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      23.06.2014 06:16
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      Online multiplayer stands the test of time

      Modern Warfare was the first call of duty game I ever purchased. This game changed my outlook on gaming completely and it truly was a bucket load of fun. I definitely say its a good purchase for just about anyone. The only downside would be that the campaign was rather short. Although, if you can play online then that completely makes up for it. Modern Warfare 4 has countless hours to be played online with friends. The online game play offers a unique leveling up system where you can play and progress. You can unlock new weapons and other features by leveling up. Also, the maps on this game are legendary to me. Nowadays with all of the new call of duty maps Im not very impressed. I will always believe that the old online maps, many of which that are in this game, will always be the best. They are simply classic and you can''t beat that. Lets not forget that Modern Warfare 4 was very well the game that brought the Call of Duty franchise to where it is today. That in itself proves that everyone must own this game. From the graphics to the storyline this game holds its own in the market. Of course compared to some of the newer Call of Duty games especially on the next gen consoles these graphics cant compare but if you appreciate the roots to where everything sprouted from then this game should be number one on your purchase list.

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      19.10.2013 03:12

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      A great FPS

      Call of Duty is the iconic first person shooter franchise which started with WWII, but developed over the years to become more mature and into the modern stage it is currently in today, developed by Infinity Ward, a subsidiary of Activision.

      The game's main campaign is pretty standard for a Call of Duty game, with new weapons and an entirely new background as this is now set i modern times and not WWII like the previous CoD titles. There are some shocking moments, in which you may or may not feel for the characters.

      Buying Modern Warfare is relatively inexpensive now, as other CoD titles have been released, so you could pick this up for as cheap as £10 now, depending on offers online or in nearby game shops, and I would highly recommend Amazon as a place to start browsing.

      The Multiplayer section of Modern Warfare really is where the game truly shines. There are many weapons and modifications for them to try, to fit personal methods as you see fit, and depending on how high your level is. You also have the option of 'prestiging' which leads to a new level icon, and having to level up through the ranks again, until you prestige to the maximum prestige. It still has quite an active community, so the multiplayer will probably not saturate for at least a few more years.

      To conclude, I must recommend this game as one of the best examples of the CoD franchise, as it has a lively and active multiplayer community and was one of the first major modern first person shooter, which is thoroughly enjoyable, as is the single player campaign, which is well-written, insightful and genuinely great.

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      12.05.2013 13:41
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      It promises much but falls short of the front line.

      You ask any gamer when playing a first person shooter what they would like, many would say anything like Call of Duty. Treyarch in 2007 bought out Call or Duty 4: Modern Warfare and with it came critical acclaim and awards. Its not just a game, but a chance to live out battles and understand the friendships people developed on the front-line.

      Story: It's 2011 and a civil war has broken out in Russia between the government and a terrorist group. The latter wish to return to the soviet era it once had. At the same time, a small country situated in the middle east has been seized by a separatist leader in a coup. Khaled Al-Asad has extreme views towards Western countries which leads to an invasion by american troops. Whilst the Americans are invading, members of the British SAS, including you as soldier, Sergeant 'Soap' MacTavish, are on operations and discover a link between the terrorist group in Russia and Khaled Al-Asad, a Russian nuclear device. The SAS warn the Americans but they send in the Navy Seals to find Al-Asad. A firefight ensues but ends in disasters as the nuclear device is set off, destroying everything and everyone. The SAS refuse to believe Al-Asad is dead and set out on a mission to a Russian safe house in search of him. When they find him and find out who is behind the Russian terrorist group, Captain Price, whose leading the SAS, recounts the story of how he was sent on a mission to kill Imran Zakheav, the head of the ultranationalists. Price was sent to Pripyat in the aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster after Zakheav took advantage of the disturbance to profit from nuclear proliferation. Which in turn, gave him wealth to create his ultranationalist party/terrorist group. Price hit him but only severed his arm from the sniper round and only just escaped with his life.
      The SAS need to find Zakheav before he uses the nuclear weapons and search down his son, in the vain hope of some clues. But before they can get close to him, he kills himself. This infuriates Zakheav and provokes him to set off the nuclear weapons targetting the US Eastern seaboard, potentially killing millions. The SAS battle through and head to the Nuclear missiles launch facility in optimistic hope they will reach the controls in time. In a blockbuster finale, you find yourself thinking, is this it?! Am I going to die or die saving the world.

