With the latest campaign the developers have raised the bar in terms of showmanship; this is large-scale, over-the-top entertainment. If Modern Warfare 3 was a movie it would be the product of a drunken bet between Michael Bay and Jerry Bruckheimer. The set pieces are so busy that the game deserves a replay to appreciate the sheer amount of traffic and events that are going on in the background. The game is a consistent and refined rush from start to finish – the premise may not make a lot of sense, but individual moments are often jaw-dropping, as building collapse, submarines burst from the sea in front of you and airplanes break up around you mid-flight.
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