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on 4 November 2008
Be warned, if you play this game too much, you may need treatment for post traumatic stress. It sucks you in and spits you out through game play that is totally involving and realistic. As an ex-soldier well past his youth, this game brings back my Army days very vividly. I loved it! Other reviewers have used expressions like this is about as close to real warfare as you would ever want to get. I fully agree.

COD4 has a very convincing storyline which knits the diverse missions together very well. The other soldiers who are your comrades are sophisticated and convincing with an admirable depth to their characters. (I am sure that Gaz is voiced by jason Statham, but couldn't find his name in the credits.) Everything about this game makes it an experience that takes you on an adventure. It's pure escapism. Providing you play the game on the easiest setting, it won't steal too many days of your life. Go for the more difficult setting and you will die many times.

The weapons and tactics are exceptionally well thought out. There's a wide range of small arms to choose from, (my favourite being the M-203 grenade launcher). Nice touches are the C4 and Claymore mines. These elements make it a game that rewards intelligence rather more than a ready, fire, aim approach to shooting everything that moves. Everything about COD4 has a slickness and professionalism that is simply not found in other games. You can see that they've learned from their experience with the first three games in the Call of Duty series. The on screen information is much better laid out, for example. You can also access option menus and weapons much more intuitively.

The game works well on the Mac. My copy is loaded onto an iMac with a Core duo processor running at 2.66 Ghz and 2 GB of memory. No issues whatsoever.

If i had one gripe it is that I would have liked there to be more missions. That probably means I enjoyed it so much i wanted more. Yes, it is exceptional. In fact, it makes me wonder what the hell they will do for a follow-up.
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on 4 August 2009
I bought this game a while back for my mac and thought it was OK, however once i disabled my 'little snitch' application and accessed the multiplayer function..... This is where the game comes into its own! Absolutely fantastic online gaming you can choose between 15,000 different servers Team Deathmatch, Search and Destroy, Domination, and Free for All. its not just about killing loads of other online gamers there are challenges too. You start of as a private and the more kills you get the more weapons/attachments/perks you unlock until you get to a 5 star general. Even after a year I am still playing the online multiplayer game quite a bit, and it has sparked my interest to go back and play the single player again.

I have an old white Imac 20" 2.16GB, 1GB RAM, 1600 Radion card, and it plays really smoothly so if you have this model and above you will have absolutely no issues whatsoever. Don't hesitate in purchasing this fantastic first person shooter!
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on 29 December 2008
I have an imac 3.06 running with 4G ram and a Nvidia 8800 GS graphics card. COD 4 played superbly without a glitch or hitch on the top graphics settings. The game was basically a pleasure to play. The plot is worryingly plausible and the tactics and scene scenarios and overall feeling of good value for money leave you feeling completely satisfied with your purchase. Turn up the volume loud, pop a nice tin of beer {or pour a coffee if it's too early} and commence saving the world all from the comfort of your computer screen. Always make sure you charge/reload your magazine during pauses in the action because the enemy in COD4 is quite a lot more cunning than any of the MOA or earlier Call of Duty games. As other reviewers have said the game is unfortunately a bit short perhaps 8 hours on the easiest level with a bit of R & R and pausing along the way to check on the family and put the cat out. Once 'unlocked" however the Arcade missions add continued interest and challenge. This is a brilliant game and the producers should be congratulated. I am sure you will not regret the purchase. Multiplayer is not at all easy and a bit of an embarrassment as you get wasted so often but I have already made Private 8th Class and am hoping for a promotion.
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on 16 April 2009
I got this game today and have been very impressed with it on my Mac! I have an iMac 20inch Core 2 Duo 2.66ghz with 2GB Ram and a Nvidia 9400! I cranked everything up to the max and the game plays fine! It looks so real and the graphics jump out of my wonderful iMac screen! The gameplay is very edgy and it draws you in! The sound is also very impressive, it all ads to the awesome experiance of the game! Must have if you own a Mac! O and download the 1.7.1 patch from the Apple site because then we can show those PC guys who's computer owns on online multiplayer! And it also makes the game take even more advantage of your hardware!
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on 1 June 2009
First of all, buy this game. If you own a Mac that is upto its required standards (thats pretty much every Mac since 2006, as this is Intel Macs only), this game should be in your collection unless you don't like FPS games. It has a very well thought out, highly cinematic sinlge player, that is a bit short (but that seems to be trend with modern games I remember when people complained that it took only 10 hours to finish Metal Gear Solid 1, but that would be considered long by todays standards).The graphics are very good with a lot of options to change the details so that your computer can run it well. My 2.8ghz Macbook Pro with the 9600GT grpahics card will run this at maximum resolution (1440x900 which is the highest native resolution for this model) with pretty much everything turned up full, its only when you turn some of the more negligable details on/on high, that your frame rate will drop below 30 frames-per-second.

