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Submitted by LaurenKB123 1143d ago | opinion piece

Top 5 Must Have First-Person Shooters of 2012

From the PlanetXbox360.com feature list:

"Now that Electronic Arts and Activision have slugged it out over the past few years for the claim of the most popular first-person shooter on Xbox Live, it’s time for the return of the king as Microsoft gears up to release Halo 4 later this winter. While Gears of War 3 launched last year with much hype and fizzled before being booted out of the top five active Xbox Live titles, there’s not a single chance that Halo 4 will fall victim to such humbling turn of events. Beyond Halo 4, there are many other first-person shooters lining up to take a swing at the plate. But call us crazy and throw us in the loony bin because neither title makes it in our top five most anticipated FPSs of 2012. (Aliens: Colonial Marines, Brothers in Arms: Furious 4, Halo 4, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

LaurenKB123  +   1143d ago
THIS is my genre and I'll be playing them all!
RioKing  +   1143d ago
Cool story bro

Back to the topic: the list is pretty nice (where's Advanced Warfighter?) and the writing is also pretty good....but this whole "One list-ranking per page to generate more hits" thing is annoying.
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lastdual  +   1142d ago
Advanced Warfighter is a third person shooter, not an FPS.

I think the list is ok, though the lack of Borderlands 2 seems odd. I'm also pretty interested in Prey 2 and Metro: Last Light - just hope the later keeps the stealth and haunting atmosphere of 2033.
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RioKing  +   1142d ago
Ahh yeah true, thanks for that
ATi_Elite  +   1143d ago
Top 5 Must Have First-Person Shooters of 2012 (PC List)
1. Arma III
2. Planetside 2
3. Tribes: Ascend
4. Line of Defense
5. Firefall

These first 5 are BIG, HUGE, and very ambitious games with 3 being MMOFPS (Line of defense, Planetside 2, Firefall) where battles will take days and weeks to decide as teams try to control a PLANET and it's resources (no close quarters combat here)! Nothing is as real as Arma III is gonna be and Tribes:Ascend is the fastest shooter EVER!

6. Counter Strike Global Offensive
7. Blacklight Retribution
8. Warface
9. Ghost Recon Online
10.Hawken
10.Metro Last Light

These will be some AAA quality shooters with Metro concentrating on the SP aspect while Blacklight, Ghost, and Warface bring in some very innovative options to F2P and FPS period. Hawken is a FPS Mech game that looks intense while CS gets an update.

Enjoy getting shot in the face in 2012!!
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BALLARD32  +   1142d ago
Arma III makes me wish I could afford a nice pc.
trenso1  +   1142d ago
whats so good about arm III? everytime i se a video of it. its some guy running in a empty field...if someone could direct me to a good video that would be helpful
UltimaEnder  +   1143d ago
New brothers in arms looks sick...
NYC_Gamer  +   1143d ago
I'm buying Bioshock for sure
guitarded77  +   1143d ago
Yeah, Bioshock is my only "must have" on the list... I'll probably play the others because I'm a game whore, Bioshock is so much more than just a FPS.
Nimblest-Assassin  +   1143d ago
Bioshock is the only FPS i will be buying for a loooooong time.

The genre feels extremely saturated
brianunfried  +   1143d ago
No Borderlands 2, it should be number one. Does anybody care about Halo anymore? It was cool about ten years ago.
Mikefizzled  +   1143d ago
I do :(
Highlife  +   1143d ago
I don't play Halo but to ask if anyone cares about Halo is pretty silly.
MysticStrummer  +   1143d ago
People definitely still care about Halo, but I never understood it's appeal. As for the list, I'd take Brothers in Arms out and put in Borderlands 2, which would be my only "must play" FPS this year. Halo wouldn't be on my list at all but it's not my list and I understand fans of the series being excited about it, even though I don't understand why they are.
brianunfried  +   1143d ago
I tried to get into it. The gameplay was great, but the overall design of the characters and game felt generic and bland. The enemies were more silly than scary.
Highlife  +   1143d ago
@brianunfried

I feel the same way I know that it is a well made game. It just never appealed to me.
h311rais3r  +   1143d ago
Reachs 14 million+ sales is clearly no one
kaveti6616  +   1142d ago
Stop trolling.

As for what you said down below, "generic and bland" is a buzzword you guys use. Those words more aptly describe Medal of Honor.
Mikefizzled  +   1143d ago
Overall a pretty decent list. Good to see Gearbox getting some loving after taking a so much flack for the new direction of BiA
acemonkey  +   1143d ago
Bioshock is the only one for me
rataranian  +   1143d ago
ppffffffttt.
Young_ART  +   1143d ago
Didn't read the list, but honestly the only FPS im looking forward to is that new counter strike. im tired of all these copy and paste respawn shooters.
braydon619  +   1143d ago
I hate these stupid site with there 1 article a page. just so they get more hits. fuck that.
Virtual_Reality  +   1143d ago
DUST 514.
KingofGambling  +   1143d ago
same here for PS3 owners.
you know from what I heard it's 24v24 players.
Virtual_Reality  +   1143d ago
For Beta test. They can add up to 32 or even more depending how the game is progressing.
TheLastGuardian  +   1142d ago
Bioshock Infinite
Far Cry 3
Borderlands 2
Resistance: Burning Skies
Dust 514
RevXM  +   1142d ago
For me top 5 anticipated shooters is going to be.

Far cry 3
Killzone (vita)
Aliens
Halo 4
Resistance: Burning skies

Looking forward to bioshock as well but it is more of a first person adventure game rather than a shooter.

AND if it wasnt for Metro being delayed it would have been on the top of my list! And my hopes for Far Cry 3 are through the roof as well!
WiiStation_360  +   1142d ago
This list is missing something... WHERE THE FUNK IS BORDERLANDS 2?
Blastoise  +   1142d ago
I guess Halo 4 as number 1 from planetxbox360.com was pretty obvious. I only really care about Bioshock and Aliens on that list.
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Jpm224  +   1142d ago
I'll never forgive gearbox for raping the brothers in arms franchise like this...
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Zephol  +   1142d ago
i want doom 4 baby
momthemeatloaf  +   1142d ago
1. Halo 4
2. Medal of Honor Warfighter
3. Counter Strike GO
4. Borderlands 2
5. Far Cry 3

I like how the Playstation fans are trying to counter Halo 4 with PS vita Killzone and Resistance, lol. Not happening, and I'm a Sony fanboy. Those franchise are dead.
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nano88  +   1142d ago
halo 4 thats it

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