Almost 10 years ago the greatest first person shooter came out and most of you probably never heard of it, never got to play it and never will.
Who would the next gen version nor that Zippers gone?
I remember this game and it was amazing. I would like it if Sony would make another one because this game was ahead of it's time.
It was an amazing concept and it was a cool game, it was just ahead of it's time. I played the sh!t outta MAG, but the game itself played just okay. I'd love to have seen a sequel, even just a spiritual successor, especially with the next gen coming and the way cloud computing has advanced a game like that nowadays would be awesome.
It may have been amazing if you played for SVER, but if you played for Raven or Valor, it was an unbalanced mess. I had some fun with it, but the player count was an illusion at best and false advertising at it's worst. The map and faction balance was so ridiculously skewed you knew who was going to win as soon as you saw what team you were against. It definitely had some interesting ideas, but was far from an amazing experience in my opinion. I would have much rather Zipper have made another SOCOM game rather than MAG.
that game would make for a great battle royale release. So many players all at once... it was ahead of its time for a console shooter.
Was such an underrated game. One of my most favorite fps of last gen. So unfortunate zipper was closed down. Imagine if it was a success and thered be a 2nd game by now.....
I can think of many better games that I've yet to play... "Almost 10 years ago the greatest first person shooter came out" HAH. So is Planetside 2 now the best FPS ever? Because it does everything MAG can and does it far better. I'm afraid that MAG is basically your standard FPS but uses scale as it's selling point. The vast majority of shooters that focus on smaller scale matches have gameplay leaps and bounds better than MAG so it is definitely not the greatest FPS. I know many people are going to try and refute this by telling me to look at the three factions but MAG has literally no character. The game is call 'Massive. Action. Game' for gods sake which is a contender for 'The Worst Title a Game Could Have' award. I've never been a fan of Zipper but I hear great things about them from their PS2 days. However, with MP gaining popularity in the generation that followed I think it says a lot that they couldn't keep up with the competition.
'HAH. So is Planetside 2 now the best FPS ever? Because it does everything MAG can and does it far better.'. It was released years later. Was there anything offering what MAG did when MAG was released?
"Was there anything offering what MAG did when MAG was released?" Yes, Planetside 1.
Fair enough. Can't say I've played it, but I enjoyed MAG for a while.
MAG was one of the very few games trying to do scale like it did, but I think it missed the mark. Wish it could have had a sequel though as they may have been able to iterate on it to create something pretty neat.
Sony had a awesome approach to online in the PS2 days with SOCOM co op that had games working together to achieve a tactical goal they pioneered voice chat on the PS2 for SOCOM but as they steamrolled ahead it was clear team Deathmatch would take over in popularity which shifted zippers approach so all their experience amounted for not much when designing online in the PS3 era. It still was a decent game but couldn't stand out compared to cod which had millions of players consistently
Loved mag had over 1700hrs into it across many accounts, remember my first 100 kill sabotage game, was insane
I miss Socom.
Yes, so do I and not that game they released on PS3. I'm talking the one Zipper did and not Slant Six. At least Slant Six tried to do the series justice once they fixed the issues. The one Zipper did didn't feel like Socom to me. It felt more like Ghost Recon to be honest. I absolutely loved the voice commands and I figured they would be even better on next gen hardware. They didn't even bother doing anything. Maybe, I just wanted it more grounded and not so techy if that makes sense. I just wanted to go into jungles or missions just using my wits and patience and not have to use a bunch of gadgets. I wanted to be able to give orders with my voice to squad members. Yeah, they can at least have earpieces lol. It's hard to explain but I know the old school Socom players know what I'm saying. Socom just had a certain feeling and the new game didn't feel that way. Slant Six yes. Zipper no... We can only hope but if they bring it back they have to do it right. If not don't bother and just make something new. I rather have the memories I had with Socom be mostly positive than negative. Unless you pull a God of War, don't bother lol. I've already said too much but that goes to show how much I loved Socom. Especially 1 and 2.....
Game was simply ahead of its time. If mag came out now with improved graphics people would be blown away. Back then people whined about the graphics even though it had players literally everywhere. It was several great games in one. Battlefield, Ghost Recon, and Call of duty.
What exactly was it ahead of its time in? Player count? Planetside released in 2003 and and played count per match was over 300.
in a console?
