Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
Call of Duty Modern Warfare Remastered is a first-person shooter video game developed by Raven Software and published by Activision. It is the remastered version of the widely acclaimed game Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, it was released worldwide on November 4, 2016, for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows.
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- Initially, the game was bundled with the special editions of Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare and originally couldn't be bought in any other way, meaning that if you want this game but not IW, you had to pay between $70-$100 (depending on the bundle) and discard Infinite Warfare.
- Physical copies of Infinite Warfare require you to use the disc even though this game is a download. However, it was averted for the standalone digital release so that you can play this game without a copy of Infinite Warfare.
- The PC version is poorly optimized and it was shipped with a broken config file to the point that on some systems it flatly refuses to even start without monkeying around in Safe Mode.
- Within a year, multiplayer is already nearly dead, due to many reasons such as being released the same time as Infinite Warfare and Battlefield 1.
- The gameplay and AI haven't aged very well.
- An update was later released that added microtransactions in a remaster of a nine-year-old game that didn't have them.
- The Variety Map Pack DLC was released on the original versions at $10 for consoles and on PC for free, yet it was re-released on the remastered version at $15 on both consoles and PCs, shouldn't remasters have previous DLCs in the game for free (in the form of "complete edition") or at least with the same price of the original one?
- In June and July 2017, the game finally got a standalone release, but it cost $40 and still didn't have the DLC included. Even the original version (and the PC version) had a bundle with the DLC that was cheaper. In fact, it's cheaper to get the Infinite Warfare bundle (if you want to play IW as well). One Call Of Duty/Battlefield veteran named TheShwantz27 also claimed that the standalone release promotes anti-consumer practices by Activision themselves with a dollar sign. (No pun attended.)
- The Depot system (supply drops) requires to collect from six to eight items to unlock a single weapon. The supply drops in AW, BO3, and IW only required either a variant (AW and IW) or just the gun itself (BO3). Fits to remember that in IW some of the Quartermaster weapons can be unlocked without supply drops. Also, like with the Black Market in BO3, the supply drops sales are only buyable with Call of Duty Points (real currency), while in IW there is the option to buy sales with in-game currency.
- They didn't balance the weapons. The M16 is still a one-burst kill like in the original game.
- The PS4 version requires about 300GB to install which is strange considering the short length of the campaign and small maps.
- For some unknown reason, in the PC version, some parts HAS Xbox button prompts instead of PC keyboard buttons regardless if you're not using the gamepad (This is more suspected on the Captain Graves notification message on Multiplayer).
- Unlike most remasters, the difference in graphics isn't just upscaling. The visuals have greatly improved, making it seem like more of a remake than a remaster.
- The game added some content that the original didn't have, like achievements/trophies for the Steam/PS4 versions, new weapons (however, these are unfair to obtain) and new game modes like prop hunt.
- It's nice to see that they gave online multiplayer to the game unlike most remasters (even though it was ruined by microtransactions, hackers, and instability).
- The PC version added a controller support for both Xbox One/360 and PlayStation 4 controller in which the original PC version lacked that support.
- Most of the remaster's cons are with the multiplayer, the campaign is still good.
- Most of the weapon models had incorrect models in the original version, most of those were fixed in this one.
- Although the series has been dubbed in Latin America since Black Ops 2, this game didn't get a Latin Spanish dub, instead being limited to the original voices with subtitles.
- The game was free for PlayStation Plus users for the March of 2019.
- There is a bug that was not patched at all that makes the achievement/trophy "Mile High Club" much easier. Just basically get to the last checkpoint of the said level, save and quit, and go to resume, close the game out, relaunch the game, go to resume, and the game will change to the Veteran difficulty with the last check point.