Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Windows PC
Modern Warfare 2 is "every bit as kinetic" as the original, Boston Globe reporter Hiawatha Bray said. "As a British or American commando, you'll battle Russian nationalists and Brazilian outlaws in a series of ferocious showdowns. Good, clean fun, until civilians become the targets." Players are allowed to skip the aforementioned mission, a right Bray cheerfully exercised.
Despite (or perhaps because of) the over-the-top violence, Modern Warfare has already broken several sales records around the world.