Best Call Of Duty Games: Ranking The 10 Greatest Entries

Activision's Call of Duty series is among the biggest, most popular, and best-known gaming franchises of all time. The franchise has dominated the sales charts in recent years, and this is expected to continue when Sledgehammer's Call of Duty: Vanguard releases this November amid an ongoing lawsuit against parent company Activision Blizzard. With the new game's release coming up in just a couple of months, we're looking back at the shooter series and ranking the top 10 best Call of Duty games. With Activision releasing a new game every year since 2003 (with the exception of 2004), we're only calling out the top 10 games we believe are the best and not ranking the entire series overall. With that caveat out of the way, let's dive in.10. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 32011's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is perhaps best known for what happened behind the scenes to bring the game to market. In the middle of the game's development, Activision fired Infinity Ward founders Jason West and Vince Zampella for insubordination. A team of developers left with West and Zampella (who would go on to establish Respawn Entertainment and create the much-loved Titanfall series), and Activision had to find another way to finish the game and launch it on time--and it turned to Sledgehammer to co-develop and finish the game. This proved to be an especially notable move because Sledgehammer at the time was working on a more experimental third-person Call of Duty game set in the Vietnam War. The game has never seen the light of day, and Activision has never made a third-person Call of Duty game aside from a limited multiplayer mode.As for Modern Warfare 3 itself, the game was received positively by critics and fans alike and went on to sell many millions of copies, despite the behind-the-scenes drama. The game is remembered for its gripping campaign that continued the popular Modern Warfare storyline of members of Task Force 141 and also for its Horde-style Survival mode and for its integration with the since-shuttered Call of Duty: Elite stat-tracking and social app.Continue Reading at GameSpot

Best Call Of Duty Games: Ranking The 10 Greatest Entries

Activision's Call of Duty series is among the biggest, most popular, and best-known gaming franchises of all time. The franchise has dominated the sales charts in recent years, and this is expected to continue when Sledgehammer's Call of Duty: Vanguard releases this November amid an ongoing lawsuit against parent company Activision Blizzard. With the new game's release coming up in just a couple of months, we're looking back at the shooter series and ranking the top 10 best Call of Duty games. With Activision releasing a new game every year since 2003 (with the exception of 2004), we're only calling out the top 10 games we believe are the best and not ranking the entire series overall. With that caveat out of the way, let's dive in.

10. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

2011's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is perhaps best known for what happened behind the scenes to bring the game to market. In the middle of the game's development, Activision fired Infinity Ward founders Jason West and Vince Zampella for insubordination. A team of developers left with West and Zampella (who would go on to establish Respawn Entertainment and create the much-loved Titanfall series), and Activision had to find another way to finish the game and launch it on time--and it turned to Sledgehammer to co-develop and finish the game. This proved to be an especially notable move because Sledgehammer at the time was working on a more experimental third-person Call of Duty game set in the Vietnam War. The game has never seen the light of day, and Activision has never made a third-person Call of Duty game aside from a limited multiplayer mode.

As for Modern Warfare 3 itself, the game was received positively by critics and fans alike and went on to sell many millions of copies, despite the behind-the-scenes drama. The game is remembered for its gripping campaign that continued the popular Modern Warfare storyline of members of Task Force 141 and also for its Horde-style Survival mode and for its integration with the since-shuttered Call of Duty: Elite stat-tracking and social app.

Continue Reading at GameSpot