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Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare PC Game Review

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Thank goodness, Call of Duty 4 is not based on World War II campaigns anymore.

I guess there are times when we have enough of World War II games out there  (First Person Shooter, Strategy, you name it). Don’t get me wrong, I am a fan of World War II games, but seeing Operation Overlord (D-Day, when the Normandy beach was stormed by the Allied forces) over and over on different games had turned me off a bit.

 

Call of Duty 4 : Modern Warfare is, as the title says, a first person shooter game in a modern world. You will see weapons, tanks, helicopters and other war killing machines and weaponry from today’s era. I honestly didn’t expect much from Call of Duty 4, as I already got bored of the Call of Duty “franchise”. After a lot of recommendations from people to play Call of Duty 4, I decided to try it out and was stunned.

Single Player and Gameplay

After completing the tutorial mission (involves some shootings and knifing a watermelon), the first mission caught my eye and took my breath away.

The graphic is stunningly beautiful (I like to sacrifice some of my frame rates to make sure that I see the greatest that the game designers can offer) and I especially love how your squadmates move and do stuffs like a real special forces unit; stacking up before opening a door, breaching doors when necessary, and taking covers during firefights (enemies are taking cover too).


When the enemies take cover, they really mean it. Most of the time you either have to flank them, or simply wait until they “peep” behind their cover so that you can shoot them down. The enemies will also spray their gun aimlessly while still behind their covers, smart!

The missions are varied: assaulting a cargo ship in the middle of the night during a storm, protecting your friends with a sniper rifle, giving a fire support from an airship above the ground, and many others that I won’t spoil it here. These kind of missions give a variety to the game, so you don’t simply being given a rifle and then try to mow down the enemies on each level/map. The variety of the mission will make you shout “More, more!”.

Alas, “More” is what you will shout at the end of the single player campaign. Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare’s single player campaign is short, indeed. If you are really into it, you can probably finish this game during the weekend. Although more is good, sometimes less is better. At the end of the game, I had this feeling of satisfaction that I haven’t experienced for a while from a game.  If only I have a much more powerful card than a 7600GT, then I’ll probably enjoy this game more.

Next: Multiplayer.