Updated at: 12-05-2023 - By: Leo Hall
The entire catalogue of Call of Duty games, the Full COD Game List, listed in order of release with brief summaries of each entry.

You’d be hard-pressed to find a video game franchise with as many controversial entries as Call of Duty, but that’s exactly the case.

Redefining the first-person shooter genre, the original Call of Duty game broke away from the sci-fi themes and gameplay conventions that had defined the genre throughout the 1990s and early 2000s.

And now, more than 15 years later, it’s still going strong, with a grand total of 18 Call of Duty games, though, of course, not all of them met the same quality standards or were as well received as others.

Each and every main series and spin-off Call of Duty game is included here.

Main Series

Call of Duty

Time of Publication: October 29, 2003

System Requirements: PS3, Xbox 360, Windows, OS X

Infinity Ward, the creator

Since it was set in a more realistic setting and featured more realistic gameplay mechanics, the original Call of Duty stood out from other first-person shooters of the time. In particular, it reduced the player’s mobility and made them more susceptible to damage, while also limiting their arsenal to just two weapons and eliminating all pickups besides health and ammo.

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Aside from the improved mechanics, the environment was also more authentic. In contrast to the sci-fi/fantasy settings of many first-person shooters at the time, Call of Duty placed players in the boots of three different soldiers across three separate single-player campaigns, one each in the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union.

Although Windows was the primary platform for development, Call of Duty was ported to OS X not long after its initial release. In 2004, it got an add-on called Call of Duty: United Offensive that mainly added multiplayer modes. Call of Duty: Classic, a vastly improved remake for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, was released in 2009.

Call of Duty 2

Dissemination Begins October 5, 2005

Xbox 360, Xbox One, Windows, and OS X are all supported.

Infinity Ward, the creator

Call of Duty 2 was released two years after the original game and brought with it a number of improvements. The most notable was a feature that would become standard in many newer games: automatic health regeneration. Instead of relying on a health bar or health counter, as in many other games, this new mechanic encouraged a riskier, faster-paced playstyle.

There were three different single-player campaigns, and the core gameplay was largely unchanged from the original game with the exception of health regeneration. The visuals, however, were vastly enhanced from the original.

The game was released for Windows and the Xbox 360, and it was instrumental in Microsoft’s second console’s early success. Later, it made its way to OS X, and now, thanks to backward compatibility on the Xbox One, you can even play the Xbox 360 version of the game.

Call of Duty 3

Date of Publication: November 7, 2006

Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, and Xbox

Treyarch, Inc.

Call of Duty 3, the third game in the series, is not particularly memorable. It was the first Call of Duty game developed by Treyarch, and aside from updated visuals, there weren’t many changes to the gameplay or the setting.

Call of Duty 3 introduced a new spin on the single-player campaign by having four unique protagonists experience the same story from four different perspectives. In addition, it introduced vehicles for the first time in a multiplayer mode.

The original PlayStation 2, the third-generation PlayStation, the original Xbox, the Xbox 360, and even the Wii were the only platforms on which Call of Duty 3 was released. Thanks to backward compatibility, Call of Duty 3 can be played on the Xbox One right now.

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

The official date of release is 11/5/2007.

Sony Playstation 3, Sony Playstation 4, Microsoft Xbox 360, Microsoft Xbox One, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Apple Macintosh, and Google Chrome OS

Infinity Ward, the creator

Call of Duty 4 was a massive departure for the series and is widely considered one of the best games in the franchise. Modern Warfare was the first game to not take place during World War II, following a string of three games set during that era.

While Modern Warfare didn’t make many changes to the established Call of Duty formula, it did introduce a wide variety of cutting-edge weapons and equipment that hadn’t appeared in the series before. It follows American and British protagonists through a series of campaigns that take place primarily in the Middle East and Russia.

It was the first game to introduce leveling mechanics and some degree of playstyle customization via the perks system to a multiplayer mode.

Call of Duty 4 is available for the Nintendo DS, in addition to Windows, OS X, and the other 7th generation consoles. A remastered version of the game was released for the Xbox One, PS4, and Windows, and the Xbox 360 version is backwards-compatible with these systems.

Call of Duty: World at War

Date of publication: 11 November 2008

Xbox, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, and Microsoft Windows are the supported platforms.

Created by: Treyarch

World at War, the second Call of Duty game developed by Treyarch, returned to the series’ signature World War II setting before Modern Warfare’s release. It was largely similar to its predecessors in terms of single-player and multiplayer modes, as it expanded upon their foundations.

