The First, First Person Shooter: An INFOGRAPHIC

The first person shooter is arguably the most successful genre in computer gaming today, its journey is long and epic and has evolved like no other gaming genre, some of you may be surprised as too where it started, others may not. Below we have listed not only the most successful games in the field but one’s that have defined and inspired both gamers and developers alike. Please feel free to share your comments below!

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Goldeneye on the N64 was the biggest FPS of all time until Call of Duty: Modern warfare knocked it off its perch 10 years later, and believe it or not Half-life sold more copies than Half-life 2.

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Not only that, RPG's have evolved FAR more than any other genre of games including FPS's, starting at ZORK and making it all the way to World of Warcraft / Guildwars 2 etc.

This list is **** poor. Mentions HL being released on PC and PS2, where's all the OS's that Wolfenstein 3D was released on? Where's duke nukem 3D? Such a **** list it's not even worth reading.

CounterStrike 1.4, for me, was what really launched multiplayer gaming. Not as popular as some, but really launched multipalyer FPSs.

Perfect72 said,
CounterStrike 1.4, for me, was what really launched multiplayer gaming. Not as popular as some, but really launched multipalyer FPSs.

Except Quake 2 was doing it was before counterstrike and better.

Cool infographic, but it should have included Far Cry which I think was the first modern FPS to have major influence on the genre with it's awesome graphics, great AI and open-world features. Another one is Crysis.

You can explain the modern FPS games without this two IMO.

Quite incomplete and fairly uninformed. Half-Life franchise, as influence, deserves a bigger (much bigger) spot on this. How about System Shock 1 or 2? It's not significant in FPS history the these games implemented the first good rpg/fps hybrid gameplay?

sanctified said,
Quite incomplete and fairly uninformed. Half-Life franchise, as influence, deserves a bigger (much bigger) spot on this. How about System Shock 1 or 2? It's not significant in FPS history the these games implemented the first good rpg/fps hybrid gameplay?

Good point I didn't notice that, not even a mention of Deus Ex which did the same thing but usually gets more coverage

Too bad all the innovation stopped with the Call of Battlefield Honor Halo Duty series.

Now it's all about milk.

TRC said,
Too bad all the innovation stopped with the Call of Battlefield Honor Halo Duty series.

Now it's all about milk.

Call of Battlefield Honor Halo Duty series? I'd pay to play that... Would the main character be part of a SOCOM team of elite Marines driving Warthogs in some terrorist country fighting against ugly aliens?

nvllsvm said,
How is quake less violent than Doom? They're both pretty gibby, but Quake seems to be the gibbier.


Aliens/monsters/demons vs people

Also doom had blood sprites, quake had... Polygons that looked like .... Pyramids.

nvllsvm said,
How is quake less violent than Doom? They're both pretty gibby, but Quake seems to be the gibbier.

have no idea.. and certainly Postal 2 is way more violent than any of those. as well as the nude mod. there's always Blade of Darkness but thats third person. oh here's an arm. beat ya over the head with it. which I guess Skyrim you can do with with a mod. But Blade of Darkness did it naturally and no Bloodrayne. she's a hybrid though. think sometimes I prefer third person to first person.. gog.com has been helping in that area... no quake or doom yet although was able to play Doom Gles on my android. just the settings suck. strafe is not where it should be.