*+-It’s literally not even an hour since I wrote about how Bethesda have missed the target with their new trailer for Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited. With that trailer, Bethesda acted as though we’d all never heard of an RPG before. That trailer was bad enough. But it was just a warm-up for what was… Read more »
*+-When it comes to the Destiny: House of Wolves expansion, Bungie’s attitude is clear. They want to reward you for little effort. And if you do put effort into the game, well then they’ll reward you more than ever before. Do you remember The Dark Below? It was released back in December and irritated quite… Read more »
*+-The Hitman: Agent 47 trailer is out and one things painfully obvious: Agent 47 is bored shitless of stealth. For a movie based on a game that’s supposed to be all about stealth, the Hitman: Agent 47 trailer is packed full of a ridiculous amount of explosions and all out gun-toting shenanigans. Someone better get… Read more »
Abuse is a a retro run and gun game that was made by video game developer Cracked dot com and released for DOS in 1996. The game’s source code was made public domain in the 90s, allowing it to be put up online for free. In the game you play as lead character Nick Vrenna who was wrongly imprisoned.
*+- Absolute Force Online
Absolute Force Online is a free to play tactical shooter that is viewed from a first person and third person perspective. It was made by video game developer TQ Digital and is built on the Unreal 3 engine. In the game you play on the side of either “Justice Hand” or “Fallen Angel” and will fight the opposite team in global combat.
Destiny is the most hotly anticipated games of the year. An online multiplayer RPG FPS, Destiny is considered to be the spiritual successor to Halo, coming from game developer Bungie. C
Epoch is a shooter in the point and click genre in which you play a character with limited movement. You’re given either a limited amount of health or time in which to eliminate the enemies on a map and pass onto the next level.
Warframe is a free to play cooperative shooter that plays out in third person perspective. It was created by video game developer Digital Extremes for PC and PS4. The game is free to play but, naturally, there are lots of different items to purchase using the in-game currency.
*+- Metro Last Night
Metro Last Night is a horror shooter that will scare the hell out of you. The game features an excellent degree of realism and truly makes you believe that you are a part of the story. The plot is tied in to the story of Metro 2033. This time around, you are quested with finding the remnant Dark One and uncovering many plots and twists about the factions who are vying for control of a military facility. As with Metro 2033, Metro Last Night features a dark and sinister atmosphere designed to scare the hell out of you.
*+- Metal Gear Solid
Metal Gear Solid is one of the most popular game franchises of all time and is made by video game developer Kojima Studios under the guidance of legendary video game designer Hideo Kojima. An action adventure / shooter game with a heavy emphasis on stealth, Metal Gear has been popular ever since the first game on MSX, but saw a massive rise in popularity with the Metal Gear Solid series on Playstation consoles.
Metroid is a classic and highly popular series of Nintendo games in which you play as Samus Aran as she journey’s through space. There have been tons of different games in the Metroid series, with many of them being critically acclaimed. The original Metroid games began as a cross between Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda, merging the platform and puzzle genres. These were heavily improved upon when Metroid Prime was released for Gamecube.
Mass Effect became one of the most popular series of games over recent years with its unique blend of sci fi, RPG gameplay and shooter aspects. It took these three highly popular themes and merged them together into one unforgettable gaming experience. You play as Commander Shepard as he travels across the galaxy in an attempt to save everyone from the evil Reapers. On your journey you will make important decisions that will influence the eventual outcome of the game.
*+- Left 4 Dead 2
Left 4 Dead 2 is largely based around cooperative gameplay and uses Valve’s Source game engine. The game is set in a post-apocalyptic world and centres around four survivors who must battle their way through hordes of zombies. There are five campaigns in which the goal is to survive and to escape. The game uses AI Director 2.0, an artificial intelligence engine to create procedurally altered AI that changes depending on the way you play the game.
*+- Wolfenstein The New Order
Wolfenstein: The New Order is a FPS game and successor to the retro (and recent flop) Wolfenstein games. Made by video games developer MachineGames and published by Bethesda, Wolfenstein The New Order is a first person shooter for XBox 360, XBox One, PS3 and PS4.
The game is set in a fictional 1960s in which the Nazi won the Second World War. William B J Blazowicz is charged with launching a counter attack against the Nazis to reclaim the world.
*+- Just Cause 2
Just Cause 2 is a game from video game developer Avalanche Studio ant fall into the action-adventure genre. Just Cause 2 runs on the Avalance 2.0 video game engine. The game is set on the opposite side of the world to its predecessor, locating players in Panau, an island in Southeast Asia. You play Rico Rodriguez as he tries to overthrow Pandak Baby Panay, an evil dictator.
*+- Half Life
Half Life is a first person shooter from video game developer Valve Software and was originally released in 1998. In the game you play as Dr Gordon Freeman, a physicist and MIT graduate. After a multi-dimensionsal experiment foes wrong and generated a resonance cacase, Freemand is forced to escape the Black Mesa Research Facility. You must battle your way through soldiers, alien invaders and an elite Black Ops detachment in order to save the world from the invasion.
