Posts Tagged ‘first person shooter’

612th played so far Genre: First-Person Shooter Platform: PC/Xbox/Playstation 2 Year of Release: 2001 Developer: Gray Matter Interactive Publisher: Activision Wolfenstein 3D is certainly a notable game. It was amazing to see 3D done at the time, as a first person shooter. Horribly dated now, of course, but the technology was amazing at the time. […]

611th played so far Genre: First-Person Shooter Platform: PC Year of Release: 1999 Developer: Irrational Games/Looking Glass Studios Publisher: Electronic Arts System Shock is an influential shooter, in part because it further develops the open world setup that we will in the future encounter in the Ultima Underworld series, but also because it leads into […]

#619 Unreal Tournament 2004

Posted: 8th June 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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608th played so far Genre: First-Person Shooter Platform: PC Year of Release: 2004 Developer: Epic Games Publisher: Atari One of my big early FPS experiences was the first Unreal game, one of the early games in the genre to play with story telling and audio logs. It was a new experience that I wasn’t used […]

#417 Quake III Arena

Posted: 9th April 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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593rd played so far Genre: First-Person Shooter Platform: PC Year of Release: 1999 Developer: id Software Publisher: Activision A bit of a jump in genre here. Somewhere around 2000 – and obviously, in case of this game, in 1999, several publishers and developers realised that the main thing that kept people playing FPS games was […]

#629 Battlefield 2

Posted: 1st April 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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591st played so far Genre: First-Person Shooter Platform: PC Year of Release: 2005 Developer: EA Digital Illusions CE Publisher: EA Games It’s a quick return to the Battlefield series. At the time of writing the first game hasn’t been published on here yet, showing the quick turnaround. Aside from being a long series, however, it’s […]

#496 Battlefield 1942

Posted: 23rd January 2017 by Jeroen in Games
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574th played so far Genre: First-Person Shooter Platform: PC Year of Release: 2002 Developer: Digital Illusions Publisher: Electronic Arts There are four games on this list that are from the Battlefield franchise, with this one being the oldest. It’s another franchise of military shooters – the Call of Duty series coming from the same lineage. […]

#586 Halo 2

Posted: 31st August 2016 by Jeroen in Games
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538th played so far Genre: First-Person Shooter Platform: Xb0x Year of Release: 2004 Developer: Bungie Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios And here we finally return to the Halo series. We’ve played the first and ODST spinoffs of the series so far and have a few more coming up. The first was an exploration of a nice, […]

#359 Quake II

Posted: 27th August 2016 by Jeroen in Games
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537th played so far Genre: First-Person Shooter Platform: Various Year of Release: 1997 Developer: id Software Publisher: Activision Following in our travel through first-person shooters, Quake II is the next on the list. Despite its current omnipresence in the list, it seems to have taken until the 2000s before it got that good. Before then, […]

#501 Metroid Prime

Posted: 11th August 2016 by Jeroen in Games
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533rd played so far Genre: Action/First-Person Shooter Platform: Gamecube Year of Release: 2002 Developer: Retro Studios Publisher: Nintendo The Metroid Prime series is Metroid done as a first-person shooter, an interesting variation on the theme that was experimental at the time. So when we started playing Metroid Prime, we did so using the Wii remastered […]

#753 Crysis

Posted: 23rd December 2015 by Jeroen in Games
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475th played so far Genre: First Person Shooter Platform: PC Year of Release: 2007 Developer: Crytek Frankfurt Publisher: Electronic Arts I’ll be honest, I don’t have that much affinity with Crysis. I’ve obviously seen it on lists before and come across it, but it never really struck a chord with me. Reading about it, it […]