Could this be the year that Call of Duty gets a critical mauling? No, not by a long shot, but it’s certainly not getting the high scores across the board that it’s used to. We’re still badgering away at putting our thoughts into readable words (it’s like mind-reading!) so we’ve compiled a few reviews from across the ‘net to tide you over until your review from Pure PlayStation is ready.
Most reviews are critical of the game’s multiplayer being a bit too heavy-handed on the micro transactions while the campaign and Zombies seems to be faring a little better.
GamesRadar+ – 80/100
“It’s not quite a complete reinvention for the series but Infinite Warfare makes some refreshing changes to deliver a confident and exciting shooter.”
Destructoid – 70/100
“Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare does just enough to stay above the curve and somewhat make up for the appropriately soulless Ghosts. The zombies team did and incredible job with Spaceland, and the multiplayer still ticks all of the right boxes with an ample locomotion system that has since been surpassed by Titanfall. But if you were expecting anything totally new, including non-inventive space campaign, look elsewhere.”
EGM – 70/100
“Infinite Warfare is one step forward; two steps back for Call of Duty. The multiplayer is still fun, but the suspect microtransactions have left me wary. The campaign also gets more wrong than right with shoddy storytelling overshadowing the usually tight FPS gameplay. At the very least, we got a Zombies experience comparable to what we’ve seen in the past – and Modern Warfare Remastered was a fun stroll down memory lane.”
Time – 50/100
“An assemblage of hits and misses, that’s the measure of this year’s Call of Duty. I could say something about the publisher Ubisoft pulling back from its annualized Assassin’s Creed franchise, or how even Doctor Who gets a break. But it’s probably simplest to remind that it’s shooter season, and this year, the alternatives are formidable.”
A bit of a mixed bag, then, but we don’t think this’ll stop Infinite Warfare from selling truckloads of copies; Activision could probably up the price to £100 and still achieve close to the normal sales for the series. Bugger.
Have you got Infinite Warfare, or are you skipping out on this one until it’s a bit cheaper? Or have you found your FPS fix with Call of Duty rival Battlefield 1, or perhaps even Titanfall 2? Give us your best shot down in the comments section below.