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* ArrangeMode: Completing ''Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare'' for the first time unlocks Arcade Mode, which has the player replays the campaign's missions with VideoGameLives and an in-depth [[ScoringPoints scoring system]].

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* AmericaWonWorldWarII: Averted for a change. One of the campaign strands features Americans, but the others are an SAS team aiding the Maquis, the Argyll And Sutherland Highlanders of Canada, and the tankies of the Polish 1st Armoured Division.


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* ''Call of Duty'' (2003), ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty2'' (2005), ''Call of Duty 3'' (2006): The first three main installments took place during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and garnered acclaim from the entertainment press.

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* ''Call of Duty'' (2003), ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty2'' (2005), ''Call of Duty 3'' (2006): The first three main installments took place during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and garnered acclaim from the entertainment press.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.


Though the series earned early fame as one of the finest WWII shooters on the PC, it didn't really take off on consoles until the fourth installment. Most games in the series since then have consistently set their own record for the largest launch in entertainment history.

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Though the series earned early fame as one of the finest WWII shooters on the PC, it didn't really take off on consoles until the fourth installment.installment, when it switched to a modern setting. Games following it have diverged into multiple sub-series. Most games in the series since then have consistently set their own record for the largest launch in entertainment history.



* ''[[VideoGame/ModernWarfare Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare]]'' (2007): The setting for the game, indicated by its subtitle, was drastically different from the previous entries and the campaign's plot is about the United States, United Kingdom, Russia, and the Middle East tied to a nuclear weapons plot. It was a massive commercial blockbuster for Activision and won several awards (including Game of the Year).

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* ''[[VideoGame/ModernWarfare Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare]]'' (2007): The setting for Set in the game, indicated by its subtitle, was drastically different from modern day, the previous entries and the campaign's campaign focuses on a nuclear weapons plot is about between the United States, United Kingdom, Russia, and the Middle East tied to a nuclear weapons plot. It was a massive commercial blockbuster for Activision and won several awards (including Game of the Year).East.


* ''Call of Duty 4: VideoGame/ModernWarfare'' (2007): The setting for the game, indicated by its subtitle, was drastically different from the previous entries and the campaign's plot is about the United States, United Kingdom, Russia, and the Middle East tied to a nuclear weapons plot. It was a massive commercial blockbuster for Activision and won several awards (including Game of the Year).
* ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDutyWorldAtWar World at War]]'' (2008): ''World at War'' features a more brutal take on World War II, and is the last WWII game the series would make in a while.
* ''Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2'' (2009): A continuation to the modern setting introduced in ''[=CoD4=]'', focusing on a new worldwide conflict triggered by a Russian terrorist.

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* ''Call ''[[VideoGame/ModernWarfare Call of Duty 4: VideoGame/ModernWarfare'' Modern Warfare]]'' (2007): The setting for the game, indicated by its subtitle, was drastically different from the previous entries and the campaign's plot is about the United States, United Kingdom, Russia, and the Middle East tied to a nuclear weapons plot. It was a massive commercial blockbuster for Activision and won several awards (including Game of the Year).
* ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDutyWorldAtWar World at War]]'' ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyWorldAtWar'' (2008): ''World at War'' features a more brutal take on World War II, and is the last WWII game the series would make in a while.
* ''Call ''[[VideoGame/ModernWarfare Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2'' 2]]'' (2009): A continuation to the modern setting introduced in ''[=CoD4=]'', focusing on a new worldwide conflict triggered by a Russian terrorist.



* ''Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3'' (2011)

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* ''Call ''[[VideoGame/ModernWarfare Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3'' (2011)3]]'' (2011): A conclusion to the ''Modern Warfare'' trilogy.



* ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyModernWarfare2019'': A soft reboot of the ''Modern Warfare'' series.



* ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDutyModernWarfare2019 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare]]'' (2019), soft reboot of the ''Modern Warfare'' series

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* ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDutyModernWarfare2019 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare]]'' (2019), soft reboot of the ''Modern Warfare'' series(2019)


The first three main installments took place during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and garnered acclaim from the entertainment press. Then came ''Call of Duty 4: VideoGame/ModernWarfare''. The setting for the game, indicated by its subtitle, was drastically different from the previous entries and the campaign's plot is about the United States, United Kingdom, Russia, and the Middle East tied to a nuclear weapons plot. It was a massive commercial blockbuster for Activision and won several awards (including Game of the Year). Soon afterward, ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDutyWorldAtWar World at War]]'' (sometimes referred to simply as ''Call of Duty 5'') features a more brutal take on World War II, and is the last WWII game the series would make in a while. ''Modern Warfare 2'' is a continuation to the modern setting introduced in ''[=CoD4=]'', focusing on a new worldwide conflict triggered by a Russian terrorist. While the game sold around 3.3 million copies within 24 hours, and has been well received by major reviewers and console gamers, PC gamers [[InternetBackdraft were upset over the removal of dedicated servers]], which resulted in the loss of {{game mod}}s and being able to pick one's own server (let alone administrate them), and the reduction of the number of players to 18 per server.

