First person shooter (FPS) is a video game genre centered on gun and other weapon-based combat in a first person perspective. The genre shares common traits with other shooter games, which in turn makes it fall under the heading action game. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these first-person shooter games are considered the best of the best.
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Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is a first-person shooter developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision.
Initial release date: November 5, 2007
Series: Call of Duty
Engine: IW engine
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS, Macintosh operating systems
Publishers: Activision, SQUARE ENIX LTD
Developers: Infinity Ward, Raven Software, Treyarch, n-Space, Aspyr
Half-Life 2 is a first-person shooter video game developed and published by Valve Corporation. It is the sequel to 1998's Half-Life and was released in November 2004 following a five-year $40 million development. During development, a substantial part of the project was leaked and distributed on the Internet.
Initial release date: November 16, 2004
Developer: Valve Corporation
Platforms: Android, Microsoft Windows, Xbox, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, IBM PC compatible, Linux, Macintosh operating systems
Awards: VGX Award for Best PC Game, MORE
Halo: Combat Evolved is a first-person shooter video game developed by Bungie and published by Microsoft Game Studios. It was released as a launch title for Microsoft's Xbox video game console on November 15, 2001. Microsoft released versions of the game for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X in 2003.
Initial release date: November 15, 2001
Composer: Michael Salvatori
Developers: Bungie, Gearbox Software, LLC, MacSoft, Westlake Interactive
Publishers: Microsoft Corporation, Xbox Game Studios, MacSoft, Destineer
Awards: VGX Award for Best PC Game
Halo 3 is a 2007 first-person shooter video game developed by Bungie for the Xbox 360 console. The third installment in the Halo franchise, the game concludes the story arc begun in 2001's Halo: Combat Evolved and continued in 2004's Halo 2.
Initial release date: September 25, 2007
Composer: Michael Salvatori
Developers: Bungie, Splash Damage
Awards: VGX Award for Best Multiplayer Game, VGX Award for Most Addictive Video Game
Composers: Martin O'Donnell, Michael Salvatori
Doom is a first-person shooter game developed by id Software for MS-DOS released in December 10, 1993. It is one of the most significant games in video game history, and is frequently cited as one of the greatest games of all time.
Initial release date: December 10, 1993
Composer: Robert Prince
Developers: id Software, GT Interactive, Williams Entertainment Inc., David A. Palmer Productions
Platforms: Super Nintendo Entertainment System, PlayStation, MORE
Engines: Doom engine, Unity (2019 re-release)
Designers: John Romero, American McGee, Tom Hall, Sandy Petersen, Shawn Green
Far Cry 3 is a first-person shooter video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. The third main installment in the Far Cry series, the game was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in November 2012.
Awards: BAFTA Games Award for Action Game
Developers: Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Shanghai, MORE
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, Xbox One
Designers: Jamie Keen, Kevin Guillemette
BioShock is a first-person shooter video game developed by 2K Boston and 2K Australia, and published by 2K Games.
Initial release date: August 21, 2007
Composer: Garry Schyman
Developers: 2K Games, Irrational Games, 2K Australia, Digital Extremes, 2K Marin, Feral Interactive, UTV Indiagames, 2K China
Awards: VGX Award for Game of the Year, MORE
Genres: First-person shooter, Action-adventure game
Fallout 3 is a post-apocalyptic action role-playing open world video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. The third major installment in the Fallout series, it is the first game to be created by Bethesda since it bought the franchise from Interplay Entertainment.
Initial release date: October 28, 2008
Composer: Inon Zur
Developers: Bethesda Softworks, Bethesda Game Studios
Awards: VGX Award for Best RPG, MORE
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, Xbox One
Battlefield 4 is a first-person shooter video game developed by video game developer EA DICE and published by Electronic Arts. It is a sequel to 2011's Battlefield 3 and was released in October 2013 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360; then later in November for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Initial release date: October 29, 2013
Director(s): Lars Gustavsson; Stefan Strandberg
Composer(s): Johan Skugge; Jukka Rintamäki
Awards: Satellite Award for Outstanding Platform Action/Adventure Game
Developers: EA DICE, DICE Los Angeles
Left 4 Dead 2 is a cooperative first-person shooter video game developed and published by Valve Corporation. The sequel to Turtle Rock Studios's Left 4 Dead, the game was released for Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360 in November 2009, and for OS X in October 2010, and for Linux in July 2013.
Initial release date: November 17, 2009
Developer: Valve Corporation
Awards: British Academy Games Award for Multiplayer, VGX Award for Best Xbox 360 Game
Platforms: Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Macintosh operating systems
Modes: Single-player video game, Multiplayer video game
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