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First-Person Shooters - ranked by preference

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BioShock - Xbox 360
Release Date: August 21, 2007 (NA)
Publisher: 2K Games
Developer: 2K Marin
Genre: Shooter - First-Person

I was a new owner of an Xbox 360 when BioShock came out, and looking for some exclusive titles to warrant my purchase of the system. I got BioShock, knowing full well that I generally get bored with first-person shooters....And popped it in, pretty much ready to dismiss it. Next thing I knew, several hours had gone by, I needed to get to sleep before work, and I was still having trouble putting the controller down. I've heard first-person shooter veterans voice their disapproval of this game, but I absolutely love it. I'd gladly venture to the depths of Rapture again today without any hesitation.
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Metroid Prime - GameCube
Release Date: November 17, 2002 (NA)
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Retro Studios
Genre: Shooter - First-Person

I got Metroid Prime for free with my Gamecube due to a deal Nintendo was doing at the time. I didn't want to play it. At that time I hadn't played a first-person shooter that I enjoyed...Or a first-person game of any kind that I enjoyed, for that matter. Instead, I let a curious friend play it who was a fan of first-person shooters while I watched. Simply watching the game in action made me want to play it...And shortly after he left, I popped it in and started my own save for it...And I ended up loving every minute of it. It's the Metroid formula successfully done in first-person 3D, and it's easily one of my favorite games that I've ever played.
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BioShock Infinite - PlayStation 3
Release Date: March 26, 2013 (NA/EU/AU)
Publisher: 2K Games
Developer: Irrational Games
Genre: First-Person Shooter

BioShock Infinite is a must-play game by all means...But I've been struggling to figure out how exactly I feel about it since I saw the credits roll. I don't feel like it's a "perfect" game like so many reviews seem to suggest...But at the same time, I have a hard time pinpointing any major issues I have with it to justify a lower score. In the end, I find myself flip-flopping between a 9 and a 10 here on Listal...But anyway, it's a fantastic game and a wonderful experience. I prefer the original BioShock over this one, but they're both near the top of the heap for their generation of games.
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Half-Life 2 - PC Games
Release Date: November 16, 2004 (NA/EU)
Publisher: Sierra
Developer: Valve Software
Genre: Shooter - First-Person

The original Half-Life was an absolutely amazing game for its time...Groundbreaking, even. No first-person shooter had ever been like it before. Fast forward a few years and Half-Life 2 was released, totally blowing the original away. With such a variety of environments to traverse, vehicles to cruise around in, and a pretty dang solid story, Half-Life 2 is better than the original (which is still excellent) in just about every way. I don't generally care for first-person shooters, but Half-Life 2 is a game that I'll gladly play any time.
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Half-Life - PC Games
Release Date: October 31, 1998 (NA)
Publisher: Sierra Entertainment
Developer: Valve Software
Genre: First-Person Shooter

When Half-Life first came out, it blew away any other first-person shooter that had come before it. It combined fun first-person shooter action with some clever puzzles for some fantastic gameplay...And on top of that, the atmosphere was incredible. The graphics were amazing for their time, the story was interesting, yet still pretty simple...It's just a fantastic overall experience that still holds up well today. The only thing preventing me from giving it a perfect score is that it could be game-reloading-glitchy at times, but not enough for me to dock it more than just very slightly. If you haven't played it yet, do it. It's a masterpiece.
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Far Cry 3 - PlayStation 3
Release Date: November 29, 2012 (AU)
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Genre: Shooter - First-Person

Far Cry 3 is mildly like the Elder Scrolls or recent Fallout games in that you get to wander around the game's world, sandbox style. Unlike the Bethesda titles listed above, the glitches are few and very far between. Wandering around the beautiful, colorful, tropical islands in Far Cry 3 is a joy...And using stealth and the environments to hide and wipe out enemies without them even knowing you're there is just plain fun...And don't forget the wild animals, who are on nobody's side. My favorite memory from this game is watching a tiger tackle one of my enemies off of a pier, into the water, resulting in both of them drowning...I got to loot the enemy's body and I got a free tiger skin out of the deal as well. Random events like that give you a neat feeling of never knowing what will happen next, resulting in some very fun moments whenever you pop the game disk in.
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Borderlands - PlayStation 3
Release Date: October 26, 2009 (NA/AU)
Publisher: 2K Games
Developer: Gearbox Software
Genre: First-Person Shooter

