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This is, put simply, one of the best video games to have been released in recent years. It really was a monumental achievement by Infinity Award. Those who have played it will know what I mean but for those who haven't, I will say that it was a landmark in FPS games.
The biggest leap forward is in the multiplayer mode. Before, FPS games were all about killing the most people however CoD4 brought in a whole new dimension... the perks and weapons upgrade system. This allows you to customize your weapons and skills set. For example you can have skills like faster reloading or quieter movement and weapons upgrades such as scopes and attachments. This completely changes the whole multiplayer experience. Now the player is constantly striving towards the next unlock able upgrade which is fantastic fun. Maps are also good, a mix of large sniping maps and small CQB maps keeps things varied and you quickly develop favorite maps which you know inside out.
The single player mode is equally as good, my only criticism being that it is far too short. When I play a game I really like to get stuck into the story mode but with this, it can be completed in a matter of days. However I won't let this detract from what is a brilliantly written plot, very well executed.
To conclude this review, 10/10, 100%, top marks... doesn't matter how you look at it this game is epic.
If you could only have one game, this would be it.
Call of Duty 4 is simply not only one of the best games of the current generation of gaming, but one of the greatest games ever made. It is a game that excels in every area that an FPS needs to, and has one of the most engaging and stunningly delivered online modes I've ever seen.
The single player mode pits you as various soldiers of various units and darts around the globe as you try to stop a pernicious Russian threat from taking over the world. While the plot isn't so important, the presentation is; this is delivered like a first-rate Hollywood blockbuster, with amazing visuals that take full advantage of the first-person style. One eerie sequence in particular has your character withstanding the blast of a nuclear bomb and then, while dying, staggering around in a daze before succumbing.
The real meat of the game, though, is the hugely acclaimed multiplayer offering, which is just as well, as the single player can be beaten in under six hours quite easily. The multiplayer, though, has so much depth to it, so many great weapons and memorable maps that it was very difficult to tear myself away for World at War which, while good, was simply nowhere near as good as CoD4 map-wise.
What makes it so fun is that everything is so stratified online; there is a complex ranking system that tracks everything you could possibly ever want to know, and there are also achievements for getting x amount of kills with certain weapons, as well as perks that allow you to get one over on vulnerable enemies.
A short review cannot do this game justice; it's best to just experience it, and while Modern Warfare 2 has now hit our shores, this game still has a strong user base online, and shows no signs of waning.
Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare
This is the fourth installment in the Call of Duty series. All of the games in this series have been absolute stormers so far, and the best series of first person shooters avaliable.
Modern Warfare, is the first CoD to take place in modern times, the previous ones all having being set during the second world war.
This game is set in the near future, with civil war ongoing in Russia and in the Middle East, a radical leader has overthrown the government. You play as a either a British SAS Comando or an American Marine, fighting your way through levels in the Middle East, Russia and Ukraine.
The single player allows you to experience a variety of different missions, some on foot, others in the air as solider and some as a helicopter gun pilot. These levels are all great if not a little bit short overall.
The graphics of this game are very good and it is very life like. The gun's are all very original, as this being the first 'modern' game in the CoD series, I think there is a nice selection and it really does it justice.
The highlight of the game is the multiplayer system. Based online, it is very quick with a variety of different levels and tasks. More impressice though, for achieving tasks and kills online, you receive points, which makes new guns and attachments avaliable, so as you improve and play more, more equipment is made avaliable to you. It also provides you with a different rank, which everyone can see at the end of the game, so you can look and see whether those you managed to kill were regular privates or a an expert major!
Overall a great game, you will spend more time online than on the single player.
This game has super hyped and is super good. The first peron shooter Call of Duty 4 (COD4) is by far one the best shooters I have ever palyed and it was not only immersive but graphically really good.
The game lets you crawl through grass, run through a sinking sunmarine in the first level, to lots of tanks, choppers and all sorts. The one player campaign is short. But still really good, it has a lot of variety and the difficulty settings are good the harder veteran difficulty is for the hardcore gamer.
The multiplayer is where this game shines out the brightest. With all your usual deathmatches, dominations and sabotage. When you get multiple kills in a row you are rewarded with an air strike for 6 kills, an attack chopper for 7 and a radar on screen for 3.
This game is amazing on multiplayer and lots of people are contantly on playing away like mad, the game is one the best ones out there and would reccomend it for those looking for a fun FPS with some deicated servers.
