I am beginning a second play through of this with my buddy. We beat it on easy, then played 50 cent, now its back to Ao2 and we are playing it on contractor. The game is much easier then the first time. We have finally gotten the tactics down (yeah I know real tough), but we both just like to run and shoot and we are busy bs'n so we are not discussing in game tactics. Also we used the same profiles and we have everything opened so that makes the game a ton easier. We definitely like it and once the 2nd one comes out and gets a price drop we will be picking it up.