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Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is easily the frontrunner for game of the year in my book. I don't care what you have to say about Halo 3 or Bioshock, this one has both of them beat. It looks better than Halo 3 and has the online play Bioshock is lacking. If you own a PS3, XBox 360, or a PC (that can handle it), go out and get this one as soon as you can. There's a reason it's hard to find some places.
Nevertheless, if you haven't picked this game up yet, you definitely should. Be prepared to dedicate some time to it as it is addictive and enthralling. Infinity Ward has done an excellent job at keeping this title loyal to the quality we have come to associate this brand with.
"Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare" é forte candidato a jogo do ano, brilhante em todos os aspectos. A campanha tem uma condução de enredo impecável, com algumas das mais ricas e impactantes cenas vistas num videogame, com a sensação de estar participando de um filme de guerra. O único senão é sua pouca duração, mas, enquanto estiver no front, é provável que seja algumas das horas mais emocionantes na frente de um game. Por outro lado, tem um dos multiplayer mais empolgantes dos últimos tempos, combinando robustez e um sistema de experiência que o torna irresistível. É daqueles jogos que instiga a liberar todos os conteúdos. Mesmo quem não gosta de jogos de tiro em primeira pessoa, deveria dar uma chance para "Call of Duty 4". Assim, quem sabe não mude de idéia e passe a incluir em sua preferência o gênero que oferece alguns dos principais candidatos a título do ano. Essa é uma guerra que definitivamente vale a pena lutar.
It's not just on the PS3, though. Given the complete package, both single- and multiplayer bits, Call of Duty 4 is one of the best games ever made for any system. It marries technology with control and keeps giving for weeks if not months after you first pick up the controller. It delivers a powerful single-player experience and an almost impossibly tense, utterly addictive online component and when the two are brought together... well, you're looking at your Game of the Year right here.
Once again, as you can easily tell by the perfect score, Call of Duty 4: Modern Combat is must-have stuff. Although I wasn't one of the detractors screaming that Activision needed to get off the WWII boat and try something new, I applaud this step into the future, both in theme and design. Even if you've avoided FPS games in the past, you owe it to yourself to at least rent COD4 and try it out. It may just make an FPS fan out of you yet. Highly recommended.
Good news, Call of Duty veterans: THIS GAME IS NOT SET DURING WW II. Face it, the once-glorious series had fallen on hard times in recent years, such hard times that around the office we began referring to it as Call of Doody. Clever, eh? See, that's why we make the big bucks. The most recent games were about as much fun as having Meryl Streep's used tampon strapped to your face for about 12 hours. But Modern Warfare rights all those wrongs. It's just plain balls-out fun.
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare shows that you don’t have to revolutionize a series to invigorate it. The move to modern warfare has enabled Infinity Ward to deliver the most frantic, chaotic shooter ever. It has also enabled the developer to create the best Call of Duty game and quite possibly the best shooting game of the year.
Don't let fanboy allegiances to some other franchise blind you to Call of Duty
4's greatness. Whether or not there are better games to come this year is still
something of a question mark, but Modern Warfare's impressive single player campaign, overwhelmingly deep set of multiplayer options and overall technical achievement is going to be a tough package to beat. Big ups to Infinity Ward for reviving their aging franchise with some fresh new ideas while maintaining everything that's made the series so great in the past.
Newfangled elements such as night-vision goggles and helicopter gunships also help to make COD4 the most gripping instalment in Activision’s perennial series, and the electrifying multiplayer - where you can create a warrior and endow them with hand-picked skills - is guaranteed to keep players yomping back for more.
Unimaginable and lifelike presentation, refined gameplay that follows a tried-and-true formula, a multiplayer mode as in-depth (if not deeper) than the powerful single-player campaign -- and with that, we conclude by saying "wow". Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare does so much right that it's hard not to give it a ten. It not only sets the standard for Activision's long running franchise, but also for current-gen first-person shooting games in general. Consider it right up near the top -- if not at the top -- of 2007's best games list.
