Call of Duty: Ghosts

Multiple players gather together in a military-style shooting game

6.8

809 Votes

  • Category Action
  • License Full version
  • Works under Windows 8.1 / Windows 8 / Windows 7
  • Language English
  • Program by Activision

Get Ready for some Spooky Fun

Call of Duty: Ghosts is yet another instalment in the Call of Duty Saga. Although Call of Duty is very popular among first person shooter games, there have been so many releases in the series that some people may have trouble keeping track of them all. Is Call of Duty Ghosts simply a variation on a theme, or does it offer something new and different? Find out by reading the review.

Call of Duty: Ghosts presents players with the fast and fluid game play that the original captured so well. People who are familiar with the original game should be able to jump right into the action and should have little trouble figuring out what to do.

However, Ghosts also introduces players to a brand new gaming premise. The player personalisation is stunning and really captures the feeling that you are playing the game with a team of skilled soldiers. The sweeping changes that the game presents also breathes new life into the old concept and helps make it more original that many people may expect.

Ghosts is set in a whole new world to the original Call of Duty as well as being slightly in the future. For a change it is the South American nations who pose the threat and gamers must strive to take down the evil forces of South America, who have made their money from dominating the oil markets and are now intent on dominating the world. The plot of the game is fairly simple and often feels like it is a bit too simple. Fans of great storylines may find that this is a little lacking in content.

There is plenty to do in Ghosts and missions are extensive and engaging. Although the campaigns are a little complicated at times, there really force gamers to use all of their skills and work hard to achieve their goals. Fortunately the controls are rather easy to manage and players should not be confused for long.

The world of Ghosts is rich and varied and there is a lot of area to explore. The varied scenery leads to a wide range of different tasks for players to complete such as flying helicopters over lush jungle, rappelling down skyscrapers and even engaging in firefights with the enemy in Outer Space. The whole Ghosts world is presented in a single map, which is extremely large and can be rather confusing at first.

There are so many new elements to Ghosts that gamers can enjoy the thrill of not quite knowing what is coming next. One minute you may find that you have to put all of your speed and strategy to the test to evade a group of hungry sharks. In the next scene you may need to take on the role of a dog to complete a challenge, which brings with it a whole new range of skills. Each new scenario that players are presented with requires a whole new strategy and this game is certainly going to keep gamers on their toes, making it anything but boring.

Call of Duty: Ghosts includes many of the great features that fans of Call of Duty have come to know and love. There are enough extra elements to make this game feel fresh and exciting, despite a few small setbacks. However, like many franchises the story has been skipped over a little this time around, which is a bit of a disappointment.

Pros

  • More team focus
  • Campaigns are exciting and engaging

Cons

  • The maps are too big
  • The story is rather basic
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