Bloody military shooter with disturbing cinematic moments.
Common Sense Media
9 November 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is an extremely violent first-person military shooter. Players spend the vast majority of their time engaged in frenetic firefights, killing hundreds of enemy combatants with a wide variety of realistic weapons ranging from guns to bombs. Movie-like sequences show both soldiers and civilians being killed, their bodies littering streets and building hallways.
Excerpt: You’d never ascertain the popularity of the Call of Duty franchise based on internet chatter. With seemingly just as many detractors as supporters, the franchise has been a victim of schadenfreude while laughing all the way to the bank. With no major changes to the formula for quite some time, could Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 be the series’ last chance to avert player fatigue? Modern Warfare 3 picks up at the second's conclusion.
Excerpt: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has arrived. With two primary developers at the helm, does the franchise evolve or has the recipe for success been followed for another year? Read the Shacknews review.
Conclusion: Word of mouth goes a long way. It’s interesting to us now, looking back on this review process. We went into professionally testing and reviewing the gameplay, storytelling, and basic functionality of Modern Warfare 3 with a purposeful lack of bias or pre-conceived notions concerning the game and its considerable industry hype.
Pros: The biggest multiplayer community on any console.
Cons: The blandest campaign we’ve played in a while., The same graphics engine as Modern Warfare 2., A severe lack of quality hidden beneath massive hype.
Excerpt: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 for the Wii is not the same beast as its next-gen counterparts. That's an easy observation to make even if you've only spent five minutes with the game, but it sticks throughout the entire experience. Nearly every part of this game has been scaled back in order to plausibly work on Nintendo's underpowered console.