Submitted by TheSuperior 931d ago | opinion piece

The Only Game That Can Dethrone Call of Duty

Call of Duty has been a super power in the gaming industry for many years. This game has broken a number of different records and has kept players interested for so many years. Players have been addicted to this game for its fast-paced multiplayer, exciting storyline, and addictive zombie/ spec ops modes. The month of November is now renowned for the reason of being the annual release of a game in the Call of Duty series. This game is one of the largest out there and although many games have tried to surpass its greatness, no other game has been able to take away its glory. As time progresses it has become clear that there is one game out there that has the potential to de-crown COD, rip it from its never ending glory and shrink that huge fan base. (Battlefield 3, Call of Duty, Medal of Honor, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

TheSuperior  +   931d ago
Putting my hards on Battlefield 4... that is if military first person shooters are even remotly interesting by the time that released. Too many years of this overdone type of game. Players want somthing new :/
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   931d ago
That's what people said about Battlefield 3 and look how that turned out...

Forget the dethroning CoD business because ain't gonna happen. Selling CoD numbers is not a realistic goal at all except for CoD itself as they have achieved those themselves.

Worrying about CoD is what hurt EA and DICE. They was talking a whole bunch of trash like "the competition is treading water" and "this game was built to take that game down."

Devs and Pubs need to stop worrying about what CoD is doing and focus on making a great game. Achieving CoD numbers is a fantasy that only CoD has achieved.
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dboyc310  +   931d ago
Think the only game that can accomplish that feature is Respawns unannounced game. They basically were the ones that perfected the addictiveness gameplay in COD4 which till this day remains the best one.
DarkTower805  +   931d ago
@dcboy310, what happened with COD was a once in a lifetime phenomenon. I don't know if Respawn can recreate that. It also concerns me that they chose to go with EA. Exactly how much advertising dollars do you think EA will give them? I can't see EA giving more love to Respawn's title than Dice's games. That alone is going to hurt Respawn's games big time.
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BX81  +   931d ago
BF3 may not have out sold CoD, but it damn sure is a better game all around.
asmith2306  +   930d ago
"That's what people said about Battlefield 3 and look how that turned out... " what is wrong with BF3 exactly? It's the best online FPS out there.
stevenhiggster  +   930d ago
The vast majority of COD's buyers are casual gamers, those people have no idea who Respawn are, and probably don't care.
It won't sell anything close to COD numbers.
WeskerChildReborned  +   931d ago
Maybe, i don't think COD will last forever so i think they're trying to milk it as much as they can.
BertlSenix  +   930d ago
Only Angry Birds could outsell CoD

CoD Players don't care for quality.
Cause if they would Battlefield 3 would be Number 1
BF3 is the best FPS created in this Gen by miles...It is pure quality.DICE is amazing.

But CoD Players are 99% 5 year old casuals.
CoD is a game where you jump in and be Number 1 cause the unbalanced System let you achieve this.There is no skill level - There is only Casual Mode where everyone is one the same level.
BF3 and other games have a learning curve and that is what people don't want cause they know they suck and would get destroyed by people with "no life" aka SKILL.

Angry Birds would destroy CoD,especially if they would release it for 5-10$ on PS360+Steam cause its the only game that is even more casual than CoD.
sandman224  +   931d ago
The only game that has a chance to dethrone cod is indeed battlefield series. Because it has to be a multi platform game to reach the sales. If it does happen it won't be until the new consoles come out that way battlefield should look the way it was meant to look. Also it may then run at 60 fps. If they can do that then call of duty may finally have some competition. Then again, who knows how call of duty will look like on next gen consoles. They might never loose there tittle belt.
BlmThug  +   931d ago
No if any game has a chance to dethrone CoD its Gta. Gta IV has sold well over 22.5 million units
Pixel_Enemy  +   931d ago
No if any game has a chance to dethrone CoD its McDonalds Big Mac. 550 million big macs are sold per year. Over 47 billion have been sold in total.

We are playing the sales game right?
GhettoBlasStarr  +   931d ago
Shit, even if they release BF3 with all the map packs and run at 60+fps on the new consoles it could detrone COD. Hell alot of games that came out on this gen could be re-released on next gen if they improve on the fps and give it a little graphics make over. (Crysis 2/Brink/Homefront/MAG ect..) IMHO
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an0nym0us  +   931d ago
You guys are stupid, or blind. Battlefield 4 isn't going to dethrone call of duty, something else is going to, but not battlefield. In its current state, battlefield is an alternate experience, not a replacement. It's almost like the killzone vs halo arguments, Both those games were completely different man.

What I'm saying is battlefield and call of duty, like Halo and Killzone can co-exist as long as they stay different, but there will be no dethroning going on.
ThatDamnGeordie  +   931d ago
i hate shit like this jesus, people will play games they like and wanna play more of, if you don't like said game then don't play it simple.

Why do fanboys have to be so childish these days.
NYC_Gamer  +   931d ago
Why does a game need to dethrone the other?just play what you like regardless of sales numbers.
Irishguy95  +   931d ago
We will, we just want the one that deserves the sales to get them
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   931d ago
Well that's life and worrying about it isn't going to change anything.

Are there games more deserving of CoD sale numbers? Sure. Does CoD deserve the sales it gets? In my opinion no, but what can we do? All we can do as individuals is buy what we like and not to buy what we dislike. We cannot do anymore than that. Sales should be the last thing on gamers minds.
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Irishguy95  +   931d ago
We aren't worrying about it, or trying to change it, we're just curious and hopeful, if NYC gamer's argument was actually correct, we would have no reason to care about sales. However, we should care about sales, sales sets the trend of the industry. Innovative developers don't get the money non innovative devs get. Again, not worrying or caring that much, i'd just prefer it one way for my own benefit.

