Hello fellow HFboarders
I thought that we could list our 5 favourite FPS games. Motivation is a must, dont bother writing a list without one.
1. Counter Strike
Other then Fifa throughout the years, i dont think i have spent so much time with one game, not even FFVII. While i do not enjoy this game as much today as i did before, it is still a lot of fun. Does it exist a better competitive FPS today? I dont think so. The competitive side of CS the best this genre has to offer, even today.
2. Quake 3
Quake 3 is just so fun to play. Great weapons, awesome maps and cool characters. The atmosphere and pace of the game just makes it so good. It also requires high skills. When i played this game the most, i dominated every server i was on, and i completed most maps on the highest difficulty. And when i play it with friends these days, i dominate them so much they end up with a minus score, even tho it was years since i last played it I have never been so good at a fps as i were when i played this game. This game is also today, very fun to play.
3. Battlefield Bad Company.
This game has two things i love. Huge open maps and it takes place on the country. I mostly played singleplayer, but that was enough for this game to be on this list. The maps were incredible. Huge, open, many veichels, many weapons, secrets and fun stuff to do. The story was also very entertaining. Best FPS singleplayer i have ever played.
4. Arma 2
I want to place this game higher on the list, but with all it's problems, the 4th spot is what it gets. Becuse of my hardware and the game, i have never been able to get the most out of Arma 2. But even so, this game is incredible. The best military simulator made, even with it's glitches. There is just so much you can do in this game. It all comes down to your fantasy. It's mod Dayz is also fantastic.
5. Project IGI
I came across this game randomly. I dont remember how, but i think my mothers current boyfriend had it on a disc and i just tried it for fun. I was instantly hooked. Huge open maps, awesome weapons fun missions. This game was amazing. Maybe i was bad, but this game were very difficult. It took me like 3 days just to complete the second mission (the military base)
Key word should be FAVORITE here, I would have a different list for BEST FPS games.
1 - Team Fortress Classic - Here I am, 13+ years after it's release and I keep coming back. Just so much damn fun, so fast paced, so much skill required, so much going on at all times. Since games keep taking steps and steps backwards, I really don't see myself having another game I'll like as much as TFC because they're (almost) all slowing down and becoming less skill-focused. I know there are still fast paced games like Tribes Ascend, which I do love, but I just don't like it as much.
2 - Deus Ex - Not even sure how many consider it a FPS since I know a lot of people consider it an RPG but I'll throw it in here since it's an RPG/FPS hybrid. Just pretty much perfect, I don't even know how else to describe it. I replayed it almost two years ago and it was still some of the most fun I had playing a game that year.
3 - Half-Life (1&2) - I'll lump this series together, amazing single player experiences with my, to this day, still favorite engines in any game. Gunplay is some of the best around, challenging, they had amazing graphics at the time of release. Valve likes to break the mold with their Half-Life games and they do a hell of a job doing so. Can't wait to see what they have in store for Half-Life 3
4 - S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Series - If I have to pick one, I guess Shadow of Chernobyl although it's really tough for me to pick between that and Call of Pripyat. Huge open world setting in the apocalyptic setting of the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown. The atmosphere is bar none, the best I have ever experienced. It's a terrifying experience where you can die from mutants, humans, or even the environment at every single step. The best survival horror game I've ever played.
5 - Battlefield 2 - My personal favorite of the Battlefield series. They improved on 1942 in every single way IMO. 1942 is still a great game, but 2 is better IMO. So much going on, so much strategizing around the entire map, a good squad could dominate, teamwork is essential.
FPS is probably my least favourite genre of gaming and I really only play single player games but Ill give it a shot.
1. Half Life2 - just a great gaming experience, one of my favourite games of all time despite what I said.
2. Duke Nukem3D - Loved it so many years ago.
3. Goldeneye - Played it so much with roommates, nothing but great memories.
beyond that I cant think of any FPS that I would put on a 'favourite' type list. I consider Deux Ex and STALKER RPG games, have never played the 'war' games (CoD, BF etc..) or Quake games and could not get into TF/TF2 (probably because I was so bad when I tried I just gave up) but I can see how they would be addicting.
I did enjoy Bioshock and am enjoying Farcry3 and others, but it would be a stretch to consider them a 'favourite' of anything.
Half Life 2 - Favorite FPS of all time, and favorite game of all time. Environments are incredibly varied, it always feels like you've got something new to play with (gravity gun, dune buggy, antlion pheromone, etc). Also, I loved the atmosphere in City 17, and the great characters really draw you in. Played through HL1 subsequently, and loved it, but just couldn't match the "wow" factor of my intro to the Half Life series.
Quake 3 - First online FPS I really fell in love with, despite having never really been more than mediocre at it. The game has an awesome sense of speed, and I love running and bouncing around on the launch pads. Few feelings in all of gaming more satisfying than getting a gib from a distance with the rail gun.
