Call of Duty 4
[img_assist|nid=464|title=|desc=|link=node|align=left|width=100|height=75]Call of Duty 4 has moved away from the World War 2 battle scene and into modern day conflict. It tells a story from multiple perspectives, letting you play as a British SAS operative and as a US Marine, taking you from a rainy night out on the sea onto saving millions from a nuclear-powered death. You’ll move from house to house in the Middle East while conducting a full-scale assault, raid Russian farmhouses searching for terrorists, disguise yourself as the enemy and later crawl through the bush as the enemy moves right past you.
[img_assist|nid=465|title=|desc=|link=node|align=right|width=100|height=75]In Call of Duty 4 you always have something to work towards. You gain experience points for everything you do, in capturing control points, getting kills, calling in support, the points go toward your rank. The higher you rank the more content unlocked. The class system is also interesting, each class has different weapons, as you rank up you can unlock the classes until eventually you can create your own. The classes allow you to pick your own main weapon, sidearm, attachments, what special grenades and give you certain perks. It’s these class traits that really help to set Call of Duty 4 apart from the pack.
[img_assist|nid=466|title=|desc=|link=node|align=left|width=100|height=75]Not only is the game play pretty good, the presentation is well done too. Graphics do a great job of rendering wide-open fields, tight buildings or house, smoke-belching silos, and lots more. The light is right so everything appears as it should. The sounds are spot on too; a battle in the distance sounds muffled, but up close you can hear the crack of an M16 or the barrage from an AK-47.
One of the downsides is that the single-player is pretty brief, however is does have a great multiplayer. For the rest of it, Call of Duty is superb package and I heartily recommend everyone try it.