Call of Duty: Black Ops takes the incredibly popular series and places it in the past again. However, instead of taking it back to the oversaturated WWII period that made it famous, Black Ops takes the player to the Cold War to enact a few, secret black operations.
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Halo: Combat Evolved may have revolutionized the shooter franchise on the Xbox last generation, but Halo: Reach refined what it means to be a modern shooter. With imaginative maps, a good story, and plenty of weapons and loadouts, Halo: Reach gave shooter fans something to shout about in 2010 and went on to become the best-selling console-exclusive title for the Xbox 360.