Borderlands is a first-person shooter that dabbles in aspects that you'd find in an RPG, like leveling up, hit points, and finding loot....lots of loot. Add in some charming cel-shaded graphics and you've got yourself a charming little game that can appeal even to folks who aren't big first-person shooter fans. Also nice are the four characters to play as, with each character specializing in a specific play style. Whether you're into melee attacks, stealth, sniping, or plain ol' run and gun action, the game has you covered. The game also has plenty of humor and personality scattered between all the action, making this a very solid overall package that's fun to play co-op with a few friends or even just by your lonesome.
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Left 4 Dead - PC Games
Release Date: November 17, 2008 (NA)
Publisher: Valve Software
Developer: Valve Software
Genre: Shooter - First-Person

Left 4 Dead is a first-person shooter with a focus on group survival in a zombie-infested city. Your goal, with three other players (whether they be friends, strangers, or the computer) is to have all four group members surviving by the end of each hour-long scenario. The game is fun enough when playing through solo with computer allies, but it really shines when you get three pals to play with you and you can enjoy trying to survive together. There isn't much of a story here - four scenarios about an hour long each - but it's fun enough to play where it doesn't need one to keep you coming back for more.
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Release Date: November 14, 2001 (NA)
Publisher: Microsoft
Developer: Bungie Software
Genre: Shooter - First-Person

I like Halo...But I don't think it deserved all the hooplah it got. It's a good, solid, entertaining, first-person shooter and all...But I think the fun that folks had in the multiplayer deathmatches is what skews their perception of the overall package. The game itself is definitely very good, and Halo alone sold a ton of consoles, but I just fail to see how this game is the perfect 10 that many claim it to be. That said, it's still good enough to be in the upper-tier of Xbox titles...Just not quite at the top.
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GoldenEye 007 - Nintendo 64
Release Date: August 23, 1997 (JP)
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Rare
Genre: Action

GoldenEye 007 is one of the most beloved N64 games of all-time...And honestly, I'm not much of a first-person shooter fan, but even I enjoy this game. The single player experience is fun alone, but the multi-player is what made this game a classic. I don't exactly hold it on as high of a pedestal as most people, but I still find it to be a highly enjoyable shooter.
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Point Blank - PlayStation
Release Date: August 7, 1997 (JP)
Publisher: Namco
Developer: TOSE
Genre: Shooter - First-Person - Light Gun

I like games that are bizarre and games that have a sense of humor...Point Blank has both in abundance. Point Blank is a very enjoyable light gun shooting game where you basically participate in a series of minigames. If you fail, you lose a life. Lose all of your lives, game over. Pretty standard stuff, until you play the games and see how unique and fun they all are. And when you're done with all of that, you can play the RPG in the game, where you control the characters by firing your gun in the direction that you want them to go, and random battles are fought by you winning various shooting mini games. It's just a fantastic overall package and I highly recommend it to anyone and everyone with a sense of humor and an appreciation of the odd.
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The House of The Dead 2 - Sega Dreamcast
Release Date: March 25, 1999 (JP)
Publisher: Sega
Developer: AM1
Genre: Shooter - First-Person - Light Gun

House of the Dead 2 starts out with a creepy, winged gargoyle-like creature taunting you...And once you hear his voice, the creepiness instantly goes away. Give a munchkin some helium and you've pretty much got that voice. Anyway, House of the Dead 2 is a solid rail shooter where you shoot up zombies and slugs and various other creatures and monsters in your way while a cheesy, B-movie story unfolds. If you can get your hands on a Dreamcast light gun, this is an awesome game to get.
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Killing Time - 3DO
Release Date: 1995 (NA)
Publisher: Panasonic
Developer: 3DO
Genre: Shooter - First-Person

