lyrics, but also movies (Attack the Block, The Veteran) and I don’t think I’m exaggerating if I say it’s made its way in popular culture. This obviously brings it both merits for perfecting all the elements of the simple, accessible shooter it promotes, as well as booing (just as justified) for, often, the same arguments. Thus, I can’t recommend buying this unless you (still) like the fast pace, the customizable weaponry and the short matches, of about 10 minutes each. With the very important mention that, essentially, nothing has changed.
82
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
(Singleplayer review)
Die erste Frage, die ich mir nach dem Spielen von Modern Warfare 3 stelle: Wo kommt Yuri her? Die zweite Frage;: Wieso reibt mir das Spiel eigentlich permanent rein, dass ich nur ein Hanswurst bin, den man getrost vergessen kann? Und wieso soll ich mich eigentlich anstrengen, wenn ich augenscheinlich Rollen spiele, die für den Fortlauf der Handlung komplett unwichtig sind? Die dritte Frage: Wieso ist Captain Price eigentlich dieses Mal so unfassbar überzogen dargestellt? Modern Warfare 3 funktioniert, wenn man was zu gucken hat (und zu gucken hat man viel), versagt aber, wenn man etwas fühlen will, Motivation abseits der Mechanik in erfüllenden Glücksmomenten sucht und seine Rolle innerhalb des Geschehens einordnen will. Das haben die beiden Vorgänger so viel besser hinbekommen, dass ich dieses Gefühl der Leere, das Modern Warfare 3 bei mir hinterlässt, fast nicht glauben kann.
80
WindowsGameAspect.com
My score is based on the fact that although the game doesn’t bring too much new to the table, it is still built on the single player experience that originally won me over. It wrapped up the storyline with little chance of a sequel. Which I don’t think there should be.
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Xbox 360Calm Down Tom
The next game in this series, whether it goes with the Call of Duty name or the Modern Warfare branding, will have to try something new. Short, tightly focused and closely scripted games short on player liberty and full of spectacle are beginning to wear out their welcome and if the next game doesn’t make substantive updates to the formula it will suffer in review scores and subsequently public opinion too. Derisevely called “asset tours”, these games take you on a roller-coaster ride that’s short, fun and forgettable. For this one last time though, I still want to ride this rollercoaster. Its well worth the price of admission for one last trip. Enjoy it!
80
Xbox 360GamingLives
After much reflection, Modern Warfare 3 can be described in one word: predictable. Of course, that’s cheating - how could it not be predictable? It’s basically the same game with a flimsy and somewhat unbelievable throwaway storyline superimposed over explosions and sexed up weaponry, but something about MW3 just didn’t sit quite right for me. I think after the twists and explosive ending of MW2, I was left a little disheartened by the progression of the MW3 storyline. While it delivered pretty much everything I was hoping it would, it lacked a certain jazz. That being said, it was still a bloody brilliant game that will keep me occupied for months to come. It boasts the outrageous and unbelievable storylines and plot twists that are expected of it, and those who are agonising over what to put on your Christmas wish list shouldn’t ignore the hype.
80
WiiN-Europe
If you’re a fan of Wii shooters, this game is a must. The one issue is with the online multiplayer – when it all flows well it’s very good, but when it doesn’t it can be very frustrating!
80
WiiNintendo Life
Modern Warfare 3 doesn't blaze much new ground and Call of Duty players will feel instantly at home with the game's heavily scripted machinations, so those wishing to see the series deviate from the norm are in for disappointment — and while there may be a twinge of fatigue setting in to the formula, Infinity Ward still outpaces the competition with a smartly updated, still addictive multiplayer and roller coaster campaign that are both fun while they last, but there's little sense that this isn't just more Call of Duty. Treyarch's technical prowess gained from bringing Call of Duty games on the platform shines through and through for the best-looking one on Wii yet. It's not exactly on par with the HD versions concerning fidelity or features, but considering the difference in horsepower MW3 on Wii is undeniably impressive. MW3 may not make you rethink the Call of Duty series, but it'll certainly satisfy its army of fans.
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PlayStation 3PlayStation Lifestyle
Modern Warfare 3 might be “more of the same”, but that is not entirely a bad thing as it is a copy of a great game. The MW3 team has delivered a satisfying conclusion to the story introduced with the first Modern Warfare game, brought some great additions to the game’s popular multiplayer and co-op modes – but the lack of innovation or real change means that the game is the least enjoyable game in the trilogy.
