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Outriders endgame – what are expeditions?
Outriders endgame – what are expeditions?
Want to know what you can do in Outriders expeditions? Looter shooters like Outriders have plenty of endgame stuff to play after the main campaign is over, most notably the expeditions mode.
Doom 3: VR Edition Review
Doom 3: VR Edition Review
Doom 3: VR Edition pales in comparison to other VR shooters, or even playing Doom 3 on a flat screen.
Classic Half-Life 2 Mod Neotokyo Gets A Singleplayer Spinoff
Classic Half-Life 2 Mod Neotokyo Gets A Singleplayer Spinoff
Neotokyo is an absolute PC gaming classic, a (somehow) free mod for Half-Life 2 that remains one of the prettiest and coolest multiplayer shooters on the planet.
Everything in the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season Two Reloaded update
Everything in the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season Two Reloaded update
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season Two Reloaded launches this week, Activision announced. The mid-season update for both shooters adds several new maps, modes and features for Black Ops Cold War, as well as two new operators, and the new ZRG 20mm sniper rifle. This all goes live following updates to Black Ops Cold War at 5am UK time tomorrow, 30th March, and to Warzone at 7am UK time on Wednesday 31st March. Read more
Activision goes after Call of Duty stat-tracking website SBMM Warzone
Activision goes after Call of Duty stat-tracking website SBMM Warzone
When it comes to competitive first-person shooters, your statistics help you you determine where you stand among the other players around you.
Outriders cheaters to face permanent marks of shame
Outriders cheaters to face permanent marks of shame
We’ve all seen our fair share of cheaters in online shooters.
Doom Eternal's finale wraps one of the best PC shooters ever with a stale fantasy fart
Doom Eternal's finale wraps one of the best PC shooters ever with a stale fantasy fart
The combat is still excellent, but Doom needs to loosen up a bit.
Cross-Platform Shooter Afterpulse Scouts A Switch Launch Later This Month
Cross-Platform Shooter Afterpulse Scouts A Switch Launch Later This Month
Along with a "Nintendo Switch Fast Pass". We've seen some colourful third-person shooters on Switch like Splatoon 2 and Fortnite, but outside of Sniper Elite and Rogue Company, players after more realistic experiences haven't had a tremendous amount of choice.
Godstrike Brings Twin-Stick Shooter Action To Switch Next Month
Godstrike Brings Twin-Stick Shooter Action To Switch Next Month
Launches on April 15th. We've seen a few twin-stick shooters on Switch so far.
Review: Apex Legends - A Great Game Hamstrung By A Compromised Switch Port
Review: Apex Legends - A Great Game Hamstrung By A Compromised Switch Port
A Royale Mess? Respawn's Apex Legends, to our minds one of the very best free-to-play Battle Royale shooters currently available on PC or console, finally makes its way to Nintendo Switch and it is, unfortunately, a real mixed bag of a port.
The Outriders demo is turning out to be a hit on Steam
The Outriders demo is turning out to be a hit on Steam
We've had a great time with Outriders when we've gotten to play it, but the market for loot shooters is so crowded that it's tough to tell when any given title is going to break out.
Some Of Toaplan's Best Console Shooters Are Back In Physical Form, And They Look Amazing
Some Of Toaplan's Best Console Shooters Are Back In Physical Form, And They Look Amazing
Update: We go hands-on. Update #2: We were lucky enough to get a pre-release sample of Retro-Bit's gorgeous Toaplan collection, and we have to say, it's pretty impressive stuff. Not only does this collection come with proper packaging – including instructions and reversible sleeve artwork – it also features neat little extras like stickers and a special interview with former Toaplan staffer Masahiro Yuge. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Telltale's superb Tales from the Borderlands finally returns to stores next week
Telltale's superb Tales from the Borderlands finally returns to stores next week
Telltale Games' wonderful Tales from the Borderlands, a deliriously daft narrative adventure inspired by Gearbox's popular series of first-person shooters, will finally return to digital storefronts next Wednesday, 17th February, following its delisting in the middle of 2019. Tales from the Borderlands originally released in 2014, and, for my money at least, is easily the best thing Telltale ever made.
How a remake of an obscure 1995 FPS led to a retro shooter revival
How a remake of an obscure 1995 FPS led to a retro shooter revival
'90s shooters escaped their certain Doom with an indie retro revival.
Previously cancelled Xbox 360 GoldenEye remake emerges on PC
Previously cancelled Xbox 360 GoldenEye remake emerges on PC
First-person shooters were not exactly a big thing on consoles back in the day.
16 Upcoming First Person Shooters of 2021 and Beyond
16 Upcoming First Person Shooters of 2021 and Beyond
From new entries in beloved franchises to the debuts of fresh faces, there's plenty coming up.
Destiny 2 3-peeking
Destiny 2 3-peeking "a complicated issue", Bungie investigating changes
Bungie has said it's currently discussing Destiny 2's "3-peeking" issue, but made no promises changes will be made. 3-peeking, or third-person peeking, is the act of forcing the normally first-person camera into third-person, giving PvP players an advantage because they can peek around corners safely. 3-peeking is a long-standing issue in first-person shooters that have some third-person elements, but it's particularly troublesome in Destiny 2's competitive multiplayer.
The 8 crappiest starting guns in FPS history
The 8 crappiest starting guns in FPS history
The pathetic pea shooters that deserve to live in infamy.
Everspace 2 is close to being the new gold standard for space shooters
Everspace 2 is close to being the new gold standard for space shooters
Everspace 2 might only be in Early Access, but it's already fun as hell.
Nearly 25 years on, you should still play Quake
Nearly 25 years on, you should still play Quake
The blueprint for 3D shooters still has a thing or two to teach today.
Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond director calls VR the “best platform” for developing shooters
Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond director calls VR the “best platform” for developing shooters
Peter Hirschmann, the director of Respawn's new VR-exclusive Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond, is one of those people who has been to the mountain of virtual reality and come back ready to share the good news.
Ignore the keyboard and mouse purists, a PC controller is a must
Ignore the keyboard and mouse purists, a PC controller is a must
The mouse might help in shooters, but analogue gamepads offer a different experience, and often a more comfortable one.
Top 15 Third Person Shooters of the 8th Console Generation
Top 15 Third Person Shooters of the 8th Console Generation
Ranking the best from an embarrassment of riches.
Mini Review: Arcade Archives Zero Team - A Long-Lost Coin-Op Relic That's Worth Unearthing
Mini Review: Arcade Archives Zero Team - A Long-Lost Coin-Op Relic That's Worth Unearthing
We could be zeroes, just for one day. While the arrival of Streets of Rage 4 and The TakeOver might lead you to assume that the belt-scrolling brawler is back in vogue, it's still a pretty niche genre in 2020 – and, to be brutally honest, that has been the case since the mid-'90s, by which point Street Fighter II had made the one-on-one fighter the genre of choice for millions of players all over the globe. Zero Team – the only side-scrolling fighter created by Seibu Kaihatsu, which is most famous for its Raiden series of vertical shooters – arrived at just the wrong time in arcades.
There's a Serious Sam Collection heading to Switch next week
There's a Serious Sam Collection heading to Switch next week
How much Serious Sam is too much Sam? Well, certainly not threemuch Sam, according to developer Croteam and publisher Devolver Digital; as of next Tuesday, 17th November, a triple whammy of Serious Sam first-person shooters will be heading to Nintendo Switch. The Serious Sam Collection, as the bundle will be known, includes Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter and The Second Encounter - Croteam's two spruce-ups of Sam's original adventures - as well as Serious Sam 3: BFE and its Legend of the Beast and Jewel of the Nile expansions. Serious Sam's typically frenzied old-school shooting action - which variously catapults players from ancient Egypt to medieval Europe and all the way into the future across the course of Croteam's first three games - will support local co-op for up four players on Switch, in both the main campaign and standalone survival mode. Read more
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone's new 16-bit death effect sparks realism debate
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone's new 16-bit death effect sparks realism debate
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone are gritty, realistic shooters, right? Well, the game's latest cosmetic DLC is about as far away from that as you could get. This week, a new 16-bit-themed DLC pack was released for Infinity Ward's first-person shooter.