I love this game... I purchased the game when it first came out back in november 2007 and have barely been able to put it down since. Online play is revolutionary and very addictive
Graphically the game is spectacular and yet not so demanding that the average spec PC will be unable to play it in all its glory. The game is a few years old now and still look on par with some newer titles out today.
Single player champagne is addictive and i have played each mission a number of times. the varying roles you play throughout make it so much more interesting.
Multi player is where this really excels. i can guarantee you will be 100% addicted to this game after your first few matches. the more you play the more you unlock which keeps you playing more. I purchased COD Modern Warfare and have returned back to COD 4 as believe this game is by far better online.
I was waiting for this game with bated breath since i saw the "all guilled up" trailer at game trailers.com. If you havent seen it, take a look http://www.gametrailers.com/player/21505.html
Anyway, i bought it and i have to say it lives up to expectations. The game play is tremendous. Sure its scripted and quite linear, but that was the same in most COD games. The thing that makes them good is that, the atmosphere and all the action going on around you. Plus it varies greatly, depending on the level you are playing. You flick between playing an SAS man called "Soap" and a US Marine, whos name slips my mind. Most of the Marine battles are loud and fierce with tanks, choppers and lots of bullets. The SAS missions on the other hand are quiet, stealthy and stylish. You've got to love them both.
The variety is really great.
You go from crawling around in tall grass with your Guille suit to blowing the hell out of troops on the ground with a 120mm cannon on and AC-130 "spectre" gunship.
Multiplayer is where it stands out.
This is damned hard. Hard but fun. There are a few different game modes including, but not limited to, Team deathmatch, domination and sabotage. There arent really spawn points in the battlefield (series) sense, its more of a moving battle so you never know where you are going to spawn or where the enemy are. Unless you get a UAV/radar. this happens when you get 3 kills in a row. Get 6 and you can call in an airstrike, 7 in a row and you can call in an attack chopper. But its not that easy.
the Kill cam is awesome, just when you think, "What? who killed me??!!" you get a video replay of just who did and how. Its quite funny, or not. The game is fast paced and hectic but fun nonetheless. I wouldnt say it would replace battlefield, but the unlocks are cool and "create-a-class" is neat. Thats where you can choose your weapons. Primary gun, backup pistol, perks, nades, what have you. Plus there are challenges. Get 25 kills with a gun for instance and you get a new attachment for it, and as you progress you can get camo paint for them too. Perks include things like "extreme conditioning" where you can run faster, "juggernaught " which gives you more health, "radar jammer" - duh! etc etc. there loads to unlock and quite a few different guns too infact.
Very very addictive.
This is the first of the COD series I have played so have none of the series fatigue I have heard others talk of, but never the less I find this game awesome.
It has an amazing single player story line which has more variety than I ever expected. You play the role of members of the SAS, and US marines and follow the story through. It is a story of anti-terrorism, and rogue states, which you are helping to defeat. The missions vary hugely, from hectic street by street gun battles, to sneaking sniper missions, to controlling the guns of a gunship in close support of friendly troops. This huge variety keeps you entertained and on your toes throughout, whilst still keeping true to the expected enjoyment from shooter games.
The multiplayer also has some good variety. You get to choose which guns you want to carry (from pistols and sub machine guns all the way up to light machine guns and rpg's!) and also get to choose from many addons to the guns (like silencers and grenade launchers) and perks (which affect your soldiers abilities like reloading at twice the speed, or even listening in to the radio chatter of your enemies). There are a few good game modes, although many servers seem to concentrate on the traditional team death match. The different modes also add variety, some with the only goal is to survive and kill as many people as possible, and some promoting teamwork by having to capture areas to get points for the team. Add into that the ease at which you can install custom mods and maps (just connect to a server running them and they are downloaded automatically) and you have a hugely varied experience which will keep you hooked for hours. I cant get enough of this game, and have stopped playing anything else whilst I do so.
This game rocks. To start off with the Actual game is a joy to play and has one of the best beginning set piece I have ever seen. It actually made me proud as a brit that we have a SAS and if they are anywhere near as hard nuts as these guys then that would be amazing! You also get to play as the Americans and with typical american gun-ho attitude i might add which is no bad thing after sneaking around with the SAS. Each mission is different and switches and joins each forces which offers variety and some intense gun play, set on anywhere above medium and you are in for a tough challenge. Graphic wise the levels are good and im sure with a high end Computer would looks fantastic but mmy medium level PC still made my eyes bleed and with the sound turned up im sure i felt a little of what its like to go to war..minus the fear and dying. The multiplayer is great and keeps you coming back for more with the prizes you get for doing certain things like better guns, armor etc . The only issue i have is that if you had to reintall the game than be prepared to start earning these prizes again....i wasted months of prizes because of that, oh well. And the learning curve is Good as the Guns are well balance and i believed i was getting very tactical thanks to the well thought out levels. All in all a great game at any price!
