The game is a First Person Shooter set in World War II. The aim to to achieve the Objectives in order to reach the end of a level to complete it. The player has the ability to pick up dropped weapons, a feature that would stay in the rest of the series.
During the Bastogne Campaign, Corporal Scott Riley defends Bois Jacques, and captures and secures the town of Foy. Riley later captures Noville.
Sergeant James Doyle, a pilot for the Royal Air Force, gets shot down over the Netherlands. The Dutch Resistance and Major Ingrams rescue Doyle. Doyle becomes an operative for the Special Air Service, and is sent to Sicily to destroy German Weaponary.
A Soviet soldier, Private Yuri Petrenko, is fighting in the Battle of Kursk to defend the Soviet Trenches. During the battle, he secures Ponyri, Prok and Kharkov.
|Call of Duty Series|
| Main Series: Call of Duty (United Offensive) (2003) • 2 (Big Red One) (2005) • 3 (2006) • 4: Modern Warfare (Remastered) (2007) • World at War (2008) • Modern Warfare 2 (2009) • Black Ops (2010) • Modern Warfare 3 (2011) • Black Ops II (2012) • Ghosts (2013) • Advanced Warfare (2014) • Black Ops III (2015) • Infinite Warfare (2016)
Spin-Offs: Finest Hour (2004) • Roads to Victory (2007) • World at War: Final Fronts (2008) • Modern Warfare: Mobilized • Modern Warfare: Reflex Edition • Zombies • Modern Warfare 2: Force Recon (2009) • Black Ops Mobile • Classic (2010) • Black Ops Zombies • Modern Warfare 3: Defiance (2011) • Black Ops: Declassified (2012) • Online • Strike Team (2013) • Heroes (2014)