Crucible gets custom games and unlocked cosmetics ahead of its shutdown
Crucible gets custom games and unlocked cosmetics ahead of its shutdown
Crucible, Amazon Games' first foray into the world of multiplayer shooters, might be closing down later this year, but that doesn't mean there isn't fun to be had during the new PC game's last hurrah.
Sniper Elite 4 is heading to Switch in November
Sniper Elite 4 is heading to Switch in November
It might have seemed like a long-shot but developer Rebellion's WW2 shooter sequel Sniper Elite 4 will be making its way to Switch next month, on 17th November. Sniper Elite 4, the latest in Rebellion's long line of third-person tactical shooters, initially launched back in 2017.
The Making of Red Wings: Aces of the Sky
The Making of Red Wings: Aces of the Sky
As a teenager, I spent a lot of time playing arcade games and airplane shooters.
15 Upcoming Shooters on PS5
15 Upcoming Shooters on PS5
First-person, third-person and space shooters await on the next generation of consoles.
Impossible arena shooter Spaceflux has my head in a spin
Impossible arena shooter Spaceflux has my head in a spin
I’ve seen a lotta shooters in my time, but five seconds into Spaceflux‘s early access trailer and my brain’s already turned to soup.
The Panzer Dragoon: Remake release brings it to Steam and GOG today
The Panzer Dragoon: Remake release brings it to Steam and GOG today
The Panzer Dragoon series was born in the ’90s and came at a time when rail shooters were all the rage. The first game debuted in 1996 on the Sega Saturn and looked appropriate for that day and age.
Second Extinction shows life with new “Raw(r) Gameplay” trailer
Second Extinction shows life with new “Raw(r) Gameplay” trailer
In the world of first-person shooters there are certain types of enemies that we often find ourselves going up against.
The Double-A Team: Area 51 was one of the finest shooters of the PS2 generation
The Double-A Team: Area 51 was one of the finest shooters of the PS2 generation
Midway. Midway? Midway. That could be the name for this whole series, a tribute to a world of games that companies such as Midway moulded by pushing the medium forward in so many odd ways.
Prepare to Raze Hell: Doom Eternal is Coming to Xbox Game Pass on October 1
Prepare to Raze Hell: Doom Eternal is Coming to Xbox Game Pass on October 1
Doom Eternal has been called one of the best first-person shooters ever.
Bethesda's Doom re-releases get their first official total conversion mod
Bethesda's Doom re-releases get their first official total conversion mod
Rekkr is a viking-themed twist on the classic shooters.
Acclaimed Twin-Stick Shooters Bezier And Death Ray Manta Will Light Up Your Switch Soon
Acclaimed Twin-Stick Shooters Bezier And Death Ray Manta Will Light Up Your Switch Soon
Thanks to the lovely people at Thalamus Digital. Two of the most acclaimed twin-stick shooters of recent memory are coming to Switch courtesy of Thalamus Digital, we can reveal. Philip Bak's Bezier And Rob Fearon's Death Ray Manta may look like Geometry Wars wannabes, but they're superb takes on a tried-and-tested genre. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Retro-Bit Is Republishing Some Of Toaplan's Best Console Shooters In Physical Form
Retro-Bit Is Republishing Some Of Toaplan's Best Console Shooters In Physical Form
All your reprints are belong to us. Toaplan is a name that will be instantly familiar with seasoned retro gamers.
