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#1 Edited by KingdomCome (37 posts) -

Hey GiantBomb Community, well, I thought I'd start my first topic outside of my introductory thread of which I created yesterday, and, whilst I could waffle on about my music, film, and comic interests, I presumed the best way to start accompanying myself with other members of these forums is to discuss the most important of media related topics, video games. Therefor, with most of my gaming since the release date of the original Gears of War being devoted to that franchise and its multiplayer components (With it being my favourite franchise), I'd like to delve into the preferenced multiplayer titles of other forum members.

So, returning to the initial thread topic and one of the most overused questions in forum history, What is your Favourite Multiplayer Game and why?

As I briefly touched upon above, mine are the three Gears of War instalments, I've been an avid fan of the franchise since the announcement of the original and am somewhat of an obsessive (When my Xbox 360 Red Ringed a matter of days before Gears of War 3 released, I didn't send it to get fixed by Microsoft in the knowledge I wouldn't have it back in time for Gears 3's release, therefor, when I attended the midnight launch to pick up my Epic Edition, I also purchased the Gears of War 3 Limited Edition Xbox 360 as well as enough Microsoft Points for the DLC Season Pass, overall amounting to around £450 at the midnight launch, just to play it on release date), I love the intensity of the combat and as I've been playing with the same select friends for around 6 years now (Since I was 12) we've become incredibly tactical advesaries on the battlefield. Currently, my K/D Ratio sits at an average of around 4.8 across all game modes, of which I'm immensely proud of.

#2 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -

Tough one.
 
I have to say the Halo's always give me good co op/multi times with my cousin but I have spend a lot of time in Borderlands 1, Mass Effect 3 and Gears of War as well.
 
I can't pick.

#3 Posted by believer258 (11797 posts) -

Halo 3, I guess. It's the only multiplayer that I've ever really dug deep into. Certainly I've skimmed over Battlefield, played some Call of Duty, and dabbled in Team Fortress 2, and enough other multiplayers to pay for Gold several times, but at the end of the day multiplayer's just "there". It's fun, but it's not something I rush through my work in anticipation of.

#4 Posted by LethalKi11ler (1406 posts) -

Has to be Battlefield 2. Played that game an insane amount

#5 Posted by crusader8463 (14419 posts) -

Command and Conquer Renegade was my first love, and it breaks my heart that no one tried to copy that games online. It was/is so ahead of it's time. As of late however, I have been slutting it up with TF2.

#6 Posted by KingdomCome (37 posts) -

@believer258 said:

Halo 3, I guess. It's the only multiplayer that I've ever really dug deep into. Certainly I've skimmed over Battlefield, played some Call of Duty, and dabbled in Team Fortress 2, and enough other multiplayers to pay for Gold several times, but at the end of the day multiplayer's just "there". It's fun, but it's not something I rush through my work in anticipation of.

I despise Modern Military FPS', Call of Duty has just drained that genre dry for me...

What is you stance on Halo 4? Are you anticipating it regardless of the changes 343 Industries have made? Whilst many have complained, I personally applaud them. To have to follow Bungie in developing a critically acclaimed and publicly adored franchise, it would be very easy to approach development of Halo 4 with a lazy attitude, but 343 have really listened to the Halo community, acted upon their suggestions whilst at the same time making some very daring choices...

#7 Posted by CaptainTightPants (2834 posts) -

I don't think I have a favorite to be honest, but if we go with most time spent I believe it would be like this.

1. Team Fortress 2

2. Super Monday Night Combat.

3. Halo.

4. Gears of War 3.

#8 Posted by 71Ranchero (2738 posts) -

Death Tank Zwei for Saturn......or maybe Saturn Bomberman. Its one of those those for sure. I dont have a reason.

