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The Slow Heat Death of the Arena Shooter

It wasn’t that long ago that the likes of Quake and Unreal Tournament dominated the FPS genre, their frenetic and frantic gameplay requiring nerves of steel and almost inhuman reflexes. This was the era of Thresh and Fatal1ty.

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Sciurus_vulgaris453d ago

I think the old school arena shooters would have had a significant, but not huge resurgence had Doom (2016)’s multiplayer been more impressive. Doom (2016) would have benefited from old school arena style multiplayer in my opinion. Doom (2016) sold well and it could have been the title to reignite the old school arena shooter genre.