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Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare – Consumer Guide

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According to ESRB, this game contains: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language

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Parents should keep this game away from their children. Players shoot enemies in the head, stab them with knives, and blast them with rockets and grenades, all accompanied by realistic death cries and moderate blood spray. The game's photorealism lends additional weight to the action. Although the violence is not necessarily gratuitous, it is intense and plentiful, and certainly not appropriate for kids.

Fans of online multiplayer shooters will probably love this game. The multiplayer mode comes with a wide variety of large and beautifully detailed maps. Players are given a huge array of customization options for their characters. In addition, the inclusion of an RPG-like leveling up mechanic that rewards players for the time they spend with the game makes the multiplayer all the more addictive.

Fans of the Call of Duty series will certainly enjoy this game, and will likely appreciate the switch from WWII to a modern setting. This still feels like a Call of Duty game, just more polished and refined.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing gamers won't come against any significant barriers. All of the dialogue, including battlefield chatter, can be subtitled. An onscreen indicator points in the direction of any grenades within damage range, and the pause menu displays a list of mission objectives as well as a map showing the positions of enemies who have recently fired a weapon. Although this map is only viewable in the pause screen during the single-player campaign, it remains permanently displayed in the multiplayer mode. The visible bullet paths also do a pretty good job of revealing enemy positions. It can be helpful to hear which direction certain sounds are coming from, but this is not essential.

Category Tags
Platform(s): Xbox 360   PS3   PC  
Developer(s): Infinity Ward  
Publisher: Activision  
Series: Call of Duty   Modern Warfare  
Genre(s): Shooting   Online/Multiplayer  
ESRB Rating: Mature (17+)  
Articles: Consumer Game Guides  

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