I’m only about an hour into what is supposed to be a blazingly-fast single-player campaign mode in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, but I can confidently say this is the best first-person shooter I’ve played so far on the PS3.
I’ve heard rumors that COD 4 is a bit better on the Playstation 3 than the XBox 360. I can’t confirm or deny them. All I can say is that this is a beautiful, beautiful game, and finally — finally — we have a game that isn’t all about mowing down Krauts in World War II.
The graphics are close to photo-realistic and incredibly smooth; the gameplay is intuitive, simple enough to master quickly, complex enough to keep you wanting to play on and on.
As I’ve said, the big knock against COD 4 is that the single-player mode lasts around five hours. Yeah. That’s it. I can guarantee you those are an intense five hours, but…it’s awful short.
However, there are rumors surfacing that Electronic Arts will soon be making an expansion pack available.
The main selling point of the title, though, is something I haven’t tested yet: multiplayer. The multiplayer modes of COD 4 are supposed to be amazingly good and fun. I can’t testify to it personally, but read the review I linked to above to read some comments on it.
I love this game, I have to say.