Poll on greatest FPS game ever!


Which is the greatest game ever?

Poll closed Jan 3, 2006.
  1. Halo (either PC or Xbox)

  2. Half Life

  3. Call of Duty

  4. Doom 3

  5. Far Cry

  6. Half Life 2

  7. Battlefield 2

  8. Unreal Tournament (any version)

  9. Quake (any version)

  10. Can't decide which one!

    0 vote(s)
By spartanslayer ยท 25 replies
Dec 14, 2005
  1. Here is a poll on the greatest FPS game ever. Please don't gripe about the ones I missed.

    How come I have 101 views and only 15 votes!
  2. Riber

    Riber TS Rookie

    From my point of view Battlefield has hit just the spot!! Perfect graficks, great movement and lit sof possibilities. So realystic and still fun for more then 1 hour (not like CS)

    1 vote for Battlefield!!
  3. Federelli

    Federelli TS Rookie Posts: 361

    Voted for Quakes, great storyline, gameplay, monsters, graphics. :).
  4. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    To me, "newest / latest" does not equal greatness.

    My favourite three are Delta Force 2, Unreal Tournament and Unreal Tournament 2004.

    Unfortunately most UT Internet multiplayer servers seem to be "as fast as possible, low gravity, and insta-gib" matches.

    Quake III was too fast for me, but the original Quake in multiplayer was fun (could still be if I could find players).

    This is what a multiplayer FPS should be:


  5. mastronaut

    mastronaut TS Enthusiast Posts: 168


    No games capture the atmosphere better than the Quake series IMO.
    Sound is as important as gameplay. Call of Duty has an awesome music score as well. My advice, don't skimp on the sound system or you're missing half the game.
  6. Candyman

    Candyman TS Rookie

    Half Life 2 slighlt edge over Halo1-2

    For me i like the single player games with great storylines, gameplay, and polish. Halo xbox was a great experience but I just can't give an fps win to a game with console controls. I never played the pc version so I can't rate that. The whole Half Life series is great, but HL2 was almost perfect if you take away the long buggy rides and somewhat abrupt ending. The levels were the best yet for any fps. I'm addicted still to multiplayer deathmatch, so it has legs.
  7. Arcanum

    Arcanum TS Rookie Posts: 181

    Hmm, this is really though, cause some of these games
    have excellent SP, yet they fall short in MP compared to others
    and the other way around.

    I can't really decide because of that.

    Almost every single one of them is a revolution of its own... so hard to choose.
    But as you're clearly comparing games offering SP and MP (some a lot more of MP than SP, and the other way around as I said), the fairest thing to do is select the one which manages to balance - an excellent SP campaign coupled with an addictive MP (mods do not count!).

    In this case COD wins hands down for me, not the best SP from all these , not best MP also, however, both SP and MP rock in COD, and managing to make a game that combines these two so sucessfully is really amazing so to speak. I know I loved the SP campaign, and when I started playing it online, it just got better - I dont know any other game where I got the same experience.
  8. satchmo

    satchmo TS Rookie Posts: 83

    The dream FPS game would be one that combines the level design of Half-Life 2 and the enemy A.I. of F.E.A.R.
  9. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,377

    RETURN TO CASTLE WOLFENSTEIN!!!! The game that that got me into gaming.
  10. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,406

    Original Half-Life was the first FPS that dragged me into gaming as a result of it's STORY LINE. Nothing has come close since then... well, maybe the Thief series.
  11. flavin

    flavin TS Rookie Posts: 91

    COD would have to be my favorite. ive spent hours playing it. even with a bad graphics card i still love the game. theres realy nothing else like it
  12. k1n9k00p4

    k1n9k00p4 TS Rookie Posts: 90

    wheres halo 2 and PDZ,

    anyways Halo 2 without a doubt is the best FPS (online) ever
  13. PC_Nerd

    PC_Nerd TS Rookie Posts: 82

    Sorry, i cant vote, Doom II dosen't seem to be on the poll!!!!
  14. PC_Nerd

    PC_Nerd TS Rookie Posts: 82

    Mictlantecuhtli, I might just take up that offer of playing Quake with you one day, just tell me a good sourceport, gimme yur email, and were good to go.
  15. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    The entire Quake series (even 4)
    F.E.A.R. - probably not in this order
  16. satchmo

    satchmo TS Rookie Posts: 83

    I notice that Far Cry got no vote so far. I didn't particularly care for the game, but I expect there would be at least one fan.

