There are three packages included with this game: campaign, special ops, and multiplayer. Allow me to start with the campaign.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and 1 have led up to this game, and the story is reliant on both games for it’s background. But the problem with the campaign is that there is no riveting plot. Loose ends are tied up (I do not want to spoil it for anyone) and some important figures and characters are killed, but ultimately there is about one shocking moment in the game. Also, many weapons are the same with the exception of a few. Most weapons come from games Modern Warfare 1 and 2, and some are just clones of the same guns, for example instead of the Scar-H we now have the Scar-L. And instead of the Intervention sniper rifle featured in Modern Warfare 2, we now have the MSR. The good part about the campaign though, is that it is exciting and fun to play itself. Call of Duty always features great shooting and stealth-wrapped operations for the single player campaign. The only thing that I wish there were else in the campaign is co-op, which would make it as good of a campaign as Halo. (Except not as deep of a story)
Special Ops is also featured in this game just like in Modern Warfare 2. Overall, I would say that they are pretty much the same, some are better than others but some just fail to give an overall teamwork-led mission because most of these special ops are just campaign missions being done in reverse. This means that the player and/or his friend will start from the end of a mission and work his way to the beginning of it. But one twist has been added to the special ops mode, which is ranking for survival mode, (fighting off continuous waves of enemies) and experience points are earned through kills and completing objectives in special ops missions and by getting kills in both survival and missions.
The most anticipated part about this game though, was multiplayer. In the beginning of Modern Warfare’s release people experienced the normal gameplay that was intended by the developers. But as time went by… noob toobers began to arise and the use of completely overpowered killstreaks and weapons too. Many of the mistakes from those games have been averted, although the multiplayer is still a bit off. Unlike a lot of other Call of Duty games, the weapons, perks, and proficiencies have been well balanced, which is a good thing. But the main problem with this game is the maps. Map feature way too many camping spots and open areas, making it a virtual playground for campers, thus making it incredibly easy for you to die, spawn, and repeat. This may not apply to all of us, but it gets extremely frustrating if you are a casual or even a hardcore player when you are dying this much in every multiplayer game.
In conclusion, this is a pretty good game, but will not last too long. There is not too much replay value in the multiplayer unless you like getting repeatedly killed by surprise shotguns and grenades over and over again. Grab one other friend and play some survival for however long it lasts but it can get extremely repetitious. The best part of this game seems to be it’s campaign, but with a good amount of friends and community any multiplayer can be extremely fun.