What's the best Mac-Native Call of Duty Game?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Irishman, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. Irishman macrumors 68030

    Nov 2, 2006
    So, here's the deal: I've never played a Call of Duty game before. And before anyone jumps to the conclusions that I'm biased against shooter games, let me assuage your concerns by saying that I love shooter games. My first computer games were shooters (Doom, Quake, Unreal, etc). Today I own and play CS:GO, Bioshock, Bioshock Infinite, Borderlands 2 and TPS, Metro 2033 and Last Light. I'm playing the pre-alpha of Unreal Tournament, for crying out loud!

    I love shooter games. So, there is a huge section of the gaming public whose experience with them ends and begins with Call of Duty, with which I have no experience. I'm now wanting to dip my toe into the CoD pool. But, given that, which is the best one to get, considering the comparatively small selection of titles from which to choose? And, more importantly, why?

    From a technical standpoint, one thing I would like to know is which CoD game will run consistently at a minimum of 60 fps on my late 2012 iMac with 512MB Geforce 650M GPU? One of the things I like about Counter Strike is that it runs 100+ fps, maxed out, so that fluidity spoils you. :) I understand that the reason that works is because of the age of the game, but to be fair, most of the CoD games for Mac are of a similar vintage.

  2. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

    Mar 4, 2013
    I haven't played much Call of Duty, but from the narrative to the gameplay, the original Modern Warfare is the best. Black Ops would probably be a distant second.
  3. Jack Neill macrumors regular

    Jack Neill

    Sep 13, 2015
    San Antonio Texas
  4. Irishman thread starter macrumors 68030

    Nov 2, 2006
    What did you like about it?
  5. dan1eln1el5en macrumors 6502


    Jan 3, 2012
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    CS:GO, play it a lot, and I find my co-players nice and willing to play team-play (usually) so it's nice.
    When I played COD I found the audience a tad too immature and name called too often.
  6. Irishman thread starter macrumors 68030

    Nov 2, 2006
  7. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

    Mar 4, 2013
    I bought a CoD: Black Ops Mac code from Newegg and it worked fine. When you order from Amazon, the Steam activation key will be listed in the digital downloads section of your account. Copy the code from there, paste it into the Steam activation window, and you're good to go.
  8. Irishman thread starter macrumors 68030

    Nov 2, 2006
  9. eXan macrumors 601


    Jan 10, 2005
    Modern Warfare hands down. Biggest progamer following, too
  10. charles2660 macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2016
    This is the game I like ever. Nothing compares.
  11. Mackilroy macrumors 68040


    Jun 29, 2006
    I bought a Windows code for MW3 off Amazon, though I believe it was sold from Amazon directly and not a third-party reseller. It was a Steam code as well, so I got both the Windows and Mac versions in one go.

    The original Modern Warfare is probably one of the better Call of Duty games, plays well, runs smoothly, and doesn't have so many kids playing that they ruin it for everyone else.
  12. Irishman thread starter macrumors 68030

    Nov 2, 2006
    I did end up picking up Modern Warfare from the MAS. I had a $15 iTunes card from Xmas that I used to help pay for it.

    So far, I've played through the first mission on that freighter during a nighttime storm.

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