5 'amazing' new settings for Modern Warfare 3... if the developers have totally run out of ideas

If recent moist and juicy interweb rumours are to be believed, the next Modern Warfare could well be a prequel, starring ‘cockerney’ badass and all-round unluckiest soldier on Earth, Ghost. While that does sound intriguing, we thought we’d suggest five ‘brilliant’, in no way urine-extracting ideas for Infinity Ward’s next COD. Well, if Infinity Ward makes another entry in the series, that is. Keep on reading for a glimpse at what Modern Warfare would be like if it was set in space, during the American Civil War or if you just want to see Captain Price in a mankini.

Callz of Dutyz Babyz

The idea of going back in time and telling the origin story of Ghost is fine and all. But what’s infinitely more amazing is going back even further and telling the story of all your favourite COD veterans when they were still in diapers. Join little John Price and Soap MacTavish as they dish out the most brutal justice war-torn sandboxes have ever seen.

Call of Duty: Civil Warfare

Set during 1860s America, you play as a Union soldier, fighting Confederate troops with old timey guns, old timey swords and historically suspect old timey smoke grenades. Relive some of the American Civil War’s bloodiest conflicts, including the Battle of Fort Sumter and the Second Battle of Sabine Pass. COD fans should also look out for a special John Wilkes Booth DLC pack, which will let players murder the presidential crap out of Abe Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre.

Modern Intergalactic Warfare

Are you tired of all those gritty pitch battles in the streets of fictional Middle Eastern countries? Does the idea of storming another Russian prison send you into cold sweats of fear? Do you long for your favourite realistic military shooter to spectacularly jump the shark? Well, you’ll no doubt approve of Modern Intergalactic Warfare. Set on such awesome planets as Mars, Jupiter and Uranus (no laughing in the back), you’ll team up with Captain Price to wipe out a sickening race of phone-obsessed extraterrestrials. Better call 911, ET. John Price is about to go homicidal on your adorable ass.

Night of the Living Warfare

Just in case Infinity Ward (or whoever ends up doing the next COD) is really running low on Eureka moments, may we humbly suggest going down the most half-assed route possible? Namely, just chuck Pricey in a shopping mall, fill the ruddy thing with hordes of zombies and replace automatic weaponry with surprisingly lethal cuddy toys and items of furniture. Man, this development malarkey is a piece of piss.

Call of Duty: Chernobyl Beach Volleyball

Because the world needs a title where Captain MacMillan and a young Leftenant Price don mankinis and spike the shit out of balls. Fact.

Jan 10, 2010


  • yoyoguy - January 10, 2011 1:03 p.m.

  • wiitard07 - January 10, 2011 1:03 p.m.

    Haha cool. Although explaining the story of Ghost makes a little less sense then Capn Price's story. FIRST (probably)
  • sexyman500 - January 10, 2011 1:14 p.m.

    they should do it in the 50's 60's or what ever BUT!! then this happens to you and no it's not a helicopter crash
  • MikeMov89 - January 10, 2011 1:18 p.m.

    The quality of the photoshopping is immense
  • KnightDehumidifier - January 10, 2011 1:21 p.m.

    One soldier's red and the other's blue, when you play Modern Warfare Party Cruise. It's all about, the perks you abuse when you play Modern Warfare Party Cruise.
  • JMAN1156 - January 10, 2011 1:28 p.m.

    CoD Civil War actually sounds really good. I want a company to make a good first person Civil War era shooter. Also, have you guys seen the Modern Warfare 3 report from the Onion?
  • CoryRX8 - January 10, 2011 2:17 p.m.

    @JMAN1156 I'm not so sure that you'd want that, particularly if they tried to be accurate with the weapons. A Civil War rifle/musket/rifled musket did take a good 20 seconds to reload at minimum after all. Officers often had revolvers, but they jammed up all the time and were wildly inaccurate. Can you imagine multiplayer? A couple of shots, followed by everyone giving up on reloading and just trying to stab each other with their bayonets. Actually, that might be rather hilarious to see the ADD FPS crowd go crazy playing something like that...
  • theintellectual - January 10, 2011 2:27 p.m.

    actually a COD civil war game would be a good idea.
  • MrWrighty987 - January 10, 2011 2:56 p.m.

    That last one is wrong, just wrong.
  • ihopethisisnotantistasblood - January 10, 2011 2:56 p.m.

    why ghost?? he (spoilers)died in the game he debuted he wasn't even that good
  • TheElephantManchurianCandidate - January 10, 2011 3:05 p.m.

    Never thought I'd see Price stab E.T. on Mars when I woke up today. Good show sirs
  • Corsair89 - January 10, 2011 3:09 p.m.

    I will never be able get that beach volleyball image out of my head. Thanks a lot, Gamesradar.
  • diddly - January 10, 2011 4:04 p.m.

    Hahahah historically suspect old timey smoke grenades
  • skeletalbutton - January 10, 2011 4:26 p.m.

    This was possibly the most Dave Meikleham article I've ever read (in a good way).
  • samkovacs - January 10, 2011 4:29 p.m.

    I like the Civil war one, the idea has potential. The idea that John Wilkes Booth could be a cover story, and that Lincoln had to be assassinated for government safety or some other convoluted crap. I would buy that game.
  • Spacegrass - January 10, 2011 4:42 p.m.

    A realistic sci-fi Call of Duty actually does sound promising. Technology that might exist someday is a lot more interesting than purple plastic plasma pistols, and the moons and planets of our own solar system make more interesting settings than another earthlike world. Missions could include an aerostat city in Saturn's atmosphere, a prison colony on Titan, or a research submarine in Europa's ocean.
  • oryandymackie - January 10, 2011 6:01 p.m.

    They should create a Call of Duty which tasks the player with storming Infinity Ward's heathen pit and taking out those infidels with some needlessly-overpowered automatic weapons.
  • ithurtstopoop - January 10, 2011 6:43 p.m.

    MMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmm mankini
  • Yeager1122 - January 10, 2011 7:27 p.m.

    The civil war one does seem like the only one that could actually be a game or zombies of course because when in doubt throw in zombies.
  • BearKiller - January 10, 2011 8:15 p.m.

    There actually is a first person civil war game. I own it. It's actually not as bad as I thought it would be, but it still isn't all that good. It's a solid 6/10.

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