Monday, February 14, 2011

VIDEO: History of the First Person Shooter

From Maze War (1973) through Doom (1993) and Far Cry (2004), this video captures the essence of what makes FPS games great - frantic fist-pumping death and destruction.

It's perhaps no surprise that some of the best-selling titles today are shooters - and with the increased emphasis on online play, there's never been a better time to turn your attention to the genre.

Afterall, after a hard day's work, what better way to unwind than to grab your plasma rifle and get a few headshots before bed?


Great little vid, although I'm a little perplexed at the absence of Halo and CoD2 from an FPS rundown.

Yeah, no Halo is utterly bizarre seeing as it basically revolutionized FPS games