Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare
Developer Infinity Ward Publisher Activision Format PC, PS4, Xbox One Release November 4
Infinite Warfare’s announcement trailer may have set a new record as the most disliked video in YouTube history, but there’s plenty to like about COD’s continuing obsession with the future, which this time sees it breach the stratosphere and head into outer space. This isn’t COD’s first time in near-Earth orbit – Infinity Ward’s previous outing, 2013’s Call Of Duty:
Ghosts, had a couple of space shootouts – but Infinite Warfare goes a step further. At the end of an unremarkable on-foot section in which you destroy a succession of disappointingly bullet-spongey robot invaders, you step into a craft and fly straight up into space for a pacey, explosive dogfight. Outside your craft, a grappling hook gives you some essential control in the weightless environment, either pulling yourself towards nearby scenery or yanking an enemy over for a melee kill.
The real reason for all those downvotes is Activision’s decision to limit availability of the long-rumoured COD4 remake to those who buy an Infinite Warfare special edition. An all-too-brief look at the first Modern Warfare’s opening campaign mission, Wet Work, shows it may well be worth the price. And if the blend of space battles and more traditional
COD shootouts doesn’t raise the pulse, you can always fire up an old favourite like Crash for a few rounds of Domination.