Game: “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3”
Rating: 7.4 out of 10
Parental rating: Mature for blood and gore, drug reference, intense violence and strong language
Developer: Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games
Platform: Xbox 360 (also available for Wii, Windows and PlayStation 3)
Play: Single player, local and online multiplayer
Full disclosure: This game was provided to me by Activision. I completed the campaign in about eight hours, and played Special Ops and online multiplayer for about three hours.
The final boss: A less preposterous story and enduring cooperative modes rise above some missed multiplayer features to make “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3” a modest improvement over last year’s “Black Ops.”