CVG: We thought this would be the perfect opportunity to list our picks for the seven best first-person shooters of all time.
this game http://www.youtube.com/watc... shuled be on the list.
5- Rainbow Six Rogue Spear 4- Ghost Recon 3- ARMA 2- Battlefield 2 1- Rainbow Six Raven Shield And yes, they are all PC based games since console shooters still have a way to go to match the classic FPS games on PC in my opinion.
lol, "classic" he says...
That sketch is awesome. That made my day, thanks!
1. Counter Strike ( paved the way for Call of Duty) 2. Duke Nukem 3D 3. Doom 4. Wolfenstein 3D 5. Golden Eye These are the ones that pretty much set the standards.
But I think developers have built upon that foundation very well. Those games set the standard for all shooters but I wouldn't say they are the best anymore. This industry builds off of itself. If you were to say that those were the most influential shooters I'd have a hard time disagreeing but I feel like those games have been surpassed by now. They were indeed the best of their time, but time has moved on.
...Though I'm surprised Unreal Tournament isn't in there. Since, if I'm remembering correctly, it was Unreal that invented secondary attack. Left-click = Fire rocket Right-click = Fires a spread. Hadn't been done until then.
Duke Nukem 3D is actually a pretty mediocre FPS it never really done anything for the genre as a whole, the only thing it had was shock value, and its vulgar protaganist. And speaking of Goldeneye, it was a great shooter for its time despite the fact that there were better shooters released around its time, but it also didn't do much, contrary to belief's all it really did was create a market for FPS on consoles, everything else was done and refined by Halo CE. By todays standards the game imho is quite horrible, all it is , is an early 90's pc shooter with ramped up 64 bit graphics. Everything from Level design to controls is dated. Goldeneye is a game that hasn't aged well and is one the most overrated games ever.
Lol Duke Nukem 3D has some of the best and most creative levels ever seen in FPS, you are ignorant and clueless.
1. Half-Life 2 2. Halo: Combat Eveloved 3. Goldeneye 007 4. Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warefare 5. XIII My list is based on games that still hold up today, and offer the best and most unique experiences within the FPS genre.
I would put Killzone 2 in place of XIII though, but that's just me.
My list Golden Eye XIII Killzone 2 Duke Nukem 64 Modern Warfare MAG
Ultimate PS3 fanboy list right there.
Oh I list 2 ps3 exclusives and now I'm a fanboy. I'm pretty sure you would've chose some 360 exclusives for yours then proclaim you're not a fanboy. Really pathetic.
stop using words you obviously don't understand. Personally it is my belief that we should keep our minds sharp regardless of age. I myself look into a dictionary every single day and choose a word at random. Learn it's spelling, meaning and how to properly use it in a sentence. You should start doing so yourself. It might help you build up self confidence. Something I think that most likely is lacking in your life. Here let me help out by picking the first word for you to learn. Hypocrite - a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings or motives.
Killzone 2 / Mag Please let us know what did they do to deserve that place ? what did they do for the FPS genre ?? OT: I would swap Halo 3 with Halo CE: in that list
Maybe because it's his list, not everyone's list ?. He likes Kz2 and Mag, these game did something for him. Simple
MAG is the FIRST FIRST PERSON SHOOTER that can boast to have 256 PLAYERS IN ON BATTLE! not that boring 5 ON 5 that every other crappy over rated game has... It is better than BLACK OPPS and has the best team based gameplay on any fps... Killzone 2 boast the BEST GRAphics on any first person shooter and no call of duty game comes close...n I t also has 30 players online which is more than cod and the story mode is one of the best this GEN...
@judalation I lol'd so had at the post. So what if MAG can do 256 players? The game is horrible. KZ2 does not have the best graphics, that crown still belongs to crysis. What do graphics matter anyway? Duke3d is 10 times the game KZ2 is and its older than you.
Killzone 2 AI's is really good, besides that the multiplayer is actually addictive to me and other people who play online which is a lot.
Gotta agree, any list that includes MAG has some bias.
