After just four days, MW3 currently has the lowest review score in franchise history, and the negative reviews are not slowing down.
The hype surrounding the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 was at an all-time high after two successful beta weekends. With fan-favorite maps, the return of Zombies, and a fresh Campaign, the game was the most anticipated Call of Duty in years. Plus, Sledgehammer Games vowed to bring back all the staples absent from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, like red dots, slide cancelling, and more.
Unfortunately, the game failed to live up to the massive expectations. The new Armory system is controversial at best, and the spawns will leave you questioning why you are playing in the first place. As a result, the reviews are less than favorable for MW3.
MW3 Currently Has the Lowest Review Score in Franchise History
According to 40 Critic Reviews on Metacritic, MW3 boasts the lowest review score in franchise history with a 53. The User Score is even worse, coming in at just a 1.7 based on 736 reviews.
Previously, Call of Duty: Vanguard was the lowest rated Call of Duty title with a 73. Even Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2002) received a 75 despite the backlash to the game. For MW3 to be 20 points below both of the most recent, disliked titles says a lot about how the community truly feels about the release.
One user wrote, "Garbage DLC. DMZ Zombies, disappointing story, nostalgia baiting multiplayer. Nothing new or original to make it $70. Give us back MW 2019."
IGN Spain rated the game a 60 and stated, "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 feels unfinished. The campaign feels like a spin-off of something much bigger, and the zombies don't quite fit in the open world. The multiplayer acts as a redemption for a product that should have stayed in DLC."
Modern Warfare 3 Season 1 has the potential to make the game better, with new multiplayer maps, Battle Pass, and the release of Urzikstan, but until Dec. 6, fans are stuck with the current state of the game.