Infinity Ward after their Call of Duty Ghosts release back in 2013, they started developing their new Call of Duty game. This game is Call of Duty Infinite Warfare. The game brings new sceneries and a refined gameplay, let’s find out what and if it delivers.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare campaign takes place on Space and you are Captain Nick Reyes (Brian Bloom), who you are on helm of your spaceship called”Retribution”. Your villain is Admiral Salen Kotch (Kit Harington) who declares a war on you and your team for reasons that you will find in the main game (I don’t want to spoil it). The game includes many cameo appearances such the F1 champion Lewis Hamilton, the UFC professional Connor McGregor, and the actress Jamie Gray Hyder known for her roles in True Blood and Graceland TV series. In the Campaign, you will be able to choose and unlock your weapons and customize them and your ship looks as well. Yes, in Call of Duty Infinite Warfare you will be able to pilot your own spacecraft. Driving the spacecraft feels so great, there is no on-rails footage, everything from the take-off to the landing are on your own control. You will engage to some amazing space battles, which feel so good to have in the game. Apart from the main missions, you will also be able to take part in side missions which are really well made and not some pointless ones. It features more difficulties than the classic ones such as Specialist which is more brutal than Veteran and Yolo which it only takes a bullet to get killed. You will have to complete the campaign first and then you will be able to choose the new difficulties. The campaign really shocked me that I couldn’t sleep well for a day. It’s really emotional, engaging and simply amazing. It was written by ex-Naughty Dog’s writers of Uncharted, The Last of Us, Jak & Daxter, etc. I can easily say that it’s one of the best campaigns in a Call of Duty game yet.
Zombies in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, travels you back in time in the 80’s in a space themed park, called ”Spaceland”. The Zombie map include Arcade Machines which include Activision classic games such as Pitfall and more. You can play them and win tickets which you can use to buy and upgrade your weapons. It’s not 80’s if a park doesn’t have music, so David Hasselhoff comes to save our lives by playing 80’s golden music in the background as a DJ, but he is also your guy for hints and he can also fight the zombies with you. There are so many secrets in the Zombies mode that you will have to play yourself and find them. I have to say Infinity Ward nailed it and it’s one of the best Zombie mode that you will ever experience, it’s fun-guaranteed.
Call of Duty Infinite Warfare Multiplayer is a great one. Multiplayer mode uses the same movement same as Call of Duty Black Ops III one, but better and more refined. It isn’t that fast paced than BO III one, it’s slower and much better. Personally I like it better than BO III. The maps are decent, but there are some small ones which create a chaos that you won’t understand where you got shot from. I think it has something to do with spawns, Infinity Ward said they are looking at it and monitoring as of the time of writing. There is a ton of customization in Call of Duty Infinite Warfare, you get to choose a combat rig which comes with different powers and special weapons each. You get the classic customizable options such as camos, emblems, callsigns, and sights for aim. There are also some classic weapons from the past CoD Games as well, such as the M1 Garand, Intervention from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and more. Each time you prestige, you can choose to spend your tokens to unlock a classic weapon. There is an all-new weapon crafting system in the game. You can spend your salvage (in-game currency) which is earned by supply drops, mission teams and daily log-ins to unlock better versions of the guns you have. The versions are divided in different labels like Supply Drops (Legendary, Epic, etc.) the upgrades give you a much better version of the gun with different traits each. There is no advantage over your opponents, everything is well-balanced and every single item can be earned if you are willing to grind in-game. I really do like the Multiplayer of the game, I personally feel great playing it and yes I can say that it’s much better than the previous ones Multiplayer.
Let’s get into the technical aspect of the game. The gameplay is fantastic, it’s fast-paced and refined. The audio is simply golden, the tunes in Zombies mode are fantastic for 80’s fans, the in-game soundtrack is amazing which makes you feel that you live that moment, it’s well made. The graphics are fantastic for another year. There is also an option to turn film grain and motion blur on or off which confused so many players. If you want a cinematic experience I suggest leaving them on, but if you want great graphics, turn them off completely. You get so much hours of content for your money, you will be in for a great experience.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare brings the series to new heights. It’s a fantastic game and every First Person Shooter fan should give this a shot.
I give Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare a 9/10, it’s an evolution. Call of Duty is back!
***Reviewer’s note: I have spent 17 hours playing the game and I will continue doing so for a long time. The game copy was provided by the publisher for the purpose of this review.