PS4 vs Xbox One and 360 vs PS3 Head-to-Head Face Off: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Every so often, Eurogamer run a series of technical comparison reviews for games released on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

This is the latest update to the full list and you can hover over the web site icon for a very quick summary.

  • PS4 is better than Xbox One  Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Seventh Generation

Every so often, Eurogamer run a series of technical comparison reviews for games released on both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

This is the latest update to the full list and you can hover over the publications icons for a very quick summary.

  • 360 better  Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

PC vs PS4 vs Xbox One Head-to-Head Face Off: Launch titles update

Every so often, Eurogamer run a series of technical comparison reviews for games released on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

This is the latest update to the full list and you can hover over the web site icon for a very quick summary.

  • PC DVD ROM logo 75x16PS4 logo 75x16  Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
  • PC DVD ROM logo 75x16PS4 logo 75x16  Battlefield 4
  • PS4 logo 75x16  Call of Duty: Ghosts
  • PS4 / Xbox One equalXbox One / PS4 equal  FIFA 14
  • PC DVD ROM logo 75x16PS4 / Xbox One equal  Need for Speed: Rivals

PC vs PS4 vs Xbox One and PC vs PS3 vs Wii U vs 360 Head-to-Head Face Off: Call of Duty: Ghosts

Every so often, Eurogamer run a series of technical comparison reviews for games released on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

This is the latest update to the full list and you can hover over the web site icon for a very quick summary.

  • PS4 logo 75x16  Call of Duty: Ghosts

Seventh Generation

Every so often, Eurogamer run a series of technical comparison reviews for games released on both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

This is the latest update to the full list and you can hover over the publications icons for a very quick summary.

  • 360 better  Call of Duty: Ghosts

Call of Duty 3 (2006, 360) – 4/10 World War II first person shooter game review

Cast / crew
Executive Producer: Dave Anthony
Senior Producer: Pat Dwyer
Producer: Jason Blundell
Producer Multiplayer: Daniel Bunting
Technical Director Engineering: Mike Anthony
Lead Programmer Engineering: Christian Diefenbach
Technical Director Engineering – Game Content: Matthew Kimberling
Lead Programmer Engineering – Game Content: James Snider
Lead AI Programmer Engineering – Game Content: Peter Livingstone
Creative Director: Richard Farrelly
Lead Game Designer: Jeremy Luyties
Lead Level Builder: Adam Gascoine
Lead Level Scripter: Mike Denny

Call of Duty 3 (2006)

The arrival on Normandy’s beaches was only the start. Call of Duty 3 recreates some of the battles of the Normandy breakout.

4/10

Fortunately, Activision had already committed to a yearly cycle otherwise this dreary, frustrating, unfun shooter could have been the end of the Call of Duty juggernaut before it, er, began. The late Hill 262 mission is a good one (a nightmare on most difficulties though) – urgent and interesting – backed up by the consistently excellent music. There is some impressive technical achievement with great grass, water and some very convincing lighting effects (a strong point in all Call of Duty games) and it’s cool that you can drive around a couple of the levels which mixes things up nicely.

This game contains sexual swear words and war violence.

Classified 16+ by PEGI. The game is only suitable for persons who have reached the age of 16 or over..
Classified Violence by PEGI. Game contains depictions of violence.

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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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Xbox 360 vs PS3 vs PC Head-to-Head Face Off: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Every so often, Eurogamer run a series of technical comparison reviews for games released on both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

This is the latest update to the full list.

Starting with 2011 games, you can hover over the publications icons for a very quick summary.

  • 360 better Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Call of Duty 2 (2005, 360) – 8/10 World War II first-person shooter game review

Cast / crew
Project Lead: Jason West
Executive Producer: Vince Zampella
Senior Design Lead: Zied Rieke
Art Lead: Michael Boon
Art Director: Richard Kriegler
Audio Lead: Mark Ganus
Design Lead: Todd Alderman
Design Lead: Steve Fukuda
Engineering Lead: Robert Field
Engineering Lead: Francesco Gigliotti
Engineering Lead: Earl Hammon, Jr.

Call of Duty 2 (2005)

Fight back against the Nazi war machine as and alongside British, American and Russian soldiers.

8/10

Great World War II game which benefits from fighting alongside lots of AI buddies and standard-setting, i.e., working, smoke grenades. Some annoyances like frequently getting stuck on scenery and afore-mentioned AI buddies who keep running in front of your gun sights (and insta-ending your game when shot and killed) are present but don’t greatly damage the atmosphere and intensity of the frequently pitch-perfect battles and shooting mechanics.

This game contains mild swear words and gun and knife war violence.

Classified 15 by BBFC. Suitable only for persons of 15 years and over.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009, Action Shooter, PS3) – 9/10 game review

Cast / crew
Director: Jason West

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009)

Single player: Take on the role of a contemporary American soldier fighting against Russian invaders on American soil and a British commando fighting some other dudes somewhere else. Ah, yes, a plot. Modern Warfare 2 has one. That explains all that. Sort of.