      Visuals: The first action you see is, whilst on a helicopter, your heading straight for a freighter, with the storms battering the ship and the waves crashing in. The graphics are quite nice but they do lack a little refinement. You don't get that feeling of being wowed by them. However, there are some levels which do look good. When your in Price's flashback of Pripyat, it feels so real and so sad at the same time, as you feel that suppression hitting you after what has just happened. This is down to the great graphics and detail. Crawling through the grass and hiding in abandoned buildings, the graphics are decent but that's a highest praise I will go.

      Audio: You get that that up beat music when your in situations of peril and I love games that do that as it adds lots to the experience. The composition for this game is good one but again it lacks that something that will blow you away.

      Gameplay: This game has great actions sequences and really does get your adrenaline going. The gun battles are intense and you really feel like your character going in to war. What adds to the game is the fantastic voice acting and brilliant script. This brings a whole different level to the game. The controls are smooth, the gun play sublime and it does its job in the realism department. One of my favourite parts of the whole game is how they recreated Pripyat. They captured the beauty and devastation all in one fantastic level and adds another dimension to the game. When you do battle in the last few missions, it holds your attention and really lets you dive into it. It really is edge of the seat moment I'm talking about. There just isn't enough of them.


      Conclusion: This review is written from the perspective of the single player campaign only. I did enjoy this game but that's all. There wasn't enough for me from this game. It felt it could be better, more excitement, more heart in mouth moments. When it did reach those levels a couple of times, it did leave you wanting so much more of that. This review has shown this game has split me. Some parts are brilliant, others not as good. However, you do find yourself getting attached to the characters, your comrades. It's just a little bit disappointing on the whole.

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        15.02.2012 13:58

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        mediocre

        So this is the first call of duty I have ever purchased and played on. I thought I'd give it a go with all the hyper surrounding it how could it dissapoint me right? Wrong!

        It's a fairly mediocre game to be honest and the length of time it takes to complete's ridiculously short compared to other games on the market. Yes there was a number of weapons to interact with and there were a few challenges in the game but it wasn't what I was expecting given all the buzz around the series.

        I did like the camouflage and crawling on the ground etc making it more realistic for detection by enemies but some of the cut scenes were long and tedious and could have been improved. I had problems with my game freezing as well which could just be my copy. To be honest I wouldn't hold out my hopes on the other titles in the series but I'll try black ops and see how that fares.

        One redeeming point however was the in game graphics when using the HD. Crawling through grass and running through areas was very realistic and attention to detail was good

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        16.08.2011 22:58
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        Great game which is cheap and very balanced.

        Call of Duty 4 is an old game which i had bought years ago but i never seemed to have had good use for it. It had been one of those games which stay in a wardrobe to get dusty but recently i came across it and through my bordom of waiting for new games to come out i gav eit a shot. First thing to note is that like all of the other Call of Duty's, the campaign is very short and its not really a game you should be playing if you can't play online.

        Call of Duty 4 has a prestige system online. When you play online you will start from level 1 and will level depending on how much exp you gain per game. Exp can be gained through a variety of ways like playing objectively and killing enemies. There are 10 prestiges to complete within the game but unlike recent Call of Duty's, prestiging comes with no rewards except a new badge. Levelling in the game is generally faster than in the newer games. You will start with default classes which you cannot alter but as you level up you will be able to customise you're class and make clan tags (4 letters beside you're name in a box)

        The game is pretty cheap now and can be bought for as little as £15 and some people still regard it as the best game of the series so if you're new to the series then you might want to consider getting a hold of this game first.

        Many people complain about the balance of other Call of Duty's and there tends to always be some type of outrage about some guns being over powered or some killstreaks being overpowered but theres hardly any arguments on COD4 as it tends to be the most balanced game of the series.

        As you may have heard, on recent games such as Modern Warfare 2 and Black Ops there are customisable killstreaks but this is not the case on COD4 which is why it is such a balanced game. The killstreaks on COD4 are the UAV(3 kills), Airstrike(5 kills) and Attack Helicopter(7 kills)

        The graphics of the game are very impressive i must say for such an old game and other features such as sound quality are fantastic too.