The Call of Duty has always had a big place in my gaming pile mainly because i like first person shooters and the creaters to it so damn well!this game is basically the same world war two series but set in the a modern world setting with the action ramped up, gameplay is better and the graphics are top class.
The story mode is short but very fast moving with a plot that Tom Clancy can be proud of, the main character alternates playing SAS or U.S marines, being British you can tell who i much prefered :), you go from the Berring Sea, Russia and Middle easter Countries trying to stop a Ultra Nationalist Madman and a Terrorist, levels are massive and really detailed with set pieces like when you are on a sinkin shop and everything is flying apart.
After quickly finishing the story mode which depending how good you are can be finished in 6-8 hours, you may feel a tad dissapointed but dont be!this game offers a massive online enviroment where you can take on the world, the clever thing that the makers have done to increase longevity is that challenges in the games enable you to earn skills and get add on for weapons.
A definate must have for any die hard first person shooter and call of duty fan, from start to finish you will be bored as the action is relentless and once you hit the multiplayer you are always striving to get one over other multiplayers because they put a bullet in your back!
I've been a fan of the Call of Duty series of games on the PC since the first game came out back in 2003. The series began back in the World War II era and continued in this period until this releases name suggests - Cod 4: Modern Warfare. The latest release is also now available CoD 5: World at War and there is a new one in the pipeline due out in time for the Christmas market (as most of the COD games before it have been) due in November 2009 which will revert back to the World War II era.
***CoD 4 Released Date***
***Suggested Minimum Requirements***
Microsoft Windows XP/Vista
2.4GHz Dual Core Processor
1G RAM (2G for Vista recommended)
8GB HDD Space
nVidia Geforce 7800, ATI Radeon X1800 or equivalent (3.0 Shader Support recommended) or better
I ran this on a Core 2 Duo E6750 processor, 2GB Ram and an 8800GT graphics card and I can run it on full settings, it runs exceptionally well at the highest settings.
***Single Player Campaign***
By far the best single campaign to date including the COD5 game in my opinion but disappointingly short, I managed to complete this game on normal difficulty in just over 4 hours - to make it more challenging I started again on the most difficult mode and it took me about 6 hours. You start off as a USMC marine and you jump back and forth between missions from either being a USMC soldier or SAS trooper. The game is played out mostly in the middle east and russia.
There are some very fine battles you need to play throughout this game, my favourite being the one where you are on an SAS sniper mission with your sniper spotter McMillan, you are to take out the head bad guy and as soon as you take him out all hell breaks loose - you need to flee the scene with McMillan and there is a really nice touch added on this mission which involves you having to carry McMillan in between fighting the enemy off (and their dogs!) all the back to your evac chopper.
This is where the entire COD series come into their own in my opinion. There is no better online first person shooter. There are several game types available from Free For All (Deathmatch), Domination, Team Deathmatch, Search and Destroy, Headquarters and more. One of the nicest things about the game is the experience aspect, as you play more and hit specified goals and targets in the game this unlocks more weaponry and skills to you and increases your deadliness. The weapons range from Desert Eagle pistols to Barratt .50 cal sniper rifles that do serious damage, even though walls! You can also equip yourself with different perks such as the ability to move really quietly so that your footsteps aren't heard or the last stand perk that when you are taken down you are given a final shot at the enemy as you lie on the ground dying with your handgun.
Get yourself a mic and headset, the game includes the ability to chat to your teammates on multiplayer (or you could use a separate program such as Teamspeak or Ventrillo while playing).
A must-have game for first person shooter multiplayer fans, there is just so much to the game weapon wise, tactically and game type that you just have to give it a go. If you play it for any length of time at all someone will ask you to join their squad and you can play in ladder tournaments etc and the fun really begins.
Hope this review has been of some use to you, if you get this game you will not be disappointed.
Call of duty 4 has to be the best game of all time. Since its release in 2007 COD4 has been the favourite computer game for every gamer. Having played this game on a rubbish graphics card I can appreciate the compatibility of such a game and was astonished that it ran at all. Now after getting a decent graphics card the game has absolutely blown me away in terms of graphics and effects.
The single player campaign, although short keeps you amused and is playable many times over. The use of unlockable cheats makes it great instead of having to plug them in via the keyboard and console you can use some great features to maximise the fun and enjoyment from the game.
