some may say it doesn't compare to the 1st or 2nd, but they don't kno wot they're talking about. it is a sequal, and a damn good one at tht, so its not meant to be different at all. it delivers amazing graphics in the scenery and the characters, the new weapons and vehicles really make it that much better and now, thank god, a needler is actually of some use. this is a must own, must love, must play game for anyone. FANTASTIC!