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I still remember the very first day I bought this game. I was so excited to play it and hadn't watched any video of this game before as I didn't want to spoil the fun. I cam home and booted it. Boy oh boy, was I amazed!
Everything including the setting, gameplay and mechanics were improved by leaps and bounds. I was pleasantly surprised to see the improvements they made. COD series has never looked back since then. It has only been pushing forward after this entry in the COD series. However, we are not here to talk about how much it sold. Is there a need for it? It's one of the best selling franchises after all.
Talking about the gameplay, it's really well balanced and the modern setting is really suitable to the approach they have taken with this game. The weapons feel authentic and all the mechansim is really tight and in the place. It's a really published game which is well worth your money. Go and get it if you haven't already.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is probably one of the most memorable CoD games ever released. It brought with it, outstanding graphics, gameplay, a fully compelling storyline which is still going strong to this day as well as a really addictive Online Multiplayer mode.
The story of this game follows the main characters of you, 'Soap' as well as Captain Price and another character who goes by the name of Gaz, who undoubtably became every players favourite character in the game as they progressed. The story is widely based around acts of terrorism of which your aim in the game is to find and stop terrible acts from taking place.
You'll find yourself in the game stealthily raiding enemy ships in the middle of the ocean to find manuscripts of terrorist actions, as well as going back in the past to play as Captain Price in his younger years investigating the horrors of what is now left of Chernobyl and the nuclear disasters which unfolded there to take out and assassinate highly wanted terrorists.
After completing the main story of the game you unlock a rather fun 'Arcade Mode' in which you can play though a variety of different missions which you have previously completed and replay them with more of a challenge to rack up as many points as you can with a handful of lives.
One thing i really enjoyed about this game was the fun of discovering and activating 'Intel'. These intels were laptop type 'easter eggs' scattered around the map in each mission where each one consisted of around 2 or 3. Once you have collected these intels you could use them to change the colour schemes of your game to things like Noir or Sepia etc. as well as activating Slow Motion anytime within the game and also a 'No-clip' type mode of which reloading was not necessary. I found these modes really quite fun as they built up the replay factor of the campaign in this game dramatically and always made you want to just play one or two missions kicking ass in slow motion, or even making enemies burst into tyres!
Multiplayer is really exciting. With a vast array of game modes to choose from it was always hard to get bored while playing. With classic game modes like, Free-For-All, Team Deathmatch and Search and Destory, Infinity Ward also includes many new kind of gamemodes to keep the fun flowing. With this online mode, every kill, capture, killstreak and match bonus you get accumulates as Exp. which allows you to rank up your levels online to unlock new weapons, Perks (Buffs), Weapon Camouflages and weapon attatchments. Once again Infinity Ward compensates for the fact that some players may find themselves getting bored after they reach the maximum level of 55 in the game. So they included a new feature which becomes available once you achieve the highest level, Prestige Mode. This mode allows you to start again at level 1 in the online universe and a know what you're thinking, "That's a bit unfair!" but this mode is optional, and if you do choose to enter it, you will earn a new badge every time you prestige. With 10 prestiges in total at 55 levels per one, that's a total of upto 550 levels for you to enjoy earning while dominating the battlefield! Or not.. Like me.
However, online may sound really cool and awesome and it really was! But i recently went onto multiplayer and found that this game was now Modded (Modified) by illegitimate who have in a sense 'Hacked' into the game and can alter the online players stats, screen, challenges etc. Some players may find fun in these kinds of 'Modded' lobbies however do bare caution as Game Tampering goes against the Terms Of Service especially on Xbox 360 so be careful! As landing yourself in one of these games could cause your Live account to become banned for a certain amount of time!
but overall this game is amazing, and definitely be one that stays close to my heart with an outstanding story mode with a vast array of hidden extras that will keep you coming back for more for years to come. It's a shame about the Multiplayer though!:(
Back in the day this game used to be the greatest shooting game ever made, now it is not since it was made 5 years ago back i n2007 most lobbys are filled with hackers who can reset your level and cheat way beyond what any rapid fire pad or glitch can do these are known as JTAGGED xbox's and c an be banned off live if you use one.
The campaign mode is amazing all the missions are fun and the mission called all ghilled up actually recieved an award as the best FPS mission ever, this is a mission where you play captain price as a young private and you go around the ruins of chernoybl in ukraine its quite an eerie feeling to as theres like nobody around and its a massive city.
