I had a friend of mine message me this morning asking what would be a good game to pick up besides the obvious Gears of War 2.  I love questions like this, yet at the the same time over text it's almost impossible to answer something like this, so I gave a simple response to each of his choices and I thought I would post them here.  These are based on what I've heard since I personally haven't played any of these games yet, I'm usually all over this shit but I was raped by my TV and have yet to recover fully, hence the shortage in reviews.  So here we go.  (Xbox 360 only, although these are multiplatform releases he doesn't own a PS3, otherwise Resistance 2, LittleBigPlanet would be obvious.)

Mirror's Edge is short but undeniably slick in it's presentation.  Gameplay is lots of trial and error.  Refreshing.
Left 4 Dead is truly only as good as the people you play it with.  

Fallout 3 is another 40 hour Oblivion with guns, it's no FPS but it's definitely worth the trek.
Call of Duty: World at War will kick some ass only after you finish the single player campaign.  Nazi Zombies FTW!! oh yeah online co-op.
Dead Space is Resident Evil + BioShock but done well.  
Far Cry 2 is Crackdown without the super powers, realistic visuals and questionable/frustrating wear of gun mechanics.  super robust map editor for multiplayer.
Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe.  Mortal Kombat with Batman.
I'll dig into them all later and post some reviews as I get to them.  Zombie Strippers = absolute FAIL!  Trust me on this one.