Last year's Ghosts was a disappointment. Most will agree.

As a consequence, this year's franchise entry had a lot riding on it: Could it restore some of that epic greatness we first encountered with the original Modern Warfare ?

Well, going by the critic response thus far, it seems the answer is a resounding "yes." The Metacritic average sits at 83 for the PlayStation 4 version, although it's interesting to note that the user average is only a 5.7. There are plenty of CoD haters in the world, though, so it's probably not even worth mentioning. Most of the user reviews with super low scores are basically unreadable, which tells us something.

At any rate, with five 9+ scores already (including the 9.1 from IGN) and 14 8+ scores counted, the game is off to a great start. Most reviewers are saying this is exactly what they've always wanted from Call of Duty : Pulse-pounding FPS action and fantastic multiplayer. There was never any reason to completely change the genre or do anything drastic; they just had to infuse freshness into the ailing series, that's all. And it appears as if new developer Sledgehammer Games has succeeded.

Our review is coming very soon but in the meantime, are you happy with what you've been reading around the 'Net?

Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

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ulsterscot
ulsterscot
6 years ago

I can confirm. COD has returned to awesomeness.

Beamboom
Beamboom
6 years ago

Why do you guys thumb down this post? It's just such a… dumb thing to do?
This guy loves COD and we should be happy with him that one of his favourite franchises are having a comeback.

Cesar_ser_4
Cesar_ser_4
6 years ago

Because PS fanboys despise everything COD stands for. Specially the fact that it is in bed with Microsoft.

Banky A
Banky A
6 years ago

Cos options.

Rachet_JC_FTW
Rachet_JC_FTW
6 years ago

if u like it thats fine but i've had enough COD for a long time maybe foreveri'm not sure yet

ProfPlayStation
ProfPlayStation
6 years ago

A hallway with guns and shiny things, and shiny guns, and guns that shoot shiny things: Exactly what Call of Duty fans wanted.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
6 years ago

yup

matt99
matt99
6 years ago

Don't forget about shiny things that go boom

556pineapple
556pineapple
6 years ago

I haven't payed much attention to this series in a very long time, but I'll admit that what I've seen so far looks like it will be a lot of fun. This may end up being the first CoD game in years that I actually purchase.

Breadlover
Breadlover
6 years ago

same here

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
6 years ago

Me too actually. While I haven't been a fan of CoD being the cause of the flood of FPS's in the previous gen, I still respect the ambition of this game. The near-futuristic setting is fascinating and and the war aspect is quite intimidating. I'm curious to see if the story will explore such dangerous issues rather than becoming the numbing shoot fest most are expecting. Say what you want about CoD, but it doesn't lack in spectacle, I'm genuinely interested to see where they take it.

MeXiCaNFiGhTe12
MeXiCaNFiGhTe12
6 years ago

I wonder if the Exo-Skeleton is going to be a must for future COD's. I mean if I had to guess next year we are probably going to be getting World at War II, so how would that work? Lol


Last edited by MeXiCaNFiGhTe12 on 11/3/2014 10:29:31 PM

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
6 years ago

That's an interesting notion, I wonder with TitanFall and Advanced Warefare if this step towards utilizing future tech in games will make future games with an older setting seem plain… May CoD is getting pigeon holed with this one.

matt99
matt99
6 years ago

I'm actually missing WWII shooters now, imagine what storming the Normandy beaches on D-Day would look like on the new consoles, or parachuting over Normandy, or how detailed they could make a besieged Stalingrad look. Hopefully someone makes a new WWII shooter soon.

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
6 years ago

Treyarch should not mess with that exo crap.

pavlovic
pavlovic
6 years ago

I've been having fun, but there's a couple of thinng that bother me:

1. The double jump makes the game a jumping fest. Therefore killing team play.

2. That frickin' sniper super scope shoot like any weapon and getting an instant kill. It doesn't matter the distance, snipers get kills close, middle and long range. Hope Sledgehammer fix this

MeXiCaNFiGhTe12
MeXiCaNFiGhTe12
6 years ago

You can always play HS&D lol

Underdog15
Underdog15
6 years ago

They still have the quick scope fail in there? It's a result of the auto-aim feature that snaps to enemies when you aim. It should be turned off for snipers. Don't know why they can't fix it. It's been going on for over half a decade now.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
6 years ago

Damn, I just want it to die already.

kokoro
kokoro
6 years ago

lol

JackieBoy
JackieBoy
6 years ago

Just ignore it like me and you're good.


Last edited by JackieBoy on 11/4/2014 1:40:00 AM

souljah92
souljah92
6 years ago

Why? Just don't play it if it puts something up your butt

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
6 years ago

I won't, but I felt a moment of honesty there. It's like sometimes you gotta say hey, there's too much Frozen merchandise, or hey there's too many bad political ads, or hey people need to shut up about ebola. There's too much damn CoD out there no matter how good it is.

