In some regards, these are hard experiences to compare. In many ways it feels like comparing Unreal Tournament to Counter-Strike. They are both FPS games, but very very different in a variety of ways.
I'd say the core gameplay is similar in a way, it just depends on taste.
But when you break it down, Halo 3 is miles ahead, with innovation being the leading factor.
TBH I'm surprised COD4's popularity has lasted this long, but I've said this many times: COD4 will be forgotten about in a few months.
i disagree dood, halo 3 is full of annoying idoits, melee attacks, jumping and teabagging. I have 10 times more fun playing COD4.
I dont see where the innovation is in halo 3? Ive played online many times. are you talking about forage or something?
Both games will be gone when Resistance 2 is out.
Ok, if the "core" gameplay is the same of both games and it depends on the players taste of what tickles your fancy, why are you then saying Halo is better? Anyways, your saying Halo 3 is light years ahead of COD4?..... I just gotta laugh at that, lol.
Wut? What is so innovative about Halo 3? It's just a well made FPS, it is not innovative at all. COD4 introduced at least some stuff like Airstrike and Chopper.
Personally I'm surprised Halo 3 is that popular. But I guess I'm one of those that will never get how and why Halo 3 is so great.
I stopped playing Halo3 since i started on COD4. It got me as addicted as I got when i played Battlefield 1942 online for the first time back couple of years back. I also stopped playing 2142 on pc cuz of COD4. I gave my cope of Halo3 to my nephew and tried it at their house but it felt slow and tad bit boring. Hope BF:BC can wrest me away from COD4.
lol it all depend on personal taste and unfortunately looks like cod4 is stealing halo players. Personally i hate both but if i had to pick, i would go with halo. Both get pretty boring for me after more than 30mins of play but i just never really sat down to play cod4 properly so its prob better but at least halo has vehicles
toughNAME...have to disagree, I think CoD is way better, and I'm curious as to what is so innovative about Halo 3? Last time I checked it was very similar to Halo 2.
mikeslemonade...Resistance is miles behind both of them and there is no reason to think that Resistance 2 is going to gain any ground.
will be forgotten when call of duty 6 launch.
I agree with toughname Halo 3 MP is more enjoyable to me than any other game well In SP I'll choose COD4 but in MP Halo 3 is so much better
That is the truth, HALO 3, forget that, HALO 1 & 2 are also miles ahead of COD 4.
COD 4 is a step back from COD 2, for him to say COD4's single player is better than HALO is ridiculous.
I don't have time right now to list the everything but for those that know games, know this for a fact.
Ill elaborate later if I need to.
Halo 3 is the third installment considering its name and it feels like an expansion pack. there's nothing really new in Halo 3 it's just more of the same thing.
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is amazing it's the fourth installment considering the title and it's nothing like the World War 2 games. The campaign is amazing the sniper mission is so intense you'll be sweating through the entire level.
What's really embarrassing that it's on the PlayStation 3 and PC so it isn't even an exclusive. Halo 3 is too familiar with Halo 2 so I have been playing the same game already. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare feels fresh just the core game-play is much better.
Lol why is Resistance mentioned that game was mediocre. It was boring and the story was easily overlooked.
i have both but play halo more than cod
Halo 3 is no where near being the modern unreal tournament.. The modern unreal tournament is unreal 3. The game is nothing like unreal tournament when every one moves 2 miles an hour and it takes a whole clip of a weapon to kill someone. UT requires much more pure skill and reflexes. If you played UT seriously you know exactly what I'm talking about.
COD4 is amazing, Halo 3 is Halo 1...im sry to all you Halo fans, but Halo 1 was great..then 2 sequels to bring in the money, thats all they were, they weren't innovative at all, they remade the same character used the same engine, added a few new weapons and play as another character...oh ya big deal...but its still master chief in the end...Now COD4, its gone into modern warfare, thats whats so innovative about it and it was done great, the single player mode just blew my mind away with story and the multi-player is by far the best online fps i have ever played...COD4 won;t be going anywhere and Halo 3, yes its popular, its still 2nd, but get over it....
both exeptiona multiplyers, call of duty has perks halo has aircraft and vehicles, call of duty is more active on live, halo 3 has a partysystem. both are great
COD 4 also has a party system. I think that its too difficult to compare both these games. They are completly different styles of FPS. A game like Rainbow Six, you can compare COD too, but not Halo. COD's matchmaking system is pretty naff, its doesn't take into account levels, so a beginner to the game can face of against a level 55 10th prestige.
