More Reviews
REVIEWS Astro A38 Wireless Headset Review
With the launch of the A38s, Astro has clearly shown that they can rock our eardrums off even if we aren’t sitting in our living rooms.

Destiny Review
With Bungie's leap to next-generation platforms and interstellar space closer to home, I wonder if E.T. is out there somewhere.
More Previews
PREVIEWS Skylanders Trap Team Preview
While younger gamers have flocked to the brand, more mature consumers remain reluctant to jump on board. Skylanders move forward with trappable enemies, though I doubt it’ll turn stubborn heads.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
Release date: 09/30/14

Alien: Isolation
Release date: 10/07/14

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
Release date: 10/14/14

The Evil Within
Release date: 10/14/14


LATEST FEATURES Assassin's Creed Unity Interview: Ubisoft Talks Multplayer, Next-Gen Development, More
Ubisoft's first "truly" next-gen entry in the Assassin's Creed franchise takes the fight to France. Here's what you can expect.

PlayStation Download September 2014 - Updating Each Week
Sony's platforms always get plenty of new digital software and we'll bring you the list each week with the rest.
MOST POPULAR FEATURES The Updating List of PAX Indies
We're heading to PAX Prime! Are you looking to check out a few unique indie games while you're there? UPDATED: Dragon Fin Soup, Dungeon of the Endless,

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP shandog137
A Letter to the Big “N"
By shandog137
Posted on 09/12/14
I have and will continue to have a place in my heart for Nintendo. In fact, my first console was a Super Nintendo. The video game market has changed drastically since the early '90s and it seems like what once was platinum is more so along the lines of silver now. Nintendo has always been...

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Member Review for the Xbox360

By:
BioLynch04
01/13/08
PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION
EMAIL TO A FRIEND
GENRE First-Person Shooter 
PLAYERS 1- 16 
PUBLISHER Activision 
DEVELOPER Infinity Ward 
RELEASE DATE Out Now
M Contains Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language

What do these ratings mean?

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is a great game.  A little overrated, yes, but fantastic nonetheless.  It plays like an absolute dream, though the controls aren't quite as perfected as Halo 3's control scheme (this is arguable).

The game is linear, meaning there is only one path throughout the game.  However, this isn't a major problem as the game is always intense, and there are plenty of large battlefields with objects scattered all over for cover.  The game always feels realistic and never delves into the realm of fantasy, which is something I like.  I also like that the series is differentiating itself from the gigantic behemoth that is the subgenre of WWII shooter.  The series has always stood out in the swamp of crappy WWII shooters, but now in its quest to further carve out its own niche, it really stands out as one of THE premiere FPS series on the market.

Granted, it is linear, and it rarely strays from its near-perfect formula, but this game wins you over with in-your-face realism and intensity.  Games like the piss-poor Hour of Victory made all the sounds of war--explosions, gunfire, shouts--but it never actually put that in your face.  It was always out of your reach; you were never actually there.  In CoD 4, this isn't so.  All of that is going on, but it's always right next to you, and to avoid getting hit by all the bullets and explosions, you have to constantly move, and view the battlefield with a tactical eye.  You must always be in cover, and when you leave it, you have to know where you're going to go--standing around in open view of the amazingly intelligent enemies will get you shot down in no time.

This is why the linearity doesn't matter: It seems like you're in a real war anyway.  This isn't over tactical, like the mediocre GRAW series (which people may disagree with me on), but it's damn realistic, and pretty freaky.  I can safely say that this game is as close to war as you'll want to be.

The controls are pretty straightforward FPS action, and they work amazingly as I said before, so they're not really in need of much explanation.  The graphics are simply jaw-dropping, however.  The look of this game is damn near flawless for this generation of games, and while not quite as awe-inspiring as Bioshock, they are fantastic.  The texturing is perfect, and I think the character models are among the best, though not quite as good as, say, Kane and Lynch: Dead Men (that game's graphics, however, aren't as good as CoD 4 overall).

This game is a fantastic game and a great thing to play solo.  The multiplayer is fun as well, though not as refined as Halo 3's, which has the best FPS multiplayer on XBOX 360.  It's good fun, just nothing out of the ordinary.

While its linearity and (sometimes) repetition dock its points a little bit, don't hesitate to buy this masterpiece.  It's a great game, and I don't think there's a person alive (that plays videogames) that wouldn't like this.  This is an experience no one can miss, if only to experience the sheer intensity of the single player.


More information about Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
 
comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution