Your favorite "first person" game

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Doom, Quake, Duke 3D, Half Life (1, 2, Opposing Force & Blue Shift), Deus Ex, and Morrowind, if that counts. In no particular order. The first four for the satisfying gameplay, the latter two for their rich worlds and adventure and garbage.

There is a tie for me between two FP games that don't usually involve a lot of shooting.

Breakdown and Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay.

Both games featured a lot more than just shooting. This is why I think I enjoyed them so much. It wasn't just point and shoot. Riddick in particular featured a lot of stealth.

Fallout 3 for the great atmosphere. I'll never forget fighting my first super-mutant in DC after FINALLY finding a safe way in there.
Then Bioshock. Would you kindly agree with me that the style of this game was something spectacular?
Lastly I'll probably choose Battlefield 3 for amazingly enjoyable multiplayer.
I'm not really that sure about Skyrim because it ended up pretty shallow. Sneaking and archery was extremely fun though.

What is your favorite game that uses the first person perspective?

For me, it is Metroid Prime.

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Fallout: New Vegas.

I'm generally not a fan of first person games, they bring the violence too close, man. I can see the death coming from me. I'm a monster...


I love me some Fallout, first person or otherwise. New Vegas gives me a great setting in a world I love, and the ability to set my gun down, to stop the killing, just to talk.


The Portals are pretty cool too, but I love me some Fallout.

Dark Messiah of Might and Magic by far.

Melee, magic, archery, stealth - it's all fluid and spectacularly animated. Skyrim is a hack job in comparison.

Elder Scrolls open world + that games combat system = I never need to buy another game again.

Russell Thompson:

Hmm, hard to say... I played Skyrim entirely in 3rd person, so that doesn't count...
I usually don't do first person, so let's make a list...

Everquest (back during the first 5 or so expansions, when I first played it as a kid with my mom, 1st person was the defualt viewpoint, and how I played. Now I don't know if I could do a first person MMO, lol)

Tie between Breakdown and EQ...

That game kicked ass.

Yeah, dude. It's an amazing game. I see copies every now and again at my local used game stores.

Half-life(s) & Crysis (all of them).

Metro: 2033

It does extremely well what a First-Person game should do well; Immersion in the game's world, and immersion in the character that you play as.

Well, i really loved Left 4 Dead 1. And Portal 1. And Half-life 2. But i guess most of those three, i enjoyed L4D1. Great game, really enjoyable.

I think halo 3 is my favorite, because i loved the fact that you could drive vehicles, and also because getting all my friends together for a huge LAN party was really fun! :3

Hmm... if we're counting games where you can play in either 1st or 3rd person view, then I'd go with Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines. It's my second favorite game of all time (after Fallout 2), so that's a no brainer for me.

If we're talking games that are exclusively 1st person, then... maybe Dark Forces? I played that game an obscene amount when I was little. Runners up would probably be Daggerfall, Deus Ex (the original), and Golden Eye for the N64, which I also played a lot as a kid. Strangely, I haven't played many exclusively first person games in recent years.

Definately Bioshock.

I enjoy the game for much more than merely being a FPS/RPG hybrid, but still works as a good FPS.

My is pretty much the same as your OP (that game is gorgeous seeing it in first person).

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Yup. System Shock 2. Scary sci-fi RPG that with Deus Ex and Half Life is the foundation of so many great (but not as good) games.

Hilariously,Dungeon Keeper. The game got awesome with two words.

"Grenum Intergum"

Train a Mistress,Vampire,or Dragon to level ten. Possess. Go on glorious rampage. I seriously loved possessing Mistresses. Flick on the speed buff,then nothing but Drain beams and Thunderbolts. Killed everything that didn't know Reflect. And it was GLORIOUS.


This. I loved it, and I still do now.

I also pay mount and blade from the first person perspective.

And the last game that totally rocked my socks off was Legend of Grimrock. Pure brilliance, that one.

Republic Commando. Maybe not the greatest game ever made, but no first person game ever gave me as much fun on the first playthrough. The HUD was cool as fuck too.

I would have to say Skryim by quite a bit. I know you can play it in 3rd person but I almost exclusively use 1st unless I'm just looking at my character.

Not kidding, not even a little. I also play quite a bit of Battlefield currently, so I have good contrast for comparison in my library.

Man, back in the days when games were made just to be fun...

Mirror's Edge - heaps of fun, loved every minute of it
Counterstrike Source - is every game I ever needed for like 3 years
Battlefield 1942 - has the most fun gameplay for a LAN game
Wolfenstein 3D - true classic
Minecraft - is Minecraft.

I feel like I should agree with you on Metroid Prime. So atmospheric.

But I'm going to say TimeSplitters Future Perfect, for the nostalgias.

Probably Call of Duty: World at War. I'm probably going to be torn apart limb from limb for liking a CoD game, but it was quite possibly one of the most fun games I've ever played. I loved Nazi Zombies, the multiplayer, and the campaign.

Also, Borderlands has been a 100+ hours timesink for me.

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From a visual/artistic perspective?

Half Life 2
Fallout 3
Mirror's Edge
Portal 2
Halo Series
Call of Duty (Modern Warfare Series/Black Ops)

Would it be terrible of me to say that I like Postal 2 & 3?

If so, my other choices would have to be Call of Duty: Black Ops... for Zombies and Multiplayer.

If this is an "All time" I would say Battlefield 2. I put more time into that game than Morrowind, Oblivion, and Skyrim put together.

Lets see: Metro 2033, Thief 2: The Metal Age, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat, Republic Commando, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Fallout 3, etc, etc, etc.

I'm not a huge fan of 'first person' games, but there are a few that I love to death, mainly Borderlands. I played the hell out of it and loved every minute of it, and I really can't wait for Borderlands 2.

Deus Ex:HR is another one that I loved playing, and Mirror's Edge was pretty damn fun too.

Half life 2
Mount and blade (First person melee that actually WORKS? Hell yes)
Deus ex: Human revolution

Call of duty series always does a good job too.

The Elder Scrolls III Morrowind and Battlefield 2/2142.

In order? I guess My top 5 are...

1.Metroid Prime
2. Halo Trilogy (its one game with three parts anyway)
3. Fallout 3
4. Portal 1 & 2
5. Skyrim

What is your favorite game that uses the first person perspective?

For me, it is Metroid Prime. It is easily one of the most immersive games I have ever played. I also love the atmosphere, story, enemies, and the amazing soundtrack.

Admittedly, I don't play very many first-person games at all. The only one I've really played was Red Steel 2. Good game, but not my favorite. When Portal 2 and Metroid Trilogy finally come out of my backlog, THOSE will probably be my favorites.

The original Deus Ex.
For my favourite that I'm currently playing; Tribes Ascend. Gotta go fast! (Actually I play Doombringer as Heavy-on-Flag, aka the immovable fat.)

Borderlands, Fallout 3, and all three Metroid Prime games

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