        Although I would recommend this game over the others in the series if you haven't got them, you're friends might play the newer games instead so i guess you could buy those instead if you want to play with them. The more recent games are also more action packed with a lot more things happening with the better killstreaks etc.

        Overall - Great game and I would recommend it to anyone.

        This review is also on Ciao under the username Connor131

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          25.09.2010 00:25

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          Great game, well worth a buy!

          Call of Duty 4: the best game I have ever played. No questions asked. Especially to say that it has been out nearly 3 years! It was one of the first major games out on the PS3, and it didn't disappoint...
          Okay, so the campaign isn't amazing. It is strung together by a good storyline, with interesting characters and enthralling twists and turns, but it's really just too short. It can be completed in just a few hours and that isn't all that long for a game of this generation. But; the game isn't and isn't meant to be playable for its offline features...it's all about the multiplayer gameplay. And...its awesome!
          Unlike Modern warfare 2, on this game you feel rewarded and happy when you win, because the better plays do well, and the worse players end up at the bottom of the leader board 99% of the time, exactly how it should be, whereas in MW2, the ridiculous and unbalanced guns/perks often meant that the game did not work out in this way, and as a fairly decent games, this frustrates me a lot in a game. It also seemed to avoid the unplayableness and boredom which COD5 seemed to provide. Although there wasn't anything in particularly wrong with COD5, it just didn't work as a game and it's not one that will be picked up again for a long time. Bur this game does not have these problems. At the time of writing this review, I have just finished a 2 hour stint on this game, and it;s been out for nearly 3 years! There's not many games which can make you do that!
          But COD4 just flows, the better players are rewarded and everyone seems happy when playing it. It's not a 'simple' game by any means, but the simplicity of the features it has on offer actually helps it. The developers knew what was wanted and what was needed, and they provided it. They didn't go over the top but they didn't ever drop below the mark either. They got it spot on with this game.
          The graphics are also very good, taking all things into account. It was one of the first games to be able to utilise and harness the power of the graphics that the PS3 was capable of producing, and it made it produce them.
          I can't really describe what's so good about this games, and others struggle with it too, but almost everyone I speak to about it agrees, it's fair, repeatedly playable and most importantly, fun. Ask someone you know about COD4, i'm sure that they will give you the same answers and opinions as i did. Great game, and the price has been greatly reduced from its original £40-£45 price, down to about £20-£25 in most places now. Grab it soon, it's well worth a play or 10!

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          17.05.2010 18:45
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          great game worth buying.

          Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare see you play as to different soldiers in two very different units. You start the game a "Soap" a new recuit for the elite SAS. After finishing training and the two level you will then play as Sgt Paul Jackson with the america first force recon. Then the rest of the game you will swap between to two charactors.

          This is the first modern game that Call of Duty have produced and it is brillant. The graphics on the game are fantasic and real attention to detail has been paid to each part of the game. The choice of ewaepons on the game is fantasic much more then any previous call of duty game and more than most other games.

          The mutiplayer on this game is great it is the fisrt game that i player online and it is great fun. I am useless at it but it is great fun. The only downside is that i have found the weapons upgrades to take forever and you have to kill so many with each weapon to get the upgrade.

          Even though the second modern warfare is already out, i would play this game because it will help to explain some parts of the follow up and it is just an amazing game.

          TOP TIP. When you have completed the game go on mission select, go down to epilogue as there is a bonus mission.

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          22.02.2010 03:56
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          A fantastic game and a must play!

          Call of duty 4 is a first person shooter which was released in 2007. The game is developed by Infinity ward and can be played on PC, Xbox 360, Ps3, Nintendo Wii and Ds. The game was voted the best Playstation 3 game of 2007 and is also ranked in the top 10 first person shooters ever to be made.

          This was the first Call of Duty that I had ever played and I am absolutely amazed at how addictive it is! When I first played it, I hated it as it was the first computer game I had played and I was hopeless at it! I completed the story mode first, and I thought the storyline was intriguing, but very short. I was fascinated by the story mode, however, the online gameplay simply blew me away!

          The graphics of the game are outstanding, virtually one of the best on Playstation. They have significantly improved since Call of Duty 2 and are now much more realistic.

