Call of Duty: Ghosts - PlayStation 3

  • Publisher: Activision
  • SKU: 8871234
  • Release Date: 11/05/2013
ESRB Rating: Mature
Blood, Drug reference, Intense violence, Strong language
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
90% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (837 out of 931)

Product Details


  • Developer: Infinity Ward
  • Publisher: Activision
  • Platform: PlayStation 3
  • Genre: Action and Adventure|First Person Shooter
  • Release Date: 11/05/2013

Synopsis


Outnumbered and outgunned, but not outmatched.

Call of Duty: Ghosts is an extraordinary step forward for one of the largest entertainment franchises of all-time. This new chapter in the Call of Duty franchise features a new dynamic where players are on the side of a crippled nation fighting not for freedom, or liberty, but simply to survive.

Fueling this all-new Call of Duty experience, the franchise's new next-gen engine delivers stunning levels of immersion and performance, all while maintaining the speed and fluidity of 60 frames-per-second across all platforms.

Features


Single Player Campaign: 10 years after a devastating mass event, America's borders and the balance of global power have changed forever

As what's left of the nation's Special Operations forces, a mysterious group known only as "Ghosts" leads the fight back against a newly emerged, technologically superior global power

A New Call of Duty Universe: For the first time in franchise history, players will take on the underdog role with Call of Duty: Ghosts; outnumbered and outgunned, players must fight to reclaim a fallen nation in an intensely personal narrative

Call of Duty

Gamers will get to know an entirely new cast of characters and visit locales in a changed world unlike anything seen in before

Multiplayer: In Call of Duty: Ghosts you don't just create a class, you create a soldier — a first for the franchise

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In the new Create-A-Soldier system, players can change the physical appearance of their soldier by choosing the head, body type, head-gear and equipment, and for the first time in a game, the player can also choose their gender

Call of Duty

With 20,000 possible combinations, this is the most flexible and comprehensive character customization in history

New dynamic maps are the evolution of multiplayer and include interactive elements and player-triggered events that make the environment evolve as each match goes on — the entire landscape can shift and force players to change strategies

Call of Duty: Ghosts introduces new tactical player movements — the new contextual lean system now allows players to lean around obstacles without adding button combinations or fully leaving cover

The new mantling system allows fluid movement over objects, while maintaining momentum, and the knee slide allows for a natural transition from sprinting crouching to prone

Call of Duty: Ghosts delivers more than 20 new Kill Streaks, such as Juggernaut Maniac, the Helo Scout, the Vulture and the ODIN Strike

Players can even bring in guard dog Riley from the single-player campaign to protect and also to attack enemies — there are also more than 30 new weapons, including an entirely new weapon class: Marksman Rifles

Build your team and take up to six of them into battle in the all new Squads mode — this mode takes the best parts of multiplayer and allows you to play either solo or cooperatively with the custom soldiers created in multiplayer

The load-out choices you make for your Squad members will directly change the AI behavior of your squad-mates — give your soldier a sniper rifle and he'll behave like a sniper and an SMG guy will be more run and gun

Extinction: A completely new 1- to 4-player, co-op game mode featuring a unique blend of fast-paced survival gameplay, base defense, player customization and class leveling

Teamwork and communication are essential when playing Extinction, as your team faces an inhuman menace that has overrun an isolated Colorado town and you must eliminate the threat via any means necessary



Overall customer rating

4.4
90%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    The Gun Jammed On This 1...

