Gaming Illustrated: "Let’s not split hairs here, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare does not shun the fact that previous entries exist. Players have been taken through World Wars, modern battlefields re-imagined and even zombie-plagued cities, what else could be left? Multiplayer has been tweaked and refined countless times, how does a developer improve upon the golden standard? Somehow, Sledgehammer Games felt it was up to the task of not playing it safe. And with one small but major addition, Call of Duty has been changed forever. Advanced Warfare is anything but safe and anything but stale."