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Start to finish, online or off, Call of Duty 4 is solid gold. Some might decry the single-player's short length or that the Arcade mode (which lets you compete for points and skill ranking after you've beaten the game, a la Halo's Metagame) more than make up for it. Infinity Ward has delivered on every front and there is no question in my mind that this is the best action shooter that I have ever played.
It's a rarity to play a game as highly polished and as well-crafted as Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. We cannot recommend it enough and fans of the series are getting just what they've been wishing for since CoD2 released over two years ago. It's official: the World War II shooter genre has been well and truly buried, and we're of the opinion that it's about bloody time. Modern Warfare marks a new benchmark in the FPS genre and gamers across the globe should set their sights on it immediately. Let's do this.
There's truly no reason to not play CoD 4. It is, simply, the best shooter on the market right now and quite possibly the best of all time. The game's only fault is the fact that enemies will constantly spawn until you break the invisible progress threshold, but the fact that this game does everything else completely right means one little shortcoming like that simply doesn't matter. A gripping single-player campaign coupled with the deepest multiplayer ever put on a console provides something for everyone. If you don't stop reading this right now and start playing I'm sending Captain Price and his SAS boys after you...
As an individual who spent countless hours playing Call of Duty 2, I was a little disappointed in the experience that was Call of Duty 3. This goes to show you that the importance of the developer behind the title is something that should never be overlooked. So while COD4 bids farewell to the WWII era, it emphatically welcomes the return of Infinity Ward, and I for one am glad to have them back at the helm.
Given Infinity Wards impressive pedigree, it might not surprise many that COD4 is heading for some well earned recognition in the impending game of the year awards. Still, when you’re at the top of your game it’s very easy to take your foot off the pedal. The single player game, the arcade leaderboards and the mouth-watering multiplayer sections show every budding developer how it should be done when you are at the pinnacle of your game. For once a title has exceeded our expectations and some. It all goes without saying that if you want the best Call of Duty experience to date look no further than the forth in the illustrious series, it’s quite simply a corker. Groan if you must, but war has never been so much fun.
It’s very difficult to find fault in this masterpiece. It may be short, and it may not offer split-screen online support, but I consider this to be the most polished first-person shooter I’ve ever played. Yes, it’s better than Halo 3. Yes, it’s better than the Half-Life games. It really is that good. The bar has just been raised.
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Seldom do games combine top notch single player and multiplayer experiences, but truly Call of Duty 4 has done just that. The single player campaign, while relatively brief and lacking much in the way of replayability due to its extreme reliance on its scripted events, is excellently crafted in terms of both narrative and gameplay. There are a few niggling little flaws to gripe about, but they’re certainly worth enduring for all the substantial goodness. The real main event is the multiplayer though, a holiday gift that keeps on giving. Franchises come and franchises go, but between all the weapons, modes, maps, and countless customization possibilities this is one shooter that people will be playing online for a long time to come.
CoD4 is the best in a long and storied franchise. This is next-gen gaming in every sense of the phrase. This is an excellent game.
Modern Combat is just about as perfect a game as you can get. It falls short of total perfection only because it really doesn’t evolve the FPS genre in any significant way – not that I know what that might be, but I’d know it if I saw it. It’s a must-own, must-play game for anyone (screw the ESRB) who owns a next-gen console or high-end PC.
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Overall, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare joins the ranks of Halo 3, BioShock, The Orange Box, Super Mario Galaxy, Mass Effect, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, and Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction as one of the best games of the year, one of the games in a group of titles that truly separate themselves from the competition and have proven that they are worthy of purchase by anyone with even the slightest trace of interest or connection to the subject matter. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare will have stiff competition going up for Game of the Year awards, but it surely is one of the best games for anyone sporting an Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 to own.
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Overall, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is an intense gaming experience from start to finish. The story is conveyed much better than the average FPS, the gameplay is varied enough to stay fresh, the graphics and sound both deliver, and the multiplayer is addictive. If Call of Duty 4 can attract enough fanboys away from Halo 3 to experience it, we may have a new contender for FPS of the year. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare proves that you don't have to have Spartan superwarriors, wrenches, portals, or sci-fi to create a great shooter game.
