Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Xbox 360)

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Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.7
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Overall User Score (50 votes) 3.6


Critic Reviews

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Xboxygen
Après de long mois d’attente, nous avons enfin le verdict : Call Of Duty 4 est une bombe vidéoludique. Se servant d’un nouveau contexte pour éblouir le joueur et sortir d’une seconde guerre mondiale usée jusqu’à la moelle, Infinity Ward nous propose un jeu beau, jouable, fun avec une mise en scène géniale mais on en paye le prix avec une durée de vie faiblarde. Heureusement, on a le droit à un mode multi de qualité proposant quantité et diversité. Vous passerez des heures devant avant de lâcher la manette. Une seule question me turlupine : qu’arriveront-ils à faire de plus pour nous éblouir pour le prochain COD ?
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Brutal Gamer
I by no means claim that this is the best game ever. But it’s damn close. The beauty of COD4 is that even when you’ve done the campaign at least twice, the game still wants you to play it. By giving the game such an incredibly addictive mulitplayer mode, COD4 stayed in my disc tray for about 5 months, as I’m sure is true for half the people who bought it.
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Blend Games
Call of Duty 4 on Xbox 360 delivers a visual and aural presentation that is virtually unrivaled. Listening to the sputter of gunfire and explosions all around you can’t help but be impressed with the passion the developer put into the title. Stunning moments abound in the campaign, including one that has you stumbling around a city looking off into the distance at a horrific sight. You owe it to yourself to put Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare on your holiday wish list.
100
Good Game
This is a seriously good shooter. Campaign will be one of your more memorable gaming experiences, and multi player has massive potential for both public & competitive play. I'm slapping a 10 on this bad boy. BAM.
100
UOL Jogos
"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.
100
Killer Betties
If you own an Xbox 360 or are a fan of first person shooters, then you really owe it to yourself to buy this game! Not only is it a great game, but it really is an emotional experience, making you really care about these characters, think about our current world situation with the war in Iraq and other potential plights around the globe, and if anything you’ll leave the game with a deeper appreciation for today’s heroes on the front lines.
100
Game Shark
Infinity Ward may have taken a chance by modernizing the franchise, but the gamble paid off in spades. The game is one of the most gorgeous available for the 360 to date and the gameplay is absolutely fantastic, although it can be frustratingly difficult at times. Throw in the highly addicting and superb multiplayer to the package and you should be playing Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare for a long time to come.
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AceGamez
There are only little, meaningless things that could be done to improve this masterpiece; Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is nothing short of mind blowing. Like every journalist, every critique, I love to highlight flaws, pick at nits and tear things apart piece by piece - the only flaw I can see in Call of Duty 4 is that it's deprived me of that journalistic pleasure. Single player is a joy to play through time after time, both offline and online multiplayer is a delight that fills most of my evenings now, and everything else between the two - graphics, sound, story, playability, control, features, community - it's all spot on. It's worth every penny - and that means a lot coming from a money-obsessed tight Northerner like me!
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HonestGamers
When you factor in both the single-player and online experiences, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare should easily keep you busy for 30 or 40 hours before you even consider going through on a higher difficulty level (though given how awesome some of the stages are, who could blame you?), snagging those last few achievements or playing another match with a maxed out character. By taking a new approach and doing nearly everything perfectly, Infinity Ward has made war-based shooters exciting all over again. Don't even think about missing it!
100
Gameplanet
This is a brilliant game that displays the art of game design at its highest level. It has to be a candidate for game of year. If you have any interest in first person shooters go and buy it now. Get online and enjoy the COD4 blast!
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Game industry News (GiN)
Call of Duty 4 is the ultimate gaming equivalent of a Jerry Bruckheimer movie, and it blows every shooter out of the water in terms of intensity. The jump in time to a modern setting was a very smart choice, and Infinity Ward has found a new model for success. Here’s to seeing more of Captain Price and Gaz in the future…
100
1UP
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.
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UGO (UnderGroundOnline)
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.
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GameSpy
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.
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GamePro (US)
I seriously cannot think of a single flaw in CoD4, and trust me, I looked for them. From the amazing graphics to the intense and compelling single-player campaign to the feature loaded and addictive multiplayer, this game has it all. The holiday season will be jammed pack with quality triple-A titles but this is one title I personally recommend you put at the top of your wishlist.
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Snackbar-Games.com
Still, with graphics that urge the will to buy a new HDTV and game play that takes gamers to the modern front of combating terrorism Call of Duty 4 is necessary for every collection. The few negative factors of this latest hit are not nearly enough to outweigh the many great aspects it has to offer.
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Gaming Age
Unless you absolutely have to have control over your teammates in the single player campaign, Call of Duty 4 really does have it all. It's epic, very difficult at higher levels and offers stunning visuals. Online, the ranking system is just as, if not more addictive than Halo 3's, and custom classes and abilities add another layer to each match. This one will be busy online for a long time.
