Call of Duty 4 – Modern Warfare is a first-person shooter video game, developed by Infinity Ward for Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii game consoles and MAC OS X and Microsoft Windows Operating Systems. Published by Activision, the game was released in November 2007 for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, September 2008 for Mac OS X and November 2009 for the Nintendo Wii.
The game is followed by its sequel – Call Of Duty – Modern Warfare 2 and is the fourth installment of the Call of Duty Franchise.
Unlike the past titles, Infinity Ward decided to step away from the World War II scene in this one. Modern Technology, weaponry and affairs are of course more interesting than the 1940s to the wide range of players out there, and that is where Modern Warfare comes in
Call Of Duty 4 - Time for some "Modern" Weaponry
The campaign of the game is short, compared to other average first-person shooters, but it makes up for the quality of it. After all, quality is more important than quantity sometimes, like they say – “big things come in small packages”. The high-quality campaign will thrill you with its cinematic-like graphics, incredible story packed with exciting and unexpected moments all over to the end.
The brief and fictional campaign of Call of Duty 4 takes place in modern times, and as typical as other Call of Duty games are from the franchise, you are going to play with multiple characters. Basically you are going to jump from a United States Marine to a British Special Air Service Officer. The story line differs from the other Call of Duty series, where you have two and more separate story lines. Here you have one continuous story line, and as you bounce around the different perspectives, you are actually progressing through it.
The story line is about a Russian nationalist who wants to return his homeland into the Soviet times again, but knows that the United States will not allow that to happen, thus he finds a way to draw attention away from Russia, by setting up a coup in the Middle East with some help from an Ally. It’s a little fictionalized, because it is not like most of the stories of other average war games, where you have some fights, and some objectives to turn the enemy away, and afterwards you win and everybody is happy. Here you have a more complicated and muddier story where the world faces a big struggle and the losses after that aren’t small, so a lot of events happen and you will witness exciting unexpected surprises when you progress through it.
Call Of Duty 4 - Khaled Al-Asad and Imran Zakhaev
The single-player can be completed in five or six hours on easier difficulties and harder difficulties will add two or three more hours of game play. The artificial intelligence in this game is really upgraded in comparison to other war games. Your Squad movement, actions and fighting are as realistic as you couldn’t imagine. Often they will tell you what to do and when exactly to execute an action, in fact they can even save your lives some times and tell you, from where is an enemy attacking you if you do not see him coming.
Not only does Call of Duty 4 – Modern Warfare offer a great Single Player mode, but it also has an awesome Multiplayer mode. The Multiplayer has sixteen maps and a variety of different game modes like the standard Team Death match – where the players are separated in two teams, and the objective is to eliminate the enemy team, Free-For-All – where you have to eliminate every other player you see on the field, Search & Destroy – where your objective depends on what team you choose, either plant a bomb and destroy the target, or make sure the target is not blown up (kind of like in Counter-Strike). You can also set up a game with hardcore mode or simply join one, where the damage is realistic - one shot is one kill.
Call Of Duty 4 - Online Competitive Multiplayer Modes
The Multiplayer also uses a role-playing game system, where you gain experience for different actions you execute, such as making a kill, or winning a game in first place, and the thing that makes the multiplayer so good, is that when you play, you are always building a persistent character. As you level up, you unlock other premade classes and you can even build your own one, customize it the way you want, and even pick your perks. Perks are basically skills like better bullet penetration, more health, or even to pull out your pistol before you die when a player shoots you. You can also earn experience points from making kills with a helicopter or an air strike you can temporary unleash if you make five to seven kills in a row.
The Single Player of Call of Duty 4 may be short, but the realism, game play and graphic quality of it will make you complete the game at least twice. The addictive Multiplayer will make you wonder how did the time passed so quickly, as you progress on building up your ultimate class and unlock different weapons and perks. If you are a first-person shooter player, or even if you are not one, you definitely should not skip this great top-shelf pack.