Call of Duty is probably the most famous first-person shooter video game franchise ever. Even if someone hasn’t played it, they know exactly what this game is about, what it looks like, and why everyone loves it.
Fans of the franchise who have played most games know, that each is unique in its own way, some maps more exciting than others. Put all the games in the Call of Duty series together, and people get a plethora of great maps, some gripping, and some a little disappointing. So for those marathon Call of Duty players, we have collected the best and most exciting maps in all Call of Duty games.
10 Castle (Call Of Duty: World At War)
Located in picturesque Japan, this behemoth castle is a fan-favorite in the series. It’s very complex, but not too big, so offers decently fast-paced play. It’s a great map for any style, with the building serving as sniper-heaven, and a lot of excellent covers on the way.
Any player can feel accomplished on this map, and everyone gets a chance to play before being taken out in the first 2 seconds, which is always nice. This is one of those maps that players love to revisit and explore different ways to enjoy the game.
9 Strike (Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare)
This map looks like any other that people would expect from Call of Duty, but it has a really nice flow to it. The points of defense are placed perfectly, everything is done intentionally and smoothly. This is definitely a fan-favorite in the series.
There are a few crucial choke points on the map, and those are designed beautifully with a ton of options for each type of player. With the trio of buildings, surrounded by open streets, this map serves as an intense gameplay experience with a lot of different opportunities.
8 Rust (Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2)
This is one of the best and most famous 1-vs-1 maps in the series. Although it’s one of the simpler and the smallest maps, it still is a fan-favorite due to its unique layout. There’s one main building, which, when conquered, can be the key to the game.
There are a lot of excellent covers, and it’s a nostalgic map for any CoD fan. It’s a timeless classic, and always fun to play, even after knowing the entire layout like the palm of your hand. It’s known for incredibly fast-paced games, so the well-seasoned players have an advantage on these small grounds. But once a player has momentum, they have to act fast.
7 Raid (Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2)
Raid is a popular map in the series, as the setting is quite unique. It takes place in a huge mansion, where at one point or another, each player thinks about how great it would be to live here. It follows the “three-lane” setup very well, with the central courtyard, a swimming pool, and roundabout on either side.
Chances are that players will be taken out by a sneaky sniper after just joining the game, but if they can avoid that, it’s a great map for any type of player in the long-run. It’s fast-paced, very competitive, and has a great flow in the design.
6 Nuketown (Call Of Duty: Black Ops)
Some fans can be sick and tired of this map being everywhere, as it’s featured in most games since the first Black Ops. But despite it being done to death, there’s no denying that it’s a great map. This picturesque neighborhood is one of the smallest maps in the series but is very fast-paced and action-filled.
It’s not the best map for snipers, but they do have some great options to chose from. Nonetheless, teammates will be furious at that one player who insisted on being a sniper. People either love it or hate it. It has a very concrete style due to its size, there’s not a lot to do. Just try to survive. Other than that, it’s a very picturesque location.
5 Brecourt (Call Of Duty 2)
This legendary map was originally designed based on an actual military engagement, and it feels like it too. Fans love to revisit this map as a nostalgic experience, when they held their breath as running along the hedges, waiting for someone to take them out.
The map is smartly designed, has a great flow and pace, and is great for any type of player. It offers great places for those who run into an open fire and great opportunities for snipers as well. It’s one of the most exciting mas in the series and is a timeless classic in first-person shooter games everywhere.
4 Highrise (Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2)
Each Modern Warfare 2 map is great. They have a great flow, and they each have a unique style and feeling to them. Possibly the best in this game and one of the best in the series is Highrise. This map is usually the sniper’s playground because of the high setting, and for those who are rarely the sniper should watch out.
There are two main offices, and the open area is split into three spaces: helipad, generator, and underground. Fans absolutely love this map, as they can easily navigate themselves through it, and it’s super fun to play on. The only downside is that because it’s sniper heaven, players can easily get killed two seconds into the map, which means players have to be very quick and methodical.
3 Terminal (Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2)
The Terminal is a true classic map in Call of Duty. Every fan knows this map, and they usually love it. The map builds around the airport terminal, with a small outdoor section that leads to the inside of a passenger plane.
There are plenty of covers, and great options for snipers as well, so it’s a great fit for any style of play. This map shines when it comes to objective game modes such as Domination and Search and Destroy. Overall, it’s beloved by any type of player, and the setting is unique and well thought out.
2 Hijacked (Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2)
Hijacked is set on a yacht in the middle of the ocean, making it one of the most creative and visually appealing maps in the franchise. It offers fast-paced gameplay but doesn’t have the problem most maps have: that the player dies in the first 5 seconds of the game.
It’s also great for any type of player, from the snipers to those runnin’ ‘n gunnin’ players. It’s a rare map where any kind of person can find success if played right. All in all, it’s beautiful, it’s fast-paced, but it can be played through by anyone.
1 Crash (Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare)
The best maps in the series usually follow the same pattern. They all have a great flow to them, they’re easy to navigate through, and they’re great for any type of player. This is also true for the Modern Warfare map Crash. This map is known to be the best in Call of Duty 4.
There’s a lot of options for snipers to sneak around, and the map is fairly easy to dominate once players get to the top of a building. But this doesn’t mean that it’s an easy map to conquer, as the B Domination flag situated in the middle of the map is notoriously hard to capture. This varied map is perfect for any player, and fans love revisiting it for a thrill, as it never gets boring. There’s also a Winter Crash, where instead of helicopter sounds, Santa Claus says “ho ho ho!” and jingles his bells.