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GF Rating
7.9

6226 ratings

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GF Rating
2

Really Bad

Disappointing

posted by Tokon (SNELLVILLE, GA) Nov 22, 2012

Member since Nov 2012

13 out of 22 gamers (59%) found this review helpful

I've played the Modern Warfare games and have always been very happy wit the story line with story lines that the game developers. Even Black Ops 1 had a good plot line. Black Ops 2 has a good idea for a plot then fails to execute it. The plot twists that the game throws at the player are not surprises. Everyone is predictable and boring. In Modern Warfare one when the nuke goes off I was surprised and aghast. I got no such feeling from this game. There was only one time I care about a character dying and they weren't even a main character.

The plot line isn't the only issue with this game. The graphics are sub-par for the current generation of games. It looks like they took Modern Warfare 2 graphics and updated them just a small bit. Battlefield 3 which is a few years old now looks better then Black Ops 2. Everyone is Black Ops 2 is sweating all the time. The backgrounds, however, look wonderful. There is one level when you have to walk through a flood area and the water looked good. This means that the backgrounds have gotten far more attention this the characters which is disappointing.

The play is the same old same old for recent Call of Duty games. The new gadgets for the future part of the games do add something interesting to the shooting. The multiplayer is just about the same as Modern Warfare 3 and Black Ops 1. There are some improvement such as the pick 10 for setting up a class. Everything else is the same from previous games including the game types.

If you like Call of Duty for the story line then don't bother with this game, it's a waste of time. If you like the just shooting up everything and don't care about the plot then this game is for you. Either way this game should be rented not bought.

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GF Rating
3

Bad

Save Your Money Unless You're 1 Of Those Die Hards

posted by JRob69 (DINUBA, CA) Nov 19, 2012

Member since Nov 2012

7 out of 12 gamers (58%) found this review helpful

This game really wasn't wort the time. I finished the campaign with a perfect ending and I was somewhat satisfied with it. I liked the who open ended endings and twists with certain decisions you make. Then the other stuff! Multiplayer was craptacular and frustrating. There is a lot of lag! No joke, I'm thinking it has to do with the amount of people who got online at the same time since this was a highly anticipated game. Still, I didn't enjoy anything about the multiplayer. Like any CoD game it's just the same stuff all over again; new guns, new attachments, new killstreaks that's all. Zombies, it's is zombies so what do you expect. Just people who shoot zombies till that wave counter hits infinity maybe. Who knows what happens when you reach a seriously high number on that wave counter but I could be doing better things that just waste time and energy. The sounds in this game is horrific. A stealth chopper sounds like John Goodman after eating some spicy guacamole sauce. Lower killstreaks are pretty overpowered and makes a game unenjoyable if you keep running into those try hard groups and they spam the heck out of those UAV and lightning strikes. UAV is a cinch to get in this game but you can't unlock ghost until you're level 55 and it takes nearly a lifetime to level up unless you love spending a total of 48 hours playing this game trying to unlock it. No joke, there are people who already have days banked on to this game. So do yourself a favor, skip this game. Get Assassins Creed 3 or something else with substance.

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GF Rating
3

Bad

Another Outdated COD Game:

posted by Okonokos (VALENCIA, CA) Nov 17, 2012

Member since Nov 2012

9 out of 16 gamers (56%) found this review helpful

I have to say I was really excited to get this but after 10 hours of gameplay, I've came to the conclusion that this game is just simply bad. Yeah, I don't really like it. It's not so much that it sucks, but it's so different in the gameplay and the way the classes are set up that it really feels like it should be a standalone game, and not part of the Call of Duty franchise.I dont know how to describe it, but the overall feel of the games is "clunky".

Treyarch took a huge step back on the class building options. We now have FIVE weapons from each category, with entire categories (machine pistols?) missing.Almost all guns are completely underpowered.The riot shield (which has always sucked, to be fair) doesn't become available until halfway through the game. No more weapon perks, instead there are dozens of near-useless new attachments to replace them. The perks got screwed up as usual, and the addition of the "wildcards" was beyond useless. Above all, the system where you can only have ten "things" attached to each class is completely ridiculous.

And for the campaign, I didn't even play it. Im sorry but I highly doubt anyone plays COD for the campaign anymore.

Honestly, the only thing I found as an improvement were slight betterment in graphics and the overall improvement in zombies.

Overall it just seems the game is poorly constructed and not at all in any way innovative.I wouldn't recommend buying this game at all, unless you really wanting to play zombies.

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