The online play is fun and its better than the other call of dutys due to its barebones basic style there is only 3 kill streaks spyplane/UAV airstrike and a attack helicopter. Overall i would reccomend a rental of this game i wouldnt buy it now as its old for the online multiplayer but you can pick this up cheap now
In November 5 2007 "Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare" was released - a gigantic leap from the other Call of Duty installments, deterring from the WWII era; allowing a new opportunity of weapons and maps. Modern Warfare introduce challenges and ranking systems online; something that the previous installments and many other first-person shooters lacked. The campaign's story is something that I love about this game - when I started the campaign, I didn't stop until it was completed. Then I done it again on veteran (which was very hard).
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is by far one of my most memorable and enjoyable first-person shooters to date. In my opinion, not even the new additions to the Call of Duty franchise can beat this game. Five years have past and people still play on the online multiplayer. Unfortunately, due to the game's age and dwindling popularity, the game has become prone to hacker's attacks introducing 'modded lobbies'. Some modded lobbies online can lower the users rank. Auto-aim, flying and teleportation is some of the many things users use to unfairly play the game. However, not all lobbies are modded and if you are new to the Call of Duty franchise, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is a good place to start and become interested in the campaigns story line.
Sorry for the long review, but I hope that this has helped somewhat in your decision into buying this game.
this is my all-time favorite multiplayer game. I had played the previous call of duty games before just because I love war games but I knew when I played the beta that this game will be in like no other game ever made before. The ingenuity they put in this game is still unmatched today. The game was a breakthrough revolutionary game and you can tell that by just how many other games have attempted to copy their exact system. This is one of those games that you're glad you paid the 60 bucks to play it and felt you got more than your monies worth.
The graphics are insane the sound is incredible the speed of the game was the immense. And most important to me for great fun game you have to have balance. The kill streaks are like they are today on call of duty there are only three and everyone has the same opportunity to get them. Now is just way too much going on the newer call of duty games and they have become unplayable.
The perk system and the kill streaks make this game stand alone in the genre of shooters and I'm glad that I had the opportunity to play it.
I first thought the Call Of Duty series was respectable upon the release of Call Of Duty 2, where you fought in the second world war. It was very realistic and enjoyable to play as tactics were key. I bought this game about a year back and am still playing it to this date. It's a superb game and much improved over previous versions, although not currently the newest, with the release of Call Of Duty: World At War. Many people still play this game online and the single player is fantastic too.
Story - 7/10
There isn't really much of a story to the single player. You fight as part of US forces and British Spec Ops around the world in the battle against international terrorists. The good thing about the story is that it brings you to many different scenarios and places around the world, all with their own surroundings and landscape. You will fight across dry lands, forests as well as indoors. There is a story behind every mission, and some of them are quite good as they require you to assassinate people. One mission in particular requires you to snipe someone during a conference, before taking out a helicopter and making an escape. During this level, you are required to keep low and out of sight of enemies, with a more stealthy type of gameplay, which makes it more fun. Others are full on combat, and the story takes you to battles in helicopters on machine guns as well as vehicles.
Gameplay - 9.5/10
The gameplay is superb. Depending on how you want to play, it can either be fast-paced or slow-paced. Fast-paced is for those who are experienced and willing to get in there and wipe out enemies flawlessly. However, you may enjoy the slow-paced gameplay if you are very tactical and don't mind taking your type to get round the enemies. You can take either of these styles online too against other players - some will just stand back and snipe, whilst other players may go in with lighter guns to attack.
With a huge variety of guns available, the gameplay never gets boring. You can wield snipers, shotguns, assault rifles, rocket launchers, pistols and so much more. There are many types of each too - all modern weapons, replicas of real life ones. You can also unlock perks whilst playing online to enhance gameplay. These may include different camouflages, having more grenades, dropping a live grenade upon death, having red dot sight through your weapon or even a grenade attachment to your gun. You can use standard frag grenades as well as stun ones and flash grenades, which all can be very useful if used carefully.
If you are online in a team full of tactical players, it can be very realistic and enjoyable to play. You can actually kill enemies through thin objects and even walls. The deep impact perk gives greater bullet penetration too. This can be very useful if a player is trying to escape or hiding but requires good skill. With the added addition of crouching, jumping and running, you can move around tactically and use these to your benefit.
The guns and weapons are really enjoyable to use. They are all very realistic, and you can get automatic, semi-automatic or single shot weapons. You can zoom in and take aim accurately too. Each gun takes a bit of getting used to and are always ideal for certain situations each, but with the added bonus of being able to create your own classes for online play, you can select certain weapons, perks and more for a custom class.
