According to The Independent, over 5,000 fans voted between Mario, Grand Theft Auto, Halo, and more, but Call of Duty won as the best video game franchise ever.

Here’s the top 10:

  1. Call of Duty
  2. Super Mario Bros.
  3. Minecraft
  4. Grand Theft Auto
  5. Halo
  6. The Legend of Zelda
  7. FIFA
  8. Assassin’s Creed
  9. Battlefield
  10. The Elder Scrolls

Earlier today, Activision confirmed the Advanced Warfare sales have been increasing year-over-year, and that Advanced Warfare was #1 in the UK for the first week of sales.

SOURCE: The Independent

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  • aaa187

    hahahahahaha

  • MichiganerE

    Ttttthhhhhhhe fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck?

  • ProHipStar

    Call of Duty beats Mario?
    Really?
    I don’t want to live on this planet anymore.

    • kplem

      umad?

      • Daniel Ireland

        If he is, rightly so.

    • Super029something

      Mario & Zelda should be no. 1 and no. 2 imo

    • jordanxbrookes

      Get Rekt.

      • DopeAap

        huehuehuehue (insert generic cod fanboy compliment here)

    • Hylian Angel

      Same here.

  • Ben

    Where is Pokemon :'(

    • zombiefreak935

      BEST CHILDHOOD EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • How is ET not #1! ? jk

    • DopeAap

      I wanted to kill myself when i first played it

  • Juses

    K.

    • TheShadowReaper

      K.

  • Juses

    Why is Minecraft on the list?

    • minecraft is the 2nd most selling game in history so it should technically be on but then again its not a franchise but a single game

    • Mobin Amanzai

      I actually expected that to be second

      • zombiefreak935

        I actually expected you to be retarded…

    • zombiefreak935

      best selling game in a while, lots of little kids.

    • Will WilFredo Mendoza

      You mean why is FIFA on that list? Sports games are literally boring.

      • çħιđєɾå™

        Hell na sports games are fun as hell

        • Andy Nguyen

          Nah Nba Is Life

          • çħιđєɾå™

            I play all sports game but mainly fifa and nba

      • CrowReap .

        minecraft and fifa are both boring,

    • Rorke File

      Minecraft is not here for long years like this games did .

    • J Sama

      I love Minecraft.. fuck the haters 🙂

  • Joshwoocool

    Pokemon is not on this list

  • StaticShockFather

    Where’s Tetris and pacman??!

    • TheShadowReaper

      except being fathers of gaming, these 2 have no reason to be on a list like that.

  • fatty

    Lol jordanxbrookes is relly fat. Look at his pic of him on twitter. He is sooo fat lololol. I now see why he has so many haters.

    • TheShadowReaper

      i have a lot of things against him but, that’s just immature.

      • TehShadewRaeper

        Can I see a picture of ur “superior” PC?

        • TheShadowReaper

          wait, i need to unzip my pants first!

          • TehShadewRaeper

            Ummmmmmmm…… OK

          • TheShadowReaper

            😀

    • spartanelite

      He dosnt look very fat imo 😛

    • PatPatPat

      Ah, okay, so you’re one of THOSE people.

      You remind me of my Grandmother. Sick and Judgmental.

    • Guest
    • zombiefreak935

      Fuck off dude.

    • Super029something

      Show us a picture of you so we can pick on your flaws too.

    • That had such a big impact in my life

    • jordanxbrookes

      Lol, you’re a guest account talking shit on the way I look. Would love for you to say that to my face little boy.

      • dontfeedthetroll

        Little boy?cx lmfao. Of course he’ll loook little from your fat point of view

        • jordanxbrookes

          What’s wrong with being fat? Rather be fat and friendly than a loser on the internet name calling someone for the way they look. Good luck in life.

  • Minecraft on the list? FIFA on the list? Battlefield over call of duty? The whole thing must be run by kids.

  • OpTic_Fanboy

    CoD is dead they said…

    • TheShadowReaper

      …it will be fun, they said…

      • Favorite Ape

        Just look at his forum name. It’s Optic fanboy. You think anyone takes him seriously about anything? Prolly like 6 years old.

        • TheShadowReaper

          that’s why i replied sarcastically. no point in getting involved for real.

      • OpTic_Fanboy

        oh its u the guy who trash talks. go away to like Battlefieldfanboys4life.com or something

  • ccrows

    Meh it’s a sample size of a little more than 5,000.

    I’m not really looking at it too seriously… 😉

    • OpTic_Fanboy

      It’s pretty accurate tbh

      • ccrows

        OK well we are at the good part of the COD cycle.

        Ask this question again in Feb/March, I’m curious what the results would be.