Il gioco esplode di magnificenza ad ogni singolo passo che si compie. Dal sonoro alla grafica, dalla giocabilità fino al multiplayer, COD4 è un masterpiece che indubbiamente si è meritato un posto nell'olimpo dei migliori giochi mai creati. Poco da dire, tanto da scoprire: compratelo senza indugi, compratelo per PC,360,Ps3, compratevi una limited...insomma...divoratelo!
Infinity Ward really did an amazing job with Call of Duty 4, especially considering that they took the game in a different direction. The weapon system is amazing, the singleplayer very fun and the story is told well, and the online multiplayer is among the best out there. If you’re looking for a new shooter to play this Christmas, definitely pick up Call of Duty 4, you won’t be disappointed!
In conclusion, I think its safe to say this game is a must-have for any FPS fans and definitely a game to try even if you aren't one. The single player is one of the best in the genre, and you've also got a solid multiplayer backbone. A few minor issues here and there are going to arise from time to time, but it shouldn't keep you from experiencing what is truly a work of art. Infinity Ward comes back to the series after Activision went with a different developer for number 3, and they came back swinging for the fences.
Even with a disappointingly short campaign CoD 4 is a must own for fans of the genre, I know it seems like there have been a million FPS game released in the last three months, but this is yet again another must have. The highly addictive online mode is the first game that I could see knocking Halo 3 off its pedestal as well as becoming a staple for future online games. If you love FPS games then 2007 has been your year and CoD 4 Modern Warfare is easily the best in the genre on PS3 and can hold it’s own against the best the 360 has to offer.
It doesn't matter whether they explore the beaches of Normandy or a bullet-riddled Middle Eastern neighborhood, Infinity Ward creates a breathtaking battlefield experience that's worth of 'Game of the Year' accolades.
With proven mechanics, brilliant visuals and sound, a satisfying campaign, and robust multiplayer, COD4 is one of the best FPS packages of the year -- no small feat, considering the competition.
Call of Duty 4 outclasses 99.9% of the FPS games this year. Overall, this title ranks among the best this year. If you only play for 5 minutes, you'll want to go back and play another 5, then another… you get the idea. The game is over too soon but that is because each facet of the game comes together with that "x" factor and the time flies. The multiplayer got just as much attention as the single player so replay is not a concern. There is no question that Infinity Ward knocked themselves out developing one of the finest games of 2007, the only question is how long can you resist before you play your next session.
Así pues, podemos decir sin miedo a equivocarnos que Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare de los mejores FPS que podemos encontrar, no sólo dentro del catálogo de la consola de Sony, sino en todo el mercado. El modo principal es intenso, variado e impresionante como pocos, aunque resulta demasiado corto. Sin embargo la escasa duración se ve compensada con un espléndido modo multijugador que asegura horas y horas de diversión. Un gran juego que se convierte indispensable si eres amante del género. De los mejores juegos de 2007.
Bottom-line, Call of Duty 4 delivers. It is the very pinnacle of first-person shooters. Unlike another mega-popular first person shooter franchise, Call of Duty 4 keeps the redundancy and repetition to a bare minimum through the single-player campaign. It does so by making you perform a variety of different tasks throughout most of the missions, and thus creates an exceptionally diverse single-player element that few, or even, no FPS game has done before. Call of Duty 4 combines a superb visual package with unparalleled audio for an experience that will surely not be toppled for quite some time. And while its single-player can last a paltry six hours, the multiplayer will have you going for a long, long time. At this point, the only FPS game that can possibly stand toe-to-toe with Call of Duty 4 is Sony's Killzone 2, but that one's still got some time before seeing light. Call of Duty 4 is brilliant. Go get it.
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is a fantastic game. The single-player experience is easily Infinity Ward's best work to date. Calling it intense may be an understatement. The overall story is standard action movie fare, but the relationships built over the short five hours of play are surprisingly strong. Though the single-player lacks length, the multiplayer should keep you invested in COD4 for the long winter. This is a truly fantastic multiplayer offering that's as deep as any other online game available. Infinity Ward has done it again. Call of Duty 4 is a winner.
