Best PC FPS Games of the last 5 Years (Suggestions)

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Re: Best PC FPS Games of the last 5 Years (Suggestions)

Postposted on Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:07 am

Been playing the CS:GO beta lately and I rather like it. I suspect I'll be spending quite some time on CSS after the beta ends but before the game releases. On the other hand, I have serious doubts about dropping anymore money on all those BF3 expansions: there's simply way too damn many and I need to make a good assessment of how much content they offer before dropping in. (i.e. Decent amount of new weapons/vehicles on the new maps, instead of just the new maps.)
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Re: Best PC FPS Games of the last 5 Years (Suggestions)

Postposted on Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:41 am

So is Crysis 2 "consolized"? Is that why folks don't recommend it?
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Re: Best PC FPS Games of the last 5 Years (Suggestions)

Postposted on Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:03 pm

PerfectCr wrote:So is Crysis 2 "consolized"? Is that why folks don't recommend it?


I wouldn't say it's consolized. I think maybe some people just use the word "consolized" to describe a game they don't particularly like. imo
It's a solid FPS would great graphics, good story, and lots of cool weapons including the nanosuit (which is awesome). Get the Maximum Edition. I only paid $20 for it at Amazon.
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Re: Best PC FPS Games of the last 5 Years (Suggestions)

Postposted on Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:45 pm

I've become pretty sick of the modern cookie cutter cod / bf mold, back to playing FEAR Combat regularly. Yes, the free edition of FEAR's multiplayer was released in 2006, making it older than you might have wanted, but I think it has the most unique gameplay and is by far my favourite FPS of all time. No consolitis here, as FEAR was made as a PC title first and ported to consoles a year later!

Preparing for a 4v4 CTF tournament, should be quite a good time!

Its a free game, and truly an incredible FPS with a great unarmed combat system, cool grenades, and perfect guns. Mastering the recoil of the G2A2 assault rifle is indeed an art.

Free installer for anyone interested in picking up the game:

http://fear-community.org/downloads/


Other than that, I've been spending a few hours a week on the CS:GO beta. Nbd.
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Re: Best PC FPS Games of the last 5 Years (Suggestions)

Postposted on Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:28 pm

Currently playing Metro 2033 and it's amazing. Stalker SoC and CoP are amazing with the Complete mods, though Clear Sky is meh. Crysis is meh, has some fun moments but I'd be surprised if you don't wind up asking yourself "that was it?"
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Re: Best PC FPS Games of the last 5 Years (Suggestions)

Postposted on Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:37 pm

Great thread. I liked the first and third Stalkers - couldn't get into the second one. Will replay them with complete mods. (Thanks all!)

Another vote for Borderlands. Crysis and Warhead - 2's OK but the short play, long video cut is disruptive.

Both Far Crys. I go back to the first one often for laughs - doing it with a pistol, etc. Great replay potential, in a very open world.
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Re: Best PC FPS Games of the last 5 Years (Suggestions)

Postposted on Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:39 pm

SPOOFE wrote:Currently playing Metro 2033 and it's amazing. Stalker SoC and CoP are amazing with the Complete mods, though Clear Sky is meh. Crysis is meh, has some fun moments but I'd be surprised if you don't wind up asking yourself "that was it?"

Crysis is as fun as the player makes it. It gives you tools and objectives and lets you accomplish them however you want.

If you're preferring a more crafted experience, you'll be disappointing, but if you like having more freedom and creating your own experience it's incredible.

As for OP, I'll suggest the natural mod for Crysis, it affects visuals only and makes it look better and run faster.
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Re: Best PC FPS Games of the last 5 Years (Suggestions)

Postposted on Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:44 pm

Does this "complete" mod for Stalker work with the Steam version? I don't feel like managing tons of mods. Are they necessary? Crysis sounds cool as does Metro 2033. I'll look into that one.
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Re: Best PC FPS Games of the last 5 Years (Suggestions)

Postposted on Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:41 am

Yes, the complete mod works with Steam.
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Re: Best PC FPS Games of the last 5 Years (Suggestions)

Postposted on Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:02 am

BulletStorm
Just Cause 2
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Batman: Arkham City
Max Payne 3
Team Fortress 2
Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition (not an FPS, not ideal with keyboard but I still love it so I thought I'd mention it)
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Re: Best PC FPS Games of the last 5 Years (Suggestions)

Postposted on Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:54 am

I like Unreal Tournament 3 - a few years old, but still entertaining for a good "sports" shooter. Very twitch-type gameplay though.