        Don’t get me wrong, I love COD. It’s just the size of the people and the timing of the poll that has me wondering…

        • OpTic_Fanboy

          First up, this is the ENTIRE franchise, not just AW.
          Secondly, Ghosts was being hated on since the start jsut sayin’

          • ccrows

            ^ and I get that. (entire franchise)

            BTW people are liking AW, so they are more likely to vote for COD ATM.

            What if they asked last March during the bad part of the COD cycle, especially with Ghosts.

            By all means, I’m not hating, I like COD. Its just that IMO there’s a lot of variables to consider…

          • OpTic_Fanboy

            Ghosts was getting hated on since the start btw

          • ccrows

            IMO Not really, there’s was still a Honeymoon with Ghosts at launch.

            It just got hated on faster than normal in the cycle.

            DLC1 IMO was popular with the community, but then things really went downhill fast after that…

  • Daniel Ireland

    LOL

  • Daniel Ireland

    Did they survey elementary schools for this?

    • çħιđєɾå™

      Yeah coz elementary school kids play gta and battlefield

      • Elektrobanq

        I would expect a lot of elementary kids to play both games. A lot of my friends were playing violent games like GTA in grade school. I can only assume it has gotten much worse.

      • Daniel Ireland

        I wouldn’t be surprised.

      • Are We Not Young God?

        Yes lol In used to play gta san andreas, Resident Evil back when I was in elementary,

  • OpTic_Fanboy

    CoD is love, CoD is life. They said CoD is dead; they said CoD sucked, yet it is here above all. Take that, haters 🙂

    • SpetsnazAIRBORNE

      Battlefield is life…

      • N FORCE 5

        Battlefield is boring

        • SpetsnazAIRBORNE

          It’s a game that is fun if you can make decisions and game plans and boring if you have no imagination of creation of a battle

        • Stealth_Valtsu

          On your 360/ps3…

        • NuttyTheSquirrel

          They me how it is boring?

    • Video games are life. I doubt that you only play one game?

      • Jt

        Actually real life is life.. Games are well, games…

      • OpTic_Fanboy

        90% CoD tbh. I really enjoy Call of Duty above all games. I tried Wolfenstein, Skyrim. TF2, Killzone to name a few.

    • Carrisi

      I only play cod, well that should be played since ghosts was terrible and aw lacks addictivness

    • Father Grigori

      And um… What’s your argument? O.o

    • DopeAap

      This whole list is bullshit, Wheres Doom, Duke Nukem, Wolfenstein, Quake, unreal tournament etc? Why in the glorious dickfuck is fifa on there anyway?

      • NeonPhyzics

        …don’t forget Madden

        • DopeAap

          Madden is a sport game, something you can do in real life (Except if you’re disabled, no offense to disabled people) Games are made because people want to be power rangers or some shit not a simulator

      • Joshua Minifie

        Exactly

    • nakki pulla

      Its you and all the 10 yo that make this beast of a series go down a lot to the shit pit and have never seen what this series was really about when devs had to work to make money

    • Hylian Angel

      Legend of Zelda is love, Legend of Zelda is life.
      How dare they made Call of Duty the best!

  • TheShadowReaper

    buahahaha! COD beats Mario in that shit!? un-fuckin-believable! never thought i would live to see something among the lines of this! this is indeed history in the making!

  • Michael

    No Madden? I don’t know about this list

    • Kobrah

      Madden has a very small fan base outside the US

  • ccrows

    Interesting that you don’t see stuff like Warcraft or any other MMOs on this.

    BTW I wasn’t ever really a fan of that stuff, just sayin…

  • PatPatPat

    #1 since 2001 (Not counting the travesty that was Ghosts)

    • k5berry

      2003 right?

      • PatPatPat

        Right my apologies

        • k5berry

          ARE YOU REALLY SORRY? I THINK YOU’RE FAKING IT

          • PatPatPat

            D:

    • SpetsnazAIRBORNE

      You forgot MW3

      • PatPatPat

        eh. I liked it.

        • SpetsnazAIRBORNE

          Camapign was nice but the multiplayer brought nothing new and was Boring. But ever one had opinions and I respect that

          • PatPatPat

            oh god no, i hated multiplayer, i completely agree with you, but in my opinion, The campaign was pretty fun.

          • Carrisi

            Loved multiplayer, was addictive.

        • Carrisi

          I loved it.

  • Dr. Salim

    Minecraft is not really a series, it’s just 1 game with different ports.

  • k5berry

    Not to be a nit-picky bitch, but on the link to ATVI’s sales report, shouldn’t it say Call of Duty sales have increased year by year, and not Advanced Warfare?

  • I am guessing that most of the people they asked are casual gamers and that would make sense why most of them voted for Call of Duty. I am a hardcore Call of Duty fan but I know there are a ton of casuals that buy the game every year and the only other one they would consider buying is something like GTA.

