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POSTED 12/11/11


CALL OF DUTY: MODERN WARFARE 3

Activision
PS3 (also on Xbox 360, Wii, PC)

“Of course you know this means war!” – Bugs Bunny. Even if Groucho Marx did say it first.

Haven’t finished Modern Warfare 2 yet? Well. What are you waitin’ for ya ultramaroon, finish it! Go on, git! Tappety... tappety... tappety... What, you’re still here? Oh well, we’ll not be held responsible for anything spoilerific, as MW3 carries on directly from the end of dat one. THE US FORCES ARE STRUGGLIN’ AGAINST THE MIGHT OF THE INVADING RUSSKIE FORCES! Ain’t we stinkers?

So, it’s boomstick globetrotting time once more, as you do the New York, London ,Paris, Berlin, everybody talk about pop... umm, whirlin’ thing, raining havoc on Russians, battling to save great monuments and also the odd political figure or three or four or five or summat, in a Tom-Clancy-with-a-dash-of-Jack-Bauer scenario. We’re talking culmination of a three-part story, and this certainly knows how to culminate. It’s a linear, movie-like experience, but you star.

So, if you’re after single player combat and can’t decide between Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3, then let us help. Get this. Next!

Right, multiplayer. If this is your bag then you’ve a tougher decision on your brains. BF3 does it so stylishly that even Cary Grant would be envious, should he be respiring today, however MW3 has familiarity that fans’ll dig, tweaked and refined to make it even more, uh, diggable. Over 16 maps, more attention’s been paid to physics (lug hefty stuff and you’ll be slower, for example), twiddles with streaks and levelling, plus more class choice.

Our ultimate multiplayer verdict? Suck both options and see which tastes yummier.

In the end, MW3’s kinda The Expendables (OTT) to Battlefield 3's Black Hawk Down (dramatic). Just like these films were both great entertainment in their own ways, so too are MW3 and BF3 in theirs. Doc.

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