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Xbox 360HonestGamers
With or without the extra investment, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 boasts enough content that no concise review can ever do justice to everything. Even before you see the massive wall of names in the closing credits, you’ll be able to tell that this product was the labor of a virtual army of talented individuals. Few games have ever provided this much value to justify your $60 investment, yet it’s hard at times to escape the feeling that the creative spark that once lit the fuse has been snuffed out and now we’re just left with the bombastic explosions. As a result, the trilogy’s epic conclusion is basically everything you expected but with more spectacle and less heart. Clearly, fictional war comes with a price tag of its own.
75
Wii4Players.de
Wii-Besitzer müssen online mit nur zehn Spielern, gelegentlichen Lags und anderen kleinen Problemen leben. Davon abgesehen sorgen die flotten Matches und freischaltbaren Extras auch hier für Motivation. Die Kampagne verliert aber durch die hässliche, massiv abgespeckte Grafik stark an Faszination.
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WiiNintendoWorldReport
Modern Warfare 3 on Wii won't ever astound with its graphics or win over anyone already intent on playing it on another console. It is by no means the definitive version. Despite its various limitations, however, it is a solid approximation of the kind of content that continues to deliver year after year, even if the ride is getting a little predictable.
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WiiOfficial Nintendo Magazine
The Wii's was always going to be the poorest version of Modern Warfare 3, if only because of Infinity Ward's preoccupation with visual excellence. The effort they shovelled into volumetric 5.1 explosions, high-dynamic range moustaches and raytraced machismo is lost on Wii, and instead, in its place, the lack of a truly involving, quality first-person shooter experience bobs embarrassingly to the surface. If the Wii version of Modern Warfare 3 is your only available option, what you get here is a bombastic, if braindead, accomplished shooter with online multiplayer options that stand above those of most other Wii titles. Modern Warfare 3 Wii is an undeniable guilty pleasure both online and off.
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WindowsGameSpy
I can understand why Modern Warfare 3 has changed so little in the last four years, given that so much money is resting upon its shoulders, but that doesn't make this developmental stasis any more forgivable. If Activision doesn't allow its developers to experiment with and evolve the Call of Duty experience, instead forcing them to pump out an endless cycle of yearly clones, it risks turning another of its most successful brands into a Guitar Hero-sized catastrophe. Yet for many, Modern Warfare 3 will be exactly what they expected from the series, delivering the same experience they've been enjoying for the last four years. All they want is a set of new maps, and a few tweaks to the unlock and ranking system, and that's exactly what Modern Warfare 3 delivers. Unfortunately I don't fit into that group; I like my gaming experiences to grow and change significantly over the years, provided the core gameplay remains compelling.
70
Xbox 360OMGN: Online Multiplayer Games Network
It would be simple to write Modern Warfare 3 off as another phoned-in project from Activision. However, that would be selling the game short. It has its issues, some of them quite significant, but overall the game still has the rock-solid mechanics and fantastic graphics (quite a feat from such an aging engine) that the series has had since day one. For fans, chances are you will get a great deal of enjoyment out of this title. For everyone else, the casual fans and those on the fence about purchasing another yearly installment of the FPS juggernaut, it is entirely safe to sit this one out, or at the very least, consider a rental. For those not already a fan, Modern Warfare 3 offers not enough new and too much of the same. There's better ways to spend $60, and this is not one of them.
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Xbox 360Gamekult
Sans surprise, c'est une recette efficace mais qui commence sérieusement à montrer ses limites que nous livre ce Modern Warfare 3. Bien sûr, le dernier volet de la licence phare d'Activision assure une nouvelle fois l'essentiel de fort belle manière en s'appuyant sur une campagne solo on ne peut plus explosive et un mode multijoueur toujours aussi carré, accessible et intelligemment remanié, mais il lui sera difficile de tutoyer l'excellence de ses prédécesseurs tant le manque flagrant de nouveauté se fait sentir. Affublé, pour ne rien arranger, d'une technique datée et n'hésitant pas à user et abuser des vieilles ficelles "maison", Modern Warfare 3 devrait néanmoins bénéficier, encore cette année, des faveurs du public, même si l'on assiste très clairement, il faut bien l'avouer, à la fin d'un cycle.