Call of Duty 4 is one of the most important console games in the past decade, and it's certainly one of the finest, as well.
That Call of Duty 4 feels short is in part because, well, it is, but perhaps mainly because it’s one of those games that you don’t want to end. The replay value is definitely there, even if that isn’t the same as experiencing all-new levels, but the fact of the matter is that you won’t find a single player experience quite like this, anywhere. That said, if you’re not planning to take it online then you’re missing out big time since that’s potentially where most of your time could end up being spent, and what ultimately makes the game a more reasonable proposition. Still, unless you’re a confirmed pacifist, you will want this game.
קול אוף דיוטי 4 מציג, ללא ספק, רף חדש במשחקי פעולה מלחמתיים. הוא אינטנסיבי, גדול, מרשים ומפתיע יותר מכל משחק מלחמה אחר, וצריך להוות דוגמה למפתחי משחקי פעולה אחרים איך צריך לעשות משחקים. מדובר בחווית גיימינג נהדרת ומשובחת, שתדביק אתכם למסך ותגזול מכם את כל הזמן הפנוי. מומלץ בחום.
Call of Duty 4 is, without a doubt, one of the finest games of the year so far. In a year crammed to the brim with first-class shooting games, Call of Duty 4 manages to hit towards the top of the pile with its incredible, though brief, single player campaign and its deep multiplayer component. If you’re a fan of real-life war-themed shooters, there isn’t a better one so far this year. It’s the best Call of Duty game so far and hopefully will spark other developers to follow suit by breaking out of the redundant World War II genre. It doesn’t matter what platform you get Call of Duty 4, all that matters is it deserves a spot in any action fan’s collection.
Put simply - and this is despite the short single player campaign - this is one of the best games we have ever played. If you don't have your PS3 connected online there is no better reason to do it then Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. A technical marvel, gameplay rush and online showcase makes this an essential purchase, and quite possibly (although there are a few other titles that could still claim that prize) 2007 Game of the Year!
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is exactly the reboot that this franchise needed. I’m sure that it took a lot of convincing to get Activision to sign off on moving to a modern setting instead of the wildly successful World War II model that has performed so well since the game’s inception, but it has paid off in spades. While the Playstation 3 servers won't likely be as filled as the PC or Xbox 360 servers, it is awesome to see a PS3 title get the attention it deserves. Goodbye Resistance, hello Modern Warfare!
Endlich haben die Call of Duty-Entwickler die auch von uns vorgetragene Kritik an den Vorgängern aufgrund des ausgelutschten WKII-Settings zur Kenntnis genommen und sich für den vierten Serienteil eine bedrückend realistische Bedrohung einfallen lassen, nämlich den Terrorismus. Damit einhergehend erzählt Call of Duty 4 auch erstmals eine richtige Geschichte und lässt euch allein deshalb tief in die Atmosphäre eintauchen. Der Rest ist im Grunde wie erwartet einfach nur genial. Der Solomodus brennt für euch über acht Stunden ein Feuerwerk der Action und herausragender Shooterkost ab, wobei alles perfekt inszeniert ist und technisch ohne Frage zum Besten gehört, was das Spielejahr 2007 zu bieten hat. Obendrauf gibt es noch den unglaublich motivierenden und flott spielbaren Mehrspielermodus, so dass Call of Duty 4 als Gesamtpaket einfach ungeschlagen ist und in jedem Shooterhaushalt seinen Platz finden sollte.
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When playing games the first impression usually counts the most. Sure, with RPGs or adventure games it takes a while before you can make a decision on how good the game is, but with shooters you can make an educated guess after playing for only a couple of minutes. In this case you can even make a decision after just a few seconds of playing, and if that decision is anything but heartfelt approval you obviously have a strange taste in games. Sure, at its core CoD4 is just a rehash of previous games in a different environment. But for that matter, all of the cars you see today have 4 tires and a steering wheel just like cars from decades ago. That doesn’t meant they aren’t a whole lot better however, does it?
