Okay, being honest, I feel First-Person Shooters have received a bad rep, among game genres.
When you think of FPS games, odds are you don’t think much of the in-depth story, of the complex gameplay. They have created controversy regarding violence, spawned the stereotype of the vulgar, angry 12 year old, and, honestly, tend to be perceived as very simplistic. RPGs, Strategy, Adventure, Fighting, even Third Person Shooter games, considering Fallout and Mass Effect, have received far better reputations.
However- the FPS genre has a lot more going for it than bad stereotypes.
When done right, I firmly believe that the FPS games can excel in ways that other games simply cannot. The intensity and quickness that FPS games provide makes for exciting gameplay to watch, interesting story-telling, as well as, of course, unique interactions with other players. Despite the creation of toxicity at times, this communication with others has allowed for some great, great fun, something different than any other kind of video game. For this countdown, I’ll talk about some of my favorite First Person Shooters, the ones that exemplify the best the genre has to offer. The only rule here: just one entry per franchise is allowed. That being said- let’s start it off!
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