First-person games may be the at the top of gaming's food chain in 2011, but it wasn't always this way. Join us, then, on a guided tour of the genre's history, from dark, wireframe beginnings to Call of Duty.

This of course isn't every first-person game of the last thirty years. If it was doing that, we'd be here all night. What it's providing, though, is a nice summary of the important steps, whether they be shooters, adventure games or flight sims.

And yes, we know, they're almost exclusively PC games. Given the seniority of the platform, there's a poignancy to that. If you've got a complaint, take it up with the video's creator!