100
The Next Level
While it might not have the emotional resonance of the single player campaign, the multiplayer has the potential for more sheer thrills and the depth to last for the long haul. There’s a reason it's defeated Halo for the top spot on the Live charts. It's simply that good.
100
Game Valor
With cheats to unlock that add more fun, an expansive multiplayer mode that will keep you busy for weeks, not to mention achievements, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is a great package that will satisfy any gamer. There are moments in Call of Duty 4 that will strike fear in you and there are moments in Call of Duty 4 that will make you wonder what’s next for the videogame world. It’s games like Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare that reminds you why you started playing games in the first place.
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Game Informer Magazine
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.
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G4 TV: X-Play
Rarely does a game shine in every area and accomplish everything it sets out to do. Call of Duty 4 is unquestionably one of those rare titles. With the deluge of first-person shooters out this holiday, most gamers are going to have to decide which are must-buys and which belong in the bargain bin. Call of Duty 4 is the definition of a must-buy. It may not revolutionize the shooter genre, but it comes damn close to perfecting it.
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GameDaily
Call of Duty 4 is 2007's must buy shooter, an over the top and amazing tour de force that delivers the adrenaline charged experience action fans crave. It's easily one of the Xbox 360's must own games, as well as a testament to the modern problems we face in an ever-changing landscape.
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Thunderbolt Games
I can honestly say that Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is a superb accumulation to the series, incorporating just enough new additions to keep the hardcore happy and the new players excited. With such an explosive single player campaign incorporated alongside a breathtakingly simple yet sublime online mode, there is little negativity here. The difficulties may lurch from one extreme to the other, but that shouldn’t spoil such a well thought out and involving campaign. This is what gamers wanted from the series, and Infinity Ward should be applauded for their efforts in development. Modern Warfare is here with a bang, and won’t be leaving anytime soon. A fantastic showpiece of what the next generation is capable of, and a truly memorable roller coaster ride. Superb.
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GamesAreFun.com (GAF)
So although the campaign mode isn't the longest ever, it still has a story that can rival some of the other AAA titles that were released in the previous year (along with one of the greatest endings in FPS history) and multiplayer that will last until at least the next Infinity Ward-developed CoD comes about. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare not only takes the franchise out of the tired WWII era, but does so with such a grandiose flair that it would be a crime to pass it up.
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GamersHell.com
In a year that has already seen the release of several incredible games, Call of Duty 4 sits at the top of the stack. Visceral, brutal, exciting, and amazing, Call of Duty 4 pairs a compelling single player game with an endlessly deep multiplayer experience to create a game that must stand as the current state of the art, at least in the shooter genre. I'm giving this game perfect 10s. Is it perfect? Of course not. If I were using a rating scale that allowed it, I might take off a few fractions of a point for the less than original plot, or level design that was sometimes limiting. However, Call of Duty 4 really is damn near perfect, and it is absolutely not to be missed.
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Digital Spy
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is a stunning return to the top for this excellent series. With a spectacular single-player game, fantastic multiplayer modes and the explosive combat we have all come to know and love, this will keep gamers glued to their screens for months to come.
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Official XBox Magazine
Simply put, Call of Duty 4 does everything right and nearly nothing wrong. But where it elevates itself above even the best 360 shooters is how all of the good stuff is ludicrously good. The campaign never lets up, while multiplayer is a triple-A affair in itself. Infinity Ward’s enthusiasm for being freed of World War II shines through in every moment of gameplay, and this swing for the fences has belted Call of Duty 4 way out of the park.
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PGNx Media
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.
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Wonderwallweb.com
Anyone who invests in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare will experience one of the best looking and playing mutilplayer games there is and with one of the best (if not a little brief) single player modes also thrown in for your money you can’t really go wrong, If war is this much fun who needs world peace.
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GameLemon
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...
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ripten
Infinity Ward, with the release of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, tossed aside their WWII fatigues, and crashed an already saturated party of so called modern warfare experts. The developer reinvented themselves, and in the process raised the bar yet again.
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JustPressPlay
Overall, this is by far my personal game of the year. My only complaints are a lack of longevity and the lack of vehicle usage. Those are very minor in comparison to the big picture in the way the game plays. This is a MUST own for any FPS fan like myself.
98
Game Chronicles
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.
97
Planet Xbox 360
There is not doubt in my mind that the guys over at Infiniti Ward have wanted to make this game for some time and it shows with the amount of detail and perfection put into the title. I have been looking forward to this game ever since the first information was announced and now that it is here the wait was worth every minute. I have never given a game a perfect 10 but anything can happen and the entire time I was playing COD4 I knew that time had come. There is no amount of hype that could get gamers ready for what Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare actually is, the perfect game. Everything about the game is not perfect but overall it deserves the score below, a perfect 10.
