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Re: So, hey, what's your favorite retro FPS?
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2014, 11:09:18 AM »
Heres a few of my fave FPS games, that haven't been mentioned yet:

Timesplitters - (PS2) - A few ex-Rare guys who worked on Goldeneye and Perfect Dark, formed their own development team called Free Radical Design. Their first game; Timesplitters on the PS1 was a fast action, secret filled FPS with great humour and level design. The story bridged different times in history which allowed for a multitude of different level locations. Heres a look:

TIMESPLITTERS 1 (PS2) 3 primeros niveles gameplay

Exhumed - (Saturn) - Known as Powerslave in the US and Seireki 1999: Pharaoh no Fukkatsu in Japan and developed by Lobotomy Software. The game was set in Egypt in present times, possibly influenced by the film Stargate and played like a cross between Doom and Hexen. Also released on PC and PS1, each version having different level designs and power ups included. Heres a look:

Exhumed Gameplay Sega Saturn (PAL)

Turok: Dinosaur Hunter - (N64) - Based on the comic book of the same also released by Acclaim, Turok is an FPS that added adventure elements bringing in the more free-roaming exploration gameplay seen in Tomb Raider. This meant you could climb walls, jump gaps, swim and crawl as you hunted for keys to open up the next portal and err hunt dinosaurs. The game spawned 6 sequels, but the original was always the best:

Turok - Dinosaur Hunter - Gameplay Video

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Re: So, hey, what's your favorite retro FPS?
« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2014, 11:36:44 AM »
Deffo Exhumed, another massive favourite of mine. The Saturn version is the best one too  :16:

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Re: So, hey, what's your favorite retro FPS?
« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2014, 13:28:45 PM »
I'll definitely back you up on Powerslave, that game's pretty great. I've been playing into the PS1 version here and there, even though I hear the Saturn version is... supposedly the easier version? I'm not sure. What I really like about Powerslave, though, is the machine gun. The thing's just the loudest, meatiest sounding machine gun I've heard in any FPS, and even though the game doesn't have any rumble support, it sounds so good you can practically feel it.

Turok, I never quite got on with. The first two games have some really cool features, not the least of which are the really cool weapons. But I just can't really dig the level design, is the problem. The levels are way too big for their own good, and you basically can't see anything. On the other hand, I do like Rage Wars, which is basically Turok's answer to Quake 3, and Turok 3, which is a more linear affair like Half-Life.

Speaking of Quake 3, you know what was a great game?

...Unreal Tournament,

Unreal Tournament '99 Gameplay in HD

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Re: So, hey, what's your favorite retro FPS?
« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2014, 17:37:02 PM »
Goldeneye for N64
Die Hard Trilogy for PS1
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Re: So, hey, what's your favorite retro FPS?
« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2014, 19:27:21 PM »
[align=center:1tat21h2]Most people probably don't think of the 16-bit Mega Drive when they think of FPS' but these 2 games are both superb:

Zero Tolerance Sega Mega Drive Genesis 1994

Bloodshot (Mega Drive)[/align:1tat21h2]

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Re: So, hey, what's your favorite retro FPS?
« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2014, 22:05:32 PM »
Both of those look cool.  Zero Tolerance has a rather small window, though.  Maybe the could have made the map and ID smaller.

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Re: So, hey, what's your favorite retro FPS?
« Reply #21 on: May 28, 2014, 22:07:04 PM »
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Both of those look cool.  Zero Tolerance has a rather small window, though.  Maybe the could have made the map and ID smaller.

It does but don't let that put you off! It's very playable!

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Re: So, hey, what's your favorite retro FPS?
« Reply #22 on: May 28, 2014, 22:24:27 PM »
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Both of those look cool.  Zero Tolerance has a rather small window, though.  Maybe the could have made the map and ID smaller.

It does but don't let that put you off! It's very playable!

That's cool.  :)  It does look like a nice game.

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Re: So, hey, what's your favorite retro FPS?
« Reply #23 on: June 01, 2014, 14:22:03 PM »
[align=center:1iygpw8e]This highly impressive FPS was released very late in the life of the Atari ST:

Quick Play - Substation (Atari ST)[/align:1iygpw8e]

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Re: So, hey, what's your favorite retro FPS?
« Reply #24 on: June 01, 2014, 15:11:29 PM »
That does look good.  What are your enemies supposed to be?  I see scorpions and humanoid figures but not sure if those are men wearing suits or androids.

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Re: So, hey, what's your favorite retro FPS?
« Reply #25 on: June 01, 2014, 15:56:55 PM »
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That does look good.  What are your enemies supposed to be?  I see scorpions and humanoid figures but not sure if those are men wearing suits or androids.

IIRC you are on some kind of alien space station.

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Re: So, hey, what's your favorite retro FPS?
« Reply #26 on: June 01, 2014, 16:07:18 PM »
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That does look good.  What are your enemies supposed to be?  I see scorpions and humanoid figures but not sure if those are men wearing suits or androids.

IIRC you are on some kind of alien space station.

Infested with scorpions!  ;)

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Re: So, hey, what's your favorite retro FPS?
« Reply #27 on: June 25, 2014, 14:41:16 PM »
[align=center:2y0qiuk9]These 2 games are an amazing achievement for the CD-i and very good games to boot:

Ram Raid & Atlantis The Last Resort Review[/align:2y0qiuk9]

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Re: So, hey, what's your favorite retro FPS?
« Reply #28 on: June 25, 2014, 20:10:56 PM »
Both of those games look interesting.  I was thinking that Ram Raid was like a 3D version of Tron Maze-A-Tron!  ;)

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Re: So, hey, what's your favorite retro FPS?
« Reply #29 on: July 04, 2014, 00:18:56 AM »
I remember just about all the games mentioned.  I got my first 486 PC in college in 1991 just a year before Wolfenstein 3D was released.  There were some great FPS games released just prior to that, my favorites were Blake Stone and Catacomb Abyss.  You can download them here:  http://www.dosgames.com/g_3d.php.  I attached screenshots of those two.

I wasted days of my life playing Wolfenstein 3D, and then multiplayer Duke Nukem 3D in college when we still had to use a null modem cable.  No one had a PC with a network card back then.  :21: