For some reason I remembered Shadowrun existed today, and then I remembered how much fun I had playing it despite all the criticism it has received always.
Although Shadowrun was really sparse on content, I found the character building aspect to be really fun and unique, and something I haven't seen in many shooters since. Race, abilities, and weapons all had different benefits and disadvantages and it possible to create dozens of character classes that played nothing alike. The magical-technology bent also added a lot of neat flavor to the power and made for some unique skills like summoning fields of crystals or making a mother fucking healing tree.
It definitely had its flaws, but Shadowrun had a lot of good ideas behind it and I haven't seen anyone iterate on it since. The most customization you ever get in most shooters is weapon loadout and maybe one or two pretty dull abilities like "More Damage" or "You Have an Energy Shield or Something".
The closest recent release I've played to this has been Tribes: Ascend, but Hi-rez has basically left it to die so they can make their dumb 3rd person moba. Are there any newer games like this or do I have to go scrounge around old ass PC games to finding anything similar.