The History of First-Person Shooter [FPS]

FPS games are games where you shoot enemies with a wide range of guns from a first-person perspective. Most FPS games have a campaign and multiplayer mode. There can be a campaign mode which is a single-player game where you shoot AI and try to complete missions. Whereas in multiplayer mode you shoot other people who are playing at the same time and your goal is to complete the objective before the other team does.   

The first FPS games were created in 1974 and were known as Maze Wars and Spasim. They were released at the same time and had a significant impact on the future of FPS games. Later, a game called Doom came out in 1993. Doom is one of the most important games in the FPS game genre because you could mod and change the game however you like. That made it very revolutionary at the time,  and it soon became the blueprint for the future of FPS games.

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The Call of Duty franchise became popular when Modern Warfare and the black ops series came out. Lots of FPS games started to include the Call of Duty gameplay into their game by putting the regen system into them. It started an era of Call of Duty replicas because they were trying to benefit from the popularity of the Call of Duty franchise. But the reason why Call of Duty remains the most popular within the replicas was that Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare was set in modern times. While lots of FPS games were set in World War 2. This makes Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare stand out with its campaigns and rememberable scenes.  

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Resident Evil Village is the latest FPS game that came out in 2021. The gameplay is different because the movement is slower and it’s kind of awkward, but that’s what makes it challenging. In comparison to Doom Eternal, you do not need to aim into your target. However, with Resident Evil aim in can be difficult but it’s very important to aim in and get headshots because you do not get much ammunition in this game.   

In conclusion, it’s interesting how different FPS games can be played, how the games have progressed, and where the games have come from. FPS games have improved by the angles you can shoot from, the range of guns you can select from, and the map design is more detailed these days. 


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