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13 Games Like Call of Duty That Will Keep You Hooked for Hours

Games Like Call Of Duty

Call of Duty is almost a game as old as time at this point, and those of us who’ve been here from the very start have seen it change completely while, at the same time, not really changing much at all! The super-fast-paced gameplay, full of chaos and bloodshed, and explosions, is a hard combo to beat, but it can get tiring at times. If you’re looking for something a bit more refreshing, take a look at these 13 alternatives that have their own FPS magic while keeping you comfy in the similarities to CoD.

1. Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege

I know I know, Siege is supposed to be tactical and strategic and slow-paced, not just run-and-gun everywhere like we’re used to from CoD. But hear me out – with the way the meta has been lately, run-and-gun is exactly what works in Siege, whether you like it or not!

As one of the most competitive first-person shooters out there, Siege is one of the most satisfying (and frustrating) games you’ll ever play. Seriously, the number of times I’ve held an angle for 2 minutes straight and died to it just as I left it is too damn high! That aside, though, you get amazing gunplay here and an absolute ton of operators and abilities to try out.

There is a learning curve, though, but if you’re willing to stick with it, you’re in for an experience unlike any other FPS out there. To try out Siege, you can get it (often dirt-cheap) on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC (mobile version coming soon).

2. Valorant

Valorant

Okay, as far as fast-paced gameplay goes, Valorant shouldn’t be near the top, but for some reason, it is. I swear, every time I play this game, I get headshot 3 times in a row by someone who’s just running around with a Classic and pressing mouse 1! Jokes aside, precision and movement are the name of the game in Valorant, and that’s what makes it one of the top FPS games right now.

In Valorant, there are a lot of agents that you have to learn as well. Not quite as many as Siege, but enough that there’s a learning curve to get used to. Once you’re done with that, though, you can pick Neon and zoom straight into the site killing everyone with your deadly laser beam! Honestly, I can’t think of a better agent for CoD players than Neon; maybe Jett comes close, but not quite.

To try out Valorant, PC is your only option for now, though other platforms are supposedly in development as well.

3. PUBG: Battlegrounds

PUBG: Battlegrounds

The game that started it all for battle royales. Sort of. I know it wasn’t the first, but it was definitely the one that got all the battle royale games the push they needed! PUBG has come a long way from the days when the combination bike would literally kill you for no reason at all. Now, it’s a pretty polished FPS BR that has some of the best gunplay out there, a plethora of well-balanced maps, and so much more.

For CoD players, the best part of this is the similarity to Warzone, but even apart from that, run-and-gun gameplay is definitely a core part of the PUBG experience, and you’ll find a lot of success doing just that. The part where I struggled, at least at first, is that some guns have a tendency of shooting straight into the ceiling if you’re not controlling the recoil really well (I was using the Beryl with absolutely no attachments on it)!

With that said, though, this is one of the best games you can turn to as a Call of Duty fan, and you can try it out on PlayStation, Xbox, PC, and Mobile.

4. Apex Legends

Apex Legends

Fast-paced shooting is all this game is about. Hell, it might even be a notch higher than CoD itself! Apex was fairly new to the scene not too long ago, but its journey to the top has been a pretty quick one. Ever since being released, it’s been more or less an instant hit, and that’s due to a couple of reasons.

For starters, it’s the fact that you get to zoom around the entire map as fast as a rocket! For the most part, you’re sprinting, but there’s a ton of ziplines and jump-rocket-boost-pad thingies, and if it’s a slope, you get to slide along the incline. Apart from that, it’s your standard battle royale gameplay with Apex’s own characters and guns, and ammo system, which by the way, are also pretty good.

Apex is one of the best alternatives for CoD players that want to keep zooming around but in a different game, and you can try this one out on PlayStation, Xbox, PC, Switch, and your phone.

5. CS: GO

CS: GO

Forget abilities and agents; in CS, you get the old-school shooter action with a search-and-destroy format. Yup, a lot of us might have played Search and Destroy for the first time in CoD, but it’s CS that popularized the format across the world. Now, you get to peek first and die and then watch the entire round from your teammate’s POV; yay!

Okay, I’m kidding; that’s mostly just a user error on my part. CS: GO is as good as it is old – very. The gunplay, maps, and equipment have all been fine-tuned and balanced nearly to the point of perfection over the years, and now we have a game that has a universal fanbase (except Valorant fans, of course).

As a CoD fan, you’ll love the SnD gameplay here, but you’ll find that slowing things down might help more than the usual running and gunning we’re used to. To try out CS: GO, you’ll need a PC unless you have a PS3 or Xbox 360 and want to play it on those for some reason.

6. Overwatch 2

Overwatch 2

Ah, Overwatch 2. Or rather, 1.2. Make no mistake, if you’ve played the first Overwatch game, you’ve played the second, as there’s very little difference in terms of gameplay and the heroes.

Now, coming to the gameplay, OW focuses on objective play where you have to secure an area or transport an objective to the enemy’s base, all of which require a ton of coordination and playing specific roles. As for similarities to CoD, you get a lot of heroes that basically jump and zoom across the map, just clicking heads to help their team! You have to get that role, though, and if you don’t play the role you’re assigned, you’re probably losing.

If you’re not afraid of a heavy learning curve and some role-queueing in the competitive modes, then Overwatch 2 packs a ton of fun for you as a CoD enjoyer – playable on PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, and PC.

7. Halo Infinite

Halo Infinite

Halo Infinite didn’t have the start everyone wanted it to have, but it’s been a pretty solid game ever since and offers a ton of fun for any FPS player. The appeal for Halo is simple, and it’s been there since the very first Halo games on Xbox that always make people so nostalgic.