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TeamXbox
Simply put, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is an instant classic. The fact that Infinity Ward has created a modern-day masterpiece probably isn’t surprising given their impressive track record to date, but our lofty expectations were actually surpassed in many ways. The single-player game was particularly surprising, as none of us expected the game to have such a compelling, narrative-driven campaign. It’s one of the best stories of the year, and it instantly thrusts Infinity Ward into the storytelling pantheon with developers like Valve and Irrational. Of course, one can’t forget the multiplayer, which is just as addictive as we hoped it would be. Infinity Ward has officially killed off the WWII FPS genre, and we can’t wait to see what they have in store for us next.
97
Realm of Gaming
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is not only a truly "next-gen" game and experience, but really gets everything right. It nails down an intense experience, the most intense game I've ever played. It nails down the Multiplayer with it being very fun and yet having so many unlockables and somehow, making it a lot of fun for the most skilled and the least skilled. And it nails it with those "extras" - from a truly accurate RPG smoke and night vision, to the Arcade mode. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is the total package. It has a few issues that really are only noticeable because of the near perfection of the game. Bravo to Infinity Ward, for exceeding hype and providing one of the best Xbox 360 games to date. Buy this game, period.
96
AusGamers
Game of the Year? Too early to say, really. There are still a few other titles to hit shelves before the coveted GOTY can be announced. But boy is it up there. Everything from the incredible game engine, amazing visuals, engrossing, artful presentation, unbelievable sound and score, compelling story, gameplay variance and never-say-die multiplayer flesh this out to be one of the year’s best, to be sure, the real point here though is if you haven’t bought it yet, pimp whatever it is you need to, to get down to your local game store. Across all platforms this is one of the most memorable moments you’ll have in your videogaming life. That much I can guarantee.
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IC-Games
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.
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TalkXbox
At the end of the day, Call of Duty 4 is a superb accomplishment that has already shown it has what it takes to at least get a Game of the Year nomination. The single player may be rather short for a Call of Duty game, but there’s plenty of reason to keep coming back over and over. The drift into the modern age has helped the series come out of its shell and reach new grounds, and it’s easily the best installment in the series yet. If you’re looking for a shooter to make you remove Halo 3 or The Orange Box from you Xbox 360 for a while, this will do the trick.
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Gamers' Temple, The
The perks certainly give you an advantage, but they don't ruin the gameplay for new players just starting out. It's possible through luck or skill to take out an ubersoldier at a higher level than you and it's not that rare an occurrence either. The first time I played the game on Xbox Live I was placed into a game filled with higher level players. Although I was killed more often than I took out other players, I still managed to gain enough experience in that game to advance a level. And that was in a deathmatch game. If you stick to the team-based modes at first you'll have an even better chance to level up since you can gain experience for actions such as assisting on a kill or for being part of the winning team.
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Game Vortex
If the single-player game wasn't so short, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare would be perfect. Even with that small flaw, it is easily the best FPS available on the 360, topping even Halo 3 (Yeah, I said it). Unless you completely despise multiplayer, there's little reason Modern Warfare shouldn't be on your "Must Have" list. Even if you only go for single-player games, it is worth at least a rental just for the experience. Who knows, you may even decide to give the multiplayer mode a try and discover that there's something to this whole "social" aspect of playing games.
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Lawrence
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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Cheat Code Central
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.
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Game Over Online
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.
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Game Freaks 365
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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Da Gameboyz
Compared to Activision's third instalment of the Call of Duty franchise, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare blows it out of the water and then some. Just when you think you are sick and tired of shooters a game like COD4 comes along and rejuvenates your gaming experience. The gameplay in COD4 is truly fantastic and is a thrilling ride while the graphics are sharp and the sound is superb. The campaign is engaging and the online play is deep and very rewarding. Needless to say this one is a no-brainer must buy for all Xbox 360 owners who meet the ESRB rating criteria.
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GamesCollection
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!
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That Gaming Site
COD 4: Modern Warfare is a solid title for all gamers, no matter your preferred genre. Whether you're taking it for a quick romp through the campaign, taking the challenge of veteran difficulty, or losing yourself in multiplayer, this game is a must play.
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Good Game
This game pours awesome sauce all over single AND multi player. I'm giving it 9.5/10 chickens.
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HardGamers
Malgré quelques petits problèmes, Call of Duty 4 est l’un des meilleurs jeux qui a vu le jour en 2007. Sa campagne remplie d’adrénaline et son côté en ligne complexe et amusant font de ce jeu un incontournable pour tout amateur de FPS. Est-ce possible de faire mieux? Seule l’avenir pourra nous le dire.
