Call of Duty 2 Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Call of Duty 2 RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network This is How Call of Duty Can Once Again Be King of the Hill https://www.gameskinny.com/tvtr4/this-is-how-call-of-duty-can-once-again-be-king-of-the-hill https://www.gameskinny.com/tvtr4/this-is-how-call-of-duty-can-once-again-be-king-of-the-hill Thu, 12 Jan 2017 07:00:02 -0500 Will Dowell

The Call of Duty series is on a decline. Sales have been down and new releases have become stagnant. Its very own fan base has started moving on to other shooters like Overwatch, Battlefield 1, and a few to Titanfall 2, while newcomers ignore future releases. Activision seems to know this, but instead of revitalizing the franchise, it seems to be wringing the cash cow dry until there is nothing left. All is not lost, since Call of Duty is a monumental franchise it can afford to take risks smaller titles wouldn't dare doing. This is how Call of Duty can once again be the king of first person shooters.

Take a Break

This may be the most important move Activision could make currently. Go the way of Assassin's Creed and take a break from the yearly sequels flooding the market. It only takes repetition to make a good thing stale, and Call of Duty has saturated its market with mediocre games. Spend this time to focus on new IP's and to craft a truly amazing game. Every Zelda title is nearly the same game at its core, but with high polish and patience, Nintendo creates an experience that wows consumers almost every time. Rockstar does this as well with the Grand Theft Auto series going strong even with its numerous sequels. Being patient and creating a demand for a new Call of Duty game will allow you to capitalize fully on each individual sequel.

Look to the Past

The Call of Duty franchise has some of the most influential shooters in recent memory. Modern Warfare is still considered one of the best games of all time, turning shooters into the modern age. What Call of Duty forgot was that these games had a sense of pace. Yes, you went through battle after battle, but their were quiet moments amidst the chaos. All Ghillied Up is considered one of the best levels in the Call of Duty franchise and it consists primarily of sneaking past guards in silence. These old games created pacing which allowed these big set pieces to be even more spectacular. The modern titles fail to do this; throwing as many set pieces it can in hope something is memorable.

This leads to the second lesson these older games could teach Activision, that all games need a focus. The memorable Call of Duty games stuck to a few ideas and used them to their full potential. Starting with Black Ops 2 however, Call of Duty had wildly different levels with little connection in tone or context. Instead of diving deep with a few core mechanics, Call of Duty only provided a shallow experience with its overabundance of useless features. Call of Duty must re-find its core mechanics and use them to engage both fans and newcomers alike.

Find Its Niche

Before Call of Duty reinvented itself with Modern Warfare, it was an engaging WWII shooter franchise that was moderately successful. They had a niche audience that could be pleased through releasing quality content. Now, instead of finding a niche audience to please, it shoots for the largest audience possible and fails to truly please anyone. Without a focus, Call of Duty just meanders throughout phases, never committing in hopes of rekindling the power it had with Modern Warfare. Modern Warfare however was a product of the times, it showed off new realistic graphics and introduced a new style of multiplayer. Call of Duty will likely not have that type of success ever again, and the sooner it realizes it needs to please an audience instead of becoming the next hit, the better the games will become.

Gamers have moved on to the next big star and Call of Duty must now provide something unique to attract gamers. Adapt or die.

Now all is not lost for this aging franchise. As long as Activision provides a polished, engaging experience, Call of Duty will not die off. Activision just needs to understand that their time for fame is waning and they must appease an actual fan base instead of just trying to get attention.

Trying to replicate the success of Modern Warfare is impossible, but there are numerous ways to maintain a successful franchise. If Activision truly wants this franchise to succeed in the long term, it must focus on making quality titles that have a purpose instead of fast cash-ins just meant to make money.

