Call of Duty: Ghosts is a 2013 first-person shooter video game developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision, it is the tenth major installment in the Call of Duty series and the sixth developed by Infinity Ward. It was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii U on November 5, 2013. The game was released with the launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Ghosts received generally mixed reviews from critics, with most praising its multiplayer gameplay and introduction of the new game mode Extinction, but criticizing it for its single-player campaign, rehashing of familiar concepts, and general lack of innovation.
In Call of Duty: Ghosts, the story is mostly told through the eyes of a single character, Logan Walker. Players assume the role of Logan for most of the game, with several other playable characters, including an astronaut specialist named Baker, Sergeant Thompson, a member of Icarus, and Logan’s father, Elias Walker, with an all-new option to play as Riley, the first non-human playable character in the franchise.
The multiplayer mode in Call of Duty: Ghosts features changes from the previous Call of Duty games as some new mechanics have been added to it. Maps now have areas that can be altered or destroyed. There is a nuke-like kill streak reward, the KEM Strike. The player can get the ODIN kill streak by either getting a certain amount of kills or by killing the top player on the other team and then completing various challenges after picking up a blue briefcase that is dropped. The sniper rifle scopes also have new “dual render technology” allowing the player to see around the outside of the scope (although blurred) when zoomed in. On October 3, a new multiplayer type was revealed, called Squads. This features a squad that the player can build and the player can face other squads around the world. The player’s squad can be leveled up and will act like a true individual. “Octane”, “Prison Break”, “Tremor”, “Freight”, “Stormfront”, “Siege”, “Warhawk”, “Sovereign”, “Overlord”, “Flooded”, “Strikezone”, “Whiteout”, “Stonehaven” and “Chasm” are the maps that are in Call of Duty: Ghosts so far. The dynamic map, “Free Fall”, was a pre-order bonus. The game now features playable female soldiers.
|Released||NA: November 15, 2013|
EU: November 29, 2013