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Play.tm
Wrapping things up in a neat Christmas-present sized package, then, I still feel I could have warbled longer about the weapons, the mission variety, the plot nuances, the un-ending immersion, the enemy AI (which is very good, by the way), or the visuals. But I think you're getting the gist by now - Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is the complete package. The single-player is a little short, but the action is relentless and polished to the point of reflection, the multiplayer, meanwhile, will keep you coming back time and again. This is the next-generation. A bona fide masterpiece.
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ZTGameDomain
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.
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Entertainment Depot, The
To be sure, Modern Warfare doesn’t break from the Call of Duty formula, so those who couldn’t stand the previous titles won’t find a revelation here, but those that do like them will find one of the best games available, for any console.
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USA Today
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.
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Heroes of Gaming
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare isn’t just a great game. It’s a masterpiece and even though it doesn’t bring that many new things to the table it is probably the best FPS of all time with its almost flawless style, a plot that has depth and most importantly gameplay that really makes you appreciate greatness. I’m giving this game 9.5/10 and I urge you all to try it.
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Inside Hotwire 3D
Overall, Call of Duty 4 is a shooter fan’s dream. Hell, it’s a gamer’s dream. It’s simply the best the series has yet to offer, and while it doesn’t deviate from standard shooter far too much, it seems to have perfected its craft to such a point that several other shooters are unable to compare. A perfect shooter!
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VGcore
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!
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Game Watcher
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is exactly what the Call of Duty franchise needed. An exquisite title with an awe-inducing single player campaign, fast paced and exciting multiplayer, and the grand shift away from the overbearing mantra of WWII titles. Though it lacks a few key features expected of it, namely multiplayer on the same machine, Modern Warfare is a must have first person shooter, which anyone should be able to see by the steep decrease in games of Halo 3 being played.
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Console Monster
So with a short but pleasurable single player experience, and a feature packed multiplayer, CoD4 is a title well worth considering if you’re an avid FPS fan who is looking for that alternative to Halo 3 on and offline. Infinity Ward and Activision have done themselves proud in not only picking up the pieces left from CoD3 but also taking a risk on exiting the WW2 campaign and bringing us into the Modern era. If more of the same is expected in the future - bring on CoD5!
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Deeko
Aside form the solo...what? Alright, alright you already know it's too short. Aside from that, the game fires absolutely no blanks at all. With a well presented campaign and a very fleshed out as well as a very evenly balanced multiplayer mode, this is a must play for even the most finicky gamer.
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MS Xbox World
With so many games out this winter and with many gamers still reeling from Halo 3, I must say if you are looking for another game which will capture your imagination as well as your soul, and provide hours of non stop irrefutable entertainment, then look no further, as Call of Duty 4 has everything you need and more. Now if you'll excuse me, I have more terrorists to kill!
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Xbox World Australia (XWA)
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is one of those rare games that actually lives up to, and even surpasses, its own hype. Both the single player and multiplayer experiences are deep and engaging, showcasing an impressive variety of combat situations and intense, visceral action. If you only buy one shooter this year, get COD4. If there weren't so many other quality titles coming out during this rather intense release period, I would have no hesitation in naming this Game of the Year. It really is that good.
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Worth Playing
Overall, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare provided me with more pure intensity than either Halo 3 or Bioshock. While it lacks the storytelling or some of the features of those games, it's the only FPS where I felt physically spent after I was done with it. Make this a part of your collection.
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GameZone
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is one of those exceedingly rare games that manages to do everything right. The graphics are fantastic, the gameplay is intense and well-paced, and the multiplayer elements are very deep. In a year filled with triple-A shooters, Call of Duty 4 actually manages to stay ahead of the pack.
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Gamernode
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.
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Kombo.com
Call of Duty 4 is Infinity Ward's best game to date, the best military shooter ever made, and one of the best games of the year. If you are not a fan of first-person shooters, this game will make you rethink your position.
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XboxAddict
Please include some sort of actual clan support instead of just a visual representation in the lobby. Clans seem to be an important assett to FPS fans, and a full fledged clan vs clan system would be superb. Also include some sort of split screen co-op, or online guests.
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Game Positive
As a complete package, Modern Warfare is one of the best titles released in this generation of gaming. It has all the elements you'd expect from a Call of Duty game, but manages to offer so much more. The single player is among the finest gaming experiences money can buy, even if it is a bit short. Whether it's the stunning visuals and cinematic nature of the campaign, the unrivalled action of the intensely realistic battles, or the outstanding multiplayer experience, there's something here for everyone who loves first-person shooters.
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GamesFire
Fire in the Hole! Meine Xbox 360 glüht, denn seit Stunden bin ich dem Multiplayer-Modus verfallen und erreiche immer mehr Ränge, Waffen und technisches Kriegspielzeug. So brillant das Miteinander über Xbox Live, so großartig bewerte ich das relativ kurze Vergnügen der Solokampagne. Während der Ladezeiten bekomme ich Missionsbriefings in Form von Videos. Ladezeiten gibt es praktisch nicht! Charaktere wie Captain Price sind das Salz in der Suppe und machen den Krieg erst zum interactiven Actionfilm. Im turbulenten Schlachtfeld geht es drunter und drüber. Ich verstehe nur noch Sprachfetzen der Funkübertragungen, während ich mich von einer Deckung zur nächsten hechte. Für Abwechslung sorgen Stealth-Missionen, die meine persönlichen Favoriten sind. Mal wird die Tür vorsichtig geöffnet, dann wieder eingetreten, dass das Schloss aus dem Türstock springt.
