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Best Call of Duty Games, Ranked by You – Vote Now!

The Call of Duty franchise began back in 2003 and has seen many highs, and lows since then. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (2009) brought perhaps the greatest praise, with recent, more futuristic settings bringing the biggest criticism.

We have put together all the main releases of the Call of Duty series leaving out mobile versions, expansions and remakes.

Now you can voice your opinion on your favourite Cod games – simply Vote UP on your favourites or Vote DOWN on the entries you didn’t really fancy. And guess what, if it was neither good or bad, just average – you don’t have to vote at all for that one!

You can vote up/down more than one title, so it will be interesting to see what the rKade community decide is their favourite Call of Duty game of all time.

With the Call of Duty Modern Warfare reboot announced last week, we may have to revisit this list later in the year. You can preorder Modern Warfare in the Store BTW.

Let’s begin…

#1 Call of Duty Black Ops (2010)

Developed by Treyarch, it is the first game in the series to take place during the Cold War and also takes place partially in the Vietnam War.

#2 Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare (2007)

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is the fourth installment of the main series, and was developed by Infinity Ward. It is the first game in the series not to be set during World War II, but set in the modern day. 

#3 Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 (2009)

Modern Warfare 2 is the direct sequel to Call of Duty 4 and continues the same storyline, taking place five years after the first game and featuring several returning characters including Captain Price and "Soap" MacTavish.

#4 Call of Duty World at War (2008)

Developed by Treyarch, Call of Duty World at War is the fifth installment of the main series. Released after Modern Warfare, it returns to the World War II setting of earlier titles. It acts as a prologue for Treyarch's next game, Black Ops, which is in the same universe, sharing characters and story references.


Call of Duty 3 was developed by Treyarch, and was the first major installment in the Call of Duty series not to be developed by Infinity Ward. It was also the first not to be released on the PC platform.

#6 Call of Duty (2003)

Released on October 29, 2003. The game was developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision.

#7 Call of Duty Ghosts (2013)

Call of Duty: Ghosts is the tenth main installment in the series, and was developed by Infinity Ward with Neversoft and Raven Software. It also featured a dog as your companion.

This game is popularly considered marmite among the community it seems for its strong single player but poor multiplayer.

#8 Call of Duty (2005)

A sequel to Call of Duty, It was developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision. The game is set during World War II and is experienced through the perspectives of soldiers in the Red ArmyBritish Army, and United States Army.

#9 Call of Duty Black Ops 2 (2012)

Developed by Treyarch, it was the first game in the series to feature future warfare technology - something which would be a continuing theme for the years to come.

#10 Call of Duty WWII (2017)

Call of Duty: WWII is the fourteenth game in the series and was developed by Sledgehammer Games.

#11 Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 (2011)

Due to a legal dispute between the game's publisher Activision and the former co-executives of Infinity Ward – which caused several lay-offs and departures within the company – Sledgehammer Games assisted in the development of the game, while Raven Software was brought in to make cosmetic changes to the menus of the game. The game was said to have been in development since only two weeks after the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

The game continues the story from the point at which it ended in the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and continues the fictional battle story between the United States and Russia, which evolves into the Third World War between NATO allied nations and ultra-nationalist Russia.

#12 Call of Duty Black Ops 4 (2018)

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is the fifteenth main installment in the series. It was developed by Treyarch and is the most recent Call of Duty game.

#13 Call of Duty Black Ops 3 (2015)

Call of Duty: Black Ops III is the twelfth main installment in the series, developed by Treyarch and published by Activision. 

#14 Call of Duty Infinite Warfare (2016)

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is the thirteenth main installment in the series, developed by Infinity Ward, and was published by Activision.

#15 Call of Duty Advanced Warfare (2014)

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is the eleventh main installment in the series, developed by Sledgehammer Games with assistance from Raven Software and High Moon Studios.

This is when futuristic Call of Duty really became a thing. It also starred Kevin Spacey in the lead role (before his recent accusations of abuse).


What do you think?

Written by Kade McConville

I created rKade, hence the name! My favourite game has to be Uncharted 2 - I was 16 when that game come out and it was just huge. My favourite film is Back to the Future, closely followed by Die Hard, of course.

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