The quake-live broswer game is also free and nice to play.
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Re: Best PC FPS Games of the last 5 Years (Suggestions)

Postposted on Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:24 am

STALKER series.
Metro 2033
Portal 1 & 2
Crysis 1
Team Fortress 2
CS:GO
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Re: Best PC FPS Games of the last 5 Years (Suggestions)

Postposted on Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:50 am

b_naresh wrote:BulletStorm
Just Cause 2
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Batman: Arkham City
Max Payne 3
Team Fortress 2
Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition (not an FPS, not ideal with keyboard but I still love it so I thought I'd mention it)

Only Bulletstorm and TF2 are FPS.
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Re: Best PC FPS Games of the last 5 Years (Suggestions)

Postposted on Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:34 am

I feel like I need to come back and give a shout out for Sanctum. This is another game I picked up on a Steam Weekend Deal/Free Weekend. FPS Tower Defense with multiplayer...pretty sweet execution. Okay, I think it needs some balancing, but it's still an awesome idea and lots of fun.
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Re: Best PC FPS Games of the last 5 Years (Suggestions)

Postposted on Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:02 pm

If you're preferring a more crafted experience, you'll be disappointing, but if you like having more freedom and creating your own experience it's incredible.

Nah, I don't agree at all. Spending an hour running from one site to another looking for a rocket launcher because the game decided "now's the time you fight a helicopter but oops you're not where we thought you'd be when the helicopter is triggered so you don't have any rocket launchers around" isn't fun. It's not "creating your own experience". It's floundering around in a big empty world that's superficially pretty for a few moments until you realize how empty it is.
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Re: Best PC FPS Games of the last 5 Years (Suggestions)

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Re: Best PC FPS Games of the last 5 Years (Suggestions)

Postposted on Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:53 am

I put the following suggestions on my Steam Wishlist, just waiting for sales now! (Picked up Deus Ex Collection, all games in the series for $14.99 last weekend!)

- Crysis 1 and 2
- Serious Sam 3
- Metro 2033
- Bioshock 1 and 2
- Borderlands
- Batman Arkham Asylum and City

Currently playing Skyrim, Fallout 3, Portal 2, and my all time favorite MP shooter UT2004.

Thanks guys for the great suggestions. These should keep me busy for a long time.
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Re: Best PC FPS Games of the last 5 Years (Suggestions)

Postposted on Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:30 am

Arham City...that reminds me: Harley Quinn DLC released. Can't wait to get a TV back in my apartment so I can fire up my 360 for that.

And yeah...I probably should have picked up Deus Ex (haven't actually played any of them), but I tried out Duels of the Planeswalkers (sp?) instead...already spent several hours on the demo, and I might buy the full version if I have a few friends playing.
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Re: Best PC FPS Games of the last 5 Years (Suggestions)

Postposted on Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:18 pm

FPS? Teamfortress 2. When a game appeals across genre lines you know its good. i'm not a big fan of FPS and yet sure enough i love playing TF2.

aside from that here are some general PC oriented games (non-MMO) that i've enjoyed over the last few years

Civ 5
Skyrim
Witcher 2
Sins of a Solar Empire
Starcraft 2
Fallout New Vegas

There is lots of other stuff i'd add to the list but they tend to be console ports (even if they are really well done ones like Batman Arkham City, Bethesda games avoid this because of their extensive Mod support)
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Re: Best PC FPS Games of the last 5 Years (Suggestions)

Postposted on Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:50 am

These are my favorites from the last few years:

1.Left 4 Dead 2
2.STALKER series
3.Amnesia: The Dark Descent (buy some diapers first :D )
4.Borderlands
5.BF3

I would have recommended Deus Ex and Fallout3 but it looks like you already have those. :)

L4D2 and BF3 are primarily multi-player though. L4D2 is one of the best MP FPS games of all time though IMO (along with BF1942 and Quake II). Metro 2033 and Crysis are great graphics showcases and had pretty good gameplay, but they didn't really blow me away apart from the graphics.

I'm really loving DayZ lately too, but I get the feeling that's not going to be your type of game since it's an ALPHA mod and multiplayer. You can spend hours/days kitting yourself out with great equipment/vehicles/etc, only to lose it all in an instant. It's a rare game where dying actually means something, instead of just "Respawn" or "Load savegame". Some people hate that kind of experience, but I love it.
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Re: Best PC FPS Games of the last 5 Years (Suggestions)

Postposted on Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:08 am

IAmGhostDog wrote:Definitely the STALKER series w/the "complete" mods
Metro 2033
Crysis 2
And while technically not a FPS, I had a lot of fun with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Well, there are crossbows in the upcoming DLC, lol! Fallout 3 kind of fits the FPS description though, also great game!
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Re: Best PC FPS Games of the last 5 Years (Suggestions)

Postposted on Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:21 am

Stalker
Call Of Duty
Battlefield
Crysis
Max Payne
Played m all and liked them all, but its very hard to dicide for anyone else. Some love the games i mentioned, some hate m!
Good luck with your choice!
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