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IGN Australia
It might not have the lengthy feature list of certain other shooters, but there’s no denying that COD4’s strength is KISS – Keep it Simple, Stupid. By not trying to reinvent the wheel, Infinity Ward has done what it does best – build a shooter that is unrivalled when it comes to the sensation of being in a real warzone. With its captivating single player and addictive multiplayer, it appears that COD4 just might be the finest shooter to have hit the 360 yet.
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IGN
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.
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Retroage
Infinity Ward wykonało dla Activision świetną grę, która sprzedała się w ponad 15 milionach egzemplarzy (na „konsolach HD”, a dochodzą jeszcze do tego wersje na Nintendo DS oraz Wii). Ta gra zapoczątkowała rozłam serii i wyłonienie z niej osobnego podgatunku. Mało tego, rozwiązania zawarte w tym tytule kopiowane są przez inne studia developerskie. Dopiero po CoD4: MW obrodziło w masę nowoczesnych, dziejących się w obecnych czasach, gier o tematyce wojennej. Twórcom udało się odejść od schematu jakim była II Wojna Światowa. Wprowadzili do gier teraźniejszość pola walki – niby nic, a jednak tak wiele. Tylko tyle potrzeba było, plus dynamiczne, skryptowane prowadzenie rozgrywki, aby zaciekawić miliony graczy swoim tytułem i zbudować solidną markę. Polecam, bo grać w Modern Warfare, to jak brać udział w takich filmach jak: Helikopter w Ogniu, The Hurt Locker: W pułapce wojny czy też Green Zone.
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Atomic Gamer
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is the best game in the series yet, largely due to the change in setting and the level of emotion that Infinity Ward has embedded into their story. While it lacks the many cooperative play options of other games, it's still got great action in the style of previous Call of Duty titles and fierce online play with satisfying gunfights and a great progression system. Everything that made this series famous is here, and I think you'll be surprised just at how well it all works in the new modern day setting. There are a hell of a lot of new action games available on the 360 this holiday season, and this one should definitely be at least near the top of your list.
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Gaming Target
There’s not much more to say other than if you love kick-ass shooters, then Call of Duty 4 is a no brainer. And it’s the real thing; heck, even Infinity Ward themselves cheekily call this game the “third installment” of the series in a rap song during the closing credits, a not-so-subtle diss at those other developers. Cocky? Sure – but wholly justified. Accept no imitations, folks, and heed the call now.
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Jolt (UK)
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.
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XboxAchievements
Overall, Call of Duty 4 is arguably the greatest multiplayer title on Xbox Live to date. It holds a solid place as one of the absolute must-have titles on the Xbox 360 for shooter fans, right up there with Gears of War and Halo 3. With the plethora of different maps, game modes, and weapons and the outstanding Create-a-class and ranking system, I challenge anyone to come up with a reason why this game is anything short of phenomenal. You'll be hard pressed to ever find another player using the exact same class build that you're using, meaning that you never know what to expect going into a match. To top it all off, everything is balanced near perfectly. While some guns and perks are a little overpowered, it very rarely becomes an issue. Besides, you'll be having way too much fun to notice such small details anyway. If you haven't bought Call of Duty 4 yet, you need to quit reading this review and go buy it. Right now.
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Xboxdynasty (XD)
Dank einer spannenden Geschichte und einer unglaublich beklemmenden Atmosphäre, die für diese Serie auszeichnend ist, kommen auch bei Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare nicht nur Fans der Serie vollends auf ihre Kosten.
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XBox Front
Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare ist DER Shooter des Jahres und ein absoluter Pflichtkauf für alle Xbox 360 Besitzer. Bis auf den etwas zu kurz geratenen Einzelspielermodus fanden wir keinen einzigen Anlass zur Kritik. Warum auch? Der Titel bietet eine bombastische Präsentation, eine filmreife Atmosphäre, einen erstklassigen Sound und eine ausgereifte Spielgrafik ohne schlimme Ruckler, geschweige denn Framerateeinbrüche. Dieser Titel kann es in den genannten Bereichen mit jedem aktuellen Hollywoodblockbuster aufnehmen. Darüber hinaus fesselt und fordert das Gameplay, die KI taktiert und agiert klug und die Missionen sind in Sachen Abwechslung kaum zu übertreffen. Der Multiplayer, der mit zahlreichen Karten und Modi daherkommt, ist ebenfalls hochklassig und sollte jedem Spieler gefallen. Wer also noch Platz unter dem Weihnachtsbaum hat, darf sich Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare auf keinen Fall entgehen lassen.
