The current generation of games is recognized mostly by their visual improvements. It's also infamous by the awful AI and superficial open-world design present in most AAA games.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare returns to its roots with realistic combat, killstreaks, and extremely enjoyable gunplay. The multiplayer's great but the new Ground War mode has some quirks in need of a fix.
Gears 5 features more than solid single-player campaign with a decent story and superb shooting as well as excellent multiplayer slightly marred by cosmetic microtransactions.