It’s Official: Call of Duty 4 > Halo 3

2008 January 21
by CajoleJuice

Xbox 360 Top Live Titles (based on UU’s)
1 Call of Duty 4
2 Halo 3
3 Guitar Hero III
4 Gears of War
5 Rock Band
6 Madden NFL 08
7 Assassin’s Creed
8 Mass Effect
9 FIFA 08
10 Forza Motorsport 2


Infinity Ward took Bungie and its massive franchise head-on, and won. Yes, Halo 3 has outsold it, and will hold on to that lead forever — but Call of Duty 4 instantaneously blows away anyone that plays it. I’ve heard some people rip on the single-player campaign, but even these people admit that the online multiplayer is absolutely incredible. I meant to write up a blog post a while ago — and I started to — but never finished it. There’s no point now. Everyone knows the awesomeness of COD4. The perks system adds a whole new level of strategy to FPS multiplayer, and the leveling up system has to be the most addictive of any FPS as a result. And the graphics (at 60 fps no less!) are freaking great, with the phenomenal sound only completing the experience.

Conversely, Halo 3 is stuck in its 2001 mode. Well, it’s more like Halo 2 HD on steroids, because I actually loved the original Halo. On the other hand, there wasn’t any competition on consoles last generation. Now, between Rainbow Six Vegas, COD4, Gears of War, and Bioshock on the same console, Halo 3 seems downright archaic. The multiplayer is filled with options and features, but they don’t make up for the slow-as-shit, boring gameplay. I do enjoy Rocket Race, though. And the single-player = YAWN.


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