The Shock & Awe level of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare may be the most exciting level of the game, or maybe just the most fun. How can you get more entertaining that manning the side gun of an attack helicopter, taking out tanks and nests of hostiles wielding RPGs? Mayhem and explosions galore!
Death From Above is one of the coolest levels from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. You control the guns from an AC-130H Spectre Gunship as you loiter over a village of hostiles in Western Russia:
I just finished Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare last night and I gotta tell you, it kicks big time. It’s entirely too short, but makes up for it with nonstop, hyper-real action.
The most realistic next-gen game I’d played thus far was Gears of War but Call of Duty 4 looks much realer. Maybe the technology has improved that much between the release of the two games or maybe it’s because Call of Duty 4 is set in the real world, but in Modern Warfare it’s like you’re right there in the thick of it. The only thing that breaks the realism in seeing closeups of people’s faces. Faces must be the hardest thing to replicate in video games.
Anyway, here’s some gameplay footage of a mission I failed because I didn’t know you had to find a console to upload code to stop a launch of nuclear missiles.
This is the way the world ends, not with a bang but with a level restart: