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10. Sairento VR on
VR still has a long way to go, but this mission-driven action role-playing game from Mixed Realms is a step in the right direction. In Sairento, assume control of a ruthless assassin trained by a cover organization. If SUPERHOT had a sequel, this could pass as one. Albeit without the time-bending abilities.
As a Virtual Reality title with first-person shooter elements, showcase your gunplay and sword fighting abilities with its arsenal of futuristic weaponry using PlayStation VR’s Move controllers. Every engagement feels like walking on thin ice, go guns blazing or use a variety of stealth mechanics to gain the upper hand and take enemies down one by one.
It’s impressive visual design and atmosphere coincides with its already satisfying combat, paving a new way for the future of VR. Even PlayStation Universe’s Eric Hauter said that “... it is a groundbreaking, standard-setting game that will serve as a waypoint for VR action games for years to come.”
It receives a playscore of 8.51
If guns blazing is what you’re in for, there’s nothing like Gearbox’s bullet hell mayhem. This chaotic blend of adolescent humor and intense first-person shooter action serves as one of the pioneers of the looter shooter genre.
Although it isn’t as well-received as the second entry of the series, Borderlands 3 still has its own merits, including a bigger universe to explore. Confinement to a single planet is a thing of the past. What about the guns? The gun variety is as insane as ever.
It was widely divisive. One reviewer, Game Zone, said that “... this long-awaited threequel may not leave people instantly begging for more like they were after Borderlands 2.”
But its bad outweighs the good, overall, the game is still the Borderlands experience we all know and love. You can’t fix something that is not broken. GamesRadar praised its overall presentation, giving it a 4 out of 5, saying that, “This is a game that knows exactly what it is and who it’s for…”
It has a playscore of 8.56
The PlayStation VR is home to many great VR shooters and Sony isn’t known to shy away from unconventional formulas of the genre. Blood & Truth is a ‘video’ game, meaning it is a movie blockbuster with interactive FPS elements.
GamesRadar gave it a 4 out of 5, praising its technological leap with VR’s capabilities. They said that “...this is the first time a realistic shooter has felt satisfying and right in VR.”
Its over-the-top gunplay feels like you’re in a John Wick movie and its exciting set pieces feels like you’re Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible. If you’re familiar with 2016’s The London Heist, Blood & Truth is an enhanced and extended version of it with a more refined story and combat.
Its 6-hour campaign perfectly represents the potential of VR titles in the near future, although it might take more risks than rewards. Here’s hoping to more VR shooters in the future. This game receives a playscore of 8.56
7. Far Cry 4
Ubisoft’s Far Cry series has come a long way. At one point it was set in a prehistoric era where we use sticks and stones, while another is set in a dystopian 2007 with outrun themes. In Far Cry 4, it’s good to see the series going back to its roots.
Set in a fictional Himalayas settlement called Kyrat, play as a man caught in a grueling civil war between two factions. Known for its interesting antagonists, Far Cry 4 introduces the iconic Pagan Min. A sociopath with dangerous tendencies.
But this fourth major installment isn’t all about its narrative, the game’s strongest feature lies in its survival-shooting elements. Far Cry 4 takes you into a living and breathing open-world where animals, like Honeybadgers, are determined to kill you more than your enemies. Its world is as dangerous and as Far Cry as it could get.
While Gamespot gave it a mere 7 out of 10, Polygon ditched most of its bad parts, giving it a 9 out of 10. Saying that, “... from a very cynical perspective, Far Cry 4 is "more Far Cry," but it's delivered in such a sophisticated fashion that I can’t really see how that's a negative.”
It has a playscore of 8.62
Boy, oh boy. Controversies aside, Blizzard’s award-winning first-person shooter has enough GOTYs that put merit to its fast-paced take on the evolving genre. Dubbed as ‘Hero-shooter’, select from a massive character pool of 30 (and counting) heroes and villains in the Overwatch universe, each with their own unique set of abilities.
Whether you prefer the tank role, damage, or support, there’s always a hero built just for you. Engage in fiery 6 vs 6 match-ups with other players and watch how sparks fly in the battlefield with its colorful palette of special effects.
Gameplay-wise, Overwatch is a great step for the future of shooters. IGN’s Vince Ingenito gave it a 9.4 out of 10, stating that, “Overwatch is an incredible achievement in multiplayer shooter design.”
