MW3 Dev Begs for Help With Low Metacritic User Score

Luke Reilly: Sledgehammer Games' Glen Schofield has taken to Twitter to ask Call of Duty fans to support Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 on Metacritic.

"I don't usually do this but, if u like MW3 go 2 & help our user score," writes Schofield. "It's suspiciously low. Be honest but help if u agree."

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Dante1122114d ago (Edited 2114d ago )

Lol, I thought users were just rating down the game on one system, but from what I checked, the PS3, Xbox360 and even the PC version has been ravaged. This gen sucks so bad. What the heck has happened to gamers? I don't think it was this petty last gen.

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Jonah_Reese2114d ago

What happened to gamers? The same thing that happened to any and all communities, the internet. Granted it's just a tool or instrument but that's all this is needed for fakes to ruin something.

gamingdroid2114d ago

nah, the internet just allowed people to express their true personality without repercussion.

it's not the internet, IT'S THE PEOPLE!

mugoldeneagle032114d ago

As of now it has 1,167 negative reviews & 377 positive one. So your talking about A LOT of negative fake accounts when there could be just as many favorable reviews.

I mean, the game sold 9 million copies on day one...And Metacritic is a pretty well known site I'd say.

Also in comparison BF3 has 297 Positive and 84 negative. Those 9 million MW3 copies were sold to fans of the game who could have just as easily posted negative reviews for BF3 as well.

Obviously the most popular title will get the most hate, but still seems like it wouldn't be horribly off. Maybe 50/50?

killerhog2114d ago (Edited 2114d ago )

This doesn't happen in other genres, just look at: heavenly sword, forza 4, gt5, street fighter, Alan wake, etc.. All those mention games have a majority of legit user reviews. It's the damn tps and fps fans that need to grow up. Which they won't with jerk-off companies like EA and Activision adding fuel to the fire.

Edit: it might just be cod and bf fans that need to grow up, as other fps and tps games have legit reviews. Gears 3, gow3, uc3 all have legit reviews. But as someone ontop stated codmw3 is just a rehash the scores could be real. And the bf 3 low scores might actually be upset fans who didn't like EA's direction with it.

Iroquois_Pliskin2113d ago

maybe people got tired of buying the same old recycled game

ScubbaSteve2113d ago


Look at Dragon Age II. That one was about as low when it first launched. This generally happens if they make fans angry enough. MW3 just happens to be the main corporate FPS making it a good target. Not to mention many people hate Activision.

BattleAxe2113d ago (Edited 2113d ago )

Just a guess, but I'm sure that many EA employees have probably helped with the low user score.

princejb1342113d ago

@ Iroquois_Pliskin

if people got tired why would it have so many sales on day 1

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Smkt2114d ago

metacritic user reviews don't really matter, and besides the game did 9+mil units on day 1 despite the low scores. so who cares?

J_Cob2114d ago

Exactly what I was thinking. The majority of people that buy games don't go to Metacritic. They buy what they like regardless of what others think. Besides, it's such a small number compared to the amount of people that actually buy the games.

raWfodog2113d ago

I was going to say the same thing. If he thinks its 'suspiciously' low and think that a lot of people are purposely voting it down to be spiteful, all he has to do is point at the scoreboard and smile.

farhad2k82114d ago

All those sad lonely BF3 players, you know, the ones who are 30 years old an have no wife an no contact to their family? The ones who have no job, and live in one room?

Yeah, they're the reason this game got such a low score. They're meant to be playing BF3, but instead, they go online adn try to look for ways in which they can hate a game which has more sales than the amount of hair he has on his body.
Fact people, Fact.

ndl15312114d ago (Edited 2114d ago )

lol you think its bf3 haters? what about the fact people realizing that its the same dam rehash every year? really doesn't matter to go on metacritic and cry about it though because the dumb sheep already bought it . they should have voted with their wallets now they are stuck with that trash . your probably the little snot nosed pimple faced teen talking smack online huh? how funny that you tell your little story and try to pass it as fact .

Biggest2114d ago

My house. . . It has one room. My wife. . . She is not real. My communication devices. . . They are actually string cheese. My job. . . Is being unemployed.

Does that make you feel better about your $60 expansion pack, farhad2k8? I bet a simple tank in your totally awesome maze room sniping from 7ft away game would make you feel better.

saint_seya2114d ago (Edited 2114d ago )

i have 29, i have a job, im ok with my family, my house has only 10 rooms.. i have no wife (just cause i love to be single)... and i like bf3. That makes me go to sites like metacritics to bash (or to be honest(?)) about a game that looks like dlc more than a full game? Na im old enough to avoid that, just kids that need to ask their parents everything do that kind of thing.
I dun like the way activision milk cod, but if people like it still like that, who am i to say something?
I know that sounds to mature for u to understand.. maybe some day kid!

hiredhelp2114d ago (Edited 2114d ago )


Who gives you the right to judge like that, man im sure if you said that to my face you wouldnt want to the second time.

I love my son and my partnet but i also love the choppers and jets flying over my head while tracers flying past me as i hit the dirt.
With real lighting real physix,real shadows and better scaled map's. Cant wait for my FREE 4 maps and new vieachles and new guns in back to karkan.

Oh BTW as for cod reason why its bit of let down cos it was what we all expected. Not just bf players

Eiffel2113d ago (Edited 2113d ago )

So anyone who is a fan of Battlefield is 30 years old, have no wife, no contact with their family, no job and live in one room?

