In your opinion which FPS was the last true Giant of the genre?

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#1  Edited By TrashMustache
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#2  Edited By rectum_abominae

Quake 1.

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#3  Edited By kingzetta

Before COD it was Halo and before that it battlefield

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#4  Edited By AhmadMetallic

Single player - Half-Life 2 

Multiplayer - Battlefield 2

now which matters more when you say "FPS" - single or multi player?

just because developers have been milking their franchises, feeding off our social needs, doesn't mean multiplayer is it.
FPS is mainly an amazing single player experience

so HL2

Edit: personally i think Crysis 1 is the greatest FPS ever made. but HL2 is more of a giant.
Also, i wish i could say i believe in BF3, but we've reached an irreversible point of mandatory shitty quality directed at all those fucking 15 year olds on their Xbox 
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#5  Edited By McGhee

Unreal Tournament 2004, oh how I miss your Onslaught mode. The greatest multiplayer mode in the history of FPSs.

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#6  Edited By Tobli

I went with L4D2 mainly because the versus mode is by far the most fun i have had with a first person shooter this generation.

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#7  Edited By Twisted_Scot

Would have chosen Battlefield 2 but because it doesn't have a SP per say I had to give it to COD4. Otherwise BF2 all the way.

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#8  Edited By Illmatic

I'd have to say Modern Warfare. I can't really bring to mind anything that has come after it that hit with the same widespread fervor while simultaneously giving us something that felt that fresh (the leveling and upgraded equipment mechanic). 

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#9  Edited By captain_clayman

half life 2 has yet to be topped.  though portal 2 came close.

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#10  Edited By BeachThunder

Borderlands, but really Bioshock. Borderlands was like, uh, a mini giant...>_>

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#11  Edited By SethPhotopoulos

Modern Warfare 1 if your talking about the most recent to be released.

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#12  Edited By MysteriousBob

Modern Warfare 2.

Sorry kids, but its true.
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#13  Edited By blueduck
@MysteriousBob said:
" Modern Warfare 2.
Sorry kids, but its true.
"
Sorry it's not.
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#14  Edited By PieGuy

Singleplayer it has to be Half Life 2 for me. Just such a huge step forward in FPS storytelling and what it brought to the table. Just wish they didn't shove the physics engine in my face every 10 seconds.
For multiplayer Battlefield games.
This is of course my opinion.

@MysteriousBob said:

" Modern Warfare 2. Sorry kids, but its true.
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Dude opinions are like assholes, everyones got them.
In my opinion Modern Warfare 2 was terrible in comparison to COD4, backwards step in terms of online (killstreaks) and the direction they took the story. MW2 was only giant because of COD4's success.

People choose what they want, your opinion isn't 'true'.
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#15  Edited By EuanDewar

Black Ops, even though most people here hate the game it sold shitloads and is wildly popular online. I would define that as "Giant".

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#16  Edited By penguindust
Call of Duty Modern Warfare (1).  That's the one that pretty much killed my affinity for the genre.  I still play a whole lot of FPS shooters, but none excite me as much as that one did at the time.  
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#17  Edited By FancySoapsMan

CoD 4

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#18  Edited By emem

Quake 3.

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#19  Edited By Arker101

Well Black Ops is definitely a juggernaut, but the last game I enjoyed hours upon hours was Halo 3. Ever since Halo 3 me and my friends can never play the same game for a whole weekend.

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#20  Edited By WoodenPlatypus


Halo and COD 4.

 

CoD 4 set the bar for Modern FPS games. The changes and improvements that game made are unreal and you see a little bit of COD 4 in every modern FPS out there.

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#21  Edited By Little_Socrates
Modern Warfare 2 was the last giant due to its ridiculously large and satisfied playerbase (myself less included.) More people feel how I did about Modern Warfare 2 with Black Ops, which is weird because I rather like Black Ops.

Last game to redefine the genre? Modern Warfare.
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#22  Edited By dagas

Best Single Player: Half Life 2

Best Multiplayer: Halo Reach
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#23  Edited By imsh_pl

CoD 4 for me. The game changed so much in the FPS genre that it will be pretty hard to beat in the future.