    Posted
    sdot217

    COD Ghosts, high expextations but falls short on where it usually shines. The story is good, filled with some great set pieces as they usually are, but for me, online is lacking something. First off, the game is lacking some serious firepower. I was so surprised with the lack of guns in this series. I was expecting so much more of a variety when it came to that. The character customization, while being an okay addition to the game, seems a little pointless (to me at least.) Granted, the different classes that you can choose from start you out with a different set of perks, that doesn't really make to much difference. It just makes you settle into your play-style a little quicker, but all the perks can be obtained with a little work. My biggest point of anger comes from the maps and all the foolishness that happens on them: 1) There is no real sense of flow to the maps. Take the Black Ops I & II maps. You could always tell when the spawns were reversed on the maps now it's almost like your running around like a chicken with its head cut off looking for opponents. Which leads me to the next issue. 2) Spawning. opponents spawn right in back of you, or you end up spawning right next someone that just killed you. This is a major issue. PATCH IT QUICK.3) Leave the big maps and dynamic level changes to Battlefield. They do it much, much better. All you have done is turn this game into a campers delight. Can't camp when there are tanks and explosives coming to tear down your cover. Bottom line, the game makes an attempt to re-invent itself with a few new innovations, ideas, and a good story but still falls short in an area where it usually does pretty well. I'd rather play Battlefield 4 or Black Ops II online anyday...

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Keeping it fresh

    Posted
    Daveak47
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember
    • Top 250 ContributorTop 250 Contributor

    I got into this franchise with COD: Modern Warfare. After Modern Warfare 3, I felt getting a little bored and took a break from the series. Bought this game since there was a deal going on and was very impressed by it. *********************************************************************Pros.********************************************************************* Single Player Story and Campaign: This is what me back into the series. Eventhough COD is mainly popular due to its multiplayer, I am happy they are still putting a great effort into single player story mode. Really liked the campaign. The story had impact at both the personal as well as global level. Must experience it. Riley the best dog ever: Won't spoil much. The dog stage was my favorite stage of the campign. Ending: Very surprising ending. I am looking forward to the COD: Ghost 2. Diversity of scenery: This is another aspect of the campaign that made me respect the developers. Earthquakes, outer space, highspeed train, tanks, drones, choppers.. all in one game. You get the idea. Multiplayer modes and online gameplay: Still exploring different modes. A good combination of traditional modes as well as introduction of new type of horde modes. *********************************************************************Cons.********************************************************************* Grenades: I still find it impossible to take out other players with grenades. Last I remember they were supposed to be dangerous. *********************************************************************Conclusion*************************************************************** All and all it turned out to be great singleplayer and decent multiplayer experience. Looking forward to the next installment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    OverHyped

    Posted
    253518FMF
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    For months we have been waiting for COD Ghosts to come out. The previews were "edge of your seat, I need to sell my first born child to purchase this game"... Ghosts arrived and it immediately went into my PS3. I'm a Campaign type person cause that's who I am. My son is all about the online play. I burned through the Campaign in a couple of hours of random playing (I work for a living compared to the standard "living in my mother's basement playing video games 24/7 while screaming for mom to make me some meatloaf" hardcore gamer.) I was extremely upset with how quickly the Campaign ended. It seems as if the COD franchise is making the Campaigns shorter and shorter so that they can keep everyone on their payroll to make sequels. Granted, the online, multiplayer action is awesome, but when it comes to the Campaign, I was expecting a lot more out of it. If you are an online gamer, I recommend this game. If you like campaign modes, this is not the game for you. It's too short, was easily beaten (and for the record I only play Veteran on all COD games)... Also, this is not the game for the younger kids (even though most parents don't care what their kids play these days anyhow). Every other word out of the characters mouth was some form of profanity. Didn't realize that profanity was required for video games these days. I understand that it is a military based video game, I'm military and I curse, but there are kids under the age of 12 playing these games and that type of language should not be tolerated. My son is 17 so profanity is heard in his daily life due to disrespectful people in his school and at his job.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not that intuitive but not that bad...

    Posted
    BillyX
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I've owned and played every Call of Duty franchise and I have to say that most people's expectations of COD are too high. I have seen nothing but negativity thus far; but I believe we all should just take a step back and take it for what it's worth. In terms of multiplayer, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." It's true that it contains similar gameplay as the MW series but then again, what was ever wrong with MW? They've added more weapons, larger + more detailed maps with different terrains, a more enjoyable leveling system IMO, and more customization. I can attest that respawning is still an issue and that the sound of weapons is not that great. But if you expect something new, something 'similar' to what's already in other games, why not just play that instead? Disposable environments, weather effects, wind projectory, vehicles, custom maps, etc. Of course those things would be a nice addition but I would prefer improvements rather than a bad impersonation and I believe that in itself speaks as a brand. I am a frequent gamer and do not intend to offend anyone. Thanks.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    For The Snipers

