Game completion 2019 #45 – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

  • Platform: PC
  • Developer: Infinity Ward
  • Publisher: Activision

I kinda gave up on the Call of Duty series long ago, only returning here and there for the remaster of the last great Call of Duty–the original Modern Warfare–and when the series dropped below $10. Each time I did the latter, I was always disappointed to see how little had changed.

I jumped in this year simply out of curiosity – I have a gaming PC now, and had wondered what the series felt like on PC compared to what I’d experienced on console. What I found was a Call of Duty campaign that comes agonisingly close to actually saying something about its subject matter by making you feel uncomfortable at every step, but falters with some weird revisionism and Saturday cartoon villains.

Still, compared to the likes of Ghosts, Advanced and Infinite Warfare, it feels like a huge step forward.

I’ve also been tucking into its multiplayer, which I haven’t done for over a decade.