Black Ops Cold War or Modern Warfare? Which Call of Duty is better?

With Call of Duty being the only non-sports AAA game series with a fresh instalment guaranteed to release every year, it’s fair to say that not all of them have been bangers. Over the last console generation we also saw some factionalism as different segments of the Call of Duty community rallied around certain games and stuck with them, even after the next sequel had come around. The three development studios working on the franchise – Infinity Ward, Treyarch, and Sledgehammer – all had different approaches when it came to delivering that triple layer experience: a meaty multiplayer sandwiched between a cinematic singleplayer campaign and an ever-changing co-op component.

This year Treyarch had the unenviable job of following up Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Although not everyone’s favourite recent game in the series, for many others it marked a return to form and Warzone has cemented its place in the COD hall of fame.

However, that hasn’t stopped Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War from trying to outdo its predecessor. Treyarch have made some bold choices with their fifth game in the popular sub-series, but is enough to contend with Modern Warfare?

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alextdarling50d ago

I appreciate that the writer compared them from a fundamentals perspective.

Call Of Duty needs a shake-up, I think the best thing they can do for themselves is allow more development time and not release a new game every year.

melons50d ago

wasn't that shake-up meant to be Modern Warfare?

GoodGuy0948d ago

Modern Warfare was pretty much that and it had about 5 years of development. The game is quite amazing too and a nice change/evolution. Cold war however was much more rushed and had less development time due to sledgehammer not making their own cods anymore. Quite a downgrade from MW too.

yeahokwhatever48d ago

nah, cold war is the best COD since BLOPS2. period. all other opinions are wrong.

RaidenBlack48d ago

A bi-annual release for CoD will actually improve the franchise. More enhancement will get added.
Just look at MW'19. It's still going strong.
If ColdWar didn't release for some reason, the playerbase would've been still happy and engaged with MW and Warzone (except few naggers who just hates all the changes MW'19 brought.)
Activision could've postponed Cold War to next year and Treyarch could've polished it a bit more (since all the development problem). And continue supporting ColdWar till 2023 while IW readies the MW sequel.
Instead IW now has to rush with MW sequel for 2021 release with a 2 years dev time instead of 3.

RickRoland48d ago

Modern Warfare and it’s not even close.

jjb198148d ago

Modern Warfare is much better. The maps are better. The UI us better. The guns feel different from one another. The multi-player is much more polished. Cold War is still fun but its a glitch-fest.

ocelot0748d ago

Modern warfare is better from gameplay to graphics. Only thing am loving about cold war is zombies right now. Cold war just feels like black ops 4 with a few tweaks.

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