A Simple Question: Call Of Duty Or Battlefield?


Next week begins the battle for one of the contenders for Game of the Year: Battlefield 3.  While there have been some incredible releases this year (from both a quality and sales perspective), there’s no doubt that all eyes in the industry will be on the heavyweight battle we’re about to see between Battlefield 3 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.  Even the folks behind the advertising for Battlefield 3 know this is a fight they need to win; they have been using the tagline “Above and beyond the Call” in their estimated $100 million ad campaign that started over 6 months ago.  Activision has, in comparison, been rather quiet with Modern Warfare 3’s advertising, and seem content on relying instead on the immense popularity of their previous games to carry them.  I expect we’ll see an onslaught of ads for MW3 in the weeks between the release dates for the two games.

Enough lead in, though.  It’s time for you to let your voice be heard – it’s a two part question:

Between Call of Duty and Battlefield, what franchise have you historically preferred, and what game are you looking forward to more this year?

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I had a hard time deciding between which question I wanted to ask, so I decided to ask both in one shot.  Personally, I’ve preferred the Call of Duty franchise in the past.  While both games intrigue me this year, I think I’m looking forward to Modern Warfare 3 more.  That’s not to say I won’t play Battlefield 3, but if I had both games in front of me, I’d play Call of Duty first, if only because of my familiarity with the franchise.

What do you think? Vote above, and leave a comment below!

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  • To be honest, I’ve come to realize that each scratches a different inch. On one side we have MW3 that has a history of quick, more focused multi-player that feels almost like a military based version of Quake 2. On the other hand we have BF3 that serves as a more team focused game where working together is essential to succeed in the game. 

    This is the first year I’ve ever pre-ordered two FPS games during the holiday season, I’m still a bit fearful of my choice, but I don’t think either franchise will let me down. 

  • Anonymous

    I used to enjoy both, however playing the battlefield 3 beta has discouraged me from buying it completely. That game is trash, and plays like a free online FPS you can find on PC. 

    Modern Warfare 3 now looks like there might really be some good additions to it. Im sure it will be good, almost all COD games are. Its much quicker and the lack of vehicle combat is obviously a big difference in the two games. However the infantry combat is getting very similar. Battlefield 3 plays much more like COD than any of the past ones have.

  • Battlefield 3 for me all the way. I despise Activision and their evil ways.