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GoldenEye: 007 (N64) 12 votes (63.16%)
Medal of Honor (PS) 0 votes (0%)
Perfect Dark (N64) 3 votes (15.79%)
Red Faction (PS2) 0 votes (0%)
Halo: Combat Evolved (XBOX) 2 votes (10.53%)
TimeSplitters 2 (PS2/XBOX/GC) 0 votes (0%)
Metroid Prime (GC) 0 votes (0%)
Killzone (PS2) 0 votes (0%)
Halo 2 (XBOX) 1 votes (5.26%)
PC Snob 1 votes (5.26%)
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Best Console FPS of All-Time
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May 19, 2009, 11:39 AM
 
GoldenEye: 007 (N64)
The first successful game based on a film? The first successful console only FPS. Featured rumble, something not be seen for 2 more years on its competitor's platform.

Medal of Honor (PS)
The first console WWII FPS? Story created by director/producer Steven Spielberg, scored by Michael Giacchino (of LOST fame).

Perfect Dark (N64)
Rare's 007 sequel of sorts. What was lost in the single-player story was made up for on the multi-player end. Introduced bots. Utilized the Expansion Pak.

Red Faction (PS2)
Red Factions' claim to fame was the Geo Mod technology which allowed for destructible environments, something still rare to find today.

Halo: Combat Evolved (XBOX)
The first FPS on this list to support system link multiplayer? (Up to 16 players!). First to include vehicles in multi? Highly customizable gameplay.

TimeSplitters 2 (PS2/XBOX/GC)
The first FPS to allow you to build your own levels? A Rare FPS on the next-gen platform. Had every common feature (single or multi) except an online mode. The only multi-platform title on this list.

Metroid Prime (GC)
Rebirth of a franchise. Best FPS on the GameCube? No multi was a serious drawback.

Killzone (PS2)
The first online console [only] FPS? That seems to be all that's notable.

Halo 2 (XBOX)
Released just a few days after Resistance. Get your frags however you like: Split-screen, system-link, or the venerable XBOX Live.
     
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May 19, 2009, 12:09 PM
 
007 no questions asked.
     
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May 19, 2009, 12:22 PM
 
007 introduced a real 3D FPS to us kids to poor to afford computers. Multi was fast-paced, weapons were well-balanced. Single player was spot-on to the movie, challenging as hell towards the end (Control Room, fuggetaboutit!) yet still didn't take itself to seriously. Enemies could be shot in various limbs to draw different reactions and despite fairly blocky models had pretty damn realistic movements.

Halo is a close, close second for me. The first day I play it at a buddies house I went out and bought an Xbox.
     
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May 19, 2009, 12:52 PM
 
Perfect Dark hands down. no doubt in my mind.
     
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May 19, 2009, 02:10 PM
 
Originally Posted by abbaZaba View Post
Perfect Dark hands down. no doubt in my mind.
but without goldeneye...
     
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May 19, 2009, 02:15 PM
 
Perfect Dark improved upon GoldenEye is every aspect. I give GoldenEye props for being an awesome game and starting off the FPS on N64 for me. Don't get me wrong, I played the **** out of GoldenEye. but Perfect Dark's multiplayer was much improved and the other challenges and stuff were, ahem, challenging and fun to beat. There was just a lot more to Perfect Dark that made it superior to GoldenEye.
     
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May 19, 2009, 02:19 PM
 
Which is exactly why I included it on this list.
     
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May 19, 2009, 02:19 PM
 
Originally Posted by klb5090 View Post
but without goldeneye...
Without Wolfenstein, we wouldn't have the FPS genre as it exists today. That still doesn't make Wolfenstein the best FPS.

GoldenEye was a great game, but Perfect Dark did it one better.
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May 19, 2009, 02:30 PM
 
I think GoldenEye had the better single-player experience (as well as license). What really clinched Perfect Dark's multi was the inclusion of the best levels of GoldenEye (Complex, anyone?). Not to mention saveable multiplayer templates.
     
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May 19, 2009, 02:41 PM
 
Yeah, GoldenEye's single-player was better, though I enjoyed the multiplayer campaign modes in Perfect Dark. Counter-operative campaign was ridiculously challenging.
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May 19, 2009, 02:42 PM
 
I really hope the rumor of PD coming to XBLA is true. I could see us having a lot of fun, maybe even more than if it had been GoldenEye (since PDs multi was better).
     
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May 19, 2009, 03:20 PM
 
Sorry, I started on a PC with Wolfenstein.

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May 19, 2009, 03:22 PM
 
Who cares what you started on? It's just if you're too much of a snob to acknowledge that one console shooter stands above them all.
     
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May 19, 2009, 03:24 PM
 
You know what my favorite part of Perfect Dark was? The multiplayer challenges; Completeable with 1, 2, 3, or 4 players. That might be the shining achievement of that game. I don't know of any game that has ever had that kind flexibility and replayability.
     
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May 19, 2009, 03:46 PM
 
Halo 3 hands down. Oh wait, it's not in the poll. You bastard!

