Game details

Game:
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
AKA
Genre:
Shooter
Sub Genre:
First Person
Release Date (US):
November 8th, 2011
Release Date (UK):
November 8th, 2011
Players:
1-2
Online Players:
2-16
Developers:
Infinity Ward / Sledgehammer Entertainment / Raven Software
Publisher:
Activision
Rating:
M [Mature]
PSU Rank:
0 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
0 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also on PC and Xbox 360

About Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Continuing with the tales of bravery and confrontation in battle, this eighth entry in the Call of Duty franchise (in addition to an action-adventure spin-off from Sledgehammer Games) is due out in 2011.

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PSU Review Score
9.0
Avg. user review score:
4.0

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Summary

Modern Warfare 3 doesn't reinvent the wheel by any means, but there's no denying it's a damn good action-packed blockbuster, and maybe the best Call of Duty to date.

We like

  • Multiplayer has been refined to a tee
  • Surprising amount of co-op content
  • Well-paced, action-packed campaign

We dislike

  • Visuals look dated and unimpressive
  • Doesn't break free from the Modern Warfare mold
  • AI can sometimes feel sloppy

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Oh Modern Warfare, how you’ve shaken up the video game industry so. Starting its reign over the first-person shooter market back in 2007, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare brought us a new, addictive take on multiplayer that would since be imitated, and in this case, iterated upon. Modern Warfare 2 achieved nothing short of overcoming the hurdle that was surpassing its predecessor in 2009. And now, Infinity Ward and Sledgeham...

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 News

  • Final Modern Warfare 3 DLC handed release date

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3’s final chunk of post-launch content will be released for PlayStation 3 and PC on October 10 – barely a month before Black Ops II assaults store shelves in November 2012. Developer Infinity Ward confirmed the news on Twitter. Final Assault will be th...

  • Modern Warfare 3 Elite DLC dated for PS3

    Infinity Ward has confirmed via Twitter that PlayStation 3 owners will be able to download the next batch of DLC for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 on August 16. Sadly, those of you who aren’t subscribers to Elite will have to wait until a later date to get your mitts on the DLC. Call of...

  • Modern Warfare 3 September DLC leaked, three new maps detailed

    Details, screenshots and a video exposing the upcoming DLC pack planned for Modern Warfare 3 have been leaked online. Due for release in September, the DLC shows three new maps: Boardwalk, Gulch and Parish. The three maps take players across different areas of the United States, including a Jersey...

  • You can download Modern Warfare 3 Collection 2 right now

    It took a bit longer than we would've liked, but Modern Warfare 3's second major map pack is finally arriving on the PlayStation Store. For $14.99 (standard Call of Duty pricing fare), you can download Collection 2 which features three new multiplayer maps, two Special Ops missions, and two Face Of...

  • Call of Duty Elite userbase tops 10 million

    Activision has revealed that its Call of Duty Elite service has reached the 10 million user mark since its inception in November 2011. Two million of the userbase consists of premium paid members, with the Call of Duty franchise boasting 40 million active users per month. Modern Warfare 3 alone h...

  • Modern Warfare 3 PS3 Bundle coming soon

    Big games have big followings, so it's not surprising to see that Infinity Ward and Sony have organized a PlayStation 3 bundle featuring the highly-acclaimed Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Set for release on May 25th, this PS3 bundle will include a copy of the record-setting Call of Duty: Modern W...

  • Call of Duty sales beginning to slow?

    Sales of Activision’s multi-million dollar selling Call of Duty franchise are apparently starting to falter, with Modern Warfare 3 sales behind those of its predecessor. Specifically, Gamasutra reports that Macquarie Equities analysts have put MW3 sales 4.2 per cent lower than Call of Duty:...

  • Activision: Call of Duty to have Elite integrated in future games

    Activision proclaimed to Eurogamer that the next Call of Duty game must have the Elite program fully integrated. Activision's Nolan Heller said, "All we're really saying about it at this point is integration is the word of the day," he said. "It needs to be in the game. It needs to b...

  • Infinity Ward talks MW3 DLC 'content collection #1'

    Activision has today made public a new behind-the-scenes video of the first pack of DLC coming to non-Call of Duty Elite subscribers.  In the video, you’ll hear some of the big wigs over at Infinity Ward & Sledgehammer Games tell you about what to expect from the Call of Duty: Modern...

  • Modern Warfare 3 tops U.S. February 2012 sales

    Retail tracker the NPD Group has confirmed that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 took the crown for the highest-selling videogame in the U.S. last month. The state-of-the-art military shooter, which was released in November 2011, has topped the U.S. software charts for four consecutive months now. ...

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Features

  • In the Spotlight: John "Soap" MacTavish

    One half of Modern Warfare’s dynamic duo – the other being Captain Price – Scottish hard man John “Soap” MacTavish remains one of the most popular and iconic heroes in the Call of Duty franchise to date. Initially starting out as the player character in Call of Duty 4, ...

  • [And the winner is...] Contest: Win a SIGNED copy of Modern Warfare 3

    Since you’ve been clamoring for it, we’ve decided to post the winning entry of that signed Modern Warfare 3 contest we ran a few weeks back. Here it is: It was hard to pick just one, as we laughed at dozens of entries. Thanks again for all those who took part in the competition; we ho...

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