Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (2011)
"Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" is the third and final installment in the "Call of Duty Modern Warfare" series, a direct sequel to 2009's "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2," and the eighth "Call of Duty" installment.
After killing General Shepherd, Captain Price and Nikolai evacuate a dying John "Soap" MacTavish from Site Hotel Bravo, Afghanistan. Soap receives medical attention in a safehouse run by Nikolai's Loyalist allies in Himachal Pradesh, India, but Vladamir Makarov's forces arrive in an attempt to kill the trio. After the doctor is shot down, Yuri, Nikolai's best soldier, who has as much a grudge against Makarov as Price, gives Soap an adrenaline shot to keep his heart going, and helps secure a safe route out of the country.
Meanwhile, the war between Russia and the United States continues by proving the battle of Washington D.C the turning point of the war as U.S forces reclaims many Eastern cities. The actions of Delta Force's Team Metal — made up of Sgt. Derek "Frost" Westbrook, "Grinch", "Truck", and their C.O. "Sandman" facilitates the Russian army's withdrawal from the invasion of Lower Manhattan, New York City. They begin by destroying a jamming tower on top of the New York Stock Exchange, then hijack a Russian Oscar II submarine in the East River with the assistance of the US Navy SEALs, in order to use its ordnance against its own fleet. Eventually, Russia makes an emergency withdrawal of its forces from the US East Coast, signifying the American victory.
Russian President Boris Vorshevsky announces his plans to negoiate a peace treaty with the U.S. at a summit in Hamburg. However, during the flight, Makarov's men hijack Vorshevsky's plane and force it into a crash landing on the tarmac of an airport. F.S.O. Agent Andrei Harkov attempts to secure Vorshevsky, but is killed when Makarov appears inside what the F.S.O. believe to be a evacuation helicopter Makarov reveals that he and his generals plotted a coup detat to kidnaps the President, and plans to capture and torture his daughter Alena, to force the President to give Makarov access to the Russian nuclear arsenal that has the capability and destructive power to allow his generals to take over the entire continent of Europe despite its cities obliterated.
Did You Know? Activision reported sales figures for "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" in the U.S. and UK being more than 6.5 million copies sold on launch day and grossed $400 million in the US and UK alone in its first 24 hours, making it the biggest entertainment launch of all time.
Did You Know? "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" received the Best Shooter award at the 2011 Spike Video Game Awards. At the Interactive Achievement Awards or DICE awards, "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" won the award for Action Game of the Year and was nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay, Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design and Outstanding Achievement in Connectivity.