Call of Duty is one of the most popular gaming franchises of all time, with 18 main games in the series, several spin-offs and console exclusives. Millions of gamers have fond memories of each game in the series, although some titles are generally popular, although others are often overlooked and forgotten.
Determining the best Call of Duty game of all time is a tricky task, especially as there are so many games to consider. Weve chosen every main game in the CoD series, ignoring console exclusive, mobile, and strict battle royale titles.
18) Call of Duty
The original Call of Duty is kicking off our list, not because it is a bad game, but because it is at this point around 20 years old and outshined by its predecessors. This game did not really turn into one of the most successful franchises of all time, but it isn''t worth returning and playing unless you need a dose of nostalgia.
17) Call of Duty 2
Call of Duty 2 has won the 17th place on the list due to similar reasons to Call of Duty. Unless you werent there when the game was first released, you wont miss much if you werent there to play it, given us Carentan, which was later reimagined as Chinatown in Modern Warfare.
16) Call of Duty: Black Ops III
Wanting to make controversial moves? Black Ops III is the worst CoD of the jetpack period. Unlike Advanced Warfare, the jetpack system in Black Ops III was less fun, but the specialists abilities were harmful, and the game is a hidden excuse. This game is only above the first two CoD games because it is modern and yet playable.
15) Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
After Infinite Warfare''s lifecycle, many gamers took the year off from CoD, starting with Kit Harington (Jon Snow) who also had a great day.
14) Call of Duty: WWII
For some reason, CoD fans may not dream of a modern, futuristic, or WWII setting. WWII reintroduced players to the brink of being completely dissatisfied. It didnt help that the game had a bad spawn pattern at the start, and the game was successful, as it provided a good gameplay experience, and it did have a fun zone you could explore with friends.
13) Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
Before Warzone took its place, Black Ops 4 swapped a campaign for a battle royale mode called Blackout. It was surprisingly fun, but Treyarch decided to introduce virtual versions of iconic characters for some reason, and a story about experimental soldiers that needed to be pieced together like a puzzle. Blackout was the clear highlight for Black Ops 4 and deserves its place in the CoD battle royale history books.
12) Call of Duty: Ghosts
Ghosts took an idea from one of the most well-known CoD characters and sprang a cast of forgettable characters instead of focused on the titular character from Modern Warfare 2. This multiplayer gameplay was fantastic, and many have changed their tune since 2014. This campaign was terrible, although it even ripped the boat sequence from Modern Warfare 2 for some reason. It ended on a cliffhanger just to add to the anger.
11) Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
The Cold War of Black Ops is a terrible name. It should have been Cold War or Black Ops 5. But the multiplayer allows us to spend more time with Mason and Woods, as well as several exciting and unique missions. Although most players were unhappy with the situation, the process continues, and the same players are once again dissatisfied.
10) Call of Duty 3
The multiplayer mode improved when it comes to combating multiple protagonists during WWII. Despite the fact that his pals are shooting at you, it allowed players to get a sense of the present day.
9) Call of Duty: Vanguard
Vanguard is the latest CoD game and once again brings back players back to World War II. It feels similar to Modern Warfare 2019, which is a good or bad thing based on who you ask. While Vanguard isnt perfect, it provides excellent gameplay and a robust customization system for operators and weapons.
8) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019)
Modern Warfare revamped the iconic sub-series, allowing gamers to revisit classic characters such as Gaz and Captain Price. The multiplayer was one of the best in recent years, providing intense moments that felt engaging. However, it included some annoying competitive elements, including destructible walls and doors.
7) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Despite the lack of new Specialist streak system or MOAB killstreak, Modern Warfare 3 served as the sequel to the original Modern Warfare trilogy. Despite the limited features, the multiplayer felt similar to the previous two games. It was still a fun game but it has improved dramatically than the rest of the other entries on this list.
6) Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Advanced Warfare is a controversial CoD game, which was the first to significantly alter the movement system. Players could now die around the map easily, and encountering enemies in the air was not an uncommon experience. This game was also well written and provided us with the press F to pay respects meme. This game was once again the greatest of the jetpack era and deserves further appreciation.
5) Call of Duty: World at War
The World at War served as a return to the setting of World War II, although in a much darker and brutal manner. Players fought in some of the most difficult battles in history, complete with dismembered enemies and gore. This game also provided a soundtrack for the Black Ops storyline, and it provided some of the finest moments in CoD history. It also marked the beginning of CoD Zombies, which has evolved into a staple.
4) Call of Duty: Black Ops
Black Ops has one of the best stories in FPS history: Mason is unknowingly a Russian sleeper agent who must face his past to devise a mysterious broadcast. Players were forced to flee a Russian gulag, fight their way across rooftops as CIA agents, and even escape a prison camp. The multiplayer also built off World at War and felt smooth, with each weapon feeling acceptable. The wager system also allowed players to bet an in-game currency in party games, a fantastic system that should be reinstate
3) Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
In a modern setting, players could call in killstreaks for the first time, and the customization process significantly changed how you could approach gunfights. This campaign also had some of the best moments, including hiding in tall grass in Pripyat as enemies surrounded you.
2) Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Black Ops 2 is considered one of the best Call of Duty titles of all time. This game multiplayer served as the competition scene, and some of today''s best professional players got their start in this title. The gameplay was smooth and deliberate, allowing players to dominate their enemies with raw guns kill. The campaign also continued the Black Ops story quite well, combining flashback levels with advanced tasks that required players to make simple choices.
1) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is the best CoD game ever developed. Regardless of your weapon choices, the multiplayer mode provided one of the finest experiences across all levels and maps. Some benefits and weapons were completely broken, but the introduction of noob tubes with One Man Army was a good start. Some believe these issues were a drag to the game, but many others are fondly looking back on this title.
The campaign also has some of the finest moments in gaming, such as Shepard''s bitter betrayal or being forced to participate in an atrocity at a Russian airport. Hopefully, the upcoming reboot will be able to follow the originals legacy.