Call of Duty Games With the Best Multiplayer

The Top Ten
1 Modern Warfare 2

This was the first Call of Duty game I ever played, and it's still really fun and nostalgic to play it again! This game has the best maps in the Call of Duty franchise... wait. I mean in the whole generation of FPS games! Terminal brings back the good ol' days. The idea of a Russian airport is so unique!

The multiplayer in this game contains balanced guns, fast-paced yet fun gameplay, and overall insane terrain!

How is this Call of Duty number 3 on the list? It should be number 1, and number 2 should be Call of Duty 4. MW2 has the best color characters and weapons. It was the first to feature titles, emblems, and selective killstreaks. It was also the first to feature 2 attachments on the gun.

It has the best feel of any Call of Duty game. The only Call of Duty games I play are this and Call of Duty 4, but I like MW2 better.

2 Black Ops II

I have spent over 3,000 hours in BO2. This game's multiplayer had it all for me. The movement was fast-paced and fluid.

The maps were spectacularly designed and vibrant. The guns all felt overpowered in the right situation, and updates would tip the balance in different ways over time as the game evolved.

Whether it was the MSMC (SMG), the Remington (shotgun), or my all-time favorite CoD gun, the DSR-50 (sniper rifle), every gun felt unique and deadly in the right hands. It was also the period when the sniping community was at its biggest after growing massively during the MW2 era. Legendary FaZe/SoaR/nV/Dare teamtages and montages were coming out daily. It was a great time to be part of the CoD community overall, and I'm glad to have been part of it.

3 Modern Warfare

COD4/Modern Warfare is the best Call of Duty ever made. This game is the icon. This game set the standard for all the other ones.

The maps were excellent and were remade or retooled into other CODs. Weapons were perfect and acted the way they were supposed to. This Call of Duty was the last one that was fun in multiplayer and should be remade on XB1.

This has the best maps of any Call of Duty game. It also was pretty balanced, and sniping actually feels like sniping (unlike MW2 or BO2) and takes skill.

The only thing I wish they would've done (and hopefully for the remaster they do this) is add camo for all guns to unlock, title cards like in MW2, and some new killstreaks maybe.

4 Black Ops

The talent, the soundtrack, the story. Black Ops was both the last and only game of its kind. It was bold enough to dare follow up on the enormous success of MW2, beat that game in sales, and manage to keep Call of Duty fresh while still grounded in its own gritty attempt at reality.

This was before double jumping, wall running, and future weapons. This was Black Ops. It's about time to go back to black on Xbox One.

Black Ops 1 has the best multiplayer - so many great weapons, great maps, and well-balanced killstreaks. I loved that you could customize your soldier a bit. Call of Duty points were a cool idea and fun wager matches.

Black Ops 1 by far has the best multiplayer. It was fast-paced. I loved the DLC maps and zombie DLC maps, and I had the most fun on this Call of Duty than on other CODs.

5 World at War

It is actually realistic and is one of the few Call of Duty games to be based on a real war. Guns were pretty balanced and it also had one of the best perk systems. Call of Duty WaW was one of the most creative campaigns and multiplayer.

No other Call of Duty was like this in terms of realism, and the maps were absolutely classic. The atmosphere was also a massive influence in the game. They will never make another Call of Duty like this ever again, sadly.

Not only is the multiplayer gory and realistic, the maps are actually really real and spooky! Like in Asylum. That has to be the scariest multiplayer map EVER!

6 Black Ops III

The new movement system is smooth. Boost jumping isn't overpowered like in Advanced Warfare, and wall running adds a great new way to strategically move around the map but adds the thrilling risk of falling off the map.

Specialist characters are the best things added to Call of Duty since Killstreaks/Scorestreaks. Specialists' weapons are fun and not overpowered. Specialists' abilities give you a strategic advantage over your opponents but do not do damage.

I got to play the multiplayer beta and I loved it. Though, to be honest, I'm a casual Call of Duty fan.

7 Modern Warfare 3

Without a doubt, hands down, MW3 was, and remains, the best multiplayer Call of Duty has ever produced. Anyone who disagrees with this needs to look at the series overall. There is a reason that Call of Duty sales have been down the past 3 years as of January 2017. This is because it is the multiplayer that sells the series' titles. When brought up for discussion, MW3 has sold the most titles in the Call of Duty series of all time. What else needs to be said?

I wish this game and Black Ops were also Xbox One games and not just Xbox 360 games. This game and Black Ops were my favorite ones by far, and they only put them on the older consoles. I know you can download Black Ops, or it's backwards compatible with Xbox One, but I want a physical Modern Warfare and Black Ops game for Xbox One.

8 Advanced Warfare

Good, not great. Exo movements were choppy and eliminated nearly all strategy for coordinating attacks through the mini-map. Not enough gun variety and NO, variants do not count. Only 3 shotguns? They were useless anyway.

I did like the graphics and new game modes. It was good but got old really fast.

Exo suits, fast-paced, awesome camo challenges, unique weapons, and scorestreaks are all just amazing. This doesn't deserve number 1, but at least a close second.

The multiplayer in this game is decent.

9 Ghosts

I love it. The graphics are amazing and the guns are really good, like the Ripper, Maverick, and Maverick A2. I also like Extinction because of the aliens.

One thing they should do in Extinction is remove Nemesis and make the items and game modes free in the Nemesis pack. Please make the game better.

I don't really mind the maps because people vote for the popular maps anyway. It helps because campers can't camp as they have to sit in the back of a big map all day while the action is on the other side.

Many players are quite poor in this game as they aren't tactical enough. Sound is very important, so get a headset, follow pro gamer tips, and it's amazing.

10 Call of Duty 2

Call of Duty 2 is one of the best Call of Duty games because I believe it is the most historically accurate and is fun.

Really? Call of Duty 2 was probably one of the greatest Call of Duty games. How is Ghosts above this?

One and only, nothing tops this. How the heck is Ghosts above this?

The Contenders
11 Infinite Warfare

My favorite single-player campaign of all the Call of Duty's. The setting didn't seem to lend itself to multiplayer though, but man, that single player… the most intense and emotional Call of Duty ever. What a roller coaster. Well worth checking out.

The greatest Call of Duty that ever came out. This game is the best-selling game of 2016 and I even recommend buying it in 2019.

It may suck, but it has some pretty neat space-themed, action-packed maps for multiplayer.

12 Modern Warfare Remastered
13 Black Ops 4

Best multiplayer there is. I mean, that was the main focus of this game.

Honestly, the multiplayer is great, zombies is super fun, and Blackout is addictive. Even though this doesn't have a single-player campaign, this was worth my money.

14 Modern Warfare (2019)
15 Black Ops: Cold War

Because it has everything you want.

16 Modern Warfare II

I love the multiplayer. The guns are great, and some maps are good. There aren't enough maps though. Awesome multiplayer though.

It is a ton better than some of the more recent games with people jumping all over the place. It does not take as many shots to kill as it would take in other games. I just wish that some of the weapon stats were more like their real-world versions.

My favorite Call of Duty multiplayer. The multiplayer has a great feel. It's a classic.

18 Black Ops: Declassified
19 Call of Duty

Best war game. It gives the feel that you're in the war and you have to shoot to stay alive.

20 Call of Duty 3

Best multiplayer ever. This should be what the next Battlefield should have.

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