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Top 10 First Person Shooters

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First person shooters have ruled PC gaming for years and each year a new crop of games blows us away so if you're looking for a shooter that can't miss this is where you'll want to start. The list of games that follows include some of the most popular and highly rated first person shooters that have been released over the past two years or so.

Links to game trailers for most of the titles listed here have also been included so you can take a look at some of the graphics and game play for each game.

1. Deus Ex Human Revolution

Deus Ex Human Revolution Box Art
Square Enix
Release Date: Aug 23, 2011
Genre: Action, First Person Shooter
Theme: Sci-Fi
Rating: M for Mature
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a sci-fi action video game that stands out as one of the top games of 2011 and my top first person shooter. It does an excellent job of blending role playing and stealth elements into the FPS game play. Deus Ex: Human Revolution takes place 25 years prior to the events of the first Deus Ex title in the year 2027 a time when corporations have become more powerful than governments. Players take on the role of Adam Jensen, head of security for one of these corporations, who is gravely injured in a brutal attack. The open ended storyline has players searching for those responsible for the attack.
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2. Battlefield 3

Battlefield 3 Box Art
© EA
Release Date: Oct 25, 2011
Genre: Action, First Person Shooter
Theme: Modern Military
Rating: M for Mature
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Coming in second on my top first person shooters is Battlefield 3, sequel to the 2005's widely popular Battlefield 2. It features a full single player campaign mode that puts players in the role of various soldiers as they battle in various locations around the world. The multiplayer component is where Battlefield 3 shines with four character classes, five game modes with up to 64 player support and new features such as suppressive fire, disable vehicles, vehicle health regeneration and Destruction 3.0 in which debris from explosions can injure or kill players.
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3. Crysis 2

Crysis 2 Limited Edition
Electronic Arts
Release Date: Mar 22, 2011
Genre: Action, First Person Shooter
Theme: Sci-Fi
Rating: M for Mature
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Crysis 2 the follow up to 2009's science fiction first person shooter Crysis. Taking place 3 years after the events of Crysis, players take on the role of Alcatraz, a marine who takes possession of a nanosuit, as they fight the alien invasion through the urban jungle of New York City. The game includes upgraded nanosuit abilities with the ability to use multiple modes simultaneously. In addition to the single player campaign mode, Crysis 2 also includes competitive mutltiplayer game modes.
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4. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Box Art
© Activision
Release Date: Nov 8, 2011
Genre: Action, First Person Shooter
Theme: Modern Military
Rating: M for Mature
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 goes with the "it it's ain't broke, don't fix it" motto and it works well. It offers tried and true game play and storyline in both the single player campaign and multiplayer game modes. The single player story picks up where Modern Warfare 2 left off with the war between Russia and the United States. The multiplayer portion contains a co-operative campaign as well as standard competitive multiplayer modes.
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5. Rage

RAGE Box Art
© Bethesda Softworks
Release Date: Oct 4, 2011
Genre: Action, First Person Shooter
Theme: Sci-Fi
Rating: M for Mature
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
In RAGE players will step into a future in which humans struggle for survival after an asteroid collides with Earth. Emerging as the lone survivor underground "Ark" used as a final refuge before the impact, players will fight against hostile mutants in a vast open world. The game features some great visuals and fantastic firefights and gun battles.
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6. Bulletstorm

Bulletstorm Box Art
Electronic Arts
Release Date: Feb 22, 2011
Genre: Action, First Person Shooter
Theme: Sci-Fi
Rating: M for Mature
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Bulletstorm takes place in teh 26th century in which players take on the role of a former mercenary who has been double crossed by his commander. Stuck on an planet far away them must battle their way back in order to defeat his former commander. Bulletstorm introduces a feature called Skillshots, which is encourages players to go over board when killing an enemy. The each over the top each kill earns you e points and in game cash that can be used to upgrade weapons and abilities.
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7. Dead Island

Dead Island Box Art
© Deep Silver
Release Date: Sep 6, 2011
Genre: Action, First Person Shooter
Theme: Survival Horror
Rating: M for Mature
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Dead Island is a zombie survival horror first person shooter that is set on a fictional, tropical island resort of Banoi that has been plagued by an epidemic that is quickly turning many of the inhabitants into zombies. Players will fight, at times with their bare hands, through hordes of zombies as they try to escape the island and the fate of those infected. The story campaign in Dead Island can be played in either solo/single player mode or in a co-op mode with support for up to four players.
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8. Red Orchestra 2 Heroes of Stalingrad

Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad Box
© Tripwire Interactive
Release Date: Sep 13, 2011
Genre: Action, First Person Shooter
Theme: World War II
Rating: M for Mature
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Red Orchestra 2 Heroes of Stalingrad is the only PC exclusive title on my list of top first person shooters. Set during the bloody Battle of Stalingrad players can play through two separate single player campaigns one from the German perspective and one from the Russian perspective. It includes real world ballistics, bullet penetration, breathing and more as well as a covering system and squad commands. In addition to the two single player campaigns, Red Orchestra also includes multiplayer game modes.
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9. F.E.A.R. 3

© Warner Bros Interactive
Release Date: Jun 21, 2011
Genre: Action, First Person Shooter
Theme: Survival Horror, Sci-Fi
Rating: M for Mature
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
F.E.A.R. 3 is set nine months after the events of F.E.A.R. and F.E.A.R. 2. Players will take on the role of the Point Man but will also play as Paxton Fettel the main enemy from the first F.E.A.R. game who helps free the Point Man and together try to escape the Asylum. F.E.A.R. 3 contains a single player campaign and multiplayer modes as well as a split screen co-op mode.
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10. Homefront

Homefront Box Art
© THQ
Release Date: Mar 15, 2011
Genre: Action, First Person Shooter
Theme: Sci-Fi
Rating: M for Mature
Game Modes: Single player, multiplayer
Homefront rounds out my top shooters. Set ten years after the financial collapse of the United States, North Korea has invaded and become an occupying force. Players will take up arms against them as part of the resistance force hoping to drive them from the continent. Homefront contains a single player campaign as well as a multiplayer modes.
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