#9 Posted by believer258 (11797 posts) -

@KingdomCome said:

@believer258 said:

Halo 3, I guess. It's the only multiplayer that I've ever really dug deep into. Certainly I've skimmed over Battlefield, played some Call of Duty, and dabbled in Team Fortress 2, and enough other multiplayers to pay for Gold several times, but at the end of the day multiplayer's just "there". It's fun, but it's not something I rush through my work in anticipation of.

I despise Modern Military FPS', Call of Duty has just drained that genre dry for me...

What is you stance on Halo 4? Are you anticipating it regardless of the changes 343 Industries have made? Whilst many have complained, I personally applaud them. To have to follow Bungie in developing a critically acclaimed and publicly adored franchise, it would be very easy to approach development of Halo 4 with a lazy attitude, but 343 have really listened to the Halo community, acted upon their suggestions whilst at the same time making some very daring choices...

I won't pretend like the Halo franchise isn't still one of my favorite franchises, and I won't pretend like I'm not interested in Halo 4 - but it's just not on top of my "games priority" list. And remember that my "games priority" list falls pretty far behind my "real-life priorities" list, so I just can't say I'm in huge anticipation for Halo 4 unless a bunch of people say that it does a bunch of interesting things to differentiate it from Halo 1, 2, and 3.

As for modern military shooters, Call of Duty and Battlefield have very different multiplayers. If you've never given Battlefield a whirl (and you have a capable PC), you really should. It's great.

#10 Posted by verticalstripes (33 posts) -

Halo 3/Reach 
FIFA
Mario Kart 64
Super Smash Bros Brawl
Super Mario Stikers

#11 Posted by Irvandus (2877 posts) -

Halo, I enjoy shooters but for some reason Halo clicks better. It feels more like a thinking mans game compared to Call Of Duty. Battlefield is fun from time to time though as well.

#12 Edited by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

Team Fortress 2 all the way. Five years of updates, F2P, still going strong.

#13 Posted by pweidman (2325 posts) -

For competitive mp it's probably Battlefield games, Bad Company 2 and Battlefield 2 the most. BF3 not as much. Lately I've been more into co-op; ME3's co-op specifically. I like co-op a bit more in general, and that'll continue w/Borderlands 2 when it drops soon.

I really enjoyed the Blops mp though and I'm sure I'll get into that stuff this winter. I used to be really into Halo 2, and 3's mp, so I'll give Halo 4's mp a go for sure(never got into Reach's comp mp at all), but I bet I'll spend much more time in the ongoing co-op mission stuff they're offering.

I play so many different games that I find a lot of competitive mp modes tough because so many people really spend the time to get very good at one game's mp, and it gets hard to compete. Kind of a drag really as I leave friends behind far too often moving on to new stuff. Just can't help it though.

#14 Posted by Deranged (1837 posts) -

My all time favourite is the original Gears of War. No game came close to replicating the intense, heart-stopping action of shotgun duels and what remains to this day as one of the most skillful games of any generation. Halo is quite honestly just as good as Gears but in a completely different format. Fast paced, white-knuckled action with pitch perfect gameplay and seamless online play.

Battlefield Bad Company 1 & 2 alongside Battlefield 3 follow up extremely close due to being one of the most lively experiences you can have in a multiplayer setting. Everyone seems to have a purpose, explosions go off left and right, teamwork is a must and each gun feels powerful. Few games replicate such success.

#15 Posted by falserelic (5412 posts) -

Battlefield: Bad Company 2. I had more fun with that game then BF3...

#16 Posted by djhicks1 (150 posts) -

Battlefield - freedom.

#17 Posted by hoossy (933 posts) -

1942, because

#18 Edited by SexyToad (2760 posts) -

It's either Battlefield or probably Halo. Either Halo game.

#19 Posted by nerdsbeware (223 posts) -

All time, hands down? Quake III Arena.

