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Call of Duty

For detailed information about this series, see: Call of Duty Wiki

Call Of Duty or CoD is a first person shooter game series created by Activision.

While the series features elements of war simulation, it features many original characters, factions and events.

Video Games

Main games and expansions

Fifteen main series games were released:

  • Call of Duty (October 29, 2003), PC, Mac, N-Gage. It was also ported to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 as Call of Duty: Classic. Set in World War II. It received an expansion pack:
    • Call of Duty: United Offensive (September 14, 2004), PC, Mac.
  • Call of Duty 2 (October 25, 2005), PC, Xbox 360, Mac. Set in World War II.
  • Call of Duty 3 (November 7, 2006), PlayStation 2, Xbox, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii. Set in World War II.
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (November 5, 2007), PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360. Later also released for Mac and for Wii, this version titled Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Reflex Edition and featuring some new mechanics. Also released in 2016 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered. Taking place in modern day, specifically the year 2011.
  • Call of Duty: World at War (November 11, 2008), PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii. Set in World War II, it starts the "Black Ops" storyline. This game also introduced the Zombies mode, which returns in most later games and features a separate storyline.
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (November 10, 2009), PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360. Formerly simply known as Modern Warfare 2, it's a sequel to Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, set in 2016.
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops (November 9, 2010), PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii. Sequel to Call of Duty: World at War, it's set during the Cold War era.
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (November 8, 2011), PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii. Sequel to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, it starts right after that game's ending, and is set in the following months. The "Hardened Edition" of the game also includes Soap's Journal, a fictional journal telling the events leading up to Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II (November 13, 2012), PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, WiiU. Sequel to Call of Duty: Black Ops, it takes place over two arcs, one set in the 1980s and one set in the year 2025.
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts (November 5, 2013), PC, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Xbox One. Set between 2017 and 2027, but in an alternate timeline than the previous games.
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (November 3, 2014), PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One. Set in the year 2054.
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III (November 6, 2015), PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One. Sequel to Call of Duty: Black Ops, it takes place between 2065 and 2070.
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (November 4, 2016), PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One. Set in an unspecified distant future.
  • Call of Duty: WWII (November 3, 2017), PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One. Set in World War II.
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII (October 12, 2018), PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One. While it doesn't feature a single-player campaing, it's set between Black Ops II and Black Ops III in the multiplayer narrative.

While only the first game received an actual expansion pack, additional content was added in all the subsequent games through DLC packs.

Minor games

Games that adapt main series titles, but feature different storylines, acting as side-stories to them:

  • Call of Duty: Finest Hour (November 16, 2004), GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox. Based on the original game.
  • Call of Duty 2: Big Red One (November 1, 2005), GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox.
  • Call of Duty: Roads to Victory (March 13, 2007), PSP. Based on Call of Duty 3.
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (November 5, 2007), Nintendo DS.
  • Call of Duty: World at War: Final Fronts (November 10, 2008), PlayStation 2.
  • Call of Duty: World at War (November 11, 2008), Nintendo DS.
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Mobilized (November 10, 2009), Nintendo DS.
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops (November 9, 2010), Nintendo DS.
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – Defiance (November 8, 2011), Nintendo DS.
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified (November 13, 2012), PlayStation Vita. Based on Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
  • Call of Duty Online (January 14, 2013), PC. Only released in China, it's set in the world from the Modern Warfare games, but also includes elements from other games in the series.

