First-person shooters are pretty much the reason why gaming has managed to become so massive these days. Visceral, explosive thrill-rides where you blast your way through nameless henchmen as all manner of baysplosions rain down around you while half of Iraq burns down in the process.
What began with Wolfenstein continued with Doom, Quake and Duke Nukem Forever, before evolving into high-budget fantasy simulators that dominate the charts every year. First-person shooters, ain’t going nowhere.
But which one is the best? When you take a game or a franchise and boil it down to its essence, which one stands tall over the countless others? Is it Battlefield’s gorgeous authenticity and drive for a more sobering wartime experience?
Call of Duty’s emphasis on explosive action? Titanfall’s fast-paced sense of agility and movement? Halo’s quick action and satisfying gunplay? Destiny’s even more satisfying gameplay and sense of reward? The loot ‘n shoot grind of Borderlands?
And that’s just scratching the surface. I haven’t even come up with hyperbole yet for other games in the genre, such as Rainbow Six, Counter-Strike, Far Cry, Wolfenstein and Half-Life: Opposing Forces (BEST HALF-LIFE!).
So which FPS game do you think nailed pew-pew right? Which one manages to outclass the rest? Let us know below.
Last Updated: September 25, 2015