Is Halo better than Call of Duty 4

#1 Posted by BrownBear (15 posts) -

Well this has troubled me for 1 whole year is Halo better than Call Of Duty 4. At the moment I play C.O.D.4 But some times i play Halo and most people on C.O.D.4 say Halo is rubbish

#2 Posted by DualReaver (3792 posts) -

Helllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll no

#3 Posted by Gizmo (5467 posts) -

Yes, Halo 3 is more fun in my opinion due to the forging and custom games appeal.

#4 Posted by serbsta (1952 posts) -

Depends what your talking about, both games have good multiplayers, although i would say that COD4's is MUCH more enjoyable. Single player's are both short but once again i think COD4 has the edgier story line. My vote, COD4.

#5 Posted by calf_exercises (880 posts) -

whats better boar races or car races?

it think its a matter of personal opinion, both a very good games and i think it depends on what style best suits you

#6 Posted by samcotts (2388 posts) -

Call of Duty 4 is a lot more satisfying, and in my opinion, has better multiplayer. Single player though, Halo 3 is better, just because of the fact that you can complete Call of Duty 4 in a one 5 hour sitting, like I did.

#7 Posted by Leewow (134 posts) -

Halo Is Good To Play Split Screen With Your Friends Not with Some Random People Online
Cod 4 Is Good To Play Online With Randoms But Not Split Screen

Plus Halo 3 Experience System Is Crap Compared To Cod4 Bcos In Halo3 You Dont Get Anything If You Dont Win Or Anything New For Leveling Up But In Cod4 Even If You Lose You get Some Experience And Every Level You Always Unlock Something

#8 Posted by Quint (143 posts) -

In my opinion yes, I love Call of Duty 4 but the campaign is very linear and offers nothing particularly new whereas Halo offers a lot of emergent gameplay, couple that with Halo's brilliant online, forge, custom games etc and I think Halo is definitely the superior game.

#9 Posted by DualReaver (3792 posts) -
calf_exercises said:

whats better boar races or car races?

it think its a matter of personal opinion, both a very good games and i think it depends on what style best suits you

Not a good example. Watching people racing on pigs is always much better than watching people in cars.
#10 Posted by dartendaspartan (14 posts) -

I think Halo 3 is a much better and more well rounded experiences and this is why:
- In Halo 3 the weapons are a lot more balanced meaning that it's easy for even newbies to get kills. In CoD you often get matched with people who are a higher level and have a better weapon, which brings me onto my next point.
- In Halo 3 the matchmaking system is a billion times better than the one in CoD. 9/10 times in Halo the games go right down to the wire, in CoD it’s a different story.
- Vehicles. CoD has no usable ones whatsoever.
- As much as I enjoy the CoD campaign, Halo 3's campaign is longer and has vehicles, making it a better experience. Halo 3 also has a variety of types of encounter, in CoD you're generally at close range and only occasionally at long.
- Halo 3 is the best playing FPS of all time, no buts and no excpetions. CoD is only so popular because of the iron sighting, infact if you think about it CoD gunplay isn't that amazing, even if it is fast paced and frenetic.
- Forge; the variety of Custom games you can make with forge is infinite.
- Save Films; someone say Machinima?
- Halo 3 requires more skill. You may debate this as much as you like, but it does. For anyone who plays at a high level, e.g Commander or above, knows how important Battle Rifle control is and people might argue that sniping is difficult in CoD, but frankly, I think it's a lot more difficult in Halo (people move faster). CoD4 on the other hand requires very little skill or intelligence, there's no grenade deflecting, no equipment, little radar watching; knives kill in one hit, and you can kill a person with most weapons in about a half a second burst. This does make CoD easier to get into than Halo in some ways and the skill of players in Halo does sometimes work against newbies. But I say persevere.
- Medals; possibly the best thing ever in a game; there's nothing better than hearing the announcer say "Overkill" (except when he says "Killtacular").
- The map design in Halo trumps CoD4 significantly; CoD4 map design is pretty lazy I tend to think, with many of the maps being cut-off parts of the single player game, whilst doesn’t necessarily detract from the fun; in my opinion it adds to the balancing issues. In Halo 3, however all the maps are excellent and well crafted (even Isolation, especially Isolation). Any Halo player who hasn't downloaded the Legendary map pack do it now! Avalanche is possibly the best big map in Halo history and Ghost Town is surprisingly good. It goes without saying that I love Blackout. The maps that shipped are also pretty good. Guardian and Valhalla are probably the pick of the bunch. Other maps like the Pit and Construct are also pretty darn awesome, not to forget High Ground!

