Inversus is a simple black and white strategy shooter that pits players against each other in an ever-changing battle for territory and survival. As minimalist competitive shooters go, it’s pretty much perfect.
Paragon looks like a shooter. The characters, the map, the weapons, all designed by a company known for its shooters. But it’s not a shooter, and getting over that fact was my biggest hurdle in beginning to enjoy Epic Games’ latest.
It seems that Los Santos is still hiding some never-before-seen easter eggs.
Watch as one gamer blazes through the capital wasteland in the time it takes most of us to deliberate over a single SPECIAL point. Phenomenal.
Now this is how you start a Halo 5 round.
Part of the reason I still hold a candle for the multiplayer shooters of the late 90s is their insane mobility. The characters in games like Quake III Arena, Unreal Tournament, and Serious Sam all move like the Flash on the Moon. Reflex is hoping to capture a bit of that.
I'm tired of gritty, grumbly first-person shooters. A game that mixes Tron's synth-y style and Bulletstorm's focus on creative kills, though? Now this I can get behind.
If you're not strapping on an Oculus Rift headset and using both a virtual reality treadmill and a special assault rifle controller when you play a first-person shooter, well, I just don't know if you're getting the most intense experience possible.
When Aliens: Colonial Marines co-developer TimeGate Studios shut down, my first concern was for the gorgeously blocky shooter the developer had announced just a month prior. Thankfully Atari thought Minimum was too pretty to die as well.
Developers have spent years trying to develop sensible touchscreen controls for first and third-person shooters that aren't just virtual sticks. A tribute to the great light gun games of old, Lawless just does away with movement altogether, and it looks fantastic.
Altis, the main island in ArmA III, is huge, but one might think it's just a big, homogenous natural environment—nothing compared to, say, GTA V. It's not like that at all: the map has its own share of unique locations, like this solar tower featured in YouTuber Kyle B's video, which is perfect for a little bit of fun.
Dark, a shooter where you play as a vampire, still looks as cool now as it did when we initially saw that it wasn't about being a sparkly, sensitive bloodsucker. After all, you will eat your enemies to regain health. You will teleport. You will become invisible and stalk your prey. You will hypnotize your targets.
TimeGate, the studio Gearbox tapped to complete the neglected Aliens: Colonial Marines, turns its attention from making the majority of another company's game to making a Minimum of its own. Damn this looks lovely.
In the screenshot you see here I am being killed by zombies, but they aren't normal zombies. They are #ReplaceMovieTitlesWithPope zombies, and they are legion.
When it comes to shooters (and their bullet-hell cousins) I am hardly an expert, but I do enjoy a good SHMUP from time to time. Though I tend toward the side-scrolling variety like Gradius or Macross: Do You Remember Love, I did play more than a little 1942 back in the day. But hands-down my favorite shooter of the…
When the bullets start flying on October 26, shmup fans will be too busy dodging and shooting to appreciate how pretty DoDonPachi Maximum looks on the iPhone and iPad. Thank goodness for screenshots.
Everybody complains about artificial intelligence. It's too dumb. It's too all-knowing. What it really is is too opaque. AI design remains one of the most mysterious disciplines of video game creation. Well, if you've ever wondered about how the rules governing the allies and opponents in a video game, then a blog…