Strictly multiplayer, the game suffers from a lack of story mode. It’s one of the major gripes most players have with the game. However, with Overwatch 2 just around the corner, here’s hoping for some great story-driven elements. A playscore of 8.64
Of all the major Wolfenstein titles coming out recently, The New Colossus was the latest of the Nazi-killing entries that stood out.
Serving as the eighth mainline entry of the Wolfenstein series and a sequel to The New Order, BJ Blazkowicz takes center stage and goes on a hunt to get some Nazis in an alternate history of Nazi-controlled America.
Despite going on a rampage against these crimson-clad legions, The New Colossus’ Oscar-worthy narrative lets you stop and think for a moment about the nature of your mission. And yet they say video games aren’t art.
Like its story, the gameplay is satisfying as well. Many critics, including GameSpot, gave this game a 9 out 10. Saying that, “Wolfenstein's tense gameplay elevates this further by giving you the power to truly resist--and come out of each battle ready for another fight.”
As for our playscore, it receives an 8.73
Before there was Battlefield V, DICE took us back to the dawn of war. Experience World War 1 at its peak with its single-player campaign that packs good fun. Follow through six different chapters in various character perspectives, each offering unique scenarios.
But we all know the Battlefield series isn’t just known for its single-player modes. The biggest upgrade to this title is its multiplayer. Gather your squad and set the battlefield ablaze in its various multiplayer modes, heck, you can even play as a pigeon in one of them.
Critics and gamers loved the game for its intense action experience. GameSpot gave it a 9 out of 10, saying, “...it is an outstanding, feature-rich package in both its emotional stories and strong multiplayer.”
It’s unfortunate to see its player base dwindle after V’s release. Nonetheless, the game had a good run and it receives a playscore of 8.81
Yep, Call of Duty is back! Infinity Ward has done their series proud in this horrific yet spectacular presentation of bullets and bombs. A reboot of its 2007 masterpiece, this new story continues to blur the lines between warring ideologies.
Captain Price makes a comeback and it marks the series’ return to form. It was generally praised for its strong campaign, giving more emphasis to player actions and choices. Hardcore Gamer gave it a rating of 9 out of 10, stating that, “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare takes the classic formula and gives it a modern-day spin that not only brings the gameplay and design up to today’s standards but also respects the past.”
Gunplay is as satisfying as ever, especially with the game’s ‘Realism’ mode where the HUD is removed, adding immersion to its already thrilling campaign. Let’s not even begin with its Multiplayer mode, which is by far, the series’ strongest feature to date. It’s bringing even more tactical depth to its moment to moment engagements. This entry is a good sign that they’re heading in the right direction.
It has a playscore of 8.86
2. Titanfall 2
Bang your head to sound of clanking metal in this second entry Respawn Entertainment’s sci-fi military shooter. They pulled out all the stops with this sequel, creating an explosive return for their colossal franchise.
It marks the introduction of a host of new gameplay elements and an arsenal of destructive new weapons. Slide around with your refined parkour skills, and tinker with holo-pilots, pulse blades, grappling hooks, and so much more.
The game has garnered tremendous praise in all aspects, on which according to GamesRadar, it is “Intelligent, creative, and never less than thrilling, Titanfall 2 finally realizes the series' true potential with verve and polish.”
With all the game’s myriad upgrades, its single-player campaign was also its strongest point. It’s a memorable story and characters give more depth to its futuristic world. Overall, it has a playscore of 8.87
Before we get that juicy sequel, let’s go back to where it all began. Be the most badass demon killer on Mars. A portal to Hell has been opened and hundreds of demons are crawling out of it. Unleash the Doom Slayer in you and cleanse the hell-infested research facility of these evil creatures.
This reboot to the classic DOOM franchise brings robust upgrades. It’s still the same first-person action we all love and it’s still as gory as ever. But with the capabilities of modern consoles, you can clearly see the satisfaction in every demon you shoot, sever, and rip to shreds.
Doom is widely-praised for its fast-paced action, cool weapons, and graphics. It’s so great it made USGamer said that it, “...is a thrash metal loud, gloriously gory, blisteringly fast, and thoroughly entertaining old school shooter.” There’s no doubt about it, the id Software truly embraced its old school roots.
It has a playscore of an 8.89