Submitted by karamsoul 344d ago | opinion piece

Shooter Showdown: Call of Duty Ghosts vs. Battlefield 4

Chris West brings the two yearly shooters to an ultimate showdown: "It’s that time again, the almost yearly battle between FPS juggernauts Battlefield and Call of Duty. Despite this rivalry of the ages, the two seem to more and more alike each year. I feel like the two are twin brothers, torn asunder by fate and raised by different parents. Nobody cares about their tragic upbringing though, just who won the fight this year. The rules are simple: each game will be judged in different areas before the winner will be decided. Let the match begin." (Battlefield 4, Call of Duty: Ghosts, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II  +   345d ago
Both games are pretty mediocre so far to me especially Cod, Bf3 was good but bf4 seems like very little effort went into it i want Bad company 3 tbh.

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snipab8t  +   344d ago
Very true, both games seem sub-standard compared to their predecessors. I wish that battelfield would ditch the campaign and bring back instant action with bots and even splitscreen.
Insomnia_84  +   344d ago
I heard the PS4 version is running better than PC. Some guys on a website even recommended it.
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Autodidactdystopia  +   344d ago
Yeah have fun with that.

notice fps up in top corner, that's 1920x1200 ultra http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Kleptic  +   344d ago
haha i'd wait to hold judgement on both the ps4 and xbox one until the game is released...Not only will bf4 be a buggy mess for the time being, who knows how well the PS4's PSN and everything else is going to be (same with xbl)...

launches are never pretty...no matter what platform...the PC version was atrocious for a few days, but is coming around fairly quickly...7 server updates in 10 days helped, but a client side patch is needed soon in order to get the cpu usage down for a lot of players...

just saying...the next gen consoles are most likely not going to fair any better...they have nearly zero 'real' play testing on those systems...all we can hope for is fast updates that actually make things better...and not worse...

and Insomnia...better than what? Any PC? Absolutely not...Some PC's are screaming through bf4 and reporting little to no crashes, stuttering, etc...but others are having problems...it just depends on hardware...in fact, the game seemingly performs better on mid range PC's right now...where its not taking advantage of higher end parts (cpu wise, its fine gpu wise)...but who knows, it'll take another week or two to get it really smoothed out...
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Intentions  +   344d ago
BF4 and CoD ghost seems a bit rushed, mainly cos of next gen systems coming out.
bestofthebest  +   344d ago
I agree I think the next gen transition has something to do with it, next year we will hopefully get an amazing cod by treyarch(zombie next gen will be great)and bf5 following that.
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mcstorm  +   344d ago
I really do hope this is the bubble on FPS games bursting in terms of yoy release. I want to see different types of FPS games come next gen as its getting boring the same yoy now.
xReDeMpTiOnx  +   344d ago
They both turned out meh honestly if Killzone turns out anywhere as good as 2 or better than Killzone should actually run away with best fps
HeyYouGuyz  +   344d ago
The Battlefield series has never really had yearly installments the way CoD has. And the progression of the graphics engine was almost always there, rather than recycling the same one from 2008.

Battlefield Bad Company - Frostbite 1.0 - 2008
Battlefield Bad Company 2 - Frostbite 1.5 - 2010
Battlefield 3 - Frostbite 2 - 2011
Battlefield 4 - Frostbite 3 - 2013

CoD 4 Modern Warfare - id Tech Engine (IW 3.0) - 2007
CoD World at War - id Tech Engine (IW 3.0) - 2008
CoD MW2 - id Tech Engine (IW 3.0) - 2009
CoD Black Ops - id Tech Engine (IW 3.0) - 2010
CoD MW2 - MW2 Engine (they started naming the engine after the game to make it look like something was changing...) - 2011
CoD Black Ops 2 - Black Ops 2 Engine - 2012
CoD Ghosts - same engine with "significant" updates... - 2013

lezbehonest..... same shit since 07 vs always upgraded.
Kleptic  +   344d ago
I try not to fall for the marketing gimmick of naming a rendering engine...because there is no universal scale for what an updated engine is required to have...

for example, in terms of BF, FB1 to FB2 was a night and day difference...EVERYTHING was better visually...FB2 to FB3, however...is much more subtle bump in technology...better physics, better lighting, and better particle effects for sure...but not some generational jump in rendering...

If anything, i think its kind of smart on Activision's part...with CoD...to not get wrapped up in that naming thing...I agree with you...so little has changed to that engine over the past decade...they'd just get made fun of even more if they tried to say 'CoD engine 5.0' now or something...
MuhammadJA  +   344d ago
cod > bf
steam > origin
TheEnigma313  +   344d ago
You're trying to confuse people with this comment. It's hard to agree and disagree at the same time. Your first statement is false but the second is true.
Kleptic  +   344d ago
I have no idea where the hate for Origin comes from...I've had absolutely zero problems with it, and don't often see reasons for hating it other than its simply not steam...so you have to use a different client for EA games...

For battlefield...battlelog trashes anything steam offers anyway imo...as its just a full website dedicated and completely connected to the game...origin is only a small client used for downloading the game...after that, you never have to do a single thing with it...it auto-starts when you launch through battlelog, and closes when you're done...i never even know its doing anything...spent 2 minutes turning notifications off, disabling windows start log in, and short cut all my games into a windows 8 library (so they're the same location as steam games)...i get the same control over which drive stuff is installed to (SSD vs. HDD), keeping game installers, etc...

Steam is awesome, don't get me wrong...but i don't dislike origin just because its 'not steam'...ideally, yes, i'd prefer to have just one service for any PC game...but that in itself goes against what PC gaming is...open choices...battlelog, in my experience, is an easier portal for changing game related stuff outside of actually loading it up...than anything i've come across through steam so far...
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Matt666  +   344d ago
In my own opinion Battlefield will always beat COD.
_FantasmA_  +   344d ago
Killzone, that is all.
ATiElite  +   344d ago
Battlefield 4 hands down.

COD is the same OLD CRAP gameplay, glitches, graphics, CASUAL mess of a generic game. Even grandma is unimpressed.

BF4: I really do appreciate the efforts in BF4. The explosions are 2nd to none, the Destruction brings in a Fresh dynamic to gunfights, the teamWork and tactics are enough to maintain a nice CORE gaming experience.

...and if anyone here is tired of COD and BF4 then maybe it's time you STEP-UP to Arma 3.
Kleptic  +   344d ago
totally agree...I'm frustrated with BF4's launch only in terms of network related issues...crashes, lag, connection hangs, etc...but when the game runs as intended...there is nothing else like it...

the railroad map...the first time i ran up the hill, with 32 other players on my team nearly in a line...some on foot, some in tanks, some in helicopters, etc...and someone detonated an IED...a 10 story high explosion throwing debris everywhere...and even crazier...the smoke just stays there...and you have to fight through the fog...

no other online shooter has impressed me as much as stuff like that...CoD is literally a different genre in terms of stuff like that...
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