The series is published by Activision and most of the games have been developed by Infinity Ward and Treyarch, though some were developed by Amaze Entertainment and Gray Matter Interactive Studios. More games are expected to come on a yearly basis with Infinity Ward and Treyarch interchanging until heard otherwise. Yet another producer, Sledgehammer Games, is expected to release an action-adventure franchise of the Call of Duty series.
Call of Duty, the first installment in the series, won over eighty Game of the Year awards in 2003. In 2005, Call of Duty 2 was the first Xbox 360 title to sell one million copies and was the bestselling game of that year. In 2009, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 broke the record for highest gross from a form of media's first day on the market, bringing in $310 million in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia alone, beating Grand Theft Auto IV's record of $310 million worldwide.
The series has been referred to and parodied by many television shows, including The Whitest Kids U' Know, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and Mr. Sark of X-Play listed it as his second favorite shooter series, saying "I like war movies, so I like Call of Duty".
List of Games
- 1.) Call of Duty (2003)
- 4.) Call of Duty: Finest Hour (2004)
- 5.) Call of Duty 2 (2005)
- 8.) Call of Duty 2: Big Red One (2005)
- 9.) Call of Duty 3 (2006)
- 10.) Call of Duty: Roads to Victory (2007)
- 11.) Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (2007)
- 15.) Call of Duty: World at War (2008)
- 20.) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009)
- 23.) Call of Duty: Black Ops (2010)
- 27.) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (2011)
- 28.) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3: Defiance (2011)
- 29.) Call of Duty: Black Ops II (2012)
- 30.) Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified (2012)
- 31.) Call of Duty Online (2013)
- 32.) Call of Duty: Ghosts (2013)
- 33.) Call of Duty Mobile (?)
Main series of games
- Call of Duty (2003)
- Call of Duty 2 (2005)
- Call of Duty 3 (2006)
- Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (2007)
- Call of Duty: World at War (2008)
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009)
- Call of Duty: Black Ops (2010)
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (2011)
- Call of Duty: Black Ops II (2012)
- Call of Duty: Ghosts (2013)
- Modern Warfare 2: Ghost (2009)
- Find Makarov: Operation Kingfish (2011)
- Soap's Journal (2011)
- Rightful King (2012)
Games in order of release
- The M1911 pistol is the only weapon to be featured in every main game of the series.
- Almost all installments of Call of Duty involve an automatic weapon on the cover.
- There has only been one expansion pack (United Offensive) in the entire series.
- The year 2004 is the only year that has not released a main Call of Duty game since the series's creation.
- Call of Duty 2 and Call of Duty: Black Ops are the only games to depict M1911s on the cover.
- There are 33 games in this series, including spin-offs (handheld titles) and re-releases (Call of Duty: Classic)
- ↑ On November 10th, 2009 episode of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the day of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2's release, Aasif Mandvi reminisced about how at the 40th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall he gave news coverage while under attack by "Nazi zombies". He appeared to be holding a Double-barreled shotgun.
- ↑ November 23rd, 2009 episode of X-Play.