8 Criminally Underrated First Person Shooters

8 Criminally Underrated First Person Shooters

Our community picks out eight first person shooter games that need a little more love.

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I feel special.

Singularity is super fun though, it's not life-changing, but it's incredibly solid, coherent and very fun to age people to death in an instant.

:D Oh cool, my thread is special! Thank you!

Honestly though, so far there were some great suggestions in there.

Brink was not criminally underrated, it was criminally shit. There was one game mode, and it was the same offline as it was online. It had such potential but the developers apparently forgot to push it past the demo stage.

I own three copies of the fucking thing and I don't remember buying any of them.

No Timesplitters?

*looks around*

No Timesplitters?

*whimpers*

Okay, no Timesplitters...

*walks away quietly sulking*

First game that came to mind was TimeSplitters 3.
Just a fantastic game.

Brink? Project Snowblind? I'm almost shocked that there are other people out there that like these. Especially Brink. All people seemed to do with Brink was call it terrible without actually playing it. Great game.

some games i didnt care for and some of them never came out for pc. have to check out singularity though. never got the chance to get it.
but yes, bulletstorm is just an over the top gory and hilarious shooter. i had lots of fun playing it. at least it was colourful and not just a dark, gritty serious approach as many other shooters.
also NOLF 2 is also among my favorite. such a fun game and certainly improved from part 1 on that was still good but part 2 was just much better.

Fuck yeah, Shadow Warrior!
Fuck yeah, Brink!
Fuck yeah, Singularity!
Oh, and Bulletstorm is nice too, I guess, but it has THAT DRM in it (GFWL will burn in hell).

Say, is anybody up for some coop Brink action? I'd be happy to play some tomorrow.

I would have suggested Geist, a first-person shooter only on the GameCube... Then, I realized the irony...

Other than that, was the TimeSplitters game(s) that popular?

No Timesplitters yet again.

Brink though.... why? It was shit.

To this day I will still say that one of the biggest reasons for Brink failing was out of the developers hands. That reason being that an entire platform that it was released on was without an internet service for a month.

Only one I'd add is Quake 4. It pretty much got shoved to the side because it came out around the same time as FEAR, but it's a solid, fast-paced, old-school shooter with great weapons, enemies, and level design.

It's too bad Brink sucked.

Because boy did Brink suck.

It's a pity that Black didn't make the list, that late PS2 shooter had some of the most gobsmacking destruction physics in an FPS for it's day and pretty much everything else about the game was solid on top of that.

I find your lack of Timesplitters...disturbing.

Metalrocks:
some games i didnt care for and some of them never came out for pc. have to check out singularity though. never got the chance to get it.
but yes, bulletstorm is just an over the top gory and hilarious shooter. i had lots of fun playing it. at least it was colourful and not just a dark, gritty serious approach as many other shooters.
also NOLF 2 is also among my favorite. such a fun game and certainly improved from part 1 on that was still good but part 2 was just much better.

I lost track of how many times I played through NOLF 2. It's a shame the rights are such a mess that they can't update the game for modern systems or get a proper 3rd game made.

J.McMillen:

Metalrocks:
some games i didnt care for and some of them never came out for pc. have to check out singularity though. never got the chance to get it.
but yes, bulletstorm is just an over the top gory and hilarious shooter. i had lots of fun playing it. at least it was colourful and not just a dark, gritty serious approach as many other shooters.
also NOLF 2 is also among my favorite. such a fun game and certainly improved from part 1 on that was still good but part 2 was just much better.

I lost track of how many times I played through NOLF 2. It's a shame the rights are such a mess that they can't update the game for modern systems or get a proper 3rd game made.

so true. i have played NOLF 2 so many times that i played it on every difficulty. sure had to play carefully on superspy difficulty. damn, this was thrilling.
really wish these companies can make up their minds and finally release it on steam. still have the retail version but unfortunately these games dont work well on modern systems.

Good to see Bulletstorm seeing some love. That game got shafted by gamers I find. It came out during a time where people thought it was cool to hate CliffyB games and acted like they didn't enjoy Duke Nukem or DOOM games.

I mean, I do like Brink and I think it's underrated
but I would not complain if it was replaced in the list with Prey

josemlopes:
No Timesplitters yet again.

Brink though.... why? It was shit.

Well Timesplitters wasn't underrated. It was appreciated exactly as much as it deserved.

AzrealMaximillion:
Good to see Bulletstorm seeing some love. That game got shafted by gamers I find. It came out during a time where people thought it was cool to hate CliffyB games and acted like they didn't enjoy Duke Nukem or DOOM games.

With Cliffy's offhanded mockery of PC gamers not liking being treated as second-class citizens, no wonder people didn't like him.
Also, the hell are you talking about, Bulletstorm is nothing like Duke or Doom.

CrazyCapnMorgan:
No Timesplitters?

*looks around*

No Timesplitters?

*whimpers*

Okay, no Timesplitters...

*walks away quietly sulking*

I know how you feel...I know I recently gushed about XIII and that was another quirky, fun, gadget-based FPS best remembered on the PS2/Gamecube/Xbox...

Good choices overall I guess; Bulletstorm is fun and when I finally get a PS4 I foresee Shadow Warrior being among the first games I buy for it but come on man...XIII! It was like playing a cell-shaded comic! There was humor and, open-ended level design. Yeah, ammo management was kind of an ass and I feel like there was a BS escort mission or two but it was an over-all fun game!

