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Best Combat Video Games Of All Time

Enthusiasts always have an opinion about what should top the list of best video games. Of course, their choices are supplemented by the games’ USPs and attractions. Here is a list of the best shooting video games of all time – you may have played some or all of them.

Call of Duty series

Focusing primarily on the combined arms used during the Second World War, and infantry in its early editions, the Call of Duty series has extended its horizons with advanced instalments. Showcasing arguably the widest collection of weapons, stretching over from the times of World War II to conflicts in modern times, it is one of the favourites of many a shooting games enthusiast. The multiplayer mode of the game is the franchise’s reason for fame and success, but the revolutionary game raised the bar with features such as mini-games like Zombie Nazis. Although crossbows and knives make appearances, the firepower is responsible for attracting the attention of millions of gamers across the world. And boy, do they love the firepower!

GoldenEye 007

Among the games that saw the movie disappoint, GoldenEye was credited for being among the most influential games in the first-person shooters category of its time. During its time of release, when most games featured unrealistic environments, this one was designed with an air of realism, keeping away from the surroundings introduced by the likes of Doom in previous years. Though most of the guns that feature in the game are allocated fictional names such as the “KF7 Soviet” or “AR-33”, they are based on their real-world counterparts, except the FN P90’s unrealistic depiction.

Medal of Honor series

Focusing on the pros of the Second World War initially, also known as “the Greatest Generation”, the Medal of Honor series changed its focus to the soldiers in Afghanistan today, following its reboot in 2010. The Guinness Book of World Records recognised it as the best selling game in the first-person shooting games category in history, in 2008. The weaponry is sure to blow the minds of history buffs, with the portrayal of arms from World War II being all-so-real.

Cabela’s Big Game Hunter

For those who love the idea of hunting, but find it hard to brave the wild, this game makes for an intriguing one. Shooting a grizzly bear that is snarling at you never got better. With its life-like portrayal of arms such as the Remington Model 700P/700PSS, realistic interaction with the wildlife and environment, and a smooth gameplay, this is one of the best games ever in the first-person shooter hunting realm.

America’s Army

Putting entertainment aside, this game holds significant value as it was used by the army of the United States to recruit and teach several codes of conduct and military tactics. It has been reported that soldiers used the tactics they had learnt in the game, on the field. Featuring the M16A2 rifle, the game allows the user to switch from short bursts to single-shot, or vice-versa. To gain sniper privileges, you will have to be an exceptional marksman before being granted one, since it’s not everyone’s cup of tea to be a sniper. Players can make their way up the ranks, courtesy of an honor system that depends on teamwork. Among the most realistic games in terms of health, your life may end if you don’t call for a medic after being hit by a shot!

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  1. sum500

    July 14, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    great list, call duty is the best of this list and you also forget mortal combat, street figter.

  2. Wilson

    July 14, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Ah COD is the best game ever I just love that game every part of it.

  3. Michael Davis

    July 15, 2012 at 10:09 am

    I played several series but believe me there is nothing worth like COD!

  4. Jeremiah Ozment

    July 16, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Hi Grace! I hope I don’t sound too old, I was a racing game addict, but years back I had played a game called Recoil, I never really heard about it anywhere else, But I had a great time playing it.. Has any one ever played it?

  5. Tina

    July 16, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    I so love this. I am hoping for video games that is like dota.

  6. Alice

    July 22, 2012 at 3:40 am

    There is no wonder why they are considered to be the best video game of all time @Tina who knows maybe such kind of video game is already being developed, I just found a list of gaming blogs that you might be interested to check http: //www .ranker .com/list/gaming-blogs/blog-loblaw

  7. Kelly

    July 24, 2012 at 4:04 am

    @Tina I think it is possible for such video game to be developed based on our technology these days. Among the video games you had mentioned on your list I think Call of Duty is the best.

  8. Brij Taneja

    August 1, 2012 at 6:50 am

    I really love information about video games.

  9. Gamer

    September 20, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Nice list, Grace. I’ve played all the games on this list, but the Call of Duty series is my favorite. My friends & I are huge fans of the series & play every release they come out with. We’re currently waiting on Call of Duty: Black Ops II set for November. We can’t wait!

  10. Darcy

    September 25, 2012 at 11:22 am

    GoldenEye 007 was THE game of my teens on N64! I absolutely loved that game. I know Halo was enormous too, however, 007 was the greatest combat game of all time in my opinion!

  11. William Miller

    June 4, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Medal of Honor is my favorite 🙂
    I think I still have it somewhere in my house ))))

  12. Anastasia

    August 4, 2013 at 3:40 am

    Wow thats some addicting games in your list. I remember sitting with my friends playing golden eye for 15 hours a day.

    Medal of honor is gold aswell!

  13. Bolanle

    July 26, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    Call of Duty 2 is Great fun and still thriving online, just doesn’t have the charm of the first one. I enjoyed both 1 and 2, but their campaigns were pretty forgettable, despite them being fun and having several great moments.

  14. Bolanle

    July 26, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    The only thing more addicting, more expensive and life-ruining than heroin is FFXIV. Beautiful skills and great combat animations. One of the best MMO RPGS I’ve played.

  15. dustin

    July 29, 2016 at 11:12 am

    I’ve played all most all of the series of Call of Duty and Medal of Honor. COD will definitely be no. 1 for me. These games have great campaigns, stories , and environment.

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