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Call of Duty: WWII
Call of Duty: WWII

Action November 2017

Call of Duty: WWII is another installment of the extremely popular first-person shooter series developed by Sledgehammer Games. The game comes back to its roots and takes the players to the World War II era. We play as "Red" Daniels (member of the famous 1st Infantry Division) and take part in na series of the most important battles of WWII, including Normandy, Ardens, the Liberation of Paris, and the Battle of Berlin. We will use all kinds of weapons as we play. In many cases, cooperation with our unit is the only way to achieve victory. if we run out of ammo or need healing, we have to ask one of our team mates for bullets or medical kits. Along with the single player campaign, Call of Duty: WWII offers a competitive multiplayer mode. The biggest novelties found in the game are the narrative War mode and the Headquarters, game's social center so to speak. As usual, the game comes with a B-class movies styled Zombie mode where we will face undead nazis.

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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

Action 04 November 2016

Another installment in one of the most popular FPS series of all time. Once again, futuristic warfare is the theme of the game, however, the player is taken even deeper into the world of the future. The game tells a story of a fictional conflict between the United Nations Space Alliance and the Settlement Defense Front - the latter stands against international cooperation. The player takes on the role of Captain Reyes - a pilot serving in Tier 1 Special Operations. Along with his crew on board the warship Retribution, he tries to stop the SDF forces. This installment brings many changes related to the introduction of a different time period - among things worth mentioning are the futuristic weapons and gadgets, as well as a completely new type of missions, in which the player pilots a Jackal fighter plane, participating in fierce aerial battles. Obviously, the story campaign is complemented by an extensive multiplayer and the Zombie mode as usual.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered

Action 04 November 2016

A remastered edition of 2007's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. The original game was developed by Infinity Ward and it was the first installment in the legendary FPS series to be set in contemporary world. The plot is centered around a fictional military conflict from the turn of the 21st century, initiated by an extreme Russian nationalist by the name of Zakhaev, who supports terrorism in order to create a distraction from an attempt to take over his native country. The player assumes the roles of several different characters throughout the game, participating in subsequent dramatic missions taking place in various parts of the globe. The remastered edition offers higher-quality textures, new animations, improved lighting and shading effects, as well as improved sounds. Apart from the single-player campaign, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered features ten most popular maps for multiplayer competition. Additionally, it is worth mentioning that the game is featured as a bonus in the special edition of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Trilogy
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Trilogy

Action 17 May 2016

A collection comprising of three installments in one of the most popular FPS series. It was created by Activision for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles. The set includes three games belonging to the subseries developed by Infinity Ward: Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (including the additional Stimulus map package), and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Trilogy package does not bring any changes to the gameplay mechanics or audiovisuals of individual installments. In all the three games, the player participates in fictional military conflicts set at the turn of the 21st century, assuming the roles of several different characters sent to different places on Earth, such as New York or Dubai. The story campaigns (Modern Warfare 2, Modern Warfare 3) are complemented by special challenges, which can be completed either solo or in cooperation with another player. Also, the package includes extensive multiplayer modes.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III
Call of Duty: Black Ops III

Action 06 November 2015

The twelfth major installment in a bestselling shooting game series from Activision company, existing as a direct sequel to the previous editions of the series authored by Treyarch Studio. The story is set 40 years after the events in Black Ops II, in a world reigned by chaos, where climatic changes, diminishing natural resources, and ideological divisions in the society are the leading problems. Under such circumstances the NDI system, a gigantic mental network, is created, allowing for unprecedented coordination of military troops all around the world. The player assumes the role of a member of a military squad who has somehow lost contact with their base. Right after what seems to be the biggest government data leak in history has occurred. In terms of mechanics, the game offers more open map structure and cooperative gameplay in campaign mode. The biggest changes, however, were introduced to multiplayer, where a 9-class system was introduced.

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Call of Duty: Heroes
Call of Duty: Heroes

Strategy 12 November 2014

A spin-off to the Call of Duty series. It is a free-to-play strategy game created mainly for mobile devices. As the title suggests, the game focuses on the characters featured mainly in the Modern Warfare and Black Ops subseries. Thus the player meets the old acquaintances, such as Captain Price, 'Soap' MacTavish or Mike Harper. In terms of the mechanics, the game was inspired by social strategies, such as Clash of Clans. The player's task is to transform a small outpost into a strong military base capable of defending itself against attacks of an exceptionally powerful enemy. The player constructs buildings and defensive structures, trains soldiers and improves technologies. The previously mentioned "heroes" play the crucial part here, for their special abilities can tip the balance in favor of the player's victory more than once. Call of Duty: Heroes offers average-looking visuals. It is also a subject to limitations encountered commonly in free-to-play games.