The online play is still very popular and great fun. You go up in rank after earning points from each game. These points can be from killing enemies or completing objectives. You also get a bonus at the end of the game for your overall performance. These points enable you to level up and unlock new weapons, perks and more. It's quite an addicting concept as the more you play, the better you will get. There are many types of game to play including free for alls, team deathmatches, and capture the flag and king of the hill type games as well as bomb games. Sometimes it can be a bit hard to spot enemies and you need quite a good television for the best gameplay.
Controls - 10/10
The controls are excellent. They work very well for me. You use both analogue sticks to move around, and you can simply click in the left stick to run whilst moving. A is to jump, X is to hit with your weapon. The right trigger is to fire whilst the left one is to aim. The trigger buttons are for each type of grenade and Y is to change weapon. These all work very well together but it can require skill to use the B button, which enables you to crouch and get right down on the floor during combat. If you get hit by a flash or stun grenade, most people tend to use this to avoid the enemy as they are unable to move freely.
Graphics - 9.5/10
The graphics really are quite impressive. They aren't perfect but the landscapes are vast and of all different types. The detail is good on both the people and the surroundings. If you just stand and look at the ground, you can see quite impressive detail, along with things like bushes where you can see individual leaves. Everything from the distant landscape to the sky looks excellent and quite realistic. It helps to really put you in the game and a very realistic scenario, which improves it furthermore.
Sound - 10/10
The sound is super and almost makes the game for me. It has superb surround sound and the weapons sound brilliant making it that much more fun to fire them! The sounds of explosions, vehicles, helicopters, air strikes and firing is all very realistic and to correct proportions. The surround sound works excellently and enables you to identify where enemies are if they aren't on the radar. The characters too online speak once they are reloading or throwing a grenade. There are also voice communications to what sounds like your headset, warning of enemy air strikes or radars going online to seek out enemy positions. You are also notified when you take the lead or the enemy takes the lead.
Replay Value - 9/10
The single player is quite lengthy, and can be very tough if played on the hardest difficulty - Veteran. This will bring you back to the game time and time again. However, the real replay value lies in the multiplayer as it's so addicting trying to climb up the ranks. You can get really addicted to this game and always play it online as it's never ending and no game is the same as any other.
Story - 7/10
Gameplay - 9.5/10
Controls - 10/10
Graphics - 9.5/10
Sound - 10/10
Replay Value - 9/10
Overall - 9.2
This game is fantastic and still well-worth buying if you haven't tried it. I love the single player as it's really modern and takes place within a lot of different areas with different styles of play. The gameplay is fantastic across the game. Xbox Live is very addicting and enjoyable to play too. The sound, graphics and controls all add to the game and make it very easy to play. The realism is still at its highest so compared to other games such as Halo, it's a lot more believable to play. You can buy the game of the year edition for just £14.94 on Amazon.co.uk - a real bargain and highly recommended!
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This is the first in the new series of "Modern Warfare" games and the franchise already looks to be a quality set. This was the first game developed by Infinity Ward which is a group which broke off from the original team who developed all of the other Call of Duty titles. Infinity Ward seem to have brought all of the good things about the past titles and somehow even added improvements to it. The gameplay is absolutely amazing, both in single and multiplayer. The single player campaign gives you the opportunity to wage war in a vast number of different situations and environments and appears to give a very realistic and immersing warzone experience. It also offers a good range of difficulty settings to apply to gamers of all abilities from very easy to insanely difficult. With great sound and excellent graphics it is a real joy to play. The online element of the game is a completely separate game in itself and increases the game lastabiity factor immensely. This lastability is created by allowing players to level up as they play online by gaining experience points. As you level up you gradually unlock more weapons and equipment so there is a real incentive to carry on. Aside from leveling up you can also unlock upgrades and attachments for your weapons meaning there is a real versatility and you can use completely different equipment from other people. There is also a very good challenge system whereby you gain titles for completing certain tasks during gameplay, you can then attach these titles to your ursername to show off your acheivements to other players. Easy the best shooter out at time of release.
the multi award winning Call for Duty 4 : Modern Warfare is in my eyes the best game of its kind out. This epic comes from a well established line of games under the call of duty banner but up till this have been based in the past, This is the first time they bring it up to date.
With the classic first person shoot em up set-up infinity ward have created a true to fact war game that is entertaining and addictive in equal measures. with a simple easy control set up you cant go wrong.