  • Damien Anderson

    lol. COD better than Legend of Zelda? Thats hilarious, let me gather myself, I’ll be back in 10 minutes……(walks out of room).

    EDIT: 10 minutes later….(continues to laugh uncontrollably, unable to stop) Okay, okay I need a fucking beer. See you guys later.

    • Thecallrocks

      I literally fell down in laughter when I read your comment, I like read it 5 times and still am laughing xD lol

    • Xecho

      Legend of Zelda is shit though.

      • Damien Anderson

        Skyward sword wasn’t good (Spirit Tracks was pretty “meh” as well). But the story was still more interesting than any COD.

        • Xecho

          I dunno CoD4 was pretty much better. For that time.

          • Damien Anderson

            IMO, the most enjoyable/re-playable COD story was Black Ops 1. So many memorable moments.

    • Carrisi

      Cod has been ontop for around 8 years! It has sold gaming consoles alone. Many people only play COD so in my view it has to be number one.

  • Favorite Ape

    “Guinness World Records reached out to fans and readers of their gaming edition and asked them to vote on their favourite games.” “Call of Duty came out on top, right on cue for this week’s release of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare”
    Anybody here even heard of the Guiness World Record Gamers Edition book, let alone read it?
    5000 votes. Must have a huge subscription population.
    Laughable.
    Next they’ll be quoting joe blow’s gaming blog with a following of 10 people.

    Sometimes I think they spent more on marketing gimmicks then they did developing the game.

    • ReTard_Above_Is_a_dipShit

      Lol there not subscription based there is one book a year and is AWESOME. So fuck off and get some facts to base you bullshit opinions

      • Favorite Ape

        Subscriptions for the website dipshit. Now I see the intelligence level of those 5000 kids that voted. Makes it just that much more valid. I always go to the Guiness book for all my video game information. I hear they are taking votes for the best car booster seats and bathtub toys. You better get back and vote.

  • Favorite Ape

    The Independant U.K. “The paper originally described itself as “free from party political bias, free from proprietorial influence”—a banner it carried on the front page of its daily edition. This banner was dropped in September 2011.”
    Wonder why?

  • king wolfe

    Dam battlefield..yall look little from way up here 😀

  • Seems legit.

  • KevJumbaify .

    I’m a big cod fan but I don’t agree with this. They mostly pick what is most popular..

  • They are not estimating this off likes or love just sales and all the people who play it.

    • KevJumbaify .

      True. Why hasn’t anybody just done a poll online on what’s the best? .a lot more people would vote

  • KevJumbaify .

    Here’s my top 4
    1. Bioshock series
    2. Uncharted series
    3. God of war series
    4. Fallout series

    • SpetsnazAIRBORNE

      Lol the old days of the top down view on fallout 1 & 2

    • TheShadowReaper

      that’s a nice collection you have there.

  • CrazyGuy207

    No Metal Gear even in the top 10!?

    • KevJumbaify .

      Kids voted. That explains it

  • Super029something

    I think Call of Duty should definitely be on the list because of all the success it has had, but not #1….

    • Carrisi

      100% number one.

  • TheMostManlyMan

    Elder Scrolls is forever. Elder Scrolls is and always will be number 1.

  • [email protected]

    Only 5000 voters?

  • Carrisi

    Bartlefield made top 10, void list.

    • AndyP88

      What’s wrong with Battlefield? It was around before CoD and much more popular before CoD 4. BF2 is still one of the best MP games ever made and BF4 for all its problems is one of the most spectacular games ever. People can’t handle it because it’s a proper MP game and not some simplistic childish shooter like CoD. BF may have sold less but it’s by far the better collection of games for gamers who like a challenge on a massive scale. On PC in 4k settings; it’s photo-realistic and puts the likes of CoD to sheer humiliation.

      • Carrisi

        Does it even sell half of what a COD title does? The minority play battlefield which is why I can’t believe it made top 10. Good essay though hope it made you feel better 🙂

        • AndyP88

          Sales don’t make a game. Only Activision fanboy mugs support sales as a ‘success’ of a game rather than quality. Battlefield 4 had more players than Ghosts and has always been a force. Also the community is mature and of a good skill standard which makes the BF experience so much better.

          • Carrisi

            Not one game, but consistent year on year sales smashing battlefield year on year suggests what? Ghosts was absolutely horrible, but still better than battlefield.

          • AndyP88

            BF4 was streets ahead of Ghosts and the player base (NOT sales) showed this. If you care about sales over the quality of games; you’re a mug to the publishers. I’d take a good game over one that sold well any day. I bet you bum the likes of Watch Dogs, Destiny and Angry Birds.

            Justin Bieber and One Direction are the biggest music artists in the world but that doesn’t make them the best. Your argument is hilariously failed.

