Although Call of Duty titles are by far the most popular go-to for militaristic first-person shooter experiences, they are also thought of as being some of the most fantastic storytelling mediums and for good reason.
JOHN “SOAP” MACTAVISH(MODERN WARFARE SERIES)
Jokes aside, Soap is an icon. But seriously, to put it as Captain Price would, “What the hell kind of name is Soap, eh?” He was one of the most welcomed faces to pop up as a friendly NPC. Many tears were shed when he was finally killed in action during the events of Modern Warfare 3.
LIEUTENANT SIMON “GHOST” RILEY
Unfortunately, good things don’t tend to last. As most players likely recall all too well, Ghost is betrayed and murdered by General Shepherd after retrieving the DSM containing intel on Makarov, having become a liability for the shadowy and manipulative old sod.
CAPTAIN JOHN PRICE
The man, the myth, the legend. Captain Price’s radical mustache and trademark cigar are truly the stuff of Legend, his no-nonsense personality and razor-sharp wit tell the story, there are few words other than “iconic” that adequately describe this badass.
You can’t get through any sort of discussion concerning writing in Call of Duty without mentioning Black Ops , particularly when it comes to protagonist Alex Mason.
His convoluted and remarkably engaging story pulls players in immediately, we still remember the opening lines … “The numbers, Mason. What do they mean?” He made for some of the most iconic gaming experiences in the entirety of the franchise.