Both Suck. There nothing but Arcade shooters TO ME. I like realism. Rainbow six vegas is better than both, BUT Counter Strike is better than Rainbow six vegas 1 and 2. The Best game is SOCOM. When that game comes out for PS3, CoD4 will NOT matter anymore for most Playstation online players.
sorry to disagree but there is not another shooter out there that is more realistic than CoD4
If you think COD is the most realistic shooter, then go play Rainbow 6, or Socom. THEY are realistic. COD is half realistic, half arcade shooter.
This is very subjective. It depends what you like. Diffrent strokes for diffrent folks!
Agreed, it is all down to personal taste. I find COD4 is more realist and tactical since it is based on real life. Halo 3 is all scifi but is also sweet.
I spent a day playing Halo 3 multiplayer at my friend's place the other day, and to be honest... It just felt like an enhanced Halo 2... I wasn't impressed. Actually one thing did impress me; HDR lighting, that's it.
It is always the same story "playing at a friend's place".
Well....I did, ok? Are you accusing me of lying, when you do not even possibly know me at all? I went to my friend's house, turned on HIS 360, and played HIS copy of Halo 3 on HIS tv while drinking HIS beer. LOL, even though the game didn't enthrall me so, we still had fun, because we got drunk and played portal afterwards.
I get bored after playing Halo online for too long. I need something more emersive such as COD4 or Rainbow Six. Halo is just too much run and gunning IMO. So, my vote is COD4.
Depends what you care about Halo 3 has far more to offer when it comes to innovative features and more diverse Gameplay. Ground to air assults are hard to match the way Halo does it.
Some may dissagree and will say who cares about the vehicles Halo has over COD4 as I would say who cares if you think COD4 has better Multiplayer.
Whats Halo 3??? ;-D
You will naturally get more disagrees on this site because the ratio for playstation to xbox fans is about 3:1. On a more positive note, Halo 3 does offer more. Vehicles like you said, save films, file share, map share, online campaign w/ scoring etc. COD 4 just does everything it does very well, and with the depth of cod 4 online, it keeps me coming back for more.
Goota be CoD4 for me. Halo seems to appeal to the younger player who enjoys screaming over the mic rather and playing the game.
Also, after CoD's 60fps halo feels very slow with its 30fps.
COD 4... online... Halo 3 with my real friends... IMO ^^
Halo 3 has horrible graphics comparing with COD4.
I agree somewhat but can't call Halo3 as horrible. still not upto par with next gen games we saw last year like Bio, ME, COD4 etc. BUt they do feel soooooooooooo bland with blocky enviroment compared to COD4s realistic wartorn towns.
I really liked Halo3 mp but COD4 is better, i'm hoping that more games use a similar leveling up system, it makes it very addictive.
R6V2 is very good in mp in my opinion, it's different to the others because it's not run and gun, again they've implemented a very good leveling up system.
The majority of people that say COD4 is better are just ps3 fanboys that hate Halo 3. The fact is both are fantastic games. But if we're talking about multiplayer here than it really depends on your taste. Halo 3 is very competitive and takes alot of skill to master. COD4 on the other hand has a more realistic feeling to it and pretty easy to rack up kills. I personally prefer Halo 3 because I love the fierce competition. COD4 is full of campers racking up easy kills. Plus the racking system on COD4 is to simple. I want to earn my level 50 in Halo 3.
Agreed about campers on COD4.
"COD4 is full of campers racking up easy kills"
And obviously a lot of noobs who cant use the kill cam....