BF3 came out with some decent competition to COD recently, COd is forcing itself to change by going to the future. I want that to happen on a larger scale, I want cod to actually get innovative. Would be better for everyone especially me. Imo.

Competition is key anyway, sales = competition. Sales force change.

But don't get me wrong, if you are fine with Cod not changing much or improving for 5 games then so be it. That is your opinion and I just disagree with it.
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raWfodog  +   931d ago
I agree with you on that. If I only played games that got high sales numbers, I would have missed out on some gems, like Okami for example.

But I guess a lot of people want to see COD lose to Battlefield. Personally, I like COD better for the arcadey, run-and-gun fast gameplay. But that doesn't mean I think BF isn't good either, just not my cup 'o tea.
sandman224  +   931d ago
I'd like to see killzone 4 and halo 5 become bigger than call of duty. If the next gen consoles have a load of power I bet killzone and halo dominate call of duty
bobshi  +   931d ago
The only game that can dethrone COD is COD itself by going Tony Hawks and Guitar Hero on itself.
Chris558  +   931d ago
Gta V obviously
Decaf_PIxel_Kat  +   931d ago
Battlefield definitely has the potential to outdo Call of Duty, if COD doesn't bury itself first.
xXtremeHDGamerXx  +   931d ago
Only Black 2 will kill Call of Duty.
miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   931d ago
Lol at the ones saying BF will over take it. Shouldn't of that happened with BF3? So much smack talk from EA and DICE about how they were going to dethrone COD.

Oh, is it BF4 we have to wait for now to dethrone it? Because BF3 is getting beat by 2 COD's now on Xbox Live of amount of players playing it.. and losing to Minecraft.

Hell.. maybe Minecraft is the game to dethrone COD one day. LOL..for sure not BF.
Burnin  +   930d ago
Maybe it didn't sell as much as CoD whatever... but it sure is a better game by far.

If you seriously can't see that... then I'm very sorry for you (and all your blind CoD mates)

By Pixel_Enemy's analogy, you are probably another fat McMuncher
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yodawins  +   930d ago
you know that bf3 did beat mw3 on the pc right?
that alone tells you how good the game is.
Blankman85  +   931d ago
I vote Mario!! I win.
jjb1981  +   931d ago
Make contra a FPS! 60 frames, on unreal 4, yesssss... Mwuhahaha!
ChunkyLover53  +   931d ago
Heard this before, didn't buy into it then, don't buy into it now. After disappointing Medal Of Honor sales this year, we'll likely see a Battlefield game come out every single year. EA tried to play the "savior" role, but they are 100x worse than Activision in every way.

Last I checked, Activision doesn't have an online pass, or make you log in every single game, they don't have a Season Pass where you pay $30 to download a stinking digital version of a game 3 days early, and they don't complain about COD Elite, only to come out with their own version a little while later.

EA ruins everything it touches.
FinaLXiii  +   931d ago
Call of Duty is like Halo puts gameplay over graphics its exacly why ppl love it.

fast agressive gameplay is what defines call of duty for me but some just love to camp.
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DFresh  +   931d ago
Halo 4 (Xbox 360) and Battlefield 4 (Multi) could have a chance to top COD numbers.
THESHAUNZY  +   931d ago
Battlefield will slap COD all day
Sigh  +   930d ago
I talked about this before with my friend the other day. If companies want to "dethrone" or "beat" COD, they're gonna have to copy COD technically. Make a 60 fps game on CONSOLE, have the same gameplay mechanics. People say BF or Halo all the time when talking about COD's rivals. Yes, both those games can acquire high selling numbers, but still not on the same outcome as COD does and when I say that, don't take that as a insult to both those games. BF caters to another audience just as Halo does. If you can make a game similiar to COD, you will garner the same, huge, fanbase from COD. I've seen games where they put cod gameplay elements but when the game's running on console at 30 fps, it just doesn't work. Just my 2 cents.
Hufandpuf  +   930d ago
I don't even care anymore.
triplev16  +   930d ago
IMO the only game that can dethrone COD is COD itself. If one day you buy the newest COD and the quality isn't there—the fans will start looking for alternatives.
DestinyHeroDoomlord  +   930d ago
Hahahahaha dethrone cod... Cod is just gonna fade away and even then it will still be around - (being played by some, the story you tell your kids where the evil king continues to rule, the legend, the myth, ...)
Flatbattery  +   930d ago
In all seriousness I think we are going to have to wait for CoD to kill itself before anything can take it's place. Let's face it, whether we like it or not CoD is a cultural phenomenon that will have to run it's course.

With recent years consisting of masses of hype and then growing disappointment with the final product, some might say the end of CoD is near. Who knows, they could be right, then again Black Ops 2 could deliver another CoD 4.
Saryk  +   930d ago
I like COD, played the first one, played the last. I usually catch the games on deals so, I can't complain about price.

Instead of complaining about games, don't buy them. What I do.
Straightupbeastly  +   930d ago
Battlefield is wack, sorry fanboys

There will be another big shooter that takes over and it will come from the team that created call of duty, now known as Respawn Entertainment.
TheGrimBunny  +   930d ago
With the quick announcement of Battlefield 4 I feel like they have something up their sleeve to blow our minds.

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