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Halo (LEGENDARY) 90 66.67%
Call of Duty (VETERAN) 45 33.33%
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:08 PM   #1
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Harder? Call of Duty (Veteran) or Halo (Legendary)

Which does everyone think is harder? Call of Duty levels on Veteran or Halo campaign levels on Legendary?

I have played and been able to beat a few of the COD games on Veteran. Some levels were very very hard, but none that I couldnt eventually finish.

I have played some Halo levels on Legendary but overall it seems like Halo to me is overall just harder on the hardest level.

Does anyone agree or think that the COD games are harder? (and yes I know its kinda hard to compare all games in a series to one in comparison to overall difficulty)

EDIT: Sorry if there is a thread about this already...I tried to fine one but couldnt
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:30 PM   #2
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Well, I've not played Halo on Legendary, or Halo for that matter. But 4 years ago, me and a friend completed CoD 2 and 4 on his profile on Veteran. Was quite easy to be honest.
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:05 PM   #3
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Call of Duty without a doubt is harder on Veteran than Halo's Legendary. I've never once had an issue doing Legendary in all of the Halo games. Halo 2 was a little tough but still not to bad. The older COD's were tough. COD2/4/WAW.
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Call of Duty absolutely. Just try to do Call of Duty 2 on Veteran and compare it to Halo 3 on Legendary. You wouldn't even need a poll for that argument
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:32 PM   #5
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Man I've gotta say Halo. Never have a problem with CoD but sometimes run into annoying aspects that hinder my success with halo titles.
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Grenade of Duty...that's the only thing that makes the CoD games difficult at higher difficulties imo. I still have NO idea where the enemies get all those damn grenades from. It's usually followed boy "hey, I'll throw one back. wait, I don't have any -.-"
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It depends which version of each franchise you are playing. Also, Halo can be played MP while CoD (generally) cannot. I think overall CoD is less forgiving and certainly where you have infinite enemy spawns it can be a very daunting task and there are always timed missions to contend with.

Halo doesn't have any of these issues, so I guess I have to say CoD.

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Old 11-26-2012, 04:06 PM   #8
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Grenade of Duty...that's the only thing that makes the CoD games difficult at higher difficulties imo. I still have NO idea where the enemies get all those damn grenades from. It's usually followed boy "hey, I'll throw one back. wait, I don't have any -.-"
lol WaW, im sure everybody agrees the nade spam on that game was awful. For that game though, i would argue that its not so much "difficult" as it is cheap. i don't have the patience for that shit.

Overall, i would say Halo is more difficult on legendary. In Halo the enemies are much more strategic, stronger enemies have energy shields. The Jackal snipers on legendary were always a pain, not to mention master chief usually has some crazy mission to complete. He is pretty much expected to win the war single handed, assuming you're not playing co-op.

CoD veteran can be pretty hard on some titles, but in my experience i just end up playing peek a boo behind cover for half an hour. its rather boring and kind of frustrating when a bunch of enemies are playing hide and go seek around me, i have to keep ducking up and down "snapping" onto targets. that's another thing i forgot, that feature makes CoD campaign VERY easy..
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I don't know about old CODs as I have played them on PC not X360.
But the new ones (MW2, MW3, BO and especially BO2) are easier for me than Halo.
Also I noticed that COD difficulty is dropping for me (MW3 was easier than BO and BO2 was easier than both), whereas Halo keeps pretty much similar difficulty.
The only thing easier with Halo is that they don't have any infinite spawn points, which are super frustrating in CODs. Apart from that I lost way more hair on Halo games .

I think it's mostly due to shields in Halo.
In CODs you can stay behind cover and dispose of your enemies from far away with headshots or just 2-3 body shots. You can't do that with Elites and Knights, cause they will get to cover before you take down their shields, you have to get in closer and then all it takes is one Grunt with a Plasma and you're done.
Also CODs don't have enemies like Hunters and you don't deal with vehicles like Wraiths.
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This is such a shame, CoD used to be so much harder back in the day. Now its just too easy..
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:48 PM   #11
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oh and one more thing: in Halo you have more missions where you're alone with no AI companions.
As stupid as COD companions might be, they still provide some help.
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Also CODs don't have enemies like Hunters and you don't deal with vehicles like Wraiths.
didn't think of that, another good point. although sometimes CoD might throw a heli or BTR you're way, i wouldn't say those are anywhere near as difficult to take down as a wraith. on legendary, oh my those things are very cheap, like aim bot accuracy from across the mission. Hunters i usually don't have a problem with, in fact i killed two melee with no ammo once. as long as your strafe and get behind them, i see too many people try to just waste 5+ clips shooting at its armor.