The kill cam doesn't do anything. Their are zillions of camping spots in COD4. All you have to do is camp, kill, than move to another spot. Simple as pie. Halo 3 atleast gives you shields to give you a chance to defend yourself. Depending on the gametype...COD4 is pretty easy to get about 20 to 30 kills. In Halo 3 the same gamer would probably get around 8-12 kills. People prefer COD4 for that reason. It's easy to kill and gives that feeling of being good. Alot of people get frustrated with Halo 3 because of its high level of difficulty. Getting a high rank of 50 takes serious skill and teamwork. Getting a high rank in COD4 takes nothing but numerous games played.
"All you have to do is camp, kill, than move to another spot"
Well that isn't really camping them is it? Its easy to pin point exactly where the dude that killed you is and you normally spaw3n very close to them.
"people get frustrated with Halo 3 because of its high level of difficulty"
Your kidding me right? Halo is one of the easist FPS games going, your shield allows you to take a whole clip of ammo then 5 secs later you've regenerate. One of the main reason i like CoD is because a few well placed shots and your enermy is dead.
I agree on the rank system though, CoD is much easier as its mainly time played, problem with halo is you dont tend to like your friends playing on your account because you might loss some of your oh so important point.
"Well that isn't really camping them is it?" Of course it's still camping. Do you know what camping is? Hide in a spot, wait for a few sitting ducks, get some easy kills and go find another spot. And camp their for more sitting ducks. Like I said, COD4 has tons of camping spots. "your shield allows you to take a whole clip of ammo then 5 secs later you've regenerate." If you can't kill somebody with a whole clip than its obvious why you don't like it. Like I said, the game is not for the weak. It takes real skill to kill somebody and unlike in COD4, headshots do count. For example, a Battlerifle shootout will ultimately go to the player with the best skill. In COD4 it goes to the player that shot first since it just takes a simple spray to kill somebody. Both games are great but your just another one of the many ps3 fanboys that just hate on Halo 3.
Ummmmm...last time I checked all online shooters have campers..... Ohhh, and the Open Zone is for the fanboy comments, ok?
doesn't Halo have like some severe auto-aim feature?
why do people have to be called ps3 fanboy to hate halo i despise halo and i dont even owe a ps3..XD cod4 is just better at everything it does and yes i know alot of people who have quit halo for cod4
FirstknighT...do you know what camping is? Camping is sitting the same spot for an entire round or a significant part of the round and not moving. Besides depending on the game mode some "camping" (as you would call it) is necessary if you want to win. And like mighty_douche said, there is a kill camera and if you can't figure out where the guy is at then you are retarded. If he's camping you will see where he is at from the kill cam and if he is moving around then that is not camping. And yes Halo 3 takes a lot of skill when you can just hit someone in the back of the head with your elbow and kill them. I'm not saying I don't like Halo 3, I actually like it a lot but don't sit there and try to say that Halo 3 is some kind of ultra strategic game that takes a ton of skill.
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Moving from spot to spot isn't camping. You seriously pwned yourself no joke.
Camping in COd 4 is only a problem in Hardcore game modes. No Killcam, no radar apart from UAV and even then, the majority of people use UAV jammer. "And yes Halo 3 takes a lot of skill when you can just hit someone in the back of the head with your elbow and kill them." Pretty much as going behind someone in COD 4 and shanking them. Its is actually harder to assasinate someone in Halo than COd as in Halo the motion sensors pick you up, so any half decent Halo player will turn around and pop you.
u do realize that COD4 is for xbox 360 as well, so why are u resorting to blaming ps3 fanboys, personnlly, take your 360 fanboyism and play halo 3 and don't post...someone comments on a game that is better than yours and you come out with gloves off...omg its ps3 fanboys...is that all you ever have to say...i would of understood partly if this article was Halo3 vs resistance, then would a made sense... but its COD4, which is multi-platform and its on both systems and its great and by far better than Halo 3...
If halo3 had sprint system and gfx like cod4 then it would beat Cod4. I hate the slow@$$ moving in halo3 now.
