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Call of Duty: Vanguard

Treyarch, Activision
Nov 5, 2021 - Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC, PlayStation 4
Fair

OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

51%

Critics Recommend

IGN
7 / 10
PC Gamer
60 / 100
IGN
5 / 10
Eurogamer
No Recommendation
IGN
7 / 10
GamesRadar+
4 / 5
Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
Easy Allies
7 / 10

Call of Duty: Vanguard Review Summary

FairCritic Consensus

Vanguard isn't a bad Call of Duty game; it just doesn't stand out. While the campaign and multiplayer meet expectations, zombies is a significant letdown due to a lack of content.


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Call of Duty®: Vanguard - Multiplayer Trailer

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Call of Duty®: Vanguard - Worldwide Multiplayer Reveal

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Critic Reviews for Call of Duty: Vanguard

Call of Duty Vanguard's highly polished campaign provides a healthy amount of fun, even if its brief length and lack of variety lead it to fall short of the classic pieces of war cinema it's trying to emulate.

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CoD's multiplayer is as dependable as ever, but Vanguard's campaign and Zombies mode fail to capitalise on what could be interesting ideas.

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Vanguard's Zombies mode is goofy, gory, and adventurous, but it suffers from a deadly lack of content.

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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

Vanguard won't join the pantheon of Call of Duty games, but it's a decent stop-gap for those waiting for Modern Warfare's return.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard's multiplayer doesn't do enough new to distinguish itself from the last few years to be a great game, but its excellent maps and Champion Hill mode mean that it's still a reliably good time.

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A solid installment for the series with a satisfying story and great multiplayer balance.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

A reliable entry full of variety and worthwhile content, that simultaneously leaves an aroma of staleness that is beginning to taint the whole Call Of Duty franchise.

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