Call of Duty Ghosts is the latest in a 10-year line of Call of Duty titles and while it might sound it’s a cliche to say “It’s the best one yet!”, it really does feel like it.
The basic premise is that ten years after an event which completely knackers much of America – which you’ll see happen in the outstanding opening level, America’s borders and the balance of global power have changed forever. The remainder of the Special Ops forces are now known as “Ghosts” and lead the fight back against a newly-emerged, technologically-superior global power.
Amongst the engaging storyline, Call of Duty Ghosts introduces a new next-gen engine which the blurb states “delivers stunning levels of immersion and performance, all while maintaining the speed and fluidity of 60 frames-per-second across all platforms” and I can’t really improve on that description because it delivers in spades. The videos in this review speak for themselves. It’s just a shame that I can only record in stereo and not the Dolby Digital 5.1 that the game comes with.
Whether going after baddies on land, as is the usual way with these games, you’ll also take to the skies and underwater for some missions, as well as even controlling your dog Riley from time to time – although I do prefer the traditional format but it’s nice to try something new – and there’s even a brief mission in space, as you’ll have gleamed from the live-action trailer featuring Megan Fox – although I was sceptical about whether firing bullets in a spacecraft was a good idea given the danger, but I’m really thinking too much about that…
Quite frankly, exhilarating just isn’t the word for it. Well, actually, it is. This is just absolutely fucking awesome and knocks Battlefield 4 into a cocked hat. Whereas that game’s graphics were reasonable, Call of Duty Ghosts really delivers with polygons aplenty with a fluidity I feel like I haven’t seen in years. This is major contender for first-person-shooter game of the year, if not the winner.
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Reviewer of movies, videogames and music since 1994. Aortic valve operation survivor from the same year. Running DVDfever.co.uk since 2000. Nobel Peace Prize winner 2021.