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Developer Infinity Ward returns with its third full installment in the Call of Duty series (Treyarch having developed Call of Duty 3) with Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Eschewing the traditional WWII setting that has been the hallmark of the series, Call of Duty 4 takes on the more nebulous world of modern warfare. Nazi storm troopers and kamikaze pilots have been replaced by a patchwork group of terrorists and insurgents, and traditional WWII weapons have been jettisoned in favor of more than 70 modern armaments. Though the story is a departure from the previous games, Call of Duty 4 still features intense mission-based first-person shooter gameplay that should be familiar to fans.<br><br>The plot centers on two megalomaniacal madmen who are fomenting unrest around the world in an attempt to cement their own power. Imran Zakhaev is a one-armed Russia nationalist who longs to return his country to a Soviet Union style of government by seizing a stockpile of nuclear weapons. Zakhaev has support from several divisions of the Russian army, but, knowing that the United States would quickly come to the aid of the Russian government, he funds a coup in the Middle East to divert attention. Led by Zakhaev ally Khaled Al-Asad, the Middle Eastern coup results in intense fighting which eventually leads to the launch of a Russian nuclear missile toward American soil. Players fight through this chaos as both Sergeant John MacTavish, a British SAS operative doing battle in Russia, and Sergeant Paul Jackson, a U.S. Marine fighting in the Middle East.<br><br>Call of Duty 4 aims to capture the challenges of modern war by pitting the superior technology of the U.S Marines and British SAS against the cunning guerilla tactics of a terrorist group. In addition to close quarters combat, players will be called upon to perform fast-rope helicopter drops, provide air support from an AH-1 Super Cobra helicopter, call in precision air strikes, and man the turret of an AC-130 Spectre Gunship to engage enemy fighters from the sky. Gamers also join a two man sniper team on a flashback mission in which players head to the Chernobyl Zone of Alienation on a mission to assassinate a younger Zakhaev.<br><br>Modern Warfare features an expansive set of online multiplayer modes. Players will be able to choose from Assault, Special Ops, Light Machine Gunner, Demolitions, and Sniper classes, or create up to five special classes with customizable weapons and perks. Gamers can then take their fighters through a dozen different multiplayer modes like Free-for-All, Team Deathmatch, Search and Destroy, Headquarters, Domination, and Sabotage. Players who frequently battle online will be able to accrue experience points, unlock special weapons and gear, and eventually unlock Prestige Mode in which gamers can trade in their rank for special insignias.
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Xbox 360, 2007)
pros: Good graphics,Great weapons to choose from,varity in game,great cutscenes.
cons: Slow generic maps ,Short gameplay
Best Call of Duty game I've played
I enjoyed the different missions,graphics and gameplay.I love playing online.Although I've had all t... See Full Review
pros: excellent, excellent plot, game, characters,
cons: problems when connecting to multiplayer
you've been called to duty
Call of Duty 4- Modern Warfare ==Game Faces everyone== Yes, I am going for an incursion into the pas... See Full Review
pros: Dynamite Storyline several gameplay modes many weapon choices
cons: hacked multiplayer in many cases. connections may not be fantastic anymore.
number four, this time in the present.
Another call of duty game that delivers as expected. Except this time it is delivering in the 2000s.... See Full Review
pros: Very fun, challenging, the game is amazing and every one needs to get it!
cons: I have no problem with the game some people may think it has violence.
best first person shooter ever
This is the best first person shooter ever made. If you have an X-Box 360, PS3, or capable PC and yo... See Full Review
pros: Good pricing for the game and great content both online and offline.
cons: The graphics are outdated and some online games can take a while to get into.
Good game play for an old boy
This is a game that definately started off a craze for the Call of Duty game, it was brought out in... See Full Review
pros: great story, superb multiplayer, great atmosphere
cons: short story
The king is back!
Name: Call Of Duty 4: Modern WarfareGenre: First Person ShooterPlatforms: PC, PS3, XBOX360, Cell, Ma... See Full Review
pros: Meet New Friends Kill enemies Step deeper into Modern Warfare
cons: Gernade Launchers Lag Player based host
This was my first Call of Duty game I ever owned. It was one of the best, yet still is. If you like... See Full Review
pros: A really great FPS game
cons: no online achivements
Soaps about too get a bit dirty.
I got Call of Duty 4 during a black Friday sale at Wal-Mart; I got it for dirt cheap back then. Afte... See Full Review
pros: Graphics are great, Sound quality is good, single player and multi-player are fun and exciting!
cons: Slightly less exciting and then previous Call of Duty games. Not a great plot twist.
Truly Amazing... Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is the best game since the halo series!
I bought this Call of Duty: Modern Warfare thinking it would be like any other shooter game. I was w... See Full Review
pros: Graphics, story, cinematic style
cons: Short singleplayer campaign
A game that can change your gaming experience forever
Call of duty 4 is a sleek game with a cinematic feeling from the beginning to the end. In this game... See Full Review
|Game Special Features||<li>Fight as both a member of the British Special Air Service and the U.S. Marine Corps<br/><br/><li>Blast terrorists and insurgents with more than 70 modern armaments<br/><br/><li>Rappel from helicopters, call out targets for bombing raids, and perform nighttime assaults from aerial gunships<br/><br/><li>Get together with friends and fight in more than a dozen online multiplayer modes<br/><br/>|
|Number of Players||1-4|
|ESRB Descriptor||Strong language|
|Rating||M - Mature|
|Game||Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare|