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Top Ten FPS For 2017


It is that time of year when we give you our selection of the Top Ten First Person Shooters for 2017.

This year has brought us some of the greatest First-Person Shooters to grace our screens. As such it was a difficult task to whittle the list down to just ten, but we managed to find the ten games which in our opinion are the best that 2017 had to offer.

The list we have compiled for you has something for everyone. The genres are varied and include realistic War renditions, comedic paint wars, futuristic space adventures, some Iconic Quake is also thrown in for good measure, and many others.

Shadow Warrior 2 (PS4, PC, Xbox One):

Shadow Warrior 2 is the stunning evolution of Flying Wild Hog’s offbeat first-person shooter following the further misadventures of former corporate shogun Lo Wang. Now surviving as a reclusive mercenary on the edge of a corrupted world, the formidable warrior must again wield a devastating combination of guns, blades, magic, and wit to strike down the demonic legions overwhelming the world.

Five years have passed since Lo Wang shattered the alliance between his deceitful former boss and the ancient gods of the shadow realm. Despite noble intentions, Lo Wang’s efforts to annihilate the darkness corrupted the world, creating a strange and savage new order where humans and demons live side by side.

The once feared warrior now lives in the shifting wildlands outside the reach of his enemies and the neon glow of Zilla’s cybernetic metropolis, scratching out a meager existence as a hired sword for the local Yakuza clans.

When a simple mission goes wrong, Lo Wang is drawn into a volatile conflict between a brilliant young scientist, his nemesis Orochi Zilla, and the demonic forces that have become unsettled in our world. The sharp-tongued hero must once again wield lethal blades, staggering firepower, and archaic magic to purge the world of evil.

This game has lots of bad jokes and crass penis humour, but besides that, the storyline will immerse you in a fantasy world that you will undoubtedly spend hours in. A must play if you are into Japanese style games and toilet humour with a touch of kick-ass.

Call Of Duty: WW II (PS4, PC, Xbox One):

The game’s campaign is set in the European theatre and is centered around a squad in the 1st Infantry Division following their battles on the Western Front and set mainly in the historical events of Operation Overlord.

The player controls Ronald “Red” Daniels, who has squadmates who can supply the player with extra ammunition, health, or grenades as well as a targeted grenade and target spotting; none of these are automatically replenished in the campaign.

The multiplayer mode features map locations not seen in the campaign. The mode also features the new Divisions system, replacing the create-a-class system that previous games in the series used. A social hub, Headquarters, was also implemented into the game, allowing for players to interact with each other.

Call Of Duty players have always loved the “boots on the ground” gameplay that comes with every title and this time the game is realistically set in WW II. The soldiers are a lot more realistic this time around and the game has arguably got the “best campaign” of any COD installment to date. If you are a Call Of Dutyfan this is a must-play for you.

Wolfenstein 2: the New Colossus (PS4, PC, Xbox One):

The game is set in an alternate history which takes place in 1961 following the Nazi victory in the Second World War. The story follows war veteran William “B.J.” Blazkowicz and his efforts to fight against the Nazi regime in the United States.

The game is played from a first-person perspective and most of its levels are navigated on foot. The story is arranged in chapters, which players complete in order to progress.

The game features a variety of weapons, most of which can be dual-wielded. A cover system is also present. Continuing from The New Order, the development team aimed to characterize Blazkowicz for players to adopt his personality.

The game delivers a dose of horrific violence and a Nazi theme that plays throughout, but as you journey through the game you will get invested in “B.J.” Blazkowicz life and story and it will suck you in. A must-play for fans of the classic First-Person Shooter concept.

Destiny 2: New Light (PS4, PC):

Set in a “mythic science fiction” world, the game features a multiplayer “shared-world” environment with elements of role-playing games. Like the original, activities in Destiny 2 are divided among player versus environment (PvE) and player versus player (PvP) game types.

In addition to normal story missions, PvE features three-player “strikes” and six-player raids. A free roam patrol mode is also available for each planet and features public events as well as activities not featured in the original.

These activities have an emphasis on exploration of the planets and interactions with non-player characters (NPCs); the original Destiny only featured NPCs in social spaces. PvP features objective-based modes, as well as traditional deathmatch game modes.

Players assume the role of a Guardian, protectors of Earth’s last safe city as they wield a power called Light to protect the Last City from different alien races and combat the looming threat of the Darkness.

The first game got knocked pretty hard for lacking a compelling narrative campaign and with this sequel, the developers clearly took that to heart, with a new focus on story.

While Destiny 2 isn’t perfect at all, Bungie does continue to support the game through updates, expansions, and seasonal events such as The Dawning. If the life cycle from the first game is any indication, Destiny 2 will likely continue to evolve over the next couple of years.

Sniper Elite 4 (PS4,PC,Xbox One):

Sniper Elite 4 is a tactical shooter game with stealth elements, played from a third-person perspective.

When the player kills an enemy using a sniper rifle from a long distance, the X-Ray kill cam system will activate, in which the game’s camera follows the bullet from the sniper rifle to the target, and shows body parts, bones, or internal body organs being broken or ruptured by the bullet. The system has also been expanded to include shrapnel kills, melee kills, and stealth kills.

The game’s artificial intelligence is improved, with enemies being able to react to the player’s action more responsively. When an enemy is killed, other enemies will begin actively looking for them.

The player is equipped with a pair of binoculars, which shows the player where the enemies are and what weapons they are carrying, as well as the ability to tag opponents and objects. The game features the “officers” rank.

Killing the officer as early as possible will lead his army to retreat while killing him by the end of a mission will significantly increase the level’s difficulty. The player can place traps and use corpses as booby traps. The game also features night missions, in which the player can remove light sources to hide their presence.

Maps in the game are significantly larger than Sniper Elite III, granting players more freedom and open-ended gameplay. The maps also feature more verticality.

The game’s new movement system allows Fairburne to climb and grab ledges. Cooperative missions and competitive multiplayer modes are reintroduced making this particular installment of the franchise bigger, better, and badder than its predecessor.

Splatoon 2 (Nintendo Switch):

A sequel to 2015’s third-person multiplayer-focused Wii U-exclusive shooter, Splatoon 2 will be a wholly new experience for many For those new to the whole Splatoon concept you play as a squid kid (that’s both squid and kid at the same time) called an inkling or Octoling.

You are armed with ink-spraying weapons, and your job is to cover as much of a multi-level arena as possible with your team’s colour. That’s partially because when you’re standing in your own ink, you can move faster, recharge your weapons and camouflage yourself entirely; but it’s also because, at the end of the tight three-minute rounds.

The winning team is the one that has managed to cover the most of the arena with their paint.

The sequel adds new standard, sub, and special weapons, including dual-wield pistols called Dualies that allow the player to perform dodge rolls, shotgun-like weapons called Brellas that enable defensive maneuvers with folding shields, and jetpacks known as Inkjets.

The game is colourful, fun, and chock full of action, a must-play for any age.

PUBG “Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds” (PS4, PC, Xbox One, Android, iOS):

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) is an online multiplayer battle royale game where up to one hundred players parachute onto an island and scavenge for weapons and equipment to kill others while avoiding getting killed themselves.

The available safe area of the game’s map decreases in size over time, directing surviving players into tighter areas to force encounters. The last player or team standing wins the round.

This Battle Royale is one the most anticipated in recent gaming history and judging by the explosive trailer is set to be action-packed from the very get-go.

Prey (PS4, PC, Xbox One):

Prey takes place in an alternate timeline that resulted in an accelerated Space Race and humankind taking to orbital stations far earlier. The player controls Morgan Yu while exploring the space station Talos I, in orbit around Earth–Moon L2.

They were part of a scientific team researching the Typhon, a hostile alien force composed of many forms with both physical and psychic powers, such as shapeshifting into a clone of any inanimate object.

As the Typhon escape confinement, the player uses a variety of weapons and abilities derived from the Typhon to avoid being killed while looking to escape the station.

The player gains access to areas of the station by acquiring key items and abilities, eventually allowing the player to explore the station in an open-world setting. The game combines elements of role-playing video games, stealth games, immersive sims, and Metroidvanias in its design.

The game starts off slow with you trying to gain entry to different sections by smashing windows and doors with your trusty wrench and it then picks up after you start to gain alien abilities.

There is a lot of combat involved with the aliens that have “mimic” abilities, which make things trickier. These aliens can turn into coffee mugs, chairs, and other mundane items which will have you guessing.

All said and done a fun and action-packed game and a must-buy for any fans of the genre.

Quake: Champions (PC):

Quake Champions is a PC-exclusive, multiplayer-only game, described as a “competitive arena-style, character-based shooter. The game is based on the gameplay of Quake III Arena and Quake Live while taking inspiration from the original Quake for its visual design.

The selectable characters (referred to as “champions”) all have passive abilities (e.g. extra speed), and active abilities (e.g. ghost walking)but the core style of gameplay remains the same.

Active abilities have a cooldown that lasts roughly 30-45 seconds; the specific length varies by champion. The abilities are based on a rock-paper-scissors system, where certain abilities have natural counters. It is up to players to discover which champions work best together.

Loadouts do not feature. The game features leagues and ranks, and its modes include duels and deathmatch, but also team-based play. The game is intended to have an e-sports presence, and to become an event at QuakeCon. Because of the presence of abilities, Quake Champions will have more of an emphasis on team-based modes rather than 1v1 or free-for-all gameplay, when compared to Quake III Arena.

In the game, you get to choose between seven different weapons and each one serves its purpose without feeling redundant. The game has a fluidity to it that is unmatched by anything in its class. When you are fighting champions, you will never get bored as each one has its own quirks and abilities. This game is action-packed and fast-paced giving you hours of enjoyment and a welcomed escape from reality.

Resident Evil 7 “Biohazard” ( PS4, PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Amazon Luna):

The player controls Ethan Winters as he searches for his wife in a derelict plantation occupied by an infected family, solving puzzles and fighting enemies.

Although Ethan is a civilian with few combat skills, he is able to arm himself with a variety of weapons including handguns, shotguns, flamethrowers, explosives, and chainsaws against the Baker family and a humanoid form of fungus known as the “Molded”.

He can block attacks to reduce damage. Various sections of the game are spent being pursued by members of the Baker family, who, if engaged in combat, can only be temporarily incapacitated. However, these encounters are avoidable by means of stealth or running away.

If you are a fan of the Resident Evil Series you will revel in this game. It’s been crammed with Horror at every turn, revenge, and trying to survive.

Definitely not for the faint of heart or stomach. The baker family is disturbing, to say the least, and accompanied by creatures known as “the molded” you will have your hands full with challenging combat throughout the game.

Although not a traditional first-person shooter there is shooting involved in some capacity which is why it qualified for this list but in our opinion the best FPS of 2017.

There you have it ladies and gentlemen our selection for the Top Ten First Person Shooters for 2017. Hopefully, our list will inspire you to try a new game and in turn, you might find your new favourite FPS.