          • Carrisi

            I love your passion, presumptions and dedication! I feel enlightened 🙂

    • zombiefreak935

      Nothings wrong with battlefield,i agree that it should be on this list,coming from a cod player.

  • J4MES

    You can tell the ‘fans’ were mostly kids as Need for Speed beat Metal Gear Solid and Angry Birds finished way ahead of even Half Life. Well done to COD but this ‘survey’ doesn’t hold much credibility and perhaps Guiness should just stick to world records and getting people drunk.

  • Khan

    Dark Souls isn’t on the list because half of the people weren’t even able to finish it.
    #ifyouknowwhatimean

  • Ryumoau

    I imagine there will be alot of butthurt over this poll. CoD probably isn’t my top favorite series ever but its my favorite out of the games listed. I’ve never cared about GTA or Assasins Creed. The only other game i was a fan of on the list was the Legend of Zelda series but i’ve kinda stopped caring about nintendo the past couple years.

    Anyway, congrats to CoD for topping the list! 😀

  • BlinkityBlink

    so where is pokemon????

  • Stephen G. Perez

    Have fun comments section!

  • NuttyTheSquirrel

    Not even close to being the best VG series, but OK.

    Money means good accoding to Guiness so…

  • Appie Gul

    i like the game so much. Hope that i will not be bored after 3months like ghosts lol

    • Rodoe528

      Doubt it

  • (FaZe)MLG_QuiCkScopEr_420xXx

    lol, even mario gets in on the action.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxLnT5TJjow

  • Mikey9835

    Since when was minecraft a series? I’m guessing a majority of the voters were 12 year old kids. And FIFA seriously? I don’t even like to call FIFA a franchise because it’s the exact same game every year with slightly better AI and graphics. Put any valve game in its place instead. On the positive side though its good to see that the world hasn’t forgot about Nintendo yet. 🙂

  • 111AlaN111

    I think that Mario should be on 1st, Zelda in 2nd and COD in 3rd, since both Nintendo games have influenced gaming too much, and both are more popular than COD.

    You can find a Mario or Zelda toy in any shop (most likely mario), but not a COD toy. If you ask a non-gamer person about Mario, he’ll now who he is, and with COD, I doubt that (unless he is one “games cause violence” activist).

    • Rodoe528

      It’s not saying which game is most popular. It’s saying which one people prefer

      • 111AlaN111

        Still I would prefer Mario. Believe it or not, Nintendo was the one who revived gaming and then others followed. Nintendo innovated, and we probably couldn’t have COD as we know it if it wasn’t for it.

        And other games spawn from Mario Bros.

        • Rodoe528

          How does a game of war come from a plumber who saves a princess?

          • 111AlaN111

            I can answer you with another question:

            How does all the technology we have now come from thousand of years ago people who didn’t even know what fire was?

          • Rodoe528

            Evolution of mankind

          • 111AlaN111

            Evolution of gaming.

            Nintendo innovated classic gaming stuff such as controlers. Nintendo gave people the inspiration to start gaming companies.

  • Tep Kok

    Did they intentionally go out of their way to find people with shit taste when they did this survey?

  • advanced warfare

    Xbox 360 patch went through but no changes to camplo challenges.. So disappointed.

  • counterman42

    wait. so only 5000 people voted? just wow.

  • MrMactain2

    y is Minecraft on the list it’s not a game series, it’s a single game. Makes no sense at all

  • Bryan Sears

    halo is obviously better than call of duty what bullshit

  • KetchupOnPants

    Tetris?????????

  • Synapse

    Cod
    is a good game but there’s series that will always be the best like
    DOOM, Wolfenstien, Elder scrolls, HALF LIFE, Sim City, Final Fantasy,
    Chrono Trigger, Mario is right where it is, Metroid and other series
    that made modern gaming but yet people ignored these series, these will always
    be the best but the people who vote are so f*cking dumb to take a public vote, Guinness should of went to professional who have been reviewing games since early 90’s where gaming became a huge thing.

  • NeonPhyzics

    where was Madden… the longest franchise in gaming history?!?!?!

  • Jimmy Dean

    What a joke. Cod has been garbage since 2010. I don’t even know why i’m here since this is a cod only site. But if YOU believe that cod is the best series you either need to play more games or stop playing games.

  • Hylian Angel

    Legend of Zelda should be on the number 1 instead of 6!

  • IrishFortune

    Every game on here has a rightful place on a list like this, except for one, Assassin’s Creed. Most overrated series in gaming history. Assassin’s Creed II was the only good one.

    • Joshua Minifie

      You are wrong sir

  • COD sucks Halo Battlefield FTW

    Disgrace to the gamer society.

  • A guy who’s always right

    Because a bunch of 15 year old twats who love repetitive and boring gameplay definitely make something better than something else.

  • Joshua Minifie

    How the actual fuck is call of duty number 1? They must have interviewed 13 yearolds