          The storymode has four difficulty options, with beginner being the easiest and veteran being the hardest mode. If this is the first call of duty you have played, I would recommend using beginner, as they will give you a lot of tips on how to improve and will help you adjust to the controls. The game will automatically save after you reach certain checkpoints. The checkpoints are fairly regular, so you will not play for long periods of time without the game saving. The Playstation 3 must have around 300mb free on the hard drive in order to save the game.

          The thing I most like about this game is the number of different game modes available. I enjoy playing with people from over the world, however I find that there is often a bad connection when playing with people who are long distances away. I thoroughly enjoy playing online with my friends and we often find ourselves against another group of people which makes the game more interesting and certainly gets my heart racing!

          Call of Duty 4 is best known for the online multiplayer mode, in which you can play with people from all over the world and with your friends. You can earn points in this game by killing an enemy, or by playing the objective e.g. defusing a bomb. With these points, you can increase your rank and unlock new guns and equipment. You can also check your how many kills you have and how many points, so you can compare your scores with your friends.

          Besides the lag due to bad connection, there are very few faults with the game. Being a girl, I often recieve a lot of abuse via microphones from other people, (mainly telling me to get back in the kitchen when I kill them!) so if you are a female considering playing this game, I would be prepared for it.

          Overall, I would highly recommend this game. It can provide hours of fun and is extremely addictive! I felt that the game lives up to all of the hype surrounding it and in my opinion, it's the best game ever made!

          I would absolutely love to know if other people share similar views with me, so leave a comment letting me know please. Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed. :)

          Becka x

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            14.01.2010 16:15
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            Greatest first person shooter from a console ever!

            Im not a fan of first person shooter games but was actually pulled to buying this game by the most amazing graphics you will ever see on a HD television but my amazement did not stop there!

            I first tried the single player campaign which is about as realisitic as you will get in a modern first person shooter to real warfare. You can still take quite a few hits without dying although this is no Halo you can die very quickly especially when you crank the difficiult level up a bit but you wont be jumping over building, dual weilding rocket launchers etc which made some fps just silly.

            I then gave online multiple player a go and really god my arse handed to me at first as with all fps games there are some real hardcores out there but its still extremely fun online with hardly any wait times for games at all, very little lag and an experience based level system.

            As most will be aware this is not the mostup to date version of the game following on the success from this Modern Warfare 2 was recently released and broke several records for being the fastest selling game of all time. This off course means you can pick this game up now for a bargain price as long as your not someone who just has to have the latest version of everything for a top quality product which still stands as one of the best games so far released on the PS3.

            In conculsion this is ideal if you are someone like me who is not a hardcore first person shooter fan but just likes to go online every few weeks or so for a couple of hours to blow some people away so it is not worth paying over twice the amount to buy the latest version of the game.

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            08.01.2010 23:04
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            one of the best 1st person shooters of all time.

            i wasn't a fan of first person shooters until this game. Put simply very addcvtuve and tones of fun. The story mode is a thrill ride start to finish with great set pieces, gets very hard once you try tougher difficulty levels though. Only drawback of story mode is it is pretty short (think average is about 5 hours) The real treat with this game is the online mulitplayer mode which will give endless hours of gameplay. This puts you against other players around the world with a variety of different maps and game modes, ranging from 'free for all' where every man is for him self to more strageic modes like 'dommination' where 3 bases have to be captured and held etc.
            To sum up they have really hit the nail on the head with this release, the controls are well organised and easy to get the hang of, and although when you first step online you seem to die a lot, you soon get the hang of it.

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              30.11.2009 17:34
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              A great single player game. An even better online game

              I am a master of missing the bandwagon. But at least I caught this bandwagon, albeit 2 years after it came out. In fact this bandwagon still has a lot of longevity left, even with predecessors, newer versions and alternatives.

              So there is of course the single player missions with a variety of terrains, objectives, targets in 2 different armed forces. It is not only 1 man with his gun, but you also get to control a gunship, be a helicopter gunner, operate a vehicle mounted gun, and an extremely cool, long distance sniper mission amongst others. These missions are very varied, challenging, visually amazing, with gripping storyline and high enemy IQ.

              But the best part of this game has to be in the online section: revisiting the sets of the main storyline, playing against users located all around the world. You start with a basic range of weaponry and gradually upgrade it or unlock more as you gain more points; for kills, assists, or achieving a variety of targets (i.e. blowing up cars, # of headshots, killing whilst prone).

