The first person shooter genre is a fierce battleground at the moment within gaming. No single game can sit comfortably at the top, as the title of ‘gamer favourite’ is hotly contested. I’ve loved playing through Call of Duty: Black Ops, have returned to Medal of Honour countless times over the last few weeks, and yet will keep finding myself returning to Battlefield Bad Company 2 for the multiplayer. If you’re considering getting stuck in but are having trouble deciding what to go for, allow me to make that decision a little easier for you.
Whilst Call of Duty may have the crazy (and some would say unrealistic) storyline and events in single player, it can feel somewhat ridiculous at times, so it’s great to take time out to play more of a combat simulation such as Medal of Honor.
In MoH, you become part of a little known squad of handpicked warriors completing missions of the utmost urgency and of course, failure is not an option. Fighting your way through Taliban strongholds in the mountains of Afghanistan, you really get to know the warriors in your squad and, although it’s just a game, you start to worry about how they are doing in the firefight. On top of this, there is a battle scene that will simply take your breath away, but you’ll have to play it to find out what I’m talking about.
So if this is something you want to get involved with then here’s what you need to do. As always with Free Game Friday, you have two chances to enter. For your first entry, simply retweet the following post on Twitter: Tweet this
For the second entry, leave a comment on this post to the following question:
I’ve been playing first person shooters since Castle Wolfenstein was first released. My home PC (no less than a 386) managed to cope fairly easily with this, but I’ve enjoyed seeing the games progress as the hardware has become available. So the question is, what first person shooter have you most enjoyed playing?
Let me know what you think, it’d be great to see what you guys have come up with and hey, you may even win a top PC game for your troubles.