It seemed for a while that every developer and hi little brother had developed a First Person Shooter game, throwing it into an already over populated market. Some were great, some average, and some frankly awful. We didn’t mind though – shooting the evil Killer Poodles from Outer Space by yourself is marvelous therapy. We love it…
Again we’ve assembled a list of the 5 best Xbox 1 games released recently. It is probably different from your list, but whatever……..
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Grand Theft Auto V – Xbox One
You might argue that Grand Theft Auto Vis not a FPS game, but in our not so humble view adding first person gameplay makes it one.
GTA V carries on the proud tradition of the GTA franchise allowing players to make mayhem in cities unfavorably based on American famous locations, rendered as downtown no-go zones. GTA V gives the payer the option of switching between three players, a psycho hillbilly, a blinged-up gangsta, or a troubled well to do family man.
All this is set in a landscape of sleazy joints, strip clubs, bang-on vehicles and a storyline that pulls it into one seamless environment. There is even a heist mission reminiscent of GTA IV. Metacritic has it at a splendid 97.
Far Cry 4 – Xbox One
Tired of sleazy downtown landscapes? Try Far Cry 4 to get a bit of variety. Rather than an urban wasteland, you are part of a Himalayan based civil war. You can hang-glide your way to your safari camp to join the big game hunt, all the while blowing away the baddies. Watch out for distractions from time to time.
One new feature we want, please, please to see extended to other games is the ability to invite friend to come into your world to play co-operative games together. Even if they don’t own the full game. More of this brilliant gesture please.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Call of Duty is an iron-clad icon of the FPS genre. It’s been around for over ten years, and gone through several console types, three I think, iterating from WW2 style battles to current day combat. This release, Advanced Warfare,moves into the future, introducing new weapons, including hovering grenades like the real-life claymore and personal jetpacks. It will be a success, IGN gave it a 9.1.
Destiny – Xbox One
The pre-release hype around Destiny posed quite a few hostages to fortune, Promises of mysterious locations in a new Multiverse with hordes of new aliens and robots appeared in press releases with great regularity. Inevitably the actual release disappointed many because it wasn’t up to their expectations. However it does offer best of breed shooting and pillage, not well supported by a weak story-line and some flabby missions.
We have been promised a continuing and frequent updates and content additions, which may go some way to meeting the original promises. One very good feature is the limitless multiplayer environment.
Titanfall – Xbox One
Titanfall shows how it should be done – underpromise and over deliver. True, there was extensive hype around the first exclusive for the Xbox One, but it was managed and never went OTT. It probably helped having a team made up of experienced developers who had worked on Call of Duty. The result – a solid FPS capable of do your head in death matches. We really like it.