The Name of Responsibility franchise could not have ever been resistant to backlash and criticism from critics and audiences alike, although they’ve at all times maintained no less than respectable scores- till now, that’s. The most recent entry within the sequence, Name of Responsibility: Fashionable Warfare 3, has been broadly panned, to the purpose that it’s the sequence’ worst-reviewed mainline entry so far.
On the time of writing, Name of Responsibility: Fashionable Warfare 3 has a Metacritic rating of fifty after 33 critiques, which is the bottom ever for a mainline Name of Responsibility recreation (on OpenCritic, it has a equally low mixture rating of 56 after 30 critiques). The second-lowest on Metacritic is Name of Responsibility: Ghosts’ PC model, which nonetheless maintains a major lead over Fashionable Warfare 3, sitting at a rating of 68 after 14 critiques.
In truth, even when all Name of Responsibility spinoffs are factored in, Fashionable Warfare 3’s reception nonetheless paints a grim image, because it nonetheless stands because the second-worst reviewed recreation within the sequence of all time, sitting behind solely Name of Responsibility: Black Ops – Declassified, which launched for the PS Vita in 2012 and has a Metacritic rating of 33 after 88 critiques.
Final week, it was reported that Name of Responsibility: Fashionable Warfare 3 was developed within the house of simply 16 months amidst widespread crunch, with the preliminary plan having been to launch it as an enlargement for final yr’s recreation, just for Activision to reboot it as a full-fledged new entry. Sledgehammer Video games, the lead developer on the undertaking, has since then denied stories of rushed improvement.
Whether or not the poor reception and weak phrase of mouth for the multiplayer shooter can have any impression on its gross sales stays to be seen. Within the UK, it debuted on high of the weekly bodily charts, although its bodily launch gross sales are 25% decrease than these of final yr’s Fashionable Warfare 2.
Name of Responsibility: Fashionable Warfare 3 is obtainable now on PS5, Xbox Collection X/S, PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Our personal evaluate of the sport can be going stay quickly, so keep tuned for that. Till then, make certain to learn our ideas on its single participant marketing campaign, and why we really feel it’s one thing of a catastrophe.