Here's a list here of the best first person shooters which would be considered niche when compared to those games which have been universally accepted.
I see these as semi-underdog games, one or two had been misconceived. Rage had been deceiving to me as I expected a gritty Borderlands, instead it turned out to be much of a straight forward, good looking FPS. The others I have yet to play, so highlighting them helped.
Reading this, it occurs to me that I really need to get around to playing F3AR. I played and loved the first, but found the second dull and couldn't get through it. I've heard the third is a big improvement. Sounds like I'm far from the only one who didn't give F3AR a chance, though.
Is RAGE niche? Love the pic of Friday!
I'm playing Rage now. Never been more bored in my entire life.
You're . Doing . It . Wrong .
What a bizarre article. Rage and Fear 'niche'? What on earth is 'Operation Flashpoint 2'? And - uh - the screenshot for Singularity is actually the main menu of a completely different game.
Rage has divided buyers a lot more than it has divided website reviews (which have been generally 80%+). I side with the website reviews. I love Rage's blend of custom made graphics with no-nonsense gameplay. Every FPS section makes you worry that you haven't got enough ammunition (I never do- I have to get through many levels with just fists which is a nightmare). The AI is brilliant. Some of the graphics are beautifully done and the pop up textures are not a big problem. The towns (Wellspring and Subway Town) are nicely steampunk-like. It's a bit like being in a scene from Star Wars or Bladerunner only you do buggy racing instead of pod racing. Some of the game is less interactive than might first be suggested but that's games for you- sometimes they hint at things that never happen. It's called scene setting. The meat of the game is very much in the FPS sections and they're all tucked away in the Wasteland. The game must have taken ages to make. I once found a bug in Subway Town when trying to access the garage again and I ended up floating around part of the level map, looking with fascination at the level geometry for a relatively small piece of the level. The game is clearly not meant to be conversation heavy - that's for games that have far less great action parts than this.
Rage, Singularity, Bulletstorm, F.E.A.R 2, Aliens Vs. Predator, Condemned 2, ShellShock 2 are all incredible and pretty much niche.
Wait... ShellShock 2? Are you sure? http://www.metacritic.com/g...
Shadowrun is just amazing.
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