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Old 15th January 2009, 11:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What singleplayer FPSs have you been impressed with?

That's right, single-player


I admit, multiplayer is for me and it's a rare thing for a single-player version of a game to capture me enough to complete it and love it. Most that play online probably feel the same way. BUT there are good SP games out there! Now, I know graphics are important to a point but what games had the gameplay and immersion and intensity that kept you playing? What singleplayer FPS games, if any, stood out for you?


Here's a list from me in no particular order..

- Unreal
- Unreal 2
- Medal of Honor Allied Assault series
- Medal of Honor Airborne
- Vietcong
- Soldier of Fortune 2
- Call of Duty: United Offensive
- Call of Juarez: Bound In Blood
- Borderlands
- Crysis

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Old 16th January 2009, 12:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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pffft. Silly noob head Neddeh told me to edit this .. cause I didnt read it right LOL
hehehe, neddeh! :P


My fav single player games are..
Unreal 1 - 2
CODUO!
Cod4 !
GTA4 (PC)

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Old 16th January 2009, 02:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Call of Duty 4 single player was great, in my opinion.

Pace, intensity, storyline, variation.............

....and, obviously, Half Life and Half Life 2.
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Old 16th January 2009, 10:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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LOL @ Dummy... I knew someone would add a multiplayer game into this singleplayer thread

I see you're an Unreal fan! Can you believe 1998 that came out!?!
The immersion in that game was incredible (and the graphics for it's day jaw-dropping!)


I knew CoD 4 and Half Life 2 would get mentions. They just didn't capture me those ones but from feedback and game-chat that I've had they certainly 'captured' many others!
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Old 17th January 2009, 11:14 AM   #6 (permalink)
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..another good game!

The Spirit and Wall walking and Gravity flipping also made for a unique multiplayer experience.

By the way, get patched to v1.4 as it removes the disc check from start up (ie. no disk required to start the game)


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Old 17th January 2009, 11:31 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks ned
Boy I used to get a headache from playing this one .
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Old 17th January 2009, 01:20 PM   #8 (permalink)
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As has been said - COD4 and HL2 - simply brilliant and engrossing in all manner of ways. COD4 has such incredibly good graphics that I've been stunned that it's a game - the animations of your team-mates when entering buildings, or leaping over a wall... just perfect - but the thing that made it look so damn good was the lighting - incredible. As an experience, I just couldn't stop playing - most excellent, and the "reward" at the end with the bonus round was superb! The best pure action shooter I've ever played.

Half Life 2 was, and still is the best narrative FPS I've played - brilliant characters, fantastic story, and a wonderfully realised world. The way it starts with you on the train is great, and left to wander out into the city... just great - and Alex... they didn't go for the typical Lara Croft "babe" and ended up with so much more - very cool.

Both very much "on rails" from start to finish, so exceedingly limiting and limited in that regard, but for what they are, simply brilliant. I think to get away from the rails thing, you really need to step away from pure shooters, and delve more into titles like Deus Ex (Gold!) or even a title like Fallout 3 - both are First Person, and both are shooters of sorts, but at the same time, they're RPG's too... it's the combo-blend that I like so much. I think Far Cry 2 tried to go for the open ended shooter, but failed badly on too many fronts. Great graphics - and it's impact will be felt for future titles for years to come I think - but ultimately a fatally flawed title. Self propagating fire, exploding ammo dumps, wilderness and the beautifully implemented seamless interface will become the norm in a few years - and thats a damn good thing.
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I see you're an Unreal fan! Can you believe 1998 that came out!?!
The immersion in that game was incredible (and the graphics for it's day jaw-dropping!)
I still play the Unreal Games a lot :P But mainly.. Unreal Tournament Game Of the Year Edition :P My fav online game, and i love to play solo against the bots :P

I need more meat!
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Old 17th January 2009, 03:41 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Ironically I've never played Unreal Tournament against other people!

Had the demo of that game on my old work PC, and played it for hours - my home rig couldn't even boot it, so never actually got the full game - loved playing against the bots then - awesome game from what I saw.
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