The Pacific and Eastern Front are the focal points of the single-player campaign missions, and both feature more open levels than we’d seen in the series up to that point. The multiplayer mode retained the Modern Warfare mechanics, with the addition of a zombie defense mode.

World at War was eventually released on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, Nintendo DS, and Microsoft Windows, but it was never ported to OS X. You can now play the Xbox 360 version on the Xbox One.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Date of publication: November 10th, 2009

System Requirements: PS3, Xbox 360, Windows, OS X

Creation of Infinity Ward

Modern Warfare 2 is the next chapter in the story begun in the original game from 2007. The majority of the multiplayer mechanics from the original Modern Warfare are back, including putting players in the roles of a British SAS operative and an American soldier.

The addition of the “Spec Ops” mode, which consists of a series of individual missions that can be completed either alone or with a friend, is noteworthy. It didn’t introduce any radically new features or mechanics, but it did spark one of the most infamous gaming scandals of all time.

Modern Warfare 2 was released exclusively on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC at first. It’s the only Call of Duty game that can’t be played on the Xbox One via backward compatibility, and it wasn’t ported to OS X until five years after its initial release.

Call of Duty: Black Ops

Dropping on November 9th, 2010

PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii, DS, Windows, and OS X are all supported platforms.

Treyarch, Inc.

Treyarch decided to move on after making four WWII games. The result was Black Ops, a game set during the Cold War era but based on fiction. Given the context, the story focuses on the political maneuvering and covert operations rather than the actual fighting.

Black Ops is the first Call of Duty game to feature not only a single protagonist, but a talking protagonist, in contrast to the previous games’ silent protagonists, but there were no other significant gameplay changes introduced.

When it comes to multiplayer, it merely expands upon the Modern Warfare formula while granting players greater freedom to personalize their characters. Additionally, World at War’s Zombie mode returns.

Black Ops was made available for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Microsoft Windows, and Apple Macintosh. Due to backward compatibility, the Xbox 360 version is still playable on the Xbox One.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

November 8th, 2011 — Date of Publication

PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii, DS, Windows, and OS X are all supported platforms.

Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games are the developers.

The best-selling Call of Duty game is Modern Warfare 3, which has sold 30 million copies. Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games, who would later each develop their own Call of Duty game, collaborated for the first time on this sequel to Modern Warfare 2.

It should come as no surprise that the game’s fundamental mechanics are largely unchanged from earlier entries. Even in the multiplayer mode, where adjustments were made primarily to achieve a more even playing field, nothing too major has changed. The game’s new “survival” co-op mode, in which players work together to hold off waves of enemies, was clearly influenced by the Zombie mode from the fifth game.

Although Modern Warfare 3 was made available for the same platforms as Black Ops, it would be the last Call of Duty game for OS X and the Nintendo Wii.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II

The official date of release is 11/13/2012.

PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo Wii U, and Windows are all supported.

Treyarch, Inc.

Black Ops II, the sequel to the original game, was predictably similar to its forerunner. It was the first Call of Duty game, however, to feature two separate time periods for its campaigns (1980s and 2020s). It was also the first Call of Duty game to give players some control over their characters.

The most notable change to the multiplayer mode was the introduction of a weapon progression system that, as the weapon leveled up, granted access to new attachments and modifications. Aside from that, it was similar to World at War and the original Black Ops in that it featured a competitive multiplayer mode and a zombie mode.

Black Ops II was the first of two Call of Duty games released for the Wii U, alongside the regular console and Windows releases.

Call of Duty: Ghosts

November 5th, 2013 — Date of Publication

Game consoles and operating systems include PS3, PS4, XBox 360, XBox One, Wii U, and PC.

Infinity Ward, the creator

Ghosts was essentially Modern Warfare 4 because it was Infinity Ward’s fourth modern-set Call of Duty game. However, it does advance the future and science fiction themes introduced in Black Ops II, suggesting the direction the series will take next.

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The ability to take command of a pet, a trained German Shepherd named Riley, is arguably the most exciting addition to the single-player campaign in Ghosts. Multiplayer has been improved with destructible environments and new game modes in addition to the standard optimizations.

Call of Duty: Ghosts was the series’ first cross-generational release, as well as the Wii U’s second and final Call of Duty game. Naturally, a Windows version was also made available.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Date of Publication: November 4, 2014

Xbox 360, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch

Sledgehammer Games, the creators.

