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.

Rating Summary

Based on 147 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

87%

Critics Recommend

Based on 147 critic reviews
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80 / 100
Oct 25, 2019

Modern Warfare evolves the series for the better, but it could be so much more.

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No Recommendation / Blank
Oct 31, 2019

When it's good, it's great. When it's bad it's frustrating. Everything in between is, well, Call of Duty.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 1, 2019

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's varied gameplay modes and excellent gunplay suggest the series is headed in a promising direction.

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Top Critic

Oct 25, 2019

Modern Warfare is fast and frenetic, setting a new benchmark for fidelity and high-pressure FPS action

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8.5 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2019
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7 / 10
Oct 29, 2019

Nowhere close to a reinvention of the series but the more serious tone is mostly successful, with an ambitious story campaign and some entertaining new multiplayer modes.

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Nov 1, 2019

Countless seemingly minor issues build up to take away from what is, at its core, the best and most tactical Call of Duty multiplayer in years.

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8.8 / 10.0
Oct 24, 2019

Leveling up guns is ridiculously fun, and the breadth of modes keeps this experience from feeling repetitive. This is a game you can sink tons of time into

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7 / 10
Oct 25, 2019

2019's Modern Warfare both draws from the original and lays a good foundation for the rest of the series, despite some thematic issues and co-op pitfalls.

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Unscored
Oct 28, 2019

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is a thrill ride that turns you into a monster

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