Top 10 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

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.

2 Call 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 game was gorgeous on PS3. What many think of as the last great Call of Duty had a masterful campaign. It was creative, original, and the emotional buildup+plot twists are unmatched

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

3 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

I'm not a huge Call of Duty fan. I just feel like other games compete on a very close level. Not a huge fan of ultra-realistic combat simulators either. My first FPS love was Halo: Combat Evolved. I like sci-fi fantasy shooters most, mainly for the reason that it tends toward making a more interesting story-line. This game, however, is one of the few of those games whose storyline was absolutely captivating. I beat it twice. Just now I've started downloading the remastered version, and I plan on beating it again.

4 Call 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.

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.

5 Call of Duty: Black Ops II

The story was written by Christopher Nolan, one of the greatest film director's and writter's of all time! The same man who created the Dark Knight series, Insterstellar, and much more! The gameplay in the campaign is terrible, unlike Black Ops 1 I'll admit, but the story is phenomenal! Also unlike Black Ops 1, we got a fantastic villain! Menendez is incredible, relatable, and unpredictable. I highly recommend this game merely for the story, but nothing else. The Zombies was awful and the multiplayer... Well, let's say that it's so bad it's good. Still, it has a strong story with a better villain, and is definitely worth giving a go!

6 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.

This campaign has special moments like sniping, tanks, Helicopter jumps and more... But however, This campaign has a lot of recycled stuffs from MW2, This point is dissapointing.

7 Call of Duty: Ghosts

Call of Duty Ghost really wasn't that hell of a game, I personally hated Extinction and the Multiplayer was meh, but if you ever get Ghosts, you should get it for the campaign, I really loved it, trough the story you slowly learn to know the characters. And of course Riley, the dog, which was an pretty awesome addition. The story gets really emotional and the cliffhanger made me pretty darn mad..
I was really hoping for a Ghosts 2, with the critics of the community and fans they could make the Multiplayer etc. a lot better and continue the thrilling story.

But of course there's the childish Call of Duty community that burns the whole game to the ground saying they want something new; well that's what they got when Ghosts came out, and now we're here: Seeing Call of Duty burning for it's faults, Having to make a Star Wars 2.0 called Infinite Warfare, and that, my friends, is where the community is coming back in to give their very negative 'opinion' by burning everything of the game.

8 Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

By far...I will say again, by far the best campaign, I actually felt that emptiness what you feel when you finish your favourite series.
Multiplayer is not bad at all, no major problems with it, just the hate, because of the space theme. This is not what the community asked for? Guys, we have a new Call of Duty every year! See through the cloud of hate, and realise how good the actual game is.

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

9 Call of Duty 2

So much Nostalgia! And no silly stealth missions where the unrealistic one-man-army aspect of Call of Duty shines really through, just combat, big battles and the most world war 2 you will get in the Call of Duty series. Also it didn't only last 5 hours to complete, which is nice...

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

10 Call of Duty: WWII

Definitely in my top 3 favorite call of duty campaigns. You grew connections to so many characters.. I can't really put words into how I felt about it all. I guess the best way to put it is: I felt like I was actually in this war, fighting along-side my brothers.
Aside from the campaign, the multiplayer experience is finally fixed after 3 years of nonsense. Instead of loot boxes dropping stat-altering items, it's all fair. Instead of saving up 30 credits, you earn them as you play. You can still buy them for Call of Duty points, but there's not enough in the loot boxes to make it worth it to someone to blow hundreds of dollars to unlock every loot box item. If you like collections, and wanna get them all the fast way, go for it and spend hundreds. It wont affect how you do in matches, so good luck to you type of people out there.
Zombies is pretty interesting as well. I'll let you guys figure that one out on your own.

The Contenders
11 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!

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

12 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.

13 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.

14 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
15 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

This Campaign is really cool. It makes you actually feel like a normal ''boots on the ground ''soldier and not a an invincible super soldier!

16 Call of Duty 3

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

17 Call 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.

18 Call of Duty: Vanguard
19 Call of Duty: Finest Hour
20 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
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