Here at Gameopedia, we love our ol' shooters. We've recently been debating about which of the 4 top played today, would be the most popular by Christmas. Those four are:

Battlefield: Bad Company 2

Medal of Honor

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Call of Duty: Black Ops

Blimey, 'ere's a good lineup. With the 1st and 3rd games currently battling out for supremacy (the only two that are currently in stores), Medal of Honor and Call of Duty: Black Ops await release and could generate the most friction in this coming Winter. Me currently being more favourable towards Medal of Honor. But that's just me. Of course, the most popular franchise has to be COD, with their latest entry (MW2) reaching more than 4.2 million sales worldwide. You can leave all work to the gun, however, as you will not have to think as hard nor tactically.

For DICE/Danger Close's latest development, (MOH) it seems they're dramaticly dropping back popularity wise. It's all a bit confusing, but this time they aim to bring realism to your consoles through Afghanistan, 2001. Recently though, EA have been attracting attention to the media. If you've been watching the news recently, there have been bulletins on banning the game in the UK. Thankfully, no more actions have yet been taken, but the reason for this being the name "Taliban" being used in the game. Medal of Honor executive Greg Goodridge has announced lately that the name 'Taliban' has been changed to 'Opposing Force'. Although this may seem to many as a stupid name, it is last minute and it shows EA cares about the soldiers. Anyway, enough jibber-jabber. In the end, it all comes down to publicity and worldwide popularity. Although Medal of Honor may take shooters into a new phase, by Winter you'll find that all fingers will be pointing in Call of Duty: Black Ops' direction.