              This was the first MMRPG game I have ever played and have been hooked by it. There is a certain thrill about playing, beating and fighting alongside or against complete strangers.
              There are a variety of terrains both indoor and outdoor, a variety of weapons and a variety of different games (ie capture flag, free for all, team deathmatch, 1on1 etc). Whatever your style of play, you will find a game on here.

              There is the aspect of headsets. I don't own one. I don't want to own one. But I can hear other user's who do on my TV. This is vaguely annoying in the following ways:
              Users who play loud music into their microphone.
              Users who eat into their microphone
              Users who whistle into their microphone
              And my personal (least) favourite - the pre pubescent schoolboy who thinks it highly clever to swear at and insult his fellow players through his microphone.
              The only time I did find the listening of other users vaguely amusing was when I heard 2 members discussing me and how I had managed to keep outsmarting them.

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              30.10.2009 17:03

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              Excellent game lots of good online too

              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.

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              28.10.2009 16:04
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              MUST OWN

              Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is a game by Infinity Ward for the PS3. The game is based on a first person shooter during modern warfare. Calls of duty 1 to 3 were all set in World War 1 and 2. Because of this the guns etc... in these games were old rifles and pistols. Call of duty 4 was the first modern age version of the game with new age weapons. Because of this it made it the best game of the series I think.

              The game its sell see you in an elite army squad and go through many different levels completing objectives.

              But were the game really comes into its own is on line. The game play is AWSOME. It is fast and accurate for all in the game. The options you can pick are many. Team games, individual games, all different types. You have to set your player up on line with different styles. You can choose 2 guns, 2 extras and camouflage etc...

              The game is good but the online it's the best thing ever. This has made the game one of be best this century.

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              23.10.2009 22:35

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              Graphics are also very good and make the game enjoyable

              I think this is an absolutely awesome game that is a must have for any playstation 3 owner or any other console for that matter. It has extremely good graphics and game play which keeps you entertained for a good few weeks. There are many levels to battle through, with many different scenarious and also good graphics which keeps the game very realistic and interesting. The main reason why this game is also so successful is its amazing online multiplayer, which allows you to compete in a wide range of challenges and levels to play against large numbers of players. It allows you to develop your skills and gain experience points which soon gains you new weapons. Throughout the online game there are also many perks that allow you to gain bonuses for example being able to call in an airstrike or a helicopter. For me there are no real downsides to this game.

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              21.10.2009 13:32
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              The best the PS3 has to offer

              Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is one of those games that come around every so often and show all other game makers what they should have done.

              Although it only takes a few hours to complete it is one of the best there is. You either play as an American Marine or a British SAS soldier. The game takes you through a few missions and each one brings up new challenges. My personal favourite mission is the sniper mission going round Chernoybl. The single player mode is short enough that playing through it again and again is not much of a challenge unlike some games where the single player mode can take in excess of 20 hours to complete.

              The main reason to buy this game is the online multiplayer it isnt much short of perfect. With so many game modes to choose from you will never be bored of this game. While playing online you will learn experience which in turn allows you access to more weapons and special perks which will help you in the game. The leveling system allows you to get to level 55 where you can either choose to go into prestige mode or remain at level 55. If you choose prestige mode you go back to level 1 again but with the accomplishment of having been through all the levels once before. You then have the option to go through 10 levels of prestige mode give you 605 ranks to achieve. This of course will take you quite a while to complete but because the game has so many different modes once you get bored of one you can just play another mode for a while.

              The offline multiplayer doesn't offer as many game modes but it is still great fun to play with your friends as you can have upto 4 players.

              The games maps all vary in size aswell from the tiny shipment which is by far my favourite map to the bigger maps such as District. Each offers seperate challenges and I have yet to get bored of a single one.

              This is a must own game for any PS3 or xbox owner and I cannot wait to play Modern Warfare 2. It has set the online multiplayer bench mark that has yet to be beaten by any game on the PS3.

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            Armed with an arsenal of advanced and powerful modern day firepower, players are transported to treacherous hotspots around the globe to take on a rogue enemy group threatening the world. As both a U.S Marine and British S.A.S. soldier fighting through an unfolding story full of twists and turns, players use sophisticated technology, superior firepower and coordinated land and air strikes on a battlefield where speed, accuracy and communication are essential to victory.