Online multiplayer: classic multiplayer modes are bolstered by a robust and lengthy rewards system involving perks, equipment and levelling.

Spec Ops: earn stars for tackling coop-focused missions (split-screen or online) at different difficulty levels. Most of them can also be played alone.

9/10

A remarkably non-sensical and poorly-presented story does nothing to diminish the totally incredible, perfect, genre-defining shooting experience that Infinity Ward delivers yet again. Add to this the usual roster of multiplayer goodness and a new coop mode and you’ve got an incredibly polished, superbly-animated action game which pushes all the right buttons but you might feel a little more manipulated and hit-over-the-head than before. The controversial and optional civilian massacre level is really bad in design, story and concept and simply should not have been included as-is for quality reasons.

This game contains two sexual swear words and graphic war violence, optional potentially disturbing massacre violence.

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

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Call of Duty: World at War (2008, 360, PS3) – 9/10 World War II first-person shooter game review

Cast / crew
Creative Director: Corky Lehmkuhl
Gary Oldman: Sgt. Reznov
Kiefer Sutherland: Sgt. Roebuck

Call of Duty 5 Call of Duty: World at War (2008)

World War II: Russian Pvt. Dimitri Petrenko is pushing back the Germans to Berlin and American Private Miller is pushing back the Japanese to Okinawa.

9/10

Beautifully polished World War II first-person shooter which is atmospheric, extremely playable, very smooth and controls, looks, animates and sounds brilliant. There’s only one real complaint (aside from a couple of dispiriting bugs which require level restarts) and it’s an old one: disagreeably obvious infinite spawning soldiers who direct 90% of their fire directly into any orifice they choose whether they are looking at you or not, whether they are holding a weapon or not, whether you knew you were going to pop out or not, whether they’re on fire or not, whether they’re dead or not, whether they’re being run over by a tank or not, whether they’re being riddled with your bullets or not, whether a grenade has just exploded in their face or not. Hardened is great fun as it is really tough and satisfying but, unlike Veteran, you don’t get punished for your lack of clairvoyance skills. What is always good about the Medal of Honor and Call of Duty World War II games is that you never forget that this was a real conflict in which real people died real horribly. The ease with which you die, even though it’s a game (you can take three or more bullets which is rather more generous than real-life) becomes, rightfully, a slightly sobering experience.

This Call of Duty game contains sexual swear words and extremely graphic gun violence, graphic blade, fire and melee violence, extremely unpleasant scenes.

Classified 15 by BBFC. Suitable only for persons of 15 years and over.
Classified Violence by PEGI. Game contains depictions of violence.
Classified Bad Language by PEGI. Game contains bad language.
Classified 18+ by PEGI. The game is only suitable for adults who have reached the age of 18 or over..

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Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (2007, PlayStation 3) – 10/10 contemporary military first person shooter game review

Cast / crew
Project Lead: Jason West
Engineering Lead: Richard Baker
Engineering Lead: Robert Field
Engineering Lead: Francesco Gigliotti
Engineering Lead: Earl Hammon, Jr.
Design Lead: Todd Alderman
Design Lead: Steve Fukuda
Design Lead: Mackey McCandlish
Writer: Jesse Stern
Writer (Additional): Steve Fukuda
Writer (Story): Todd Alderman
Writer (Story): Steve Fukuda
Writer (Story): Mackey McCandlish
Writer (Story): Zied Rieke
Writer (Story): Jesse Stern
Writer (Story): Jason West
Producer: Mark Rubin

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (2007)

Single player: tackle terrorism in a contemporary battlefield as the world’s armed forces unite to remove a common enemy in a politically unstable country.

Multiplayer: employ all your guile, skill and persistence and work your way up from a lowly private with stock weapons by partaking in various wargames against other people from around the world.

10/10

As good as first person shooters get whose only minor fault is that it sometimes feels like the action happens with or without you. This is utterly spectacular, beautifully paced, gorgeous to look at and listen to and, critically, features pitch-perfect controls and instant all-enveloping atmosphere. And who knew that being able to shoot through certain materials would be so rewarding? Even when the game is over, the goodness doesn’t end with a wry rap stressing the fact that Call of Duty 3 isn’t an Infinity Ward game, a bonus level set on an airplane (“Don’t call me Shirley.”) and a never-ending and worthwhile multiplayer component.

This game contains a single sexual swear word, mild swear words and extended graphic war violence.

Classified 15 by BBFC. Suitable only for persons of 15 years and over.
Classified 16+ by PEGI. The game is only suitable for persons who have reached the age of 16 or over..
Classified Violence by PEGI. Game contains depictions of violence.
Classified Bad Language by PEGI. Game contains bad language.

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