Mobile games

  • Call of Duty 2 (January 5, 2006), mobile phone. A 2D top-down shooter.
  • Call of Duty 2 (January 2007), Windows Mobile. Adaptation of the main game, it features original levels.
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (December 2007), mobile phone. A 2D top-down shooter.
  • Call of Duty: World at War (November 11, 2008), mobile phone. A 2D top-down shooter.
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2: Force Recon (November 10, 2009), mobile phone. A 2D top-down shooter.
  • Call of Duty: World at War - Zombies (November 16, 2009), iOS. Based on zombie mode from Call of Duty: World at War, it's later simply known as Call of Duty: Zombies.
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Mobile (2010), mobile phone.
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops - Zombies (December 1, 2011), iOS, Android. Based on zombie mode from Call of Duty: Black Ops.
  • Call of Duty: Strike Team (September 5, 2013), iOS, Android. Based on Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
  • Call of Duty: Heroes (November 26, 2014), iOS, Android. Real-time strategy game featuring characters from the entire Call of Duty series. Game removed on December 22, 2018.
  • Call of Duty: Legends of War (TBA), iOS, Android. Released to a limited audience on December 15, 2018.

Compilations

  • Call of Duty: Deluxe Edition (April 5, 2005), PC. Including the original Call of Duty and its expansion Call of Duty: United Offensive, plus the game's soundtrack and strategy guide.
  • Call of Duty: War Chest (September 22, 2006), PC. Including Call of Duty, Call of Duty: United Offensive and Call of Duty 2.
  • Call of Duty: Legacy (November 14, 2007), PlayStation 2. Including Call of Duty: Finest Hour and Call of Duty 2: Big Red One.
  • Call of Duty: Trilogy (January 21, 2008), PlayStation 2. Including Call of Duty: Finest Hour, Call of Duty 2: Big Red One, and Call of Duty 3.
  • Call of Duty: The War Collection (June 8, 2010), Xbox 360. Including Call of Duty 2, Call of Duty 3 and Call of Duty: World at War.
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Combo Pack (May 1, 2015), Xbox 360, PlayStation 3. Including Call of Duty: Black Ops and Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Trilogy (May 17, 2016), Xbox 360, PlayStation 3. Including Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Collection (December 1, 2016), Xbox 360, PlayStation 3. Including Call of Duty: Black Ops, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, and Call of Duty: Black Ops III.

Other media

  • Modern Warfare 2: Ghost (November - December 2009), a six issue miniseries published by Wildstorm Productions. It serves as a prequel to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.
  • Find Makarov: Operation Kingfish (September 2, 2011), short movie serving as a prequel to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. While fan-made, it was officially endorsed by Activision.
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Rightful King (March 2013), short story released as a Kindle exclusive. Set in 1973, it serves as a prequel to Black Ops II.
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts - Rightful King (November 10, 2013), short story released as a Kindle exclusive. Set sometime between 2015-2017, it serves as a prequel to Call of Duty: Ghosts.
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III (November 4, 2015 - September 14, 2016), a six issue miniseries published by Dark Horse Comics. It serves as a prequel to the game.
  • Call of Duty: Zombies (October 26, 2016 and August 23, 2017), a six issue miniseries published by Dark Horse Comics. Set in the zombies storyline from Black Ops games.
  • Call of Duty: Zombies (September 5, 2018 - Ongoing), a prequel series by Black Horse, with currently 4 issues planned. It's sometimes called Call of Duty: Zombies 2 to distinguish it from the original comic.
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII (September 26, 2018 - October 24, 2018), a 10-issue series published by Dark Horse Comics. Each issue gives backstory to one of the Specialists from the game.

Various live action shorts were also released to promote the games.

Links to other series

Commercial link: Logan Walker appears in the "Michael" commercial for PlayStation 3.

