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The Best Single Player FPS Games of the Last 10-ish Years (post Crysis)

What do you think is/are the Best Single Player FPS Games of the Last 10 Years


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Inspired by the bit-tech article of a similar name (see below) I decided to create another poll, this one about single player FPS post 2007. You can vote for more then one game and post any you think deserve to be mentioned. I used most of the bit-tech list and included some I personally like.

*Some of the games are more RPG but they have guns, it's first person and you shoot the bad guys. You can only have ten poll options so I tried to limit one from each series.

https://bit-tech.net/features/gaming/pc/the-10-best-first-person-shooters-of-the-last-10-years/1/
 
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I went with Metro: Last Light Redux, Bioshock Infinite, Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Borderlands.

If I had to pick the best of that list it would be Bioshock Infinite. Based on a recommendation from @rtwjunkie I got the DLC Burial At Sea and thoroughly enjoyed that too. btw they are all on sale on Steam right now. :)
 
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what about Fallout 4 ?
 

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I got the DLC Burial At Sea and thoroughly enjoyed that too.
It really tied the whole series up nice and tidy, don’t you think? It’s just a shame they chose to do that through the extra cost of DLC.
 
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I went with Metro: Last Light Redux, Bioshock Infinite, Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Borderlands.

If I had to pick the best of that list it would be Bioshock Infinite. Based on a recommendation from @rtwjunkie I got the DLC Burial At Sea and thoroughly enjoyed that too. btw they are all on sale on Steam right now. :)
I just started the first section of Burial at Sea last week, forgot how good Bioshock Infinite is.

what about Fallout 4 ?
Great game but you can also pause combat in it through VATs so I figured it was more RPG then First Person Shooter. It will definitely go on my RPG poll.
 
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My vote will probably be Destiny or Battlefield Bad Company 2, Destiny i've dumped most hours on in most recent years and Battlefield Bad Company 2 to me is still one of my favourite multiplayer and it felt right in terms of destructibility of environment, gameplay was nice and graphics were amazing.

Oh can't forget maybe Halo 3 aswell...
 

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Pure shooter...I'd go with RAGE. It's got the tight controls like any ID Software game does but on top of that, it's one of the rare shooters I can say I wouldn't mind replaying a third time. It's like a Borderlands that doesn't suck.

Because RAGE isn't on the list, Wolfenstein: The New Order gets my vote but it's not as good.


Of the entire list, I would say Deus Ex: Human Revolution is the best game but...it's a sneaky adventure game more than anything. Shooting is cheat mode in that game.


It will definitely go on my RPG poll.
I would never forgive you if Alpha Protocol wasn't on there. Made by the same people that made Fallout: New Vegas and just all around amazing.
 
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I am surprised I couldn't see Unreal Tournament in there.. One of my most played FPS games ever that one :)
 
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My interest in the genre faded at Doom 3. So more than 10 years ago. I have tried Shadow Warrior more recently (I really disliked the original) and while I found it nice, I still haven't finished it.
To me, the best shooters were Wolfenstein, Doom, Doom II, Serious Sam and Serious Sam: The Second Encounter.
 
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Pure shooter...I'd go with RAGE. It's got the tight controls like any ID Software game does but on top of that, it's one of the rare shooters I can say I wouldn't mind replaying a third time. It's like a Borderlands that doesn't suck.

Because RAGE isn't on the list, Wolfenstein: The New Order gets my vote but it's not as good.


Of the entire list, I would say Deus Ex: Human Revolution is the best game but...it's a sneaky adventure game more than anything. Shooting is cheat mode in that game.



I would never forgive you if Alpha Protocol wasn't on there. Made by the same people that made Fallout: New Vegas and just all around amazing.
So that means I really should stop postponing playing Alpha Protocol?

Out of the games listed DX is by far my favorite one, closely followed by Doom and Titanfall 2.
 
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So that means I really should stop postponing playing Alpha Protocol?

Out of the games listed DX is by far my favorite one, closely followed by Doom and Titanfall 2.
Yeah I keep hearing good things about TF2... Guess that needs to be picked up at some point..

I'm actually quite surprised to not see Fortnite, Apex or PUBG in this list (at least Apex...). I think BR shooters are the big thing this decade, like it or not. Its a pretty novel concept and it creates interesting gameplay.
 
