21 First Person Shooters you shouldn't have missed

The first person shooter genre is indisputably one of the most popular among PC gamers and has been for well over a decade. Whether it is for the technological leaps that a game has brought with it, the unseen interactivity for its time or just the plain fast-paced action that is fun to play, every couple of years there is at least one such great title that makes people drool incessantly until it's finally out there for public consumption.

Yet, unfortunately with the staggering number of games that get released year after year, it's not hard to miss the target and never come to play some of the best games this genre has to offer. Even some titles that have been critically acclaimed for some reason just don't click with consumers and their fate inevitably leads to becoming one of those hidden gems of yesteryear, likely to never surface again.

We have come up with a list of 21 first person shooters that any serious FPS player shouldn't have missed. The usual suspects obviously had to make it, but you're also sure to find some other oldies that you either didn't give a fair chance or just missed in the process. Simply put, we are going to take you on a stroll down FPS memory lane.

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Great list of games. I only disagree with one of them (Battlefield 2). I wish I could get around to playing all the ones I missed though.

Wow. Just Wow. To me, Battlefield 2 is the epitome of what a large, squad based First Person Shooter should strive to be. I still feel to this day no game has even come close to getting the formula as right as BF2 did.

I am looking forward to building a new gaming PC just to start playing it again, not even kidding.

Ghost Recon, Doom 3, Half-life 2, Call of Duty series, Medal of Honor: Allied Assault, F.E.A.R andBioshock are all games I would've liked to see.

PS: Every time I play Halo PC there is always more than 2000 players on

Out of that list the only ones I missed were Shogo and Undying. I never wanted to play Halo, and I don't regret not playing it. Console shooters are false shooters.

toadeater said,
Out of that list the only ones I missed were Shogo and Undying. I never wanted to play Halo, and I don't regret not playing it. Console shooters are false shooters.

Halo for the PC was quite fun. I've played thru it many times now, never gets old for me...

Wow.. Just wow. I'm ashamed to say I've played them all and probably more that where under the radar at the time.

My Favorite FPS would have to be Eradicator and System Shock 2.

But I do have to say, I miss the quality of the games from years past compared to present.

Mostly in the sense that I spent the majority of the 90's playing games and doing nothing else. Reading through that list, it finally hit home that I'm no longer young lol.

Can Portal be classed as FPS? You never actually shoot anything....

And I do genuinely believe XIII should have been included on the list. Over Chronicles of Riddik anyday....

39 going on 40 (all too soon) and i can say that I have played every game on that list. I need a life, scratch that, a woman!

There several of these on gog.com that you can buy.
I've actually play / own of majority of these.

Some of my favorites were: No one lives forever, Tribes, Shogo Mobile Armor Division. and espically the System Shock.

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