Call of Duty®: Ghosts is an extraordinary step forward for one of the largest entertainment franchises of all-time. This new chapter in the Call of Duty® franchise features a new dynamic where players are on the side of a crippled nation fighting not for freedom, or liberty, but simply to survive.
Fueling this all new Call of Duty experience, the franchise's new next-gen engine delivers stunning levels of immersion and performance, all while maintaining the speed and fluidity of 60 frames-per-second across all platforms.
Single Player Campaign
Ten years after a devastating mass event, America’s borders and the balance of global power have changed forever. As what's left of the nation's Special Operations forces, a mysterious group known only as "Ghosts" leads the fight back against a newly emerged, technologically-superior global power.
A New Call of Duty Universe: For the first time in franchise history, players will take on the underdog role with Call of Duty: Ghosts; outnumbered and outgunned, players must fight to reclaim a fallen nation in an intensely personal narrative. Gamers will get to know an entirely new cast of characters and visit locales in a changed world unlike anything seen in Call of Duty® before.
In Call of Duty: Ghosts you don't just create a class, you create a soldier, a first for the franchise. In the new Create-A-Soldier system, players can change the physical appearance of their soldier by choosing the head, body type, head-gear and equipment, and for the first time in a Call of Duty® game, the player can also choose their gender. With 20,000 possible combinations, this is the most flexible and comprehensive character customization in Call of Duty history.
New dynamic maps are the evolution of multiplayer. They include interactive elements and player triggered events that make the environment evolve as each match goes on. The entire landscape can shift and force players to change tactics and strategies.
Call of Duty: Ghosts introduces new tactical player movements. The new contextual lean system now allows players to lean around obstacles without adding button combinations or fully leaving cover. The new mantling system allows fluid movement over objects, while maintaining momentum. The knee slide allows for a natural transition from sprinting crouching to prone.
Call of Duty: Ghosts delivers over 20 NEW Kill Streaks such as Juggernaut Maniac, the Helo Scout, the Vulture and the ODIN Strike. Players can even bring in guard dog Riley, from the single-player campaign, to protect and also to attack enemies. There are also over 30 NEW weapons, including an entirely new weapon class: Marksman Rifles.
Build your team and take up to 6 of them into battle in the all new Squads mode. This mode takes the best parts of the multiplayer experience and allows you to play either solo or cooperatively with the custom soldiers created and leveled up in multiplayer.
The load-out choices you make for your Squad members will directly change the AI behavior of your squad-mates. Give your soldier a sniper rifle and he'll behave like a sniper, and an SMG guy will be more run and gun.
OS: Windows 7 64-Bit / Windows 8 64-Bit CPU: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E8200 2.66 GHZ / AMD Phenom™ X3 8750 2.4 GHZ or better RAM: 6 GB RAM HDD : 40 GB HD space Video: NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTS 450 / ATI® Radeon™ HD 5870 or better Sound: DirectX® compatible sound card DirectX®: DirectX® 11 Internet: Broadband connection and service required for Multiplayer Connectivity. Internet connection required for activation.
OS: Windows 7 64-Bit / Windows 8 64-Bit CPU: Intel® Core™ i5 – 680 @ 3.6GHz RAM: 8 GB RAM HDD : 40 GB HD space Video: NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 760 @ 4GB Sound: DirectX® compatible sound card DirectX®: DirectX® 11 Internet: Broadband connection and service required for Multiplayer Connectivity. Internet connection required for activation.
I was personally very surprised by this game. Despite its initial bad press for being much of the same, I actually think is one of few from the modern line up of Call of Duty games that actually mixed things up a bit.
For one, you have the alternative mode to the usual Nazi Zombies, this time you have Extinction, which is more of an objective based from A-B mode, mixed with moments of intense stand offs between ever changing and varied aliens. I'd compare it to a mixture between you classic Nazi Zombies and Valve's Left 4 Dead, and it's fun, f**cking fun! With 4 skilled players, you can find yourself a nervous wreck towards the end of certain maps, usually dying over and over before you slowly but surely become good enough at the game to actually get to the end to escape. Each Extinction map is incredibly different to the next meaning it gets stale a whole lot less than Nazi Zombies does.
Secondly the campaign, many people call this a clone of any modern CoD title but this time... WITH A PET DOG! Sure, you do have a canine partner in particular missions that you can order to attack certain enemies, which does mix the play style up a little but not as much as the difference in scenery between missions that very few Call of Duty games have lived up to in my experience. The missions change from on foot, to deep sea, to vehicle chases, to outer space battles seamlessly that prevents you from getting too comfortable and becoming bored.
In regards to the multiplayer, it's nothing we haven't seen before, there's a few cool new game modes and map variants, but it mostly sticks to what we know. One thing I did enjoy, is that is feels much more stripped back than previous titles, less crap flying around in the air and less constant kill streak explosions catching you off guard. I'd say it felt like a mixture of Black Ops and the Medal of Honor reboot. Still, no World at War or the original Modern Warfare.
Overall I think it gets a lot more flack than it deserves, games like Advanced Warfare are trying to move away from the norm but don't mind who's toes they tread on. At least Ghosts has its own ideas.
If you're a CoD fan then Ghosts isn't as bad as its reputation wants you believe, if you're new to Call of Duty, this isn't the best place to start, but it definitely is not the worst. A confident 4 out of 5 stars!