The tenth title in the bestselling first-person shooter series. The title is developed by Infinity Ward studio, currently a part of Activision, in collaboration with Raven Software studio. The campaign is set in an alternative reality of the future where a “Federation” of South America countries invades USA. The player assumes the role of a member of the Ghosts, a unit specialized in conducting dangerous missions behind enemy lines. The developers of Call of Duty: Ghosts stay faithful to the “action cinema” style, relying heavily on scripted plot events, but also implement new gameplay elements, like a trained military dog assisting the unit. The multiplayer mode was significantly expanded, now offering some new online modes, such as Cranked, Extinction, and more.
“Call of Duty: Ghosts” is the tenth installment of the best-selling FPS series created in 2003 by Activision. The game was developed by the series’ authors, i.e. Infinity Ward and according to their plans, it is the beginning of a new chapter.
Stephen Gaghan, screenwriter behind such movies as “Traffic”, “Syriana” and “Rules of Engagement” is accountable for the plot. The action takes place in the nearest future. Due to war with the Federation of South American Countries, the United States lost their dominant position. The campaign offers the role of a member of an elite military unit called Ghosts. “Ghosts” carry out the most dangerous missions, often in enemy territory.
“Call of Duty: Ghosts” is an attempt to connect gameplay elements familiar to fans of the series familiar with completely new features. Developers kept main thread packed with spectacular action scenes. One of the most interesting innovations is the presence of a trained dog – it is a great weapon, but it also distracts enemies, causes panic or acts as a scout (due to carried camera).
A multiplayer mode was offered a lot of attention during the development process. It enables players to customize the look of their characters by choosing not only the armament, but also military apparel (gloves, belts, vests, etc.). It is worth mentioning completely new types of maps of the environment that can be destroyed and dynamic events triggered by the players and locations that change.
The game offers new types of multiplayer modes (Cranked, Search & Rescue, Squad and Extinction), modified system of perks concerning the achievements on the battlefield or packages that first appeared in “Modern Warfare 3”.