If you are familiar with first-person shooter games, there is a strong chance that you might have heard the name Call of Duty, even if you haven’t played it before. It is one of the most popular video game franchises that was created in 2003 by Activision, and over the past few years, some new developers have also jumped the bandwagon, including Treyarch, Infinity Ward, and several others.
The Call of Duty franchise has more than 18 titles in the main series, along with several other console titles, PC titles, mobile titles, and much more. Moreover, the franchise has also become a major feature in Esports with several of its titles being used for competitive gaming tournaments and events.
The latest release of the Call of Duty franchise, titled ‘Vanguard’ will be released soon. Meanwhile, let’s have a look at the best Call of Duty games that you might or might not have played.
Top 5 Call of Duty Games
Let’s rank the best five Call of Duty titles according to their popularity, storyline, gameplay, and much more.
1. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
The remastered edition of the Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is one of the best installments of the series, and it features exceptional multiplayer gameplay and a stellar gaming experience on consoles particularly. Add to it an advanced map design and some of the best campaign levels that you may find in any Call of Duty game. So, if you haven’t played this edition, you are missing out on a lot.
2. Call of Duty: Black Ops
The next game in the franchise that took the gaming world by storm is Call of Duty: Black Ops, with its remarkable storyline in the campaign modes, as well as the exceptionally fun multiplayer modes that allow both local and online players to hunt each other down. The Gun Game mode is another exciting feature added to Black Ops, and its storyline takes you back to the Cold War in the 60s. Fun fact: this title is also the highest-selling Call of Duty game of all time.
3. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
If you isolate all of the titles according to their sub-series, the Modern Warfare series is a clear winner. The next best CoD game, according to us, is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, which runs at a wonderful pace and also has a great campaign mode like the other games on this list. The multiplayer mode introduces you to the smallest map you can find: Rust.
4. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
Our next pick is the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, which made a bold decision by doing away with the single-player campaign mode and focusing purely on multiplayer gaming. This mode features a lot of exciting and thrilling scenarios coupled with traditional and modern maps. Plus, it also features the Zombie mode where you can practice your headshots.
5. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Last but not least, we have Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, which is part of the trilogy that was developed by Treyarch and received a lot of acclaim. In this installment, the creators experimented with multiple endings in the campaign mode, and they largely succeeded too. In the multiplayer mode, players get to have more control over their loadout with the Pick 10 feature, and also leaves a lot of room for customization.
We could keep talking about Call of Duty games all day long, but we have reached the end of our article. It is safe to say that it is one of the best first-person shooter franchises ever. If you are new to the franchise, there are several other titles you should explore, such as Warzone, WW2, Call of Duty 2, Modern Warfare 3, etc.