#1 Posted by Reznov (48 posts) -

#2 Posted by BeachThunder (13146 posts) -

Why those two franchises specifically?

#3 Posted by Grimmy616 (435 posts) -

I sunk some hours into the MW2 and Black Ops multiplayer, but got bored quickly in MW3. Reach has been pretty fun. I guess Halo overall.

#4 Posted by Kedi2 (262 posts) -


#5 Posted by Mutley (350 posts) -

Where is the neither option?

#6 Posted by GunstarRed (5820 posts) -

Street Fighter.

#7 Posted by Irvandus (3074 posts) -

Halo, combat is more fun in my opinion, less about getting the drop although that is a part of it but more about being able to be consistently accurate instead of accurate once. Maps are of better quality generally and their is tons to do in terms of custom game modes that just seem jankly implemented in CoD. Campaign is also more fun in Halo because it's more of a puzzle less of a shooting gallery. That being said I do like CoD every now and again and understand the appeal but Halo will always top my console shooter list.

#8 Posted by TentPole (1856 posts) -

Halo by far.

#9 Posted by SpartanAmbrose (842 posts) -

Definitely Halo.

#10 Posted by Pr1mus (4102 posts) -

I like everything about Halo better, except the gameplay... so CoD i guess?

#11 Posted by Reznov (48 posts) -

@Mutley: Its that little red x at the top right

@BeachThunder: If you are into online fps, those seem the best

#12 Posted by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -

Team Fortress 2

#13 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19818 posts) -

I find the gameplay in Halo to be too slow and methodical for my taste compared to CoD. Also, I've preferred the story in CoD games and not the one in Halo games (only played Combat Evolved and Halo 3).

#14 Posted by Sbaitso (608 posts) -

Call of Duty only if we are talking Call of Duty 4, otherwise Reach is my game.

#15 Posted by Nilazz (732 posts) -

If only Call of Duty had stopped at the first Modern Warfare... It's Halo all the way.

#16 Posted by Reznov (48 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ: I was going to vote call of duty like you once, but i took an arrow to the knee

#17 Posted by NTM (8351 posts) -

I'm in the minority here, but I really, really liked MW2's campaign, I thought MW3 was quite good as well, though after two playthrough's, it lacks replay-ability. I think Call of Duty 4 and Black Ops are OK, but not my favorite of the bunch. World At War was great, Call of Duty 3 was pretty meh to me, and two was mostly great, but less so today. I loved the original Call of Duty, but like two, less so today. I think Halo got better with each iteration, but loved them all and would give them nearly all the same score for their time. I picked Halo. I love sci-fi, and Halo is a great sci-fi shooter to me. As for the multiplayers, I think they're about that same.

#18 Posted by Cloudenvy (5874 posts) -

@Ravenlight said:

Team Fortress 2


#19 Posted by ClairvoyantVibrations (979 posts) -


#20 Posted by CouncilorChief (103 posts) -

Halo has better A.I., more open ended levels, each games feels familiar but fresh at the same time, more tactical combat, alanced multiplayer, much more engaging co-op, interesting storylines, memorable music, more multiplayer content, and better maps (except for Reach). Call of Duty has some nice set-pieces and good sound design, but that's about it.

If my avatar didn't make it any more obvious, I'd voted for Halo. There hasn't been a good Call of Duty game since the original Modern Warfare.

#21 Posted by Brendan (8756 posts) -

Halo's open-ended gameplay makes it more fun for me to experience multiple times.

#22 Posted by thedj93 (1260 posts) -

im kind of tired of cod. im not that tired of halo

#23 Posted by Aetheldod (3914 posts) -

Halo .... love the gameplay (like some one said its more methodical which I like the most) , the art and mainly the story .... I know im in the minority in this regard but eff it I love me some minor sci fi once in a while also I love Reach the most ... I dunno just love how the game flows and the sad story , and heck that ending sequence woa!!!!. In other things FUCK COD ... there I said it >:3

#24 Posted by killacam (1320 posts) -

the only CoD i've played through is world at war, and i dug its campaign more than that of halo 2 or 3. though shorter, i prefer its cinematic style. i felt like i was playing saving private ryan: the game. way cool.

#25 Posted by Moonshadow101 (603 posts) -

I generally lean towards Halo. The setting is infinitely more appealing to me, and the basic design of the combat setups is preferable. Also, vehicles.

#26 Posted by Dad_Is_A_Zombie (1244 posts) -

I'm a Halo guy but COD 4 and Black Ops were excellent.

#27 Posted by Giantstalker (1883 posts) -

Call of Duty. I just can't get into shooters with shields, a quick burst needs to drop a guy in my games.

#28 Posted by benspyda (2112 posts) -

Call Duty has been milked to death but I still quite enjoy the relentless stupidity of a COD campaign. I'm always underwhelmed by halo games, the campaigns are always dull and I can't get in to the MP. So the lesser of two evils is COD for me.

