Product Type: Activision PC games
Newest Review: ... forward is in the multiplayer mode. Before, FPS games were all about killing the most people however CoD4 brought in a whole new dimension.... more
Member Name: shaneo632
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (PC)
Disadvantages: Short single player
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.
Summary: Multiplayer is the reason to get this