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10-05-07, 06:40 PM
COD 4: The Bog Revealed

by Ben Silverman

With their legacy of tight scripting and intense firefights, the Call of Duty games have earned a reputation as being some of the most cinematic first-person shooters ever. That's sure to be the case with the upcoming Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, but so far fans have been limited to a multiplayer-only beta on the Xbox 360. While that's garnered its fair share of praise, multiplayer Call of Duty is only half the battle.

Luckily, fans will get their first taste of Call of Duty 4's single-player next week when Activision breaks the internet by releasing the much-anticipated Call of Duty 4 PC single-player demo. (We'll be here to support it in an exclusive download premiere on Yahoo! Games.)

Set in a bombed-out Middle-Eastern city, the 'Bog Rescue' drops you into a nighttime conflict-in-progress. Your primary task is to locate and secure a friendly Abrams M1A2 tank, although first you have to get to the damned thing by navigating through an absolutely chaotic firefight.

Right off the bat, it's clear that the battlefield is more dynamic than in games past. Soldiers bark out orders left and right, taking cover and firing back at the enemies tucked away in partially destroyed buildings. Though the folks at Infinity Ward have repeatedly stressed the importance of taking cover in Call of Duty 4, we were rudely introduced to the concept of 'exploding vehicles' after lingering too long behind an overturned car. It's dark and crazy and bullets whir through the air like mosquitoes. In other words, it's Call of Duty after drinking thirty cups of coffee.

As they follow their squad mates through the remains of the town, gamers will finally get to utilize the much ballyhooed night vision. It's a bit disorienting at first, but soon enough the tactical advantage of seeing your enemy as a bright splotch in the green field of view becomes apparent. The experience is relatively short-lived, however, as soon enough you're instructed to take down a fleet of enemy tanks using the Javelin, a monstrous anti-tank missile launcher. It's an absurdly fun weapon - missiles pop out horizontally and linger for a second before their rockets engage and they zoom vertically into the air, reach their apex and streak down in a hail of smoke and fire.

The Bog's climax comes as you attempt to defend the Abrams tank against a throng of enemies in the round. This highlights everything that makes Call of Duty 4 such an exciting game: gorgeous graphics that hold steady despite tons of onscreen elements, enemy and friendly A.I. engaging each other realistically, gunfire erupting from every which way and you somehow caught in the middle trying to meet your objective without getting killed. It's as intense and frenetic as first-person shooting gets.

And in a matter of days, it will be sitting on your hard drive. Get a sneak peek now in this exclusive video and check back on Oct 11 at 9AM PST to snag the PC demo.


Comm. Relations Mngr.
Yep, this is a PC demo.

10-05-07, 06:43 PM
Make up your mind, October or November? :p

Very sweet news though, I can't wait. :captnkill:

EDIT: Links down, I repeat LINKS DOWN!! ;)

10-05-07, 06:50 PM
check back on Oct 11 at 9AM PST to snag the PC demo

10-05-07, 07:00 PM
broken links.

10-05-07, 07:10 PM
man could I screw that post up anymore?

all fixed now sorry guys.

10-05-07, 07:13 PM

10-05-07, 07:28 PM
woot, not long after ut3 demo, then crysis demo

:o (nana2) :D

10-05-07, 07:35 PM

10-05-07, 08:26 PM
Woot. I hope its a decent level for the game. Woohoo.

10-05-07, 08:29 PM
Aaah Sweet! I was in the beta for 360 and I gotta say, the multiplayer is unrivaled. Halo 3 MP isn't nearly as intense as this IMO.

10-05-07, 08:48 PM
Aaah Sweet! I was in the beta for 360 and I gotta say, the multiplayer is unrivaled. Halo 3 MP isn't nearly as intense as this IMO.

Halo 3 sucks in the first place.. seriously, how much more overrated can you get?

Call of Duty 4 blows it away ten-fold. Can't wait to see how the PC demo will be, especially the single-player portion.


10-05-07, 09:53 PM
What?!!! No FilePlanet exclusive?!@$%!! Such an outrage!!^%^&*! :thumbdwn: ;)

10-05-07, 11:05 PM

EDIT : Since they said "thursday" which equates to 11 of Oct .. i think they mistyped the title

11th Oct is it! w00t can't wait! :D

10-05-07, 11:30 PM
wait what? Oct or Nov?

10-05-07, 11:31 PM
wait what? Oct or Nov?
Since they said "thursday" which equates to 11th of Oct .. i think they mistyped the title!

11th Oct it is! w00t can't wait! :D (nana2) :dance: :dance:

10-05-07, 11:31 PM
Sweet! I've already got the Collector's Edition on pre-order.

10-06-07, 03:14 AM
Hopefully I've finished EP2 then. (shouldn't take more than a day right?) Goooood time ahead! :D

10-06-07, 03:57 AM
Cant.wait :D

10-06-07, 07:49 AM
Sorry guys, it was Oct 11th. Had a bad day yesterday with the Airborne patch being released (what a joke that was)

- This is SP only.
- Yahoo download exclusive on the 11th.but soon after others should be able to grab it from other sites
- IW was waiting on yahoo to announce the beta (they had exclusive rights) but for some reason they waited so long.

More info as it becomes available.

10-06-07, 08:03 AM
schweet :D

10-06-07, 08:09 AM
They should really try to get an mp-demo out before the release, I have a feeling that the mp in cod4 is stronger than it's sp counterpart.

But I really really hope that iw has scrapped the infinite respawning enemies that cod2 was plagued by, it was just ridiculous, a small house with 2 or 3 rooms could spawn thousands of germans.

If they are using respawns in cod4, I hope that they atleast tone it down to the same rate as cod1

10-06-07, 08:27 AM

This is the game i been waiting for...
Dont laught everybody, but I still play LOADS of hours of Delta Force Black Hawk Down every week
We play Matches and turneys in that game still :)
BHD is still the best fast paced, fun MP game there is for me.

This is the game i hope will replace it for us thou :)

10-06-07, 09:04 AM
All the good games are starting to come out! This is going to be a fantastic season! :D

10-07-07, 02:26 AM
not so excited about a SP demo.. I only ever played the SP of COD2 for about 5 minutes. but played the MP for months every night.