-"COD4 is full of campers racking up easy kills" "And obviously a lot of noobs who cant use the kill cam...." ---- Wrong. The kill cam is there for your viewing. If you want to see how a player killed you. You would just be a fool to stay in the same position. -"Your kidding me right? Halo is one of the easist FPS games going, your shield allows you to take a whole clip of ammo then 5 secs later you've regenerate. One of the main reason i like CoD is because a few well placed shots and your enermy is dead." ---- Wrong. The primary reason COD4 is fun to play is because it's very easy to get into whether you win or lose. In Halo, if you're playing in a ranked game, you have a lot of think about. Your rank it drop if you lose. And I believe most gamers do not like to handle that type of stress. Also, the regenerating shield is irrelevant. If you're taking shots to the head, you'll find out soon enough that the shield doesn't matter much... As for COD4, it doesn't matter where you hit the person. Spray the corpse with bullets and their dead. Top that off, COD4 has a ridiculous auto-aim assist that locks on target with little effort involved. How many times have you ran past someone and have your crosshair suddenly move towards the direction of the enemy in multiplayer mode? Either way, I'm having more fun with COD4 than I did with Halo 3. However, I can honestly say there's more skill involved in Halo (getting to level 50 is a brutal pathway...) than COD.
dude, we'll never agree, you obviously hold halo in very high regard, personally i think its a basic fps format stripped down to its easist to appeal to the mass console market (kids).
Anyway, IN MY OPINION CoD is a much much better game and obviously most gamers agree with me as its been at the top of the Xbox Live charts for over 4 weeks.
Either way, after playing CoD going back to halo is like taking a step backwards, you REALLY notice the frame rate drop.
sry to ask what version, but theres no auto aim in multi-player...none that im aware of for the ps3 version, but if there is, why would u have it on in the first place...
Halo multiplayer is just boring to me. I like the perk system in COD4, but Rainbow 6 Vegas 1 & 2 still offers the best multiplayer imo. I'm hoping the next Splinter Cell brings back the Spies vs. Mecs. multiplayer
Since they are more alike, with that i mean that you need to put a mag in the person youre gonna kill.
It's like comparing apples to oranges but with even less of a point.
I used to play Halo 3 everyday till my 360 went RROD but the glory days when Halo 3 was king of the shooter world was short and sweet. The FPS genre is moving extremely fast, CoD 4 left Halo 3 in its dust and even sleeper tittles like UT 3 are out doing it in both graphics and features.
After playing with all the great free maps and mods in UT3 I can't help but be dissapointed in Halo 3 offerings.
Counterstrike and DoD still whoops both of their asses, CoD4 is way too easy for my liking, there's too many "handicaps" included in that game.
It's more intense and takes more skill and there are no vehicles , but in terms of features halo 3 by a long shot . But by the time april 29 hits the numbers online will decline then after gtaIV ppl will also get ng2,mgs4 in the fall fable2 , fallout 3 and gow2 and Resistance2. O and lets not forget little bigplanet or alan wake . cod4 and halo3 will be forgotten in months but halo3 will probaly stick around when cod4 gets forgotten cuz a new ones coming out even if it will be crap. F*** kill zone 2 it's not all about graphics
it just got bad publicity because it was dubbed a "halo killer" before release, IMO to be a Halo killer you don't need much, that game is overrated as hell.
Imo Halo and COD4 will be going very strong even after the big games are released this year...
i enjoy playing both because they are great games
CoD4 Multiplayer kicks Halos a*s!!! ;-D
Halo is boring all 3 of'em are
The only thing I hate about CoD4 is when people's dead bodies randomly drop grenades. I bet that a quarter my deaths were caused by that. I've only played the SP campaign on Halo3, so I can't say much about the MP portion.
Lawl. Noob =P
Knifing people is a death sentence. Fo Realz Lol Well for me anyway :(
Team Fortress 2 wins. Just because the netcode sucks on consoles, don't hate.
your xbl community has proven what they prefer. COD4. If it gets played the most then more people must prefer it. Nothing wrong with that. Maybe its that COD4 was/is a little fresher and H3 was/is more of the same with a cherry on top
I would pick COD4 simply because multiplayer is more addictive and I fancy the reward system, just killing somebody and seeing numbers pop up gives a sensation of satisfaction.