Ok, first off, Battlefield 2: Modern Combat is the worst game I have played on the Xbox 360. I have never had an experience worse than this game. If I could, I’d just **** about the game for 30 minutes, but instead I’ll actually give you reasons why you should avoid the abomination of an FPS. Ok, so how does the game play? Turns out that it controls and plays much like any other average FPS in the genre. You can zoom in on weapons that have a scope and ones that don’t, well don’t zoom in. However, the aiming and shooting doesn’t make much sense and aiming doesn’t really work either. I mean, sure, you can zoom in, but its just as hard to hit them if your not zoomed in. Also, the vehicle combat has become more of a hassle than an enjoyment. The controls are clunky and cause for awkward movements that really slow you down and leave you very vulnerable. So the game play does fail to impress compared to the PC version and console shooters alike, but that’s not Battlefield’s main problem. The graphics have been updated for it’s next-gen debut and I admit that they are nice. The explosions have a neat warping effect and the character models look great. The environments are a bit plain, but nice looking nonetheless. The game also has some good sound effects. You can hear the bullet casings hit the ground and explosions and shots sound powerful. The game also has an expansive online multiplayer; however, if you’re like me, you tend to play more for the single player experience. This is where the game fails miserably. For starters, your teammates have terrible AI. You rarely see them shooting at enemies and basically do nothing at all. All your teammates are there for is to switch to them once you die via the new “hot swapping” feature. That’s it, they don’t shoot or help you. This is especially annoying when you are forced to pilot a vehicle and your fellow teammates just sit on the guns doing nothing, offering up an occasional burst of fire that misses the enemy. This adds to the games insanely difficult campaign. I must say that I haven’t gotten this mad at a game in quite sometime. The game offers some almost impossible missions that are split between Chinese and NATO forces in a battle for some reason or another. You are given task of defending areas or assaulting areas with a very limited number of reinforcements or a very short period of time. And seeing as your teammates are so brain dead, most of them die while you are playing as someone which basically eliminates your reinforcements. It’s also worth mentioning that while the enemy AI isn’t particularly smart, they are very quick and accurate. Combine this with the missions very poor level design (which will have about a battalion of enemies all sitting on their personal mounted machine gun) causes for nothing more than you taking a soldier and repeatedly throwing them into enemy forces until you somehow complete the mission or get mad and turn the game off. The latter seems to happen more often. If that’s not bad enough, the enemies actually just appear in certain places. I believe they respawn infinitely, even if you take the point at which they have been respawning. Throw in a few missions in which you only have one helicopter that can’t get destroyed and you have yourself terrible experience. Attempting the same missions over and over and constantly getting shredded by the enemy’s mounted machine guns lends itself to a forgettable experience that should be avoided if all possible.