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The Escapist Staff | 10 Jun 2011 18:00
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

The mega-hit Modern Warfare line, spawned from the Call of Duty series, is back again with Modern Warfare 3. It features the action-packed but highly scripted campaign of the earlier games while keeping their focus on the multiplayer content, and a new addition to the lineup, Survival Mode, means this game - like its predecessors - will likely keep many consoles running and many people sleepless.

Read Allistair 's full preview of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 here. The game is due for release November 8 on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.

Allistair Pinsof:
Modern Warfare 3 is louder, bigger and filled with more explosions than any Call of Duty before it. Shocking, I know. While the two missions presented at the show offered different setups and locations, they both culminated in absolute mayhem and bombast that has become the hallmark of the series.

In addition to co-op missions, Spec Ops will include a new Survival mode in MW3. At first glance, it seems like a basic Gears of War-esque horde mode. You and one partner kill waves of enemies, and try to survive as enemies increase in number and difficulty. By including elements of Nazi Zombies and multiplayer, Survival is elevated above your average horde mode and has the potential be the most addictive CoD mode yet.

It's a combination of everything that makes MW multiplayer great, funneled into a challenging horde mode. If every level is as well designed as the one I played, this mode could really be a time suck - a perfect game for those who want to zone out to a podcast and hardcore players that want to set a new record on a map.

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