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Halo 4

It has been over a decade since the Halo: Combat Evolved game graced the original Xbox platform and revolutionised console first person shooters forever. Halo 4, doesn’t revolutionise the genre like the original did. This isn’t a bad thing, as Halo’s tried and tested formula still excites, even if you’ve ridden this roller coaster before.

Halo 4

Medal of Honor: Warfighter

It’s fitting that so much of Medal of Honor Warfighter’s script is composed of military acronyms, given that the entire game is shorthand for designs and concepts that have been done in other, overwhelmingly better military shooters. Warfighter is uninspired, underdeveloped, and completely profligate with the solemn potential of its core concept.

Medal of Honor: Warfighter

Borderlands 2

Borderlands is now a known quantity, which is both good and bad. While Borderlands 2 is without a doubt the best version of Borderlands that there is, the best experience one can have with this fledgling series will always come with that first trip to Pandora, and for many, that special moment has already passed.

Borderlands 2

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary

Couple that with the fact that the multiplayer doesn’t quite emulate the feel of the original Halo and you’re left with a game that is likely to disappoint many longtime fans. Still, the singleplayer should be experienced by those who haven’t yet and the multiplayer isn’t bad. It’s just not Halo: Combat Evolved’s.

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary

GoldenEye 007: Reloaded

With the single player being pretty easy it does present the opportunity to go through it again and try playing it different ways for a little more fun. I know I plan on playing more of the multiplayer here and there beyond the single player and I recommend this game for at least a rental because the single player and online are at least worth a play through.

Gears of War 3

But sprinkled across this gore fest are elements of accessibility, depth and flexibility. It refines every facet and mechanic imaginable and offers up a tremendous amount of content that will keep players compelled and deprived of sleep for weeks to come. If you hated the previous games, then steer clear, but anyone with an Xbox 360 should pick up this superb third-person shooter right away, and without hesitation.

Gears of War 3

Homefront

First let me say that I hope that Kaos continues to develop more Homefront titles the years ahead. Homefront is one of the best new franchises in the past few years and if you have any connection with first person shooters this is a game you should check out. It is not without some minor freshman bumps, but the overall package is one of the more compelling so far in 2011.

Homefront

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

I don’t give out perfect scores very often in fact I try to use the “10” score as sparingly as possible, but when I look at Modern Warfare 2 I see one of the best games of this generation. If your one of the few that hasn’t bought this game yet, my only question is what are you waiting for?

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Borderlands

I was a bit let down by the games lack of attention to the single player element, but was extremely impressed with the cooperative play. All in all Borderlands is a very solid outing that although contains some minor hiccups deserves a definite look in this jam packed holiday season. Be warned though, this game can take up a ton of your time.

Borderlands

Enemy Territory: Quake Wars

With that being said if you don’t have a PC that will run this game (although I would highly recommend the PC version over the 360) then give this game a chance, its not necessarily a blockbuster title, but its good enough to get you through some hot summer days.