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Gamer 2.0
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.
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XboxZone (Australia)
Being the huge shooter fan that I am, this title is well suited to me & other FPS fans out there. I am enjoying this title at the time of writing this (A little love on IW part with some DLC would be appreciated). It was a bold move on Infinity Wards be-half by updating the title to current “Theatres of Conflict” & a much appreciated one. The flogging of WW2 shooters has been rampant of late, but the use of modern weapons & technology, is a fantastic step forward. The audio is the only fault I can pick with this title, apart from that…….I have no gripes. I highly recommend this title to all First Person Shooter fans out there, You won’t be let down.
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GamingTrend
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. Goodbye Halo 3, hello Modern Warfare!
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4Players.de
Ich könnte jetzt die üblichen Floskeln benutzen: Action-Feuerwerk, Meilenstein, Meisterwerk! Aber ehrlich, das überlasse ich anderen. Meine Kaufempfehlung formuliere ich anders: Ja, Call of Duty 4 ist in der Kampagne nur etwa sechs Stunden lang. Aber erstens werden das einige der besten sechs Stunden sein, die ihr jemals mit einem Shooter verbracht habt! Und zweitens erwartet euch danach ein Multiplayermodus, der mit seinen abwechslungsreichen Spielvarianten und dem herrlich motivierenden Belohnungssystem jeden anderen Shooter in den verschämten Schatten stellt. Zugegebenermaßen fehlt die taktische Komponente, die Rainbow Six: Vegas so brillant macht. Aber alleine der Klassen-Kniff, der nach und nach immer bessere Ausrüstung freischaltet, ist genial umgesetzt und dürfte CoD 4 zu einem der langlebigsten Shooter machen! Wenn ihr nicht schon zugegriffen habt: Kauft euch dieses Action-Feuerwerk, diesen Meilenstein, dieses Meisterwerk - ach Mist, ich konnte doch nicht widerstehen.
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Gamesmania.de
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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The Video Game Critic
Finally, if you play games to escape the real world, the Mid-East locations look a lot like what you'd see on the news. But for those who crave realism in war games, Call of Duty 4 is the real deal.
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Gamezoom
Eigentlich hat mein Chefredakteur schon alles geschrieben, was es über Call of Duty 4 zu berichten gibt. Die Entwickler von Infinity Ward haben es geschafft, ein Meisterwerk auf die Xbox 360 zu zaubern, welches Geschichte schreiben wird. Das Spiel glänzt mit einer überaus gelungenen Grafik, einem passenden Sound und einer authentischen Steuerung. Den Entwicklern gelang auch ein Mehrspielerbereich, welcher Referenzgüte aufweist.
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The A.V. Club
Online matches are kept fresh (a tall order for such a crowded field) with a generous series of player upgrades. Every kill, captured flag, or win earns experience points. Promotions score you new "perks" like the ability to take a couple of pre-death potshots at the jerk who iced you. These carrots are an incredibly effective sleight-of-hand, distracting players from realizing that they're replaying the same scenario over and over. These bribes, as well as the refreshing change of scenery, are more than welcome.
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Game Revolution
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.
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games xtreme
If you're looking for a deep tactical shooter, forget it, CoD4 is all about the shooting part and the not getting shot. It's not meant to be the next Rainbow Six or GRAW. It has robust addictive multiplayer as a bonus and a plethora of classes in mp.
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Jive Magazine
Having weapons that can shoot through walls online ads such a great realistic war experience to an already fantastic game that you will just be astounded as to how much fun you can have with it. The controls are excellent also.
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Eurogamer.net (UK)
For now, all you really need to know is this a huge return to form for the Call of Duty series, and for war-based FPS titles in general. Even without the vastly impressive multiplayer elements, Modern Warfare would be worth buying for its outstanding single-player campaign. It succeeds not only for being consistently spectacular, but for the way it has been crafted into something that keeps you engaged right to the very end.
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videogamer.com
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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NZGamer
Fans of Call of Duty can sleep safely without the gun under their pillow, knowing that the series has not been doomed to dwell in the nineteen-forties forever. It was a smart move to go into the near desolate war zone of modern era shooters. CoD4 proves that a game does not have to be set in the past or the future to be great – it just needs to be well made. A gripping story and simulative combat combined with a fantastic multiplayer system makes Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare a must-have on your Christmas wish list. Good luck soldier, go in deep and hard (you will understand if you watch the game's credits).
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Console Obsession
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is one of the finest FPS games that we have ever had the pleasure of playing. It’s easily up there with the best of single and multiplayer shooting, and has few real complaints other than the brevity of the single player campaign. Forget the negatives though, Infinity Ward is certainly deserving of plenty of salutes for delivering an intense and satisfying modern day shooter.