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GameSkinny Spotlight // Fallout 4 DLC, Tomb Raider Blood Ties, No Killing in Watch Dogs 2 https://www.gameskinny.com/o5t57/gameskinny-spotlight-fallout-4-dlc-tomb-raider-blood-ties-no-killing-in-watch-dogs-2 https://www.gameskinny.com/o5t57/gameskinny-spotlight-fallout-4-dlc-tomb-raider-blood-ties-no-killing-in-watch-dogs-2 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 19:38:40 -0400 BlackTideTV

Another week, another GameSkinny Spotlight! BlackTideTV is back with six new articles to break down.

Downloadable content seems to be the ticket this week with two Fallout 4 DLC stories, a Rise of the Tomb Raider DLC trailer, and the downloadable Call of Duty 2 hitting Xbox One for backwards compatibility. Apart from those we've got Ubisoft's Dominic Guay letting players know that combat is entirely optional in Watch_Dogs 2 and last-but-not-least, reasons why Sea of Thieves will be a great game.

With all of the Fallout 4 news to cover, it only made sense to include some Fallout 4 gameplay! Despite only restarting the game a few weeks ago, I had to do so again for today's video. I'm rarely satisfied with my characters, and in the off chance that I am, I put the game away for a while, forget where I am, what I'm doing, and end up restarting the game. Hopefully we'll have more Fallout 4 on BTTV in the future; I did promise Fallout Fridays all those months ago! 

Links to all original articles mentioned in today's video:

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Call of Duty 2 Now Playable on Xbox One https://www.gameskinny.com/zidfj/call-of-duty-2-now-playable-on-xbox-one https://www.gameskinny.com/zidfj/call-of-duty-2-now-playable-on-xbox-one Tue, 23 Aug 2016 08:13:02 -0400 Joey Marrazzo

Another day and another game has been made available for backwards compatibility on the Xbox One. This time around it is one from the Call of Duty franchise: Call of Duty 2.

Originally released back in 2005 for the PC and as a launch title for the Xbox 360, Call of Duty 2 allowed you to go back in time and be a part of World War 2. Playing as the Red Army, United States Army and the British Army, there were 4 different campaigns that totaled a combined 27 missions. 

The game received amazing reviews from critics all around and some consider it to be the best Call of Duty game in the franchise. If you want to pick this title up, you can buy it on your Xbox One for about $20 or you can head to your closest game store to pick up the physical copy. But do it quickly, because the games tend to go up in price as they are made backwards compatible.

While fans are happy with this Call of Duty game becoming available, it is not one of the top Call of Duty games that they want to be added to the long list of backwards compatible games. As of right now, several Call of Duty games are on top of the Most Requested Games list. The games on top in order are:

  • Black Ops 2
  • Modern Warfare 2
  • Modern Warfare (Probably won't happen due to the remaster coming out)
  • Modern Warfare 3

Here is hoping that one day I will be able to play a round of Team Deathmatch on Favela again on my Xbox One.

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10 Most Accurate Historical FPS Games https://www.gameskinny.com/aujux/10-most-accurate-historical-fps-games https://www.gameskinny.com/aujux/10-most-accurate-historical-fps-games Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10:11:21 -0400 Brandon Morgan

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You see, historically accurate first-person shooters do exist. Some would consider them far and few between, as the majority of shooters tend to take a more fantasy or science fiction approach to their formula, but we've seen plenty of World War 2 shooters, a few Vietnam-based shooters, and even a couple of games set during World War 1, which is becoming more prevalent within the industry.

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The ten games mentioned here are some of the most realistic on the market currently, though we suspect a few more will be releasing in the coming years that are noteworthy.

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Are you a fan of any of these?

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Heroes & Generals

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You wouldn't think a free-to-play MMOFPS would be considered historically accurate, but Heroes & Generals, a shooter set during World War 2, actually manages to make a serious effort at realism

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At its heart, the title remains a generic shooter for players to invest a few hours in at most. In terms of realism, however, there are so many different vehicles, weapons, soldiers, voiceovers, maps, and more that make this truly iconic.

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Some of the game is a bit fantastical, but fighting deep in the trenches, flying planes overhead, commanding a tank squadron, or leading your forces as a General are all brilliantly done, for the most part.