The long and short of it is that COD4 is both short and long: short in its refreshing single-player campaign, long in its deep multiplayer value. That the shortcomings of each should be the strong points of the other averts disaster on both fronts. And that leaves us to appreciate the game’s spectacular production value—delivering more ahh's than there are hoo-ahs at a Marine Corps bowling night.
Is Call of Duty 4 fun? Without question. Does it provide a good multiplayer experience in spite of the need to unlock modes and weapons that should be there in the first place? Yes. Is it pretty? One of the prettiest games of the year. Is it immersive? Definitely, particularly though its use of 5.1 surround-sound audio. So are we recommending Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare? Let's put it this way: if you buy just one first-person-shooter this year, it had better be Call of Duty 4.
To summarise, Call of Duty 4 is one of the most polished FPS titles I've ever played, it does not redefine the genre but simply shows others how it should be done. An immersive storyline captures the imagination but falls down by being too short. The single player lasts only 5-6 hours but a fully formed multiplayer allays any woes. If the multiplayer has its issues resolved, hours of entertainment is to be had working up through the ranks. It is not the quickest to connect to though, joining can take 4-5 minutes for the server to find a game and do what needs to be done. Infinity Ward have made a wise decision in updating the slightly saggy saga of WWII, it has been wiped down, tooled up, teched up and is ready for whatever the modern day combat situations can throw at it. Hopefully, then, this is the start of another successful modern warfare series.
Overall, this is one of the top contenders for ‘best game’ of 2007, with very few titles having much of a chance of beating this mighty colossus of a release. The makers did an excellent job from jumping from the World War II genre straight into the modern day setting, and pulled it off to a near perfect level. I really can’t find much to criticise about, and it’s been a tough one to fit everything into the review, but with so much to say about this title, it’s hard to dumb it down. This is a definite MUST BUY.
At the end of the day Call of Duty 4 is a brilliant package and the ultimate achievement in the series. The single player may be a brief war of shock and awe but just like the continual war on terror, the online battle will be continuous and with us for a very long time.
Intense, gorgeous and with a well-plotted original story, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare should be atop everyone's list of first-person shooters this year.
The huge addition lifespan the online play adds to a campaign mode which may be short on playing time, but certainly not on memorable moments or replay value, means that Infinity Ward really have created a balanced game that's a hit in both the single and multiplayer camps. It's a title that has brought the series into the modern day in every sense and is bound to have a dramatic effect on the next generation of console skirmishes. In videogame terms CoD 4 really does rewrite the old book on war.
It's a shame that the single-player is so brief, but you should only skip out on Call of Duty 4 if you're the sort of person who doesn't appreciate great first-person shooter multiplayer. The quality of the content in the campaign is totally top-shelf, and the multiplayer is some of the best around, making this a truly superb package.
The only major complaint that can be made against CoD4 are that it's rather short - the single-player campaign can be cleared in a weekend - but with the option to replay it on higher difficulty levels or via the superb Arcade mode, and with the exceptionally addictive multiplayer game, this isn't a game that will easily find its way into the bargain bins. It's a big-budget, beautifully crafted slice of next-gen promise kept; on many levels it's one of the best first person shooters released in a year of strong rivals, and perhaps even the best PlayStation 3 game released so far.
If the solid but lackluster console-only Call of Duty 3 indicated that the series was destined to become another tired World War II series that degraded with each entry, along comes Modern Warfare that takes you into two scenarios of unrest that look at feel very realistic in today's world to prove you wrong. This is a game that has upped the ante on a number of levels from previous shooters - it looks, feels and plays better and more intense than just about any other war shooter ever made.
Top notch graphics and sound lead Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare to unrivaled heights. Throw in an engaging offline game albeit short and you have a nominee for Game of the Year. Rich, deep online play will keep fans of the genre and Call of Duty enthralled for months. Anyone who is remotely interested in FPSs needs to take the time and check this game out.
