Someone over at Play has gone mad, dropping arguably the most notorious release of the last 12 months down to a sub-£25 price and undercutting their closest competition by nearly £9 (Coolshop - £33.26). Still, this is a joyous occasion for us, as it means that you can nab a truly excellent slice of FPS action for the type of low price that we haven't seen since it was launched.
If you haven't heard of Modern Warfare 2 by now, and considering all of the legal wrangling in the games presses recently between developer Infinity Ward and Kotick's crack legal commandos you really should have, then I can only assume that you've been living in a cave in the middle of nowhere with wolves as your only company. You need to get out more.
What haven't we said about Modern Warfare 2? Not a lot really. You can check out Neil's review here and run your eyes over a slightly more in depth appraisal of the game's merits and faults, but all you really need to know is that if you like shooters, you need this in your library.
The multiplayer is still one of the best around (although in my opinion that of Battlefield Bad Company 2 pips it to that particular post now), and the singleplayer campaign is a frenetic, albeit somewhat short, collage of frenzied action setpieces that have been tied together with a ridiculously overblown story and some cracking gravelly-voiced acting.
Don't worry about whether or not you should buy it on principle, and don't ignore it for fears that you might be fanning the flames of Kotick's subterranean lair, blot out the hype and try it for yourself, or alternatively pick it up just to see what the fuss is all about. But it's certainly one of the games of the past year that you should play, even if it's just to get an opinion on it. Frankly, though, I reckon you'll have an absolute blast as well.
Thanks to gooner_187 at HUKD