In terms of gameplay, there’s obviously a lot of shooting, and there are various types of that shooting, but the star of the show in Infinite is the movement system – they added grappling hooks! And not just that, there’s also ledge mantling for your guns, which have been expanded with the addition of assault rifles to make the game even more fun.

With all of that, this game is definitely unique in what it offers, and coming from CoD, you’ll be preparing yourself for a completely new experience as far as FPS games go. To try out Halo Infinite, you’ll need a PC or an Xbox.

8. Battlefield 2042

Battlefield 2042

The never-ending cycle of Battlefield games – get a ton of hype before launch, get a ton of hate at launch, and settle down to become a solid, super-fun game a few months down the line. How do they keep doing this? I guess we’ll never know, but what’s important is that the game is fun!

Battlefield 2042 has a ton of similarities to CoD in the way it has a BR mode, there are modern but not futuristic-looking weapons, and the entire game is super-fast-paced all throughout. Where Battlefield really comes into its own, though, is the conquest mode, where you get to fly a plane or a helicopter or drive a tank or even a boat and secure the objectives by any means necessary. You can bring down whole buildings if you blow them up enough times!

As an FPS player, you’re doing yourself a disservice if you’re never tried Battlefield, with 2042 being available on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation.

9. Metro Exodus

Metro Exodus

We’re taking a detour now, not from the FPS genre, but the multiplayer one. Hey, you can only get griefed by randoms so many times before you start to look towards AI for help! With Metro Exodus, you get a gritty, narrative-driven game that’s actually got some really good gunplay.

The highlight of this game is absolutely the story, but the graphics and overall mechanics are definitely nothing to sleep on! The gunplay revolves around a pretty stringent ammo drop system where you’re gonna want to be prudent with how much you use your gun or risk running out of bullets right when you need them most.

If lately, you’ve found yourself wanting to smash your monitor in with how bad your teammates always seem to be, I think it’s time to give this game a try – playable on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC.

10. Hell Let Loose

Hell Let Loose

Hell Let Loose is like Battlefield’s long-lost sibling that looks similar but is definitely not the same thing. The game has the same or similar premise – a ton of players all in the same server fighting against each other in two teams.

Now, when I compare it to Battlefield, I’m talking about the fact that there are tanks, and there’s a lot of objective play, without which neither team is going to have a good time. As a CoD fan, you’ll be able to pick up a gun and go kill as many people as you can, all in record time! Or, if you’re wanting to try something new, you can also just get in a tank and go as a unit that blows the enemy out of their trenches.

The historic war-like gameplay in Hell Let Loose has definitely been super enjoyable for me, especially with the massive number of people playing at once. To try this game out, you can get it on PlayStation, Xbox, or PC.

11. Titanfall 2

Titanfall 2

Nothing embodies the saying “old is gold” better than Titanfall 2. Where else do you get to pilot a literal mech while also climbing out of it to go onto other people’s mechs, infiltrating it, and literally hijacking it? That alone sounded fun enough for me to try this game!

There’s more to Titanfall, though; this game focuses a lot on your movement and tracking skills, as you’re mostly going to be running, jumping, or flying around as your enemies do the same. That means all the aim practice that comes inherently with CoD is going to be really handy for you here. Plus, it’s not just multiplayer; the game also has a super fun campaign mode that has been well worth the money by itself for a lot of people (including me).

To try out this unique shooter game that has stood the test of time, you can get it on PlayStation, PC, or Xbox.

12. Destiny 2

Destiny 2

Forget single-player and PVP; it’s time for PVE! Destiny 2 is the successor to the original game, which didn’t really make any waves, but boy, does this sequel absolutely hit it out of the park!

Consistently being in Steam’s top 10 charts, Destiny 2 is a PVE game where you and a bunch of other players coordinate together to take part in and beat a raid. What’s a raid, you ask? It’s basically you and five other players who’re thrown in the middle of a mission with no specific guidance, and you have to communicate with each other to make it out alive with a completed objective. That might sound a bit confusing, but the figuring-out-and-beating-it part is the most fun thing about this game, and why it’s the most popular game mode in Destiny!

If you have a whole squad of players looking to convert from CoD, Destiny 2 is one of the best destinations to put on your map – available for free on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC.

13. Star Wars: Battlefront 2

Star Wars: Battlefront 2

If you were around for the launch of this game, you’re probably giving me a skeptical look because people hated this game (and lots still do) but hear me out. The game was an absolute steaming pile of crap at launch, but that seems to have become a bit of a pattern with most games nowadays.

Battlefront 2, however, is a story of redemption! Admittedly, I tried this game when it went free on Epic and had put its tumultuous start behind itself, and wow, was it a lot of fun. It’s based on the same platform as Battlefield games, so it’s a massively multiplayer experience where you get to do so much. Want to get a suit that gives you a jetpack to fly around the war zone and shoot people? How about literally transforming into Darth Vader to obliterate everyone in your path? I’m only scratching the tip of the iceberg here!

Playing it when I did, it was hard to see why people disliked this game, so I feel comfortable recommending it now. For CoD players, that’ll be a space-like experience that you’re not going to forget any time soon – playable on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC.

And there you have it, folks! Thirteen games like Call of Duty to satisfy your trigger-happy tendencies and keep your thumbs on the brink of extinction. So, grab your snacks, settle into your gaming chair, and remember, when life gets tough, just respawn and try again. Happy gaming, and may your kill-death ratios be forever in your favor!

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