Tired of the same old control points, flag captures, and deathmatches? Here's five multiplayer modes that keep things interesting.
I really liked the underappreciated Infestation multiplayer mode in Rebellion's 2010 Aliens vs. Predator reboot. All players but one start as marines while the lone player starts as an alien. For each marine killed, a new alien spawns. Tons of fun.
Action replay tweak a Halo 2 game mode so the bomb arm time is 0 seconds and the detonation time is 0 seconds :P Find 15 friends and have a 1 vs 15 single-base assault - it is immense. Also. Counter-op in perfect dark was a cool idea. Then you also have prophunt in counter strike, zombie mod in counter strike, gungame in counter strike. All 3 of them are incredibly awesome multiplayer modes with thousands of unique maps that make the game worth owning even if you don't like the default mode. gungame and zombie mod have been heavily ripped off since.
Still digging the Spies vs. Mercs multiplayer in Splinter Cell: Double Agent. That changed things up nicely, too.
I was pretty surprised that wasn't on the list. I always considered that mode to be pretty revolutionary, and I'm surprised nobody has really tried to copy it.
But I'm so tired I Halo. I physically can't play it anymore, I actually get sleepy. :(
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