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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare review round up

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Call of Duty:Advanced Warfare is out tomorrow, and by all accounts, it’s excellent – the first one in a long time to be fresh and exciting. We rather liked it, but here’s what other critics have to say.

Joystiq – 4/5


Despite the familiarity, it’s been years since a Call of Duty campaign was as coherent and fast-paced as this one. Within the confines of its franchise, which has yet to make much room for a mature look at the subject matter, Advanced Warfare works with aplomb and, at the very least, plays its Big Dumb Movie card wisely. If you’re running out of bad guys, borrow some from Hollywood.

Gamespot – 8/10


The last time Call of Duty had “Warfare” in its subtitle, it led to a well-received trilogy that deftly transitioned the series away from a well-trodden global conflict to modern-day combat. If the settings of today have run their course just as World War II did years ago, Advanced Warfare makes for a convincing foundation of futuristic yet relatable combat that is worth exploring and expanding further. The huge change in player mobility is less of a paradigm shift and more of an overdue retooling for an 11-year-old FPS franchise, especially in a year of mobility-focused shooters. Yet for all its predictability, Advanced Warfare is a deluge of action-film bravado, and it’s difficult to not be carried away by its tidal forces.

Videogamer – 8/10


Still, these are small problems in a superb overall package, one that has me interested in Call of Duty again. For a future warfare title with drones and jetpacks, Sledgehammer’s success is partly to be found by looking to the series’ past, and by combining its own ideas with COD’s natural appeal it has reinvigorated the franchise.

Giantbomb – 4/5


Advanced Warfare doesn’t reinvent Call of Duty. It’s not the same dramatic shift that we saw when the series went from World War II to the modern era. Perhaps holding out hope for something as revolutionary as Modern Warfare was when it hit back in 2007 is foolish. Be that as it may, as someone who has been drifting further and further away from Call of Duty for the past few years, I can certainly say that Advanced Warfare’s mobility kept me interested much longer than Ghosts or Black Ops II has. It’s the best multiplayer the game has seen in some time and the whole thing totals up to a satisfying, if familiar experience.

Polygon – 9/10


For whatever minor missteps Advanced Warfare makes with its story, it more than compensates with vision and remarkable execution. The latter has never really been Call of Duty’s problem — Ghosts notwithstanding — but Advanced Warfare adds enough and moves far enough forward with its new abilities to feel like a risk. Turns out, that’s just what the series needed.

Gamesradar – 4/5


Multiplayer feels wonderfully fresh, thanks to the added agility of Exo Suit boosting. Sadly, though, co-op is unimaginative, and the story fails to satisfy when compared to previous installments.

IGN – In progress


Simply throwing a robot suit onto Call of Duty could have been a lazy path to making Advanced Warfare seem different from what we’ve played before, but the way Sledgehammer has integrated its enhanced abilities and choices into every aspect of how we fight went above and beyond. By designing the levels in the campaign, co-op, and multiplayer to facilitate those new mechanics, Advanced Warfare is granted a weight and importance that changes how Call of Duty feels in all three modes. This is a Call of Duty game to its core, but one that rehashes as little as possible while still retaining its strengths.

Lazygamer – 8.4/10


Sledgehammer Games have taken a huge risk by sending the series so far into the future. Some fans may feel left behind, but the simple truth is should they choose to ignore the title, they will be missing out. This is one of the better Call of Duties in recent years. It’s fresh enough to the point that it’s alien, yet it’s still Call of Duty underneath that futuristic surface

The general consensus is that it’s the best Call of Duty in years, and far better than the abomination that was Ghosts. That’s all anybody really wanted from this – but it looks like Sledgehammer has managed to over-deliver.

Last Updated: November 3, 2014


  1. Sgt. M

    November 3, 2014 at 10:37

    Early Christmas-Late Birthday present for me tomorrow it is then!!


  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    November 3, 2014 at 10:44

    Here’s Martha reviewing COD…


    • Anon A Mouse

      November 3, 2014 at 10:51

      Martha wish she was that manly.


    • CAE9872

      November 3, 2014 at 10:58

      Can we as a community not agree to NEVER EVER bring this photo up EVER again…please! My eyes…eish…


    • Spaffy

      November 3, 2014 at 12:02

      That is disturbing. I had all but forgotten this picture.
      Last time I had flashbacks for weeks.