Direction Series Date Description Type


5Arrow R Tony Hawk's2004104 October 4, 2004A Call of Duty Soldier is playable in Underground 2.1


4Arrow L Saving Private Ryan20081111 November 11, 2008Call of Duty: World at War features a soldier called Pvt. Ryan, which, if saved, unlocks the achievement "Saved Private Ryan".3


4Arrow L Mario20091110 November 10, 2009Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Modern Warfare 3 feature a reference to Mario.
3


5Arrow R The Big Bang Theory20100118 January 18, 2010The Big Bang Theory episode "The Bozeman Reaction" features a reference to the Call of Duty games.
2


4Arrow L Zork20101109 November 09, 2010Call of Duty: Black Ops features Zork as a secret playable game.2


4Arrow L Night of the Living Dead20110505 May 05, 2011The Call of Duty: Black Ops map "Call of the Dead", part of the Escalatin DLC, is centered around the fictional Dead movie of the same name by George Romero.2


4Arrow L LOST2011118 November 8, 2011In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 you could find The Hatch from LOST.3


4Arrow L The Simpsons20121113 November 13, 2012In Call of Duty: Black Ops II at The Meltdown Stage you can find Homer Simpson's pink donuts.3


4Arrow L Pitfall20121113 November 13, 2012Pitfall II is playable in Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Infinite Warfare and WWII.
2


4Arrow L H.E.R.O.20121113 November 13, 2012H.E.R.O. is playable in Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
2


4Arrow L Kaboom!20121113 November 13, 2012Kaboom! is playable in Call of Duty: Black Ops II and Call of Duty: WWII.
2


4Arrow L River Raid20121113 November 13, 2012River Raid is playable in Call of Duty: Black Ops II and Call of Duty: WWII, while River Raid II is playable in Infinite Warfare.
2


5Arrow R House of Cards20130201 February 01, 2013Frank Underwood is seen playing Call of Duty in Chapter 2 of House of Cards.2


4Arrow L Zelda20131105 November 05, 2013Call of Duty: Ghosts features a reference to the Zelda series.
3


4Arrow L Doctor Who20131105 November 05, 2013Call of Duty: Ghosts features a reference to Doctor Who.3


5Arrow R Ride Along2014117 January 17, 2014Ben plays a Call of Duty game.2


4Arrow L Halloween20140128 January 28, 2014In the "Onslaught" DLC for Call of Duty: Ghosts, Michael Myers is a playable character.
1


4Arrow L Predator20140331 March 31, 2014In the "Devastation" DLC for Call of Duty: Ghosts, Predator is a playable character.1


4Arrow L Spider Fighter20161104 November 04, 2016Spider Fighter is playable in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Call of Duty: WWII.
2


4Arrow L Robot Tank20161104 November 04, 2016Robot Tank is playable in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
2


4Arrow L Demon Attack20161104 November 04, 2016Demon Attack is playable in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Call of Duty: WWII.
2


4Arrow L Barnstorming20161104 November 04, 2016Barnstorming is playable in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Call of Duty: WWII.
2


4Arrow L Chopper Command20161104 November 04, 2016Chopper Command is playable in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Call of Duty: WWII.
2


4Arrow L Cosmic Commuter20161104 November 04, 2016Cosmic Commuter is playable in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Call of Duty: WWII.
2


4Arrow L Starmaster20161104 November 04, 2016A non-working cocktail cabinet of Starmaster appears in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
2


4Arrow L Elvira20170706 July 06, 2017Elvira is featured in the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare DLC map "Attack of the Radioactive Thing", and is also a secret unlockable character.1


4Arrow L Boxing (Activision)20171103 November 03, 2017Boxing is playable in Call of Duty: WWII.
2


4Arrow L Enduro20171103 November 03, 2017Enduro is playable in Call of Duty: WWII.
2


4Arrow L Fishing Derby20171103 November 03, 2017Fishing Derby is playable in Call of Duty: WWII.
2


4Arrow L Grand Prix (Activision)20171103 November 03, 2017Grand Prix is playable in Call of Duty: WWII.
2


4Arrow L Private Eye (Activision)20171103 November 03, 2017Private Eye is playable in Call of Duty: WWII.
2


4Arrow L Seaquest (Activision)20171103 November 03, 2017Seaquest is playable in Call of Duty: WWII.
2


4Arrow L Skiing (Activision)20171103 November 03, 2017Skiing is playable in Call of Duty: WWII.
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