Call of Duty: Ghosts, the latest release in the ridiculously popular modern military shooter series, has opened to a noticeably colder critical reception than its predecessors.
The Call of Duty series has been receiving slightly lower average review scores with each release since the original Modern Warfare (disregarding Treyarch’s WWII-themed World at War), and this year’s Ghosts looks set to continue that trend. While the majority of reviewers aren’t necessarily saying Ghosts is a bad game, it’s becoming clear that the series is no longer the critical darling that it once was.
Common complaints include subpar graphics, an overly short campaign, and low player caps in the multiplayer. Above all though, the general consensus seems to be that the game is just another rehash in the series, that adds little of real substance.