So there you go; there are my reasons for liking Halo more than CoD. That and the fact I've played through all the Halo games a Billion times. Most people playing Halo online right now are people who have played the prior games in the series and loved them and most people who play CoD haven't given Halo much of a chance. This whole rant or whatever you may call it doesn't mean I hate CoD. On the contrary I do still play CoD4 relatively often and have enjoyed almost all of its prequels; I just find the shooting so much more repetitive than Halo’s.

#11 Posted by DarkLegend (1383 posts) -

I prefer call of duty.

#12 Posted by Babble (1276 posts) -

In terms of multiplayer I prefer Call of Duty 4 better then Halo 3.

However in Single Player I think it's a seperate experience that you can't really compare side by side. I played both stories and enjoyed both.

#13 Posted by s10129107 (1354 posts) -

I'd much rather shoot aliens than people.  COD is so much stress.

#14 Posted by carzy (303 posts) -


#15 Posted by Peter_J (159 posts) -

Just play and enjoy both equally.

#16 Posted by Relys (1001 posts) -

I think CoD4 is an all around better game, but Halo can be fun.. Sometimes.

#17 Posted by tancred8120 (102 posts) -

They are both great, but CoD4 is better in almost every way. You've got an awesome(yet short) single player campaign. But when you think about it, Halo 3's wasn't THAT much longer was it? Multiplayer on CoD4 is a lot better too although Halo 3's is still fun also. Forge is awesome though, I'll give them that.

#18 Posted by tec3297 (1258 posts) -

Of course Halo is better than Call of Duty! What kind of question is that?

#19 Posted by Green_Incarnate (1789 posts) -

Well, yeah. I say Halo. I don't like COD, because I don't like people getting easy kills from camping.

#20 Posted by elliooo (299 posts) -

Personally I liked the gameplay of COD4 much better than that of Halo 3 - it takes way too long to die in Halo 3, and it just feels a bit silly how powerful the melee is. I understand that's the gameplay but it just wasn't something that really caught me.

#21 Posted by 4D (116 posts) -

I prefer call of duty

#22 Posted by epic_pets (1345 posts) -


#23 Posted by Ma7moud (834 posts) -

I used to prefer COD4 multiplayer when the game was released and I played it for a very long time now I prefer halo 3.

#24 Posted by SlayingShogun (261 posts) -

COD4 is better because you can enjoy it a lot better then Halo. and all those idiots that think they're badass because they think they're the next MLG god aren't on COD.

#25 Posted by Dir_en_grey (37 posts) -

Another fanboy question.... apples and oranges.

#26 Posted by unclejohnny79 (689 posts) -

pfft no

#27 Posted by Xeros606 (577 posts) -

singleplayer i prefer halo 3. multiplayer, i still go for halo 3. halo 3 is more unique, cod 4 becomes boring once you realize that it plays almost exactly like cs gungame with maps ripped off from the singleplayer. i also agree with dartendaspartan on most of his points except for where he says its the best game ever made. another point that should be added is that halos ranking system might be fustrating, but it does a better job of telling how good you are at the game. cod 4s ranking system is just a tiered unlock system.

#28 Posted by brooklyngrenade (492 posts) -

In my case, Halo 3 lost its flare fairly quickly, not to deny its a great game but it doesn't do much for me now unfortunately. I highly prefer COD4, better multiplayer imo.

#29 Posted by Lies (3985 posts) -

Depends on what type of game you want I think. Halo is more casual, COD more realistic and stressful. At least to me.

#30 Posted by Homer (1366 posts) -

Nope  COD4 has the better multiplayer and defintly better campaign.

