Previously, the lowest-rated game in the Call of Duty franchise was Call of Duty Vanguard, which received an average review score of 73/100 from Metarcritic in 2021. However, this position has recently been taken by Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3, the 2023 edition, with an average score of 53/100.
Currently, there have been a total of 40 reviews for Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3. It is quite evident that this installment has become the lowest-rated game in the franchise, which has been around for over 20 years. Furthermore, the player score for this game is a mere 1.6/10.
The issues with Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 stem from its rushed development, which took only 16 months. This has resulted in the game having the lowest-rated storyline mode in the franchise. Fans were expecting more from the multiplayer mode, but unfortunately, the game was plagued with bugs, leading Activision to temporarily remove some maps from the game. It remains to be seen how the development team will address these challenges.
TLDR: Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3, the 2023 edition, has surpassed Call of Duty Vanguard as the lowest-rated game in the franchise. With an average score of 53/100, this installment has received negative reviews from both critics and players. The rushed development and numerous bugs have contributed to its poor reception.