When I played Killing Time prior to writing this in order to nab some screenshots, it was one of those rare games that was better than I remembered. Graphically, it looks much more beautiful than I remember with environments that looked absolutely amazing for its time and some neat video clips of people cut in as ghosts. Gameplay-wise, it's not too shabby either. I don't like too many first-person shooters from this era, but Killing Time is one of those rare exceptions due in part to the interesting story the game tells. Killing Time is a great game for killing time....See what I did there? I'm a clever fellow.
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Release Date: May 2, 2000 (NA)
Publisher: Midway
Developer: Psygnosis
Genre: Shooter - 1st Person

Colony Wars III pretty much improves everything from the previous games, making this the definitive Colony Wars game, in my opinion. The only real problem that I have with it is that it often feels like more of the same from the previous games...that's not necessarily a bad thing, but it does prevent me from bumping it higher up in this list. If you've never played Colony Wars, you may become a fan after playing this game. If you've had your fill with the previous two games in the series, however, you may not enjoy your time quite as much here.
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Elemental Gearbolt - PlayStation
Release Date: December 11, 1997 (JP)
Publisher: Working Designs
Developer: Alfa System
Genre: Shooter - First-Person - Rail

Elemental Gearbolt is a beautiful rail shooter that can be played either by controller or, if you have one, light gun. Light gun gameplay seems to be a bit smoother and easier to hit quicker targets, but playing via controller isn't horrible, either. The selling point, well at least to me anyway, is that this is a light gun game with some RPG elements introduced into it with special powers to use and a nice little story to watch unfold to boot. This unique shooter is a great addition to any light gun fan's collection, or to the collection of anyone that appreciates unique games, for that matter.
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Release Date: October 29, 2013 (NA)
Publisher: Sega
Developer: Modern Dream
Genre: Shooter - Rail - Educational

I was always a big fan of the original Typing of the Dead on the Dreamcast, so when I saw that a new Typing of the Dead game was released, I had to get it. Typing of the Dead: Overkill is full of adult language and seems to go out of its way to offend and/or disgust you at times...So, if you're easily offended, this probably isn't the game for you. I found it all to be comical - the way it's done, you can tell that the creators knew it was all cheap, b-movie humor, but they happily tossed it in anyway. As a b-movie junkie, I appreciated it. Anyway, for those not in the know, the gameplay is basically a rail shooter, except instead of shooting, you type what you see on screen. It's an entertaining game, it's fun, and you might even learn to be a better at typing by playing this. It's probably the only time you'll learn to do something with this many F-bombs dropped.
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Turok: Dinosaur Hunter - Nintendo 64
Release Date: February 28, 1997 (NA)
Publisher: Acclaim
Developer: Iguana Entertainment
Genre: Shooter - First-Person

For all the poor games that Acclaim shoveled out, every now and then they published a good one. Turok: Dinosaur Hunter is a solid first-person shooter and a decent start to what turned out to be a very solid series exclusive to the N64. It's not the best shooter on the N64 by any means, but it's a decent one and well worth playing if you're a fan of the genre.
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Zero Tolerance - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive
Release Date: 1994 (NA)
Publisher: Accolade
Developer: Technopop
Genre: Shooter - 1st Person

Zero Tolerance caught me by surprise as a solid, but pretty twitchy first-person shooter. It's not perfect by any means - it's kind of hard to have perfect aiming with a d-pad - but it's very solid and quite fun. Doom on SNES may be the preferred 16-bit console first-person shooter, but Zero Tolerance gave Genesis owners a nice consolation prize.
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Colony Wars: Vengeance - PlayStation
Release Date: October 31, 1998 (NA)
Publisher: Psygnosis
Developer: Psygnosis
Genre: Shooter - 1st Person

I didn't think that I'd like Colony Wars...and it proved me wrong. Colony Wars: Vengeance is even better. Traditionally, I don't enjoy these types of "shooting from the cockpit" games, but Vengeance is just done so well that one can't help but enjoy themselves...Plus, watching ships explode in the beauty of space is pretty neat, too. If you liked Colony Wars, give Vengeance a try.
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BioShock 2 - PlayStation 3
Release Date: February 9, 2010 (NA/EU/AU)
Publisher: 2K Games
Developer: 2K Marin
Genre: First-Person Shooter

