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#1 Posted by mordukai (7185 posts) -
Wolfenstein 3D. I still remember playing in on my dad's old laptop why back in 93. That laptop didn't even have a color screen, it was all black and white. 
#2 Posted by hakunin (397 posts) -

Yep, Wolf3D for me too.

#3 Posted by Geno (6477 posts) -

Doom I think. 

#4 Posted by MaskedGamer (179 posts) -

I remember playing Doom 2 way back

#5 Edited by Al3xand3r (7574 posts) -

This. Well, @ home that is. Otherwise Doom on the school computers.

#6 Posted by Iceland (163 posts) -


#7 Posted by Bucketdeth (8048 posts) -

I think mine was Duke Nukem 3D.

#8 Posted by CaptainObvious (3000 posts) -

Quake III Arena.

#9 Posted by randiolo (1106 posts) -

duke nukem 3d

#10 Posted by Diamond (8634 posts) -

Faceball 2000, was out before Wolf 3D or Doom, but still not the first.

#11 Edited by PureRok (4236 posts) -

Hmm... Doom or Wolfenstein 3D. I remember playing both long ago, not sure which was first.

#12 Posted by McPaper (255 posts) -

Doom on the Genesis

#13 Posted by Toxin066 (3330 posts) -
#14 Posted by baldus (82 posts) -

Doom or Wolfenstein... Then Duke Nukem 3d.

#15 Posted by Sarazar (26 posts) -


#16 Posted by fwylo (3556 posts) -


#17 Posted by yorro (558 posts) -

Counter Strike

#18 Posted by francesthemule (155 posts) -

Wolfenstien 3D. My cousin has it on his computer, and I honestly thought it was the coolest thing I'd ever seen.
#19 Posted by Yummylee (22577 posts) -

The ps1 port of Doom
#20 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5293 posts) -

Wolfenstein 3D! Rated PC-13! I felt like such a badass back then lol

#21 Posted by CarolinaFan3515 (200 posts) -

PC? of course was Wolfenstein 3D (which I still have on floppy, by the way) followed by Doom and Heretic, but those don't count because they are a given.  Console though, my first played was Goldeneye, I think.  A buddy of mine owned it and we'd play it when I visited, but believe it or not, the first FPS I owned on a console was 007 Nightfire.  I was always a fighting game and sports junkie growing up so I had no need for shooters.  Nightfire had some sick multiplayer though.

#22 Posted by mikeeegeee (1575 posts) -


#23 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7617 posts) -

Probably Doom, but I honestly can't remember.

#24 Edited by PenguinDust (12641 posts) -
Quake II in 1997.  That's to my best recollection.  I might have tried something else before that, but if I did I have no idea what it was.  I do remember long hours with Q2 though.
EDIT:  There was a game back in 1986 called Starglider which had some FPS elements but I don't think you'd really call it an FPS.
#25 Posted by Cerza (1653 posts) -

I think it was either DOOM or Dark Forces. I forget.

#26 Posted by Robitt (351 posts) -


I think it might have been this one. Yeah, its pretty obscure I guess.
#27 Posted by AjayRaz (12477 posts) -


#28 Posted by The_Philosopher (570 posts) -
Same here, I used to watch my dad play it all the time. Every now and then I would play it on the "Can I play Daddy" difficulty setting lol
#29 Posted by Hamst3r (4569 posts) -

Doom, in early 1994 after I got my first PC for Christmas. :)

#30 Posted by InvisibleWalnut (14 posts) -

Half-Life in 98
#31 Posted by super_machine (1931 posts) -

Wolf3D I bought on the shareware rack at my local PC store.

#32 Posted by Diamond (8634 posts) -
@PenguinDust said:
EDIT:  There was a game back in 1986 called Starglider which had some FPS elements but I don't think you'd really call it an FPS.
Yea definitely not a FPS, just a 3D game.  I had Star Glider 2.  Did you know those guys went on to make Star Fox and basically engineered all of Nintendo's early 3D tech?
#33 Posted by Breadfan (6590 posts) -


#34 Posted by PenguinDust (12641 posts) -
@Diamond:  I did not know that.  The games were fun though.  It wasn't my first introduction to 3D motion in a game (arcade Star Wars) but it gave me a glimpse of what was possible for home computer gaming.  Those guys really knew their 3D stuff.  It's fantastic that they were able to apply it to a console eventually.
#35 Posted by Delta_Ass (3282 posts) -

Wolfenstein 3D

#36 Posted by the_stig (234 posts) -


#37 Posted by JonathanMoore (1858 posts) -


#38 Edited by Driadon (3030 posts) -

Marathon 2 on the good old Mac. (Aka, Marathon: Durandal on Xbox Live)

#39 Posted by Diamond (8634 posts) -
@PenguinDust: Yea, I played the original Star Wars arcade in the late 80's at some point.  Star Glider 2 had a lot of cool elements, I don't know if SG1 had the ability to fly through planet caves and such.  A lot of the enemy models in Star Fox and SG2 were the same, and I just thought it was a coincidence until very recently when I learned the history.  They originally wanted Star Fox to be Star Glider 3.  They had at least one super engineering genius, I think he was like 17 when he first showed Nintendo his 3D tech.  Check out a game called X for Gameboy which was never released outside Japan, it's amazing what they do without even an 3D accelerator chip like the Super FX on SNES (which Star Fox used).
#40 Posted by Jeust (10861 posts) -

I think it was Rise of Triad.

#41 Posted by Jayzilla (2573 posts) -

Golgo 13.

#42 Posted by TheHBK (5563 posts) -

Yup Wolf 3d popped my cherry.  Half-Life was the first game I played though with the standard keyboard and mouse set up though.

#43 Posted by Mushir (2389 posts) -

Wolfenstein 3D of course.

#44 Posted by Lowbrow (840 posts) -

Doom. Love that shotgun.

#45 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -
@MaskedGamer said:
" I remember playing Doom 2 way back "
#46 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

Hexen or Heretic. I literally couldn't tell you the difference between the two.

#47 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

Wiki is telling me one is the sequel to another. Well then, egg on my face.

#48 Posted by InsanePotato (206 posts) -

Wolf 3d

#49 Posted by qwicksilver (41 posts) -

wolf3d (shareware)

#50 Posted by Maru (286 posts) -

Doom :).  I remember being scared of that game as a little kid.