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
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

81

Top Critic Average

87%

Critics Recommend

Based on 147 critic reviews
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Unscored
Oct 31, 2019

Already, Modern Warfare has become one of the most successful entries in the series, though the overall package right now isn’t indicative of that. While the campaign is top-notch, the multiplayer isn’t the best and the Spec Ops mode leaves a lot to be desired.

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Unscored
Oct 24, 2019

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare hearkens back to the series roots, once again putting gritty themes and realism on the forefront.

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Unscored
Oct 24, 2019

To say that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is provocative is an understatement. It makes you think about a lot of things, including how much violence a video game should have.

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Kotaku

Top Critic

Unscored
Nov 4, 2019

There’s little coherence in this story, outside of the argument that the good guys on the ground should be free to do whatever they think needs to be done once the bullets start flying.

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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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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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Worth your time
Oct 30, 2019

This re-imagined version of the beloved Modern Warfare succeeds and delivers an excellent package, offering something for everyone.

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Liked-a-lot
Nov 3, 2019

Infinity Ward pressed the reset button on Modern Warfare, with a true remake of a classic, that puts the most significant step forward, in gameplay and presentation, that the series has ever had.

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B+
Nov 1, 2019

Modern Warfare is a reimagining of arguably the franchise's best games. And I hope that it is the first step in a new direction for the series in terms of quality. The graphics and sound are the best in the entire series. The single-player campaign is exhilarating, exhausting, and moving in some instances. The multiplayer and Spec Ops are a little weak at launch, but will no doubt be bolstered with more fan feedback and continued support by the development team. Modern Warfare is a game for a modern generation, and I can't wait to see where it goes in the future.

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5 / 10
Nov 5, 2019

Where this reboot stumbles can be plainly seen when measuring it in two distinct categories which the original so easily surmounted: its past and its competition.

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