The BETA for MAG was one of my fondest gaming moments. I was highly anticipating the start of the beta servers but I had school that day. I had started downloading it that morning as soon as it was available and just when it finished downloading I found out school was cancelled, last minute, because of weather. BEST. SNOW DAY. EVER. I played the beta all day, continuing to put off my homework :P
Well have I got news for you pal! Planetside 2 has been available for nearly 4 years on the PS4 and longer on PC and people still aren't blown away. Maybe the novelty of scale is actually overrated and people don't care as much about it which is why MAG failed when multiplayer shooters were at peak popularity during it's lifetime? If you were blown away by 256 players in 2010 why would you not have been blown away by 1000 roughly 2-3 years later?
Ahh i miss this game
Ohh i did play it, i WISH Sony kept making massive multiplayer games like this, Resistance 1 & 2, and warhawk
PS3 had the best multiplayer games in that generation. Even though the psn wasn't up to par with live at that time. But psn was free then.
Only someone who didn't play Halo and Gears of war would say that. I've always had Sony and Microsoft consoles and there's nothing that topped those 2 on ps3 in the multiplayer space, just like how PS dominates in single player. I'm sure I'll get stormed with baseless disagrees from people who never owned an Xbox.
I'm still hoping for a sequel, I've been accused of being intelligent haha
SVER 4 LYFE. One of my favorite moments was when they made all the maps neutral and suddenly all the excuses about SVER being OP disappeared and I played on all three factions.
Sver was op because they used their mics. Raven and Valor caught on at the end. That was the difference. I played on all 3 factions at the same time.
Ahead of its time for real for real, that was one of the first adaptations of battle royale and it was not intended to technically be that way....it was a really fun game.
Man, I've had one of the best Co-operation experiences ever in a online game with randoms. We got 16 or maybe it was 32 guys to all surround a objective because the other teams were waiting on us to finish so they could continue and they started coming over. But we weren't in sync so one fo the guys who can talk to multiple squads came on and said we needed to hold back and do a sync attack. Told everone lay down at the top of a hill from my squad, and everyone else had specific spots too. Think about 16 of us were laying up top watching the other teams guys while they were holding down the objective. Dude was like on 3. Everyone spam all throwables then wait til he says now than everyone push and kill, don't worry about the objective until they're wiped. Everyone actually listened and the attack was flawless. No one on out side dropped in the rush lol. To this day I loved that experience and it's one of my favourite shooter experiences lol. Such a underrated game. I would be on that if they made a new one. Just don't force new players to play the 52 or whatever player matches first. The matches last too long to force them for so long
I LOVED commanding and the fact that you had to give orders and come up with a strategy to 50+ people, commanding air-strikes, etc. all while having boots on the ground and being in the fight yourself. Nothing has ever compared to it.
One of my fav shooters, Valor ftw. I remember in the beginning, I was sniping with the M60 machine gun getting headshots across the map lol. If any game gets remastered it should be this.
Bring back Warhawk and Starhawk too :(
Warhawk, Yes!!. Starhawk, No!!!
Fantastic game. Communication was always good in this game, since you could actually have your squad leader working with other squad leaders to accomplish tasks. Commanders dishing out new orders as needed. Remake would be sweet.
S.V.E.R. for life bitcheeeeeessssss!
High quality game, would love a Hd remake, my Fiancee would too.
MAG will always hold a special place in my heart for a game that I loved. Met some amazing friends on Valor that im still friends with to this day. Played it when I was going through a rough patch in College and it helped keep me sane. The community in the later months after all the stupid casuals left was awesome(was after the LMG and hipfire nerf, 1.03 or 1.05 patch i believe?) What remained was a hardcore fan base who loved the game and mostly loved the teamwork.. Also the trash talking towards SVER and Raven clans was so much fun. Nowadays all MAG fans get along so well, but back then.. if they weren't part of your PMC then it was all trash talk between us. It was all fun trash talk though, I never remember anyone actually personally attacking someone on a deep personal level.
I loved the way they did PMCs to split the community. And the way they designed the communities made it so certain personalities would choose one PMC over the others, so the people you met would most likely be like you. Valor naturally attracted a lot of Americans and those from North America, military vets, hillbillies, oh and many Texans for some reason xD SVER naturally attracted Russians and others from Asia, kids who were rebellious/anarchist in nature, fans of the AK guns Raven naturally attracted a lot of Europeans, I remember tons of French and German clans, those who loved future tech, also not sure why but I remember they had unusual high number of squeaker kids than the other two
I played it and most players I ever saw where maybe 30-40.