RealRT:

AzrealMaximillion:
Good to see Bulletstorm seeing some love. That game got shafted by gamers I find. It came out during a time where people thought it was cool to hate CliffyB games and acted like they didn't enjoy Duke Nukem or DOOM games.

With Cliffy's offhanded mockery of PC gamers not liking being treated as second-class citizens, no wonder people didn't like him.
Also, the hell are you talking about, Bulletstorm is nothing like Duke or Doom.

I am a PC gamer. I didn't take CLiffyB's comment as more than a quick joke. My skin is paper thin in that regard. And Bulletstorm is a lot like Duke Nukem and DOOM in the sense of it being a silly over the top shooter with a simply, ridiculous story.

just saw this video and this fits perfectly in here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FP-MnlUEkVg

kingpin was a game i wanted to play but i never got it to run for some reason. never thought that unreal 2 was a flop. i knew a lot of people who like it. i personally enjoy it. nothing fancy but a good shooter never the less.

AzrealMaximillion:

RealRT:

AzrealMaximillion:
Good to see Bulletstorm seeing some love. That game got shafted by gamers I find. It came out during a time where people thought it was cool to hate CliffyB games and acted like they didn't enjoy Duke Nukem or DOOM games.

With Cliffy's offhanded mockery of PC gamers not liking being treated as second-class citizens, no wonder people didn't like him.
Also, the hell are you talking about, Bulletstorm is nothing like Duke or Doom.

I am a PC gamer. I didn't take CLiffyB's comment as more than a quick joke. My skin is paper thin in that regard. And Bulletstorm is a lot like Duke Nukem and DOOM in the sense of it being a silly over the top shooter with a simply, ridiculous story.

Yeah, but gameplay is nothing like those two.

In reply to all the Timesplitters comments, that game was praised to the moon and (rightly so). I didn't think it would really qualify as "underrated."

As to Brink, I am constantly surprised how many people dislike that game. It did what it did pretty damn well, and the mechanic that gave every class a mission to complete that actually mattered was completely great. There are plenty of big shooters that could learn a lot from Brink. Also, Splash Damage. My aversion to f2p has kept me off Dirty Bomb, but every Splash Damage game has been pretty much great.

RealRT:

AzrealMaximillion:

RealRT:
With Cliffy's offhanded mockery of PC gamers not liking being treated as second-class citizens, no wonder people didn't like him.
Also, the hell are you talking about, Bulletstorm is nothing like Duke or Doom.

I am a PC gamer. I didn't take CLiffyB's comment as more than a quick joke. My skin is paper thin in that regard. And Bulletstorm is a lot like Duke Nukem and DOOM in the sense of it being a silly over the top shooter with a simply, ridiculous story.

Yeah, but gameplay is nothing like those two.

I think you missed my point. You brought up the one aspect of the games I compared that's impossible to be similar due to them being nearly 20 years apart in releases.

AzrealMaximillion:

RealRT:

AzrealMaximillion:

I am a PC gamer. I didn't take CLiffyB's comment as more than a quick joke. My skin is paper thin in that regard. And Bulletstorm is a lot like Duke Nukem and DOOM in the sense of it being a silly over the top shooter with a simply, ridiculous story.

Yeah, but gameplay is nothing like those two.

I think you missed my point. You brought up the one aspect of the games I compared that's impossible to be similar due to them being nearly 20 years apart in releases.

I think you missed mine. Just being silly and over the top with a ridiculous story is not enough. Battlefield: Bad Company fits those standards, but you're not going to state that it's any similar to Doom and Duke, are you?
And about it being impossible: well that's not true. It is possible, they just don't want it.

RealRT:

AzrealMaximillion:

RealRT:
Yeah, but gameplay is nothing like those two.

I think you missed my point. You brought up the one aspect of the games I compared that's impossible to be similar due to them being nearly 20 years apart in releases.

I think you missed mine. Just being silly and over the top with a ridiculous story is not enough. Battlefield: Bad Company fits those standards, but you're not going to state that it's any similar to Doom and Duke, are you?
And about it being impossible: well that's not true. It is possible, they just don't want it.

I can't believe this debate is happening. Battlefield is not in the same over the top realm of cartoonishly gory violence as Doom, Bulletstorm, or Duke Nukem. Battlefield is over the top in that typical Hollywood movie sense.

Do I really have to write a meticulous novella to you to explain why I find those 3 games similar? Or are you just arguing for the sake of arguing here?

AzrealMaximillion:

RealRT:

AzrealMaximillion:
I think you missed my point. You brought up the one aspect of the games I compared that's impossible to be similar due to them being nearly 20 years apart in releases.

I think you missed mine. Just being silly and over the top with a ridiculous story is not enough. Battlefield: Bad Company fits those standards, but you're not going to state that it's any similar to Doom and Duke, are you?
And about it being impossible: well that's not true. It is possible, they just don't want it.

I can't believe this debate is happening. Battlefield is not in the same over the top realm of cartoonishly gory violence as Doom, Bulletstorm, or Duke Nukem. Battlefield is over the top in that typical Hollywood movie sense.

Do I really have to write a meticulous novella to you to explain why I find those 3 games similar? Or are you just arguing for the sake of arguing here?

Well it is fun, is it not?

 

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