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That's hard to answer, the 2000s had so many great FPS.

Halo(2), CoD4, F.E.A.R, Team Fortress 2, Portal, Far Cry, Crysis, UT2004 were all fantastic games but I will choose Half Life 2.

Yeah HL2 is the safest pick but It was an incredible experience back then.



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I forgot crysis damm



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Halo: Combat Evolved. It's impact on the genre cannot be overestimated. It either introduced or popularized (often by virtue of being the first title to do them right) many mechanics that are now genre standards. One of the most notable examples is the so-called “Golden Tripod.” Being able to melee opponents or throw grenades without having to cycle through your inventory and formally equip a melee weapon (fists, chainsaw, or whatever) or grenades was something I had yet to experience in an FPS. Halo also had the first truly effective integration of vehicular combat in the genre, whereas in previous shooters I played you either didn’t have vehicles, or they were poorly implemented and tacked-on affairs. It popularized the dual analog "left stick to move, right stick to aim" controls pioneered by Alien Resurrection and TimeSplitters the year before. Both the Campaign and multiplayer stage designs were incredible and included a good mix of massive outdoors environments in addition to the smaller indoors arenas. It was as far as I'm aware of the first FPS to have regenerating shields. Finally, you could only carry two weapons at a time instead of an entire arsenal, another thing that was as far as I know a first in the genre. The two-gun limit was interesting in that it forced you to make tough tactical decisions on the fly (“Do I go pistol and rockets, or shotgun and sniper, or maybe something else?”).

All told, Halo was the most revolutionary FPS since Doom was released in 1993, and many of the things we take for granted today in FPSs we have Halo to thank for. It really was “Combat Evolved.” Also, let's not forget that it was arguably single-handedly responsible for putting the Xbox on the map. It was attached to around half of all Xbox systems sold by March 31, 2002, and had sold over a million copies in that span, a faster sales pace than any other sixth-gen game at that point. Without Halo, it's likely that the Xbox would have been far less popular than it was, and may have stalled out of the gates and struggled to find its footing, potentially leaving the brand to wither and fade into obscurity. In a way, Master Chief was MS's Mario, a mascot character headlining a game that was responsible for making the console it was on a household name.

So, Halo CE didn't just evolve FPS combat, it built a console brand. Because of this, I rate it among the most important video games ever.

Oh, and it was and still is incredibly fun. I still play the campaign on a regular basis, and I've sunk far more time into it than any other FPS campaign.



Halflife 2
Bioshock
Crysis
Borderlands

And not sure if it counts, but Metroid Prime.



I was about to say Modern Warfare until I remembered Half life 2, damn Half life 2 was so, so good.



 

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Metroid Prime.

Particularly the first one, and also the Trilogy for the Wii with really good motion controls.
Its original, it goes to places no other game has gone before. Its really immersive and atmospheric including it's locations & music. Also it does the Metroidvania genre in the style of a FPS really well and is critically acclaimed for translating the 2D franchise into 3D while keeping it's signature style intact. Its even arguable better than it's 2D counterparts as the exploration element has a new dimension. Also the scanning mechanic also adds even more new dimensions to it's new 3D dimension.

I can't wait for Metroid Prime 4, its gonna be epic XD



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Hmm... I'm gonna' break this into two categories;
Singleplayer: Killzone 2
Multiplayer: Call of Duty 2



DialgaMarine said:
For me, Resistance: Fall of Man. If 2010 counts, then MAG. Resistance 2 and Killzone 2 come a close second.

Yeah, if only 2010 did count, Resistance 2 multiplayer was absolutely amazing back in the day, not to mention the singleplayer was so fucking good too... I wish Insomniac would revisit the franchise :( As for MAG, it was such an ambitious game and I loved it! What faction were you in? I started with SVER since that was the "cool" team, but gave the other two a try and found out I actually enjoyed Valor the most so I stuck with them... my Move controller got so much use just from this game alone!



Ka-pi96 said:
VAMatt said:

I think Halo: CE is the most influential FPS of all time.  I can't even think of another game to put in the conversation.  

Doom? GoldenEye? COD Modern Warfare?

Those were big games.  But, I don't think any of them represent a real turning point in the genre like Halo did. 

Well, maybe Doom, since it more or less established the genre as mainstream.  

So, I'll put Doom in the convo with Halo.  



Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory. It was, and possibly still is, the best multiplayer shooter I've played.