I've been a game enthusiast since i started working with computers. Games with good graphics and gameplay always catches my eyes. INFINITY WARD did a great job on Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare. First of all, the game looks very realistic and stunning...one of the few games that support/utilize DirectX10.
In Single-player, you'll be switching between the perspectives of two soldiers, a U.S. Marine and a S.A.S. British soldier. Both team has the same goal, to extinguish a terrorist threat. Every mission of each team is linked to one another which makes it more understandable. Story is presented so well with such a raw and gritty fashion so it's easy to be drawn into it... and I have to say, dramatic twist and some of the sequences will shock and leave you breathless.
The modern settings adds some very interesting features. First will be the guns, some of the primary weapons has grenade launcher and a lot of the guns now have laser-sights, making it easier to shoot your enemies. Here's the interesting part, you can shoot through thin walls, wood, or anything that looks like it that could provide poor cover on your target. Just a reminder, always watch your six...some of the bad guys dont give up easily and can still kill you with a "last stand shots" which makes it more life-like. You even have stuff like night vision, flash-bangs, air strikes, bombing runs, claymores, and other various explosives to give you an upper hand over your enemies so use it wisely. Your enemies are smart so don't underestimate them, they'll take advantage of cover, grenades, and if they're given the chance, they'll outflank you.
The only problem I saw was a short campaign, you can even finish the game in just one sitting... but I assure you it's a thrill ride which makes this game stand out.
Multi-player mode offers a lot of things, you can choose between deathmatch, team deathmatch, capture the flag, territories and so on. It can be addictive as well because of the level-up and perks system... the higher level you get, the more guns are unlocked (more powerful ofcourse). Perks are also unlocked at the same time like claymore, grenade laucher, deep penetration (for shooting walls), last stand, increase bullet damage, and more. You have to select 3-perks wisely... that will depend on what type of guns and match-up your going to play. Camo patterns and different iron sights are also available on this game. You can even call a chopper and air-strike on multi-player, that is if you're able to kill 5-7 enemies without dying.
Call of Duty 4 is one of the most eye-pleasing games to date. With gorgeous destruction, eye-piercingly sharp gun models, and dynamic shadows...this one is worth checking out.
Here are some pictures taken from Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare
and for some videos...
By the way Call of Duty - Modern Warfare 2 is coming this 2009... here's a teaser.