I love the first BioShock - it's easily one of my favorite games of all-time....Then there's BioShock 2, which isn't a bad game, but in comparison to the game that came before it, kinda feels like a flop. Instead of improving on things, much of BioShock 2 feels like a step backwards from the original, which is not how a sequel should be. Thankfully, the original BioShock was such a good game, even with those backward steps, BioShock 2 ended up still being decent...But it also feels like it would have been better suited to be a half-priced add-on or DLC than a stand-alone game, since it doesn't really do anything to obtain its own identity. A man chooses, a slave obeys....BioShock 2 feels like a slave.
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Duke Nukem 3D - Sega Saturn
Release Date: 1997 (NA)
Publisher: GT Interactive
Developer: Lobotomy Software
Genre: Shooter - First-Person

Duke Nukem 3D isn't your normal first-person shooter...Then again, any game which has a comical first-person view of a hand holding a dollar bill whilst in front of a harlot whilst she's doing things that aren't child friendly whilst she's on or around a pole, probably wouldn't be normal, regardless of the genre. I should bump this game up a few spots for letting me say "whilst" so much. The game is also littered with potty humor, which I'll admit, often makes me giggle like a school girl. The Saturn version also contains an exclusive, extra level...So if you enjoy your time here, you'll get a little more to enjoy.
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Duck Hunt - Famicom and NES
Release Date: April 21, 1984 (JP)
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Nintendo
Genre: Shooter - First-Person

Duck Hunt was cutting-edge technology when it was released, using a light gun to shoot objects on the screen, in the comfort of your own home, was amazing. The game itself can get a tad repetitive as you advance through the levels, but with the ducks getting faster and faster each level, it adds some challenge that takes away some of the boredom that repetition generally causes. The game also includes a mode where you shoot clay pigeons if you don't feel like getting laughed at by a bullet-proof dog every time you miss. Light gun games have evolved greatly since the days of Duck Hunt, but it's still a decent little shooter to play today.
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Crypt Killer - PlayStation
Release Date: February 28, 1997 (NA)
Publisher: Konami
Developer: KCET
Genre: Shooter - 1st Person

I played Crypt Killer for the first time for this list, nearly 20 years after its release on the Playstation. For a light gun game, Crypt Killer has a decent amount of variety - several levels to choose from, each with branching points. For an early Platation light gun shooter, that variety ensured that this wasn't simply a "play it once, then never touch it again" game. I'm pretty disappointed that it took me 20 years to play this game because it's quickly become one of my favorite light gun games that I've ever played.
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Touch the Dead - Nintendo DS
Release Date: May 16, 2007 (NA)
Publisher: Eidos Interactive
Developer: Secret Stash Games
Genre: Shooter - First-Person - Rail

Touch the Dead is a fun (and difficult) rail shooter where you shoot up zombies while frantically re-loading in hopes that you can survive long enough to continue shooting down the undead around you before they undead you...I don't know if undead works as a verb. Oh well, it does for this comment. It's my comment and I'll do as I please, dang it. Anyway, Touch the Dead is surprisingly good, but also has a pretty high difficulty to it, so it may frustrate some players...I'm not particularly good at it myself, but I still enjoy the high difficulty attached to it - if I ever beat it I'll feel like I accomplished something nerdy that I can brag about.
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Colony Wars - PlayStation
Release Date: October 31, 1997 (NA)
Publisher: Psygnosis
Developer: Psygnosis
Genre: Shooter - 1st Person

I'm generally not a fan of this kind of game - stuck in a cockpit, shooting at stuff...Yet Colony Wars kept me playing far longer than I intended to play. While I don't think that I'll ever really go back and play this game again, it was fun while it lasted...and again, since I'm not really a fan of this genre, that's a big compliment. If you're into these types of games, you'll likely love Colony Wars. If you're not, it still may be worth checking out.
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Lethal Enforcers - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive
Release Date: July 25, 1993 (NA)
Publisher: Konami
Developer: Konami
Genre: Shooter - 1st Person - Light Gun

