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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Critics Consensus (Skip It)

Modern Warfare 3’s multiplayer shines and is expected to carry the load, but this is easily the worst Call of Duty in a decade, a wild recycling of ideas cobbled together on a rushed production schedule.

Game Info

The game brings “open combat, ” offering players more choices in approaching the single-player missions. Makarov returns as the chief villain of the new campaign. The newly introduced Carry Forward system will let players keep their progression and inventory from Modern Warfare II. Multiplayer fans can expect 16 maps at the launch and at least 12 coming later. Zombies mode will also return and should offer the largest zombie map to date.

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RATING & REVIEWS

Ratings & Reviews

54

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CRITIC REVIEWS

All reviews are from professional critics. Learn more about the critics VSG aggregates.

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Simon Cardy (IGN)
November 3, 2023
4/10

Underbaked, rehashed, and cobbled together from multiplayer parts, Modern Warfare 3’s single-player campaign is everything a Call of Duty story mode shouldn’t be.

Tom Wilson (The Game Crater)
November 4, 2023
4/10

The MW3 campaign gets by on Call of Duty’s expertly refined gunplay and little else. Its nonsensical narrative comes across as pitiful and dull, further hindered by the uninspired mission design that never extends beyond “go here and shoot them.” Purchasing MW3 for its campaign is a massive waste of money, let alone time.

Jonathan Wright (We Got This Covered)
November 7, 2023
2.5/5 stars

Incomplete, unsatisfying, and utterly nonsensical. This shallow excuse of a sequel might just be the worst ‘Call of Duty’ entry to come out in a decade.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Credits

CREDITS

DIRECTOR(S):

Aaron Halon, Dave Swenson, Greg Reisdorf

PRODUCER(S):

Trevor Schack

DESIGNER(S):

n/a

PROGRAMMER(S):

Jason Bell

ARTIST(S):

Joe Salud

WRITER(S):

Ashley Poprik, Shelby Carleton, Justin Chung, Dana Shaw, Jen Campbell

COMPOSER(S):

Walter Mair

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