The embargo on Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has just been lifted, and reviews have begun appearing online.
Despite the public’s initial reaction at the game’s trailer, critic scores seem to be relatively high and the game looks to have a good singleplayer campaign with enjoyable multiplayer.
Infinite Warfare is now available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Here’s what the critics have to say about the latest iteration of the Call of Duty franchise:
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare features a compelling single-player experience with plenty of optional missions for those looking for more, and robust multiplayer modes for players of every style, whether you’re leading the scoreboards in kill confirmed or goofing around with friends taking on an alien invader in an over-the-top amusement park.
There’s no doubt that Infinity Ward made a wise call in ditching the Ghosts franchise.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is one of the best campaigns the series has provided, with stellar writing and varied environments.
While that level of ingenuity didn’t transfer over to multiplayer and Zombies, taken as an entire package, Infinite Warfare is a standout effort whose biggest sin is not trying to reinvent the wheel at every turn.
By venturing beyond Earth–and not just to other planets, but to space itself–Call of Duty found a canvas to produce its best story in years.
It reinforces the notion that a game’s narrative is only as good as its characters.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare delivers a familiar Call of Duty gameplay in an innovative new setting that should satisfy gamers who are tired of playing the same old thing.
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 an 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 the non-inventive space campaign, look elsewhere.
Attack of the Fanboy: 4/5
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is chock full of content. The campaign, multiplayer, and zombies modes all add up to a game that will keep you playing for hours.
These individual modes might have their faults, with the campaign being particularly skippable if you just want that base action gameplay.
The multiplayer remains true to its roots, even with the big shift in setting. And Zombies is the highlight of the experience in a lot of ways, offering a great co-op experience.