I have too many delightful gaming memories to ever choose a favorite, but I can point at one and say it’s definitely among the best gaming experiences I’ve ever had. What I have in mind today is the weekend I spent with two of my closest friends, sprawled on a sofa, playing co-op Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2 in splitscreen.
Understand, we had no idea how to play the game. We had no instructions and had never played online or in the campaign. GRAW2 is the most unforgiving kind of tactical shooter, and even simple moves like reloading took a while to figure out. But for some reason we stuck with it, and over the course of about 40 largely-straight hours, we completed the entire co-op campaign. We stopped to catch some sleep around 4:30 a.m. each day, and all my dreams were viewed through a sniper’s scope.