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Invasion 1944

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Invasion 1944, a total overhaul for Arma 2, is a historically accurate World War 2 shooter that focuses on the European theater of the war.

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While it is based on the same engine used in Arma 2, which is quite a horrible game engine, to be honest, Invasion 1944 manages to be as realistic as it possibly can. In this instance, the weapons, the armored vehicles, the clothing on each soldier, the tactical communications, and its overall setting are pretty true-to-life. 

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Players will recognize most of the weaponry in the game from other first-person shooters set during World War 2. The mod has the added advantage of offering a more tactical approach to the setting than other games, which are straight-up shooters.

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Some more work is needed, but overall this is a pretty darn realistic venture into the European Front.

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Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam

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While this is an expansion, Bad Company 2 Vietnam manages to capture the war in ways other shooters have not previously. Honestly, there are not many Vietnam-based first-person shooters out there, and that needs to change significantly. The time period is ripe for a new game.

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Being a multiplayer expansion, Vietnam is not as accurate as it could be, but it does manage to get a lot right. Fighting through the rice fields in the Phu Bai Valley, or against all odds on Hill 137, the combat is glorious and death-defyingly realistic. A single shot from a rifle will drop most players, while the flamethrower will simply turn them into ashes, and a perfectly lobbed grenade from the M79 will knock down the wall to any piece of cover once thought safe.

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Everything from the vehicles to the weapons is historically accurate. Even the dialogue is realistic, with American and Vietnamese voiceovers on both sides, all based on communication from the Vietnam War. DICE put a lot of thought into this release.

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Verdun

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Trench warfare was one of the most disturbing, merciless experiences from World War 1, a time when warfare was still incredibly crude and more violent than ever before. The use of chemical warfare was allowed, soldiers died from disease as often as they did a bullet, and entire battles could take place within a matter of feet. It was horrific.

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Verdun is one of the first first-person shooters available today that truly represents World War 1 and its atrocities. The recent announcement of Battlefield 1 has everybody excited, but Verdun has been doing the Great War for some time now.

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There is something about the realistic battlefields of France and Belgium that keep players returning. After you hear your team commander shout to 'Charge!', running up and over the brim of the trench, and then find yourself amidst a hail of enemy bullets, mustard gas, and barbed wire can be both awe-inspiring and hellish to handle.

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Everything down to the claustrophobic gas mask you must wear during a poisonous gas attack has been thoroughly researched to be as realistic as possible. You can't even aim correctly while wearing the mask, that's how real this one is!

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Medal of Honor: Airborne

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There are virtually no games that throw you into the tightly-strapped boots of an airborne soldier during World War 2. Sure, some games feature a single level that includes parachuting behind enemy lines, but Medal of Honor: Airborne is solely based around the concept of hopping out of an airplane.

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This is obviously a video game, so the respawn mechanics don't make sense, but the setting is what we're after here. Jumping into various hotspots throughout Italy during World War 2 is frantic, frenzied, and downright suicidal at times. The enemy soldiers are dug in deep and refuse to let loose their foothold.

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The 82nd Airborne was one of the most well-known divisions in the entire war. Their story deserves to be told, even in video game form. Each mission begins in the air, just like theirs did, while on the ground objectives change order.

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It really gives you the sense of being an airborne soldier without moving through the harrowing training required these days.

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Sniper Elite 3

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There aren't many games that come to mind with a setting like North Africa during World War 2. Sniper Elite 3, however, manages to capture the desert campaign from the eyes of a single, well-trained sniper perfectly.

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The boom of an 88 firing through a canyon, the rumble of a tank rolling down the sandy roads, and the little thunk of a silenced pistol are all historically accurate. While operations like this were few and far between during the war, they still occurred. 

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The open-world environments allow the player to virtually relocate their sniping position to anywhere they can see. You may climb to the top of a clock tower, hide in the dusty bushes atop a canyon overhang, or sneak through makeshift trenches behind enemy lines. 