*+- Ghost Recon
Ghost Recon is a franchise of first person and third person shooters based on books by writer Tom Clancy. The games are specifically designed to create a realistic simulation of military combat. In the game, Ghosts, a special operations team of elite troops, fight their way through a corrupt government hell bent on creating war throughout the world. The games are slow, methodical and tactical, creating a more realistic sense of combat than most shooter games. In the first five games in the series, players controlled a team of elite soldiers
*+- Gears of War
Third person shooter Gears of War is one of the most popular series of games over recent years and received excellent reviews for its innovative take on the shooter genre. Originally released for XBox 360 and later for PC, Gears of War sold over 4 million copies to become one of the most successful games of recent times.
Gears of War uses an over the shoulder perspective in third person to create a game that puts you right into the heart of the action. The cover mechanic is one of the most important parts of the gameplay, allowing you to hide behind various objects and to fire safely.
Black is a classic PS2 and XBox first person shooter that was made by video game developer Criterion games and published under EA . It was later released as an XBox Live game in February of 2008. The entire purpose of Black is to faithfully recreate guns. Black is full of realistic and highly detailed gun models which you can use to blow up destructible environments in a complete over the top way not dissimilar to a Hollywood action movie.
Bioshock is one of the most popular and most highly rated series of FPS games of all time, combining classic FPS elements with RPG and a strong story to create a truly unforgettable experience.
Bioshock became one of the most highly rated games ever because of its unique combination of shooter and RPG elements. This has left many gamers searching for more games like Bioshock. Since the original game was released in 2007 the series has seen a few iterations each of which improves on the formula, with the best and most recent game being Bioshock Infinite.
*+- America’s Army
America’s Army 3 is the third game in the AA series and is a very unique game, being created by the US Army to help with the recruitment process. Because it has been viewed as a political game and as an incentive for gamers to get involved with the army, many critics have slammed AA as an immoral use of gaming. But at the same time, America’s Army 3’s realism makes it a highly popular and unforgettable game.
To call NaissanceE a platfomer is to do a disservice to the developer. NaissanceE is a platformer with a difference—several difference, actually. It starts with the artistic design. Dark rooms of twisted geometry create an abstract architectural world, the likes of which we’ve never seen before. It’s like taking a trip to the Fundació Joan Miró museum in Barcelona—inspiring, mind-bending stuff.
*+- Ring Runner
Ring Runner: Flight of the Sages is a real thrill ride. Great graphics, interesting characters and just the right amount of challenge make this well worthy of recommendation. Head over to the game developers for more on Ring Runner: Flight of the Sages.
*+- 10 Second Ninja
2D action platformer 10 Second Ninja has been garnering a lot of press attention of late, partly due to its premise, partly due to its excellent game design. Created by Dan Pearce and featuring music by Tim Rurkowsi, 10 Second Ninja has you filling the shoes of a ninja killing Nazi robots whose leader, Robot Hitler, wants you dead. Basically it’s that dream I had the other week, but in video game form.
*+- Jets n Guns
Developer Rake in Grass have designed one of the most stylish shooter em ups of the year, with their new title Jets ‘n’ Guns, a uniquely designed game with a fresh aesthetic, scalable difficulty and a great sense of humour. As though that weren’t enough, genre newcomers have even more reason to rejoice as Snake in Grass have created one of the most approachable, beginner-friendly shooters on the market.
*+- OMG Zombies!
OMG-Zombies takes place on one single screen which is mostly black and white. Despite the fact that you’re playing a soldier it’s your puzzle skills that will be tested, rather than your shooting skills. Shoot a zombie and it’ll blow up, and if a znother zombie is nearby it will wipe it out too, causing a chain reaction of exploding zombies. Awesome. Clearly, that’s very very awesome.
*+- Drunk Robot Pornography
Drunk Robot Pornography is crazy—as though the title didn’t make that clear. It’s an arena based single-players FPS which is insanely chaotic and unrelenting. It’s going to kick your ass, and you’re going to like it, like some fetishist who can’t get enough Drunk Robot Pornography.
*+- Rise of the Triad
An arena shooter in which you’ll find plenty of freedom to explore and to get lost. It’s a less streamlined affair than most modern shooters, where corridors direct you purposefully from one objective to another. This all makes for speedy action and a lot of replay value that will keep players hooked.
*+- Hard Reset
When you first begin playing Hard Reset it promises everything you could ever want from a shooter. The futuristic guns pack a punch, the graphics are beautiful, the plot gets you hooked into the story. You play as CLN, who is working for an extremely powerful corporation. When the Sanctuary is breached you are forced to down your whisky and head out to fight some robots who are trying to rob some artificial intelligence that could threaten the human race. Typically, there’s more to the story than meets the eye and you soon learn the truth about the corporation you’re working for.