Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

With proven mechanics, a satisfying campaign, and robust multiplayer, COD4 is one of the best FPS available

By canana, Posted 18 Jun 2009

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is a first-person shooter video game developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision. It is the fourth segment of the Call of Duty video game series, leaving out expansion packs. The game interludes away from the World War II environment of earlier games in the series and is alternatively set in present days.

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare inserts new weapons and engineering to the Call of Duty series, including the M4A1 carbine, the M203 grenade launcher, the AN/PEQ-2 Target Pointer for use in conjunction with night vision goggles, the MP5SD submachine gun, and the FGM-148 Javelin portable anti-tank guided missiles.

The gameplay of Call of Duty 4 shares various features with previous games of the series. Once again, players fight alongside AI-controlled teammates. They help during the game's missions by providing cover fire, shot down enemies, and clearing rooms for access.Using shelter helps the player prevent enemy fire or recover health after taking significant damage, as there are no armor or health power ups. When the character has taken damage, the edges of the screen glow red and the character's heartbeat advances. If the character stays out of fire, the character can recuperate. When the character is within the blast radius of a live grenade, a marker shows the direction of the grenade, helping the player to either run away or throw it back to the enemy.

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Review

Similar to previous games in the series, the player takes on the role of various characters during a single-player campaign. You will take the role of "Soap" MacTavish for most of the game. The characters' participation in the story occurs concomitantly and intersections the consequences in the game. As such, the player's viewpoint can change from one character to another among missions. Each mission attributes a series of goals; the player is led to each objective with the HUD, which marks its guidance and distance. Some objectives make that the player arrives at a checkpoint, while other objectives require the player to annihilate foes in a defined location, stand their ground to defend an objective, or plant explosive charges on an enemy machinery. The player is often accompanied by friendly soldiers, who cannot be distributed orders. Laptop computers involving enemy intelligence appear during the campaign, and can be collected to free game bonuses.

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare runs on an engine with characteristics that include real world-dynamic lighting, vigorous silhouettes, among others. Particular objects, such as cars and some structures, are destructible. This makes astute cover from secretion important, as the defence supplied by objects such as unnatural fences and delicate walls do not definitely protect players from damage. Bullet speed and stopping power are decreased after penetrating an object, and the decrease is dependent on the thickness and surface type of the object. The game makes use of a energetic physics engine, not enforced in preceding Call of Duty titles.

Call of Duty 4 aspects team-based and death match-based multiplayer modes on several maps. Each mode has an objective that requires unique plans to complete. You can call in UAV investigation scans, air attacks, and attack choppers. A game ends when either a team has obtained a predefined number of points, or time finishes in which case the team with the most points wins. However, in the unusual case the points are even when the time expires, a Sudden Death mode is switched on in which there is no re-spawning and the team who either has the last man standing, or achieves the objective first are the winners. Your performance in the multiplayer mode is trailed with experience points, deserved by taking down other players, accomplishing objectives, or by being a member of a victorious team. As you gain experience, you advance in levels, unlocking new weapons, perks, obstacles, and gameplay modes. The highest available level is 55, with the option to play "Prestige" mode; this resets your level back to 1 and all earned bonuses are lost in exchange for a special in-game symbol. This process can be reiterated up to 10 times with a different symbol being given each time, giving you a total of 605 levels to accomplish.Completing challenges grants experience points and may release weapon attachments. When your level level increases, it may unlock new weapons, perks, or challenges. At lower experience levels, you only have access to five pre-determined classes. However, you earn the capability to customize the classes. You will also have challenges to attempt, including achieving a specific number of kills with a specific weapon or shooting down a helicopter or executing a number of head shots.

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Review

The graphics in Call of Duty 4:Modern Warfare are marvelous during the game, and they do a great job of rendering buildings or houses, vehicles, among others. Some of the multiplayer maps look like they've already seen a lot of action, with blast craters, tanks, and other things. There is also quite a bit of voice labor during the game, and it's all pleasantly done. The music, for the most part, is the standard kind of action-movie music you've come to hope from a first-person shooter.

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is a sensational game. The single-player experience might be short but it is Infinity Ward's best work to date.The multiplayer should keep you granted in COD4 for a very long time. This is a truly fantastic multiplayer offering that's as deep as any other online game available.

Marco Cecilio, NoobFeed

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  • A great review for a great game :D

    Posted Jun 19, 2009
  • Can't forget the hours I spent on this game. It was a true evolution on the CoD game series :)

    Posted Jun 19, 2009
  • To be honest... I always saw this game as highly overrated.

    Great review, as always!

    Posted Jun 22, 2009
  • I know the value of this game and it's sky high. Isn't CoD4 has the highest number of online gamers? I've my new PC and it's just matter of time for me to install CoD4 :D

    Posted Jun 23, 2009

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Platform(s): Xbox 360, PS3, PC, WII
Publisher(s): Activision
Developer(s): Infinity Ward
Genres: First-Person Shooter
Themes: Action
Release Date: 2007-11-05

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