Excerpt: Format: PS3 (version reviewed), 360, PC, Wii Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Activision Developer: Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer Games Players: 1-18 Site: http://www.callofduty.com/mw3 Call of Duty is a peculiar series. Each year it shifts millions of copies and is greeted with near unanimous critical praise, yet it also attracts a special kind of hatred from a...
Excerpt: Call of Duty is a peculiar series. Each year it shifts millions of copies and is greeted with near unanimous critical praise, yet it also attracts a special kind of hatred from a vocal segment of the gaming community that consider it a microcosm of everything that is wrong with modern gaming. If Call of Duty is to be an acquired taste, then with Modern Warfare 3 it’s one that is more refined than ever.
Excerpt: Here it is: the Wii version of Activision's annual, best-selling, running forwards simulator. Do you own another games console? Well get it on that one instead, Nintendo won't be offended. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is so embarrassingly obsessed with high-fidelity, explosion-filled, debris-showered, scream-drenched, testosterone-sipping set-pieces that it's hands-down better on one of those machines that are more technically equipped to draw pictures of the Eiffel...
Summary: Modern Warfare 3 isn’t just about killing people. With the built-in Call of Duty: Elite network, it’s about making friends, winning prizes and improving your online skills too. Oh, and yeah, killing people too actually. But do we really need a Facebook for fragging? Read on to find out, and make sure you’ve also checked out our single player , multiplayer and Special Ops reviews, as well as our overall final verdict on Modern Warfare 3.
REVIEW: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Multiplayer)
10 November 2011
Summary: Load up on guns, bring your friends, it’s fun to lose and to pretend. Modern Warfare is back, with addictive multiplayer modes again returning in the third instalment to dominate your leisure time. Read on to find out whether it does enough to fend off stiff competition from Battlefield 3, and make sure you’ve checked out our single player , Special Ops and Call of Duty: Elite reviews , as well as our overall final verdict on Modern Warfare 3.
Summary: Modern Warfare 3 doesn't blaze much new ground and Call of Duty players will feel instantly at home with the game's heavily scripted machinations, so those wishing to see the series deviate from the norm are in for disappointment — and while there may be a twinge of fatigue setting in to the formula, Infinity Ward still outpaces the competition with a smartly updated, still addictive multiplayer and roller coaster campaign that are both fun while they last, but there's...
Conclusion: Unfortunately to gain lengthy access to it for review purposes we all played the game on Xbox 360, but we’re looking at adding some supplemental PC coverage as well. Mostly looking at the server situation, potential for LANs and just how it holds up in all of the above on the desktop platform, so stay tuned for that. But, if you haven’t guessed already, I’ve walked away from the game pretty happy with the end product.