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Unreal Tournament 2004, still one of the finest online shooters ever made IMO.

Followed closely by Timesplitters 2. We used to have 8 player matches, 2 PS2's connected via a link cable, sofa's back to back and did 4 vs 4. Amazing stuff.



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Lukaz0r said:
Unreal Tournament 2004, still one of the finest online shooters ever made IMO.

On my third spot, but only after I found out I could change the weapon graphics to UT2003 for the ASMD Shock Rifle - I hated the 2004 design and constantly mixed it up with the link gun.

Too bad I slowed down with the years, can't keep up anymore in that game.

Edit: Far Cry cames on the third spot for me.

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KLXVER said:
7 whole posts about the best FPS games and no mention of Half-Life 2? How times have changed...

Personally, Half Life 2 for me is an above average shooter that happens to be a technical marvel for the time and innovative story telling. The game itself was good but not amazing. The gunplay was never the best and I didn't care for the MP.

Most people are probably thinking about game you can simply jump into have fun, not a linear story driven experience. That's why Halo games are strong contenders. You can jump into one of your favorite missions or time tested MP that still holds up really well. 



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S.Peelman said:
Call of Duty. The original one.

I remember playing this game on PC when it was released, it was amazing.

Years later I tried replaying it on Xbox 360, I got so bored I never even finished it. Maybe I will continue my progress if it ever comes to X1 BC.



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Borderlands, duh.



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Mr Puggsly said:
KLXVER said:
7 whole posts about the best FPS games and no mention of Half-Life 2? How times have changed...

Personally, Half Life 2 for me is an above average shooter that happens to be a technical marvel for the time and innovative story telling. The game itself was good but not amazing. The gunplay was never the best and I didn't care for the MP.

Most people are probably thinking about game you can simply jump into have fun, not a linear story driven experience. That's why Halo games are strong contenders. You can jump into one of your favorite missions or time tested MP that still holds up really well. 

As someone who played HL2 for the first time in 2016, I couldn't stand it. Got as far as that horrible, horrible boat escape that dragged on for like an hour before finally had to give up, it was just a tedious chore to me.

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Deus Ex (2000) - a game that pushes the boundaries of what the video game medium is capable of to a degree unmatched to this very day.

Perfect dark on N64 followed by Medal of honour frontline than Call of duty IV



During that decade I played pretty much every FPS that was released and Half-Life 2 is so far ahead of the competition it's not even funny.

Best graphics at the time (with Far Cry)
Best storytelling in an FPS
amazing value (~14 hours singleplayer)
impressive physics engine
varied gameplay (puzzles, shooting, driving, platforming)
interesting characters
fantastic atmosphere
iconic soundfiles (weapons and suit)

Perfect in every single way.



Runner-up is probably Bioshock.

Last edited by Barozi - on 06 June 2019

Most influential, probably Halo Combat Evolved. My personal choice, Halo 2.