Lethal Enforcers is a decent light gun game...but not nearly as fun when using a controller. The Genesis version of the game offers both options, and isn't that bad of a port of the arcade game considering the difference in the power of an arcade cabinet and the Genesis. Anyway, if you're itching for a light gun game for your Genesis, Lethal Enforcers is a decent choice...And remember to not shoot those innocents.
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Killzone: Shadow Fall - PlayStation 4
Release Date: November 15, 2013 (NA)
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Developer: Guerrilla
Genre: Shooter - First-Person

Killzone: Shadow Fall is an absolutely gorgeous game to look at, but like we've been told since our grade school days - don't judge a book by its cover. Shadow Fall is just an average shooter. I thought that it would be more up my alley with some stealth aspects seemingly added in and larger areas to explore to allow for a more strategic approach to missions, but that's not always the case. The single-player campaign is just disappointing...And in this world where single player experiences sometimes get little or no development to focus on the muliplayer, it's to be expected, but that doesn't mean that it's alright to do. If all you plan to do is multiplayer, then you might like Shadow Fall. As a fellow that primarily prefers single player experiences, Shadow Fall falls pretty flat.
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G-Police - PlayStation
Release Date: September 30, 1997 (NA)
Publisher: Psygnosis
Developer: Wheelhaus
Genre: Shooter - 1st Person

G-Police isn't what I expected it to be...It's a 1st person shooter with you behind the wheel of a vehicle. I was expecting a gangsta-turned cop...That would be G-Police, right?......Nevermind. Essentially, you fly around and do tasks like shoot stuff down, scan things in search of illegal activities, and try to figure out why Fuji Film invested enough money into this game to get billboards plastered around the city. It's an average game - nothing amazing, but not bad, either. Though my idea of gangsta police would probably make this much more entertaining.
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Starblade Alpha - PlayStation
Release Date: March 31, 1995 (NA)
Publisher: Namco
Developer: High-Tech Lab Japan
Genre: Shooter - 1st Person

Starblade Alpha is basically an arcade-style rail shooter. You do not control the direction that you move - you only control the crosshairs of your weapon, and you shoot at everything you see. While the gameplay may seem mildy dull and primitive today, back in 1995, this was pretty good. If you want an arcadey, frantic shooter where all you have to worry about is where you're pointing your guns, Starblade Alpha is still somewhat fun today.
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Release Date: 1983 (NA)
Publisher: 20th Century Fox
Developer: 20th Century Fox
Genre: Shooter - First-Person

The Earth Dies Screaming is a little known movie-based video game, and it's actually not too bad for its time. Basically, the game has you in the cockpit of some spacecraft as you try to shoot down enemy ships while also avoiding their fire. It's not perfect by any means, but back in '83, this was actually fairly well done for its genre. If you're into cockpit-perspective shooters, then the Earth Dies Screaming might be worth checking out.
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Mechanized Attack - Famicom and NES
Release Date: June 1990 (NA)
Publisher: SNK
Developer: SNK
Genre: Shooter - First-Person

Mechanized Attack is a decent light gun shooter that's more chaotic than Duck Hunt, but not quite as polished, in my opinion. That's not to say that it's a bad game, 'cause it's fun, but the complexity of some of the game, which makes it sometimes feel fun, othertimes hurts it. But, this is still a very fun game and a good choice for a play-at-home lightgun shooter...It's also worth mentioning that this game contains one of the best death screens I've ever seen in a video game.
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Release Date: November 13, 2007 (NA)
Publisher: Capcom
Developer: Cavia, Inc.
Genre: Shooter - Rail - First-Person

Want a condensed version of the stories of Resident Evil 0, 1 and 3 in the form of a first-person rail shooter? No? Well, Capcom gave it to us anyway, also adding in a few other story elements to fill in the gaps between the stories. As whole, the Resident Evil concept works well in a rail shooter environment, as there are plenty of zombies to fill with lead...But there's nothing here to make the game advance beyond 'good' and into 'great' in terms of gameplay. It's a good, solid rail shooter...But not much more than that.
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Rock of the Dead - PlayStation 3
Release Date: October 19, 2010 (NA)
Publisher: Conspiracy Entertainment
Developer: Epicenter Studios
Genre: Music - Shooter - First-Person