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WindowsGamekult
Sans surprise, c'est une recette efficace mais qui commence sérieusement à montrer ses limites que nous livre ce Modern Warfare 3. Bien sûr, le dernier volet de la licence phare d'Activision assure une nouvelle fois l'essentiel de fort belle manière en s'appuyant sur une campagne solo on ne peut plus explosive et un mode multijoueurs toujours aussi carré, accessible et intelligemment remanié (même si l'arrivée des serveurs dédiés relève de la fumisterie), mais il lui sera difficile de tutoyer l'excellence de ses prédécesseurs tant le manque flagrant de nouveauté se fait sentir. Affublé, pour ne rien arranger, d'une technique datée et n'hésitant pas à user et abuser des vieilles ficelles "maison", Modern Warfare 3 devrait néanmoins bénéficier, encore cette année, des faveurs du public, même si l'on assiste très clairement, il faut bien l'avouer, à la fin d'un cycle.
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WindowsMyGaming
Modern Warfare 3 essentially does exactly what it’s supposed to do. It reiterates and tweaks a highly successful formula. Subtle changes to the level design in both multiplayer and single player make for what could have been a great game, but a lack of any real innovation coupled with dedicated server matches being unranked ultimately lets the game down, especially considering that Battlefield 3 has unanimously been declared an absolute multiplayer triumph.
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WiiJeuxvideo.com
Une fois encore, on se demande pourquoi s'évertuer à réaliser des portages forcément light de Call of Duty sur une machine qui ne peut pas bien retranscrire la dimension épique de ses affrontements. Attention, le jeu est loin de la catastrophe, car sa campagne reste très jouable. Hélas, si le multi est doté d'un excellent potentiel, il s'avère pour l'heure totalement impraticable à cause du lag. Au final, cette version de Modern Warfare 3 ravira certainement ceux qui cherchent des FPS jouables sur Wii, mais elle devra encore faire ses preuves pour ce qui relève du online.
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WindowsAbsolute Games (AG.ru)
Рецензируя очередную Call of Duty, с каждым годом все сильнее чувствуешь себя Сизифом. Вслед за производителями фаст-фуда, безалкогольных напитков и поп-музыки Activision изобрела формулу «тефлонового» хита. Расскажите хоть тысячу раз, что мелодичные голоса созданы в Auto-Tune, а калории в графе «пищевая ценность» сплошь пустые, — пресловутые «широкие массы» выложат деньги, проглотят продукт и потребуют добавки. Call of Duty — не просто вещь фабричной сборки; это цифровой антоним фантазии, оригинальности и здравого смысла.
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WiiNGamer
Still a substantial package - especially on the online-starved Wii - but messy with it. Try GoldenEye instead - it was built for Wii and is all the better for it.
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Xbox 360Xboxygen
Au final c’est une légère déception qui pointe après avoir joué à MW3. D’un côté, on peut être heureux que le solo offre une histoire claire et compréhensible, mais le déluge d’action non stop frôle souvent l’overdose. Même constat avec les graphismes, 4 ans et 5 jeux en utilisant toujours le même moteur, personne d’autre n’avait osé jusqu’à présent. Heureusement que le niveau de détail sauve un peu les meubles… Au niveau du multijoueur, déception également et ce principalement au niveau des cartes qui se ressemblent toutes dans leur construction à base de couloirs étriqués, dont certaines reprennent même des éléments entiers de décor de MW2. Même si les précédents opus donnaient la part belle aux fusillades, il y avait un semblant de tactique qui disparaît tout bonnement dans cet opus. On se trouve donc avec un Quake moderne, où le côté “meilleurs réflexes + meilleurs atouts/compétences/accessoires/armes = victoire” des précédents opus est ici exacerbé à son paroxysme.
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Xbox 360Splitkick
The series has been refined too many times for a release to outright suck, but it may also have been around too long for any subsequent Call of Duty game to truly excite. Everything here is passable, save the worst of the multiplayer maps, and I guess that might be enough for some. Unfortunately then, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 shows the signs of its assumedly tumultuous development and the signs of a franchise going stale.
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WiiIGN
If the lower resolution and other graphical changes made to bring Modern Warfare 3 to the Wii had resulted in performance parity, this game could have been great. Visuals aren’t everything, but when the graphics make it hard to pick out targets or they make the game perform poorly when it was designed to run super-silky, they become problematic. Imagine a Michael Bay movie without the explosions? It wouldn’t be exciting, and neither are the major moments in the MW3 Wii campaign. Combine this with the frustrating connection issues that turn Call of Duty’s greatest component, its multiplayer, into an anger-inducing time, and you have a port that feels like a bastardization of a fantastic game. Wii owners deserve more.