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5 Stars for a game that could possibly be perfect.,
This review is from: Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare - Game of the Year 2009 Edition (PS3) (Video Game)
Of all the Call Of Duty games to date, Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare shines brightly as the best of the series. Not just for the first modern take on warfare in the series, but the perfect balance in gameplay within all areas of the game. This really was a labour of love for Infinity Ward who had obviously put in alot of time and research to bring to the world what could possible be the perfect warfare game in terms of gameplay, single player and online multiplayer.
The single player campaign is a well thought out and planned story, right up to the bitter end and is a joy to play repeatedly. The extra level on the aircraft at the end is a nice touch to finish with and nothing more could be improved to complete the overall package.
Online multiplayer is where the addiction kicks in. An astonishingly well balance multiplayer is simple yet so enticing in it's simplicity. An allocated area to play within, means no one can run away, you can hide and camp but the conclusion from an experienced enemy is your own death. This encourages the run and gun tactic of movement, reaction and accuracy which in all intents and purposes is what makes the game so much fun and competitive. Guns recoil, reload and rattle with mesmorising realism, something very few games have managed to capture with such detail. The learning curve is very long for online play, may take many days of play to get remotely good but very rewarding with trained observation and skill.
You could argue the online MP can be problematic with poor connection issues, lag etc.. but these problems can be limited greatly by pressing your select button and checking your connection bar. If it's green, it's good. Red? or yellow? then look for another online match to join.
3 years since it's release and Cod4:Modern Warfare is still going strong online, each match still raises the adrenalin with it's fluid, immersive, addictive, perfectly balanced virtual warfare. And to be quite honest, this may possibly never happen again in video gaming history. This is STILL the best FPS this century. An astonishing accomplishment that will never be forgotten.