Before I knew anything else about it, I knew My Friend Pedro looked cool. I first came across the solo-developed indie game while going through the Screenshot Saturday hashtag on Twitter several years ago. Among all of the images of games in development shared by their makers was a masked man pirouetting through the…
I sat down with Anthem, BioWare’s upcoming shared-world third-person shooter, for 30 minutes today. I came away surprised at just how good it feels to move around in the game’s fantasy sci-fi world. Flying through its gorgeous environments on my way to kill some bad guys, fix an ancient relic, or take out a giant…
Edge of Reality’s 2014 free-to-play online shooter, Loadout, is getting shut down on May 24. The developer announced the news on Steam earlier this week, citing, among other reasons, the prohibitive costs of making the game compliant with new European regulations.
If you ask Boss Key Productions, LawBreakers isn’t dead yet. Talk to the game’s most dedicated players, and some will tell you the online shooter is ready for the big dirt nap. And, unlikely as it may be, some are clinging to hope that it will one day rise from its ashes.
I’ve spent a long time trekking across Far Cry 5’s fictional Hope County, Montana fighting the members of an apocalyptic cult led by a man called Joseph Seed, and I’m still not sure what their deal is. They drive around blasting weird Christian synth and shooting non-members on sight. It’s weird and terrifying and…
Old-timey mobster Vinnie Cannoli returns for another round of zombie slaying in Crazy Monkey Studios’ Guns, Gore and Cannoli 2. The first game is an excellent tribute to the old school run-and-gun arcade shooter. The sequel, with its 360 degree shooting, double-jumping and dual-gun action? It’s friggin’ awesome.
Borderlands 2 opens on a car full of post-apocalyptic freaks that gets run over by a train. Even people who didn’t play the game remember this scene and the song that went with it. After that it pivots to the game’s heroes and their bombastic attempts to escape death aboard a locomotive which ultimately self destructs…
From Rebellion, makers of the good sniper game, Strange Brigade is “an exotic safari into danger” for one to four players. It’s a co-op supernatural shooter filled with mythological beasts and high adventure. Look for it on PS4, Xbox One and PC “soon.”
Mass Effect: Andromeda sprawls and sprawls, eagerly offering you so much to see and do that it nearly loses itself in the process. In this massive and uncertain voyage into an alien galaxy, the best way to center yourself is to hold on to other people, and trust that the mission will accomplish at least some of its…
Devil Daggers has released a new update. The insanely difficult shooter now boasts new enemies, Linux support, and amazing top down replays.
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.