The Call of Duty series is known as one of the biggest series in the game industry. The series, which is considered one of the greatest pioneers of the military FPS genre today, offers successful stories to the players. In addition, thanks to its multiplayer modes, it manages to keep a large fan base of its own.
In this article, we gathered all Call of Duty games together with the last Call of Duty game and created a timeline from yesterday to today. Here are all Call of Duty games in order.
All Call of Duty Games in Order
- Call of Duty (2003)
- Call of Duty 2 (2005)
- Call of Duty 3 (2006)
- Call of Duty: World At War (2008)
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series (2007 – 2011)
- Modern Warfare (2007)
- Modern Warfare 2 (2009)
- Modern Warfare 3 (2011)
- Call of Duty: Black Ops series (2010 – 2018)
- Black Ops (2010)
- Black Ops II (2012)
- Black Ops III (2015)
- Black Ops IV (2018)
- Call of Duty: Ghosts (2013)
- Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (2014)
- Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (2016)
- Call of Duty: WWII (2017)
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019)
- Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (2020)
- Call of Duty: Vanguard (2021)
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II (2022)
- Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 (2022)
- Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile (TBA)
The production that started it all: Call of Duty
Release Date: October 29, 2003
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360
Metacritic Score: 91
Call of Duty, the first game of the series, attracted great attention when it was released in 2003. The production, which went through a very problematic process in its first release, was actually developed by the producer of Medal of Honor: Allied Assault and rivaled the series. In the gaming world, the series was not expected to hold up against Medal of Honor, but things did not go that way.
In the game, you participate in different historical operations with the soldiers of some of the parties involved in the Second World War, and you have the opportunity to experience the atmosphere of war from a first-person perspective. It is possible to call Call of Duty a complete war simulation.
The game where we meet Captain Price: Call of Duty 2
Release Date: October 25, 2005
Platforms: PC, Xbox 360
Metacritic Score: 86
The second game, Call of Duty 2, which doubled the success of the first game, is about the 2nd World War, just like the first game. With improved artificial intelligence, large spaces and new mechanics, we come across a much more advanced production than the first game. We are almost entering the Second World War on the British and Russian fronts.
Call of Duty 2, one of the most successful games of its time with its war atmosphere and new features, is still one of the most admired games by the fans of the series today. Also, in this game, we meet Captain Price, who will become a legend later on. Although his name and rank are the same, John Price in the Modern Warfare series is known as Price’s grandson in this game. The producers are bringing the character back to life after Price’s popularity in this game.
Call of Duty 3
Release Date: November 7, 2006
Platforms: PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Metacritic Score: 82
Call of Duty 3 is the least known game of the series. The biggest reason for this is that this game of the famous series, which is mostly known on the PC platform, is not released for PC. This production, which is only released on consoles, is like the previous games. It is about the period of World War II. Developed by Treyarch, the game includes a story mode consisting of 14 missions.
Call of Duty: World at War with Captain Reznov
Release Date: November 10, 2008
Platforms: PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, Nintendo DS, Wii
Metacritic Score: 83
Call of Duty: World at War, another World War II themed game in the Call of Duty series, is fictionalized within the framework of two different major wars. One of the two different battles at the base of the game is the advance of the well-known Soviet troops to Berlin. The other war that took place was the war of the American marines with the Japanese in the Pacific. The game tells about these two great wars.
We also see Reznov, who will appear later in the Call of Duty Black Ops series, with the rank of Sergeant in this game. After the Battle of Berlin, he was promoted to the rank of Captain and became a “Hero of Berlin”. Petrenko, another name who will appear in Black Ops, accompanies Reznov.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Series, which brought the rise of the series
Modern Warfare (2007)
Modern Warfare 2 (2009)
Modern Warfare 3(2011)
The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series, which brought the rise of Call of Duty and popularized the cinematic narrative in the entire game industry, had a great success. By the time it was released, it had attracted great attention with its physics, mechanics, graphics and cinematic success. The game depicts a possible 3rd World War on the brink of nuclear tensions.
Imran Zakhaev, who appeared in the first game, and Makarov, the main villain of the series in general, are among the most well-known villains in the game world today. Thanks to Makarov’s presence in the story until the last game and his terrible plans, he manages to be engraved in the minds of the players.
There is also the character of Captain Price, known as Price’s grandson, whom we met in Call of Duty 2 in the series. Captain Price, one of the most popular characters in the game world, appears again after Call of Duty 2.
All three games in the series progress in connection with each other, and the story is completed with the end of Modern Warfare 3. There is also a section in the game that takes place in Pripyat, the place where the Chernobyl Disaster took place.
Call of Duty: Black Ops series
Black Ops (2010)
Black Ops II (2012)
Black Ops III (2015)
Black Ops IV (2018)
Although the first two games in the Black Ops series were very successful, the following games were not liked very much. Fidel Castro, one of the political figures of the period, takes part in the first game set during the Cold War period. Also, the first Black Ops introduces us to the main characters of the series, Alex Mason and Frank Woods. The first Black Ops for the CoD world is an important production that made the zombie mode popular.
Although it is about a war in 2025, Black Ops II, the sequel of the series, deals with a brand new adventure with the same characters. But as of Black Ops III, we are disconnected from the characters and the main story. In Black Ops IV, the story mode is completely eliminated. In this game, players are offered different multiplayer options such as Battle Royale. Although this decision was criticized by most players, Black Ops IV managed to bring a new breath to the series.
