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34 people found this helpful
on 15 March 2008
There isnt much that can be said about Call of Duty 4 that hasnt already. Single player is an amazing experience that shames everything else on the market. This is no exaggeration, as COD4 has left a serious shooter addiction. Level design is similar to Infinity Wards last offering, Call of Duty 2, but the modern setting reinvigorates a franchise in a heavily saturated market. Its execution is flawless, with original, dark set pieces; like living the last moments of a middle Eastern President before he is executed, or experiencing a nuclear explosion firsthand.
Having played this regularly since its release, my only gripes are the fact doors cant be opened and there is no cover system. Yet these can hardly be called faults, as they in no way affect gameplay. Campaign mode is quite short, but the levels will be replayed again and again. Especially in arcade mode, unlocked after completing the main campaign. Kills convert to points, and combos can be performed by chaining them together. Which provides a new approach to previously completed levels.
Multiplayer has some inegnious ideas which add massively to proceedings. There's a level up system, based on total experience. Promotion opens up new game modes and options. The list is staggering and has set the template for online gaming. One of the greatest shooters ever made. As simple as that.