The campaign sees you being characters in two parallel stories in two fictional but realistic conflicts. One seeing the SAS pitted against the russians and the americans pitted against militants from the middle east. which is strikingly similar to current conflicts without being too controversial. Each of the levels are littered with realistic sounding and looking guns that have clearly been pulled straight from the weapons racks of real militaries. the difficulties make this campaign a simple light hearted shoot em up and one of the most difficult games of its kind if played on the 'veteran' difficulty mode.
Where the game really comes into its own is when you play the online multi player. there are various game modes that vary from capturing objective to straight up team deathwatch which stop this from getting boring. With a healthy range of maps to play as well as fully customisable classes where you can choose from loads of weapons and options for your classes so your games are never the same. There is a great feeling of teamwork in this game, especially if you get all your friends involved. there is hours of enjoyment to be had on this multiplayer option. i would know i built up 30 days worth of play time. if shooting games is your passion and you do not own this game you MUST get it.
you must remember there are a lot of good players on this game so do not get disheartened at first as you might die a lot but once you get your stride it is console shooting perfection
The Call of Duty series grew in population by a staggering amount after this fourth installment was released by Infinity Ward. Call of Duty had always been a major First Person Shooter, COD2 was a particularly excellent game, however COD4 was a new direction for the series.
The most noticeable addition was the ranking system. Simple but addictive. A player can rank up by gaining XP. This is earned in varying amounts through numerous ways. For example, getting a kill in Team Deathmatch will get you 10XP. It can also be acquired through completing challenges such as getting a certain number of kills and headshots with a weapon, completing objectives within a match and miscellaneous challenges such as "backstabber"; stab someone in the back for an easy 250XP.
You move up the ranks from 1 to 55. After this you can choose to Prestige or not. This resets your rank to 1 and you lose your weapons and attachments However, you get a new rank badge. There are ten Prestige levels with the tenth badge being a golden cross, which I am ashamed to say I reached!
For me, COD4's greatest strength wasn't its innovative ranking system but its brilliant maps. Whilst on MW2 and WaW there are a few maps I like, on COD4 there only a few maps I *don't* like. Vacant, Crossfire, Crash, Overgrown, Ambush, District, Strike, Bog... the list goes on. All the maps were balanced and enjoyable, especially for team-focused playlists. MW2's biggest problem is its terrible maps. It's difficult to believe IW are the same developers for both games.
Perks were a new addition to the series which give you advantages in certain aspects of warfare. You are allowed three perks with multiple ones to choose from each. For example, "Stopping Power" increases your bullet damage, "Steady Aim" increases your hip-fire accuracy and "Iron Lungs" increases the time you can hold your breath when sniping.
The weapons were also extremely balanced in COD4. The M16 was a three bullet burst rifle. It was highly accurate and widely used. However, for close quarters you would be likely to lose in a 1v1 against an SMG such as the MP5 or P90. Sniping was also very popular in COD4 because it was quite possible to run-and-gun with a sniper rifle. You didn't have to sit in a window and wait. No scopes and quick scopes were a well-practiced skill and the M40A3 became most people's weapon of choice. MW2 made the mistake of taking out the M40 and including ones that just weren't as smooth, nor as popular.
Call of Duty 4 is easily the best in the series, far superior to its two sequels. I highly recommend you pick this up instead of any other COD title. There is still a healthy amount of players keeping it alive, including myself.
CoD Modern Warfare, in my opinion is one of the best First Person Shooters around.
This is not only for its amazing visuals, but also as it is set in present day. No more WW2 senarios and WW2 weapons but up-to-date weapons and settings which can be easily related to.
The story or career mode takes you through as many different Player Characters, playing as British SAS and American Marines which for me freshened things up throughout the levels.
One thing I didn't like much was on the medium level of difficulty, a competent player can complete it in around 6 hours. This to me isn't great value for money when it comes to a game, especially as brand new this cost £40.
As I mentioned before, the visuals are outstanding even when played online. The online play is outstanding, with amazing attention to details, even on the plants and cars. For hours of outstanding, interactive game play with a mulitude of people, I recommend getting this one online.
I would recommend this game to players of all abilities as you have difficulty settings ranging from "are they shooting me?" to one-shot-one-kill and the odds stacked against you. The controls are also very versatile, with many different button configurations and a very thorough sensitivity scale.
CoD Modern Warefare comes into a legue of its own when we come to play online, with over 10 online game types ranging from Free-for-all to tactical team games. It also contains an exciting ranking system with new weapons, weapon upgrades and challenges being "unlocked" as you go up the ranks.
No need to fear when you get to the top as you can start again in a prestige mode as many times as you like, so as long as you don't get bored with it, this game can last forever.
