Activision Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
- Unique storyline, levels are designed well, good controls
- Graphics - animation is stiff and unbelievable
In all, Call of Duty 4 for the DS provides some decent -- if watered down - first-person shooting action.
Price$ 69.95 (AUD)
Released alongside the console and PC versions, Call of Duty 4 for the DS does its best to provide a similar FPS experience in the palm of your hand.
While the controls handle decently, the game just doesn't hold up graphically and, overall, provides entertaining but marginalised gameplay.
You play as a soldier in either the British or American armies, and while many of the levels, characters, and scenarios are similar to the console releases, none are exactly the same, so Call of Duty 4 DS technically sports a unique storyline. The levels are designed well, with a variety of objectives and vehicle sequences that help keep things from getting too stale. The controls are another bright point; while they don't reach the lofty standard set by Metroid Prime: Hunters, they are generally responsive and the stylus affords a better level of control than what you'll find in a PSP FPS.
Graphically the game suffers from very basic models and textures, which unfortunately hamper the sense of immersion. That being said, the tradeoff is that the game maintains a decent frame rate throughout. The animation for enemies and allies alike is both stiff and unbelievable: shooting someone elicits a reaction you would expect from someone who had just been rudely bumped into.
In all, Call of Duty 4 for the DS provides some decent -- if watered down - first-person shooting action. It doesn't live up to the standard set by Metroid Prime: Hunters or does a terribly good job of replicating the efforts of its console and PC big brothers, but it's a decently entertaining game for any DS owner who needs a FPS fix.
Join the PC World newsletter!
Gadgets & Things
Most Popular Reviews
- 1 Finally! LG OLED TV 2016 range review
- 2 Google Daydream View VR full, in-depth review
- 3 Google Pixel XL full, in-depth smartphone review: Phones just got smarter
- 4 Apple iPhone 7 Plus review: including Portrait Mode
- 5 MSI GS70 laptop review
Latest News Articles
- Dead Rising 4 impressions: 'Tis the season to BBQ zombies with your flaming sword
- This week in games: Free Titanfall 2 weekend, Star Wars Battlefront meets Rogue One
- Every new game revealed at The Game Awards 2016, from Guardians of the Galaxy to Zelda
- Watch Dogs 2 PC impressions: A smooth-running romp through meme-filled San Francisco
- Hearthstone fans now have a dedicated Skype chat room to challenge its best players
GGG Evaluation Team
First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.
For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.
The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.
The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.
My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.
- The top 10 best and worst tech gadgets and products of 2016
- TV of the year award 2016
- Best phone of the year 2016
- What's the difference between an Intel Core i3, i5 and i7?
- Laser vs. inkjet printers: which is better?
- CCSenior Cisco Network EngineerWA
- FTJava Developers X 2QLD
- FTSenior Security and Risk ConsultantNSW
- FTTechnical Solutions Architect -Cloud /Work Location - CanberraVIC
- CCSolution Architect-PHPNSW
- FTUI DeveloperVIC
- FTWeb Developer/ DesignerWA
- TPCloud DevOps EngineerVIC
- CCChange & Release AdministratorNSW
- FTPaid Search SpecialistNSW
- CCInfrastructure Project ManagerNSW
- FTFinancial AnalystNSW
- CCProject Manager - Community Transport SolutionsACT
- CCSenior Business Analyst- System/ Solution DevelopmentNSW
- FTLevel 1/2 Service Desk AnalystWA
- FTSenior Financial Planner - BallaratVIC
- FTSecurity EngineerVIC
- CCSenior Automation TesterSA
- FTService Desk Analyst / Security EngineerQLD
- FTManager Integration PlanningNSW
- CCIngres DeveloperSA
- CCHFC Quality Assurance Delivery Specialist | 6 Month ContractVIC
- CCSharePoint DeveloperACT
- CCMedical Imaging Solution ArchitectQLD
- FTAndroid Technical Lead (Work From Home 2-3 Days)NSW