Sledgehammer Games worked independently on the first Call of Duty game, Advanced Warfare. Since the events of the game take place in the middle of the 21st century—much further into the future than any of the previous games—it is also the first time that Call of Duty has taken a dive headfirst into science fiction.

The Exoskeleton suit, introduced to the series, greatly enhanced character mobility and contributed to the game’s accelerated pace by building on the original Call of Duty formula. The perks didn’t end there; it also had the ability to cloak, a portable shield, a health boost, and more.

The multiplayer mode is still there, but the maps now take advantage of your freedom of movement. It reworked the game’s Survival and Zombie modes in addition to the standard Competitive mode.

Advanced Warfare was ultimately released on all the same platforms as the previous two games, excluding the Wii U, likely due to the console’s technical limitations.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III

Date of publication: November 6, 2015

Sony Playstation 3, Sony Playstation 4, Microsoft Xbox 360, Microsoft Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows

Treyarch, Inc.

Black Ops III, following in the footsteps of Advanced Warfare, completely ignores the Cold War era in favor of the 2060s. Black Ops III’s campaign, interestingly enough, was made primarily with 4-player co-op in mind. Both the character creation system and the more freeform layout of the levels reflected this philosophy.

The multiplayer mode was largely unchanged from the previous Black Ops game, featuring the same type of gameplay with increased mobility as Advanced Warfare and the same weapon progression. However, Black Ops III did introduce a few new character classes, each with their own set of skills and an enhanced zombie mode.

Despite being the final Call of Duty game for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, Black Ops III was released on all the same platforms as Advanced Warfare.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

November 4th, 2016 — Date of Publication

PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC

Created by: Infinity Ward

As far as Call of Duty goes, Infinite Warfare is as futuristic as it gets. The game’s story unfolds in a distant future, the exact year of which has been left intentionally vague. Infinite Warfare was the first game to put players in the cockpit of a spaceship and into a zero-gravity environment.

The multiplayer mechanics are largely unchanged from the previous games in the series. The game’s movement mechanics haven’t changed, but now specialized classes are represented by “combat rigs,” and players can make their own weapons. The game also has a modernized version of the classic zombie mode.

The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, as well as Microsoft Windows, are the only platforms supported by Infinite Warfare.

Call of Duty: WWII

Dropping on November 3rd, 2017

Sony Playstation 4, Microsoft Xbox One, and PC

Sledgehammer Games, Inc.

Call of Duty: WWII marked the series’ return to its trademark World War II setting after an absence of nearly a decade. As a result of this significant alteration, WWII reverts to a more classic Call of Duty experience, doing away with the futuristic tech and mechanics that it enabled (such as increased mobility).

The removal of automatic health regeneration, a staple of the franchise since Call of Duty 2, is a major step backwards in terms of gameplay compared to the original Call of Duty. A more realistic first-person shooter experience was achieved by slowing down the gameplay compared to the many previous titles.

The most notable change to the multiplayer mode was the removal of player-created classes in favor of pre-made “divisions,” each of which has its own set of abilities and playstyles. The Zombie mode is back, and it’s largely unchanged from its original release.

It’s worth noting that, like Infinite Warfare, WWII was exclusive to the eighth-generation of consoles and Windows PCs.

If you intend to play Call of Duty: WWII, you may wish to consult our optimization guide.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

Date of publication: October 12, 2018

Consoles/Systems: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Treyarch, Inc.

Black Ops 4, the fourth game in the series, was released in October 2018 and has since received a lot of criticism for ditching the single-player aspect in favor of a battle royale mode.

Mechanically, it’s not too different from Black Ops III, though, like WWII, automatic health regeneration has been disabled. Aside from that, it retains Black Ops III’s controls, personalization options, and progression features, while adding an enhanced zombie mode.

Once again, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows were the only platforms supported by Black Ops 4.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019)

Date of publication: October25, 2019

System Requirements: PS4, Xbox One, or PC

Infinity Ward, the creator

The latest main installment, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, is a reimagining of the series’ seminal 2007 game. It brings back some fan-favorite characters and a grounded, realistic gameplay style.

Unlike Black Ops 4, the new Modern Warfare reintroduces the Spec Ops co-op missions from previous Modern Warfare games and places a greater emphasis on delivering quality single-player content. As far as Call of Duty games go, it’s the most realistic and, depending on your preferences, one of the best.

The PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows versions of the game are now available.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Due out on November 13th, 2020.

Supported Systems: PS4, PS5, XBox ONE, XBox SERIES X/S, and PC

Raven Software & Treyarch, Inc., Developers

After the multiplayer-focused Black Ops 4, the series returns to the tried-and-true Call of Duty formula with Cold War, which features a single-player campaign set in the 1980s during the Cold War.

Although the player will assume control of a playable character named Bell, the campaign is heavily influenced by real-world events and features several returning characters. In addition, the player’s actions throughout the campaign can lead to one of several possible endings.

Traditional multiplayer modes, a zombie mode, and a brand new mode called Fireteam bring the game’s multiplayer total to up to 40 players.

The game is playable on current-gen consoles like the PlayStation 5 and Xbox One X/S, as well as older systems like the PC.


Call of Duty: Finest Hour

Date of Publication: November 16, 2004

Video Game Consoles: PS2, Xbox, and GameCube

Engineered by: Spark Unlimited

Developed for the aforementioned 6th generation consoles, Call of Duty: Finest Hour released a year after the original game. It retains the majority of the gameplay from the original game, but adds a new campaign with its own set of intertwined storylines that occur concurrently with those from the original Call of Duty.

Call of Duty 2: Big Red One

Date of publication: 1 November 2005

Consoles include the PS2, XBox, and GameCube.

Treyarch, the creators

Call of Duty 2: Big Red One, like Finest Hour, is an alternate take on the series’ main entry made for the 6th generation of consoles. The gameplay is largely unchanged from the original game, but the campaign is all new and focuses on previously unexplored areas of World War II.

Call of Duty: Roads to Victory

Published on March 13th, 2007

System Requirements: PSP

Created by: Amaze Entertainment

Released a few months after Call of Duty 3, Roads to Victory was an adaptation of the main game for the PSP, much like the three 6th generation console titles. Not surprisingly, it sticks closely to the tried-and-true formula and gameplay mechanics of previous Call of Duty games, including the inclusion of a competitive 6-player multiplayer mode. Not only was this the first Call of Duty game for the PSP, but it was also the last.

Call of Duty: World at War – Final Fronts

Date of Publication: November 10, 2008

PS2 as the system of choice

Creation Credits Go To: Rebellion Developments

World at War – Final Fronts was made exclusively for the PlayStation 2, making it the last Call of Duty game for the sixth-generation of consoles. It’s an adaptation, like the other two games, with essentially the same gameplay but a new campaign and story. Final Fronts, however, had no multiplayer at all, unlike the previous two games, likely due to the PS2’s declining sales.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilized

Dropping on November 10th, 2009

Nintendo DS, the Platform

Engineered by n-Space

This time around, it’s Modern Warfare 2 that gets the handheld treatment, and it’s for the Nintendo DS. The new minigames in Modern Warfare: Mobilized made use of the console’s dual screens. It has a different plot than the “parent” game, as is the case with the other spin-off titles that stand on their own.

Call of Duty: Zombies

Published on November 16th, 2009

Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android

Ideaworks Game Studio and Treyarch are the game’s creators.

When Call of Duty arrived on mobile devices, it was Zombies that made its debut. The focus, as one might guess from the title, is on fortifying one’s position and defending against waves of zombies, as the game is optimized for mobile devices and features simplified mechanics based on World at War’s zombie survival mode.

Call of Duty: Black Ops – Zombies

December 1st, 2011 – Date of Publication

Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android

IGS (Ideaworks Game Studio)

Call of Duty: Black Ops – Zombies is essentially identical to its predecessor, Call of Duty: Zombies, despite some improvements in gameplay flow and visual quality.

Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified

Launch Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2012

PS Vita is the system in question.

nStigate Games, the creators

Since 2007’s Roads to Victory for the PSP, no handheld PlayStation game had been released until Black Ops: Declassified. Despite its improved visuals and polished port to the PS Vita, the game was met with mixed reviews upon its initial release. This was due in large part to bugs and design choices that were forced by the handheld’s hardware constraints.

Call of Duty: Strike Team

On the market as of September 5th, 2013

OS: Apple iOS and Google Android

The Blast Furnace, Inc., Developers.

Compared to the first two Call of Duty mobile games, both of which focused on zombies, the third, Strike Team, was a radical departure. It was a game based on squad tactics, in which the player took command of an entire unit rather than a single avatar.

