Forget the battle between Light and Dark, Good and Bad, (Serious Sam and All Sentient Life); the fight between Originality and Cliché is the [protagonist’s callously murdered] daddy of them all! In an industry where impatient gamers positively crave realism and novelty, where would we be without cliché? Stuck with Steven Seagal films, that’s where. Which actually sounds awesome. Nevertheless, to celebrate the pivotal role of cliché in first-person shooters, let’s start with the best and brightest. Which, incidentally, is our first listing.