Now here's the best part of the whole game, multi player. With over 5000 servers originally you were spoilt for choice and today 400 servers still provide adequate room for the small number of players today. The rank system is good and the option of creating your own class makes it more customisbale than ever.
The physics engine employed is amazing and the game itself is really bug free but suffers a bit from minor niggles like the fact you have to move forwards to advance and stop the respawning of foes. I think you can forgive these slight annoyances when the multi player experience is so good and use of the game on low spec machines make it a great buy for the beginner computer gamer.
In my experience should be awarded the best game of the decade and deserves a return title which is believe is reality this fall so fingers crossed it will be as good as MD1.
Call of Duty is one of the best games i have played, . This game has taken everything great from COD3 and made it Awesome, i really love this game. The gameplay is brilliant and so is the online play, but what else were we to expect from such a great series of games from a brilliant developer.
This game keeps me contstantly engaged even once you've completed the campaigns, the online multiplayer never gets boring, i like this game more than i like the original Unreal Tournament which was a brilliant game (mainly multiplayer). The gore factor is pretty good, but i hear better things about COD5, i love the weapons and secondary functions of certain weapons like the Grenadier. The storyline for campaign is also brilliant and the graphics cannot really be faulted, if you have a love for shoot-em-up war games then this a brilliant one to buy, whether for PC, Xbox or any other platform; its absolutley superb.
The Call of Duty series of FPS action games is primarily known for its depiction of World War 2 campaigns. I've never been particularly interested in this era in a gaming fashion, so have tended to shy away from the CoD games. However, episode four of the successful series was entitled "Modern Warfare" and takes place in a war-torn world of our near future. The single-player game, for the most part, puts you in the boots of two protagonists, "Soap" MacTavish and Paul Jackson as they embark on their respective missions in Russia and an un-named Middle Eastern country respectively.
The single player campaign is excellent... the combination of storyline and the bond you build with the characters helps you get involved in the story, so when the heat is on, you really do feel your heartbeat going as bullets ricochet around you and grenades land dangerously nearby. While the single player campaign is quite short (I played through it in about seven hours), it is enjoyable (although I thought the story got a little cheesy in places), with a little variety in the game play to keep things interesting and a few interesting game tweaks and "cheats" available after you've completed the game to give an element of replayability. Despite using the same game engine as the more recent "Call of Duty: World at War", the game doesn't suffer from the same flaws inherent in the later game, seemingly due to better design from my observations. There is still an element of you, the player, driving the team on by hitting trigger points, but this is not really that apparent and in an area, if there are three separate routes to the exit, the team will split up and make their own way there, once you have activated that trigger point.
The multiplayer is where the game earns its stripes, though. My own personal opinion is that the single player experience is why you buy a game (with the obvious exception of multi-player only games like Team Fortress 2) and then any multi-player aspect is simply a bonus to be enjoyed, should the single player be any good. However, CoD4's multiplayer is a superb gaming experience in its own right. The maps used, for the most part, come direct from the game, with a little tweaking and there are maps that range from very small (suitable for 3 vs. 3 matches) to large (games with 20 vs. 20 are not unheard of). I find that most maps are ideally balanced at around 10 vs. 10, irrespective of the many game types on offer. Part of my enthusiasm for the multiplayer might well have to do with the group of people I normally play with (where it gets very silly, very quickly), but even as a stranger on servers, most people make you welcome.
Unlike previous versions of the game, CoD4 uses a proprietary game engine developed in-house by Infinity Ward and it really does an excellent job. You don't notice the detail as you're running around, ducking behind cover and legging it like a scaredy cat when the enemy throws grenades in your general direction, but taking a minute to have a look shows that Infinity Ward have put together a very capable game engine that not only looks good, but seems to perform very well even on lower specced machines.
The audio, too, is very good but you really don't notice this until you play the multiplayer aspect where the sound is very important. Your opponents, half the time, are located purely by listening to the sounds of their footsteps as they walk across wood or stone or metal. Gunshots can also give away your location, so consider a silencer or perhaps sneaking up and using a knife instead of that long range headshot you were considering.
CoD4 is not a game that is revolutionary in any way... it's a bog-standard first person shooter, albeit done exceedingly well. It's certainly a better game than its successor, "Call of Duty: World at War" and arguably as good as the recent A-list FPS Far Cry 2, which was terribly disappointing. If you don't already own CoD4 and are looking for a PC FPS, then CoD4 is fifteen of your English pounds, well spent.