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Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway

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There are very few games that manage to recreate the time period of World War 2 in such detail and realism, but Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway is one such title that goes above and beyond the call to duty.

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To start, war is absolutely hell. When an enemy or a friendly is cut down, it is brutal and unforgiving. Bodies are torn in half and bloody from an artillery strike, bullets rip through the enemy AI as if they were real people, and the rotting carcases of animals cut down by gunfire are left abandoned in farm fields for you to pass over.

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It is truly unforgiving and certainly holds nothing back. World War 2 was not a pretty time period, a lot of people lost their lives, and Hell's Highway captures those atrocities to the letter. Walking through idyllic French countryside is splendid for a moment, and then the hellfire begins raining down.

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Call of Duty 2

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It is hard to craft a first-person shooter list of any kind without mentioning the giant that is the Call of Duty franchise. While some may argue the series has lost what once made it great, the old games set in World War 2 continue to be some of the very best on the market.

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Call of Duty 2, a prime example of what made CoD great, may be a more frantic, competitive first-person shooter, but it managed to get the setting right.

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There is one mission that stands out as particularly brutal and heart-wrenching: The Battle of Stalingrad. The player, taking on the role of a Russian soldier, is tasked with battling uphill against entrenched Nazi soldiers within the iconic Russian city. It is a hellish fight that certainly leaves a mark on those playing through it, despite simply being a video game.

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To make matters more intense, most will remember the beach assault mission. The moment those boat doors drop and the soldiers are released into the wild, a hail of gunfire begins ripping everyone apart. There are numerous bodies on the beach lying completely still, struck down in their prime. The climb to the top of the cliff is a terrifying ordeal.

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Men of Valor

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While Men of Valor, released back in 2004, has not aged very well in terms of today's modern standards for video games, it is still a fun, interesting game that really does the Vietnam War justice in the medium. Very few games have taken the opportunity to explore the spider holes of 'Nam, the flamethrowers gushing liquid death through the trees, and the easy-going soldiers with their iconic soundtrack playing in the helicopter.

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Men of Valor is unique due to its missions and setting. The jungles of Vietnam make for tense shootouts with the Vietcong, while the missions are fun and varied. Players will experience POW rescues, search-and-destroy operations, pilot rescues, and recon patrols, just like the soldiers experienced back then, albeit in video game form.

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The weaponry was all pulled directly from the time period and crafted with love by developer 2015. Firearms made famous during the war are present, with a few leftovers from World War 2 featured, as well.

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Red Orchestra 2

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Red Orchestra 2 is one of the more serious World War 2 first-person shooters available on the market today. A single bullet from a well-placed sniper can stop your entire advance, people who take the game too seriously are shouting commands over the voice comms, and tanks are thundering overhead as you crouch inside of a snowy trench. The game is all too real for some.

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We're here for the beautiful settings featured in the multiplayer maps, however. Having the opportunity to do battle in Stalingrad once more is a godsend from the deserts of Afghanistan and Iraq we've recently witnessed in games. The dilapidated buildings are bombed out, half of their brick and stone walls strewn about the cobble streets. Tough soldiers are clambering up these mounds of cover as bullets are thrown from every direction by the advancing German Army.

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Then, with the Rising Storm expansion, our soldiers take a trip to the jungles of Asia against the Japanese forces. While these maps are a bit brighter in color, the burst of a flamethrower from within a swampy forest is enough to send anyone retreating to their base to regroup their forces. The screams and burning flesh of dying soldiers on the battlefield are shocking.

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First-person shooters these days appear to be lacking one significant aspect that tends to win over entire crowds of people: the historically accurate setting. While we may not have seen as many World War 2 shooters in the past few years as we once had, they are slowly making a resurgence into the gaming world with ground-breaking technology, new game engines, and entire communities of players seeking this revival now that futuristic shooters and modern-day combat has been played to death.

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It is hard to select just ten first-person shooters with accurate settings, as we've seen literally thousands of games within the genre released in the past twenty years alone. FPS is one of the most bogged down genres in the gaming market, but it is also one of the most interesting, immersive, and sometimes even the most realistic.

