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Submitted by linkkjm 344d ago | opinion piece

The Games That Shaped the Contemporary FPS Market

How and why is Call of Duty currently the king of all videos games? In this article we take a look at the games that shaped Call of Duty and why it has become so popular. (Call of Duty, Doom, Halo 4, Industry)

TheGrimBunny  +   344d ago
Very true!
TamiWAgee   344d ago | Spam
TheSuperior  +   344d ago
Couldnt agree more. Call of Duty is a huge game but it didnt make itself that way all on its own.
mayberry  +   344d ago
Killzone for life!
SheaHoff  +   344d ago
Doom has definitely been a key game in the evolution of FPS
giovonni  +   344d ago
It's the grand father of fps it showed us all that these types of games can work. Doom was unique because it was the first fps that worked outside of our imaginations. Back then, 2d games ruled the scene. Doom introduced a fast paced puzzled 3d violent environment that worked.

Halo was the first console game that showed intelligence. enemies would run away when over powered, the computer sensed when you killed to many friendlies, and attack you. However, if it wasn't for Doom, the FPS wouldn't be as great as it is today. That's my opinion though
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MidnytRain  +   344d ago
I thought Wolfenstein came before Doom.
Foxgod  +   344d ago
True, it did.
giovonni  +   344d ago
It did, but it wasn't the be all revolutionary game that doom was. Doom took elements of Wolfeinstine, the bland elements, added more enemies, maze puzzles, and good old fashion mouth watering violence. Doom is much more of a commercial success, and a better game over all.
josephayal  +   344d ago
Call of Duty for me is the best FPS ever
Shadonic  +   344d ago
Then you havent played many FPS titles have you
Foxgod  +   344d ago
H0w strange to mention Myst..
Myst is a point and click adventure from first person perspective, not an FPS.

But for the rest is agree.
MikeyDucati1  +   344d ago
The author included Myst because of its non linear path, which can be later found in other games that follow its same format. Namely Bioshock, back in Rapture
Foxgod  +   344d ago
Yeah but its not a first person shooter.
And bioshock got its non linear aspect from western rpg's.
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MikeyDucati1  +   343d ago
Well if the author said, "FPS titles that shaped the contemporary FPS market", then you would have a point. But if you notice, the title reads "games".

Also, you mean open world. Which started in Myst. Did you play Myst? It was an open world and you would travel different places with alot of backtracking. You would also get notes on what happened to the mysterious land, just like Bioshock and you finding the tape recorders. Also, much like Myst, you arrive post dramatic change.
MikeyDucati1  +   344d ago
I agree with this article. Each one of those games were a benchmark for me that I will always remember.
Wni0  +   344d ago
Half-Life is easily the most influential videogame of all time.

CoD: 4 will always be the best multiplayer FPS for me. Everything was so right.
dcj0524  +   344d ago
Battlefield 2 started the whole leveling up, unlocking guns and atachments. Infinity ward even helped out on battlefield 2 and took the ideas from DICE and incorporated it into Call of Duty 4. Call of Duty made it popular but Battlefield put it in first. Never understood how people overlook this.
robotgargoyle  +   344d ago
I remember begging my mom to get me DOOM for the Sega Genesis 32X. It was one of my favorite Christmas gifts of all -time!
robotgargoyle  +   344d ago
It's great how the shooter has evolved. I wonder what is the next great innovation. Don't know if mantling over objects (cod: ghosts) or total skyscraper destruction (battlefield 4) will completely redefine the genre, but will continue to play the regardless.
giovonni  +   344d ago
I think facial recognition, emotion, and voice commands working together to add an new experience is next in gaming. We've already reached a point where the controller has evolved along with graphics.
However, the games haven't personally pulled us into it's world and used our emotions to set on the fly difficulty, built a true personal relationship by recognizing who we are personally. Imagine a game where it's difficulty changes on the fly with in seconds between easy, medium, hard, and doomed. A game that recognizes what you did personally, and unique to your characteristics of play using facial recognition.
robotgargoyle  +   344d ago
I remember Halo: Combat Evolved on XBOX's launch day. At first, I wasn't impressed. Took me some time to adapt to twin joysticks. It's significance sank in once a friend came over and played co-op. It was like Contra all over again.
Axonometri  +   344d ago
Doom, Unreal, Quake, Unreal Tournament, MOHAA are far more molding if you ask me. Original COD began the modern shaping.

It's all muddy today. I want some original old FPS. Would drool for a modern MOHAA.
Roccetarius  +   344d ago
What about Counter Strike? That game probably had an impact as well.
Axonometri  +   344d ago
CS had huge influence too good call
Heisenburger  +   344d ago
You'll never know how I watched you from the shadows as a child.

GOLDENEYE!
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evilkillerk  +   343d ago
I feel as if one major one is missing but I cant think of it atm, but love the old James Bond on the N64.

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