Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is the latest installment in the Call of Duty franchise from Activision. The game starts off with a big intro that sets the tone of the game, while showing video game fans what separates Call of Duty from the other shooters that have been trying to emulate them for years. In the campaign mode, you play as Jack Mitchell, U.S. Marine, who suffers a catastrophic event that leads to him being discharged from the corps. After leaving the Marines, he signs up with Atlas, a private military corporation that is run by his best friend’s father, Jonathan Irons, who is played by Kevin Spacey.
The first thing that will grab your attention in this game are the graphics, especially if you are playing it on Xbox One or Playstation 4, because they are so realistic, that you can even notice the creases in the character’s skin. As with previous campaign modes, you will go on a lot of exciting missions and will have to kill a lot of bad guys, but this time around, there are a few changes that make them even more exciting, because there are plenty of new ways to kill enemies without even using a gun. Advanced Warfare is set in 2054, so there are a lot of cool futuristic weapons for you to play with, like the lasers that can cut through armour.
The only problems I had with the Campaign mode was that you can’t use all the features of the EXO suit in all the stages, and it failed to really establish the relationships between the characters, some of whom are supposed to have known each other for a while, but feel like they just met each other during their conversations. At the end of the campaign mode, the story also doesn’t feel tied up, which can leave you a little disappointed.
The multiplayer mode, you can use the exo suit all the time, which makes the mode very exciting, because you and your opponents have speed boosts and can do double jumps, which adds a new dimension to the multiplayer mode. Special items are unlocked at a faster pace in Advanced Warefare, than they have been in the past, which allow you to get access to supply drops quickly, and attachments that make game play easier.
Advanced Warfare also has a coop mode, where you and up to three of your friends get to go on offensive and defensive objectives, that get harder as you progress, providing you with hours of entertainment.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is a game that follows in the footsteps of its predecessors, but the super realistic graphics and the use of exo suits that give you different boosts and allow you to do things you couldn’t do in other Call of Duty games, makes it a very entertaining game that is hard to put down.