Jason Cloninger is a conservative writer, U.S. Navy & Army veteran, business owner, husband of 17 years, father, 2A supporter, & patriot.
First Person Shooter Games Rule!
First Person Shooters Are Blasting Their Way To The Top!
Gaming companies are spending millions upon the First Person Shooter genre of games. There has always been a demand for FPS games, both for PC and for gaming systems, and that demand is growing. However, not only is the base demand for the games themselves growing - the demand for better designed, performing, and more realistic FPS games is growing along with it.
There has been some amazing advancements within available games, as we will soon discuss below. So, get ready to be amazed - and then to rush out to the store or order a game from your favorite game website - so that you can get yourself caught up with the rest of us, and join in on the fun! FPS games are becoming more realistic, with multiple layers of graphic technologies to provide truer environmental depth realism, and better performing graphics as well. The single player story lines are better written in order to provide players a more interesting venue, and to keep you guessing from one chapter to the next. Finally, they are listening to the players in regards to game design! Beta testing is not just used for sales projections - they are actually asking the Beta testers what improvements that they would make and are addressing these in future releases. All in all, FPS game manufacturers are putting player desires and needs up front along with their bottom line. The result? Gamers are happy, and their sales are up!
Your Top 10 First Person Shooter Games
First Person Shooter (FPS) games have come a long way since Duke Nukem. The top games can definitely be considered royalty when you consider how many copies each of them have sold, as well as how many players are playing them daily on average. The Top Ten list is short, and definitely exclusive.
Now, I know a lot of you are loyal to your particular games, and may not agree with where they stand in this list, if they stand in it at all. However, I can assure you that each of these games were carefully played, reviewed, re-played, and re-reviewed to earn their place on this list. Placement is based upon several key factors: 1) Game Mechanics, 2) Game Flow, 3) Multi-Player Action vs. Single Player Action, 4) Realism, and 5) Graphical Performance.
I can assure you, no matter where your favorite game places on this list, you will find a great amount of enjoyment if you get yourself involved with playing any of these games, and will also most likely agree with their listed order if you manage to buy or play them all. My advice is that you start at the top, and then work your way down... It helps you to see differences and flaws in the lower ranked games that you didn't find in the top listed game or games. Enjoy this list, and have fun!
Apex Legends: Season 4 Pro Tips
1) Apex Legends
Apex Legends from EA has stolen the title! Well, actually they earned the title, but we won't digress. This last man, or team, standing game has launched its way into our hearts and homes, to give a colorful, animated, and customizable gaming experience as we all fight to earn the title of Champion of the Arena! There are some amazing characters for one, each of them with a particular set of skills that make you a unique member of any team. There can only be one version of a character per team, and they rotate who gets 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice. However, other teams can choose from the same characters, so don't be surprised when you end up facing off against your doppelgänger before too much time passes.
The action is fast paced, traveling to stay ahead of the harmful shield is also a challenge, but we're all used to that by now. They offer some truly unique ways for you to make up for lost time if you ever find yourself a little too close to getting singed. The guns in the game are amazing, allowing you to have lots of combinations of close-range, medium-range, and long-range options. You only get two, and you can only carry so much, so choose wisely. Tactics work well in-game, and some players are better than others, so I recommend playing with the same people as often as possible. However, occasionally, I like to throw myself out there alone to see who I end up with and if I can still pull off a "W" even with mediocre players. Apex Legends is fun, has customizable characters and guns, and extremely dynamic maps that offer all kinds of fun gameplay as well as hazards for you to avoid to keep it interesting! You will not be disappointed, and their Season gameplay offers you the ability to earn some amazing in-game items and profile items from all of your hard work. Definitely recommended for streaming, as I've heard some funny reactionary "jump-scare" comments from people when I catch them unawares... Plus, the price is unbeatable!