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Action 04 November 2014

The 11th major installment in an extremely popular FPS franchise, launched in 2003 by the Activision company. As the franchise moved to a 3-year development cycle, the game was entrusted to Sledgehammer Games, a fresh developer studio, employing ex-creators of such game series as Dead Space or The Godfather. The game is set in the near future, where a private military corporation ATLAS tries to restore order in the world consumed by a global conflict. Advanced Warfare is by far the most futuristic iteration of the franchise. Gameplay is built around the newest achievements in military technology. Soldiers use exoskeletons that enhance their strength and provide them with extra durability and camouflage. Other modern gadgets featured in the game include small flying drones, hoverbikes, and mobile covers that can be deployed in combat.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts
Call of Duty: Ghosts

Action 05 November 2013

The tenth title in the bestselling first-person shooter series. The title is developed by Infinity Ward studio, currently a part of Activision, in collaboration with Raven Software studio. The campaign is set in an alternative reality of the future where a “Federation” of South America countries invades USA. The player assumes the role of a member of the Ghosts, a unit specialized in conducting dangerous missions behind enemy lines. The developers of Call of Duty: Ghosts stay faithful to the “action cinema” style, relying heavily on scripted plot events, but also implement new gameplay elements, like a trained military dog assisting the unit. The multiplayer mode was significantly expanded, now offering some new online modes, such as Cranked, Extinction, and more.

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Call of Duty: Strike Team
Call of Duty: Strike Team

Action 05 September 2013

A mobile spin-off of the classic Call of Duty series. It continues the story presented in the 2012's Call of Duty: Black Ops II. The player faces a powerful terrorist organization known as Cordis Die, leading a Joint Special Operations Team comprising of a group of commandos. In terms of the mechanics, the game is quite revolutionary when juxtaposed with other installments in the series, combining elements of classic first-person shooters with aspects of tactical strategies. The player can switch between the tactical and first-person views at any time - thus it is possible to coordinate the actions of the squad or to assume the role of a chosen team member, taking the matters into one's own hands. Featuring 25 missions, the campaign takes the player to different regions of the world, such as Alaska, Afghanistan or China. Before a mission begins, the player selects the team members and their weapons - these are unlocked as the player progresses. Call of Duty: Strike Team features numerous cinematics, as well as script-based action sequences the full-fledged installments in the Call of Duty series are so popular for.

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Call of Duty Online
Call of Duty Online

Action 01 May 2013

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Action 13 November 2012

A sequel to the bestselling first-person shooter released in 2010. Call of Duty: Black Ops II is the ninth installment in the Call of Duty series. It is also the fourth game in the series developed by Treyarch. The story of the game takes place in a not too distant future. The struggle for natural resources between United States and China leads to an outbreak of a new Cold War. The main protagonist of the game is David Mason, descendant of Alex Mason known from the first game in the series. The main campaign of the game is once again filled with spectacular cinematic action. At the same time, the player has more freedom in completing the missions. In addition to single player mode, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 offers also numerous multiplayer modes.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified
Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified

Action 13 November 2012

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies
Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies

Action 01 December 2011

A spin-off of the Call of Duty franchise for mobile devices, developed by Ideaworks Game Studio, the creators of Call of Duty: World at War Zombies. Just like in that production, the gameplay of Call of Duty: Black of Zombies is focused on defense against the oncoming hordes of the living dead. The game features the characters and maps from one of the main installments in the series, Call of Duty: Black Ops. You can play as one of several soldiers, including Tank Dempsey, Nikolai Belinski, Takeo Masaki and Edward Richtofen, as well as the characters from the secret Dead Ops Arcade mode. The soldiers fight with a wide array of firearms, such as the ray gun, the Monkey Bomb and the SPAS-12 shotgun. One online match can involve up to four players, who take on the roles of their chosen soldiers and team up to defeat the hostile zombies. Call of Duty: Black Ops features a voice chat option to make the communication between the players easier, and a system of microtransactions, which allows the players to purchase equipment and quick revive packs.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Action 08 November 2011