Call of Duty: Heroes

The date of its unveiling is 11/26/2014.

OS: Apple iOS and Google Android

Faceroll Games, the creator

Heroes expands the Call of Duty series into the realm of real-time strategy games, expanding on the groundwork laid by Strike Team. There is no real story to follow, and gameplay is very similar to other mobile RTS games.

Call of Duty: Mobile

Date of publication: October 1, 2019

OS: Apple iOS and Google Android

TiMi Studios, the creators

Call of Duty: Mobile is the most recent mobile spin-off game in the series. It’s a massively successful free-to-play shooter that has already set a record for the most successful mobile launch ever.

It’s easy to understand why that is. Its depth is unusual for mobile games, with more than a dozen maps and five game modes (including Battle Royale and zombie modes).

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However, the latest Call of Duty game, Call of Duty: Mobile, brings the full Call of Duty experience to smartphones.

Using the Gameloop emulator

Previously known as “Tencent Game Buddy,” the software now goes by the name Gameloop.

The first step is to get the software and install it on your computer. Keep in mind that in addition to PUBG Mobile, Arena of Valor, and Mobile Legends, Gameloop can be used to play other PC games.

Second, it’s important to recall why Tencent lets users of superior hardware play its touchscreen-focused games. Call of Duty Mobile can tell which control scheme a player is using. Matchmaking ensures that players only face off against others who use the same controls, preventing the possibility of seasoned PC gamers trouncing newcomers using a touchscreen device.

How to play Call of Duty Mobile on PC

Simply following the instructions below will allow you to play Call of Duty Mobile on your personal computer.

Initial Step: Install the “Gameloop” Android emulator developed by Tencent.

Second, run the setup program for Gameloop that you saved in Step 1.

After that, go to the Game Center menu in Step 3.

Fourth, tap the Call of Duty: Mobile image or banner under “Recommended” (you can also locate it via the search bar in the upper right).

Five, initiate the download.

The installation and download should start immediately after that. It may even launch automatically; if you don’t want your coworkers to hear why you’re leaving work early, muffle your speakers. From there, you should be able to begin your Call of Duty: Mobile PC adventure, though there are some adjustments you can make to make the game run more smoothly on your particular device.

How to adjust settings through Gameloop

You’ll probably want to play around with a lot of the settings once you get started, so we’ll walk you through the steps.

First, access the Gameloop software’s essential settings—including screen resolution, screen capture location, and rendering method—by tapping the three horizontal lines icon in the top right.

Second, the Engine settings are usually associated with the Gameloop window and the actual size of game windows. For Call of Duty: Mobile, the Game tab is where you’ll make adjustments such as the active resolution.

Step 3: For the best possible performance, we advise reducing the graphics settings in a competitive game like Call of Duty: Mobile to the lowest level your eyes can tolerate. Turn the settings up as high as you think your PC can handle to see how polished and detailed mobile games have become. However, it is still dependent on Android optimization, so don’t go expecting miracles. It’s likely you’ll want to adjust a few options within the game itself.

How to play Call of Duty: Mobile with a controller on PC

If you’re looking to play Call of Duty: Mobile on your PC, you have a few options for gamepads to choose from. Both the DualSense and the Xbox controller will work. And there are a few ways to accomplish this, including the use of a controller and a Bluetooth connection.

The first thing you need to do if you want to use Bluetooth is to make sure you have the right equipment.

Second, once your controller is connected, go to the Gameloop menu (located on the right side of your screen) and select Key Mapping. Instead of using a keyboard, you should choose a gamepad. Finally, double-check that your chosen approach is the right one. Multiplayer, Royale, Out of Bounds, or a Bar are all viable options.

Step 3: Check the secondary keys in the options section of the procedure. Select both the left joystick’s Direction and the right joystick’s Camera options.

After this fourth step, you can begin mapping buttons with the mouse. To do so, right-click anywhere on the screen. In its place, a blank option will appear. Any button on the controller can then be assigned to a specific action in the game.

Fifth, keep mapping until you’ve set up all the control inputs. It’s not required that you map every button, but you should double check that you’ve mapped the ones responsible for aiming, shooting, reloading, and jumping.

When you are done, go to the very bottom of the page and click the Save button. Then, fire up a game to see how the lag affects your experience.


That completes the canon of existing Call of Duty games.

Make sure to check back often, as we update this list of Call of Duty games as new titles are announced and add any that may have been missed.