I like originality in my games. Combining the guitar peripheral you've got laying around from those Guitar Hero and Rock Band games that you don't play anymore, with the gameplay of a rail shooter is an interesting, creative concept...It's just a shame that the game itself is just plain boring after a while. Near the end, all I wanted was to just be done. There's not a while lot of variety here in terms of disposing of the creatures that attack you, which really makes it feel like you're just doing the same thing over and over and over again. The main character, "Dude," is also quite annoying. At first his comments aren't too bad...But his personality quickly becomes the equivalent of nails on a chalkboard. That all said, it still might be worth a play for some, if the concept sounds interesting to you, or if you're just looking for something totally different from the norm. Most folks will probably grow tired of this game very, very quickly, though. This game is a good example of an idea that was nice on paper, but the end result isn't all that fun.
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Area 51 - PlayStation
Release Date: November 26, 1996 (NA)
Publisher: Midway
Developer: Tantalus Interactive
Genre: Shooter - 1st Person

Area 51 is a light gun shooter...And while it's not horrible, it's not all that good, either. Basically, you're wandering around and shooting at stuff, but trying not to shoot at the occasional ally that pops into the screen at the same time....you know, how most light gun shooters are. Area 51 just lacks anything to make it stand out from the rest of the light gun shooter pack, so unless you're a light gun fanatic, there's not really a reason to play Area 51.
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JFK Reloaded - PC Games
Release Date: November 21, 2004 (NA)
Publisher: Traffic
Developer: Traffic
Genre: Shooter - First-Person

JFK Reloaded is a controversial game, as it puts you in the shoes of Lee Harvey Oswald and has you try to re-create the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Supposedly, it was made as a way to simulate the assassination to see if the official documentation of his death was correct or not. But anyway, the game can be mildly amusing for maybe five minutes...but after playing the same scene over and over and over again, it gets old very, very quickly. The subject matter may also offend some folks...But I'm not easily offended, so I don't fit into that group. I did enjoy the audio quite a bit in this game - using actual audio was a nice touch....But, again, the gameplay is mostly lacking. History nuts might think this is worth checking out, since it can be a little fun testing out all the theories out there to see how they work out...but considering the time you'll play the game probably won't be much longer than the amount of time it takes to install and uninstall the game from your computer, it's probably not gonna be worth it for most folks.
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Release Date: January 27, 1995 (JP)
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Developer: Genki
Genre: Shooter - First-Person

Kileak, at first glance, is a very impressive early Playstation One game. The graphics look nice for an early PS1 game, the game controls well, and at first it even seems like it's pretty fun...And then repetition sets in. The level designs are bland at best and just seem to get worse as the game goes on. It does not take very long for you to go from having a good time playing this to being bored and wanting to turn the game off. It's also a little too easy - I tried to kill myself off to get a "Game Over" screenshot and it took entirely too long to do so. Anyway, Kileak had a lot of potential, but the game design just kills the whole experience. There are worse first-person shooters out there, but that still doesn't make this one any good.
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Operation: Wolf - Famicom and NES
Release Date: March 31, 1989 (JP)
Publisher: Taito
Developer: Taito
Genre: Shooter - First-Person

Operation Wolf is a game that a lot of folks seem to have fond memories of, yeat I never really understood the appeal. Without a light gun, the action is not very good at all. With a light gun, it's really not much better. The only real reason to play this game, in my opinion, is the awesome cutscene (well, single screen) that appears when you die. It's corny and wonderful...It makes me wish that the whole game was as well.
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Gotcha! The Sport! - Famicom and NES
Release Date: November 1987 (NA)
Publisher: LJN Ltd.
Developer: Sanritsu
Genre: Shooter - First-Person - Light Gun