The third part in the first-person shooter series being one of the spin-offs of the Call of Duty franchise. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 was developed by Infinity Ward with the assistance from other development studios owned by Activision – e.g. Raven Software and Sledgehammer Games. The plot continues the action of the first two installments of the game. Players are presented with the further fates of the members of Task Force 141 as they try to eliminate the leader of the Russian Ultranationalists responsible for the outbreak of the international conflict. Developers draw on the well-proven formula employed by the previous installments, such as the spectacular, yet heavily-scripted single player campaign, dynamic shootouts and numerous multiplayer modes. The fourth generation of the IW Engine provides high-level audio-visuals.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops
Call of Duty: Black Ops

Action 09 November 2010

A first-person shooter, the seventh installment in the Call of Duty series, and a start of a new sub-series. The game was developed by studio Treyarch, the team responsible for Call of Duty: World at War. The story campaign of Call of Duty: Black Ops is presented in the form of flashbacks suffered by the main protagonist, Alex Mason. Having previously worked for the CIA as a field operative, in his memories Mason returns to the age of Cold War. The game offers several single and multiplayer modes, including cooperation and zombie mode. Call of Duty: Black Ops is is powered by modified versions of IW Engine 3.0 and Demonware.

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Call of Duty: Zombies
Call of Duty: Zombies

Action 16 November 2009

A spin-off of the popular FPS game series by Activision, developed by Ideaworks Game studio for iOS mobile devices. The game is focused entirely on the multiplayer Nazi Zombies mode from Call of Duty: World at War, in which the players team up to fight the oncoming waves of the living dead. The gameplay takes place in enclosed locations that can be prepared for the attack, e.g. by nailing up doors and windows. To fight zombies, you use various kinds of the WW2-era weaponry, knives, grenades, and traps. Killing zombies and fixing the barricades earns you points, for which you can not only buy better equipment but also unlock previously unavailable parts of the map. A single game can involve up to four players playing online, or two players playing via Bluetooth. Compared to Call of Duty: World at War, the graphics of Call of Duty: Zombies have been greatly simplified, but the map layout is almost identical.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Action 10 November 2009

A sequel to the 2007’s Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and the sixth major entry in the Call of Duty franchise. It was developed by Infinity Ward, a subsidiary of Activision. The players witness the continuing struggle against Russian ultranationalists whose actions resulted in a war against the United States. Similarly to the previous game, the story campaign of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is linear and the numerous in-game events follow a predetermined course. Available missions let the players assume the role of several playable characters and visit different corners of the globe. As befits an FPS, the gameplay is based on dynamic shooting sequences. One of the game’s strong points is the extensive multiplayer mode.

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Call of Duty: World at War
Call of Duty: World at War

Action 11 November 2008

A spectacular first-person shooter (FPS) set during the Second World War. The game was developed by Treyarch, Activision’s subsidiary. It’s three-chapter campaign spans across the years 1942-1945, being set on Southern Pacific and the Eastern front. We observe the events from the perspectives of three soldier (two Americans and one Russian), and we get to take part in such military operations as the defense of Stalingrad or the Battle of Okinawa. As usual in the Call of Duty series, the missions are heavily scripted to make the action seem more cinematic. Gameplay boils down to shooting sequences, in which we use a variety of historical weapons. In addition to a single player campaign the game also includes online multiplayer with new game modes: co-op and Nazi Zombie.

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Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

Action 05 November 2007

The fourth installment in an overwhelmingly popular first-person shooter series from Infinity Ward. This time the developers from Encino, California, have decided to break away from the tradition of making World War 2 games and set the action of their new game in modern times. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare’s story features a conflict with Russian ultranationalist faction, led by an unpredictable individual named Imran Zakhaev. Players get to witness the events through the eyes of several soldiers, including members of the British SAS and US Marines. The main story campaign consists of a series of missions set in different parts of the world. Gameplay relies heavily on cinematic, scripted shooting sequences. In addition to the single player mode the game includes expanded online multiplayer. When it comes to technology, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is powered by IW Engine.

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Call of Duty: Roads to Victory
Call of Duty: Roads to Victory

Action 13 March 2007

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Call of Duty 3
Call of Duty 3

Action 07 November 2006

The third main installment in the popular FPS series, Call of Duty. It is also the first game in the franchise (not counting the console spin-offs) that in the end was not released on PCs. In contrast to the previous installments, this time the game was developed by Treyarch – the authors of the console version of Call of Duty 2. The plot of the game once again takes place on various fronts of World War II. This time one can play as American, British, Canadian, and Polish soldiers. The game mechanics remained almost unchanged in comparison to the previous games. However, there are several novelties. The developers implemented parachute drops and gave complete control over vehicles and boats to the player. Interactions with the surrounding were greatly improved. Overall realism has been improved – bullets behave different depending on what type of material they hit. Multiplayer mode was enhanced as well – now players can play in different roles and communicate using special commands.