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May 19, 2009, 03:51 PM
 
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May 19, 2009, 03:53 PM
 
Another vote for N64's GoldenEye as FCPS -First Class Person Shooter-.
     
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May 19, 2009, 04:02 PM
 
10 votes for Goldeneye and 5 more for Turok: Dinosaur Hunter.



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May 19, 2009, 04:07 PM
 
Originally Posted by Stogieman View Post
Halo 3 hands down. Oh wait, it's not in the poll. You bastard!
Ultimately, I decided to leave the current gen off this list, as its still progressing.

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10 votes for Goldeneye and 5 more for Turok: Dinosaur Hunter.



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May 19, 2009, 04:14 PM
 
Perfect Dark did improve on 007 in every imaginable way....except the hideous framerate, even with the needed expansion pack.

It was fun, but not infrequently the fps would drop down to slide-show status.

That said, 4 humans and 4 bots multiplayer matches were insane. damn you Fist Sim!
     
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May 19, 2009, 04:14 PM
 
I was just thinking Turok should be on there. I don't think anyone would prefer Red Faction or Killzone to Turok.
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May 19, 2009, 04:15 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
Perfect Dark did improve on 007 in every imaginable way....except the hideous framerate, even with the needed expansion pack.

It was fun, but not infrequently the fps would drop down to slide-show status.

That said, 4 humans and 4 bots multiplayer matches were insane. damn you Fist Sim!
IIRC, the framerate was better without the enhanced graphics. You could have smooth motion or sharp graphics, but not both.
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May 19, 2009, 04:21 PM
 
Without the EP the Single Player was entirely locked out, and only some of the multi was available.
     
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May 19, 2009, 05:34 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
Without the EP the Single Player was entirely locked out, and only some of the multi was available.
Yes, but you could turn the graphic quality down.
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May 19, 2009, 05:59 PM
 
Chuckit's champin' for a clampin'
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May 19, 2009, 06:24 PM
 
I just remembered: Star Wars Dark Forces was probably the first REAL successful game based on a movie, and came out two years before Goldeneye. PC/Mac first, PS1 a little later.

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May 19, 2009, 06:44 PM
 
It wasn't really based on any of the storylines depicted in the movies though, right? If it's the FPS then I remember playing it at a friends house.
     
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May 19, 2009, 07:00 PM
 
Correct, all the Jedi Knight series were based on the books.
     
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May 19, 2009, 07:08 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post

I considered Turok, but ultimately I felt I should try to limit things to a couple games per console.
It's comprehensible, N64 had the best shooters of the 32-64 bit era. Maybe you have to reconsider a largest list.
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May 20, 2009, 02:03 AM
 
I'd have to say Call of Duty 4 was the best fps I have ever played. Especially playing online team death match via xbox live.

Goldeneye was great for its time though, agreed.
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May 20, 2009, 03:37 AM
 
It took everything I had in me not to choose PC snob and Halo was really close to taking the cake, but ultimately GoldenEye did it for me. I just loved playing with my friends on the 64 all those years ago.
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Originally Posted by starman View Post
I just remembered: Star Wars Dark Forces was probably the first REAL successful game based on a movie, and came out two years before Goldeneye. PC/Mac first, PS1 a little later.
I smell nitpicking.

I guess I'll nitpick back. It sounds like it was based on the Star Wars universe, not a specific movie.
     
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May 20, 2009, 07:04 PM
 
I remember playing Goldeneye four player split on a 27" tv with no problem. I recently tried playing RE5 split on a 50" HD and had a hard time. Ahh, the greatness of mari youth.
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May 20, 2009, 08:28 PM
 
I voted Goldeneye, but the truth is Half Life > all of those.

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Originally Posted by jokell82 View Post
I voted Goldeneye, but the truth is Half Life > all of those.
Half-Life isn't a console FPS. (It's also not very fun, but that's beside the point.)
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Originally Posted by Chuckit View Post
Half-Life isn't a console FPS. (It's also not very fun, but that's beside the point.)
Not originally... but...
     
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Originally Posted by Chuckit View Post
Half-Life isn't a console FPS. (It's also not very fun, but that's beside the point.)
I know it's not a console FPS, but it's the greatest FPS of all time.

My point was that I think Goldeneye is the best console FPS, but instead of voting "PC snob" I'd just point out that the best console FPS doesn't stack up to the best PC shooters.

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Originally Posted by jokell82 View Post
I voted Goldeneye, but the truth is Half Life > all of those.
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Half-Life isn't a console FPS. (It's also not very fun, but that's beside the point.)
Originally Posted by jokell82 View Post
I know it's not a console FPS, but it's the greatest FPS of all time.

My point was that I think Goldeneye is the best console FPS, but instead of voting "PC snob" I'd just point out that the best console FPS doesn't stack up to the best PC shooters.
Yeah, but that's not point of the exercise, is it?

It's like naming the best NCAA basketball player of all time. Yeah, NBA players are better on average, but the question is not without merit.
     
   
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