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I own 9/10 from this list, but only played 4/10 so I will not take a vote. But would like to say that I really enjoyed single plays of Medal of Honor, Medal of Honor: Warfighter, and SpecOps: The Line.
 
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where's prey and shadow warrior 2.
prey+mooncrash were a nice change from all those pace driven shooters.
sw2 needs more recognition too.
both are top 3 for me.
titanfall 2 was great but too short.

HR is the best game on the list,but not the best shooter,can't compare it to games like doom and wolfenstein.
 
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I'm actually quite surprised to not see Fortnite, Apex or PUBG in this list.
According to the title, list is only for single player games.

Only played a few of the games on the list, so my vote goes to Bioshock Inifinite. If you're playing with friends, the Borderlands series is crazy good fun.
 

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Wolfenstein: The New Order - I did beat the game twice to see the differences between the two choices at the beginning which may have left a sour taste in my mouth. I can't really put a finger on it but I wasn't a fan in general. I enjoyed the Wolfenstein reboot more (first Rock Steady reboot) because it had some meaningful RPG elements added.

Metro: Last Light Redux - Have not played. Didn't really care for Metro 2033.

BioShock Infinite - Did not live up to the hype for me just like Bioshock 2 and Bioshock falling short. I think the problem with these games, and probably why I shy away from the Wolf: New Order is because they're too on-rails. RAGE stands out because it's open enough to feel like you're not being corralled even though you most definitely are. Breaking up the monotony of murder with bouts of driving. Open world but not so open that it feels grindy. BioShock games definitely felt grindy while New Order felt like it never got to the point.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Best game on this list by far but not a shooter. If you're playing this game as a shooter, you're doing it wrong.

Far Cry 3 - Even though this game is intended to be a shooter, it encourages you to play like Deus Ex over straight up shooting. Alarms and the like incentivize the stealth approach, at least in part. Action game more than shooter.

Doom - Not my cup of tea so never played.

Titanfall 2 - Single campaign is extremely short so never deemed it worth the money to buy.

Call of Juarez: Gunslinger - I'd actually consider this the worst of the Call of Juarez games because it's literally on rails. 'Nuff said, really. The only bad thing I have to say about Call of Juarez: The Cartel is that it's pretty short.

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - Call of Duty franchise lost me at #4, never played any after that and that's not likely to change.

Borderlands - Definitely a shooter but it's basically MMO grind with an entirely forgettable story and very, very little in the way of variety. Let's also not forget the terrible consolitis (driving SUCKS: !@#$%^& mouse steering that can't be !@#$%^& disabled for !@#$ sake) and how headshots often aren't very rewarding (especially with more than one player which buffs enemies). The game drags on and on and on doing pretty much the same thing over and over and over.

Played 6 of 10 and being short/poor value proposition for single player on one handily eliminates it from something like RAGE which has everything that matters in spades (great mechanics, great story, great variety, great value, and did I mention John Goodman?).

Mmm completed RAGE campaign on Nightmare difficulty but not "Ultra Nightmare." Maybe I should...
 
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Far Cry 3 gets my vote as I played it to death and have just started it again. It's a classic FPS with some RPG, with a decent story too.
Black Mesa is still my all time favourite and let's face it, it is a total remake and not a mod, in the strictest meaning of the word.
Wolfenstein and Doom, whilst masses of fun, ended up a bit samey for me in the end.
No Tomb Raider? I know it's third person, but it plays like an FPS.
 
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Wolfenstein: The New Order - I did beat the game twice to see the differences between the two choices at the beginning which may have left a sour taste in my mouth. I can't really put a finger on it but I wasn't a fan in general. I enjoyed the Wolfenstein reboot more (first Rock Steady reboot) because it had some meaningful RPG elements added.

Metro: Last Light Redux - Have not played. Didn't really care for Metro 2033.

BioShock Infinite - Did not live up to the hype for me just like Bioshock 2 and Bioshock falling short. I think the problem with these games, and probably why I shy away from the Wolf: New Order is because they're too on-rails. RAGE stands out because it's open enough to feel like you're not being corralled even though you most definitely are. Breaking up the monotony of murder with bouts of driving. Open world but not so open that it feels grindy. BioShock games definitely felt grindy while New Order felt like it never got to the point.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Best game on this list by far but not a shooter. If you're playing this game as a shooter, you're doing it wrong.

