If we look at the array of most recent releases from the franchise – such as last year’s Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4, we had been inundated with crazy jumps, awful weapons and some fad-style game modes. We had also lost the campaign or just been presented with an awful campaign. The aptly named Call of Duty: Modern Warfaresmashes back on our screens with all the aspects us enthusiasts have missed. Delighted doesn’t quite sum up just how happy this game makes me. If only I was 16 and had all the time in the world to get good.
Firstly, I went straight for the multilayer to see what it had to offer. I noticed a number of new games modes including 2 vs 2, and 20 player team deathmatch. I was glad to see that some of my favourite guns have made a comeback, like the fal weapon. Then I started playing – it was an enjoyable experience with the graphics being some of the best I have ever seen in my life. I must admit, not having that much time to play anymore means but I’m just nowhere near as good at the games I used to be. However, despite not having to worry too much about my kill/death ratio – due to it being so rubbish – I found myself having an incredibly good time playing a game.
The maps definitely aren’t the best maps I’ve ever played, and some of them are far too big. However, there were lots of nooks and crannies that you can hide in and the number of good spots for sniping. I was only meant to play the game for about 20 minutes and then move on to the campaign. 3 hours later and I was deeply involved in Team Deathmatch, trying to win for my team. There are far too many campers, and due to it being crossplay, I felt disadvantaged in comparison to those cheaters with a mouse. Now, I’m around 20 hours into the multiplayer, and I’m still having as much fun as I did when I started. Annoyingly, I’m still just as rubbish as I was.
There are a number of ways you can customise your weapons, but for all of the ways which actually affected skill level, you can only unlock through play rather than pay. The game is full of little extras like the new care packages, and the ammunition box, and some form of watch that I don’t currently have. What I did notice was every aspect and extra were crisp and very professional.
After finally dragging myself off of the multiplayer, I started the campaign in the hardest mode and explored what it had on offer. It was about 8 hours long and was easily one of the best story-based shooters I have played in a long time. Everything about it was spot on: fantastic visuals, great musical score, voice acting and a range of varied and enjoyable missions.
I loved all the different opportunities that the game gave you, and I thought it was a great use of lighting to alert you to snipers. It must be mentioned that there are a number of disturbing situations which will clearly offend the snowflakes of our society. I felt these – alongside the missions – were very current. It all added to the experience and the charm of the game.
Overall, I can’t recommend Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019 any more than I have, and part of it is just how much better it is than any of the more recent CODs.
- Developer: Infinity Ward
- Publisher: Activision
- Players: single-player, multiplayer
I have been a video game player since 1993 and a music fan since I can remember. I studied Film and Journalism at university and ended up becoming a Primary School teacher. Video games changed my life and sent me on the right track and have stayed with me ever since.