I wasn’t a fan of it. It didn’t play very well and the graphics are terrible. Good concept but the PS3 couldn’t do the game justice. I’m not opposed to a new Mag however.
Planetside 2: the only game that beats it, that you can play now, for free.
One thing I wish it had was faster respawns. I hate modes that benefit campers. One of the reasons I hate the one life gimmick of battle royale. I like to stay in the action, snipers be damned. That being said, the 256 player count would appeal to the BR crowd.
I felt like it was unfocused and too easy to lose without feeling like you made an impact. Killzone 2, on the other hand, was one of my favorite multiplayer experiences.
The original Battle Royal.
No disrespect to MAG but Killzone 2 multiplayer Will never be surpassed
MAG sucked that is why no one played it. I owned a PS3 and actually bought that turd of a game. It sucked.
Bring back MAG! That game was an absolute blast to play
I was a beast in this game,use to slip behind enemy lines blow up the AA gun,next thing you know we HALO jumping into The battle.
This game was one of the worse shooters ever!
LOVED this game! Wasn't perfect but it was a ton of fun!
I recall being super hyped for this game and upon playing it being disappointed. Not initially, but it did get old after a while. There were better shooters even back in 2009.
Well I played it; and no, it wasn't very good. Perhaps it seemed good if you had limited exposure to online FPS games prior to its release (which perhaps was the case with many PS only gamers at the time), but the shooting was very bland and there seemed to be balance issues with regards factions at the start. There were better shooters before it and many more after it, I'm afraid.
oh i played it
MAG was an awesome game that was killed by the industry and it's competitors … COD is no where near the level MAG was when released, I loved that game … Plus it had huge player numbers, quick respawn times … it was just GREAT, plain and simple
I did play it, and it was indeed great.
Awesome game. I played the heck out of it. I remember subscribing to Qore to get the beta.
Holy crap that's right! hahaha RIP MAG, RIP Qore. I forgot why I even had Qore in the first place! lol The BETA for MAG was one of my fondest gaming moments. I was highly anticipating the start of the beta servers but I had school that day. I had started downloading it that morning as soon as I could and just when it finished downloading I found out school was cancelled last minute, because of weather. BEST. SNOW DAY. EVER. I played the beta all day, continuing to put off my homework :P
I hated this damn game, because I suck at it.
False. I did play it. And loved it.
I would love to see a remastered version of MAG on the PS4.
I mean... I played it, and it wasn't very good. Neat ideas in there, but ultimately felt half baked.
Defentily my favourite online game of the ps3 gen. Shutting down zipper interactive was a bad move, what they could have done with mag on ps4 would of been awsome. How well at least we have pub g and fornight 🤮
I had this game along with the expansions.. To me it was boring unfortunately. I'm not big on MP anyways.
knew it, ignored it. because of multiplayercrap.
I'm actually very happy to see this being talked about. Totally ahead of its time and likely never to be again duplicated with a totally unique incentive to keep playing, yup, promotion and ranking up with a purpose that requires some serious communication to succeed. Playing this game and then watching people play Gears of War or Call of Duty on Xbox Live really showed me the difference in online communities and how awful an online experience Xbox Live was. Xbox Live was annoying trashtalk in the Xbox community but MAG showed me the PS community were instead about working with you to help get better at the game, like hanging out with the cool kids in school but Live was like the annoying kids trying to pick on you. And yes, MAG gamers used a headset, contrary to popular belief because if you wanted to get good, and win, you had to communicate well with your squadmates and hope your platoon leaders knew what they weredoing and calling the right shots. Ah Zipper, to bad you and Evolution were shut down...
It was hard to own a PS3 and not hear about this game. It was plastered all over the PS Store for well over a year, and often came up on the front page of the store. Sony had it on their blog, and I got emails about it sometimes. It had a pretty decent player base as I recall, but I never played it that much. Just not into MP games, but those who played it seemed to really like it. I had fun with it when I did play it, but it ultimately didn't suit my tastes in gaming.
There is a reason it was not revisited with a sequel... it really was not a good game.
Did you actually play it (for any decent length of time) or are you just trolling here. It had it's issues like any game but it was fantastic and a unique console FPS for it's time
No it wasn't. I played it for long enough to know that it was hardly what it was advertised as and playe