Call of Duty: Ghosts
Release Date: November 4, 2013
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U
Metacritic Score: 68
Call of Duty: Ghosts, which is among the lowest-rated games in the Call of Duty series, could not satisfy the players with its single-player story mode. The production, which has a Metacritic score of 68, received many negative reviews. CoD: Ghosts, which is about the South American countries coming together to declare war on the USA, tells the story of the Ghost team, which was founded on the threat of war.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare with Kevin Spacey
Release Date: November 3, 2014
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Metacritic Score: 78
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare tells a story that begins in 2054 and extends to 2060. According to the fiction, war is declared against South Korea by North Korea and the USA is sending aid to South Korea. After this war, a terrorist group called KVA emerges. The leaders of the group called KVA, codenamed Hades, threaten the world and events develop.
Although it tells a very big story, Advanced Warfare has a score of 78 on Metacritic. In general, it can be said that players do not like Advanced Warfare very much and do not get enough pleasure from storytelling. Although the game’s scores are low, it should be reminded that this game brought a rise to the series after the failure of Ghosts.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
Release Date: November 3, 2016
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Metacritic Score: 73
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare was the game with the most disliked trailer. As of the date of publication of this article, there are 3.9 million dislikes. The villain of the game, Game of Thrones’ Jon Snow, is played by Kit Harrington.
With Infinite Warfare, players started to think that the future themes that started from Black Ops III are now bored and unnecessary sci-fi scenarios are of poor quality. For this reason, the game received a great response.
Infinite Warfare, whose story mode lasts for about 5 hours, generally takes place on extraterrestrial planets, has managed to create a unique audience, although it is not liked.
Back to WWII: Call of Duty: WWII
Release Date: November 2, 2017
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox One
Metacritic Score: 73
With Call of Duty: WWII developed by Sledgehammer Games, we return from the future theme to World War II. However, the production still cannot go above average. The main reason for this is that the stories of the Second World War are also very old.
The production, which retells important historical war events such as the Normandy Landing and the Liberation of Paris, appeared with health packs and a health bar as a new feature, instead of the automatic regeneration system. In addition, a zombie mode that entered our lives with Black Ops took its place in the game.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Release Date: October 25, 2019
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox One
Metacritic Score: 81
An alternative remake of the first Modern Warfare released in 2007, 2019’s Modern Warfare tells a completely different story. A fictional region called Urzikstan and a terrorist organization named Al-Katala located in this region take place in the game. Due to the threat posed by the organization in Europe, Russia is also involved in the event. Things develop when the USA gets involved.
We see Captain Price again in the game, and we return to the first Modern Warfare series with the surprise in the finale. We also witness the establishment of Task Force 141. We hear familiar names on this establishment scene. Will the story be connected in the next games? How will it take shape? Together we will learn the answers to these questions.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
Release Date: November 13, 2020
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, Xbox One, PC
Metacritic Score: 77
Black Ops Cold War, the last game of Call of Duty, tells a Cold War story where fact and fiction come together. Although it is not related to the Black Ops series, there are also names we know from the first series in the game.
In the story, we enter into a difficult struggle to foil the plans of the agent named Perseus. We manage a soldier with the code name “Bell” in the game, but due to the RPG structure, we choose the background of this soldier ourselves. The choices we make also affect the course of the game.
The single-player story mode, Cold War, which lasts 3-4 hours, also includes an episode set in Trabzon Airport. We also witness rich side stories such as the youth of Imran Zakhaev, whom we know from the Modern Warfare series, his dark connections and how he got stronger. Thus, the possibility of a merger of the Modern Warfare and Black Ops universes arises.
Call of Duty: Vanguard
Release Date: November 5, 2021
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, X/S, Xbox One, PC
Metacritic Score: 72
Call of Duty: Vanguard, the 6th game of the series about the Second World War, unfortunately did not receive many positive reviews. This made Call of Duty: Vanguard the worst-released Call of Duty game in the last 14 years.
Vanguard, the 18th game in the Call of Duty series overall, sets a plot that centers on the creation of special forces to deal with an impending danger in multiple World War II theaters.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
Release Date: October 28, 2022
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC
Metacritic Score: 76
In the game, Hassan Zyani, an Iranian terrorist, is doing business with the Al Qatala terrorist organization we know in the first game of 2019 and hijacking American-made missiles. Hassan’s aim is to destroy the country by launching a missile attack against America. The biggest reason behind it is the murder of Ghobrani, the leader of the Quds Force terrorist organization, by Shepherd and his team Shadow Company.
Although this is the basic story, Mexican cartels and Russians also get involved and things get messy. Task Force 141 goes after the terrorist and cooperates with the Mexican Special Forces. That’s the general story, and as you’ll agree, it’s a pretty simple scenario.
Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0
Release Date: November 16, 2022
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC
Metacritic Score: 79
The first innovation that attracted attention in the second version of Warzone was a new map called “Al Mazrah”. Uniting 150 players, the Al Mazrah map has sub-regions that MW2 players will remember from before.
Sections in CoD MW2 such as Al Bagra, Embassy, Zarqwa Hyroelectiric, Taraq, Fortress, Sariff Bay and most recently Sa’id cover the regions of the Al Mazrah map. The map has 18 centers, cities, caves, observatories and many different points.
In-game games, which were made as 1v1 in Warzone, have now changed to 2v2 with 2.0. Warzone 2.0 will now also allow players to avoid the Gulag. Players who defeat the artificial intelligence enemy named “The Jailer” who have the prison key will be able to escape from the Gulag.
We have come to the end of our article on all Call of Duty games. How many of these games of the Call of Duty series have you played? What do you think about the games? You can share your ideas with us in the comments section.