Gotcha! is a sub-par light gun shooter based around paintball...So when you shoot up all of the folks popping up on the screen, you're not killing them, you're just putting paintball welts all over their torsos...Which is much better, I suppose. But anyway, I suppose the light gun responds all right and all that fun stuff, but the game itself is just...well, boring. It has nothing to do with the paintball element, either. It's just dull. Enemies stand there and wait for you to shoot them...Even on the higher difficulties. How is that fun or exciting? Sure, after a while they eventually fire, but if you can't hit them by that time, you've probably fallen into a coma. Poor difficulty aside, if you just want to shoot at stuff, I guess this is an okay game...But the lack of difficulty means that most folks will get tired with this pretty quickly.
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Airwolf - Famicom and NES
Release Date: 1988 (EU)
Publisher: Acclaim
Developer: Beam Software
Genre: Shooter - First-Person

I've never been a big fan of flight simulators or basically most games that have you sitting first-person in a cockpit. Airwolf is no exception to that rule. Airwolf is basically just a shooter where you're trying to shoot down enemy aircraft and their missiles (which are flashing blue dots, apparently) before they shoot you down. It's simple...And it's not the worst game I've ever played, but there's not enough worthwhile content to be found here to make playing through it feel like anything more than a chore.
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Release Date: June 10, 2010 (NA)
Publisher: Twindigo
Developer: Twindigo
Genre: Shooter - First-Person

Puppet War looks pretty nice, visually...But that's about all I can really compliment it on. The game gets pretty boring and pretty repetitive pretty quickly. If you want a game that can show off some of the iPhone's graphical power, Puppet War might be an alright game to get...But if you plan on actually playing it, you're probably best off looking for something else elsewhere on iTunes.
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Chiller - Famicom and NES
Release Date: 1990 (NA)
Publisher: American Game Cartridges
Developer: American Game Cartridges
Genre: Shooter - First-Person - Horror

Years before Sega released the enjoyable House of the Dead, Chiller was the horror-themed, light gun shooter available on home consoles...And the world was depressed by this fact. This game is just a mess. The only charm this level has is the fourth and final level where you execute people, whom I like to imagine are the development team behind this game. I say that this is charming before no matter how gruesome someone getting beheaded via guillotine may sound, it's mildly comical when seeing it in below-average, 8-bit graphics.
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T2 Terminator 2: The Arcade Game - Sega Genesis and Mega Drive
Release Date: 1992 (NA)
Publisher: Acclaim
Developer: Probe Entertainment Limited
Genre: Shooter - 1st Person - Light Gun

T2: The Arcade Game? More like Cheap Booze: Get Drunk to Enjoy This Game. Yeah, that was clever. Anyway, T2 can use a light gun or it can be played by controller...Either way, you'll get bored. There's no real skill here...As long as you actually connect with your shots within like 5 seconds or so of an enemy appearing on screen, you'll be fine. Even if you wait longer, it seems to be random when you actually take damage, so you could probably sit there and not do anything and survive for quite a while, to be honest with you. Anyway, if you want a 16-bit light gun game, this is not the choice that you should make.
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Baby Boomer - Famicom and NES
Release Date: 1989 (NA)
Publisher: Color Dreams
Developer: Color Dreams
Genre: Shooter - First-Person - Lightgun

The box art of Baby Boomer claims that it's the "best rated light gun game." My guess is that it received that title after being put up against two identical copies of Baby Boomer. Out of three Baby Boomer games, Baby Boomer is obviously the highest rated light gun game. It was also made by Color Dreams, a company that put out unlicensed games for the NES...Most of which were about as fun as getting your ear bitten off by a rabid yak. But anyway, the concept of Baby Boomer is to shoot things in the way of the crawling baby...And shoot milk bottles, too. If you miss the milk bottles, the baby apparently dies from running out of milk. To remedy this, you may want to soak your Baby Boomer cartridge in a pitcher of milk to ensure that it never plays again.
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Like the "ranked by preference" lists I do for systems, I'm doing for genres now as well. The comments and such are the same as found in those lists, unless the comment(s) were list-specific, in which case, I wrote up a new little diddy for it.

Games will be added regularly as I play 'em.

It's also worth noting that while I generally don't mind first-person shooters, it's probably in my top three least-favorite genre of games...So, my preferences may differ greatly from those of FPS fanatics.

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