In this review we will analyze the single-player campaign of the new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is the highly anticipated sequel to the award-winning Modern Warfare 2, as well as a reboot of the original released in 2011. This review will focus on the single-player campaign, while the “multiplayer” and “zombie” modes are covered in a separate in-depth analysis that you can read by clicking here.
Did he convince us? Well, you’ll only find out by reading!
Review Campagna Single-Player Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 campaign presents itself as a tumultuous rollercoaster of emotions, where moments of gameplay excellence coexist with superficial storytelling and a lack of innovation.
Let’s start with an undoubtedly positive aspect: the gunplay. It is a key element that supports the entire gaming experience thanks to a feeling of fluidity, responsiveness and, above all, exceptional weapon sounds. Shooting and handling weapons is engaging, significantly contributing to keeping the adrenaline level high during the various missions.
However, despite its combat advantages, the campaign plot is disappointingly superficial. The narrative often feels like a series of clichés reused from previous titles, lacking the depth needed to truly engage players. The game seems to rely on spectacular moments rather than an intriguing and well-developed story. The “open combat” missions embody this superficiality, representing an unsuccessful attempt to embrace the sandbox approach, which actually clashes with the traditional structure of Call of Duty’s single-player stories. A point of light within the campaign is the presence of more traditional missions, which recall the iconic style of the series.
Il graphics department, while maintaining solid performance, does not achieve the innovation that one would expect from a title of this magnitude. The environments, while well crafted, are often based on familiar locations, with frequent use of pieces of Verdansk from Warzone. The effect is that of a sensation of déjà vu, which can attenuate the visual impact of the new settings introduced.
One of our favorite missions was “Skyscraper,” which manages to provide a challenging and dizzying experience as you move through the floors of a skyscraper, recalling the dynamic style of RAIDs. However, such moments of excellence are sadly sporadic, failing to fully make up for narrative and design shortcomings.
The forced interaction with the multiplayer counterpart turns out to be another weak point of the campaign. The open-world approach of Warzone and DMZ spills over into the level-design, contributing to a sense of inconsistency and compromising the single-player experience.
Furthermore, the emotional connection with the main characters appears artificial due to the limited time spent with them during missions. This makes the plot less engaging and prevents the player from developing a meaningful attachment to the characters, as was the case in previous titles in the series.
Let’s sum it up | Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Single-Player Campaign Review
The Modern Warfare 3 campaign offers moments of pure fun thanks to the engaging gunplay and some well-structured missions. However, the graphics, although solid, lack innovation, while the plot is too often flat and uninspired. The campaign seems to rush to ride the success of its predecessor without bringing significant improvements, positioning itself as a chapter that, while competent, fails to elevate the series to new levels of excellence.
To find out what we think of the multiplayer counterpart, click here!
- Surface texture
- Repetitive environments
- Relationships with secondary characters poorly explored
- Unconvincing open-combat mechanics