Review

Review: Modern Warfare is the freshest CoD in years

A new engine and gunplay tweaks mark the start of a new chapter

Creative director
Patrick Kelly
Key Credits
Taylor Kurosaki (Narrative Director), Sarah Schachner (Composer)

Modern Warfare feels like the first page in a brand new chapter for Call of Duty.

  • Tweaked gunplay that shines in multiplayer
  • Usual COD gameplay variety keeps things fresh
  • Excellent campaign moments
  • Story often veers into shallow shock value
  • Killstreaks can still feel cheap
4 / 5
Version tested
PlayStation 4
Creative director
Patrick Kelly
Key Credits
Taylor Kurosaki (Narrative Director), Sarah Schachner (Composer)

Modern Warfare feels like the first page in a brand new chapter for Call of Duty.

  • Tweaked gunplay that shines in multiplayer
  • Usual COD gameplay variety keeps things fresh
  • Excellent campaign moments
  • Story often veers into shallow shock value
  • Killstreaks can still feel cheap
4 / 5
Version tested
PlayStation 4