MAG happens to be in my top 3 most played online FPS ever. im not sure if it would make my top 7 FPS ever, but for many it does. "any list that includes MAG has some bias." thats kind of a weird statement. any personal list is bias. that just the nature of doing a list.
XIII HIS NAME WAS JASON FLY!!
HD Gamer My list would look something like this: Counter Strike Quake 2 (my favorite in the series) Battlefield (the original PC version. although my PC gaming days are being me now. My favorite now is BFBC2) Unreal Tournament Modern Warfare (COD4) I would put BFBC2 in my list but I didn't want to use the same franchise twice. Honorable mention: Halo CE Golden Eye on the N64 (<- IMHO this game paved the way for shooters being done on a console) KZ2 (only because I was surprised how much I enjoyed part 2 when I didn't care much for the original. I am really looking forward to KZ3. GG looks to really be stepping their game up with this one. The beta is excellent.
Replace Halo 3 with Halo 1 and you've got yourself a good list.
Quake 1 (shareware world) Half life 1 Solider of fortune 1 Half life 2 Halo 1 Resistance 2 Serious Sam COD 2
Nice list, but FU!! Serious Sam, I am, I am,... :))
I forgot on the Systemshock 2 and Deus ex1 ,.. and Operation Fashpoint,.1 ,..(but I really dont consider them as pure shooters) damn those games are great,..
*Half Life 1 (yes, 1, not 2. Countless hours lost in HL1 and various mods. Broke so much ground and didn't have see-saw puzzles, ugh) *Counter Strike *COD4 *Unreal Tournament *Duke 3D
My top 5 Goldeneye Halo 1 Halflife 2 COD 4 Perfect Dark
resistance 1 cod mw1 kill zone 2 this is obsolet garbage 1. Counter Strike ( paved the way for Call of Duty) 2. Duke Nukem 3D 3. Doom 4. Wolfenstein 3D 5. Golden Eye 6. halo 3 7. halo reach
Aside from some cool guns resistance didn't have much of anything substantial. And Im aware that its your opinion, however calling some great / ground breaking titles obsolete garbage seemed a bit ridiculous so here I am commenting.
For me its 1.RFOM 2.Killzone 3 (judging by the beta) 3.Killzone 2 4.Halo 1 5.Battlefield:BC2 6.Resistance 2 7.Killzone (controversial choice I'm sure, but I think it got way too much criticism)
1. Halo 1 2. Bioshock 3. COD4 4. Orange Box 5. The darkness
The Darkness...good choice. Ruined it with Halo though.
Personally I loved the first Killzone and for me it would be above KZ2. We all have our own opinions though and for me, Bioshock shouldn't have been on any lists.
KillZone 2 n Fear 2 for me......
1. Bioshock 2. Portal (Totally counts!) 3. 007: Agent Under Fire (Q-Claw, anyone?)/Unreal Tournament 2004 4. Tribes (Paved the way for Halo) 5. Half-Life 2: Episode 2 (Miles beyond the others, for me...) 6. F.E.A.R.
1. Metroid Prime trilogy 2. Half life 2 3. Black 4. Medal of honor heroes 2 5. ???..?? :) can't remember at the moment best...
Black, now theres a game that look way ahead of its time and got zero recognition for it.
Bioshock was good, but i wouldnt have put it on a "best of" list. plus where is Deus Ex?
MAG Half-life 1 Half-life 2 RFOM and Black
Halo 1 maybe, for nostalgia reasons and because it genuinely was the best and most creative shooter on consoles at that time (although it did follow Goldeneye) - but Halo 3? And Killzone 2 is far superior to MCoD:MW Edge gave Balck Ops a 7 for the following flaws, but it just sums up whats wrong with CoD:MW 1 and 2: "The enemies are the same mob of dummies seen in many CODs before. The environments have changed but the furniture remains present, and battles are still a matter of shooting and then moving across the invisible line to trigger the next scripted sequence. On Veteran difficulty, it’s the same old tin-can shoot, a process of learning positions as you die, over and over."
HALO 1 for Campaign HALO 2 made Online for Console shooters a real deal, Half Life 2 for Sure, and of course the God Sent DOOM created what we love today
I think you'll find there were fps games before Doom, namely Wolfenstien. So really it should be on the list.