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#24  Edited By Karl_Boss

Call of Duty 4

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#25  Edited By Monte

CoD 4 was the last time the trends of the genre were significantly changed. So that.

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#26  Edited By I_smell

Call of Juarez: Modern Juarfare

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#27  Edited By cyraxible

Call of Duty 4 has a special place in my heart. I'm a bigger fanboy to other series but I can see how this game has changed gaming as a whole. That's pretty giant to me.

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#28  Edited By HitmanAgent47

crysis

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#29  Edited By DAFTPUNK
@kingzetta: Your forgetting counter strike
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#30  Edited By DAFTPUNK

Fuck cod4, Counter strike is the fucking best online fps imo, still the most played game on steam.

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Cod 4 was the last game changer. Look how many knockoffs have sprung up since then, every game wants to have a perk / unlock system and persistant XP.


I think Halo Reach was the most recent A+ entry. Such a good game.
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#32  Edited By 02sfraser

I think there are to many generations of games there for me to pick one. I would say it's Goldeneye then either Halo 2 or Battlefield 2.

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#33  Edited By cornbredx

Why do you have FPS/RPGs in there? Your vote suggests competitive. Maybe I'm just misunderstanding the question. I'm really sick so that is possible.

Anyway, the last FPS I played a fair amount of was counter strike. I fell out of gaming for several years after that (somewhere around 2005) and have not found any FPS online community to play with since. So I haven't really played much online as far as FPS goes. I played Black Ops for a little while, which was ok- but im really not big on FPS on consoles still and my computer cant handle the most modern games.

So, I haven't been into multiplayer FPS' in a very long time.

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BF2 it come out in 2005, it started the ranks and weapon unlock system, It has 64 player support with huge maps great teamwork, variety in gameplay from vehicles land air and water.Also commanders in the game played a pretty big role in helping your team from sending out uav's, to supplydrops ect..As for MP IMO its still the king.

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#35  Edited By probablytuna

Portal.

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#36  Edited By Jimbo

CoD 4 was the last one that really changed anything.

The next big step will probably be when somebody figures out MMOFPS.

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#37  Edited By jack_daniels

Halo, playing it now.

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#38  Edited By Yanngc33

Modern Warfare 2 was probably the genre's swan song. Because after that, all the other FPSs became really repetitive and boring

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#39  Edited By Brendan

CoD 4 is definitely the most recent game to pretty much take over the genre, so it has to be the correct answer, no?  People seem to be commenting on what they think is the best, but I don't think that's what the question is asking. 

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#40  Edited By librariangmr

For me, FPS games peaked with Half-Life 2.

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#41  Edited By TheSmashing

 Unreal Tournament 2004

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Modern Warfare defined modern shooters.
Halo: CE before it.

Before that.. I dunno. Quake?


edit: actually, just because it's awesome: Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory. Best free FPS ever. (Quake wasn't always free.. that doesn't count)
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#43  Edited By fjordson

Call of Duty 4. Shit was amazing.

I'm thinking mostly in terms of multiplayer, though.

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#44  Edited By GunslingerPanda

FPS's aren't dead if you don't eat the shit that Activision feeds you.

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#45  Edited By pieman32

cod 4, everything is riping it off now.

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#46  Edited By Mr_Skeleton

Flame on!

 

Also I don't say COD: BLOPS is the best FPS but 20 million copies is pretty big don't you agree?

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#47  Edited By eliminator

I voted UT2004 because people are forgetting this amazing franchise and it saddens me.


But there are other games there that are Giants as well.
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#48  Edited By ribeye

following everyone that said cs, CoD's are fun for a while (a year tops, by design), but I always end up back on cs eventually

WASD FTW fuck yeah!!

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#49  Edited By oraknabo

If Far Cry 3 would have just been a little better, I would want to see it as an option.

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Modern Warfare for establishing multiplayer++ and also for making "semi-gameplay implemented cinematic situations" popular, which spread like the flue.