Call of Duty game series or “Call of Duty” can be considered one of the pioneers in the first person shooter style. The series first entered the video game industry in 2003 and focused on the battles of World War II. The popularity of this series quickly reached a high level and over time, many issues of it were published with different content. This route had many ups and downs for this popular series. In this article, considering all the aspects surrounding these games, we intend to introduce the top 10 issues of this series in order of success. The selection of this list is based on many factors such as critics ‘scores, players’ opinions, sales and the length of time the game has remained at its peak.
10- Call of Duty: WW2
Let’s not forget that the series started with the focus on World War II and gained a lot of popularity from the first three issues of the game that took place in this historic war. As time went on and the series distanced itself from the subject, many fans became tired of the modern and futuristic style of the game and demanded a return to the good old days of World War II. Call of Duty: WW 2 was a response to this fan demand that was released in 2017.
Although the short story section of the game annoyed many, but on the other hand, the online multiplayer section and zombies, along with its modern graphics and beauty, provided the best first-person shooter game of the new generation during World War II. They were dissatisfied with the game and criticized the short story section as well as the online part of the game, which focused on buying Loot boxes.
9- Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
The game, which was the eleventh issue of the series, was released in 2014 and was the entry of this series into the world of futurism and science fiction. There was no meaningful reality here anymore, and everything had entered the imaginary world of the future. Advanced weapons, spaceships and, most importantly, special clothing that allowed the player to move fast and run on the wall.
Aside from the storyline, these new features made sweeping changes to the multiplayer online style of play, which received mixed reviews, with some enjoying the new features and others calling them an incomplete copy of Titanfall; But in any case, the entry of this series into the world of the future was not so disappointing. Keep interested.
8- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
This issue of the game, which continued the story of the previous two issues, ended the course of this fascinating story. It is commendable that in a first-person shooter game there is such an interesting story that can be completed in three separate issues. With the exception of the exciting story section, minor changes to the online multiplayer section, especially those related to weapon personalization, gave it a new lease of life. Modern Warfare 3 stuck to its principles and took the path that the series had taken well with firm steps. Many considered this game to be a good end to the exciting and breathtaking story of World War III and were satisfied with the process that the story went through. They were. Having a strong storyline in a Call of Duty title was a rarity that the first Modern Warfare series was able to present well, and this is something to be appreciated.
7 – Call of Duty World at War
The game was released a year after the first issue of Modern Warfare trilogy was released in 2008 to return to the roots of Call of Duty, which was World War II. Only this time he told a different and untold story of this great war in order to escape the clichés, and he was very successful in this. In World at War, the player goes to battlefields with Japanese forces on different islands and sees new scenes.
The Japanese forces in this game have a different fighting style and this theme is well implemented in the game. Co-op capability has also been added to the game’s story section so that 4 people can go through the stages at the same time. The eastern fronts of this great battle were not fought in the islands of Japan.
6 – Call of Duty 2
If we know the beginning of the Call of Duty series with the first issue, we owe its peak and popularity in the past to the second issue of the game. To date, few games have been made that have a storyline as deep and wide as Call of Duty 2. You go from the icy and snowy fronts in Moscow and the Soviets to the desert fronts of the British forces, or take part in the famous D-Day battle.
The second issue of this series is reminiscent of a time when more attention was paid to the story part of video games. The length of this section and the variety of its missions along with the revolutionary graphics at the time of release, make this issue of the game one of the most memorable of its numbers and deserves such a thing. In them, many regretted why other creators paid less attention to the long sections of the story in video games and focused more on the online and multiplayer sections.
5 – Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
The Black Ops series had a separate route from the classic part of the game, and its first issue was a great success due to its deep story section and the first issue in which zombies were introduced. The second issue of Black Ops, despite the sequel to the story, introduced many innovations in gameplay and online multiplayer, and also paved the way for the future and the sci-fi style in the future with the ups and downs it created in the story. One of the strengths of this series, like Modern Warfare, was its strong and deep story, which in addition to having the right depth, also introduced memorable and interesting characters to the player, and the moments next to them are sweet memories for many players.
4- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
The remake of the fourth issue of this series, which was one of the most popular games, was successful. Reuniting familiar characters, even with today’s graphics and next-generation hardware, was an enjoyable experience for many players. On the other hand, distancing oneself from the world of the future and making the game world more realistic was the demand of many fans of this series, which was realized in this game.
Still, being too short in the story section was annoying. Also in the shadow of this title, the independent part of Battle Royale game called Warzone came to life, which is one of the most popular Battle Royales on the market to date. . In fact, with this issue, the creators were able to get some salvation for themselves, but still, the short story part of the game was something that many noticed and prevented it from becoming a masterpiece.
3- Call of Duty: Black Ops
This number of games, which took a separate path in the future, can be compared to a three-headed monster that is suitable for a wide range of players. If you want to experience the first person shooter game with a strong story section, or you are looking for a game with a strong multiplayer online section, or you like to shoot zombies in a tense atmosphere, Black Ops has a lot to say for all these tastes. The multiplayer part of the game also added two of the best maps to the game, which have remained popular to this day and appear in other issues, such as Nucktown and Firing Range maps. The Black Ops series smoothed out.
2- Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
The fourth issue of the series was its entry into the world of modern and contemporary wars, and it set new standards for itself and laid an almost new and solid foundation. In addition to the intriguing story section that paved the way for the next two issues, the multiplayer online section adds one level of progress to the game, adding new weapons and perk-style capabilities that change your performance into one of the most original. This issue of the game was the beginning of a fascinating and exciting story in today’s world, which eventually led to the formation of World War III, and was somehow the first title in the Call of Duty series, which, along with exciting and breathtaking gameplay, the story He also fed a strong player.
1- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
The entry of the Call of Duty series into the world of modern warfare with the fourth issue was a great success, which encouraged the creators to build a sequel for it. This issue, which formed a strong story section in the fourth issue, paved the way for the continuation of the story. In this game, World War III broke out with the beginning of a war between two superpowers, the source of which was a conspiracy. In Modern Warfare 2, we saw one of the most memorable scenes in the story section, scenes that were sometimes full of emotion and sadness.
With the exception of the story section, which boldly presents the strongest story in the series, extensive changes have been made to the online multiplayer section and the weapons unlock system to provide a complete gameplay in all areas. Undoubtedly, the second issue in the Modern Warfare series was a few heads and necks higher than the other titles in terms of characterization, storytelling and online multiplayer, and deserves to be first on this list.
The Call of Duty series should be considered one of the pioneering titles in first-person shooter video games. It remains to be seen which path this series will take in the future and what style and context it will focus on. This was the list in which we ranked the top 10 issues of this fascinating series based on various factors. You may have a different opinion and the order of this list is not interesting to you. How much does your opinion correspond to this list and which Call of Duty number do you consider the best?