Best Classic FPS?

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Best Classic FPS?

  1. Wolfenstein 3D

    4 vote(s)
    9.8%
  2. Doom 1

    3 vote(s)
    7.3%
  3. Doom 2

    4 vote(s)
    9.8%
  4. Final Doom

    1 vote(s)
    2.4%
  5. Quake (Any of the old ones)

    5 vote(s)
    12.2%
  6. Duke Nukem 3D

    4 vote(s)
    9.8%
  7. Half-Life

    7 vote(s)
    17.1%
  8. Counterstrike

    3 vote(s)
    7.3%
  9. Heretic

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Strife

    1 vote(s)
    2.4%
  11. Other: Specify in a post

    7 vote(s)
    17.1%
  12. Unreal Tournament '99

    2 vote(s)
    4.9%
  1. DarkFlare69
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    Vote on the poll.

    I would like to see peoples' opinions. If your favorite is not in the poll, vote for "Other" and specify in a post.
     
  2. Memoir

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    That awkward moment when Marathon or even Hexen isn't in there, yet Strife is.
     
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  3. blindseer

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    Going to have to vote Quake (Any of the old ones): IE Quake 2
     
  4. DarkFlare69
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    Never heard of Marathon... and Hexen isn't a FPS, you just have a hand to punch and kill people
     
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    Marathon is The precursor to halo from Bungie, It was on the old macs but has been ported to alot of systems now adays, and Hexen while didn't have much of if any guns did have projectile weapons so it was a fps of sorts.
     
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    Okay, weirdo. Sheesh.

    By your own logic Strife isn't either.. You can shoot in Hexen. So, yes.. Yes it is an FPS mister.
     
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    The fuck? I played Hexen for about an hour and didn't encounter any weapons whatsoever.
     
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    It may not be the BFG or even the Devastator, but you can shoot dammit!
     
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    The sorcerers starting weapon is a ranged shooting staff.
     
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    Pretty sure, since you put 'Quake (any of the old ones)' you could've done the same with Doom and perhaps avoided the shitstorm that's already started :lol:. Plus maybe my vote of Unreal Tournament (which I actually fired up yesterday believe it or not!) could've been added instead of me having to vote for Other..... I mean, Final Doom?? :wtf:
     
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    Lol, I was gonna do that but then I got bored so I decided to add a lot of options.
     
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    Heh "Classic" for me pretty much means Doom and Doom clones, anything from the quake/unreal era was something else entirely.

    For the former there is nothing that has quite stuck in my mind as much as Star Wars Dark Forces -- I don't even much care for star wars (it is a thing, it was worth seeing for me but I am not sure it is mandatory these days and I have no objection if I never see any of them again) but I cared about that.

    That would be followed closely by Duke 3d, maybe redneck rampage (though that is somewhere between the two eras I mentioned earlier) and I once played a kind of space sim that predated a lot of the online multiplayer but had several of the trappings of it.

    For the later ones I do not much care for multiplayer games but Unreal tournament of some form. If only because of CTF Face ( http://unreal.wikia.com/wiki/CTF-Face ). Of course by this point Deus Ex had come on the scene so there is that.


    Never really cared much (see star wars earlier but replace it with half life) for Half Life and most things in it, though Half Life wanted (a wild west themed mod) did well for me.
     
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    The only "classic" fps I've played was Star Wars Dark Forces. I voted other because it wasn't on the list. Wouldn't Golden Eye for the N64 be considered a classic?
     
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    I would vote for Unreal Tournament ...but since it's not in the pool, I'll go with Quake.....
     
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    My vote goes to the original Unreal. Best level design and music I've ever seen/heard.

    Of what's in the poll, it would be a hard pick between quite a few of them, as they redefined of what an FPS actually was (I'm talking about wolfenstein 3D, doom, duke nukem 3D, half life and quake). Doom would win it...


    (though I wonder what counterstrike is doing there. It had no levels to go through, and was more of a tournament style FPS, in the same vein as unreal tournament).

    There were three classes, each with their own weapons (three or four for each class, IIRC). The fighter (iirc) started with just melee, which was pretty hard the first couple of hours*...but even that got at least one ranged weapon at the end.


    *this depended on how well you knew the levels, as it required quite some backtracking.


    For the record: I've never heard of marathon either. But if anything, descent should've been included rather than strife (another one I never knew :P ).


    EDIT: if tournament FPS'es are to be included, I'd vote for UT or UT2004 as well. :)
     
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    Unreal Tournament all the way. Get a bunch of friends together and the original is still amazing, even to this day.
     
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    UT:99 (UT Classic, however you want to call it).
    Best classic shooter ever. I miss those super fast paced LAN parties.
     
  18. Blaze163

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    Needs more Timesplitters 2. Monkey with a brick. Flawless.
     
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    Timesplitters 2 was nice (nothing in comparison with UT99 but).
    Actually, I couldn't finish it because :Wii died:.
    I should try making it work with Nintendont in my Wii U, if it happens to be compatible.
     
  20. Cyan

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    The only FPS I completed is Half Life.
    I don't remember playing old classic FPS more than an hour.
    I was more in dungeon exploration (eye of the beholder style) when playing First person games.

    Doom : maybe 5 min
    Duke nukem : probably the same
    Blood : maybe an hour.

    I played few times in 1vs1 on Golden Eye 64, but never the story mode.
    The only FPS I completed are Half-life and Metroid Prime trilogy (technically, it's first person and you shoot) but it's not old classic.