CoD4 (Call of Duty 4) has all the criteria of an award-winning first person shooter, complete with riveting action, solid storyline and a diverse scenario to keep gamers anticipating and anxious for more. The game deserve the ‘Game of The Year’ title, if Metal Solid Gear 4 had not budgeted in 🙂
The game begins with 22nd SAS Regiment member Captain Price guiding your opening character, Sergeant John ‘Soap’ MacTavish, thought a brief training mission to infiltrate a cargo ship. Once you pick up an important data, enemy jets rush in for an attach, forcing you, Captain Price and the platoon to scramble off the ship with it start to sink, with fire blazing around you. And that is just the beginning.
CoD4 (Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare) has a nice way of telling the story. Rather than going through cut scene and subtext, developer Infinity Ward give gamer a first-person view of the missions.
For instance, right after the cargo ship incident, you will be shown a scene where foreigner leader is being beaten up and carried into a car. Here gamer see the action from captive’s eyes. You will get to witness all the atrocities unleash by the rebel through you city.
At your destination, you are introduced to Al-Asad, the revolution leader who walks up to you, point a gun in your face and shoot. Now, that is a powerful start. That is not all, If you have ever wondered how it feel like seeing city decimate by a nuclear device from the back of helicopter, well this is your lucky day. The sequence is just so realistic with the panicked pilot on radio and your helicopter spiraling to ground with the aftershock. I still get chills watching that.
There is also a mission which has you in control of high-caliber machine guns and cannons on a souped-up B-52 Bomber, aptly named Death From Above, blowing enemy infantry away so a friendly platoon can get through the area.
The best thing about CoD4 (Call of Duty 4) is the way they show you objectives. On screen, there will be a compass where a yellow marker point towards your objective and a distance meter to tell you how far you from it. Even with all that, you find that you are lost, just list to your radio and you will hear your commanding officer barking orders on what to do next.
The single player mode sets you back six to seven hours with difficulty levels ranging from pansy to veteran to choose from but if you have four other controllers, you can team up with your pals on splits screen excursions with mission separate from single player mode.
Graphically, CoD4 (Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare) captures the environment of war-town town, wet and dark jungle, dry and dusty field, coupled with the constant chatter on the radio, the realistic blast of bomb and the sound of bullets whizzing past, the game comprehensively takes you into a war zone