First-person Shooter Games

FPS (first-person shooter games) are games in which the player shoots, watching the world with the eyes of the protagonist. In the games of this genre, you usually only see your hands and the weapon you hold when firing. Gamasutra (a website focused on the aspects of game production) announced in 2006 that first-person shooters are one of the fastest growing video game genres in terms of the generated income.
The History of the FPS Games
The first game of the genre is considered to be Wolfenstein 3D published in 1992. Some critics, however, assume that there are older examples going back even up to 1973. With the creation of the Doom title in 1993, the games designed in a similar style were called for a long time: “Doom clones”. This term was later replaced by the “first-person shooter” – in short FPS. Some experts extend the FPS definition to flight simulators, in which instead of your hands you can see the cockpit or interior of a vehicle. The FPS classics are Quake, Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory, Unreal, Counter-Strike, Half-Life, and Medal of Honor.
The FPS Mechanics
The characteristic elements of an FPS game include one controlled character, a minimum of one shooting weapon and a diverse number of enemies. In the first-person shooter, the main character can be observed only during the cutscenes.

Sometimes the characters in FPS games use different weapons than firearms, but usually, such weapons are not the most important and certainly not the most powerful. In order to precisely aim at the target, you can use your keyboard and mouse. On consoles, the players use pads and analog knobs – with such a setup the aiming not so accurate. In first-person perspective games, often, at the edge of the screen, you can see your health status, ammunition and a map for efficiently navigating the location.
The Modern FPS Shooter Games
Currently, one of the most known and popular games of the FPS genre are the following series: Battlefield, Far Cry, Crysis, and Wolfenstein. A lot of players enjoy also the Counter-Strike series with its latest hit Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

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