It is time to make the ultimate Call of Duty game. I know what you’re thinking, this is impossible. No matter what a developer of Call of Duty does, they cannot make the best Call of Duty game of all-time. Regardless, we should try.
We aren’t thinking outside of the box here. In this Call of Duty version, we are going to take the best aspects from prior Call of Duty’s (Cod 4 to Black Ops 2) and put them together in one game. The only rule is that we have to take at least one thing from each game, which makes it a little more difficult. Before everybody yells at me in the comments, this is just my own opinion. Feel free to leave your comment on what would make the best Call of Duty possible from former CoDs.
Guns – Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Let’s start out with one of the simplest CoD’s, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. While this game did not offer a wide selection of guns and attachments, it was so simple how could you hate it? There were so many fun guns to use as well. Some of the weapons available were obviously stronger than others (mp5 for example) but every gun was usable in a different occasion. For instance, the mini uzi in Black Ops was nearly useless, but in Cod4, while not the greatest weapon, it still is very usable. Quickscopers could even have fun in it, if that is your thing.
Maps – Modern Warfare 2
MW2 is a runaway choice when it comes to maps. This is by far Modern Warfare 2′s territory and do not even try to bother arguing this one, you will be wrong. Modern Warfare 2 boasts some of the best maps of all-time. When it comes to vetoing a map, just think back to how many maps you would veto in MW2. The only one I can think of is Fuel in the DLC. Speaking of DLC, they had some fun maps on that as well. In more recent CoD’s, I know of a lot of people that would turn off their DLC just so they would not have to live in that hell. The other great parts about these maps is that they ranged in size and space. Not every map had 3 alleyways to go down, such as Black Ops 2 and MW3. It had a great variety in different play styles in different maps. Overall, this is probably the most easiest category to choose. That being said, MW2 probably could win in a few other categories as well, but we have to stay true to the rules.
Perks – Black Ops 2
This category was a little tough, as not a lot of Call of Duty games had great perks. Black Ops 2 kind of won by default. Despite that though, the game did not have a bad perk selection overall. While ghost was an annoying perk, it was a lot better than the previous ghost perks, as well as painkiller, last stand, and sit rep pro. Black ops 2 was the first CoD that turned gun attachments into perks. I personally thought it was a better idea to have stalker, fast hands, etc. as perks rather than as attachments. The point 10 system also was a nice addition that allowed you to stack perks when wanted.
Killstreaks – Modern Warfare 3
Killstreaks in past Cod’s are fairly similar, but MW3 wins this one with the addition of specialist. I thought having the ability to essentially be a super soldier was a cool idea. It was strong, but I would not call it overpowered as I have heard people before. If you want to accuse a killstreak system of being overpowered, you can look at the support section in MW3. While that did suck being killed by stealth bombers left and right, the specialist killstreak was worth it. Using the same killstreaks every CoD got old, and this allowed for a new innovative way to strive for something. Also, I really enjoyed the MOAB.
Customization – Black Ops
Black Ops had the coolest customization options. I remember how cool everybody thought it was to create your own emblem, rather than have pre-selected ones. Not to mention, depending on the blue perk you used, you could have your character change. You had a variety of face paint as well as the ability to have colored tags. While it is not the most customizable CoD anymore, it was a huge improvement from MW2 in this category. The only downfall was seeing an obnoxiously excessive amount of purple penises in multiplayer.
Party Games – World at War
While this is not quite considered a party game, I mainly mean an alternate to the usual multiplayer. World at War was the first game to introduce a game as addicting as nazi zombies. Obviously Treyarch has continued this trend in the past two Black Ops games, but this was the first and the best. A lot of the new zombies maps are cool, but just too complicated in my opinion. Going into those classic zombie maps, it will never get old for me. I played zombies all the time during my freshman year of college. My friends and I would enjoy a few adult beverages and just go crazy on some zombie faces.
I am sure not everybody would agree with my opinion, but when it comes to using all six of the past Call of Duty games, I think my selections make a lot of sense. With everything taken into account, I would say my favorite of all-time is MW2, with Black Ops and CoD4 being a close second and third. If it weren’t for those damn Noobtubes, it would be a runaway for me as well. Make sure to leave your opinion in the comments as I love to read what everybody thinks.