Game Vortex writes: "In November, 2007, a new juggernaut entered the gaming world of FPS shooters. The newest installment of the Call of Duty series, introduced by Infinity Ward, moved from the too-familiar confines of World War II and into a fictitious near-future conflict based on real-world potentials, making use of modern-day weaponry. Appropriately named Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, the effects were immediate. Players were immersed into an intriguing (although somewhat short) storyline full of the "OMG!!! Did you see THAT?!?" moments that live on well beyond the initial moment of witness. Yet as in-depth and awe-inspiring as the Single Player Campaign was, it paled in comparison to the multiplayer frenzy that followed. This aspect of the game was so good that, two years after the release, I still played COD4 more often than any other game in my collection. It should be no surprise to learn that, when Infinity Ward announced the pending release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (commonly referred to as simply Modern Warfare 2) in February, 2009, anticipation reached near-palpable levels."