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This is such a shame, CoD used to be so much harder back in the day. Now its just too easy..
agreed, unfortunately i cannot speak for any title before CoD4. But since that game, IMO the difficulty has gone down with each installment. it took me quite a while to beat all those missions on veteran, and i was fairly proud when i got my 100%. although maybe that has more to do with improving at CoD, back when CoD4 was popular i spent most of my time on halo3.
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I don't play Halo on legendary enough to make a decision and I've only completed 2 vet campaigns and that was 4 and MW3. I hear Halo 2 has the hardest legendary campaign though.

I guess it comes down to different factors really, like having to deal with "overpowered" weapons, grenades, vehicles, the amount of enemies and how you have to approach the situation on hand.

I'd probably say they're both as hard as each other. Slightly leaning towards the CoD series in terms of difficulty. The amount of rage I went through completing 4 was enough to make me consider suicide.
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oh and one more thing: in Halo you have more missions where you're alone with no AI companions.
As stupid as COD companions might be, they still provide some help.
You don't need AI help in Halo, it's not hard enough to ever need it.

Plus you used all the easy Call of Duty games in your other post...COD2/4/WAW are the tough ones, MW2 and up are easy.
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I voted Halo, though Call of Duty is pretty tough too in my opinion.
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Definitely Halo on Legendary. On CoD veteran, it's made for solo play, but Halo legendary, it's an honor to have done it solo.
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Halo Legendary is harder, but only by a bit. I personaly don't have major issues with either except with the earlier games.
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The latest cods are really easy (blops 2, MW2, MW3) but I agree that the older ones are really difficult. I only have COD 4, WaW and COD 3 of the old ones but tbh I struggled on normal difficulty. Halo 3/Reach is pretty difficult on legendary alone but I have not died as much on halo as I have on the whole campaign of World at war (I got the Purple Heart achievement legitimately).
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The older CoD's are no doubt harder. Once MW2 hit though, they became a lot easier.
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Is this with both played solo? Cause you could coop World at War and you can coop all Halo campaigns.

Older Call of Duties vs Halo at the time: Call of Duty
Newer Call of Duties vs Halo now: ???

I haven't played any of the new Call of Duties. If what people say though I'd probably have to go with Halo. Although the Halo 4 campaign was easy as well.
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It all depends on what you mean by 'Harder.' Halo legendary is often hard because the AI can be ruthless if you make a mistake, so it's often about trying to outsmart your enemies with a certain risk and reward element. COD is difficult in that there are often areas that make it extremely frustrating when you have to run to the next checkpoint while avoiding infinite grenades which is more luck based. So based on skill i would say Halo is harder.
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Call of Duty absolutely. Just try to do Call of Duty 2 on Veteran and compare it to Halo 3 on Legendary. You wouldn't even need a poll for that argument
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Halo 2 on legendary very difficult. I have never had much trouble with the call of duty series, but screw the "mile high club" from CoD4. That took a while. For me, I'd say that the Halo series is more difficult, but Halo 4 was easy.
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You don't need AI help in Halo, it's not hard enough to ever need it.

Plus you used all the easy Call of Duty games in your other post...COD2/4/WAW are the tough ones, MW2 and up are easy.
That was sort of my point: Halo IMO is consistantly difficult, whereas CODs are getting easier.
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knights in halo 4 with their one shot teleport melee kill, so much frustration. BlOps 2 is relaxing in comparison. I never had any problems with any previous CODs
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As much as I like Halo, I'd have to say that COD is usually harder on Veteran compared to Halo's Legendary.
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Completed a few COD games on VET, Halo however, still not a single one (alone)
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My vote goes to Call of Duty on Veteran only because of the constantly-respawning enemies in older games and up to World at War. Halo never had that; you clear a room and move on, not clear that wave and hope to make it before the next group spawns from the ether.

Before anyone calls me a fanboy, I've beat Halo 2, 3, Wars (doesn't really count), ODST and Reach on legendary Solo, and Modern Warfare 2 and 3 on Veteran.

Personally I think BioShock on Hard is more difficult than both of these games.
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I assume you mean playing single player, right? Cause it doesn't count if you beat Halo on Legendary if you do it co-op.
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