Call of Duty: Black Ops II

When will the steam run out of Activision’s Call of Duty franchise? We’re not sure, but it’ll probably be sometime after Dancing with the Stars is off TV. Call of Duty: Black Ops II ($60, PS3, Xbox 360, PC) takes the blockbuster shooter series into the future (2025 to be exact) as you play as the son of Black Ops I’s protagonist, Alex Mason. Of course the taut single player campaign is boosted by addictive online multiplayer action and fresh new zombie modes. Sources say next year Mason will be replaced by Tom Bergeron and the zombies will be subbed out for Kirstie Alley.