Modern Warfare 2
Call of Duty has never belonged to one system, but Modern Warfare 2 was the first year the series had an exclusive DLC window with the Xbox 360. Players were given access to new maps a month before anyone else, and it’s a relationship that went on until the release of Black Ops 3 this year.
The multiplayer is the main draw for this franchise, and MW2 nails it. Connection issues aside, there’s a plethora of game modes to go through, and an impressive arsenal of weapons for you to experiment with. The leveling and perks system truly goes into full addict mode here, rewarding experimentation with constant enhancements to your loadout. Want to dual wield shotguns and be able to deploy a turret? Carry a rocket launcher and throw knives like no one’s business? Modern Warfare 2 seems to agree, and that’s without throwing the game winning nuke into the equation. Whether it’s that or the Spec Ops co-op, Modern Warfare 2 was an absolute dream to play with friends on the 360.