Guinness World Records Names Call of Duty Best Franchise Ever, Over GTA And Mario Bros

The Guinness World Records 2015 Gamer’s Edition was released on November 6 for gamers who might be curious as to the longest gaming session, which franchise has earned the most in gross sales, or just basic facts and figures related to gaming. One particular topic that tends to generate discussion is what game franchise is the best. For Guinness, Activision’s first-person shooter franchise, Call of Duty, beat out other franchises, such as Grand Theft Auto and Mario Bros, to be named the best franchise ever.

“More than 5,000 fans of the book from 140 countries across the world took to an online poll to vote for their favorite games, and the top 50 record-breaking games were featured in the book,” said Guinness World Records editor-in-chief Craig Glenday to The Independent.

The top ten franchises or games of the list, in order, were Call of Duty, Super Mario Bros., Minecraft, Grand Theft Auto, Halo, The Legend of Zelda, FIFA, Assassin’s Creed, Battlefield, and The Elder Scrolls.


The release of the Guinness World Records 2015 Gamer’s Edition, and revelation of the Call of Duty franchise’s win in the category, coincides with the release of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare which features actor Kevin Spacey. However, the new game has been experiencing some performance issues with its multiplayer campaign on some platforms which has prompted the developer, Sledgehammer Games, to work on an update.

 The remaining 11-50 games in the list are as follows:

11. Pokemon
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

What franchise or game do you think should be in the top spot?

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