Modern warfare was, and is, my favorite Call of Duty. I spent countless hours on it, fueling my desire to get better at it. Fast forward to today. Does the FPS behemoth still stand tall? The short answer is yes. The long answer is a bit more complicated.
Of the few hours that I spent playing Modern Warfare remastered, the first few were nostalgic, the following were fun, and the final ones were tedious. Modern Warfare remastered plays just as well as it did all those years ago. The gameplay is fast, fluid, and (best of all) simple. It took me back to a simple past where wall runs did not exist and Titans were unheard of. And it is this simplicity that made us all fall in love with this game. Just running and gunning.
In the graphics department, the game looks better than it ever has. Better textures and a high resolution eases this classic’s transition to the current generation of consoles. It obviously doesn’t look as good as any of the recent games, but that was to be expected. As a remaster though, it’s stellar.
Unfortunately, due to the huge amount of first person shooters we have seen over the past few years, Modern Warfare does feel outdated. This does not necessarily need to be a negative thing for those of us who adore the classic FPS formula, but for those who have adjusted to modern FPS, going back will be tricky. There’s nothing Activision can do about this, but that doesn’t mean that MW Remastered is a good game for this generation.
The multilplayer of the game launched with 10 maps, they are Ambush, Backlot, Bog, Crash, Crossfire, District, Downpour, Overgrown, Shipment and Vacant. More maps will be added with a free update set to arrive this December. There is not much to talk about here except that there are now more prestige levels to master aside from the regular 10 prestige, Raven Software has added additional 10 prestiges, which might please the fans who have a desire to compete further in the game.
For more detailed impressions on the game’s single player, you can check out our single player review from here.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is available now for the PS4, Xbox One and PC. It was developed by Raven Software and published by Activision. This review covers the PS4 version of the game.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered Review (PS4)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is a remaster done right. Unfortunately it lacks content at launch with just 10 multiplayer maps, and the game being tied to the special edition of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare doesn't really help much in this case.