Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Sets The Bar Too High For Shooter Games

Call of Duty Modern Warfare Sets The Bar Too High For Shooter Games

The new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare takes you on a nostalgic trip and manages to capture the essence of the classic 2007 version quite effectively. Our review is based on the PS4 title.

It’s 2007, you are sitting facing your desktop screen and playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, one of the most iconic shooter games of all time. When we got the news of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare coming again, that news took us by a nostalgic sweep. The well-developed characters, the breath-taking story, the real-like warfare, and the most hit multiplayer mode were some of the best features that we liked about the game. The 2019 version manages to do the same thing with more or less the same effectiveness, the 2007 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is a cult classic so it would be unfair to compare these two directly. So, let’s take a look at what the 2019 version provides and where it is somewhat lacking.

Game Mechanics

The action is incredible and the level of detail is truly exceptional. It almost feels like you are actively indulged in the warlike scenario. The developers have created a beautiful mechanics for the weapons, they explode with energy and shake with recoil. The reload animations are as realistic as they could be. The essence of firing a gun in this game doesn’t feel artificial in the slightest manner.

The new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare manages to give you the feel of actually being hit by a bullet. The sensation is crafted masterfully. The screen turns red, the camera shakes, and the near-miss bullets create a new deafening feeling. If you have played a realistic military simulator, you can relate and applaud the amount of effort invested by Activision on this game.  If one loves well-built and immersive shooters, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare won’t let them down.

The Campaign

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2007 had a story that gave chills to the majority of players. The insane thrill-filled moments along with brilliant characters. The new game’s campaign also has a good campaign along with deep characters. The new story is about two siblings, Farah and Hadir, and about how they are stuck in the fight for liberating their fictional country Urzikstan. While there are small arcs with characters Alex and Garrick, Farah is the main protagonist, and her decisions are solely responsible for moving the main plot forward. Infinity Ward has tried their very best to bring out as much military action they can. There are stressful and gripping missions in between which reignite the spark of old memories. Arguably, this may be one of the best Call of Duty campaigns ever. The focus on creating something great out of small and unique ideas is what makes the game worthwhile and great.

Multiplayer Experience

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare manages to provide the same level of fast-paced gameplay. Quick scoping, sprinting, and shooting heads, it’s all back. The feature of Kill-streaks is back too. While it might be a feature that is much complained about, it is what makes Call of Duty: Modern Warfare or any other Call of Duty game unique from other shooters. This feature is a bit biased towards the player who is already top fragging in-game. The developers could introduce a new perspective towards it, but for the time being from my experience, the multiplayer is fun.

The new 2v2 game mode is fresh and well-made. The window per round is less, no health regeneration. Every round is unique from the last one, with players on each team improvising and adapting to randomized loadouts. The maps are small and give the feel of quick action.

Other modes such as the new mode Cyber Attack which is a replacement for the old mode Search and Destroy. The HUD has been removed for the mode and head-shots are a one-hit kill. It is a good mode, which tests the objective selection of a player. Whether one should play for objective or help their teammates by reviving them. Infinity Ward has said that not all modes will see play always, while standard list will always be there, non-standard lists will be shuffled.

It’s good that the studio is experimenting with their game modes, but in my opinion, it should be the ultimate choice of the player rather than the studio to decide what they want to play. If the modes one likes are taken away then the interest might fade away with time too. I hope they work on this problem.


The new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is one to go down in history for the best military games. The campaign is thrilling. The nostalgic vibes were as good as I expected them to be. The multiplayer is fast-paced and fun. One can hop into the multiplayer, shoot some heads, and have a blast with friends. Call of Duty has set the bar too high for themselves with this one. The massive download size is worth it and we give the game a 9/10. Get the game go in and tell us your thoughts about it.

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