CraveOnline writes: "Looking at the reviews for Call of Duty: Ghosts says a lot about the state of the once titanic series. Despite promises of reinvigoration, disappointment from outlets and consumers across the board makes it appear anything but. It isn't that Infinity Ward didn't try, either. The addition of a dog companion in campaign mode was intended to give the story a different feel from the isolation of previous installments. Meanwhile, deep character customization, additions to gameplay flow, and dynamic maps were designed to elevate the series, preparing it for a new generation of releases."