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** And then you have to defend the Hill against a German army tasked with claiming it back! The Rangers are fighting using captured Nazi equipment against two waves of enemies containing armor and halftracks. Towards the end of that level, Mustang aircraft swoop in and take out the enemy, but not without the Rangers becoming unsure what's coming and moving towards cover.
20th Jul '17 3:25:53 AM Wuz
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* Awesome/CallOfDutyWorldAtWar



[[folder:Call of Duty: World at War]]
* ''Call of Duty: World At War'' has one in the very beginning, when the first cinematic plays and you realize that Kiefer Sutherland is giving the voice-over. Which means you'll be spending the American-oriented segments of the campaign commanded by ''[[MemeticBadass Jack Motherfucking Bauer]]''.
** And in terms of actual story events, the greatest moment is probably at the end of the game; as in the first ''Call of Duty'', you get to plant the Soviet banner atop the Reichstag... however, there's a twist this time. [[spoiler:Just as Dmitri (you) walks up to the flagpole, a lone Nazi comes out of hiding and shoots him, badly injuring him. It seems hopeless, but Sgt. Reznov suddenly swoops in with his cleaver, brutally chopping the guy up in 300-esque slow-motion and tossing him from the roof as the Hymn of the Soviet Union (!) plays in the background. He then cuts down the Nazi flag and helps Dmitri up, allowing him to plant the flag with his last reserves of strength.]]
** Although anything with Sgt. Reznov is pretty good, like "Then perhaps our friend will help them to bleed faster..." or "The bloodied heart of the fascist empire shall soon beat for the last time!"
*** Reznov's last lines at the end of the game, as he drags a wounded Dimitri towards the flag post. "You can make it, my friend... You ''always'' survive... As long as you live, the heart of this army can ''never'' be broken."
*** [[spoiler:Which makes it all the more meaningful in ''Black Ops'', when [[NotSoInvincibleAfterAll Dimitri is killed at the hands of his superior Russian officers]], Dragovich and Kravchenko. Add on top of that [[CruelAndUnusualDeath the manner in which]] [[http://youtu.be/gz-JkbMwZNU?t=3m44s he dies,]] well...you get the picture...]]
* The PBY Catalina mission. Owning the IJN, getting engines and bits of your plane blown off and still managing to rescue sailors whilst fighting off Zeroes.
* Whenever in ''World at War'' you hear a massive roar of "URA!" from Red Army soldiers.
* The "Black Cats" mission in ''World At War'' is amazing, if only for the fact that the crew of the Catalina you're on has only one response to learning the fleet is being attacked: they dive ''into'' the warzone to pick up survivors and try to protect the fleet, landing on the ocean in the middle of the hellish firestorm and rain of kamikaze pilots to pluck sailors out of the water, knowing any second a kamikaze could take them out. It takes an amazing amount of guts and daring to pull off a job like that, and for the Catalina operators in real life, that was ''routine''.
** "We're on our own... Okay people, the fleet still needs our help. Anyone want to back out? ''(silence)'' Didn't think so."
* Commissar Markhov's speech at the end of "Ring of Steel":
-->"Citizens of Berlin! A ring of steel surrounds your rotten city! We will crush all who dare to resist the will of the Red Army! ''Abandon your posts! Abandon your homes!'' '''Abandon all hope!''' URA!"
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20th Jun '17 7:30:15 PM Wuz
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* Awesome/CallOfDutyZombies
20th Jun '17 7:27:00 PM Wuz
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* Awesome/CallOfDutyBlackOps
20th Jun '17 7:26:47 PM Wuz
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[[folder:Call of Duty: Black Ops]]

