But besides that, the rest of our whines are pointlessly minor. You can see some of the single-player campaign's big reveals coming a mile away, and many of the best levels just aren't long enough. But with so much polish everywhere else, we feel callous for complaining. Modern Warfare 2 is so stuffed with content and ripe for replay (especially Spec Ops), it almost justifies that controversial extra £5 on the price tag. Almost.
Put simply, Modern Warfare 2 is better than the last game. In fact, it easily takes its place as the best shooter on PS3. Just don't buy it purely for single-player, because the series has evolved beyond its roots as a linear shooter to something more progressive; something community-led, with a major focus on online and co-op.
As for visiting space.. well, there are some things you shouldn't know until you play it. But rest assured, like everything else in the game, it'll blow you away.
Read CVG's Modern Warfare 2 review for another verdict.
Overall Sublime in single, co-op and multiplayer. An incredible package.