We weren't very kind to Modern Warfare 2's Stimulus Package (three new maps, two recycled CoD 4 maps) when it was released on the 360. The $14.99 map pack is a perfectly adequate DLC addition, but the same expense could easily score you a bigger, better, and less rip-off-ey hunk of entertainment.
But if MW2 is still your multiplayer obsession, who are we to say that you shouldn't expand that experience? For those who haven't picked up another game in months, the pricey expansion is a valid use of money. If that's the case, check out our quick-and-dirty Stimulus Package strategy guide so you can march into the new maps with the tactical advantage.
If you're as cooled-off on MW2 as we are, look toward the future. Treyarch's new CoD entry looks surprising, and while Infinity Ward falls apart, its founders are starting from scratch with Respawn Entertainment. Oh, and EALA/DICE's Medal of Honor reboot has promise, too, especially given DICE's success with Bad Company 2. The war game war is heating up.
May 4, 2010