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Call of Duty 2: Big Red One
Call of Duty 2: Big Red One

Action 01 November 2005

An alternative version of Call of Duty 2 - a first-person shooter developed by Treyarch for PC and Xbox 360. Big Red One was created exclusively for the PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube consoles. Similar to the original Call of Duty 2, the story here is set during the Second World War, but focuses only on the actions of a single American infantry unit. The player assumes the role of the squad leader, who coordinates the actions of his subordinates. As usual, it is a dynamic action game focusing on first-person shooting sequences. The story-based missions are linear, and the player visits North Africa, Sicily, France and Germany, taking part in the most recognizable military operations carried out by the Allied forces during the war. Apart from the single-player campaign, the game offers several multiplayer modes. Call of Duty 2: Big Red One utilizes the improved engine used in Call of Duty: Finest Hour. As a result, the game displays more mobile elements, such as tanks or planes.

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Call of Duty 2
Call of Duty 2

Action 25 October 2005

A sequel to the bestselling first-person shooter developed by Infinity Ward in 2003. The action of the game once again takes place during the World War II, offering three campaigns spanning across 1941-45. During the game the player switches between an American paratrooper dropped in Western Europe, a British commando fighting in Northern Africa and France, and between a Russian infantryman deployed on the eastern front (including Stalingrad). Similarly as in the original game, the developers managed to successfully recreate the atmosphere of historical battles – in terms of graphics as well as sounds. In addition to the large arsenal of actual weapons from World War II, the player can also use vehicles (for example tanks). In comparison to its predecessor, Call of Duty II is less linear, features improved AI, and the player no longer has to use first aid kits (instead, the health regenerates automatically). Graphics were greatly improved as well.

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Call of Duty: Finest Hour
Call of Duty: Finest Hour

Action 16 November 2004

A first-person shooter that takes place during the World War II. The game was developed by Spark Unlimited and published by Activision. Call of Duty: Finest Hour is a console version of the PC title Call of Duty that was created by Infinity Ward. It’s not a typical port but a sort of expansion that offers modified plot. The game contains six interweaving stories during which the player assumes the role of three soldiers of allied countries: USA, Great Britain and Soviet Union. The soldiers participate in fictional depictions of actual World War II operations that happened in years 1942-1945, including the battle of Stalingrad and battles in North Africa, Belgium and Germany. During fifteen missions the player participates in various shootouts during which he will use historic weapons. In addition to singleplayer campaign, Call of Duty: Finest Hour offers few multiplayer modes, including Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Capture the Flag.

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Call of Duty Classic
Call of Duty Classic

Action 29 October 2003

The first installment in one of the most popular series of first-person shooters, created by Infinity Ward. The game takes the player to several different front lines of the Second World War. Throughout 24 missions divided into four single player campaigns, the player assumes the roles of several allied soldiers. The list includes an American paratrooper, a British commando and a Soviet infantryman. The missions bring great amounts of action and diversity as well. The player participates in the biggest battles of World War II, including mainly the Normandy landings, Battles of Stalingrad and Berlin, as well as tactical operations involving sabotage. Apart from that, the game offers several multiplayer modes. Call of Duty faithfully recreates the historical background - the player can find a set of authentic weapons and vehicles represented in the game. The places and major events were recreated in accordance with actual history as well. Call of Duty utilizes a modified version of the id Tech 3 graphical engine, used previously in Return to Castle Wolfenstein.

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Call of Duty: Siege
Call of Duty: Siege

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A strategy game with card game elements, created by an in-house studio of Activision. The story takes place in the same universe as Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, connecting some of the threads left out by the game. The players assume the role of a captain of the Retribution, a star cruiser in service of United Nations Space Alliance. The organization suffered serious territorial loses to rebel forces. Our task is to stop the rebellion, and stop the conflict from escalating further. The gameplay in Call of Duty: Siege mainly consists of storming enemy bases, implemented in form of inverted tower defense mechanics. The summoned units approach the objective using the shortest way possible, and our only method of intervention is using special ability cards, so the choice of the drop point is crucial. During the game, we slowly build a deck of offensive cards, representing heroes, mechs, and flying machines. In order to facilitate the defense of the controlled territory, we employ a defense-focused deck. Aside from the single player campaign, the title has a competition-oriented multiplayer mode, and the ability to create and join guilds, which are known as Alliances in the game's universe.

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