IGN Presents: The History of Call of Duty

At a glance, Call of Duty is much like every other game out there; almost extraordinarily ordinary. To the uninitiated, it looks like another "me too" tale of heroic army men, told from a first-person perspective. But it's Call of Duty's ability to rise above the competition – and without the need for attention-grabbing gimmicks – that makes it so exceptional, even with six proper games in as many years, and just as many spin-offs.

Call of Duty snatched the annual World War II franchise crown from the industry's largest publisher, and helped pave the way for Activision's world conquest. With Modern Warfare 2 just around the corner, it shows no signs of slowing down.

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Pandamobile3323d ago

I made a nice little graph to show the progression of the Call of Duty series:

mintaro3323d ago

Honestly what is with the hate for MW2? From what I can see it looks like a really fun game.

ScorpionX993323d ago (Edited 3323d ago )

He apparently is more of a PC gamer than anything. And as such he's pissed off that there are no dedicated servers.

kaveti66163323d ago

Panda, aside from the lack of dedicated servers, the increased price, and the 9v9 cap, I couldn't disagree with you more. / sarcasm.

mistajeff3323d ago (Edited 3323d ago )

lol, nice.

I saw a chart someone made of the features for COD4 vs COD6. It's kind of pathetic. Let me see if I can dig it up.

Edit: Ah, found it. Gonna attach it now.

Another edit: Sh!t, it's not attaching for some reason

Yet another edit: Seriously, what's going on here? Why can't I upload an image from my HD?

mistajeff3322d ago

Another try for uploading that chart..

edit: still no dice. mods, please delete this comment

toaster3322d ago (Edited 3322d ago )

MW2: 9v9.
BC2: 24 players. 12v12, Squads of 4, Squads of 2.

MW2: Deathmatch
BC2: Tactics, thinking, teamplay.

MW2: No Vehicles
BC2: Tanks, atv, uav, helicopters

MW2: No dedicated servers
BC2: Dedicated servers, which in turn means: mods, maps, and extended game life

MW2: Same graphics engine
BC2: Major overhaul of previous engine, so now it's even better.

MW2: Static environments
BC2: Destructible environments

Yep. I can totally see why MW2 is better than BC2. /s

ReservoirDog3163322d ago

Here's the chart. Just, God...

Oh and I loved CoD2 and 4. Beyond great games.

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Gandalf3322d ago

Reminds me that we need a new (good) Medal of Honor.

gumgum993322d ago

History of the same exact game. Modern Warfare 1 being the exception.