Modern Warfare 3 User Score Drops To 1.5 After Review Bombs

Expert Verified By

Review Bombed Immediately After Launch!

Story Highlights
  • Modern Warfare 3 user reviews were opened recently on Metacritic.
  • The game has already received over 200 user reviews and a score of 1.5
  • It has also become the worst-rated title on Metacritic in Call of Duty’s history.

While Modern Warfare 2 had the biggest franchise launch on Steam and PlayStation last year, the latest entry in the franchise, Modern Warfare 3, has failed to continue this momentum.

The game has not been well received by fans and critics, as Modern Warfare 3 scored 56/100 on Metacritic. Following these scores, the platform opened user reviews, and this has led to another wave of negative reviews for Modern Warfare 3.

Why it matters: Nearly every game faces review bombing in one way or another. However, in this case, the critic and user scores are not too far apart.

Modern Warfare 3 Negative Reviews
Source: Metacritic

At the time of writing, Modern Warfare 3 has an overwhelmingly low score of 1.5 based on over 200 user reviews. The recurring criticisms of the game have to do with its lackluster campaign, repetitive multiplayer content, and DLC-like nature.

Various users have also mentioned the game’s poor UI, leveling system, and its $70 price tag. However, some have acknowledged that the developers are not to blame for this mess since the game was created in just 16 months.

The fact that 2023 has been flooded with high-quality games has likely made it even worse for Call of Duty. While the franchise has usually maintained a consistent level of quality, its glaring faults are made even more obvious compared to other great titles in 2023.

Modern Warfare 3 Negative Reviews
Source: Metacritic

As unfortunate as the trend of review bombing is, this outcome is not really surprising.

Even before its release, Metacritic users had begun to review bomb 2011’s Modern Warfare 3. Therefore, the stage was already set for Call of Duty to receive harsh reactions once user reviews were allowed on the platform.

For all of its flaws, Modern Warfare 3 is far from a 0/10 or 1/10, as these reviews suggest. Still, Activision should use this release to learn a valuable lesson and offer better products at launch moving forward.

Was our article helpful? 👨‍💻

Thank you! Please share your positive feedback. 🔋

How could we improve this post? Please Help us. 😔

Latest News

Follow Us

104,000FansLike
32,122FollowersFollow

Trending

Former Blizzard President Wants Tipping System For $70 Games

The former Blizzard president has pondered over a potential tipping system for games that would allow gamers to pay more after beating games.

Rise of the Ronin Studio Lowers Revenue Forecasts After Low Sales

Koei Tecmo does not seem to be too happy with Rise of the Ronin, lowering its future revenue forecasts after this launch.

Hellblade 2 Dubbed Best-Looking Unreal Engine 5 Title After Previews

Digital Foundry has deemed Hellblade 2 as the best-looking Unreal Engine 5 game, stating that it will be demanding on the Xbox Series X.

A PS5 Version of Starfield Was In Development For 4 Years

While Starfield launched as an exclusive to the Xbox Series S|X consoles in 2023, the game wasn't always designed for one platform.

Destiny 2 Returns With 134K Steam Players For First Time Since Mid-2023

Destiny 2 has been struggling to uphold its player counts recently, but Bungie's latest content has led to a surge in Steam player counts.