What Started the ‘Realistic’ Shooter?

Now that Call of Duty and Battlefield are becoming the superpowers in gaming, I ask what started the trend.

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KillrateOmega1746d ago

May God have mercy upon the souls of our enemies.

None of them will be safe, none of them can hide, all their corners shall be checked. And anyone who drops the soap shall be executed on the spot.

Hatsune-Miku1746d ago (Edited 1746d ago )

guerilla war started the realistic shooter. awesome game on the original nintendo.

LackTrue4K1745d ago

"If I dive into the campaign, will the fish swim out of the way?"

"Something about how much Activision is hyping their "next-gen" capabilities is..

"Will the dog dive underwater too?"

"Call of Duty: Ecco Down"

StockpileTom1745d ago (Edited 1745d ago )

Huh? I was under the impression the CoD and BF were more arcadey shooters... not realistic... or are you referring to graphics/theme?

Edit: After review... theme right?

Another Edit:
Black? 2006...
SOCOM 2002...
There are probably even more that predate SOCOM... I have no idea where they get Black was first...