Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Review Round Up
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is here and how has it fared with the critics? Very well, actually. The review embargo just went up today and the game is currently at 90 Metacritic, which isn’t that shabby. IGN gave it a 9; Gamespot gave it an 8.5, and some 10’s as well.
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IGN – 9
The multiplayer is hands-down the best it has ever been, with more features, more modes and a ton of new levels and ways to interact via Call of Duty Elite. The singleplayer campaign and Spec Ops mode add value to the overall package, creating something that may not be perfect, but is too damn addicting to pass up.
Joystiq – 9
Modern Warfare 3’s multiplayer is some of the series’ strongest, and the co-op offerings have been expanded tenfold. But the campaign will leave you yearning, wishing that the characters were differentiated by more than thick accents, or that the gameplay tried something more than aim, shoot, take cover, reload, rinse and repeat.
Computer and Video Games – 9
Modern Warfare has always relied on smoke and mirrors. What surprises us is how ably the conjurers perform despite the much publicised Infinity Ward departures. After many months of doom-mongering it’s great to find a game as confident and capable as those that preceded it.
Videogamer – 9
Modern Warfare 3 doesn’t do anything new, but it also doesn’t do anything wrong. For better or worse, this is a slick and well-metered trio of modes that make an entertaining package, but Sledgehammer Games and Infinity Ward are simply looking to augment previous games rather than expand the series into pastures new.
1UP – 9.1
I’m glad to say the multiplayer remains addicting and is more balanced than ever.
Gametrailers – 9.3
If you’re looking for a lot of ways to kill and be killed, Modern Warfare 3 is exhaustive. With almost 20 modes available there’s something for just about everyone.
Destructoid – 9.5
There’s a reason why Call of Duty is the most powerful videogame franchise of the modern era, and Modern Warfare 3 serves as a reminder — it’s just that damn good at what it does.
Guardian – 10
The Infinity Ward engine is far from cutting edge – the overall look of the game has not moved on enormously since MW2. But the vision, the choreography, the sense of scale and detail – they are awe-inspiring at times.
EDGE – 9
An emphatic, feature-packed and sometimes stunning final act.
Gameinformer – 9
Modern Warfare 3 meets expectations. The core elements of multiplayer and the campaign remain fundamentally unchanged, but the game serves as a great example of how many subtle tweaks can add up to an improved overall product.
Eurogamer – 8
Feels like a complete package from the start; the three gameplay areas – solo, co-op and multiplayer – all feeling like parts of a cohesive whole, driven by a clear and honed declaration of intent.
Giantbomb – 8
Still one of the best first-person shooters of the year…But the whole thing feels old at this point. The new tricks feel more like a distraction designed to make you forget how revolutionary Call of Duty 4 was. I will certainly buy and play a copy of Modern Warfare 3, but there’s nothing here that makes me want to shut off the rest of the world and obsess over it anymore. It makes you wonder if the franchise’s best days are truly behind it.