24 Games until Xmas is our special feature to build up to the end of the year, however that is not all.
Each member of staff was asked to provide their top twenty four games of the year; we have taken this list and will reveal a game each day until December 24, at which point we will unveil our number one game of the year.
There are some fantastic titles on the way and when the final game is revealed, that’s where you come in.
Once the number one game has been revealed we will then create a poll with all 24 games and ask you to vote on your own personal game of the year, this poll will run from December 24 until January 2nd, at which point we will announce the ShopToNews readers Game of The Year 2011.
We hope you are enjoying counting down our best 24 games of the year with us and if you have just joined us then make sure you check out the other games in the list.
Here’s the next…
9 games until Xmas – Modern Warfare 3
Since 2007 no game has dominated the gaming scene or first person shooter scene like Call of Duty. It was just over 5 years ago Activision and Infinity Ward released Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and they haven’t looked back since. Steam rolling the series into a power hungry, money grossing beast that we know today. Few shooters dare stand against it in what has been a genre domination by the military shooter. MW3 raked in a handsome 6.5 million for Activision on day one and still dominates the charts to this day.
This year saw the third game in the Modern Warfare series – MW3. Co-developed by Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games, MW3 looked to be the biggest and baddest game in the series yet. Continuing series trend you’re put into the boots of various characters throughout the game as you trek to different locations around the world. London, Paris, and New York are just some of the locations you’ll visit in linear fashion.
However the games main draw wasn’t the single player. The Call of Duty series is known for its engrossing multiplayer that has you unlocking and stabbing people for hours on end and MW3 was no exception. Featuring new maps, MW3 continues the addictive nature of multiplayer gaming and lets loose gamers in maps of all size and terrain. That’s just one piece of the pie as the game comes with a new Spec ops mode. Survival mode pits you and a partner against waves and waves of enemies as you battle juggernauts, helicopters and armies of hungry enemies with the ultimate aim of getting as far as you can.
MW3 just oozes replay ability with the multiplayer modes but it’s the new service, Call of Duty Elite that had people oooh’ing and ahhh’ing. The new service acts as a player guide to the world of MW3 multiplayer. Players can see their stats for a particular weapon, study maps, view leader boards all in the comfort of a console or mobile app.
Like it or love it, Modern Warfare is here to stay and will likely remain the one to beat for some years to come and while this year’s title may not have made our top five, that doesn’t mean that it’s anything but outstanding.
To see a more in-depth look at Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 check out our review. You can order a copy of MW3, here.
Do you own Modern Warfare 3? Have you played it or are you considering it? Let us know in the comments field below.