It goes without saying that Call of Duty titles over the past several years have consistently been a sensation. Thousands upon thousands of gamers all across the world line up at their retailer of choice, sometimes hours in advance, just to be able to play the next iteration of Call of Duty as early as possible. Unsurprisingly, this was also the case for Modern Warfare 3.
Naturally, this means that just about every Call of Duty release, regardless of quality, is going to quite literally fly off the shelves of any retailer that sells it. Analysts are expecting that Modern Warfare 3 will handily beat Call of Duty: Black Ops‘ sales record, which sold an astounding 5.6 million in the US alone within a period of 24 hours.
If you need a little convincing that Modern Warfare 3 is or isn’t worth your time, however, you’re in luck. As of 2 AM this morning, a flood of reviews from the major gaming websites, and the reviews seem mostly positive, although there are a few complaints.
To see what critics are saying about Modern Warfare 3, you can check out a selection of reviews below, ordered from lowest score to highest.
Eurogamer – 8/10 (Read full review)
“That the single-player story brings the Modern Warfare saga to a fairly definitive end is, then, cause for celebration. Whatever next year’s entry brings, some measure of reinvention will be essential. For now, its exuberant blend of testicular bravado and blockbuster gloss ensures that Call of Duty retains its crown as the shooter genre’s biggest, boldest rollercoaster ride for at least one more year. “
GameSpot – 8.5/10 (Read full review)
“This is an exciting and rewarding game, but the series’ signature thrills have lost some of their luster. Modern Warfare 3 iterates rather than innovates, so the fun you have is familiar. Fortunately, it’s also utterly engrossing and immensely satisfying, giving fans another reason to rejoice in this busy shooter season.”
Joystiq – 4/5 (Read full review)
“Modern Warfare 3 is a great Call of Duty game, just as every other entry in the franchise is a great Call of Duty game. However, it shares more than quality with its predecessors – it, like its forefathers, leaves you waiting for something perfect.”
Destructoid – 9.5/10 (Read full review)
“While there are no major revelations or surprises, this is still a gorgeously produced package that gives military shooter fans exactly what they want. There’s a reason why Call of Duty is the most powerful videogame franchise of the modern era, and Modern Warfare 3 serves as a reminder — it’s just that damn good at what it does.”