    Posted
    JohninHawaii

    I really wanted to like this game as I loved all other Call of Duty games especially Black Ops and Black Ops II. I wasn't expecting it to be better than those games as this game was made by the "other" Call of Duty game designers. Given that Modern Warfare 3 was not so great, I wasn't expecting an exceptional follow-up. The maps in this game are too big for its own good. It is a sniper's heaven. One thing about this game is that you will get shot in the back a lot. Expect to die at least twice in the back. You could watch your back more often but that leads you to, yes, getting shot from the front. If that sounds comical, it is in some ways. But that will get your blood curdling after the umpteenth time. I expect this game to go the way of Modern Warfare 3. It won't sell nowhere close to the Black Ops series. I think a lot of players enjoy run-and-gun type of shooting. That's what made Black Ops so popular albeit totally unrealistic to real military combat. But then video games are nowhere near real military combat. That's why we have 13-year old boys talking smack all over the place. Hand them a real rifle and they won't last a day in a real gun battle. In fact, a show did give a Call of Duty fan a rifle and he promptly cried as the butt of the rifle hit his face upon recoil.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Worse COD Multiplayer

    Posted
    PaulieWaulie
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Ok, I have been playing COD since MW2 and have bought the previous installments as well. But since Black Ops, COD seems to want to put out a crappier game each year. I disliked MW3 because of the camping maps they had, so what did Infinity Ward do, made the maps even more conducive for CAMPING. The Campaign is excellent IMO, which is a breath of fresh air after both MW3 and Black Ops 2 completely failed at creating anything remotely entertaining. But the Multiplayer, it is dreadful. If you die, I am not joking, so can sometimes get shot 3 or 4 times at Spawn points before the server puts you at one where you don't. The maps are for camping, which I hate. I don't want to sit in a building all game, but unless you want to die 15-20 a match, that's what you have to do. Also, and THIS IS THE WORSE thing about Ghost is the Clan setup. In previous COD, if a team was in a Clan, the Server wouldn't start a game until you had a fair match, which from my own experience, might take 2-3 + minutes before you got one. Ghost, they will put a bunch of Newbies against Prestige 4-5 clan members and games will be blowouts. Infinity Ward is stupid to do this when 60-70% of your market doesn't even play in Clans. There is a reason why Black Ops 2 around this time had about 700k -750k players online around this time last year. I bought the game two weeks ago, and the average # of players is only around 175k-225k for Ghost. Buy this game, and you will see exactly why this is so.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great game as usual for the COD line

    Posted
    cr8n
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I am not much of a campaign player, preferring instead to play online almost exclusively. The online game is more challenging that previous versions, but that is a plus for me. The graphics are good and the flow of the game is pretty fluid. There are a variety of maps, with some of the maps being pretty large (very good if you like to be a sniper, like I do). Running and gunning is a bit harder on this game, meaning that you may need to be a little more tactical in your approach, especially on the small maps. I like that you can customize your character, and create a whole squad if you so choose. One thing that was a draw back for me buying it from Best Buy is that you cannot get the Ghost mask. It was available with preorder from Gamestop, but Best Buy did offer the Free Fall map, plus double exp points on the opening weekend. Regardless, I love the game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Kids happy, I'm happy

    Posted
    Blackstar
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This was bought as a gift for a boy 11 years old. He has played previous Call of Duty games and have enjoyed them. He was intrigued by the story of Ghosts, moreso than of those of others he had played. He and I discussed the details of the story. His scope of the world is broader than most of his age and these "what if" stories of CoD games fit his perspective. Since it was a gift for him I know very little of gameplay but I've been told he has played the game frequently since he received it. With the nerfed version of the latest Black Ops on PS3, though older, Ghosts was a better alternative. As the purchaser, the price was too good to pass up on an experience worth much more for the player; so much so, I bought the PS4 version for myself (though I've yet to play it to review).

    I would recommend this to a friend


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