Nowadays, many games are focused more on their multiplayer components than their single-player equivalents, due to the growing popularity of online play. As a result, games like Call of Duty, Battlefield, and even Ghost Recon have lacklustre, tacked-on campaigns – which are often very short and unfulfilling. Below, you’ll find the shortest campaigns our writers played through this year.
Darryl: Battlefield 4
As short as it was, I actually rather enjoyed Battlefield 4’s campaign. It had a lot of promise as well as a lot of heart; however, it could have been much longer. Let’s face it, if you are looking for an in-depth storyline, maybe first-person-shooters are not the place to look.
Brady: Ratchet & Clank: Nexus
Ratchet & Clank: Nexus would have to get my vote. While being a thoroughly enjoyable game, the latest entry in the series was surprisingly short when compared to its predecessors. From start to finish, the game is a lot of fun and has some decent humour. The only real pity is that the fun is over a little too quickly.
Bracken: Call of Duty: Ghosts
Surprisingly, Call of Duty Ghosts started with a very promising opening which offered up a little something new for the Call of Duty franchise. However, it quickly descended into the regular ‘point A to point B’ trek while killing everything in between. It didn’t do that for long, since the campaign only lasted about 4 hours and was over before it had the opportunity to get any worse.
Michael: Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2
From a game that promised so much, so little was offered. Linear gameplay with very little variety turned a game with plenty of potential into a title that became tedious and tiring to play. The final breaking point of an already struggling game is its meager 4 hour storyline.