Some friends and I were sitting around playing Smash Brothers or SSX (a typical Friday night)when someone perked up and said let's have a LAN party. The game had just come out earlier that week too. It had to be around 6-7pm, no one had their computers (obviously) nor did we have a hub, cables... nothing. We ended up splitting into two or three groups, one group went from house to house, picking up everyone's computers and gear. Another group hit up the store for food, the last of us took a not so local trip out to, at the time Circuit City to by a router. After 2-2 1/2 hours we were jam packed in my friends basement all around a big ass board laid on top of a pool table as a make shift table. We ended up playing non-stop for hours. Subsequently it started us having an annual LAN party at my house for the entire week after Christmas for quite some time. We had a separate computer set up as a dedicated server, my one friend made a custom map for us. Some of the best times I had playing games were those and with that game.

#20 Posted by Animasta (14673 posts) -

Team Fortress 2.

I'd say L4D2 if the community wasn't fucking garbage.

#21 Posted by mbr2 (564 posts) -

Quake 3 or TF2 pre-hat and weapon cluster fuck.

#22 Posted by natetodamax (19192 posts) -

Battlefield 3. It's been a while since a multiplayer shooter has been as consistently exciting and satisfying, even after 200 hours of playing.

#23 Posted by Tonyyj (141 posts) -

FIFA

NHL

Counter-Strike: Source (Maybe CS:GO will take over, time will tell)

#24 Posted by _Chad (962 posts) -

Modern Warfare 2 is the only game that I've played extensively it was the only game I had when I first bought a PS3 so I played the ever loving shit out of it. I've probably in around 24 days worth of time. I had a great time with it so I don't feel like it was wasted time.

#25 Edited by That1BlackGuy (217 posts) -

Some of my favorites include Halo: Combat Evolved, Hunter: The Reckoning GC and Spider Man: Maximum Carnage... Some of the only games that I can say I enjoyed more playing with others than by myself (I'll admit SMMC was just impossible to beat alone lol). I'm" not a big fan of online gaming so I can't really comment in that area.

#26 Posted by NlGHTCRAWLER (1215 posts) -

Twisted Metal :)

#27 Edited by Cubidog1 (221 posts) -

Any game I play with friends ends up being fun to me. I love Halo, Mario Party & Kart, Red Dead Redemption, Castle Crashers, The Legend of Zelda Four Swords Adventures, and any Valve game. My favorite multiplayer game is Minecraft. Building a monument, farming, it doesn't matter. I love it all. Playing with friends is amazing.

#28 Posted by SJSchmidt93 (4894 posts) -

TF2, WoW

#29 Posted by jonnyboy (2920 posts) -

This is a hard one. I've probably put the most hours into L4D2. My favourite though is probably Doom 2, that game killed my phone bill.

#30 Posted by JEC03 (898 posts) -

1. MOHAA

2.BF2

3.CSS

#31 Posted by EverydayOdyssey (171 posts) -

If Dark Souls counts, then that is my pick. It is always a surprise when you get invaded and cooperative is fantastic. I also enjoy seeing other soul's gear and play style. My nostalgia answer would be Bomberman on SNES or that first WCW (or was it WWF) game on N64. Of course, Goldeneye was a lot of fun. I loved Socom for PS1 and Socom 2 for PS2.

#32 Posted by habster3 (3595 posts) -

Team Fortress 2: Fast-paced gameplay, plenty of gameplay variety and personality for each character, five years of consistent updates, a (relatively) mature community, etc.

#33 Posted by hangedtoaster (156 posts) -

I've always loved the feel and gameplay of any Battlefield game. I think it's the fact that whatever role your playing in your helping towards the teams overall progress that and some tactical thinking is required to suceed 

#34 Posted by lecher (1 posts) -

I dont think I have a favorite but console wise I really dig the multiplayer in War of Cybertron/Fall of Cybertron!! Gears of War is always fun too esp with all the different game modes they have in 3

For pc tho i always have fun with TF2 and Killing Floor

#35 Posted by Slag (4249 posts) -

Warcraft III

solid RTS, Heroes add depth. map editor was awesome enough to create DotA

#36 Posted by Phatmac (5725 posts) -

Left 4 Dead 2. I fucking love playing as the infected. I used to play that game with my friends all the time. I still play once in a while.