Call of Duty fans worried by the series' move to the modern age of combat can breathe a sigh of relief. Although a new setting, Call of Duty 4 is everything we've come to love about the series and continues its tradition of stunning visuals and thrilling gameplay. The single-player is short but the Arcade game mode and brilliant online multiplayer combine to create one of the games of the year. It's more of the same, but every bit as polished as we hoped it would be.
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If you're a fan of Call of Duty then the choice is simple - since this is the best, most rounded in the series to date, and we hope there are many more to come. If you've never touched a COD game before, then you definitely need to weight this up against the shockingly good choice in FPS games out now and consider this a very serious contender - it's a great package.
While the single player game might be short and have several broken areas and mechanics, the multiplayer game is more than enough to keep every hardcore player coming back, but new players may find the grind up to unlocking the better skills and equipment to be long and difficult. With great graphics, a good story, and wonderful sound Call of Duty 4 is a solid game for any shooter fan.
Diablement court et dénué de mode coopération, Call of Duty 4 : Modern Warfare n’en demeure pas moins l’un des killer-ap de fin d’année. Sa campagne solo hollywoodienne nous immerge totalement dans un conflit bien mis en scène et son mode multijoueur se veut tout simplement excellent grâce à des maps et un système d’évolution du personnage bien pensés. Histoire d’enfoncer le clou, le gameplay est toujours aussi plaisant, les graphismes sont de qualité et l’aspect sonore a été particulièrement soigné. Le nouveau Call of Duty est là, qu’attendez-vous pour le mettre dans votre console ?
Comme d'habitude, pas de miracle, ceux qui sont réfractaires aux FPS scriptés ont peu de chance de changer d'idée. En revanche, les joueurs qui savent faire abstraction des skills pour se perdre dans un jeu fortement et habilement scénarisé trouveront là un véritable Graal. Sans conteste, voilà le meilleur volet de la série dont la plus judicieuse idée aura été de laisser tomber la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Si la next-gen n'a pas encore apporté grand-chose aux amateurs de FPS tactiques ou réalistes, ceux qui en attendaient un grand show sont servis. L'ensemble ne va pourtant pas sans défauts, avec une physique finalement bien décevante et surtout une durée de vie en solo qui donne à réfléchir.
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Endlich gehört auch in der Reihe Call of Duty ("Die Pflicht ruft") der Zweite Weltkrieg der Vergangenheit an. Allerdings verursachen die aktuellen Kriegsschauplätze ein noch beklemmenderes Gefühl, auch wenn sie erfunden sind - vor allem dank der eindrucksvollen Grafik und der realistischen Inszenierung. So gewinnen natürlich auch die Gewaltdarstellungen an Dramatik, was die Alterseinstufung ab 18 Jahren absolut rechtfertigt. Der enorme Unterhaltungswert des Spiels basiert auf Abwechslung. Jede Spielstufe fährt ein neues Szenario auf, in dem mehr oder weniger viel geballert oder geschlichen werden muss. Wie im Kino, verfolgen Sie die Handlung aus verschiedenen Perspektiven. Nach ungefähr sechs Stunden Spielzeit ist aber leider Schluss. Allerdings hat der ausgeklügelte Mehrspielermodus Potenzial für viele Wochen. Die aufwendig gestalteten Spielkulissen, das motivierende Belohnungssystem und die vielfältigen Ausrüstungsmöglichkeiten lassen der Langeweile so bald keine Chance.
Il est donc plus que jamais question de plonger au plein coeur d'un conflit violent et explosif, d'en prendre plein les mirettes grâce à une réalisation très réussie, des scripts à foison et une farouche volonté de faire passer le spectacle avant le réalisme du gameplay. Trop courte, la campagne solo réserve toutefois des missions intenses, toujours parfaitement rythmées et bourrées d'action, le tout rehaussé par une mise en scène captivante et jamais à court d'idées pour faire monter notre adrénaline. Modern Warfare compense qui plus est largement sa brièveté en solo par un mode multi idéal pour les amateurs du genre, à la fois riche et varié. Bref, le virage opéré par la série lui a parfaitement réussi et témoigne, s'il en était besoin, du talent d'Infinity Ward qui mérite une fois de plus une médaille d'honneur.