The single-player campaign of “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3” has received a low IGN rating of 4, marking one of the lowest-rated single-player campaigns in the “Call of Duty” series.
IGN Rating: 4 – Poor
The single-player storyline of “Modern Warfare 3” feels undercooked, overly repetitive, and appears to be cobbled together from portions of the multiplayer mode, making it feel out of place compared to the campaign modes in other “Call of Duty” games.
The single-player campaign of “Modern Warfare 3” commits one of the biggest sins a global action thriller can: it’s dreadfully boring. What seemed like an intricately woven web of intrigue turns out to be a cobweb tucked away behind the shed of your childhood backyard toys. It’s a poor imitation of the past, composed of immature storytelling moments, conflicting with attempts to introduce new open combat missions designed to encourage player freedom. Yes, the gunplay remains great, and the visuals and sound design are top-notch, but it feels like a shinier, less refined version of something I’ve played too many times before. If this is the quality we can expect from “Call of Duty” campaigns, perhaps it’s time to take a year or two off and elevate this low standard back to its former glory.