Call of Duty: Ghosts
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Call of Duty: Ghosts' robust multiplayer suite and refreshingly varied campaign make it one of the best in the series.
Ghosts, in and of itself, is a fine game. It ticks all the boxes and then blows the boxes up in glorious 1080p resolution (on PS4 at least). Those who only ever play COD will be more than happy with it, but those who have grown weary of the series will see more of their ambivalence justified this time around. Infinity Ward had a chance here to throw down the gauntlet for the next hardware generation, to set the new standard, to show that this hugely popular, much derided behemoth can dance to a different tune. It's chosen to play a Greatest Hits package instead.
The campaign is exciting but only passively entertaining, and the multiplayer tweaks the knobs of established Call of Duty games to little effect.
There is innovation here and even if it's not always in exactly the areas you'd wish it's enough to ensure that Call Of Duty's status as the world's favourite FPS is still largely deserved.
Ghosts is a cookie cutter game with a little touch of alien frosting on top. However, the well-designed multiplayer maps, soldier customization, and polished gameplay is more than enough to sink your teeth into.
Ghosts is polished and fun, but fails to push the series forward in any major ways
With an outstanding new co-op mode and a campaign fueled by fierce combat, Call of Duty: Ghosts is another great addition to the blockbuster shooter franchise.
The single player attempts to be bombastic, but will leave you feeling cold. The multiplayer is signature COD, but we're waiting until public servers are up to make a judgement.
Call of Duty: Ghosts does a good job on all accounts. The single player eventually goes in a direction which I liked and enjoyed, while the multiplayer holds onto what it does best, with a few tweaks to the formula. It even manages to straddle the generational divide quite well, even though the current machines suffer badly in comparison. However, it is generally more of the same, and really doesn't push itself hard enough to overhaul and redefine what Call of Duty can be.
This is a series that once redefined first-person shooters with the seminal Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, but Ghosts has little interest in change. If you're looking for more of the same you'll get it, but not much else.