Call of Duty: Ghosts is the 10th and the most recent game in the extremely popular Call of Duty franchise, like most of the other Call of Duty games, it is a first-person shooter.
Ghosts, like previous installments of Call of Duty is a fast paced action adventure game where you get a chance to save the world by killing a lot of bad guys and blowing stuff up. Ghosts is not a direct continuation of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare or Black Ops series, and is set in another timeline following the Middle East’s nuclear destruction.
In the Ghosts universe, oil producing Southern American countries have formed a Federation since the destruction of the Middle East that has become a superpower that is intent on taking over the world. The United States has been fighting the Federation for ten years with no end in sight after being attacked by the Federation. It is now up to a unit of U.S. Special Operations personnel led by a retired U.S. Army Captain Elias Walker, and his sons David “Hesh” Walker, and Logan Walker and their dog Riley to try and stop former Ghost turned traitor Gabriel Rorke and the Federation.
The campaign mode is a lot of fun as expected if you have ever played a Call of Duty game, you get to do things that haven’t been done in previous Call of Duty campaign modes, like repelling down buildings, getting to drive tanks and fly helicopters. You even get to play as the family dog Riley, and have shootouts in space. All these new additions make the campaign mode a lot more fun than recent installments.
The multiplayer mode is probably the most famous mode in all Call of Duty games, and as usual it doesn’t disappoint. You can create your own soldier, you are also allowed to drop some weapons in favor of perks, and are also allowed to upgrade your weapons with attachments. Unlike some of the previous Call of Duty multiplayer modes, there are no unfair advantages in terms of the guns you use.
The usual Free for all and Domination modes are included, and a few modes like the Team Death match has been brought back. Call of Duty: Ghosts introduces a few new modes to their multiplayer mode like Cranked, a game in which you have to make a kill every 30 seconds after your first kill and explode if you don’t.
Some maps can be slightly changed to give you an advantage, or to eliminate an advantage your opponent might have. You can blow up a gas station ad have it crumble on your opponents, or you can throw a grenade at a door that opens so nobody can sneak up on you from behind through the door.
If you get tired of playing the campaign or multiplayer modes, there is an Extinction mode, which is a four player co-op mode that pits players against different types of aliens as you try to blow up their hive.
The longer campaign mode, new toys to play with, and new additions to the multiplayer mode to Call of Duty: Ghosts make it one of the best in the franchise. The new world and characters are different from what Call of Duty fans are used to, but it is what separates it from the other games in the franchise which have been recycling the same wars for a while.