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Gamervision
From start to finish, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is a five hundred mile per hour punch in the face that shouldn’t be missed by anyone who has ever enjoyed a shooter of any kind. It doesn’t do anything terribly innovative, except in the multiplayer arena, but everything it does, it does almost perfectly. It’s the best game in the series so far, probably the best military shooter available, and maybe the best game this year.
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Daily Game
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.
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Game Critics
Playing CoD4 could be likened to listening to a great album, or watching a first-rate action flick. It will feel pretty much the same each time, but the ride is so fun and entertaining that it is well worth playing over again. While some players may be disappointed by its relatively short campaign, the sheer quality on display in addition to the deep multiplayer mode more than make up for it. Not everyone can spend 20 hours on a game. I think there should be more titles out there that try to convey a large-scale feel within a short, high quality package. With its polished cinematic presentation, well-paced action, and surprisingly emotional story, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare brilliantly captures the feel of a grand, epic game.
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Bordersdown
Quite simply, Call of Duty 4 is a stunning game and quite difficult to fault. It looks, sounds and plays brilliantly and offers an unrivaled online experience. If we're to nit-pick, then the respawning enemies found in some parts of the Campaign can be frustrating and feel a bit old-fashioned compared to how advanced the rest of the game is. Really though, that's just about it. Go and buy it. Now.
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TotalVideoGames (TVG)
Infinity Ward boldly steps into the future and brings the Call of Duty series effortlessly up to date. The depth to the multiplayer mode will keep console and PC gamers fixated for months to come - plus, there's one hell of a single-player story to play through when you're not enforcing your online supremacy.
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Video Games Daily
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.
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PAL Gaming Network (PALGN)
Infinity Ward's latest first-person shooter is brilliantly executed, and every major element of the game has been accomplished expertly and effectively. Shifting the series to the modern day and penning an effective script has given the game an extremely solid conceptual foundation. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is the best in the series to date, and one of the finest first-person shooters currently on the market – a definite buy this Christmas.
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GamerDad
Regardless of how good the game is, I am still stuck with a criticism I always seem to make of these games - they are too short. You will complete it in ~4 - 5 hours if you have any experience with first person shooters. And since the games are extremely scripted, replaying them means encountering the same battles fought the same way time and again - in other words there is little inherent replay value outside of multiplayer. But don't mistake those concerns with a significant criticism - even if you never launch multiplayer, you will complete the single player campaign and feel totally satisfied with the experience. This is an amazing game and one of the best shooters this year - in a fall crowded with other excellent shooters it deserves your attention and hard-earned dollars.
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Totally Gaming Network
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is an incredibly deep game that you will keep you coming back for more and more, even after you have done everything. You will want to go through the single player campaign multiple times just so you can experience everything the game has to offer. There is also nothing funner than inviting a bunch of your friends into a private match and see who is the last man standing. It’s fast paced nature ensures that you will experience a game that can definitely get your adrenaline pumping. If you are a fan of the shooter genre this game is a must own. In a genre full of clichéd World War II shooters, Infinity Ward has once again changed things up and set the benchmark for other studios to follow.
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Video Game Talk
If you can't tell already, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is the best in the series. It's one of the most ferocious shooters on the market and everything from the gameplay, graphics, and sound comes together in perfect harmony to create a visceral wartime experience that will grab you and not let go. The single player campaign is short though amazing and the multiplayer functionality is out of this world with a fantastic amount of depth that stems from the RPG elements. I can't wait to see what Infiniti Ward has in mind for downloadable content but until then this remains one of the greatest games on the market right now.
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GameCell UK
Despite some flaws, and a campaign that maybe should have lasted longer, COD4 is a top drawer game with a multiplayer setup to equal just about anything out there. The fact that it lacks two of my favourite things in a shooter (no, not boobs and beer); usable vehicles and a co-op mode, means it’s not quite a 10 for me, but if you don’t play it, you’ll regret it.
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Defunct Games
With all the amazing shooters coming out you might think that Call of Duty 4 would have a hard time breaking away from the already crowded field, but thanks to its quality story, presentation and multiplayer modes, that is just not the case. Along the way you will discover that this year's Call of Duty is not all that different from past entries, which given the pedigree of Infinity Ward's previous work isn't a bad thing at all. I'm excited to see what these developers can do now that they aren't tied to World War II, I wouldn't mind seeing a possible future warfare or a sequel that directly follows the aftermath of this exciting game. Regardless of whether you were a fan of the Call of Duty games in the past, this brand new era and emphasis on exciting gameplay should not be missed. Call of Duty 4 is easily one of the best games of the year, a game that nobody should miss.
