IGN: "Activision’s first-person shooter Call of Duty franchise beat out Grand Theft Auto, Halo, Pokémon and The Elder Scrolls for the best ever video game series by Guinness World Records."
By what sales? Don't do music GWR, PLEASE DON'T DO MUSIC!
dont sales kind of dictate what the mainstream public is interested in?
No, just no, I refuse to accept this.
Yes they do, especially when put into perspective. Interestingly I only see exclusives for Nintendo and Xbox in the top ten.
Well according to all the clowns that say that Ryse has the best graohics just because of SIGGRAPH's said so (read:OPINION not fact!) then by that logic, it means that means COD is the best game series out there. Let this be a lesson to you, opinions aint facts. And Forhammer being a fanboy and spreading lies and misinformation as usual. TLOU, GOW, Metal Gear, Uncharted, LittleBigPlanet, Crash Bandicoot, GTA, and GT are all on there, yet you claim otherwise? Talk about not caring about your credibility (even though you never had any).
Erm no not really they dont it just dictates how good the advertising was... ahem wii sports for example, how many people are really interested in wii sports now? whereas alot of people are still interested in COD, FF, GT, Halo which all had a game released around the time of wii sports release. So that logic your using is well off @Foehammer erm no Halo was the one game in that list the majority was multiplats can you read? List is a joke too Gran turismo series has sold more than 70million halo is 58million
So Wii Play and Wii Sports are the best games ever, then? lol
Concluded using an online poll. We should conduct a poll of how many users read before posting...
Yeah it's funny how people will speculate and ask questions that are answered in the article. Almost as if they've forgot the articles exist, using N4G as some sort of headline monitoring service.
My question is. How do you name something completely based on opinion as fact? As that's what this is? Also, when did they start naming things that weren't accomplishments in their books? This is stupid. This argument shouldn't be about what game deserves the title more than CoD, but why they're naming the best game series ever in the first place. Everything else they have in their book can't be argued. Since that person actually did something to get in the book, and no one else has ever done better than them.
Guinness does a lot of opinion based stuff nowadays. I guess people just don't care about facts anymore. If they had done this record based off sales, then it couldn't be contested...although COD wouldn't have won. I believe Mario as a whole would slaughter everything. http://www.guinnessworldrec... In 2008 FFVII beat out Gran Turismo for best selling single game. http://www.guinnessworldrec... Those were the first couple results on google, don't care to look further though. have to get back to work soon.:)
Yall have to give credit where credit is due! TBH COD deserves it , not just based on sales numbers .. we have all enjoyed the COD series (I have since the first COD), and I hate to admit it but it just might be my most played series of ALL TIME. Even if there are better games out there (and I have played plenty of better games) , Its something about pwning you noobs year after year that just keeps me come back ...idk but yea.
The entire concept is misleading..."BEST SELLING" and "BEST" are two totally different things, and one of them is ENTIRELY subjective...it should definitely be "Best Selling", as I don't think a poll of roughly 5000 people is really worthy to claim something as the best.
I actually like Call of Duty, but best game series, really? There are far better game series that deserve that title. I don't even know what to think about this, and my brain hurts trying to comprehend it.
There are faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaar better games than COD, I could understand if it was Grand Theft Auto, but COD???? What little respect I had for the GWR has now completely gone outta the window
I suppose reading works: "More than 5,000 fans of the book from 140 countries across the world took to an online poll to vote for their favourite games, and the top 50 record-breaking games were featured in the book. Call of Duty came out on top, right on cue for this week’s release..."
I read it, otherwise I wouldn't of commented, so I don't see what your point is
My point is the public put COD first, not GWR.
man what has happened to gaming im mean come on Cod best series LOL. more like worst series.
Yeah the sales definitely scream "worst series ever made"...
First, sales aren't indicative of actual quality. Second, there are other series that actually sell more than Call of Duty.
sales does not justify a "good" series. a good series should be Uncharted, GTA, Telltale games, Halo, Gran Turismo. etc. but COD? no comment..
FOOL! Im sorry I had to imitate the excaliber sword from soul eater with your comment. But no oh hell no there are better RPG retro games that can beat call of duty with ease what it is, is the ease of progression and feeling of superiority in COD that does it as for a game that truly make you work for it (im not naming it) is not in consideration im sorry to but guiness you measured this wrong im sorry your ignorant at measuring a true game for the ages for me as a sensitive subject this is all im saying is that ATLEAST! Chrono trigger deserves this title mainstream/noob collector status (screw the pricetag for snes version it worth every penny)
I didn't say its the best now did I? Simply that its not the worst. Anyway irs all a matter of opinion. If you asked 1000 completely randomly selected gamers from all backgrounds and agds what they prefer, Call of Duty or say Chrono Trigger what do you think the result would be? If its not by majority vote, how else can you judge these things? Stop with the "my opinion is more valid than everyone else" attitude.
“More than 5,000 fans of the book from 140 countries across the world took to an online poll to vote for their favourite games, and the top 50 record-breaking games were featured in the book,” That's still not enough people to claim it to be the best game series.
THANK YOU!! I agree FINALLY SOMEONE CAUGHT THE MAJOR ASTERISK!
Next time they hold a poll, we all need to come together and get Goat Simulator voted top!
We're not 4chan
Serious #%^* at least metal gear deserves this more considering the quality of the game from famicom to know hell metal gear goes back a bit more aside that COD does not have tenure of atlease bubble bobble if anyone is vet enough to know whats up with bub and bob to me these games are the minimum in these stupid placement of all time lists. Lastly its me just saying but indies have better games at this catagory than COD!!!
