The Call of Duty series has 18 games and countless spin-offs to its name and picking the best 5 of these isn’t easy.
With the first Call of Duty games releasing back in 2003, the series has given us the option to play in various battlefields across the worlds and even in outer space.
Every COD fan has a different personal favourite that they remember playing growing up, but these are our own personal favourite Call of Duty games.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019)
Part reboot, part reimagining, this 2019 release captures everything fans loved in the original Modern Warfare and repackaged it for a newer audience. Modern Warfare boasts a very good single player campaign which was being somewhat missed by a portion of their fans. The multiplayer provides new additions to Call of Duty such as 2v2 gunfights and massive Ground War matches.
Available on: PC, PS4 & Xbox One
Metacritic Score: 80
Release Year: 2019
Call of Duty: Warzone
Warzone is Activision’s direct response to the battle royale trend popularised by games such as Fortnite and Apex Legends. Released in March 2020 as a free to play game, right when the pandemic had just started and this lightning in a bottle moment led to Warzone being one of the best and most successful battle royales and Call of Duties.
Available on: PC, PS4, PS5 Xbox One & Xbox Series X/S
Metacritic Score: 79
Release Year: 2020
Call of Duty Black Ops
The first game in the beloved Black Ops series, this games’ story mode was set back during the Cold War. The developers created one of the best Call of Duty storylines with some of their best scriptwriting to date. Apart from the single player campaign, Black Ops introduced some of the best maps and weapons the series has seen.
Available on: PC, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii & Nintendo DS
Metacritic Score: 88
Release Year: 2010
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Modern Warfare 2 picks up exactly where the first one left in and provides a memorable single player campaign while also introducing notable characters that would go on to be fan favourites such as Ghost and Soap.
The multiplayer is also beloved by fans as it revised the weapons and perks system to near perfection, while also improving maps from the first game.
Available on: PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Wii & Nintendo DS
Metacritic Score: 94
Release Year: 2009
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Call of Duty 4 is gaming royalty, as many gamers have fond memories of playing this game back when they were younger. It was the first game in the series to move the setting to modern-day to deliver one of the franchises best campaigns. The multiplayer component is a revelation in its own right as it introduced franchise staples such as loadouts, killstreaks and gaining experience to unlock weapons.
Available on: PC, PS3, Xbox 360 & Wii
Metacritic Score: 92
Release Year: 2007
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