Not everything that scores well sells, and not all the big names are the best games. Check out these shooters that deserved to do much better than they really did. If you’ve played any, then kudos to you. If not, consider checking some of them out.
.... Where's Vanquish!?
vanquish is one of the most underrated games in existence.
vanquish > gears of war..no question in terms of the gameplay and smoothness. its just downright fun and inovative for a shooter. just wish it had a longer campaign with multiplayer. hope they make a sequel. seriously after i beat it i was unable to finish gears 3, i was like wheres my jet pack on my feet? wheres my slow mo bullet times? wheres my upgrades? etc. it was just boring compared to vanquish also same goes for starhawk with its vehicle battle, tower defense and what not, one of the best multiplayer shooters out there
In the bargain bins with the other 4-hour long campaign your first time around, no multiplayer, defective energy meter handling, broken boss battling, unimpressive AI games.
Where's Starhawk? Very fun and unique game. Nice, solid online as well.
It is that underrated.
Why is this tagged for X360?
Well it gets pretty underrated when its not on a console you own :p
pretty much the others are available on 360 as well as PC.
Gotham city impostors was good but turned Into a giant turd receiving very little attention from monolith (lag, imbalancement, frame drops, poor hit detection). Resistance 3 is way to cod like and less resistance like. I would put kz3 in that list, but then kz3 is also a giant turd with cheaters (mostly lagging pu**ies) ruining it. That's why those games sold little, because too much was changed or received little support from devs.
Lol what? The only thing resistance has that really resembles COD is killstreaks. Its a really good game and something about it is incredibly fun. Genuinely dont know what it is about gameplay which makes multiplayer so fun! Just seems like people might have lost interest in the game. why KZ3 sold low has a varying amount of reasons. I liked KZ2 and 3 and would personally say KZ2 is better (multiplayer, KZ3 really improved in the SP). Unfotunatly someone over at GG decided to remove some of the best features of KZ2 like the ability to merge classes. But still a really good game! But your reasoning is a load of crap for why these games sold low. People buy games because they like what they see or they know what the franchise is about.
I agree with everything on this list and as "Yi-Long" said Vanquish should be on this list as well. All of those games are good games, and if you're a shooter fan you won't be disappointed with any of them. One a side note Bulletstorm sold poorly, because it should have been a Xbox360 exclusive to begin with. If you had a PS3 and a 360 there was no point in getting the game for the PS3 when the 360 version came with the Gears of War Beta. They set themselves up for failure with that move, but as I said all of these are good games, and if you enjoy shooters you should pick them up.
Also KZ3 came out the same week so it was screwed regardless of its main platform lol. But seriously bulletstorm was pretty fun and its kinda a shame that it didn't sell that well on either system cuz I really wanted a sequel
I forgot about that, Bulletstorm was doomed from the start.
They need to do a re-release of these games bundled together in sets of 2 for $40, 2 for $30, or better yet 3 for $30. It'll give people another chance to get into these games at a reduce price, and bring in sales that they currently aren't getting.
Socom 4. At least for the online portion. Maybe the game doesn't qualify cause it sold close to a mill but didn't resistance also sell about a mill?
It certainly didn't help that it was released right before the big PSN outage.
Resistance 3 is amazing, started playing through it again today. too bad sony didnt promote it enough.
yeah resistance 3 is second only to killzone this gen for exclusive shooters.
Sorry but Resistance: Fall of Man still the best of the series.
Resistance 3 was one of the few playstation 3 games I actually saw an advert for. Playstation and Resistance 3 sponsored the Walking Dead on channel 5.
M.A.G. was a great (still is)multiplayer. Lots of things happening in Domination, PURE CHAOS!
I still gotta get MAG.Its a shame I haven't yet. I have heard great things about it so I definitely have to pick it up real soon lol
Try the demo, its the full game but you're capped at level 8. Weekends are great for Domination, I can't say anything about early mornings during the week cause I work too much. Around 4pm eastern US, YOU could get a few in but mostly acquisition and sabotage.
i totally agree.
Definitely agree with The Darkness 2. That was just pure fun to play. Yeah, the graphics change turned some people off, but they missed out on a solid game. I hope they can continue the series. I know I'm gonna get disagrees with this, but Haze should have been on the list. Despite, it's problems and average graphics, it had gameplay elements that made it feel different from the shooters now, which was also incorporated into its multiplayer. With improvements in graphics to make it look like it's earlier screenshots, better AI controlled allies, and refined game pacing, it could have been even better. The story was very well done though. Even though you questioned Mantel Corp from the beginning, the ending had you questioning the Promise Hand leader, Merino, because he didn't exactly sound like the good guy either. You just end up feeling bad for the brainwashed Mantel troopers and Rebels because they were both being used. There was an article on here, I believe last year, the problems Free Radical had with releasing the game and how it got delayed that led to problems and of course, the media putting the "Halo Killer" label on it, which gave it false hype.