Cesar_ser_4
Cesar_ser_4
6 years ago

Hey David, Just… Let it go, let it go, LET IT GOOOOO.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
6 years ago

*let's it go*

Godslim
Godslim
6 years ago

world we totally get it, you dont like cod!

FatherSun
FatherSun
6 years ago

Let it snow. Let it snow. Let our SNOW!

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
6 years ago

I won't be getting it until next week but I'm certainly excited about this one. Havnt felt that way for the past few. After [email protected] I really felt like Trey arch is what was hurting the franchise with their lackluster attempts at re-creating MW.

Good to hear. I'm not interested in actually reading the reviews though. I know what I'm in for.

Beamboom
Beamboom
6 years ago

Oh man, World At War! I had a *lot* of fun in that game.

matt99
matt99
6 years ago

World At War is one of the best WWII shooters out there in my opinion, the only problem was that it came out a year after MW and people were tired with WWII shooters and just wanted more MW.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
6 years ago

Yep you are right. And that's when the series started going down hill. Trey arch felt like they needed to create something more "modern" to keep up. What they created were lackluster attempts at a modern game that took place in the cold war etc… they felt like a stretch. And the series became stale.

Banky A
Banky A
6 years ago

If by A LOT of fun you mean clearing Veteran then yes I did too… I made some trophy videos for it way back in the day ūüėÄ I had a method for a 3-in-1.

kokoro
kokoro
6 years ago

And that seems to be the greatest thing about our industry: that mediocrity will not be tolerated.

Geobaldi
Geobaldi
6 years ago

Unless it's COD

DarthNemesis
DarthNemesis
6 years ago

From what I saw on the stream its the same crappy physics having, boring, bland, generic, over-hyped, overrated, stiff and mediocre game it has been since Modern Warfare.Let's be honest,COD is pure trash and only get's by on the popularity of MP in today's gaming.

Danny007
Danny007
6 years ago

You mad bro?

souljah92
souljah92
6 years ago

He mad bro

Banky A
Banky A
6 years ago

Kratos is always mad.

FAREEZ
FAREEZ
6 years ago

Not a cod fan, but I'm glad it score higher than overhyped Destiny…

penfold06
penfold06
6 years ago

Awesome, that's what I wanted to hear. I wasn't going to get it this soon, but I got a deal too good to miss. I'll be picking it up later today ūüėČ For us UK guys you can order it online to collect instore for £30. You just have to join as a new customer and use code XXNAAG.

penfold06
penfold06
6 years ago

Tesco that is…

Rachet_JC_FTW
Rachet_JC_FTW
6 years ago

yeah still don't care might be fun but i won't be funding any of activitions profits cos this game is helping anyone or the industry with selling heaps every year even though its the same crap ever year

happy gaming

Pro
Pro
6 years ago

I hated CoD after WaW and haven't bought one tell yesterday it's pretty good it's not just drop shot gun fights its about out smarting people and dancing around the map it's a fresh CoD not the same old crap killstreaks are not op and cheap the pick 13 really lets you make your own playsyle SP is whatever so far

MRSUCCESS
MRSUCCESS
6 years ago

More importantly, 2 weeks until Far Cry 4.

JackieBoy
JackieBoy
6 years ago

Wow I got so many thumbs down just by saying that I'm ignoring CoD, that it struck me how many retarded fanboys of this game are here who will just rage if anything wrong is spoken about "their" game.
Not that I care about thumbs up/down or opinion itself as a matter of fact, but it's just so hilarious.

EDIT: just saw Darth Nemesis comment downvoted to the ground and it just proves my theory, rotfl. And people thinking CoD will die. Not with the army like this.


Last edited by JackieBoy on 11/4/2014 10:05:08 AM

PS3_Wizard
PS3_Wizard
6 years ago

Same could be said about the anti-COD guys on this article, based on the down votes of the first post. That brings me back to something i touched on last week, why bother commenting on a COD article if whoever thinks it's trash never liked it?

The COD hate on this site is ultra prevalent. And guys like darth nemesis is entitled to their opinion, but calling the game and/or series trash is crazy. Its not like its a broken game or hasn't had millions of dollars pumped into it.

Just because darth nemesis and 95% of other members don't like it and want it to fail (which is just plain hate) is beyond me. What's wrong with twitch gameplay?

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
6 years ago

If you notice my comment was mostly positive and I still received a ton of downvotes. Don't look too much into them because they mean nothing.

I can tell you from my experience though there are more people around here that wish CoD would go away than stay.

Rachet_JC_FTW
Rachet_JC_FTW
6 years ago

yeah i feel ya man well not everyone agrees with us cos well there are millions of people playing like they like to do every year so what can u do i'm ignoring it too just like i did last year and sadly i fell for it the year before ghosts but never again

Underdog15
Underdog15
6 years ago

Downvotes.

Banky A
Banky A
6 years ago

Wasn't sure about this one. But I upvoted.