It’s true we’re just on the cusp of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare 2’s release – the game will be hitting shelves worldwide on November 10th - however for anyone who has not yet experienced, or does not currently own a copy of the first Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, the game is now going for half-price as part of this weekend’s Steam deal.
That means you can download a copy for £17.99 which, even though you can get a hold of a GOTY copy for much less than £29.99 (steam's usual price), still gives you the opportunity to make a very decent saving. Although the next best price comes in at £18.48 from Coolshop they are currently out of stock which means the next best offer comes in at around £25 from Amazon.
Raking in the awards back in 2007, Call of Duty 4: MW was, and probably still is, one of the best first person shooters money can buy. The game alternates between two different storylines, focusing initially upon S.A.S member Soap MacTavish and the exploits of an American Special forces squad deployed to the Middle East. Although the game has some emphasis upon realism – it only takes a few bullets to die and the ballistics system is superb – the game does still retain the cinematic, slightly linear feel of previous Call of Duty titles.
However that said, the quality of the graphics and the intensity of the gameplay more than compensate for this. The only slight drawback regarding Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is the shortness of the single player campaign which is a little disappointing. Thankfully however the multiplayer mode does much to extend the gameplay and provides great replay value. Good sequels are never easy to produce, and regarding Modern Warfare 2, Infinity Ward have certainly got their work cut out to release something capable of toppling its epic predecessor.