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15 Most Influential FPS Games of All Time

First person shooter (FPS) is a video game genre utilizing an on screen view that effectively simulates the playable character's perspective and the focus on the use of ranged weapons such as guns.

Present day first person shooter games took off in popularity when the home computer was equipped enough to handle the 3D elements that these games entail. ID Software's Wolfenstein 3D and Doom are both highly touted and considered innovations in the genre. Doom in particular became a synonym of the genre whereby FPS games were called "Doom clones".

Update:

Here's the full list:

1. 3D Monster Maze (1981)
2. Catacomb 3D (1991)
3. Wolfenstein 3D (1992)
4. Pathways Into Darkness (1993)
5. Doom (1993) & Rise of the Triad (1994)
6. Descent (1995) & Marathon (1994)& Duke Nukem 3D (1996)
7. Quake (1996)
8. GoldenEye 007 (1997)
9. Unreal (1998)
10. Starsiege: Tribes (1998)
11. Half-Life (1998)& Rainbow Six (1998)
12. Unreal Tournament (1999)
13. Halo: Combat Evolved (2001)
14. World War II Online (2001)
15. Battlefield 2 (2005)

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MK_Red3635d ago

My list would be:

5.Painkiller
4.Duke Nukem 3D
3.Unreal 2
2.Unreal Tournoment
1.Doom 2

Dr Pepper3634d ago (Edited 3634d ago )

I can't view the list (it's not working for some other people also), what games are on there?

Edit: Thanks

MK_Red3634d ago

I don't know why the link doesn't work for some. Here is the full list:
1. 3D Monster Maze (1981)
2. Catacomb 3D (1991)
3. Wolfenstein 3D (1992)
4. Pathways Into Darkness (1993)
5. Doom (1993) & Rise of the Triad (1994)
6. Descent (1995) & Marathon (1994)& Duke Nukem 3D (1996)
7. Quake (1996)
8. GoldenEye 007 (1997)
9. Unreal (1998)
10. Starsiege: Tribes (1998)
11. Half-Life (1998)& Rainbow Six (1998)
12. Unreal Tournament (1999)
13. Halo: Combat Evolved (2001)
14. World War II Online (2001)
15. Battlefield 2 (2005)

toughNAME3634d ago

13th most influencial FPS of ALL TIME

makes me damn proud of my Halo 3 preorder (which i just did today :D)

scarlett_rg3634d ago

The games aren't listed in order of most influential. They're listed in chronological order.

So it's just a big ball list of the top 15 most influential games.

MK_Red3635d ago

I think they should have included original Medal Of Honor because it created the WW2 FPS genre.

barom3634d ago

Ehm forgot wolfenstein 3d did you? :P

And the sequel Return to Castle Wolfenstein came out before MOH as well afaik

BloodySinner3634d ago

Is it just me? I can't view the page.

DeckUKold3634d ago

My list

5)Metroid Prime
4)Turok 2
3)Doom 64
2)Perfect Dark(Not crappy Zero)
1)Golden eye
(judging by my list you can tell i loved my N64)

ktchong3634d ago (Edited 3634d ago )

Out of the 15 FPS titles in the list, 13 originated on PC, 1 on Xbox, and 1 on N64.

Nothing from the PlayStation line!

Imagine that.