Battlefield 2- I really enjoyed BF1942, but there was no looking back for me when BF2 came out. I loved the introduction of squads, and in the early days the "Commander" position would sometimes be put to great use, which would really take the game to a new level. Also, BF2 was one of the first games I really got into that had the notion of persistent "progression", with character experience levels and weapon unlocks and the like. I've loved BF3, having played it on both the 360 and PC, but I just don't think it matches the "wow" I got from BF2.
Bioshock - All around awesome - plasmid gameplay was really fun, always had to think long and hard about which ones to obtain. Another game with phenomenal atmosphere and a really fresh feel. I also enjoyed Bioshock 2 a lot, but wish they couldve shown us more interaction between Ryan and Lamb; that audio recording of their debate you find early on is really great.
COD4 - Again felt really fresh, I was actually somewhat drawn into the story, and generally thought the single player campaign was a lot of fun. Multiplayer for this game was awesome: great maps, addicting progression, several fun game modes, and I had a lot of fun playing this on XBL with friends. Was disappointed to see what I thought was a step backwards with MW2 (especially the single player campaign, which got significantly more action-movie ridiculous), and havent bought a COD game since.
HM: Deus Ex, Left 4 Dead, Unreal Tournament, Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30, and for about 3 weeks a year: Counter Strike
Rainbow 6 Urban Ops (restricted 3rd person view with expansion pack)
Battlefield 2142 (even though I didn't play it much, it was a good game)
Half Life 2.
I've been at this since you could do it. And I think I burned myself out on twichy shooters, so I gravitated to the more expansive ones. And while the BF series had its faults (god knows it did), at its best, it was the series with the most diversity and layered team play.
#5 Wolfenstein 3D: Genre defining isn't a strong enough term. Nothing quite like being out of ammo running from dogs. Great atmosphere. Finding secret areas is very fun and the exploration is some of the best of the day.
#4 America's Army 1.0-2.8x
America's Army does what my #1 fails at, great level design. Warehouse, SF Hospital, SF Extraction and many more are supremely well designed for tactical shooter gameplay.
#3 Duke Nukem 3D
Another game with fantastic level design, especially in terms of multiple layers. Great weapons and use of the jetpack. Set a precedent for humor in shooters. And probably the most memorable protagonist of all FPS.
#2 Unreal Tournament 3
Unfairly derided by many, UT3 has the most well balanced and well refined arena shooter game play in existence. It fails in depth of content but everywhere else it exceeds its predecessors.
#1 Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield.
Peak of tactical shooters. Took what R6 and RS did and further refined the gameplay. Huge assortment of weapons with real in game differences. The sounds are still incredible.
1. Rainbow Six (original PC) - First FPS game I ever played back when mplayer.com was around. Still remains my all time favorite when it comes to FPS'.
2. Counterstrike - Basically what everyone else has said.
3. Halo 2 - By far the most consistent fun I've ever had playing a console FPS. Hoping 343 makes an anniversary edition for this as Halo just hasn't been fun since this game.
4. Rainbow six: Rogue Spear - Next game released after the original RB6, I didn't spend as much time as I did with the original but it still held it's own as one of the best during its time.
5. Call of Duty (First) - I played this game non stop when it was released. The intensity is something that always had me coming back, huge explosions, big firefights and just the general game play was incredible.
The original game was basically the entirety of my gaming between 8th and 12th grade when I wasn't playing Diablo II or Starcraft. My best friend lived up the street and nearly every Friday or Saturday I would spend the night playing Halo until the wee hours of the morning. Fondest memories in all FPS gaming are Halo LAN parties where we hooked up two Xboxes on two TVs and played eight-person on Blood Gulch or Sindwinder. I see Halo get a ton of flack from some gamers who don't understand it's meant to be played with your friends on one (or two) screens.
Spent basically every Wednesday my senior year in college getting baked and playing this with my friends. Loved playing knives only on Stacks. I like playing the other MW titles but there was something about the original that always played best IMO.
I was never that great at it in the first place and once I played it again as an adult I was pretty waffle. Still it was always fun since it was the original console FPS and there were plenty of birthday parties between age 9 and 15 when it was a staple. There are few things more entertaining in the history of gaming than going Slappers on Turbo mode.
4) Halo 2
Played this a lot freshman year of college since everyone could hook up their LAN to the dorm intranet. Had a lot of fun on maps like Ascension, Beaver Creek, Foundation, Ivory Tower, and Lockout. Was an unabashed sword ***** but also loved dual SMG, sniper rifles, and the needler.
5) Unreal Tournament
The first PC FPS I ever played, even though I was barely good enough to beat the bots, is mainly in my memory because if you named yourself "HisPenis" there would be a lot of funny kill lines. Loved jumping with the beam rifle or rockets from platform to platform and strafing the bejeezus out of enemies.