#29 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6805 posts) -

Overall Call of Duty because CoD4 is one of my favorite games of all time. Halo hasn't become really boring like Call of Duty has for me yet, so in that sense I like Halo more.

#30 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (4011 posts) -

You should have had a both option. They're pretty different shooters that I enjoy for different reasons.

#31 Posted by evanbower (1244 posts) -

I think the Halo campaigns are great. Something about running into a squad of A.I companions and rolling with them was without fail an awesome feeling.. especially if a Warthog is dropped for you. It just really gets momentum going with the action.. and they pace it really nicely with letting you control those quiet moments from one battle to the next. Walking through a forest quietly, then descending upon an already happening fight with a jet pack in Reach made for glorious moments.

So to answer your question, I've never played a CoD.. so.. I have no clue which I prefer. Love you guys!

#32 Posted by Rohok (579 posts) -


#33 Posted by AngelN7 (2999 posts) -

Halo by far ... that Marty O'Donell soundtrack, here just chill for a bit

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#34 Posted by Irvandus (3074 posts) -

@AngelN7: Man forgot how great the soundtrack for ODST was.

#35 Posted by zombie2011 (5213 posts) -

Halo for sure.

#36 Edited by Jack268 (3368 posts) -

Now? Probably Call of Duty. During Halo 3 and before it I definitely preferred those though. But Reach just wasn't fun to me and I had been spoiled by 60 FPS in both CoD and other games.

Although, I don't particularly like CoD now either. 4 is alright but it feels like the new ones are way too similar to it. Back when 4 was released it was a complete game changer for the FPS genre, now they just copy it over and over.

#37 Edited by Hunter5024 (6365 posts) -

I don't like first person shooters but I've played both casually through split screen multiplayer with friends when each game was at its height. Clicked Halo to see results. Very surprised that Call of Duty isn't higher. I think it's due to how saturated the brand feels, and all of the activision contempt.

#38 Posted by laserbolts (5445 posts) -

Would have to go with call of duty since I really haven't been able to get into a halo game since halo 3.

#39 Posted by Clonedzero (4206 posts) -

i'm gonna say Halo.

i enjoyed Reach ALOT when it came out. it only lasted roughly a month before i was playing something else, but it was loads of fun. CoD is cool and all once in awhile, but eh. the campaigns are horrible linear explosion-fests. i mean i can't hate on it too much, i enjoy it, hell i own MW3.

Halo just has more going on, i dont mean like leveling-wise, i mean in a match more stuff can happen. though i only really played the really big halo maps with vehicles and stuff. small scale halo blows. anyone know the player cap for halo 4? 16v16 would be glorious.

OH! i will say, i absolutely HATE HATE HATE halo's matchmaking system. it never replaces people, so if you play capture the flag and the other team scores a point, half your team bails instantly and you're with 2 other dudes against 8. its retarded. i really hope halo 4 replaces people, its a deal breaker for me actually.

#40 Posted by sins_of_mosin (1713 posts) -

Halo is just an overall better game experience then CoD.

#41 Posted by PassiveKaerenai (325 posts) -

Halo, because very few games have succeeded in imitating and exhausting the things I like about it.

#42 Posted by RHYMESCHEME23 (78 posts) -

@GunstarRed said:

Street Fighter.

#43 Posted by Redsox44 (519 posts) -

I chose Halo, but I will enjoy Black Ops 2 because I love Treyarch. But if those two franchises are the only ones you care about you really need to diversify your gaming tastes, so many great games out there it's a shame to miss out on them because you're caught up in CoD vs. Halo or dumb shit like that.

#44 Posted by cutyoface (567 posts) -


#45 Posted by Vexxan (4624 posts) -

Halo any day of the week.

#46 Posted by believer258 (12821 posts) -

@Reznov said:

@BeachThunder: If you are into online fps, those seem the best

Not necessarily, just the most popular.

There's also Battlefield, Counter Strike, and Team Fortress, all three of which have existed since before Call of Duty and have maintained their popularity with far less reiterations on the same formula.

I liked CoD4 and MW2, but the series as it is today is hardly close to scratching Halo or the others I listed. Yeah, I sound like a pompous douchebag with this comment, but CoD doesn't require a whole lot of skill nor is it that interesting to me anymore.

#47 Edited by SexualBubblegumX (551 posts) -

How come I can't vote "they both suck"?

Unreal all day bitches.

#48 Posted by konig_kei (755 posts) -

Red Orchestra

#49 Posted by MordeaniisChaos (5904 posts) -

Both are pretty enjoyable. The difference is new Halo games still get me excited, new CoD games are just interesting.

#50 Posted by ThePhantomnaut (6269 posts) -