14 Nov, 2007
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is one of the most outstanding games we've ever played - the single-player campaign is so loaded with pulsating set-pieces that the benchmark-raising brilliance of it all must make other shooters want to blow their own coded brains out in defeatist despair. But does Infinity Ward's masterpiece feature the most polished, tense and exciting level in gaming history? Well, PSM3 editor Dan Dawkins reckons it does.
In this blog post, Dawkins puts forward his case as to why the game's Chernobyl-based level (which comprises the missions 'All Ghillied Up' and 'One Shot, One Kill') is nothing less than gaming genius. Context, impact, pacing, variety and a perfect solution to the stealth conundrum, according to the PSM3 ed it's all been perfectly nailed in this nerve-shredding section.
Take aim at the movie player below for a sampler of the level in question, then we recommend you scurry along to the PSM3 blog to see exactly why Dawkins believes - with a tangible sense of passion and/or madness - that its hotter than knock-off uranium. Do we think it’s the best level ever? Er, we can't agree that it's even the best level in the game. Call of Duty 4 really is that good.