In all this is a fantastic game for newbies, veterans or online gamers alike. Recommended to all for hours of challenging play.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare was released in 2007, and since then, it has won many accolades, including multiple Game of the Year awards.
In the game, you play Soap McTravish, a new recruit in to the SAS where you must complete missions to prevent a nuclear explosion destroying much of the USA. The missions contain checkpoints, and objectives which you must complete. Along the story, you must try and locate and then collect the laptops to unlock the 'Cheats' section on the story, which contains many different cheats, which range from your frag grenades turning into cluster grenades to a black and white visual appearance.
The graphics in the game are stunning, with incredible visuals of almost everything. Whether you are looking at another character in the game, or through your sniper scope at the adjacent buildings, the graphics are incredible.
The story mode is relatively short, on the Recruit, Normal and Hardened difficulties, however on the Veteran difficulty, it could take you months to complete, with the last level, 'Mile High Club', being renowned for its almost impossible nature on Veteran difficulty.
However, what makes this game special is its online game play on Xbox Live, where you can play a variety of game modes, such as Team Deathmatch, or Search and Destroy. The playability online is almost endless, with you creating your own gun classes and taking on people from all over the world in a game. There are many online challenges to complete to unlock new guns, and attachments etc. You have perks which help you, for example, Juggernaut, gives you more health.
Overall, this is a simply fantastic game, which is a must buy for everyone. Its game play is smooth and slick, and quite simply, breath-taking. There are few negatives with this game, and is possibly, the best Xbox 360 game ever released. If you have never played this or seen it, then I urge you to go out and get a copy, you will not be disappointed.
Ah the game that really sparked it all! Call of Duty 4 so awe inspiring it won the game of the year award. Well theres alot of good and no bad to say about this game, so im just going to cover the gamer part of it, so first of all your met by a challenge, oops I meant training, this training shows you the do's and don'ts of the game as well as a time trial for those with a competitive touch, then you are jettisoned into a whirling, confusing, destroying campain of a bitter fight for a contry you dont even speak the language of never mind own, then as you track down and hunt a noutorious war criminal Imran Zakhaev you lose alot of friends on the way, but who gives a care for them? All that matters is who pistols the guy first right? Wrong! What really makes this game so awe inspiring and "game of the year" material is the heart pounding addictive online multiplayer. Why blow an NPC's head off when you can do it a Real Player controlled character! The answer is because you can laugh as someone miles away shouts obsenities or jumps at the fact you blew them away with a barret 50. Cal. Epic!
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.
This game is something special. I bought this game in June 2008 when I wasn't particularly a great fan of the Call of Duty series, because all of the previous titles had been dusty old World War games that had about 4 other competitor games. A year on, I am still playing furiously! Surely that is a sign of a brilliant game, that it can hold your attention for over a year? I definitely think so, as other games I own - such as Halo 3 - have lasted a matter of months.
The single player campaign is intriguing, if a little predictable at times. It's relatively long, which is good because you have to keep playing to discover the climax of the story! Playing it on Normal difficulty is a good enough introduction, even if you are new to first-person shooters. Recruit difficulty is a waste of time; you get no pleasure from playing the game and it's too easy. Not to mention you get hardly any Gamerscore from it. Try the campaign on Veteran and it changes completely. You have to start using tactics to out-think the enemy, as it starts to become a one-shot kill for them!
However multiplayer is the real strong-point of this game. There are a huge variety of game modes, each with a different objective. Infinity Ward throw you right in at the deep end with the multiplayer matches as they put you up against very experienced players immediately. Don't let this put you off, because this actually worls ver well, because it encourages you to improve how you play, and you end up discovering the maps and the different types of playing very quickly. The Prestige mode system is OK, but I think there are just a couple too many Prestiges. For those who don't know what Prestige is, I will explain. When you get to the top level of 55, Prestige mode is unlocked, and you can go through the level system again. You can do this a total of 10 times before you reach the absolute top level of level 55, top Prestige. It sounds complex and pointless, but trust me, you'll want to get through as many Prestiges as possible!
Weapons, weapon attachments and camouflage, challenges, perks are unlocked as you progress throughout the level system, meaning you can update all of your 5 custom classes as you progress.
All in all, this game is absolutely stunning, and if you are thinking of buying it then do, it IS the greatest game ever made for XBox, if not any platform. A complete essential to anyone who owns a games console and has a brain!
War rages on in the fourth edition of Activision's acclaimed war game. For the first time in the series, Call of Duty moves away from WWII to the modern battlefield.