The online play is fantastic, with a wealth of well balanced guns, perks that can make or break your game, rewards for killstreaks (radar, airstrikes, heli's) and enough maps, and game modes to keep you going for years (which it has done, after a 2007 release, almost 2 years on and there are still thousands if not millions stil playing online). It may only be a little hile until Modern Warfare 2, but that doesnt mean people will stop playing this game for a bit. The only thing that irritated me was the lack of offline multiplayer (with bots) Theyve been doing that for years in Unreal Tournament (and isn't that kinda what you do in single player anyway?) and it would help give new players the chance to learn the maps (if youre new on COD4, expect to get killed plenty online, you can pick it up quite quickly once you've learned the maps, but be patient).

The whole frames per second debate will always rage amongst PC gamers, but its all a load of baloney. Most screns have a maximum refresh rate of 60-75 hertz, that means you can only have a maximum of 60-75 frames per second. Also, more importantly, films play at 24-30 frames per second, I'm pretty sure that if high-def cinema (including action films) play at those rates and are perfectly smooth, then games dont need it either. For this reason many PS3 games (such as the beautifully crafted Killzone 2, only runs at 30fps). So next time some PC gamer spouts about his 125fps, just ignore him/her, your Mac will outdo his/her PC in most cases anyway.
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on 10 August 2009
This game is long overdue, Call of Duty 3 should never have been made. Call of Duty is out of World War Two at last.

This has a damn good singleplayer and multiplayer. The graphics are truly amazing. The lack of a health bar and other on-screen information you usually get in other games isn't much of a pain. The sounds of the guns are LOUD and realistic.

It has introduced my mac to the gaming world. I fully recommend to anyone with an intel mac, who can't be bothered upgrading from a PS2 to a PS3. The multiplayer mods are amazing and with a few apps from the internet, you can make your own mod. All good fun.
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on 20 October 2010
I've always loved video games, and although I haven't completely lost touch in recent times, since selling my PS2 a few years ago my experiences of modern games has primarily been the Football Manager series, a bit of Pro Evo on my PSP, and a few games on the iPhone.

I decided to test the processor and graphics card on my MacBook Pro a good little test, and having heard good things about the Call Of Duty series, I went for this.

All I can say is what have I been doing for the last few years? The last first person shooter series I played was Medal Of Honour on the PS2. This is from a different planet. When people say the graphics are photo realistic, they're not over exaggerating. And the gameplay is so immersive. I love the fact that you're running around with fellow soldiers who are actually speaking and shouting instructions at you.

I've only had this for a day, but my mind is made up. This is the most amazing game I've ever played. I want more!

If you've got a Mac with some decent power, this is a must. You'll be bowled over straight away.
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on 20 October 2008
I bought this serious game last week and I couldn't stop playing it until I went to the end.
Graphic and sound is so brilliant, that you actually feel like you are really fighting.
It's like a war movie with nonstop action. Once you started, you are not going to stop to the last
mission without break. Be prepared for sleeplessly nights.
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on 26 February 2009
This is a great game (if you are into FPS games). It runs fine a my Aluminium MacBook 13" (2.Ghz + 4mb ram) even when cranked up to highest resolution. To be honest I've only played it in single player mode so can't comment on operation of multiplayer version.

My only gripe is that it took me less than 15 hours to complete (OK it was in easy mode). Having said that best 15 hours I've spent on a game in a long time.

I will warn you now, the game sucks you in and the story line just builds the pressure all the way through. If felt like I'd signed up with the SAS for a week, at least I've now been discharged with post traumatic stress disorder!!
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on 13 January 2011
I previously had this game on my PS3 but recently I have sold the console and upgraded my PC to a Mac. This game runs beautifully on it and the single player is short but intense (especially when you try playing the Veteran level of difficulty). The multiplayer however is the best feature of this game allowing you to build your rank, create different weapon classes, join a clan and apply your tactical knowledge of each map on the battlefield. Fantastic purchase and hours upon hours of gameplay!
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