This record would be broken by ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps''. The story, set in the Cold War, centers on Alex Mason, a CIA operative who is probed on his exploits in Cuba, Vietnam, and other areas. Oh, [[WinBackTheCrowd and the PC version has dedicated servers and game mods again]]. Its position as the fastest-grossing (and fastest-selling) video game of all time was conquered by ''Modern Warfare 3'', released to a less-than-stellar critical reception when Activision and Infinity Ward made legal action against each other, which in turn was surpassed by ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOpsII Black Ops II]]'', [[TwentyMinutesInTheFuture primarily set in 2025]] during a Second Cold War with {{flashback}}s from the final years of the original Cold War.

The next game after that was ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyGhosts'', with an all new story taking place after a fallen United States occupied for ten years by a South American superpower known as The Federation, and the plot being about the remnants of US special forces known as the Ghosts.

On November 4, 2014, Activison released the eleventh game in the series, ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyAdvancedWarfare''. The game stars Creator/KevinSpacey as the main antagonist, and takes place in mid 21st century, where the world's most powerful military is not a country, but a corporation. The setting features futuristic elements such as hoverbikes and mech suits. The trailer can be seen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFu5qXMuaJU here]].

On November 6, 2015, Activision released the twelfth game in the series, ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOpsIII'', set forty years after the 2025 of ''Black Ops II'', where mankind and technology advance and combine to the point people wonder if they were taking technological advancements and integration within themselves [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bfr053KdD6w too far]].

On November 4, 2016, Activision released the thirteenth game in the series, ''VideoGame/CallofDutyInfiniteWarfare'', set in 2080. This new setting features elements such as space combat.

On April 2, 2017, Activision announced that that they would be returning to the WWII setting with ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyWWII''. Released 3rd November 2017, the campaign follows 'Red' Daniels through the Western Front pushing the German forces back from Omaha Beach to Aachen and beyond.

In an unusual move, Treyarch announced the newest edition of the long running series to be ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps4 Black Ops IIII]]'', which released in October 2018, a month earlier than its predecessors. This is the first entry in the series to not feature a single-player campaign, but it also introduces a "Blackout" multiplayer mode that is for all intents and purposes a Battle Royale-style mode, similar to other popular games at the time such as ''VideoGame/{{Fortnite}}'' and ''VideoGame/PlayerUnknownsBattlegrounds''.



[[folder:Works in the Series (By Order of Release)]]
* ''Call of Duty'' (2003), ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty2'' (2005), ''Call of Duty 3'' (2006): The first three main installments took place during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and garnered acclaim from the entertainment press.
* ''Call of Duty 4: VideoGame/ModernWarfare'' (2007): The setting for the game, indicated by its subtitle, was drastically different from the previous entries and the campaign's plot is about the United States, United Kingdom, Russia, and the Middle East tied to a nuclear weapons plot. It was a massive commercial blockbuster for Activision and won several awards (including Game of the Year).
* ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDutyWorldAtWar World at War]]'' (2008): ''World at War'' features a more brutal take on World War II, and is the last WWII game the series would make in a while.
* ''Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2'' (2009): A continuation to the modern setting introduced in ''[=CoD4=]'', focusing on a new worldwide conflict triggered by a Russian terrorist.
* ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps'' (2010): Set in the Cold War, ''Black Ops'' centers on Alex Mason, a CIA operative who is probed on his exploits in Cuba, Vietnam, and other areas.
* ''Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3'' (2011)
* ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOpsII'' (2012): [[TwentyMinutesInTheFuture Primarily set in 2025]] during a Second Cold War with {{flashback}}s from the final years of the original Cold War.
* ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyGhosts'' (2013): Features an all new story taking place after a fallen United States occupied for ten years by a South American superpower known as The Federation, and the plot being about the remnants of US special forces known as the Ghosts.
* ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyAdvancedWarfare'' (November 4, 2014): The game stars Creator/KevinSpacey as the main antagonist, and takes place in mid 21st century, where the world's most powerful military is not a country, but a corporation. The setting features futuristic elements such as hoverbikes and mech suits.
* ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOpsIII'' (November 6, 2015): Set forty years after the 2025 of ''Black Ops II'', where mankind and technology advance and combine to the point people wonder if they were taking technological advancements and integration within themselves too far.
* ''VideoGame/CallofDutyInfiniteWarfare'' (November 4, 2016): Set in 2080, this new setting features elements such as space combat.
* ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyWWII'' (November 3, 2017): A return to the WWII setting, the campaign follows 'Red' Daniels through the Western Front pushing the German forces back from Omaha Beach to Aachen and beyond.
* ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps4 Black Ops IIII]]'' (October 2018): The first entry in the series to not feature a single-player campaign, but it also introduces a "Blackout" multiplayer mode that is for all intents and purposes a Battle Royale-style mode, similar to other popular games at the time such as ''VideoGame/{{Fortnite}}'' and ''VideoGame/PlayerUnknownsBattlegrounds''.
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* ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDutyModernWarfare2019 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare]]'' (2019), soft reboot of the ''Modern Warfare'' series


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* ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty 2'' (2005)

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* ''Call of Duty 2'' (2005)

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* DistantSequel: The first three games were set during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII; the ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'' series is set around TheNewTens, around seventy years later.

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