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Armchair Empire, The
Equal parts fun and gripping game play (and possibly geopolitical commentary, depending on how you look at it), Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare stands as stunning example of a scripted first-person shooter done right that equals or exceeds the other big first-person shooters on the market today like BioShock, Halo 3, and Half-Life 2.
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Official Xbox Magazine (UK)
In every way this is the definitive 'real world' FPS, incorporating the best aspects of Rainbow Six, Ghost Recon and Battlefield, but bringing those experiences to a far wider range of gamers, many of whom would be turned off by those more hardcore titles. It even crescendos to a great and dark but conclusive ending. At Modern Warfare's core is very modern entertainment, but the downside to this dense and gripping delivery is that it's over far too quickly, five to six hours on normal difficulty. You do have a short bonus solo mission after the credits, the solo Arcade mode to beat your friends' scores at, and of course the enormously comprehensive multiplayer options, although many will be disappointed that there are no controllable vehicles over Xbox Live this time. Call Of Duty 4 is short but immensely satisfying and we can't wait for a post-modern revival.
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Yet Another Review Site (YARS)
Basically if you are in any way inclined to first person shooters then I truly suggest that you get this game, it may be something that you have not every experienced before and may never get the opportunity again, and if you don't like first person shooters or have never tried them then I still recommend you get this game, or at least rent it if your not into multiplayer, you will not regret it.
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GameSpot
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.
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Jeuxvideo.com
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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Mygamer.com
Is CoD4 the best FPS ever made? Definitely not. Will it provide a decent amount of entertainment value and cover the cost of $60? Absolutely.
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Computer Bild Spiele
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.
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Gaming since 198x
Call Of Duty des temps modernes est tout simplement le minimum que n'importe quelle boîte de jeu devrait fournir à ses clients quand ils payent 70 Euros. Maintenant, j'aimerais que tout le monde parte sur cette base s'il vous plaît.
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Destructoid
Combine these with the multiplayer system's well-meaning but ultimately poorly implemented experience system, and you have a solid title that would serve better as a rental for anyone who wasn't already excited about it enough to buy it at launch.
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Immoral Gamers
CoD4’s single player campaign is a brilliant piece of design: it offers a brief, striking and generally enjoyable commentary on war, chokepoints aside. Come the endgame, every side pays a high price for their hubris.
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PlayDevil
"Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare" (or COD4) is an infinitely polished and well-thought out game. But the niggles are enough for me not to like it as much as either 2 or 3 on the 360. But its still worth a play for sure, even a flawed Call of Duty stands far above most games on the system.
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JeuxVideoPC.com
Call Of Duty 4 est sans conteste un bon FPS. Sa campagne solo, prenante et brillamment mise en scène, apporte pleinement satisfaction, à condition d’accepter de jouer à un Call of Duty de plus. Malgré le changement d’époque et d’ambiance radicale, de nombreux défauts ne sont pas effacés et on peste par moment contre certains passages pénibles. La faute à des scripts omniprésents et une interactivité avec l’environnement toujours aussi inexistante. On se laisse emporter malgré tout par l’action et le côté cinématographique, plus que jamais réussi. Ajouter à cela un mode multijoueur des plus complet et vous obtenez un des meilleurs FPS console de cette fin d’année
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Xbox Gazette
Mais malgré cela, Call of Duty 4 se révèle être une suite de très grande qualité. La franchise fait d'ailleurs partie des rares qui se voit enrichie d'un nouveau volet chaque année depuis quelques temps, et toujours au top de la qualité, technique et ludique. Immersion, graphismes de folie, son toujours aussi prenant (les explosions assourdissantes, les missiles qui fusent, les balles qui sifflent), tout est en place pour que le joueur traverse cette nouvelle campagne, modernisée, de la manière la plus captivante possible et sans temps mort surtout (tous les FPS ne peuvent en dire autant). Les afficionados du Live compenseront la durée de vie faiblarde dans des affrontements potentiellement infinis contre d'autres intelligences humaines, les autres rageront jusqu'au prochain épisode, qu'ils attendent sans doute déjà, tant les Call of Duty peuvent être addictifs.
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Gamekult
S'il baigne désormais dans une ambiance moderne, dynamique et très mature qui évoque celle des productions estampillées Tom Clancy, Call of Duty 4 ne renie à aucun moment l'héritage de la série. 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.
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Extreme Gamer
Infinity Ward splashes a modern coat of coding on top of its old formula of checkpoint-to-checkpoint run and gun action. In an initial viewing it might seem like a lot has changed, but in reality it’s just an illusion. This noted, if you loved a Call of Duty game in the past then you are going to love Call of Duty 4. The modern plot line, fast action, great graphics and online play are worth the price of admission. Granted you are only on the ride of six or so hours unless you want to experience the thrill of gunning down strangers online. Recycled and reformated into an even better expreince, Call of Duty 4 deserves all the acclaim it's been gathering with its tried and true formula. If it works, why change? Well, as we can already see, a change will do you good.