Call of Duty Games With the Best Campaigns

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This list is about the best and worst Call of Duty campaigns.

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1Call of Duty: Black Ops

If you don't think this campaign falls into the top 3 you have a small mind. It was one of the few campaigns that blended historical events, had engaging and dramatic plot twists, and a story that made you think twice. Maybe the explosions or grand battles weren't as prevalent like in Modern Warfare 2, but unlike Modern Warfare 2 (which was painfully non-suspenseful and dull, despite big battles), Black Ops offered a changing story and a plot you had to follow closely to understand. For those who didn't like this campaign I think you just lack the intelligence to understand it... or didn't give it a chance because the multiplayer was lacking.

Black Ops offers more than just exciting campaign mission, but also gives well-written storyline about Alex Mason in the peak of the cold war, mission by mission, I understand the campaign is not just action, but also dramatic, and contain great plot twists, really standard for any Call of Duty games

I didn't really expect to like this campaign that much. While I was intrigued by the Vietnam stuff, I thought the flashbacks would ruin the story. To this date, this is the Call of Duty campaign I played the most. Everything from the characters, to the settings, battles, soundtrack, and historical references blended well into a fun and engrossing story with complex choices, deep characterization and a fantastic plot twist. The only thing I ever hated about this campaign was beating Executive Order and SOG on Veteran (*shivers*).

The soundtrack, the movie references, the sheer talent of the voice actors.

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2Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

The modern warfare series does the best at making you hate the enemy... Modern warfare 2 makes you just want to stab general Shepard in his ugly traitorous face. Why ghost, why!?!?

This is one of the few games that I just keep playing the campaign over and over even years after it was released (in fact I have just recently started its campaign again)

This campaign is awesome! It is full of action. This game makes me want to keep playing it and playing it.

My opinion In it is It has the best Campaign

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3Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

This was a revolutionary game when it came out, and the campaign was the first story in which you actually feel connected to the characters and feel for them.

This campaign is one of the best campaigns in gaming history! - Cimendaro

Definitely the best campaign but I doubt that they even thought about making it longer

Best story of all call of duty games

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4Call of Duty: World at War

This was the only Call of Duty that actually kept me interested in the campaign. From guerilla warfare in the Pacific to marching through Europe, this campaign displayed what real battle looks like, not some unrealistic jet-pack movie sequence like the newer campaigns.

Still the best campaign for me. I have played it countless times and it never gets old. Amazing game overall as well. Still my top Call of Duty game.

Call of Duty went back to their roots with this game while keeping the narrative, cinematics, and gameplay style that made Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare before it so popular. The combination really pays off with this being my favorite campaign in the series. A lot of memorable moments.

I just love how well they recreated world war 2

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5Call of Duty: Black Ops II

This story is so great and the feeling to play in the future is awesome, The storyline focused about the first cold war and the second futuristic cold war. The cutscences of the game are a grand part of this game. - Cimendaro

I think it's best because it allow us make decisions

I loved the campaign in this its just amazing

It's a little futuristic!

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6Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

What I like about this campaign was the diversity of mission locations. Unlike Cod4 where you're mostly in Caucus mountains, this game puts you in Sierra Leone, New York city, Somalia, Berlin, Paris, London, Hamburg, and Prague.

The campaign was just so memorable, it improved in nearly every aspect amazing progress and story telling everything detailed and the ending like always intense unique and unforgiving.

The best part was the ending when price hangs makarov in the white house an then price takes cigaret I laught my ass off

The ending gave me chills.

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7Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

This is the second campaign that actually makes me feel for the characters. It is so deep and intricate. The characters are amazing and hell even Ethan, a damn robot makes me feel for him. The end of this campaign is really saddening to me. MW3 is the other campaign that was good. Say what you want about this game but the campaign is amazing

Best campaign a Call of Duty team has ever produced!

The campaign for this game is pretty damn good, it's got a mass effect vibe to it, the characters are memorable and the writing is terrific. And I want a shooter that is 100% in zero g with full 3d movement.

Under appreciated

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8Call of Duty 2

The campaign is so simple that it's awesome. I loved missions like the pipeline and also repairing the telephone wire.

This game is supposed to have the best storyline in Call of Duty history, simple and sweet

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9Call of Duty: Ghosts

Actually, I thought this campaign was kinda good! The worst part about it is the gameplay, voice acting, and inconsistencies which are undeniable, but it has some good things going for it! I mean, the multiplayer is the worst thing about it by far, and extinction mode is average at best, but the campaign, despite it's major flaws, was a decent on, in my opinion. MW3 and Advanced Warfare are worse in my opinion.

Highly underrated campaign due to the fact that everything else besides the soldier customization was awful.

Definitely one of the best campaigns and very spot on, hope there will be a sequel for just the campaign.

Look I thought it was bad at first but after playing BO3 this one is actually better

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10Call of Duty: Black Ops III

Black Ops III is the only Call of Duty game that has a true narrative behind it. Filled with mystery that pulls you in for more with a massive revelation at the end. The plot can be confusing for some and it's not aimed at your traditional Call of Duty crowd. The BioShock like mechanics is also worth a mention.

The multiplayer is by far the fastest paced in the series and does a good job at ridding the game from campers. Over all this is by far and wide the best game in the series.

Campaign is old. Its like playing through advanced warfare AGAIN. The characters all lack personality, they're just soldiers. This is the only campaign I never finished it bored me so much. Its just shooting your way through levels. That's it. Nothing special.

Very interesting campaign. I thought oh bad guy we kill, but no after we kill the bad guy we get some wicked inception

Awful campaign I'd give it 3 goose eggs out of 12

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11Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

The story was awful, but fun... I can't say I didn't have a bad time! Kevin Spacey's performance was spot on, even though his character became Hitler in the end, and declared war on the world by threatening every world leader at a UN meeting right after getting accepted into it (stupid). I just thought the story was lazily written. The gameplay definitely makes up for it, though!

One of the best in my opinion. Every character had a great fighting aspect while staying completely Badass

I think the reason why people hat e this game is because all you do is be like robocop and hire one of the guys from house of cards ( or house of cods, get it ) with eyes that don't blink during gameplay ( but is still funny ) but personally I think this is one of the best Call of Duty games ever sin mw2. Everyone ready for black ops 3? How do I know black ops 3 is the next Call of Duty, because Call of Duty released a teaser of the game yesterday. it is hard to find so go check it out

WORST Call of Duty ever

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12Call of Duty

I bought this game back in 2005 when the multiplayer was still extremely active. The campaign was just like any other first-person-shooter at the time, except Call of Duty's had three different parts. There is an American campaign, a British campaign, and a Russian campaign. The Russian campaign is the most memorable, as the missions are the longest and most dramatic out of all the campaigns. The American campaign is probably the least memorable out of the three, as the missions are broad, and are quite short. The British campaign is long, but it doesn't include any super action-packed scenes. The guns available in the game are amazing compared to any other first-person-shooter made around 2003.

Classic, I love this game very much. It actually in only number 9 because it's old though, but I have no complains about the game. One of the best campaigns for its date. - Cimendaro

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13Call of Duty 3

This campaign is great, but it has a lot of problems, no real radar or minimap, This game is forgettable. - Cimendaro

Worth a try if a real Call of Duty fan you can get it cheap online or at gamestop but it is forgettible no real stuff happened in just your basic WW2 shooter but pick it up if you want to see what the old cods were like before jet packs and gliding

14Call of Duty 2: Big Red One

Me and my friend had sex the other day hehehehe stupid eleven year olds never getting in on the action just imagining it!

You were just so emotionally attached to each of your squadmates.

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