Best Call of Duty games to buy on Steam, ranked - Upcomer
Warzone is the only CoD game on Steam with fewer positive reviews than negative.

Best Call of Duty games to buy on Steam, ranked

Older Call of Duty games are more positively-rated overall

The Call of Duty franchise is a titan of the video gaming industry. With 20 years of history and more than 30 main series games, the Call of Duty series has graced first-person shooter fans with at least one new entry every single year since the series began in 2003.

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With such an established history, newcomers to the series may be wondering where to start if they want to try out some of the older games. Fortunately, many Call of Duty titles are available to download online. Here’s a ranking of the best Call of Duty games that you can buy on Steam right now.

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Currently, there are nearly 20 unique Call of Duty games available for download on Steam, making up more than half of the games in the entire franchise. To see which games are available on Steam and start deciding which of the Call of Duty games would be best for you, simply head to the Call of Duty Steam Franchise page.

At the bottom of this page, you can find a list of every Call of Duty product available, including hundreds of downloadable content packages. As a result, you shouldn’t have too much trouble seeing what games you have to choose from and what DLC you would like to add to enhance your gameplay experience.

Most games in the series that you can find on Steam will cost $60. However, the purchase price for some games is lower. For example, a few of the older Call of Duty games are available for only $20. Of course, there’s also Call of Duty: Warzone, which is free to play.

Best Call of Duty games on Steam

Modern Warfare 2, which ranks No. 1 on the list of best Call of Duty games to buy on Steam.
Modern Warfare 2 is the most positively-reviewed Call of Duty game on Steam. | Provided by Steam

If you need help deciding whether any game is worth buying, you can head to SteamDB. This website uses a formula to analyze reviews for games on Steam and convert those reviews into an overall score. If a game has a high SteamDB score, that means that a high percentage of its reviews are positive.

Based on SteamDB ratings, here’s the ranking of the best Call of Duty games to buy on Steam:

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (91.57% rating)
  2. Call of Duty (91.44% rating)
  3. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (91.27% rating)
  4. Call of Duty 2 (90.69% rating)
  5. Call of Duty: World at War (90.07% rating)
  6. Call of Duty: Black Ops (89.02% rating)
  7. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (86.49% rating)
  8. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (84.71% rating)
  9. Call of Duty: Black Ops III (81.41% rating)
  10. Call of Duty: Blacks Ops Cold War (74.14% rating)
  11. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (72.04% rating)
  12. Call of Duty: WWII (66.23% rating)
  13. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered (64.96% rating)
  14. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Gold Edition (63.23% rating)
  15. Call of Duty: Vanguard (62.08% rating)
  16. Call of Duty: Ghosts (61.71% rating)
  17. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II (60.13% rating)
  18. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (55.78% rating)
  19. Call of Duty: Warzone (34.68% rating)
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