Call of Duty Voted Best Franchise Ever By Guinness Book of World Records

Activision's shooter series beats out Mario, Minecraft, Halo, Grand Theft Auto, and Zelda in recent online poll.

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As part of the release of the Guinness World Records 2015 Gamer’s Edition, the publication polled 5,000 gamers from 140 countries around the world about what their favorite video games are. The results are now in and Activision's Call of Duty series took the top spot, receiving more votes than Super Mario Bros., Minecraft, Grand Theft Auto, Halo, and The Legend of Zelda.

According to The Independent, voters were asked to name their favorite individual games, with these results then collated to form the top 50 video game franchise list you see below.

  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
  11. Pokémon
  12. Angry Birds
  13. Final Fantasy
  14. Need for Speed
  15. Mario Kart
  16. League of Legends
  17. Borderlands
  18. Metal Gear
  19. Sonic the Hedgehog
  20. Counter-Strike
  21. Kingdom Hearts
  22. The Last of Us
  23. World of Warcraft
  24. The Witcher
  25. Pro Evolution Soccer
  26. God of War
  27. Far Cry
  28. Bioshock
  29. Resident Evil
  30. Uncharted
  31. Fallout
  32. Batman: Arkham
  33. DotA
  34. Gears of War
  35. Mass Effect
  36. Half-Life
  37. PAC-Man
  38. Portal
  39. Super Smash Bros.
  40. Saints Row
  41. WWE
  42. LittleBigPlanet
  43. Crash Bandicoot
  44. LEGO
  45. Mortal Kombat
  46. Red Dead Redemption
  47. World of Tanks
  48. Gran Turismo
  49. NBA 2K
  50. Just Dance

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