Shunal DokeNov 06, 2013 10:13:33 IST
The latest game in Activision’s flagship Call of Duty franchise, titled Ghosts, is out now. The game is available on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC, and will also be hitting the next-gen PlayStation 4 and Xbox 360 when they’re out. The game, developed by Infinity Ward, costs Rs 3,899 on PC and Rs 4,299 on the consoles. In a cruel twist of fate, it is slightly more affordable through digital distribution platform Steam, where it costs $59.99, which translates to Rs 3,700.
For a change, players take on the role of the underdog against an enemy that has superior numbers and firepower. This is quite a change from the typical Call of Duty single player campaign. The story opens with a strike from the ODIN (Orbital Defense Initiative) space station, a weapons platform which was designed to protect humans. An intense firefight in space turns the most powerful weapon ever devised against us, and the attack reshapes the world as we know it.
Not pictured: actual ghosts
As your home lies in ruins and everything around you is destroyed, you and your brother come across the remnants of a group of elite soldiers, shrouded in mystery, known only as the Ghosts. Together you must not only defend what’s left, but also take the fight to the enemy before they complete the destruction and end our way of life.
But who cares about the single player in a Call of Duty game, right? Ghosts has the same multiplayer that fans have come to love, and features a new class system that offers deeper character customisation as either male or female soldiers, which is a first for the series. The game has seven new multiplayer modes, 14 maps out of the box, a new Squads mode for up to six-player co-operative play, more than 30 new weapons and more than 20 new Killstreaks.
Call of Duty Ghosts also introduces Extinction, a completely new co-op game mode featuring a blend of survival gameplay, base defence, player customisation and class leveling. It is essentially meant to be Infinity Ward’s alternative to Treyarch’s ever-popular Zombies mode.
Also available is the Call of Duty: Ghosts Season Pass, which lets gamers access all four Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC Map Packs that will be released in 2014 at a bundled discount. The DLC Map Packs will be available on the Xbox Live first, and pricing and release dates may vary by platform.
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