Last Gen vs. Next Gen Graphics: CoD Modern Warfare 2 vs. Titanfall vs. CoD Ghosts


In our Last Gen vs. Next Gen Graphics feature, we pit the best late-in-the-lifecycle game of our choosing from the previous gen, to as similar a title as we can find in the next gen line-up. We’re not restricted to one console line, as in this series PS3 vs. Xbox One, Xbox 360 vs. PS4, PS3 vs. PS4, and Xbox 360 vs. Xbox One graphics comparisons are all fair game. We post up decent in-game and some in-engine cinematic shots of both games, and we leave the decision all to you as to which game looks better.

In our fifth round of Last Gen vs. Next Gen Graphics, we’re mixing things up a bit. Titanfall makes a comeback, but this time, we compare it to two other games. One is Call of Duty: Ghosts, which is cross-gen title (Xbox 360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4) and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The screenshots for Titanfall and Call of Duty: Ghosts are from the Xbox One versions, whereas the shots for Modern Warfare 2 are from the Xbox 360 version. Certainly an odd combination of games, but as you’ll see, there’s a method to this madness.

All three titles carry within each of them the genius of Vince Zampella and Jason West, with them being directly involved in Titanfall and MW2, and their spirit carried over to into Call of Duty: Ghosts. Check out the screenshots below and decide for yourself which of these refined shooter experiences looks the best.


Titanfall is being developed by Respawn Entertainment, a developer that rose from the ashes of the pre-exodus Infinity Ward, who created critically acclaimed titles like Call of Duty, Call of Duty 2, Call of Duty Modern Warfare, and Call of Duty: MW2. Titanfall runs on a highly modified Source Engine.

Call of Duty: Ghosts

Call of Duty: Ghosts is the latest CoD offering from Activision, created by the “new” Infinity Ward studio, and uses a highly customized version (IW 6) of id Tech3, the same base engine used in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (IW 3.0) and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (IW 4.0).

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

And last but not least, our 3rd contender in this tri-mazing comparison is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, arguably the old Infinity Ward’s best title, and considered by many the pinnacle of the Call of Duty series, even to this day. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 runs on a customized version (IW 4.0) of id Tech3.

Check out our previous Last Gen vs. Next Gen feature HERE, where we compare Dark Souls to Deep Down.