Parents' Guide to

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Gritty, brutal near-future war game has privacy concerns.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 53 parent reviews

age 12+

CoD infinte warfare

This is a insulation in the call of duty series. It does have moderate violence but blood and gore can be turned off in settings. i bought it for my 12 year old and didn't like it at first but the turned of the gore and blood and it was the ok for him to play. Some parents don't like the knives but its no worse than a documentary on wild animal and hunting. The worst scene is when you walk into the hospital and there are bodys on the floor but with no gore or blood it is fine. Common Sense Media over rates a lot of games and movies so pay no attention to the CSM rating.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
age 15+

Best CoD ever

This is the best Call of Duty game ever made, the campgain is fun, it has a good story, good characters, great gameplay and amazing visuals, the multiplayer is a good experience with really good map design, exo zombies is fun and a good spin on the zombies game mode, and exo survival is fun with friends.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (53):
Kids say (94):

Sledgehammer Games' first kick at the Call of Duty can -- the first game in Activision's prolific military shooter franchise to be developed by a new studio in eight years -- is significantly different from other entries in the series. The introduction of an advanced exoskeleton suit dramatically alters the way players make their way through environments, adding a new degree of mobility and verticality. And with special abilities such as cloaking and threat grenades that paint targets behind cover, plus some slightly sci-fi weapons such as a powerful directed energy rifle, the action is distinctively futuristic. The differences are particularly evident in multiplayer mode, where exo-abilities such as boost jumps and hovering in mid-air force players to be more aware than ever of threats from above. It's a refreshing and fun change of pace for the franchise -- though it's clearly geared for players looking for faster-paced, arcade-like action than simulated warfare.

The one area in which Advanced Warfare fails to innovate is cooperative play. Whereas developers Infinity Ward and Treyarch have pushed the boundaries of what we expect from Call of Duty cooperative modes with their alien- and zombie-themed variants, Sledgehammer's traditional wave-based mode feels pretty safe by comparison. Still, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is well-polished and even a bit daring at times. It clearly stands apart from other games in the series and should prove good fun for adult gamers looking for a spot of futuristic military action.

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