So which game is Modern Warfare 2? Is it that mechanic-defining, comprehensively structured and plainly excellent shooter with the best multiplayer in the genre, or a game that entirely fetishes its subject while being mock-serious about it, with the best multiplayer in the genre? Edge is not sure it's either, or neither. Modern Warfare 2 is brilliant, and just a little bit dumb. It's an oxymoron. War games: they blow your mind.