came out of almost nowhere to surprise the heck out of more than a few players. Again joining previously dissimilar game play styles, it manages to combine first-person shooting with RPG customization and Diablo/World of Warcraft
-esque weapons, where there are a base number of types, but a near infinite number of combinations of statistics they can have. Sniper rifles that set targets ablaze on impact? Revolvers that fire electrically charged bullets? Submachine guns that throw corrosive acid all over their targets? Yes please. Up to four-player online play (or two-player split screen on PS3/360) is how it's best experienced. What's more, if you're the tinkering type, download WillowTree
to customize your save files and characters on any version of the game — PS3, Xbox 360, or PC. While you can't transfer saves directly from one platform to another, you can use WillowTree to build your character on another platform and save time with all that grinding and leveling! You can even build custom weapons with it to use in the game.
There are so many more we could talk about: Zelda's Four Swords (DS), Rainbow Six Vegas' four-player campaign (PC/PS3/360), Boom Blox (Wii), Monster Hunter Tri's four-player online beast slaying (Wii), Phantasy Star Online (Dreamcast/GameCube/PS2), Ghostbusters (PS3/360/Wii)...I could go on and on. What are some of your favorite co-op titles?