Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (2011, PS3) – 9/10 contemporary military first person shooter game review

Cast / crew
Writer: Paul Haggis
Writer: Will Staples

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (2011)

With World War III in full swing, the baffled US and Russian presidents need to meet up with each other but Makarov is going to ensure that will never happen while he implements the next stage of his insane but successful plan: a bombing campaign against Europe’s capitals.

9/10

Such is the perfectly urgent pace of the outstanding shooting action that this irresistible game provides terrific excitement and spectacle throughout its generous amount of content. There are some great missions and, though its convolutions didn’t really detract from Modern Warfare 2, the story has been really tightened up with more obvious and relevant goals. It is notable that, despite three outings for Soap and Price, there is absolutely no emotional attachment to and, arguably, even purely visual recognition of them (mohawk and hat, respectively, if you’re struggling). Still, with such outstanding, industry-leading gameplay mechanics, emotions and characters turned out to be, perhaps appropriately, entirely expendable.

This game contains mild swear words and graphic war violence, some extreme violence right at the end.

Classified 18 by BBFC. Suitable only for persons of 18 years and over.

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