Call of Duty has changed multiplayer shooting games over the last two decades. It is one of the pioneer shooting games available to play on every single device and console. Hence, it might be difficult to keep up with all the different versions of the game available to choose the best one.
To make it easier to decide we’ve put our opinions to paper and made a list of the best call of duty games. The list contains the top 10 versions of the game that goes from worse to best.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Modern Warfare 3 has some of the most fun missions to play in Call of Duty. They changed the killstreaks into point streaks in this version. It feels like Modern Warfare 2 and carries on the story of Captain Price.
The storyline of Task Force 141 and its members was very popular. You can play with the AI in many different ways such as spec ops or survival mode. The weak link for Modern Warfare 3 is multiplayer, which is still better than the previous version.
Available in: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, and PC
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Advanced Warfare was the first game made by Sledgehammer Games. They assisted in the development of Modern Warfare 3. The campaign mode in this game was exciting with new additions like the Exo suits.
The Exo suits gave players the ability to juke mid-air, dash, or become invisible for a short period of time. Players were able to improve weapons after receiving upgrade points after completing missions. This version of COD has one of the best graphics of its time.
Available in: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC
Call of Duty: WW2
World War 2 had one of the best campaigns after a long time. It is difficult to complete as you must complete it without replenishing your health. Released in 2017, the game is set in the second world war period.
The very first mission is D-Day. After experimenting with space and robots, this version took gamers back to another world war 2-themed game. It is a fast-paced game with beautiful cinematography. For me personally, fast-paced games are always better than slower ones.
We also get to play Zombies mode again. The zombie mode is one of the best in WW2 in comparison to other versions of the games. It brought back the health bar in the single-player mode which made it nostalgic. If you’ve been playing COD long enough you’ll know why this made the list.
Available in: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC
Call of Duty: Warzone
Some might be surprised to see this ranked so low or that it’s even in the top ten. Two words, Battle Royale. This game became popular because it brought back the battle royale mode successfully.
Warzone increased the popularity of the game with several streamers coming in for highlight plays for their YouTube videos. For me, the favorite thing about this game is that it’s free to play and what I hate is the number of hackers in it.
Warzone 2 was released on 16th November 2022. The anticipation of fans for this upcoming sequel is off the charts.
Available in: Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S. PS4, PS5 and PC
Call of Duty: Black Ops
The legendary Black Ops released in 2010 had to be in the top ten. This game had the best story mode of the COD series for me. We follow Alex Mason who is a CIA operative during the Cold War. The double agent role gets the blood pumped up and you’re excited to see what happens next.
The multiplayer option is very fun to play as there are no direct advantages to any player in the multiplayer. I personally enjoy the multiplayer maps, especially NukeTown.
Perhaps all the intense team battles in the past have made this game very special. It used to take the excitement to the roof for me and that’s why it’s outperformed others to get on this list.
Available in: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, PC, Mac, and Nintendo DS.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019)
They removed the jet packs and added doors. This really is a top game as Modern Warfare 2019 was successful in making the game enjoyable for the fans once again. The sales were massive for this series as the gunplay felt enjoyable once again.
My personal favorite for Modern Warfare is the choices of weapons and gunsmithing. When you’re finally able to collect all items for your favorite gun, it takes the fun to the next level.
It had an exciting multi-player option with several new modes but could have been better if compared to other CoDs. The maps became larger with additional new vehicles. Teaming up and riding vehicles all over the map, shooting down your enemies, what else do you need?
Available in: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
The first Modern Warfare ever released is the most innovative game for me. The Modern Warfare franchise had its foundation set with this version. The maps had interesting designs with almost no mistakes.
This may be the best version of CoD for you because it was the gateway to CoD. This might be your first COD game ever. The campaign mode had beautiful cinematics for that time and the best sniper missions.
The game introduced killstreaks that allowed players to unlock new load-outs. Players unlocked “Prestige” after level 55 and players could grind back from level 0.
Available in: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, and PC
Call of Duty: World At War
Seeing World at War this high on the list may surprise you. But many of the fans loved World at War. It was the first time we got to play Zombie mode. Some argue it has the best Zombies mode with the introduction of the Nazi Zombie as well.
It included several multiplayer campaigns in which each member had to put effort. The Four-player multiplayer mode did it for me. Playing on a four-player screen while one tries to kill the other is a fond memory for many of us.
The graphics were as brutal as they could get. The only reason you’d hate it is that you were frustrated with yourself for not being able to complete the missions.
Available in: PS3, Xbox 360, PC, Wii, DS.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
I placed Modern Warfare 2 higher than Modern Warfare because the developers delivered on this sequel. Everything that worked in Modern Warfare was improved as much as possible. Personally, I feel the campaign mode could have been longer which is why I’ve placed it in number 2.
The stories kept you playing the single-player mode. The role you play as a double agent against the terrorists keeps you hooked to the game till the very end. In the multiplayer option, we had spammers and scopers of all types.
It took skill to survive and it was just fun to play the multiplayer game. You could be killed in ways you didn’t think possible. If someone threw a knife and you dodged, it might still kill you by bouncing off a wall and hitting you. It could easily be number one on any other list.
Available in: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
Black Ops 2 was the perfect sequel to the first installment of the series. Out of all the COD games, this is the definitive COD game for me. I have sunk countless hours into it, way more than I would like to admit.
Users love the fast-paced action of the game and so did I. The other COD games were a bit slower in comparison to me. Everything there was to love about the first version was improved. I mean where can you shoot up an entire club full of civilians?
The zombie’s mode got bigger and better. There were more maps, various types of new zombies, and ways to kill them. Black Ops 2 introduced the new Pick 10 system. When picking classes users could develop new strategies in this new system.
Players had to pick ten different things to use and choose from. It has the best multiplayer map ever with the best gameplay. Black Ops 2 is the best COD game of all time, at least for me.
Available in: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, and Wii U.