Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Reviews Summary

Summary: The Modern Warfare reboot pulls few punches in its story, but it also gets its tone confused. Luckily, the multiplayer is a much stronger experience and one that should only improve with its free content roadmap.

Deep Multiplayer

Leveling up guns and other unlockables is an addictive timesink.

Still the FPS Standard-Bearer

Tight as ever gunplay keeps all competitors chasing Call of Duty for another year.

Story Gets Stuck Between Worlds

Is it gritty and realistic or Hollywood and bombastic? It can't decide.

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65 / 100
Jan 27, 2020

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is enjoyable, but it is not a must play title. Despite gorgeous visuals, it suffers narratively and features ageing gameplay that simply pales in comparison to the enhancements the series has culminated with in Black Ops 4.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jan 7, 2020

Overall Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is a good title that is marred by the expectations that the Modern Warfare name brings with it.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 15, 2019

After a long epic in front of the screen that cost me the whole weekend, I can only notice one thing: the real COD is back. I haven't played a franchise title for years with a single player campaign so immersive and exciting that I think it's a good starting point for what could be a new trilogy. The multiplayer is no shortage Modern Warfare is promoted with honors. Congratulations Infinity Ward! Let a new era of prosperity begin for the series!

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8 / 10
Dec 6, 2019

If you’re looking for a new FPS game to pick up and you’ve been a fan of Call of Duty in the past, then Modern Warfare could be a great reason for you to return to the series and see what has changed and what has remained the same.

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Dec 2, 2019

A non-stop thrill ride that rivals anything Hollywood can offer.

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Dec 1, 2019

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has an outstanding campaign, and the multiplayer will have you itching to play just one more game over, and over, and over again.

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 29, 2019

It can be said that after a long time Call of Duty has been able to present a fascinating and controversial story segment with in-depth characters. In addition, the multiplayer section has enough content to entertain the audience for a long time, but the poor design of the maps has reduced the fun of the game. The Special Ops section, despite its high potential, has not yet reached the standard level that a collaborative shooter should have. With all this, the gameplay is loyal to the early versions of the series, and if you're a fan of Modern Warfare and even Call of Duty, this style shift and slower but tactical gameplay can give you great fun.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 29, 2019

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare attempts to provide everything a CoD fan could want, albeit to mixed results. Its campaign is easily the best seven-hour experience the series has ever crafted, even if it’s political meddling of true events is particularly insulting. Combined with a solid multiplayer mode that has a mostly polished set of maps and a gun unlock system free from disgusting loot boxes or microtransactions and it should be an amazing title. Unfortunately, Spec Ops is broken and lets the game down.

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Nov 28, 2019

Despite a campaign story that lacks moral ambiguity despite it being promised and an okay cooperative mode that needs a lot of work, Modern Warfare (2019) is one of the strongest Call of Duty games this generation.

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8 / 10
Nov 21, 2019

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare brought the complete package, as it hits most if not all the right points, making it an excellent first-person military shooter.

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