#31 Edited by vvAr_ToRN (21 posts) -

OK they're not fucking comparable COD4 requires an extremely different play style than halo 3. let me put it this way in halo to avoid shots people jump, in call of duty if you jump not only will you be laughed at alot, I mean alot, you'll also get shot in the balls. If you prefer one game to the other that's you but on a scale of which ones better they're too different to say.

#32 Posted by Brando1788 (34 posts) -

In my opinion COD4 and halo have a great campaign and multiplayer. But for co-op Halo is much better. But COD4 is more realistic compared to Halo and well an all around funner campaign I guess, but I can't decide.

#33 Posted by Jordan23 (1097 posts) -

IMO, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare has both the better campaign and multiplayer mode. Infinity Ward manage to capture the feel of competitive online play and it's just so damn addictive. Also, who doesn't love some single player on Veteran difficulty, it's just an thrill ride from start to finish.

#34 Posted by Kohe321 (3568 posts) -

IMO no. CoD 4 is superb in almost every aspect.

#35 Posted by natsfan7 (59 posts) -

Both are great games, but I like Halo alot more.  So, to answer your question, yes!

#36 Posted by Carmel_Chewy (355 posts) -

Halo is better by far

#37 Posted by DARKIDO07 (926 posts) -

Halo 3  in my opinion. I think its a much better balanced game and a much better experience online with forge, custom games, photos, saved films ect. I just didn't like Call of Duty 4, it ruined everything that the first game on the PC brought to the table in terms of Epicness. (I want another Epic battle like Stalingrad god damnit!)

Half-Life>Gears of War(While I found Gears of War 1 lacking, it shows much more promise than Halo does)>Halo>Battlefield>Call of Duty>>>>>>>>>>Call of Duty 4 (Call of Duty 1 was amazing but the 4th one kinda ruined it so its kinda off on its own.)

#38 Posted by xruntime (1980 posts) -

They're both great games. Personally, I've had so many more great experiences with Halo, so I'd have to side with that.

I don't think this is a valid comparison, anyways.

#39 Posted by guiseppe (2843 posts) -

Halo doesn't even come close in my opinion.

#40 Posted by crunchUK (6052 posts) -

halo 3 owns cod4 in every way possible

#41 Posted by Valestis (228 posts) -

I play both and enjoy both. :)

#42 Posted by Shawn (3843 posts) -

I can't take either of them seriously. But I guess I would go with Halo because it's story is original.

#43 Posted by TheGTAvaccine (2916 posts) -

Halo: CE is, but Halo 2 or 3 is not.

#44 Posted by pause422 (6275 posts) -

Halo CE or Halo 1 > halo 2 and 3, its not even a competiton... but is halo better than Cod4 obviously just depends on the person and what they prefer, almost everyone I know and myself prefer cod4, although I haven't played either in a long time.

#45 Posted by Soap (3747 posts) -
DualReaver said:
"Helllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll no
Couldn't have said it better.

COD4 for life
#46 Posted by Grilledcheez (4008 posts) -

They are both far from I'll say it's even.

#47 Posted by xruntime (1980 posts) -

I think this thread is filled with fanboyism. Both are great games, objectively.

#48 Posted by DARKIDO07 (926 posts) -
Lies said:
"Depends on what type of game you want I think. Halo is more casual, COD more realistic and stressful. At least to me.
ROFL, Call of Duty is about as unrealistic as Halo 3 is.
#49 Posted by DARKIDO07 (926 posts) -
Soap said:
"DualReaver said:
"Helllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll no
Couldn't have said it better.

COD4 for life"
Until Call of Duty 5 comes out. Seriously that is the major downfall that will eventually kill Call of Duty is Activision wants one out every year.
#50 Posted by ZimpanX (436 posts) -

In my opinion Halo 3 feels like a more complete game even though the campaign dropped a bit in quality near the end. But they're both awesome.
My main gripe against COD4 was it was so damn short and pretty much COD2 with a moderns setting, and the enemy still just kept on comming until you reached a certain spot on the map and they all pretty much had perfect aim, especially on the higher difficulties. The multiplayer thouhg is excellent

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