Call of Duty Games With the Best Campaigns

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

The Top Ten

1 Call of Duty: Black Ops Call of Duty: Black Ops

It feels fresh every time you replay it. The missions are so action-packed, and the story seems like it is just a bunch of random flashbacks. In reality, it is all connected, and it is truly amazing watching all of it unfold. They have vehicles present, they have some amazing battles in Vietnam, tons of memorable plot twists, amazing characters, and they even brought back tons of WWII weapons for one mission, to tell a continued story to the WAW campaign. I personally loved WAW to an unbelievable extent, and playing this mission for the first time gave me chills. Call of Duty was advancing here, but soon plummeted. I feel this was a campaign worthy of the peak of the franchise. Even if you are not a huge fan of Call of Duty- play it. It is more than Call of Duty. It is even above boyfriend campaigns. Truly wonderful.

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

The story is awesome, every time I play it again I get so much nostalgia feelings!

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2 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

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)

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 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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3 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Call 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

I have played this campaing over 10 times, and it never gets old!

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4 Call of Duty: World at War Call of Duty: World at War

This campaign was written by actual educated writers that understand authorial methods and narrative devices. This Call of Duty broke away from it's macho invisible supermen and really presented the brutal reality of war. From it's amazing soundtrack to it's fantastic character building.

This Call of Duty exemplifies how the FPS genre can be more than a casual genre for those who don't play FPS games for the narrative. In comparison to Black Ops, WAW takes a more realistic grounded narrative than a ridiculous James Bond-esk narrative with ridiculous moments that cannot really be justified, but on top of this black ops claims to be the "Vietnam" Call of Duty which is absolutely ridiculous, maybe those who wrote the narrative for Black Ops should have made something along the lines of Apocalypse Now if they wanted to take the easy way out with a possibly mentally unstable protagonist in Mason.

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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.

Exactly I actually think it is very underrated game, sure the multiplayer was nothing special at all, but for me this is defiantly the best Call of Duty campaign so far and one of the best if no the best campaign I've ever played

The campaign was great and shows how the American and Russian troops fought to the enemies last Stand

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5 Call of Duty: Black Ops II Call of Duty: Black Ops II

So Emotional, also it was not too advanced. The soldiers were still mainly soldiers, and it was only there were new bots and such that make it futuristic. The branching out and multiple campaigns was awesome, and for the first time ever in a Call of Duty, the villain isn't that bad and you could feel empathy for him.

My disc got scratched so I couldn't play past level 4 but it so good I love it

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

It's a little futuristic!

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6 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Call 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

It has the most bezt campaign and multiplayer and the survival mode is the best love the game

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7 Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Call 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

The reason I loved this game was that Infinity Ward chose to do a change and risky move which angered diehard fans. Campaign has to be my fourth favorite. - Mumbizz01

Best campaign a Call of Duty team has ever produced!

Best ever

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8 Call of Duty: Ghosts Call 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.

Best campaign that I ever played
It is not that good that everybody don't like it
I would like to have ghosts 2

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9 Call of Duty 2 Call 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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10 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Call 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

The campaign was very fun, but the storyline is heavily cliched. - Mumbizz01

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The Contenders

11 Call of Duty: Black Ops III Call 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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12 Call of Duty Call 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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13 Call of Duty 3 Call 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

14 Call of Duty 2: Big Red One Call of Duty 2: Big Red One

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

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15 Call of Duty: Finest Hour Call of Duty: Finest Hour
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