#37 Posted by ImaTreee (209 posts) -

Starcraft 2

#38 Posted by Redbullet685 (6034 posts) -

For the past few years it's been Uncharted 2 and especially 3. I also played a shit ton of Call of Duty 1 and Halo 2 as a young lad.

#39 Posted by Hippie_Genocide (568 posts) -

Socom II: this was probably the first online multiplayer that I got really into. Was in a clan and all that jazz. I really liked the coordination required to play well as a team, and how every death mattered. No running in willy nilly and just respawning when you die.

BFBC2: Loved the class based gameplay and all the modes. Sniping was particularly satisfying when gauging for bullet drop over long distances and such. The destruction really added a lot to the gamplay I thought. Plus, you know, vehicles.

TF2

CoD4: I played a lot of this when it came out. I still feel of all the CoD's they never really improved on the multi from the first MW. Like subtraction by addition or something.

#40 Posted by A_Talking_Donkey (262 posts) -

Super Street Fighter II Turbo, it's extremely well balanced and has a ton of variance. As far as fighting games go the pacing is fast and brutal enough to keep you constantly alert so the fights are always tense. I can't imagine a more perfect video game than that.

#41 Posted by ValiantGrizzly (498 posts) -

I like Call of Duty. Not even joking. It's stupid fun I can enjoy in splitscreen with my girlfriend. Although I'm getting quite sick of the 'herp you like cod, play real games' mentality that is, well, omnipresent.

#42 Posted by mandude (2669 posts) -

Timesplitters, because apparently I still live in the early 2000s.

#43 Posted by Skyfire543 (677 posts) -

That's really hard to choose but I'd have to say Counter Strike: Source.

#44 Posted by KillyDarko (1888 posts) -

Unreal Tournament, probably-- yes, I know it's an oldie, but I don't care xD

#45 Posted by KingdomCome (37 posts) -

@ValiantGrizzly said:

I like Call of Duty. Not even joking. It's stupid fun I can enjoy in splitscreen with my girlfriend. Although I'm getting quite sick of the 'herp you like cod, play real games' mentality that is, well, omnipresent.

Everyone is entitled to an opinion, I won't hide that I despise the Call of Duty franchise, its tedious, repetitive formula reeks of lazy development, however, the initial formula originating from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare was undeniably fun, the franchise has just sunk in expectation and quality. I've never been a military genre fan, but Call of Duty has decreased my interest even further.

However, I understand why people play the franchise, I've been playing the Gears of War franchise from day one and whilst I'm somewhat skeptical regarding the speedy development of Gears of War Judgement, regardless of its short development schedule, limited new details and more, I can guarantee I'll be purchasing the best edition of the game on its day of release.

#46 Posted by ValiantGrizzly (498 posts) -
@KingdomCome I actually totally agree. The franchise has been on a decline since CoD4, but that doesn't keep me from enjoying the core online gameplay. It's, as I said, stupid fun. And Black Ops 2 looks promising, so we'll see.
#47 Posted by zombie2011 (4972 posts) -

Halo 2, 3 then 1.

The way the MP is designed is brilliant in Halo, all the randomness that happens in the game due to the physics and vehicles is amazing too.

#48 Posted by KingdomCome (37 posts) -

@zombie2011 said:

Halo 2, 3 then 1.

The way the MP is designed is brilliant in Halo, all the randomness that happens in the game due to the physics and vehicles is amazing too.

I'm continuously stating this. No other games suit a theatre mode more than the Halo Series...

#49 Posted by LD50 (415 posts) -

I just picked up Shootmania. If my video card wasn't such a piece, i would be enjoying it more. Creating some maps in the mean time.

#50 Edited by InfiniteStateMachine (215 posts) -

quakeworld, counterstirke, firearms halflife, frontline force, team fortress (the original)

and of course... Doom