I'm a big fan of the COD franchise, but this is an excellent alternative! If you don't play online, this game is just "good". The single player story (like the first) is forgettable. The multi-player is nuts! From the vehicles, to the weapons, to the destruction...it's a FPS multi-player dream. I think games like these need to move to different price points though. I wouldn't pay $60 for a multi-player "only" game. Regardless, if you love playing games like COD, Ghost Recon, and Rainbow Six...this is a must buy.