Before the next wave of new games that interest me come out, I decided to spend a few months working on my “pile of shame” — games that I purchased some time in the past but never got around to finishing (or even starting in some cases). The current game is Call of Duty 2 (COD2). I think I got this one a couple months before Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (COD4, which is a phenomenal game!!). I was initially a little turned off with COD2 because it is a World War 2 (WWII) shooter which means it lacks snazzy weapons and such, but I will admit it is a very solid, polished, fun game. While I am not adept enough to play the game on anything but the “Regular” difficulty (the game’s “hardened” and “veteran” difficulty levels are well beyond my skills), I am now about 80% through COD2 and I am really enjoying it. Honestly, this is the first WWII game I have played and I am glad I waited to play this one. Heck, I might even consider playing Call of Duty: World At War at some time in the future (another, newer WWII shooter).Â While COD2 doesn’t have COD4’s fancy weapons (or graphics), it does look pretty nice, especially considering it was an Xbox 360 launch title. The one thing COD2 and COD4 both do right is they really make you feel like you are in the middle of a war. All in all, I can heartily recommend it to fans of the shooter genre.