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These ten games should bring back some memories for those who once played through their stories and multiplayer campaigns. And then there will be some you can easily reinstall via Steam and enjoy tonight.

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The Worst Ports of Call of Duty Out There https://www.gameskinny.com/c32tu/the-worst-ports-of-call-of-duty-out-there https://www.gameskinny.com/c32tu/the-worst-ports-of-call-of-duty-out-there Mon, 23 May 2016 08:34:55 -0400 Donald Strohman

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Call of Duty Black Ops: Declassified

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Let's face it, you knew this game was going to be on here. Sony built up Call of Duty Black Ops: Declassified extensively during its E3 conferences, expecting it to be a system seller for their new PS Vita handheld. Instead, users were met with a graphical and technical mess that ended up being an embarrassing low point, and doing nothing to prevent the PS Vita's eventual downfall. It remains the most critically panned entry in the entire Call of Duty franchise to date, averaging an abysmal 33 on Metacritic. 

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Regardless of your current thoughts on Infinite Warfare, it shouldn't be far fetched for all of us to agree it won't be as bad as any of these titles in the franchise. Maybe you despise Ghosts with a passion, or perhaps Advanced Warfare bored you to tears, but as long as we don't get another Black Ops Declassified or Roads to Victory out of Infinite Warfare, I think the world will keep on turning just fine.

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Call of Duty 2 

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Another fantastic FPS game dead-on-arrival to the mobile market, Call of Duty 2's size and scale didn't translate well when ported to the Windows Mobile. If the game's poor graphics weren't enough to send you screaming for the hills, the abysmal touch screen controls certainly will. With the Windows Mobile's limited amount of buttons to work with, users were forced to use a stylus to command certain actions, interrupting the flow of the experience entirely. If you thought early iPhone games were atrocious, you haven't seen anything until you've seen this.

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Call of Duty: Roads to Victory

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While not the absolute worst port Call of Duty ever experienced, Roads to Victory was heavily criticized for its short campaign length, awkward controls, and lack of variety in its missions. Since the PSP only had one analog stick, the user was forced to use the PSP's face buttons (X,O, Square, Triangle) as the camera. Additionally, despite originally retailing at $39.99, the game could easily be beaten in only five hours. It could still be a fun experience for gamers to play, but it's quality can't compare to the likes of the main series of titles.

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Call of Duty 

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The original Call of Duty is considered one of the best FPS games all of time, receiving widespread critical acclaim at the time of its release and to this day. With such a successful title, it was bound to be ported to other systems, but did anyone in the world demand an N-Gage version of this? The N-Gage was Nokia's answer to combining a phone with a video game handheld years before the iPhone rolled around, and it was also one of the worst selling handhelds in gaming history. 

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Criticized for its design and inability to compete with the graphical prowess of the GameBoy Advance, the N-Gage eventually faded away into obscurity after only a couple years on the market. However, before the system ceased production, a port of the original Call of Duty was released on to it, and it ended up matching the quality of the system it was released on.

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The Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare trailer dropped a couple weeks ago, and ever since its announcement, the game has become the butt of many gamers' jokes. That's not to say the series hasn't had it's detractors in the past, but Activision's decision to, once again, make another futuristic shooter has prompted a larger than usual outcry from both fans and critics alike. Whether it's the addition of a campaign in space, or the fact that the Modern Warfare remaster is only available on the more expensive $80 "Legacy Edition" Bundle, Infinite Warfare appears to be the most controversial title in the Call of Duty franchise thus far...and it hasn't even released yet. 

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However, let's not be so quick to call it the "Worst Call of Duty Ever." First of all, even if you think it looks terrible, you can't judge an end product until it's come to market. Secondly, it's feasibly impossible for it to be the worst entry in the franchise to begin with. To put things in perspective, and maybe help you end up appreciating Infinite Warfare a little more, let's look at some of the absolute worst ports in the franchise that qualify substantially more as "Worst Call of Duty Ever."

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