Seems logical to me. If not a compliment. 30 year old's playing a challenging game? Sounds right to me, old school players actually play 'hard' games. No wife? Bachelor life. No contact with their family? Sounds like paradise. No job? So like a majority of people in this world? Living in one room? Like a bedroom? Hurr durr.

I could easily replace BF3 with COD and people would agree based purely on factual example, maybe change the 30 to 13.

theonlylolking2113d ago

Stop acting like it is not BF3 peeps. There is way more hate on COD by BF players than COD players hating BF. There is no way that just a few hours after MW3 gets released people who bought MW3 would give it that low rating. That is like jumping into one game online, play a few minutes of story mode and special ops then decide to go online and rate the game very low.

That makes no sense so only BF fanboys would be going on it rating it down. Since many people seem to ignore that in BF youtube vids the top rated comments usually go like this"BF>COD" or"wanna hear joke? MW3". Then when you go to COD videos the top rated comments usually are like "MW2.5" or"This video makes me want to play BF3."

There is no way people who buy call of duty pretty much every year are going to say those things.

In the Official Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - The Vet & The n00b trailer the highest rated comments says"This video makes me want to play BF3." and another that says"Thumbs up if you dont have this game and is not willing to buy it."

Both of those have nearly 100 likes. All are hating on COD. Just go to almost every COD and BF video and you will see a trend on how much hate is towards COD. Most of them are probably BF fanboys that think their game is the next big thing.

Biggest2113d ago

To be fair, it is. Next to MW3 you can call BF3 the biggest gotdamned thing. Call of Duty is an awesome game for people that love it or being popular. A few women at my wife's job even bought the game to spend more time with their boyfriends/husbands. It's still a maze shooter with extremely limited options. But, that is okay. You can love MW3 and still be proud of yourself.

finbars752113d ago (Edited 2113d ago )

Wow a little harsh loser.Might want to retract your comment unless your trying to hits like the devs from MF3.Oh plzzz come and help our score,how sad is that besides your comment farhad.I can just as easily say the same about MWF and all the little twirps who needed mommy and daddy to buy the game for them or maybe you fall in the category for all I know.MWF 3 is just a rehashed cod game like any other year and maybe that's why the scores are low.I have really only seen two real honest reviews I believe they where a 7 and 7.6.How can you justify givivng a game a high review when it's always the same old thing.I could care less about how many it sold.The game is all about quantity not quality.By the way I'm 36 asshole and I have two kids 5 and 9 and married for 6 years with a career job a mortgage and two cars unlike you who probally is either living with there parents where they give you daily baths and spoon feed you until it's time to go to bed and get tucked into bed because you havnt really seen the real world yet.Just pointing out the obvious for you and your comment.

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rdgneoz32114d ago

What happened to gamers? What happened to devs? You have Capcom selling cheat codes and Activision basically announcing a new COD for next year,a few days after MW3 goes retail...

ndl15312114d ago

as long as those dumb sheep keep buying that rehash they will be another . 9 million in one day? WTF is wrong with gamers man seriously . and then you have this lazy dev pleading with people ha what 9 mil aint enough buddy? wow the stupidity of some people is baffling . i just can't believe they already anounced another . cod has just become comercialized crap . at this point they can shove a pice of dog turd in a case and the blind sheep will buy it .

YogiBear2113d ago

I just don't buy the games. I had my fill of COD after the first Modern Warfare. Keep in mind, this is the same company that ran Guitar Hero into the ground and destroyed the music game genre. It's just going to take longer to kill this franchise because so many people like to shoot guns at other people.

SkylineR2114d ago

They're all just a bunch of idiots by doing that. Clearly trolls have made their way to Metacritic and are having a field day.

pumpactionpimp2113d ago

That's a lot of trolls. Consider maybe a majority of people spent $60+ on a game, that promised to re-invigorate the series. But instead found the same thing they've played, for the last 4-5 years, with minor changes, and last gen graphics, and screaming pre-pubescent boys.

Then since they were stuck with they're purchase, they did the one thing they think could help others. Get on the Internet and leave feedback.

I didnt purchase the game, and I genuinely don't care if it's good, or bad. But maybe you should consider that genuine people are unhappy with they're purchase, instead of trolls banding together to smear a game.

YogiBear2113d ago

Publishers like Activision don't care about metacritic or trolls. They care about the cash register drawers opening for their product.

kingdavid2114d ago

What has happened to gamers!!?

You mean developers right?

egidem2114d ago

The score rating is a simple testament of what happens when a bunch of trolling kids decide to go online and abuse the rating system, just because everyone in the neighborhood is doing it.

After trashing the game on a review and giving it a zero, they immediately rush back to play it.

softgrip2114d ago

I have MW3 for the PC. I'd review this game a 5/10. I'm not a hater, I stayed up waiting for the release,and I've played the previous iterations.

In MW3 I've spent some time in the spec ops, and multiplayer.

I feel like I wasted my money on this title, and while I think there are trolls on metacritic, I actually agree with many of the reviews (not the score, but the comment bit).

The_Infected2114d ago

I agree i think i wasted my money also. The game is just ok at best and the multiplayer is kind fun but man the graphics horrible!

bumnut2114d ago

Too late now guys, they already have your cash and will make another COD.