GameSpy writes: "It's pretty sad how few console-exclusive games we got this year. 2009, perhaps more than any other year I can think of, was the year of the multiplatform game. There was more competition for Multiplatform Game of the Year than for any other category, and I'm sure many people will be disappointed with our choice of Modern Warfare 2. But really, developer Infinity Ward knows how to make a game. I may not always enjoy the subject matter or how it's presented, but the Call of Duty series sets the bar for a guided first-person shooter experience."