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The first single player deathmatch game ever made

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#1
And guess what, its not quake 3 or unreal tournament! It was a game made by SCI, the same developers as carmageddon. The game was called XS. I have it somewhere at home, i think it was made in 97 or so. Lol it was lots of fun at the time. Has anyone else ever heard of this game or am i the only one?
 
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no, but I do Remember Carmageddon...what a fun game that was. I'll google Xs.
 
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Lol ill try find the disk and post some screenshots if I can get it to work with Dosbox
 
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Singleplayer deathmatch? Isnt that an oxymoron? I mean don't you need at least two people for it to be a deathmatch?
 
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maybe the character is a schizo
 

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link shows that "wikipedia does not have an article on this topic"
 
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A new Carmageddon or a remake would be awesome :)
 

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I remember playing some deathmatches over IPX with the original DOOM in 1993/94. So this would actually make DOOM the first.
 
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Not sure what the OP is trying to LIMIT the discussion to, Wolfenstein 1992 and Doom (1993) were earlier FPS. Doom had "deathmatches".

If you are talking about PLAYER vs. PLAYER then Battlezone was the first FPS, albeit in a tank, and was 1980. About the same time was Sniper! and 3D monster maze for the ZX81 which were FPS but were NOT player vs. player.
 
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Holy crap, look at the specs:

System requirements System: Pentium-60 or equivalent
RAM: 8 MB

Video Memory: 1 MB

Hard Drive Space: 30 MB
 
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deathmatch was first introduced in doom but popularized in quake.
 

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If it's single player wouldn't some of the old nintendo games count as this, pretty much any fast pace shooting game would?
 
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I really wish they would make a new carmageddon..as for deathmatch I used to play action quake back when I was a kid.
 
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I dont even know what single deathmatch is. all I know is ID created it. action quake was great, team fortress all the way.
 

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I dont even know what single deathmatch is.
Single death match = Imagine one arena, with your self in it , and a single lion waiting for you .




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No no no, i didnt make myself very clear did I? Single player against bots, in an arena. Like quake 3 and unreal tournament. And the link doesnt work and my pc's net is down again so i cant provide a working one. I searched for XS game
 
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Its not hard to fix a link:/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XS

The first single player deathmatch game ever made? This needs to be reworded, first off single player and deathmatch doesn't really work together in a sentence. Though no matter how ya word it, XS doesn't apply to either. Pong came first. DooM introducted player connectivity and coined the term deathmatch.
 
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Ok my wording was terrible. I meant fps, and it should have been titled 'the first single player game with bots as enemies' :laugh:
 
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It wasn't Wolfenstein?
 
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Didn't Marathon have that?
 
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I never really played wolfenstein, i played blake stone! :rockout: but no, wolf was not deathmatch style single player against bots. Ill look at marathon but i have honestly never heard of it :p