FPS Rise in popularity started way way back in 92 with Wolfenstein 3D and Doom Bungie Studios released its first FPS, titled Pathways into Darkness in 1993 for the Mac. Pathways into Darkness layed the groundwork for the highly successful Marathon trilogy which began in 1994. Marathon went on to pioneered many FPS features we know and love today, including secondary weapons functions, a free look camera, and aiming in the vertical dimension. Star Wars: Dark Forces was released in 1995, Apogee’s Duke Nukem 3D,Duke Nukem 3D, id Software released the much anticipated Quake, which used 3D polygons instead of sprites in 1996.
A year later Rare’s GoldenEye 007, was released on the Nintendo 64 in 1997 (some gamers to this day still consider this game one of if not the best FPS of all time). Valve’s Half-Life was released in 1998 along with Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six which went on to started a popular trend of tactical first person shooters,Ã‚Â Medal of Honor is released in 1999 starting the way over used World War II era games (yeah 10 years of WWII games time to move on people)Ã‚Â also in 1999 Id’s Quake III Arena and Epic’s Unreal Tournament, both were popular for their frenetic and accessible online multiplayer modes.Counter-Strike was also released in 1999, which was a Half-Life mod.
1999, Bungie unveiled a real-time strategy game called Halo (what Halo Wars is now) at the following E3, an overhauled 3rd person shooter version was displayed. Later in 2000 Bungie was bought by Microsoft, and Halo was revamped and released as a first person shooter, one of the launch titles for the Xbox console. Battlefield 1942, a World War II shooter released in 2002 Doom 3, released in 2004. Resistance: Fall of Man 2006 Bioshock,Crysis , Halo 3 , Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare all were released in 2007 and Far Cry 2 Resistance 2 hit 2008 i know what your going to say what about this year? well most og the good FPS are still new and others aren’t out yet so they’ll be on the list for next year.
So now that the history lesson over which is the “Best FPS of all time?”Ã‚Â my vote is Halo, agree? lets hear what you got.