Well they do deserve it. They may not be what you expected every time but they constantly deliver an action packed campaign and mp that brings gamers by the millions. The sales s numbers are phenomenal so yeah its deserved. You can argue that you have other games you like but the gamers wallets have spoken. Also the only other game series I know off the top of my head that has just as many games if not more is final fantasy. Feel free to comment. Also because they know someone is going to get their feathers all ruffled, and what I typed is just my OPINION.
I disagree with your opinion. The GWR is based on 5000 votes from gamers around the world, which is not nearly enough to determine the best game series. You say the sales numbers matter most, but that is not what was compared for this world record and I am not even sure that CoD is the worlds most selling franchise. I imagine series like Final Fantasy, Fifa, Warcraft, Mario or Grand Theft Auto have sold no less.
Thats cool. Mario would be next I think. Also I never stated sales matter the most but cod has had more of an effect on the gaming community as of late. I dont see any pro mario leagues. Cod is simply a huge draw.
Talking about e-sports or competitive online play, surely Starcraft and Warcraft beat CoD. Talking about quality Metal Gear and GTA Series easily win against CoD. And these are just some examples, so I wonder in which department does CoD really succeed to earn the title BEST SERIES?
What a shame.
Justin Bieber is better...
Didnt even second think that agree I gave you.
People in the future will read that and go "Hey, Call of Duty was the best game of that time" Do we really want that? I dont think so.
What the..f :o
I'm not overly fond of call of duty these days but I think it is one of the greatest game series of all time. It mainstreamed gaming in a huge way over the last few years and much like FIFA it is the definition of gaming to millions who don't buy games on a regular basis. I could pick a hundred titles myself I think are better but not one of those titles will have done for the industry what cod has done.
You mean make the industry shoot out even more generic fps? No I'm sorry cods done nothing. However skyrim after its release you've had an explosion of more open world games. Much prefer skyrims influence than anything that came from cod
It was an influential series for the FPS genre, and isn't a bad series by any means(despite some less than stellar installments). But best series of all time based on opinion seems a bit much. There are so many series out there that had more influence on games, or sold better than COD that almost everyone can agree are excellent series without much debate. Series like Final Fantasy, Mario, Sonic, Gran Turismo, Metal Gear, Halo, Warcraft, etc, are testaments to how amazing games can be. COD is fun, but nowhere near as great as any of the series I listed, and nowhere near as great as the ones I didn't bother listing.
I love COD. Cool, info..
Clickbait title, it was an online survey from just 5,000 fans.
Metal Gear Solid says hi.
Most popular yea
No, no....NO! GTA Series is way better than COD!
Smash bros, Pokemon, gta, halo, uncharted, gow, skyrim, witcher, outlast... My list could go on forever for the games I think are better than cod
Need for Speed beat out Gran Turismo and Forza's not even on the list. That's depressing. Actually according to this list most people like casual games and games that require real skill aren't as popular. With Gran Turismo being an exception.
NFS has a wider fan base due to being multi-platform, whereas GT(and Forza) are both restricted to a single console. I think GT(and Forza) is much better than NFS by a wide mile myself, but I can understand why NFS would get more votes.
Why people hate COD so much? It's far from bad, I love the epic scenes, and the game's pace. Dunno about "best game series" but again, it's far from bad...
That's the thing, it's far from bad but ain't as good as there budget would allow. How can they sell 20times more than killzone and yet graphics look mediocre. How can they sel tens of millions and yet not use that money to innovate there series. People like me get frustrated that this medicore game is the face of gaming. But your right it's not bad, just it'll never be great cause activision is the cheapest greedy company in the industry. It's also so mainstream that it's starting to be bad. Who wants to play a game that's everyone's grandma has played. I also think cods genre as a whole can never be great cause modern warfare is generic and uncreative as it gets, however That's my opinion.
I don't really hate it, but I never play or buy it. Because it don't look any different to me from those 1000 other FPS games. But it's definitely not the "best game series". It misses a lot that makes a game series to be best, characters, story etc. I rather play games that give me memorable things to remember of, even after many years. CoD is just a shooter, which is nothing special imo.
I hate the COD series because it has become annualized "McGaming" at it's finest and I refuse to financially support this business model. A quarter pounder with cheese is far from bad too. However there are MANY hamburgers out there that are way better.
Someone forgot to put (Satire) in the title... wait, this is for real?
You heard it here first guys. Call of Duty is a better series than Metal Gear Solid, Devil May Cry, Silent Hill, Resident Evil, Mario, Uncharted, Halo, Crash Bandicoot, Spyro The Dragon, Tekken, Sonic, God Of War, Deus Ex, Bayonetta, Final Fantasy, Bioshock, Oddworld, Monkey Island, Dark Souls, Elder Scrolls, Fallout, megaman, Metroid Prime, Batman Arkham, Half Life, Portal, Ratchet And Clank, Jak and Daxter, LittleBIGPlanet, Gears Of War, Dead Space, Donkey Kong Country, Mortal Kombat, Driver, Tony Hawk, and too many others to mention. Wow, Call Of Duty really is a great series to be better than all those games. /s give me a break will you?
Guinness World Records announces they are Call of Duty fanboys. Thats what the title should say.
It might be "most selling" or something but CoD is very far from being the best, and I can't believe how ridiculous this is lol. CoD the best, really? I wonder how old were those 5000 voters, 10-15 year old? Well this just shows how many people really enjoy playing this kind of empty game series, does it have anything memorable things besides maybe multiplayer which is mostly the same each year? Something like story, characters, music? Metal Gear should be number one, it don't sell so much like CoD but is a billion times better and more memorable game series. Or GTA / FF. Also can a game really be given the title of "best" just by doing some online poll, it feels pretty stupid imo. This kind of list shouldn't be made/decided by people, who don't have any knowledge of good games.
Angry Birds is #12 FFS.
Only question is how many zeros that check Activi$ion accidentally sent them.
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