The venerable Call of Duty franchise continues the march of war with a change of scenery. No longer will players be arming themselves with M1 Garands, Lugers, and PPS42s. The war they will fight will not have been fought already once in the world and simulated in five thousand other games. No, those days are long behind us.
Instead, Infinity Ward places gamers in the shoes of a modern soldier, with all the tools of the trade. Weapons are deadlier, combat is more chaotic, and the graphics prettier and grittier. Despite that, there's this feeling of instantly recognizing the blood lines of the title. Everything you have always loved about Call of Duty is immediately present – the way your character moves, the weapon feel, the advantages and disadvantages to firing from the hip.