You’ve heard of them, you see commercials about them, and if you’re a button mashing monster you know exactly what I’m talking about: video games.
Many students at Penn Manor play video games, as do students all over the globe; but what are the most played and most fun-tastic games according to the students at Penn Manor?
In a recent survey given out to 122 students during A, B and C lunch the number one game is “Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2,” with 48.4% of the votes! Following Modern Warfare 2 is Halo 3, which had 27.9% of the votes, and Madden 10 with 10.6% of the student body votes.
However, these are only the top three games others that were mentioned during the survey. Other games such as Grand Theft Auto 4, Call of Duty 4, Gears of war 2, Fallout 3, World of Warcraft, Left for Dead 2, Oblivion and Bioshock 2 were also included in the student survey.
“Graphics and realism is (sic) what makes Modern Warfare 2 so great,” said junior Zach Ackerman.
Modern Warfare 2 (Mw2) is a first-person shooter game, meaning that it’s played as if the player is actually in the game. Mw2 is the sequel to Call of Duty 4 (COD4). The plot is set in the year 2012, 5 years after the ending of COD4, which “took place” in 2007.
Some students disagreed with Ackerman and preferred Halo 3 over Modern Warfare 2.
“I think it’s (Halo 3) better because the game is more balanced,” said Sophomore Logan White. “I only play Modern Warfare 2 because my friends play it, and yeah that’s mostly it.”
Halo 3 is also a first person shooter game. It’s the sequel to Halo 2. The events in Halo 3 take place 2 weeks after the events in Halo 2, on the date of November 17, 2552.The premise of the game is humans vs. the Covenant, an alien force terrorizing the human population.
“The things that were wrong in Modern Warfare 2 are better in Halo 3,” said Matt Nauman.
Madden 10 is a football game that originally came from Austalia but was released into the US on August 14, 2009.
” There’s so much detail put into the players and it really captures that art of the game, overall it’s pretty realistic,” said Senior Ralph Feltman.
By Gabby Myers