Call of Duty video game franchise is one of the best first and third person shooter game franchises out there. The series was first kicked off on the PC platform but it has also expanded into consoles, handhelds and even cellular phones. It is mostly based on the Second World War scenes but due to the immense success that the series has enjoyed, it has now expanded into other series too. The first Call of Duty game came out in October 2003 and since then there have been many different versions and mods that have hit the markets. The series is extremely popular even with the latest edition making it one of the largest franchises in the gaming industry. Let us look at the top 10 Call of Duty games.
10. Call of Duty 2, Big Red One:
COD 2, Big Red One is a console based Call of Duty game which was released in 2005 for the Nintendo, Gamecube, Playstation and X-box. It has s ingle player as well as a multiplayer mode and covers the part of the Second World War where North Africa was liberated. The footage in the game has also been lauded by critics and gamers as being excellent. It features voices from some of the actors from the HBO Series Band of Brothers.
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9. Call of Duty:
Call of Duty was released in 2003 and is the first game in the series of incredibly successful games. The game is based on the Quake III engine which is one of the most successful game engines of all time. The game was the first in a long series of some amazing first person shooter games and it certainly paved the way for some of the incredible games that this franchise has managed to put out so far.
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8. Call of Duty, United Offensive:
Although the COD, United Offensive was the expansion pack for the first Call of Duty game, the pack has done very well for itself to be considered a standalone game. It was released for PC in 2004 and was also offered on Valve’s CDP (content delivery platform) Steam which is a major platform for online multiplayer games. The multiplayer mode is excellent as the maps in the game are larger and more weapons are available for players. There is also a ranking system for players as well as vehicles and other game objects.
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7. Call of Duty 3:
Call of Duty 3 was released in 2006 and is the third game in the series. It is a first person shooter based on PlayStation 3, Xbox and WII and it has also been released for PlayStation 2 and Xbox 360. This first person shooter can be played in single player as well as multi player mode and its 14 campaign missions are all fun to crack even on the single player platform. The most noticeable feature of the game is the sound effects which are the next best thing to real sounds.
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6. Call of Duty 2:
This is the second installment of the Call of Duty series and it was launched in October 2005. It was launched for a large number of platforms that also included cellular phones along with consoles and PC. Like most of the other games in the series, it is a first person shooter game with both single and multi player modes. It opened big on the Xbox console selling more than 2 million copies.
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5. Call of Duty, World At War:
Call of Duty, World at War was released in November 2008 and it is also a first person shooter. It is a multiple platform game that does not run on the PC. It has also been offered for windows mobile and was acknowledged for its impressive and easy game play. Like most of the games in the series, it has a multi player version for consoles too and also comes in several collector edition versions which have special weapons and other unique features.
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4. Call of Duty Black Ops:
Call of Duty Black Ops was the seventh in the long line of COD games. It was released in November 2010 and is one of the largest selling games in the series. The game has sales figures of over a billion US dollars making it one of the biggest games ever. It was also one of the most anticipated game releases of all time as the buildup to its launch was immense. It is a PC as well as a console based game.
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3. Call of Duty, Modern Warfare 2:
COD, Modern Warfare 2 is one of the most critically acclaimed games in the entire COD series. It is also one of the largest selling in the series. This Call of Duty game has reportedly sold more than 22 million copies worldwide which is a staggering figure. It is often known as the second best selling game of all time. It is based on Windows for PC and then the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360. It is the sixth game in the series and like most other games in the series it has single and multiplayer modes.
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2. Call of Duty 4, Modern Warfare:
The Call of Duty series has some stunning games and COD 4, Modern Warfare is one of them for sure. It was launched in 2007 and quickly went on to become a major success. It is a multiple platform based game as different versions were launched for all the gaming platforms including consoles and PC. It is a critically acclaimed game and has earned a lot of great reviews. It is one of the most successful games in the entire series.
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1. Call of Duty, Modern Warfare 3:
Call of Duty, Modern Warfare 3 is a PC as well as console based first person shooter game that was released in November 2011. It is the biggest selling entertainment game launch of all time as it has sold more than 8 million copies worldwide. It is easily one of the most successful entertainment launches with sales figures exceeding 500 million US dollars.
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