Call of Duty: Season 2 Update
2) Call of Duty Modern Warfare
Call of Duty Modern Warfare has gone above and beyond in regards to both extremely large, and extremely small, map gameplay. They have broadened their detail in regards to weapons diversity, environmental impacts to you on the battlefield, bullet drop, vehicles, game-types, and more! Again, the top title has over delivered upon what customizations you can make to your character, weapons, profile, abilities, and kill streaks. The gameplay is extremely realistic in regards to speed and weapons fire. It's very easy to get caught unawares by a small squad, or even a clutch player looking to make a name for themselves. However, It has given all other Call of Duty titles a significant run for their money, and they continue to add more and more features, maps, game types, and more with each and every major release and season!
If you're a Call of Duty fan, it's worth your time and money. There's a lot of satisfaction with sniping someone from a half mile away on a map, or out of a helicopter or off of a four-wheeler. Plus, there are so many buildings and rooms on the large maps, your ability to find new ways to move from one objective to the next, or get the drop on the squad that just got the drop on yours, is almost endless. Amazing gameplay for gamers of all ages, Call of Duty never disappoints, especially us veterans!
3) Call of Duty: WWII
Call of Duty: WWII (PC, Xbox One, PS$) is the latest and most amazing Call of Duty title to hit the market. With 100% focus on ground combat, firefights, utility weapons, and explosives, there isn't room for a player to get bored. Plus, the gameplay action is extremely fast, leaving lazy players open for target practice. While there have been talks of player lag impacting kills, the overall experience is that you are able to play head to head with other players and know that the fastest player with the best aim will prevail. Of course, tactical maneuvers - with squad members covering each other as they move through a map - always lead to better performance of teams during the various game types. It also behooves players to learn that not all game types are Team Deathmatch, and that a high K/D doesn't always result in your team winning.
Building up a particular class, and pursuing presaging in that class, particular weapons, your player, as well as pursuing diamond camouflage for specific weapons or weapon classes, leaves plenty of room for players to pursue goals and achievements that will make gameplay more challenging and lead to many hours of gameplay in pursuit of those goals. There are some complaints about getting care packages containing items that you already own, but the excitement you have when you finally receive an extremely rare item or weapon that you've been waiting for is extremely sweet and savory. You won't be disappointed, and the community of players is growing - not shrinking. Just be sure to order yours soon, as the "Christmas Noobs" are starting to build themselves up!
4) PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds - Game Preview Edition
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds - Game Preview Edition (PC, Xbox One) is a brand new title to hit the console gaming industry, but has been flourishing and growing within the PC gaming community for some time. With this being an early release of the console version, available at about half the price as a normal game title, it is an early release meant for players to play and assist BlueHole with perfecting its development for its console version. The game is a "work in progress" release, so there really isn't any room for player complaint in regards to issues experienced during gameplay. The top issue currently is getting booted from the game in the middle of a match. You can restart the game and re-introduce yourself into the match to pick up where you left off. However, you may be killed during this process, or your team may be stuck with you driving them into a hot-zone if you were the one driving a vehicle - as you continue doing the action were you doing when you were booted. I've cursed and laughed, and had patient team members who protected me while I came back into the game. But I've also been ran over, shot, and blown up whenever I was trying to get back in. However, it's at an amazingly low price!
The play action is slower than COD, but the notion of being parachuted with no weapons onto an island, knowing that you have to fight all of the other players on the island to be the last survivor, is pretty cool. It's like Survivor meets The Hunger Games, and you have to use your wits, planning, timing, and tactics to survive. It's good to play DUO to start, so that you can have an experienced player guide you through the process of targeting where you land, searching for weapons and equipment, finding a vehicle, and then tactically ensure you stay inside of the forcefield without making yourself a target. Falling outside of the forcefield exposes you to poisonous gas that slowly kills your player. However, each time the forcefield shrinks, driving all players into a tighter and tighter circle, the gas becomes more powerful and kills you faster. So, paying attention to the clock, and ensuring you have enough time to travel to stay inside of the safe circle is a must. Also, you must ensure that you limit exposure and have cover in case of a firefight. People will nest and wait for those fleeing the gas to come into the forcefield so that they can shoot them, or they will hide and ambush unsuspecting players who are searching buildings for weapons and ammo. Be ready, keep you head on a swivel, check your corners, and move together. Your teammates will save your life, and going it alone only ensures that you will be outnumbered. Get the title now and start building up your proficiency, as they will be perfecting the bugs and issues soon!