Ever since the first Call of Duty: Modern Warfare game, every single game of the last 5 years has had competitive multiplayer in one form or another. The result is typically, “it’s there, but it doesn’t stand out as anything special.” So wouldn’t this just give negative feedback on the game? Why do developers bother? Not all competitive multiplayer modes that are made for the sake of being there are bad. In fact, some of them have been extremely successful in regards to reception. To name a few: Assassin’s Creed and Uncharted. These games all stand out as some of the most enjoyable multiplayer experiences to date, but why are these games so much more successful than others? The simple answer is: They try to stand out from the oversized crowd.