Retro Ad Replay – Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare’s 12th Anniversary

It’s now time for another Retro Ad Replay! This is the series where we take a trip back in time to reminisce and celebrate the anniversary of the biggest moments in gaming. If you find yourself wanting more content like this, be sure to visit Mandatory.com.

In this November 5 edition of Retro Ad Replay, we’re heading back 12 years in time to when Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare launched. November 5, 2007 was the fateful day, with the game releasing on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. The popularity of CoD 4 led to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – Reflex Edition launching on Wii in 2009.

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The Call of Duty 4 single-player and multiplayer offerings each set new benchmarks for future shooters to go up against. The campaign told a blockbuster story with many iconic missions, while the multiplayer revolutionized the shooter genre with smooth 60 FPS gameplay, RPG-like level-ups and character upgrades, as well as a slew of great maps and modes. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered brought the game to current-gen systems in 2016, updating the visuals and implementing more character customization options.

You can watch the Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare E3 2019 trailer below:

In GameRevolution’s Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare review, writer JP Hurh praised the game’s “refreshing” single-player campaign and “deep multiplayer value.” The title’s “spectacular production value” was also commended. It earned a score of 4.5/5, clearly impressing JP with the “cinematic graphics,” “variety in gameplay,” and “deep and rich multiplayer.”

The Call of Duty 2019 release has now launched, aiming to reboot Modern Warfare series and improve on a classic. It’s no doubt going to be tricky to capture what fans loved back in 2007. If you’ve not yet read our Call of Duty: Modern Warfare review, you can check it out here.