* The escape from Vorkuta in Black Ops. Just the escape from Vorkuta. Plus, it's only the second mission!
** Particularly the part where Sergei ''impales a guard from behind with a pickaxe.''
** Don't forget to mention about the "Steps".
---> '''Reznov:''' Every journey begins with a single step...\\
'''Reznov:''' This - is step one!\\
'''Crowd:''' Secure the keys!\\
'''Reznov:''' Now, we take - Vorkuta!\\
'''Reznov:''' What is step two!?\\
'''Crowd:''' Ascend from darkness!\\
'''Reznov:''' Three!?\\
'''Crowd:''' Rain fire!\\
'''Reznov:''' Four!?\\
'''Crowd:''' Unleash the horde!\\
'''Reznov:''' Five!?\\
'''Crowd:''' Skewer the winged beast!\\
'''Reznov:''' Six!?\\
'''Crowd:''' Wield the fist of iron!\\
'''Reznov:''' Seven!?\\
'''Crowd:''' Raise hell!\\
'''Reznov:''' Eight!?\\
'''Crowd:''' Freedom!
** After picking up the Death Machine, the new objective is simply "Raise Hell".
** Origins' steps to complete the EasterEgg are those same steps.
* The [[CrazyAwesome two times]] you use a soldier as a [[BulletproofHumanShield shield]] and gun other soldiers down with the shield's rifle in Black Ops.
* Walking to the SR-71 in your bulky space suit with everyone saluting you and then taking off into the edge of space. Too bad it didn't last longer.
* The whole first portion of the Crash Site level, while "Sympathy For The Devil" blares.
** And oh what the heck, "Fortunate Son" playing at the start AND ending of SOG is pretty awesome too.
** A salvo of rockets would probably be a bitchin' way to introduce yourself as a man of wealth and taste, indeed.
* The Russian Roulette scene in Black Ops. Mason and Woods got their asses captured by the Vietcong and forced to play a game of Russian Roulette while the VC bookie continuously flips his shit by yelling and slapping our heroes, let alone threaten them with a big-ass cleaver. Woods pulled the trigger and was luckily to avoid having his brains blown off. So when it's Mason's turn, he pulled the bookie towards him and fired the revolver right in his neck, and then proceeds to use him as a human shield. Now it might not sound all that awesome, but if you have learned probability, you'll know why. So let's do a calculation. Before Woods pulled the trigger there was a 1/6 chance that he would bust his brains out (and no, he couldn't see where the bullet was, as empty shell casings had been placed in the extra holes, making it impossible to tell the difference between the blanks and the lethal shot). After Woods pulled the trigger and was lucky that there was no bullet in the chamber, means that there would be 5 chambers left. So Mason had a 1/5 chance on that part. Now take the entire problem and put them together. 5/6 X 1/5 = 5/30 = 1/6. Simply put, Mason had a '''16.66% CHANCE OF ESCAPING THE RUSSIAN ROULETTE! AND HE DID!''' Thus, mathematically, this is a crowning moment.
** On a side note there is another CMOA in the same level when you kill the cowardly Russian soldier that clubbed Bowman in the back of the head. "For Bowman!!!" ("For Ice Cube!!!")
** Woods then tops that with a BigDamnHeroes '''AND''' HeroicSacrifice by [[spoiler: shanking Kravchenko with combat knife & then tackling that son-of-a-bitch out a window to save you after he pulls the pins on all the grenades he has on his belt. And as revealed in Black Ops II, [[MadeOfIron he still lives]]!!]]
*** The best part: [[spoiler: Black Ops 2 implies that after Woods was transferred to Da Nang from the Hanoi Hilton, ''he broke himself out of prison'']].
* In Call of Duty: Black Ops on SOG, an enemy jumps on you, so what do you do? Pull the pin from one of his grenades and literally blow him in half.
** Something of a CallBack to a similar scene in Call of Duty 3.
* The "Executive Order" mission on Black Ops. Saving [[spoiler:Weaver]] by ziplining across the base and breaking in from a window with guns blazing is just ''awesome''. Not to mention [[spoiler:stopping the Soyuz 2 launch by '''blowing it up using a guided missile.''']] Holy shit indeed!
* Close to the end of Project Nova:
--> '''Reznov:''' Keep moving! This is not our War!\\
'''Nevski:''' Then who do we fight?!\\
'''Reznov: EVERYONE!''' WE STAND ALONE!
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgfWSl0EDao Virus]].
** Dude, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tSYUnOsrNs Rooftops?]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ha2objQsQSo Mask Walk]]. Woefully absent from the official soundtrack, as it's easily one of the most spine-chillingly awesome tracks in the whole series. Shame it plays during what is ThatOneLevel for a lot of people, especially on harder difficulties (or going for the "no deaths" achievement).
* "Victory cannot be achieved without sacrifices, Mason. We Russians know this better than anyone."
* Through the course of the game, Mason [[spoiler: is tortured, three of his best friends are killed, and he's forced to answer questions about a numbers station he knows nothing about]]. When [[spoiler: Hudson]] finally unties Mason out of his chair, Mason decides he's had enough bullshit and punches him in the face.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWWmKgsUR6Q Hudson's]] GlassesPull.
* Black Ops trailer. [[MemeticMutation The pizza guy.]]
** The best part is that there's actually a guy in-game who at least tries to approach being that cool: one of the soldiers just before the control room in "Executive Order" who, while everyone else is using shotguns and AK's, ambushes you with a pair of pistols, jumping and rolling around to dodge your bullets.
** Doubled with CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: Not one, but ''two'' women are included in the group of players (a black businesswoman and a younger female doctor with glasses and a ponytail). In this day and age when many gamers still have the mentality that women can't or shouldn't play or make games, it's awesome to see Call of Duty, of all games, make them feel acknowledged.
* The sheer levels of preparedness that Dr. Clarke reaches. Have to escape by running over rooftops? He has mattresses laid out. Running low on ammo? He's got weapon caches. Russians trying to steal his research? ''He blows them up with explosives he planted in his own lab.''
* Reznov gets one of ''the'' greatest moments ever witnessed in Call of Duty history: [[spoiler: Killing the asshole that developed Nova 6, and by extension, one of the three people responsible for Dmitri's death. ]]
---> '''Reznov[[spoiler:/Mason]]''': [[PunctuatedForEmphasis MY NAME!]] [[LargeHam IS VIKTOR! REZNOV!]] AND I WILL, HAVE, MY RRREVENGE!! ''[[spoiler: [[BoomHeadshot *shoots Steiner*]]]]''
** [[spoiler: You know the best part? At this point, Reznov is ''not alive anymore'' and so is ''not actually there''. This means he's one of the rare heroic [[ImplacableMan nigh-unstoppable man]]; ''not even death himself can stop him from seeking revenge.'']]
* The start of ''Five'', where UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy is remarkably nonchalant and calm about the fact that the Pentagon has just been invaded by ''fucking zombies''.
* Zombies mode. [[EarthShatteringKaboom Richtofen's Grand Scheme]]. That is all.
** Not until we bring up zombie mode with [[Creator/DannyTrejo Machete,]] [[Series/TheWalkingDead Merle Dixon,]] [[Frnchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]] and [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer B]][[Series/{{Ringer}} ridgett]] [[BaitAndSwitch Kelly]] fighting [[Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968 George A. Romero.]]
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22nd Nov '16 6:16:24 PM The_Pyro_Jawsome
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** Origins' steps to complete the EasterEgg are those same steps.