Activision is primarly known to everyone through their Call Of Duty series. If we compare Call Of Duty 4 with other Call Of Duty series, then It's really different and there are many changes between different series. It's avliable to play it in single player mode and also It's possible to play online. There are many weapon updates and online you get rank ups. With rank ups you can unlock new weapons, perks, challenges, and gameplay modes. Online mode have changed very much and there aren't anything what is similar with older series. However everything isn't excellent, but also there aren't very big disadvantages in this game. It's perfect game for shooting game fans and you get real experience from this game.
As I said, It's avliable to play in single-player mode and also online. In single-player mode you start with player named Paul Jackson from the ship in the sea. In every mission you have to complete different objectives with your team. There are two teams. One team hide and plants the bomb and other team have to defuse the bomb. But It's not so easy that it seems. Hardest work has attackers. First they have to find the bomb and defusing bomb is really tensional work, because you never know if some opponent jumps out from somewhere. But enemys hasn't very good skills, at least in the beginning. In the end enemy's are real pro's and takes you down really fast, so be careful.
Online gaming is wonderful. You can play team-based deatmatch in various maps. In the every map there are various objectives what you have to complete. In every objective, you need really good skills and strategy. Also if you complete some killing spree, you can invite helicopter or airstrike and also It's possible to call UAV reconaissance scan, what spots every enemy on the map. To complete the battle you have to kill all enemys and after winning the battle you get one point. If your team have reached a predefined number of points, your team has winned the game. By completing objectives and killing enemy's, you get points for rank ups. With rank ups you can unlock new and better weapons, grenades and things like that.
In the right corner there is a little GPS. From that, you see enemy's who's marked as little red dots. With UAV reconaissance scan, you can spot all enemy's who are close by you. Also you see all your teammates on the GPS, so check out the GPS, if you are starting to shoot someone.
If you compare Call Of Duty 4 with Call Of Duty 3, there are a lot of updates and changes. Firstly the weapons. There are many new weapons and of course these weapons are much better and weapons strenght is much higher. Also maps are changed very much. Firstly maps sizes, and secondly maps quality and graphics. In single-player, maps are pretty big and gameplay isn't so interesting. But in online, maps are pretty small, and all the time you see your opponents. It makes this game really interesting and challenging. All the time you are middle of the battlefield, and there are shooting around you all the time. Also It's pretty annoying sometimes, because all the time you get killed after re-spawning.
Gameplay is really interesting, especially online. Single-player isn't so interesting, because in the beginning opponent's haven't any skills, and I really annoy that. I played about half of hour in single-player and it was really boring in my opinion. Also your team was like some kind of idiots gang. They just ran around, and they didn't do anything. Online gameplay was wonderful. First time, I played it online, It was really interesting, but I was like some kind of noob, because enemy's were like pros and they had really good skills and great strategy.
Graphics are amazing. If we compare it with other shooting games, then this game graphics are awesome. Houses and streets looks amazing and all the time some kind of trash flyes along the street all the time. Shooting effects are perfect and also smoke coming from smoke greanades is very realistic. Sky looks wonderful, but sometimes It seems like there is some picture in the sky. Soldier faces are really awesome also, every detail is really realistic, and surely It was really hard to make so realistic graphics. In summary graphics are awesome and really realistic.
In conclusion this game is one of my favorites, mostly because of online gameplay. Also single player is really interesting, but enemy's are like some kind of rookies. Graphics are awesome and everything is really realistic. Surely It's really big surprise for everyone, who buys it. It's good for everyone and It's recommended to everyone.
You play with two different characters while playing the game: Soap MacTavish of the SAS (USA) and Sgt.Jackson of MASQ (USA).
The story and the missions are very extensive and the image quality is very good. What I regret is that the single player is very short. When you play at the highest difficulty level, this campaign will take a bit longer, but even then it is still too short. Compared with Call of Duty 2, its predecessor on the PC, the single player is very short. In my opinion, this game is made in a bit of a hurry. They used a lot of things from Call of Duty 2, such as the explosions of grenades, the red screen when you're almost dead, and a few other things. I had more expectations about the game, first of all a longer single player, and secondly there should have been more opportunities in terms of military weapons and everything around it. You can't drive a tank or even a simple car. Too bad!
If you like Call of Duty 1 and 2, I suggest you to stay there. Call of Duty 4 does not have a lot of new stuff. In my own opinion, the single player of Call of Duty 2 is much better.
If you like to play online and you like to participate in competitions with your own team, then is CoD4 a real winner.
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