Excerpt: Call of Duty: Ghosts has been one of the most awaited titles of its franchise, so little wonder it was the highest pre-ordered game of 2013. The first Call of Duty game was released in 2003, and from the time we played the original title we have seen developers Infinity Ward, with assistance from Raven Software Neversoft, jump into the studio and progress their game on from what started as an epic journey through World War II to where we are today; advanced warfare which...
Excerpt: Editor's Note: Be sure to check out our full video review of Call of Duty Ghosts a bit farther down the page. I've been playing the Call of Duty series since the first PC game, and for the longest time I have defended the series, especially from those who favored Battlefield. But over the years it has become harder for me to defend it.
Excerpt: Call of Duty: Ghosts released earlier this month for current generation consoles and later for PlayStation 4; learn more about the Xbox 360 version by reading our original Call of Duty: Ghosts review . Now, it's time for Xbox One to receive the new release with plenty of all new features that make this a game well worth owning for first-person shooter fans.
Conclusion: This game is big. In scale, form, and function. In gameplay, options, and presentation. Ghosts offers four main ways to play, and each of those has a multitude of facets to consider, particularly the MP portion. The control mechanics that have set CoD apart from other shooters since 2007 have never been more fluid and consistent. Yes, the campaign has its problems, but it's worth at least one go 'round.
Conclusion: Ghosts is a cookie cutter game with a little touch of alien frosting on top. However, the well-designed multiplayer maps, soldier customization, and polished gameplay is more than enough to sink your teeth into.
Pros: Fantastic, polished controls the series is known for, Multiplayer is as entertaining as ever
Cons: Single-player missions are a snoozefest, Squads is more of a practice mode for beginners than a successor to Spec Ops, Extinction doesn't hold the same appeal as Zombies
Bloody, frenetic combat makes this shooter for adults only.
Common Sense Media
9 November 2013
Summary: Parents need to know Call of Duty: Ghosts is a gritty, military first-person shooter with constant and intense gun battles. Characters bleed and scream when struck by bullets, leaving crimson smears on the environment. Players also can attack enemies with knives in visceral close-quarters combat. There are no navigational problems, and there's no puzzle solving.
Excerpt: I had mixed feelings about CoD: Ghosts when reviewing the game on the 360. I wasn’t a fan of the map structures and there was something a little odd about the entire formula. However since then, I have had more hours to play on the 360 and even more time to enjoy the game on the Xbox One. Whilst some people might still feel that Ghosts isn’t as good as BLOPS2, I’d have to disagree.
Call of Duty Ghosts (Xbox One) Review – No 1080p, No Problem.
Canadian Online Gamers
13 November 2013
Excerpt: It’s only fitting that the first game I hunker down with on a next generation console is a Call of Duty game. Since 2006, I’ve logged in a lot (and I mean a lot!) of hours playing Call of Duty on the Xbox 360. Friday night used to be “the night” we would all get together online, party chat and blast away to some CoD multiplayer. Some of my best gaming memories are from those nights.
Conclusion: And staying on Treyarch point, IW has also created their own Zombies-esque mode with Extinction -- a four-player co-op romp through a desolate town where you and your squad are tasked with ‘drilling’ through alien spawn points while fending off waves and waves of them. Honestly, it was the most fun I had with the game, but was very short lived. Four of us knocked it over in less than two hours with no real fanfare to follow.