Haze wasn't good, it never properly ran on the PS3, and that was a big issue considering Ubisoft went behind Free Radical's back and got an exclusive deal for the game on the PS3. Free Radicals vision for Haze was originally much different, that game is what helped kill Star Wars Battlefront 3 and Free Radical. I don't think that game deserves to be on any list, except worst.
IMO of course RS3 was awesome - 9/10 I always wanted to try Singularity Gotham shooter was fun - 6/10
Shadows Of The Damned, Vanquish and Dark Sector by far!!!!!!
I agree with your list, but I would add Binary Domain :)
Vanquish, Dark Sector & Shadows of the Damned. Right on.
The reason why bulletstorm sold so bad on ps3 was cuz KZ3 came out the same week and I know that sold pretty well. I loved KZ3 and I still play it online often. I feel KZ3 should have even more sales and people are missing out for not buying it. But I agree that resistance 3 is the one that should have sold allot better than it did. It still sold a million but I feel the number should have been in the 3 million range . It was such a fun single player campaign I kinda got a half life 2 vibe from it. Its personally my favorite FPS on ps3 with KZ3 in second and KZ2 in third and resistance 2 in fourth and my fifth is STARHAWK. Now that's a third person shooter that should have sold a shit ton more than 100K and Twisted Metal is another awesome game technically not a shooter but still that only sold 500K and should have triple that. SO PLAYSTATION FANS BUY STARHAWK AND TWISTED METAL BECAUSE THEY DEFINITELY ARE WORTH IT!!!!! Also I forgot to mention that more people should play uncharted 3's multiplayer since its awesome and its one of the best online multiplayer i have ever experienced!!!
very good comment !
I agree with everything except for the statement about uncharted 3. UC multiplayer isn't very good imo.
The only thing kz and halflife have in common is one is trash and the other is great but needs a sequel soon. They are not even remotley on the same page or level. The name killzone in itself sounds like some cheap laser tag arena at a carnival in the middle of Kansas.
good list :D wish they would make a singularity 2, i mean the real ending was leading to a sequel! come on activision, stop relying on CoD to be your only shooter, let Raven make S2!
MAG should be on that list, before several of the others.
A good multiplatform game that was overlooked by just about every is Cellfactor Psychokinetic war.
I heard Darkness 2 was a great game. I use to own Darkness 1 for 360 and it was pretty fun so idk why i haven't checked out 2 yet but i will soon now.
Way too many shooters this gen IMO i did play resistance 3 and the single player was pretty good tho
R3 is one of the greatest 5.5 hours, the last half hour turns into an incredibly disappointing end.
wow rarely can I say ive actually played all the games on one of these lists.
Why is this called, 7 Underrated 'PS3' Shooters... most of those games were Multi-plats...
Should take PS3 out of the title since most of those games are multi-plat!
Again w/ the misleading titles on this site, 2 of those 7 games were PS exclusive the rest were multi-plats. But yet their refer to as PS3 shooters. Is N4G that desperate for site traffic, come on now your better than that.
I'd include Spec Ops:The Line too.It's got the best story I've played through in years.Among the mentioned games,I own Resistance 3 and Bulletstorm,and I absolutely agree that they were overlooked unfairly.
Theres way too many shooters this gen.. Hopefully it doesnt happen again nx cycle..
Only 2/7 games on that list are "PS3 shooters".
was expecting an exclusive list of PS3 shooters but I agree about Gotham City Imposters great game. as someone stated where is MAG ?
Killzone 2 for sure. One of the best online experiences I ever had. Single player was alright, could have been better. When I player Killzone 2 once in a while online, the rooms are still packed till this day.
Am i the only one who loves R3's Multi? I miss the 40 or 60 player battles from previous games but man..it's still fun as hell.
Out of those, Resistance 3 for sure, but it did break the 1 million mark. In my own opinion, STARHAWK! sorry for the caps, but come on Sony, where did the advertisement go for that game?!
MAG should had been on that list besides Bulletstorm.
Singularity, Darkness 2, and Payday are all great games. Bullet Storm and Syndicate, however, I found to be pretty crappy games. Haven't played any of the Resistance games, outside of trying out the original when it first released. Never played Gotham City Imposters.
i thought resistance 3 was really good. i enjoyed it a lot more than the second one.
MAG MAG MAG, I started playing that game about a year after it came out and even then it took a while to get into a game. (Though once you found a game, getting into more wasnt a problem). I wish more games were like MAG. I would love for StarWars Battlefront 3 to have a lot of the features this game boasted.
The team play is perfect in M.A.G. especially when you play with a clan or group of players whom knows how to play. For what it worth, the most powerful weapon in M.A.G. is the med-gun. Picking up your team is key to winning. A lot of cry babies didn't understand that.
Mag took some time learning the ropes but once you have a good undersanding of it...it's the most fun you'll ever have in an fps.
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