    I just got F.E.A.R. from my wife as a Christmas gift. It has a wicked A.I. I think it should be on the list, especially if Doom 3 is on the list.
  17. flavin

    flavin TS Rookie Posts: 91

    wow how is fear not on that list. i havent played it but its like one of the top games of the year.

    only fps i really ever liked

    golden eye 007
    perfect dark
    soldier of fortune 2
    cod, uo and the sequal
  18. spartanslayer

    spartanslayer TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 394

    OK, I'm sorry I didn't put FEAR on the list, but I can't change it now.
  19. Arcanum

    Arcanum TS Rookie Posts: 181

    The problem with this poll is it's range - I dont know how many
    people played all games on this list (including every part of e.g. UT or Q series).

    I did play them all, but I wonder if all the people who voted played them all. Kind of a problem if you're voting and havent played all of the given choices...

    Second problem I mentioned earlier is - although all of these games have SP and MP, in some games the MP is almost non-existant or bad/average, while in other it's the SP that is bad or almost non-existant.
    So you're practically comparing online FPS games with SP FPS games in one poll - not a really good comparison.

    I stick with COD, as it offers the best SP/MP ratio compared to other games.

    Edit: also I'm very surprised by 0 votes for the UT series, I though they would be in the top 3 for sure, weird :)
  20. spartanslayer

    spartanslayer TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 394

    Well I guess I should have said that this is more of a Single Player poll.
  21. Arcanum

    Arcanum TS Rookie Posts: 181

    Choosing the best MP game from these would be easy for me - it's BF2 for me.
    The game with best SP/MP ratio as I said would be COD.

    But, the best SP is challenging to choose - HL1 comes popping to my mind, I really liked the story, and the feel of the game... but I really wouldn't know what to choose as the best SP game.

    HL 1 & 2, Far Cry, Halo 1 & 2 - I just cant make my mind on one (Doom 3 had great atmosphere to it but the fear goes away after a few levels, and the game loses much with that)

    HL2 had the driving sequences that tended to go a bit boring, and I didnt like Halo 2 as much as I did the original Halo (although they would win for best musical score from these games :) ).

    FarCry just impressed me with it's graphics and the whole level size/design, although it wasnt that much special in any other part.

    But I think I would go for HL1, it's the first FPS that I really enjoyed playing, great story, good atmosphere, and I still remember most of it.
  22. barfarf

    barfarf TS Rookie Posts: 24

    MY vote is for battlefield. I love trying to fly those plane and can we say knife only fights! -)
  23. cascade

    cascade TS Rookie

    Half-Life always tops my list of FPS.
    I think back of all the games I've played, and Half-Life always reminds me of the best fun and challenge pitting me against the computer. Good story, good graphics (for their time) and great shooting.

    However, I am still waiting for Duke Nukem Forever , forever, forever, forever.............. to be released. :rolleyes:
    The trouble is, I am 60 years old and don't know which will occur first, me leaving or the game arriving. :eek:
  24. DIG_G3r

    DIG_G3r TS Rookie

    Halo probably rates as the best I've played. So much so I got the PC version too. But on account I play UT2004 online heaps more I voted for UT.
    However credits to Far Cry and Doom3 and FEAR and Quake4.
    HL2 was ok but over rated for mine. Most anticipated game for me would be STALKER when it gets here. Hopefully early next year. :angel:
  25. satchmo

    satchmo TS Rookie Posts: 83

    Battlefield 2 in a single-player poll?
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