Slideshow: A History of First-person Shooters in 20 Games
The long-anticipated release of Halo 4 and the latest Call of Duty, November is shaping up to be a great month for first-person shooters.
We've decided to look back at the great FPS games of the past, so here are what we think to be the 20 most notable titles from the last 30 years.
During that time, there have been plenty of refreshes and remakes, but we've omitted sequels from the list. You may argue that Quake II is better than Quake I - or even that it's an entirely unrelated game - but it's ground-breaking first instalment that makes our list, for example.
CoD's dominance puts the genre in quite a chokehold, so it may be a while before we see anything take the world of FPS by storm. There was a time, though, when even the likes of Doom were having Mexican standoffs with rival shooters. ®
How the heck could you have missed the... ?!?!?
Brings back memories, does it? Post your recollections in the Comments section. Ditto any games you think we should have included.
But what about..
3D monster maze, originaly written for the zx81 in 1981!
Re: Well, the graphics have certainly got better but...
Nonsense! These days you can look up and down and everything.
Re: Well, there you go
That's a pretty amazing thing to admit on a gaming article.
Kind of like saying "What, beer's alcoholic? I thought it was a type of apple juice, that's why I've been drinking Campari and orange all these years" in the pub.
Wot no Battlezone?
Wot no Scarabaeus (C64) (pretty impressive for such a slow machine).
Probably for its deformable terrain.