    • Sir GIF Sexy

      November 3, 2014 at 12:27

      … I like this pic. I do.


    • hairyknees

      November 3, 2014 at 13:43



  3. Jonah Cash

    November 3, 2014 at 10:44

    Holy crap how am I going to stop myself from not buying my first COD game ever???????


  4. moi fid

    November 3, 2014 at 10:46

    guys u can get your copy for free here https://tr.im/CODAW only fast and reliable links enjooooy


    • Hammersteyn

      November 3, 2014 at 10:47

      • moi fid

        November 3, 2014 at 10:51

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        • Hammersteyn

          November 3, 2014 at 10:55

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          • Brady miaau

            November 3, 2014 at 14:41

            Wow, I seem to have missed something indeed

          • Hammersteyn

            November 3, 2014 at 14:53

            Spammers will spam.

    • Jonah Cash

      November 3, 2014 at 10:47

      Nothing in life is for free, you pay for everything!! Stop trying to bullshit people!!


      • moi fid

        November 3, 2014 at 10:51

        look by yourself !!!!


        • Admiral Chief 0

          November 3, 2014 at 10:59




        • Jonah Cash

          November 3, 2014 at 11:21

          Sure and after that can I get muti for a penis enlargement as well?


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            November 3, 2014 at 11:55

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          • Jonah Cash

            November 3, 2014 at 15:09

            Dead men tell no tales… Not really, was in a hostel with 80 other men and I came out unscarred so it should be fine… But we all can do with an extra 5cm am I right?!?!?

          • Hammersteyn

            November 3, 2014 at 15:14

            Dead men tell no tales…

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      November 3, 2014 at 10:51

      Thanks random helpful person on the internet! I trust you.


  5. Anon A Mouse

    November 3, 2014 at 10:52

    What is Kevin Spacy doing in advanced warfare?


  6. house_hero

    November 3, 2014 at 10:53

    Elysium and COD had a baby…


    • Hammersteyn

      November 3, 2014 at 10:55



    • Skyblue

      November 4, 2014 at 09:48

      All I think every time I see the COD advertising is how much money they must owe Neil Blomkamp.


  7. L337J1MB0B

    November 3, 2014 at 11:14

    9/10 from IGN guaranteed.


  8. CAE9872

    November 3, 2014 at 11:16

    Good scores generally – sounds good.


  9. Deano

    November 3, 2014 at 11:17

    Played some this morning and its very cool! Definatly a step up. Now to get back home…


    • bluegoon

      November 3, 2014 at 11:18

      On PC?


  10. Raidz

    November 3, 2014 at 11:41

    Sooo glad this didn’t turn out to be a fail! Totally getting this the weekend. I need a new, fun multiplayer in my life after spending waaaay too may hours in Norshare Canals


  11. Galbedir

    November 3, 2014 at 13:46

    Dammit! I had convinced myself not to get this after all. Then the reviews came…


  12. Necro

    November 3, 2014 at 17:29

    What with the fuckin hate on Ghosts? It wasnt any worse than any of the previous titles, and i enjoyed it far better than BO2.


  13. 1whiteguy

    November 3, 2014 at 17:49

    Looking like a solid game! Getting it today.


  14. Darren Peach

    November 4, 2014 at 00:07

    Resistance is futile . I remember watching the trailer for the first COD game. Back then, It was a complete evoloution in the pace and intensity of war games. Much like the impact Doom had in the realm of gaming and what Half Life did for narrative. COD will always be remembered for introducing the harrowing explosive intence gameplay that is so prevelant in the modern experience. Some of my fellow gamers will know this. The younger gamers who are more cynical might not know this. Having said that, I have been a gamer since the eighties and I will always have time for a COD game.


  15. Skyblue

    November 4, 2014 at 09:45

    Have a mate playing the early access coz he pre-ordered and he says it plays more like Unreal Tournament than COD. Also warns that if you can’t aim, don’t play this because it’s brutal on players who can’t aim.
    I haven’t touched a COD title in years (Modern Warfare) but might be giving this a bash if it’s as playable as it sounds.


  16. rollingmol

    November 4, 2014 at 21:43

    everybody is like 8, .. then 9 , 8 , 9 ; 8 then lazygamer comes along and…. 8.4


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