Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Hardened Edition Review
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Hardened Edition Game Review
SoHood.com Reviewed by: Mario Diaz
Format: Xbox 360
Game Rating: 4.5/5.0
First off, Modern Warfare 3 is very similar to Modern Warfare 2, there is no denying it, but it has enough improvements and changes to warrant a purchase. Some fans are a little disappointed in the fact that MW3 didn’t innovate but sort of improved and stayed the course.
The main campaign its self is pretty good and engaging. The story picks up right after Modern Warfare 2 left off, as you’ll travel around the world, engaging enemies, in the most famous city’s in the world. The action doesn’t let up, as you’ll get some stealthy mission here and there, but for the most part, it’s everything you’ll expect in the a Call of Duty game, over the top action, explosions and bullets flying all over the place.
Gameplay: Smooth, as a Call of Duty can be, the fluidity in which players move is slightly better then Modern war 2. Climbing, running and crouching are all very responsive and feel effortless.
Special Ops: It’s fun for the most part, especially with a friend, it’s a co-op game mode that has you holding your own verses countless enemies forces. There are two modes in Spec ops, Mission mode and survival mode which is the horde in Gears Of War meets Call Of Duty.
Mulitplayer: There are 16 maps available at launch, though we all know, there are more coming from future DLC. Though, already I have my favorites and least favorite maps that I like to play in, I like how many of the maps are a representation of sights experienced in the main campaign and add some variation the multiplayer. Many maps make use of those custom classes in your disposal, as some maps are more sniper friendly and some are close quarter which makes good use of SMG and shotguns.
The leveling up system is more addicting than ever, as this time around you can level up your weapons. Weapon Proficiency Stems does that, each time you get kills with that one weapon, you can unlock, sights, attachments at a set level of that weapon.
I like how your kill streaks are now divided into what’s called Strike Packages, Assault, Support and Specialist. It’s fun playing with the Specialist packages, as it just using unlocking perks with each kill. The Support is actually very useful, for those who like to run UAV’s, and Counters, and can’t really stack enough kill streaks in a row without dying to really make use of the assault package. As the points stack, even if you die.
Kill Confirmed is a nice addition to the Call Of duty Series, as it makes good use of players who like to run and gun. Each time you kill a player you or your teammates have to get the dead player dog tags to confirm the kill. If you don’t the opposing team can recover that same dog tags which denies you your kill.
Call Of Duty Elite: The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Hardened Edition comes with a year membership of COD: Elite. Unfortunately at the time of this review the Call Of Duty Elite service has been down. There was no real way of actually testing it at it’s full potential.
About the Game:
Published by: Activision
Developed by: Infinity Ward / Sledgehammer Games
Release Date: US: November 8, 2011