Top positive review
Well worth the decreased price
8 November 2016
If I had bought this game upon release - at which point it would've cost me between £30 and £40 - then I would be giving it a score along the lines of 2 stars, as many people have already; however, for the low price of £15 it holds now, it's well worth a purchase.
The story mode - titled "Operations" - will only last a couple of hours on the lowest difficulty, but each of the 10 missions plays like a bitesize rendition of the console CoD missions, which are notorious for their cinematic style. The "Hostiles" mode is a simplified version of the "Survival" mode from MW3, seeing you holding out for as long as possible against waves of enemies. And the multiplayer mode, which acts as the key drawing-in point for many CoD players, remains surprisingly active with players, even if the mode itself is somewhat unremarkable.
The game offers a handful of extra hours of gameplay for completionists, granting star ratings for completing Operations on higher difficulties, surviving for longer in Hostiles, and completing training course Time Trials as fast as possible. Multiplayer offers progressional challenges for each of the game's weapons (much like the console counterparts), and Trophy-hunters have a fairly easy list to conquer, primarily comprised of simple tasks to complete in each Operation.
There are a few small niggles - I've noticed the occasional visual bug, loading times (particularly in multiplayer) can be sluggish, and the game seems to struggle to distinguish between the knife and grenade commands due to poor touchscreen implementation - but once again, this is well worth a purchase now that it's fallen below half-price.