Already touted as the most played online title for new generation of consoles, things are only sure to get better for the latest instalment of Call of Duty once the numbers start coming in from the European PS4 release. With the transition of old to new always being tough, it is good to see this time around those fans who could not wait are able to upgrade if they choose, plus if you linked your stats to your Activision account they will carry over, negating the need to rank up all over again.
The biggest change you will witness are the graphics, for those of us that are visually challenged it is as like taking off you specs and putting them back on again, it is a little surprising just how better it looks even though still not being the best of this new generation has to offer. Edges are smoother, textures look so much more realistic and the level of detail really showcases what this new generation of consoles is capable of.
The story mode and gameplay is untouched from the previous version of Ghosts, again witnessing events unfold through the eyes of Logan and occasionally his dog whilst battling against the Federation. The trademark Call of Duty action is as ferocious as ever, still with the same old issues that appear though the entire Call of Duty series like being very linear and questionable AI.
Online is again packed with modes and customisation options; Extraction offering huge and intense mission based horde style battles with a team of four ranking up and spending cash on the fly whist battling an alien invasion. The more standard online battles are also there, with modes like Team Deathmatch all backed up with a very in depth ranking system allowing you to purchase an assortment of weapons, upgrades, perks and of course game changing Kill Streaks.
Even though this is just a graphical update of the recently released Call of Duty Ghosts there is a very good reason why this is played so much, ignoring the lacklustre single player, online is where the fun lies, with its fast and furious battles ready to entertain for another year.
Words by Ash Buchanan.
(Version Tested: PS4)
+ Huge visual leap from the previous generation.
+ Immersive online play.
+ Immersive online play.
- Single player is still a bit plain.
Editor's Note: This review is merely to highlight the differences between the PS3 and PS4 versions of the game. It is not a full review. If you'd like to know more about Call of Duty: Ghosts then please see our PS3 review.