Wasn't really expecting to agree with the list but gotta say, yes I do. Half Life 2 would definitely be number 1 though, anyone who disagrees clearly has never played it.
I've played and beaten all parts of it, but I feel Half-Life 1 was just a better game. So I disagree.
Fair enough, at least you said HL1 which is the only game I'll accept :-)
This is my FAVORITES list, NOT my "best ever" list. 1. Halo Combat Evolved (Will and always be one of the best, if not my #1 favorite shooter ever. 2. Half-Life (The original because the base game is just awesome) 3. Bioshock (One of the most atmoshperic games ever with one of the best game worlds ever equals fuckin' awesome.) 4. Killzone 2 (Slower-paced but just as action-packed as... that famous FPS game. You know which one I'm talking about.) 5. Solider of Fortune 2 (It was simply a better shooter than the first. First = great but this = amazing) 6. Serious Sam (He's like Duke. I'll never get over "Hey! Didn't I kick your ass two rooms back?!".) 7. MAG (256 player-battles. So what if you're in squads? 256 PEOPLE!) This isn't my final list, of course...
that list make me laugh accept for 007 and duke nukem
metroid prime, that's all i have to say...
Without Rainbow Six Vegas this list is null and void
My list would be something like this. 1.COD4-First FPS I really got into as far as online goes. 2.Halo CE-First FPS I played regularly. 3.Halo 3-First Halo game I got to play online, never looked back. 4.Left 4 Dead-Unlike any other FPS out on the market. 5.Half Life 2 I would list games like Goldeneye and Perfect Dark as being up there as well. As I said though,lasting staying power is key IMHO. If a game comes out and two months later nobody is playing it or it didn't bring something new to the genre or something fresh or re- imagined, then it's not worthy to be on the list.
Any greatest FPS list without Rise of the Triad on it Sucks!!
RoTT is hilarious. I hope they do a reboot, seriously, it'd be a great franchise to bring back. Serious Sam is more inspired by RoTT than it ever was Duke Nukem as people think. I play it in WinROTTGL. Fantastic game.
Goldeneye and Perfect Dark STILL the best. Oh the feeling that you`re actually shooting and not just pressing a button.
It's a good list, but missing; Quake 2 Quake 3 Arena Unreal Tournament 2004 Serious Sam First Encounter Chronicles of Riddick: EfBB Doom 3 Prey Half-Life Postal 2 (mainly as a sandbox) And my randomly chucked in underrated classic; Tron 2.0
when every other post is a top 10 list so here's my two cents in no order STALKER Clear SKy Half Life Half Life 2 Battlefield 1942 Doom 1 & 2 Counter Strike Source STALKER Shadow of Chernobyl Battlefield Bad Company 2 Team Fortress 2 Left 4 Dead Bioshock Arma II Unreal Tournament Stalker Call of Pripyat Killzone 2 Resistance Fall of Man System Shock Far Cry Metroid Prime Call of Duty 1 & 2 COD Modern Warfare 1 Battlefield 2 Americas Army 3 Ghost Recon
I really hate these types of list, because it really just comes down to what was the first fps that you were good at and liked. and of course you liked it because you were good at it. the only Halo that maybe should be on this list is h2 because it did bring console fps's online. that's the only reason. ANY game where it is easier to get kills from hip firing than actually AIMING should not be on any "best" list. sorry halo fans, that's not skillful shooting, that's spraying and praying you get that headshot.
CoD: Modern Warfare 1
I think the article needs to be renamed "MY 7 best FPS games ever" But really, at the end of the day lists like this are subjective and it all centers around the word "best". If the guy is judging the games on the way he perceives them, game play, graphics and all that, then you can't say he's wrong ... it's just his personal list (that he felt compelled to share with the world). It's like someone saying they love the color red, but hate the color blue ... and then everyone arguing about it. Personal preference is just that. Now if he had said the 7 most "influential" games ever, THEN we have a debate on our hands because how you determine the list is less vague and less based on personal bias. In this case maybe 2 of the games on his list would make that list (and that's a big maybe).
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