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Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare - Xbox 360 hands-on!

by Nick Haywood on 23 August 2007, 18:48

Tags: Call of Duty 4, Activision (NASDAQ:ATVI), PC, Xbox 360, PS3, FPS

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Yes, I’m a cack-handed nob

Games Convention 2007 So whilst I was busy being a cack-handed nob and making a hash of just running around, my squad led by Sgt Wilson, (who bears an uncanny resemblance to real-life SAS legend, John ‘Mac’ McAleese), had advanced to a bulkhead door and were impatiently waiting for me. When I arrived we did an explosive entry, with one guy kicking the door in, another throwing in a flash-bang before Wilson and I went in with guns blazing… and yes, it was a bloody good fun.

Now I’m not going to spoil it for you by telling you what happened throughout the whole level but I will say that it gets very frantic and finishes with one of Call of Duty’s trademark scripted sequences. And damn fine it is too.

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Oh, one last special mention has to go to the dialogue which, I reckon, was written by someone who’d been watching Aliens a little too much. At one point one of my squad pulled a shotgun from his back holster with the line “I like to keep this handy for close encounters.”, just like Hicks… even Sgt Wilson gets in on the act with a muttered “Stay frosty”, another of Hicks’ lines.

All in all, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is looking to be a blast… easy to play and at the same time detailed and complex with the weapons and tactics used by both your squad and the enemy AI.

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There’s more than 70 new and authentic weapons and gear from assault rifles with laser sites, claymore mines, .50 caliber sniper rifles, and M-249 SAW machine guns. As well as accessories like night-vision goggles and ghillie suits, for maximum concealment.

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Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is slated for an Autumn 2007 release on Xbox 360, PC and PS3.