** A salvo of rockets would probably be a bitchin' way to introduce yourself as a man of wealth and taste.

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** A salvo of rockets would probably be a bitchin' way to introduce yourself as a man of wealth and taste.taste, indeed.



* The start of the ''Black Ops'' zombie mode, where UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy is remarkably nonchalant and calm about the fact that the Pentagon has just been invaded by ''fucking zombies''.

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* The start of the ''Black Ops'' zombie mode, ''Five'', where UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy is remarkably nonchalant and calm about the fact that the Pentagon has just been invaded by ''fucking zombies''.
19th Nov '16 7:50:44 AM ACW
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* Awesome/ModernWarfare
* Awesome/CallOfDutyBlackOps2
* Awesome/CallOfDutyGhosts
* Awesome/CallOfDutyAdvancedWarfare
21st Jul '16 7:05:13 PM TheFarmboy
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* The speech the Russian Commissar gives to you on the rowboat to Stalingrad in the first level on ''Finest Hour''. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nv2ONRJ9tMQ Now that's how you would start a game!]]
* The ending for the level "Come Out Fighting", again, from ''Finest Hour''. The player, Sam Rivers receives a call from HQ telling him to break off the assault on Tillet due to how dangerous it was suppose to be. Normally, this would PoorCommunicationKills as they've already started the attack. But the thing is, his tank division had already drove the Germans out.
-->'''Sam Rivers''': Heh heh heh! Sorry sir, I already through that town.
30th Jun '16 10:54:53 AM YoshimitsuMaster
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* Reznov gets one of ''the'' greatest moments ever witnessed in Call of Duty history: [[spoiler: Killing the asshole that developed Nova 6.]]

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* Reznov gets one of ''the'' greatest moments ever witnessed in Call of Duty history: [[spoiler: Killing the asshole that developed Nova 6.6, and by extension, one of the three people responsible for Dmitri's death. ]]


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** [[spoiler: You know the best part? At this point, Reznov is ''not alive anymore'' and so is ''not actually there''. This means he's one of the rare heroic [[ImplacableMan nigh-unstoppable man]]; ''not even death himself can stop him from seeking revenge.'']]
24th Jun '16 7:57:59 AM TypeProton
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* Sgt.Evan's infiltration at Eder Dam where he practically solo-ed a company worth of Germans in order to destroyed AA guns and dam's generators.

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* Sgt.Evan's infiltration at Eder Dam where he practically solo-ed a company worth of Germans in order to destroyed destroy AA guns and dam's generators.
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