Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
For those of you unfamiliar with the Call of Duty series, it’s a first person shooter that features both a single player campaign and multiplayer. The setting varies from game to game but you’re usually in either some sort of war from history or made up conflict between nations. The very first Call of Duty released in 2003 for example took place during World War II. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare released in 2007 takes place in 2011 in a fictional story line.
Today we’re going to be looking at Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, the third installment in the Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare series.
The game picks up where the second installment leaves off. Without going into too much detail, a dastardly plot set in motion by a guy named Makarov resulted in the United States being setup and ultimately invaded by Russia. You switch back and forth between US forces trying to defend your country and a special British task force who’s chasing Makarov to try to bring him down. The second installment ends with both Makarov still on the loose and Russia still rooted in the US. As always, you’ll be the one doing most of the work but your AI companions are useful and on occasion help out.
You’ll have a plethora of choices with this mode. You can team up with one friend in the “Spec Ops” mode which allows you both to play cooperative missions and survival maps. Missions lead both players from point A to point B in various cooperative ways and the survival maps have never-ending waves of enemies coming at you in spurts until you both kick the bucket. Survival is a new and welcome addition to the Modern Warfare series, allowing you to purchase weapons, support, and other things in between waves with the money you earn. It’s very similar to a tower defense game except you’re the target.
Multiplayer also features various modes where many players can join the same map and duke it out. Free for All, Team Deathmatch, and Capture the Flag are just a few of the many modes you can engage in. You can also level up your character which allows you to unlock more weapons and items.
In all respects the third installment plays very similarly to the second one. The graphics are beautiful, action sequences are over the top, and the control scheme is the same (which can be customized). If you plan on getting this for the PC, you’ll want a high-end machine to play this game just to ogle and drool at the visuals. As always, check your PC specs and the game requirements before you buy the game!
If you’re a fan of over the top shooters, this one will keep you busy for a hile. It is currently available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii and PC.
Final Verdict: 7/10
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