Valorant Temporarily Jettisons Omen After Accidentally Making Him Godlike
Valorant Temporarily Jettisons Omen After Accidentally Making Him Godlike
Team-based shooters like Valorant regularly add new heroes, but they’re not generally in the business of banishing them.
Chorus Dev Diary Explains the Developers’ Vision for the Game
Chorus Dev Diary Explains the Developers’ Vision for the Game
Fishlabs talk about the shooters' story, gameplay, characters, and more.
Call Of Duty cheat seller removes COD-related cheats following lawsuit from Activsion
Call Of Duty cheat seller removes COD-related cheats following lawsuit from Activsion
As tired a phrase as “they must be hacking” is when getting bested in competitive shooters, sometimes other players really are cheating.
A whole lotta Quake is free – to keep – during QuakeCon
A whole lotta Quake is free – to keep – during QuakeCon
First-person shooters as we know them today probably wouldn't exist without Quake.
$3 for one of the wildest-looking shooters ever? Yes, please
$3 for one of the wildest-looking shooters ever? Yes, please
Post Void is the second coming of Devil Daggers, but with some of the wildest graphics I've seen in an FPS.
Review: Crysis Remastered - A Technical Miracle And One Of The Best Shooters On Switch
Review: Crysis Remastered - A Technical Miracle And One Of The Best Shooters On Switch
Switch Mode Engaged. Of all the big-name ports that have arrived on Switch thus far, there's something about Crysis that makes it feel a little extra special.
Hell Let Loose debuts urban combat and new animations for a free weekend
Hell Let Loose debuts urban combat and new animations for a free weekend
Take one of the better modern tactical shooters for a free spin.
Why low DPI is best for shooters
Why low DPI is best for shooters
Adjust your settings for better control and accuracy in games.
Hyper Scape Is High-Flying Fun, But It's Still Another Battle Royale
Hyper Scape Is High-Flying Fun, But It's Still Another Battle Royale
In competitive shooters, I prefer to be above my enemies.
Think Spider-Man, But With Plastic Bags
Think Spider-Man, But With Plastic Bags
In Spider-Man, Peter Parker invented devices worn on his wrists known as web-shooters.
Mini Review: Missile Dancer - Ardent Shmup Fans Should Lock-On To This Amazing Indie Blaster From Japan
Mini Review: Missile Dancer - Ardent Shmup Fans Should Lock-On To This Amazing Indie Blaster From Japan
Get it locked in. Taking inspiration from the likes of Eighting's Soukyugurentai and Taiti's 'Storm' series of shooters, Missile Dancer is a vertically-scrolling shmup with simple yet addictive mechanics; holding down your shot button causes a targeting circle to expand around your craft, and any enemies caught in this circle will be considered 'locked-on'.
Review: Colt Canyon - A Twin-Stick Roguelike With Razor-Sharp Gameplay
Review: Colt Canyon - A Twin-Stick Roguelike With Razor-Sharp Gameplay
A Fistful of Bullets. Twin-stick shooters generally have a lot in common with one another.
EA Intends To
EA Intends To "Double Down" On Star Wars Video Game Development
The force is strong with this one. In a company webinar with investors this week, EA CEO Andrew Wilson spoke about third-party giant's "tremendous relationship" with both Disney and Lucas and how it wanted to "double down" on Star Wars games after experiencing a huge amount of success with titles such as Star Wars Battlefront 2 and Jedi Fallen Order. We've had success in first-person shooters, in RPGs, in action adventure, in MMORPGs, in mobile, and I believe we're going to have success with Squadrons as well.
Feature: Best Nintendo Switch FPS Games
Feature: Best Nintendo Switch FPS Games
Lock and load. Nintendo Switch's bulging catalogue of games covers practically every genre, and First-Person Shooters are no exception.
Disintegration Review | A Totally New Experience
Disintegration Review | A Totally New Experience
Disintegration is n FPS with interesting RTS mechanics.