Just wanted to know good shooters that are a little more than gameplay and multiplayer. I have a ps3 and just finished Bulletstorm and really liked the characters and style the world has. Shooters are normally my cool down games between larger time investments like RPGs. Two other examples I have would be the Resistance series which I enjoyed for its world and I actually like Hale as a character despite being somewhat bland. And also Rage for the world even though similar to fallout etc and for John goodman of course. Other shooters on my radar already include syndicate and vanquish. Any other thoughts duders?
I totally forgot to mention Binary Domain it's on my radar because the mind behind yakuza made it which must mean awesomeness. Deus ex I do want to play but in my mind is lumped in with RPGs with shooting a la mass effect. Also for some reason I did not like bioshock I know right?
That's all I've got for now.
Vanquish more people need to play it
I agree. Vanquish is one of the best games to come out in years but it's strong point isn't really the story, characters or world.
But back on topic, I'd recommend BioShock, Shadows of the Damned or Dead Space 1 or 2. Lot of people say Dead Space is a survival horror game, it's not, it's a straight up third person shooter with a slower pace and good atmosphere.
Trying to go with stuff that hasn't already been said.
- F.E.A.R.: First Encounter Assault Recon
- F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
- The Darkness and The Darkness II
- The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena
This last one doesn't really fit the description but I'm gonna say it anyways because it is fucking great and under-appreciated. Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
Interested in hearing more detail about a couple of games mentioned namely Wolfenstein, Riddick, Binary Domain, Blops, Warhammer and the Darkness games. What was it that made you guys pick them? Awesome campaigns great protagonists? Very curious
Riddick is cool since a good amount of the combat is melee.
Wolfenstein has an open-world central hub between missions and lots of gold to discover which allows you to have as much or as little downtime as you want. Its shooting is also some of the most satisfying ever which makes for the greatest nazi killin' experience I've had. Character/story wise it's kind of limited but it has cool mystical weapons and enemies which make its atmosphere more like the first Hellboy movie than a standard WWII shooter.
Riddick and The Darkness are some of the greatest character driven FPS' I've played. They put a major emphasis on embodying a fully fleshed out protagonist and using their unique abilities in their unique world. Both games' shooting is lacking but it's not a huge issue as Riddick relies heavily on stealth kills and melee attacks and The Darkness relies on badass tentacle abilities. I should note that The Darkness II maintains the great storytelling of the first game and provides great gunplay as well, but the original should be experienced first.
I also have to mention that I love the characters of Clive Barker's Jericho, but not many people seem to like it.