Far Cry 3 - Even though this game is intended to be a shooter, it encourages you to play like Deus Ex over straight up shooting. Alarms and the like incentivize the stealth approach, at least in part. Action game more than shooter.

Doom - Not my cup of tea so never played.

Titanfall 2 - Single campaign is extremely short so never deemed it worth the money to buy.

Call of Juarez: Gunslinger - I'd actually consider this the worst of the Call of Juarez games because it's literally on rails. 'Nuff said, really. The only bad thing I have to say about Call of Juarez: The Cartel is that it's pretty short.

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - Call of Duty franchise lost me at #4, never played any after that and that's not likely to change.

Borderlands - Definitely a shooter but it's basically MMO grind with an entirely forgettable story and very, very little in the way of variety. Let's also not forget the terrible consolitis (driving SUCKS: !@#$%^& mouse steering that can't be !@#$%^& disabled for !@#$ sake) and how headshots often aren't very rewarding (especially with more than one player which buffs enemies). The game drags on and on and on doing pretty much the same thing over and over and over.

Played 6 of 10 and being short/poor value proposition for single player on one handily eliminates it from something like RAGE which has everything that matters in spades (great mechanics, great story, great variety, great value, and did I mention John Goodman?).

Mmm completed RAGE campaign on Nightmare difficulty but not "Ultra Nightmare." Maybe I should...
To consider RAGE is a great shooter while skipping out on Metro LL (a very different experience from 2033 in a way, I'd recommend playing it at some point) and viewing Far Cry as an action game because it has 'stealth' elements (very poorly done at that)... is strange to me. On top of that, speaking of stealth, Metro actually does that a whole lot better IMO than FC3 did; especially on high difficulty where you simply need to save resources. Metro actually does work with light/shadow sensitivity and sound for stealth, FC3 is far more basic at that. I'm left here wondering 'what did I miss in RAGE?!' Did you play some super advanced developers' cut or?

Personally I felt RAGE was a horrible, horrible game with an existential crisis. Repetitive, linear content (the 'levels' are super linear and its open world is just a vehicle to get to the level entrances) and very shallow gameplay with a small arsenal of guns and (silly) tools. It wanted to feel like a Borderlands or Fallout but that's just a facade, or fancy load screen. I think I finished it in 10 hours, being very disappointed. I also felt it just copied popular elements at the time and was mostly a showcase of its game engine, gameplay being an afterthought. So many things in it feel lackluster or unfinished, as if they wanted to implement an idea but stopped halfway because the budget was gone or something.

Funny how differently people can experience games! Far Cry 3, to me, was a run and gun fest because the reward for being stealthy simply isn't there; guns blazing worked fine and never really got punished enough to avoid it. Borderlands 1 is actually a pretty compact experience and not at all like the more expansive (and repetitive) BL2 though I agree with your thoughts on that in a general sense. For me it was the humor and atmosphere that kept it fresh, but I'm not particularly eager to dive into BL3 if its more of the same.

According to the title, list is only for single player games.

Only played a few of the games on the list, so my vote goes to Bioshock Inifinite. If you're playing with friends, the Borderlands series is crazy good fun.
You're right totally missed it was SP only :p
 
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Haven't played any of them and not interested.

A brand new Duke Nukem, Blood, Unreal, Darkwatch, Timesplitters and Quake game would be damn good. Not gonna happen though, those days are long gone.
 
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#22
Farcry, Skyrim and Fallout are, IMO, heads and shoulders above the other games listed there.

PS: Wolfenstein The New Order - I don't need to be lectured about SJW values in a game. I almost barfed at their "story", powered trough just to see what action is offered... garbage there too. Who voted for that???
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PS: Wolfenstein The New Order - I don't need to be lectured about SJW values in a game. I almost barfed at their "story", powered trough just to see what action is offered... garbage there too. Who voted for that???
Sorry must have missed that, I was too busy enjoying the shooting...
 
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#25
I own 9/10 from this list, but only played 4/10 so I will not take a vote. But would like to say that I really enjoyed single plays of Medal of Honor, Medal of Honor: Warfighter, and SpecOps: The Line.
Oh yes, very good recommendations. I remember the story of Warfighter getting me really emotional in the end.
And Spec Ops just messes with your head, wether your character lived or it´s all just an illusion of a soldier returning from war. Still get´s me thinking
 
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