Review: Call Of Duty Modern Warfare (PlayStation 4)

Call Of Duty Modern Warfare

The stakes have never been higher as players take on the role of lethal Tier One operators in a heart-racing saga that will affect the global balance of power. Developed by the studio that started it all, Infinity Ward delivers an epic reimagining of the iconic Modern Warfare series from the ground up.

Pros:

  • Jaw dropping graphics.
  • 119.4gb download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • HDR support.
  • Video options-film grain and motion blur.
  • Three modes-Campaign/multiplayer/co-op.
  • Controls-12 layouts/invert axis/sensitivity sliders/aim response/aim assist/weapon switch.
  • Mouse and keyboard support.
  • First-person shooter gameplay.
  • Seven audio mixes preset, individual volume, voice chat volume, mic threshold, and mute strategy.
  • Crossplay on/off.
  • Link to Activision and use your Activision account name and see friends on Battlenet.
  • Co-op-survival/spec ops/bot match/Public match.
  • Barracks-multiplayer challenges both daily and boot camp, avatar/banner, leaderboards.
  • Boot Camp-series of challenges with unique rewards and EXP rewards. You pick which one to do (only one active at a time) and can freely change it whenever.
  • Operators-player skins and earned from doing various tasks across all the modes.
  • Loadouts-five slots and can be renamed/copied/deleted.
  • Gunsmith-add/remove mods and parts of the gun to affect its stats. Apply skins/charms/reticules.
  • Earn EXP to level up and unlock new guns and perks. Earn EXP for each gun to unlock new skins/reticules/scopes etc.
  • Mp-quick plays and set filters. Softcore and hardcore playlists. Realism, private matches, free for all, ground war and night vision mode.
  • Mp game types-Tdm/tdm 20/cyber attack/domination/domination 20/search and destroy and headquarters.
  • Friends list-split into Activision and PlayStation friends.
  • Campaign difficulties-recruit/regular/hardened/veteran/realism.
  • Splitscreen support.
  • Weapons can mount onto any wall.
  • RPG levels of gun unlock and tasks for new gear/operators.
  • Realism-no Hud can see teammates and no friendly fire.
  • Visceral feedback on shots.
  • It plays like the other games before.
  • Spec ops are small self-contained events that are mostly wave-based horde mode style encounters.

Call Of Duty Modern Warfare

Cons:

  • The opening splash screen is ridiculously loud.
  • No boot amp mode (you play with randoms against Ai bots to get used to the game).
  • Lag kills multiplayer.
  • Still no proper clan support.
  • The skill ranking feels broken.
  • No clear way of knowing all about the unlocks.
  • Way more camping and modes encourage it.
  • No co-op campaign.
  • Bad spawns.
  • Footsteps are stupidly loud.
  • Can’t turn off kill cams?
  • Can’t re roll daily missions.

Call Of Duty Modern Warfare

  • 10/10
    Graphics - 10/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Length - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10
8.8/10

Summary

Another year another call of duty. This year we are back in the present time so no more wall running and jet packs so already its looking better. Talking of looks the game has never looked better on my PlayStation 4 Pro. The gameplay is the same as it has always has been, only the progression and presentation have really changed. Progression is that of an RPG, you do a task and get rewards and it everything seems to have another unlock so you always have something to do, then you add in the mp challenges (boot camp) and daily missions. Cross-play is new this year and if it didn’t tell me about it I would never have guessed, it works flawlessly with players having an icon by their name to say where they are playing and if they are on controllers or mouse and keyboard (this is rare as it’s meant to be a level playing field). You play under your Activision account name, you can manage that friends list as well as your ps4 friends. I am very impressed with how the game plays, looks and feels. Coming at it from the point of view that kills means u locks and deaths are a roadblock, I found it not as stressful. (I’m lying it’s proper stressful)maps are both good and bad, ground war feels like a chaotic mess with it more akin to a Battlefield game than a cod game. Realism is just that and the defacto mode for me. New modes and playlists are being added with night vision match the latest addition. The campaign is short but impactful. Overall I found it the same call of duty as always with a few nice touches. I have the same problems with it as I always do like ranking and hitting a skill wall, and still love the same as always like new banners and the sense of progression. But please after all this Activision please fix the loud footsteps! I mean you can hear everything all the time add that to the esports style shout outs your characters give and you are always on display. Aside from these, this is one of the best cods in a while.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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