By mracoon 5 Comments
365 Games To Play Before You Die
Today it's all FPS's with three gems from years past.
Previous 5 Games
#25: The Operative: No One Lives ForeverPlatform(s): PC, PS2 and Mac
Best Quote: 'You look like you need a monkey!'
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Who would have thought, a funny first person-shooter! Well No One Lives Forever (NOLF) manages it with style. You play as secret agent Cate Archer who works for UNITY, an anti-terror organisation who aim to keep world peace. After a series of operative assassinations Cate is given the task of finding out what's going and her investigations lead to her to the conclusion that the aptly-named H.A.R.M organisation is behind it all. Now she must infiltrate and stop them before they take over the world. Don't worry, it's funnier then it sounds.
NOLF perfectly combines the cool gadgets and stylishness of James Bond with the ridiculousness and absurdity of Austin Powers to make a unique experience. The game is set in the 1960s and all the locations fit this just perfectly. Gadgets are also used too with tools varying from a cigarette lighter/blow torch to a robotic poodle.
#26: Far CryPlatform(s): PC
Best Quote: None
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Far Cry was Crytek's first game and they probably couldn't ask for a better way to start their careers. Obviously the game is well known for it's graphics, which were way better then anything else at the time, (a trend Crytek continued with Crysis) but the actual FPS part was great too.
The game wasn't your typical linear shooter and gave you an open island to play around with. You could choose to take your enemies head-on or in some cases bypass the completely. AI was also a feature that was the best of its time and your enemies could be pretty intelligent and brutal at times.
While I've yet to play Far Cry 2 I can only hope it took the strong points of the original and improved upon them.
#27: Serious Sam: The First EncounterPlatform(s): PC
Best Quote: 'My flaming fists of fury will destroy you fiend! Ha ha ha...oh God, who writes this stuff?' (don't remember which game in the series this is from but it doesn't matter)
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Now this is not a serious game (no pun intended). Serious Sam is just about blowing enemies away with your vast amounts of weapons. Enormous levels, tons (and that really means tons) of enemies and huge (again that really means huge, just look at this) bosses. It's just a blast to play and that is why everybody should play it before they die.
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