Available on : PC/PS3/PS4 (version tested)/Xbox360/Xbox One

Publisher : Activision

Release Date : November 4, 2014

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is the first game in the critically acclaimed series to be led by developer Sledgehammer Games and the first time for a three-year development cycle.

Advanced Warfare is a very different proposition to the previous instalment in the franchise, Black Ops 2, and dives head first into full-blown science fiction as we are propelled nearly 50 years into the future.

As you’d expect, the year 2054 is an exciting new landscape to explore. Politically, though, this new world is not harmonious. Kevin Spacey stars as Jonathan Irons – one of the most powerful men in the world – shaping this chilling vision of the future of war.

Kevin Spacey appears in Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare
 

Based on plausible technology and extensive research, the all-new story, conceived by Sledgehammer, introduces a world where private military corporations (PMCs) wield more might than national governments, and soldiers fight not for country but for profit; militaries for the highest bidder.

As the title suggests, Advanced Warfare means exactly what it says on the tin. We are now engaging in combat using a whole new arsenal. The game introduces the exoskeleton – the biggest core movement change in franchise history.

With the power of the exo, players can boost jump, dodge, slam and more through a visceral and compelling new story.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
 

COD fans have more options than ever when customising their multiplayer soldier with the new Create-an-Operator system, featuring gear and appearance personalisation from head to toe.  Players and their tailor-made advanced soldiers will benefit from the all-new Supply Drop system, unlocking weapons, gear and cosmetic items through extended play.  With 13 included maps out of the box and several new modes, Advanced Warfare is the complete multiplayer package. In fact, such is its popularity, COD multiplayer has been labelled an eSport.

Multiplayer mayhem has always been the series’ big draw, as is the case with most first-person shooters. The single player storyline will take you around 10 hours to rattle through, however Sledgehammer hope gamers will spend the next year glued to their systems in the online world.

When summarising Advanced Warfare, the futuristic weaponry must be the cited as the key to the success of Call of Duty’s latest incarnation. The all-new exo system brings a new dynamic to the game, something that truly moves the series on. So, whether you are a COD veteran, or a newcomer to the franchise, you’ll be in your element on the battlefield with this one.