From the forum issue 132 - Favourite first-person shooter

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From the forum issue 132 - Favourite first-person shooter

Post by NickThorpe » Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:07 am

Hi guys, usual deal for the letters page. This time around: what's your favourite first-person shooter?

I'll be honest and say I don't play them tremendously regularly, because I tend to get motion sickness when I'm playing them. I really like games that play with the template a bit, like Metroid Prime, Chronicles of Riddick and Mirror's Edge, but for an out-and-out blast it has to be Doom II. Although it was quite old by the time I got a PC, its low technical requirements allowed more of my friends to get online with it. As a result it was a core part of my early experiences with online gaming, alongside the likes of Red Alert 2 and Phantasy Star Online.
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Post by RetroBob » Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:11 am

DOOM II - I can go back to it at any point and instantly get straight back in to it.
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Post by ArchaicKoala » Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:07 am

Quake 3 Arena - I spent most of the summer after my GCSEs playing this online on my Dreamcast - Such a great game but my mum wasn't happy with the phone bill! :lol:

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Post by TheDude18 » Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:17 am

Purely based on the amount of hours I have spent playing the game, It would have to be Doom II. But then I'd leave out Unreal Tournament, Half-Life, Duke Nukem 3D, Blood, Forsaken.................
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Post by PostieDoc » Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:31 am

I'm going for Unreal Tournament, the most fun I have ever had with my brothers.

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Post by gman72 » Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:12 pm

Orange Box on the 360. Fantastic games and great value.
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Post by noobish hat » Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:32 pm

Goldeneye is the obvious choice for me. Just as playable today as it was 15 years ago, I don't care what they say! Less popular choice would be Doom 64. Great lighting effects and atmosphere, and too many levels and secrets for its own good.
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Post by Bub&Bob » Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:48 pm

Gonna have to go for Turok N64 as its the only FPS ive actually played for more than 5 minutes.
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Post by WoodyCG » Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:51 pm

Motion sickness pretty much kills most of these games for me - the irony is that the prettier and smoother the game the worse it is - but I do recall enjoying Medal of Honor - Allied Assault and the original Call Of Duty games on PC. Also spent a lot of time playing Time Splitters 2 on the Gamecube in co-op mode.

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Post by psj3809 » Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:01 pm

I love these games, from Doom to Duke Nukem to Quake to Medal of Honor to Half Life etc.

Quake II was probably the game i played the most but...

My vote goes to Doom. I never really used a PC much for gaming before, was always into consoles. The second i saw Doom round my friends house on his PC it blew me away. Funny looking back but back then it seemed so scary, these corridors and massive levels you were going around.

Duke Nukem/Quake II are a close second

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Post by ncf1 » Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:00 pm

They have come a long way with FPS's but the one that stands out to me with unparalleled atmosphere is the original Medal of Honor on PS1.

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Post by Dave300 » Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:14 pm

Doom 2!
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Post by PaulEMoz » Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:46 pm

I'm not a massive fan of FPS games, but there are a couple which made a big impact on me. First, there's Return to Castle Wolfenstein which, in its "in the castle" moments felt like playing Where Eagles Dare, and was therefore awesome. The other one is Halo 3: ODST. I don't enjoy any of the Halo games, but this one hooked me and I stuck with it until I completed it. There's a possibility that part of that was due to the fact three of the characters were voiced by Firefly actors and I love that show, but I found the format much more interesting than the average FPS game.

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Post by NorthWay » Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:13 pm

TimeSplitters. The latest one more than the others, but all good.

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Post by Negative Creep » Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:42 pm

Half Life 2, which is as close as you'll get to perfection. Great atmosphere, weapons, characters, a long and varied campaign and brilliant set pieces. I'll never forget the first time I did the crane puzzle and suddenly realised I was actually playing something with lifelike physics.
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