Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare easily surpasses all other FPS games I have played on any gaming system. With its nearly photorealistic graphics, COD4 engulfs the gamer in texture rich maps more beautifully displayed then ever before.
Like all games, Call of Duty has its upsides as well as its downsides. With possibly the most addicting online mode I have ever experienced, Call of Duty scores a win. The online mode is what will have gamers of all levels coming back for more. Linked with friends or with random people from the other side of the world, the gamer has the ability to partake in many different style games, ranging from a traditional free-for-all to a different style of game such as Dominiation which in which the goal is to control bases for as long as possible. However great the online mode is, it does have its drawbacks. A greater incentive needs to be given for those who wish to pursue the prestige modes after leveling up to the maximum level of 55. The only true reward for participating in prestige mode is "street cred", and when faced with losing all the weapos you have accumulated, "street cred" isn't exactly all too enticing.
The Single Player mode is also somewhat of a drawback to the otherwise stellar game not in substance, but in quantitiy. Sure the saying "Quality not Quantity" is true, but when a nonserious gamer can blow through the campaign in less then a day there is somewhat of an issue. Don't get me wrong, the time spent in the single player is breathtaking, there are ceratin moments in the game in which you have to just stop and marvel at the beauty of the scene.
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is a must-have game between its amazing graphics and incredible online play. Altough the single player mode is short, the game has enough content and potential in its online play to bring gamers, hardcore and leisure, back for much more.