CoD Infinite Warfare One of The Lowest Rated Games in The Franchise

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
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With Call of Duty games like Black Ops 3, Advanced Warfare and Ghosts all receiving a 6/10 Steam rating and with Black Ops and Modern warfare 3 receiving a 9/10 Steam rating, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare which was released last year on November 4th 2016 has one of the lowest ratings out of all the games in the entire franchise.

With a low Steam Rating of 5/10, it’s certainly not something the Call of Duty franchise are used to, whether it’s the new gameplay mechanics, new equipment or the new outer space setting that’s contributing to the bad ratings it’s unclear.

Not only are the ratings unusually low, it also has mostly negative reviews with a total of 15,872 reviews on Steam, 9,636 are negative with players commenting that there are “Regular disconnects,” “the game keeps freezing” and that “they let hackers run wild.”

In 2016 when the announcement trailer was released it became the second-most disliked video on YouTube and the video as of 31/7/2017 has 577,807 likes and 3,584,222 dislikes (that’s almost 7X as many dislikes as it has likes). This was supposedly partly due to fans of Call of Duty’s rival game Battlefield 1 and fans of Call of Duty itself also showing how much they did not like the futuristic direction the series was taking. The comments section on the YouTube video is full of fans saying Activision didn’t listen to the fans and that they wanted a “boots on the ground” Call of Duty not one set in space.

Considering Call of Duty gets more advanced and futuristic every year it was inevitable that it would end up at a dead-end in space with nowhere to go but back to its roots where it all began, to then work its way back up to space again.

Clay Bailey, a story-teller at heart and a talent for creative writing and poetry. He has ghostwritten novels and won poetry competitions while attending Penwith College and Mounts Bay Academy.
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