GameZone: "Is it just me or has the Call of Duty franchise been getting a lot of hate lately? Whether it’s due to the fact that the series is published by the overwhelmingly despised industry giant Activision, or because it’s the best selling franchise on the market, one truth remains, the series is home to some of the best first-person shooters of this generation. Let’s not forget that before the original Modern Warfare, Halo dominated the Xbox Live charts, serving as the console’s de facto first-person shooter. Call of Duty has since changed that, with Modern Warfare 2 and Black Ops currently topping the charts as the two most popular games on Xbox Live. There’s a reason why they’re so popular, and no, it’s not because they’re military-based “bro” shooters. It’s because they’re actually good, giving little reason to doubt that Infinity Ward’s upcoming Modern Warfare 3 will be any different."