Since its debut in 2003, Call of Duty has become the best-selling first-person shooter of all time. Not a bad effort for his WWII FPS that first appeared as Activision’s ambitious answer to Medal of Honor.
Of course, Call of Duty has two pillars. Multiplayer and singleplayer campaigns.And hey, for us little reluctance The quality of these campaigns is crucial if you want to immerse yourself in online hell and compete in Call of Duty’s battle cauldron.
So which Call of Duty game has the biggest campaign? IGN’s die-hard Call of Duty fans have gathered to come up with a list of their favorite single-player stories, drawn from across the series’ 20-year history. created.
Here are the top 10 Call of Duty campaigns.
Top 10 Call of Duty campaigns
10. Call of Duty: World War II
After an almost ten-year hiatus from the setting that started the series, the 2017 Call of Duty revival was the franchise’s home party, and they dubbed the game World War II as it were. But this return to roots, led by Sledgehammer Games, isn’t the greatest WWII hit you’d imagine. Instead, we come across a more intimate story about “Red” Private Daniels and his squad, who lived through some of the most pivotal moments of the U.S. 1st Infantry Division’s battle from the Normandy Landings to the Rhine. But while it strives to be a personal story, it never forgets that it’s a loud and bombastic Call of Duty game.
To this day, World War II features some of the most radical sequences the series has ever seen, from the collapse of a bell tower to a train crash. If you’re looking for thrills, you’re sure to find them. There’s a lot of worn-out hearts to give as you end up with one of the most strenuous walks a video has ever taken on a game.
9.Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare was a bold new direction for a series that needed to step out of its comfort zone. Gone are the realistic guns in favor of slow-paced tactical missions, callbacks to historic battles, Exo suits, lasers, and an array of futuristic weapons. Jonathan Irons, and its exploration into the world of private military contractors, American interventionism, and, as the name suggests, Advanced Warfare, was more than a laser-powered Call of Duty.
Beneath the flashy, over-the-top summer blockbuster action lies a chilling tale about the dangers of private militarization, making this a must-see for fans of the series and those looking for something a little different in action shooters. .
8.Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
The Black Ops series sets itself apart from Call of Duty by always trying to do something different in its campaign. Black Ops Cold War brings back familiar faces Mason and Woods, but the main focus of the story is on series newcomers Bell and Russell Adler and him in one of the Cold War’s most pivotal moments. It’s his time in the CIA.
The story explores some of the darkest times in the history of the U.S. Intelligence Service and rises to the standard by offering puzzles, branching paths and even gun-swapping missions in favor of good old retro spycraft. It’s a short story that winds through the end of the Cold War, but this entry into the Black Ops series offers plenty of memorable moments that will keep you guessing until the credits roll.
7. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare came at the tail end of gamers who didn’t want Call of Duty to be an epic, wall-running space adventure. Some of the best acting seen in the series. The plot itself is rather thin: you play as the newly promoted Reyes (played by Brian Bloom of Wolfenstein fame). Reyes must lead the United States Marine Corps against his SDF, a painful and decidedly evil one led by the Game of Thrones kit He Harrington. But beyond that overarching narrative lives the personal stories of friends who truly care about each other.
We’ve always said that Infinite Warfare is the Halo Reach of the Call of Duty campaign (you know, if you know), but it’s clear that this is the character’s first story above all else. Beyond that, though, the space-spanning adventure gameplay is still incredibly fun. is one of those campaigns you should watch again if it turned you off in the first place.
6. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019)
Rebooting one of the most beloved and essential games in a mega-popular franchise like Call of Duty is a risky move, but 2019’s Call of Duty Modern Warfare has been the most rebooted so far. The gameplay was fresh, and the outdated setting during the conflict in the Middle East wasn’t groundbreaking, but this game does a good job of its presentation and slow infiltration of enemies. One of the most striking and realistic depictions of , featuring extraordinary attention to detail. The bass we’ve seen in previous series.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2019 is not only one of the best examples of how to reboot the series right, but it’s also an excellent entry in a series full of memorable campaigns.
5.Call of Duty: Black Ops II
At the time, Call of Duty Black Ops 2 was a much-needed breath of fresh air for the entire series, and it fundamentally changed Call of Duty. Black Ops 2 gives players more control over how the story unfolds in the form of branching paths, optional objectives, and multiple endings. These factors combined to make this one of the most replayable and interesting entries in the series.
Set in the late ’80s with the Cold War nearing its end and the 2025 portion during the Second Cold War, Black Ops 2 features the return of Alex Mason and his son who appears in the 2025 segment . However, Black Ops 2 shines especially thanks to its main antagonist, his Raul Menendez. He’s more than just a Call of Duty villain, he’s a Cold War tragic product. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is a must-see for longtime fans and those looking for a shooter that relies a little more on creative storytelling than shooting galleries and over-the-top action.
4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009)
Infinity Ward’s follow-up to that giant leap did not disappoint. It delivered exactly what players wanted: more, more, more Modern Warfare. The fictional political drama is more intriguing, we get to know Thorpe and Captain Price better, and who remembers the crazy ending where Shepard stabbed you in the chest with a knife and just pushed a button and pulled. Get it out of your chest and throw it into his eyes in the ultimate act of revenge. Don’t miss this Call of Duty campaign. Conversation in the water cooler.
3. Call of Duty 2
The original Call of Duty was a great first-person shooter game for PC created by a startup developer called Infinity Ward. Its founders previously worked on EA’s Medal of Honor. But Activision struck a deal with a new studio, and after the team’s first World War II-set campaign was a hit, they set out to top it off with a sequel, his Xbox 360 day one launch title. Again set during World War II.
The success of Call of Duty 2 helped kickstart Microsoft’s incredibly successful Xbox 360 era, ushering in a glorious new HD era of gaming.
2. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (2007)
Call of Duty was already making headlines before Modern Warfare came out in 2007, but when the franchise’s fourth mainline game time-jumped from World War II to modern times, it took a big turn. It went from a hit series to a blockbuster series. Call of Duty became the #1 first-person shooter with this release, and for good reason. The campaign introduces memorable heroes such as Thorpe and Captain Price, and includes an AC-130 gunship mission, a cargo ship escaping a storm, death in a nuclear explosion, and an unforgettable emotional finale. Play the coolest moments. Fire the last bullet.
1.Call of Duty: Black Ops (2010)
“The Numbers, Mason!” Call of Duty: Black Ops brings the mighty first-person shooter franchise to the Bay of Pigs, Vietnam, journeys through the espionage-filled ’60s, and delivers the franchise’s best-ever campaign and all-time provided the soundtrack for along with it. Black Ops took you on a dizzying ride that culminated in his one of the coolest and most unexpected twists in major gaming at the time.
Infinity Ward’s “other” developer of Call of Duty besides the series creators, Treyarch, has now completely leveled up, turning his impressive World at War work into the stealth prologue of Black Ops. , proved that it deserved to be held. Infinity he was as highly regarded as Ward. Black Ops is a large sub-franchise within the brand where it all started.
These are IGN’s most beloved Call of Duty campaigns, but what is yours? It’s highly unlikely anyone under 30 knows what you’re talking about, but you still Do you love United Offensives? Do you love Ghosts and are you ready to admit it in front of your friends and peers? Let us know in the comments. In the meantime, check out IGN’s favorite Assassin’s Creed games and the 10 best open-world games of all time.